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  • 2 potential cougar sightings in Alexandria

    ALEXANDRA, Va. (AP) — Officials in Fairfax County are warning residents after two possible sightings of a cougar in the area of an elementary school in Alexandria. Fairfax County Animal Control received two reported sightings of a large cat near Riverside Elementary School on Old Mount Vernon...

  • Police: 1 dead after shooting in NE Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in the District of Columbia are investigating after a fatal shooting on Clay Street in northeast Washington. Police say they were called to the 5200 block of Clay Street northeast on Thursday evening for a report of shots fired. When police arrived they found...

  • Arlington burial for soldier lost in WWII

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — An Army private who went missing in World War II is being buried at Arlington National Cemetery after his remains were recovered seven decades later. Bernard Gavrin of Brooklyn, New York, was 29 when he fought in the Battle of Saipan in the Pacific theater in 1944. Gavrin...

  • Md. man leads rally to support deaf in military

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland School for the Deaf teacher from Frederick is leading a rally in support of allowing the deaf and hard-of-hearing to serve in the U.S. military. The event Friday near the White House is organized by Keith Nolan. Nolan participated in the Reserve Officers' Training...

  • DC to hold lottery for ballot position

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not exactly the Kentucky Derby draw, but candidates in the District of Columbia's political horse races are still hoping to land a favorable position. The D.C. Board of Elections will hold a lottery on Friday to determine the order of names on the ballot. It's the final...

  • Oculus VR CEO gives $31M to University of Maryland

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The CEO and co-founder of Oculus VR is giving the University of Maryland $31 million — the largest gift in university history — to construct a computer science building. University officials said late Thursday that alumnus Brendan Iribe's gift will help build the...

  • Yoga studio feels heat after Sept. 11 promotion

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The owners of an Arlington yoga studio faced a strong backlash to a Twitter promotion they ran for their business that riffed on the Sept. 11 anniversary. Frank Machnick, co-owner of Bikram Arlington, sent a tweet Thursday morning on his company's account, "9 + 11 = 20%...

  • Md. woman pleads guilty in DC false statement case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors say a former background investigator for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management has pleaded guilty to falsifying work on background investigations of federal employees and contractors. Prosecutors say Gina Adams of Glen Burnie, Maryland, pleaded guilty Thursday in...

  • DC mayor's driver no longer working as lobbyist

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The driver for Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign who pleaded guilty to conspiracy last week is no longer working as a lobbyist for the Johns Hopkins University and health system. Mark Long was the sixth person associated with Gray's campaign to plead guilty to a felony. The...

  • Police: No new sightings of missing Md. mom, kids

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say there have been no new sightings of a missing Clarksburg woman and two of her children. Police have charged 27-year-old Catherine Hoggle with misdemeanor child neglect. Her children, 3-year-old Sarah Hoggle and 2-year-old Jacob Hoggle, were...

  • Loudoun basketball coach sentenced on sex charges

    LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A former youth basketball coach in northern Virginia has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sex crimes involving a 12-year-old player on his team. Forty-year-old Marlow Afshartous (AFF'-shar-tiss) of Reston pleaded no contest earlier this year to one count of sodomy...

  • 911 call: Charged Md. mom tried to revive 2 kids

    CHEVERLY, Md. (AP) — A 911 tape reveals that a Prince George's County mother charged with suffocating her two toddlers tried to revive them. In two frantic 911 calls released Wednesday, the children's grandmother tells the operator that she and her daughter were performing CPR on the toddlers...

  • DC firefighters to be honored on 9/11 anniversary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A D.C. councilmember will honor some of the firefighters who helped evacuate the Pentagon on 9/11. Councilmember Mary Cheh is scheduled to visit four fire stations on Thursday, the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Firefighters at the stations were...

  • White House Visitor Center to reopen after revamp

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Visitor Center is reopening this weekend after extensive renovations over the past two years to create new interactive exhibits, a bookstore and other services. The National Park Service says the center will open Saturday on Pennsylvania Avenue after $12.6...

  • DC officer shoots suspect after being hit by car

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police say an officer shot a fleeing suspect after the man hit the officer with his car. The Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement that the shooting happened Wednesday around 5:30 p.m. in the area of 31st Street and South Dakota Avenue...



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