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  • Kansas senator quits Eisenhower Memorial project

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a decade of planning and millions spent to build a memorial near the National Mall honoring the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a key lawmaker who has helped oversee the project from the start is stepping away. Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran resigned from the...

  • Foust, Comstock square off in congressional debate

    LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Republican Barbara Comstock sought in a congressional debate with Democrat John Foust to portray herself as the natural successor to popular, retiring incumbent Frank Wolf, invoking Wolf's name more than a dozen times in an hour-long debate Wednesday. Foust, meanwhile,...

  • Manassas soldier's WWII remains identified

    MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — The remains of an Army soldier from Manassas missing since World War II have been recovered and are being returned to Virginia. The Pentagon said Wednesday that the remains of Pfc. Richard Bean were recovered last year by Japanese groups. The Defense Department's Joint...

  • Metro chief says he will retire in early 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro's chief executive says he will step down from the transit agency next year. In a note to employees Wednesday, Richard Sarles says he has decided to leave because he is turning 70 next year and wants to spend more time with his family. He plans to retire in mid-January...

  • DC police to start wearing body cameras

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 160 District of Columbia police officers will wear cameras that record them performing their duties as part of a six-month pilot program, and Police Chief Cathy Lanier said Wednesday that she hopes to expand the program to the entire department within three years....

  • VIDEO: D.C. police will test body cameras

    The Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia announced Wednesday it'll give roughly 165 officers body cameras to wear during a six-month pilot program.

  • PG officer's conviction tossed in UMD beating case

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Prince George's County police officer convicted of beating a University of Maryland student during a 2010 celebration has had his conviction overturned. James Harrison was found guilty of second-degree assault in the 2010 beating of a student during a celebration that...

  • Correction: American Indian Nicknames-DC story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Sept. 23 about American Indian nicknames at District of Columbia public schools, The Associated Press, relying on information from the D.C. Council and public school officials, reported erroneously that five schools would be forced to change their...

  • Brake problem causes train to offload at Rosslyn

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A brake problem on an orange line train at Rosslyn caused smoke and an acrid smell in the station, and passengers were asked to get off the train. Metro spokeswoman Morgan Dye confirmed there was a brake problem with one train at the station Wednesday. Passengers were asked to...

  • Board awards $26M Arlington streetcar contract

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Arlington County Board has awarded a $26 million engineering and design contract for a streetcar between Fairfax and Arlington counties. The board voted 3-2 late Tuesday to award the contract to Omaha, Nebraska-based HDR Engineering. HDR has worked on streetcar...

  • Delays on 3 Metro lines for morning commute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says commuters can expect delays on three lines Wednesday morning. At one point in the morning, portions of the blue, yellow and green lines were down to single tracks. All three lines were back to their normal capacity by 6:30 a.m. But Metro says commuters on all three...

  • Flood watch issued for DC, Baltimore, nearby areas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A flood watch has been issued for the District of Columbia, northern Virginia, Baltimore and other parts of Maryland. The National Weather Service issued the watch early Wednesday morning. It will be in effect Wednesday evening through late into the night. Counties under the...

  • Metro: 4 lines to be affected by weekend work

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says the orange, blue, red and green lines will be affected by weekend work. Metro says starting Friday at 10 p.m. and continuing through system closing on Sunday, orange and blue line trains will operate every 24 minutes. On the red line, trains will operate every 22...

  • DC police: Body found believed to be missing man

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metropolitan Police say a body found in Prince George's County is believed to be that of former District of Columbia treasurer Lasana Mack, who was reported missing. Police said Tuesday evening that a man's body was found Saturday in Chillum. Officers say the Prince George's...

  • DC Council votes to allow concealed handguns

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A reluctant District of Columbia Council voted unanimously Tuesday to allow people to carry concealed handguns in the nation's capital for the first time in nearly 40 years. The bill was crafted to comply with a court ruling that struck down the District's ban on carrying...



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