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  • Weekend work to affect Metro riders

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro riders will wait longer for trains on some lines this weekend. Metro says beginning Friday at 10 p.m. and on Saturday, trains on the orange and blue lines will operate every 22 minutes. On Sunday, they will run every 24 minutes, though trains through the downtown area...

  • House GOP to DC: Guns OK, pot dangerous

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If House Republicans have their way, District of Columbia residents won't be allowed to walk the streets with a joint in their pocket, and they will be allowed to carry a semi-automatic rifle. The GOP-controlled House approved a spending bill Wednesday that would undo the...

  • PW County questions presence of immigrant kids

    WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Prince William County is seeking details from the federal government on immigrant children being housed in the county after crossing the border into the U.S. unaccompanied. Corey Stewart, chairman of the county's board of supervisors, says the federal government failed...

  • DC mayor's chief spokesman to take federal job

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief spokesman for District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray is leaving for a job with the federal government. Pedro Ribeiro's departure was announced in an email to the mayor's cabinet on Tuesday. Ribeiro was an aggressive defender of the mayor in his three years as...

  • Large diamond ring donated anonymously to Goodwill

    ANNANDALE, Va. (AP) — A 3-carat diamond ring donated anonymously to a northern Virginia Goodwill thrift store has attracted bids exceeding $9,000. Employees at Goodwill's Annandale store tell WRC-TV (http://bit.ly/W6mth6 ) that the ring was dropped off in a plastic bag with some other...

  • DC Council approves extension of lottery contract

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council has approved a 5-year, $38 million contract extension for the partnership that runs the District of Columbia lottery. The partnership between Greek gaming giant Intralot and local businessman Emmanuel Bailey won the contract in 2009 after a long and...

  • Sheriff's employee to be charged in shoplifting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Leesburg police say a Fairfax County Sheriff's Office employee will be charged with shoplifting in a case that drew attention after the Target security guard who reported the alleged crime was fired. The sheriff's office employee has not been identified, and formal charges...

  • Man wanted in Alexandria slayings indicted

    LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A man wanted for questioning in three slayings in Alexandria has been indicted on an unrelated gun charge in Loudoun County. Fifty-three-year-old Charles Severance was indicted by a grand jury on Monday on one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. If...

  • Route 1 in College Park to get safety improvements

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — State and local officials are taking new steps to enhance pedestrian safety on a busy stretch of U.S. Route 1 in College Park. The changes and improvements to the road include new pedestrian signals, a lower speed limit and a temporary median fence to deter...

  • County panel to vote on casino next week

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County officials will vote on the building plan for a $925 million, Las Vegas-style casino and resort near the nation's capital next week, officials said Monday after a public hearing. Members of the county council put off a vote until next Monday,...

  • DC Council overrides mayor's veto of budget

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council delivered a final blow to some of outgoing Mayor Vincent Gray's priorities on Monday by overriding his veto of the city's $10.6 billion budget. The council voted 12-1 to override the veto, the same margin by which the budget passed initially. Gray opposed...

  • DC bill would ban suspension of pre-K students

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council will consider banning out-of-school suspensions and expulsions for children in city-funded pre-kindergarten programs. Independent Councilmember David Grosso introduced a bill on Monday that would ban those forms of discipline for children who haven't yet...

  • Dozens arrested protesting planned Md. gas plant

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two dozen activists have been arrested following a protest against plans to build a facility in Maryland to liquefy and export natural gas. The protesters oppose the plans by Richmond, Virginia-based Dominion Resources to build the plant in Lusby, Maryland. They...

  • Survey: Washingtonians trust media most, neighbors least in the U.S.

    Washingtonians are the most trusting of the media in the country, but are downright deadbeats when it comes to engaging with neighbors right next door, says a new city "health index."

  • Major crimes drop 12 percent in Leesburg in 2013

    LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — The Leesburg Police Department is reporting a 12 percent drop in major crimes in 2013. The police department says the improvement stems largely from a 13 percent drop in larcenies, the most common offense among those included in the category. In an annual report released...



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