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  • 7 DC ladder trucks fail inspection, out of service

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven of 17 ladder trucks with the D.C. fire department have failed inspection and have been taken out of service. The department says in a Sunday statement that an inspection revealed that the seven trucks had varying degrees of rust at the base of their ladder supports....

  • DC metro gas prices down 2 cents from last week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gas prices in the D.C. metro area are down 2 cents from a week ago. In its weekly report, AAA said Sunday that the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is $3.36, down from $3.38 a week ago. The price is 18 cents lower than this time a year ago, when the price was...

  • Nonprofit that helps military kids marks 10th year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonprofit group that helps the children of military families is marking its 10th anniversary with an event in Washington. The group called Our Military Kids is celebrating the milestone Monday afternoon at the Naval Heritage Center near the U.S. Navy Memorial. The charity...

  • Man killed by CSX train in Gaithersburg

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say a man was struck and killed by a CSX train in Gaithersburg. Police don't believe there was any foul play involved in the incident, which occurred around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Police say the train engineer saw the man on the tracks, applied...

  • 2 killed in crash between vehicle, trash truck

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say two people were killed and four others were injured in a crash between a private vehicle and a District of Columbia government trash truck. The crash occurred Saturday morning on Route 295, known as the Anacostia Freeway, near the Pennsylvania Avenue exit in...

  • Top D.C. think tanks get cash for helping push other countries' agendas

    The revelations raise questions about the independence of the research done by the think tanks. It also raises the issue of whether the relationships could violate federal law requiring "foreign agents" to register with the U.S. government.

  • 2 dead after fatal dump truck crash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead after a crash involving a dump truck in Washington. The Saturday morning car wreck occurred when a passenger vehicle collided with a dump truck on northbound Interstate 95 at Pennsylvania Avenue. Police spokesman Paul Metcalf says that two...

  • Dental clinic being held at University of Maryland

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — More than 800 volunteers including dentists, hygienists and dental assistants are participating in a dental clinic at the University of Maryland. The clinic is being held Saturday on the school's basketball court, which has been converted into a mobile dental clinic...

  • Arrest made in Langley Park slaying

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Police in Prince George's County say they have arrested a man in connection of the murder of a man found stabbed in a street in Langley Park. Police said Saturday that they have arrested 25-year-old Mynor Vargas-Salguero of Langley Park in the death of 32-year-old...

  • City of Alexandria dedicating cemetery memorial

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The City of Alexandria is dedicating a memorial honoring African Americans who died in the city during the Civil War. The city says the "Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial" will be dedicated Saturday at the Freedmen's Cemetery, which was established by Union...

  • FBI joins hunt for suspect in toddler's shooting

    LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — The FBI has joined the search for a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a toddler in Landover, more than doubling the reward for his capture. The FBI said Friday they're now searching for 25-year-old Davon Wallace and offering a reward of $20,000 for his capture. That's...

  • 6th person tied to Gray campaign pleads guilty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former D.C. Council candidate who served as driver for District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray during his 2010 campaign has pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate campaign finance laws. Prosecutors say Mark Long acknowledged Friday as part of a plea deal that he knew...

  • American University professor arrested in burglary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An American University department head has been arrested and charged with breaking into a building near campus and setting a fire. An incident report from D.C. police obtained by WTTG-TV (http://bit.ly/1Cxtzfv ) says Professor David Pitts was arrested early Thursday at the...

  • Md. festival axed over Jewish holy day conflict

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County's newly minted parks director has canceled a 24-year-old festival because it coincides with the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, angering some fans of the annual event. Director Mike Riley announced Wednesday that he's cancelling the Harvest Festival,...

  • Flight returns to Dulles for alleged kidnapping

    CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — A United Airlines flight bound for China had to return to Washington Dulles International Airport for a child custody investigation. The flight was bound for Beijing on Thursday afternoon, but law enforcement authorities asked that it return about five hours after...



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