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  • Hoax report of threat prompts evacuation at UMd.

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland's main administration building was briefly evacuated after a hoax. The university sent an alert Wednesday afternoon advising students and staff to stay away from the building due to a police incident. Police armed with guns responded to the...

  • Some riders will wait longer for weekend trains

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says riders on the orange, silver and green lines will wait longer than normal for trains this weekend. Metro says beginning Friday at 10 p.m. and continuing through system closing on Sunday, green line trains will operate every 16 minutes and orange and silver line...

  • DC mayor attending tourism summit in Beijing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray's 10-day trade mission to China is underway with a series of events in Beijing. On Thursday, Gray was scheduled to participate in the World Tourism Cities Federation summit. He'll be encouraging organizers to select the District as its...

  • Toddler found dead in vehicle at Naval air station

    PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (AP) — Navy officials say a 17-month-old boy was found dead in a vehicle at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River in southern Maryland. Connie Hempel, public affairs officer for the air station, said in a news release that the boy was found unresponsive in the back of a...

  • AP Source: DC to host A-10 men's tourney in 2018

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Atlantic 10 men's basketball tournament is coming to the nation's capital in 2018, a person close to the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the conference had not made the announcement public. The league...

  • Founder of firm under investigation kills himself

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The founder of a Maryland construction company that was under investigation for contracting fraud in the District of Columbia has committed suicide. The Virginia Medical Examiner's office confirmed Wednesday that John Richard "Rick" Forrester died of a self-inflicted gunshot...

  • Man found dead in Langley Park, Maryland, street

    LANGLEY PARK, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County Police say a man has been slain in Langley Park. Officers say an unresponsive man was found in the street in the 8000 block of 15th Avenue about 4 a.m. Wednesday. Police say the man, who had upper body trauma, was pronounced dead at the scene....

  • Study finds gunfire occurs near many DC schools

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study shows that large numbers of District of Columbia school students could hear gunfire near their school buildings during the 2011-2012 school year. The study released Wednesday by the Urban Institute examined District public and charter schools that are in areas...

  • Eisenhower memorial staff books oversight meeting during congressional recess

    The staff has enraged the board overseeing it, half of whose members are congressmen, by scheduling an important board meeting during a congressional recess without asking whether the board members would be available.

  • 100K Md. residents affected by water main break

    HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Officials say about 100,000 residents in Prince George's County should boil their water before drinking it following a water main break. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission says the residents are under a precautionary water-boil advisory until sometime Thursday...

  • Family sues Fairfax police over fatal shooting

    SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — The longtime partner of a Virginia man fatally shot by Fairfax County police is suing the department for $12 million. In the Tuesday lawsuit filed in federal court, the partner of 46-year-old John Geer of Springfield accuses the Fairfax County Police Department, its...

  • Residents advised to boil water after main breaks

    HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Residents in some parts of Prince George's County are being advised to boil their water before drinking it. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission said in an email late Tuesday that a 24-inch water main broke on Tanglewood Drive in Hyattsville. The commission says...

  • Ad hits Landrieu over D.C. ties

    American Crossroads juxtaposes footage of daily life in Louisiana from one of the Landrieu campaign's own ads with footage of local leaders in Washington praising her work helping the city.

  • Could the D.C. government accidentally ban tattoo artists?

    Tattoo artists in Washington, D.C., worry the city's health department might soon put them out of business.

  • The courts advance concealed guns

    In practice, licenses to carry guns in public have allowed law-abiding citizens to take steps they see as essential for their safety, without putting their fellow citizens in danger. It's people who lack licenses you have to fear.



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