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  • Injured hawk to be released back into wild

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — An injured hawk that's spent three months in a rehabilitation center is set to be released into the wild at Turkey Run Park along the Potomac River in northern Virginia. The National Park Service says the red-shouldered hawk was likely struck by a car on the George...

  • Parts of US Capitol closed after asbestos accident

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An accident involving asbestos work forced a temporary closure of the House side of the Capitol on Thursday and prompted House leaders to delay the day's session for two hours. No injuries were reported. The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. or 3 a.m., Capitol Police said....

  • Smoke, noise after cover touches Metro third rail

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says there was a loud noise and smoke when a covering over the third rail touched the rail itself at a station on the National Mall. Metro spokesman Dan Stessel says it happened around 2:42 p.m. at the Smithsonian station. It wasn't clear why the cover came into...

  • DC abandons plan to combine lottery contracts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia's chief financial officer has abandoned his plans to combine the city's two lucrative lottery contracts. CFO Jeffrey DeWitt had proposed soliciting bids from a single vendor or partnership to supply the city with both its numbers games and instant...

  • Lateefah Williams to run for DC attorney general

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington attorney who's spent most of her career doing legislative and public policy work is the latest candidate to enter the race for District of Columbia attorney general. Thirty-seven-year-old Lateefah Williams announced her candidacy Thursday for the position, which...

  • Driver dead after 4-car crash on Columbia Pike

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say one person is dead after a four-car crash on Columbia Pike. Police said Thursday that a 22-year-old driver previously reported to be in critical condition after the crash had died. Police say they were called around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday to...

  • Part of Capitol closed after industrial incident

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials have closed the House side of the U.S. Capitol because of an industrial spill. Capitol Police said a hazardous material response team was on site Thursday following an incident that began sometime around 2:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. Capitol Police say the House Door and...

  • Woman charged with leaving mother in car

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington, D.C. woman has been charged with criminal abuse and neglect after allegedly leaving her disabled mother in a car for 16 hours. Police say 29-year-old Teresa L. Channelder reported early Tuesday that her car and her 63-year-old mother were missing. Channelder...

  • Wayne Curry funeral to be held in Upper Marlboro

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Mourners are expected to gather at an Upper Marlboro church for the funeral of former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry. Curry's funeral is scheduled for Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro. A public viewing is scheduled to...

  • Sinkhole on 14th Street to affect commute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A sinkhole will make the commute into downtown Washington more difficult than usual. The District Department of Transportation has closed two lanes of northbound 14th Street Northwest, between Constitution Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue. The department says the closure will...

  • Marion Barry to hold book signing for new memoir

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Washington mayor and current D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry will discuss his memoir and sign copies at a D.C. public library. Barry's new book "Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry Jr." will be available for purchase at Thursday's event at the Martin...

  • Fleet owners are behind protests over ride-sharing services Uber, Lyft

    The trade group for owners of taxi and limousine fleets is helping underwrite the fight against Uber and other popular ride-sharing apps.



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