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  • Bowser extends money lead over DC mayoral rivals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic mayoral nominee in the District of Columbia has extended her fundraising advantage over her rivals and has more than $1 million to spend between now and November. D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser reported raising $511,000 in her most recent financial report,...

  • DC gun ruling is on hold, but having an effect

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors in the District of Columbia have stopped charging people with carrying a handgun outside their home or business after a judge's ruling. Until U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin's ruling in late July, city law prohibited handguns from being carried outside...

  • Crews helping motorists stuck in flooding in Md.

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Rescue crews in Montgomery County are helping some motorists who became stuck after heavy rains. Montgomery County fire department spokesman Pete Piringer says crews have helped or are helping approximately half a dozen people who became stranded in their cars, apparently...

  • Smithsonian seeking volunteers to digitize objects

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian Institution wants the public's help to digitize museum collections faster to make them available to researchers online. On Tuesday, the museum complex will begin recruiting online volunteers to transcribe artifact text to make objects searchable. The...

  • Metro: weekend work to affect 4 lines

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says some riders will wait longer for Metro trains this weekend while buses will also replace trains on a section of the red line. Metro says starting Friday at 10 p.m. and continuing through system closing on Sunday, orange and blue line trains will operate every 20...

  • Jury convicts Md. man of exports to Iran

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man has been convicted on charges of exporting American manufactured industrial products to Iran. Prosecutors said Monday that a federal grand jury convicted 34-year-old Ali Saboonchi of Parkville after a two-week trial. Prosecutors say Saboonchi conspired with...

  • Six Flags America ride closed after problem

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Officials at Six Flags America in Maryland are trying to figure out what caused a roller coaster to become stuck near the top of a ride, stranding two dozen people for several hours. Prince George's County fire officials say it took about five hours Sunday to rescue...

  • Md. nanny pleads to stealing $400K from employer

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A nanny who stole more than $400,000 from the family that employed her has pleaded guilty to mail fraud and identity theft. Federal prosecutors in Greenbelt say that 50-year-old Kadiatu Sahid Kamara (kah-dee-AH'-too sah-HEED' kuh-MAH'-ruh) of Gaithersburg stole the money...

  • Police name suspect in fatal shooting of girl, 3

    LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County Police are searching for a 25-year-old Landover man who has been charged with shooting and killing a 3-year-old girl. Police say they were called to Forest Terrace in Landover on Sunday and discovered the child. The girl, identified Monday as Knijah...

  • Arena Stage giving away wedding for 'Fiddler' show

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Arena Stage is searching for the perfect match this month in a contest to give away a free wedding at the Washington theater. The contest is inspired by the upcoming production of "Fiddler on the Roof" where Trevye's daughters try to convince him they should be able to choose...

  • Girl, 2, fatally shot in Prince George's County

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Police in Prince George's County say a 2-year-old girl was killed after being struck by gunfire. Police say they were called to the 6900 block of Forest Terrace in Landover, Md. on Sunday and discovered the child. The girl was taken to the hospital where she died....

  • 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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