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  • Metro to be available following post-season games

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says fans attending post-season games at Nationals Park won't have to worry whether they can get back on Metro. Metro and American University announced a partnership Monday that will provide late-night rail service after the games. Under a normal schedule, the last...

  • Southwest Va. county ID'd by anti-drug agency

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Virginia's Tazewell (TAZ'-wehl) County has been designated a "high intensity drug trafficking area," which opens the door to federal resources to disrupt drug trafficking. The designation was announced Tuesday by the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Tazewell County...

  • Ceremony for Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica set

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Colonial Williamsburg is planning an opening ceremony for a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that will be put on display there. Called The Wall that Heals, the 250-foot replica will be installed from Oct. 9-13 at the heritage tourism site. Colonial Williamsburg...

  • Va. gets nearly $12M workforce grant

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is receiving nearly $12 million in federal funds to enhance employment and financial literacy for Virginians with barriers to higher education and employment. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the Workforce Innovation Fund grant from the U.S. Department of Labor on...

  • 10 Virginia schools win US recognition

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ten Virginia schools are being honored by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Each has been named a National Blue Ribbon school, signifying academic rigor and dramatic gains in student achievement. Seven public schools and three private schools are being recognized....

  • Group hails anniversary of Md. gun control law

    COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Two groups favoring restrictions on firearms are celebrating the first anniversary of Maryland's implementation of one of the nation's strictest gun-control laws. The event Wednesday in Columbia is sponsored by Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence and the Maryland State...

  • Police missing autistic man safe, in good health

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Frederick police say a man with autism who has been missing since Thursday was found safe. Officers said Tuesday afternoon that 24-year-old Tijuani Jones was found in Howard County. Police say he was taken to a hospital and was found to be in overall good health. Jones...

  • Navy: Nuclear shipyard workers got unearned credit

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Hundreds of nuclear workers at a Navy shipyard have been placed on restrictive duty after investigators discovered they were given credit for attending continuing training they didn't actually attend, an official said Tuesday. Norfolk Naval Shipyard spokesman Jeff Cunningham...

  • Bill Clinton at Md. fundraiser instead of Hillary

    POTOMAC, Md. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton took his wife's place at a fundraiser for Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown on Tuesday, helping to raise more than $1 million for Brown's campaign for governor. Hillary Rodham Clinton had been scheduled to attend the fundraiser in a posh...

  • Famed violinist plays do-over at DC train station

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell brought Bach back to a train station Tuesday, as he did in 2007, but this time Washington noticed. Hundreds of music fans packed Union Station near the Capitol shoulder to shoulder to hear the 46-year-old Bell perform works by Bach and...

  • Police officer accused of assault while on duty

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore police officer who was on duty and in uniform terrorized his wife and her boyfriend by ripping the front door to the boyfriend's home off its hinges, kicking and punching his wife and pointing his service weapon at both of them, the department said Tuesday. After...

  • Norfolk cites town house complex for violations

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A town house rental complex in Norfolk has been cited for more than 200 violations of the city's building code. City spokeswoman Lori Crouch tells media outlets that the violations include electrical, mechanical and plumbing problems. Crouch says city inspectors issued 218...

  • Naval Academy joins Obama's 'It's On Us' campaign

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy has joined President Barack Obama's "It's On Us" campaign to encourage college students to take responsibility in stopping sexual assault. The academy released a YouTube video Tuesday. Midshipmen talk about the importance of creating an environment...

  • Red line service back to normal after heavy delays

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro's red line is back to normal after a cracked rail caused delays in both directions during morning rush hour. The red line had been running on a single track between the Van Ness and Dupont Circle stations Tuesday morning. The cracked rail was at the Dupont Circle...

  • NASA to conduct helicopter crash test at Langley

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — NASA engineers will crash a former military helicopter on Wednesday that's been retrofitted with a variety of composite subfloors to see how the material affects the likelihood of injuries. Interest in using carbon composites in airframe design has grown because it is a...



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