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  • Eisenhower Memorial panel considers Gehry's design

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal commission working to build a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall is considering Wednesday whether to move forward with architect Frank Gehry's design after years of controversy over the project. Earlier in September, Gehry's team...

  • 2 MARC stations remain closed over downed lines

    ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — Two Maryland Area Regional Commuter train stations remain closed Wednesday because of downed power lines. A MARC spokeswoman says buses are in place at the Aberdeen and Perryville stations and are taking passengers to the Edgewood station. It's still unclear when the...

  • Metro: some to wait longer for weekend trains

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says riders on some lines will wait longer for trains this weekend and that only the silver line is unaffected. Metro says beginning Friday at 10 p.m. and continuing through system closing on Sunday, orange line trains will run every 24 minutes instead of regular weekend...

  • National HIV awareness campaign to launch in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching a new HIV awareness campaign at a public hospital in southeast Washington. The campaign urges people who have HIV to seek medical care, start taking medications and adhere to treatment. It's called "HIV Treatment...

  • Marion Barry hosting documentary about his ward

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry has produced a documentary about the ward he represents on the D.C. Council. The documentary is called "Ward 8 — The Past. The Present. The Future." It's meant to highlight the history of Barry's ward, which is the poorest in the...

  • Va.-based relief group sends team to Iraq

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia-based relief organization is in Iraq, providing aid to displaced Christians. Operation Blessing says a team sent to Iraq this week is scheduled to begin delivering food and blankets on Wednesday. The aid is intended for Christians and Yazidis living in...

  • Va. man dies in paragliding accident

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a man has died in a paragliding accident south of Chesapeake. Media outlets report 27-year-old Jeff Toll of Virginia Beach was piloting the paraglider when it struck a power line Tuesday night on a farm where he'd flown for years. State Police...

  • Online grocer Relay Foods to expand Va. operations

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Online grocer Relay Foods is planning to invest more than $710,000 to expand its operations in Richmond, creating 75 jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the expansion of Relay Foods' fulfillment center accommodates increased local demand and supports its entry into new markets....

  • Deadly domestic violence focus of Va. conference

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Deadly domestic violence is the focus of a conference in Williamsburg that will bring together law enforcement officials and advocates for victims of domestic abuse. The conference begins Wednesday and runs through Friday. Virginia's secretary of public safety and...

  • Rally for Dave Brat to feature Sen. Jeff Sessions

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia 7th Congressional District Republican candidate Dave Brat's campaign is hosting an outdoor fundraising rally that will feature Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions and conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. The Brat campaign announced the event Tuesday. The...

  • Baltimore mayor announces report on immigrants

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will release a new report prepared by the New Americans Task Force on the economic impact of immigrants living in the city. The report documents how immigrants contribute to the economic and cultural landscape of Baltimore. It will be...

  • Woman dies of injuries after Howard County crash

    COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Howard County Police say a woman injured in a single-car crash in Columbia has died. Officers say about 3:30 p.m. Saturday, 83-year-old Toshiko Nakaya Mecklenburg of Columbia was driving east on Old Annapolis Road. Police say the car failed to make a curve and hit an...

  • Ex-law firm controller pleads guilty to theft

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former controller for a D.C. law firm has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $960,000 from the firm. Forty-four-year-old Marc England of Covington, Louisiana, pleaded guilty to wire fraud on Tuesday in federal court in Washington. He faces 33 to 41 months in prison at...

  • Va. hospitals lament limited health care expansion

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — With an expansion of Medicaid in Virginia all but pronounced dead, the state's hospitals and health care systems are bracing for tough decisions on how to balance their budgets. Lawmakers are holding a special legislative session on the topic starting Thursday, but there's...

  • Md. reaching out for health care re-enrollment

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — State officials plan to contact tens of thousands of Maryland residents who need to re-enroll in health insurance plans under the federal health care law as the state transitions to a revamped system, replacing its flawed website for the next open enrollment period that...



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