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  • Va. museum projects get $1 million in grants

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Six museum projects in Virginia are sharing $1 million in grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The funding is intended to support learning experiences, engage the community and make collections more accessible. Another goal is to safeguard the state's...

  • Local Va. tourism gets $850,000 boost

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than $850,000 in matching grant money is headed to 46 local tourism initiatives to help regional tourism officials attract more visitors. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the funding as part of Virginia Tourism Corp.'s marketing leverage program. Under the program, local...

  • Arena Stage opens season with 'The Shoplifters'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Arena Stage is opening its new theater season with the premiere of the new comedy "The Shoplifters" about society's haves, and have-nots and how much they have in common. Jayne Houdyshell from Broadway's "Romeo and Juliet" and "Follies" stars in the new comedy and is making...

  • Georgetown student died of bacterial meningitis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Georgetown student who died after contracting meningitis had the most serious form of the infection. In a letter to parents, students and staff sent late Thursday, the university says that sophomore Andrea Jaime died of bacterial meningitis on Tuesday. That type of...

  • Foes of political redistricting process to relay

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Opponents of Maryland's congressional redistricting process are holding a 225-mile relay this weekend to call attention to gerrymandering. The Gerrymander Meander begins Friday. Gerrymandering is the process in which state officials draw congressional districts to help their...

  • DC mayoral candidates clash over education

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's mayoral candidates clashed over proposals to improve the city's public schools in their first general-election debate, with the Democratic nominee characterizing her independent challenger as a loose cannon whose approach would lead to "ping-pongs in leadership."...

  • Baltimore church damaged in 3-alarm fire

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Firefighters battled a three-alarm blaze at a northeast Baltimore church. The fire at the All Saints Evangelical Lutheran Church was reported about 3 p.m. Thursday. Firefighters say the blaze broke out in the basement, and smoke could be seen billowing out the front doors. No...

  • Maryland, Sparrows Point owner agree on cleanup

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland and the new owner of the old Bethlehem Steel mill site have signed an agreement to clean up the Baltimore County site and clear the way for redevelopment. The Maryland Department of the Environment and Sparrows Point Terminal LLC signed an agreement on Thursday in...

  • No Medicaid action in special Va. session

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — There was plenty of talking but little action Thursday as Virginia state lawmakers held special session to discuss whether the state's Medicaid program should expand. Republican leaders, who have stymied Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's efforts to expand Medicaid...

  • 2 men arrested in 1996 killing of 19-year-old

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C. police have arrested two men in the 1996 killing of a 19-year-old in the city's Northwest. Metropolitan police said Thursday that they arrested 44-year-old Curtis Farmer of Washington and 39-year-old Alexander Passee, of Bowie, Maryland. Both were charged with...

  • Obama names bench nominee for US court in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama has nominated Elizabeth K. Dillon for the bench of the U.S. District Court for the western district of Virginia. Dillon's selection Thursday was among seven nominees nationwide announced by the president. Dillon is a former assistant city attorney...

  • Anacostia Museum to examine DC immigrant community

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum is revisiting an exhibit from 20 years ago about black immigrants in Washington and notions of race and ethnicity amid changes in Washington's demographics. On Friday, the museum will host a daylong symposium to explore past...

  • Hogan accuses Brown of lying in campaign ads

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Republican Larry Hogan said Thursday that ads by his Maryland gubernatorial opponent Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown are "filled with absolute lies" and called on the Democrat to pull them from the air. Hogan said the ads misrepresent his views on abortion, background checks on...

  • 3 officers indicted for allegedly beating inmates

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Prosecutors say three Baltimore correctional officers have been charged with assaulting several inmates in what they describe as retaliation for an attack on a fellow officer. The Baltimore State's Attorney's Office says Sgt. Kwasi Ramsey, Sgt. Jemiah Green and Officer Richard...

  • Group aims to redo neglected site on National Mall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lakeside gardens, model boats and fine dining overlooking the nation's monuments could one day redefine a site on the National Mall that has languished for years with fetid water, dying fish and crumbling walkways. After holding a design competition to improve spaces on the...



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