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  • Man pleads guilty in armored truck robbery

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Washington man has pleaded guilty to his role in the robbery of an armored truck in which more than $270,000 was stolen. Twenty-eight-year-old Adrian Baldwin pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit an armed commercial robbery in federal court in Greenbelt on Wednesday....

  • Board OKs wetlands license for Cove Point

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Board of Public Works approved a wetlands license on Wednesday for Dominion Resources to build a pier that is needed to construct a liquefied natural gas export facility in Calvert County. The board, which includes Gov. Martin O'Malley, Comptroller Peter...

  • Jury convicts woman in Dupont Circle hit-and-run

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland woman has been convicted of voluntary manslaughter in a 2010 hit-and-run crash that killed a woman near Dupont Circle. Prosecutors say a D.C. Superior Court jury found Jorida Davidson of Chevy Chase guilty Wednesday. Davidson was previously convicted of other...

  • Administrative law judge admits ethical violations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia's former chief administrative law judge has admitted to ethics violations and agreed to pay a $20,000 fine. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1rLl4HF ) reports Mary Oates Walker signed a settlement and admitted to the violations Tuesday, ending a...

  • Southwest Va. man gets life for parents' slaying

    TAZEWELL, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading no contest in connection with the 2009 slayings of his parents at a pizza shop they operated in Tazewell (TAZ'-wehl) County. According to media reports, Christopher Dean Looney was sentenced on the capital...

  • NAACP to hold national convention in Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The NAACP says it will hold its 2016 national convention in Baltimore. Tessa Hill-Aston, president of the Baltimore branch of the civil rights organization, said in an email on Wednesday that the national board, meeting this week in Las Vegas, selected Baltimore as the site....

  • Sailor dies following fall from barracks balcony

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy says one of its sailors has died after falling from the sixth-floor balcony of a barracks at Naval Station Norfolk. The Navy says the sailor was of two that got into an altercation at Wall Manor on Tuesday night. Wall Manor is a barracks for transient personnel....

  • Man gets sentenced for shooting at Va. college

    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Christiansburg man will serve 38 years in prison for shooting and wounding two women at a community college inside an area mall. Media outlets report that 19-year-old Neil Allan MacInnis was sentenced Wednesday in Montgomery County Circuit Court to 68 years in...

  • Naval Academy holds change-of-command ceremony

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Vice Adm. Walter Carter is the new superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy. The academy held a change-of-command ceremony Wednesday in Annapolis. Carter was recently president of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He graduated from the academy in...

  • Long wait for Metro Silver Line coming to an end

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — After decades of planning and years of construction, the Metro Silver Line opens to passengers Saturday. The commuter rail line linking Tysons Corner and Reston to the extensive D.C.-area subway system cost nearly $3 billion. By 2018, the Silver Line will extend west...

  • VIDEO: Rick Snyder, Mark Schauer locked at 40 percent in Michigan

    Republican incumbent Governor Rick Snyder and Democratic challenger Mark Schauer are tied at 40 percent in Michigan's gubernatorial race.

  • VIDEO: Hobby Lobby decision a 'win-win,' expert says

    Religious liberty expert Douglas Laycock says, despite the partisan rhetoric, Monday’s Hobby Lobby decision found a “win-win solution” for both sides.

  • VIDEO: Senator Patrick Leahy pushes Bill of Rights for digital world

    Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is calling for a Bill of Rights for the Internet in the hopes of keeping net neutrality in place.

  • VIDEO --- WEX Backstory: Washington's response to border security

    White House Correspondent Brian Hughes discusses Washington's disjointed response as thousands of unaccompanied minors from Mexico and Central America face detention along along the US-Mexican border.

  • VIDEO: House sees more work ahead on Medicare fraud

    House lawmakers say some fraudulent Medicare providers are slipping through the cracks.



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