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  • 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...

  • Strong rip currents kill 2 men in Ocean City

    OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Strong rip currents believed to be caused by Hurricane Edouard have killed two men in Ocean City, Maryland. The first man to die was a 52-year-old from Huntington, Pennsylvania. He was among five people that rescuers pulled from the water over a 15-minute period around...

  • No Medicaid action expected in Virginia session

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — There will be plenty of talking but probably not much action when Virginia state lawmakers reconvene to discuss whether the Medicaid program should be expanded. Both the state House and Senate are set to meet Thursday at noon at the Capitol. Republican leaders said they're...

  • 2nd rabid cat euthanized after Md. camper attacked

    SNOW HILL, Md. (AP) — Health officials say a second cat tested positive for rabies and was euthanized following an attack on a camper in Maryland's Eastern Shore. Worcester County health officials said Thursday that the calico cat was part of a "free-roaming colony" living on an unoccupied...

  • NASA says rocket launch from Wallops postponed

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — A scheduled rocket launch for the Department of Defense this weekend at NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility has been postponed. NASA didn't give a reason Thursday for the postponement of Saturday's launch of the Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket. NASA says in a news...

  • VIDEO: Ken Burns discusses Roosevelt family documentary

    Filmmaker Ken Burns discusses his new PBS documentary series "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" at a National Press Club Speakers Luncheon. The seven-part, 14-hour film began Sept. 14th and covers the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt from Theodore’s birth in 1858 to...

  • VIDEO: Nader, Norquist seek common ground at luncheon

    Consumer advocate Ralph Nader and anti-tax activist Grover Norquist spoke on issues where the left and right can come together at a National Press Club luncheon on Sept. 4, 2014.



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