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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 was 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...

  • Md. has new tools aiding immigrant youth

    HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials have announced three initiatives aimed at helping families who are sponsoring unaccompanied immigrant youth who have fled violence in Central America. One of the initiatives announced Wednesday is a website www.buscandomaryland.com that enables people...

  • DC leaders propose concealed handgun permits

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Residents of the nation's capital will be able to get licenses to carry concealed handguns outside the home, but only after they provide a specific reason for needing one, officials said Wednesday. Mayor Vincent Gray and other city officials said they plan to propose...

  • Maryland coach gets 7 years in girl's sex abuse

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A private coach and tutor who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl was sentenced to seven years in prison on Wednesday in Montgomery County court. Daniel Sirotkin, 31, of Germantown, pleaded guilty in May to sexually abusing a minor, soliciting a minor to...

  • Missing Montgomery County teenager found safe

    KENSINGTON, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police detectives say an 18-year-old woman missing since Friday has been found safe. Shantol Ramela Anderson had last been seen leaving her home in Kensington and getting into a car. Anderson's family first reported her missing on Monday. It's unclear...

  • Md. county launches campaign on pedestrian crashes

    GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County officials have launched a new campaign aimed at cutting down on pedestrian crashes involving distracted teens. The You Only Live Once, or YOLO, campaign comes two years after 15-year-old Christina Morris-Ward was fatally hit by a car as she distractedly...

  • Georgetown student dies of apparent meningitis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Georgetown University student has died after contracting what's suspected to be meningitis. In a letter to students Tuesday, the university says sophomore Andrea Jaime died at a local hospital on Tuesday. Testing is underway to confirm that the 19-year-old Jaime died of...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Man pleads guilty in 1992 DC homicide

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors say s man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 1992 shooting death of a man in Washington's East Potomac Park. Lamont Terry pleaded guilty Tuesday in D.C. Superior Court. Prosecutors say that on May 25, 1992, Terry and others drove from Arlington,...

  • Woman charged in death of her toddler son

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington police say a woman has been charged with first-degree felony murder in the beating death of her 3-year-old son. Twenty-five-year-old Frances Lyles was arrested Tuesday was arrested Tuesday in the death of Xavier Lyles on June 24. Police had been called to the boy's...

  • Alexandria schools on alert after weapon report

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Alexandria school officials say all schools went on lock-in after a report of a person brandishing a weapon near one school, but students are now on their way home. An Alexandria police spokeswoman says police received a report of a person with a weapon in the area of...



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