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  • Sean Combs to speak at Howard U. commencement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs will deliver Howard University's commencement speech this year in Washington. The school announced Tuesday that Combs will be among five people who will receive honorary degrees as trailblazers in their fields. Combs was a Howard...

  • Uncertain future troubles Eisenhower Memorial Commission and its insular staff

    A federal planning group has delivered what could be a fatal blow to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission's controversial design for honoring the former president and World War II hero. Nine full-time, taxpayer-funded employees and a board of aging political leaders have spent the...

  • Cherry blossoms boost Saturday Metro ridership

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says good weather and the cherry blossoms' peak bloom contributed to high ridership over the weekend. Metro says that on Saturday riders took 638,474 trips on the rail system. That's nearly double the ridership of an average Saturday. It's also the highest Saturday...

  • Wounded vets cycling to raise rehab awareness

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Dozens of injured service members are mounting up to raise awareness in the nation's capital about bicycling rehabilitation for disabled veterans. The Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride begins Tuesday at National Harbor and continues through Saturday with events in...

  • DC Council to consider contracting reform bills

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council will hear testimony on a package of bills meant to reform the city's contracting process. One bill would eliminate review by the council of contracts worth more than $1 million. Supporters say removing the council from the contracting process would prevent...

  • Former hospital tech charged with raping patient

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Police have charged a former hospital technician with raping a 37-year-old patient. Arlington County Police said Monday that 30-year-old Roy Anthony Jones of Washington was working as a CT scan technician at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington when the alleged attack...

  • Pedestrian struck, fatally injured in College Park

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County Police say a man was fatally injured when he was hit by a car in College Park. Officers say 23-year-old Carlos Pacanins of Chevy Chase was trying to cross Baltimore Avenue about 10:20 p.m. Friday when he was hit by a car. Authorities say the...

  • Motorcyclist killed on southbound I-95

    CALVERTON, Md. (AP) — State police say a motorcyclist was killed in a three-vehicle crash that led to lane closures on southbound Interstate 95. The crash occurred just after 7 p.m. Saturday in Calverton, near the Capital Beltway interchange. Police say the motorcyclist was traveling at high...

  • Beyer endorsed by Richardson, Dean

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia lieutenant governor Don Beyer is picking up support from prominent national Democrats as he seeks a House seat in northern Virginia. Beyer's campaign announced today that he's been endorsed by former U.S. Energy secretary and New Mexico governor Bill...

  • Pedestrian struck, killed in Takoma Park

    TAKOMA PARK, Md. (AP) — Police say a pedestrian was killed while trying to cross New Hampshire Avenue in Takoma Park. Prince George's County police say 32-year-old Walter Franco-Chinchilla was struck by two cars late Saturday night as he crossed the road. He was not in a crosswalk, and he was...

  • Cherry Blossom Parade draws thousands in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade and a Japanese street festival are bringing Washington's springtime festival to a close as the cherry blossom trees are in full bloom. This year's parade included celebrity performers, including Jay Sean, Candice Glover from...

  • Man stabbed blocks from DC parade route

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say a man was stabbed near the National Mall a few blocks from the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade route. The incident was reported just after 11 a.m. Saturday near 2nd Street and Constitution Avenue. The parade was underway at the time on Constitution Avenue....

  • Kennedy Center hosts break dancing competition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Break dancing will find an unexpected home in Washington this weekend. The Kennedy Center is hosting a break dancing competition Saturday with two-person teams of "b-boys" and "b-girls" vying for a chance to win a $10,000 prize for their dance skills. The teams will compete...

  • Cherry blossom, World Bank events close DC roads

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police are warning of street closures and possible traffic delays this weekend due to the National Cherry Blossom Festival and events at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank complex. The Cherry Blossom Parade is being held Saturday from 10 a.m....

  • Man arrested in 2010 rape of pregnant woman

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County Police have arrested a man in the rape of a pregnant woman in Rockville in 2010. Twenty-seven-year-old Jose Antonio Quintano-Claros was arrested Wednesday and charged with rape and armed robbery. He is being held on a $10 million bond. Online court...



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