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  • Teen killed in Olney crash, 2 others injured

    OLNEY, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say one teenager has died and two others are seriously injured after a crash in Olney. The teens were driving on Hines Road early Saturday morning when the car struck a tree, hit a light pole and telephone box and flipped over before stopping. Police...

  • Man's body found along Anacostia River trail

    COTTAGE CITY, Md. (AP) — Police are investigating the discovery of a man's body along the Anacostia River trail in Cottage City. Lt. Brian Waters, a spokesman for the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, says the man appeared to have suffered from trauma to the upper body. The body was...

  • Symphony moves free concert to Kennedy Center

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Symphony Orchestra is moving its annual Labor Day weekend concert inside to the Kennedy Center due to the weather, instead of performing on the Capitol lawn. The orchestra will perform Sunday evening at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. The concert is still free to...

  • Person struck by Metro train at Mt. Vernon Square

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says a person was struck by a train at the Mount Vernon Square station in downtown Washington. A Metro official says it appears the person was intentionally in the way of the train. The person was not immediately identified. Trains on the green and yellow lines bypassed...

  • Man's body found in Shady Grove Metro garage

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Metro Transit Police officers have discovered a man's body in the parking garage at the Shady Grove Metro station. The man was found dead shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday in a stairwell of the mostly empty garage. A Metro spokeswoman says the initial investigation suggests the...

  • Small fires force DC hotel guests to evacuate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guests at a large Washington hotel were forced to evacuate their rooms overnight and wait in ballrooms and lobbies due to a series of small fires. Guests say they were told to leave their rooms at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel about 1 a.m. Saturday during the annual...

  • Falls Church boy arrested for assaulting girl, 8

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy has been arrested for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in Falls Church. Police say the victim told authorities Friday that she was assaulted twice by the same teenager. The first time, the teenager was interrupted by an adult, and ran away. But...

  • 12 Maryland students show signs of whooping cough

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County officials are warning parents that 12 students at four different schools have shown signs of whooping cough. County health officials say there have been three confirmed cases of the respiratory disease and nine suspected cases. Health officials strongly...

  • National Book Festival opens moves inside Saturday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Book Festival has moved inside and is opening to the public in the Washington Convention Center this weekend after a decade on the National Mall. The free festival runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Library of Congress event features activities and books...

  • Man gets 12 years for sledgehammer attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for attacking a co-worker with a hand-held sledgehammer. Thirty-nine-year-old Abdul Ewumi, who was convicted of assault with intent to kill while armed, was sentenced Friday in D.C. Superior Court. According to the...

  • Fire destroys house on estate of late author

    HUNTINGTOWN, Md. (AP) — Authorities say two boys have been charged with setting a fire that destroyed an unoccupied house on the estate of the late novelist Tom Clancy. The Office of the State Fire Marshal said in a statement on Friday that the two-story, wood-frame house in Huntingtown in...

  • Chris Brown due back in DC court for plea hearing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Chris Brown is scheduled to appear in a District of Columbia court for what would be a third attempt at a plea deal to resolve an assault case that dates to October 2013. According to court filings, Brown was scheduled to appear in D.C. Superior Court on Friday for a...

  • DC transit police chief urges vigilance

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro Transit Police are urging officers to be vigilant to threats from jihadist terrorism. However, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority emphasizes that there are no current threats known against the subway and transit system. Metro on Friday released a...

  • Brown and Hogan agree to second televised debate

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A second televised debate has been set for Maryland's governor's race. The debate, announced Thursday, will be co-hosted by three Washington-area media outlets, including The Washington Post, WTOP Radio and NewsChannel 8. The hour-long debate between Democratic Lt. Gov....

  • US Book Festival adds programs on movies, cooking

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New events are being added to this year's National Book Festival, including a discussion with writers whose books were made into movies, and cooking demonstrations by top chefs. The festival on Saturday runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. It's moving inside to the Washington...



From the Weekly Standard

  • ‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’

    "Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won’t be easy and it won’t be quick,” President Obama told the American Legion’s annual convention in Charlotte on Tuesday, August 26. He repeated the thought in...

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