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  • Parts of US Capitol closed after asbestos accident

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An accident involving asbestos work forced a temporary closure of the House side of the Capitol on Thursday and prompted House leaders to delay the day's session for two hours. No injuries were reported. The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. or 3 a.m., Capitol Police said....

  • Smoke, noise after cover touches Metro third rail

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says there was a loud noise and smoke when a covering over the third rail touched the rail itself at a station on the National Mall. Metro spokesman Dan Stessel says it happened around 2:42 p.m. at the Smithsonian station. It wasn't clear why the cover came into...

  • DC abandons plan to combine lottery contracts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia's chief financial officer has abandoned his plans to combine the city's two lucrative lottery contracts. CFO Jeffrey DeWitt had proposed soliciting bids from a single vendor or partnership to supply the city with both its numbers games and instant...

  • Lateefah Williams to run for DC attorney general

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington attorney who's spent most of her career doing legislative and public policy work is the latest candidate to enter the race for District of Columbia attorney general. Thirty-seven-year-old Lateefah Williams announced her candidacy Thursday for the position, which...

  • Driver dead after 4-car crash on Columbia Pike

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say one person is dead after a four-car crash on Columbia Pike. Police said Thursday that a 22-year-old driver previously reported to be in critical condition after the crash had died. Police say they were called around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday to...

  • Part of Capitol closed after industrial incident

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials have closed the House side of the U.S. Capitol because of an industrial spill. Capitol Police said a hazardous material response team was on site Thursday following an incident that began sometime around 2:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. Capitol Police say the House Door and...

  • Woman charged with leaving mother in car

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington, D.C. woman has been charged with criminal abuse and neglect after allegedly leaving her disabled mother in a car for 16 hours. Police say 29-year-old Teresa L. Channelder reported early Tuesday that her car and her 63-year-old mother were missing. Channelder...

  • Sinkhole on 14th Street to affect commute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A sinkhole will make the commute into downtown Washington more difficult than usual. The District Department of Transportation has closed two lanes of northbound 14th Street Northwest, between Constitution Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue. The department says the closure will...

  • Wayne Curry funeral to be held in Upper Marlboro

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Mourners are expected to gather at an Upper Marlboro church for the funeral of former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry. Curry's funeral is scheduled for Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro. A public viewing is scheduled to...

  • Marion Barry to hold book signing for new memoir

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Washington mayor and current D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry will discuss his memoir and sign copies at a D.C. public library. Barry's new book "Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry Jr." will be available for purchase at Thursday's event at the Martin...

  • Tuohey drops out of race for DC attorney general

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than a month after joining the race to become the District of Columbia's first elected attorney general, a prominent white-collar defense attorney has dropped out. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1jrmiYu ) reports Mark Tuohey dropped out of the race Wednesday....

  • Thousands without power in Mid-Atlantic area

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Utility crews are working to restore power to thousands of customers in the Mid-Atlantic region after strong storms moved through the area. As of about 5 p.m. Wednesday, Potomac Edison was reporting more than 22,000 customers without power in Maryland while Baltimore Gas and...

  • High temperatures to cause train delays in DC area

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third day in a row some MARC and VRE customers can expect delays this afternoon because of high heat. Transit officials said Wednesday that passengers on MARC's Brunswick Line from the Brunswick stop north to Martinsburg, West Virginia, can expect delays of a few...

  • Google picks 5 charities to create ideas for Glass

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Google has chosen five charities to develop ideas using Web-connected Google Glass to enhance their work. After receiving 1,300 proposals, Google is announcing five nonprofits Wednesday that will receive a free pair of the glasses, a $25,000 grant and support from...

  • Curry to lie in state in Prince George's County

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — The body of former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry will lie in state at the Prince George's County Administration Building. Curry's casket is scheduled to arrive at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and lie in state until 7 p.m. in the lobby of the administration...



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