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  • Bridge over Anacostia to close for several hours

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation officials in Washington are closing the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge over the Anacostia River for several hours. The bridge, which is also known as the South Capitol Street Bridge, will be closed on Wednesday from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. Officials say the bridge...

  • Smithsonian commissions piece for National Mall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian says it has commissioned a work for the National Mall, a portrait made out of sand and soil that will stretch over six acres. The Smithsonian says it commissioned the work from Cuban American urban artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada. The piece is a composite...

  • IRS reviewing records from DC housing complex

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Criminal investigators from the IRS are reviewing records related to an affordable apartment complex in the District of Columbia that's become a flashpoint in the race for mayor. A spokesman for the District's Department of Housing and Community Development says agents from...

  • Crews to repave section of Interstate 95

    LAUREL, Md. (AP) — Maryland highway crews will be repaving a section of northbound Interstate 95 in one of the final segments of the Intercounty Connector project. The paving will require a week's worth of overnight road closures, starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Crews will strip the top layer of...

  • TSA to train officers on recognizing DC IDs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia's delegate to Congress says Transportation Security Administration workers will be trained on how to recognize District driver's licenses and identification cards. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton says the training will help the TSA resolve the recurring...

  • 2 rescued from apartment balcony during fire

    TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County fire officials say firefighters rescued two residents of a Temple Hills apartment who retreated to their balcony to escape a blaze. The fire broke out early Tuesday morning in a second-floor unit at a three-story garden-style apartment building....

  • Frontier now flying out of Dulles Airport

    CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — Frontier Airlines is now offering flights out of Dulles International Airport. The low-cost carrier will begin nonstop service to 17 destinations from Dulles this year. The first flights were scheduled for Tuesday. Frontier will begin flying this week to Atlanta;...

  • Driver killed after private ambulance crashes

    ACCOKEEK, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County police say the driver of a privately owned ambulance was killed after the vehicle struck a pole and a tree. The crash occurred shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday in Accokeek. Police say it's not clear what led the driver to lose control of the ambulance....

  • Metro: weekend work for orange and red lines

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says riders on the red and orange lines will wait longer for trains this weekend. Metro says beginning Friday at 10 p.m. and continuing through system closing on Sunday, red and orange lines will operate every 20 minutes. Metro says there will be additional red line...

  • Judge approves merger of Corcoran Gallery of Art

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the nation's oldest museums and its art college will be allowed to merge with two larger institutions, effectively dissolving one of the few independent art galleries in the nation's capital, a judge ruled Monday. The ruling by District of Columbia Superior Court Judge...

  • Red panda dies after brain disorder at Smithsonian

    FRONT ROYAL, Va. (AP) — The National Zoo says a female red panda has been euthanized at a conservation center in Virginia after suffering brain swelling associated with a microscopic parasite. The 7-year-old red panda named Shama died Saturday. She became well known at the zoo as the mate of...

  • Unemployment in DC holds steady from June to July

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia's unemployment rate is holding steady at 7.4 percent. Federal statistics released Monday show that unemployment in the nation's capital was unchanged from June to July. The national unemployment rate is 6.2 percent. City officials say the District...

  • Auto theft hits historic lows in DC, MD, VA

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Crime statistics show auto theft is hitting historic lows throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Citing annual crime reports, AAA Mid-Atlantic reported Monday that auto theft in Maryland last year was the lowest ever reported, dating back to 1975. Virginia is also seeing its...

  • Metro stays open later for Redskins preseason game

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says its rail system will stay open an additional hour to help riders get home from the Washington Redskins' preseason game at FedEx Field. Metro says event organizers will pay for an extra hour of service on Monday when the Redskins play the Cleveland Browns. The game...

  • Authorities: body found in Manassas

    MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — The body of a man has been found in Manassas and authorities are treating the death as suspicious. Police say the man was found dead Sunday morning of apparent stab wounds in the 8900 block of Nicol Lane. Television station WTTG-TV reports the man's body was found near a...



From the Weekly Standard

  • An Appalling Propaganda Ploy

    The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot, has released a grisly video of one of its fighters beheading a man who appears to be James Foley, an American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria on...

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  • IS Threatens Another U.S. Journalist

    The Islamic State’s official media arm, Furqan Media, has just released a video showing the beheading of American photojournalist James Wright Foley. The terrorist organization claims that the...

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  • Fear Itself

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