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  • Garth Brooks to honor Jay Leno with humor prize

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Garth Brooks is joining the lineup of entertainers including Jimmy Fallon who will honor Jay Leno with the nation's top humor prize at the Kennedy Center in October. The performing arts center said Friday that Brooks will help present the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to...

  • Arena Stage opens season with 'The Shoplifters'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Arena Stage is opening its new theater season with the premiere of the new comedy "The Shoplifters" about society's haves, and have-nots and how much they have in common. Jayne Houdyshell from Broadway's "Romeo and Juliet" and "Follies" stars in the new comedy and is making...

  • Georgetown student died of bacterial meningitis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Georgetown student who died after contracting meningitis had the most serious form of the infection. In a letter to parents, students and staff sent late Thursday, the university says that sophomore Andrea Jaime died of bacterial meningitis on Tuesday. That type of...

  • DC mayoral candidates clash over education

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's mayoral candidates clashed over proposals to improve the city's public schools in their first general-election debate, with the Democratic nominee characterizing her independent challenger as a loose cannon whose approach would lead to "ping-pongs in leadership."...

  • 2 men arrested in 1996 killing of 19-year-old

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C. police have arrested two men in the 1996 killing of a 19-year-old in the city's Northwest. Metropolitan police said Thursday that they arrested 44-year-old Curtis Farmer of Washington and 39-year-old Alexander Passee, of Bowie, Maryland. Both were charged with...

  • Anacostia Museum to examine DC immigrant community

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum is revisiting an exhibit from 20 years ago about black immigrants in Washington and notions of race and ethnicity amid changes in Washington's demographics. On Friday, the museum will host a daylong symposium to explore past...

  • Group aims to redo neglected site on National Mall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lakeside gardens, model boats and fine dining overlooking the nation's monuments could one day redefine a site on the National Mall that has languished for years with fetid water, dying fish and crumbling walkways. After holding a design competition to improve spaces on the...

  • Eisenhower Memorial panel considers Gehry's design

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal commission planning a memorial near the National Mall honoring the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower considered whether to move forward Wednesday with a famed architect's design after years of controversy surrounding the project. Earlier this month, architect Frank...

  • Poll shows Bowser leading in DC mayor's race

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll shows that Democrat Muriel Bowser has a comfortable lead against her two opponents in the District's mayor's race. An NBC4/Washington Post/Marist poll released Wednesday shows that Bowser has the support of 43 percent of likely voters. The poll showed independent...

  • 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...



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