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  • Red light cameras raise money local governments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Data from AAA Mid-Atlantic show red light cameras are raising big money for local governments. WTOP (http://bit.ly/1k5lecV ) reports that programs in the District of Columbia, Rockville, Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Maryland and Arlington County in Virginia...

  • Montgomery officials avoid soccer controversy

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County officials are avoiding a fight between the school system and the county's major recreational youth soccer group. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1oFcwCp ) reports that a county council committee on Monday approved moving ahead with bidding on a...

  • DC mayor to sign bill banning Styrofoam

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mayor Vincent Gray plans to sign a bill that would ban the use of plastic foam food containers in the District of Columbia. The ban on Styrofoam and similar materials is part of a larger environmental cleanup bill approved by the D.C. Council. Gray plans to sign the bill on...

  • National Archives to help open DC Fashion Week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The dusty National Archives has a certain style that's drawing interest from Washington's fashion crowd. On Tuesday, the Foundation of the National Archives and D.C. Fashion Week will announce a new partnership to host the fashion show's opening night Sept. 24 at the...

  • University chiefs to testify on Corcoran merger

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidents of George Washington University and the University of Maryland have been called to testify on their merger talks with the Corcoran Gallery of Art and its college. The testimony expected this week comes as the Corcoran's merger with George Washington University...

  • Youth charged with arson, attempted murder

    WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Fire officials say a 17-year-old has been charged with attempted murder and arson in a house fire in Woodbridge. Prince William Fire and Rescue says the blaze was reported about 4:30 a.m. Sunday on Marbury Lane. Authorities say firefighters quickly extinguished the...

  • DC asks stay of order that struck down handgun ban

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for the District of Columbia asked a federal judge on Monday to stay his ruling that strikes down the city's ban on carrying handguns outside the home. Attorney General Irvin Nathan filed a motion on behalf of the city and Police Chief Cathy Lanier, asking for a stay...

  • First morning rush on Silver Line runs smoothly

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Nearly 10,000 people have used Metro's five new Silver Line stations during the morning rush hour. The transit agency reported Monday that operations ran smoothly during the first weekday operations for the $2.9 billion Silver Line, which opened to passengers on Saturday....

  • Hearings set this week on Corcoran Gallery merger

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Court hearings will begin this week on the proposed merger of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and its college with George Washington University and the National Gallery of Art. A D.C. judge decided last week that nine current students, faculty and staff members can challenge the...

  • Officials closing street to remove tree from park

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation officials in Washington say they're closing a stretch of 15th Street for several hours to remove a tree from Meridian Hill Park. Officials say 15th Street in northwest Washington will be closed between W Street and Chapin Street on Monday from 7 a.m. to noon....

  • Obama administration officials to tour Md. jail

    BOYDS, Md. (AP) — Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Attorney General Eric Holder plan to visit a suburban Washington jail to highlight a program that's intended to keep inmates from committing crimes after their release. The Obama administration officials will visit the Montgomery County...

  • Oldest female WWII veteran visits DC monuments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's oldest living female World War II veteran has finally made it to Washington to see the monuments and memorials. Lucy Coffey, now 108, is a veteran of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II. The corps took her to Japan before she came home and...

  • Police investigate Gaithersburg death as homicide

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police are investigating the death of a Gaithersburg woman as a homicide. Police were called to a home Sunday morning in the 18300 block of Hallmark Way for the report of a suspicious situation. Officers found a 47-year-old woman dead. Detectives...

  • Judge strikes down DC ban on handguns outside home

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates Second Amendment rights. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin is the latest in a protracted fight over gun laws in Washington....

  • New silver line increases Metro's size, service

    RESTON, Va. (AP) — Metro says the new silver line makes the Washington region's transit system 10 percent larger with the addition of five new stations. The first train departed Reston on Saturday after about 50 years of planning and more than 5 years of construction. Within the first few...



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