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  • Group aims to redo neglected site on National Mall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A group working to restore the National Mall wants to overhaul a lakeside park that honors the nation's founders but has languished for years with fetid water and crumbling walkways. After holding a design competition, the Trust for the National Mall tells The Associated Press...

  • DC mayoral candidates to meet for 1st debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The campaign for mayor of Washington is emerging from its summer lull with the first debate between the major candidates. D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser defeated incumbent mayor Vincent Gray in the April Democratic primary. The Democratic nominee usually coasts to victory in...

  • 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...

  • 2 MARC stations remain closed over downed lines

    ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — Two Maryland Area Regional Commuter train stations remain closed Wednesday because of downed power lines. A MARC spokeswoman says buses are in place at the Aberdeen and Perryville stations and are taking passengers to the Edgewood station. It's still unclear when the...

  • Metro: some to wait longer for weekend trains

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says riders on some lines will wait longer for trains this weekend and that only the silver line is unaffected. Metro says beginning Friday at 10 p.m. and continuing through system closing on Sunday, orange line trains will run every 24 minutes instead of regular weekend...

  • Marion Barry hosting documentary about his ward

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry has produced a documentary about the ward he represents on the D.C. Council. The documentary is called "Ward 8 — The Past. The Present. The Future." It's meant to highlight the history of Barry's ward, which is the poorest in the...

  • National HIV awareness campaign to launch in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching a new HIV awareness campaign at a public hospital in southeast Washington. The campaign urges people who have HIV to seek medical care, start taking medications and adhere to treatment. It's called "HIV Treatment...

  • Ex-law firm controller pleads guilty to theft

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former controller for a D.C. law firm has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $960,000 from the firm. Forty-four-year-old Marc England of Covington, Louisiana, pleaded guilty to wire fraud on Tuesday in federal court in Washington. He faces 33 to 41 months in prison at...



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