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  • 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...

  • Uber driver arrested for DC sexual assault charge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police say detectives have arrested a man after a woman reported an Uber car service driver had sexually assaulted her. Police arrested 31-year-old Reshad Chakari of Alexandria, Virginia, early Saturday. He is charged with second-degree sexual abuse....

  • Backlash has begun against gluten-free dieters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The swelling ranks of Americans adopting gluten-free diets have given rise to another hot trend: people calling the whole thing a bunch of baloney. And then requesting that the baloney be sandwiched between two pieces of white bread. Served with a cookie for dessert. David...

  • No booze for DC folks? New Hampshire may fix law

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is assuring residents of the nation's capital that they can purchase alcohol in the state despite a law that suggests otherwise. But cigarettes? Maybe not. The New Hampshire Liquor Commission recently clarified that Washington residents can buy alcohol in...

  • Metro opens 1st phase of silver line

    RESTON, Va. (AP) — The silver line is open. The long-awaited addition to the Metro system opened Saturday, and cheers went up as the crowded first train departed the Reston station around noon. "Welcome aboard the silver line. It's time to ride," said Metro General Manager Richard Sarles...

  • New bus service goes from silver line to Dulles

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new express bus service will take passengers between the just-opened stations on the silver line and Washington Dulles International Airport. Transportation officials say the new express bus service opened Saturday, the same day as the first five stations on the silver...

  • Police arrest alleged police impersonator in Md.

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County police say they've arrested a man who impersonated a police officer and attempted to kidnap a 12-year-old girl. Police say that they were called around 2:30 p.m. Friday to the 7300 block of Landover Road for a report of an attempted...

  • Police investigating homicide in SE Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police are investigating a homicide in southeast Washington. The Metropolitan Police Department says officers were called Saturday around 12:15 a.m. to the 200 block of Savannah Street SE. Police say when they arrived they found a 25-year-old man with multiple gunshot...



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