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  • Part of US Capitol after industrial incident

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders said Thursday they are delaying the start of business due to an accident involving asbestos. In a statement, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said the House would not convene at 10 a.m. EDT for morning business, but lawmakers were expected to...

  • Part of Capitol closed after industrial incident

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials have closed the House side of the U.S. Capitol because of an industrial spill. Capitol Police said a hazardous material response team was on site Thursday following an incident that began sometime around 2:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. Capitol Police say the House Door and...

  • Woman charged with leaving mother in car

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington, D.C. woman has been charged with criminal abuse and neglect after allegedly leaving her disabled mother in a car for 16 hours. Police say 29-year-old Teresa L. Channelder reported early Tuesday that her car and her 63-year-old mother were missing. Channelder...

  • Wayne Curry funeral to be held in Upper Marlboro

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Mourners are expected to gather at an Upper Marlboro church for the funeral of former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry. Curry's funeral is scheduled for Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro. A public viewing is scheduled to...

  • Sinkhole on 14th Street to affect commute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A sinkhole will make the commute into downtown Washington more difficult than usual. The District Department of Transportation has closed two lanes of northbound 14th Street Northwest, between Constitution Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue. The department says the closure will...

  • Marion Barry to hold book signing for new memoir

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Washington mayor and current D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry will discuss his memoir and sign copies at a D.C. public library. Barry's new book "Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry Jr." will be available for purchase at Thursday's event at the Martin...

  • Driver critical after 4-car crash on Columbia Pike

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police are investigating a four-car crash on Columbia Pike that left one driver in critical condition. Police say they were called around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday to Columbia Pike near the intersection with Fairlands Road. Police say that's where the driver...

  • Tuohey drops out of race for DC attorney general

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than a month after joining the race to become the District of Columbia's first elected attorney general, a prominent white-collar defense attorney has dropped out. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1jrmiYu ) reports Mark Tuohey dropped out of the race Wednesday....

  • Thousands without power in Mid-Atlantic area

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Utility crews are working to restore power to thousands of customers in the Mid-Atlantic region after strong storms moved through the area. As of about 5 p.m. Wednesday, Potomac Edison was reporting more than 22,000 customers without power in Maryland while Baltimore Gas and...

  • High temperatures to cause train delays in DC area

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third day in a row some MARC and VRE customers can expect delays this afternoon because of high heat. Transit officials said Wednesday that passengers on MARC's Brunswick Line from the Brunswick stop north to Martinsburg, West Virginia, can expect delays of a few...

  • Google picks 5 charities to create ideas for Glass

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Google has chosen five charities to develop ideas using Web-connected Google Glass to enhance their work. After receiving 1,300 proposals, Google is announcing five nonprofits Wednesday that will receive a free pair of the glasses, a $25,000 grant and support from...

  • Curry to lie in state in Prince George's County

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — The body of former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry will lie in state at the Prince George's County Administration Building. Curry's casket is scheduled to arrive at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and lie in state until 7 p.m. in the lobby of the administration...

  • Thousands without power in DC metro area

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of customers in Maryland and Virginia are without power after strong storms moved through the Washington metro area. As of 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Pepco was reporting more than 28,000 customers in Montgomery County without power. The power company's website says another...

  • Generator failure impacts 911 service in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in Washington say a power failure at the city's communication center affected 911 services and severely impacted the radio communications system used by police for five minutes. Officials say it happened Tuesday at just before 1 p.m. when the city's Unified...

  • County wants Md. to modify marijuana laws

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — The Montgomery County Council is calling on Maryland lawmakers to decriminalize the possession of devices used to smoke marijuana. The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution calling on lawmakers to change the laws for marijuana...



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