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  • Bison return to collection at National Zoo in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American bison have returned to the National Zoo in Washington after inspiring the park's creation in the 1880s. A new bison exhibit opens to the public Saturday, marking the 125th anniversary of the Smithsonian's National Zoo. Bison were the first animals in the collection in...

  • Police: Diplomat accused of beating; no charges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The ambassador of Equatorial Guinea is suspected of beating his daughter with a wooden chair leg but won't be arrested because he has diplomatic immunity, police said Wednesday. Arlington County Police were called to the diplomatic residence Monday night for the report of a...

  • Toddler dies in northern Va. pool incident

    WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Prince William County police say they're investigating the apparently accidental drowning of a 20-month-old girl in a family swimming pool in Woodbridge. Police said Wednesday that officers were called Tuesday afternoon to the home on Ohio Ave. They found Nichole Moran...

  • DC police chief likes her military equipment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia police chief is urging President Barack Obama not to cancel a program enabling local law enforcement agencies to buy surplus military equipment at big discounts. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier told WUSA-TV (http://on.wusa9.com/VQuiqt ) Tuesday...

  • Purple Line suit seeks to protect rare creatures

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A trail group in Bethesda, Maryland, is suing the U.S. Transportation Department, alleging a planned light-rail route through some Washington suburbs would harm two rare, shrimplike creatures. The Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail and two residents of Chevy Chase,...

  • Rep. Delaney to host panel on women in workforce

    GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) — Maryland Rep. John Delaney is hosting a panel discussion on the challenges facing women in the workforce. The panel is scheduled for Wednesday in Germantown at Montgomery College. The discussion is expected to cover issues including pay equity, managing work and child...

  • DC prosecutors defer to judge in corruption case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors say they won't oppose a light sentence for a former District of Columbia Council candidate who lied about his campaign financing. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1vLlEXt ) reports that prosecutors say they will defer to Judge Anita Josey-Herring at Jeff Smith's...

  • Warrant issued in threat over Israeli flag

    POTOMAC, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County Police have issued a warrant for a former restaurant employee who they say made phone threats to the restaurant's owner after he put up an Israeli flag. Police say on Aug. 6, the owner of Benny's Bar and Grill in Potomac hung up Israeli and American flags...

  • Metro announces Labor Day weekend track work

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says buses will replace trains on a section of the red line this weekend and through Labor Day. Metro says beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and continuing through closing on Monday, buses will replace trains between Friendship Heights and Grosvenor. The Bethesda and...

  • 2 men sentenced for commercial armed robberies

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Two Washington men have been sentenced to more than a decade in prison for two commercial armed robberies in Hyattsville and Bowie. Thirty-five-year-old Jeffery Louis Adams was sentenced to 12 years and 33-year-old Antonio Lamont Gaithers was sentenced to 14 years. Both...

  • Police identify man whose body was found in bags

    LAUREL, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County police have identified the man whose body was found in two bags in Laurel. Officers say the body is that of 28-year-old Jacinto Perez of Laurel. Police say they were called around 9:30 a.m. Sunday to the 8800 block of Enfield Court in Laurel.

  • Lane striping problem causes confusion on I-66

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Crooked and curving lines on a major Fairfax County roadway are causing confusion for some drivers. The problem occurred Monday morning on Interstate 66 goes from Centreville to Gainesville. The Virginia Department of Transportation says temporary lane striping that crews...

  • Bridge over Anacostia to close for several hours

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation officials in Washington are closing the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge over the Anacostia River for several hours. The bridge, which is also known as the South Capitol Street Bridge, will be closed on Monday from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Tuesday. Officials say the...

  • Car goes into Potomac River, body recovered

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities have recovered a body from the Potomac River after a car traveling on the George Washington Memorial Parkway apparently left the road and plunged into the river. The operator of a D.C. Duck Tours boat called authorities around noon Sunday saying there was a car...

  • Police investigating Oxon Hill homicide

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Police in Prince George's County are investigating a murder in Oxon Hill, and investigators don't believe it was a random crime. Police say they were called late Saturday to the 5000 block of Glassmanor Drive for a report of a shooting. Police say when they arrived...



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