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  • Eisenhower Memorial returns to DC planning panel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal agency's staff that oversees planning for the nation's capital is supporting architect Frank Gehry's revised design for a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall. The National Capital Planning Commission staff is recommending the panel...

  • Broken in body, but never in spirit

    At long last, the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial will be dedicated this month.

  • Man killed trying to break up fight in Bowie, Md.

    BOWIE, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County Police are looking for a man they say shot and killed another man who tried to break up a fight among teenagers in a Bowie parking lot. Officers said Wednesday they have obtained an arrest warrant charging 19-year-old Deon Eugene Warren of Upper Marlboro...

  • Ex-Dem. official arrested in sex abuse case

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A former Democratic Party official released from prison after his child molestation convictions were overturned was arrested Wednesday in a separate abuse case involving a family member. Michael Gardner, 50, of Falls Church, was arrested on two felony counts of child...

  • 13-year-old dies after DC shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police say a 13-year-old has died after being shot in the city's Northeast. Police said Wednesday that they responded to a call about shots fired around 7:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 1400 block of Downing Street. There they found a 13-year-old boy conscious and...

  • Teen beaten at Six Flags undergoes skull surgery

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy critically injured at Six Flags America during the first night of its Halloween event, Fright Fest, has undergone surgery on his skull and is in a coma. The teen was beaten outside the Upper Marlboro park Saturday in brawls that witnesses described...

  • Va. man gets 12 years in near-fatal DC sex assault

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Virginia man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in what prosecutors say was a sexual assault that was so violent, it nearly killed the victim. Jose Santos Jr. of Falls Church, Virginia, was sentenced in federal court in the District of Columbia on Tuesday. A jury found...

  • Original manuscript of US anthem visits Mt. Vernon

    MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — Francis Scott Key's original handwritten manuscript of the "Star-Spangled Banner" is making its first visit to Virginia to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the national anthem. The Maryland Historical Society is loaning the original manuscript to George Washington's...

  • DC officers begin wearing body cameras

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in the nation's capital will begin wearing cameras Wednesday to record them as they perform their duties and interact with the public. It's part of a $1 million pilot program that D.C. Metro Police Chief Cathy Lanier says will enhance safety for officers and the public...

  • Metro to be available following post-season games

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says fans attending post-season games at Nationals Park won't have to worry whether they can get back on Metro. Metro and American University announced a partnership Monday that will provide late-night rail service after the games. Under a normal schedule, the last...

  • Famed violinist plays do-over at DC train station

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell brought Bach back to a train station Tuesday, as he did in 2007, but this time Washington noticed. Hundreds of music fans packed Union Station near the Capitol shoulder to shoulder to hear the 46-year-old Bell perform works by Bach and...

  • Red line service back to normal after heavy delays

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro's red line is back to normal after a cracked rail caused delays in both directions during morning rush hour. The red line had been running on a single track between the Van Ness and Dupont Circle stations Tuesday morning. The cracked rail was at the Dupont Circle...

  • Missing 16-year-old Fairfax girl found dead

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A 16-year-old Fairfax girl has been found dead in a park after she had been missing since Sunday. Fairfax police said Tuesday that the body of 16-year-old Cara Lynn Golias was found near a railroad bridge trestle in the Hemlock Overlook Regional Park on Monday afternoon....

  • Romney to help raise money for Comstock in Va.

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is coming to northern Virginia to help an old ally in her congressional campaign. Romney is headlining a $500-per-person fundraiser Tuesday night in McLean for Barbara Comstock, who served as his Virginia campaign co-chair in 2012...

  • Md. man charged in heroin death could get life

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man has been indicted on charges that he sold heroin to someone who died as a result of taking the drug. A federal grand jury indicted 23-year-old Russell Edward Johnson of Lusby, in Calvert County, on four drug charges on Monday. It's unclear Johnson he has an...



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