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  • VIDEO: Challenges face police one year after Navy Yard shooting

    Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the shooting at the Navy Yard complex in Washington that left 12 dead.

  • Ceremony marks anniversary of Navy Yard shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Navy officials and family members are among more than 2,000 people remembering the Washington Navy Yard shootings a year after 12 people were killed. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1ybJAbo ) reports that during a memorial service Tuesday morning, Navy Vice Adm....

  • Obama calls for 'common-sense' gun restrictions

    President Obama on the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard made a fresh call for additional gun reforms, saying such violence "shatters too many American families every day."

  • Initial appearance for Severance on murder charges

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former Alexandria resident with a history of erratic behavior has made his initial appearance on multiple murder charges. Fifty-three-year-old Charles Severance, sporting a long, gray beard, said nothing during the brief Tuesday hearing in Alexandria. Another hearing...

  • Man arrested in 3-year-old's fatal shooting in Md.

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Police in Prince George's County say they've arrested a man in connection with the fatal shooting of a toddler in Landover in August. Police say they arrested Davon Wallace on Tuesday in connection with the shooting of 3-year-old Knijah Amore Bibb. There had been a...

  • Downed wires suspend DC-Philly Amtrak service

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Downed wires have suspended Amtrak service between Washington and Philadelphia, and are affecting riders of Maryland Area Regional Commuter trains. Amtrak says in a statement that its Amtrak Acela Express and Northeast Regional Service between Washington and Philadelphia are...

  • Knight Foundation to fund ideas to improve cities

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A foundation is challenging innovators to find new ways to improve cities, and it's willing to fund their projects. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is announcing its Knight Cities Challenge on Tuesday to seek new ideas for how to make cities more vibrant places. The...

  • Ex-student pleads guilty to possessing ricin

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Georgetown University student has pleaded guilty to having the toxin ricin in his dorm room. Nineteen-year-old Daniel Milzman of Bethesda, Maryland, pleaded guilty to unregistered possession of a biological agent or toxin Monday in federal court in Washington. If the...

  • Statehood hearing for DC unlikely to spur change

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is dusting off the notion of statehood for the District of Columbia for the first time in 21 years, but that doesn't mean residents of the nation's capital are any closer to gaining representation on Capitol Hill. District leaders testified passionately about...

  • Loudoun County drops gun charge against Severance

    LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Loudoun County prosecutors dropped a gun charge Monday against a man who faces multiple murder counts in Alexandria, clearing the way for him to be tried on the more serious charges. Charles Severance, 53, was transferred from Leesburg to Alexandria after Loudoun...

  • Jury convicts DC man in Md. armored truck robbery

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a D.C. man in an armored truck robbery and a violent carjacking in Montgomery County. Twenty-five-year-old Anthony Terrell Cannon was found guilty late Friday of robbery, carjacking, and firing a gun during a violent crime, among other charges....

  • Md. police believe 2 missing kids are dead

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Two young children who've been missing in suburban Maryland for more than a week are believed to be dead, police said Monday, and investigators are pursuing a homicide case against their mother. Montgomery County police were searching parks and wooded areas in...

  • United Way to accept donations in bitcoin currency

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — One of the world's largest charities says it will begin accepting donations in the virtual currency bitcoin. United Way Worldwide said Monday that it will accept bitcoin donations for the charity's innovation fund through the San-Francisco-based wallet service Coinbase....

  • Md. officer suspended after alleged assault

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A Prince George's police officer has been suspended after being charged with assault. The department says probationary officer Themis Speis was involved in a domestic situation and that an unnamed victim was treated at a hospital for minor injuries. An attorney is...

  • Arts program moves from Kennedy Center to UMd.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An arts management training program has moved from the Kennedy Center to the University of Maryland, along with the arts center's former chief executive. Michael Kaiser, the former Kennedy Center president, has joined the university as a professor. Kaiser will lead the DeVos...



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