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  • Ceremony to mark anniversary of Navy Yard shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Survivors and families of those killed in the Washington Navy Yard shootings will gather for a ceremony of remembrance. The event is scheduled for Tuesday evening, one year after the shootings that killed 12 victims. Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer will speak to honor those who...

  • 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...

  • Initial appearance for Severance on murder charges

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former Alexandria resident with a history of erratic behavior is scheduled to make an initial appearance in a city courthouse on multiple murder charges. For months, 53-year-old Charles Severance has been the focus of an investigation into three homicides in Alexandria,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • DC police seek driver in fatal hit-and-run crash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say a pedestrian was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Georgia Avenue in northwest Washington. District of Columbia police say the man was struck about 3:15 a.m. Sunday by a dark color, four-door Chrysler sedan. It happened near Georgia Avenue and Girard Street. Police...

  • Search resumes for missing kids in Montgomery Co.

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police continue to search for two missing children after their mother was found and arrested this weekend. The search continues after authorities located 27-year-old Catherine Hoggle of Clarksburg on Friday night. She told police that her two children are...

  • Small plane flips over in Montgomery County

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A small plane has crashed at an airpark in Montgomery County with three passengers on board. Montgomery County police say the plane flipped over at the air park on Saturday after it failed to slow down upon landing. The plane ran off the runway and into an embankment. The...



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