More DC Articles

  • Schwartz touts education record in DC mayoral bid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former D.C. Councilmember Carol Schwartz said Wednesday that she has a stronger record on education than either of her opponents in the race for mayor, especially a fellow independent who has made improving the District of Columbia's public schools the centerpiece of his...

  • Maryland doctor charged with operating pill mill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland doctor is being charged with operating a pill mill out of his office in Rockville, and prosecutors say one person died after using methadone the doctor provided. Silviu Ziscovici, a pain management specialist who had his medical license suspended in by Maryland...

  • Feds probing for fraud in DC building projects

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators looking for fraud in the nation's capital are scrutinizing a program meant to give local contractors a share of major construction projects, people familiar with the probe have told The Associated Press. Three people in contact with investigators say the...

  • Montgomery schools enroll unaccompanied minors

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — About 100 unaccompanied children who have crossed the border from Central America have enrolled in Montgomery County schools. The Montgomery County Council received a briefing Tuesday on the number of unaccompanied minors who have come to the county over the last year....

  • Buses to replace trains on section of red line

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says free shuttle buses will replace trains on a section of the red line this weekend. Metro says beginning Saturday and continuing through system closing on Sunday buses will replace red line trains between NoMa-Gallaudet and Fort Totten. The Rhode Island Avenue and...

  • Judge delays his ruling against DC handgun ban

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge who struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying handguns outside the home has stopped his ruling from going into effect for about three months so city lawmakers can respond with new legislation. U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin on Tuesday...

  • Red light cameras raise money local governments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Data from AAA Mid-Atlantic show red light cameras are raising big money for local governments. WTOP (http://bit.ly/1k5lecV ) reports that programs in the District of Columbia, Rockville, Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Maryland and Arlington County in Virginia...

  • Montgomery officials avoid soccer controversy

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County officials are avoiding a fight between the school system and the county's major recreational youth soccer group. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1oFcwCp ) reports that a county council committee on Monday approved moving ahead with bidding on a...

  • DC mayor to sign bill banning Styrofoam

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mayor Vincent Gray plans to sign a bill that would ban the use of plastic foam food containers in the District of Columbia. The ban on Styrofoam and similar materials is part of a larger environmental cleanup bill approved by the D.C. Council. Gray plans to sign the bill on...

  • National Archives to help open DC Fashion Week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The dusty National Archives has a certain style that's drawing interest from Washington's fashion crowd. On Tuesday, the Foundation of the National Archives and D.C. Fashion Week will announce a new partnership to host the fashion show's opening night Sept. 24 at the National...

  • University chiefs to testify on Corcoran merger

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidents of George Washington University and the University of Maryland have been called to testify on their merger talks with the Corcoran Gallery of Art and its college. The testimony expected this week comes as the Corcoran's merger with George Washington University...

  • Youth charged with arson, attempted murder

    WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Fire officials say a 17-year-old has been charged with attempted murder and arson in a house fire in Woodbridge. Prince William Fire and Rescue says the blaze was reported about 4:30 a.m. Sunday on Marbury Lane. Authorities say firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze...

  • DC asks stay of order that struck down handgun ban

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for the District of Columbia asked a federal judge on Monday to stay his ruling that strikes down the city's ban on carrying handguns outside the home. Attorney General Irvin Nathan filed a motion on behalf of the city and Police Chief Cathy Lanier, asking for a stay...

  • First morning rush on Silver Line runs smoothly

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Nearly 10,000 people have used Metro's five new Silver Line stations during the morning rush hour. The transit agency reported Monday that operations ran smoothly during the first weekday operations for the $2.9 billion Silver Line, which opened to passengers on Saturday....

  • Hearings set this week on Corcoran Gallery merger

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Court hearings will begin this week on the proposed merger of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and its college with George Washington University and the National Gallery of Art. A D.C. judge decided last week that nine current students, faculty and staff members can challenge the...



From the Weekly Standard