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  • Small fires force DC hotel guests to relocate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guests at a large Washington hotel were forced to evacuate their rooms overnight and sleep in ballrooms and other areas of the hotel due to a series of small fires. Marriott spokesman Mark Indre says the fires at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel were primarily in stairwells....

  • 12 Maryland students show signs of whooping cough

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County officials are warning parents that 12 students at four different schools have shown signs of whooping cough. County health officials say there have been three confirmed cases of the respiratory disease and nine suspected cases. Health officials strongly...

  • National Book Festival opens moves inside Saturday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Book Festival has moved inside and is opening to the public in the Washington Convention Center this weekend after a decade on the National Mall. The free festival runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Library of Congress event features activities and books...

  • Man gets 12 years for sledgehammer attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for attacking a co-worker with a hand-held sledgehammer. Thirty-nine-year-old Abdul Ewumi, who was convicted of assault with intent to kill while armed, was sentenced Friday in D.C. Superior Court. According to the...

  • Fire destroys house on estate of late author

    HUNTINGTOWN, Md. (AP) — Authorities say two boys have been charged with setting a fire that destroyed an unoccupied house on the estate of the late novelist Tom Clancy. The Office of the State Fire Marshal said in a statement on Friday that the two-story, wood-frame house in Huntingtown in...

  • Chris Brown due back in DC court for plea hearing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Chris Brown is scheduled to appear in a District of Columbia court for what would be a third attempt at a plea deal to resolve an assault case that dates to October 2013. According to court filings, Brown was scheduled to appear in D.C. Superior Court on Friday for a...

  • DC transit police chief urges vigilance

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro Transit Police are urging officers to be vigilant to threats from jihadist terrorism. However, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority emphasizes that there are no current threats known against the subway and transit system. Metro on Friday released a...

  • Brown and Hogan agree to second televised debate

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A second televised debate has been set for Maryland's governor's race. The debate, announced Thursday, will be co-hosted by three Washington-area media outlets, including The Washington Post, WTOP Radio and NewsChannel 8. The hour-long debate between Democratic Lt. Gov....

  • US Book Festival adds programs on movies, cooking

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New events are being added to this year's National Book Festival, including a discussion with writers whose books were made into movies, and cooking demonstrations by top chefs. The festival on Saturday runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. It's moving inside to the Washington...

  • Man gets 27 years for robbing armored vehicle

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A D.C. man has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for robbing an armored vehicle in Glenarden. Forty-eight-year-old Steven Vondell Williams was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Greenbelt. According to evidence presented at trial, on May 3, 2011, Williams and...

  • 145 arrested at protest against US deportations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Park Police say 145 people were arrested during a protest against U.S. deportations of migrants in the country illegally in a rally outside the White House. Activists from CASA de Maryland and CASA de Virginia organized a crowd of hundreds of protesters Thursday. They...

  • Roommates charged in Laurel slaying

    LAUREL, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County Police have charged two roommates of a man whose body was found in two bags in Laurel with his slaying. The body of 28-year-old Jacinto Perez was found Sunday morning. Police said Thursday that 32-year-old Santos Leonel Mejia-Yanes has been arrested and...

  • 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...



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