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  • Md. parents allegedly locked up autistic twin sons

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Montgomery County police say a Rockville couple kept their autistic, 22-year-old twin sons locked in a basement room with no furniture and only a tiny window for light. Court records show that John and Janice Land are free on bond after they were charged Friday with two...

  • Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Librarian James Billington said Tuesday that the singer-songwriter whose hits include "Piano Man" and "Uptown Girl" will receive the prize in Washington in November. The Gershwin Prize...

  • DC police officer scheduled to go on trial

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A D.C. police officer charged with trying to kill his wife is scheduled to go on trial in Prince George's County. Samson Lawrence III is scheduled for trial Tuesday and faces charges including attempted murder. Prosecutors say that on Nov. 24, 2013, Lawrence was...

  • Judge: Students, staff can oppose Corcoran merger

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nine current students, faculty and staff members can argue against the proposed merger of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the nation's oldest museums, and its college with two larger institutions in Washington, a judge ruled Monday. District of Columbia Superior Court...

  • President Obama on statehood for DC: 'I'm for it'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he supports statehood for the nation's capital. Obama was asked Monday about the prospect of the District of Columbia becoming the 51st state during a town hall at a city school. The president said, "I'm for it," adding that he has been "for...

  • Advisory firm CEB to keep its HQ in Arlington, Va.

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Corporate advisory firm CEB is keeping its global headquarters in Rosslyn, and expects to add 800 new jobs in coming years. State and local officials announced Monday that CEB, formerly known as the Corporate Executive Board, is moving to a new location in Rosslyn after...

  • Man exonerated in DC rape and slaying

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A District of Columbia judge has declared that a 50-year-old man is innocent of a 1982 rape and slaying that put him in prison for 25 years. Kevin Martin was issued a certificate of actual innocence on Monday following a more than 12-year effort to clear his name. Martin...

  • Simulated service begins on Metro's Silver Line

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro is simulating service on its new Silver Line, with just five days left before it opens to rail commuters. Metro began running Silver Line test trains on 11 miles of new track Sunday. The agency says riders on some other routes should expect delays this week, especially...

  • 9 townhouses damaged in northern Virginia fire

    BRISTOW, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Prince William County say nine townhouses were damaged in a fire that left four of the units uninhabitable. The county's fire-and-rescue department says it took 50 firefighters to extinguish the blaze early Sunday morning in the 9200 block of Dawkins Crest...

  • Arlington to require permits for pub crawls

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Officials in Arlington will require the organizers of pub crawls to get a permit and pay for any county services the event uses. The Arlington County Board voted unanimously Saturday to require the permits. Officials say they've seen a significant increase in pub crawls...

  • Girl hit by car while biking in North Bethesda

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Montgomery County say a 10-year-old girl was seriously injured when she was struck by a car while riding her bike in North Bethesda. Officials say the girl was struck around 6:30 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Tuckerman Lane and Kings Riding Way....

  • Police ID 23-year-old killed in Brandywine crash

    BRANDYWINE, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County police are identifying a 23-year-old killed in a single-car accident in Brandywine in which the driver fled from the scene. Police on Saturday identified the man who died as Brendan Munnerlyn of Waldorf. Police say Munnerlyn was a passenger in a...

  • Police: jogger assaulted on trail in Fairfax

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Police in Fairfax County say a woman running on a residential trail near Rocky Run Park was assaulted by a man riding a bicycle. Police say it happened Thursday around 7 p.m. near the 12900 block of Point Pleasant Drive. Police describe the suspect as a white or Hispanic...

  • Arlington officials OK $2 million in park upgrades

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Officials in Arlington County have approved approximately $2 million for renovations at one of the county's biggest and most popular parks. The Arlington County Board voted Saturday to approve the improvements to Virginia Highlands Park, which is near the Pentagon City...

  • Kenya's tradition: Bead work still vital to tribes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Susana Daniel Chemakwany (SHAY'-mah-KWAH'-nee) is stitching tiny, multicolored beads into a colorful array of necklaces, wristlets and earrings under a tent near the U.S. Capitol. Clothes, shoes and baskets with beading in her designs are sold in a nearby marketplace. But...



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