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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • DC police chief likes her military equipment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia police chief is urging President Barack Obama not to cancel a program enabling local law enforcement agencies to buy surplus military equipment at big discounts. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier told WUSA-TV (http://on.wusa9.com/VQuiqt ) Tuesday...

  • Purple Line suit seeks to protect rare creatures

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A trail group in Bethesda, Maryland, is suing the U.S. Transportation Department, alleging a planned light-rail route through some Washington suburbs would harm two rare, shrimplike creatures. The Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail and two residents of Chevy Chase,...

  • Rep. Delaney to host panel on women in workforce

    GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) — Maryland Rep. John Delaney is hosting a panel discussion on the challenges facing women in the workforce. The panel is scheduled for Wednesday in Germantown at Montgomery College. The discussion is expected to cover issues including pay equity, managing work and child...

  • DC prosecutors defer to judge in corruption case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors say they won't oppose a light sentence for a former District of Columbia Council candidate who lied about his campaign financing. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1vLlEXt ) reports that prosecutors say they will defer to Judge Anita Josey-Herring at Jeff Smith's...



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