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  • DC police investigate fatal hit-and-run crash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist in northwest Washington. Police say the bicyclist was riding on 8th Street NW near S Street when she was struck by an SUV about 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Investigators say the light-colored SUV...

  • 4 passengers sent to hospital after Metrobus crash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say four people were taken to hospitals after two Metrobuses collided in northwest Washington. Police tell The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1rq5yTt ) that one bus rear-ended another near Florida Avenue and 5th St. NW. It happened about 2:20 p.m. on Friday. All of...

  • Woman gets 6 ½ years for fatal hit-and-run

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman convicted of voluntary manslaughter in a 2010 hit-and-run crash has been sentenced to 6 ½ years in prison. Thirty-four-year-old Jorida Davidson of Chevy Chase, Maryland, was sentenced Friday in D.C. Superior Court. Davidson was convicted in July in the death of...

  • Cuccinelli lawsuit: Conservative PAC duped donors

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli is suing a conservative political action committee that he says raised massive amounts of money invoking his name in email solicitations despite giving only a pittance to his actual campaign. The lawsuit alleges...

  • DC man pleads guilty in 9-year-old's sex abuse

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A District of Columbia man has pleaded guilty to transporting a minor to engage in sex. Fifty-three-year-old Kevin Robinson pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Maryland. As part of a plea agreement with prosecutors, Robinson faces between 12 and 17.5 years in prison...

  • Garth Brooks to honor Jay Leno with humor prize

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Garth Brooks is joining the lineup of entertainers including Jimmy Fallon who will honor Jay Leno with the nation's top humor prize at the Kennedy Center in October. The performing arts center said Friday that Brooks will help present the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to...

  • Arena Stage opens season with 'The Shoplifters'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Arena Stage is opening its new theater season with the premiere of the new comedy "The Shoplifters" about society's haves, and have-nots and how much they have in common. Jayne Houdyshell from Broadway's "Romeo and Juliet" and "Follies" stars in the new comedy and is making...

  • Georgetown student died of bacterial meningitis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Georgetown student who died after contracting meningitis had the most serious form of the infection. In a letter to parents, students and staff sent late Thursday, the university says that sophomore Andrea Jaime died of bacterial meningitis on Tuesday. That type of...

  • DC mayoral candidates clash over education

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's mayoral candidates clashed over proposals to improve the city's public schools in their first general-election debate, with the Democratic nominee characterizing her independent challenger as a loose cannon whose approach would lead to "ping-pongs in leadership."...

  • 2 men arrested in 1996 killing of 19-year-old

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C. police have arrested two men in the 1996 killing of a 19-year-old in the city's Northwest. Metropolitan police said Thursday that they arrested 44-year-old Curtis Farmer of Washington and 39-year-old Alexander Passee, of Bowie, Maryland. Both were charged with...

  • Anacostia Museum to examine DC immigrant community

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum is revisiting an exhibit from 20 years ago about black immigrants in Washington and notions of race and ethnicity amid changes in Washington's demographics. On Friday, the museum will host a daylong symposium to explore past...

  • Group aims to redo neglected site on National Mall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lakeside gardens, model boats and fine dining overlooking the nation's monuments could one day redefine a site on the National Mall that has languished for years with fetid water, dying fish and crumbling walkways. After holding a design competition to improve spaces on the...

  • Eisenhower Memorial panel considers Gehry's design

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal commission planning a memorial near the National Mall honoring the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower considered whether to move forward Wednesday with a famed architect's design after years of controversy surrounding the project. Earlier this month, architect Frank...

  • Poll shows Bowser leading in DC mayor's race

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll shows that Democrat Muriel Bowser has a comfortable lead against her two opponents in the District's mayor's race. An NBC4/Washington Post/Marist poll released Wednesday shows that Bowser has the support of 43 percent of likely voters. The poll showed independent...

  • Md. has new tools aiding immigrant youth

    HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials have announced three initiatives aimed at helping families who are sponsoring unaccompanied immigrant youth who have fled violence in Central America. One of the initiatives announced Wednesday is a website www.buscandomaryland.com that enables people...



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    As far as newspaper corrections go, it was a whopper. On August 24, the editors of the New York Times sucked the air out of a windy essay that had blown through its pages a few days before. The...

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