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  • Marion Barry hosting documentary about his ward

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry has produced a documentary about the ward he represents on the D.C. Council. The documentary is called "Ward 8 — The Past. The Present. The Future." It's meant to highlight the history of Barry's ward, which is the poorest in the...

  • National HIV awareness campaign to launch in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching a new HIV awareness campaign at a public hospital in southeast Washington. The campaign urges people who have HIV to seek medical care, start taking medications and adhere to treatment. It's called "HIV Treatment...

  • Metro: some to wait longer for weekend trains

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says riders on some lines will wait longer for trains this weekend and that only the silver line is unaffected. Metro says beginning Friday at 10 p.m. and continuing through system closing on Sunday, orange line trains will run every 24 minutes instead of regular weekend...

  • Ex-law firm controller pleads guilty to theft

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former controller for a D.C. law firm has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $960,000 from the firm. Forty-four-year-old Marc England of Covington, Louisiana, pleaded guilty to wire fraud on Tuesday in federal court in Washington. He faces 33 to 41 months in prison at...

  • Man pleads guilty in 1992 DC homicide

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors say s man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 1992 shooting death of a man in Washington's East Potomac Park. Lamont Terry pleaded guilty Tuesday in D.C. Superior Court. Prosecutors say that on May 25, 1992, Terry and others drove from Arlington,...

  • Woman charged in death of her toddler son

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington police say a woman has been charged with first-degree felony murder in the beating death of her 3-year-old son. Twenty-five-year-old Frances Lyles was arrested Tuesday was arrested Tuesday in the death of Xavier Lyles on June 24. Police had been called to the boy's...

  • Alexandria schools on alert after weapon report

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Alexandria school officials say all schools went on lock-in after a report of a person brandishing a weapon near one school, but students are now on their way home. An Alexandria police spokeswoman says police received a report of a person with a weapon in the area of...

  • VIDEO: Challenges face police one year after Navy Yard shooting

    Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the shooting at the Navy Yard complex in Washington that left 12 dead.

  • Ceremony marks anniversary of Navy Yard shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Navy officials and family members are among more than 2,000 people remembering the Washington Navy Yard shootings a year after 12 people were killed. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1ybJAbo ) reports that during a memorial service Tuesday morning, Navy Vice Adm....

  • Obama calls for 'common-sense' gun restrictions

    President Obama on the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard made a fresh call for additional gun reforms, saying such violence "shatters too many American families every day."

  • Man arrested in 3-year-old's fatal shooting in Md.

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Police in Prince George's County say they've arrested a man in connection with the fatal shooting of a toddler in Landover in August. Police say they arrested Davon Wallace on Tuesday in connection with the shooting of 3-year-old Knijah Amore Bibb. There had been a...

  • Initial appearance for Severance on murder charges

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former Alexandria resident with a history of erratic behavior has made his initial appearance on multiple murder charges. Fifty-three-year-old Charles Severance, sporting a long, gray beard, said nothing during the brief Tuesday hearing in Alexandria. Another hearing...

  • Downed wires suspend DC-Philly Amtrak service

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Downed wires have suspended Amtrak service between Washington and Philadelphia, and are affecting riders of Maryland Area Regional Commuter trains. Amtrak says in a statement that its Amtrak Acela Express and Northeast Regional Service between Washington and Philadelphia are...

  • Knight Foundation to fund ideas to improve cities

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A foundation is challenging innovators to find new ways to improve cities, and it's willing to fund their projects. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is announcing its Knight Cities Challenge on Tuesday to seek new ideas for how to make cities more vibrant places. The...

  • Ex-student pleads guilty to possessing ricin

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Georgetown University student has pleaded guilty to having the toxin ricin in his dorm room. Nineteen-year-old Daniel Milzman of Bethesda, Maryland, pleaded guilty to unregistered possession of a biological agent or toxin Monday in federal court in Washington. If the...



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