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  • Police arrest man in fatal shooting of toddler

    LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County Police have arrested a man they say provided a gun to a suspect in the fatal shooting of a toddler. Police said Thursday that 24-year-old Brian Campbell of Landover was arrested at headquarters. He is charged with murder, accessory before the fact and...

  • Former Md. church youth leader gets 40 years

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Las Vegas man convicted of sexually abusing boys while he was a youth leader at a church in Maryland in the 1980s has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. Nathaniel Morales was sentenced Thursday in Montgomery County Circuit Court. A jury found the 56-year-old guilty in...

  • 2 alcohol delivery services declared legal in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two companies that partner with retailers to deliver alcoholic beverages in the District of Columbia have been declared legal by city regulators. The D.C. Alcohol Beverage Control Board informed the companies Drizly and Klink on Friday that their business models don't violate...

  • Smithsonian Natural History Museum closes briefly

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's Natural History Museum closed Thursday morning for emergency technology repairs. The museum said in its Twitter feed that a malfunction of its information-technology network necessitated the repairs. The museum says that none of its collections have been...

  • DC detective shot, wounded in carjacking attempt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier says an off-duty detective is in stable condition after he was shot in a carjacking attempt. Lanier told reporters the shooting occurred around 3 a.m. Wednesday near Pennsylvania Avenue and Southern Avenue in Southeast Washington, near...

  • Some customers in PG County told to boil water

    ACCOKEEK, Md. (AP) — Some residents and businesses in Prince George's County are being urged to boil water following a water main break. Jerry Irvine, spokesman for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, said about 10,000 customer accounts are affected. The commission says the advisory is...

  • Attorney wants $54,000 in fees in gun law dispute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An attorney who successfully argued a lawsuit challenging the District of Columbia's ban on carrying handguns outside a home or office is asking for a court order requiring the city pay him more than $54,000 for his work. Attorney Alan Gura filed a motion Tuesday asking for...

  • Va. mosque vandalized, hate-crime probe sought

    MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A Muslim rights group is asking the FBI and local police to investigate whether vandalism at a Manassas mosque was a hate crime. The Manassas Mosque on Center Entrance Drive was vandalized some time between late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. Vandals sprayed orange...

  • Shelter dog joining Alexandria police K-9 unit

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A shelter dog is poised to join the Alexandria Police Department. The dog is a female Belgian Malinois known as Zara. Its owners turned the dog in to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria last year because they weren't able to care for it. The shelter contacted the...

  • DC movie theater hosting Robin Williams tribute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A local movie theater is hosting a movie tribute to Robin Williams. The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/1nLYeLl ) that beginning Friday, West End Cinema will show "Good Will Hunting," ''The Birdcage" and "The Fisher King" daily through Aug. 21. The 63-year-old actor...

  • DC man convicted of attempted sexual assault

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who prosecutors say forced his way into a woman's home and tried to sexually assault her has been convicted. A Washington jury on Tuesday convicted 39-year-old Omar Rimmer of Washington of attempted sexual assault, kidnapping and other offenses. Sentencing is set for...

  • Bowser extends money lead over DC mayoral rivals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic mayoral nominee in the District of Columbia has extended her fundraising advantage over her rivals and has more than $1 million to spend between now and November. D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser reported raising $511,000 in her most recent financial report,...

  • DC gun ruling is on hold, but having an effect

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors in the District of Columbia have stopped charging people with carrying a handgun outside their home or business after a judge's ruling. Until U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin's ruling in late July, city law prohibited handguns from being carried outside...

  • Crews helping motorists stuck in flooding in Md.

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Rescue crews in Montgomery County are helping some motorists who became stuck after heavy rains. Montgomery County fire department spokesman Pete Piringer says crews have helped or are helping approximately half a dozen people who became stranded in their cars, apparently...

  • Metro: weekend work to affect 4 lines

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says some riders will wait longer for Metro trains this weekend while buses will also replace trains on a section of the red line. Metro says starting Friday at 10 p.m. and continuing through system closing on Sunday, orange and blue line trains will operate every 20...



From the Weekly Standard

  • An Appalling Propaganda Ploy

    The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot, has released a grisly video of one of its fighters beheading a man who appears to be James Foley, an American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria on...

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  • IS Threatens Another U.S. Journalist

    The Islamic State’s official media arm, Furqan Media, has just released a video showing the beheading of American photojournalist James Wright Foley. The terrorist organization claims that the...

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  • Fear Itself

    Julie Gunlock is one mother who’ll welcome the return of pink slime. As the Wall Street Journal reported recently, the beef product processed from scraps left over from butchered cattle all but...

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