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  • Jury convicts woman in Dupont Circle hit-and-run

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland woman has been convicted of voluntary manslaughter in a 2010 hit-and-run crash that killed a woman near Dupont Circle. Prosecutors say a D.C. Superior Court jury found Jorida Davidson of Chevy Chase guilty Wednesday. Davidson was previously convicted of other...

  • Administrative law judge admits ethical violations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia's former chief administrative law judge has admitted to ethics violations and agreed to pay a $20,000 fine. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1rLl4HF ) reports Mary Oates Walker signed a settlement and admitted to the violations Tuesday, ending a...

  • Long wait for Metro Silver Line coming to an end

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — After decades of planning and years of construction, the Metro Silver Line opens to passengers Saturday. The commuter rail line linking Tysons Corner and Reston to the extensive D.C.-area subway system cost nearly $3 billion. By 2018, the Silver Line will extend west another...

  • National capital area No. 1 for late mail

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Postal Service report ranks the nation's capital No. 1 — for late mail delivery. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1nnvOeo ) reports that an inspector general's report released Tuesday found that mail is delivered after 5 p.m. more than two-thirds of the time in the...

  • Ben's Chili Bowl opens eatery at National Airport

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Reagan National Airport is celebrating the opening of Ben's Chili Bowl in one of its terminals as the famous Washington eatery opens its first airport location. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration Wednesday at the airport will include performances by the Chuck Brown...

  • Most Metro lines to have regular weekend service

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Metro lines will have regular weekend service as the silver line opens. Metro says the orange, blue, yellow and green lines will run at regular weekend intervals on Saturday and Sunday. The silver line opens Saturday at noon and will also be running at regular weekend...

  • Bowser to hold hearings on soccer stadium deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. councilmember who could end up deciding the fate of a proposed new soccer stadium for D.C. United will hold two public hearings on the project. Mayor Vincent Gray has proposed spending $150 million to acquire land and enhance infrastructure for the stadium, which...

  • Md. man sentenced to 20 years for sex trafficking

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sex trafficking and related offenses. Thirty-two-year-old Jean Claude Roy of Germantown, also known as "Dredd the Don," was sentenced in federal court in Greenbelt on Tuesday. Authorities say Roy transported girls across...

  • Man shot by police at bank in Silver Spring

    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say an officer shot and killed a man after police were called to a bank in Silver Spring for a reported trespasser. The shooting occurred shortly before noon Tuesday at the Capital One branch on Arliss Street. Police say a man behaving...

  • Corrections officer gets 5 years in inmate beating

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former corrections officer at a Maryland prison has been sentenced to five years in prison on civil rights and conspiracy offenses in connection with the beating of an inmate. James Kalbflesh, a former correctional officer at the Roxbury Correctional Institution in...

  • Police: Dumfries man stabbed and killed pit bull

    DUMFRIES, Va. (AP) — Prince William County Police say a Dumfries man stabbed and killed a pit bull and fatally injured a pit bull puppy in a domestic dispute. Thirty-two-year-old Gerard Darvell Williams has been charged with animal cruelty, domestic assault and battery, and destruction of...

  • Wayne A.I. Frederick appointed Howard U. president

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Wayne A.I. Frederick has been appointed as the 17th president of Howard University. Frederick is a Howard-trained surgeon who had been serving as interim president of the private, historically black university since October. Howard's Board of Trustees voted Monday night to...

  • Civil Rights film festival opens this week in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A civil rights film festival is hosting free screenings this week in Washington, following stops in Atlanta and New York City. The March on Washington Film Festival marks its second year focusing on lesser-known stories of the Civil Rights movement. Each screening is followed...

  • 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 counts...

  • 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...



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