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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • DC police officer scheduled to go on trial

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A D.C. police officer charged with trying to kill his wife is scheduled to go on trial in Prince George's County. Samson Lawrence III is scheduled for trial Tuesday and faces charges including attempted murder. Prosecutors say that on Nov. 24, 2013, Lawrence was...

  • Judge: Students, staff can oppose Corcoran merger

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nine current students, faculty and staff members can argue against the proposed merger of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the nation's oldest museums, and its college with two larger institutions in Washington, a judge ruled Monday. District of Columbia Superior Court...

  • President Obama on statehood for DC: 'I'm for it'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he supports statehood for the nation's capital. Obama was asked Monday about the prospect of the District of Columbia becoming the 51st state during a town hall at a city school. The president said, "I'm for it," adding that he has been "for...

  • Advisory firm CEB to keep its HQ in Arlington, Va.

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Corporate advisory firm CEB is keeping its global headquarters in Rosslyn, and expects to add 800 new jobs in coming years. State and local officials announced Monday that CEB, formerly known as the Corporate Executive Board, is moving to a new location in Rosslyn after...

  • Man exonerated in DC rape and slaying

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A District of Columbia judge has declared that a 50-year-old man is innocent of a 1982 rape and slaying that put him in prison for 25 years. Kevin Martin was issued a certificate of actual innocence on Monday following a more than 12-year effort to clear his name. Martin...

  • Simulated service begins on Metro's Silver Line

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro is simulating service on its new Silver Line, with just five days left before it opens to rail commuters. Metro began running Silver Line test trains on 11 miles of new track Sunday. The agency says riders on some other routes should expect delays this week, especially...



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