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  • Md. woman pleads guilty in DC false statement case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors say a former background investigator for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management has pleaded guilty to falsifying work on background investigations of federal employees and contractors. Prosecutors say Gina Adams of Glen Burnie, Maryland, pleaded guilty Thursday in...

  • DC mayor's driver no longer working as lobbyist

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The driver for Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign who pleaded guilty to conspiracy last week is no longer working as a lobbyist for the Johns Hopkins University and health system. Mark Long was the sixth person associated with Gray's campaign to plead guilty to a felony. The...

  • Police: No new sightings of missing Md. mom, kids

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say there have been no new sightings of a missing Clarksburg woman and two of her children. Police have charged 27-year-old Catherine Hoggle with misdemeanor child neglect. Her children, 3-year-old Sarah Hoggle and 2-year-old Jacob Hoggle, were...

  • Loudoun basketball coach sentenced on sex charges

    LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A former youth basketball coach in northern Virginia has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sex crimes involving a 12-year-old player on his team. Forty-year-old Marlow Afshartous (AFF'-shar-tiss) of Reston pleaded no contest earlier this year to one count of sodomy...

  • 911 call: Charged Md. mom tried to revive 2 kids

    CHEVERLY, Md. (AP) — A 911 tape reveals that a Prince George's County mother charged with suffocating her two toddlers tried to revive them. In two frantic 911 calls released Wednesday, the children's grandmother tells the operator that she and her daughter were performing CPR on the toddlers...

  • DC firefighters to be honored on 9/11 anniversary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A D.C. councilmember will honor some of the firefighters who helped evacuate the Pentagon on 9/11. Councilmember Mary Cheh is scheduled to visit four fire stations on Thursday, the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Firefighters at the stations were...

  • DC officer shoots suspect after being hit by car

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police say an officer shot a fleeing suspect after the man hit the officer with his car. The Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement that the shooting happened Wednesday around 5:30 p.m. in the area of 31st Street and South Dakota Avenue...

  • White House Visitor Center to reopen after revamp

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Visitor Center is reopening this weekend after extensive renovations over the past two years to create new interactive exhibits, a bookstore and other services. The National Park Service says the center will open Saturday on Pennsylvania Avenue after $12.6...

  • Motorcyclists head for Sept. 11 rally in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of motorcyclists are headed for a rally in the nation's capital to honor victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks 13 years ago. They're calling Thursday's event on the National Mall "2 Million Bikers to D.C." National organizer Belinda Bee isn't promising that big a...

  • Missing Md. mom charged with child neglect

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — A Maryland mother whose two children haven't been seen since Sunday has been charged with misdemeanor child neglect. Montgomery County police say they obtained a warrant charging 27-year-old Catherine Hoggle on Wednesday. Police are searching for Hoggle and two of her...

  • Smithsonian to open new history galleries in 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History plans to open its first section of newly renovated galleries next year with a focus on innovation and the history of American business. The museum is in the midst of a five-year overhaul of its west wing exhibition spaces....

  • James Rees, former Mount Vernon president, dies

    MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — James Rees, who led George Washington's Mount Vernon estate for nearly 20 years and worked to promote a vigorous public image of the Founding Father, has died after a long illness. He was 62. Mount Vernon confirmed that Rees died Tuesday at his Markham home. He retired...

  • Commuter bus fire affecting Beltway traffic

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A fire on a commuter bus is affecting traffic on the inner loop of the Capital Beltway at Kenilworth Avenue. A spokesman for Prince George's County fire officials says no one on the commuter bus was injured in the fire, which happened Wednesday morning around 7:10 a.m....

  • Remains at Prince William Co. school site reburied

    MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Prince William County school officials and a family have laid to rest remains unearthed during a construction project. Workers found the more than 100-year-old remains last November as they were preparing to build playing fields for a new high school near Manassas. Local...

  • Chiropractor pleads guilty to health care fraud

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A chiropractor who practiced in southeast Washington has pleaded guilty to signing fake prescriptions for services to be provided by D.C. Medicaid in exchange for cash. Fifty-seven-year-old Lewis J. Levine of Laurel, Maryland, pleaded guilty to health care fraud Tuesday in...



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