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  • South Capitol Street Bridge to close for testing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia transportation officials say the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge will be closed for several hours for routine testing. Officials say the bridge, also called the South Capitol Street Bridge, will be closed on Sunday from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m....

  • Corcoran Gallery's proposed merger goes to court

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Court proceedings opened Friday in the planned merger of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the nation's oldest museums, with two larger institutions after years of financial troubles and daunting renovation needs. District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Robert Okun heard...

  • Judge tosses remaining portion of DC schools suit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out the remainder of a lawsuit that attempted to halt the closure of 15 District of Columbia public schools. Empower DC, the community group that had backed the lawsuit, had argued the closures discriminated against poor, minority and disabled...

  • Metrobus involved in crash on Beltway on-ramp

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Authorities say four people were injured in a crash involving a car and a Metrobus on an entrance ramp to the Capital Beltway. The crash occurred around 3:45 p.m. in Bethesda, on the entrance ramp from Old Georgetown Road to Interstate 495. Metro spokeswoman Morgan Dye...

  • Police: Driver fled crash that killed passenger

    BRANDYWINE, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County police say a driver fled on foot from the scene of a single-car accident that killed one of his passengers. The crash occurred around 10:45 p.m. Thursday on McKendree Road in Brandywine. Police say the driver ran off the road and crashed into a...

  • Zoo euthanizes Sulawesi macaque named Spock

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo says it has euthanized its Sulawesi macaque, the last of a group donated to the zoo almost two decades ago. The zoo said it euthanized the 27-year-old male macaque named Spock on Thursday. The zoo says Spock suffered from arthritis in his knees and ankles...

  • Judge hears state secrets claim on No Fly List

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge will hear arguments from the federal government that a constitutional challenge to its No Fly List should be tossed out of court because it would expose state secrets. A Virginia man, Gulet (GOO'-lett) Mohamed, challenged his placement on the list in 2011 after...

  • DC expands summer meal program for youth

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia is expanding a program that provides free meals for children and teens during the summer. Mayor Vincent Gray's office says starting Saturday, free meals will be offered on Saturdays at certain libraries, parks and recreation centers. The mayor's...

  • Va. proposes adding express lanes to I-66

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Transportation officials hope to transform a heavily congested stretch of Interstate 66 in northern Virginia by adding express lanes, a rapid bus system and a park-and-ride network. The proposed changes to the 25-mile stretch of highway between Haymarket and Tysons Corner...

  • Workers to return to Navy Yard building in Feb.

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — About 2,700 workers displaced by the Washington Navy Yard shootings last year will begin returning to the renovated building in February, Navy Vice Admiral William Hilarides said Thursday. By the end of April, the enormous office building where a gunman killed 12...

  • Bus service to Dulles changes with Silver Line

    CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — A major change in bus service to Dulles International Airport is coming with next week's opening of the Silver Line Metrorail extension in northern Virginia. The Washington Flyer bus service that currently operates between the West Falls Church Metro station and Dulles...

  • State money needed under PG landslide proposal

    FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County officials have laid out a $15 million plan to shore up the ground in a Fort Washington neighborhood and allow most of the 28 property owners affected by a landslide earlier this year to return home. Unfortunately the county has only $11...

  • Marijuana decriminalization takes effect in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At least for the time being, it's no longer a criminal offense to carry a joint in your pocket in most of the nation's capital. The District of Columbia's law decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana takes effect Thursday. But it's not clear how long the law...

  • Weekend work to affect Metro riders

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro riders will wait longer for trains on some lines this weekend. Metro says beginning Friday at 10 p.m. and on Saturday, trains on the orange and blue lines will operate every 22 minutes. On Sunday, they will run every 24 minutes, though trains through the downtown area...

  • House GOP to DC: Guns OK, pot dangerous

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If House Republicans have their way, District of Columbia residents won't be allowed to walk the streets with a joint in their pocket, and they will be allowed to carry a semi-automatic rifle. The GOP-controlled House approved a spending bill Wednesday that would undo the...



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