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  • Smithsonian helps safeguard Syrian heritage sites

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After four years of civil war, many of Syria's cultural sites have been threatened or destroyed, and museums have been raided and looted. Now the Smithsonian Institution is launching a new project with the University of Pennsylvania's Cultural Heritage Center and the American...

  • Md. clinic to host health fair for moms, kids

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A program that provides low-income women and children with healthy food is hosting a health fair in celebration of National Breastfeeding Month. The health fair will be held on Friday at Schrom Hills Park in Greenbelt. It's hosted by the Women, Infants and Children program...

  • Man pleads guilty in fatal collision in Virginia

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A Baltimore man has pleaded guilty in a 2-car collision that killed an Alexandria man. Twenty-four-year-old Aman Lail pleaded guilty on Thursday to DUI aggravated involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors say on Jan. 24, 2012, Lail collided with a car driven by 24-year-old...

  • Motorcyclist killed in crash in Lanham, Maryland

    LANHAM, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County Police say a motorcyclist was killed when he swerved to avoid a stopped car in Lanham. It happened about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on Annapolis Road. Police say 46-year-old Francis Allan Hall of Laurel was driving west when he swerved to avoid a car stopped...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...



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