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  • Norton wants upgrades to DC's golf courses

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton says the public golf courses in the nation's capital are in desperate need of an upgrade. The District of Columbia's delegate to Congress introduced a bill Monday calling for a study of the possibility of public-private partnerships to operate the...

  • Police: Child hit by drifting school bus

    BELTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County police say several children were injured when a school bus drifted across a road in Beltsville and into a bus stop. Police spokeswoman Officer Nicole Hubbard said the driver left students unattended on the bus in front of High Point High School on...

  • DC could see Republican mayoral candidate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Republican leaders are looking for candidates to run for mayor and the D.C. Council, despite having no candidates on the ballot during last week's primary. Any Republican candidate faces long odds in a city where Democrats make up 76 percent of...

  • Plane intercepted in restricted airspace around DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say two F-16 fighter jets intercepted a small civilian plane in restricted airspace around the nation's capital over the weekend and that the pilot reported he didn't realize he had entered an area that was off limits. The North American Aerospace Defense...

  • Marine Corps chief opens naval exposition in Md.

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The commandant of the Marine Corps, General James Amos, is among the speakers at a National Harbor trade show billed as the largest maritime exposition in North America. The Navy League Sea-Air-Space expo begins Monday at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center...

  • 6 people suffer only minor injuries in I-95 crash

    SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — State police say six people inside a sport-utility vehicle suffered only minor injuries after it ran off the right side of Interstate 95 in Springfield and overturned in a ditch. Police say a 7-year-old girl was ejected from the Ford Expedition and trapped underneath...

  • Officer who shot armed man was 9-year veteran

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County police say an officer who shot and killed an armed man is a nine-year law enforcement veteran. Police identified the officer on Sunday as Officer Brian Newcomer, who works in patrol in the third district. Police say Newcomer was one of two...

  • PG police officer struck; 2 men wounded by gunfire

    CLINTON, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County police say an officer was struck by a car during an encounter with a two men suspected of forcing their way into a home. Police say two officers fired at the car as it drove toward the officer who was hit and sped away. Both men inside the car were...

  • Dykstra, United drop Revolution 2-0 for first win

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrew Dykstra earned a shutout in his first MLS start in nearly four years and D.C. United snapped a 15-match winless streak with a 2-0 victory over the New England Revolution on Saturday night. Substitute Chris Rolfe scored in second-half stoppage time to ensure the...

  • 1 dead after police-involved shooting in Md.

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County Police are investigating after a police-involved shooting in which an armed man died. The police department says it happened Saturday just before 4 a.m. on Marlboro Pike at Lee Jay Drive. Police say after officers and witnesses heard a shot...

  • Officer hit by fleeing car in Md., injuries minor

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Police in Prince George's County say an officer has sustained minor injuries after being struck by a vehicle in Clinton. County police spokesman Lt. Bill Alexander says it happened Saturday when police were called to a burglary and domestic dispute in the 8600 block...

  • DC celebrating International Pillow Fight Day

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington is celebrating International Pillow Fight Day with a pillow fight near the Washington Monument. The pillow fight begins Saturday at 2 p.m. Organizers say the pillow fight will be held on the rectangular plot of grass facing the World War II Memorial. The rules are...

  • New water taxi service debuts on Potomac River

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A new water taxi is operating between Washington and the city of Alexandria in Virginia. The Potomac River Boat Company launched the service Friday. The water taxi, called the Miss Sophie, goes from West Potomac Park to the Alexandria City Marina. The trip lasts about...

  • Police seeking man who robbed PNC bank in SE DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police are looking for a man in connection with the armed robbery of a PNC bank in southeast Washington. Police say it happened Thursday at about 10:20 a.m. when a man entered the bank located in the 4100 block of South Capitol Street SE. Once inside, the man approached a...

  • Oprah comes to Va. to boost Chatman campaign

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia congressional candidate is hoping to stand out among a sea of contenders with some help from her friend Oprah Winfrey. Lavern Chatman, former president of the Northern Virginia Urban League, is hosting a fundraiser Saturday night in Crystal City with...



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