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  • Driver pleads guilty in school bus crash

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A school bus driver has pleaded guilty to leaving four children unattended on the vehicle, which drifted across a road and hit a bus stop. Sixty-one-year-old Arturo Roberto Harris of Clinton pleaded guilty to leaving an unattended child and reckless endangerment in...

  • Man admits to stealing dead dad's Social Security

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Burtonsville man has pleaded guilty to stealing his late father's Social Security payments for nearly 20 years. Fifty-year-old Thomas Jefferson Kirby Jr. pleaded guilty to theft of government property in federal court in Greenbelt on Monday. He faces a maximum of 10...

  • Man sentenced in $3.7M advance fee scam

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A man who prosecutors say defrauded religious-based groups out of money they paid for donations that never materialized has been sentenced to six years in prison. Fifty-one-year-old Shannon Johnson of Laytonsville was also ordered to forfeit $3.7 million at sentencing...

  • Report: DC drivers ticketed erroneously

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report from the District of Columbia government's internal watchdog says drivers are too often considered "guilty until proven innocent" when they receive traffic or parking tickets. The report issued Monday by the District's inspector general found that city employees...

  • Alexandria, Va., police charge man in 3 deaths

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — After months of investigation, a former Alexandria resident with a history of erratic behavior has been charged in the shooting deaths of a sheriff's wife, a transportation planner and a music teacher, killings that began in 2003 and alarmed city residents by their...

  • Warner, Gillespie talk tech at candidate forum

    RESTON, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Warner defended his reputation as a centrist Monday in the face of attacks from Republican challenger Ed Gillespie, who argued at a town-hall forum that the voting record of the Virginia Democrat reflects lockstep support for President Obama. The candidate...

  • Hearing continued for American U. professor

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A court hearing for an American University department head who was arrested and accused of breaking into a building near campus and setting a fire has been continued. A preliminary hearing scheduled for Professor David Pitts in Superior Court in Washington on Monday was...

  • DC nominee looking to other cities for tech ideas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral nominee says she's been meeting with mayors from around North America as she develops ideas to improve the city's technology climate. Muriel Bowser delivered the keynote address Monday at a conference on technology in government....

  • DC statehood to get hearing on Capitol Hill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The long-dormant debate over statehood for the District of Columbia is about to be revived on Capitol Hill. A Senate committee announced Monday that it will hold a hearing next week on a bill that would make the District the nation's 51st state. Next Monday's hearing will be...

  • Police: Mom used plastic bags to suffocate kids

    CHEVERLY, Md. (AP) — Police say a 24-year-old woman used a plastic bag to suffocate her two young children at their Cheverly home. Prince George's County police also revealed Monday that Cheverly police officers had escorted Sonya Spoon to a medical facility for a psychiatric evaluation about a...

  • After months-long probe, Alexandria police charge Severance with 3 murders, one dating to 2003

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — After months-long probe, Alexandria police charge Severance with 3 murders, one dating to 2003.

  • Smithsonian toasts past with flag-inspired drinks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner this week with cocktails and a toast to history. The Food Network's Simon Majumdar is hosting a gala cocktail party at the museum Friday to celebrate the flag...

  • Man charged in DC corrections official's death

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An Alexandria man has been charged with killing a high-ranking District of Columbia corrections official. Police say Dawit Seyoum, 29, has been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Carolyn Cross, 64, the deputy director of operations for the Department of...

  • Top D.C. think tanks get cash for helping push other countries' agendas

    The revelations raise questions about the independence of the research done by the think tanks. It also raises the issue of whether the relationships could violate federal law requiring "foreign agents" to register with the U.S. government.

  • Eisenhower memorial staff books oversight meeting during congressional recess

    The staff has enraged the board overseeing it, half of whose members are congressmen, by scheduling an important board meeting during a congressional recess without asking whether the board members would be available.



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