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  • Correction: Marine Training story

    BLACKSTONE, Va. (AP) — In a story July 19 about military training exercises, The Associated Press, relying on a news release from the Marine Corps, reported erroneously where the training would take place. The military will be using the private Falwell Airport in Lynchburg as a staging area,...

  • Air-conditioner cord blamed for fatal fire

    ROCK HALL, Md. (AP) — Fire officials say an electrical failure in a cord powering an air-conditioner caused a house fire that killed an 85-year-old Rock Hall woman. The Office of the State Fire Marshal said in a news release Monday that Hester Louise Wright died in the July 14 blaze....

  • Maryland county OKs MGM casino at National Harbor

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County officials on Monday approved a building plan for a $925 million MGM Resorts International casino and hotel near the nation's capital on an 8-1 vote, paving the way for MGM to get the permits needed to begin construction. The casino, which will...

  • Judge: Students, staff can oppose Corcoran merger

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nine current students, faculty and staff members can argue against the proposed merger of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the nation's oldest museums, and its college with two larger institutions in Washington, a judge ruled Monday. District of Columbia Superior Court...

  • Man charged in fatal December shooting in Odenton

    ODENTON, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County police have charged a man in the fatal shooting of a teenager in his home in Odenton. Twenty-year-old Bashunn Phillips of Gambrills was charged Friday and charged with first- and second-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Shar-Ron Mason. Police...

  • Va. records best oyster harvest since 1987

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is marking its largest oyster harvest in more than 25 years. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced on Monday that the state's oyster harvest jumped 25 percent last year to the highest seen since 1987. Over the past 12 years, Virginia's oyster harvest has increased from...

  • President Obama on statehood for DC: 'I'm for it'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he supports statehood for the nation's capital. Obama was asked Monday about the prospect of the District of Columbia becoming the 51st state during a town hall at a city school. The president said, "I'm for it," adding that he has been "for...

  • Advisory firm CEB to keep its HQ in Arlington, Va.

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Corporate advisory firm CEB is keeping its global headquarters in Rosslyn, and expects to add 800 new jobs in coming years. State and local officials announced Monday that CEB, formerly known as the Corporate Executive Board, is moving to a new location in Rosslyn after...

  • Group seeks full disclosure of drilling chemicals

    CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A group of doctors is demanding full public disclosure of chemicals that would be used to drill for natural gas by hydraulic fracturing in western Maryland. The Cumberland Times-News (http://bit.ly/Un0SQ7 ) reported Monday that the Chesapeake Physicians for Social...

  • Man exonerated in DC rape and slaying

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A District of Columbia judge has declared that a 50-year-old man is innocent of a 1982 rape and slaying that put him in prison for 25 years. Kevin Martin was issued a certificate of actual innocence on Monday following a more than 12-year effort to clear his name. Martin...

  • Va. House GOP seeks 2 new veteran nursing homes

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia House Republicans want to prioritize funding for two new nursing homes for veterans with money originally meant to renovate the state Capitol complex. House Majority Leader Kirk Cox introduced legislation Monday to spend $57 million originally earmarked for a...

  • Simulated service begins on Metro's Silver Line

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro is simulating service on its new Silver Line, with just five days left before it opens to rail commuters. Metro began running Silver Line test trains on 11 miles of new track Sunday. The agency says riders on some other routes should expect delays this week, especially...

  • 9 townhouses damaged in northern Virginia fire

    BRISTOW, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Prince William County say nine townhouses were damaged in a fire that left four of the units uninhabitable. The county's fire-and-rescue department says it took 50 firefighters to extinguish the blaze early Sunday morning in the 9200 block of Dawkins Crest...

  • Va. Tech institute receives 2 federal contracts

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The federal government has awarded two contracts potentially worth $55 million to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. Virginia Tech said Monday that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration awarded a contract to further study commercial truck driver...

  • Md. gun law supporter says it's working

    BALTIMORE (AP) — With a federal court hearing looming, a supporter of Maryland's 2013 gun-control law says there are early indications it's helping to reduce fatal shootings. The Daily Record (http://bit.ly/1qWNn4D) reported in its Monday edition that overall gun deaths in Maryland fell 24...



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