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  • Police investigating Oxon Hill homicide

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Police in Prince George's County are investigating a murder in Oxon Hill, and investigators don't believe it was a random crime. Police say they were called late Saturday to the 5000 block of Glassmanor Drive for a report of a shooting. Police say when they arrived...

  • Boy injured in tram accident at Richmond estate

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Maymont Foundation is investigating a tram accident that injured a 7-year-old boy at the historic Maymont estate in Richmond. Police tell media outlets that the boy hit his head on a passing tram on Saturday. He was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening...

  • 2 found dead in Verona, possible murder-suicide

    VERONA, Va. (AP) — Augusta County police say investigators believe the fatal shootings of a Verona couple were a murder-suicide. Media outlets report that the bodies of a 56-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman were found in the master bedroom of a house on Thursday. Both died from gunshot...

  • Police: body found in 2 bags in Laurel

    LAUREL, Md. (AP) — Police in Prince George's County are investigating after a body was found in two bags in Laurel. Police say they were called around 9:30 a.m. Sunday to the 8800 block of Enfield Court in Laurel. Prince George's County police spokeswoman Pfc. Nicole Hubbard says the victim is...

  • Baltimore's top cop helps catch alleged gunman

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts was on his way to a peace walk when he helped catch an alleged gunman after a shooting. Television station WBAL-TV (http://bit.ly/1skH5fB ) reports Batts and other officers were traveling to the walk near Cliftmont Avenue and Belair...

  • Metroway bus service debuts in Va.

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Traveling to places between the Braddock Road and Crystal City Metro stations has gotten a little easier. A new Metro service called Metroway debuts Sunday and will use dedicated bus lanes along the Route 1 corridor. The five mile route currently includes 22 stops between...

  • NASA says rocket launch from Wallops successful

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — A rocket for the Department of Defense has been launched from NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility. NASA says the Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket was launched at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. The launch had been postponed several times. NASA says in a news release that the...

  • Man dies after being found hurt in Severn roadway

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Police in Anne Arundel County are investigating after a man was found injured in a roadway in Severn and later died. Police say they were called around 2 a.m. Saturday to the intersection of Meade Village Circle and Meade Village Road for a report of an injured person....

  • DC metro gas prices down 3 cents from last week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gas prices in the D.C. metro area are down 3 cents from a week ago. In its weekly report, AAA said Sunday that the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is $3.40, down from $3.43 a week ago. The price is 16 cents lower than this time a year ago, when the price was...

  • Star-spangled banner replica to be on view in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A re-creation of the star-spangled banner will be unfurled near the White House to mark 200 years since the home was burned by the British during the War of 1812. Sunday marks 200 years since the White House was burned on Aug. 24, 1814. To mark the occasion, the replica flag...

  • DC officials conducting streetcar emergency drill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation officials in Washington say a portion of H Street will be closed for several hours while emergency responders take part in a drill involving the yet-to-start streetcar system. Officials say the drill will take place on Sunday in the 1200 block of H Street NE and...

  • 3 arrested in utility pole thefts

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Police in Montgomery County have arrested three people, two of them teenagers, and charged them with stealing utility poles worth approximately $25,000. Police say they were called Saturday to the parking lot of an Extended Stay America hotel for a report of suspicious...

  • Largest class in U.Va. history on grounds

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The largest class in University of Virginia history is on the grounds and going through orientation. About 3,690 first-year students unloaded their belongings Saturday. After two more days of orientation, they'll start classes Tuesday. The university says nearly 31...

  • 1 injured after small plane crashes in Md.

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — The pilot of a small airplane has been seriously injured after crashing while taking off at a Montgomery County airport. Montgomery County fire department spokesman Pete Piringer says it happened Saturday around noon at the Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg....

  • National Zoo celebrates panda's first birthday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo in Washington threw a party Saturday in honor of the first birthday of panda cub Bao Bao. To celebrate, the cub got a cake made from frozen fruit juice and other treats like pears and apples. Bao Bao is only the second panda born at the zoo to survive to her...



From the Weekly Standard

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    Do Washington Republicans smell blood in New Jersey? The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the GOP's Senate campaign apparatus, issued a press release Wednesday knocking New Jersey's...

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