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  • Norfolk Naval Shipyard undergoes command change

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Norfolk Naval Shipyard has a new commanding officer. Capt. Scott Brown assumed the duties of the Portsmouth-based shipyard on Friday. The shipyard is the oldest industrial facility belonging to the U.S. Navy. It specializes in repairing, overhauling and modernizing ships...

  • Woman fatally hit by bus in northern Virginia

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A bus has fatally hit a woman in northern Virginia. Fairfax County police say 41-year-old Lorena Gimenez of Alexandria was hit late Thursday night in the parking lot of the Huntington Metro station, about 8 miles south of Alexandria. The woman died at the scene. It's...

  • Gas leak prompts brief closure of National Zoo

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo in Washington says it's reopening after a gas leak in an administrative building prompted a brief closure. The zoo says no animals were affected by the incident Friday morning. The attraction closed at about 10:30 a.m. and gradually reopened, starting with...

  • Baltimore police announce 12-kilo heroin seizure

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say they have seized 12 kilograms of heroin and $825,000 in what they are calling an incredible drug bust. Police Commissioner Anthony Batts announced the seizure and an arrest at a news conference Friday morning. Police say the bust stems from the Operation...

  • Prescription drug collection effort set in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Another prescription drug collection effort is set for this weekend in Virginia. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and other agencies will be collecting expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at designated drop-off sites. The collection will be held from 10...

  • Holder says DC should have voting rights

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder says District of Columbia residents deserve representation in Congress. Holder mentioned the District's lack of representation in prepared remarks for a speech Friday at a Congressional Black Caucus gathering on voting rights. Holder...

  • 'Daily Show' airs controversial Redskins segment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" has aired a controversial segment pitting Washington Redskins fans against a group of American Indians who want the team to change its mascot. Before airing the segment Thursday, Stewart told viewers that although the fans, all from Virginia,...

  • Van Hollen to attend lab complex dedication

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Rep. Chris Van Hollen is scheduled to attend the dedication of the Food and Drug Administration's biodefense lab complex. It's scheduled for Friday morning at the White Oak Headquarters. Van Hollen has been a supporter of the FDA consolidation process.

  • Md. police look into alleged anti-Semitic incident

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore County Police are investigating a report of an anti-Semitic incident. Police say three men reported walking Thursday evening along Old Pimlico Road, about 9 miles northwest of downtown Baltimore, when a car approached them. As the car came closer, they say they saw...

  • Kennedy Center to feature Questlove, Black Thought

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Questlove and Black Thought from The Roots are performing at the Kennedy Center this weekend to celebrate the winners of a national spoken word competition. D.C. hip-hop artist Gabriel "Asheru" Benn will host the free concert Sunday at 6 p.m. It will also feature Hill Harper...

  • VIDEO: Ken Burns discusses Roosevelt family documentary

    Filmmaker Ken Burns discusses his new PBS documentary series "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" at a National Press Club Speakers Luncheon. The seven-part, 14-hour film began Sept. 14th and covers the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt from Theodore’s birth in 1858 to...

  • VIDEO: Nader, Norquist seek common ground at luncheon

    Consumer advocate Ralph Nader and anti-tax activist Grover Norquist spoke on issues where the left and right can come together at a National Press Club luncheon on Sept. 4, 2014.



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