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  • WV judge orders Severance extradited to Va.

    WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A man wanted for questioning in relation to three unsolved slayings in Alexandria, Va., in the past decade should be extradited to Virginia on an unrelated weapons charge, a West Virginia judge ruled Wednesday. Charles Severance, 53, has been held in Wheeling since his...

  • Police: Parakeets, eggs stolen from Manassas home

    MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Police say 13 parakeets and six parakeet eggs have been stolen from a Manassas home. The theft last week is the second parakeet theft in the city in recent months. Police say two parakeets were stolen from another home in December. Manassas police spokeswoman Adrienne...

  • Woman pleads guilty to $144K theft from nonprofit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors say a 34-year-old Maryland woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $144,000 from an education nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., where she worked in accounting. Tabitha Harley-Williams of Upper Marlboro, Md., pleaded guilty Tuesday to interstate...

  • DC plans public meeting on MLK library renovation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Architects and library officials want to hear from the public about what they would like to see in a major renovation of the central Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in downtown Washington. The library is holding a public meeting Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the central...

  • Twilight Tattoo showcases US military pageantry

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Soldiers from a half-dozen ceremonial Army units in Washington are polishing their moves in preparation for another season of musical extravaganzas highlighting the history of the U.S. military. News media get a sneak peak Wednesday at this year's Twilight Tattoo at Joint...

  • DC corrections officer charged with bribery

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a corrections officer at a Washington jail has been charged with smuggling a cellphone to an inmate for money. Fifty-one-year-old Darren Malry, an officer at the Correctional Treatment Facility, was arrested Monday and charged with bribery. He pleaded...

  • Death penalty case shifts focus to slain Ill. kids

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An Illinois grandfather shook in the witness chair as he told jurors about discovering his 8-year-old granddaughter and her best friend dead from stab wounds in a park where they had been playing, an attack prosecutors say was committed by an ex-Marine now on trial for...

  • Driver gets 3 years in fatal crash on BW Parkway

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Hyattsville man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for the death of a passenger in his SUV after it rolled over on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Twenty-year-old Josue Balbino Ruiz Reyes had pleaded guilty in December to involuntary manslaughter...

  • Bizarre behavior fuels questions in Va. killings

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Alexandria Police have never referred to Charles Severance as a suspect as they investigate three unsolved, possibly connected slayings in the city. But Severance has caught authorities' attention, and on Wednesday a West Virginia judge will hear arguments on whether...

  • Zoo launches 'endangered song' to help save tigers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Indie rock band Portugal. The Man and the Smithsonian's National Zoo released an "endangered song" Tuesday for Earth Day to demonstrate the dwindling number of about 400 Sumatran tigers left in the world. The new song, "Sumatran Tiger," was recorded on 400 polycarbonate...

  • Google challenges nonprofits on ideas to use Glass

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Google has a challenge for U.S. nonprofits. On Tuesday, the tech giant is asking nonprofit groups to propose ideas for how to use the Web-connected eyewear Google Glass in their work. Five charities that propose the best ideas by May 20 will get a free pair of the glasses, a...

  • Md. university offers federal workers discount

    ADELPHI, Md. (AP) — University of Maryland University College is aiming to boost enrollment with a tuition discount for out-of-state federal employees and their families. Officials at the Adelphi-based school that focuses on online education and caters to working adults say federal workers,...

  • Metro to open early for marathon Sunday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says it will open early Sunday for the Nike Women's Half Marathon, and there will be weekend adjustments for track work. Metro says it will open at 5 a.m. Sunday, two hours early, to help runners get to the start of the race. Other adjustments begin Friday at 10 p.m....

  • 2 men shot near National Zoo

    WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. police say two men were shot outside the National Zoo. Police Cmdr. Michael Reese said at a news conference that the shooting was reported about 5:15 p.m. Monday, across the street from one of the zoo's main entrances. Police say one man was shot in the hand, another...

  • Ex-Marine tells lawyers not to fight death penalty

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An ex-Marine facing possible execution for the 2009 murder of a fellow service member ordered his lawyers Monday not to make any arguments to spare his life. In the absence of any opposition, prosecutors pressed ahead with their case that Jorge Torrez, 25, deserves the...



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