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  • Physical therapy clinics agree to $2.7M settlement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials say two companies that operate physical therapy clinics in Washington, Virginia, and Maryland has agreed to pay $2.78 million to settle allegations that they falsely billed for services. U.S. District Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced the settlement...

  • Mickey Rooney portrait installed at Smithsonian

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery has installed a photograph of entertainer Mickey Rooney with his frequent co-star Judy Garland to honor the late actor at the museum in Washington. Rooney died Sunday at age 93 at his hope in North Hollywood. His portrait will be...

  • Man fatally shoots ex-wife, himself

    FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County Police say a man shot and killed his ex-wife in the parking lot of her apartment and then killed himself. It happened early Wednesday in Fort Washington. Police say 32-year-old Michelle Miranda-Fletcher arrived at her home after celebrating...

  • Independent wins special election in Arlington

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — For the first time since 1999, a non-Democrat will serve on the Arlington County Board. Independent candidate John Vihstadt (VYE'-stat) defeated Democrat Alan Howze in a special election Tuesday to replace Chris Zimmerman, who stepped down earlier this year. Vihstadt,...

  • DC mayor orders review in case of missing girl, 8

    WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says he's directed two deputy mayors to conduct a review of the case of a missing 8-year-old and make recommendations about any needed reforms. The mayor said in a statement Tuesday that there is no indication that government agencies or staff failed...

  • Ex-child care workers indicted on abuse charges

    WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — A Prince William County grand jury has indicted two former child-care center workers on dozens of counts related to abuse of children in their care. This week's indictment expands on charges filed in November against 24-year-old Kierra Spriggs and 29-year-old Sarah...

  • American U. announces commencement speakers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American University has announced commencement speakers for its six schools. The university said Tuesday that journalist Katie Couric will address School of Communication graduates on May 10. On the same day, Paul Diaz, the chief executive officer of Kindred Healthcare, will...

  • Jewell to commemorate Marian Anderson's concert

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is joining a commemoration of Marian Anderson's concert at the Lincoln Memorial 75 years after the historic event. Jewell will join the Washington Performing Arts Society and local school children at the memorial Wednesday. They are...

  • Colombian pleads to trafficking with 'El Chapo'

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Colombian man has pleaded guilty to his role in a decade-long international drug trafficking conspiracy that authorities say is connected to the recently arrested Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo." Fifty-five-year-old Jairo Cardona of Medellin, Colombia, pleaded...

  • Man who robbed 2 banks on same day sentenced

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A man convicted of robbing two downtown Washington banks on the same day has been sentenced to 8 ½ years in prison. Fifty-six-year-old Clyde Lacy Rattler of Washington was also ordered to pay nearly $2,900 in restitution at sentencing Tuesday in federal court in the...

  • Money flies from car of fleeing bank robber

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County Police say money flew from the car of a bank robber driving away from the scene. Officers say a man walked into the Bank of America in Upper Marlboro about 10 a.m. Tuesday. Police say the man went to a teller, showed a handgun and demanded...

  • Ex-Marine guilty of murder, could face execution

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — An ex-Marine was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder in the 2009 slaying of a fellow service member, and now faces a possible death sentence for what prosecutors say was just one among a series of violent, stalking attacks on young women in northern Virginia. A jury in...

  • Small plane crashes at Va. airport, pilot unhurt

    LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a pilot escaped injury when his small plane crashed at an airport in Leesburg. Troopers say 52-year-old Robert L. Bailey Jr. of Fairfax Station was approaching Leesburg Executive Airport about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday for landing. Police say a strong...

  • Studios sue defunct website for infringement

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Hollywood studios are suing the defunct file-sharing website Megaupload and its founder, Kim Dotcom, claiming the website facilitated massive copyright infringement. The lawsuit was filed Monday in federal court in Alexandria, seeking unspecified damages. Megaupload...

  • UMd. police: Man charged after peeping incident

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — University of Maryland police say they've charged a man after a peeping Tom incident in a women's bathroom in a classroom building. Police announced the arrest of 21-year-old Ernest Marfo of Reisterstown on Monday. A university worker went to a bathroom in the...



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