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  • Woman, 81, killed in St. Mary's County house fire

    LEXINGTON PARK, Md. (AP) — Fire officials say an 81-woman died in a fire in her house in St. Mary's County. The State Fire Marshal's Office say the blaze was reported about 1:15 p.m. Wednesday in Lexington Park. More than 55 firefighters from seven departments battled the blaze for 30 minutes...

  • Man charged with killing 2 men, injuring 3rd

    WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. police have charged a man in a shooting that killed two men and injured a third. Officers say on July 17, three men were found shot on Ridge Road in Southeast. Nineteen-year-old Anthony Chase and 27-year-old Eric Leeper were pronounced dead at the scene. The third man...

  • Restaurant owner, son plead guilty in taxi case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A politically connected restaurant owner from Washington's Chinatown neighborhood and his son have pleaded guilty to making illegal payments to the head of the city's taxicab commission. Anthony "Tony" Cheng Sr. and his son, Anthony Cheng Jr., entered their pleas Wednesday...

  • Metro Silver Line project director resigns

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The head of the beleaguered $3 billion project to extend Metro's Silver Line through Tysons Corner is resigning. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced Wednesday that project director Pat Nowakowski is leaving next month to take a job at another transit...

  • DC extends deadline to enroll in health plans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 2,000 District of Columbia residents either enrolled in a health insurance plan or were found to be eligible for Medicaid after the official end of open enrollment on March 31, but a spike in call volume this week led to another extension of the deadline, officials...

  • Metro resumes weekend work after 4-week break

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a four-week break for cherry blossom season, Metro is back to doing weekend work again. Metro says that beginning Friday at 10 p.m. and continuing through Sunday, free shuttle buses will replace trains on portions of the orange and blue lines. On the orange line,...

  • DC to celebrate Emancipation Day

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia leaders and residents are preparing to celebrate a holiday that's unique to the nation's capital. D.C. Emancipation Day commemorates the date in 1862 when President Abraham Lincoln freed all slaves in the city. Lincoln signed the Emancipation...

  • Sean Combs to speak at Howard U. commencement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs will deliver Howard University's commencement speech this year in Washington. The school announced Tuesday that Combs will be among five people who will receive honorary degrees as trailblazers in their fields. Combs was a Howard...

  • Cherry blossoms boost Saturday Metro ridership

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says good weather and the cherry blossoms' peak bloom contributed to high ridership over the weekend. Metro says that on Saturday riders took 638,474 trips on the rail system. That's nearly double the ridership of an average Saturday. It's also the highest Saturday...

  • DC Council to consider contracting reform bills

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council will hear testimony on a package of bills meant to reform the city's contracting process. One bill would eliminate review by the council of contracts worth more than $1 million. Supporters say removing the council from the contracting process would prevent...

  • Wounded vets cycling to raise rehab awareness

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Dozens of injured service members are mounting up to raise awareness in the nation's capital about bicycling rehabilitation for disabled veterans. The Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride begins Tuesday at National Harbor and continues through Saturday with events in...

  • Former hospital tech charged with raping patient

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Police have charged a former hospital technician with raping a 37-year-old patient. Arlington County Police said Monday that 30-year-old Roy Anthony Jones of Washington was working as a CT scan technician at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington when the alleged attack...

  • Pedestrian struck, fatally injured in College Park

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County Police say a man was fatally injured when he was hit by a car in College Park. Officers say 23-year-old Carlos Pacanins of Chevy Chase was trying to cross Baltimore Avenue about 10:20 p.m. Friday when he was hit by a car. Authorities say the...

  • Motorcyclist killed on southbound I-95

    CALVERTON, Md. (AP) — State police say a motorcyclist was killed in a three-vehicle crash that led to lane closures on southbound Interstate 95. The crash occurred just after 7 p.m. Saturday in Calverton, near the Capital Beltway interchange. Police say the motorcyclist was traveling at high...

  • Beyer endorsed by Richardson, Dean

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia lieutenant governor Don Beyer is picking up support from prominent national Democrats as he seeks a House seat in northern Virginia. Beyer's campaign announced today that he's been endorsed by former U.S. Energy secretary and New Mexico governor Bill...



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