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  • DC police: 2 found dead, no sign of foul play

    WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. police say the bodies of two men were found about 50 feet apart by Interstate 295 in southeast Washington, but there is no sign of foul play. Police say they believe the men found near an encampment by the Pennsylvania Avenue ramp on Wednesday were homeless. No cause...

  • Rescue dogs, handlers heading home from Wash.

    CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — Three Fairfax County rescue dogs and their handlers are heading home after two weeks searching for victims of a deadly mudslide in Washington state. Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova will welcome the dogs and handlers home on Thursday morning at...

  • Street Smart safety campaign launches in DC region

    WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Officials from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia are launching an effort to help improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists in the region. Local officials and safety advocates are kicking off the Street Smart campaign Thursday. They are gathering at an...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...



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