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A high percentage of Marylanders believe Gov. Larry Hogan has adequately distanced himself from President Trump, according to a new poll that also sho..
TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. 4/10: Moderately muggy upper 80s might score a 7 in mid-..
Eleven cases of influenza have been detected in pigs that were shown at the Great Frederick Fair in Frederick County, Md.,and all swine at the county ..
A man was killed in Leesburg late Sunday after what appeared to be a stabbing, the Leesburg police said. They said he was found about 10 p.m. in the 1..
Minutes after you summon an Uber, Lyft or some other ride-hailing service, the car arrives and pulls to the curb. You hop into the back seat. Why the ..
The proposed 11th Street Bridge Park that would cross the Anacostia River continues to inspire big-name philanthropists to write big checks to revital..
Virginia gubernatorial contender Ralph Northam and other Democrats in statewide contests are leading their GOP opponents six weeks before Election Day..
If owning a single-family home is your priority and your home-buying budget is capped at $400,000, one of your best options in the pricey Washington r..
A copperhead snake, similar to this one, bit a woman on her foot and toes as she was in a steakhouse in Fredericksburg, Va. (Courtesy of Maryland Pois..
Capital Weather Gang's Angela Fritz explains the four factors that are behind a busy 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. (Claritza Jimenez/The Washington ..
Kisha Bowles discovered the rodeo when she was spending most of her day in front of a computer and reeling from the loss of her mother. Her Sundays su..
I’ve metal-detected for Civil War relics for many years and recently have started inventorying some of my finds that I hadn’t earlier cleaned. I came ..
An assault and attempted robbery on a Metro train Friday evening left a man with minor injuries and a group of young assailants at large. At 8:30 p.m...
One of the most striking structures in the non federal part of Washington is the Chinatown Friendship Archway and it was a mere few feet from there th..
The first full day of autumn felt nothing like it. Summerlike heat prevailed across the region today, and will continue to do so for the next several ..
A 3-year-old boy was struck by a car and killed late Saturday afternoon in Alexandria, city police said. Crystal Nosal, spokeswoman for the Alexandria..
At a time when the untamed fury of the hurricane has brought widespread misery to many, it may be good to be reminded that serene order also reigns in..
Workers could begin slicing down trees along the route of the planned Purple Line as early as Monday, after a federal judge late Friday denied a reque..
When the 11th Street Bridge Park opens in 2019, an abandoned freeway bridge will have been transformed into Washington’s first aerial park, connecting..
I have an easy way solve the North Korea crisis. Take Kim Jong Un to Tysons Corner Center. “What is a Sleep Number?” he would say as we walked within ..
Rafe Esquith, whom I have often called the best classroom teacher in the country, has finally won victory over the Los Angeles school board’s outrageo..
5 PM Update: Tropical storm watches have been issued for the entire North Carolina coast and parts of the extreme southern end of the Virginia coast. ..
TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. 6/10: One day was tolerable. But with most pools closed,..
Prince George’s County police said they found one man who was fatally shot and another man wounded at a College Park apartment complex early Sunday. P..
Cloudless Sundays should be cause for celebration in late September. But not when they are accompanied by 90-degree heat and high humidity. You can be..
Prince George’s County police said they found one man shot dead and another man wounded at a College Park apartment complex early Sunday. Officers res..
Redskins vs. Raiders 8:30 p.m., September 24, FedEx Field It feels more like training camp than week three, even in the dark, with somewhat uncomforta..
The top security official at a Maryland high school was warned several times in writing about inappropriate contact with a student but was kept in his..
The former leaders of a public charter school for disabled and at-risk teenagers have agreed to settle a District lawsuit alleging they sought to enri..
Fall begins Friday, on the autumnal equinox, when the sun’s direct rays beat down directly over the equator. It’s the halfway point between the longes..
Yes, dotard is a real word. Thanks to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who used the word to describe President Trump as “a mentally deranged U.S. dota..
The trial of the accused ringleader of the 2012 attacks on U.S. facilities that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, set to begin Monday, will be..
Virginia gubernatorial candidates Republican Ed Gillespie, left, and Democrat Ralph Northam joke at a debate on Sept. 19. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washing..
A member of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s cabinet who is at the center of a standoff between the Republican governor and leading Democrats has been reas..
The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season has not only been super active so far, but also super unlucky. In some past busy hurricane seasons, land areas have..
The calendar sure is confused. On Sept. 22, the autumn equinox, record heat is scorching the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes. And it is headed toward th..
A District man pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder while armed in the Aug. 12 beating of his 81-year-old mother as she lay in her bed in the..
Earlier this month in a Northeast D.C. neighborhood, all seemed well. It was a sunny day with below-average temperatures and the weekend was on the wa..
Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) will seek reelection in 2018, asking District voters for a second term that she says will be dedicated to making sure that ..
The Trump administration on Friday withdrew Obama-era guidance on how colleges and universities should respond to ----- violence, giving schools flex..
Welcome to fall! It still feels rather summerlike and will continue to make us pause and wonder in the days ahead. Today’s temperatures held a bit low..
The District’s top health regulator first warned leaders of the city’s only public hospital about serious problems in its obstetrics ward in March, fi..
The Loudoun Board of Supervisors will not seek authority from the Virginia General Assembly in January to move or remove a statue of a Confederate sol..
A Maryland lobbyist pleaded guilty Friday to bribing a state legislator in a wide-reaching scheme involving expanded liquor licenses in Prince George’..
A District man pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder while armed in the Aug. 12 beating of his 81-year-old mother as she lay in her bed in the..
The Dominion Energy utility company Friday announced that it will no longer seek to build new power lines through a Northern Virginia community where ..
The young African American soldier sits on a chair, his legs crossed, his right elbow resting on a table beside him. A vase of flowers sits on the tab..
TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. 7/10: We should stay dry despite cloudier times. Somewha..
If a group of Northern Virginia elected officials and business leaders have their way, many of their constituents could soon be making their way to wo..
Various companies and corporations were represented at the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative Job Fair on Wednesday in Washington. (Michael S. Williamso..