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Three slain in separate incidents, D.C. police say

Oct 23, 2021 12:54 AM EDT

Two men were shot and one stabbed, according to D.C. police.

Man shot, wounded in Fairfax County, police say

Oct 22, 2021 11:53 PM EDT

Victim was wounded in Annandale area, according to police.

Four months since summer’s start, two months to winter’s, it was our Friday

Oct 22, 2021 09:33 PM EDT

Despite gray, cloudy hours, we again felt 70-degree autumn warmth

Peter Scolari, stage and TV actor who won an Emmy for ‘Girls,’ dies at 66

Oct 22, 2021 08:45 PM EDT

The versatile actor who appeared often on Broadway got his TV start with Tom Hanks in “Bosom Buddies.”

Metro extends lower service levels for another week amid derailment probe

Oct 22, 2021 08:00 PM EDT

Officials said they are looking at the process for how to return the rail cars to service.

Duane E. Dewey, Medal of Honor recipient with ‘a body of steel,’ dies at 89

Oct 22, 2021 07:26 PM EDT

He smothered a grenade with his body in Korea, saving fellow Marines from injury or death.

Officer opens fire after struggle with driver, D.C. police said

Oct 22, 2021 06:51 PM EDT

The incident occurred Friday on Kennedy Street NW.

D.C. Council calls on IG to investigate alleged abuse of power at D.C. Housing Authority

Oct 22, 2021 06:15 PM EDT

Albert resigned earlier this week.

State Sen. Bryce Reeves enters race for GOP nod to challenge Rep. Spanberger

Oct 22, 2021 05:17 PM EDT

Reeves joins a crowded field of GOP candidates

‘Chito’ Gascón, Philippine human rights activist, dies at 57

Oct 22, 2021 05:12 PM EDT

He helped bring global attention and condemnation to the murderous ‘war on drugs’ launched by strongman president Rodrigo Duterte.

Service dogs navigate the challenges of covid: ‘The dog doesn’t understand social distancing’

Oct 22, 2021 05:10 PM EDT

The first classes of pandemic puppies are graduating as dog handlers face new challenges.

PM Update: Seasonable and pleasant through the weekend

Oct 22, 2021 04:45 PM EDT

Some thicker clouds pass tonight. Other than that, there will be lots of clear skies during the next few days.

Metro resumes service after evacuating passengers from disabled train at downtown D.C. station

Oct 22, 2021 03:56 PM EDT

Some riders reported a smell of smoke from the train and said they were self-evacuating just after 2:30 p.m. Friday.

How to get a coronavirus booster shot in D.C., Maryland and Virginia

Oct 22, 2021 03:35 PM EDT

Your questions about finding a booster shot in the D.C. area, answered.

3-year-old child killed in Montgomery County car crash

Oct 22, 2021 02:03 PM EDT

Three vehicles were involved in the collision on Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring on Thursday night.

Washington Post publishes full interview with ISIS militant linked to killings of Western hostages

Oct 22, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

Lawyers for El Shafee Elsheikh, who is facing trial in January, sought details of 2019 video interview.

Arlington school board race: Meet the candidates running

Oct 22, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

One seat is open in the Northern Virginia district of 23,000.

Republicans from Western Maryland ask for their counties to be added to West Virginia

Oct 22, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

One lawmaker said the letters reflect frustration with the state legislature controlled by Democrats.

Scientific reclamation: How the iconic Jefferson Memorial was restored

Oct 22, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

The iconic Jefferson Memorial was falling victim to an implacable enemy: Nature. Conservationists have managed to control an unsightly infestation of biofilm - for now.

Jerry Pinkney, children’s book illustrator who celebrated African American people and culture, dies at 81

Oct 22, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

Mr. Pinkney brought new life to old fairy tales

Woman found fatally shot in Southeast Washington, D.C. police say

Oct 22, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

The 44-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Julie Green, whose paintings immortalized prisoners’ last meals, dies at 60

Oct 22, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

They painted 1,000 images of incarcerated people’s final meals, using secondhand ceramic plates as a canvas.

Fatal crash closes part of George Washington Parkway south

Oct 22, 2021 07:51 AM EDT

The U.S. Park Police said a person was killed in the crash along the parkway near VA 123.

American eel, marbled salamander among ‘critters in crisis’ in D.C. region, experts say

Oct 22, 2021 06:00 AM EDT

Pollution and development in Montgomery County and D.C. region are making it harder for certain species to survive. Experts are now trying to save them.

D.C.-area forecast: Cooler air takes over as fall weather returns to the region

Oct 22, 2021 05:00 AM EDT

We’ve got a generally nice weekend ahead, with clouds and breezes mostly behaving. Rain chances increase early next week.

I-270 corridor needs bus lanes, Metro extension to improve transit, Montgomery planners say

Oct 21, 2021 08:15 PM EDT

Lanes dedicated to buses would come from traffic lanes, and a Metro extension from Shady Grove would be years off, planners say.

Montgomery County draws up new district map that reflects surge in racial diversity

Oct 21, 2021 06:13 PM EDT

PM Update: Cold front passing tonight will knock temperatures back Friday

Oct 21, 2021 05:10 PM EDT

There could be a sprinkle as the front goes by. The main impact is cooler air filtering in on breezes from the northwest.

Judge orders accused wife in Navy spy case to remain in jail

Oct 21, 2021 04:29 PM EDT

Diana Toebbe loses bid to be home with her children while awaiting trial.

Capitol riot defendant sentenced to 14 months for Parler threat: ‘Lets hunt these cowards down’

Oct 21, 2021 04:18 PM EDT

Troy Smocks of Dallas, the second defendant to be sentenced for a felony, was strongly criticized by the judge after claiming he was victim of racism.

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh will not seek reelection

Oct 21, 2021 04:09 PM EDT

Frosh, 75, has served in public office for 35 years, the last six as attorney general.

Leslie Bricusse, Oscar-winning composer and lyricist for ‘Doctor Dolittle,’ dies at 90

Oct 21, 2021 04:03 PM EDT

He co-wrote hit stage musicals, worked on James Bond scores including ‘Goldfinger’ and composed music for the Hollywood film ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.’

‘Tireless advocate’ Argelia Rodriguez, who helped transform college prospects for D.C. students, is stepping down

Oct 21, 2021 04:00 PM EDT

Rodriguez, who launched DC-CAP in 1999, oversaw a transformation of college-going culture in the nation's capital.

Biden to campaign with McAuliffe in home stretch of Virginia governor’s race

Oct 21, 2021 03:25 PM EDT

McAuliffe put out the welcome mat out for a battered Biden in a way Youngkin won’t for Trump.

D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie running for attorney general

Oct 21, 2021 02:20 PM EDT

McDuffie has represented Ward 5 on the council since 2012.

Judge rules Afghan militant has been held in Guantánamo illegally, in what lawyers say is the first such ruling in 10 years

Oct 21, 2021 02:00 PM EDT

Asadullah Haroon Gul, the last ‘low-value’ Afghan detainee, is asking to be freed, citing the end of the U.S. war in Afghanistan.

Metro is messing with all of Washington

Oct 21, 2021 01:34 PM EDT

The procrastinating, obfuscating way Metro handled this train crisis is a shame.

Some colleges put new vaccine mandates in place

Oct 21, 2021 08:10 AM EDT

As universities continue to weather the pandemic, they're also preparing for a flu season that some health experts predict will be more severe than normal.

Man fatally shot in Prince George’s County, police say

Oct 21, 2021 06:07 AM EDT

The killing was reported on Branch Avenue, according to authorities.

Rapist who police say shoved cocaine into victim’s face is sentenced to 45 years

Oct 21, 2021 06:00 AM EDT

David Lee Williams attacked a woman at a bus stop in Gaithersburg, Md., in 2017.

D.C.-area forecast: Warm today before turning cooler, but still nice this weekend

Oct 21, 2021 05:00 AM EDT

It may not be season-appropriate, but today is a winner, so invent some reason to get outdoors.

The accused spy knew stealth was crucial from his work on submarines. He surfaced anyway.

Oct 20, 2021 06:40 PM EDT

Jonathan Toebbe and his wife Diana could face life in prison on charges that they tried to sell secrets about the Navy's most advanced nuclear submarines. Who were the Annapolis couple before their arrest?

Man charged with assaulting woman in George Washington University parking garage

Oct 20, 2021 05:03 PM EDT

The victim had to be hospitalized with injuries that included a broken jaw.

Fairfax County approves collective bargaining ordinance

Oct 20, 2021 05:03 PM EDT

A Virginia law repealing a ban on collective bargaining for government employees has allowed local government workers to negotiate pay, hours and working conditions.

Escaped zebras’ owner charged with animal cruelty in Maryland

Oct 20, 2021 01:25 PM EDT

One of the escaped zebras was found dead in a snare trap last month. Another zebra on the farm was found dead Tuesday, Prince George's County officials said.

Prince George's crime report

Oct 20, 2021 08:00 AM EDT

A slain boy, his grieving teammates and a football coach’s rush to save them

Oct 20, 2021 07:00 AM EDT

His star running back was killed by gunfire. Can Coach Kevin McGill save the rest of his team?

Community deaths

Oct 18, 2021 09:13 PM EDT

Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Alexandria school board race: Meet the candidates running in each district

Oct 16, 2021 04:28 PM EDT

Nine seats are open in the Northern Virginia school system of 16,000.

Covid left a Maryland woman on life support, unaware she gave birth. Then came ‘a miracle.’

Oct 23, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

Day after day, the hospital staff kept placing the baby, a boy named Dylan, on his mother.