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Man slain in Prince George’s, police say

Mar 06, 2021 10:17 PM EDT

Shooting was reported in Oxon Hill area, according to police.

Saturday comes across as too cold for spring, too sunny for winter

Mar 06, 2021 09:19 PM EDT

The day almost appeared to bridge February’s shiver and April’s start of baseball.

Philip W. Pillsbury Jr., Foreign Service officer with USIA, dies at 85

Mar 06, 2021 05:37 PM EDT

He helped promote U.S. cultural and educational interests from Italy to Iran, Africa to Argentina.

There was a D.C. numbers runner called Simpson. But he was a lot more than that.

Mar 06, 2021 05:31 PM EDT

Dennis Simpson was a star athlete who supported the sports dreams of others.

American University student found dead in off-campus residence

Mar 06, 2021 05:27 PM EDT

It is unclear how Eli√ Weinstock died. D.C. police are investigating the circumstances.

Nicola Pagett, British stage and screen actress in ‘Upstairs, Downstairs,’ dies at 75

Mar 06, 2021 04:30 PM EDT

She played a headstrong daughter in the 1970s TV series and later published a frank memoir about her battle with bipolar disorder.

PM Update: Winds to ease overnight. Sunday will be sunny but chilly once again.

Mar 06, 2021 04:22 PM EDT

Just one more day with below-normal temperatures before some real spring warmth moves in.

Rockville police officer and National Guard member arrested on child porn charge

Mar 06, 2021 03:20 PM EDT

He was detained while serving at the Six Flags coronavirus vaccination site, officials said

Virginia is using dogs to ‘terrify and attack’ prisoners, say lawsuits that describe one man as mauled in his cell

Mar 06, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

During another attack, an officer reportedly said “Good boy” as a dog bit and dragged an inmate.

Montgomery asks state whether Purple Line can be single-tracked in Bethesda station

Mar 06, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

Finding room to rebuild a recreational trail inside the station would save millions, the county said.

Impact of Capitol riot looms over efforts to overhaul policing in the District

Mar 06, 2021 08:00 AM EDT

The acting police chief says he needs a larger force to help combat new threat of domestic terrorism.

A ‘city father’ tried to erase a Black neighborhood. Now the neighborhood wants to erase him.

Mar 06, 2021 07:00 AM EDT

Melvin Hazen is the latest D.C. segregationist under fire for a racist past.

Union Station’s multibillion-dollar overhaul reduces space for buses, setting up clash over future of services

Mar 06, 2021 06:00 AM EDT

Bus advocates are urging officials to restore space, while others say buses will operate more efficiently.

Feeling the stress of tests is sometimes a useful exercise

Mar 06, 2021 06:00 AM EDT

Our confused view of bad and good stress in schools.

D.C.-area forecast: Cold wind keeps blowing today and tomorrow, then springtime warmth surges

Mar 06, 2021 05:00 AM EDT

40s with wind chills the next two days. By Tuesday, we're talking 60s.

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

Mar 06, 2021 02:33 AM EDT

Victim found in Riverdale area, in late morning, according to police.

Let us make one thing perfectly clear: Friday was not cloudy

Mar 06, 2021 01:29 AM EDT

For first time this year, day was rated all clear. But sunset is diminished.

Community deaths

Mar 06, 2021 12:39 AM EDT

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

Crystal Malone Brown, D.C. educator who tried to integrate sorority in 1940s, dies at 94

Mar 05, 2021 07:31 PM EDT

The Washington native made national news for trying to join a segregated sorority at the University of Vermont. She later married the first Black graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.

After decades of secrecy, Maryland might make police disciplinary records public

Mar 05, 2021 07:22 PM EDT

A renewed focus on police accountability has fueled debate over which records the public should see.

U.S. judge scolds ‘QAnon Shaman’ for appearing on ‘60 Minutes Plus’ without permission

Mar 05, 2021 07:22 PM EDT

Jacob Chansley to remain in jail pending trial as a judge considers his release. The judge said in a detention hearing that Chansley appeared in an interview without proper authorization.

Workers and universities at odds as labor movements unfold on Maryland campuses

Mar 05, 2021 07:01 PM EDT

The pandemic has heightened perennial concerns among graduate students and front line workers, stoking tensions across the statewide university system.

Silver Line’s second phase should reach ‘substantial completion’ by Labor Day, project director says

Mar 05, 2021 06:50 PM EDT

The announcement could clear the way for passenger service to begin late this year or in early 2022.

A year later, Washington region’s first coronavirus patient recounts trauma of her role in history

Mar 05, 2021 06:42 PM EDT

Bonnie Lippe faced scorn from strangers for being “patient zero.”

Investigators find other potential cracks near where fan blade broke off on United flight

Mar 05, 2021 06:34 PM EDT

The discovery on a previously inspected part adds to questions on the effectiveness of earlier examinations.

After fixing a computer glitch, Virginia adds 900 coronavirus deaths to its totals

Mar 05, 2021 06:13 PM EDT

A data error created a backlog in the counting of deaths after the holiday season; other states have seen similar problems.

Former Roanoke sheriff Octavia Johnson says she’ll seek GOP nomination for governor

Mar 05, 2021 05:32 PM EDT

Johnson seeks to become the first Black woman elected governor of any state

Top-notch early spring skiing in the Mid-Atlantic this weekend

Mar 05, 2021 04:53 PM EDT

It’s early March, but the snow bases at Mid-Atlantic ski area look more like mid-winter!

D.C. coronavirus vaccine registration website falters again, despite assurances

Mar 05, 2021 04:50 PM EDT

City officials say crushing demand delayed the launch of registrations by six minutes.

PM Update: Loads of sunshine but still chilly through the weekend

Mar 05, 2021 04:45 PM EDT

Temperatures are more like February than March.

Virginia GOP considering multiple sites for drive-in nominating convention

Mar 05, 2021 04:38 PM EDT

State party officials had to rethink their plan to hold a single convention at Liberty University after learning there isn’t enough space there.

Five people shot inside 7-Eleven in Southwest Washington

Mar 05, 2021 01:50 PM EDT

Police said one of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries.

2021 cherry blossom forecast: Peak bloom expected around April 1

Mar 05, 2021 01:44 PM EDT

Capital Weather Gang's forecast for peak bloom at the Tidal Basin is close to the recent average and in line with the National Park Service forecast.

Walter Gretzky, father of hockey great Wayne Gretzky, dies at 82

Mar 05, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

He built a backyard rink at their Ontario home, where his son mastered his hockey skills.

Rep. Eric Swalwell sues Trump over Jan. 6 riot, alleging he poses risk of ‘inciting future political violence’

Mar 05, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

California representative, a House impeachment manager and Democratic leader, files suit against Trump, Trump Jr., Giuliani and Rep. Mo Brooks.

Vaccine sign-up in the D.C. region has been a mess. It didn’t have to be this way.

Mar 05, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

“We overpromised and underdelivered,” said an immunization expert.

Maryland’s governor says Black residents don’t want to get vaccinated. But thousands are seeking shots.

Mar 05, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

Officials say Gov. Larry Hogan is distracting from the key reasons so few Black residents have been vaccinated.

How a decline in community college students is a big problem for the economy

Mar 05, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

Existing shortages of graduates with badly needed skills are about to get much worse.

Driver hits multiple vehicles, leads police on chase in Virginia and Maryland before crashing along Beltway

Mar 05, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

The man was arrested at a fast-food restaurant along River Road, police said.

Baseball broadcaster Mel Antonen loved the game even as an autoimmune disease and covid-19 took his life

Mar 05, 2021 08:00 AM EDT

Hall of Fame players trusted Antonen, who was 64 when he died on Jan. 30.

D.C.-area forecast: Chilly, sunny and windy through tomorrow. Dry through early next week!

Mar 05, 2021 05:00 AM EDT

After some colder days, next workweek's warming trend may bring sublime conditions (and pollen).

Early signs that pandemic fallout will linger into next academic year in Alexandria

Mar 04, 2021 11:07 PM EDT

The school system is preparing to accommodate parents who want to stay remote in 2021-2022.

David Mintz, inventor of Tofutti nondairy ice cream, dies at 89

Mar 04, 2021 08:53 PM EDT

He launched a line of kosher, vegan food products based on creative uses of tofu.

Hogan vows to increase Black vaccination rate, while D.C. leaves questions open about who gets priority

Mar 04, 2021 08:32 PM EDT

New large sites in D.C. will administer Johnson & Johnson doses, while Montgomery wants a mass clinic.

Serial arsonist tracked through dog hair, surveillance video and grudges, officials allege

Mar 04, 2021 07:50 PM EDT

Investigators say they began to draw connections to ex-Laurel police chief David M. Crawford after Prince George’s County released evidence seeking tips in 2019.

Capitol riot suspect pictured at Pelosi’s desk screams ‘It’s not fair’ in courtroom tantrum

Mar 04, 2021 07:33 PM EDT

"it's not fair," he yelled at a federal judge about his pre-trial detention.

Nedzib Sacirbey, a ‘founding father’ of independent Bosnia, dies at 94 of the coronavirus

Mar 04, 2021 07:15 PM EDT

A longtime Washington-area psychiatrist, he became a confidant, adviser and right-hand-man to Bosnia’s first president, Alija Izetbegovic.

At the Capitol, a March 4 threat from militant Trump supporters proves a mirage

Mar 04, 2021 04:45 PM EDT

National Guard members armed with M4 rifles braced for rebellion that never came.

Joe Altobelli, manager who led Baltimore Orioles to 1983 World Series title, dies at 88

Mar 03, 2021 06:07 PM EDT

He was a longtime manager in the Orioles system before succeeding Earl Weaver in Baltimore.

What to know about the coronavirus vaccine rollout in D.C., Maryland and Virginia

Mar 03, 2021 04:25 PM EDT

Here are some questions you might have about how the vaccines are being administered

D.C. has seen over 40,000 coronavirus cases. Here’s what you need to know.

Mar 03, 2021 04:23 PM EDT

What you need to know as coronavirus cases rise in D.C.

Firms managing Purple Line construction narrow list of potential new contractors

Mar 03, 2021 01:43 PM EDT

A new contractor would replace the companies that quit over delays and cost overruns.

When will kids be vaccinated? Post reporters answer questions about the virus in the D.C. region.

Mar 03, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

Post reporters answer your questions about the available coronavirus vaccines in the greater Washington region.

Irv Cross, NFL player who became first Black network TV sports analyst, dies at 81

Mar 02, 2021 01:02 PM EDT

The two-time Pro Bowler played for the Philadelphia Eagles and L.A. Rams before joining CBS.

Teens drive brutal spike in carjackings with covid limiting school and supervision

Feb 25, 2021 06:00 AM EDT

A sharp rise in violent car thefts in 2020 has gotten worse this year, police said.

The socialist who ran for president from prison

Sep 22, 2019 07:00 AM EDT

Eugene V. Debs was a force in American politics a century before Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders would campaign for the White House as a democratic socialist.