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Fake invoices, gambling debt: Inside an employee’s $6.7 million heist from Montgomery County coffers

Feb 21, 2019 03:21 AM EDT

Peter Bang’s theft stands out both for the magnitude of the losses and the length of time it went on, said the chief executive of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Bang is set to be sentenced Friday.


Mermaiding: It’s a thing, and it’s coming to a pool near you.

Feb 19, 2019 06:00 AM EDT

Professional mermaids are traveling from as far as Hawaii and Australia to attend the inaugural convention this weekend in Northern Virginia, but the merely mer-curious are also welcome.


District ditches extended school year

Feb 21, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

Three years after the calendar was adopted at 13 schools to spur academic performance, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and acting D.C. Public Schools chancellor Lewis. D. Ferebee said attendance rates at the schools are poor, teacher burnout is high and academic improvements have been insignificant.


Va. House speaker says Democrats resisting proposal to investigate Fairfax

Feb 21, 2019 06:12 AM EDT

Republican House Speaker M. Kirkland Cox wants a bipartisan panel with some subpoena power to look into sexual assault accusations against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax.


After fleeing violence in Guatemala, transgender migrant finds haven at D.C. shelter

Feb 21, 2019 01:24 AM EDT

Transgender migrants like Fabiola


‘Slavery is not a game’: Virginia school apologizes over Black History Month exercise

Feb 21, 2019 08:39 PM EDT

Students were required to simulate moving through the Underground Railroad.


Coast Guard lieutenant used work computers in alleged planning of widespread domestic terrorist attack, prosecutors say

Feb 21, 2019 08:30 PM EDT

Christopher P. Hasson is detained while the government weighs additional charges on accusations he amassed weapons preparing for attacks on politicians and journalists.


Hogan blasts RNC for ‘unprecedented’ steps to shield Trump from a primary

Feb 21, 2019 08:15 PM EDT

“It’s not the way we should be going about our politics,” the two-term Republican governor told Politico.


The wave of teacher protests lands in Oakland, Calif.

Feb 21, 2019 07:06 PM EDT

The Bay Area strike marks at least the fifth major teacher protest this year.


Former Metro police officer who tried to back Islamic State has some convictions overturned

Feb 21, 2019 07:01 PM EDT

Nicholas Young will get a new sentencing hearing, an appeals court ruled.


Man arrested trying to get into White House said he wanted to help ‘bring peace to the world,’ court papers say

Feb 21, 2019 06:26 PM EDT

Police charged the suspect with striking a uniformed Secret Service agent.


Virginia House speaker: Democrats resisting proposal for panel to investigate Fairfax

Feb 21, 2019 06:12 PM EDT

Speaker Cox wants a bipartisan panel with some subpoena power to look into sexual assault accusations.


ERA bill dies for good in GOP-controlled Virginia House of Delegates

Feb 21, 2019 05:59 PM EDT

Advocates vow revenge at the ballot box in November elections.


PM Update: Today’s sunny warmth transitions to a cloudier Friday, and there’s a chance of rain

Feb 21, 2019 04:40 PM EDT

Cloudier skies are a good bet. Having anything fall from them is less certain.


Arlington manager proposes 1.5-cent tax rate hike to boost funding for schools

Feb 21, 2019 04:30 PM EDT

The county would cut some jobs and add others to prepare for Amazon’s arrival.


Senate President Miller on HBCU lawsuit: ‘It needs to be settled’

Feb 21, 2019 03:45 PM EDT

Miller calls on Gov. Larry Hogan to put an end to the 13-year-old lawsuit over inequality in public higher education.


Fake invoices and gambling debts: How a county bureaucrat stole $6.7 million

Feb 21, 2019 03:21 PM EDT

Peter Bang is scheduled to be sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Md.


Washington got all the wintry precipitations in a single storm Wednesday. Here’s how it happened.

Feb 21, 2019 01:30 PM EDT

Wednesday's storm had it all. There are reasons for that.


Nearly 2,000 miles of walking to find acceptance and love under disco balls in D.C.

Feb 21, 2019 01:24 PM EDT

Transgender migrants like Fabiola are escaping one of the bloodiest places in the world for them.


D.C. wants to make clear to drivers that bike lanes aren’t for parking, idling or loading

Feb 21, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

If it wasn't clear before, bike lanes are for cyclists only.


Virginia federal judge sets March 8 sentencing date for Paul Manafort

Feb 21, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

Guidelines call for a sentence of roughly two decades in prison.


District eliminates extended school year, invests more in classroom technology

Feb 21, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

D.C. officials say there is little evidence academic achievement improved with a longer year.


Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle in D.C.

Feb 21, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

The crash occurred north of Fort Totten on North Capitol Street Wednesday evening.


New York-based tech company to hire 500 in Rosslyn

Feb 21, 2019 09:54 AM EDT

Yext, a publicly-traded firm that specializes in what it calls digital knowledge management software, announced plans Thursday to open an engineering center in Rosslyn.


‘It’s a lot of drama at the nest this year’ for bald eagles in Washington

Feb 21, 2019 08:36 AM EDT

A daddy bald eagle is missing, two suitors showed up and mama bald eagle has taken long breaks from incubating two eggs at a nest in Southwest Washington.