Tue, 22 Mar 2011 18:13:01 EDTThe principal of the District's leading technology high school is under investigation for allegedly doctoring student transcripts, school officials said Tuesday.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 11:18:00 EDTNEW HAVEN, Conn. - A man suspected in a series of rapes along the East Coast has pleaded not guilty in a Connecticut case.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 02:13:00 EDTA Marine who served twice in Iraq was killed in Helmand province, Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Monday. Staff Sgt. James Malachowski, a father of two, also served as an instructor in marksmanship and martial arts at the Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 12:19:00 EDTThe state of Virginia gave Thomas Haynesworth one heck of a birthday gift on Monday.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 01:24:00 EDTThe state of Virginia gave Thomas Haynesworth one heck of a birthday gift on Monday.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:03:00 EDTAbraham Lincoln signed the papers incorporating St. Ann's. It has been caring for orphaned children and destitute mothers ever since.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 08:48:00 EDTFor Orange Line riders, the thought of whether there were more seats available Monday was lost amid the problems of crowded platforms and trains, and a delayed commute.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 06:41:00 EDTIf you want ideas on how to save money, ask the people who spend it. That's what President Obama did when he began the SAVE Awards two years ago.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 15:14:12 EDTThomas Haynesworth was free at his mother's home in Richmond on Monday after 27 years in prison for crimes prosecutors now say he did not commit.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 16:50:04 EDTFor years, officials in wealthy, liberal Montgomery County have avoided difficult decisions on scaling back pensions and health-care benefits for retirees. Now, the long-term shortfall is $4.8 billion.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 12:13:06 EDTFor 90 minutes, authorities say, Brittany Norwood sat in her victim's parked car, concocting a plan to cover up the horrendous crime scene.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 01:19:00 EDTThe state of Virginia gave Thomas Haynesworth one heck of a birthday gift on Monday.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 12:40:08 EDTConstitution Avenue, a pathway to America's most cherished monuments, is crumbling.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 07:12:00 EDTColon cancer is one of the deadliest forms of the disease but also one of the most preventable. A new grant to provide free screenings in the District may help doctors and patients with earlier diagnosis and treatment.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 23:40:01 EDTState police are investigating what prompted trooper to fire "during the process of arrest"
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 09:03:00 EDTA girl inside a Southeast Washington apartment on Sunday picked up what she thought was an unloaded handgun, playfully pointed it at another teen and pulled the trigger, a detective testified.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 06:30:00 EDTA Langley Park man known as "El Diablo," Spanish for "The Devil," was convicted of first-degree murder for his role in a shooting death that happened because of a spilled beer, State's Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks said.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 09:30:05 EDTHawks used to look out to watch over for this piece of farmland for trouble. Soon, it will be parents and umpires monitoring kids pounding cleats on the land Nick Maravell once tilled. The change in land use tells a more complex story about school development, particularly at a time when open space
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:14:00 EDTLargely unnoticed, the most demanding proven program for a high school ever seen in the Disrict is applying for charter school status. The unanswered question: Can a school that requires students to pass six AP exams survive in the nation's capital?
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 01:40:00 EDTFighting fires is a difficult job. But sometimes, there are unexpected rewards, such as applause.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 08:55:00 EDTWhy do doctors always seem to call themselves "Doctor," even if we're not talking about medicine? Are they just stuck up - or do they want special treatment?
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 11:06:00 EDTYears of sloppy recordkeeping have left cemetery with no reliable data on how many plot reservations exist.
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 23:41:01 EDTFewer than 1 percent of Metrorail commuters ride bicycles to Metro stations. But the transit system wants to quintuple the number of bike-to-rail commuters over the next 20 years. The reason: Parking spaces for cars cost on average $25,000 each, compared with $1,000 per space for a secured bike cage
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 22:57:04 EDTHawks used to look out to watch over for this piece of farmland for trouble. Soon, it will be parents and umpires monitoring kids pounding cleats on the land Nick Maravell once tilled. The change in land use tells a more complex story about school development, particularly at a time when open space
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 19:04:00 EDTCandidates who are campaigning for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council have used phrases such as "machine politics," "openly corrupt" and "banana republic" to describe the District government.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 13:29:05 EDTTo admirers, the dilapidated Takoma Theatre is a vital piece of Washington's history. To its impatient owner, "It's a piece of junk." Both sides are locked in an increasingly tense saga about whether and how to save a landmark that has failed economically.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 07:45:00 EDTAs flames swept through a Calvert County "mega-mansion" early Sunday, fire officials sounded evacuation tones and firefighters jumped from windows to escape the heat.
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 23:18:01 EDTDemonstration merged varied causes, including protesters demanding withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan as well as those supporting a jailed Army private suspected of giving classified documents to WikiLeaks.
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 13:24:03 EDTFrom early in their investigation of the slaying of Jayna Murray in a Bethesda store, detectives could see problems with the story of the other woman initially believed to be a victim. But they still don't have a motive, investigating whether it was related to a workplace dispute over stolen merchan
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 10:39:00 EDTFairfax school board member: "How can they not know the language and still get into [Thomas Jefferson]?" The Va. magnet school has added an English as a second language instructor.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:30:00 EDTMeeting was the first seeking public comment on discipline-related issues since the suicide of 15-year-old Nick Stuban, a well-liked football player at W.T. Woodson High School.
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 11:32:00 EDTMaryland's emerging budget plan, with which few say they are pleased, is a case study of conflicting priorities in one of only 10 states that are a fully Democratic laboratory.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 00:38:10 EDTEvent features a mock trial involving a Facebook threat.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 08:49:00 EDTThe dramatic turnaround in the Bethesda yoga clothing store homicide case aroused new fears of workplace violence.
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 21:05:03 EDTAsleep for the past 10 years, the D.C. Sports Hall of Fame is waking up, inducting six new members whose names will go up at Nationals Park.
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 19:14:00 EDTA woman who spotted a box with large air holes learns that the animal inside wasn't what she thought.
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 19:13:00 EDTTraffic information in the D.C. area for the week of March 20.
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 19:11:01 EDTWeekend maintenance work makes coordinating trains more difficult, but perhaps more can be done to improve connections communicate better with riders.
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 12:29:00 EDTWhether you're a tourist or commuter, use this guide to identify stress points that could challenge travelers and get tips on navigating by transit or street.
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 19:05:00 EDTVirginia is one of only a handful of states that prohibit collective bargaining for public employees in state and local government.
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 19:39:00 EDTThe moon will be full on Saturday night, and it should also be as close to the Earth as its orbit will take it this year.
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 00:54:01 EDTThree police officers assigned to security detail for Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold have been subpoenaed by the state prosecutor's office to appear before a grand jury in Annapolis today, according to a source close to the investigation.
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 00:15:03 EDTThe woman who police believed was a brave survivor of a brutal attack at a Bethesda yoga store has now been charged with killing her co-worker, even after she convinced detectives that two men in ski masks and gloves raped and beat them. Brittany Norwood, 28, left, was charged late Friday with murde
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 11:36:04 EDTAttorney who led investigation tells Council that government officials gave the parks spending little oversight, enabling a "classic case of waste and abuse."
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 00:53:00 EDTD.C. police target an alleged violent armed robbery crew.
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 15:38:00 EDTPrince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III is hoping the county's new economic development corporation will help attract more business and jobs to the jurisdiction.
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 13:17:06 EDTSome fear the initiative, part of the governor's efforts to ease inmates' reentry into society, will hinder safety. - Photos: Teaching inmates job skills
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:27:02 EDTVirginia officials say Thomas Haynesworth, who has been in prison for 27 years for sex offenses he says he did not commit, will be freed while a court considers his claim of innocence.
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 08:22:03 EDTThe woman who police believed was a brave survivor of a brutal attack at a Bethesda yoga store has now been charged with killing her co-worker, even after she convinced detectives that two men in ski masks and gloves raped and beat them. Brittany Norwood, 28, left, was charged late Friday with murde
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:25:03 EDTA rare glimpse into a public school teacher's performance evaluation, the hypersensitive center of an education reform movement that aims to improve how teachers do their jobs.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 00:48:02 EDTPhilanthropy experts say the belief that a country with the world's third-largest economy doesn't need outside help is a key reason why private U.S. donations to Japan are lagging behind those for other recent disasters.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 13:58:03 EDTA rare glimpse into a public school teacher's performance evaluation, the hypersensitive center of an education reform movement that aims to improve how teachers do their jobs.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 00:29:00 EDTA D.C. elementary school student was charged with possession of a controlled substance after being accused of taking cocaine to school and sharing it with four classmates who were hospitalized after ingesting it.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 00:02:00 EDTThe Montgomery County burglary suspect who drew international media attention for allegedly leaving a charging cellphone inside a home he had broken into, was indicted on 26 criminal counts Thursday.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 01:06:03 EDTThe two black Lincoln Navigators - the first was deemed unacceptable because of the color of the interior - could end up costing D.C. taxpayers more than $30,000 for just a few weeks of use.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 10:58:00 EDTVirginia lawmakers tasked with drawing new boundaries for all state legislative and congressional districts have a vested interest in preserving the status quo. But new open-source software is demystifing and democratizing the process, with poli-sci professors and students claiming that they've got
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 16:18:02 EDTCol. Sylvia Moran, 31 years later, is the only female member of that first West Point class still on active duty.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 16:11:08 EDTA congressional committee has launched a probe into former mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown's allegations that Mayor Vincent C. Gray promised him a job and that he received payments from two members of Gray's campaign.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:41:02 EDTD.C. officials are looking into a range of problems at a Northwest private school for special needs students that has collected more than $16 million in tuition over the last two years.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:38:01 EDTGeorge Mason University officials said Wednesday that charges have been dropped against Abdirashid Dahir, the senior who was charged with felony abduction after allegedly locking a fellow student in a library study room.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 22:01:01 EDTD.C. officials are looking into a range of problems at a Northwest private school for special needs students that has collected more than $16 million in tuition over the last two years.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:23:00 EDTState auditors have determined that more than 30 Prince George's County police recruits caught up in a cheating scandal do not need to be removed from the streets.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 23:25:02 EDTState auditors have determined that more than 30 Prince George's County police recruits caught up in a cheating scandal do not need to be removed from the streets.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 00:09:05 EDTOrganizers of Washington's annual celebration plan to use the events to show their support for the people of Japan.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 00:37:00 EDTOPM Director John Berry calls for a new performance-management system, without big changes to the General Schedule.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:05:03 EDTD.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray fired his chief of staff Wednesday, moments before she was scheduled to testify before a D.C. Council committee on why some members of the administration were being paid salaries that exceeded the city's legal limits.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 06:29:00 EDTThe Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority took steps Wednesday to restart its search for a new chief executive.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 08:54:00 EDTThe wife and son of a man killed by a Prince George's police officer were awarded $11.5 million by a jury.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 10:16:00 EDTOffice of Personnel Management Director John Berry calls for a new performance-management system, without big changes to the General Schedule.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 10:48:03 EDTA Falls Church area man is to be executed for the 2008 bludgeoning and rape of a 29-year-old woman. Database: Virginia executions, 1982-present
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 09:44:00 EDTThe months-long investigation targeted back-and-forth gun violence between rival street crews at a public housing complex, authorities said.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:17:00 EDTGeorge Mason University officials said Wednesday that charges have been dropped against Abdirashid Dahir, the senior who was charged with felony abduction after allegedly locking a fellow student in a library study room.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 19:51:04 EDTThe U.S. Commission on Civil Rights ends an inquiry into gender bias at colleges after members question the quality of data collected.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 22:34:01 EDTA Montgomery County police officer engaged to marry a convicted drug dealer was charged with helping him operate a cocaine trafficking ring.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 10:26:03 EDTIn a little corner of a Bowie shopping center is a museum dedicated to the one and only John Wayne.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 00:49:00 EDTThe Prince George's County House delegation put the final touches on an ethics bill Wednesday meant to send a signal that county officials want to shed the image that the county is a place where businesses must "pay to play" to get anything done
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 10:21:00 EDTFour-time mayor Marion Barry knows a lot about how to run the District amid legal troubles, but current Mayor Vincent Gray shouldn't buy into Barry's view that scandals should be dealt with as a product of political conflict.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 18:58:00 EDT"Door openers" can get you closer to being hired.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 19:39:01 EDTSeven in 10 Americans support permitting women in the military to serve in ground units that engage in close combat, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 16:53:01 EDTFederal authorities in Maryland on Wednesday accused a Montgomery County police officer of helping her fiancÃÂ©, a convicted drug dealer, operate a cocaine trafficking ring.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 08:27:06 EDTWomen have now outpaced men on key measures of college success: More enroll, more graduate and they earn higher grades. Yet on many campuses, student government is dominated by men.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 10:56:00 EDTA student has been charged with felony abduction after an argument over a library study room.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 09:37:00 EDTAid workers accustomed to dangerous situations now must contend with a new crisis as they send response teams to Japan where there has been radiation exposure from nuclear power plants.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 14:38:05 EDTThe chances of a Japan-style disaster are unlikely at southern Md.'s Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, but residents still worry.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 09:29:00 EDTWhen a fully loaded L'Enfant Plaza escalator snapped with a bang, sped out of control, and injured six people after the "Sanity Rally" on the National Mall last October, one rider stood out for his presence of mind. His identity is now known: Dentist Randy Widen, 67, an expert in teeth grinding, is
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 00:27:01 EDTA student has been charged with felony abduction after an argument over a library study room.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 00:26:00 EDTDemocrat Jacque Patterson fails to qualify for D.C. special election.GOP's Patrick Mara survives petition challenges.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 22:32:01 EDTMaryland State Education Association says it has "drawn a line in the sand" on budget cuts.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 11:12:00 EDTBoard member charged with running search has resigned, leaving vote's outcome uncertain; Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) has moved quickly this week to name a replacement
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 10:04:00 EDTTreating every airport passenger as a potential terrorist slows the security system and deters some people from flying, according to a new report.
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 22:00:03 EDTThe budget proposal has sparked a nasty fight between the council, which controls county spending, and Montgomery County Public Schools, which accounts for the biggest share of the budget.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 09:07:02 EDTRaynell Cooper was the big winner in the "Jeopardy!" Teen Tournament. Then he had to keep quiet about it.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 07:44:00 EDTDevelopers of a west Germantown subdivision were reimbursed twice by local government agencies, collecting more than $6 million on a project that cost them about $3 million.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 00:26:00 EDTPrince George's investigators are tracing a stolen car's path from a neighborhood in Fort Washington to an impound lot in Oxon Hill after a missing man's body is found in its trunk.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 06:48:00 EDTA Fairfax County man died in a crash allegedly involving a drunk driver, and the drunk driver had been previously deported to Honduras.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 07:29:00 EDTFormer Prince George's county executive Jack B. Johnson pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges in federal corruption probe.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 07:25:03 EDTThe pieces are falling into place for George Allen and Timothy M. Kaine to square off for Virginia's open Senate seat next year, a rare matchup of two former governors and state political giants.
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 23:40:02 EDTOngoing budget negotiations on Capitol Hill are forcing the Social Security Administration to suspend paid overtime for workers who process benefits and review applications.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 19:49:01 EDTFederal court overturns a ruling that favored USPS in a dispute with a decorated sergeant major, finding that he had not abandoned the post office for military service.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 12:08:03 EDTThe last American veteran of World War I was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.