D.C. Council approved D.C. United s...

D.C. Council approved D.C. United stadium

The D.C. Council approved the District of Columbia Soccer Stadium Act of 2014 on Wednesday.
Family: Gross kept in touch, didn't...

Family: Gross kept in touch, didn't grow angry in Cuba

Alan Gross -- the American who was freed from five years of imprisonment in Cuba today -- had been working as a subcontractor for the U.S. government's U.S. Agency for International Development when he was arrested -- an agency that has been promoting democracy in Cuba.
'Saving Private Ryan' among films b...

'Saving Private Ryan' among films being preserved

"Saving Private Ryan" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" are among 25 movies being inducted this year into the National Film Registry for long-term preservation, the Library of Congress announced Wednesday.
Two serial bank robbers on the loos...

Two serial bank robbers on the loose in D.C. area

One dresses sharply; the other holds up banks in Alexandria and Annandale.
Metro's Blue, Orange, Silver lines ...

Metro's Blue, Orange, Silver lines resume service after water main break

Three Metro lines are up and running Tuesday morning after a water main break caused a major headache for commuters on the rail and the road.
Chris Brown's bodyguard sentenced t...

Chris Brown's bodyguard sentenced to probation

Singer Chris Brown's bodyguard Christopher Hollosy has been given a 90-day suspended jail sentence, 1-year probation and ordered to perform 24 hours of community service for breaking the nose of a Beltsville man last year.


The Breaks: This Week in Local Hip-...

The Breaks: This Week in Local Hip-Hop

Diamond District's got a new remix LP, and Yung Gleesh might have released his most bizarre and hilarious video to date.
DCJCC Fires Ari Roth from Theater J

DCJCC Fires Ari Roth from Theater J

His comments to the media on internal censorship of diverse viewpoints were deemed insubordinate.
ToDo ToDay: Christie Dashiell, Give...

ToDo ToDay: Christie Dashiell, Give, and The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas

Your dreams of combining coffee and vinyl records come true this weekend!
The Sleigher: The Both, ?Nothing Le...

The Sleigher: The Both, ?Nothing Left To Do (Let?s Make This Christmas Blue)?

Aimee Mann and Ted Leo team up for a truly depressing holiday tune.
Arts Roundup: Minimum Wage Edition

Arts Roundup: Minimum Wage Edition

Thievery Corporation's Eric Hilton says Baltimore has a "way better" art and music scene than D.C.
Wale and DJ A-Trak to Gift Fans wit...

Wale and DJ A-Trak to Gift Fans with Festivus Project on Festivus

The Seinfeld theme continues.


Water restriction still in effect f...

Water restriction still in effect for D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood

WASHINGTON (AP) — A do-not-drink order remains in effect for tap water in a section of northwest Washington due to contamination from a petroleum product that remains in the system.

More than 350 customers in the Shaw neighborhood north of downtown were ordered not to drink their water Wednesday afternoon ...

Retired jail officers sue D.C. for ...

Retired jail officers sue D.C. for right to carry guns for protection

It's been six years since Robert L. Smith retired from his job as a corrections officer at the D.C. Jail, but he says he still receives threats from former inmates he supervised.

He keeps a legally registered handgun inside his Southwest D.C. home, but he would like to be able ...

DEBORAH SIMMONS: Vincent Gray keeps...

DEBORAH SIMMONS: Vincent Gray keeps fingers on triggers of 2 six shooters


Ready, aim, but don't fire?

Vincent C. Gray, 72, has resigned, albeit unofficially. He gave his farewell address the other night, and media and supporters got a copy of his accomplishments. And if you're hankering to see what he thinks of his nearly four years as mayor, visit the ...

FCC: 'Redskins' not profane; statio...

FCC: 'Redskins' not profane; station keeps license

Saying the word "Redskins" on the air isn't obscene or profane — at least not according to the Federal Communications Commission.

The FCC on Thursday dismissed a petition that called for one of the team's flagship radio stations not to have its license renewed. The petition claimed repeated use of ...

D.C. Council gives final approval t...

D.C. Council gives final approval to concealed-carry gun regulations

The D.C. Council on Wednesday approved the permanent version of concealed carry laws meant to comply with a federal court ruling that overturned the District's ban on the carrying of firearms in public.

The legislation keeps in place the emergency laws adopted earlier this year that require a gun owner ...

D.C. Jail health care contract pull...

D.C. Jail health care contract pulled to give Corizon time to 'get the facts out'

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray withdrew from the council's Wednesday legislative agenda a controversial measure that would place a for-profit corporation in charge of health care at the D.C. Jail.

A spokeswoman for his office said the $66 million, three-year contract to Corizon Health Inc. was delayed and not dead, ...

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The Note in the Trunk of the Last S...

The Note in the Trunk of the Last Studebaker Avanti

On Dec. 31, 1963, W.H. Bennett wrote a short message and put it under the trunk liner of the last Avanti to come off the Studebaker assembly line.
Nikki Finke, Hollywood Chronicler, ...

Nikki Finke, Hollywood Chronicler, Said to Be in Talks With Politico

The former writer for Deadline Hollywood is looking for other jobs, people familiar with the situation said.
Lawmakers Are Roommates No More

Lawmakers Are Roommates No More

The last of a group of Democratic lawmakers who have lived in a Washington rowhouse for years finally moved out, taking their comforters and Hendrix records with them.
A Home for Soccer, and Renewal, in ...

A Home for Soccer, and Renewal, in Washington

The District of Columbia Council is expected to approve financing for a $300 million Major League Soccer stadium to be built near the Anacostia River.
United States to Bid for 2024 Games

United States to Bid for 2024 Games

Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Washington are under consideration as sites for the 2024 Summer Games; the United States committee expects to decide in January.
Today in Politics

Today in Politics

As they plow through backlogged presidential nominations, Senate Democrats are defending a rule change that allowed them to break a nominee filibuster with a majority vote.


Zach Pearl, South Lakes top Herndon...

Zach Pearl, South Lakes top Herndon in first game after Brandon Kamga?s ankle injury

Zach Pearl held his follow-through. With his arms outstretched and his palms facing down while he struck a zombie pose, the senior smirked as his South Lakes teammates rallied around him at the free throw line between tosses. With 1 minute 28 seconds left in a neighborhood-rivalry bout with visiting Herndon, the Seahawks needed one more true shot to go up by four points. And Pearl was loving it. Read full article >>
Ice hockey: Cade Groton?s hat trick...

Ice hockey: Cade Groton?s hat trick leads No. 3 Stone Bridge over No. 5 O?Connell

Space was hard to come by at the Ashburn Ice House as a standing-room-only crowd packed the bleachers and lined the boards for a Friday night showdown between No. 3 Stone Bridge and No. 5 O?Connell. Still, Cade Groton was able to find plenty of breathing room. In the third period of his team?s 5-1 victory, the Stone Bridge junior completed his hat trick by twice drifting away from a tired O?Connell defense to open ice at the back post, exactly where teammate Ryan Leibold expected him to be.Read full article >>
Education Department releases frame...

Education Department releases framework for rating U.S. colleges and universities

By the start of next school year, the federal government plans to rate colleges on access, affordability and student outcomes ? possibly relying on graduates? employment and earnings data.Schools could be rated as high performers, low performers, or ?in the middle,? according to a ?draft framework? of the ratings plan that the Obama administration is releasing Friday. The document, essentially a status report on an initiative President Obama announced in August 2013, leaves many questions unanswered. But it makes clear that the Education Department still intends to assume a new role as an arbiter of the performance of thousands of colleges and universities.Read full article >>
Boys? basketball Chad Strothers sho...

Boys? basketball Chad Strothers shoots undefeated Centennial past Atholton

Chad Strothers?s shooting stroke had felt good recently, and the Centennial guard knew his team had a tough tilt awaiting it at Atholton ?s early-season senior night.With dynamic Eagles guard Isaiah White shut down by an athletic Raiders defense, Strothers shouldered the load. The senior hit four three-pointers, and the final two of his 24 points with 1 minute 29 seconds remaining gave Centennial its last lead in a thrilling 47-44 victory over Atholton in Columbia. Read full article >>
D.C. Council reorganizes to address...

D.C. Council reorganizes to address affordable housing and homeless problems

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson on Friday announced an overhaul of the city legislature designed to focus lawmakers on affordable housing and homeless issues next year, saying those two problems must be the council?s top priorities.Read full article >>
Clarksburg rallies back to beat Gai...

Clarksburg rallies back to beat Gaithersburg, 56-52

When Austin Duffy missed two free throws in the final minute of a tie game Friday, he was frustrated ? especially after he air-balled the second one ? but no one panicked. He looked to the Clarksburg bench, which continued to clap with hopeful expressions.Read full article >>

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