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Plane diverted after passenger tries to open door

An airplane flying from Dulles International Airport to Las Vegas has been diverted to Denver International Airport after a passenger tried to open a door on the plane while it was in flight. DIA spokesman Jeff Green says that United...

By Terri Rupar  | January 23, 2010; 9:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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One stabbed in confrontation at Pentagon City mall

(Update 9 p.m.) One person was stabbed and slightly wounded Saturday evening at the Pentagon City shopping mall, after a confrontation between two groups, Arlington County police said. The groups had been involved throughout the day in verbal confrontations, said...

By Terri Rupar  | January 23, 2010; 8:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
 
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Flash flood watch issued for region for Sunday

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued: * Flash Flood Watch for portions of Maryland...the District of Columbia and Virginia. * From late Sunday afternoon through Monday morning * A cold front will approach the area late Sunday...

By Washington Post Editors  | January 23, 2010; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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D.C. church holds memorial mass for Haiti quake

A Catholic church in northwest Washington that serves the local Haitian community is holding a memorial Mass on Saturday for victims of the earthquake. Hundreds of people are expected to converge on the Shrine of the Sacred Heart, and D.C....

By Washington Post Editors  | January 23, 2010; 12:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC  | Tags:  Haiti quake, Haitian earthquake, Sacred Heart, mass, quake  
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Opponents of winter heat shutoffs rally in D.C.

Opponents of winter heat shutoffs are holding a rally Saturday morning in front of the D.C. government headquarters. The protest is being held ahead of a 10 a.m. D.C. Council round-table on utilities. The group Justice First organized the 9...

By Washington Post Editors  | January 23, 2010; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DC  | Tags:  heat shutoffs, protest  
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Plane has to return to Dulles after colliding with bird

(Updated 8:00 p.m.) While the Associated Press has reported that a United Airlines plane was forced to return to Dulles International Airport shortly after takeoff after it sucked a large bird into the engine. This occurred around 4:30 p.m., and...

By Terri Rupar  | January 22, 2010; 7:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Evening news roundup

Fenty may face deep-pocketed challenger, unemployment up in D.C., over enthusiastic speed cameras in Chevy Chase. Your Friday evening headlines.

By Washington Post editors  | January 22, 2010; 4:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Henson Ridge residents give Marion Barry an earful

Residents of Henson Ridge meet with D.C. Councilman Marion Barry (D-Ward 8)

By Washington Post editors  | January 22, 2010; 3:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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29 million online searches are done per minute

According to a new report, 29 million searches are done each minute worldwide.

By Washington Post editors  | January 22, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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More details emerge in Appomattox shooting

Suspect in the Appomattox shootings appears in court on Friday; newly released warrants detail a grisly scene.

By Washington Post editors  | January 22, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Ex-Pentagon officer gets three years for spying

Former Pentagon official gets three years for spying

By Washington Post editors  | January 22, 2010; 12:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Search resumes for missing Virginia toddler

Police are searching for the body of a missing Roanoke toddler, who they believe was killed by his stepfather

By Washington Post editors  | January 22, 2010; 11:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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MetroAccess employees suspended after incident

Update (1.25.09):MetroAccess drivers work for a contractor, MV Transportation. A Metro spokesman said Metro manages the contract, but the drivers are not employees of the transit agency. Original Post: Two Metro employees have been suspended after three passengers, including a...

By Washington Post Editors  | January 22, 2010; 9:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Traffic and Transportation  
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Friday news roundup

Cards for Haiti, no new income taxes in Va., bald eagles rebound, tunnels below Dupont Circle? Your Friday morning news roundup.

By Washington Post editors  | January 22, 2010; 8:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Main break closes Florida Ave. in NE

FROM GET THERE: A pair of water main breaks that occurred yesterday are still being repaired this morning, closing some streets in Northeast D.C. as the morning commute gets underway. he DC Water and Sewer Authority reports this morning that...

By Mike McPhate  | January 22, 2010; 7:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Traffic and Transportation  
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Charges dropped in gold thefts

WJLA-TV. Channel 7, is reporting that a group of Fairfax County families says the justice system failed them after charges were dropped against suspects in a series of burglaries. In November, three suspects were arrested after millions of dollars of...

By Erica Johnston  | January 21, 2010; 9:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
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Man charged in cousin's death

A 30-year-old Southeast Washington man was charged with second-degree murder Thursday in the slaying of his cousin earlier this month in Landover, Prince George's County police said. Ronald Lawton Neal, 30, of the 4400 block of 3rd Street, turned himself...

By Erica Johnston  | January 21, 2010; 7:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Maryland  
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Body found in trash can outside shopping center

The discovery of a woman’s body in a trash can at a Prince William County shopping center on Thursday morning has led to homicide charges against a New Jersey man who allegedly dumped her body there. A citizen reported...

By Erica Johnston  | January 21, 2010; 7:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Virginia  
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Evening news roundup

Wintry mix is on the way, more aftershocks in Haiti, concerns at Sidwell, NE DC Safeway closed due to vermin. Your Thursday evening news roundup.

By Washington Post editors  | January 21, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Water main break floods NE D.C.

WASA works to repair water main break in northeast D.C.

By Washington Post editors  | January 21, 2010; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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1 of 5 teens has abnormal cholesterol

One in five American teenagers has abnormal cholesterol levels, which could lead to heart disease.

By Washington Post editors  | January 21, 2010; 2:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Google maps and Post Story Lab's pick of the day

How a Ohio State University Professor named Dinty W. Moore uses Google maps to tell the story of chance meetings with the late George Plimpton.

By Washington Post editors  | January 21, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Appomattox teens mourn via Facebook

Appomattox teens are using Facebook to remember friends killed in a tragic shooting -- the worst killings in Virginia since the Va. Tech slayings.

By Washington Post editors  | January 21, 2010; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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4.9-magnitude aftershock strikes Haiti

A 4.9-magnitude aftershock strikes Haiti on Thursday, Jan. 21

By Washington Post editors  | January 21, 2010; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Safeway in NE D.C. closed due to vermin

Northeast D.C. Safeway closed due to vermin.

By Washington Post editors  | January 21, 2010; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Pioneer and crackpot? Today's Daily Goodbye

A Washington Post blog about noteable deaths here and around the world.

By Washington Post editors  | January 21, 2010; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Howard County man indicted in fatal car wreck

A 22-year-old Howard County man was indicted by a Howard County grand jury in connection with a car accident that killed a friend and injured his brother.

By Washington Post editors  | January 21, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Michael Brown pondering a run against Fenty?

D.C. Councilman Michael Brown ponders a mayoral run.

By Washington Post editors  | January 21, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Thursday news roundup

Woman pulled from Metro tracks, Sidwell Friends teacher fired, meteorties in Lorton, D.C parking meters may take credit. Your Thursday morning news roundup.

By Washington Post editors  | January 21, 2010; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Wintry uncertainty over next 36 hours

FROM THE CAPITAL WEATHER GANG: We'll wake up to mostly cloudy skies across the area with a very slim chance of a few flakes of wet snow across our (far) southern suburbs. The balance of the day will be mostly...

By Mike McPhate  | January 21, 2010; 6:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Weather  
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No agreement on price of Wizards

Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis and the estate of sports entrepreneur Abe Pollin have failed to reach agreement on a price for the Washington Wizards and Verizon Center, automatically leading the two sides to start an appraisal process that could...

By Washington Post editors  | January 20, 2010; 6:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Sidwell Friends teacher fired, banned from campus

Sidwell Friends has fired a middle school social studies teacher accused of engaging in inappropriate conduct toward a minor off campus last year, according to an e-mail that an administrator posted on a school listserv late Wednesday afternoon. Check out...

By Washington Post editors  | January 20, 2010; 5:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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McDonnell reopens highway rest stops

Six months after Virginia shutdown many highway rest stops to save money the state’s newly-elected governor delivered on a campaign promise and ordered them reopened. Gov. Robert McDonnell (R) instructed that 19 rest areas, including four in Northern Virginia, be...

By Washington Post editors  | January 20, 2010; 4:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Evening news roundup

Haiti aftershocks, Metro search could take 9 months., WH party crashers take the 5th, kimchi and flashers. Your PM local news roundup.

By Washington Post editors  | January 20, 2010; 2:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Stepfather of missing toddler charged

The stepfather of a missing Roanoke toddler has been charged with felony child neglect and improper disposal of a human body, according to WJLA. Roanoke police said Brandon Lockett, 24, contacted them on Jan. 14 and reported that his stepson,...

By Washington Post editors  | January 20, 2010; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Petitioning the president with petitions

DC Vote plans to send President Obama over 200 pounds' worth of petitions asking for a vote for District residents in Congress, according to the Associated Press. The group says it will send more than 41,000 petitions on Wednesday from...

By Washington Post editors  | January 20, 2010; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Maryland moves forward on new public health lab

Maryland officials will move forward with plans to build a new state-of-the-art health laboratory.

By Washington Post editors  | January 20, 2010; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Police: Suspect in Appomattox killings surrenders

Updated, 8:01 a.m. Virginia State Police say a suspect in the shooting deaths of eight people at a rural home has surrendered without incident. Sgt. Thomas Molnar says 39-year-old Christopher Speight (Spite) approached officers at the crime scene at about...

By Mike McPhate  | January 20, 2010; 8:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
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Wednesday news roundup

Appomattox gunman surrenders, Metro pays $739K for image boost, medical marijuana in DC, Poe's body will stay put. Your Wednesday news roundup.

By Washington Post editors  | January 20, 2010; 7:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A cooler feel today

FROM THE CAPITAL WEATHER GANG: You can thank a cold front that came through yesterday for today's cooler feel. Highs in the mid-to-upper 40s will be around 10-15 degrees lower than yesterday. But with partly to mostly sunny skies (after...

By Mike McPhate  | January 20, 2010; 6:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Haitian ambassador addresses adoptions

While Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendall is being hailed as a hero in many circles for flying a jet into Haiti, scooping up a group of orphans and bringing them back to Pittsburgh to find them permanent homes, Haiti’s ambassador to...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | January 19, 2010; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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PM news roundup

Medical marijuana comes to D.C.? No love for Poe. Women: the new breadwinners? Your PM news roundup.

By Washington Post editors  | January 19, 2010; 4:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia police seeking shooter near Appomattox

Update, 5:45 p.m.: State police now say there are numerous fatalities in this shooting. The Crime Scene blog has more. Original post: Appomattox -- Virginia State Police say they are seeking a shooter who injured at least two people and...

By Washington Post editors  | January 19, 2010; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Rockville man sentenced in bomb case

Collin McKenzie-Gude, 20, who pleaded guilty last year to possessing bombmaking chemicals kept in his bedroom closet, was sentenced to 61 months in prison Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt. That sentence does not include an additional 17 months...

By Washington Post editors  | January 19, 2010; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Council extends contract deadline

The D.C. Council has unanimously approved extending the deadline it set in December over contracts adopted by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's administration that were not submitted to the council for approval. Tuesday's move is a retreat from the council's threat...

By Washington Post editors  | January 19, 2010; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Haitian Embassy establishes command center

Haitian officials set up a command center at the Haitian Embassy in D.C.

By Washington Post editors  | January 19, 2010; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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FBI launches Haiti fraud hotline

FBU establishes a hotline to prevent Haiti earthquake fraud.

By Washington Post editors  | January 19, 2010; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Officials investigate carbon monoxide poisoning

UPDATE: The D.C. Department of Fire and EMS reports that they've taken one adult and two children with possible carbon monoxide poisoning from a home on Seaton Place NW. ********** The D.C. Department of Fire and EMS are investigating a...

By Washington Post editors  | January 19, 2010; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Catania backs medical marijuana for D.C.

D.C. Council member David A. Catania (I-At Large) introduced legislation Tuesday to implement legalized medical marijuana in the District. Catania, chairman of the Health Committee, is responding to the decision by Congress last month to lift restrictions on medical marijuana...

By Washington Post editors  | January 19, 2010; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Budget forum in Montgomery tonight

Montgomery County sponsors public forum on the budget, Jan. 19 in Silver Spring

By Washington Post editors  | January 19, 2010; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Dulles testing to produce explosion-like noises

Residents, drivers and office workers in the area of Tysons Corner probably will hear a series of loud, explosion-like noises Tuesday between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Contractors working on the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project will be performing a series...

By Washington Post editors  | January 19, 2010; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Tuesday news roundup

Remembering Dr. King, Metro considers offering rebates if trains are delayed, rabies alert, Virginia gets new governor. Your Tuesday local news roundup.

By Washington Post editors  | January 19, 2010; 7:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Temperatures should hit mid-50s today

FROM THE CAPITAL WEATHER GANG: Variable cloud cover is expected today, which makes the temperature forecast a little tricky. Despite the prospects for clouds at times, we should still manage to make it up into the mid-50s or even a...

By Mike McPhate  | January 19, 2010; 6:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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4 people rescued from Germantown apartment fire

Montgomery County firefighters rescued four people from the balconies of a Germantown apartment building early Tuesday, after a fire in the lobby area of the building prevented them from leaving on their own, authorities said. No one was seriously injured...

By Mike McPhate  | January 19, 2010; 6:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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Traffic headaches for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Metro Police say Martin Luther Jr. King Day events on Monday will affect traffic in a number of locations. A peace walk is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon. The walk starts in the 2500 block of Martin Luther King...

By Washington Post Editors  | January 17, 2010; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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D.C. woman caught in crossfire

By Matt Zapotosky A 50-year-old Lexington Park woman was seriously injured Saturday afternoon after she got caught in the crossfire of a shooting in Southeast Washington police said. The woman was stopped at a traffic light at the intersection...

By Robert Pierre  | January 17, 2010; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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Water main break closes busy road in Alexandria

Alexandria police Sunday morning shut down all lanes of traffic on Washington Street in the heart of Old Town to deal with a water main break near the main throughway’s intersection with Prince Street. Traffic on Washington Street – which...

By Washington Post Editors  | January 17, 2010; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Virginia  | Tags:  Alexandria, water main break  
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