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Pennsylvania Avenue is in a slump, but there's a plan to breathe new life into it

Pennsylvania Avenue, between the White House and the U.S. Capitol, is in a down period.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 02:10pm EDT

Man detonates explosives outside father-in-law's home

Marc Cassell was arrested in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 02:08pm EDT

In talking achievement gap, Montgomery Co.touches on school boundaries

The prickly subject of redrawing school boundaries to better integrate schools eventually made its way into the discussion of a widening achievement gap on Monday at the County Council.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 01:50pm EDT

Major crimes drop 12 percent in Leesburg in 2013

Major crimes drop 12 percent in Leesburg in 2013; decrease in larcenies fuels improvement

Monday - 07/14/2014, 01:36pm EDT

Van Hollen seeks striking Facebook photo, voter interaction

Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen is offering prime Facebook real estate to the person who captures a striking image of the Democrat's Eighth Congressional District.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 01:27pm EDT

More than 150 Corcoran employees face layoffs as mergers loom

About a third of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art and Design's 465 employees are slated be laid off as soon as mid-August.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 12:46pm EDT

Va. teen runner died of cardiac arrhythmia

Medical examiner says Va. teen who collapsed after half-marathon died of cardiac arrhythmia

Monday - 07/14/2014, 12:40pm EDT

How did Edgar Allan Poe really die?

Edgar Allan Poe's lifeless body has been found in a gutter, yet signs of the reclusive writer have been found all over Baltimore. A team of muckraking journalists sift through the clues to find out what happened to him.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 12:30pm EDT

Expect afternoon delays on MARC's Brunswick Line

Afternoon trains on MARC's Brunswick Line will run at reduced speeds because of the heat.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 12:14pm EDT

Court awards $250 damages in U.Va. email case

The Virginia Supreme Court has awarded $250 damages to the University of Virginia and former professor Michael Mann in a case that involved Mann's emails regarding climate change.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 11:28am EDT

Column: Pierce signing adds intrigue to Wizards

Paul Pierce may not be the superstar he once was, but his signing with the Wizards marks a sea change in how free agents view Washington.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 11:19am EDT

Man seeks to re-mine gold at Virginia site

A Tennessee prospector is hoping to mine gold at an abandoned site in Goochland County.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 11:11am EDT

Excuses abound for Md. campaign report failings

Excuses abound for Md. campaign-finance report failings, records request finds

Monday - 07/14/2014, 11:11am EDT

Va. wheat crop expected to top 2013 production

This year's wheat crop in Virginia is expected to top last year's crop by 1 percent.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 11:01am EDT

Five years in hell: Behind the interview

In late January, after a marathon of meetings and hopscotching between various parts of Morocco, WTOP's National Security Correspondent J.J. Green flew down to Dakhla, Western Sahara.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 10:43am EDT

Pet of the Week: Scooter

Scooter is a darling little Southern gentleman, and he's available for adoption from WARL.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 10:36am EDT

Missing Md. woman, 79, found

Police say a missing 79-year-old woman has been found.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 10:03am EDT

Prince William Parkway reopens after three-vehicle crash (Photos)

A Prince William County roadway has reopened after a three-vehicle crash caused its closure for most of the Monday morning rush hour.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 10:01am EDT

New townhomes, apts. could come to Chevy Chase Lake

The project would put a 175-unit, up to 100-foot tall apartment building, new park and about 75 new townhomes on Chevy Chase Lake Drive, where a series of two-story garden apartments stand today.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 09:45am EDT

Big changes coming to Route 1 in College Park

WTOP has learned of sweeping improvements coming to the state road.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 09:38am EDT
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