Longer commute times take a toll on mental, physical health

The D.C. area is home to some of the longest commute times in the country, and new research is showing more time commuting back-and-forth to work can have serious and lasting impacts on your mental and physical health.

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 08:47am EST

White House to hold Easter Egg Roll on April 21

White House Easter Egg Roll set for April 21 and feature sports, cooking, live music, reading

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 08:21am EST

From vegetables to chickens, backyard farming on the rise

The U.S. has seen a decline in farms in the last 25 years. One growing response is the rise of backyard farms.

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 07:13am EST

D.C. officials admit problems with ticket writers, hearing examiners

Two D.C. officials say they believe a case recently profiled on WTOP Ticketbuster highlights problems at the Department of Public Works and Department of Motor Vehicles where innocent drivers are forced to pay tickets incorrectly.

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 04:37am EST

Consuming meat, cheese as bad as smoking?

Eating a cheeseburger may be as dangerous as lighting up a cigarette, according to a new study.

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 04:13am EST
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Woman gets 35 years in fatal stabbing of neighbor

A woman convicted of stabbing her neighbor in the presence of the neighbor's 6-year-old daughter has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 04:04am EST

Delaney gift to Georgetown honors Hillary Clinton

U.S. Rep. John Delaney is making a gift to establish a Hillary Clinton Fellowship at Georgetown University's law school.

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 04:01am EST

Some DC residents advised to boil drinking water

Some DC residents advised to boil drinking water after pumping station power outage

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 12:23am EST

Man found shot in overturned vehicle

A man was found shot in an overturned vehicle in Northwest D.C. on Wednesday night.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 10:14pm EST

District races heat-up ahead of election

The races for mayor and D.C. Council are heating up, with the District's typically decisive primary just one month away.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 06:30pm EST
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Secret Service apologizes for contributing to midday traffic jam

The Secret Service has pledged to work with the D.C. mayor's office to improve planning and has apologized for contributing to the gridlock that spread through downtown Tuesday.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 06:03pm EST
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Tips to avoid D.C. motorcades

Motorcades are just part of the fabric of life in D.C. But getting stuck by one of these rolling roadblocks only adds to the stress of driving here. Our Traffic Center has tips to help you stay out of a jam.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 04:24pm EST

Boehner: Congress will 'look at' DC pot bill

House Speaker John Boehner says he's sure Congress will look at a law passed by the D.C. Council that decriminalizes possession of less than one ounce of marijuana in the nation's capital.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 03:38pm EST

Snow parking fines slam more than 1,000 drivers

As soon as a snow emergency is declared in the city, the ticketing begins. And during Monday's snow storm, more than 1,000 drivers received tickets.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 03:10pm EST

Spring break, Memorial Day up for grabs to make up snow days

Making up for lost classroom time after a winter full of snow days could mean a shorter spring break and Memorial Day weekend.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 01:09pm EST

The buzz grows louder: More people turn to beekeeping

With one-third of our food supply linked to honeybee pollination, locals are taking beekeeping in their own hands.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 12:37pm EST
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Metro Center to close for upgrades this weekend

Metro Center station to close for signage and lighting upgrades this weekend

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 11:27am EST

Pet of the Week: Meyer

Although he's acclimated to life at the shelter and gets lots of attention from staff and volunteers, Meyer would much rather have a real home.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 10:42am EST

Four lion cubs born at the National Zoo (Video)

March came in like a lion at the Smithsonian National Zoo, which welcomed four African lion cubs earlier this week.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 09:24am EST

For Pancake Day, they went off to the races

Down the grand aisle of one of D.C.'s most picturesque buildings, students, clergy and staff raced down the isle, frying pans in hand, in front of a cheering crowd in the 15th Annual Pancake Race.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 08:08am EST
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