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

Costly cold: Region's electric bills up this winter

Layers just haven't been enough this winter, so people have cranked the heat and left it on.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 06:37am EST

Buy or rent? Pros and cons to consider

The online real estate company Trulia estimates that it's 34 percent cheaper to buy than rent a home in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 06:24am EST

Will new pot law lead to more impaired driving?

John Townsend, with AAA Mid-Atlantic, fears the decriminalization of small amount of marijuana might lead to more people driving under the influence of marijuana and causing more traffic crashes.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 05:44am EST

Kennedy Center plans Iberian festival, new musical

Kennedy Center plans festival of arts from Spain, Portugal, along with new musical in DC

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 05:34am EST

Tips for safe winter bicycling

Bicyclists have to deal with occluded bike lanes and icy patches -- and drivers should plan accordingly.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 04:44am EST

Crime Museum opens exhibit with immigration agency

Crime Museum in DC to open new exhibit with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 03:51am EST

Georgetown beats No. 13 Creighton 75-63

D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera had 18 points and a career-high 12 rebounds Tuesday night, and Georgetown frustrated Doug McDermott until late in the game, holding off a rally led by the nation's leading scorer in a 75-63 win over No. 13 Creighton.

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 11:30pm EST

Gray to Secret Service: Don't close 14th Street

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray complains to the Secret Service for closing portions of 14th Street Tuesday, causing gridlock.

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 06:36pm EST

Under Armour Brand House coming to Georgetown

Another athletic gear purveyor is planting its flag in Georgetown: Under Armour Brand House will open in the former Nathans space at Wisconsin and M street NW.

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 03:55pm EST

DC gives final approval to pot decriminalization

The D.C. Council will take a final vote on a bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 03:49pm EST
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