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

GSA wants civilian cybersecurity center in D.C. region

The administrator of the General Services Administration wants to establish a civilian cybersecurity center in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 03:26pm EST

Closings, delays continue after latest snowstorm

Closing, delays continue as temperatures dip after latest snowstorm

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 12:51pm EST

Nationals set anthem auditions

The Washington Nationals is accepting applicants to perform the national anthem during the upcoming season.

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 11:44am EST

Eat pancakes, save lives Tuesday

It's Shrove Tuesday, also known to many as "National Pancake Day."

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 10:26am EST

Chickpeas please D.C. eaters, 'Today' show viewers

D.C.-based 2Armadillos makes and sells crispy chickpeas. With a little national exposure, business for the new company is booming.

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 09:28am EST

West Coast steakhouse Mastro's will take M&S Grill space in Metro Center

Mastro's, an upscale steakhouse and seafood restaurant new to the Washington region, will fill the shuttered M&S Grill restaurant space at the corner of 13th and F streets NW,

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 08:46am EST

Cycloramic app takes hands-free 360-degree imagery (Video)

Cycloramic just may be the app that you never knew you needed. See video of how it works to give you 180-degree or 360-degree panoramic photo images or video, hands-free.

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 08:40am EST

National parks in DC area called $929 million boon

National Park Service says visitors to Washington-area parks spent nearly $929 million in 2012

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 08:35am EST

WTOP Guide: Mardi Gras parties around town

Fat Tuesday is a time to eat and be merry because the following day marks the beginning of Lent, when observers typically give up something for 40 days.

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 05:17am EST
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