Why longer winters may be on the way

Mark Fischetti, senior editor at Scientific American, says that the jet stream - the river of air in the northern hemisphere that blows west to east and drives most of the D.C. region's weather - has been changing, and it means that extreme-weather periods will last longer.

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 05:29am EST

Observation wheel on its way to National Harbor

A transformation to the National Harbor shoreline is on its way.

Monday - 02/17/2014, 07:48pm EST

Emancipation Proclamation on display for Black History month

To celebrate Black History Month, the National Archives displayed the Emancipation Proclamation for just three days. And for the visitors who went to see it, the document's power has not diminished with time.

Monday - 02/17/2014, 05:21pm EST

Two arrested in connection with SE shooting of 8-year-old girl

A young girl was shot in southeast D.C. on Friday afternoon.

Monday - 02/17/2014, 04:51pm EST

Dozens of protesters arrested outside White House

Dozens of immigrants rights protesters were arrested outside the White House Monday.

Monday - 02/17/2014, 03:39pm EST

10 of the most expensive homes in the region

Nice homes are a mainstay in the D.C. region. Mansions with price tags in the millions aren't uncommon. So, where are the best of the best?

Monday - 02/17/2014, 02:33pm EST

Icicles look cool, but could mean trouble

Icicles hanging off a roof make for one of winter's most striking sights. But if you see them on your house, it could mean trouble.

Monday - 02/17/2014, 11:47am EST

Pet of the Week: Smushie

This 7-year-old purebred Pekingese arrived at the Washington Animal Rescue League from South Carolina with his best friend, who has since been adopted. Now Smushie is inconsolable. Will your home help him feel better?

Monday - 02/17/2014, 09:26am EST

Snow Daze: Schools close, working parents scramble

Closing school is all fun-and-games for kids. But how do working parents deal with the scramble to find child care?

Monday - 02/17/2014, 08:21am EST

U.S. library hosts open house for Presidents Day

Library of Congress hosts open house in historic reading room for President's Day

Monday - 02/17/2014, 05:52am EST

Some are back to school on Presidents Day

Lots of area school districts have gone over their budgeted snow days and they're using Presidents' Day as a make-up day.

Monday - 02/17/2014, 05:15am EST

Nats are using a drone in spring training

New Nationals manager Matt Williams said his team's spring training will be trying a few new things.

Sunday - 02/16/2014, 08:23pm EST

Washington birthday celebrations in Mount Vernon

With all the snow and cold weather, it was a scaled back celebration at Mt. Vernon for George Washington' birthday, but spirits were high.

Sunday - 02/16/2014, 07:52pm EST

Taxi hits 2 pedestrians in DC, 1 person critical

Taxi hits 2 pedestrians in northwest DC, 1 person in critical condition

Sunday - 02/16/2014, 03:20pm EST

Cupid's Undie Run helps children with brain tumors

This Valentine's weekend has brought the 5th annual Cupid's Undie Run. DC's event is one of 30 being held in cities across the United States and 3 in Australia.

Saturday - 02/15/2014, 04:09pm EST

Snow day good deeds: Kindness abounds despite wintry weather

Winter's cold and blustery weather can put anyone in a funk, but many people are showing off their warm hearts and their capacity to love thy icy neighbor as thyself.

Saturday - 02/15/2014, 02:50pm EST

Red Cross: storm hurt blood reserves

The American Red Cross said storms throughout U.S put critical dent in their reserves; announce blood drive dates for the area.

Saturday - 02/15/2014, 04:10am EST

George Washington document on view at Spy Museum

George Washington's letter commissioning 1st spy goes on view at DC's International Spy Museum

Friday - 02/14/2014, 05:10pm EST

DC mayoral candidates issue education proposals

DC mayoral candidates lay out education proposals; Shallal says school reform has failed

Friday - 02/14/2014, 05:01pm EST

D.C. is second worst city for singles

Singles Awareness Day may be a more appropriate name for Friday's holiday in the District, at least according to Facebook.

Friday - 02/14/2014, 05:00pm EST
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