For overweight children, pairing video games with education is better than gym class

'Active' video games can not only help kids lose weight, they can be more effective than traditional gym classes when paired with counseling about food choices, a new study found.

Monday - 03/17/2014, 06:13pm EDT

Group pokes fun of D.C. region's winter weather extremes (Video)

The D.C. region's winter has called for shorts and flip-flops as well as hats and coats -- and one group is bringing a funny approach to teeter- totter temperatures over the last few months.

Monday - 03/17/2014, 11:26am EDT

St. Patrick wasn't really Irish and other fun facts

WTOP's Lori Lundin

Sunday - 03/16/2014, 08:57am EDT


Cutie just doesn't get 'stranger danger'

Ye Bin's parents are trying to give her the "stranger danger" talk and she, well, might not be taking it as seriously as they might have hoped.

Sunday - 03/16/2014, 12:12am EDT

Washington homeowner fighting to keep treehouse

Washington homeowner fights to keep treehouse; city sees it as danger of falling on sidewalk

Friday - 03/14/2014, 10:33am EDT

Upstate NY girl, 5, spends day at wrong school

NY girl, 5, spends day at wrong school after getting on wrong bus; pretends to be new student

Friday - 03/14/2014, 09:10am EDT

Police: Sick RI man lived with dead wife for days

Police: RI man with Alzheimer's disease lived with dead wife's body for days; home condemned

Friday - 03/14/2014, 09:10am EDT

Search on for biting suspect in parking spot brawl

Search on for woman accused of nearly biting off another woman's finger over mall parking spot

Friday - 03/14/2014, 09:10am EDT

NY college students charged after dog's beer photo

Twitter photo of dog held over beer keg leads to charges against 2 NY college students

Friday - 03/14/2014, 09:10am EDT

What happened to the homeless man with the golden voice?

Where is Ted Williams, homeless man-turned-Internet sensation, now?

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 10:10pm EDT

N.C. hunter kills 500-pound hog

A hunter in North Carolina bagged wild hog so big even the photos are unbelievable.

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 12:05pm EDT

George Takei takes tech, social media to SXSW

To one generation George Takei was best-known for his role as Sulu on Star Trek. Today, Takei is widening his appeal from the young to the not-quite-as-young generations.

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 04:29am EDT

Explorers head to S. Pacific to confirm Earhart's plane wreck

Amelia Earhart's plane disappeared in 1937 and it remains one of the world's enduring mysteries. Now, explorers are excited about new evidence that could confirm that artifacts found on a remote South Pacific island are from the wreckage of her plane.

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 08:39pm EDT

Target apologizes for photo thinning model's thighs

Target apologizes to customers after people took to Twitter to complain about very poorly photoshopped images on the store's website of a model in bikinis.

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 11:13am EDT

English soccer player gets 10-game ban for biting

English lower-league soccer player gets 10-game ban for biting opponent during match

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 10:50am EDT

Twitterverse mocks David Cameron's tweet

The Twitterverse mocked David Cameron's selfie taken as the British Prime Minister discussed the situation in Ukraine with President Obama.

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 05:29pm EDT

Couple 'attacked' by cat say they'll get it help (Video)

Oregon owners of a 22-pound housecat who trapped them in their bedroom after attacking their baby say they're not giving up on their pet and are getting it medical attention and therapy.

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 04:23pm EDT

Roku deploys A-level celebrities at SXSW

Roku is turning to A-level celebrities at SXSW to help get out the message about it's just unveiled new way to stream video.

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 12:18pm EDT

These designer jean shorts cost HOW much?!

It's going to warm up a bit this week, which conjures dreams of lounging around in a pair of shorts. And just in time, Dolce & Gabbana has a pair of shorts, but they will cost you.

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 11:49am EDT

Fast-food workers dish on dishes to avoid

The fast-food workers of Reddit were asked, "What should we NOT order at your restaurant? Why not?"

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 09:32am EDT
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