Activists praise D.C. Council reforms in sex assault cases

Last year, a human rights organization sharply criticized D.C. police for what it called callous treatment of sexual assault cases. But now, the it has changed its tune offering high praise for a package of reforms passed by the D.C. Council.

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 07:36am EDT

Driverless cars pose challenges, but they're coming

If you dream of owning a car that drives itself, Nissan is promising to sell them by 2020. And part of the region is taking steps to plan for their arrival on the roads.

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 07:03am EDT

Platelet therapy could help body heal itself

What if the human body could use its own blood to repair itself? A relatively new type of pain therapy has potential to help with osteoarthritis and patients who need knee replacements.

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 06:59am EDT

Mom says son hospitalized after school ignored his health problem (Video)

A District boy is hospitalized after his pleas for help were reportedly ignored at his D.C. charter school, his mother says.

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 06:49am EDT

1.8M parking tickets, $84.4 million in fines in D.C. in FY 2013

The District of Columbia wrote more than 1.8 million parking tickets in fiscal year 2013, netting $84.4 million in parking fines, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 06:15am EDT

Ticketbuster: How many bogus parking tickets can one person get?

Walter Edwards spent 10 months in 2013 fighting red tape to get a ticket in the District of Columbia thrown out, only to open his mailbox to find a second bogus ticket assigned to him.

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 05:23am EDT

From managing editor of The Hill to actor on 'Veep'

Tune into this weekend's episode of "Veep" and a local face will be featured alongside the show's stars.

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 03:48am EDT

Where do Nationals fans live? Facebook maps MLB support

If you root for the Washington Nationals, you live in Virginia, Maryland or D.C. -- and nowhere else.

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 12:32pm EDT

Momofuku in talks for restaurant at CityCenterDC

It looks as though CityCenterDC was just the kind of development the District needed to draw some of New York's hottest chefs south.

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 11:52am EDT

Doctor: Put risks of breast cancer and mammograms in perspective

The director of the Breast Imaging and Interventional Center at the George Washington Medical Faculty Associates is a breast cancer survivor. She says getting a mammogram and early diagnosis can save a life.

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 11:05am EDT

Washington slips on a TripAdvisor's favorite list

TripAdvisor's " Traveler's Choice Awards for Destinations" ranks Washington No. 9 on its list of the 25 most popular U.S. destinations, down from No. 6 in 2013.

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 10:43am EDT

Bill would let D.C. cab riders ignore the meter

The D.C. Council is considering a bill that would fundamentally change the way people pay for taxi rides in the nation's capital.

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 09:59am EDT

Column: RG3 logo, tweets send the wrong message

Are Robert Griffin III's tweets and logo sending the wrong message?

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 09:47am EDT

Metro's Richard Sarles: No promises on Silver Line

The Silver Line project could be turned over to Metro in a soon as two weeks, sources close to the project tell WTOP. But Metro's general manager, Richard Sarles, isn't ready to confirm that.

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 09:13am EDT
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Metro board reacts to critical audit

Members of the Washington Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Executive Board gathered to work out a formal response to a recent audit from the Federal Transit Administration.

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 08:42am EDT

Ticketbuster: Cheh to introduce overhaul of ticketing process

D.C. Council member Mary Cheh, who oversees all the key agencies involved in the ticketing process, will introduce a bill Tuesday called the Transportation Reorganization Act.

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 08:36am EDT
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Ben & Jerry's offers free cones

From noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, you can get a free scoop of ice cream at any participating Ben & Jerry's.

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 08:31am EDT

New ramp will ease commute out of D.C.

Soon, it'll be easier to take another route out of the District through a busy corridor.

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 08:13am EDT

'Art Everywhere': 50,000 billboards turn into works of art

The country's biggest art show will be seen on more than 50,000 billboards to D.C. and other cities this summer.

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 08:06am EDT

Director of National Intelligence hopeful increased security, audits can stop leaks

James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, speaks with WTOP's National Security Correspondent J.J. Green.

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 08:03am EDT
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