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Kicked from the coop: Urban farmers ditching chickens

Just a few miles from where River Road ends in Poolesville, Md., a second life beings for animals that have been discarded, abandoned and left to die.

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 07:41am EDT

Tags: urban farming, chickens, Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary

Warrior princess: From Navy SEAL to transgender crusader

Transitioning from Christopher to Kristin Beck wasn't a choice for the former Navy SEAL, it was an imperative.

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 03:20pm EDT

Tags: kristin beck, Navy SEALS, transgender,

Trendy with a wild streak: The debate over hybrid cats (Video)

About an hour outside of D.C., dozens of Bengals sniff, stretch and strut through the Jungletrax Cattery, where 38-year-old Anthony Hutcherson breeds designer felines for curious and committed cat lovers.

Sunday - 06/30/2013, 01:58am EDT

Tags: Bengals, bengal cats, Dr. Katy Nelson, washington humane society, wild cats, Anthony Hutcherson, cats, pets, Scott Giacoppo, Megan CLoherty

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Virginia Gold Cup debuts self-service betting system (Video)

Forget the fancy hats, elegant horses and Jack Russell Terriers that will be on display this weekend at the 88th Virginia Gold Cup. Parimutuel betting, in which people put their money into a collective pool, is the real star of this year's festivities, the organizers say.

Saturday - 05/04/2013, 06:47pm EDT

Tags: Virginia Gold Cup, Fauquier County, Parimutuel betting, horse racing, Kristi King, Vicki Bendure, The Plains

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Girls Fire Camp: Firefighting is no longer just for boys

No one ever told Anne Slabinski or Marcia Reed they couldn't be firefighters. In fact, neither ever imagined herself battling blazes or saving lives. Yet after more than 15 years, collectively, the two women feel they have found their callings.

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 11:02am EDT

Tags: Arlington, Arlington Fire Department, Girls Fire Camp, firefighters

WTOP's guide to national Record Store Day

Check out exclusive National Record Store Day releases by your favorite artists.

Friday - 04/19/2013, 08:30am EDT

Tags: National Record Store Day

First look: Inside D.C.'s first medical pot dispensary

The waiting room at Capital City Care looks like a typical doctor's office -- hardwood floors, clean open space and a friendly receptionist behind the front desk. But before patients can pass into the back room, they must first scan their index finger to prove they are allowed to be there.

Monday - 04/08/2013, 03:36pm EDT

Tags: medical marijuana, Capital City Care

Metro anti-harassment campaign exposes predators

When the doors close, some Metro commuters hold their breaths.

Thursday - 04/04/2013, 01:35pm EDT

Tags: Collective Action for Safe Spaces, metro, sexual harassment

Despite strides, Northern Virginia still grappling with homelessness

Despite improvements, thousands remain on the streets in Northern Virginia. WTOP takes an in-depth look into how some counties are addressing the issue.

Monday - 03/11/2013, 07:31am EDT

Tags: homelessness, homeless, andrew mollenbeck, Arlington, Sharon Bulova, Fairfax County, Alexandria, Arlington County

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Sexual assault victim: 'I was raised to trust the police'

A 196-page report by Human Rights Watch accuses police of mishandling or failing to investigate almost 200 sexual assault cases between October 2008 and September 2011.

Friday - 01/25/2013, 09:19am EST

Tags: human rights watch, D.C. Police,

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