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Healthiest counties for kids: 3 are in D.C. metro area

Montgomery and Howard counties in Maryland and Fairfax County in Virginia are ranked among the top 50 healthiest counties for children, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Tuesday - 06/11/2013, 01:44pm EDT

Tags: healthiest counties, children, Colleen Kelleher

Kaine on IRS scandal: 'People need to be sacked'

A senator from Virginia says people who work at the Internal Revenue Service need to be fired for targeting conservative political groups.

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 09:28am EDT

Tags: Tim Kaine, IRS, Colleen Kelleher


Grocery costs rise 35 pct to 39 pct in decade

Shoppers are paying between 35 percent to 39 percent more for groceries than they did a decade ago.

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 08:39am EDT

Tags: grocery shopping, food costs, usda, Colleen Kelleher


Alvin Crawley steps down as superintendent of Prince George's County Public Schools

Alvin L. Crawley will resign as the interim superintendent of Prince George's County Public Schools, Maryland's second largest school system, effective June 3.

Friday - 04/26/2013, 09:41am EDT

Tags: Alvin Crawley, Prince Georges County Public Schools, pgcps, Colleen Kelleher

Archi's Acres looks to bring hydroponic garden to D.C.

A hydroponic garden that employs veterans may open in D.C. next year. One of its partners, Dylan Ratigan, wants to see veterans play a larger role in solving the nation's problems.

Thursday - 04/04/2013, 10:06am EDT

Tags: Daniel Ratigan, gardening, veterans, Colleen Kelleher


Sex of 3-month-old sloth bear is now known

The National Zoo says the baby sloth bear born in December is a boy.

Tuesday - 03/26/2013, 10:53am EDT

Tags: National Zoo, sloth bear, Colleen Kelleher

'And then it's silence': Wuerl unveils conclave mystery

Speaking on WTOP Thursday, the Archbishop of Washington described how the atmosphere changed among the cardinals the moment they entered the Sistine Chapel and how the cardinals knew Jorge Bergoglio would be the next pope.

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 12:50pm EDT

Tags: archbishop, Pope Francis, papal conclave, Colleen Kelleher


Temperatures chillier than normal as spring arrives

It may not feel like it, but spring officially arrived at 7:02 a.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 07:30am EDT

Tags: spring, Colleen Kelleher

How exactly do members of Congress spend their time?

With all of the frustration about how unproductive Congress can be, a new report sheds light on the work process and work ethic of members of Congress.

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 07:55am EDT

Tags: Congressional Management Foundation, Congress, Brad Fitch, Colleen Kelleher


Archbishop of Washington 'stunned' by pope's resignation

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, told WTOP the Vatican called him about Pope Benedict's resignation early Monday.

Monday - 02/11/2013, 12:29pm EST

Tags: Donald Wuerl, Archdiocese of Washington, Pope Benedict XVI, Colleen Kelleher

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