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Read the fine print and save yourself from free-trial scams

Free trial offers can be tempting, but watch out for offers that can rope you into a long-term subscription without your knowledge.

Monday - 10/27/2014, 12:39pm EDT

Tags: free trials, Jamie Forzato, consumer news

Fairfax County poised to approve later school start times

The largest school district in our area will vote Thursday night on whether to start school later in the morning for some students.

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 04:21am EDT

Tags: Fairfax County schools, school start times, Jamie Forzato

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Despite crisis, donations to fight Ebola slow

The American Red Cross has raised about $2.9 million, but $2.8 million of that came from one foundation.

Sunday - 10/19/2014, 01:16pm EDT

Tags: Ebola, Jamie Forzato

Oops! Voters surprised by upside-down D.C. flag

It was a big "Oops!" D.C. residents were surprised when they opened up their official voter guides mailed this week and discovered the District's flag upside down on the cover.

Friday - 10/17/2014, 01:50pm EDT

Tags: D.C., D.C. Board of Elections, voter guide, upside down flag, Jamie Forzato

Hospitals near Dulles prepared for Ebola

As the CDC enhances Ebola screenings at Dulles International Airport, nearby hospitals are preparing to receive patients who have Ebola-like symptoms.

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 06:37am EDT

Tags: Jamie Forzato, Ebola, Inova Fairfax Hospital, hospitals, Dulles International Airport

'Mystery shopper' scam making rounds again

The "Mystery Secret Shopper" scam is nothing new. But it is making the rounds again and victims are forking over thousands of dollars before they realize it's a fraud.

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 06:45am EDT

Tags: Scam, mystery shopper, Federal Trade Commission, Jamie Forzato

Area airports' out-of-sync growth could increase fees

The D.C. region's three airports generate billions of dollars in economic activity and provide more than 300,000 jobs, but they're competing for passengers and there are changes on the horizon.

Thursday - 10/09/2014, 05:59am EDT

Tags: Reagan National Airport, Dulles Airport, bwi, BWI Thurgood-Marshall Airport, Jamie Forzato, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

AU class teaches the lessons of 'Hunger Games'

American University is offering a new class this semester about the popular book and movie trilogy "The Hunger Games."

Saturday - 10/04/2014, 04:18pm EDT

Tags: hunger games, American University, education, Jamie Forzato

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Talkback: Is it OK to root for both the Nationals and the Orioles?

In one night, both of the D.C. region's baseball teams clinched division titles and playoff berths.

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 11:18pm EDT

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals, Jamie Forzato

Groups call for more domestic violence protections

The Ray Rice case continues to stir up controversy and now 20 years after the Violence Against Women Act passed, groups are advocating for more protection for victims.

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 02:44pm EDT

Tags: Jamie Forzato, Ravens, Ray Rice, domestic violence, Violence Against Women Act

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