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Study: Bee-friendly plants killing bees

Bee-friendly garden plants sold in D.C. at retailers Home Depot and Lowes are treated with a pesticide that is toxic to bees, a new study says.

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 04:35pm EDT

Tags: bees, Home Depot, Lowes

Vanessa Pham's bloodied t-shirt presented during murder trial

In the murder trial of Julio Miguel Blanco Garcia, a medical examiner testified Vanessa Pham was stabbed 13 times.

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 07:34am EDT

Tags: Vanessa Pham, Julio Miguel Blanco Garcia, Vienna, murder,

Visit with local phenom, record-holder Katie Ledecky

There's a little more gold in Bethesda after local phenom Katie Ledecky returned home earlier this month from the World Swimming Championships in Spain. She visited the WTOP newsroom earlier this week with her medals.

Saturday - 08/17/2013, 06:47am EDT

Tags: Katie Ledecky, World Swimming Championships, 2012 Summer Olympics

Va. teacher funds classroom library online

Teacher Karen Magestad says she couldn't justify spending hundreds of dollars bulking up her classroom library. So, she asked strangers to do it.

Friday - 08/16/2013, 04:36pm EDT

Tags: Donors Choose, Karen Magestad, teacher supplies, back to school, school, Arlington County, arlington county public schools


Police release photos of suspects in attempted ATM thefts

Prince George's County police have released surveillance photos of two men they say are linked to two separate attempted ATM thefts.

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 10:27am EDT

Tags: ATM thefts, Prince George

Healing vets' PTSD with transcendental meditation

Thousands of veterans are finding transcendental meditation, or TM, as the answer to relieving their PTSD symptoms without losing independence.

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 07:42am EDT

Tags: meditation, transcendental meditation, David George, veterans, Veterans Affairs, PTSD, David Lynch Foundation,

Md. senator: Invest in water systems like roads, bridges

On the heels of a major break that forced many living in southern Prince George's County to curtail their water usage at the height of the summer, help may be on the horizon.

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 04:12pm EDT

Tags: water main break, Sen. Ben Cardin, wssc

Va. woman takes a chance and wins $1M

A Virginia woman thinks she might take a long weekend vacation after becoming $1 million richer.

Monday - 08/12/2013, 03:50pm EDT

Tags: Powerball, Yancey,

Sleepover at the zoo, the museum or the aquarium

Popular area attractions are opening up their gates to overnight visitors willing to pay for memorable experiences.

Monday - 08/12/2013, 04:24am EDT

Tags: Sleepover, sleep over, National Zoo, National Aquarium, Smithsonian, Natural History Museum

Women march in bras, lingerie to protest blaming sex assault victims

Meridian Hill Park in D.C.'s Columbia Heights neighborhood was the end point of a weekend march organized by Slut Walk D.C. to fight the perception that victims of sexual assault are somehow responsible.

Saturday - 08/10/2013, 03:45pm EDT

Tags: Slut Walk, Meridian Hill Park, Columbia Heights, sexual assault, self-defense

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