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5 retirement myths that can derail saving

Many retirement rules of thumb are just plain wrong, including the one that says you will need 80 percent of your current income. Full Story

How 'coffee naps' maximize alertness

If you're sleepy, taking a nap or drinking coffee can re-energize you. But research says combining them into a "coffee nap" can help even more. Full Story

Spectacular and costly casino failure

A $2.4 billion casino is shutting its doors after two years in operation. Here's a look at what went wrong and why. Full Story


What really happened to Tony Soprano?

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley breaks down "The Sopranos" finale and revives the ongoing debate over whether Tony Soprano lived. Full Story


Could robots replace the honeybees?

The decline in the honeybee population threatens one-third of the world's food supply. But researchers are all abuzz with a possible solution. Full Story

Federal News Radio

Obama: 1 percent federal pay hike

President Barack Obama called for a 1 percent pay increase for federal employees Friday to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Full Story

Forecast: Hot, humid, chance of storms

Temperatures will top out in the low 90s, and it'll be very muggy for your Labor Day. Find out how likely afternoon storms are. Full Story

Wearables data: Should you worry?

With all the data being collected from wearable computers, researchers are able to chart what's happening. Should you be concerned? Full Story

Washington's Top News

What's different on the roads today?

Labor Day brings driving changes. A football player is charged with domestic violence. Plus, an update in police in Ferguson. Full Story


D.C. United see spike in attendance

Fresh off one of its biggest wins in recent memory, first-place D.C. United makes a push for attention on and off the field. Full Story

Character Craze

From jumping pears to goofy bears, Japan is crazy for cute characters.

Celebrity Wedding

Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy have tied the knot.

That's Some Gator!

An alligator caught in Alabama sets a world record. HOW big was it?!

Oompa Loompa!

Unused "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" chapter released.

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Sad Cat

Tucker, "the saddest cat ever," is looking for a new home. (Photos)

Food Had To Be Good

Obama attends wedding of longtime personal chef and friend.

Slice of Royal Life

Someone paid $1,365 for this Charles & Di wedding souvenir.

Coffee, Tea ... Or?

An alleged madam is busted running drive-thru sex cafes.

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