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Former U.S. president candidate Hart to be representative for Northern Ireland

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday named former Senator Gary Hart as his representative on Northern Ireland, nearly 30 years after the Democratic politician's bid for the U.S. presidency was cut short by a sex scandal.
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America's gay rights battle goes global

Starting in 2012, the leader of the most prominent American anti-gay marriage organization unexpectedly began adding a ton of stamps to his passport....
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A minimum-wage hike finds hope in U.S. heartland

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's push to raise the minimum wage, which has largely found success in liberal-leaning coastal states to date, could make headway in the conservative heartland in the November elections....
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Liberal Vermont Senator Sanders may seek U.S. presidency in 2016

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bernie Sanders, one of the Senate's leading liberals, said on Sunday he is thinking about running for U.S. president in 2016 as either a Democrat or an independent in a move that could complicate Hillary Clinton's path to the White House....
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In high-tech battle, Washington and Islamic State compete over hearts and minds

While President Obama prepares to lay out his military strategy on Wednesday to bomb, "degrade" and ultimately "defeat" the Islamic State, U.S. government officials are already locked in an intense, high-tech cat-and-mouse game with computer-savvy militants linked to the terror group who are proving to be formidable foes on the Internet....
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In high-tech battle, Washington and Islamic State compete over hearts and minds

While President Obama prepares to lay out his military strategy on Wednesday to bomb, "degrade" and ultimately "defeat" the Islamic State, ...
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Week 2: Michigan State and Oregon will have College Football Playoff implications

College football is only a week old and we already have College Football Playoff drama, Heisman contenders and a couple coaches who might find themselves in the unemployment line before the year concludes....
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For big U.S. budget showdown, Immigration could set stage

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservatives in the U.S. Congress who object to President Barack Obama's immigration policies are threatening to tie a must-pass budget bill to the issue,...
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President Obama taps REI chief Sally Jewell for interior secretary

Sally Jewell, a retail executive and outdoor enthusiast, is President Barack Obama's pick to oversee the national parks and vast energy reserves on public lands...
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Million Puppet March Planned to Defend PBS Funding

WASHINGTON - More than 1,000 puppeteers and public broadcasting supporters have signed on for a march on the National Mall in Washington three days before the...
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Redskins Top Vikings 38-26

LANDOVER, Md. - Robert Griffin III dropped back, waited a beat, then quickly took off. A first down on third-and-6 might have been enough to put...
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Man Charged With Animal Cruelty for Declawing Kittens

WASHINGTON, DC - A DC man is charged with two counts of animal cruelty for declawing two 8-week-old kittens.   Eric Gaskin is suspected of torturing the...
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Senate Approves Moving Frederick Douglass Statue to US Capitol

WASHINGTON - The Senate has approved a resolution to move the District of Columbia's statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass to the United States Capitol. The Senate took...
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White House Mysterious Big Dig Ends

WASHINGTON - After nearly two years of noisy and costly construction, the White House Big Dig is finally wrapping up. But the Big Reveal is proving...
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Marion Barry Says DC Has Horrible Viewpoint at DNC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - D.C. Councilman Marion Barry has been vocal on Twitter this week at the Democratic National Convention. The former mayor has been urging greater action...
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Close-Call at Reagan National Airport Rattled Air Traffic Controllers

WASHINGTON - Air-traffic controllers were rattled after mistakenly flying three planes too close together in the skies near the nation's capital, a federal report released Wednesday...
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Suspect Gets Arrested for Indecent Exposure on Metro

WASHINGTON, DC - A 48 year old Capitol Heights man is heading to jail after exposing himself on a Metro train. Metro riders are getting credit for...
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Police Release Video of POI in Darryl Sweet Homicide

WASHINGTON - Police are searching for a person of interest in the killing of a 61-year-old man.   Investigators released video of a man they are interested...
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Foreign Girl Jumps Onto Tracks at Metro Center

WASHINGTON - Police officers rescued a woman from the tracks at Metro Center Wednesday night after she inexplicably tried to cross over the rails to get...
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Teen's Hand Gets Stuck in Escalator

A 14-year-old boy's hand got stuck in an escalator at the Smithsonian Metro station Tuesday evening. It took about 40 minutes for fire and rescue personnel...
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Catania, Cheh, Bowser Call on D.C. Mayor to Resign

Three members of the D.C. Council are now calling for the resignation of Mayor Vincent Gray.   The office of Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser told NBC4...
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12-Year-Old Charged in Toddlers's Death

A 12-year-old boy has been arrested and charged as a juvenile with second-degree murder in the beating death of a 2-year-old in Prince George's County.Sources...
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Teen Able to Display a Cross Near the White House

A 19-year-old from North Texas who is carrying a large, 12 foot, wooden cross to Washington, D.C., will be allowed to pray and march across...
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Teen Stabbed on Metrobus at G.W. University

A teen was stabbed on a Metrobus on the campus of the George Washington University around noon Wednesday.The Route 80 bus was at the intersection...
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Adam Oates Named Devils' Head Coach

The Washington Capitals have hired New Jersey Devils assistant coach Adam Oates as the 16th head coach in franchise history.Oates, 49, has spent the last...
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UVA Board Meets Today to Decide Teresa Sullivan's Fate

Today the University of Virginia Board of Visitors will meet to vote on whether to reinstate Teresa Sullivan as university president.The vote comes after more...
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More Would Be Pleased if Health Care Were Ruled Out

With the U.S. Supreme Court set to decide on President Obama's health-care law on Thursday, more Americans say they would be pleased if the law...
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Bladensburg Info Impacted by Microburst

Prince George's County has released the following information following Friday's microburst that hit Bladensburg, Md.  Please see the press release below for information on who...
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Gay Marriage Opponents Still Submitting Signatures

Opponents of same-sex marriage in Maryland have already reached their goal: enough signatures to force a referendum in November. But the Maryland Marriage Alliance isn’t...
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The State of the Union: Always 'strong'

Every year, the American president updates the county and the Congress on the state of our union. Shockingly, every year it is "strong." Check out the...

Meet the protesters at new Md. abortion clinic

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Meet LeRoy Carhart's anti-abortion protesters

Anti-abortion protesters come equipped with props (Photo: TBD Staff) ...

Midnight mayhem in Adams Morgan

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Landry hoping to return for Redskins this week

LaRon Landry said he hopes to return from a...

Silver Spring parking meters to benefit the homeless

After Wednesday, you can help the homeless by feeding...

Shanahan mum on Haynesworth

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On southern Sudan and independence: Tonight's movies

Next month, southern Sudan will vote on a referendum to decide whether to secede from the country. It's hard, after reading books like What is...

D.C. are crime watch: Smithsonian ban explained, U.S. Marshals burned serving bench warrant

A 42-year-old Texas man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for having sex with an 11-year-old-girl that he transported from Maryland. Elmer Zelaya-Robles, a...

Shanahan mum on Haynesworth's standing with Redskins

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan refused to discuss...

Injured Redskins QB Robert Griffin III ups practice workload as possible return gets closer (Video press pass)

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Many ifs and maybes and buts surround Robert Griffin III's status for the Washington Redskins' game Monday night against the Dallas...

Redskins sign linebacker Everette Brown to replace Brian Orakpo

SPORTS By The Associated Press October 22, 2014 - 07:30 pm Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) throws a pass as Washington Redskins linebacker Everette Brown (51)...