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Pentagon official upbeat on streamlining U.S. military acquisitions

The Pentagon and Congress have better-than-ever odds of reaching agreement on how to streamline myriad overlapping laws that slow the process for buying military equipment and services, a top Defense Department official said. ... Full story

One man is tackling poverty in D.C. area, one bed at a time

WASHINGTON (CNN/WJLA) - Rita Taylor's heart used to break every time she put her two young daughters to bed. Continue reading Mark Bergel, founder of the organization ...

Royals beat Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead

Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-1 World Series lead. ...

Fairfax County passes ?historic? start-time plan; will other districts follow?

An historic vote in Fairfax County will give high school students the extra sleep recommended by medical officials. ...

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright burns Conan O'Brien on Twitter

Madeleine Albright proved to be a good sport when Conan O'Brien cracked a joke on Twitter that name-checked the former U.S. secretary of state. ...

Redskins' RG3 speaks, says he won't rush return (Video press pass)

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - The Washington Redskins finally allowed Robert Griffin III to speak. So he referenced Winston Churchill and played along with the uncertainty ...

D.C. man thwarts burglar with flower pot

WASHINGTON (WJLA) – A man’s report to the police that someone hit him with a brick ended up putting an accused burglar behind bars—that’s thanks ...

D.C. mayoral race: Schwartz seeks upset, says 'something's happening out there'

ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) – OK, time’s up, Carol. Continue reading Schwartz Interview Pt. 2 Hah! D.C. mayoral candidate Carol Schwartz (I) couldn’t have cared less Friday on NewsChannel ...

7 On Your Side: Rockville man sues LA Fitness over membership dispute

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WJLA) – A Rockville attorney is suing one of the nation’s largest gym chains, saying it is ripping him off. Continue reading An LA Fitness ...

BREAKING NEWS: Human remains recently found are those of Hannah Graham

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WJLA) - The Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Friday that human remains discovered in rural Albemarle County on Oct. 18 are those of missing ...

Seattle high school shooting leaves shooter dead, two others injured

Police say a student shooter is dead after an attack at a high school north of Seattle. Two other people were being airlifted to a hospital. Students ...

Dominic Adesanya, White House fence jumper, to appear in court Friday on previous charges

WASHINGTON (AP) - The latest person to climb over the White House fence had the paranoid belief he was being watched by cameras and had ...

Weekend Planner: The steeplechase, Marine Corps Marathon and much more

ENTERTAINMENT By Skip Wood October 24, 2014 - 08:39 am Courtesy: International Gold Cup Decrease Increase Text size FRIDAY Continue reading More on this story • No werewolves here – just family fun ...

Aaron Paul sounds off after 'Breaking Bad' figures pulled from Toys 'R' Us shelves

ENTERTAINMENT By The Associated Press October 24, 2014 - 10:48 am A screenshot shows the Walter White action figule from 'Breaking Bad' for sale on the Toys-R-Us website. Decrease ...

NIH says Texas nurse now free of Ebola; she will meet President Obama at White House

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Texas was released from a hospital Friday, free of ...

U.S. Postal Service launches pilot program to begin delivering groceries to customers

BUSINESS October 24, 2014 - 11:01 am U.S. Post Office. (Photo: ABC 7) Decrease Increase Text size WASHINGTON (WJLA) – The U.S. Postal Service will soon start delivering a ...

Investigators probe Frederick, Md. mid-air collision of plane and helicopter that killed 3

FREDERICK, Md. (AP/WJLA) - Federal investigators were at the scene Friday of a collision between an airplane and a helicopter near the Frederick Municipal Airport ...

Celebrity Buzz: TLC cancels 'Honey Boo' amid molestation revelations

Today's pop-culture roundup includes a disturbing case of a series cut short, a couple of ferns with Fury in the middle, Grateful Dead news, our ...

Family with crying child escorted off plane in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (CNN) - A Chesterfield, Missouri couple says they were nearly kicked off of a plane in the Dominican Republic, all because of ...

Timeline revealed for Arlington National Cemetery expansion

"They can only put so many tombstones," said visitor Mike Volovsky. On a typical weekday there are about 30 funerals a day. ...

Fairfax Co. School Board votes for later high school start times

A nearly unanimous Fairfax County School Board passed a measure that will push back high school start times until after 8 a.m. ...

Montgomery County Fire Dept. holds annual blood drive in father, son's honor

SILVER SPRING, Md. (NewsChannel 8) - The fire department in Montgomery County is coming together to remember the lives of two of its own. Continue reading Carlos ...

Nebraska high school OKs guns in senior portraits

BROKEN BOW, Neb. (ABC News) - A Nebraska school district changed its policy to allow seniors to pose with guns for their yearbook photos, and ...

3 hospitals designated for Ebola patients in Maryland

HEALTH By The Associated Press, ABC News, ABC 7 News October 23, 2014 - 07:59 pm Decrease Increase Text size ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland officials say anyone who's ...

Gruden says Redskins still planning to start McCoy

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Rookie NFL head coach Jay Gruden pulled a veteran move Thursday, saying he won't absolutely, positively rule out Robert Griffin III's ...

D.C. man follows bike thief, takes photos, but says 911 refused to help

WASHINGTON (WJLA) - A D.C. man says a 911 operator refused to help him when he called for help as he followed a bike thief ...

McLean girl with autism writes anti-bullying book

MCLEAN, Va. (WJLA) – A McLean girl has turned one of her darkest moments into a triumph over adversity; Taylor Walker refused to become a ...

Doctor isolated at New York City hospital tests positive for Ebola

NEW YORK (ABC News) - A preliminary Ebola test has come back positive for a doctor who recently traveled from West Africa and is currently ...

?Scandal? Scoop week 5 ? ?The Key?

ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) – #TGIT, Gladiators! It’s time to talk episode five of “Scandal.” Continue reading (ABC graphic) Get ready for some more edge-of-your-seat drama as Olivia gets ...

October 2015 trial date set for Charles Severance in Alexandria slayings

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A judge has set an October 2015 trial date for a man charged with three murders in the city of Alexandria ...

Canada gunman wanted a passport to go to the Middle East

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - He seemed lost, "didn't fit in," and went more than five years without seeing his mother. In recent weeks, he had ...

U.S. Park Police mishandled search for missing woman, says Inspector General

D.C. October 23, 2014 - 06:32 pm Decrease Increase Text size WASHINGTON (AP) - A report says the U.S. Park Police mishandled communications during a search for a ...

Massive cheating scandal at University of North Carolina involved 3,100 students

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - An alarming lack of institutional oversight at the University of North Carolina allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for ...

Judge issues warrant in 2005 Fairfax City sexual assault for UVa abduction suspect Jesse Matthew

CRIME By The Associated Press October 23, 2014 - 12:41 pmUpdated: October 23, 2014 - 02:13 pm Decrease Increase Text size FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - A judge in Fairfax ...

Newseum highlights legendary editor Ben Bradlee's history in news

D.C. By The Associated Press October 23, 2014 - 01:35 pm Ben Bradlee died Tuesday. (AP file photo) Decrease Increase Text size WASHINGTON (AP) - The Newseum in Washington is ...

D.C. mayoral race: Catania says gap closing with Bowser who offers 'more of the same'

ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) – How to describe D.C. mayoral candidate David Catania’s countenance Thursday during his appearance on NewsChannel 8’s NewsTalk? Continue reading Cantania Interview Pt. 2 ...

Senators call on NHTSA to expand air bag recall nationwide

DETROIT (AP) - Two U.S. senators are calling on regulators to issue a nationwide recall of cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp., ...

FBI warning: Islamic State group calls on sympathizers to target news media in the U.S. for execution

WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a warning Thursday afternoon that the Islamic State group, known as ISIL or sometimes ISIS, is ...

BREAKING NEWS: Plane & helicopter collide in mid-air over Frederick, Md.

MARYLAND By NewsChannel 8 October 23, 2014 - 04:30 pmUpdated: October 23, 2014 - 04:39 pm Firefighters near crash scene with parachute. (Photo: Frederick News Post) Decrease Increase Text ...

Demonta Chappell, of D.C., found guilty in the murder of Stevann Moorer

CRIME By The Associated Press October 23, 2014 - 08:09 am Gavel. (Photo: AP) Decrease Increase Text size WASHINGTON (AP) - A District of Columbia man has been found guilty ...

Dominic Adesanya, White House fence jumper, charged with assault

WASHINGTON (AP) - The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police ...

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