Anne Arundel County officials catch cat that closed school

(Anne Arundel County Public Schools / Anne Arundel County Public Schools)

A spokesman said the cat was hiding in a supply closet at Richard Henry Lee Elementary School.


Arrest made in beating death of Md. Popeye’s employee

The body of a female employee was found in the fast-food restaurant’s stockroom Sunday morning.

Best Of is back! Vote for your favorites in the D.C. area

Vote for your favorite D.C. bars, restaurants and people, and we’ll spotlight the winners in our October 16 issue.


Spalding grinds out a victory

FOOTBALL | Quarterback Evan Fochtman helps the Cavaliers knock off Riverdale Baptist, which was coming off a perfect season.


Religion events from around the Washington area

Middle Eastern Food Festival, backpack blessing, cathedral choir audition, concerts, Labor Day supper.


Cat closes Glen Burnie elementary school

A spokesman said animal control officials put out traps for the cat, who was spotted inside the school.

Maryland open houses Aug. 30-31

A list of properties in Maryland that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.


A casino isn’t likely to make a better Baltimore

(Bill O'Leary / The Washington Post)

A city shouldn’t bet on building a sunny future on the backs of the elderly, poor and desperate.


Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide

A list of events in Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland for Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2014


Closings for Labor Day, Sept. 1

City and county services and closures on the holiday.


Michael S. Rosenwald

Buying frenzy of Russian-made AK-47s follows import ban

The surge of sales after sanctions were imposed against Russia brought a boom in demand.

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Michael S. Rosenwald

Ethan Saylor’s mom backs Frederick Co. sheriff’s opponent

Patti Saylor, whose son died in an encounter with off-duty deputies, endorses the Democratic challenger.

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Michael S. Rosenwald

5 guns that changed history

From the Philadelphia Derringer to the AK-47, these guns altered history. Is the smart gun next?

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Michael S. Rosenwald

Gun designer becomes the target of gun-rights activists

Ernst Mauch believes smart guns must replace “dumb guns,” no matter what his critics say.

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Post photographers are sharing their favorite area locations.

Horseshoe Baltimore casino’s opening night

Throngs of people showed up to try their luck at the city’s first casino.

Aboard the Memphis Belle

Members of the media get a ride on the World War II B-17 bomber ahead of a weekend exhibition in Baltimore.

Marylanders go to the polls

In the Maryland primary, voters chose candidates for governor, attorney general and local offices.

Heavy rains, strong winds wallop D.C.

Anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of rain fell, beginning last night, causing flooding in the D.C. area.

Democratic candidates for Md. governor debate

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Del. Heather Mizeur and Attorney General Doug Gansler face off.

A knitting class that isn’t just about knitting

For instructors and students, it’s more than just another activity to help prisoners pass the weeks, months and years.

Amateur gets a seat at the poker table

A new TV show gives Reisterstown, Md., man chance to play with pros.

Inside a casino’s surveillance operation

A security force and state-of-the-art surveillance operation protects Maryland Live Casino from thieves.

Worst storm of season hits D.C. area

The biggest storm of the season has closed airport runways, stretches of parkways, schools and offices across the region.

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