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The Buzz: June, 2011

Posted at 09:27 PM ET, 06/05/2011

Find your local news for cities and counties in Md., Va. and in D.C.

From Fairfax to Prince George’s, we’ve got your local news and blogs here in one handy place. Just click on the link to your city, county or state.

By Jane Elizabeth  |  09:27 PM ET, 06/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 05/31/2011

P.M. Buzz: Return your seats to upright positions

Since this morning, the heat has come on strong, accidents break out on the highways, Haynesworth settles and an airline annoyance becomes a full-fledged uproar.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  03:12 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/31/2011

Fatal bus crash, Phillies fans crash Nats

THE BUZZ | Death on I-95, sweltering temperatures and rescues from a high-rise. Also, Phillies fans swarm to D.C.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 05/28/2011

Honey badgers take over the National Zoo

Brightest Young Things and Pocket Gays film a promotional video mimicking the now-famed honey badger Youtube video.

By Fahima Haque  |  05:55 PM ET, 05/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Mystery photo: Where in Washington is this?

Test your skills with this week’s mystery photo.

By James Buck  |  02:45 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Another sign of summer: Happy hour among the sculptures

One of the city’s staple (and free) summer bets is back - Jazz in the Sculpture Garden.

By Fahima Haque  |  01:36 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Lunchline: I can't wait for the NBA Finals

Also: D.C. drivers are the most ‘unfit,’ a gas station goes gourmet and Sarah Palin heads to D.C.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:38 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Are you a Washingtologist?

From “Murder Bay” to Walt Whitman, take Cultural Tourism DC’s latest quiz on our Washingtology page.

By Kyle Balluck  |  12:28 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 05/27/2011

Today is ‘Don’t Fry Day’ (poll)

As tempting as it is to soak up the sun sans sunscreen, here are a few sun safety tips.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:04 AM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 05/27/2011

Washingtology: 5 favorite D.C. spots

This week, Rainbow History Project Chairman Philip Clark shares his favorites.

By Kyle Balluck  |  10:30 AM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 05/27/2011

Sarah Palin rolls into D.C. — on a motorcycle?

Dontcha’ know? Sarah Palin is coming to town this weekend, and you may see her cruising the streets of D.C. on the back of a hog.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:17 AM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/27/2011

Hot, sticky and fun holiday ahead

Staying in? Leaving town? It doesn’t matter — we have ideas for you.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Memorial Day: Recipes, travel tips and things to do

As tourists spill in and temperatures rise in the District, here’s your guide to food, fun, weather, traffic and travel to greet the unofficial start to summer.

By Katie Rogers and Marie Elizabeth Oliver  |  05:30 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Predict how many 90+ days D.C. gets this summer

The Capital Weather Gang relaunched its summertime poll today, asking readers to predict how many 90+ degree days Washington will get this summer.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  03:12 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Paul Simon joined onstage by D.C. lawyer living out his dream

Paul Simon surprised a 42-year-old D.C. lawyer by pulling him from the audience to help sing “Gumboots,” reports The Post’s Reliable Source blog.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  01:36 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Lunchline: Summer is around the corner

Lunchline | Hot weather, smokin’ grills, summer concert prospects and a look at the changing face of D.C.-area demographics.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:04 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Norfolk eaglets become Internet sensations

Three 10-week-old eaglets, rescued from a nest at the Norfolk Botanical Garden after their mother was killed by an airplane, are the stars who have attracted thousands of viewers to the Wildlife Center’s website since they arrived four weeks ago.

By Associated Press  |  01:01 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 05/26/2011

Heat kicks in, Asians move in and new taxes roll in

Summer heat kicks in; more Asians move to Washington region; and D.C. taxes are on the rise.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:17 AM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:29 AM ET, 05/26/2011

National Zoo adds new tiger

The National Zoo has added a new 2½-year-old Sumatran tiger from the San Diego Safari Park to help diversify the population of the endangered cats.

By Associated Press  |  06:29 AM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:31 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Farewell Oprah: Locals toast the queen of daytime TV during finale party

Nowhere in D.C. was the loss felt more palpably than at JR’s Bar & Grill in Dupont Circle, which drew a slew of mostly male fans who wanted to say goodbye to “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:31 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 05/25/2011

PM Buzz: We’ve been hit, fit and ready to quit (Oprah)

A man was hit by a Metrorail train, the Washington area has fallen to #2 in the fittest cities index and it’s almost time to say buh-bye to Oprah.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:44 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Oprah finale viewing party at Dupont Circle bar

In honor of this afternoon’s finale of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” JR’s Bar & Grill in Dupont Circle is holding a viewing party at 4 p.m.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  01:41 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Lunchline: Nice to know you, Oprah

Oprah, Oprah and, yes, more Oprah. Also: Playing hardball with Wal-Mart and catching up with Carla Hall.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:16 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 05/25/2011

D.C. is second fittest city in the U.S.

After three years of coming out on top, D.C. is no longer the fittest city in the U.S.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:15 AM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/25/2011

Baseball, taxes and stone carvers

The Nats’ hot prospect from the Dominican Republic died of a sinus infection, D.C. may be overlooking millions in tax revenue and a stone carver reflects on his timeless art as the deadline for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial draws near.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 05/24/2011

PM Buzz: Afternoon news roundup from PostLocal

Feral cat feeding and poisoning, Memorial Day travel plans and weather outlook

By Patricia Sullivan  |  03:17 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Lunchline: Metro plays the name game

Metro eyes shorter station names. Also: The fate of the National Pinball Museum and smuggling 90 lbs. of cooked meat through Dulles Airport.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:58 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 05/24/2011

A.M. Buzz: Heat and humidity, D.C. principal under investigation, ‘squids’ on the road

A.M. Buzz: Heat and humidity, principal investigated, ‘squids’ on the road

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:25 AM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 05/23/2011

Metro may shorten station names: What would you suggest?

Send us your short-but-sweet station name ideas.

By Katie Rogers  |  04:25 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 05/23/2011

Lunchline: Mind on Missouri

Also: African American history museum causing problems on the Hill and the “mixtape” mini-revival.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:21 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 05/23/2011

A.M. Buzz is off today

By Justin Jouvenal  |  09:38 AM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 05/21/2011

Eilperin among Benchley award winners

Washington Post reporter Juliet Eilperin is among the recipients of the fourth annual Peter Benchley Ocean Awards.

By The Buzz bloggers  |  12:06 PM ET, 05/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 05/21/2011

Live Twitter map: May 21 plans

You can follow tweets from across the region as some people plan for what might be their final hours.

By The Buzz bloggers  |  11:28 AM ET, 05/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 05/20/2011

Lottery winners’ dilemma: Wait or cash in?

An Alexandria man waited four months to cash his $1 million winnings; a Silver Spring man beat tracks to claim his $850,000 prize.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:20 PM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 05/20/2011

Lunchline: Live it up while you can

How to celebrate the end of days. Plus: A Four Loko lawsuit and the pageantry of a rebel Civil War unit.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:17 PM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 05/20/2011

Photos of Beatles’ first concert to be auctioned

Photos taken at the Beatles’ first concert — the one in the old Washington Coliseum — are going up for auction in New York in July.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  12:34 PM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 05/20/2011

Are you a Washingtologist?

From dragons to Fort Stevens, Cultural Tourism DC’s latest quiz is now on our Washingtology page.

By Kyle Balluck  |  12:24 PM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 05/20/2011

Gray and Lincoln ride in bike cab

In honor of bike-to-work day, D.C. Mayor Gray posed with a wax statue of President Lincoln being carted around in a bicycle cab.

By Nikita Stewart  |  11:45 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 05/20/2011

Washingtology: 5 favorite D.C. spots

This week, the Asia Heritage Foundation’s Wuiping Yap shares her favorites.

By Kyle Balluck  |  11:06 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/20/2011

Bicyclists in the lanes, goat on the lam

It’s Bike to Work Day, so beware, no matter if you’re driving, riding or afoot. And watch out for a goat on the loose in Gaithersburg.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 05/19/2011

Goat on the loose in Gaithersburg

Police in Gaithersburg have been chasing a wild or feral goat all day, and in this video, you’ll see why.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  03:23 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 05/19/2011

Mystery photo contest to get you through the day

In an effort to make your Thursday a little less blah, we present a new game: Guess where this photo was taken.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard and Andrea Caumont  |  02:16 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  PM Snack

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 05/19/2011

Lunchline: Scratching that competitive itch

And as the NFL lockout drones on, players are forced to turn elsewhere to get their competitive kicks. Also: Tomorrow is Bike to Work Day, and Kegasus draws scorn.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:44 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 05/19/2011

Prophesy parties to ring in Judgment Day, May 21

Doomsday is set to hit this Saturday. Here are some ways to spend your final hours.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:59 AM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/19/2011

Bike to work, root for your horse, watch where you park

Bike to Work day is Friday, the Preakness is Saturday and there’s a parking enforcement officer looking for you who writes 50 tickets a day.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Fun facts about the world’s first Apple store

Thursday marks the 10-year anniversary of the world’s first Apple store, which opened May 19, 2001, at Tysons Corner. Learn more about the store that spawned a retail empire.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:33 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Lunchline: College can be defining in more ways than one

A look at collegiate identities. Plus: Gas magnate Joe Mamo, why clams are the new oysters and the official start of the “Panda Prognostication Period.”

By Clinton Yates  |  01:06 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Lots of celebrities have received D.C. police escorts

The AP has discovered that D.C.police have provided escorts to college and professional sports teams, team owners, Bill Gates, Jay-Z and other celebrities.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  12:54 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/18/2011

A.M. Buzz: Gas prices, plea deals and best burgers

Those high gas prices hurt the seller, too, gas station mogul Joe Mamo; a former prosecutor admits he sought bribes; and what’s the best burger in the DMV?

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Panda preggers?

Scientists at the National Zoo say they have detected a rise in hormone levels in the female giant panda, Mei Xiang, that could indicate that the panda may give birth or end a false pregnancy by early July.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  03:47 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Lunchline: Who is your daddy, and what does he do?

The other shoe drops in the Schwarzenegger-Shriver divorce saga. Plus: Jiffy Lube Live bans tailgating and Wheaton Costco takes step forward.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:30 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 05/17/2011

Jose Andres to open pop-up eatery

The noted chef is putting Cafe Atlantico on hiatus to make way for a different restaurant.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:02 AM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 05/17/2011

Shake Shack opens in Dupont Circle

After much hype, Shake Shack is opening a restaurant in Dupont Circle today.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:45 AM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/17/2011

A.M. Buzz: Politician’s plea, Metro maps, Academic quiz

It’s time for Jack B. Johnson to decide whether to accept a plea bargain, it’s time for us to advise Metro on a new subway map, and how did you do in high school?

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Raw-milk advocates have a cow on Capitol Hill

Raw-milk advocates protested against the FDA by milking a cow across from the Capitol.

By James Buck  |  04:01 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Lunchline: Cash for gold!

Ideas on how to get the U.S. out of debt. Plus: D.C. real estate news and a wacky art experiment.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:28 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 05/16/2011

Tailgating banned at Jiffy Lube Live

A new policy could be a real party killer for concertgoers.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  11:41 AM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/16/2011

Intern season, shad season, construction season

The earthmovers are out, soon to be followed by two other spring regulars in the Washington region: interns and shad.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:06 AM ET, 05/16/2011

Protesters to milk cow on Capitol Hill

Raw milk supporters say they plan to milk a cow on Capitol Hill to protest federal action against a Pennsylvania farmer.

By Associated Press  |  06:06 AM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 05/15/2011

Sax restaurant puts scandalous spin on VIP faces with controversial murals

A few guests walked out of an opening-night party when they spotted the lurid caricatures of Clarence Thomas, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

By The Reliable Source  |  11:00 PM ET, 05/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Lunchline: I hope you’re not superstitious

It’s Friday the 13th. Plus: Metro and Google play nice, D.C.’s hipster ranking, and the decrepit state of RFK stadium.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:00 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Sleep deprived? It might be testing your ethics.

A new study shows a lack of sleep also increased

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:40 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 05/13/2011

DC Yoga Week kicks off Sunday

The week of free and cheap classes starts with free outdoor classes on the Washington Monument grounds.

By Stephanie Merry  |  12:21 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 05/13/2011

Are you a Washingtologist?

From “talkies” to pachyderms, it’s time to take Cultural Tourism DC’s latest quiz on our Washingtology page to see if you’re a Washingtologist.

By Kyle Balluck  |  10:50 AM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 05/13/2011

Washingtology: 5 favorite D.C. spots

The Zenith Commuity Arts Foundation’s Margery Goldberg puts the U.S. Botanic Garden at the top of her list.

By Kyle Balluck  |  10:24 AM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/13/2011

A.M. Buzz: Gas prices hit record on a weekend of festivals

Gas prices hit an all-time high in the area this week. Don’t despair! Feed your pain at St. Sophia’s Greek fest, or chill out with yoga on the Mall.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 05/12/2011

D.C. sixth most hipster region in America? What does that even mean?

What does that even mean?

By Katie Rogers  |  03:17 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Lunchline: Common is not a gangsta rapper

Controversy at the White House music series. Plus: bin Laden photos and McMansions in the DMV region.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:12 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Md. school sorry for asking kids to bring knives

By Frederick News-Post  |  12:59 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Hot or not: How does Michaele Salahi’s song ‘Bump It’ stack up against other ‘Real Housewives’ singles?

Salahi is the latest crooner to come out of Bravo’s “Real Housewives” franchise. Take our poll to see how she stacks up against the rest.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:48 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 05/12/2011

A.M. Buzz: Untimely deaths, unreal gas prices and working toward success

Two murders reported in Pr. George’s overnight; an attorney general probes gas prices; and students work toward aerial success.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:18 AM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 05/11/2011

‘Caution Zombies Ahead’: N. Va. electronic sign hacked

VDOT proves it has a sense of humor after an electronic sign belonging to one of its partners is hacked.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  05:45 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 05/11/2011

Ospreys on crane may get new home

Biologists are exploring the possibility of building an elevated platform near the crane.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  01:32 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 05/11/2011

Lunchline: America’s front yard gets some work done

The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool is overhauled. Plus: Wine smuggling in Md. and remembering Bob Marley.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:10 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 05/11/2011

Michaele Salahi releases single allegedly inspired by Oprah

Michaele Salahi may be a diva, but she’s never been this kind of diva before.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  09:45 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/11/2011

A.M. Buzz: 10 seconds of flight or bust, the sweet sound of history

U-Md. engineering students try to break the 9-second record of human-powered helicopter flight; pile driving on the Mall; Harry Connick Jr. plays an old tune.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 05/11/2011

Friendly HS Web site redirected to porn site

Search engine glitch redirects school Web site to porn site.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:38 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:53 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Planets to cluster at pre-sunrise horizon

Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Mars will cluster together Wednesday morning in what’s sure to be a beautiful pre-sunrise horizon.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:53 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Library of Congress, Sony launch streaming ‘National Jukebox’

A new Web site streams thousands of pre-1925 recordings of music, speeches, poetry and comedy.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  04:51 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: James Beard edition

All We Can Eat’s Tim Carman rounds up reactions to Jose Andres’ James Beard win.

By Tim Carman  |  02:03 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunch Room Chatter

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Biking to work? Virtually check Capital Bikeshare racks

A cycling enthusiast built a site that lets commuters see available bikes.

By Katie Rogers  |  12:56 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Lunchline: Dulles rail delays, Haynesworth in the spotlight and prison TV

The Wizards debut a new look. Plus: More Dulles rail delays, Haynesworth in the spotlight (again) and prison TV.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:18 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 05/10/2011

Zagat names its best D.C. power lunch spots

Zagat: “After all, great business deals are never brokered on an empty stomach.”

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:20 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 05/10/2011

Jose Andres wins James Beard award

The man credited with popularizing tapas was named the nation’s most outstanding chef Monday during the James Beard Foundation’s annual awards ceremony, the so-called Oscars of the culinary crowd.

By Associated Press  |  09:29 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/10/2011

A.M. Buzz: Work takes a toll

D.C. teachers looking for work; Haynesworth v. waitress; how much work did tourism industry have last year?

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 05/09/2011

Lunchline: Get ready to hear a lot more about Virginia

More about the key battleground state in the 2012 election, plus: Coaching the Terps, Leslie Johnson and “baby” names.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:22 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 05/09/2011

Library of Congress exhibits gay rights history

Documents illustrating the history of the gay rights movement are on display for the first time.

By Associated Press  |  11:34 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 05/09/2011

Woman: Kate Middleton wore replica of my dress

Did Kate Middleton don virtually the same wedding dress as a Chevy Chase woman wore to her wedding 20 years ago?

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:49 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/09/2011

A.M. Buzz: Political polls, classic tunes

The Post’s polling staff took on the U.S. Senate race in Virginia and D.C. budget cuts; today, the Library of Congress will create a digital jukebox.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 05/06/2011

Lunchline: Is the the end of the world as we know it?

Doomsday predictors stop in D.C. Also: Gary Williams retires, an anniversary in Mt. Pleasant and LOLcats of war.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:58 PM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 05/06/2011

Are you a Washingtologist?

Need a way to impress your friends or that certain someone in your life? People can’t get enough trivia, so go to our Washingtology page to take Cultural Tourism DC’s latest quiz to see whether you’re a Washingtologist.

By Kyle Balluck  |  10:57 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 05/06/2011

Spread of snakeheads called phenomenal

They’re baaack. Or more precisely, the northern snakehead fish may never have left. And its ugly face may start popping up in more spots around the area.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:40 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 05/06/2011

Washingtology: 5 favorite D.C. spots

Just in time for your weekend planning -- five spots you might want to check out.

By Kyle Balluck  |  10:23 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 05/06/2011

A.M. Buzz: Powder in the mail, flowers at church

Despite the scary news of suspicious powder in the mail at some schools, it’s a weekend to celebrate: festivals, horse races and Mother’s Day.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:20 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:54 PM ET, 05/05/2011

Where in the D.C. area would you spend your last day on Earth?

Apparently, the End of the World begins May 21, leaving just 16 days to plan. If staying at home weren’t an option, where in the D.C. area would you spend your final hours?

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:54 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 05/05/2011

D.C. area blogs

It’s been awhile since we took a look at other area blogs. Let’s catch up.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:22 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 05/05/2011

Lunchline: Get a grip, my fellow Caps fans

More than one D.C. sports team played last night. Also: D.C. is “young and hip” and Google tries to help the Postal Service.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:52 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 05/05/2011

Meteor shower to feature bits of Halley’s Comet

The annual meteor shower known as the Aquarids will send bits of the heavenly body raining down on Earth.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:04 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 05/05/2011

Test your financial literacy

As Virginia educators and parents debate the merits of a course on personal finance, put your own financial literacy to the test.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:53 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 05/05/2011

A.M. Buzz: D.C. feels youthful, dangers of DIY projects

Are you feeling younger? D.C. is, as the census says nearly one-third of residents are in their 20s or 30s.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  09:00 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Gov. McDonnell confirms: Spielberg’s filming in Va.

McDonnell confirmed what we have known for months: Spielberg will film his movie in Richmond and Petersburg.

By Anita Kumar and Rosalind S. Helderman  |  03:32 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Stephen Colbert and wife donate to U-Va. arts program

U-Va. recently received a donation from comedian Stephen Colbert and his wife, Evelyn McGee Colbert, to set up a scholarship program for arts students.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:30 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Lunchline: Happy Star Wars Day!

A fun day for “Star Wars” geeks. Also: bin Laden T-shirts, a “green ministry” in D.C. and another Caps meltdown.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:07 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 05/04/2011

Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Going Out Guide rounds up the area’s best margarita deals, mariachi bands, Latin jazz and, of course, a chance to get your picture taken with a donkey wearing a sombrero.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:58 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 05/04/2011

Michelle Obama dances the Dougie

It didn’t take much for the first lady to get her groove on Monday — just a few D.C. middle school students and a little Beyonce.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  09:28 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/04/2011

A.M. Buzz: Rockville explosion, green bullets, a prince of a visit

Who’s brave enough to attend the Army’s live-fire demo for the media of its new lead-free bullets? Meanwhile in D.C., Prince Charles thinks about food.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Snapshot: What’s wrong with this picture?

Try to figure out what the Griper who sent this photo in took issue with, caption this photo and the best one gets posted.

By Akeya Dickson  |  12:38 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Lunchline: That White House room is aptly named

Clinton Yates can't get enough of the photo from the White House Situation Room. Also: Teaching 9/11, flip flops and Caps.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:29 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Bin Laden cupcakes, a ‘Justice Party’ and toasting the military

What’s going on in the D.C. area today to commemorate the news of Osama bin Laden’s death?

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:22 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 05/03/2011

A.M. Buzz: Virginia’s SEALs, making movies, embassy tours, Ticketmaster nicked

The springtime embassy tours start this weekend, local movies made in 48 hours screen tonight and Ticketmaster is fined over the 2009 Springsteen show at the Verizon Center.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:26 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 05/02/2011

9/11 memorials in D.C., Maryland and Virginia

Here’s a map of some of the Sept. 11 memorials in the region. Find one near you or add yours to the map.

By James Buck  |  06:00 PM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 05/02/2011

DC mayor, police chief to chat

By Washington Post Staff  |  12:59 PM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 05/02/2011

Lunchline: Ten years later, a mastermind eliminated

Clinton Yates breaks down the plethora of coverage on the biggest news story of the day.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:30 PM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 05/02/2011

Huge demand for front pages with Osama bin Laden’s death crashes Web site of D.C.’s Newseum

The Newseum’s site began to crash early Monday morning as thousands looked for front pages with news of Osama bin Laden’s death.

By Associated Press  |  10:59 AM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 05/02/2011

Md. parking meters collect donations for homeless

Two parking meters installed in downtown Annapolis to collect spare change for the homeless have collected nearly $2,000.

By Associated Press  |  09:21 AM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/02/2011

Hope anew: Toward war’s end, a cleaner river, better oysters and bagels

The news this morning makes us hope for war’s end, a cleaner Anacostia and better bagels.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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