Waiting for federal approval, Metro’s planned purchase of rail cars at risk

Federal transit officials have yet to decide whether Metro can replace older subway cars with new ones.

Loudoun County crime report

Reports from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Leesburg, Middleburg and Purcellville police.

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Loudoun County community calendar, May 28-June 4, 2015

Events include the Oatlands Strawberry Festival, a family prom and a National Trail Days hike.

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Prince William County crime report

A listing of incidents reported by police in Prince William County.

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Nineteen burglaries of Fairfax area homes may be linked, police say

Burglars stole jewelry, silverware from 19 homes in Fairfax area during a two-month span.

Meet the kouign-amann, the caramelized French pastry we’re loving right now

More bakeries around Washington are selling this layered dessert with origins in France's Brittany region.

Say it ain’t so: No more live webcam of the naked mole-rat, National Zoo says.

National Zoo says it is ending its live cameras on otters, orangutans and others June 1. The panda cam stays.

District Beans delivers local roasted coffee to your door

The company promises fresh beans from roasters such as Vigilante, Swing's and Campesino.

Breweries and babies: a match made in Heaven?

With their daytime hours and relaxed vibe, the city’s craft breweries attract the stroller set. And proprietors are working to accommodate their young visitors.

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8 mile backup on Beltway in Montgomery County

Crash causes traffic delays on outer loop of Capital Beltway in Silver Spring area.

Four more months of traffic headaches around Watergate complex

One lane on Virginia Avenue NW will remain closed while crews continue to work on the portion of the Watergate garage that collapsed May 1.

D.C. area forecast: Mainly warm, humid and sometimes stormy today through the weekend

This has the look and feel of a mid-summer weather forecast, minus any major heat wave. Watch out for scattered storms later today.

Not in school, not working: Millions of young people worldwide are disengaged

Briar Woods softball rolls past Tuscarora to repeat as Conference 14 champions

SOFTBALL | Kayla Brennan shuts down the Huskies offense to send the Falcons into the 5A North region tournament with another Conference 14 title in their pocket.

D.C. mayor, council engage in early test of wills over budget

Mayor Muriel Bowser warned of dire consequences if a summer jobs program is not expanded.

Freshman Will Bouma pitches Wilson to 23rd straight DCIAA baseball title

BASEBALL | The Tigers handle Bell, 13-3, to add to their DCIAA trophy haul and advance to Sunday’s city title game at Nationals Park.

Rainy-day fund in Pr. George’s is at its lowest point in several years

Consecutive years of budget deficits and unforeseen costs have drawn down the county’s reserves.

Violence in black community threatens the greatest civil right — life

A veteran civil rights activist worries about the violence toward and within the black community.

Thousands of ladybugs released in school for senior prank

Five masked people broke into Chopticon High School in Morganza, Md., and let 72,000 ladybugs loose, allegedly as part of a senior prank. Suspects now face criminal charges and one student has been prohibited from participating in the graduation ceremony.

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Prince George's County officer charged with murder

An off-duty Prince George’s County police officer has been charged with murder in connection with a double shooting at a McDonald’s parking lot.

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Victim of shooting in Shaw dies; cause of boy’s death still unknown

A roundup of news from across the region.

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