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.

NOAA calls for below-average hurricane season, but emphasizes preparedness

The current El Nino could suppress hurricane activity this year, though NOAA cautions that "it only takes one."

WSSC tap water is mmm, mmm good!

Tap water for Montgomery, Prince George's counties was chosen as the tastiest, the utility said.

These five zoo cameras are going away. Which will you miss the most?

Five of the National Zoo's cameras are going away because the software isn’t supported anymore for some of its older cameras.

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The guardian of Loudoun County’s records left few records of his own

Officials hunt for information about the man who safeguarded county court records during the Civil War.

Why the U.S. desperately needs weather satellite data from China and Russia, but Congress says no

There is a looming gap in satellite data over the Middle East. Data from China and Russia could fill the gap but Congress fears U.S. reliance could pose security risks and introduce the threat of "cyber warfare".

Loudoun County Animal Watch

These were among recent reports received by the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services.

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Updates: The latest from the National Spelling Bee

Follow along for the latest updates from the National Spelling bee.

Home sales

A listing of homes sold recently in the District.

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D.C. crime report

These were among incidents reported by D.C. police.

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D.C. Council agenda

Meeting schedule for the D.C. Council and its committees for the coming week.

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Loudoun County and Fauquier County home sales

Listings of homes sold recently in Loudoun and Fauquier counties.

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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.

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