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Three killed in aircraft collision in Md.

(Handout / Reuters)

The crash occurred about a mile from the Frederick Municipal Airport, according to authorities.

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‘E-Team’ takes viewers around the world with human rights defenders

‘E-Team’ takes viewers around the world with human rights defenders

The documentary’s title refers to the emergencies team of Human Rights Watch; when there are reports of violations of human rights, they are the first on the ground.

Biking on M Street: Whose lane is it anyway?

Biking on M Street: Whose lane is it anyway?

As a bike commuter, I was delighted when the one-way M Street bike lane opened this spring. But I couldn’t have imagined the zigs, zags and stumbling blocks I’d encounter. So I needed some advice on navigating the obstacle course.

Street Smart: What to see in College Park

Street Smart: What to see in College Park

The interesting history of Testudo, the terrapin mascot of the University of Maryland.

Maryland casinos blotter: voucher bandits, fighting moms, and unattended kids in cars

Maryland casinos blotter: voucher bandits, fighting moms, and unattended kids in cars

Here is a sampling of incidents from the September report.

The notes in between

The notes in between

For D.C.’s devoted jazz musicians, the opportunities for regular gigs are hard to come by.

House of the Week | Dupont Victorian for $2.895M

House of the Week | Dupont Victorian for $2.895M

The 1885 rowhouse, designed and built by Thomas Franklin Schneider, retains his historic character outside but has been modernized inside.

D.C. area forecast: Breezy today, then mostly beautiful through the weekend

D.C. area forecast: Breezy today, then mostly beautiful through the weekend

Breezy to windy conditions persist today and again on Sunday. But temperatures should remain mild.

25 Fairfax County schools to push back start times

25 Fairfax County schools to push back start times

Citing a study that teens need more sleep, the school board voted to delay class start times.

Frank Mankiewicz, political and media insider, dies at 90

Frank Mankiewicz, political and media insider, dies at 90

He came from a family of Hollywood luminaries but forged his own path in Washington politics.

Three killed in aircraft collision in Md.

Three killed in aircraft collision in Md.

The crash occurred about a mile from the Frederick Municipal Airport, according to authorities.

Man held in Alexandria killings to go on trial next October

Man held in Alexandria killings to go on trial next October

No new details emerged during Severance’s court appearance, but there was plenty of legal haggling.

Reed lifts Falcons to WCAC title

Reed lifts Falcons to WCAC title

FIELD HOCKEY | Taylor Reed scores both goals as Good Counsel tops St. John’s to win its second straight league championship.

Driver charged with murder for hit-and-run

Tonya Reaves, 53, was killed in the Sept. 20 crash.

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Audio: A helicopter and a plane collide in Frederick County, 3 killed

Audio: A helicopter and a plane collide in Frederick County, 3 killed

In audio released by flight tracking company FlightAware, the pilot of a private plane communicates with air traffic control on Thursday before colliding with a helicopter conducting a training exercise in midair near Frederick Municipal Airport.

Column

Female teachers preying on male students not uncommon

Female teachers preying on male students not uncommon

A D.C. substitute teacher charged with abusing a male teen may have damaged more than her reputation.

Warrant could send U-Va. abduction suspect to Fairfax

Warrant could send U-Va. abduction suspect to Fairfax

Case in sexual assault there may be stronger than one involving student who disappeared.

Little imagination running with the PACs

Little imagination running with the PACs

Attention, PACs: Your names are lame. (Except for Tu PAC one.)

Audit finds fault with Park Police in missing woman case

Audit finds fault with Park Police in missing woman case

An inspector general’s report noted egregious handling of the search for an 83-year-old Maryland woman.

A bitter sheriff’s race in a fast-changing part of Maryland

A bitter sheriff’s race in a fast-changing part of Maryland

Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins is challenged by a Democrat and shifting demographics.

Md. school districts rush to meet vaccination deadline

Thousands of students have not shown proof of state-required vaccinations.

Critical audits roil D.C. attorney general race

Reports criticizing the Venable law firm’s billing practices have sparked questions for candidate Karl Racine.

Guilty plea for treasurer of disgraced D.C. council member

Guilty plea for treasurer of disgraced D.C. council member

Hakim Sutton had been former council member Michael A. Brown’s campaign treasurer.

Weekend Weather Video: A stretch of sun is ahead!

Weekend Weather Video: A stretch of sun is ahead!

Clouds will part on Friday and the weekend will stay sunny after that.

Maryland candidates urge voters to cast their ballots early

Maryland candidates urge voters to cast their ballots early

Both gubernatorial nominees appeared in Prince George’s County on Thursday to promote early voting.

Efua Dorkenoo, who fought female genital mutilation, dies

Efua Dorkenoo, who fought female genital mutilation, dies

‘Mama Efua’ waged an international effort to eradicate the practice that affects millions of women and girls.

UNC academic scandal: Not just about student-athletes

UNC academic scandal: Not just about student-athletes

Many of the students who took ‘paper classes’ for easy grades and little work were not involved in sports.

Where to get artisanal toast in D.C.

Where to get artisanal toast in D.C.

The San Francisco trend has made its way eastward.

Clouds part on Friday ahead of a nice weekend

Clouds part on Friday ahead of a nice weekend

Clouds have lingered longer than anticipated this afternoon. The western suburbs have the best chance for eclipse viewing.

Maryland girls’ soccer bracket breakdown

Maryland girls’ soccer bracket breakdown

GIRLS’ SOCCER | A region-by-region breakdown of each of the four Maryland state tournaments, highlighting the top teams and best potential matchups.

Largest sunspot in more than 20 years facing Earth

Largest sunspot in more than 20 years facing Earth

A massive sunspot region is staring at the Earth, and frequently hurling out high energy solar flares

 

The death of Prince McLeod Rams (Part 6): Where do Prince William prosecutors turn now?

New information reveals why prosecutors think he’s a serial killer, but his son’s testimony corroborates his claim of innocence.

D.C. elections board is very sorry about upside-down flag

“Well, we messed up. BIG time,” board says, days after trying to pass off misprint as intentional gimmick.

D.C. officials scale back streetcar plans

The revised plan dramatically scales back the 20-mile-plus network that officials had envisoned completing within the next decade.

Audit finds fault with Park Police in missing woman case

An inspector general’s report noted egregious handling of the search for an 83-year-old Maryland woman.

Md. gubernatorial candidates say they’ll reconsider ICC tolls

Lowering tolls might get voters’ attention, but it’s unlikely to happen.

Travel tips for Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon

The course through Arlington County and the District makes driving and parking difficult. Some Metro stations will be crowded.

Bridge project to cause major traffic delays

DDOT is beginning work to replace the 16th Street bridge over Military Road in northwest. During the work lanes will be reduces to one in each direction.

Thursday morning delays on Metro

Another problem on Metro’s busy line. Trains are sharing a track between Friendship Heights and Van Ness.

Fliers from Ebola-hit countries will be on a 21-day watch upon arrival in U.S.

State and local authorities will track airline passengers’ daily temperatures and any symptoms.

Key questions surround D.C. streetcar line’s opening

The city says the inaugural line will operate by year’s end, but issues remain to be settled in the meantime.

Local legislators stand behind Arlington streetcar project

Northern Virginia lawmakers urge state transportation chief to disregard anti-streetcar faction.

An additional 3 million vehicles may have defective air bags, NHTSA says

At least four have died when inflator mechanisms ruptured, spraying passengers with metal fragments.

How can we plan for commuting’s Futurama?

Driverless cars are just one innovation confronting today’s traffic planners

Wish-list grows for D.C. region’s road and rail projects

Five transit and highway programs highlight revised regional plan.

3 interesting things behind the woman who is Metro’s ‘doors closing’ voice

Woman whose voice says “doors closing” on Metro hasn’t been on trains in seven years.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Like exotic animals at a watering hole, mouthwatering cars are drawn to Katie’s Cars & Coffee every week.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

A D.C. substitute teacher charged with abusing a male teen may have damaged more than her reputation.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

COLUMN | Another D.C. family homelessness crisis is feared despite lessons from last winter’s debacle.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Despite herself, a mother of two boys is uncomfortable with their desire for Hot Wheels orange toenails.

Photo Galleries

Patagonia takes work-life balance to new heights

The California company’s flexible work program ensures that employees find the time for recreational pursuits.

Scenes from the Congressional Cemetery

The 35-acre cemetery serves also as both a grand city park and a sort of neighborhood community center.

A mammoth’s deconstruction

The ancient skeleton at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is being shipped to Canada for restoration.

Can the Boardwalk Empire strike back?

The mayor of Atlantic City is betting against all odds that a rebirth awaits.

Special blessings for special pets

A Franciscan monastery was among several sites conducting a “blessing of the animals” ceremony.

Nationals Park, on its way up

With the planned opening of a Harris Teeter, the neighborhood — and its pack of new buildings — is on the rise.

Celebrating at the H Street festival

The event’s dramatic growth mirrors the reinvention of the D.C. neighborhood.

D.C. mayoral candidates confront each other in first debate

Muriel E. Bowser, David A. Catania and Carol Schwartz sparred testily over ethics and education.

Our Washington

From waterfronts to monuments, Post photographers share their favorite D.C. spots.

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