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.


Anne Arundel preview

(Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

Offense is always a strength in this league, and Arundel returns several key playmakers in its high-octane attack. Old Mill, Meade and Broadneck should push the Wildcats.


Top area story lines for 2014

(John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

FOOTBALL PREVIEW | Coaches in new places, high-profile linemen, tougher schedules and added parity are among the story lines to watch this fall.


Games to watch

(Toni L. Sandys / The Washington Post)

A look at the biggest matchups on the 2014 high school football schedule.



Annapolis Area Christian, St. Mary’s Annapolis and Spalding all must replace quarterbacks as they look to contend in 2014.


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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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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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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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Also leaving Md. for Tennessee: The military’s M9 sidearm

Beretta has made the gun in Maryland for more than two decades. The company is moving manufacturing to Tennessee to protest the state’s new gun laws.

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Local tools

Capital Weather Gang

The inside scoop on everything local weather.

Dr. Gridlock

Your guide around the Beltway and beyond.

The Gripe

Report issues that need fixing in your neighborhood -- we’ll get some answers.


Find your local schools, crime and real estate.

Maryland & regional photo galleries

Our Washington

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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