Marine reservist charged in D.C.-area military schootings A 22-year-old Alexandria man who was taken into custody last Friday at Arlington Cemetery, has been charged with shooting at military buildings in the D.C. region last fall, and federal officials said in court papers that he videotaped himself shouting “Allah Akbar” after he fired shots at the U.S. Marine Corps museum in October.

Monster catfish certified as Va. record The 143-pound blue catfishsmashed the previous Virginia record by more than 30 pounds.

Death penalty for Falls Church man A Fairfax County man who bludgeoned a woman with a hammer and raped her as she lay dying was sentenced to death Thursday.

Wal-Mart to help D.C. youth programs Wal-Mart and its charitable foundation are giving $25 million to support summer programs for youth around the country, including $665,000 in grants for school nutrition, jobs and learning programs in the District.

Two D.C. men convicted in deadly 2008 home invasion Two District men were found guilty of murder in the death of a 37-year-old man during a home invasion in December 2008.

National Zoo again watches and waits, hoping for baby panda The National Zoo has entered the height of its annual panda pregnancy watch, in which teams of zoo pandaphiles keep a 24-hour-a-day vigil to see whether the female giant panda, Mei Xiang, might give birth to a cub.