D.C., Md. & Va.

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How much of a child’s life do the antiabortion protesters really care about?

What are protesters who say they are "pro-life" in the abortion debate doing to better the lives of children after they are born?

D.C. Mayor Bowser recommends masks but stops short of mandate as omicron variant of coronavirus creates anxiety

Her decision last month to ease indoor masking restrictions ahead of the holiday travel season drew sharp criticism.

About 70 children in Prince George’s County received expired vaccine doses; county recommends re-vaccination

There are no health risks because of the mistake, officials said.

D.C.-area forecast: A little cooler today, but temperatures are mainly above average into early next week

Temperatures jump around a bit day-to-day. A stronger cold front arrives next week.
  • Just now

Apartment fire in Herndon, Va., sends 9 to hospital, 2 with life-threatening injuries

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue units responded to an apartment fire in the 800 block of Park Avenue in Herndon, Va. Thursday evening, officials said.

Bowie police officer convicted of misconduct in office for firing at moving vehicle

Lt. Ernest Stanley was accused of firing his service weapon at a moving vehicle without sufficient reason, prosecutors said.
  • Local

D.C. attorney general’s office takes on new role in affordable housing advocacy

D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine called on the District’s Zoning Commission to make several changes that he says will help more low-income residents access housing.

Maryland Bar Counsel alleges perennial judge candidate engaged in ‘reckless’ untruths

Attorney Grievance Commission asks Maryland’s highest court to take action.

PM Update: Cold front delivers slightly cooler air for Friday

After temperatures 10 or more degrees above normal today, they'll be more like five above normal tomorrow.

Va. track coach extorted juvenile for illicit photos, police say

Ted Nasol, 26, of Aldie, is facing multiple charges after the victim’s social media was hacked.
  • Local

Recount underway in close Virginia Beach House of Delegates race

A recount is underway in a close Virginia Beach House of Delegates race, with another recount looming next week in Hampton that could affect the General Assembly's balance of power. Republicans took a 52-48 majority in the House in the Nov. 2 elections, if the results stand after the recounts.

D.C. street closures planned Thursday for National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony

D.C. police said certain streets will be closed to traffic from about 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • 20 hours ago

For a grieving father, a ‘manifest injustice’ in court after his son’s slaying

Tom Marmet, an aspiring social worker, was hit by a stray bullet in the District. Now his family is decrying a plea bargain for the killer.

D.C. is on track to issue electronic versions of driver’s licenses

More than 20 states have considered, tested or launched digital versions of driver’s licenses in recent years.
  • Local

Sabel Harris challenging Brianne Nadeau for D.C. Council seat

Harris, who was elected last year as an advisory neighborhood commissioner, is running against the two-time incumbent council member in Ward 1.

D.C.-area forecast: Delightful warmth today before a cooler, but still mild weekend

Our drier-than-normal pattern remains intact all weekend.
  • 1 day ago

Wheels of derailed Metro car had moved far beyond agency’s safety limits, NTSB investigation shows

The NTSB also issued a safety alert calling for all transit and commuter rail systems to check for wheels that have improperly tilted from axles.

Two men charged in D.C. street robberies

At least 20 victims were accosted at gunpoint and knifepoint in a two-week span, authorities said.

Maryland takes step to end school mask mandate and let school systems decide

School systems could be allowed to choose whether to require masks if they met certain thresholds under measure being considered.

Former D.C. assistant pastor found guilty of misdemeanor sexual abuse while serving time for felony child sexual abuse

Urbano Vazquez was earlier convicted of felony child sex abuse and is serving a 15-year prison sentence, authorities said.
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PM Update: Cold front delivers slightly cooler air for Friday

After temperatures 10 or more degrees above normal today, they'll be more like five above normal tomorrow.