TRAFFIC ALERT On the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway in Fairfax County, two left lanes are getting by the crash before I-66. I-495 Express lanes are open.
TRAFFIC ALERT In Prince George’s County, all lanes of northbound Route 5/Branch Ave. are blocked at Surratts Road because of a crash.
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Billboard Top 14 Albums for ’14

Billboard has tallied its top-selling albums of 2014. Is your favorite on the list? (Videos)

Washington Redskins 2014: The year in review

The WTOP Sports team recaps the good, the bad and the ugly for the Washington Redskins in 2014.

Everything you need to know about Champagne

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Key decisions on drones likely from Congress

Every year the ban on commercial drones remains in place, the U.S. loses more than $10 billion in potential economic benefits that drones could provide.

How your brain health affects balance

What happens when you stand on one leg? Your balance can say a lot about your brain, according to a new study.

Hyundai Sonata grows up for 2015

For 2015, Hyundai toned down the Sonata's styling, keeping it handsome with a more conservative look to better fit in the mid-size sedan market.

Fired GSA officials reinstated

In a Christmas Eve ruling, the MPSB found that GSA failed to show any justification for firing two senior officials in a 2010 conference scandal.

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