Smithsonian's tarantulas named

The three new tarantulas at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History now have names.

Monday - 07/21/2014, 11:22am EDT

Pet of the Week: Rock 'n' Roll

If you're looking for a great family dog and aren't "into" the dog park scene, Rock n' Roll might be the canine companion you've been looking for.

Monday - 07/21/2014, 10:03am EDT

Obama unveils programs for young men's initiative

Obama to announce new commitments for program aimed at helping boys and young men of color

Monday - 07/21/2014, 08:40am EDT

Covering the Bases: Wiz and Nats moving up

WTOP's Jonathan Warner talks about the resurgent Wizards, the Nats' central division woes and the year-round nature of professional sports.

Monday - 07/21/2014, 12:21am EDT

Inside the art of life and death masks (Photos)

From ancient Greece to the American Confederacy, famous and powerful figures have been immortalized through plaster masks sculpted during a person's lifetime or immediately after their death.

Saturday - 07/19/2014, 02:03am EDT
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Netherlands Embassy open to mourners of MH17

Vigil planned by Ukrainian community in D.C. draws mourners Friday.

Saturday - 07/19/2014, 01:24am EDT
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DC's next food craze? Cake pops

A lawyer turned baker is turning her online cake pop business into a brick-and-mortar venture, and she's picked a good location for her first store.

Friday - 07/18/2014, 05:35pm EDT

Corcoran Gallery's proposed merger goes to court

Judge considers opposition in Corcoran Gallery's merger National Gallery, George Washington U.

Friday - 07/18/2014, 05:21pm EDT

Hit-and-runs with cyclists can cost drivers just $500

Consequences for hit-and-run wrecks when a bicyclist is hurt vary widely locally.

Friday - 07/18/2014, 04:56pm EDT

Arizona Native American says Redskins offered a bribe

The Redskins offered to build a skate park for the Fort Yuma Kwatsan Tribe this week, but the head of the foundation leading the drive to build the park rejected the offer, calling it a "bribe."

Friday - 07/18/2014, 09:15am EDT

Renters opt for smaller and smaller apts. in District

Apartments in DC getting smaller; renters choose apartments as small as 350 sf

Friday - 07/18/2014, 07:30am EDT

Nats look well-positioned for second half

The Nationals are tied with the Atlanta Braves atop the division, but the Nats should walk away with the NL East this season.

Friday - 07/18/2014, 04:49am EDT

Congressman: DC gun amendment likely to fail

Congressman who introduced amendment on DC gun laws says it likely won't become law

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 05:50pm EDT

National Zoo euthanizes elderly macaque

An elderly macaque who suffered from arthritis and diabetes was euthanized Thursday, the National Zoo announced.

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 12:23pm EDT

Resident wants affordable units isolated in new U Street building

The overconcentration of affordable units is explicitly prohibited in the D.C. Municipal Regulations. But the bid to replace Portner Place, a Section 8 housing complex on U Street, appears to fly in the face of that philosophy.

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 11:12am EDT

D.C. cupcake business to open with Ben's Chili Bowl airport location

Sweet and savory may be the theme of the new Ben's Chili Bowl set to open in the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 11:04am EDT

Montgomery County teacher is in-game host for D.C. sports teams

A schoolteacher by day, Erin Magee has broken onto the local sports scene as the in-game host for the Washington Capitals and Washington Kastles.

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 08:23am EDT

Cutting the cord: The trend of ditching the cable box

With more options out there such as Roku and Chromecast that deliver current TV shows on an actual TV (rather than a computer) via paid services such as Netflix for example, many think paying for cable isn't worth it.

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 04:52am EDT

D.C. pot decriminalization goes into effect

At least for the time being, it's no longer a criminal offense to carry a joint in your pocket in most of the nation's capital.

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 03:32am EDT

House GOP to DC: Guns OK, pot dangerous

House Republicans seek to undo DC gun-control laws, restore penalties for pot possession

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 07:41pm EDT
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