George Takei takes tech, social media to SXSW

To one generation George Takei was best-known for his role as Sulu on Star Trek. Today, Takei is widening his appeal from the young to the not-quite-as-young generations.

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 04:29am EDT

Explorers head to S. Pacific to confirm Earhart's plane wreck

Amelia Earhart's plane disappeared in 1937 and it remains one of the world's enduring mysteries. Now, explorers are excited about new evidence that could confirm that artifacts found on a remote South Pacific island are from the wreckage of her plane.

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 08:39pm EDT

Sonoma owners to open new restaurant in old Pour House space

We've got some more intel on what the future holds for the Pour House bar space at 319 Pennsylvania Ave. SE after the Capitol Hill institution closes next month.

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 05:33pm EDT

Minor change to DC Height Act advances in House

House committee approves minor change to law that bans skyscrapers in DC

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 05:08pm EDT

Wilson High School evacuated for chemical spill

A chemical spill at the Wilson Aquatic Center has resulted in the evacuation of Wilson High School and the swimming area in Northwest D.C.

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 05:03pm EDT

Catania tosses hat in ring as independent for mayor

D.C. Councilmember David Catania Wednesday filed to run for mayor as an independent.

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 01:14pm EDT

Rick Harrison of 'Pawn Stars' shares battle with childhood epilepsy

Rick Harrison of the History Channel's reality TV show "Pawn Stars" dukes it out with customers at his Las Vegas store every day, haggling with them as they try to sell or pawn their items. But as a child, Harrison duked it out with a serious brain disorder.

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 12:43pm EDT
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Female fashion business owners talk D.C. retail, industry

WTOP spoke with Virginia Arrisueño of DeNada Designs and Lori Parkerson of Redeem, to get their take on fashion and business in the District.

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 11:55am EDT

Councilmember David Catania to run for D.C. mayor

District of Columbia Councilmember David Catania is filing paperwork to run for mayor as an independent in the midst of a fundraising scandal involving Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign.

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 11:00am EDT

Study: D.C. home to best auto affordability

While median-income families around the country are having a difficult time paying for new cars and trucks, the one exception can be seen in the nation's capital, according to a new study.

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 09:37am EDT

Work on damaged National Cathedral begins next week

The National Cathedral will soon become a construction zone as work begins to repair the damage done by a 2011 earthquake.

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 09:08am EDT

MRIS: 2014 spring market promises higher home prices

Home prices have been making steady annual gains in the Washington area, and it looks like that trend will continue.

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 08:57am EDT

Meat-focused restaurant The Partisan opens in Penn Quarter

D.C.'s Penn Quarter expands its restaurant choices with its new Neighborhood Restaurant Group spot, The Partisan.

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 07:52am EDT

Upcoming festival celebrates love of bacon and beer

D.C. will celebrate all things bacon and craft beer this spring with the Bacon and Beer Festival.

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 07:06am EDT

Say 'Aaaaa': Mobile dentist office takes care of kids one cleaning at a time

Seven years after a 12-year-old boy died of a dental infection, some parts of the Washington metro region still have a shortage of dentists. But a mobile dentist's office on wheels is offering help and hope -- one kid at a time.

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 06:51am EDT

Ticketbuster: Two years and counting in wait for bad-ticket refund

A Northern Virginia man who fought his ticket and won his case in June 2012 waited nearly two years to get the refund check he was promised in eight to 10 weeks, WTOP Ticketbuster has learned.

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 05:18am EDT

Despite scandal, DC mayor Gray makes pitch for 2nd term

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray pressed ahead Tuesday with his re-election bid but acknowledged he took a political hit during his State of the District Address.

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 11:47pm EDT

Police seek information about attack in Northeast (Video)

Police need help identifying a suspect in a daytime sexual assault where a woman was attacked at gunpoint in the Northeast neighborhood behind the Minnesota Avenue Metro station.

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 08:45pm EDT

Routine colonoscopy screenings cut risk of colon cancer

A colonoscopy can save your life. How often should you get screened?

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 07:08pm EDT

Wizards' Gortat says wouldn't mind a little NHL-style fighting

Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat tells ESPN.com he wouldn't mind if they let pro basketball players address differences in the same manner.

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 07:05pm EDT
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