WTOP Answer Desk
The WTOP Answer Desk took the question to WTOP Technical Operations Manager Brian Oliger. Bottom line: Blame the weather.
Thousands of people lost power after last weekend's storm and had to either eat their food before it spoiled, or toss it out altogether. So who pays for that waste?
"The regulations require that the passenger may request air conditioning be put on if it's not on when they get in the cab," Ron Linton, chairman of the D.C. Taxicab Commission.
Last week's mega foreclosure settlement has many homeowners in the Washington region asking if they are owed money.
Married couples have a lot to think about when it comes to doing their taxes.
You've been hearing about historically low interest rates for many months now, so you may be wondering whether it's best to refinance or pay the principal down instead.
It's one of the busiest stops in the Metro system, but not everyone is comfortable pronouncing McPherson. For help, we turn to WTOP's Answer Desk.
Will there ever be another crossing over the Potomac River? For the answer, WTOP goes to two transportation experts.
A stalemate in Congress is threatening to bring a tax increase to 160 million people.
Never answer spam. Someone was fishing for targets and you let them know that you exist.
Whether it's construction or an accident, sometimes it feels like you never can catch a break on the roads. And if you were caught up in one backup Tuesday morning we've got some answers.
Pepco says the only "special restoration" list for its customers is those who have life support equipment in their homes. Each year, they register with the utility for a notification service.
With so much tree damage from Hurricane Irene, there's a good chance you or somebody you know will have to file an insurance claim. But will your insurance company pay to remove a tree, and who pays for the damage if your neighbors tree fell into your yard?
Despite the stock market taking a significant tumble Thursday, it may not yet be time to start piling money under your mattress.
Despite hearing them every day, not everyone knows what is behind the names of streets and bridges around town.
People seem to flick cigarettes out of their car windows, onto sidewalks and into the grass without a thought. And it turns out, cigarettes are the most littered item in the world. So what happens to all these cigarette butts? And what harm to they do? WTOP has the answers.
Suspicions that Congress will not be able to produce a budget by the March 4 deadline has many worrying: What will happen if the government shuts down?
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath puts an interesting spin on how you should get rid of these bugs.
Over the years, the "Mr." was dropped for most people in the news, with the exception of the president of the United States. Traditional journalism says the president would be "President Obama" on first reference, "Mr. Obama" on the second and "the president" on the third.
WTOP compiled a list of some of the organizations around the region that could use your help.