Robbers interrupt party at Chevy Chase home

A group of friends was robbed at gunpoint while they were hanging out on a back deck of a Chevy Chase home Monday night.

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 03:44pm EDT

Most-affluent metros include big surprises in small places

A new study by The Business Journals has identified the Washington region as the country's most affluent area, based on its strong performances in several indicators of wealth and earning power.

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 11:00am EDT

Knee Defender inventor defends after airline kerfuffle

A $22 device caused quite the kerfuffle on a United Airlines flight earlier this week and its inventor is defending it.

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 04:49am EDT

Ticketbuster: Md. and Va. residents get tickets in D.C. during overnight hours

If you park overnight in D.C., you can get a ticket if you don't have a D.C. license plate. It's an issue for Maryland and Virginia residents frequently brought to WTOP Ticketbuster's attention.

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 04:44am EDT

Local chefs preserve summer memories with smoke

Labor Day marks the end of summer, but several local chefs are preserving the flavors of the season by taking diners' minds off premature pumpkin-spice lattes and keeping them on summer beach bonfires.

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 02:21am EDT

Charges dropped against former Redskin Davis

WTOP has learned former Washington Redskins player Fred Davis is no longer in trouble with the law.

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 09:56pm EDT

Man narrowly escapes after jumping onto Metro tracks

Metro is crediting a train operator and two Metro Transit Police officers with saving a man who jumped onto the tracks Tuesday night.

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 05:16pm EDT

Actor Kevin Spacey has a stint in D.C. and it's not with 'House of Cards'

Two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey will be in the nation's capital soon, but not to film his Netflix series, "House of Cards." He'll show off his vocal talents at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington for a one-night-only concert Sept. 29.

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 04:53pm EDT

The National Zoo welcomes a pair of bison

Marking its 125th anniversary, the National Zoo is getting back to its roots. It's putting on exhibit, for the first time in a decade, a pair of animals responsible for the zoo's founding -- Bison.

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 03:59pm EDT

Crumbs cupcake shops could reopen in the D.C. region

Good news for Crumbs fans: Some of the cupcake company's D.C.-area stores could reopen after a federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday approved the sale of the company to a new owner.

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 11:54am EDT

Power tools and manicures: A different kind of ladies night

Women from all over D.C. brought their bikes and shopping lists to a happy hour unlike any other. Instead of sipping on fancy cocktails, they were there to learn how to use table saws and work on their bicycles.

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 11:35am EDT

Adults skipping many necessary vaccines

Adults are generally good about seeing that their children get the shots they need for school. But grown-ups need certain vaccinations as well, and many are skipping them.

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 05:31am EDT

Ticketbuster: Woman gets tickets for license plates that don't exist

Since 2010, a Maryland driver has been getting parking tickets in the mail from D.C. for different cars with a vanity plate, none of which belong to her.

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 04:51am EDT

Is a Beltways Series in store?

As October looms, see the biggest obstacles in the way of the Nationals and Orioles meeting in the 2014 World Series.

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 03:16am EDT

DC prosecutors defer to judge in corruption case

DC prosecutors won't oppose light sentence for candidate who lied about campaign finances

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 09:50pm EDT

D.C. police investigate trio of sexual assaults

Three women have been sexually assaulted in the Fourth District of D.C. in a five-day span, and the police say they may be connected.

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 08:41pm EDT

With new Pinea restaurant, W Hotel rethinks luxury, aims local

Pinea, the new restaurant, aims to be a destination for local diners as much as it caters to hotel guests.

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 03:34pm EDT

Exclusive: Who is Robert W. Truland? We take a closer look

The D.C. region's largest electrical contractor abruptly shut down a little more than a month ago, forcing more than 700 employees to find new jobs and dozens of general contractors and sureties to find replacement firms to finish out the company's work.

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 11:44am EDT

D.C. streetcars already making money from parking tickets

D.C.'s Department of Public Works has begun writing parking tickets at the attention-grabbing sum of $100 for any vehicle blocking the streetcar's path down H Street from Union Station to the Anacostia River.

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 09:51am EDT

VP Biden attending Brown fundraiser

VP Biden attending fundraiser for Md. gubernatorial nominee Anthony Brown

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 08:24am EDT
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