The D.C. region has the highest colon cancer fatality rate in the country. But an uptick in colorectal screenings has area doctors hoping that statistic could soon change.
A prominent leader who guided U.S. troops through parts of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is still concerned about men and women in uniform.
Forget which college has the best basketball team; the Cooking Channel is on a mission to find the college with the best signature bites.
A D.C. man was arrested Saturday in connection with stealing a Metropolitan police officer's car with his 9-year-old daughter inside.
A rockin' marathon kicked off the St. Patrick's Day weekend off with a bang when about 30,000 runners ran through the District's streets for the second annual Rock 'n' Roll USA Marathon & CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Rock 'n' Roll USA Half Marathon .
A Maryland man has died from rabies, contracted from an organ transplant, but a local transplant network says there are many safeguards in place that make the transmission of diseases through life-saving transplants very rare.
A woman was sexually assaulted during a burglary Thursday afternoon and D.C. police are looking for the four armed men who broke into her home.
D.C. Metropolitan police released information on a vehicle and two persons of interest in connection with the drive-by shooting that took place on March 11 in the 1200 block of North Capitol Street NW. The incident left 13 people injured.
Not only are the White House tours popular with students falling victim to the sequester cuts, there's another area where the cuts will impact children and leave parents scrambling.
A 19-year-old D.C. man has been arrested in connection with two recent sexual assaults.
A 31-year-old graduate student was shot and killed while walking home from the Metro Thursday night in Northwest D.C.
A D.C. man who posed as a cab driver, was convicted Monday of sexually assaulting and kidnapping three women who had hailed the man's cab.
The District and its federal partners want to hire a landscape designer of national renown to revamp Franklin Park to make it a "premier active, flexible and sustainable urban park connected to its community."
30,000 expected for weekend marathon and half marathon in District of Columbia
A small chain of coffee shops in the District just pulled off something big.
A federal judge has turned down an effort by opponents to stop a planned deer hunt in Rock Creek Park.
D.C.-based tapas chain La Tasca is rolling out a revamped menu from a new executive chef in preparation for an expansion.
Avianca, a 10-week-old Labrador mix, is WTOP's Pet of the Week.
Members of Congress and national animal welfare groups introduced the Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2013, which would prohibit horse slaughter operations in the United States.
In the notoriously tightly wound city of Washington D.C., St. Patrick's Day offers residents a rare chance to cut loose. Here are some St. Paddy's events happening around the capital.