Over the weekend, Cincinnati Zoo staff shot and killed a 17-year-old silverback gorilla after a 4-year-old boy slipped into its enclosure. In D.C., National Zoo staff regularly trains to respond to the rare instances when animal inhabitants or human visitors stray past enclosures or safety barriers.
During a trip through Morocco, WTOP National Security Correspondent J.J. Green witnessed a traveler breeze through an airport security checkpoint after bribing a police officer. The existence of such practices endangers aviation security around the world.
Despite reports last year that the Alexandria Topgolf would be closing, the reality is much less certain.
It’s Hepatitis Awareness Month and the CDC wants busy baby boomers to add one more item to their to-do list for May: Get tested for hep C.
The Virginia Department of Health reports there are 18 known cases of the Zika virus in the state. Half of those infected live in the northern region of the state.
Metro is launching a public information campaign to get the word out to as many riders as possible that major and consistent disruptions will hit the rail system beginning next week.
In 1859, Big Ben rang for the first time in London, in 1907 the first taxis began operating in New York, and in 2008 Usain Bolt breaks the world record in the 100 meter sprint in 9.72 seconds.
Here are some fun things to put on your calendar for the month of June.
Police and school officials in western Prince William County are responding to bear sightings at a couple of schools.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court in Virginia says police don’t have to get a search warrant to obtain records about cellphone locations in criminal investigations. The 12-3 decision Tuesday reverses a ruling…
District of Columbia police have resumed using Twitter to report breaking crime news after the department faced a backlash for discontinuing the practice.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have placed backup catcher Caleb Joseph on the 15-day disabled list with a testicular injury. Joseph was struck by a foul ball in the eighth inning of Sunday’s game…
The National Zoo trains and prepares for rare instances in which animals or humans end up where they shouldn’t be.
“It tells the world what we know: that we have great restaurants and this is a place they should visit,” D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said.
New research may change the way you deal with ticks.
A contest challenges teams to envision what new memorials will look like — and what they'll commemorate. See pictures of the semifinalists' designs.
Crisis counselor Mandy Pifer was plunged deep into grief when her boyfriend was among 14 people killed in the San Bernardino attack.
Making matters worse, the jaw-dropping tally is only from capsizings or shipwrecks that are known to authorities.
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