Sponsored by Navy Federal Credit Union
TRAFFIC ALERT In Anne Arundel County, all lanes are blocked on eastbound MD 100 after Arundel Mills Boulevard (Exit #10) because of a crash.
AP/Alessandra Tarantino

Federal employees encouraged to work from home during papal visit

OPM's acting director has asked agencies to let their employees telecommute wherever possible as a way of avoiding the crowds that are expected later this month.

American Catholics accept non-traditional families, views | Kennedy Center to host concert in honor of Pope Francis | More on the pope's U.S. visit
Latest
Local
Most Shared
  • Senate Dems secure votes to hand Obama victory on Iran deal

    Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the crucial 34th vote in favor of the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, ensuring a victory for President Barack Obama.

  • Md. mom 'heartbroken,' angry after son placed on wrong bus

    A 4-year-old boy was put on the wrong school bus Tuesday afternoon in Fort Washington. His mother was told he was sent to the wrong daycare but when she arrived there her boy was nowhere to be found.

  • A quick Labor Day getaway? It's all in the timing

    A WTOP Traffic guru says the best and worst times to leave for the long weekend have changed. He shares his hints on best times to leave and return to the area, as well as route advice.

  • Neglected horses recovering at Howard County farm

    “We went out last Thursday to evaluate the horses’ conditions, and what we found were nothing short of the most severe hoof neglect that we have ever seen in our 26 year history,” DeEtte Gorrie, Equine Programs Director at Days End Farm Horse Rescue tells WTOP. See photos.

  • Advances in glaucoma surgery improve outlook

    For people with mild to moderate glaucoma, newer minimally invasive approaches may reduce the risks associated with traditional surgery.

Sections

Clerk in gay marriage fight: ‘A heaven or hell decision’

At 44 years old, Kim Davis had been divorced three times and had two children out of wedlock. Now, as the Rowan County clerk, Davis is refusing to surrender in a battle over who can and can’t be wed.

China enlists monkeys to keep birds from spoiling big parade

China is leaning on the animal kingdom — including a squad of nest-wrecking monkeys — to ensure its military parade commemorating the end of World War II goes smoothly.

How the Nats can still make the playoffs

The Washington Nationals have suffered back-to-back brutal losses in St. Louis. But the path to the postseason isn’t totally blocked, so long as they fix these issues.

Best of Frank Sinatra as son plays Wolf Trap

As Frank Sinatra Jr. hits Wolf Trap on Wednesday, WTOP ranks his father’s best songs and movies.

US markets open solidly higher a day after big plunge

U.S. and global stock markets were recovering in early morning trading Wednesday after a sharp selloff a day earlier.

Report: Some top baby monitors lack basic security features

Several of the most popular Internet-connected baby monitors lack basic security features, making them vulnerable to even the most basic hacking attempts, according to a new report from a cybersecurity firm.

Months after OPM hack, officials begin notifying victims

OPM and the defense department awarded a $133 million contract to safeguard the identities and other personal information of victims impacted by the OPM cyber breach.

Stock Market Data delayed approx 15 min.

DOW +219.72 16,278.07
NASDAQ +72.94 4,709.04
S&P 500 +23.11 1,936.96