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IRS scam bilks victims for $5 million

The IRS has issued a consumer alert after more than 1,000 victims have lost up to $5 million to a phone scam.

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 04:20pm EDT

Tags: Scam, IRS, consumer protection,


Tips for safety as tick season ramps up

It's the season to find those nasty ticks embedded in skin -- and there may be more this year due to the cold, wet winter.

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 02:58pm EDT

Tags: ticks, lyme disease

Invisible wounds: Couple struggles with scars of war

Not all wounds are visible. A local couple opens up about the physical and mental effects of war.

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 08:54am EDT

Tags: war, ptsd, veterans


Snow Daze: Schools close, working parents scramble

Closing school is all fun-and-games for kids. But how do working parents deal with the scramble to find child care?

Monday - 02/17/2014, 08:21am EST

Tags: Randi Martin, snow, snow days, school cancellations, working parents


From space to Charles Co.: Students speak to astronauts

Twenty students from Charles County Public Schools got the chance Tuesday to talk one-on-one with American astronauts stationed aboard the International Space Station.

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 04:23pm EST

Tags: Charles County Public Schools, La Plata, Md., science, international space station, Space,

How will student loan interest rates affect you?

Depending on the type of loan, some students won't feel the pinch of doubling interest rates while others will take the hit upon graduation.

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 05:35pm EDT

Tags: student loans, interest rates, college, financial aid,

A Hero's Best Friend: Dogs help wounded warriors recover

Throughout centuries of war, dogs have been by service members' sides, whether they're helping save lives in the battlefield or helping them heal.

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 12:48pm EDT

Tags: wounded warriors, dogs, training dogs, Walter Reed, heal, amputees, soldier, U.S. Army, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center


Daunting task: Saving the life of a hero at Walter Reed

Imagine showing up for work each day with this task: Trying to save the life of a hero. The chief of surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center talks with WTOP about the daunting duty.

Friday - 03/22/2013, 09:04am EDT

Tags: Walter Reed, Afghanistan War, Iraq War, Philip Perdue, wounded warriors

Military moms-to-be showered with baby gifts (PHOTOS)

Operation Shower threw a baby shower for 40 expectant military spouses to let them know how much they are appreciated.

Friday - 03/15/2013, 07:32am EDT

Tags: operation shower, military spouses, parenting, Alexandria, pregnancy, baby shower

Herbicide sprayed on invasive Rock Creek Park plants raises concerns

Hikers in D.C.'s Rock Creek Park are seeing warning signs and blue patches of ground where the National Park Service is using a herbicide to on the invasive fig buttercup, a plant that sprouts yellow flowers.

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 05:19am EDT

Tags: Rock Creek Park, herbicide

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