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Sleep may be key to childhood obesity fight

One of the keys to fighting childhood obesity may be as simple as getting more sleep, a new study finds.

Monday - 11/04/2013, 01:32pm EST

Tags: obesity, Chubby, children, sleep,

Metro billboard worries D.C. prosecutors

A billboard inside the Judiciary Square Metro station is getting the attention of prosecutors.

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 11:58am EDT

Tags: Judiciary Square, Wmata, metro, Fully Informed Jury Association,

Vandals shoot, destroy windows of 60+ vehicles in Fairfax County

Vandals shot out the windows of more than 60 vehicles over the past two nights in Fairfax County, police say.

Tuesday - 10/29/2013, 12:37pm EDT

Tags: Fairfax County Police, vandalism, bb gun, cars, Colleen Kelleher,

Tips to keep trick-or-treaters safe on local roadways

Halloween is the deadliest day of the year for children who get hit by cars. Takes some precautions to keep drivers and trick-or-treaters safe.

Monday - 10/28/2013, 12:10pm EDT

Tags: Halloween, Maryland State Highway Administration

Study: Coffee reduces risk of liver cancer

A daily cup of coffee may be able to do more than offer a caffeine boost, it might help reduce the risk of liver cancer, according to a new study.

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 10:43am EDT

Tags: coffee, liver cancer, cancer,

Ranking the region's grocery stores by price, quality

Prices at the D.C. metro area's two largest food chains are about the same, but they're higher than most other chains, according to an independent evaluation from a local nonprofit group.

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 09:42pm EDT

Tags: grocery stores, Washington Consumers

How important is a yearly maintenance contract for home heating systems?

To save money, one consumer expert recommends skipping a yearly maintenance contract for a home heating system, unless the house is especially large, dusty or the heater has old equipment.

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 11:06am EDT

Tags: heating, Consumers Checkbook, maintenance contracts, Robert Krughoff

Fisher House: Offering support to veterans and their families

When the government shutdown threatened death benefits due to family of service members killed in action, a private foundation stepped in to help: Fisher House.

Saturday - 10/19/2013, 07:26am EDT

Tags: Fisher House Foundation, wounded warriors,

Sabato: JFK assasination investigation relied on faulty evidence

Decades after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, a Virginia politics expert says he has uncovered new evidence that disproves the official number of shots fired that fateful day in Dallas.

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 05:37pm EDT

Tags: University of Virginia, John F. Kennedy, Center for Politics, Larry Sabato, audio, assassination

More than 11K apply for jobs at D.C.'s new Wal-Mart stores

Wal-Mart shouldn't have any trouble staffing two new "super centers" it plans to open in Washington, D.C., by year's end after it received what it calls an "amazing" response from potential employees.

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 12:02pm EDT

Tags: Wal-Mart, Wal-Mart supercenters, hiring center, Walmart, employment

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