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Expect major delays during Wednesday commute

Commuting in and out of Washington Wednesday may be tricky, as thousands are expected to participate in a commemoration marking the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 04:33pm EDT

Tags: OPM, march on washington, alicia lozano

5 practical tips to get kids in a math mindset

Whether school has started or it is still a few weeks away, there are easy ways to get kids into a math mindset and ready for class.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 03:49pm EDT

Tags: Larry Martinek, back to school, math, math skills

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Reflections at MLK memorial ahead of March on Washington

Tens of thousands are expected to take part in upcoming events on the National Mall to commemorate the March on Washington and the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

Friday - 08/23/2013, 08:11am EDT

Tags: Martin Luther King, I Have A Dream speech, memorial, civil rights, march on washington, MLK Memorial

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New Md. smoke alarm laws for homeowners

Homeowners are reminded twice a year to check their smoke alarms at daylight savings time, but Maryland is throwing residents an early curve ball this year by changing its smoke alarm law.

Thursday - 08/22/2013, 05:45am EDT

Tags: smoke alarms,

Study: Bee-friendly plants killing bees

Bee-friendly garden plants sold in D.C. at retailers Home Depot and Lowes are treated with a pesticide that is toxic to bees, a new study says.

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 04:35pm EDT

Tags: bees, Home Depot, Lowes

Vanessa Pham's bloodied t-shirt presented during murder trial

In the murder trial of Julio Miguel Blanco Garcia, a medical examiner testified Vanessa Pham was stabbed 13 times.

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 07:34am EDT

Tags: Vanessa Pham, Julio Miguel Blanco Garcia, Vienna, murder,

Visit with local phenom, record-holder Katie Ledecky

There's a little more gold in Bethesda after local phenom Katie Ledecky returned home earlier this month from the World Swimming Championships in Spain. She visited the WTOP newsroom earlier this week with her medals.

Saturday - 08/17/2013, 06:47am EDT

Tags: Katie Ledecky, World Swimming Championships, 2012 Summer Olympics

Va. teacher funds classroom library online

Teacher Karen Magestad says she couldn't justify spending hundreds of dollars bulking up her classroom library. So, she asked strangers to do it.

Friday - 08/16/2013, 04:36pm EDT

Tags: Donors Choose, Karen Magestad, teacher supplies, back to school, school, Arlington County, arlington county public schools

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Police release photos of suspects in attempted ATM thefts

Prince George's County police have released surveillance photos of two men they say are linked to two separate attempted ATM thefts.

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 10:27am EDT

Tags: ATM thefts, Prince George

Healing vets' PTSD with transcendental meditation

Thousands of veterans are finding transcendental meditation, or TM, as the answer to relieving their PTSD symptoms without losing independence.

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 07:42am EDT

Tags: meditation, transcendental meditation, David George, veterans, Veterans Affairs, PTSD, David Lynch Foundation,

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