Family and friends worried about the health of Mohamed Soltan, a 26- year-old American held for more than 235 days in an Egyptian prison, are calling for his release.
Federal prosecutors say a corrections officer at a Washington jail has been charged with smuggling a cellphone to an inmate for money.
Emails and text messages that included talk about raping women and doing drugs, as well as racist, sexist and homophobic language, have prompted an investigation at American University.
The Radio Television and Digital News Association has recognized WTOP's outstanding journalism with five regional Edward R. Murrow awards.
National Zoo launches 'endangered song' with Oregon band to help save endangered tigers
High schools in Fairfax and Montgomery counties have landed on the U.S. News and World Report's annual list of the Best High Schools.
It's like a scene out of the Night at the Museum movies -- kids between the ages of 8 and 12 can bring a chaperon and stay overnight in either the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum or new this year, the American History Museum during selected dates this summer.
Singer Chris Brown's trial on assault charge in DC delayed until later this week
Say hello to Chickadee and Baby Bird, two darling 8-week-old kittens.
Institutions around the region embrace an American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation initiative, "Choosing Wisely," which has pushed for doctors and patients alike to question certain tests and procedures, and potentially take a bite out of the estimated $765 billion in annual health care waste.
Police have confirmed two people were shot near the National Zoo Monday afternoon.
A 14-year-old District girl was found safe on Monday after she disappeared on Friday, police say.
It's not a surprise to local doctors that codeine now has the FDA's black box warning, cautioning doctors against writing prescriptions for the opiate painkiller.
Among the many new restaurant and retail offerings coming to Reagan National Airport's Terminal A next year will be a new restaurant from chef Robert Wiedmaier of Brasserie Beck and Mussel Bar.
The latest in the D.C. area's crowded pizza market comes from Taylor Gourmet, the local deli chain that has developed a cult-like following for its Philadelphia-style hoagie sandwiches.
Smithsonian to host summer sleepovers for kids in 2 museums on National Mall
Daniel Milzman is accused of making ricin in his dorm room.
The Parental Bereavement Act would protect guardians who take time from work to grieve for their deceased children.
What was planned as a 14-story, 500-unit building with 14,000 square feet of retail will be, with the Zoning Commission's approval, a 14-story, 525-unit building with 17,000 square feet of retail, including a 7,000-square-foot day care center.
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