Family worries American in Egyptian prison will die soon

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.

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 03:39am EDT

DC corrections officer charged with bribery

Federal prosecutors say a corrections officer at a Washington jail has been charged with smuggling a cellphone to an inmate for money.

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 12:17am EDT

American U. investigates fraternity's offensive emails

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.

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 12:09am EDT

Police ask for help locating missing 13 year old

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 07:51pm EDT

WTOP wins five Edward R. Murrow awards

The Radio Television and Digital News Association has recognized WTOP's outstanding journalism with five regional Edward R. Murrow awards.

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 05:20pm EDT

Zoo launches 'endangered song' to help save tigers

National Zoo launches 'endangered song' with Oregon band to help save endangered tigers

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 04:04pm EDT

Area high schools named among nation's best

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.

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 02:32pm EDT

Museum sleepovers give kids a new perspective of history

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.

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 11:44am EDT

Chris Brown's trial on assault charge delayed

Singer Chris Brown's trial on assault charge in DC delayed until later this week

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 11:20am EDT
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Pet(s) of the Week: Chickadee and Baby Bird

Say hello to Chickadee and Baby Bird, two darling 8-week-old kittens.

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 10:01am EDT

Is less more in health care? What hospitals are doing to convince you that testing isn't necessary

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.

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 05:44am EDT

Two men shot near National Zoo

Police have confirmed two people were shot near the National Zoo Monday afternoon.

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 03:48am EDT
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Missing 14-year-old girl found safe

A 14-year-old District girl was found safe on Monday after she disappeared on Friday, police say.

Monday - 04/21/2014, 08:15pm EDT

Local pediatricians: Codeine not effective treatment for children

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.

Monday - 04/21/2014, 05:16pm EDT
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Robert Wiedmaier to open restaurant at Reagan National Airport

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.

Monday - 04/21/2014, 02:24pm EDT

Taylor Gourmet gets into the District's pizza game

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.

Monday - 04/21/2014, 11:31am EDT

Smithsonian to host summer sleepovers for students

Smithsonian to host summer sleepovers for kids in 2 museums on National Mall

Monday - 04/21/2014, 11:10am EDT

Georgetown University student enters second month in jail for ricin possession

Daniel Milzman is accused of making ricin in his dorm room.

Monday - 04/21/2014, 07:28am EDT

Will grieving parents get a break from Congress?

The Parental Bereavement Act would protect guardians who take time from work to grieve for their deceased children.

Monday - 04/21/2014, 04:33am EDT

Toll Brothers adding units, retail space to its planned NoMa building

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.

Monday - 04/21/2014, 03:30am EDT
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