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Va. lawmaker resigns after teen sex charges

A Virginia state lawmaker who is working as a legislator and lawyer by day and returning to a jail cell at night said Thursday he is resigning but plans to run in a special election for his seat.

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    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Justin Anderson scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half Thursday night and No. 6 Virginia returned from an 11-day layoff for exams with a 70-54 victory against Cleveland State. Malcolm Brogdon also scored 16 and Anthony Gill had 13 for the Cavaliers (10-0), who matched their best start…

  • 39 bowl games and a reason to watch every one

    Over the next three weeks, 38 bowl games and a national championship game will be played from Boise to the Bahamas and various points in between. You should watch them all. Here’s why: Saturday, Dec. 20 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Nevada (minus 1) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Why watch? Someone thought it would be fun to…

  • Redskins’ Santana Moss reflects on ‘cursed’ career

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Santana Moss had caught just seven passes this year for the Washington Redskins. At age 35, he knows he might not be much in demand once the season is over. That makes it a fair time to reflect on a good career that might have been even better, if only he…

  • FCC: ‘Redskins’ not profane; station keeps license

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Saying the word “Redskins” on the air isn’t obscene or profane — at least not according to the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC on Thursday dismissed a petition that called for one of the team’s flagship radio stations not to have its license renewed. The petition claimed repeated use of the word…

  • Fairfax County Closes Loan for Silver Line Phase Two

    Fairfax County closed on a $403 million federal loan on Thursday, ensuring that the county will be able to pay for its portion of Phase 2 of Metro’s Silver Line. Fairfax County, which obtained the loan through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan program, received the second- lowest interest rate in…

  • 3-D prosthetics give dog freedom (Video)

    WASHINGTON — A dog with no front paws learned to run with the help of a 3-D printer. A promotional video for 3D Systems tells the story of how the company’s 3-D-printed prosthetics allowed Derby, a disabled dog, to run upright for the first time. Derby was born with a congenital deformity characterized by small…

  • Welcome to the new WTOP.com

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  • Ballou High School prepares for new facilities

    WASHINGTON — Winter break is still a week off, but students at Ballou High School are anxious for it to be over. Come January, a shiny new facility with 87 classrooms, bio-technology labs, art spaces and a mechanic training shop will open. “Man, this place is just the bomb,” Mayor Vince Gray said, looking around…

  • The Top 100 Christmas Songs of All-Time

    The holidays are the great equalizer, connecting all genres and generations of music. What other time of year can you hear Bing Crosby back to back with Run DMC, Gene Autry, Bruce Springsteen and Mariah Carey? WTOP’s Jason Fraley counts down the Top 100 Christmas Songs of All Time.

  • Do-not-drink order issued for D.C. neighborhood

    DC Water is warning customers in the Shaw and upper Logan Circle area not to drink the water.

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‘Serial’ turns town into fan destination

A popular podcast has turned a local town into a destination for zealous fans, anxious to uncover answers to a murder mystery.

The real winner in the D.C. United stadium deal

Forget about the team or the developers, the real winners in the D.C. United stadium deal are the fans.

Gadgets for better phone photos during the holidays

Most of us will be snapping smartphone photos during the holidays, but these accessories could make it easier for you to capture beautiful images.

How Kim Jong Un became the target of ‘The Interview’

The films co-director says they did “a big old search” of the world’s dictators before settling on North Korea.

Charlie Brown and a city's ugly Christmas tree

Reading's official Christmas tree has brought the city plenty of grief. Good grief.

Court rules obesity can be a disability

Obesity can be a disability, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday — a decision that could have widespread consequences.

OPM says 48K feds' data exposed

OPM is notifying 48,439 federal employees that their information may have been exposed by hackers.

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