AP/Alessandra Tarantino

Federal employees encouraged to work from home during papal visit

OPM's acting director has asked agencies to let their employees telecommute wherever possible as a way of avoiding the crowds that are expected later this month.

American Catholics accept non-traditional families, views | Kennedy Center to host concert in honor of Pope Francis | More on the pope's U.S. visit
Latest
Local
Most Shared
  • Senate Dems secure votes to hand Obama victory on Iran deal

    Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the crucial 34th vote in favor of the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, ensuring a victory for President Barack Obama.

  • Md. mom 'heartbroken,' angry after son placed on wrong bus

    A four-year-old boy was put on the wrong school bus Tuesday afternoon in Fort Washington. His mother was told he was sent to the wrong daycare but when she arrived there her boy was nowhere to be found.

  • A quick Labor Day getaway? It's all in the timing

    A WTOP Traffic guru says the best and worst times to leave for the long weekend have changed. He shares his hints on best times to leave and return to the area, as well as route advice.

  • Neglected horses recovering at Howard County farm

    “We went out last Thursday to evaluate the horses’ conditions, and what we found were nothing short of the most severe hoof neglect that we have ever seen in our 26 year history,” DeEtte Gorrie, Equine Programs Director at Days End Farm Horse Rescue tells WTOP. See photos.

  • Advances in glaucoma surgery improve outlook

    For people with mild to moderate glaucoma, newer minimally invasive approaches may reduce the risks associated with traditional surgery.

  • Pregame.com Line

    Wednesday Major League Baseball National League FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at ATLANTA -114 Miami +104 at CHICAGO -152 Cincinnati +142 at NEW YORK -255 Philadelphia +230 Pittsburgh -143 at MILWAUKEE +133 at ST. LOUIS -115…

  • Court hearing for 6 officers charged in death of black man

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers accused in the death in April of a black man who was in their custody. During a pretrial hearing,…

  • The Latest: Judge refuses to drop charges in Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The latest on the first court hearing for six Baltimore police officers who are charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who died a week after suffering a critical…

  • FAA smartphone app aims to help drone pilots fly safer

    WASHINGTON — As the popularity of drones heads skyward, so does the possibility of calamity. The Federal Aviation Administration is now beta testing an iOS smartphone app that aims to make flying unmanned vehicles safer, particularly…

  • Group Protests County Board Session on Affordable Housing Plan

    Members of the Coalition of Arlingtonians for Responsible Development, a group that wants affordable housing throughout the county, protested before a County Board work session on the Affordable Housing Master Plan last night. The Affordable Housing Master Plan calls for…

Sections

Clerk in gay marriage fight: ‘A heaven or hell decision’

At 44 years old, Kim Davis had been divorced three times and had two children out of wedlock. Now, as the Rowan County clerk, Davis is refusing to surrender in a battle over who can and can’t be wed.

China enlists monkeys to keep birds from spoiling big parade

China is leaning on the animal kingdom — including a squad of nest-wrecking monkeys — to ensure its military parade commemorating the end of World War II goes smoothly.

How the Nats can still make the playoffs

The Washington Nationals have suffered back-to-back brutal losses in St. Louis. But the path to the postseason isn’t totally blocked, so long as they fix these issues.

Best of Frank Sinatra as son plays Wolf Trap

As Frank Sinatra Jr. hits Wolf Trap on Wednesday, WTOP ranks his father’s best songs and movies.

US markets open solidly higher a day after big plunge

U.S. and global stock markets were recovering in early morning trading Wednesday after a sharp selloff a day earlier.

The Latest: Judge refuses to drop charges in Baltimore

Protesters gathered outside a Baltimore courthouse before a hearing on pretrial motions for the six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray.

Months after OPM hack, officials begin notifying victims

OPM and the defense department awarded a $133 million contract to safeguard the identities and other personal information of victims impacted by the OPM cyber breach.

Stock Market Data delayed approx 15 min.

DOW +128.10 16,186.45
NASDAQ +47.72 4,683.83
S&P 500