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  • Wizards are ready for Christmas Day game (Audio)

        WASHINGTON — The NBA on Christmas Day is an annual tradition on the sports calendar and the Wizards are a part of it again for the just the second time in 26 years.…

  • Dollar mixed

    The U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading. It’s worth 1.16 Canadian dollars, unchanged from late Wednesday. And the dollar is trading at 14.72 Mexican pesos, up from late…

  • Beer of the Week: Hardywood Park Bourbon GBS

    WASHINGTON — Forget the house.  How about a bit of gingerbread — in a glass? WTOP’s Brennan Haselton is joined by Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director and Food and Wine Sommelier of the Year Greg…

  • Have a Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas! Reston Now is off and (hopefully) so are you. No matter how you celebrate, have a great day. We will be back Friday. File photo by Ken Knueven

  • Text of pope’s Christmas Day message

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Here is the official Vatican English-language translation of Pope Francis’ “Urbi et Orbi’ Christmas Day message, which he delivered in Italian from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica on Thursday:…

  • Official: Gunmen attack AU base in Somalia

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Somali official says gunmen have attacked the African Union base in Mogadishu. Mohamed Abdi, a policeman at the capital’s airport, which shares a fence with the AU base, said Thursday…

  • Somali official: Gunfire, explosions heard as militants attack African Union base in Mogadishu

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somali official: Gunfire, explosions heard as militants attack African Union base in Mogadishu.

  • Woman dies in Prince George’s County house fire on Christmas

    WASHINGTON — A family is dealing with tragedy Christmas morning after a woman died in a house fire in Prince George’s County. The fire started at about 2:15 a.m. Thursday at a two-story duplex in the…

  • Merry Christmas From BethesdaNow.com

    Merry Christmas and happy holidays from BethesdaNow.com and the Local News Now team. We’ll be off Christmas Day and back with more Friday. In case you missed it, here are closings, parking rules and transit…

  • Father of pilot captured by IS pleads for release

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State militants in Syria has pleaded for his son’s release. Safi Yousef al-Kaseasbeh, speaking to reporters in the Jordanian capital Amman on…

  • Image of Asia: Sunny Christmas on Sydney beach

    In this photo by Rick Rycroft, British traveler Dabriella Quayle rides the waves while celebrating Christmas Day at Bondi Beach in Sydney. Sunny weather and temperatures of 28 degrees Celsius (82.4 Fahrenheit) brought out locals…

  • Marion Barry’s son carries on father’s Christmas tradition

    WASHINGTON — The late Marion Barry years ago started a holiday tradition to help provide Christmas toys for kids in Ward 8 who might otherwise not get one. This Christmas, his son carried it on.   On…

  • 6 shootings in D.C.: 2 fatal, 2 police-involved shootings on Christmas Eve

    WASHINGTON — There were six shootings in the District, two fatal, on Christmas Eve, including two in which the police were involved. The Metropolitan Police Department says that officers shot and killed a robbery suspect…

  • What should Santa make this year?

    WASHINGTON — As the kids are opening presents from Santa, did you ever think about all the jobs St. Nick has to do to pull off his yearly trip? The jolly old elf wears a…

  • UK body warns drone owners: Fly safely, or you’ll be fined

    LONDON (AP) — Got a nifty little drone for Christmas? If so, fly it carefully. Especially if you are in Britain. The country’s civil aviation authority on Thursday issued a warning that people who fly…