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  • Hokies Honor Virginia Journalists with Helmet Sticker

    (BLACKSBURG, Va.) — Virginia Tech will honor the two journalists who were tragically killed on air this past week. In a statement on Sunday, the Virginia Tech Athletics Department announced the football team will wear…

  • Police union members vote no confidence in Chief Lanier

    WASHINGTON — A survey of D.C. Police Union members finds they do not have confidence in Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier. The union, using polling firm The Merriman River Group, surveyed its more than 3,600…

  • Montgomery Co. schools open with new start times

    WASHINGTON — For Patricia O’Neill, it’s New Year’s Day. The president of the Montgomery County Board of Education, O’Neill wished everyone “Happy New Year!” during an interview with WTOP on Monday morning, the first day…

  • Big catch: Charter fishing boat rescues 2 men off Va. coast

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A charter fishing boat landed an unexpected catch when the crew spotted something floating in the water. Captain Mike Bean tells WAVY-TV (http://bit.ly/1UhiyKL ) that they thought they were going…

  • Alpha Natural Resources executive resigns amid restructuring

    BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — An Alpha Natural Resources executive has left the coal producer amid a financial restructuring. Alpha says in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that Brian D. Sullivan resigned…

  • Chesapeake police recover man’s body from Elizabeth River

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Chesapeake police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in the Elizabeth River. Officer Ravi Sheth tells multiple media outlets that officers discovered the body around 12:30…

  • AAA: Labor Day weekend travel to hold steady

    WASHINGTON — The summer vacation season is expected to end with a burst of travel over Labor Day weekend. AAA Mid-Atlantic estimates that 35.5 million Americans, including 850,700 in the D.C. area, will travel over the final holiday…

  • Taxi driver accused of sexual assault in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in Washington are asking for the public’s help finding a taxi driver accused of sexually assaulting a woman. Police say the assault happened Sunday between the hours of 1:15 a.m. and…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Thai police seek 2 new suspects in Bangkok blasts after raid finds bomb components BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police issued arrest warrants Monday for two more suspects, a Thai woman and a foreign man of…

  • Officials to practice helicopter medical evacuations in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials are practicing medical evacuations using helicopters at the U.S. Capitol. The exercises are scheduled to take place Monday and Tuesday between 6:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and 8…

  • Mourners to pay tribute to slain television cameraman

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Salem High School will open its doors to the community Monday to commemorate the life of an alumnus — Adam Ward, the 27-year-old cameraman for a Roanoke television station who was…

  • Why this is the worst time of year for ragweed allergy sufferers

    WASHINGTON — It’s prime time in in the D.C. area for ragweed. The season began a few weeks ago and will hit its peak sometime around Labor Day, before ending with the first frost. “Patients…

  • Documentary on talented, troubled singer delayed by widow

    WASHINGTON – Few things in Vic Chesnutt’s life occurred without struggle. Chesnutt’s insightful, often autobiographical songs about vulnerability and mortality never attained huge commercial success, but earned praise and respect from fans, fellow musicians, and…

  • Why St. Elizabeths is the best option for a Washington Wizards training facility

    Ted Leonsis and his Monumental Sports & Entertainment appear to have settled on three potential sites for a Washington Wizards practice facility — the Howard University campus, St. Elizabeths East and a Silver Spring parking…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    BOX OFFICE-WAR ROOM Christian film is top new film at theaters NEW YORK (AP) — The Christian drama “War Room” is the top new film at theaters, according to the weekend’s box office figures. “Straight…

  • National Zoo: Giant panda gives birth to 2 cubs

    WASHINGTON — Mei Xiang, the giant female panda at the National Zoo, gave birth to two cubs on Saturday, the zoo announced. The National Zoo held a press conference on Sunday and said the two cubs are doing…

  • D.C. tops list of nation’s worst traffic gridlock

    WASHINGTON — This may come as no surprise to anyone who has been stuck in traffic on Interstate 66, Interstate 95 or the Capital Beltway. The Washington, D.C. area has the worst traffic gridlock in…

  • D.C. the most expensive place for a family of 4 in U.S.

    WASHINGTON – You probably already knew it was expensive to live in this area, but now it’s official: The D.C. metro area is the most expensive place in the country for a two-parent, two-child family to…

  • E-ZPass holders targeted in scam

    WASHINGTON — Scammers are targeting area E-ZPass holders with a phishing scheme that claims drivers owe money on their accounts, warns AAA Mid-Atlantic. According to AAA, cyber criminals have sent official-looking emails to E-ZPass customers…

  • D.C. fails Honest Tea test

    WASHINGTON — Bethesda-based Honest Tea set out to find the most honest cities in America, and let’s just say, D.C. didn’t fare well. In an unscientific test of morals, the company went to the 27…