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Twenty-four members of an extended Northern Virginia family are recovering after the deck of a North Carolina beachfront home collapsed. Experts say there are lessons to protect other families.

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    WASHINGTON — A major paving project is starting Tuesday morning in southern Prince George’s County, and drivers should expect delays. Until late August, drivers using northbound Indian Head Highway north of the Charles County line…

  • Here’s the plan to restore D.C.’s historic Maine Avenue Fish Market (Video)

    The team behind the Southwest waterfront overhaul is pitching a major renovation of the historic Maine Avenue Fish Market, eyeing a retail-and-restaurant-dominated addition it hopes to have open in less than two years. Hoffman-Madison Waterfront,…

  • Va. battlefields historic district rebrands for mobile users

    HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) _ The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District has undergone a rebranding to reach modern travelers and highlight the need for continued preservation efforts. The historic district rolled out an updated website…

  • Tips for cheap last-minute vacations

    WASHINGTON —It’s already July, but you can still squeeze in a summer vacation with the family without breaking the bank. Check out apps such as HotelTonight and Hotels.com for last minute hotel deals. Meanwhile,  on Trivago.com, click…

  • Md. will appeal FEMA denial of riot disaster aid

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The state of Maryland says it will appeal the federal government’s denial of disaster aid to help the state and Baltimore city recover millions of dollars in riot-related costs. A spokesman for…

  • Ex-worker accused of stealing from Va. health practice

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former billing specialist for a women’s health practice in Virginia has been charged with stealing more than $800,000 from the business. Chesterfield police Lt. Steve Grohowski says 51-year-old Edith W.…

  • Ceremony set for returning Fort Eustis soldiers

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — About 20 soldiers from Fort Eustis are coming home from a deployment in Kuwait. Fort Eustis says a welcome home ceremony is set for Tuesday night at the Newport News…

  • Trial begins challenging Va. House of Delegates boundaries

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A panel of federal judges will hear arguments about whether the Virginia House of Delegates illegally packed black voters into a dozen legislative districts. The lawsuit alleges that the House redistricting…

  • Portable farms take root as new use for shipping containers

    Your lettuce may be local, but that doesn’t mean it comes from a farm. A new agricultural idea is taking root in D.C. — and it involves shipping containers.

  • Friends remember man murdered on Metro train

    Friends gathered Monday to remember Kevin Joseph Sutherland, 24, who was stabbed to death while on a train near NoMa — Gallaudet station on Saturday.

  • 3 suspects arrested, 4th sought in fatal shooting

    WASHINGTON — Three suspects have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in June, and police are looking for a fourth suspect who they say may be armed and dangerous. Police in Fredericksburg, Virginia…

  • Bryce Harper to sit out Home Run Derby

    WASHINGTON — A day after the announcement that Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper would start in this year’s All-Star Game, the outfielder says he has elected not to participate in the Home Run Derby. On Monday,…

  • Local state trooper arrested, charged in sex act

    WASHINGTON — An off-duty Maryland State Trooper has been charged in connection with forcing a sex act at gunpoint. Brian Tucker, an 18-year veteran from Fort Washington, Maryland, was arrested Monday in Capitol Heights. According…

  • Police: Suspect killed by Va. police had stolen shotgun

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Police in Newport News say the sawed-off shotgun that a 23-year-old man who was fatally shot by police possessed was reported stolen. Kawanza Jamal Beaty was shot early Saturday during…

  • BREAKING: Bank Robbery on Lee Highway

    (Updated at 6:15 p.m.) Arlington County Police are on the scene of a reported bank robbery in the Waverly Hills neighborhood. The robbery was reported around 5:00 p.m. at the Capital One Bank, at 4700 Lee Highway.…