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  • Local NASA scientists monitor extreme weather from space

    WASHINGTON — So far this year,  there’s been severe drought in California and extreme flooding in places like Texas.  But scientists right here in the D.C. area are monitoring it all from space. “NASA has…

  • Va. scientists hope hunt for hidden fault lines averts future quake damage

    WASHINGTON — A 5.8 magnitude earthquake rattled two of Washington, D.C.’s major landmarks nearly four years ago, causing millions of dollars in damage. Now scientists in Virginia are working to map fault lines, with hopes the…

  • Baltimore museum to feature dancer Misty Copeland

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Misty Copeland, the first African-American woman to achieve the role of principal dancer in the American Ballet Theatre, is hosting a book signing in Maryland. The 32-year-old dancer will appear Saturday at…

  • Woman arrested after jumping White House barricade

    WASHINGTON — A woman has been arrested after jumping over a barricade in front of the White House on Friday evening, according to the U.S. Secret Service. The woman has not yet been identified, but…

  • Tigers trade Cespedes, then fall to Orioles 8-7

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Detroit Tigers traded away their slugger, and then hit three home runs on their way to a six-run lead. Soon after that, a difficult afternoon turned into a lost night as…

  • Little girl shot Friday in Southeast D.C.

    WASHINGTON — A girl who has been reported as young as 8 years old in age was shot Friday night in Southeast D.C., according to the District’s Metropolitan police. The child was shot in the arm…

  • Atlantic League

    Freedom Division W L Pct. GB Lancaster 14 7 .667 — York 12 9 .571 2 x-Southern Maryland 10 11 .476 4 Sugar Land 8 13 .381 6 Liberty Division W L Pct. GB Bridgeport…

  • Atlantic League

    Freedom Division W L Pct. GB Lancaster 14 7 .667 — York 12 9 .571 2 x-Southern Maryland 9 11 .450 4½ Sugar Land 8 12 .400 5½ Liberty Division W L Pct. GB Bridgeport…

  • Atlantic League

    Freedom Division W L Pct. GB Lancaster 13 7 .650 — York 12 9 .571 1½ x-Southern Maryland 9 11 .450 4 Sugar Land 8 12 .400 5 Liberty Division W L Pct. GB Bridgeport…

  • Capitals’ Marcus Johansson gets $3.75M, 1-year contract

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Forward Marcus Johansson has re-signed with the Washington Capitals, getting a $3.75 million, one-year contract based on an arbitrator’s decision Friday. The 24-year-old Swede had a career-high 20 goals and 27…

  • Skins CB Breeland suspended by NFL, then injured at practice

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — On a tumultuous day for Washington Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland, the second-year player was suspended by the NFL on Friday, nearly a year after being cited for marijuana possession, then was…

  • Mother pleads not guilty in birthday cake beating case

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The mother of a 9-year-old boy who was fatally beaten over what police say was a piece of missing birthday cake has pleaded not guilty to murder and child abuse charges.…

  • Woods in contention at Quicken Loans after a 5-under 66

    GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Tiger Woods showed a rare flash of anger on a mostly stress-free day when his second shot on the eighth hole failed to clear a massive fairway bunker. The best he…

  • Friday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Traded RHP Tommy Hunter to the Chicago Cubs for OF Junior Lake and optioned Lake to Norfolk (IL). Designated RHP Bud Norris and INF Chris Parmalee for assignment. Recalled…

  • Missing father of golfer Billy Hurley found safe in Texas

    GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The father of PGA Tour player Billy Hurley III was found safe in Texas after he went missing for nearly two weeks, police said Friday. Willard Hurley Jr., 61, was unharmed…