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  • Nationals Park getting a Winter Classic makeover

    WASHINGTON — Capitals fans are counting down the days — not to Christmas, but to New Year’s Day, when the Caps face off against the Chicago Blackhawks atop the diamond in Nationals Park. While 30-degree temperatures and overcast skies may not sound perfect to most, that’s exactly what National Hockey League organizers are hoping for…

  • FCC: ‘Redskins’ not profane; station keeps license

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Saying the word “Redskins” on the air isn’t obscene or profane — at least not according to the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC on Thursday dismissed a petition that called for one of the team’s flagship radio stations not to have its license renewed. The petition claimed repeated use of the word…

  • 2 women add their names to lawsuit involving rabbi

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two women have joined a lawsuit saying they were sexually exploited by a rabbi accused of secretly videotaping women in a Jewish ritual bath. The civil lawsuit was filed in early December in D.C. Superior Court and seeks class action status. On Thursday, two women joined the lawsuit, which was originally filed…

  • Man gets 16 years for shooting 8-year-old girl

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for shooting an 8-year-old girl who was hit when he was aiming for someone else. Karie Brown of Washington was sentenced Thursday in D.C. Superior Court. He pleaded guilty to aggravated assault while armed and other offenses. Prosecutors say on Feb.…

  • Washington Monument closed Thursday for elevator repairs

    UPDATE 10:30 p.m. 12/18/2014: The National Park Service says the Washington Monument will open as scheduled at 9 a.m. Friday. EARLIER: WASHINGTON — The Washington Monument will be closed Thursday because of a computer glitch with the elevators. The National Park Service says the elevators aren’t working because of problems with the control panel that…

  • Cigar lovers excited about progress with Cuba

    WASHINGTON – The announcement from the White House that the U.S. is normalizing relations with Cuba has myriad implications, but one item is front and center in the minds of cigar lovers:  Smoking Cuban stogies is now legal. New regulations allow “licensed American travelers” to return from Cuba with, at most, $100 worth of cigars.…

  • Water main break closes three D.C. schools

    UPDATE 10:43 p.m. 12/18/2014: DC Public Schools announced Thursday night that the Cleveland, Garrison and Seaton Elementary Schools are still closed for students and staff on Friday. Students and staff at the Duke Ellington High School should report to the Meyer campus only. EARLIER: WASHINGTON — A water main break in Northwest D.C. has caused…

  • Ballou High School prepares for new facilities

    WASHINGTON — Winter break is still a week off, but students at Ballou High School are anxious for it to be over. Come January, a shiny new facility with 87 classrooms, bio-technology labs, art spaces and a mechanic training shop will open. “Man, this place is just the bomb,” Mayor Vince Gray said, looking around…

  • Revamped Southeast Freeway will open in weeks

    WASHINGTON — The District Department of Transportation says a portion of the Southeast Freeway has been successfully converted to a boulevard, and that the new road may open to traffic in a matter of weeks. Joe Dorsey, a project manager with DDOT, says crews are putting the finishing touches on the road. “It is getting…

  • The real winner in the D.C. United stadium deal

    WASHINGTON — It can be easy to forget, what with all the political posturing and deal-making that such projects require, who really benefits when a professional team gets a new stadium. Everyone always wants to declare a winner. The team won. The real estate developer won. When D.C. United’s new Buzzard Point stadium was finally…

  • Do-not-drink order issued for D.C. neighborhood

    DC Water is warning customers in the Shaw and upper Logan Circle area not to drink the water.

  • D.C. Council approved D.C. United stadium

    The D.C. Council approved the District of Columbia Soccer
    Stadium Act of 2014 on Wednesday.

  • Two serial bank robbers on the loose in D.C. area

    One dresses sharply; the other holds up banks in Alexandria and Annandale.

  • Chris Brown’s bodyguard sentenced to probation

    Singer Chris Brown\’s bodyguard Christopher Hollosy has been given a 90-day suspended jail sentence, 1-year probation and ordered to perform 24 hours of community service for breaking the nose of a Beltsville man last year.

  • Congress may have tripped in effort to stop marijuana legalization

    In an effort to step in and stop the District from legalizing
    recreational marijuana, some in Congress may have tripped instead.