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  • DDOT seeks proposals for streetcar mobile ticketing app

    WASHINGTON – The D.C. Department of Transportation is aiming for a fall launch date for H Street’s long-awaited streetcar line and is looking to introduce a new mobile app to go along with it. The agency…

  • National Zoo to reveal panda cubs’ genders, detail on father

    UPDATE 9:00 a.m. 8/28/2015: It’s a boy. The surviving baby panda at the National Zoo is male, and was fathered by the zoo’s giant panda, Tian Tian, the zoo announced Friday. The cub who died…

  • 29 to become citizens at DC’s MLK memorial

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-nine people will become citizens during a ceremony at the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the National Park Service will host the ceremony Friday…

  • Fight breaks out on top of firetruck in Southeast D.C. (Video)

    WASHINGTON — A fight broke out atop a firetruck in Southeast D.C. on Thursday, and the ordeal was caught on camera. A D.C. Fire and EMS spokesperson says a man jumped onto the top of…

  • AG: D.C. shop must close after synthetic drug bust

    WASHINGTON – A store in Northwest Washington must close its doors after a synthetic drug bust last year, according to the D.C. Office of the Attorney General (OAG). Riyad Market, located at 800 Upshur St.…

  • Man charged after accountant is punched, falls, hits head

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland man has been charged in the death of a Texas man who fell and hit his head after being assaulted in Washington. D.C. police say 24-year-old Milkiyas Bayisa of Adelphi,…

  • Study: Capital Bikeshare easing local traffic woes

    WASHINGTON — The Capital Bikeshare program is easing D.C.’s traffic congestion, a new study suggests. “The introduction of a Capital Bike Share dock reduced traffic congestion by about 2 to 3 percent in its immediate…

  • Man charged with killing mother of 3 found shot, burned

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in Washington have arrested a man in connection with the slaying of a 27-year-old woman who was found shot and burned in a southeast apartment. Twenty-two-year-old Maureko Hill was charged Wednesday…

  • ​High-end jewelry to CityCenterDC, luxury shopping for Dulles and more retail news

    CityCenterDC continues to round out its retail offerings with David Yurman, a fine jewelry store opening there Sept. 4. It will be the boutique’s first standalone store in D.C. and its second in the region…

  • Black Lives Matter boos Washington mayor’s anti-crime plans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The boos began as soon as Washington’s mayor said she was putting more police officers on the streets in neighborhoods affected by violent crime. They didn’t let up for the next 18…

  • Remaining panda cub healthy at National Zoo after twin dies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Animal keepers say the National Zoo’s remaining newborn panda cub is healthy and was active and nursing through the night after the cub’s smaller twin died. The zoo said Thursday that panda…

  • Gyrocopter pilot raises about $10,000 toward his defense

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who in April flew a gyrocopter through some of America’s most restricted airspace before landing at the U.S. Capitol has raised about $10,000 to help with his case. Douglas Hughes…

  • D.C.’s new high-up space to practice downward dogs

    Washington yogis will soon have a high-up space to practice their downward dogs.

  • Not everyone thinks D.C. traffic is the worst

    WASHINGTON — This week, an annual Texas Transportation Institute report once again found that the D.C. metro region has the worst traffic in the country. But not everyone agrees with the report’s findings.  Transit advocates…

  • Tent City: Inside D.C.’s homeless camps

    Nestled within D.C.’s monuments and other tourist attractions, are dozens of homeless camps — areas littered with tents, where those with little or no money now call home. But, why do they choose to live there instead of shelters and do they have a legal right to do so? WTOP goes inside the camps for some answers.