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  • 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.

  • Washington Monument to reopen Thursday morning

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Monument will open as scheduled at 9 a.m. on Thursday. Elevator technicians have completed their work and cleared the elevator for service. Ticket distribution for Thursday visits will begin at…

  • Police seek public assistance in identifying middle school burglars (video)

    WASHINGTON– The Metropolitan Police Department is asking for public assistance in identifying and locating three persons of interest in connection with a Burglary Two offense. The burglary took place on July 15, 2015, at about 4…

  • More than 100 spaces off-limits at Huntington Metro

    WASHINGTON — It came as a surprise to some commuters: Parking spots in the garage at the Huntington Metro station were cordoned off with no explanation. Metro said parking spots have been taken away while…

  • National Zoo: One of the giant panda cubs has died

    WASHINGTON — The National Zoo says one of its two newborn giant panda cubs died Wednesday. The smaller of the giant panda cub twins died at about 2 p.m. Wednesday, the zoo says. The larger cub…

  • Metro board to meet regarding discipline for derailment

    WASHINGTON — Metro’s board of directors will meet behind closed doors Wednesday to discuss the derailment earlier this month, and consider disciplinary action against workers who might have prevented the wreck. The Washington Post reports…

  • Local Tulane graduates will meet to commemorate Hurricane Katrina

    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the D.C. Tulane Alumni will mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Alumni members will gather at Bayou on Pennsylvania Avenue for a benefit happy hour, just as they’ve done every…

  • 10 years later, Hurricane Katrina still affects gas prices

    WASHINGTON — It was one of the worst natural disasters in American history, but 10 years later, the impact of Hurricane Katrina can still be felt. “Katrina changed the economic paradigm, in terms of gas…

  • 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…

  • Elevator door repaired, Washington Monument back open

    WASHINGTON — The Washington Monument is back open to the public after an elevator problem led to a major inconvenience for dozens of visitors Tuesday night. Sixty-three people — two of whom were pregnant —…