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  • D.C. restaurant patron drops $2,000 tip for gumbo

    WASHINGTON — Tips are expected at bars and restaurants. Good tips are always appreciated. Bad tips are considered rude. But when a tip is 21 times more than the bill itself it defies all the…

  • Police seek information on deadly shooting on I-295

    WASHINGTON —D.C. police are seeking information from anyone who may have seen a deadly shooting on northbound Interstate 295 during the Thursday morning rush hour. One man is dead and another man is wounded after someone…

  • 2 plead guilty in Donovan Hotel stabbing death

    WASHINGTON — Two women have pleaded guilty in the stabbing death of a D.C. lawyer. Jamyra Gallmon and Dominque Johnson entered guilty pleas in connection with the Feb. 10 stabbing death of David Messerschmitt at the Donovan Hotel.…

  • Elevator problem closes Washington Monument

    WASHINGTON — An electrical issue connected to the elevator forced the closure of the Washington Monument Thursday morning. No visitors are being allowed in the monument, either in the elevator or at the observation level,…

  • Preparation begins for White House fence improvements

    WASHINGTON – Government contractors have gathered outside the White House to put the finishing touches on a plan to add extra security. According to the United States Secret Service, workers will be on the sidewalk…

  • NTSB plans 2-day hearing on fatal Metro smoke incident

    WASHINGTON (AP) _ The National Transportation Safety Board will conduct a two-day investigative hearing into an electrical malfunction that filled a Metro tunnel with smoke in January, killing one person and injuring dozens. The hearing…

  • Police investigating four shootings in Southeast DC

    WASHINGTON – Four shootings that happened over just a few hours Wednesday night are under investigation in Southeast D.C. The first shooting happened  before 9 p.m. in the area of 15th and V streets, Southeast,…

  • The war for talent spurred this law firm to offer 22 weeks of paid parental leave — but will women take it?

    To stem the loss of talented female attorneys, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe — the law firm that successfully represented VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in the gender discrimination case brought by Ellen Pao…

  • Suspect’s father calls slayings ‘egregious and heartless’

    WASHINGTON (AP) –The father of the man charged in the slayings of four people at a Washington mansion calls the crime “egregious and heartless.” Dennis Wint said in a statement that it pains him that his…

  • Group hopes to advertise on Metro with images of Muhammad

    WASHINGTON – A controversial group is hoping to post advertisements on the D.C. Metro system that feature a cartoon image of Islam’s prophet Muhammad. The American Freedom Defense Initiative is the same group that hosted…

  • Police arrest D.C. man for making terror threats against transit system

    WASHINGTON — Metro Transit Police arrested a D.C. man on charges of making terrorist threats against Metro stations, buses and trains in the area over a six-month period. Police arrested Jerez Nehemiah Stone-Coleman Wednesday at…

  • Man attacked, robbed of $1 (Video)

    WASHINGTON — Police in Washington are asking for the public’s help after they say surveillance video captured a brutal attack on a 63-year-old man who was robbed of $1. Surveillance video captured the incident, which happened…

  • D.C. parking tickets, meters could cost more

    WASHINGTON — Parking tickets will cost more and some meters will have extended hours of enforcement under a budget the D.C. Council is expected to approve Wednesday. The proposed fine for a parking ticket would increase…

  • William Shatner treks to DC for wrath of Awesome Con

    WASHINGTON — It may not be the final frontier, but it’s a must-hit event for pop culture fanatics. The third annual Awesome Con convention returns to the Washington Convention Center from May 29 to 31…

  • DC asks judge to put gun ruling on hold

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia officials want a judge to allow the city to continue enforcing a centerpiece of its handgun-control legislation while a court fight over it continues. Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr.…