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  • Scientists determine safest places to be during zombie apocolypse

    WASHINGTON — Where is the best place to be in the event of a zombie apocalypse? It’s a question many have pondered, but now scientists have the answer — and D.C.’s brains don’t fare well when…

  • New US Archives exhibit offers contrasting views on alcohol

    WASHINGTON (AP) — While many things have changed throughout American history, alcohol has remained a constant from the earliest European settlers. Now the National Archives is exploring the nation’s long history with booze. An exhibit…

  • D.C. clamps down to prevent parking boot theft

    WASHINGTON — It might be safe to say — no driver relishes the moment of discovering a parking boot attached to his car.  But after a couple of unpaid parking or photo camera tickets, it could…

  • Bao Bao adjusts to ice, new home away from mom

    WASHINGTON — The National Zoo’s baby panda is all grown up, and zoo keepers have moved her out of the enclosure she shared with mom and into her own digs. “Anybody who has been watching Bao Bao…

  • Art from DC students to go on display at Education Dept.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Art by District of Columbia schoolchildren is set to go on display at the U.S. Education Department headquarters. The exhibit will open Wednesday. The event will feature music and dance performances and…

  • Farewell at Foggy Bottom: West End Cinema to close

    WASHINGTON — For the last five years, it’s provided D.C. residents an important venue for independent cinema, documentaries, foreign flicks, awards contenders and controversial movies such as “The Interview” last December. Now, the West End…

  • Trading ruffles for robots: Princess Awesome makes alternative dresses for girls

    WASHINGTON — Little girls may be made of sugar, spice and everything nice, but that doesn’t mean their dresses need to be. In fact, a successful Kickstarter campaign is proving that many little girls prefer…

  • 16 students taken to hospital after pepper spray incident in D.C. school

    WASHINGTON — A pepper spray incident at a D.C. charter school resulted in 16 students being taken to a hospital on Tuesday, officials say. ABC7 reports that a student brought a container of pepper spray…

  • D.C. bill would let breweries serve outside

    WASHINGTON – Local beer and spirits makers are hoping to take it outside. A bill introduced Tuesday in the D.C. Council would give breweries and distilleries some fresh air and larger tabs. Under the plan,…

  • No more selfie sticks at the Smithsonian

    WASHINGTON — Sorry selfie stick fans visiting Smithsonian museums. You’ll just have to use your arm. Effective March 3, monopod selfie sticks are banned for safety reasons at museums and gardens. This is in addition…

  • Tag team twins visit WTOP as ‘WWE Smackdown’ hits Verizon Center

    WASHINGTON — “WWE Smackdown” hits Washington D.C. on Tuesday night. And one of the hottest tag teams in all of sports entertainment stopped by the Glass Enclosed Nerve Center on their way to the Verizon…

  • Cherry blossom peak bloom dates announced

    WASHINGTON — The National Park Service predicts the cherry blossoms’ peak bloom dates to be April 11- 14 this year. The park service announced the prediction during a news conference Tuesday morning. Mike Litterst, NPS spokesman…

  • Dueling rallies during Netanyahu’s address

    WASHINGTON — Groups from around the country will gather on Capitol Hill Tuesday morning with two very different messages as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a closely-watched address to Congress. According to the advocacy…

  • DC Council to take up bill outlawing private pot clubs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that recreational marijuana is legal in the nation’s capital, city leaders want to make clear that it’s not OK to smoke in private clubs. The D.C. Council will take up emergency…

  • Wolf Trap announces summer lineup

    The Wolf Trap summer schedule is officially out, and some really big names are on the slate. We’ve compiled a list of highlights. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21.