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  • D.C. service providers prepping for Pope-sized cell demands

    WASHINGTON — When the popemobile passes through D.C.’s streets during Pope Francis’ visit later this month, area phone service providers will brace for a flood of cellphone activity. Providers are working to expand and adjust capacity as…

  • Metro: Woman tried to steal toddler on Orange Line train

    WASHINGTON — A woman riding an Orange Line train tried to snatch a toddler right out of her stroller Wednesday morning, Metro says. The woman is said to have tried to pull a 2-year-old girl…

  • ​A new pizza spot for Shaw, Dupont gets kabob and a new, huge Rockville spot plans opening

    We’re now getting some more details on Declaration, the colonial-themed pizza restaurant that will join one of D.C.’s buzziest new developments, Atlantic Plumbing, this fall. The 52-seat pizza restaurant at 8th and V streets NW…

  • Kennedy Center to host concert in honor of Pope Francis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is hosting a free concert in honor of Pope Francis’ visit to the nation’s capital. The Kennedy Center says the free concert will…

  • Police investigate ‘possibly related’ sexual assaults in D.C.

    WASHINGTON — D.C. police are investigating two sexual assaults that they say could be related. Both incidents took place near D.C. Metro stations. The first case happened on July 28, when a woman was attacked…

  • Nats giving away doll sets at Thursday night’s game

    Under the Nesting Doll giveaway, the first 20,000 fans who enter Nationals Park will receive the set, which features players and managers from seasons throughout Nats history.

  • D.C. mayor sticks by police chief

    WASHINGTON — D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Tuesday reaffirmed her support for Police Chief Cathy Lanier, who has come under fire during the summer spike in violent crime. A day earlier, the police union announced…

  • Man charged with bringing loaded gun to DCA

    WASHINGTON — A Prince William County man is facing weapons charges after he brought a loaded gun to a local airport earlier this week. On Saturday, Transportation Security Administration officers at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport…

  • DC mayor announces plans to combat homelessness

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia officials are offering emergency shelter to homeless families year-round and are planning to close the city’s largest homeless shelter and open smaller facilities. Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser announced her…

  • Power outage reported in D.C.

    WASHINGTON — A car accident is to blame for a power outage in Northeast and Southeast that’s left 499 Pepco customers without electricity Tuesday. Pepco spokesman Bill Yingling says crews are evaluating the damage and…

  • Photos: Giant panda cubs born at National Zoo

    Two years after bringing Bao Bao into the world, Mei Xiang is a mother again – this time to twin cubs. The giant panda cubs were born at the National Zoo Saturday, August 22, 2015. (Editor’s Note: Sadly, the smaller of the two panda cubs died Wed., Aug. 26, 2015, the National Zoo reports.)

  • AptDeco comes to D.C.: Used furniture without the weirdo risk

    Popular peer-to-peer online marketplace AptDeco launches in the Washington market Tuesday, its first expansion outside of New York City. AptDeco, which launched in 2013, connects buyers and sellers of used furniture using a platform that,…

  • Biz Markie & Doug E Fresh beatbox in downtown D.C.

    WASHINGTON — They first burst onto the hip-hop scene with hit records back in the 1980s. This Sunday night, Biz Markie and Doug E. Fresh hit the Renaissance Hotel in downtown D.C. for the fourth annual…

  • Dog Tag Bakery helps vets, families launch new careers

    A local business is ‘baking a difference’ in the lives of veterans and their families.

  • Police seek person of interest in fatal Shaw shooting

    WASHINGTON — Police are seeking a person of interest in connection with the stray-gunfire death of an American University graduate. Investigators say 19-year-old Andre Dudley is also wanted for second-degree burglary. Matthew Shlonsky, 23, of…