• Pepco says it’s ready to tackle upcoming winter season

    WASHINGTON — Pepco officials say they’re ready for what could be a rough winter. “We stand prepared to restore power as safely and as efficiently as we can,” said Mike Sullivan, Pepco’s Senior Vice President…

  • Gun found in student’s backpack at DC high school

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A gun has been found in a student’s backpack at a District of Columbia high school. Wilson High School principal Kimberly Martin says in a statement that the gun was found Tuesday…

  • Voters wonder if Cruz can heal Washington’s bitter divisions

    CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Republican Sharon Gilbert thinks her party veered off course in the past two presidential elections by nominating candidates who were too moderate. This time around, the 73-year-old Gilbert wants to…

  • National Zoo to debut Bei Bei early for Instagram event

    The National Zoo is set to debut its new panda cub to the public next month, and it’s selecting several social-media savvy people to get a sneak peek.

  • ​Savoy Suites in Glover Park gets a new name and a snazzy new mural

    When hip Kimpton Hotels won contracts to operate both the Carlyle Hotel in Dupont Circle and the Savoy Suites in Glover Park earlier this year, it was with the understanding that the Savoy would only…

  • Rose’s Luxury owner raises $2M for his next project

    Restaurant investors are betting big on the next spot from Rose’s Luxury owner Aaron Silverman: The chef has raised $2.1 million to date for the buildout of the forthcoming Pineapple and Pearls, according to a…

  • Smithsonian museum initiative explores ‘Giving in America’

    The National Museum of American History’s announcement of a plan to collect, research and exhibit artifacts documenting the nation’s legacy of philanthropy coincides with Giving Tuesday, a movement encouraging philanthropy in a season often associated with consumerism.

  • 10 local charities to consider for Giving Tuesday

    Feeling guilty about how much you spent on Black Friday and Cyber Monday? On this Giving Tuesday, here are some local organizations in need of your money.

  • Researcher’s Flint talk to recall Washington water woes

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Virginia professor who found Flint’s water corrosive and leaching lead will talk about similar problems a decade earlier in Washington, D.C. Virginia Tech University engineering professor Marc Edwards will deliver…

  • 5 things to know about D.C.’s newest brewery

    A popular D.C. brewpub now has a new space to brew its beloved beers. Details on D.C.’s newest brewery.

  • Deer shooting to reduce herd to resume at Rock Creek Park

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service says the white-tailed deer management program at Rock Creek Park will resume with shooters reducing the herd. The program resumes Tuesday and will result in temporary night-time road…

  • Senate confirms Obama’s pick for USAID administrator

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the U.S. Agency for International Development after months of delay rooted in a separate dispute over the international nuclear deal with Iran.…

  • Numbers show D.C. students lag on math and English tests

    WASHINGTON — D.C. students aren’t meeting basic standards in math and English, according to data released by city officials on Monday. This is the first time D.C.’s elementary and middle school students have taken the…

  • Waiting for apartments, homeless reestablish D.C. tent city

    The homeless camp near the Watergate Hotel has mostly been vacant since D.C. officials took aggressive action two weeks ago to clear it out. But still some people remain, saying the housing D.C. Department of Human Services promised isn’t ready.

  • Initial Metro budget keeps fares flat

    Metro staff will spell out the proposed 2017 spending plan for the board of directors Thursday. The budget plan would seek no increase in the $845 million in funding from local governments that subsidize the transit agency. Staffers will talk about proposed solutions to the subway’s reliability problems.