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  • Pet of the Week: Ricky

    WASHINGTON — Meet Ricky, the Washington Animal Rescue League’s Pet of the Week. This handsome, energetic Catahoula mix has been an adored canine companion. Unfortunately, a change in family circumstances means he is now looking…

  • Nurses at MedStar Washington Hospital Center hold one-day strike

    WASHINGTON — D.C.’s Medstar Washington Hospital is open and operating normally Monday despite a strike by dozens of its nurses. The strike began at 7 a.m. Monday and is expected to last 24 hours. “The…

  • Groups ask DC mayor to make homelessness priority

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 40 churches, synagogues and other houses of worship in the nation’s capital are circulating petitions calling on Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser to sign a covenant to make homelessness and affordable housing…

  • Lincoln Memorial in the dark after power outage

    WASHINGTON — The Lincoln Memorial and other parts of the National Mall are in the dark Monday because of a power outage affecting part of D.C.   Pepco says an underground cable failed, knocking out the…

  • What’s next for Vince Gray? Tough question

    WASHINGTON — Like any mayor, Vince Gray has faced some zingers, ranging from questions about school boundaries to his involvement in a so-called shadow campaign in the 2010 election. One of the questions he battles…

  • Holmes Norton spills the horrible truth about Stephen Colbert

    WASHINGTON — A veritable who’s-who of political and entertainment figures serenaded Stephen Colbert on Thursday night’s finale of “The Colbert Report,” including D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton: Norton spoke with WTOP on Friday about her…

  • D.C. do-not-drink order canceled

    WASHINGTON – DC Water says that the do-not-drink order has been lifted for the Shaw and Logan Circle neighborhood. Test results indicate that the petroleum substance is no longer in the water, the utility said…

  • National Portrait Gallery installs Stephen Colbert’s picture

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Colbert’s image is returning to the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. To mark the end of Colbert’s nine-year persona on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” the museum borrowed Colbert’s portrait. The picture…

  • Metro installs 1st real-time bus arrival signs at bus stops

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro has begun installing real-time displays showing bus arrival times at four bus stops before a wider rollout next year. The displays show how many minutes until buses arrive. The system uses…

  • Washington Monument to reopen after elevator repairs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service says the Washington Monument will reopen after a power problem that affected the elevator has been resolved. Park Service spokesman Mike Litterst says the monument will open Friday…

  • Nationals Park getting a Winter Classic makeover

    WASHINGTON — Capitals fans are counting down the days — not to Christmas, but to New Year’s Day, when the Caps face off against the Chicago Blackhawks atop the diamond in Nationals Park. While 30-degree…

  • FCC: ‘Redskins’ not profane; station keeps license

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Saying the word “Redskins” on the air isn’t obscene or profane — at least not according to the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC on Thursday dismissed a petition that called for one…

  • 2 women add their names to lawsuit involving rabbi

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two women have joined a lawsuit saying they were sexually exploited by a rabbi accused of secretly videotaping women in a Jewish ritual bath. The civil lawsuit was filed in early December…

  • Man gets 16 years for shooting 8-year-old girl

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for shooting an 8-year-old girl who was hit when he was aiming for someone else. Karie Brown of Washington was sentenced…

  • Washington Monument closed Thursday for elevator repairs

    UPDATE 10:30 p.m. 12/18/2014: The National Park Service says the Washington Monument will open as scheduled at 9 a.m. Friday. EARLIER: WASHINGTON — The Washington Monument will be closed Thursday because of a computer glitch…