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  • PHOTOS: A Capitol Fourth 2015

    WASHINGTON — The 34th annual “A Capitol Fourth” celebration returns to the National Mall on Saturday, July 4. View images of the event, its rehearsals and more. Send your photos using #WTOP on Twitter or through the…

  • Top 10 Foo Fighters songs

    As the Foo Fighters prepare to rock RFK on July 4, we’re counting down the band’s best songs.

  • D.C. fan experience rankings

    The core experience of a sports fan is attending a game in person. Here in D.C., we’re lucky enough to have a professional franchise in each of the five major American sports. And while we can all argue which team is the best or most popular, we tried to determine which is the best to actually watch in person, as a fan.

  • Police identify gunshot victim whose body was burned

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police have identified a man whose body was found burning in a trash can after he died of gunshot wounds. Officers said Thursday that 19-year-old Heineken McNeil died June 23 of gunshot…

  • Plane diverts to Ohio airport after alleged threats by flier

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials say a plane headed from St. Louis to Washington, D.C., was diverted to central Ohio after a pilot reported a disruptive passenger made threatening statements. Airport spokesman David Whitaker says…

  • Suspect in D.C. quadruple homicide fires attorneys

    WASHINGTON – The man suspected of killing a D.C. family and their housekeeper has fired his defense team and will be represented instead by public defenders. Daron Wint was in D.C. Superior Court Thursday for…

  • D.C. Police Chief: Training, lessons learned in 2013 Navy Yard shooting paid off

    WASHINGTON – Thursday morning’s report of shots fired at the Washington Navy Yard, where two years ago a lone shooter gunned down 12 people, was the first test of training and coordination changes made in…

  • Photos: Lockdown at the Navy Yard

    The Navy Yard is on lockdown Thursday morning, according to the Navy Yard office. Employees are sheltering in place. The Naval Sea Systems Command says it is investigating an “unconfirmed incident.” There is a massive police presence on the scene.

  • At The Wharf, thousands of piles and progress seen from above (Video)

    There is progress to report on the District’s largest ongoing economic development project, and in this update, we’ll take a look from the air. Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, the joint venture partnership of PN Hoffman and Madison…

  • KC & the Sunshine Band ready for ‘Capitol Fourth’ with Alabama, Manilow

    WASHINGTON — Do a little dance. Watch a little fireworks. And get down with timeless music against the nation’s ultimate patriotic backdrop. The 34th annual “A Capitol Fourth” celebration returns to the National Mall on Saturday, July 4.…

  • 14-year-old charged with 6 robberies on Metro

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro Transit Police have charged a 14-year-old boy with committing six robberies on the Metro in three weeks. Officers said Wednesday that the robberies took place from May 27 to June 15…

  • Spike in D.C. killings parallels synthetic drug use

    WASHINGTON — Through the first half of the year, killings in D.C. jumped about 20 percent from the same period in 2014. The real spike started in May. Since then, D.C. has averaged about one homicide…

  • Mall fireworks: Viewing spots off limits, security concerns, schedule of events

    WASHINGTON – There’s a little less space to watch the fireworks at the National Mall this weekend. And with crowds coming in for the daylong festivities, the National Park Service says visitors should rethink how they’re getting there.…

  • D.C. DMV to extend inspection hours Thursday

    UPDATE: 5:50 p.m., July 1, 2015 WASHINGTON – The D.C. Department of Motor Vehicle’s will offer extended hours at its inspection station Thursday, July 2, to make up for lost service while the station was…

  • Feed the meter to watch the Nats on July 4

    WASHINGTON — Drivers won’t have to pay to park at most meters across the region this July 4, but those headed to see the Nats take on the Giants at Nationals Park will have to…