Ben’s Chili Bowl, which has anchored D.C.’s famed U Street for 60 years, sat in the heart of an area that would be ravaged by rioting after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. But Ben’s survived the riots and the long years of decline in the 1970s and 1980s. Virginia Ali, now 84, who started the restaurant with her husband tells Ben’s story as part of the series “DC Uprising: Voices from the 1968 Riots.”
The cold is causing a lot of water main breaks throughout the D.C. area, which are resulting in lane closures and traffic delays.
Pinterest released its predictions for 2018’s top trends and there’s a lot to look forward to.
A Leesburg, Virginia soda and candy shop overwhelms and entertains its patrons. See WTOP staffers test some of the unique soda flavors sold at Rocket Fizz.
NBC Nightly News stopped by the WTOP traffic center Tuesday to chat with Bob Marbourg about the Interstate 66 tolls inside the Beltway.
Category 5 Hurricane Irma is the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane ever recorded. There have been only three hurricanes with a Category 5 to hit the U.S. in history.
A town in Virginia is hosting a weekend-long Harry Potter-themed festival in September.
Police said a man is dead following a stabbing early Saturday on the University of Maryland College Park campus, where graduation ceremonies are being held all weekend.
Two girls and a mother are facing assault charges after participating in an after-school fight on Thursday in Glen Burnie, Maryland.
While struggling to find work, many resettled Syrian refugees in the D.C.-area are using the skills they already have to try and make a living for themselves and their families.
Police arrested a man Wednesday in connection to a theft that occurred at the U.S. Army Career Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland, two weeks ago.
A Harlem Globetrotters player dribbled a basketball around snowy historic landmarks in D.C. Tuesday while giving weather reports to family and friends.
A college professor and his wife respond to the viral video of their children hilariously interrupting their dad’s live BBC interview Friday.
Some bishops are giving a St. Patrick’s Day dispensation allowing Catholics to eat meat on Friday, March 17, even though it comes during Lent.
Two teens were killed and another was injured after a car crashed into a utility pole Friday afternoon in Waldorf, Maryland.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.