There are now performance ratings for how well some vehicles’ automatic braking systems detect and avoid crashes with pedestrians. Here’s how the cars performed.
Under the proposal, $2.35 billion would be allocated to the school system and would allow for “catch-up” raises that would make teacher salaries more competitive with other districts in the region. Raises for Fairfax County employees would average just over 3 percent.
Yearly crashes in the D.C. area rose from 52,318 in 2010 to 88,276 in 2017, prompting a local leader to declare it a “serious public health issue.”
A fight between two ninth graders at Magruder High School in Rockville, Maryland, left a student hospitalized, a school system defending its response to the child’s injuries and police investigating what’s been characterized as a “mutual assault.”
The D.C. metro area is becoming less capable of being able to feed itself, one expert said, “particularly as population grows and demand increases, along with some production declines.”
Compare a 40-hour workweek to how much time people waste in traffic in the D.C. area and you’d be sitting around for nearly a month, according to number crunching by INRIX, Inc. that ranks the region’s congestion as second worst in the nation.
The D.C. Office of Unified Communication and 911 call centers in Maryland and Virginia have rolled out a new system that uses a cellphone users’ data to help pinpoint their location when they call for help.
It might seem as though there have been lots of closings related to inclement weather recently, but an unofficial poll of area school systems shows many still have days to spare for the rest of winter.
A Virginia Tech study found that normal conversations with hands-free devices don’t make driving more dangerous, but it’s still true that handheld devices make your risk of a crash much worse.
After two deadly floods devastated Ellicott City, Maryland, within two years, the historic district will be getting emergency alert sirens.
Another round of snow could be coming to the D.C. region next week, so road crews are busy patching potholes before they grow. Here’s how to watch out for them, and how you can report problems.
Genetic susceptibility to the disease allows the bacteria to target the immune system to prevent people from developing immunity. It’s a classic case of genetic risk.
According to an update given Wednesday to the county supervisors’ Public Safety Committee, Fairfax County police have seen the use of stun guns decrease 31 percent since the program began four years ago.
How soon people can place legal sports bets in D.C. will depend on how city lawmakers decide to handle the March 2020 expiration of the D.C. Lottery contract.
To commemorate the battle’s 75th anniversary, a wreath-laying ceremony was held Tuesday at the World War II Memorial. Seven thousand were killed in the battle that ended just before D-Day; 36,000 were wounded or went missing.
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.