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boy scouts, perversion files

Sex-Abuse Civil Trial to Unveil Boy Scout ‘Perversion’ Files

The sexual abuse of a 13-year-old Boy Scout by an adult volunteer was part of a “sordid history of child sexual abuse” within the organization that has been documented internally by the Boy Scouts for nearly a century, the victim’s attorney said Monday in his opening statement at a civil trial.

01/26/2015

medical marijuana

MDs: Medical Pot Only OK for Sick Kids Failed by Other Drugs

With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation’s most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy.

01/26/2015

Uber, taxis, taxi drivers

Study: Uber Drivers Make More Than Cabbies, Are Also Younger and Less Diverse

The battle between D.C. cabbies and Uber, the company that lets drivers use their own cars and be hailed via a phone app, has been well-documented.

01/26/2015

(Photo courtesy of High Gear Media)

Kia Recalling Nearly 87,000 Fortes Because of Fire Risk

Kia Motors America is recalling nearly 87,000 of its 2014 Forte sedans because of faulty equipment that could cause the cars to catch fire.

01/26/2015

Archive image of asteroid. (credit: NASA/Newsmakers)

Asteroid 1,800 Feet Across to Whip Past Earth on Monday

An asteroid up to 1,800 feet across is headed Earth’s way. But don’t worry: It will miss us by 745,000 miles, about three times the distance between Earth and the moon.

01/26/2015

A member of the Secret Service's Uniformed Division sits in his car on Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House January 26, 2015 in Washington, D.C. after a small aerial drone was found on the grounds. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Tells Police Drone Crash at White House Was Accidental

The U.S. Secret Service says a small drone crashed overnight at the White House complex while the president was in India, but Obama’s spokesman said Monday that it posed no threat.

01/26/2015

School Bus

School Closings and Delays for Monday

The federal government is open today, but employees in D.C. and Baltimore have the option to take unscheduled leave or telework.

01/26/2015

(credit: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

Md. Man Found Shot to Death in D.C. Near Howard U.

Police say a Maryland man has been shot to death in northwest Washington.

01/25/2015

Police Car At Night

D.C. Man Identified as Victim in Aspen Hill Homicide

A 46-year-old D.C. man has been identified as the victim of a homicide in Silver Spring, police said Sunday.

01/25/2015

Smoke filled the L'Enfant Plaza station during the rush hour on Jan. 12, 2015. The station was temporarily closed after the station with smoke. One person died as several were injured as a result of the incident. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Says it Worked With Subway on Radio Changes for 2 Years

The District of Columbia is pushing back against a claim that firefighters had difficulty using radios during a fatal accident on the Metro subway system because of changes fire officials allegedly made to the radio system without notifying transit officials.

01/24/2015

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