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.


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Report Gives Mostly High Marks for Attorney General Nominee

Justice Department evaluators gave mostly high ratings to the management skills of Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama’s nominee for attorney general, in a report made public five days before she faces a Senate confirmation hearing.


American University basketball court. (credit: Rafael Suanes/NBAE via Getty Images)

Former American University Professor Takes Plea Deal

A former American University department head accused of setting several small fires and breaking into a building near campus has taken a plea deal.


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Mastercard to Lift Hold on U.S. Credit Card Swipes in Cuba

Mastercard says it will lift the ban on U.S. credit card transactions in Cuba beginning in March, based on new guidance from the U.S. Department of Treasury.


Snowplow Driving Down Street

Two More Bouts of Winter Weather to Hit Baltimore, D.C. Area

Two more winter storms are expected to hit the greater Baltimore and D.C. areas Monday into Tuesday, the National Weather Service says.


Airplane Seats

In-Flight Magazine SkyMall Files for Bankruptcy

In-flight catalog SkyMall has reportedly filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, along with its parent company Xhibit Corp.


Safeway Store

Security Guard Stabbed at Safeway in D.C.

A security guard at a Safeway in D.C. was stabbed Friday morning, and police say the suspect is on the loose.


hot neighborhoods

Redfin Predicts the Hottest Local Neighborhoods of 2015

The real estate company Redfin has released its annual predictions for which neighborhoods will be hot in the upcoming year.


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TSA Releases Year-in-Review, Reveals How Many Weapons Were Found in Carry-On Bags

The Transportation Security Administration has released its annual report on the weapons found on carry-on bags at airports during the previous year.


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National Opera to Feature ‘Cinderella’ at Nationals Park

The Washington National Opera plans to feature “Cinderella” in its annual simulcast of a production shown in Nationals Park.



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