The Mega Millions jackpot soared to $586 million on Monday amid a frenzy of ticket purchases, a jump that pushed the prize closer to the $656 million U.S. record set last year.
Presidents at 42 private colleges scaled the $1 million annual mark in total pay and benefits in 2011 — a slight bump from the year before, according to a survey based on the latest federal tax information from the 500 private schools with the largest endowments.
Six candidates for governor of Maryland have outlined some of their plans to benefit the state’s most populated county.
A would-be robber was shot by an off-duty D.C. police officer outside his Temple Hills home in the pre-dawn hours of Sunday morning.
The arrival of the first streetcar in D.C. in half a century is drawing attention this weekend as testing begins for the new streetcar line on H Street.
A suspicious death in Laurel, Md., is now being called a homicide by police.
Centennial Park in Ellicott City is closed as police investigate a drowning.
Idaho farmer Robert Blair isn’t waiting around for federal aviation officials to work out rules for drones. He and a friend built their own, outfitting it with cameras and using it to monitor his 1,500 acres.
One of the largest jackpots in U.S. lottery history climbed even higher Saturday after no ticket matched all six numbers to win the $425 million top Mega Millions prize.
Prince George’s County police say one of their officers inadvertently shot a District Heights officer in a crossfire situation as the two confronted a robbery suspect last week.
Eleven vehicles were discovered burning in the parking lot of Watkins Regional Park in Upper Marlboro early Wednesday morning, police say.