49ers convert crucial 4th down, rally to beat Skins 17-13

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco's first-team offense that had failed to convert a fourth-quarter touchdown all season finally did so when the 49ers' playoff hopes depended on it.    Carlos Hyde ran for a go-ahead 4-yard touchdo...

Marion Barry died from heart problems, due to high blood pressure, kidney disease, diabetes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The District of Columbia's medical examiner says former mayor Marion Barry died of natural causes due to heart problems. In a statement Sunday evening, the medical examiner's office says the cause of death was heart problems that occ...

Who shot, torched, and killed D.C. mother of three?

WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- Saturday was a day of strong emotion for friends and family of murder victim Latroia Smith, a 26-year old mother of three, as they issued a plea for help in finding her killer.

On November

Then-Mayor Marion Barry takes the mic on ABC7 as a guest sportscaster

WASHINGTON (WJLA) – Former D.C. Mayor and Council Member Marion Barry, who died early Sunday morning, was a man of great talents, passions, and knowledge in many fields, including sports. Once while he was mayor, on February 25, 1996, he even

David Carr

Marion Barry’s Unstoppable Appeal

From a distance, it was always hard to understand the appeal, even the tolerance, of Marion Barry. For the rest of the nation, he embodied all that was sick and corrupt about the District of Columbia. He was a walking

Ravens aim to keep Saints down in the dome

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco enjoyed a productive visit to New Orleans when the Ravens met the Saints in a preseason game in late-August.

He didn't play, but he did get a chance to take in the sights

A Washingtonian Reader on Marion Barry

Washingtonian's May 1984 issue focused on Marion Barry's seeming invincibility. Through Washingtonian's 49-year history, few people have had a much written about them as Marion Barry. The District's "Mayor for Life," who died Sunday morning at 78, was...

A Washingtonian Reader on Marion Barry

Washingtonian's May 1984 issue focused on Marion Barry's seeming invincibility. Through Washingtonian's 49-year history, few people have had a much written about them as Marion Barry. The District's "Mayor for Life," who died Sunday morning at 78, was...

As Washington deals with team turmoil, San Francisco looks for third straight win

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Before DeSean Jackson signed with Washington this past April, the seventh-year wide receiver seriously considered first taking a formal visit to the San Francisco 49ers.

He played college football in the Bay Area at California in