Metro weekend track work: Sections of orange and blue line replaced with buses

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a four-week break for cherry blossom season, Metro is back to doing weekend work again. Metro says that beginning Friday at 10 p.m. and continuing through Sunday, free shuttle buses will replace trains on portions of the

College Board provides a glimpse of new SAT

WASHINGTON (AP) - Anxious students - not to mention their parents - can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years. Sample questions for the new version of the college-entrance test were released on Wednesday by

Warner to headline Shad Planking

WAKEFIELD, Va. (AP) - U.S. Sen Mark Warner is set to be the featured speaker at the 66th annual Shad Planking, a political rite of spring in southeastern Virginia. Warner's potential Republican opponent, Ed Gillespie, is also set to attend the

Update expected today on Silver Line progress

(WJLA) - An update is expected Wednesday on Metro's long-delayed Silver Line. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority board of directors plans to meet for a status update. Last week, the contractor submitted paperwork, saying phase one, from ea...

Ships collide in lower Chesapeake Bay thanks to high winds

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Two vessels collided in a main shipping channel and a 751-foot cargo ship ran aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay on Tuesday in high winds gusting up to 70 mph, the Coast Guard said. The 79-foot rig

Hot hoods: Logan Circle/Shaw

With the possible exception of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, no D.C. address has generated more buzz lately than 1601 14th St. NW. That’s home to Le Diplomate, the Parisian-themed bistro that’s become a symbol of Logan Circle’s redevelopment. Once r...

Michael Gardner, Falls Church Democratic chairman convicted of sexual battery, appeals to Va. supreme court

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Supreme Court is considering the appeal of a former Democratic activist from Falls Church who was convicted of molesting two children. The justices heard arguments in Michael Gardner's case Wednesday. A decisio...

D.C. Emancipation Day parade will go on despite financial concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) - District of Columbia leaders and residents are preparing to celebrate a holiday that's unique to the nation's capital. D.C. Emancipation Day commemorates the date in 1862 when President Abraham Lincoln freed all slaves in the city. L...

On Virginia Tech shooting anniversary, McAuliffe will attend remembrance ceremony

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The victims of the April 16, 2007, massacre at Virginia Tech will be remembered at ceremonies in Richmond and Blacksburg. One remembrance is scheduled Wednesday in Richmond's Capitol Square. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's chief of staff, P...

Wawa convenience store chain turns 50 with free coffee for customers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Wawa convenience stores are celebrating the company's 50th anniversary, but customers will be getting the gifts. The chain is offering free cups of coffee on Wednesday to mark a half-century since the first shop opened in suburban P...