D.C.’s distinct dialect is today’s cover story

Washington, D.C., is a melting pot of cultures and languages. Over the course of several generations, those forces have mixed to give the District its own unique dialect.   Read the full story here. More cover story previews from Express:  The

Israel, Hamas agree to unconditional, 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire to begin Friday morning, the United Nations and United States announced, although Secretary of State John Kerry cautioned there were "no guarantees" the lull in violence...

Huge water main break: Six million gallons flow onto Hyattsville, Md. roadway

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (WJLA) -- A huge water main break sent an estimated six-million gallons gushing out of the busted line onto a major Hyattsville roadway Thursday afternoon. The 12-inch main ruptured around 4:30 p.m., utility officials said, flooding a...

U.S. warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola. The travel advisory applies to nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the de...

Bryant Lewis, suspect in Brandywine, Md. fatal hit-and-run, turns himself in to police

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WJLA) – Bryant Lewis, the man suspected of killing a Waldorf, Md. football star in a hit-and-run crash earlier this month, turned himself in to the Department of Corrections on Thursday, according to Prince George’s Cou...

More than 100 arrested in deportation protest outside White House

WASHINGTON (ABC News/AP) -- Police said 112 demonstrators intentionally had themselves arrested outside the White House Thursday in protest against the Obama administration’s response to the sudden surge of illegal immigrants across the border wi...

Drone carrying drugs, phones found crashed outside prison

BISHOPVILLE, S.C. (ABC NEWS) - No, it's not a plot line from an episode of "Orange Is the New Black."

A crashed drone carrying contraband, including marijuana, tobacco and cell phones, was found outside the razor wire fence at a maximum

Pay It Forward: Unlikely combination of soccer and poetry proves inspiring for D.C. students

WASHINGTON (WJLA) - On a hot summer afternoon in Washington D.C., a classroom full of grade-school children get a lesson in old-school music as James Brown plays in the background at Marie Reed Elementary school in Adams Morgan.

“Do you know

House GOP scraps vote on immigration bill to address border crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) - Once more, the tea party forced House Speaker John Boehner to blink. Minutes from a vote on legislation to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border, and hours from scheduled adjournment for the summer, a conservat...

Real Wedding: Bruna and William

Bruna and William’s love story began in DC, where they met and exchanged e-mails for a week until their first official date. Their friends told them Newton’s Table in Bethesda was a must-try, so they decided to have their first