Sally Field, 'Sesame Street' to receive Kennedy Center award

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Sally Field and the long-running children's TV show "Sesame Street" are in the latest class of Kennedy Center Honors recipients. Others chosen to receive th...

Free or not? Washingtonians have say on fate of '80s kingpin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long before it became a tranquil middle-class neighborhood scattered with pride flags, the area around 7th Street and Orleans Place near Gallaudet University in northeast Washington ...

Confusion abounds as Trump's July 4 plans remain a mystery

WASHINGTON (AP) — With just over three weeks to go, exactly what's going to happen in Washington on the Fourth of July remains a subject of intense confusion. Will the nation's premi...

Meet the Museum of Natural History's newest guest: a T. rex

WASHINGTON (AP) — The newest guest at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is a coveted Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton. Curators have eagerly sought the skeleton for year...

DC's go-go sound becomes anti-gentrification battle cry

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's known as go-go music, and this distinct offshoot of funk has been one of the unique sounds of Washington, D.C., for decades. But now go-go has taken on a new m...

Russian sentenced to 18 months for being agent for Kremlin

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian woman who admitted to being a secret agent for the Kremlin has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Maria Butina has been jailed since her July 2018 arr...

Creeping floodwaters threaten Washington's cherry blossoms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials are claiming that Washington's iconic cherry blossom trees are under a looming threat that requires emergency action. Decades of wear and tear from foot t...

Where eagles flirt: A DC tale of love, loss and raccoons

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a tale with everything you'd need for a soap opera: star-crossed lovers, a stable relationship threatened by younger suitors, pregnancy and loss, and a hungry raccoon. ...

Judge's order could shed light on death of Russian in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a foggy November morning in 2015, a heavily intoxicated man showed up before dawn at the Dupont Circle Hotel, forked over $1,200 cash for a ninth-floor penthouse suite and kept dr...

Family claims dual Saudi-US citizen detained and tortured

WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of a dual Saudi-U.S. citizen imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for more than a year are claiming that he has been subjected to routine torture and is on the verge of an emotional...

DC's many prankster activists turn anger into street theater

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the nation's capital, it can be hard for protesters to stand out. Fifty people — or even 500 — holding signs and shouting hardly merits a second glance in this city of protests. ...

Women's March returns to DC amid shutdown and controversy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Women's March was returning to Washington on Saturday, bracing for inclement weather, coping with an ideological split and reconfiguring its route due to the government shutdown....

Women's March returns to DC amid shutdown and controversy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The third annual Women's March is returning to Washington this week amid inclement weather, ideological schisms and the longest government shutdown in American history. ...

Women's March returns to DC amid shutdown and controversy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite government shutdowns, inclement weather and ideological schisms, the third annual Women's March is returning to Washington. Organizers had originally planne...

Desperate parents and discount marijuana: DC in a shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — No city experiences a shutdown quite like Washington. Besides the economic impact, a shutdown warps the nation's capital on a cultural, recreational and logistical ...