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Gaithersburg

Residents escape Gaithersburg fire, Christmas gifts saved

Residents escape Gaithersburg fire, Christmas gifts savedA fire in a Montgomery County townhouse caused moderate damage, but all the occupants of the home escaped and firefighters were able to salvage the family's Christmas gifts.
  • Gaithersburg
  • 49 minutes ago
Holidays

Donations brighten holidays for troops, families

Donations brighten holidays for troops, familiesSome military families had extra helpers this holiday season and they counted their blessings.
  • Holidays
  • 2 hours, 36 minutes ago
Programs

Holiday programs on December 24 and 25

Holiday programs on December 24 and 25Tune in Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for special holiday programming.
  • Programs
  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
Holidays

Christmas in prison: 'Loneliest, saddest, hardest times'

Christmas in prison: 'Loneliest, saddest, hardest times'"Christmas in prison, especially if you have a long-term or life sentence, is one of the loneliest, saddest, hardest times that any human being can go through."
  • Holidays
  • 2 hours, 38 minutes ago
Nation

George H.W. Bush 'still doing well' in the hospital

George H.W. Bush 'still doing well' in the hospitalFormer president George H.W. Bush remained at Houston Methodist Hospital on Christmas Day.
  • Nation
  • 3 hours, 54 minutes ago
Nation

10-year-old brings color to inmates' graves

10-year-old brings color to inmates' gravesIn her spare time, Jeweleen Reiter likes to go to cemeteries and decorate graves of inmates.
  • Nation
  • 3 hours, 57 minutes ago
DC News

Police investigating fatal shooting in SE DC

Police investigating fatal shooting in SE DCD.C. police are investigating a shooting in Southeast Washington on Christmas Eve.
  • DC News
  • 4 hours, 45 minutes ago
Politics

Kissinger to Tea Leoni, Capital Download's highlights

Kissinger to Tea Leoni, Capital Download's highlightsSo are you running for president? That and other Capital Download highlights of 2014
  • Politics
  • 4 hours, 53 minutes ago
VA News

Program encourages a Va. hike to start 2015

Program encourages a Va. hike to start 2015The Virginia State Parks system is participating in a national program to start Americans down on a healthy path in 2015.
  • VA News
  • 5 hours, 2 minutes ago
Holidays

Md. bakery sent hundreds of cakes for Christmas

Md. bakery sent hundreds of cakes for ChristmasMaryland's official state dessert has apparently become a holiday tradition for many outside the state.
  • Holidays
  • 5 hours, 5 minutes ago
DC News

Man fatally shot in NE DC on Christmas Eve

Man fatally shot in NE DC on Christmas EveD.C. police are investigating a shooting in Northeast Washington on Christmas Eve.
  • DC News
  • 5 hours, 10 minutes ago
DC News

Police: Man fatally shot in NW DC

Police: Man fatally shot in NW DCD.C. police say they are investigating the shooting of a male in Northwest Washington.
  • DC News
  • 5 hours, 11 minutes ago
NBA

John Wall, Wizards outclass Knicks, 102-91

John Wall, Wizards outclass Knicks, 102-91John Wall had 24 points and 11 assists.
  • NBA
  • 5 hours, 30 minutes ago
Frederick County

Frederick church vandalized just before Christmas

Frederick church vandalized just before ChristmasA pastor says her church in Frederick was vandalized just before Christmas.
  • Frederick County
  • 5 hours, 34 minutes ago
DC News

Woman fatally shot in NW DC

Woman fatally shot in NW DCD.C. police are searching for a suspect in a fatal shooting on Christmas Eve.
  • DC News
  • 6 hours, 34 minutes ago
MD News

Ambulance crash in Md. injures 1

Ambulance crash in Md. injures 1Officials say one person was injured when an ambulance and vehicle collided in Harford County.
  • MD News
  • 6 hours, 43 minutes ago
Holidays

Prince George's officials offering Christmas tree recycling

Prince George's officials offering Christmas tree recyclingPrince George's County officials are encouraging residents to recycle their Christmas trees once the holiday is over.
  • Holidays
  • 7 hours, 24 minutes ago
Holidays

National Archives to host thank you note writing contest

National Archives to host thank you note writing contestThe National Archives will host a thank you note writing contest on Dec. 30.
  • Holidays
  • 7 hours, 27 minutes ago
Life

5 things you didn't know you could do with your smartphone

5 things you didn't know you could do with your smartphoneThere's more to a smartphone than just text, e-mail, surfing and making calls.
  • Life
  • 7 hours, 29 minutes ago
Features

Pope prays for hope and peace in Christmas address

Pope prays for hope and peace in Christmas addressThe pope was speaking from the balcony of St Peter's Basilica.
  • Features
  • 7 hours, 34 minutes ago
Features

Holiday gift gave flight to 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Holiday gift gave flight to 'To Kill a Mockingbird'If it hadn't been for a New York City couple, the world might never have seen "To Kill a Mockingbird."
  • Features
  • 7 hours, 44 minutes ago
Pets

Bao Bao comes down from tree on Christmas

Bao Bao comes down from tree on ChristmasBao Bao "chose to spend last night outdoors in a tree"
  • Pets
  • 8 hours, 5 minutes ago
DC News

2 men shot by D.C. police on Christmas Eve

2 men shot by D.C. police on Christmas EveD.C. police are investigating two separate shootings tonight where officers shot suspects. One of those survived, the other did not.
  • DC News
  • 21 hours, 3 minutes ago
News

Local theaters to show The Interview on Christmas

Local theaters to show The Interview on ChristmasA Virginia theater appears to be among several theaters that will show The Interview on Christmas Day.
  • News
  • 23 hours, 6 minutes ago
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