Washington D.C.

Aretha Franklin, 'the queen of soul', dies aged 76

The great American soul singer Aretha Franklin has died at the age of 76, her representative has said. She was reported to have been gravely ill with her family at her bedside.<p>“In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our …

Aretha Franklin

Prominent white supremacist scolded on video by his father

A livestreamed conversation with Jason Kessler, a white supremacist rally organizer, was interrupted when Kessler’s father admonished the 35-year-old on video, and told him to get out of his room.<p>Kessler was one of the main organizers of last year’s Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, …

Rights & Freedoms

Lincoln’s funniest jokes

Abraham Lincoln told jokes as a tonic, an ice-breaker and a political weapon. From biting put-downs to bawdy quips, Richard Carwardine celebrates the …

History

Measles outbreak hits 21 states, District of Columbia, and is on track to surpass last year

Federal health officials are investigating a outbreak of measles this year that has spread to 21 states and the District of Columbia.<p>From Jan. 1 to July 14, 107 people had contracted the disease, federal Centers for Disease Control officials said Wednesday. Measles cases have been reported in …

Public Health

Father of Unite the Right leader yells "Get out of my room!"

Jason Kessler, the organizer of the failed “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally in Washington DC, recently suffered an additional humiliation.<p>As …

Livestreaming

Today’s Rental has “Free laundry & heat”

This rental is located at 39th and Edmunds Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:“$1825 / 2br – 725ft2 – 2 BR. Sep. 1. Small apartment building. Yard. …

Security Deposit

Watch Samantha Bee Channel Guy Fieri and ‘Top Chef’ to Discuss Immigration

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Top Chef

Which bridge in your state is the most dangerous?

America's infrastructure is close to hitting rock bottom. In fact, infrastructure as a whole in the US received an embarrassing D+ on the American …

Auto Insurance

Can You Really Use the White House’s Phone Number Instead of a Rewards Card?

Ever roll up to the grocery or drug store without your rewards card? Or don’t even feel like signing up for one in the first place? Never fear, the …

The White House

The Dubliner Lives On as the Patriarch of D.C.’s Irish Pub Community

When someone steps into The Dubliner, the iconic Irish pub near Union Station, who they’ll see there really depends on the time of day. Around lunchtime, it’s bound to be a round of suits, Capitol Hill’s masses discussing the day’s happenings. Once the sun sets, it’s time for tunes, as the …

Ireland

Engineer Mike Fraser the Latest to be Spotted With AC/DC

For those helping to connect the dots, we salute you. AC/DC fans have had reason to be excited of late with photos snapped of Angus and Stevie Young …

AC/DC

Cost of Trump's DC Military Parade Shoots Up to $92M: Source

What to Know<p>An initial estimate last month pegged the prospective cost for the parade at $12 million<p>The ceremony is said to be largely inspired by …

Donald Trump

Aretha Franklin's Incredible Kennedy Center Moment

With the passing of the "Queen of Soul," it's time to remember one iconic moment she had here in D.C.<p>WASHINGTON, DC -- The world is in mourning after …

Aretha Franklin

Paul Manafort trial: judge hands case to jurors after closing arguments

Paul Manafort’s fate is now in a jury’s hands.<p>A Virginia court heard closing arguments Wednesday in the trial of the former Donald Trump campaign chairman on charges of bank fraud, tax fraud and failure to disclose foreign bank accounts.<p>If he is convicted, Manafort, 69, could spend the rest of his …

Donald Trump

Smoke from California’s wildfires is reaching Washington and Baltimore

By Jason Samenow<p>, Weather editor<p>Lest anyone living in the D.C. area think western wildfires are only a problem 3,000 miles away, they might take a whiff of the air in their own backyward. Yes, high altitude winds have carried the smoke across the country into the Mid-Atlantic region.<p>“I walked …

Weather

MONOLORD's Cover Of BLACK SABBATH's "Fairies Wear Boots" Is Pure Sludge

<b>Monolord</b> is about to play Psycho Las Vegas accompanied by a tour of the United States, and to kick things off they're streaming their cover of <b>Black</b> …

Las Vegas

Remains of three women who vanished in 2006 found in a shallow grave in Washington DC

The remains of three women who all went missing in 2006 have been discovered in a Washington DC neighborhood, with one body stuffed into an apartment …

Archaeology

What was Aretha Franklin's cause of death, how old was she and when was her 'pancreatic cancer' diagnosis?

ARETHA Franklin has died aged 76 after an eight-year battle with pancreatic cancer.<p>The soul legend passed away in Detroit on Thursday surrounded by …

Aretha Franklin

Food Hall Benning Market Is Slated to Open East of the Anacostia River

D.C.’s food hall boom is still going, and Northeast’s River Terrace neighborhood off of Benning Road is the next to get a Union Market lookalike.<p>The <i>Washington Business Journal</i> reports that developer Neighborhood Development Co. is hoping to open the 11,200-square-foot Benning Market at 3451 Benning …

Urban Agriculture

D.C. Summer Program Helps Visually Impaired Teens Practice Independence

Students from the D.C. area get a taste of the working world during summer internships that are part of a local program for youth with visual …

Teens

Capital City Go-Go to hold open tryouts

Capital City Go-Go to hold open tryouts in search of local talent in D.C. area<p>USA TODAY Sports<p>The inaugural season of the Washington Wizards' …

Basketball

9 Fun Food Events Around DC This Weekend

Wind down your week with a mojito at Cuba Libre on <b>Thursday</b> for National Rum Day and enjoy half-price rums and rum drinks for happy hour. The special …

Sausages

Woman Shouting N-Word On Metrobus Left Bloodied On Street: Report

The woman reportedly had to be hospitalized after a fight on a Metrobus in Northeast.<p>WASHINGTON, DC -- An argument on a Metrobus in D.C. turned …

Washington D.C.

11 things to do in the D.C. area this weekend

<b>Friday, Aug. 17</b><p><b>‘Solaris’ at AFI Silver</b>: Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky is cited as one of the most influential filmmakers in modern cinema. Catch a four-night run of a restored version of his 1972 sci-fi adaptation of a Polish novel about a space station with astronauts that appear to be going …

Music

US poised to allow more mining on land Trump removed from monuments

US officials have announced plans to allow increased mining on land that once belonged to two national monuments Donald Trump shrank, and to sell off some of the land despite pledges not to do so.<p>The two monuments, now significantly smaller in size, are both in Utah. The draft management plan for …

Forests

Behind the Scenes Interview with Young v. State of Hawaii Attorney Stephen Stamboulie

<b>Hawaii, USA –</b> -(AmmoLand.com)- George Young sued the state of Hawaii in 2012 after the state denied him a permit to carry a gun in public. Hawaii …

Hawaii

The Catholic Church's Sex Abuse Scandal Is A Crisis Of Faith

The Pennsylvania grand-jury report released Tuesday is difficult to read. It not only details widespread sexual abuse of boys and girls by Catholic …

Conservative View

Local Artist - MH020

Even if he's not Mood Hut's most recognizable name, Ian Wyatt has always been an integral part of the crew. He's a cofounder who was instrumental in …

Music

Nightlife Highlights: Drink Company, Peach Pit, Gay/Bash and Sissy That Tuesday

Our picks of the best in nightlife in D.C. this week!The post Nightlife Highlights: Drink Company, Peach Pit, Gay/Bash and Sissy That Tuesday …

LGBTQI

Flash Sale: £995 Virgin Atlantic Business Class London to U.S. Cities - Round Trip...

The only question is, which one?<p>Do you hate Mondays? You may soon come to love them. Virgin Atlantic and Delta have expanded on the sale we uncovered …

Virgin Atlantic