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Warm Hearts in a Cold War

'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through CONAD, the red phone was ringing, which was usually bad.

Tags: tech , SK , Maj. Stacey Reddish , Santa Claus , NORAD , tracker

Wednesday - 12/24/2008, 04:00am EST

Giving through LivingSocial

Group coupon sites like Groupon and LivingSocial may be making waves as purveyors of daily deals. But they're also touting themselves as avenues for charity.

Tags: livingsocial , group coupons , , globalgiving , charity , Nathan Hager , wtop saves you money

Sunday - 01/23/2011, 07:56am EST

Dog reunited with owners in 'Christmas miracle'

Christmas has come and gone, but the warmth of the holiday is lasting into the New Year thanks to one woman's actions, and a tiny piece of plastic.

Tags: Golden Retriever , GRREAT , dogs

Tuesday - 12/28/2010, 05:19pm EST

The District dodges bulk of snowstorm

The D.C. area has been mostly spared by a snowstorm that is dumping large amounts of snow on Southern Maryland, the Eastern Shore.

Tags: weather , weather advisory , snow , Winter Weather Warning , Devon Lucie , Amtrak , airports

Saturday - 12/25/2010, 10:54am EST

Even with less snowfall, Monday commute could still be dicey

ABC 7 Meteorologist Alex Liggitt says the commute will still be a concern, especially farther east where there are predictions of more snow.

Tags: snow , snow plows , VDOT , Virginia Department of Transportation

Saturday - 12/25/2010, 01:42pm EST

Christmas trash could be tip-off for thieves

Every week you take out the trash and the recycling without thinking much about it. But after the gifts are open this Christmas morning, police say you should change your routine.

Tags: theft , Charles County Sheriff's Office , robbery

Saturday - 12/25/2010, 12:43pm EST

Save your tree from becoming a fire hazard

A dry Christmas tree can go up in flames in a matter of seconds. WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath says there is an easy way to prevent this problem - bathing that evergreen with lots of water.

Tags: Christmas tree , fire hazard , Mike McGrath , Kathy Stewart

Friday - 12/24/2010, 05:25pm EST

Buy more holiday decorations now

Your stockings may be hung by the chimney with care, but if you want to load up on more ornaments, tinsel, cards and decorations, now may be the time.

Tags: holiday shopping , boxing day , clearance sale , discount , decorations , Nathan Hager , wtop saves you money

Thursday - 12/23/2010, 11:21pm EST

'Merry Christmas' or 'Happy Holidays'?

The results are in, and it's a blowout.

Tags: 30 Rock , Merry Christmas , Christmas greeting

Wednesday - 12/22/2010, 09:02am EST

25th annual Waterskiing Santa at Nat'l Harbor

Claus is hosting the 25th annual Waterskiing Santa tradition, and tells WTOP you can expect to see Mrs. Claus, the jet-skiing Grinch, flipping wake-boarding elves, Frosty the Snowman in a dinghy and hydrofoil sky-skis that can do inverted flips.

Tags: Waterskiing Santa , National Harbor , Prince George's County , Santa

Thursday - 12/23/2010, 08:17am EST
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