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D.C. area sees spike in airbag thefts

All cars in the D.C. Metro region are at risk, because thieves steal airbags from specific car models which crooked shops use to fill repair orders.

Tags: theft , airbags , John Townsend ,

Wednesday - 11/10/2010, 11:26pm EST

Further abuse in Medicaid transpo program

WTOP has learned of further abuse by Medicaid recipients, successfully billing the state for hundreds of miles in cab fare, food and personal trips sporting events.

Tags: Paul D. Shinkman , Erica L. Brecher , Medicaid , Transportation , Nelson Sabatini , William Donald Schaefer , David Paulson , Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Tuesday - 11/02/2010, 09:53am EDT

Some Medicaid patients may be getting a 'free ride'

Some recipients of Medicaid are abusing benefits of the program to get free rides to go shopping, a WTOP source says.

Tags: Medicare , taxis , cabs , David Paulson , Maryland Mental Health and Hygiene Department , Montgomery County Department of Transportation

Monday - 11/01/2010, 01:18pm EDT

Moran defends accusations of opponent's lack of service

A Virginia congressman is on the defensive eight days before the general election for comments he made about the lack of service in the record of his opponent, a retired military officer.

Tags: Jim Moran , Patrick Murray , Virginia Eighth District , Va. Eight District , military , military families , military service , Pentagon , Paul D. Shinkman

Monday - 10/25/2010, 10:51am EDT

Eight-legged whatchamacallit helps you stay hands-free

Spiderpodium, with its eight bendable arms, is a rubber-coated wire gadget that can hold virtually any small electronic device in place. Its arms can be bent in any shape or form and will hold their position, and it can hold items while balanced on a flat surface or suspended from unusually-shaped objects, like the air vents of a car.

Tags: spiderpodium , breffo , gadget , Erica L. Brecher

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 01:56pm EDT

Part-time workers see paychecks decline

Median pay for part-time workers met double-digit losses in almost every local jurisdiction, falling 28 percent in Fairfax County in 2007 and 2008, and dropping a third for those in Howard County, according to an analysis of the 2009 American Community Survey.

Tags: part time jobs , American Community Survey , Anthony Carnevale , Job Losses , Paul D. Shinkman , employment , jobs , economy , Georgetown University's Center on Education and th

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 08:05am EDT

Pr. George's officers cleared in cheating inquiry

An internal investigation by the Prince George's County Police Department officials has cleared officers of any wrongdoing after it was thought they were involved in a cheating operation at the department's training academy.

Tags: Prince George's County Police Department , cadet , Roberto Hylton

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 01:22pm EDT

New icon allows 'opting out' of online tracking

In an effort to self-regulate, advertisers have created the "Advertising Option" icon, also called the "forward i." It will give people the ability to stop advertisers from tracking them online.

Tags: advertising , Jeff Chester , Federal Trade Commission , Tom Chavez , online advertising , forward i ,

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 02:17pm EDT

Got bedbugs? Avoid exterminator scams

Bedbugs are among the hardest pests to eliminate.

Tags: bedbugs , National Pest Management Association , Mike McGrath , exterminators , scams

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 04:59pm EDT

Inspectors believe 16th St. fire caused by arson

The D.C. fire department now thinks Wednesday's fire on 16th Street that left one dead, dozens injured and more than a hundred displaced was caused by arson.

Tags: 16th Street , D.C. Department of Transportation , DDOT , Lincoln Multicultural Middle School , Colleen Kelleher , arson , pete pringer , Paul D. Shinkman

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 07:37am EDT
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