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Fruitcakes vs. WTOP (Video)

WTOP has many hard and fast traditions: journalistic integrity, a commitment to our listeners and readers, destroying Christmas baked goods.

Tags: WebSights , fruitcake , fruit cake , Brennan Haselton , jackhammer

Tuesday - 12/21/2010, 03:18pm EST

Billions in projects to make Va. road smoother, not faster

The Virginia Department of Transportation has developed more than a billion dollars in roadway projects for next year, which should make state avenues and routes smoother, but not necessarily faster.

Tags: Bob McDonnell , Jeff Caldwell , VDOT , Virginia Department of Transportation , Interstate 66 , Route 50 , audit , budget , Hank Silverberg ,

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 10:26am EST

Angry Pepco customers laugh, yell at utility meeting

Angry Pepco customers yelled, and even laughed, at a Chevy Chase meeting with the utility Wednesday night.

Tags: Pepco , Michelle Basch ,

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 08:39am EDT

'Dragon Tattoo' remake trailer: Official or bootleg?

An American remake of the critically acclaimed "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" is generating a lot of buzz, but not for the movie itself.

Tags: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo , Andrew Mollenbeck ,

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 11:04am EDT

How to avoid tick-borne Lyme disease

If you tuck your jeans into your socks and spray repellent on your shoes, you're already off to a good start.

Tags: Lyme disease , Michael Raupp , Dick Uliano ,

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 09:56am EDT

Initiative offers food discounts to Tysons commuters who don't drive

A new transportation initiative aimed at alleviating Tysons Corner traffic offers discounts and a chance to week $100 a week in groceries.

Tags: NuRide , HOT lanes , Dulles Rail , Hank Silverberg ,

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 09:15am EDT

The sights, sounds of bin Laden's death

Americans woke up Monday morning to news that Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks that forever changed U.S. foreign policy, had been killed by U.S. forces in a firefight at his luxurious hideout in Pakistan.

Tags: Osama bin Laden , 9/11 , President Obama ,

Monday - 05/02/2011, 07:13am EDT

Judge rules on lawsuit against feds' 'no-fly' listing

The 19-year-old from Alexandria who in January was placed on the no-fly list and barred from returning to Kuwait has had his day in court, with a judge ruling Friday on his lawsuit against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, FBI Director Robert Muller and the agency that maintains the no-fly list.

Tags: Gulet Mohamed , Robert Muller , Eric Holder , Neal Augenstein ,

Friday - 04/29/2011, 03:26pm EDT

Arlington to clarify towing rules, increase fees

Good news for drivers who have ever had their car towed and didn't know why: A new Virginia ordinance requires signs to be more specific on where to park and how to reclaim a vehicle.

Tags: towing , Arlington , Hank Silverberg ,

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 11:01am EDT

Chitty: The motorcar with the 'curious' name up for sale

It has a ladder frame chassis, a dashboard from a British WWI fighter plane, a polished aluminum bonnet and a body created by Buckinghamshire boat builders. And it can fly.

Tags: chitty chitty bang bang , Kristi King ,

Wednesday - 04/27/2011, 02:17pm EDT
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