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Viral video: Atomic Tom on the B Train

After their instruments were stolen, Brooklyn rock group Atomic Tom performs one of their breakout hits on the B Train bound for their home borough using only iPhones.

Tags: atomic tom , Viral Video , YouTube , B train , Brooklyn , iPhone , Neal Augenstein ,

Monday - 10/18/2010, 10:36am EDT

Hidden fees eat away at prepaid card balance

Prepaid credit cards often sold at supermarkets are a simpler alternative to using credit cards, but hidden fees for using them can quickly eat away at the balances.

Tags: debit cards , prepaid cards , VISA , Mastercard , Bob Kur , Consumer Reports , Consumers Union , credit cards

Monday - 10/18/2010, 08:43am EDT

5 charged with aggravated assault in U Street death

The co-owner and four employees of a U Street-area nightclub have been charged with aggravated assault, in connection with the death of a man outside of that club.

Tags: DC9 , U Street , beating death , smashed window , D.C. police , Mark Segraves , Michelle Basch ,

Friday - 10/15/2010, 01:19pm EDT

Fmr. Cadet sues Pr. George's police over cheating

A former Prince George's County police cadet is suing the county, claiming he was relieved from his 2009 training class for speaking out against instructor-endorsed cheating.

Tags: Prince George's County Police , cheating , cheat , Steven LaPier , Roberto Hylton , Neal Augenstein ,

Friday - 10/15/2010, 10:08am EDT

Survey: D.C. drivers among most courteous

A new survey finds Washington drivers are among the most courteous in the country -- a stark contrast from two years ago.

Tags: drivers , road rage , AutoVantage , Adam Tuss ,

Friday - 10/15/2010, 05:08am EDT

Feds use social media to gather private information

The federal government exploits social media users' desire for online popularity to gain access to private information, a digital civil liberties watchdog group says.

Tags: Bob Kur , office of fraud detection and national security , FDNS , Facebook , Twitter , cyber security

Friday - 10/15/2010, 07:39am EDT

Md. road redesigns to stem pedestrian deaths

A recent spate of fatal accidents involving pedestrians have led some local administrators to consider redesigns to make the roads safer.

Tags: driver , drunk driving , Rockville Pike , Rollin Stanley , Kate Ryan ,

Tuesday - 10/12/2010, 07:37am EDT

More part-time hires may leave economy in neutral

The recent record surge in temporary and part-time hires would usually signal an upcoming economic expansion, but employers' lag in converting these jobs to full-time may leave the labor market spinning its tires.

Tags: Harley Davidson , temporary hire , part time jobs , full time jobs , Bob Kur ,

Monday - 10/11/2010, 01:51pm EDT

Metro stations remain closed Columbus Day

The Farragut West and McPherson Square Metro stations remain closed on Columbus Day, along with the part of Metro Center that handles the Orange and Blue lines.

Tags: Metro , Farragut North , McPherson Square , Hank Silverberg , Orange Line , Blue Line , metro crash , WMATA , Metro Center , Kristi King

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 12:53pm EDT

Local families need to make six figures to feel secure

In order to maintain "basic economic security," families of four based in Fairfax County -- the most expensive in the Washington region -- need to earn $108,000 to feel financially secure, according to a detailed cost-of-living analysis by local organization.

Tags: financial security , Brookings Institution , salary , Neal Augenstein

Monday - 10/11/2010, 08:25am EDT
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