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Behind the cost of Chairman Brown's SUVs

Many have criticized the expense of the vehicles that newly minted D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown requested the city purchase for his use, but documents attained by WTOP demonstrate just how unusual his request was, particularly during dire financial times.

Tags: Kwame Brown , SUV , Lincoln Navigator , D.C. Council , Committee on Public Works and Transportation , Mark Segraves ,

Wednesday - 03/02/2011, 05:00pm EST

Unsocial network: The stresses of Facebook

A study out of a Scottish university indicates Facebook, the social media site designed to reconnect with old friends and make new ones, may be stressing users out.

Tags: Veronica Robinson , Facebook , stress , Gilbert Salazar , Defakto Group

Tuesday - 03/01/2011, 09:52am EST

Robbery, sexual assaults, theft on the rise at Metro

Those planning to ride Metro trains soon should be aware: Theft and violent crimes at Metro stations are up almost across the board.

Tags: Metro , crime , Adam Tuss , Metro Police

Wednesday - 02/23/2011, 12:01pm EST

Road conditions improve

Temperatures will be in the teens and 20s Tuesday night, which could bring a refreeze.

Tags: snow , sleet , weather , weather advisory ,

Monday - 02/21/2011, 10:07am EST

D.C. Council chair to return fully-loaded SUV

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown is seeking to return an SUV the city leased for his use, WTOP has learned, following criticism over the vehicle's cost and leasing agreement.

Tags: SUV , Kwame Brown , D.C. Council , D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray , Mark Segraves ,

Monday - 02/21/2011, 02:37pm EST

VIDEO: Drivers won't need to steer with new GM concept

The cars of the future will allow drivers to stop worrying about gas mileage, pollution, and having to steer.

Tags: General Motors , electric car , electric cars , Segway , John Aaron ,

Monday - 02/21/2011, 08:45am EST

Fire near museum snarls morning commute

The Natural History Museum opened just after 10 a.m. Monday, following a fire in an adjacent building that emitted a large plume of black smoke and closed busy downtown streets.

Tags: fire , Natural History Museum , Neal Augenstein , Adam Tuss , Jason Fraley ,

Monday - 02/07/2011, 09:51am EST

Pepco fines for poor performance? Lawmakers say yes

Even those who have had their power restored might not be out of the woods yet; Maryland is trying to preempt new Pepco charges aimed at recouping from customers the money lost during last week's outages.

Tags: Pepco , power outage , Martin O'Malley , Roger Berliner , Kate Ryan

Thursday - 02/03/2011, 10:00am EST

Top Twitter messages about #Egypt

A veritable firehose of information is coming out of the embattled streets of Cairo, combined with analysis from observing pundits both on the ground and from afar. To help provide a digestible picture of the scene, check out these Twitter messages WTOP compiled.

Tags: Egypt , Mubarek ,

Monday - 01/31/2011, 11:12am EST

Lanes reopen on Beltway after water main burst

The Capital Beltway near Capitol Heights has reopened after rushing water from a burst main froze on the road's surface and completely shut down the southbound traffic Monday morning.

Tags: I-495 , Beltway , Ritchie Marlboro Rd. , Central Avenue , Kristi King ,

Monday - 01/24/2011, 07:13am EST
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