| Nov 16, 2010
| 9:33 PM
Authorities using DNA evidence have linked a 44-year-old convicted murderer and rapist on death row to a 1990 double homicide in Riverside County. Alfredo Rolando Prieto, who is already on California's death row and who recently received the death...
| Jan 27, 2010
| 4:24 PM
by Michael Muskal Part of the ceremony surrounding any presidential speech to Congress is who gets to be singled out and who gets invited to sit with the first family. First Lady Michelle Obama is bringing quite a crowd. This......
| Jun 1, 2010
| 7:51 AM
Montgomery County authorities plan to continue searching for a woman and a teenage girl in the Potomac River.
Rescuers called off the search at nightfall Monday, but planned to resume the search Tuesday morning.
| Jan 18, 2010
Haitians bereft of homes and loved ones held Sunday prayers in the streets of their earthquake-ravaged capital while rescue workers continued digging in the ruins for something like a miracle.
In front of the broken churches, which in some cases still...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 11:39 AM
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- A jury in Fairfax County has decided that a man convicted in the beating death and sexual assault of a woman in the apartment complex where he worked should get the death penalty.
The sentence against Mark E. Lawlor was announced...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 4:50 PM
McLEAN, Va. -- A woman was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder for tossing her 2-year-old granddaughter from a sixth-level pedestrian bridge at a shopping mall.
Carmela dela Rosa, of Fairfax, claimed she did not know right from wrong when she threw...
| May 9, 2011
| 6:09 PM
Paul E. Sullivan, an analyst with the U.S. Defense Department who won an important civil-rights victory in 1969 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the whites-only membership policy of his Fairfax County, Va., swimming pool club, has died. He was...
| Jul 16, 2010
| 7:52 AM
WASHINGTON -- A minor earthquake shook residents awake in the DC area early Friday, rattling windows and jostling dishes but apparently causing no serious damage.
And while Californians might scoff at the 3.6-magnitude quake, Susan Potter, a geophysicist...
| Jan 3, 2011
| 1:08 PM
A boy and his dog are inseparable, except when the boy is at school. Andrew Stevens, a 12-year-old boy from Virginia, suffers from epilepsy.
Andrew has a service dog whose collar has a device that can help prevent Andrew's seizures but the school won'...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 4:40 PM
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A police officer has testified that a Virginia woman admitted throwing her 2-year-old granddaughter to her death from a sixth-story walkway at a busy shopping mall.
Carmela Dela Rosa is charged with the murder of her...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 6:15 PM
An international Christian radio and television network based in West Frankfort in southern Illinois and the brother of the network’s founder were named in a federal child-sex-abuse lawsuit filed in Chicago today.
Three Angels Broadcasting Network,...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 8:48 PM
A Northern Virginia man will die for killing and raping a Botetourt County native three years ago.
A jury convicted Mark Lawlor of murder for beating Genevieve Orange in her Falls Church apartment in September 2008.
Today a Fairfax County judge handed...