| Feb 15, 2011
| 2:11 PM
Christine Casey believes that personal care has probably extended the life of her 93-year-old mother, Jane Olson.
Olson lives at Three Crowns Park, a retirement community in Evanston. At first, Olson lived in her own apartment. But Olson moved into the...
| Jul 13, 2011
The lavatory sink is the likeliest clog in the house, says lifelong plumber Chuck White, vice president of technical and code services for the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association, a national trade group based in Falls Church, Va. And you...
| 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...
| Mar 20, 2012
Talk about a lesson in stereotyping. A Virginia high school English teacher is under investigation for supposedly asking the only black student in the class to read a poem in a "black" manner.
Jordan Shumate, a ninth-grader at George C. Marshall High...
| Mar 23, 2012
First-Day-of-Issue stamp dedication ceremony for the Cherry Blossom Centennial 45-cent Forever stamps ||
Ambassador of Japan Ichiro Fujisaki
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe
| Mar 26, 2012
| 11:11 AM
Former President George W. Bush was happy that heart transplant surgery for his vice president, Dick Cheney, went well, according to a statement Sunday from Bush's spokesman.
"President Bush was in touch with the family yesterday," said the statement...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 6:25 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. -- A former nursing student plead not guilty Monday to seven counts of murder in a shooting rampage at a vocational school in Oakland.
One L. Goh, 43, is also charged with three counts of attempted murder in the April 2 rampage at Oikos...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 3:06 PM
Garrulous and active, 79-year-old Joy Bricker presides over her hotel suite in a manner befitting a grander home. She offers tea to the staff and media with the ease of a person schooled in proper etiquette.
Like many hotel guests, Bricker has learned to...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 11:36 AM
Northrop Grumman Corp. is one of the country's largest defense and aerospace contractors. The publicly-held company (ticker symbol NGC) is based in Falls Church, Va. Among other systems, its Central Florida units produce laser-weapon components in...
| Nov 25, 2008
Breaking a logjam of hundreds of clemency requests, President Bush on Monday granted pardons to 14 people and shortened the prison terms of two others.
The majority of the felons who won leniency were far from household names.
Andrew F. Harley of...
| Nov 12, 2008
| 4:18 PM
Curators at the Smithsonian Institution wasted no time snapping up souvenirs from President-elect Barack Obama's historic campaign victory and revealed plans Wednesday to re-create one of the campaign's Virginia field offices in a future exhibit.
| Dec 15, 2008
William "Mo" Marumoto, who grew up in a World War II internment camp for Japanese Americans and became a White House aide to President Richard M. Nixon, died Nov. 25 at a hospital in Falls Church, Va., after a heart attack. He was 73.