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Former Olympic sprinter charged with damaging an embassy in Washington
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:09:02 -0400

Gustavo Envela, a four-time Olympic sprinter, was charged with illegally entering and damaging the embassy of Equitorial Guinea in Washington, according to an NBC Washington report.

Court filings showed that U.S. Secret Service arrested Envela, 50, two weeks ago. He left behind a picture supposedly depicting the assassination ...


Paul Manafort to be moved to Alexandria jail
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 10 Jul 2018 16:48:11 -0400

A federal judge Tuesday ordered former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to be relocated to a jail in Alexandria, Virginia.

Judge T. S. Ellis III, who is overseeing Mr. Manafort's Virginia case said the move was necessary so he can more easily communicate with his lawyers.

Mr. Manafort is currently ...


D.C. Council gives evicted tenants 7 days to move belongings
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 10 Jul 2018 19:02:01 -0400

The D.C. Council on Tuesday voted to amend its eviction laws — again — and quietly introduced legislation to repeal a voter initiative that would raise the city's minimum wage for tipped workers.

Lawmakers were swept up in a flurry of activity as they worked to resolve matters before the ...


Marc Elrich wins Democratic nomination for Montgomery County Executive
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 09 Jul 2018 08:34:31 -0400

Marc Elrich won the Democratic primary for Montgomery County Executive by a razor-thin margin.

"Soon, we'll need to turn our attention to the general election — we cannot take anything for granted," Mr. Elrich said in a statement on Monday.

The Democratic candidate thanked his voters on Twitter.


National Building Museum’s Fun House entertains thousands of District visitors
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 09 Jul 2018 16:50:11 -0400

There's a new white house in Washington, but don't expect to see the Secret Service guarding it.

Titled "Fun House," the interactive installation in the National Building Museum's Great Hall showcases a monochromatic house, with a front yard and a back yard enclosed by a picket fence. And a swimming ...


D.C. Council to vote on Eviction Reform Temporary Amendment Act of 2018
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 09 Jul 2018 20:37:06 -0400

The D.C. Council is set to vote Tuesday on a second reform to regulate how landlords evict tenants, just two weeks after passing a similar reform.

The Eviction Reform Temporary Amendment Act of 2018 would require landlords to give evicted tenants 72 hours to pick up their belongings. Two weeks ...


Who’s going to pay for evicting tenants? D.C. taxpayers, of course
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 09 Jul 2018 21:06:06 -0400

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

In May, the D.C. Council began pondering two questions: Who should pay for evicting tenants, and who is responsible for the tenants' personal property?

The legislation, titled the Eviction with Dignity Act of 2018, signals where lawmakers are headed — that is, to give tenants a well-cushioned landing when ...


DOJ drops charges against accused Inauguration Day rioters
WashingtonTimes.com / Sat, 07 Jul 2018 15:43:56 -0400

Federal prosecutors have moved to dismiss the government's case against the final few dozen defendants facing rioting charges related to destructive protests in the District during President Trump's inauguration.

The U.S. attorney's office in the District of Columbia filed motions Friday in federal court effectively abandoning efforts to prosecute the ...


Secret Service investigating crash on Interstate 66 in Arlington, Virginia
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 08 Jul 2018 07:07:50 -0400

One of the vehicles involved in a crash that shut down a section of Interstate 66 in northern Virginia on Sunday morning had fled after a Secret Service officer tried to initiate a traffic stop in Washington, D.C.

The driver of the suspect vehicle fled the scene and remains at ...


David Blair tightens Marc Elrich’s Montgomery County vote lead
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 08 Jul 2018 16:14:36 -0400

Montgomery County Council member Marc Elrich's lead over former health care executive David Blair in the Democratic primary for county executive has fallen to 86 votes, down from 149 votes last week, officials said.

With all precincts reporting and only some absentee ballots and provisional ballots left to be counted, ...


Paul Manafort lawyer asks for trial to be moved to Roanoke
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 08 Jul 2018 19:13:07 -0400

Alexandria, Virginia, is too liberal to seat impartial jurors for the money-laundering trial of President Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort later this month, his lawyer says.

Attorney Kevin Downing has filed a motion asking U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis to move the proceedings south to more rural Roanoke, Virginia, ...


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