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‘Unite the Right 2’ cost D.C. about $2.6 million: Mayor’s office
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:57:21 -0400

Sunday's white civil rights rally and counterprotests cost the District about $2.6 million, according to preliminary estimates released by the office of D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.

A breakdown of preliminary, estimated charges indicate that nearly all of the costs incurred as a result of the protests — $2.5 million — ...


George W. Bush joins organization in charge of developing War on Terrorism memorial in D.C.
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 15 Aug 2018 17:32:07 -0400

George W. Bush has joined the board of directors of a nonprofit organization tasked with building a memorial on the National Mall honoring service members who fought in the war against terrorism initiated during his administration.

The 43rd president of the United States will serve as an honorary chairman on ...


The Roman Catholic Church is in trouble
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:38:08 -0400

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

"We are sick over all the crimes that will go unpunished and uncompensated," the Pennsylvania grand jurors wrote. "This report is our only recourse."

Thank heaven it's not the only recourse for the Roman Catholic Church and the untold number of victims who were raped, assaulted, harassed and impregnated ...


Metrobus camera footage leads to District court awarding $4.62 million to bus crash victim
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:03:29 -0400

A man hit by a Metrobus in 2015 has been awarded millions in a case against WMATA that hinged on the transit agency's own camera system.

On Christmas night in 2015, longtime D.C. pastry chief Joshua Short was walking home from a shift at the Hay Adams Hotel. As he ...


Back to school
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:17:09 -0400

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

The first day of the 2018-19 school year in Prince George's County isn't until Sept. 4, and for parents, there's good news and bad news.

The bad news is that The Capital Gazette newspaper reported a major head's up to parents and teachers in the Bowie area that seven ...


Labor union demands Metro GM’s resignation
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:32:10 -0400

Metro's largest labor union is demanding the resignation of General Manager Paul Wiedefeld, accusing him of lying to the public about not providing a special train for attendees of Sunday's white nationalist rally in the District.

Thursday's protest by Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 came one day after an arbitration ...


Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, defends himself ahead of child sex abuse report
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:01:02 -0400

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, says he expects a grand jury report being released Tuesday on the sexual abuse of children by clergy in six Pennsylvania Roman Catholic dioceses to be critical of his actions as the former longtime bishop of Pittsburgh.

Wuerl wrote ...


Larry Hogan leads Ben Jealous by 16 points in Maryland governor’s race: Poll
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 14 Aug 2018 08:22:41 -0400

Democrat Ben Jealous is struggling to close the gap in the Maryland gubernatorial race against Gov. Larry Hogan, according to a survey that shows Mr. Jealous down by double digits in the deep-blue state.

Perhaps more worrying for Mr. Jealous is that he hasn't made up ground since winning his ...


D.C. man gets prison for importing heroin via U.S. mail
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:07:05 -0400

A D.C. resident was sentenced to prison Tuesday for using fake names and local colluders to sneak heroin from Nigeria into the national capital region, while using the U.S. Postal Service as his unwitting courier.

Prosecutors say Steven Mason, 48, was part of a criminal ring that tapped sources of ...


Rick Court, coach involved in Terrapins abuse allegations, out
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:50:38 -0400

COLLEGE PARK — University of Maryland officials admitted Tuesday that student-athlete Jordan McNair was not properly treated when he collapsed in a football team workout in May.

"The university accepts legal and moral responsibility for the mistakes that our training staff made on that fateful workout day, May 29," university ...


D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine sues ‘neglectful’ property owners for failing to provide safety
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:30:10 -0400

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine is suing "neglectful" property owners for failing to provide safety measures on buildings now overrun with criminals.

D.C. police have confiscated thousands of dollars, drugs and guns, and arrested dozens of people in a few buildings located in Anacostia, Eckington and Petworth, and neighbors repeatedly ...


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