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Apollo 50 Festival on National Mall marks 50th anniversary of lunar landing
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 18 Jul 2019 18:25:05 -0400

The temperature flirted with a very un-Moon-like 100 degrees, but that didn't stop hundreds of space-lovers from attending the Apollo 50 Festival on the National Mall.

Thursday marked the first day of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's weekend-long festival marking the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing ...


Virginia Distillery Co. trying to pass off whiskey as Scotch, lawsuit claims
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 16 Jul 2019 17:15:19 -0400

RICHMOND, Va. — A trade association is suing a Virginia distillery, claiming it is trying to pass off whiskey as Scotch.

In a federal lawsuit filed last week, the Scotch Whisky Association alleges the Virginia Distillery Co. has engaged in "false, misleading and deceptive" labeling of whiskey sold under the ...


Jim Jordan, Mark Meadows probe Jack Evans ethics scandal
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 16 Jul 2019 20:10:18 -0400

Congress injected itself for the first time into the mushrooming ethics scandal involving Jack Evans, hinting that the problems facing the city council's longest-serving member call into question Washington, D.C.'s readiness for statehood.

On Tuesday, two top Republicans on the House Oversight and Reform Committee said they were requesting documents ...


Steve Buckhantz calls out Ted Leonsis
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:35:41 -0400

In an interview on 106.7 The Fan with Grant Paulsen and Pete Medhurst Wednesday, former Washington Wizards play-by-play announcer Steve Buckhantz implied that Wizards ownership OK'd replacing him in his role at NBC Sports Washington.

Buckhantz was the team's play-by-play voice for 22 years. Reports broke Tuesday night ...


Wes Pruden remembered for Washington Times role, mystique and hat
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:27:16 -0400

When it came to Wes Pruden, the mystique was in the hat.

A straw boater placed carefully on his head, as he strolled into the newsroom and took the elevator to his expansive office on the mezzanine, with the glass windows that overlooked the newsroom.

The perfect vantage for being ...


Adam Eidinger makes progress for Jack Evans recall vote
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 17 Jul 2019 18:39:34 -0400

Local activist Adam Eidinger has nearly one-third of the signatures needed to trigger a recall vote on council member Jack Evans, and he is confident he can get the rest by the November deadline.

"We need to send a message to the rest of the council that you are next, ...


Heat wave to engulf D.C., Maryland and Virginia
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 17 Jul 2019 19:32:04 -0400

Residents of the Greater Washington area are no strangers to summer heat, but Mother Nature is preparing an especially intense baking for this weekend, with local governments and organizations bracing for a string of potentially triple-digit days and urging caution, common sense, lots of fluids and extra time indoors.

All ...


Key House Republicans seek records in Jack Evans ethics probe
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:28:00 -0400

The ethics problems of D.C. Council member Jack Evans expanded Tuesday as two top Republicans on the House Oversight and Reform Committee said they were requesting documents related to the probe into his activities.

Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, the ranking Republican on the powerful committee, and North Carolina Rep. Mark ...


Democrats should sign on to Evans probe on Capitol Hill
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:25:04 -0400

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Top Republicans on the House Oversight Committee want to know what the Metro board knew about the ethics investigation into former Chairman Jack Evans, when did they know it, and how did they learn it.

GOP Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Mark Meadows of North Carolina requested the ...


Jim Jordan, Mark Meadows probe Jack Evans ethics scandal
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 16 Jul 2019 20:10:18 -0400

Congress injected itself for the first time into the mushrooming ethics scandal involving Jack Evans, hinting that the problems facing the city council's longest-serving member call into question the District's readiness for statehood.

On Tuesday, two top Republicans on the House Oversight and Reform Committee said they were requesting documents ...


James Fields sentenced to 2nd life term in Charlottesville car attack
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 15 Jul 2019 01:03:23 -0400

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An avowed white supremacist was sentenced to life plus 419 years on state hate crime charges Monday for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia.

James Alex Fields Jr., 22, received the sentence for killing one person and injuring ...


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