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DC Is Seeing a Troubling Crime Trend, and It Involves Kids

11-year-old boy is charged in armed robberies, and he's not alone

(Newser) - Police in Washington, DC, arrested a suspect on Saturday in connection with three armed attempted robberies. Perhaps not so unusual. What seems unusual: The suspect is an 11-year-old boy, though the Washington Post reports that it's actually not so unusual, and is the latest in what appears to be...

Suspect in White House Truck Crash Is Missouri Teen

Sources say Sai Varshith Kandula told officers he wanted to kill Biden, seize power

(Newser) - The man charged with threatening to kill the president after crashing a U-Haul into barriers near the White House Monday night has been identified as a 19-year-old Missouri resident. Law enforcement sources tell ABC that Sai Varshith Kandula told officers that he planned to kill President Biden and seize control...

U-Haul With Nazi Flag Crashes Into Barriers Near White House

Man is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, threatening a president or VP

(Newser) - A man has been charged with threatening the president after a U-Haul truck crashed into security barriers across the street from the White House late Monday. Investigators believe the driver intentionally struck the barriers on the north side of Lafayette Square just before 10pm. A witness tells NBC Washington that...

No, the Pentagon Didn't Blow Up Monday

But eerily realistic fake explosion pic, perhaps created by AI, circulated online, shook up stocks

(Newser) - Most of the tweets on the OSINTdefender Twitter account , which bills itself as an "open source intelligence monitor," have focused lately on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. A post on Monday morning, however, set off alarms closer to home, after a phony image circulated on social media depicting...

8 Shot as Neighbors Come Out on a 'Beautiful Night' in DC

Victims, including a 12-year-old, are expected to survive

(Newser) - Eight people were shot Friday night in Washington in two attacks that DC police suspect are connected. One of the people wounded is a 12-year-old girl, NBC News reports. Police said all are expected to survive. The first shooting was around 10pm in the Southeast section of the District, when...

1 Dead, 3 Hurt in Shooting at DC Funeral Home

Somebody opened fire after funeral for homicide victim

(Newser) - "How low can you be of a human being to target other people at a funeral?" Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee asked after a man was killed and three people were critically injured in a shooting outside a Washington, DC funeral home Tuesday. Contee said somebody opened fire on...

Have $2M? Scoop Up the Kennedys' Starter Home

4-bedroom, 4-bath townhouse in Georgetown where JFK, Jackie lived as newlyweds is on market

(Newser) - Before there was Camelot, there was 3321 Dent Place, the four-bedroom, four-bath townhouse in DC's Georgetown neighborhood where JFK and Jackie Kennedy moved just a few months after marrying in September 1953. Now, per Insider , that 3,072-square foot residence where the junior senator and his bride first set...

Rand Paul Staffer 'Brutally Attacked' in DC

Unnamed staffer suffered life-threatening injuries in stabbing attack outside a restaurant

(Newser) - One of Rand Paul's congressional staffers was left with life-threatening injuries after being stabbed in Washington, DC, on Saturday as he left a restaurant. The Metropolitan Police Department responded to the incident in the 1300 block of H Street at 5:17pm, the department says in a statement cited...

This Is the Best US State for Women

Vermont is No. 1, while Oklahoma comes in last in WalletHub's rankings

(Newser) - It's Women's History Month , and what better way to celebrate the occasion than to offer some leads on tracking down the best places for women to live. WalletHub has done much of the legwork, looking at more than two dozen metrics for all 50 states and DC in...

If You're Wearing Canada Goose, Be on the Alert in DC

Police warn that robbers are going after people there for their luxury jackets

(Newser) - If you're the proud owner of a Canada Goose coat, you know you'll be kept cozy and warm in style this winter as you brave the elements. Thieves know that, too, which is why they're going after people in Washington, DC, who are sporting jackets from the...

Ready for Movie Night? These US Cities Are Best

New York takes No. 1 spot for movie lovers on Lawn Love list

(Newser) - If you love movies as much as Nicole Kidman loves movies , there are certain cities where you'll be in Hollywood heaven. Lawn Love wanted to find where movie lovers could have the most "memorable cinematic experience," so the outdoor-services website looked at the 200 largest US cities,...

1 Killed, 2 Hurt in Rampage on DC Metro

Police say transit worker was killed trying to protect woman from gunman

(Newser) - Police in Washington, DC, say a heroic worker for the city's Metro transit system was killed Wednesday as he tried to protect a woman from a gunman on a station platform. At least two other people were injured in the rampage, which involved a "series of individual" shooting...

DC Employee Charged With Murder in Death of Boy, 13

Police say Jason Lewis shot Karon Blake after firing at vehicle outside his home

(Newser) - A 41-year-old District of Columbia government employee surrendered to police Tuesday and was charged with second-degree murder in the Jan. 7 shooting death of 13-year-old Karon Blake. According to an arrest affidavit, Jason Lewis told police that after hearing noises outside his home around 4am, he shouted at "youngsters"...

Greg Abbott Slammed After Migrants Dropped Off in DC

Prominent Dems, WH blast 'shameful stunt'; Texas governor still hasn't confirmed he sent buses

(Newser) - The White House and prominent Democrats are blasting Texas Gov. Greg Abbott after three busloads of migrants were dropped off in frigid weather on Christmas Eve outside of Vice President Kamala Harris' DC home. "Governor Abbott abandoned children on the side of the road in below freezing temperatures on...

Armed Robbers in DC Home: Don't Worry, We're FBI

They weren't, Metropolitan PD says of 4 suspects in tactical gear who fled in stolen silver Audi

(Newser) - The occupants of a DC home had a frightening Wednesday morning after an armed robbery by a group claiming to be FBI agents. The Metropolitan Police Department says that four suspects decked out in tactical gear used flashlights and a crowbar in the predawn hours to enter the home, where...

Congressman-Elect, 25, Denied DC Apartment

Maxwell Frost is couch-surfing as a result of bad credit

(Newser) - Maxwell Frost will be the voice of the Generation Z when the 25-year-old congressman-elect takes his seat in the House in January as the youngest member of Congress—and he's already bringing attention to an issue affecting young people: financial barriers to adequate housing. Indeed, the Florida Democrat says...

Here Are the 10 Best, Worst US Cities to Be Car-Less

You don't need wheels to get around San Francisco, per LawnStarter

(Newser) - In some places, not having a car could adversely affect everything from employment opportunities to how you spend your downtime. LawnStarter wanted to see where a vehicle isn't as necessary for your daily routine, so it looked at the 200 largest cities in the US to measure their standings...

Congrats, NYC: You're Not the 'Rattiest' City in America

Chicago takes that honor in rankings by Orkin pest control company; the Big Apple comes in 2nd

(Newser) - Think "rats in the city," and many people are likely to envision the rodents who creep around in the Big Apple's alleyways and subway system. It's not New York City, though, but Chicago atop Orkin's list of the "rattiest" cities in America. USA Today...

Prosecutors Had a Good Week in Oath Keepers Case
Prosecutors Scored Some
Wins in Oath Keepers Trial

Prosecutors Scored Some Wins in Oath Keepers Trial

In media's view, witnesses gave them some compelling evidence

(Newser) - Three weeks into an Oath Keepers trial , the prosecution has put forth "its strongest evidence to date" that founder Stewart Rhodes and other members committed seditious conspiracy on Jan. 6, in the New York Times' view. The story by Alan Feuer and Zach Montague says former Oath Keeper Jason...

This Is the Greenest City in America

San Diego takes the top spot in WalletHub's ranking of environmentally conscious metropolises

(Newser) - With what seems like a never-ending series of headlines tied to the effects of global warming on Earth, many of us may be thinking ahead on what we can do next to help save our planet. Where we choose to live could also prove meaningful, with some cities around the...

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