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News Archive - October 28, 2010

Art Beat: Thursday, Oct. 28

Art Beat with Sabri Ben-Achour:

(Oct. 28) READY! SET! DC! Halloween finds a lot of folks thinking about what they’re going to wear. What better time to have a fashion show? ReadysetDC strikes while the iron’s hot with fashion:distrct tonight at STROGA in Adams Morgan. The event corrals loca...

State Roundup: Thursday, Oct. 28

From MarylandReporter.com:

HIS LAST RACE? While just last week, Republican Bob Ehrlich was looking toward his first day back in the Governor's Mansion, he now says he is unlikely to run for public office again if he loses the race for governor on Tuesday to incumbent Martin O'Malley, charac...

Metro Riders Differ On FBI Terror Sting Arrest

Police say 34-year-old Farooque Ahmed of Ashburn, Va., never posed a real threat to the public, since his only collaborators were undercover FBI agents.

But regular Metro rider Latricia Smith says if Ahmed truly spent the last several months videotaping activity around stations, and sizing...

Virginia Congressional Race Ranks Among Most Pricey

The race for Virginia's 11th Congressional District is reportedly one of the most expensive races in the state.

Republican challenger Keith Fimian has out-raised Democratic incumbent Gerry Connolly by nearly $40,000 in the Congressional race, according to the Federal Election Commission....

Man Arrested For Involvement In Terror Plot Against Metro

Metro says it has no plans to ramp up security following the arrest of a man who authorities say wanted to help terrorists blow up Metro stations.

Charging documents say Farooque Ahmed conspired to help people he thought were al-Qaida operatives plant explosives at four metro stations: Arli...

Latest Maryland Regional News

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) A Frederick man has been indicted in 36 counts of burglary, theft, sex offense, peeping Tom and other offenses in cases involving about 17 victims. Thirty-six-year-old Robert Onley is being held on $500,000 bail.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Amtrak trains are facing minor delays be...

Alleged Terrorist Scout Wanted To Fight U.S. Abroad

Some new details are emerging in the case against a man from Ashburn, Va., accused of preparing for a terrorist attack against Washington's Metro system.

Agents allege in an unsealed search warrant that Farooque Ahmed also recommended an unnamed hotel in Washington, D.C., as a possible targ...

D.C. Nurses Still At Odds With Hospital Over Wages, Patient Care

Registered nurses from D.C.'s Washington Hospital Center are still at odds with hospital management over wages and what they say is inadequate staffing for quality patient care.

Earlier this month, the hospital center's corporate manager, MedStar, imposed a plan to increases nurses' base pa...

Metro Riders React To Bomb Plot Arrest

A man from Northern Virginia stands accused of plotting to bomb several Metro stations in simultaneous attacks.

The FBI says a months-long sting operation led to the arrest of 34-year-old Farooque Ahmed.

Ahmed is a Pakistani-born naturalized citizen who lives in a Ashburn, Va.

P...

Arrest Made For Alleged Sexual Assault In 1999

Fernando Asturizaga, 44, was arrested in Montpelier, Vt., yesterday and extradited to Montgomery County. Police have accused him of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl starting in 1999.

The girl was a student at a private school in Prince George's County where Asturizaga worked. Police s...

Virginia Congressional Race Ranks Among Most Pricey

The race for Virginia's 11th Congressional District is reportedly one of the most expensive races in the state.

Republican challenger Keith Fimian has out-raised Democratic incumbent Gerry Connolly by nearly $40,000 in the Congressional race, according to the Federal Election Commission....

Man Arrested For Involvement In Terror Plot Against Metro

Metro says it has no plans to ramp up security following the arrest of a man who authorities say wanted to help terrorists blow up Metro stations.

Charging documents say Farooque Ahmed conspired to help people he thought were al-Qaida operatives plant explosives at four metro stations: Arli...

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) Court documents show a Pakistani-born suburban father was trying to enlist in a terrorist organization in January and was eager to become a martyr when he unknowingly walked into an FBI sting. The documents say 34-year-old Farooque Ahmed of Ashburn began helping plan a purported a...

Alleged Terrorist Scout Wanted To Fight U.S. Abroad

Some new details are emerging in the case against a man from Ashburn, Va., accused of preparing for a terrorist attack against Washington's Metro system.

Agents allege in an unsealed search warrant that Farooque Ahmed also recommended an unnamed hotel in Washington, D.C., as a possible targ...

D.C. Nurses Still At Odds With Hospital Over Wages, Patient Care

Registered nurses from D.C.'s Washington Hospital Center are still at odds with hospital management over wages and what they say is inadequate staffing for quality patient care.

Earlier this month, the hospital center's corporate manager, MedStar, imposed a plan to increases nurses' base pa...

Metro Riders React To Bomb Plot Arrest

A man from Northern Virginia stands accused of plotting to bomb several Metro stations in simultaneous attacks.

The FBI says a months-long sting operation led to the arrest of 34-year-old Farooque Ahmed.

Ahmed is a Pakistani-born naturalized citizen who lives in a Ashburn, Va.

P...

Arrest Made For Alleged Sexual Assault In 1999

Fernando Asturizaga, 44, was arrested in Montpelier, Vt., yesterday and extradited to Montgomery County. Police have accused him of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl starting in 1999.

The girl was a student at a private school in Prince George's County where Asturizaga worked. Police s...

Maryland To Vote On Constitution-Rewrite Convention

Maryland voters get one chance every 20 years to decide whether they want to hold a convention to rewrite the state's constitution, and the question is now before them on the ballot.

The threshold for approval is high. The proposal would need support from a majority of voters, not just from...

Power Breakfast: Thursday, Oct. 28

The collective tab for political "messaging" is going to be big this year. At least $40 million worth, by the country's largest teachers union.

Latest Virginia Regional News

WASHINGTON (AP) The FBI learned last January that a Pakistani-born man arrested in the DC subway-bomb sting was trying to make contact with terrorist groups to help him participate in jihad against U.S. forces overseas, according to a court record. Authorities say 34-year-old Farooque Ahmed, of A...

Grosvenor Steps Down As Head of National Geographic

The National Geographic Society will gain a new leader at the end of this year. Gilbert Grosvenor is stepping down as chairman of the board of trustees. It will be the first time the organization has not been run by a member of the Grosvenor family since its founding in 1888.

Montgomery County To Ensure More Residents Have Health Care Coverage

In Montgomery County, Maryland, officials are talking about ways to implement national health care reform so that more residents receive coverage.

The Maryland Reform Coordinating Council says, under national health care reform, the state will save $829 million over 10 years and cut the num...

Man Arrested For Involvement In Terror Plot Against Metro

Metro says it has no plans to ramp up security following the arrest of a man who authorities say wanted to help terrorists blow up Metro stations.

Charging documents say Farooque Ahmed conspired to help people he thought were al-Qaida operatives plant explosives at four metro stations: Arli...

Metro Riders Differ On FBI Terror Sting Arrest

Police say 34-year-old Farooque Ahmed of Ashburn, Va., never posed a real threat to the public, since his only collaborators were undercover FBI agents.

But regular Metro rider Latricia Smith says if Ahmed truly spent the last several months videotaping activity around stations, and sizing...

Alleged Terrorist Scout Wanted To Fight U.S. Abroad

Some new details are emerging in the case against a man from Ashburn, Va., accused of preparing for a terrorist attack against Washington's Metro system.

Agents allege in an unsealed search warrant that Farooque Ahmed also recommended an unnamed hotel in Washington, D.C., as a possible targ...

Maryland To Vote On Constitution-Rewrite Convention

Maryland voters get one chance every 20 years to decide whether they want to hold a convention to rewrite the state's constitution, and the question is now before them on the ballot.

The threshold for approval is high. The proposal would need support from a majority of voters, not just from...