Bugs detected by D.C.’s weather likely include cicadas – The Washington Post

The cicadas across our region have been relentless, sparking a social media frenzy and keeping nature reporters in the D.C. area busy. Now they’ve made their way onto weather maps, too. They, along with other insects, can be seen on Doppler radars ordinarily used to track storms. Over the weekend, plots from D.C.-area weather radars […]

Amazon Picks New York City, Northern Virginia for Its HQ2 Locations – WSJ

New York City and Northern Virginia will be the homes for Amazon.com Inc.’sAMZN +0.60% second and third headquarters, according to people familiar with the matter, ending a more than yearlong public contest that started with 238 candidates and ended with a surprise split of its so-called HQ2. The imminent announcement is expected as soon as Tuesday, according to the […]

Kavanaugh wrongly claims he could drink legally in Md.

BOSTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has repeatedly said that he was legally allowed to consume beer as a prep school senior in Maryland. In fact, he was never legal in high school because the state’s drinking age increased to 21 at the end of his junior year, while he was still 17. […]

Teens kept at Virginia center say they were cuffed, beaten

WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells. The abuse claims against the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center near Staunton, Virginia, are detailed in federal […]

Many Maryland watermen deny the crab crisis is Trump’s fault. Except it is. – The Washington Post

HOOPERS ISLAND, Md. — There’s something new that has reached this desolate, weathered chain of Chesapeake Bay islands, and it’s starting to choke the watermen’s way of life. It’s fear. And that fear is endangering the centuries-old ecosystem around the crab business on these islands. Nearly half of the Eastern Shore’s crab houses have lost […]

Baltimore Cops Carried Toy Guns to Plant on People They Shot, Trial Reveals – VICE

One officer involved in the city’s massive corruption scandal said officers kept the replicas “in case we accidentally hit somebody or got into a shootout, so we could plant them.” Last week, the beginning of an explosive corruption trial involving eight members of Baltimore’s elite Gun Trace Task Force revealed that a handful of Baltimore […]

‘Resist White Supremacy’: A sign. A farm. And the fury that followed. – The Washington Post

Aaron Cox-Leow stands on her family’s farm in Centreville, Va., near the sign that has caused a furor on social media. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post) It had been a week since the road sign had gone up near the entrance of their 116-acre farm in Northern Virginia, and the furious emails, calls and Facebook messages […]

Newseum in talks about possible building sale – The Washington Post

Two months shy of its 10th anniversary in a glass-and-steel showpiece on Washington’s most prestigious thoroughfare, executives at the struggling Newseum will meet Thursday with a top real estate firm to explore options that include selling their building or moving to another location. The previously undisclosed talks with officials from the international firm Eastdil Secured — […]