An explosion in a Washington, D.C., suburb leveled a home where firefighters were investigating a gas leak. One firefighter was killed and nine other firefighters injured. Two civilians were injured.
Virginia music teacher Annie Ray started an orchestra for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She just won a Grammy for music education, and a $10,000 grant for her school.
Virginia and Maryland competed fiercely for the project. Virginia's congressional delegation said there is "overwhelming evidence" that the process was influenced by politics.
Lawyers for Newport News Public Schools had tried to block the lawsuit, arguing that Abby Zwerner was eligible only for workers' compensation for the injuries caused by the classroom shooting.
The three words "I Can't Breathe" refer to what some police brutality victims, like George Floyd, Eric Garner and Manuel Ellis, said before their untimely deaths at the hands of law enforcement.
The Washington, D.C., region is home to about 400,000 federal employees, plus members of the military and government contractors. In a government shutdown, they face no pay and lots of uncertainty.
A disturbance is likely to strengthen into a tropical storm when it's expected to hit North Carolina late Friday, forecasters said, posing flooding and other threats as far north as New Jersey.
Charles Givens, an inmate at the Marion Correctional Treatment Center, was allegedly beaten to death by prison officers in 2022. His sister filed a federal lawsuit against the officers in February.
On Feb. 5, 2022, Charles Givens was found unresponsive in his cell at Marion Correctional Treatment Center. An autopsy and other documentation indicate Givens suffered a beating, a lawsuit alleges.