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Safety Questions Linger After DC Metrobus Hijacking

Safety Questions Linger After DC Metrobus Hijacking
nbcwashington.com — Some area bus drivers are questioning their safety, one day after a man attacked a bus driver, stole the bus and fatally struck a man at a gas station in Northeast Washington. Police said the hijacker, Keith Loving, 30, boarded the bus in the 3800 block of Jay Street in Northeast D.C.

Montgomery County Urges Residents to Protect Themselves Against Zika

Montgomery County Urges Residents to Protect Themselves Against Zika
nbcwashington.com — State and local officials in Maryland have launched new efforts to try to prevent residents from contracting the Zika virus as mosquito season begins this weekend. Montgomery County announced a Zika awareness campaign called " Fight The Bite" Friday.

'Every Day I Think About Him Suffering': Family Sues Md. Assisted Living Home

'Every Day I Think About Him Suffering': Family Sues Md. Assisted Living Home
nbcwashington.com — The family of an 80-year-old Maryland man who died after wandering away from a picnic announced Thursday it is suing his former assisted living facility. Lubin Phipps, of Upper Marlboro, went missing after a picnic held by Woodmore House Assisted Living at Watkins Regional Park in September 2015.

#BringBackOurGirls: Two years later we cannot forget Nigeria's Chibok Girls

#BringBackOurGirls: Two years later we cannot forget Nigeria's Chibok Girls
foxnews.com — When 276 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram on April 14, 2014, the world looked on in horror. The mass kidnapping instantly garnered international media attention, and ignited a Twitter campaign of epic proportions. (In less than three weeks, #BringBackOurGirls was used more than a million times on social media.)

Woman Sexually Assaulted, Robbed in Dumpster at Springfield Shopping Center: Police

Woman Sexually Assaulted, Robbed in Dumpster at Springfield Shopping Center: Police
nbcwashington.com — A woman was forced into a dumpster behind a shopping center in Springfield, Virginia, where police say she was robbed and sexually assaulted. Police said the 40-year-old woman was walking alone behind Commerce Plaza in the 7000 block of Commerce Street when she was attacked by a man.

LETTER: K-12 standardized testing needs reform

LETTER: K-12 standardized testing needs reform
grandforksherald.com — I'm writing to address the growing emphasis on standardized testing in K-12 education. These tests put unnecessary stress on students, and we need to reconsider whether the tests are a valid way of measuring intelligence. Furthermore, the testing also is a source of negativity in the classroom. And ...

Aspen Highlands, Colorado: Where to Ski Now in the Southern Rockies

Aspen Highlands, Colorado: Where to Ski Now in the Southern Rockies
mensjournal.com — Facebook just added to your Activity: This Article Aspen Highlands is the one mountain in the Aspen chain that is so good, with such an endless menu of famous terrain, the skiing and riding eclipses the iconic town itself.

Paris Attacks: Refugees Again at Mercy of Shifting Public Opinion

Paris Attacks: Refugees Again at Mercy of Shifting Public Opinion
huffingtonpost.com — It's an ever-shifting landscape for refugees fleeing to Europe from war in Syria and ISIS slaughter. Only a couple of short months ago, on September 2, 2015, the image of little Aylan Kurdi's body washed up on a shore in Turkey captured the attention of the world, sweeping public opinion toward sudden compassion for refugees.

A Chibok Father's Heartache

A Chibok Father's Heartache
foxnews.com — It's been a year and a half since the story of the kidnapped Chibok girls captured international attention. Today, as reports surface that one of the girls may have escaped her Boko Haram captors, I find myself thinking of her father.

A journey to north Iceland, where wild horses run free

A journey to north Iceland, where wild horses run free
mashable.com — Skagafjörður, Iceland - Deep in the valleys of the tabletop mountains in north Iceland, hundreds of horses roam free during the summer months, grazing in the highlands and raising their young. In the fall, farmers come together to round up and sort the horses.
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May 03, 2016

#breaking Chief Lanier: Man hit by carjacked Metrobus in NE DC has died. Suspect in custody. @nbcwashington

May 03, 2016

Bus transporting seniors was hit by juveniles who hijacked Metro bus in DC. Seniors on board fine @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/RBFvTvkY8P

May 03, 2016

RT @AdamTuss: NTSB Chair says Metro hasn't done enough to prevent water issues in tunnels and the smoke detector closest to the event wasn't working

May 03, 2016

NTSB will issue a probable cause ruling in the fatal L'Enfant Plaza smoke incident at a hearing this morning. @nbcwashington

Apr 29, 2016

Montgomery County, Md launching #Zika awareness campaign today. Next #News4 at 5:30 @nbcwashington


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