Erin Cox and Peter Jamison, The Washington Post Published 9:46 pm CDT, Sunday, September 30, 2018 Maryland will add three laws to its already sweeping gun-control regulations on Monday, while shoppers in the District of Columbia will see their sales and cigarette taxes go up. The provisions are among hundreds of recently passed laws taking effect in the region on Oct. 1. In Maryland, the gun laws - passed in the wake of two mass shootings at high schools this year and the massacre at a Las Vegas concert last year - are designed to limit access to firearms and certain accessories. They also might have cost Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, R, his high ranking with the National Rifle Association. The state's "red flag" law allows concerned family members and law enforcement to ask a judge to temporarily confiscate firearms from gun owners who pose a risk to themselves or others. In February, before 17 people died in the Parkland High School shooting in Florida, five states had … [Read more...] about New laws: Gun restrictions in Maryland, tax hikes in Washington, D.C.
Steven Goff, The Washington Post Published 9:22 pm CDT, Saturday, September 29, 2018 WASHINGTON - D.C. United needed to win Saturday at Audi Field. Not draw and certainly not lose, but win. The manner and margin did not matter. Just win. Although the result was very much in the balance at halftime, United exceeded even the nuttiest expectations with a 5-0 romp over the team immediately ahead of it, the Montreal Impact, in the race for the last playoff spot in MLS's Eastern Conference. "It was incredible," midfielder Luciano Acosta said. "We were playing beautiful soccer. It was a beautiful game." Acosta gave the most beautiful performance of all, scoring early and posting three assists in the second half as United (10-11-8) extended its unbeaten streak to five and pulled within two points of the Impact (12-15-4). Having played two fewer matches than Montreal, D.C. controls its destiny with its next four games at home before finishing at Chicago in late October. Acosta … [Read more...] about D.C. United leaves no doubt in must-win game by routing Montreal, 5-0
Stevie Johnson Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Published 5:33 PM EDT Sep 29, 2018 After breezing through their first four games of the season, the Little Irish were locked in a grudge match with Friendship Collegiate from Washington D.C. Despite holding a 14-point lead at halftime, Aquinas (4-1) uncharacteristically committed a number of mistakes that led to Friendship coming from behind to win 34-27 in overtime at Wegmans Stadium on Saturday. "You want to win every game and play well in every game, but this is a great football team we played ... ," Aquinas coach Derek Annechino said after the game. "We knew they weren't going to lay down when we took a lead on them at halftime. We made too many mistakes, I made a lot of mistakes. I owe it to these kids to be better and this was on me. This was not on them." Early on it appeared as if Friendship (4-1) — ranked No. 14 by the Washington Post —was overmatched. Quarterback Tyler Szalkowski connected with … [Read more...] about No. 1 Aquinas falls to Washington D.C. power Friendship Collegiate
Keith L. Alexander, The Washington Post Published 11:04 am CDT, Saturday, September 29, 2018 The home where three members of the Savopoulos family were held and killed along with their housekeeper. The home where three members of the Savopoulos family were held and killed along with their housekeeper. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jonathan Newton Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jonathan Newton Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 The home where three members of the Savopoulos family were held and killed along with their housekeeper. The home where three members of the Savopoulos family were held and killed along with their housekeeper. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jonathan Newton DNA, Facebook usage and a sword among the evidence as D.C. … [Read more...] about DNA, Facebook usage and a sword among the evidence as D.C. quadruple murder trial continues
Lyft logo. (Photo credit: MGN online) WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- Willing to give up your car for a month? Lyft will reward you if you do. Lyft is launching Ditch Your Car, a new program in the D.C. metro area that is offering 50 residents $746 of transportation credit to give up their cars for 30 days. Drivers are “spending an average of 65 hours looking for a parking spot each year (almost 4x the national average), which amounts to $329 million for the city in wasted time, fuel and emissions,” Lyft said in a release. “Washingtonians also spend an annual $13,297 to drive a car, putting DC in the top 5 priciest cities for car ownership.” Lyft cites D.C.’s expensive parking and car ownership costs as reasons for its promotion, which it hopes leads to people using shared Lyft rides and other mobility options in the area instead. “Lyft is tackling this problem head-on and putting their money where their mouth is to encourage more Washingtonians to go … [Read more...] about Lyft offers D.C.-area residents $746 to ‘ditch their cars’