Race for the White House 2016
Mar 23, 2015 - 1:30 PM EDTAs President Barack Obama finishes his second presidential term, a number of high-profile names are considering a run at the White House in 2016. Follow our live blog for more coverage.
WWII warbirds rumble over National Mall Friday
May 8, 2015 - 9:15 AM EDTAround noon on Friday, World War II aircraft flew over the region in honor of the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, also known as V-E Day. Check out pictures and video from the historic event.
Apple iPhone 7 Event
Sep 7, 2016 - 12:18 PM EDTApple is expected to show off new iPhones, an updated smartwatch — and maybe some new gear for listening to both — during its annual fall product launch event today.
Katie Ledecky on WTOP
Aug 29, 2016Bethesda's own swimming phenom Katie Ledecky joined WTOP live on Monday, Aug. 29 to talk about her four gold medals from the Rio Olympics and what's next for the 19-year-old.
Democratic National Convention 2016
Jul 29, 2016WTOP's Dave McConnell and Nick Iannelli will be in Philadelphia this week for the Democratic National Convention. Follow along all week for complete coverage.
GOP Convention 2016
Jul 25, 2016WTOP's Dave McConnell and Brennan Haselton will be in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention July 18 to 21. Follow along all week for complete convention coverage.
The Faces of Orlando
Jun 16, 2016Fifty people were killed when an assault rifle-wielding gunman opened fire inside a crowded gay night club in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning. Most died inside the club, but 11 died at area hospitals. Another 53 people were injured in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. These are the stories of the victims.
Metro SafeTrack Updates
Sep 28, 2016Follow live updates from local transit officials during Metro's yearlong service disruptions.
What's Open Two
Jan 25, 2016Check out our running list of businesses, restaurants, grocery stores and more that are open for business during this historic snowstorm that threatens to drop as much as 3 feet of snow on the D.C. region
Massive blizzard shuts down D.C. region
Jan 22, 2016As predicted, the Washington area was blanketed by several inches of snow. Metro remains closed all weekend and local officials have urged motorists to stay off the roads.
D.C. digging out: What's open during snow days
Jan 25, 2016Cabin fever? Not everything is closed for the snow. Here's where you can find a warm bite to eat and some company at these local spots. We're not encouraging you to drive -- but hopefully you can find some good eats within walking distance from your home.
2016 Oscar Nominations
Jan 14, 2016WTOP's Jason Fraley offers live reaction to the 2016 Oscar nominees as they are unveiled at 8:30 a.m. EST on Jan. 14.
L'Enfant Smoke Timeline
Jan 12, 2016On Jan. 12, 2015, smoke overtook a Yellow Line train near the L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station. Passengers were stranded in the orange, acrid smoke for more than 30 minutes before help finally arrived. Here is a timeline recapping their ordeal.
WTOP in the courtroom: Jesse Matthew pretrial hearing in Morgan Harrington murder
Mar 2, 2016CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Jesse Matthew is expected in Albemarle County Circuit Court, for a 2:30 p.m. pretrial hearing in the Morgan Harrington murder case. Little is known about what topics will be argued, since the defense and prosecutors have successfully requested motions remain sealed until discussed in open court. WTOP's Neal Augenstein will be in the courtroom. Bookmark this page for up-to-the-minute details.
WTOP in the courtroom: Jesse Matthew pretrial hearing in Hannah Graham case
Dec 7, 2015Jesse Matthew is expected in Albemarle County Circuit Court, for a noon pretrial hearing in the Hannah Graham murder case. Very little is known about what topics will be argued, since the defense and prosecutors have successfully requested many motions remain sealed until discussed in open court. WTOP's Neal Augenstein will be in the courtroom. Bookmark this page for up-to-the-minute details.
Giving Tuesday 2015
Dec 1, 2015You braved the crowds on Black Friday. You got online at 1 a.m. for Cyber Monday. Here’s another holiday to add to your calendar: Giving Tuesday.The idea behind the holiday is simple: celebrate generosity, and give to those deserving of it. For a holiday gift to the person who has everything, make a donation in his name.
Black Friday Deals and Details
Nov 27, 2015Get ready for some savings. Black Friday has arrived, and we have the ultimate guide to the best sales and shopping strategies.
Paris Terror Attacks
Nov 24, 2015The terror attacks on Nov. 13 in Paris killed 130 people and injured hundreds more. Find the latest updates as France and the world responds to the ongoing threat from the Islamic State group.
Ryan Seacrest opens broadcast studio at Children's National Medical Center
Nov 6, 2015Entertainer Ryan Seacrest's foundation is opening its ninth state-of-the-art broadcast center at Children's National hospital, Friday morning. The ribbon-cutting will be complete with a red carpet, a performance by country artist Cam and guest appearances by Lucy Hale, Robin Thicke, and Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky.
Va. and Md. Election 2015
Nov 4, 2015Voters throughout Virginia and in some Maryland cities headed to the polls Nov. 3. Here is a recap of voters' choices for county or city officials along with Virginia senators and delegates.
Marine Corps Marathon 2015
Oct 25, 2015Sunday was the 40th running of the Marine Corps Marathon. The annual race brought loads of runners, spectators and road closures to Arlington and D.C.
Ask the Governor: Terry McAuliffe Oct. 28
Oct 28, 2015Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe joined WTOP live in the Glass Enclosed Nerve Center Wednesday morning for "Ask the Governor." Tolls on Interstate 66 and the upcoming election dominated the hour. But the governor also discussed the presidential campaign, the Benghazi hearing and Metro's general manager search.
'Back to the Future' day in Hill Valley, uh, Reston
Oct 23, 2015Today is the future, at least according to the Hollywood favorite "Back to the Future." In the second installment of the Robert Zemeckis trilogy, Oct. 21, 2015 is the day Marty McFly, Emmett "Doc" Brown, and Jennifer Parker journeyed to, from 1985. Reston has ceremoniously changed its name to Hill Valley, McFly's hometown, to coincide with the anniversary and the Washington West Film Festival, which will show all three movies this evening, and host a series of events during the festival.
Halloween Tricks and Treats 2015
Oct 31, 2015Looking for something to do this Halloween? No need to endure double, double toil and trouble, WTOP.com is on the case, and has come up with the best events in area, for all ages -- even the littlest of zombies.
Million Man March
Oct 10, 2015Two decades ago, the “Million Man March” in Washington, D.C., wanted to show the world that black lives matter. Now, the event is coming back to D.C. this weekend.
Charles Severance on trial
Feb 1, 2016Read WTOP's coverage of Charles Severance's trial for the slayings of prominent Alexandria residents Nancy Dunning, Ron Kirby and Ruthanne Lodato.
WTOP in the courtroom: Jesse Matthew pretrial hearings in Hannah Graham and Morgan Harrington murders
Oct 1, 2015CHARLOTTESVILLE -- Jesse Matthew will be in Albemarle County Circuit Court at 2 p.m. for pretrial hearings in the Hannah Graham and Morgan Harrington murder cases. Prosecutor Denise Lunsford has said she expects to try Matthew in two separate trials for Graham's 2014 murder and Harrington's 2009 murder. WTOP's Neal Augenstein will be in the courtroom. Bookmark this page for up-to-the-minute details.
U.S. markets close after volatile day
Aug 24, 2015U.S. markets plunged 1,000 points during morning trading Monday following a big drop in Chinese stocks. However the markets rallied but the Dow Jones industrial average still closed down almost 600 points. Analysts say it was a needed correction after a multiyear run.
First GOP Primary Debate
Aug 9, 2015Thank you for joining WTOP Thursday night for the first GOP primary debate. Join in the conversation. What were your favorite quips and who turned out the best or weakest performance?
New developments in Lyon sisters announced
Jul 16, 2015Authorities from Montgomery County and Bedford County, Virginia are planning to make "significant developments" regarding the disappearance of Sheila and Katherine Lyon, who disappeared from Wheaton Plaza Mall on March 25, 1975. On Wednesday, July 15, a news conference was held in Wheaton. On Thursday, July 16, a second news conference is planned at the Central Virginia Community College, in Bedford, Virginia.
Ask the Mayor July 14
Feb 10, 2016 - 10:24 AM EDTFor the first time since taking office in January, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser came to the Glass Enclosed Nerve Center to take your calls and questions live. WTOP's Bruce Alan and NBC Washington's Tom Sherwood moderated.
WTOP: Inside the NTSB hearing on Metro
Jan 11, 2016WTOP reporters Ari Ashe and Andrew Mollenbeck are covering Day 2 of the National Transportation Safety Board investigative hearing on Metro's deadly smoke incident. Follow along with the latest developments.