DC area soccer fans disappointed in US World Cup loss, look to 2026

WTOP News 12/3 8:40A Dick Uliano
The U.S. men s national soccer team was eliminated from the World Cup with a 3-1 loss to The Netherlands on Saturday, as fans followed the action at dozens of D.C. sports bars that opened early to accommodate them. Both floors of the Astro Beer...

Bowser makes one last pitch for embattled OUC nominee

WTOP News 12/2 8:20A John Domen
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser gathered the top chiefs from the city s public safety agencies to talk about plans to make holiday shoppers feel safer in commercial districts. Included in that mix was her nominee to run the Office of Unified...

Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree Around DC

Washingtonian Things To Do 12/2 7:30A Katie Kenny
In the market for a Christmas tree? Here s where to cut down a fir, spruce, or pine in the DC area. Maryland  Butler’s Orchard 22222 Davis Mill Rd., Germantown Butler’s Orchard offers both cut-your-own and pre-cut Douglas and Canaan firs through...

Man shocked on top of Amtrak train at Union Station

WTOP News 12/2 7:11A Veronica Canales
A man is in the hospital with critical injuries after he was shocked on top of an Amtrak Train at Union Station Friday morning. DC Fire and EMS said the man came into contact with power while walking on the roof of the train car, causing an...

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of DC’s 30th Annual Holiday Boat Parade

Washingtonian Things To Do 12/2 3:59A David Andrews
It was a dark and (somewhat) stormy Saturday night in December 1992. More than 30 boats lit up DC’s waterfront, draped in twinkling lights and ready to usher in the holiday season. In the end, however, just five boat captains braved the rough...

DC biotech Vanda Pharmaceuticals developing treatment for stage fright

WTOP News 12/2 2:31A Jeff Clabaugh
D.C.-based Vanda Pharmaceuticals  has completed early stage clinical trials for an experimental treatment for acute performance anxiety in social situations, such as public speaking. The Phase II clinical study of the drug involved 230 volunteers...

DC mayor moves to dissolve city’s troubled housing authority board

WTOP News 12/2 12:34A Tadiwos Abedje
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Council Chairman Phil Mendelson want to replace the existing D.C. Housing Authority Board of Commissioners with a temporary board after a scathing federal report found the city s housing authority failed to provide...

10 worst areas for traffic jams in the DC region

WTOP News 12/1 11:38P Nick Iannelli
While most commuters around D.C. have their own opinions as to where to find terrible traffic jams, an organization that helps set transportation priorities for the region has released a top 10 list...

DC Council to vote on plan making Metrobus free in DC

WTOP News 12/1 9:27A John Domen
The D.C. Council is set to vote on a proposal making all Metrobus service in the District free starting next Summer. In addition, the city s 12 busiest bus lines would run 24 hours a day under the new proposal, unveiled Thursday by D.C. Council...
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