The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial opens to the public on the National Mall.View gallery
A man who authorities say was driving under the influence and on a suspended license when he caused a 2014 car accident that killed five people is going on trial.
The Secret Service says a woman who got tangled up by her shoelaces after trying to jump the White House fence last week has been arrested again after a similar stunt. Thirty-eight-year-old Marci Anderson Wahl of Everett, Washington, was arrested after she scaled a fence at the Treasury Building, next to the White House, Sunday and an alarm sounded about 2:15 a.m. She was charged with unlawful entry and contempt of court.
When officers arrived in the 100 block of Kerfoot Avenue, they found a woman, Leah Marie Adams, 19, of Front Royal, suffering from serious injuries. Adams was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.
A 76-year-old woman has gone missing in in Northwest D.C., police say.
President Donald Trump's aides opened the door to working with moderate Democrats on health care and other issues while Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer quickly offered to find common ground with Trump for repairing former President Barack Obama's health care law. Schumer said Sunday that Trump must be willing to drop attempts to repeal his predecessor's signature achievement, warning that Trump was destined to "lose again" on other parts of his agenda if he remained beholden to conservative Republicans. Trump initially focused the blame for the failure on Democrats and predicted a dire future for the current law. But on Sunday he turned his criticism toward conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill.
An Instagram post claiming 14 girls had disappeared in D.C. over a 24-hour period went viral across social media Thursday. But that post is inaccurate.