<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.comen-usThu, 23 Mar 2017 12:56:30 -0400Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:56:30 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Md. Man Accused of Murder Traveled to NYC to Target Blacks]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:01:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/MALE+FATALLY+STABBED+RACIAL+ATTACK+PERP+WALK+MN++-+15130326_WNB.jpg


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<![CDATA[Black Bear Plays Tug-of-War With Wildlife Researcher]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:35:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000005059810.JPG
Wildlife researchers studying black bears in southern Vermont had a surprising encounter with an animal, and the run-in was caught on camera.

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<![CDATA[Police Release Sketch of Man Wanted in 18-Year-Old's Murder]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:30:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/allyssa+banks+suspect.jpg
Prince George's County police have released a composite sketch of the man they believe is responsible for the murder of an 18-year-old woman.]]>
<![CDATA[Officer in Laquan McDonald Shooting Faces New Charges]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:21:48 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/vAN+dYKE.png
New charges have been filed against the Chicago police officer who fatally shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014, prosecutors announced in court Thursday. Officer Jason Van Dyke is now facing 16 counts...

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<![CDATA[Security Boosted at Rockville High After Immigration-Related Threats]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:52:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000018196024_1200x675_904754243875.jpg
Police have stepped up security at Rockville High School after the school received several threats Wednesday related to the immigration status of two students accused of raping a 14-year-old in a school...]]>
<![CDATA[Metro to Hike Fares, Cut Service Starting This Summer]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:30:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_1981087702.jpg
On Thursday morning, the board unanimously approved a proposal for the changes.

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<![CDATA[Londoners Spread Message of Unity Through Tube Stations]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:04:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/LondonTube-GettyImages-591952728.jpg
In the wake of Wednesday’s attack, Londoners were greeted by messages of unity written on dry erase boards in London Underground stations.Among the messages in the Tube, London’s underground transportation...

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<![CDATA[What Does 'Incidental' Surveillance Mean?]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:57:30 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/656523922-devin-nunes-trump-intelligence.jpg
Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee disclosed Wednesday that intelligence reports show American surveillance "incidentally collected" the conversations of some members of President...

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<![CDATA[Police Have Person of Interest in Killing of Artist]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:25:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Person+of+Interest6.jpg
A woman was found bound and stabbed to death inside a rowhouse in Northeast Washington Tuesday afternoon, days after she was last seen at the art school where she worked.

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<![CDATA[‘Bizarre’ Behavior by House Intel Committee Leaders: McCain]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:06:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/MCCAIN_AP_16285088898654.jpg
After a high-stakes back and forth between the top Democrat and Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, Sen. John McCain said partisan bickering has cost Congress its credibility to investigate...

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<![CDATA[Don't Walk on Metro Escalators, General Manager Says]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:38:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/032217+metro+escalator+bethesda.jpg
Walk to the left, stand to the right? Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said please don't.

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<![CDATA[Alleged Sword Killer Cops Say Hated 'Blacks' Faces Judge in NYC]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:01:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/cms749.jpg
The white U.S. Army veteran from Baltimore, Maryland, accused of killing a black man collecting bottles on the street with a sword is due to face a judge Thursday. James Harris Jackson was bent on making...]]>
<![CDATA[Reagan National Airport Launches $1 Billion Project]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:54:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Reagan+National+Centrum+Entrance.jpg
Two new security checkpoints and a new commuter concourse are part of what the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has dubbed "Project Journey."

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<![CDATA[Armed Suspect Shot by DC Police Officer in Southeast: Police]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:34:27 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DC+Officers.jpg
A D.C. police officer shot an armed man after a report of a shooting in Southeast Wednesday night.

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<![CDATA[Firefighter Saves Best Friend Police Officer’s Life From CO]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:10:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Officer+Ricardo+Biddy+and+Firefigher+Phil+Martin+7R4A2931_blog.jpg
A Maryland police officer whose cruiser leaked carbon monoxide is fortunate his best friend is an emergency medical technician.

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<![CDATA[10 DC Students Awarded Full Scholarships to GW University]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:18:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Michael_Degaga_2017_LRW_4771.jpg
Ten D.C. students were surprised Wednesday by full scholarships to attend George Washington University.

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<![CDATA[Maryland Teacher, 94, Says She Has No Plans to Retire]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:55:37 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Teacher13.jpg
A 94-year-old woman has been inspiring students in Montgomery County for decades. News4's Melissa Mollet explains why she came back from retirement, and why she has no plans to retire again.]]>
<![CDATA[IRS Removed Tool From FAFSA Site After Suspicious Activity]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:25:52 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_78409850950.jpg
The IRS removed a vital tool from the federal financial aid application website due to suspicious activity, a congressman told News4.

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<![CDATA[Police Investigate Threats Against Rockville High School]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:25:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Henry+E+Sanchez+Look+N.jpg
Rockville High School received threats Wednesday as the school deals with the rape of a 14-year-old girl by two students, one of whom has an undetermined immigration status.

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<![CDATA[17-Year-Old Girl Missing From Southeast DC]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:57:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/missing+teen4.jpg
Police are asking for help locating 17-year-old Katherine Hunter.

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<![CDATA[London Terrorist Attack Brings Reflection to U.S. Capitol Security]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:20:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/capitol_police_shorts.jpg
Former U.S. Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine talks about the London attacks and how D.C. has prepared itself for similar threats.

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<![CDATA[Talk Around Town: Trump Meets Congressional Black Caucus]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:16:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_17081702419435.jpg
WHUR's Troy Johnson discusses what some listeners think about President Donald Trump's outreach to African-Americans.

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<![CDATA[Police Warn iPhone Users of Potentially Dangerous Siri Prank]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:14:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_111010073653_Siri.jpg
Law enforcement agencies around the country are warning iPhone users about a potentially deadly prank involving the Apple iPhone's "assistant" Siri.

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<![CDATA[Gun Store Burglary Suspects in Custody, Guns Still Missing]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:03:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000018187522_1200x675_904221763574.jpg
Three suspects are accused in three separate gun store burglaries in Virginia. News4's Northern Virginia Bureau Reporter David Culver reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Artist Found Bound, Fatally Stabbed in DC Rowhouse]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:57:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/corrina2.JPG
A woman was found bound and stabbed to death inside a rowhouse in Northeast Washington Tuesday afternoon, days after she was last seen at the art school where she worked.
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<![CDATA[For Sale: Historic Reeves Farmhouse]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:42:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000018186335_1200x675_904123971512.jpg
Arlington County is putting the historic Reeves Farmhouse up for sale. The farmhouse is more than 100 years old.]]>
<![CDATA[Fears ISIS Could Plant Bombs in Planes Driving New Rules]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:11:48 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Airplane-502883694.jpg
A new rule banning some electronics on United States-bound flights from certain airports in Muslim-majority countries is a result of fears that ISIS could plant explosive devices in electronic devices, officials...

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<![CDATA[Seniors Worry About Loss of Meals Under Trump Budget Plan]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:27:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/IMG_82502.jpg
Dale Lamphier, 97, never married and her closest living relatives―three nephews―live across the country. About two years ago, she moved to a senior housing complex in Westwood, New Jersey, a town she has...

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<![CDATA['Heroic' British MP Attempted to Save Cop in London Attack]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:14:37 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-656492592.jpg
A British foreign minister bloodied his hands attempting to save the life of a police officer who was stabbed on the grounds of Britain's Parliament in what was described Wednesday as a "terrorist...

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<![CDATA[It's Really Happening! Cherry Blossoms Reach Phase 5 of 6]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:52:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*120/Pagoda+and+blossoms.jpg
The survivors of last week's snowy cold snap are preparing to bloom just as impressively as ever -- and they've reached the 5th of 6 blooming stages, the National Park Service (NPS) announced Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Spicer: Rockville Rape Shows Need for Immigration Overhaul]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:36:33 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Henry+E+Sanchez+Look+N.jpg
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that a Maryland rape case, in which an 18-year-old with a pending immigration case is charged with assaulting a 14-year-old girl, is an example of why...

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