Oxon Hill Maryland

A replacement water pipe sits at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission site where workers are removing dirt from around a defective water main in District Heights, Md., Wednesday, July 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

200,000 outside Washington forced to cut water use

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people in suburban Washington are sweating through a punishing heat wave under orders to avoid long showers, turn off sprinklers and think twice about flushing the […]

07/17/2013

A participant spells out a word on his hand before spelling it, National Spelling Bee. (AP Photo)

After 1st vocab test, Spelling Bee gets a champion

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — A spelling bee week that began with curiosity and angst over a new vocabulary test was set to end the familiar way — with bright kids spelling difficult words under […]

05/30/2013

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Spelling Bee begins with 1st-ever vocabulary test

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee is under way, with 281 youngsters taking the first vocabulary test in the history of the competition. Spellers arrived Tuesday morning to take a […]

05/28/2013

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