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Kelly: Meet a man with a message for dog owners: Pick up the poop

In the 10 years since he quit his job in automotive finance and traded his cubicle for the great outdoors, Chad Logan has devoted his life to two things: walking dogs and dealing with the inevitable byproduct of walking dogs. Read full article >>

Loudoun County makes plans to add varsity field hockey teams in 2016

For years, field hockey players in Loudoun County have been patient, waiting for their sport to achieve the same varsity status enjoyed by lacrosse- or soccer-playing classmates. That wait will end in the fall of 2016.Read full article >>

Rand Paul in Chicago: Crime 'not a racial thing, it is a spiritual problem'

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul brought his presidential campaign to Chicago on Wednesday, appealing to African-Americans on the South Side and entrepreneurs downtown.

Illinois House approves heroin treatment measure

The Illinois House on Wednesday overwhelming pushed through a sweeping measure aimed at curbing heroin use and preventing overdose deaths by expanding specialized drug courts that focus on treatment.

Taco Choco alert: new strawberry version available Thursday at Paisley Fig

When Paisley Fig announced it was offering a handful of house-made “Taco Chocos” last year, it sold out of them almost immediately. Then the bakery, which is adjoined to Room 11, brought them back for 4/20 with similar results.Read full article >>

Will SF Ever Get Speeder-Busting Cameras?

Nearly six months after the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency announced that they'd be working toward installing "life-saving speed enforcement cameras," they've finally gotten around to crafting a proposal for the cameras' use. [ more › ]

Jim Webb’s Iowa director resigns

Jim Webb has shed his second Iowa operative since he began weighing a presidential bid. Rania Batrice, who was brought on in March to coordinate Webb’s Iowa activity, resigned last week. Her sudden departure leaves the potential candidate, who known to bristle at the strictures of traditional campaigning, without a field director in any early primary state. Read full article >>

Free art might be waiting for you somewhere around D.C.

Check your nearest bus station, your tree branches, your Dumpster — there just might be a piece of free art waiting for you.The artwork — paintings, collages, jewelry and more — is hidden around the D.C. region, through a project called ScavengArt.Read full article >>

Go Home Already: Sick Air

End-of-day news: The Council unanimously approves first budget, black bears spotted in McLean, and more. [ more › ]

Listening Party: Cruzie Beaux - 'Mrs. Dick Van Dyke'

A new noisy electronic song from District lifer Cruzie Beaux. [ more › ]

L.A. mayor: Minimum wage exemption for unionized firms needs study

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday that a proposal to  exempt some unionized companies from paying a $15-per-hour minimum wage needs further scrutiny, but he stopped short of saying whether he would support or oppose it.

Medical Examiner Determines Food Writer Josh Ozersky's Cause Of Death

Chicago's Cook County Medical Examiner's office has released a cause of death in food writer Josh Ozersky's sudden passing earlier this month. Following an autopsy, the office has determined that Ozersky drowned in the shower following a seizure. His death has been ruled an accident. [ more › ]

Hazardous Thunderstorm, Wind & Hail Warning Issued For Rush Hour NYC

Nickel-size hail, gusting winds, and strong thunderstorms are sweeping toward us from New Jersey, just in time for your evening commute... TO HELL. The National Weather Service has issued a "Hazardous Weather Outlook" for New York City and the surrounding area through 7 p.m., with thunderstorms this afternoon and evening expected to kick up "damaging" wind gusts. [ more › ]

Is Congress on the Cusp of Making Alcohol Cheaper?

The ticket to a fantastic congressional-approval rating. It's Congress, so really who can say, but two members are doing their damnedest nevertheless. Yesterday, Indiana Republican Todd Young introduced a bill co-sponsored by Kentucky...Show More Summary

Despite FIFA bribery scandal, soccer's popularity still high in Europe

European soccer fans reacted with a mix of satisfaction and world-weariness to the news Wednesday that top officials of FIFA, the world sport’s governing body, had been indicted on corruption charges.

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