VIA CNN: (CNN) — A major sponsor for Tiger Woods announced Sunday that it is dropping the golf star in light of recent controversy swirling around his personal life. Accenture, a management consulting firm, said on its Web site that “given the circumstances of the last two weeks … the company has determined that he […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The U.S. Senate passed a bill Sunday that clears the way for the District government to allow medical marijuana use and to spend local tax dollars to help low-income women pay for abortions. More than a decade ago, D.C. voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure that would allow for the possession, […]

NEW YORK – Mark Ingram dabbed his eyes, took a deep breath and tried to steady himself. All set, he accepted the Heisman that completes Alabama’s trophy case. The tough-running tailback turned tearful after winning the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night in the closest vote in the award’s 75-year history. Next, he’ll try to lead […]

HOUSTON – Houston became the largest U.S. city to elect an openly gay mayor, with voters handing a solid victory to City Controller Annise Parker after a hotly contested runoff. Parker defeated former city attorney Gene Locke with 53.6 percent of the vote Saturday in a race that had a turnout of only 16.5 percent. “This election […]

Tiger Woods said Friday he is taking an indefinite leave from golf to try to save his marriage, the biggest fallout yet from two shocking weeks filled with allegations of rampant extramarital affairs. “I need to focus my attention on being a better husband, father, and person,” Woods said on his Web site. RELATED: OPINION: […]

VIA WJLA: Montgomery and Prince George’s counties are offering free H1N1 vaccination clinics in upcoming days. The Prince George’s County Health Department is offering an evening walk-in flu clinic on December 15, 2009. The clinic targets vulnerable and elderly populations. It will be held Tuesday December 15, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the D. […]

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is not supporting a bid to pardon Jack Johnson, the black heavyweight boxing champion who was imprisoned nearly a century ago because of his romantic ties with a white woman. The department’s pardon attorney, Ronald L. Rodgers, tells Rep. Peter King in a letter that DOJ general policy is not […]

VIA US NEWS & WORLD REPORT: Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va., the top school in U.S. News & World Report‘s America’s Best High Schools rankings, is designed to challenge students. A course load of offerings that include DNA science, neurology, and quantum physics would seem to be more than […]

VIA THE GAZETTE: County health officials and the University of Maryland, College Park’s School of Public Health launched an outreach effort Tuesday at the University of Maryland, College Park that they hope will address high rates of HIV, AIDS and other health ailments in Prince George’s County. The university’s new Prevention Research Center will team […]

VIA WJLA: WASHINGTON – Authorities say a handgun has been found at the D.C. jail and it may have been there since at least 2003. D.C. jail officials said Tuesday that the gun was found inside a “component of the inmate telephone units” during a shakedown on Monday night. Officials say the weapon might be […]