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  • Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk

    Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:26 AM EDT2014-08-20 09:26:02 GMT
    Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination.
    Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination.
  • Southwest offers fares as low as $73

    Southwest offers fares as low as $73

    Friday, August 8 2014 7:44 AM EDT2014-08-08 11:44:55 GMT
    Southwest is offering a deal you might think is too good to be true -- fares as low at $73! The airline is sending out targeted emails offering double Southwest points and a major sale on flights booked by August 14th.
    Southwest is offering a deal you might think is too good to be true -- fares as low at $73! The airline is sending out targeted emails offering double Southwest points and a major sale on flights booked by August 14th.
  • RadPad app aims to help people find rentals easier, faster in the DC area

    RadPad app aims to help people find rentals easier, faster in the DC area

    Thursday, August 7 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-08-07 23:36:02 GMT
    Looking for a place to rent? With all the colleges and government agencies, the D.C. area is a pretty transient place and a lot of people are looking for rentals. A new app is helping make that dreadful and tedious search a whole lot easier. It's called RadPad and is super easy to use.
    Looking for a place to rent? With all the colleges and government agencies, the D.C. area is a pretty transient place and a lot of people are looking for rentals. A new app is helping make that dreadful and tedious search a whole lot easier. It's called RadPad and is super easy to use.
  • Amazon expands same-day delivery service to 6 cities, including DC metro area

    Amazon expands same-day delivery service to 6 cities, including DC metro area

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-08-06 16:12:01 GMT
    Hate to wait? Well, if you live in DC and you’re ordering on Amazon.com, wait no more. Starting Wednesday, Amazon is expanding its same-day delivery service to six more cities, including DC!
    Hate to wait? Well, if you live in DC and you’re ordering on Amazon.com, wait no more. Starting Wednesday, Amazon is expanding its same-day delivery service to six more cities, including DC!
  • Sweepstakes scam claims to be DC agency

    Sweepstakes scam claims to be DC agency

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:28:08 GMT
    Everyone dreams of winning the lottery. That is what scammers are betting on. Only now, there is a new twist on these lottery or sweepstakes scams posing as a local D.C. government agency.
    Everyone dreams of winning the lottery. That is what scammers are betting on. Only now, there is a new twist on these lottery or sweepstakes scams posing as a local D.C. government agency.
  • Phone company offers $12 a month unlimited plan

    Phone company offers $12 a month unlimited plan

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:47 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:47:06 GMT
    If you're looking to cut your cell phone bill look no further. Sprint is offering cheap data plans. With the company's new plans, you can get your data plan as low as $12 a month for unlimited access. Here's the catch though - you can only access three social media sites. Those include twitter, Facebook and Instagram or Pinterest. For $ 10 more, you will receive access to all 4 sites and for another $5 on top of that will give you unlimited streaming from any music app. The offers are part o...
    If you're looking to cut your cell phone bill look no further. Sprint is offering cheap data plans. With the company's new plans, you can get your data plan as low as $12 a month for unlimited access. Here's the catch though - you can only access three social media sites. Those include twitter, Facebook and Instagram or Pinterest. For $ 10 more, you will receive access to all 4 sites and for another $5 on top of that will give you unlimited streaming from any music app. The offers are part o...
  • DC mayor signs bill banning Styrofoam

    DC mayor signs bill banning Styrofoam

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:43:38 GMT
    That Styrofoam food container you may get your lunch in will soon be illegal in the District. Mayor Vincent Gray signed legislation on Tuesday that will prohibit the distribution of the containers starting in 2016.
    That Styrofoam food container you may get your lunch in will soon be illegal in the District. Mayor Vincent Gray signed legislation on Tuesday that will prohibit the distribution of the containers starting in 2016.
  • Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

    Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:03 AM EDT2014-07-29 11:03:26 GMT
    More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.
    More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.
  • Tysons Corner businesses excited for opening of new Silver Line

    Tysons Corner businesses excited for opening of new Silver Line

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:42:02 GMT
    We are just hours away from the first Metro train to roll on the Silver Line. Metro isn’t the only one counting down until this service begins at noon Saturday. When it happens, Tysons Corner Center and area businesses nearby are hoping to expand with a lot more profit.
    We are just hours away from the first Metro train to roll on the Silver Line. Metro isn’t the only one counting down until this service begins at noon Saturday. When it happens, Tysons Corner Center and area businesses nearby are hoping to expand with a lot more profit.
  • FOX 5 Investigates: DC parking ticket fight

    FOX 5 Investigates: DC parking ticket fight

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:55:46 GMT
    There's a good chance that most of you who are reading this have gotten a parking ticket in D.C. at one time. It's always frustrating -- even if you deserve it. But what if you didn’t deserve it? You parked legally, your tags were up to date and you still got a ticket on your windshield? Would you take on the fight?
    There's a good chance that most of you who are reading this have gotten a parking ticket in D.C. at one time. It's always frustrating -- even if you deserve it. But what if you didn’t deserve it? You parked legally, your tags were up to date and you still got a ticket on your windshield? Would you take on the fight?
  • Firm investigates questionable spending by Montgomery Co. school board members

    Firm investigates questionable spending by Montgomery Co. school board members

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:57:30 GMT
    An outside law firm hired to investigate questionable spending by Montgomery County School Board members is recommending the board cancel credit cards issued to members, cut back on expensive meals and limit trips to education conferences in places like Miami and San Diego.
    An outside law firm hired to investigate questionable spending by Montgomery County School Board members is recommending the board cancel credit cards issued to members, cut back on expensive meals and limit trips to education conferences in places like Miami and San Diego.
  • Prince George's County OKs MGM casino at National Harbor

    Prince George's County OKs MGM casino at National Harbor

    A building plan for a $925 million MGM casino and hotel near the nation's capital has been approved by local officials in Maryland.
    A building plan for a $925 million MGM casino and hotel near the nation's capital has been approved by local officials in Maryland.
  • DC Council overrides Mayor Gray's veto of $10.6 billion budget

    DC Council overrides Mayor Gray's veto of $10.6 billion budget

    Monday, July 14 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-07-14 19:53:29 GMT
    The D.C. Council has delivered a final blow to some of outgoing Mayor Vincent Gray's priorities by overriding his veto of the city's $10.6 billion budget.
    The D.C. Council has delivered a final blow to some of outgoing Mayor Vincent Gray's priorities by overriding his veto of the city's $10.6 billion budget.
  • Prince George's County panel to vote on National Harbor casino next week

    Prince George's County panel to vote on National Harbor casino next week

    Monday, July 14 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-07-14 19:44:11 GMT
    A panel of Prince George's County officials will vote next week on the site plan for a casino at National Harbor.
    A panel of Prince George's County officials will vote next week on the site plan for a casino at National Harbor.
  • Laura's Likes: Grilling Edition

    Laura's Likes: Grilling Edition

    Friday, July 11 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-07-12 01:48:52 GMT
    For this weekend edition of Laura's Likes, I have come across some great products that are perfect for you if you like to be outside barbecuing.
    For this weekend edition of Laura's Likes, I have come across some great products that are perfect for you if you like to be outside barbecuing.
  • Mayor Gray vetoes $10.6 billion budget

    Mayor Gray vetoes $10.6 billion budget

    Friday, July 11 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-07-11 23:14:59 GMT
    District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has vetoed the $10.6 billion budget approved by the D.C. Council.
    District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has vetoed the $10.6 billion budget approved by the D.C. Council.
  • Crumbs shows dangers of focusing on single product

    Crumbs shows dangers of focusing on single product

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-07-09 14:48:44 GMT
    Turns out, being a one-hit wonder is risky. When Crumbs, the New York City-based chain that built its business around cupcakes, shuttered several dozen of its remaining locations on Monday, it seemed like an abrupt ending for a company that opened a decade ago to ride the wave of popularity of the sugary treat sparked by the TV series Sex and The City.
    Turns out, being a one-hit wonder is risky. When Crumbs, the New York City-based chain that built its business around cupcakes, shuttered several dozen of its remaining locations on Monday, it seemed like an abrupt ending for a company that opened a decade ago to ride the wave of popularity of the sugary treat sparked by the TV series Sex and The City.
  • Man gets DC parking ticket for car he doesn't own

    Man gets DC parking ticket for car he doesn't own

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-07-08 23:26:21 GMT
    Maryland motorist Jon Rasmussen got a shocking notice in the mail several weeks ago. It was a notice of an "unsatisfied" parking ticket from the District of Columbia informing him that on May 4, his Honda sedan had been parked illegally on private property without consent on Maine Avenue, SW.
    Maryland motorist Jon Rasmussen got a shocking notice in the mail several weeks ago. It was a notice of an "unsatisfied" parking ticket from the District of Columbia informing him that on May 4, his Honda sedan had been parked illegally on private property without consent on Maine Avenue, SW.
  • Laura's Likes: Keep track of your belongings

    Laura's Likes: Keep track of your belongings

    Monday, July 7 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-07-08 01:13:28 GMT
    We are in the thick of summer and the kids are on the move. You are traveling and stuff is being transported. It is easy to lose your things, so here are some simple ideas to keep track of your belongings.
    We are in the thick of summer and the kids are on the move. You are traveling and stuff is being transported. It is easy to lose your things, so here are some simple ideas to keep track of your belongings.
  • Study: 1 of 8 households can afford 'American Dream'

    Study: 1 of 8 households can afford 'American Dream'

    Monday, July 7 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-07-07 14:36:09 GMT
    A new study finds only 1 out of every 8 U.S. households can afford the American Dream. The study says the ideal American Dream costs about $130,000 a year.
    A new study finds only 1 out of every 8 U.S. households can afford the American Dream. The study says the ideal American Dream costs about $130,000 a year.
  • Md. commission approves rate hike for Pepco

    Md. commission approves rate hike for Pepco

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-07-03 00:44:44 GMT
    The Maryland Public Service Commission has approved an electricity rate hike for Pepco, but less than the utility requested.
    The Maryland Public Service Commission has approved an electricity rate hike for Pepco, but less than the utility requested.
  • DC teen creates organization to collect discarded crayons from restaurants

    DC teen creates organization to collect discarded crayons from restaurants

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-07-02 21:24:39 GMT
    He is a D.C. kid who just finished his first year in college. But he has already left his mark literally, trying to change the world one crayon at a time.
    He is a D.C. kid who just finished his first year in college. But he has already left his mark literally, trying to change the world one crayon at a time.
  • Ocean City on a budget: 22 ways to save money at the beach

    Ocean City on a budget: 22 ways to save money at the beach

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-07-02 14:43:49 GMT
    One of our FOX 5 producers recently made the trip ‘down the ocean’  to Ocean City in search of ways to have a great time without spending a lot of money. Check out his 22 ways to save at the beach-- and then share your own money-saving tips!
    One of our FOX 5 producers recently made the trip ‘down the ocean’  to Ocean City in search of ways to have a great time without spending a lot of money. Check out his 22 ways to save at the beach-- and then share your own money-saving tips!
  • Graco gives in, agrees to recall 1.9 million infant car seats

    Graco gives in, agrees to recall 1.9 million infant car seats

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-07-02 01:34:00 GMT
    Graco Children's Products is recalling 1.9 million infant car seats, bowing to demands from U.S. safety regulators, in what is now the largest seat recall in American history.
    Graco Children's Products is recalling 1.9 million infant car seats, bowing to demands from U.S. safety regulators, in what is now the largest seat recall in American history.
  • Drybar celebrates new alcohol law in effect in Montgomery County

    Drybar celebrates new alcohol law in effect in Montgomery County

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-07-02 00:03:41 GMT
    With all the stress we often face in our lives, any chance to relax is a welcomed opportunity. Now, there is a new law in Montgomery County that will allow people to take the edge off while getting their hair done.
    With all the stress we often face in our lives, any chance to relax is a welcomed opportunity. Now, there is a new law in Montgomery County that will allow people to take the edge off while getting their hair done.
  • FTC: T-Mobile made millions in bogus charges

    FTC: T-Mobile made millions in bogus charges

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-07-01 20:41:57 GMT
    T-Mobile USA knowingly made hundreds of millions of dollars off its customers in potentially bogus charges, a federal regulator alleged Tuesday in a complaint likely to mar the reputation of a household name in wireless communications.
    T-Mobile USA knowingly made hundreds of millions of dollars off its customers in potentially bogus charges, a federal regulator alleged Tuesday in a complaint likely to mar the reputation of a household name in wireless communications.
  • After 6 decades, historic Silver Spring music store closing down

    After 6 decades, historic Silver Spring music store closing down

    Monday, June 30 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-06-30 23:08:21 GMT
    “There is nothing else quite like it.” That is what customers say about a Silver Spring music store that closing for good after being in business for well over half a century. At Dale Music, they have reached the final verse of a long and lovely tune.
    “There is nothing else quite like it.” That is what customers say about a Silver Spring music store that closing for good after being in business for well over half a century. At Dale Music, they have reached the final verse of a long and lovely tune.
  • Small business owner finds process for starting up in DC slow

    Small business owner finds process for starting up in DC slow

    Monday, June 30 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-06-30 22:15:40 GMT
    It is a complaint heard often in the District. Running a small business is not easy, especially when it comes to getting things up and running. We are introducing you to a man who just wants help from the District government to get proper permits to build his business.
    It is a complaint heard often in the District. Running a small business is not easy, especially when it comes to getting things up and running. We are introducing you to a man who just wants help from the District government to get proper permits to build his business.
  • GM recalls 8.2 million cars for ignition switches

    GM recalls 8.2 million cars for ignition switches

    Monday, June 30 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-06-30 20:53:34 GMT
    General Motors' safety crisis worsened on Monday when the automaker added 8.2 million vehicles to its ballooning list of cars recalled over faulty ignition switches.
    General Motors' safety crisis worsened on Monday when the automaker added 8.2 million vehicles to its ballooning list of cars recalled over faulty ignition switches.
  • Metro fare increases starting Sunday

    Metro fare increases starting Sunday

    Friday, June 27 2014 8:29 PM EDT2014-06-28 00:29:00 GMT
    Starting this Sunday, your ride on Metro will cost you more. Rail fares will increase by an average of three percent.
    Starting this Sunday, your ride on Metro will cost you more. Rail fares will increase by an average of three percent.
  • Park Police cracking down on food trucks on National Mall

    Park Police cracking down on food trucks on National Mall

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-06-25 22:45:39 GMT
    Finding food or a quick lunch on the go might become more difficult along the National Mall. D.C. food truck owners say they have been warned to leave the area or face a $300 fine or worse -- we talked to one food truck operator on the phone who told us he was arrested by Park Police and taken to jail.
    Finding food or a quick lunch on the go might become more difficult along the National Mall. D.C. food truck owners say they have been warned to leave the area or face a $300 fine or worse -- we talked to one food truck operator on the phone who told us he was arrested by Park Police and taken to jail.
  • MGM picks Baltimore contractor for National Harbor casino

    MGM picks Baltimore contractor for National Harbor casino

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-06-25 21:00:27 GMT
    MGM Resorts has chosen a Baltimore-based contractor to build its new casino resort at National Harbor in Prince George's County.
    MGM Resorts has chosen a Baltimore-based contractor to build its new casino resort at National Harbor in Prince George's County.
  • Laura's Likes: Summertime Edition

    Laura's Likes: Summertime Edition

    Monday, June 23 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-06-24 00:59:55 GMT
    Summer time brings grilling, 4th of July celebrations and mosquitos. Here are some things that will help you out with all three of these.
    Summer time brings grilling, 4th of July celebrations and mosquitos. Here are some things that will help you out with all three of these.
  • Starbucks degree program not as simple as it seems

    Starbucks degree program not as simple as it seems

    Friday, June 20 2014 7:48 AM EDT2014-06-20 11:48:46 GMT
    The scholarship portion of a new education program Starbucks is offering to help workers pay for an online degree consists of a discount from Arizona State University, not money from the chain.
    The scholarship portion of a new education program Starbucks is offering to help workers pay for an online degree consists of a discount from Arizona State University, not money from the chain.
  • Starbucks contribution to scholarship overstated

    Starbucks contribution to scholarship overstated

    Thursday, June 19 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-06-19 20:22:13 GMT
    It turns out Starbucks isn't contributing any upfront scholarship money to an online college degree program it introduced this week.
    It turns out Starbucks isn't contributing any upfront scholarship money to an online college degree program it introduced this week.
  • Crime data show iPhone 'kill switch' cuts thefts

    Crime data show iPhone 'kill switch' cuts thefts

    Thursday, June 19 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-06-19 20:16:15 GMT
    New crime data show Apple's addition of a "kill switch" to its iPhones last September has sharply reduced robberies and thefts, authorities said Thursday.
    New crime data show Apple's addition of a "kill switch" to its iPhones last September has sharply reduced robberies and thefts, authorities said Thursday.
  • Turmoil in Iraq is pushing up US gasoline prices

    Turmoil in Iraq is pushing up US gasoline prices

    Thursday, June 19 2014 7:41 AM EDT2014-06-19 11:41:58 GMT
    Violence in Iraq is pushing U.S. gasoline prices higher, depriving drivers of the usual price break between Memorial Day and July Fourth. The national average price of $3.67 per gallon is the highest price for this time of year since 2008, the year gasoline hit its all-time high.
    Violence in Iraq is pushing U.S. gasoline prices higher, depriving drivers of the usual price break between Memorial Day and July Fourth. The national average price of $3.67 per gallon is the highest price for this time of year since 2008, the year gasoline hit its all-time high.
  • No recommendation, no action on meals tax in Fairfax County

    No recommendation, no action on meals tax in Fairfax County

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-06-17 22:54:48 GMT
    A task force charged with considering a local restaurant tax in Fairfax County could not come to a consensus on whether to move forward with the idea. It put forth a lengthy report with "no recommendation" on the issue.
    A task force charged with considering a local restaurant tax in Fairfax County could not come to a consensus on whether to move forward with the idea. It put forth a lengthy report with "no recommendation" on the issue.
  • MGM reaches agreement with Prince George's Co. to ensure casino jobs for residents

    MGM reaches agreement with Prince George's Co. to ensure casino jobs for residents

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-06-17 21:30:32 GMT
    MGM Resorts International has reached an agreement with Prince George's County that will guarantee thousands of jobs for county residents, tens of millions in payroll and opportunities for county and minority-owned businesses at the future casino and resort at National Harbor.
    MGM Resorts International has reached an agreement with Prince George's County that will guarantee thousands of jobs for county residents, tens of millions in payroll and opportunities for county and minority-owned businesses at the future casino and resort at National Harbor.
  • Laura's Likes: Beach Edition

    Laura's Likes: Beach Edition

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-06-17 15:20:30 GMT
    The start of summer is one week away and beach vacations have already begun. Are you prepared? Here are some ideas for you. We always need sunscreen, a towel and a cover up, right? Well, here are the latest and greatest that I've found in those categories.
    The start of summer is one week away and beach vacations have already begun. Are you prepared? Here are some ideas for you. We always need sunscreen, a towel and a cover up, right? Well, here are the latest and greatest that I've found in those categories.
  • GM recalls 3.4 million more cars for ignition problems

    GM recalls 3.4 million more cars for ignition problems

    Monday, June 16 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-06-16 22:51:53 GMT
    General Motors says it needs to change or replace the keys for about 3.4 million cars because they could cause the ignition switch to move out of position if they're carrying too much weight.
    General Motors says it needs to change or replace the keys for about 3.4 million cars because they could cause the ignition switch to move out of position if they're carrying too much weight.
  • Construction causing food trucks in Rosslyn to relocate

    Construction causing food trucks in Rosslyn to relocate

    Monday, June 16 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-06-16 22:36:22 GMT
    Food truck owners in downtown Rosslyn are being served up some heartburn. A skyscraper going up near the Rosslyn Metro station may force the food trucks to relocate from an area where they have set up shop for years.
    Food truck owners in downtown Rosslyn are being served up some heartburn. A skyscraper going up near the Rosslyn Metro station may force the food trucks to relocate from an area where they have set up shop for years.
  • Workout held at Freedom Plaza to protest DC fitness tax

    Workout held at Freedom Plaza to protest DC fitness tax

    Monday, June 16 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-06-16 22:22:38 GMT
    In just over a week, the D.C. Council will hold a second and final vote on next year’s budget. The budget is huge -- well over $10 billion. But about $5 million in that budget is causing people to be worked up over the potential cost of their workout.
    In just over a week, the D.C. Council will hold a second and final vote on next year’s budget. The budget is huge -- well over $10 billion. But about $5 million in that budget is causing people to be worked up over the potential cost of their workout.
  • Laura's Likes: More Father's Day Gift Ideas

    Laura's Likes: More Father's Day Gift Ideas

    Monday, June 16 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-06-16 21:15:01 GMT
    Father’s Day is this Sunday and if you are behind, it's okay. My solution is to place an order now, then print off a picture or email a shot of the item you are giving or sending to dad. Then let him know it's on the way. Here are three items that are unique and will please almost any daddy.
    Father’s Day is this Sunday and if you are behind, it's okay. My solution is to place an order now, then print off a picture or email a shot of the item you are giving or sending to dad. Then let him know it's on the way. Here are three items that are unique and will please almost any daddy.
  • Catania wants to halt DC 'yoga tax'

    Catania wants to halt DC 'yoga tax'

    Friday, June 13 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-06-13 19:22:20 GMT
    A D.C. councilmember and mayoral candidate says he'll try to stop the city from imposing sales taxes on yoga classes and gym memberships.
    A D.C. councilmember and mayoral candidate says he'll try to stop the city from imposing sales taxes on yoga classes and gym memberships.
  • Father's Day events around the DC area

    Father's Day events around the DC area

    Thursday, June 12 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-06-13 02:32:14 GMT
    It's a few days away until we celebrate fathers, grandfathers and father figures for being in our lives and being who they are. But what do we do with them? How do we treat our dads to a day they will enjoy and know they are appreciated?
    It's a few days away until we celebrate fathers, grandfathers and father figures for being in our lives and being who they are. But what do we do with them? How do we treat our dads to a day they will enjoy and know they are appreciated?
  • Maryland reaches settlement with Snapchat

    Maryland reaches settlement with Snapchat

    Thursday, June 12 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-06-12 20:54:00 GMT
    The attorney general's office says Maryland has reached a settlement with the developer of the mobile app Snapchat in which the company agreed not to deceive consumers about "disappearing' messages.
    The attorney general's office says Maryland has reached a settlement with the developer of the mobile app Snapchat in which the company agreed not to deceive consumers about "disappearing' messages.
  • Fairfax County considering restaurant meal tax

    Fairfax County considering restaurant meal tax

    Thursday, June 12 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-06-12 04:03:01 GMT
    There is a food fight being waged in Fairfax County that could have diners dishing out more money for the food they eat in restaurants, hotels and grocery stores.
    There is a food fight being waged in Fairfax County that could have diners dishing out more money for the food they eat in restaurants, hotels and grocery stores.
  • Laura's Likes: Father's Day Gifts

    Laura's Likes: Father's Day Gifts

    Monday, June 9 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-06-09 22:50:09 GMT
    Father’s Day is this Sunday and we have been scoping out the best gifts for your dad. I have found what I think are some really good ones this year.
    Father’s Day is this Sunday and we have been scoping out the best gifts for your dad. I have found what I think are some really good ones this year.
  • Uber and Lyft still operating despite cease and desist order from Va. DMV

    Uber and Lyft still operating despite cease and desist order from Va. DMV

    Friday, June 6 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-06-07 02:32:28 GMT
    As Uber and Lyft car services compete with each other for customers, their combined struggle with the state of Virginia is intensifying. A day after the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles demanded both companies halt operations in the commonwealth because they don't have the proper authority, both services are still running.
    As Uber and Lyft car services compete with each other for customers, their combined struggle with the state of Virginia is intensifying. A day after the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles demanded both companies halt operations in the commonwealth because they don't have the proper authority, both services are still running.
  • Friday is National Donut Day!

    Friday is National Donut Day!

    Thursday, June 5 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-06-05 20:53:16 GMT
    Friday, June 6 could easily be one of the best days ever. It's National Donut Day!
    Friday, June 6 could easily be one of the best days ever. It's National Donut Day!
  • Small group protests proposed fitness sales tax outside Wilson Building

    Small group protests proposed fitness sales tax outside Wilson Building

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-06-03 22:26:59 GMT
    Have you ever heard of a burpee? It is one of the most popular fitness moves used in many gym classes. But outside the Wilson Building in D.C. on Tuesday, some protestors used the burpee to help fight a proposed fitness sales tax.
    Have you ever heard of a burpee? It is one of the most popular fitness moves used in many gym classes. But outside the Wilson Building in D.C. on Tuesday, some protestors used the burpee to help fight a proposed fitness sales tax.
  • Laura's Likes: Summer Break Edition

    Laura's Likes: Summer Break Edition

    Monday, June 2 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-06-02 23:52:30 GMT
    School is out soon for most kids and here are some items to button up the year and launch summer break on the right foot.
    School is out soon for most kids and here are some items to button up the year and launch summer break on the right foot.
  • Small businesses concerned about proposed yoga, gym sales tax in DC

    Small businesses concerned about proposed yoga, gym sales tax in DC

    Monday, June 2 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-06-02 21:45:08 GMT
    A movement is growing to fight a proposed fitness tax in the District. The new sales tax on gyms, yoga studios and other athletic businesses is expected to raise $5 million a year for the city. But some are concerned it could really take a toll on their business.
    A movement is growing to fight a proposed fitness tax in the District. The new sales tax on gyms, yoga studios and other athletic businesses is expected to raise $5 million a year for the city. But some are concerned it could really take a toll on their business.
  • New service in DC offering delivery of alcohol order to your home or office for $5

    New service in DC offering delivery of alcohol order to your home or office for $5

    Thursday, May 29 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-05-30 03:14:15 GMT
    There is a new delivery service in the D.C. region that will deliver alcohol right to your front door. You can order as much as you like and they will deliver it for $5.
    There is a new delivery service in the D.C. region that will deliver alcohol right to your front door. You can order as much as you like and they will deliver it for $5.
  • Virginia newborns to get college savings accounts

    Virginia newborns to get college savings accounts

    Thursday, May 29 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-05-29 21:31:16 GMT
    The Virginia529 plan is giving 22 newborns a jump on paying for college. The state investment plan is handing out college savings accounts valued at $529 on Thursday, which is being celebrated nationally as 529 College Savings Day.
    The Virginia529 plan is giving 22 newborns a jump on paying for college. The state investment plan is handing out college savings accounts valued at $529 on Thursday, which is being celebrated nationally as 529 College Savings Day.
  • 8 states, including Maryland, sign action plan to promote clean cars

    8 states, including Maryland, sign action plan to promote clean cars

    Thursday, May 29 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-05-29 20:08:09 GMT
    Eight states on the East and West coasts have formally committed to working together to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the nation's roads by 2025.
    Eight states on the East and West coasts have formally committed to working together to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the nation's roads by 2025.
  • Anonymous @HiddenCash creates social media frenzy

    Anonymous @HiddenCash creates social media frenzy

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-05-28 23:12:40 GMT
    Someone is dropping envelopes full of cash across San Francisco — and causing an international frenzy on social media.
    Someone is dropping envelopes full of cash across San Francisco — and causing an international frenzy on social media.
  • Supreme Court to hear dispute over state tax collection

    Supreme Court to hear dispute over state tax collection

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-05-27 19:44:43 GMT
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider a dispute over how a state may tax the income that its residents earn in another state.
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider a dispute over how a state may tax the income that its residents earn in another state.
  • Florida high school charging $200 for 'premium' graduation seats

    Florida high school charging $200 for 'premium' graduation seats

    Monday, May 19 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-05-20 02:16:38 GMT
    A new graduation policy at a Florida high school is causing outrage. Students at Manatee High School in Bradenton, Fla., are being required to pay $20 to participate in the event. And if parents want a good view of their child receiving their diploma, the school is charging $200 for a “premium” seat.
    A new graduation policy at a Florida high school is causing outrage. Students at Manatee High School in Bradenton, Fla., are being required to pay $20 to participate in the event. And if parents want a good view of their child receiving their diploma, the school is charging $200 for a “premium” seat.
  • Laura's Likes: Summer 'Kicks' Edition

    Laura's Likes: Summer 'Kicks' Edition

    Monday, May 19 2014 8:42 PM EDT2014-05-20 00:42:52 GMT
    We are kicking off the week with your spring and summer “kicks.” We have officially shed the winter boots, but as we put on our sandals, maybe getting dressed up donning our heels for graduation and all the parties, I have some products to get you and your tootsies ready.
    We are kicking off the week with your spring and summer “kicks.” We have officially shed the winter boots, but as we put on our sandals, maybe getting dressed up donning our heels for graduation and all the parties, I have some products to get you and your tootsies ready.
  • General Motors fined $35 million over deadly defect

    General Motors fined $35 million over deadly defect

    Friday, May 16 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-05-16 20:13:38 GMT
    Federal safety regulators slapped General Motors with a record $35 million fine Friday for taking more than a decade to disclose an ignition-switch defect in millions of cars that has been linked to at least 13 deaths.
    Federal safety regulators slapped General Motors with a record $35 million fine Friday for taking more than a decade to disclose an ignition-switch defect in millions of cars that has been linked to at least 13 deaths.
  • Take a Riide on a new, lighter electric bike

    Take a Riide on a new, lighter electric bike

    Friday, May 16 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-05-16 04:19:12 GMT
    May 16 is Bike to Work Day. You are about to meet some people who have found a new way to bike to work and it will get your revved up -- literally. It's an electric bike created right here in Washington by some young entrepreneurs.
    May 16 is Bike to Work Day. You are about to meet some people who have found a new way to bike to work and it will get your revved up -- literally. It's an electric bike created right here in Washington by some young entrepreneurs.
  • GM recalls 2.7 million more cars; industry on record pace

    GM recalls 2.7 million more cars; industry on record pace

    Thursday, May 15 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-05-15 20:15:35 GMT
    General Motors recalled an additional 2.7 million vehicles Thursday as a deep dive into safety issues at the nation's biggest automaker turned up more problems with some of the cars it built over the past decade.
    General Motors recalled an additional 2.7 million vehicles Thursday as a deep dive into safety issues at the nation's biggest automaker turned up more problems with some of the cars it built over the past decade.
  • $1 million Virginia lottery ticket sold in Woodbridge still unclaimed

    $1 million Virginia lottery ticket sold in Woodbridge still unclaimed

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 8:28 PM EDT2014-05-15 00:28:58 GMT
    Time is running out for the holder of a $1 million Virginia Lottery ticket to claim the prize.
    Time is running out for the holder of a $1 million Virginia Lottery ticket to claim the prize.
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Yo-Yo Financing Follow-Up

    FOX 5 Investigates: Yo-Yo Financing Follow-Up

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 9:07 PM EDT2014-05-14 01:07:54 GMT
    Lourie Allsbrooks contacted us complaining that she had been the victim of a practice called “yo-yo financing.” She bought a car and drove home, but days later, the dealer took the car back claiming the financing fell through.
    Lourie Allsbrooks contacted us complaining that she had been the victim of a practice called “yo-yo financing.” She bought a car and drove home, but days later, the dealer took the car back claiming the financing fell through.
  • Low-cost airline carrier Frontier coming to Dulles

    Low-cost airline carrier Frontier coming to Dulles

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-05-13 20:26:44 GMT
    Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines is launching service to 14 cities from Dulles International Airport.
    Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines is launching service to 14 cities from Dulles International Airport.
  • Laura's Likes: Sleeping Baby Edition

    Laura's Likes: Sleeping Baby Edition

    Monday, May 12 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-05-13 00:45:32 GMT
    You might remember last week that we aired a story about baby sleep and night nurses. On the heels of that, here are some tools to help get your baby to sleep peacefully.
    You might remember last week that we aired a story about baby sleep and night nurses. On the heels of that, here are some tools to help get your baby to sleep peacefully.
  • Genetically modified foods confuse US consumers

    Genetically modified foods confuse US consumers

    Friday, May 9 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-05-09 19:37:06 GMT
    Genetically modified foods have been around for years, but most Americans have no idea if they are eating them.
    Genetically modified foods have been around for years, but most Americans have no idea if they are eating them.
  • Much-delayed Silver Spring Transit Center likely to open in 2015

    Much-delayed Silver Spring Transit Center likely to open in 2015

    Thursday, May 8 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-05-08 21:20:03 GMT
    The long overdue Silver Spring Transit Center will likely not open until next year and it will cost an additional $10 million to reinforce the building. And an official from Metro expressed apprehension about taking over the building unless there is a new deal between the transit agency and Montgomery County.
    The long overdue Silver Spring Transit Center will likely not open until next year and it will cost an additional $10 million to reinforce the building. And an official from Metro expressed apprehension about taking over the building unless there is a new deal between the transit agency and Montgomery County.
  • Laura's Likes: Mother's Day Ideas

    Laura's Likes: Mother's Day Ideas

    Monday, May 5 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-05-06 00:25:38 GMT
    Mother's Day is less than a week away and I have found some really beautiful and fun ideas for mom.
    Mother's Day is less than a week away and I have found some really beautiful and fun ideas for mom.
  • O'Malley signs Md. minimum wage increase bill

    O'Malley signs Md. minimum wage increase bill

    Monday, May 5 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-05-05 20:13:04 GMT
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed a measure to increase the state's minimum wage in steps over several years.
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed a measure to increase the state's minimum wage in steps over several years.
  • DC most expensive place to live in US

    DC most expensive place to live in US

    Friday, May 2 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-05-02 13:20:24 GMT
    A new list shows the nation's capital is the most expensive place to live in the U.S. According to recent data released by the Commerce Department, elevated housing costs helped D.C. rise to the top of the list. For instance, did you know D.C. residents pay 57 percent more for housing than most people in the country?
    A new list shows the nation's capital is the most expensive place to live in the U.S. According to recent data released by the Commerce Department, elevated housing costs helped D.C. rise to the top of the list. For instance, did you know D.C. residents pay 57 percent more for housing than most people in the country?
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Patent Trolls

    FOX 5 Investigates: Patent Trolls

    Thursday, May 1 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-05-02 03:00:41 GMT
    There's an old story about a troll who lived under a bridge and threatened to gobble up small goats that wanted to cross. Today, there's an entirely new kind of troll threatening to take a bite out of small businesses like Todd Moore's.
    There's an old story about a troll who lived under a bridge and threatened to gobble up small goats that wanted to cross. Today, there's an entirely new kind of troll threatening to take a bite out of small businesses like Todd Moore's.
  • Exelon buying Pepco Holdings for $6.83 billion

    Exelon buying Pepco Holdings for $6.83 billion

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-04-30 20:23:24 GMT
    Exelon is buying Pepco Holdings Inc. for $6.83 billion to create a large electric and gas utility in the Mid-Atlantic region.
    Exelon is buying Pepco Holdings Inc. for $6.83 billion to create a large electric and gas utility in the Mid-Atlantic region.
  • Local woman brings salon on wheels to her customers

    Local woman brings salon on wheels to her customers

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-04-29 21:58:35 GMT
    Hair can be our biggest asset or it can be the downfall of our day. To get it just right, you may need some emergency help. And now that help makes house calls.
    Hair can be our biggest asset or it can be the downfall of our day. To get it just right, you may need some emergency help. And now that help makes house calls.
  • Prom dress complaints

    Prom dress complaints

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-04-25 03:49:51 GMT
    Prom night is supposed to be a dream come true, but some local girls say preparing for it can be a nightmare.
    Prom night is supposed to be a dream come true, but some local girls say preparing for it can be a nightmare.
  • Postal workers unions protest Staples program

    Postal workers unions protest Staples program

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:20:21 GMT
    Postal workers in cities big and small protested in front of Staples stores on Thursday, objecting to the U.S. Postal Service's pilot program to open counters in stores, staffed with retail employees.
    Postal workers in cities big and small protested in front of Staples stores on Thursday, objecting to the U.S. Postal Service's pilot program to open counters in stores, staffed with retail employees.
  • Laura's Likes: Wake Up Edition

    Laura's Likes: Wake Up Edition

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-04-23 01:37:11 GMT
    In this week’s Laura’s Likes, she has some ideas to help you put a skip in your step. Mornings can be a little rough for some of us, so here are some products that might help you get up and go or just put a kick in your morning routine.
    In this week’s Laura’s Likes, she has some ideas to help you put a skip in your step. Mornings can be a little rough for some of us, so here are some products that might help you get up and go or just put a kick in your morning routine.
  • In Internet TV case, Supreme Court justices show concern

    In Internet TV case, Supreme Court justices show concern

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:30:46 GMT
    Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.
    Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.
  • Apple offering free recycling of all used products

    Apple offering free recycling of all used products

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-04-21 23:40:37 GMT
    Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.
    Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.
  • Tax day freebies

    Tax day freebies

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-04-15 19:11:36 GMT
    The deadline to file your taxes is at midnight and there are some Tax-Day-Freebies to help those last-minute filers.
    The deadline to file your taxes is at midnight and there are some Tax-Day-Freebies to help those last-minute filers.
  • April 15 tax deadline last minute tips and resources

    April 15 tax deadline last minute tips and resources

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-04-15 17:11:23 GMT
    It is April 15. The deadline to file you taxes has arrived. Here are some helpful tips from IRS.gov to help you prepare your tax return.
    It is April 15. The deadline to file you taxes has arrived. Here are some helpful tips from IRS.gov to help you prepare your tax return.
  • Nobody wants $760 million? IRS poised to keep unclaimed tax refunds

    Nobody wants $760 million? IRS poised to keep unclaimed tax refunds

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:16 AM EDT2014-04-15 11:16:29 GMT
    Taxpayers are about to give the federal government a big, fat Easter egg -- more than three-quarters of a billion dollars in tax revenue that the government technically doesn't deserve.
    Taxpayers are about to give the federal government a big, fat Easter egg -- more than three-quarters of a billion dollars in tax revenue that the government technically doesn't deserve.
  • New technology helps keep track and locate people living with dementia

    New technology helps keep track and locate people living with dementia

    Monday, April 14 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-04-14 23:55:45 GMT
    There is something happening in this country that will drain tax dollars, worry families and even cost lives. As our population ages, the number of people living with dementia is soaring. But new technology could change things for them.
    There is something happening in this country that will drain tax dollars, worry families and even cost lives. As our population ages, the number of people living with dementia is soaring. But new technology could change things for them.
  • 3 last-minute tips for tax filers

    3 last-minute tips for tax filers

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:38 AM EDT2014-04-14 10:38:18 GMT
    The clocks ticking: Americans don't have much time left to file their taxes before the April 15 deadline.
    The clocks ticking: Americans don't have much time left to file their taxes before the April 15 deadline.
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