Category: Local News

A first for International Space Station: Cookies baked in orbit

Astronauts on the International Space Station sacrifice a lot of creature comforts, fresh-baked cookies among them. DoubleTree by Hilton hotel guests get lots of creature comforts, including complimentary fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies at check-in. McLean, Virginia-based Hilton wants to share. While Space Station astronauts won’t get turn down service or fresh towels from Hilton, they…

Harvesting honey in Southeast DC

Six years ago, JJ Boone was hanging out with friends at an ice cream truck in Southeast D.C., when someone stopped by and asked if anyone needed a job. “We all said yes,” said Boone, who grew up near the Congress Heights Metro station. He sent in a resume immediately, unsure of where it would…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, other Democrats need to remember Nazi atrocities in France

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Remember. It is the single word that marks the gate to a burned out village in France that I recently visited. There, 642 innocent men, women and children were slaughtered by the Nazis one bright June day. The charred homes, businesses and church of Oradour-sur-Glane, a once thriving village … Original published: 2019-06-23 21:19:04…