When it comes to traffic congestion around Washington, even the good news is bad, and it goes downhill from there. The city that so hungers to be No. 1 at something — usually on a gridiron or diamond-shaped field — has again risen to the top as the most congested metropolitan area in the United States, a place where the average driver burns 67 hours and 32 gallons of gas each year sitting in traffic.

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  • Governments may push workers to health exchange
    In a move that would capitalize on provisions under President Barack Obama's health care law but could cost the federal government millions of dollars, Washington state lawmakers have found a creative way to pass a large chunk of their health care expenses along to Washington, D.C. More
  • Drivers benefit as oil prices drop sharply
    A sharp decline in the price of oil this month is making gasoline cheaper at a time of year when it typically gets more expensive. It's a relief to motorists and business owners and a positive development for the economy. More
  • Sinkhole swallows three cars on Chicago's South Side
    A driver was hospitalized Thursday after a large sinkhole opened up in the middle of the street and swallowed three cars on Chicago's South Side, police said. The injured man was driving when the road buckled and caved in at 9600 South Houston Avenue near the Chicago Skyway, Chicago Police Department spokesman Mike Sullivan told NBCChicago.com. More
  • Court Rules Warrants Are Needed to Draw Blood in Drunken-Driving Cases
    The fact that alcohol dissipates from the bloodstream over time does not by itself allow the police to take blood over objections, the Supreme Court ruled. More
  • Stop daydreaming and focus on driving! 
    We’ve been hearing a lot about the “epidemic” of distracted driving, as U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has dubbed it, and most fingers point to such high-tech diversions as texting and handheld cellphoning. More
  • Biden wants infrastructure deal, but GOP doubts persist
    Of the states rated, the highest grade went to Georgia and Utah ... confirm the everyday experiences of Americans as they bump over potholes, get trapped in traffic jams and wait for buses that almost ...
    04/11/2021 - 10:15 pm | View Link
  • NYPD: Suspect Hit Officer In Face During Attempted Arrest Near Washington Square Park
    Tiffany Haddish And Lilly Singh Come On Down To 'The Price Is Right At Night'CBS’ top-rated daytime game show The Price Is Right, hosted by Drew Carey, returns to primetime this spring on the ...
    04/11/2021 - 2:48 am | View Link
  • Does your state have the worst bridge in America? Joe Biden wants to know
    Think of it as a competition for states to show why their bridge deserves rebuilt based on size, condition, traffic volume or economic significance.
    04/10/2021 - 1:00 am | View Link
  • Fitch Affirms Alaska Air at 'BB+'; Outlook Negative
    Alaska is rated three notches below Southwest Airlines, with the difference driven by scale and by superior financial flexibility for Southwest. --Airline traffic (RPMs ... a three-year rating horizon ...
    04/7/2021 - 3:07 am | View Link
  • Washington hires Tina Langley as new women's hoops coach
    Wynn was fired March 15 following four seasons during which the Huskies were among the worst teams in the Pac-12. Wynn was 38-75 overall and a miserable 11-58 in conference play. The Huskies never ...
    04/5/2021 - 11:25 am | View Link
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