- Chinese Death Star: The moon cited as the perfect launch pad for ballistic missiles
- Help wanted: Homeland Security plagued by vacancies at the top
- We are not amused: Queen’s protection officers warned to keep ‘sticky fingers’ off the royal cashews
- Unleash the crossbows: Gov. Scott Walker creates new hunting season
- Bubonic plague kills 20 in Madagascar
- G-20 diplomats fell for hacker attack promising nude photos of former French first lady Carla Bruni
- Minnesota guardsman charged with stealing private soldier data for fake IDs
- Florida appeals court rules universities can’t regulate guns
- Vladimir Putin defends Russian conservative values
- Tea Party Patriots call key GOP firing a declaration of war
Metro briefs, May 21
Question of the Day
Rising gas prices send more to Metro
Amid skyrocketing gas prices, Metro officials are seeing increased ridership.
The public transportation system has seen weekday ridership increase during every part of the day this month, compared with this time last year.
Evening ridership has increased the most - 6 percent compared with the same time last year.
Officials think that means more people are leaving their cars at home to run errands and go to events at night.
Weekday rail ridership averaged 742,206 during the first half of this month, up 2.2 percent from the same period last year.
High court justice to join federal bench
The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Justice G. Steven Agee to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, which has handled some of the country’s biggest terrorism cases. The panel handles cases from federal courts in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
Justice Agee will fill the seat of J. Michael Luttig, who resigned in 2006.
Justice Agee has served as a state Supreme Court justice since 2003.
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- Biden guarantees victory on immigration reform
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- U.S. pilot scares off Iranians with 'Top Gun'-worthy stunt: 'You really ought to go home'
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