Abedin, Weiner separating after new sexting allegations against Weiner
Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton, announced she and former US Rep. Anthony Weiner are separating after new allegations surfaced that Weiner sent sexually explicit photos again. “After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband. Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life. During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy,” Abedin said in a statement Monday. The New York Post said the woman whom Weiner sent the photos to came forward with 12 selfies from him. Although they did not identify the woman, they described her as a 40-something divorcee from the West.
Gene Wilder dies at 83
Actor Gene Wilder, best known for his role as “Willy Wonka” has died at the age of 83, his lawyer, Eric Weissmann said. “He blessed every film we did with his magic and he blessed me with his friendship,” Mel Brooks wrote in a statement to CNN. Brooks called Wilder “one of the truly great talents of our time.” Wilder’s nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said in a statement to CNN that Wilder died due to complication’s from Alzheimer’s disease.
Man killed near DC Metro station
D.C. police say a man was shot and killed late Monday night near the Rhode Island Avenue Metro station. Police say they responded to a call just before midnight about a man who had been shot in the 1000 block of Rhode Island Avenue. The man was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Police are investigating the shooting, and looking into a motive and possible suspect.
40 cases of Hepatitis A in Virginia now linked to smoothies
Virginia officials say the number of confirmed cases of Hepatitis A that are connected to frozen strawberries used at Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations is up to 40 cases from 28 cases last week. Fifty-five percent of the infected smoothie patrons have been hospitalized, the Virginia Department of Health said in a statement. Tropical Smoothie Cafe has more the 500 locations across the country, and Virginia is not the only state with infected customers. The franchise pulled all the potentially contaminated berries from its 96 locations in Virginia no later than Aug. 8 or Aug. 9. Officials say more cases could emerge because some symptoms of Hepatitis A take as long as 50 days to emerge.
Deadly Maryland intersection gets safety improvement
Maryland State Highway Administration crews have begun work to improve the safety at a River Road intersection where a deadly February car crash killed three members of one family. Workers will install traffic-activated overhead flashing signs in both directions to warn when vehicles are turning left onto Braeburn Parkway. Traffic on Braeburn Parkway will be limited to right turns only onto River Road, and left-turning traffic from River Road onto Braeburn will be moved into separate turn lanes. However, some residents say the changes are not enough. “I think that the community will not find the improvements that are underway now to be anywhere near adequate,” said Richard Boltuck, of the Bannockburn Civic Association. “The alternative that the community very strongly preferred was to close the Braeburn intersection, regarding it as inherently dangerous.”
Washington Wizards: End of Season
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Sept 2 8 PM Zac Brown Band, Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
Sept 3 8 PM Comedy At The Howard: Cocoa Brown, Howard Theatre, Washington, DC
Sept 3 7 PM I Love The 90’s Tour, Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA
Sept 4 11 PM “LOVE&HIP HOP MEETS GOGO” Featuring WHAT BAND, Howard Theatre, Washington, DC