Rusty the red panda escaped from the National Zoo, and for a few hours Monday was the second-most famous fugitive on the planet, at least to Washingtonians. Rusty-as-Snowden quickly turned into a Twitter meme.
Opening statements in the trial of George Zimmerman, charged with second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, featured major stylistic contrasts between the prosecution and defense.
Local and state police spent nearly four hours at the house of New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez Saturday in connection with a murder investigation. Some media reports suggest an arrest warrant for obstruction of justice could be executed soon.