Police and fire: A mother and son are dead in what police have ruled a . The son, 13-year-old Ben Barnhard, is as a sweet kid who loved video games and making others laugh.
Government: Last week, the U.S. staved off debt default by passing an extension of the debt ceiling. Here's what Rep. Chris Van Hollen, a Kensington Democrat, . Also, supporters of Maryland's DREAM Act are signatures collected against the law.
Schools: In July, the Board of Education Montgomery County's first charter school. Our columnist Richard Parsons says .