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Star witness Jonnie Williams: ‘It was wrong’
to give Rolex to former Virginia governor

(Nikki Kahn / The Washington Post)

The former dietary supplement executive said that Maureen McDonnell promised to peddle the drug to “every doctor” in Virginia.

Latest local news

Water main break closes Route 1 in Hyattsville

A broken water main promises to impact Friday morning commute on Route 1.

D.C. woman found fatally beaten; daughter charged

Police officials says detectives arrested 54-year-old victim’s daughter in the woman’s killing.

Karen Walter Goodwin, Broadway producer, dies at 66

Karen Walter Goodwin, Broadway producer, dies at 66

She raised money for such theatrical hits as “Les Miserables,” “Phantom of the Opera” and “Miss Saigon.”

Officials: Reports on chagas risk in N.Va. are overstated

Risk almost exclusively limited to those who may have contracted parasitic disease outside of the U.S.

Marion Barry’s son jailed for driving without license

D.C. council member’s son Christopher Barry, 34, has been arrested four times since early May.

Robert Drew, documentary film pioneer, dies at 90

Robert Drew, documentary film pioneer, dies at 90

Mr. Drew’s unadorned documentaries and use of handheld cameras pioneered the cinema vérité style.

What the Nationals are missing without Ryan Zimmerman in the lineup

What the Nationals are missing without Ryan Zimmerman in the lineup

The Nationals have yet to find a suitable replacement for Zimmerman in the lineup. Here’s how his absence has affected the team.

D.C.’s distinct dialect is today’s cover story

Linguists say the District has a few choice words and accents of its own.

Hitting an extensive new mountain biking trail in Va.

Hitting an extensive new mountain biking trail in Va.

The 480-mile trail through Virginia’s national forest offers challenge and exhilaration in equal measure.

Va. GOP treasurer offered resignation, 2 officials say

Va. GOP treasurer offered resignation, 2 officials say

But party Treasurer FitzSimmonds tells a blog he will not step down after controversial comment on Muslims.

ANC commissioner charged with attacking homeless man

The man told police he was sprayed with a household cleaner and had his belonging strewn over street.

D.C. students’ proficiency rates inch upward

Proficiency rates rise in math and reading, but only slightly, in final year for D.C. CAS tests.

Lawmaker accuses Hogan of profiting off Change Maryland

Lawmaker accuses Hogan of profiting off Change Maryland

Del. Dereck E. Davis said Larry Hogan should donate the $80,000 he “pocketed” to charity.

BET Gospel host Bobby Jones ready for 34th season at 75

BET Gospel host Bobby Jones ready for 34th season at 75

Gospel show host Bobby Jones shows no signs of slowing down after more than three decades on Black Entertainment Television.

Man wanted in connection with fatal Pr. Geo.’s car crash in custody

Police: Clinton man wanted in a fatal crash has turned himself in.

School disciplinary suspensions plummet in Montgomery

School disciplinary suspensions plummet in Montgomery

Suspensions have fallen nearly 37 percent as county school officials look for other disciplinary approaches.

Catania takes aim at Bowser supporters

Catania takes aim at Bowser supporters

In fundraising e-mail, independent mayoral candidate slams Bowser over list of backers.

Water main break shuts down road in Hyattsville

Rhode Island Avenue near Crittenden Street shut down after water main break Thursday afternoon.

Montgomery County cab drivers join forces with National Taxi Workers Alliance

Montgomery County cab drivers join forces with National Taxi Workers Alliance

Montgomery County cabbies are set to join a national labor union, joining a rapidly spreading movement in the taxi industry to unionize in an effort to have a voice in a changing industry and fight app-base companies like Uber.

Rain chances slowly increase as beautiful weather stretch closes

Rain chances slowly increase as beautiful weather stretch closes

Rain could begin as early as tonight, and chances are higher on Friday.

White House symposium focuses on family engagement

W.K. Kellogg foundation invested 13.7 million in grant recipients that promote parent leadership in schools.

Police are looking to two suspects in Bowie shooting death

The victim was found in his Prince George’s County home. Authorities say the incident may be drug-related.

District releases school-by-school DC CAS results

As usual, the results show wide performance variation among both traditional and charter schools.

Rain may fall but is unlikely to ruin your weekend

Rain may fall but is unlikely to ruin your weekend

Extended windows of the upcoming weekend may well end up dry.

D.C. government judges vote to form union

Thursday’s vote at the Office of Administrative Hearings ends two years of labor strife in city agency.

Mars 2020 rover will study weather for future manned missions

Mars 2020 rover will study weather for future manned missions

Weather instruments on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover will research the environment for future human trips.

Robyn + Royksopp, Arcade Fire and more must-see August shows

Robyn + Royksopp, Arcade Fire and more must-see August shows

Where August was once the doldrums, now it’s high season for excellent concerts.

Column

Here’s Jonnie: Cue the rapt gaze from Maureen McDonnell

Here’s Jonnie: Cue the rapt gaze from Maureen McDonnell

The former first lady’s supposed crush is a sad act to help her and her husband avoid jail time.

The $20 Diner visits Richmond for Washington Redskins training camp

The $20 Diner visits Richmond for Washington Redskins training camp

Virginia’s capital is home to Redskins training camp and a competitive restaurant market.

Michelle Obama: Now is the time to end homelessness, starting with veterans

Michelle Obama: Now is the time to end homelessness, starting with veterans

She delivered the thought during remarks at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness.

 

P.Wm. prosecutors say they won’t use, seek explicit photos in Manassas City ‘sexting’ case

Photos taken of the teen last month will not be used, and a new search warrant will not be served, prosecutors said.

Catania takes aim at Bowser supporters

In fundraising e-mail, independent mayoral candidate slams Bowser over list of backers.

Water main break closes Route 1 in Hyattsville

A broken water main promises to impact Friday morning commute on Route 1.

Montgomery County cab drivers join forces with National Taxi Workers Alliance

Montgomery County cabbies are set to join a national labor union, joining a rapidly spreading movement in the taxi industry to unionize in an effort to have a voice in a changing industry and fight app-base companies like Uber.

House GOP turns table on Senate transportation bill

As recess and a crisis loom, the House reshapes the bill and lobs it back to the Senate.

MTA bus detours for U.S.-Africa summit next week

The Maryland Transit Administration expects delays to its bus service to Washington next week due to street closures in the city.

Two Red Line stations closed this weekend

Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland will be shut, and shuttle buses will carry riders between stations.

Rockville man charged with exposing himself on Metro bus

A prior sex offender exposed himself to an 8-year-old girl on a Y8 bus, police said.

Lanes closed on inner loop of Capital Beltway after tractor-trailer crash

Authorities said all lanes are closed in the area after the 10:22 crash in Takoma Park near the ramp to MD 650. Traffic is being diverted to University Boulevard.

Delays near New York Avenue Northeast after motor vehicle crash

Authorities reopened a closed section of New York Avenue Northeast at 8:04 a.m. but delays in the area continued.

In possible hate crime, teen suffers minor stab wound on Metro train

A 15-year-old Metrorail passenger suffered a puncture wound on her back and the assailant who allegedly stabbed her was arrested at the Fort Totten station.

Metro customer falls onto tracks, is helped to safety by fellow riders

Unidentified woman who apparently fainted on Farragut West platform was pulled from tracks by others in the station.

Two accidents snarl traffic on I-395 in Arlington

Traffic is moving again, but delayed.

Judge says driver ‘didn’t look’ when she fatally struck cyclist

Driver appealed four traffic citations after she hit bicyclist from behind.

We still don’t know for sure if express lanes are a hot idea

The D.C. region has limited experience with high-occupancy vehicle lanes.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Generous readers push us toward our Moss Hollow goal. Plus: a Smart Car helps out in a tight parking spot.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

The former first lady’s supposed crush is a sad act to help her and her husband avoid jail time.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

While relishing a “Peyton Place” story line in the trial, keep in mind the larger ethics issue.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

To expand a ballet memorializing her son, Amy Wolfe of Manassas is interviewing Colin’s comrades.

Photo Galleries

Robert F. McDonnell trial

Former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are battling corruption charges.

200-year-old mystery unravels

It's not clear how this ship got buried beneath the twin towers, but Maryland archaeologists and curators are intrigued.

Once the height of luxury, now a ghost ship

Susan L. Gibbs has a vision for the ocean liner her grandfather designed, but the cost could sink it.

Now that’s a doggone workout

Canines hit the gym in Alexandria, Va., at the Frolick Dogs facility.

Where will the FBI’s new headquarters end up?

A look at the sites that made the shortlist for what could be the biggest local real estate project in a generation.

Fairfax tries to address overcrowded housing

Dionicia Gomez and her two sons share a two-bedroom apartment with an unrelated married couple.

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam: Out of the shadows

Virginia’s low-profile second-in-command juggles pediatrics with politics

A family copes with their aging son’s autism

The transition to adulthood is filled with gut-wrenching choices for many parents like the Bucknams.

Our Washington

From waterfronts to monuments, Post photographers share their favorite D.C. spots.

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