Regions

Explore more news from your area

Defense attorney: McDonnell marriage had ‘broken down’

(Norm Shafer / For the Washington Post)

The corruption of trial of the former governor got underway in Richmond on Tuesday morning.

Latest local news

Fairfax board rejects extension of landfill’s use

Fairfax board rejects extension of landfill’s use

Community leaders in Lorton had objected to an extension of the facility’s life.

Ex-Redskins players launch new bid to defend team name

Ex-Redskins players launch new bid to defend team name

Chris Cooley, Gary Clark and Mark Moseley are among the Redskins alumni who embrace the name.

Defense attorney: McDonnell marriage had ‘broken down’

Defense attorney:  McDonnell marriage had ‘broken down’

The corruption of trial of the former governor got underway in Richmond on Tuesday morning.

‘Crush defense’ could help McDonnells legally, analysts say

‘Crush defense’ could help McDonnells legally, analysts say

But convincing a jury that Maureen McDonnell had romantic motives could prove difficult, some predict.

Public comment on Va. abortion clinic rules ends this week

The deadline is this week for public comment on McAuliffe’s call for a review of abortion clinic regulations

Acrimony and alimony cited as motives in Md. murder

Prosecutors accuse a man and his wife of killing his ex-wife, who lived in Germantown.

FBI move planned for Greenbelt, Landover or Springfield

FBI move planned for Greenbelt, Landover or Springfield

Md., Va. politicians jump in to try to influence choice and secure economic boon for their jurisdictions.

Judge puts D.C. handgun ruling on hold

The judge’s stay gives officials time to respond to the ruling that invalidates D.C.’s ban on carrying handguns.

The spreading Ebola crisis is on today’s cover

The highly infectious disease has put a number of countries in West Africa in lockdown, and doctors treating the virus are now beginning to die from it.

D.C. ban on plastic foam containers begins in 2016

Under new law, carryouts, food trucks and restaurants will no longer be able to use plastic foam containers.

Maryland releases bid details for light-rail Purple Line

Companies will have until Jan. 9 to submit proposals for 35-year contract to build and operate transit line

D.C. community calendar, July 31-Aug. 7, 2014

Reptiles in the libraries, Gilbert & Sullivan, Washington International Piano Festival, tango.

Take a hike with five naturally beautiful August escapes

Take a hike with five naturally beautiful August escapes

These nature walks are all within about two hours of D.C.

Young Israelis and Palestinians try to connect in D.C.

Young Israelis and Palestinians try to connect in D.C.

Students paired together by D.C. non-profit try to forge friendships as violence escalates at home

A very sad day in court in Virginia

One could get snarky about this seemingly over-the-top soap opera. But no one in the courtroom seemed to be smirking.

Washington area obituaries of note

Washington area obituaries of note

Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Montgomery board approves White Oak development plan

Proposal would bring science-based economic development to county’s eastern sector.

Terence T. Finn, NASA executive, dies at 71

Mr. Finn had a passion for military history that fueled four books on the subject

Joshu Sasaki Roshi, influential Zen monk, dies at 107

Joshu Sasaki Roshi, influential Zen monk, dies at 107

Sasaki Roshi brought a rigorous form of Zen to the U.S. He was also accused of sexually abusing female students.

D.C. Superior Court offers Web chat for civil division

Users can chat with and ask questions of court employees about their cases.

M. Caldwell Butler, former Va. congressman, dies at 89

M. Caldwell Butler, former Va. congressman, dies at 89

A Roanoke Republican, he

‘Gun Free DC’ promoted in wake of court ruling

‘Gun Free DC’ promoted in wake of court ruling

D.C. Council member offers signs for businesses wishing to ban guns from their premises.

Video

A vulnerable trust amidst conflict

A vulnerable trust amidst conflict

Ten students from Palestine and Israel are in Washington, D.C. this summer to participate in a program where they share their story, but also hear stories from the other side. As violence escalates back home, they learn to navigate their tentative relationships with one another.

Glorious July weather doesn’t fail to amaze; Space alien communication?

Glorious July weather doesn’t fail to amaze; Space alien communication?

With temperatures in the mid-70s, the District was loving the weather on Tuesday. Wednesday will be warmer, but still beautiful.

D.C.’s ‘Chipotles of ...’

D.C.’s ‘Chipotles of ...’

With a fast-casual, assembly-line Italian concept coming to Gaithersburg, let’s update the list of Chipotle wannabes.

Many D.C. streets closing for U.S.-Africa summit next week

Many D.C. streets closing for U.S.-Africa summit next week

Traffic will be more congested on the west side of the District. All Metrorail stations will be open, but some Metrobus routes will have detours.

Baltimore--that is BWI Airport--logs 4th record low this July

Baltimore--that is BWI Airport--logs 4th record low this July

Lows this morning dipped into the 50s in many parts of the region and are struggling into the mid-70s this afternoon.

Virgin Mobile FreeFest will not return in 2014

Virgin Mobile FreeFest will not return in 2014

The large, free concert had become a staple of the summer concert season since 2009.

Ex-drug kingpin ordered to pay city $1 million

Ex-drug kingpin ordered to pay city $1 million

Cornell Jones was found to have swindled the city out of $330,000 in HIV/AIDS grants, a jury found.

Mayfly swarm - or “bug derecho” signals cleaner environment

Mayfly swarm - or “bug derecho” signals cleaner environment

The millions of mayflies that lit up the La Crosse, Wisc., weather radar on July 20 are a sign that the water of the Mississippi River is markedly cleaner than just a few decades ago.

 

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.

‘Gun Free DC’ promoted in wake of court ruling

D.C. Council member offers signs for businesses wishing to ban guns from their premises.

Senate moves to patch transportation funding

Issue over how long the stop-gap funding should last is fraught with partisan politics.

Maryland releases bid details for light-rail Purple Line

Companies will have until Jan. 9 to submit proposals for 35-year contract to build and operate transit line

Idea for a faster airport checkpoint could win you cash

You could win at least $5,000 if you can find a way to move travelers more quickly through airport security.

Many D.C. streets closing for U.S.-Africa summit next week

Traffic will be more congested on the west side of the District. All Metrorail stations will be open, but some Metrobus routes will have detours.

BWI launches rewards program for travelers

Travelers will earn one airline point or two hotel points for every dollar they spend at the airport.

Silver Line brings good karma for parkers — for now

In the end, there were plenty of spots to be had. And Silver Line-related traffic snarls? Meh.

Bus service changes in Fairfax leave many riders confused

Message about Fairfax Connector’s overhaul timed with Silver Line’s opening didn’t get to many riders.

Some Silver Line app users are in the dark; developers say riders can expect updates within week

Metro app developers said an approval process is causing the delay.

What Blue Line riders should see on platform signs

Signs at only a handful of stations will always display next Blue Line arrival times.

How the Silver Line stations got their names

If you’ve never heard of the Northern Virginia communities of Greensboro or Spring Hill, just ride the Silver Line.

Former Chicago transit official is Metro’s new chief financial officer

Dennis Anosike replaces Carol Kissal, who resigned as Metro’s chief financial officer after a critical audit report.

Silver Line weathers first weekday commuters

Five new stations and 11.7 miles of track handled the morning and evening rush-hour onslaught, and nearly everything went smoothly.

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

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

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

D.C. region needs to ante up for rail cars for Metro, and add at least one Potomac crossing, to relieve traffic.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Governor told religious leaders Maryland should be willing to shelter up to 1,880 young migrants.

Photo Galleries

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.

Robert F. McDonnell trial

Jury selection underway in ex-Virginia governor’s corruption case.

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.

Remnants of original U-Va. dome found

Artifacts from a fire at the University of Virginia Rotunda have been discovered in a cavity of the historic building.

Come ride with me

A look back at D.C.’s Metro to commemorate the Silver Line opening.

Two dead after tornado strikes Va. campground

Two people are confirmed dead at the site near Cape Charles on the Delmarva Peninsula, authorities said.

Our Washington

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

More photos