Regions

Explore more news from your area

Judge tries to forge redemption from regret

Byron Lamont McDade. (Michel du Cille/The Washington Post)

Twelve years after sentencing Byron Lamont McDade to 27 years in prison, Paul L. Friedman, U.S. district judge for the District of Columbia, is advocating that he is a “prime candidate for executive clemency.”

Latest local news

The Partisan’s baked fermented paccheri is our dish of the week

Ed Witt’s pasta dish is made using sour wort from Bluejacket brewery. The wort (a mixture of malted grain, water and hops) makes the dough slightly sour and grainy.

Sonic Circuits at Pyramid Atlantic: 4 acts to catch at the avant-garde music festival in Silver Spring

Sonic Circuits at Pyramid Atlantic: 4 acts to catch at the avant-garde music festival in Silver Spring

If you’re a casual music fan, this weekend’s Sonic Circuits Festival may not be for you. “It’s intense music for intense listening,” says curator Jeff Surak, who helped organize the 13th annual avant-garde event.

Valerie June at Sixth and I: The Southern singer keeps connected to her small-town roots

Valerie June at Sixth and I: The Southern singer keeps connected to her small-town roots

Like her deep, distinctive twang, the music is unquestionably Southern. Shades of Nina Simone, Dolly Parton and blueswomen of decades past flicker throughout; you can easily picture it crackling out from a timeworn record player.

Time it was a-changin’: A look at ‘Time Covers the 1960s’ at the National Portrait Gallery

Time it was a-changin’: A look at ‘Time Covers the 1960s’ at the National Portrait Gallery

“For a lot of people, this will be a memory show,” says James Barber, curator of “Time Covers the 1960s” at the National Portrait Gallery.

DDOT’s streetcar safety quiz: Are we smarter than a second grader?

DDOT’s streetcar safety quiz: Are we smarter than a second grader?

DDOT has rolled out a streetcar safety activity packet that includes a test asking young kids to interpret safety symbols. We took a stab at it.

DDOT’s streetcar safety campaign: Are we smarter than a second grader?

DDOT’s streetcar safety campaign: Are we smarter than a second grader?

DDOT has rolled out a streetcar safety activity packet that includes a test asking young kids to interpret safety symbols. We took a stab at it.

‘Out of Many, One,’ commisioned by the National Portrait Gallery, is a fresh face on the Mall

‘Out of Many, One,’ commisioned by the National Portrait Gallery, is a fresh face on the Mall

Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada’s giant portrait, made of dirt, sand and gravel, will only last a month.

Where condo sales are hottest in D.C.

Where condo sales are hottest in D.C.

Capitol Hill, Southwest Waterfront and Dupont Circle are among the most popular neighborhoods.

Stubborn morning clouds, mild afternoons precede big weekend cool down

Stubborn morning clouds, mild afternoons precede big weekend cool down

We enjoy a couple of nice afternoons before a serious cold front comes through Friday night with showers and storms.

A look inside the Smithsonian’s secret storage and research facilities is today’s cover story

The institution fulfills much of its mission at off-limits locations. Express got to poke around three of them.

Vigil planned for boy critically injured outside ‘Fright Fest’

Friends, family of 15-year-old to hold prayer vigil outside of Six Flags, where the teen was attacked

Bowie man may have been killed while breaking up teen fight

Bowie man may have been killed while breaking up teen fight

Mitchell White, 39, was fatally shot not far from Bowie High School and a swim club.

No. 2 at the U.S. Dept of Education heads for the exit

Jim Shelton, native Washingtonian who molded much of agency’s policies is stepping down

Va. health official wants to amend abortion clinic rules

Health commissioner says state should amend hospital-style regulations on abortion clinics.

D.C. community calendar, Oct. 2-9, 2014

Improv comedy, “Driving Miss Daisy,” puppet shows, West Java music and dance, organ and gospel concerts.

Churchill defeats Walter Johnson

Churchill defeats Walter Johnson

The second-ranked Bulldogs defeat the previously unbeaten Wildcats, 6-2. Churchill has outscored opponents 51-4.

Jerrie Mock, first woman to fly around world, dies at 88

Jerrie Mock, first woman to fly around world, dies at 88

Ms. Mock, the ‘flying housewife’ from Ohio, flew solo around the world in a single-engine plane in 1964.

Infant mortality ticks up in D.C. amid federal funding cut

Infant mortality ticks up in D.C. amid federal funding cut

The rate remains above the most recent U.S. average but represents a decrease for the city historically.

Video

Video shows drone used in search for missing U-Va. student

Video shows drone used in search for missing U-Va. student

The Charlottesville Newsplex released video of the Unmanned Aircraft System used in the search for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.

6-year-old boy on scooter struck by delivery truck

The boy rode his scooter from his driveway into the street.

D.C. asks court to dismiss charters’ unequal funding suit

D.C. attorney general says Home Rule Act gives council authority to make school funding decisions.

Washington-area obituaries of note

Washington-area obituaries of note

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

Column

Nats’ success astounds old D.C. fans of the Washington Senators

For former fans of the hapless Senators, a winning team is a contradiction in terms.

DGA spends more to bolster Brown campaign in Md.

DGA spends more to bolster Brown campaign in Md.

The Democratic governors group bought two more weeks of ads amid signs the race remains competitive.

Leaving a winner pays off for Wilson

Leaving a winner pays off for Wilson

FOOTBALL | QB Riley Wilson is finding success at Wakefield in his second year after transferring from Yorktown for more playing time.

Thomas Mastroianni, Catholic U’s music school dean, dies

Thomas Mastroianni, Catholic U’s music school dean, dies

Concert pianist Thomas Mastroianni was a dean and chairman of the piano faculty at Catholic University.

Ulman, Frosh vow to defend Md. gun law if elected Nov. 4

Democratic nominees for lieutenant governor, attorney general celebrate restrictive law’s first anniversary.

As some Md. minimum wages increase, activists want more

As some Md. minimum wages increase, activists want more

Wednesday marked the first increase in the minimum wage in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

Whooping cough cases climb in Montgomery

Health officials confirm two more school cases, bringing the total to 38 since the school year started.

Column

An R&B scion takes it to the streets

An R&B scion takes it to the streets

That man busking outside Nationals Park? His father is a famous R&B musician.

 

Popular Woodson High coach Derrick Pearson hired, then un-hired as baseball coach

After the school principal overruled his athletic director, the school district reversed the decision and un-hired Pearson.

New poll: Bowser leads Catania by 8 points

Survey commissioned by pro-business group finds closer D.C. mayor race than previous published polls.

Texas Ebola patient traveled through Dulles International Airport

Authorities emphasize there is no danger of anyone getting sick from the flight because the man was not symptomatic at the time.

Cyclist can’t understand driver’s indifference to safety

Hit-and-run motorist had a blind eye for crash victim on rural road.

‘Need to know’ session on Va. transportation goals

Easing congestion on I-66 is a top priority in Northern Virginia. Leaders foresee adding HOT lanes.

New D.C. rules laid out for UberX, Lyft, Sidecar

D.C. Council member Mary Cheh unveiled an updated proposal for regulating UberX, Lyft, Sidecar and other similar services

Those other idiots are the distracted drivers you fear

A survey finds people are quick to point the finger when it comes to driving distraction.

Report: More traffic tickets, fewer crashes

Research shows that when more tickets are issued, crash rates go down.

Bike commuting is up in the District

According to new Census Bureau data, 4.5 percent of D.C. working residents commuted by bicycle in 2013. That is up from 4.1 percent in 2012 and from 2.2 percent in 2009.

The latest obstacle in D.C.’s bike wars? A porta-potty.

The porta-potty was moved out of the street, and DDOT issued a fine of about $300.

Suspect in U-Va. case was known as ‘an all-around good person’

Jesse L. Matthew Jr.’s past includes a playful persona in high school and an abrupt departure from college.

Purple Line planners say construction costs now at $2.45 billion

Cost increase is less than 1 percent but latest for Maryland light-rail project

Another Purple Line battle focuses on fears of ISIS

In Bevery Hills, school officials have opposed tunneling subway beneath high school.

Pearls for Lunch? Joshua Bell performs in Union Station

Bell, a Grammy-winning violinist, will host a 30-minute impromptu concert at 12:30 p.m.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

That man busking outside Nationals Park? His father is a famous R&B musician.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

For former fans of the hapless Senators, a winning team is a contradiction in terms.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

COLUMN | They made the pact when they came back for a 50-year reunion and saw their record stood firm.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

The rush to embrace natural gas and fracking is steamrolling valid worries about long-term risks to environment.

Photo Galleries

Nationals Park, on its way up

With the planned opening of a Harris Teeter, the neighborhood — and its pack of new buildings — is on the rise.

Celebrating at the H Street festival

The event’s dramatic growth mirrors the reinvention of the D.C. neighborhood.

D.C. mayoral candidates confront each other in first debate

Muriel E. Bowser, David A. Catania and Carol Schwartz sparred testily over ethics and education.

The C&O Canal over the years

It’s been 60 years since Justice William O. Douglas led a hike that helped make the canal a national monument.

Celebrating Constitution Day and new citizenship

Highlights of the naturalization ceremony at the National Archives.

Remembering the Navy Yard victims

Mourners gather for a memorial service on the one-year anniversary of the deadly shooting.

Celebrating the national anthem

Reenactors mark the 200th anniversary of the writing of the

Turning 9/11 from day of horror to day of help

The National Day of Service trades in on lessons learned in the wake of terror, and a school gets a playground.

Our Washington

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

More photos