D.C. lawyer’s killer pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Jamyra Gallmon faces between 18 and 25 years in prison for Feb. 9 killing of David Messerschmitt.

Pr. George’s Council approves budget that would raise property taxes

Legislators rejected a larger increase that the county executive wanted to improve schools.

Why is it so hard to interview women in film?

I think it’s unfair that Zoe Saldana is the only woman of color I can remember interviewing for a blockbuster. Ever.

Suspicious package closes 1400 block of F street NW in D.C.

Suspicious package closes part of F Street in Northwest Washington.


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Guess the D.C. restaurant … emojis edition!

Using emojis, we created these puzzles that spell out well-known restaurants in the D.C. area. How many can you guess?

Maryland’s Emerson beckons with nature

WHERE WE LIVE | The community in North Laurel is inspired by an iconic author but lacks close retail options.

Alexandria courthouse closed Friday

Alexandria courthouse closed because of electrical problem. Not clear when it will reopen.

Some road closures due to water main break near Union Station in D.C.

Water main break near Union Station. Some streets closed at times.

Whimsical details abound in English Tudor manor on Severn River

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The home is considered one of Maryland's grandest, early-20th-century abodes.

D.C. area forecast: Muggy warmth and scattered storms through weekend; cooler next week

Warmth, mugginess and storm chances continue until a Sunday cold front cools us off for next week. Though it may remain unsettled.

What a difference a decade makes, says a longtime cyclist

He’s noticed that drivers are showing more respect for bicycles and wants to thank them.

Can you spell co-champions? National Spelling Bee ends in tie.

One winner was from Kansas, the other from Missouri. It marked the fifth time that two champs were crowned.

Local journalist among 6 killed in 6 days across District of Columbia

The violence included a freeway shooting and the slaying of a woman outside her apartment building.

Centreville, Robinson advance to Va. 6A North region girls’ lacrosse semifinals

GIRLS’ LACROSSE | Caroline Wakefield powers Centreville past W.T. Woodson and into the 6A North region semifinals; Balanced Robinson rolls against McLean.

Langley boys’ lacrosse finds its muse in region quarterfinal win over Westfield

BOYS’ LACROSSE | The Saxons and their friend “Cindy” will play another day after topping Westfield; Robinson, Battlefield and Chantilly also advance to the 6A North region semis.

Relisha Rudd’s legacy: Millions to help the homeless in the nation’s capital

The missing girl’s name wasn’t mentioned, but her fate was surely on the minds of city leaders this week.

Seeking business, Virginia rolls out welcome mat for foreign ambassadors

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who hosted more than 50 ambassadors recently, has quietly courted dozens more.

Memorial Bridge, symbol of U.S. strength, is corroded, partly shut down

“Unbearable congestion” forecast for six-to-nine-month closure of part of two lanes; buses also are barred.

Prosecutors: Maureen McDonnell verdict ‘unquestionably sound’

Maureen McDonnell’s appeal is very similar to that of her husband, ex-Virginia governor Robert McDonnell.

One dead after possible road rage incident on D.C. highway

A man is dead and another injured after a gunman opened fire on an SUV on the Anacostia Freeway in Southwest Washington. Initially, police said the shooting may have been the result of road rage, but they think now the SUV may have been targeted.

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Local roundup: Anti-Semitic fliers found at D.C. homes

A roundup of news from across the Washington region.

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