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LIVE UPDATES | Jurors are hearing testimony from witnesses in the corruption trial of former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell in Richmond.

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Carjacker crashes into McDonald’s drive-through

Prince George’s County police said the carjacker was in custody after an attempted getaway.

D.C. charter schools sue city, alleging unequal funding

The federal lawsuit caps years of disputes over charter school funding, which comes from D.C. taxpayers.

Loudoun County and Fauquier County home sales

Listings of residences sold recently in Loudoun and Fauquier counties.

Loudoun County crime report

Reports from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Leesburg, Middleburg and Purcellville police.

Loudoun County community calendar, July 31-Aug. 7, 2014

Events include farmers markets, “Anything Goes” onstage, outdoor concerts and gardening programs.

Loudoun Country animal watch

Recent reports received by the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services.

Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide

Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide

A listing of events in Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland for July 31-Aug. 6, 2014

Monsoon moisture spurs Colorado flash floods

Monsoon moisture spurs Colorado flash floods

Long-lasting downpours caused flash flooding in Northern Colorado on Tuesday, as a surge of monsoonal moisture is feeding thunderstorms.

Prince George’s County crime report

Among incidents reported by police in Prince George’s County, Greenbelt, Hyattsville and Laurel.

Prince George’s County Animal Watch

Cases received by the Department of Environmental Resources’ Animal Management Group.

Friends, family mourn couple killed in Va. tornado

Storm on the Eastern Shore last week killed couple from Jersey City known as pillar of Filipino community.

Prep lacrosse Coach Giblin resigns

Prep lacrosse Coach Giblin resigns

Kevin Giblin, the only head coach in the Little Hoyas’ storied lacrosse history, resigns from his post with a 424-89 record and 10 IAC championships.

Route 7 widening entering new phase

Route 7 widening entering new phase

Traffic shift is part of program to add a lane in each direction.

McAuliffe: ‘I was devastated the night Eric Cantor lost’

McAuliffe: ‘I was devastated the night Eric Cantor lost’

Eric Cantor’s loss and retirements of other Va. lawmakers erode state’s clout and influence, McAuliffe says.

Firefighters extinguishing fire at National Zoo

Fire was reported about 11:50 a.m. in the restaurant near the lion and tiger exhibits.

Column

Why low-income students lied about attending college

Everyone assumed that if students paid their deposits they would show up in the fall. The truth was a shock.

Top Md. health official Joshua Sharfstein to step down

Top Md. health official Joshua Sharfstein to step down

Sharfstein will become an associate dean at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

D.C. police officer shoots man in Southeast Washington

Officer was responding to a robbery call. Man who was shot was recently released from prison, records show.

Tropical disturbance in Atlantic remains weak, encountering more dry air

Tropical disturbance in Atlantic remains weak, encountering more dry air

An area of strong thunderstorms in the Atlantic is facing some challenges on Wednesday on its path to development.

Going Out Guide

Going Out Guide

Going Out Guide, Northern Virginia

Prince William County crime report

A listing of incidents reported by police in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park.

Police search for teen in Wheaton shooting of 18-year-old

Authorities said the shooter — who could be as young as 14 — knew the victim.

Tuesday was Washington, D.C.’s nicest July day in over a decade

Tuesday was Washington, D.C.’s nicest July day in over a decade

A cool day in July is not unheard of, but a cool day with lots of sun and no humidity is quite unusual. Yesterday’s weather was unmatched in recent years.

Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

Nonprofit groups, county agencies and advocates for children seek short- and long-term help.

Southern Maryland community calendar, July 31-Aug. 7

Events include a children’s playwriting festival, a church supper, a beach party and lighthouse tours.

Capital Beltway reopens after single-vehicle crash, traffic still snarled

Authorities said a Nissan Rouge lost control on a ramp to Annapolis Road in New Carrollton.

Going Out Guide

Going Out Guide

Going Out Guide for the District of Columbia, July 31-Aug. 6

Going Out Guide

Going Out Guide

Going Out Guide for Montgomery County, July 31-Aug. 6

Richmond-area school to keep ‘Rebels’ team name

A student-led petition at Douglas Southall Freeman High in Henrico County garnered 1,200 signatures.

D.C. news in brief

Documents on proposed soccer stadium released; community action day planned at learning center.

 

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.

Goodbye, FBI

Is the impending departure of an ultra-high-profile federal agency something to be cheered?

Route 7 widening entering new phase

Traffic shift is part of program to add a lane in each direction.

Capital Beltway reopens after single-vehicle crash, traffic still snarled

Authorities said a Nissan Rouge lost control on a ramp to Annapolis Road in New Carrollton.

Van Ness Metro station reopens after investigation of suspicious package

Police said no hazardous materials were found inside the package, which was an envelope.

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.

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.

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