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McDonnell describes an unraveling marriage

(Steve Helber / AP)

In his second day on the stand, the former Virginia governor testifies that he was blindsided by gifts and loans to his wife.

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McDonnell describes an unraveling marriage

McDonnell describes an unraveling marriage

In his second day on the stand, the former Virginia governor testifies that he was blindsided by gifts and loans to his wife.

Fight against dance-hall rule in Pr. George’s not over yet

Fight against dance-hall rule in Pr. George’s not over yet

Businessmen who are angry that felony convictions are blocking go-go club licenses recently lost a lawsuit.

2 D.C. firefighters in Mills case disciplined; one not guilty

2 D.C. firefighters in Mills case disciplined; one not guilty

Medric ‘Cecil’ Mills died after he collapsed outside a fire station and his pleas for help were ignored.

Howard County police name officers who fatally shot man

Howard County police officials also release new details about encounter at Ellicott City home

Gray authorizes new D.C. school boundary policy

Gray authorizes new D.C. school boundary policy

The move caps a contentious 10-month process. About a third of public school students live in rezoned areas.

Secretary Duncan offers more leeway for worried teachers

Education Secretary Arne Duncan Thursday announced new plans to reduce emphasis on student tests.

Robert Sherrill, self-described ‘radical’ journalist, dies

Robert Sherrill, self-described ‘radical’ journalist, dies

Sherrill wrote about political leaders to topics such as military judicial abuses and the gun industry.

Warner agrees to face Gillespie eight times in Senate race

Warner accepts invitations to eight more events with Gillespie in race for U.S. Senate in Virginia

Man charged with using dating sites to bilk elderly victims

Five conspirators stole money from three elderly people after luring them into relationships, prosecutors allege.

Local digest

Local digest

This story might get your goat

This story might get your goat

Stray goat, spotted running down V Street NE, now has a home in Maryland.

Pr. George’s Baker to dress the part for War of 1812 event

Pr. George’s Baker to dress the part for War of 1812 event

Pr. George’s County Executive Rushern Baker learns history lesson ahead of War of 1812 festivities.

Names & Faces: Elizabeth Vargas, Mara Wilson, Chris Brown, Carson Daly and Dave Grohl

Names & Faces: Elizabeth Vargas, Mara Wilson, Chris Brown, Carson Daly and Dave Grohl

Anchor Elizabeth Vargas and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn separate, Mara Wilson pens tribute to Robin Williams and Carson Daly and David Grohl both welcome new baby girls

Metro busker wins reprieve; judge rules the show can go on for now

Metro busker wins reprieve; judge rules the show can go on for now

Temporary court order says transit agency can’t bar street musicians from accepting tips near stations.

Chuck Brown Memorial Park honors D.C.’s go-go godfather

Chuck Brown Memorial Park honors D.C.’s go-go godfather

The 42,000-square-foot, $1.8 million project recalls the late musician in more ways than one.

Foust taps McAuliffe to headline campaign fundraiser

An invitation ask guests to join the governor at a private reception for between $250 and $2,600.

Ex-congressman Davis to lead George Mason U.’s board

Ex-congressman Davis to lead George Mason U.’s board

Thomas M. Davis III represented Northern Virginia in the U.S. House for seven terms.

Dealer who sold heroin linked to teen’s death found guilty

Antowan Thorne was convicted of conspiracy to distribute, found not responsible for girl’s overdose.

Scattered storms into this evening; another round perhaps Friday

Scattered storms into this evening; another round perhaps Friday

A few strong storms rumble through this evening. Friday brings more mugginess and another possible round of late day storms.

Washington-area obituaries of note

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

Volcanic ash a dangerous enemy to jet engine airplanes

Volcanic ash a dangerous enemy to jet engine airplanes

Volcanic ash, blown high into the sky during eruptions, poses a real threat to jet airplanes.

Md. Senate president says he won’t add another committee

Md. Senate president says he won’t add another committee

Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. said he had considered the move as a way to reward more senior members.

McDonnell’s betrayal of his wife is anything but moral

McDonnell’s betrayal of his wife is anything but moral

First, he used Maureen McDonnell as a campaign prop. Now he’s using her to try to stay out of jail.

Iceland volcano may blow as earthquake swarm continues

Iceland volcano may blow as earthquake swarm continues

Thousands of small earthquakes have rattled a volcano site in south central Iceland. Officials fear the volcano, known as Bardarbunga, could erupt at any time. But it also may not.

Pr. George’s to ticket drivers passing stopped school buses

New enforcement cameras have been installed on 20 buses as county students start school next week

Virginia man named Stoner arrested on pot charges

The 42-year-old Unionville resident had more than $10,000 worth of marijuana plants, authorities say.

9 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Aug. 22-24

9 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Aug. 22-24

See country star Miranda Lambert, visit the Renaissance Festival or celebrate Bao Bao’s first birthday.

Chef Michael Harr moves on from Bethesda’s Food, Wine & Co.

Chef Michael Harr moves on from Bethesda’s Food, Wine & Co.

The chef had been with the restaurant since 2011.

Thursday’s best D.C. Beer Week events

Thursday’s best D.C. Beer Week events

Blind beer tastings, “Super Beer Geek Trivia” and a Radlerpalooza are on our list of tonight’s best parties.

 

Fairfax theater seeks new seats with ‘Save Our Butts’ campaign on Kickstarter

The University Mall Theatres, the last ‘dollar theater’ in the DC area, is trying to raise $100,000 to improve the moviegoing experience.

D.C. fixes sinkhole large enough to swallow child

Tweets get a quick response from transportation department.

Metro busker wins reprieve; judge rules the show can go on for now

Temporary court order says transit agency can’t bar street musicians from accepting tips near stations.

Should bike riders stop for stop signs?

They don’t have to in Idaho, and it may be safer not to.

Update: Single-tracking on Metro’s Red Line resolved

Trains are no longer single-tracking outside Wheaton and Glenmont stations because of a track problem outside Wheaton station.

Metro to pay nearly $5 million for role in no-bid contract

Federal grant funds were used, and a former employee claimed he was unfairly fired for complaining about it.

‘Exact change’ lanes to dwindle on Dulles Toll Road

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is converting 19 lanes that now take “exact change” into E-ZPass-only lanes over the next year.

D.C.’s Ward 8 got its first bike lanes this summer

DDOT has installed 7.5 miles of bike lanes this year, including the first bike lanes in Ward 8.

Southeast D.C. tunnel project decision postponed

The Federal Highway Administration is postponing a decision on the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project until at least Sept. 15.

Update: Suitland Parkway reopens after five-car accident

Police said three people were transported to the hospital after a 7:39 a.m. crash on the westbound side of the highway.

Metro: Weekend work to affect Red and Orange lines

Some passengers on the Red and Orange lines will wait longer for trains this weekend.

Update: Floral Park Road in Accokeek reopens after fatal single-vehicle accident

A police spokeswoman said a privately owned ambulance crashed in the 4900 block of Floral Park Road around 2:10 a.m.

More or less distraction with windshield texting?

Device that projects your iPhone or Android info on the windshield is “the future of driving“?

Metrorail to stay open later than normal for Monday night’s Redskins game

Metrorail will operate into the early hours of Tuesday to accommodate FedEx crowds at Redskins’ preseason game.

Live in the D.C. area? Odds are your car won’t be stolen.

Car theft takes a holiday as electronics make stealing harder, catching thieves easier.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

As Metro eases out paper Farecards, let us celebrate what may be the largest in the world.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Salvadoran youths’ horrific story of violence at home shows why they deserve U.S. protection.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

At the Martin Luther King Memorial, quotes about ending racial injustice resonate as protests rage in Missouri.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Officials and pastors in Prince George’s County want the deadly violence to end.

Photo Galleries

McDonnell’s time in office comes to a close

Gov. Robert F. McDonnell was supposed to be in the thick of the race to succeed him. Instead, the Republican found himself relegated to the role of passive observer, keeping busy with other engagements amid a gifts scandal.

Robert F. McDonnell on trial

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

A rarity today: A doctor who makes house calls

Wanting to work in the community, Ernest Brown tends to those in D.C.’s embassies, hotels and homes, as well as the poor.

Looking for customers with the “oil man”

Justin Green, who sells fragrances on street corners, is a purveyor of one of D.C.’s most durable old-school hustles.

Life at summer camp

It’s where many children enjoy a host of first experiences and have a chance to just be kids.

Robert F. McDonnell trial

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

Camp Corral gives military kids a break

Children of service members enjoy time together in the Virginia countryside.

Cameras in hand, kids encouraged to capture their dreams

A photography program supplies homeless children with cameras. The kids supply the dreams.

Our Washington

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

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