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McDonnell: ‘It was difficult for both of us’

Bob McDonnell arrives at court with his daughter Cailin Young. (AP)

Follow our liveblog on Day 19 of the corruption trial of former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell.

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No charges for Loudoun deputy who shot daughter

The teen, who authorities say was mistaken for an intruder by her father, is hospitalized in stable condition.

Trillectro 2014: Set times and acts you should know

Trillectro 2014: Set times and acts you should know

Use this if you’re bound for the D.C.-born music event Saturday at RFK’s festival grounds.

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.

Tropical disturbance in Atlantic likely to intensify, but may avoid U.S.

Tropical disturbance in Atlantic likely to intensify, but may avoid U.S.

An area of thunderstorms in the tropical Atlantic has become slightly more organized since Wednesday, and is now likely to develop over the next few days.

Two firefighters in Mills case disciplined, one not guilty

Two firefighters in Mills case disciplined, one not guilty

Medric “Cecil” Mills died after he collapsed outside a fire station and pleas for help from bystanders were ignored

Boomerang buyers lost their homes, but now they’re back

Boomerang buyers lost their homes, but now they’re back

Foreclosure and short sale veterans from 2007-13 are expected to make 10 percent of U.S. home buys in 2014.

Jose Andres does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The celebrity chef elevates the ALS fundraiser that has been taking up your newsfeed for days.

Virginia forms task force to combat campus sexual assault

Virginia forms task force to combat campus sexual assault

Gov. Terry McAuliffe said he wants the state and its universities to be “out front on this issue.”

Chuck Brown Memorial Park is almost ready to go-go

Chuck Brown Memorial Park is almost ready to go-go

The Chuck Brown Memorial Park, which opens Friday in Northeast D.C., was originally supposed to have an amphitheater, but the surrounding neighborhood wanted something quieter. So instead, it boasts an interactive sculpture.

D.C. skies transformed into breathtaking cloud atlas

D.C. skies transformed into breathtaking cloud atlas

Last night’s storms left behind some extraordinary sky scenes: mesmerizing mammatus, awesome anvil clouds, radical rainbows, and stunning sunsets.

Bob McDonnell takes the stand

Breaking down the first day of testimony by the former Virginia governor.

Before Ferguson 2014, there was Mount Pleasant 1991

Former mayor Sharon Pratt discusses what Missouri can learn from D.C.’s two-decade-old troubles.

Marvin Gaye mural comes to an end, but will see new life

Marvin Gaye mural comes to an end, but will see new life

In Shaw, even with destruction, there is rebuilding. This time, it’s for the right reasons.

Teen charged in deadly car surfing stunt

Teen charged in deadly car surfing stunt

An 18-year-old from Ashburn faces an involuntary manslaughter charge in Mohammad U. Khalid’s death.

Woman gives birth to baby on I-66 before medics arrive

Authorities said the baby girl was born Thursday near Washington Boulevard in Arlington.

Police investigate attempted murder-suicide in Laurel

Authorities say a man shot another man Wednesday night, then turned the gun on himself.

Big Star’s Third at 9:30 Club: Singer Brett Harris on the tribute show and his solo concert at Iota

Big Star’s Third at 9:30 Club: Singer Brett Harris on the tribute show and his solo concert at Iota

On Saturday, Brett Harris helps pay tribute to the band Big Star. On Sunday, he’ll play solo.

Station 4′s scallops with fig carpaccio is our dish of the week

Typically, carpaccio is made with thinly pounded raw meat. But chef Orlando Amaro opts for sliced figs instead. He tops them with scallops, grapefruit, daikon sprouts and a passion fruit gastrique with black sesame seeds.

Seasonal Pantry’s Hot Hot Chicken sandwich drew long lines

Chef Dan O’Brien’s riff on this classic Tennessee sandwich caused a line out the door last week. It’s not regularly available on the menu, but O’Brien has hopes of one day opening a fried chicken-centric restaurant.

‘If I Stay’ is out Friday; here are five movies about ghosts

‘If I Stay’ is out Friday; here are five movies about ghosts

In “If I Stay,” out Friday, Mia (Chloe Grace Moretz) has choices to make. She’s in a coma after a car wreck and gets to choose what happens to her.

‘Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage’ comes to National Theatre (but it’s not a musical, Baby)

‘Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage’ comes to National Theatre (but it’s not a musical, Baby)

“It’s not a musical,” says Conrad Helfrich, music supervisor for the show. “It’s a play with music.”

Trillectro Music Festival at RFK: Fat Trel, Migos, SZA and Rae Sremmurd are among the acts to watch

Trillectro Music Festival at RFK: Fat Trel, Migos, SZA and Rae Sremmurd are among the acts to watch

t’s only a matter of time before Trillectro Music Festival becomes as big for hip-hop and electronic fans as the Mad Decent Block Party or Rock The Bells.

Montgomery County investigates Silver Spring shooting

Authorities said one person was taken to the hospital after the Wednesday night gunfire.

The Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival’s Jiffy Lube Live date was canceled, but you can see Amy Schumer, Dave Attell and Jermaine Fowler elsewhere

The Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival’s Jiffy Lube Live date was canceled, but you can see Amy Schumer, Dave Attell and Jermaine Fowler elsewhere

The Oddball Comedy tour was set to hit Jiffy Lube Live on Thursday but the event was canceled on Monday.

Robyn and Royksopp at Wolf Trap: The Swedish dance-pop ruler and her Norwegian chums on ‘Do It Again’

Robyn and Royksopp at Wolf Trap: The Swedish dance-pop ruler and her Norwegian chums on ‘Do It Again’

Royksopp and Robyn collaborated on the mini-album “Do It Again” and are touring together.

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.

Muggy summer weather into Friday with storm chances; Cooler weekend

Muggy summer weather into Friday with storm chances; Cooler weekend

Looks like our mini-heat spell is on for a couple of more days before the marines come to the rescue; the marine layer that is.

NatCast: Summer heat and humidity, and a storm chance

NatCast: Summer heat and humidity, and a storm chance

The storms could well hold off until after the game but since I will actually be there we are probably doomed.

D.C. community calendar, Aug. 21-28, 2014

Military bands, walks, computer classes, book “tasting,” War of 1812 remembrances.

Sophie Masloff, first female mayor of Pittsburgh, dies at 96

Sophie Masloff, first female mayor of Pittsburgh, dies at 96

Colorful Pittsburgh politician was known for her folksy, self-deprecating style and malapropisms.

 

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.

Before Ferguson 2014, there was Mount Pleasant 1991

Former mayor Sharon Pratt discusses what Missouri can learn from D.C.’s two-decade-old troubles.

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 cash” 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.

Plan to upgrade southeast D.C. rail tunnel stalls

Recent flooding is an indication of the need for the Virginia Avenue Tunnel to be rebuilt, CSX officials say.

More repairs, but still no opening date
in sight for Silver Spring transit center

The project, which is nearly four years behind schedule and tens of millions of dollars over budget, has become a $120 million concrete albatross around the necks of Montgomery County officials.

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

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.

Museum Square grows fluent in tenant rights

A predominantly Chinese housing project is under threat of being razed, inspiring unity among its diverse neighbors.

Our Washington

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

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