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McDonnell: ‘I misjudged Jonnie Williams’

Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell leaves court with his daughter Cailin Young. (AP)

Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell testified Friday that he does not blame his wife for the federal corruption charges they face. “I hold myself accountable,” he said.

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John Foust’s comments called insensitive to women

John Foust’s comments called insensitive to women

The N.Va. congressional candidate asked whether Barbara Comstock has “even had a a real job.”

Pr. George’s city mayor pitches tent after office eviction

Pr. George’s city mayor pitches tent after office eviction

Seat Pleasant Mayor Eugene Grant says he will conduct business from a tent after ouster from city hall office.

Robert Hansen, convicted Alaska serial killer, dies

Robert Hansen, convicted Alaska serial killer, dies

Mr. Hansen, who confessed to killing 17 women, died Aug. 21 in Anchorage. He was 75.

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Md. mayor evicted from city hall pitches tent 'office'

Md. mayor evicted from city hall pitches tent 'office'

Mayor Eugene Grant of Seat Pleasant, Md., is now what he calls a "mobile mayor" after being evicted from his city hall office. Grant was removed following complaints of his alleged mistreatment of city employees.

Washington Post editorial board stops using ‘Redskins’

Washington Post editorial board stops using ‘Redskins’

The Washington Post editorial board calls the team’s name a “slur,” but news stories will continue to use it.

On Chuck Brown Day, multiple disappointments come to Langdon Park

On Chuck Brown Day, multiple disappointments come to Langdon Park

The ribbon-cutting for the new memorial dedicated to Chuck Brown in Northeast D.C. was Friday. Too bad the sculpture doesn’t do the Godfather of Go-go justice.

Brown goes after Hogan on economic issues in new TV ad

Brown goes after Hogan on economic issues in new TV ad

The 30-second spot is the first of the general election campaign in Maryland.

Top aide to D.C. mayor departs in blow to stadium hopes

Top aide to D.C. mayor departs in blow to stadium hopes

Janene Jackson, Gray’s liaison to the D.C. Council, was a key negotiator and peacekeeper in Wilson Building.

Real estate developers are merely playing by the rules

Often portrayed as profit mongers, developers by and large adhere to public policy, laws and regulations.

Washington region’s first bus rapid transit opens Sunday

Washington region’s first bus rapid transit opens Sunday

Premium service in N.Va. offers a different experience, including leveled platforms, bus-only lanes.

Four more suspects apprehended in Manassas killing

Police have now rounded up all six men wanted for the gang-related killing of Cesar B. Contreras.

Md. cuts CareFirst rate requests for health exchange

Md. cuts CareFirst rate requests for health exchange

Regulators also lowered premium rates for Kaiser Foundation, Evergreen, All Savers health plans.

An impersonal approach to school reform

Reformers ignore the relationships at the core of education.

Rep. Wolf’s office moves up service academy nomination deadline

Interested students have until Sept. 15 to apply for a nomination from Rep. Frank Wolf’s office.

Chance of showers through the evening into Saturday; Which hurricane model should you trust?

Chance of showers through the evening into Saturday; Which hurricane model should you trust?

Scattered showers will continue through the night and into Saturday, and humidity will remain high and uncomfortable until Sunday, when nicer weather makes a comeback.

The Chaplin becomes Chaplin’s Restaurant & Bar

The Chaplin becomes Chaplin’s Restaurant & Bar

The Shaw newcomer changed its name to avoid litigation from the late actor’s estate.

Best places to be poor? San Francisco, DC.

Low-income families will struggle to make ends meet in all major cities. Those in the District are better off.

Extreme drought is causing the ground to rise across the western U.S.

Extreme drought is causing the ground to rise across the western U.S.

63 trillion gallons of groundwater have evaporated from the western U.S. over the past 18 months, according to a new study, causing the ground to rise.

Motorcyclist dies after crash in Silver Spring

A car hit Mark Charles Eckl from behind, causing his motorcycle to hit another car.

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.

Looking for ‘best practices’ and cash, Bowser hits the road

Looking for ‘best practices’ and cash, Bowser hits the road

While foes press her to engage at home, the Democrat has quietly met with several big-city mayors.

The weekend’s best D.C. Beer Week events

The weekend’s best D.C. Beer Week events

Here are the happy hours, late-night parties and bike tours to get you through the final weekend.

A little love for the locals, please?

A little love for the locals, please?

Broadcast meteorologists are arguably the most visible scientists in the world, but few people understand just how much they do, or the technology behind the local weather report.

Some sad owl news: The D.C. snowy owl has died

Some sad owl news: The D.C. snowy owl has died

The snowy owl that survived being hit by multiple vehicles died in Minnesota.

Two charged in shooting that wounded three in Northeast

Police say gunmen opened fire from a high school running track and hit people on a basketball court.

Arlington considers school board appointment

The interim member would replace Noah Simon, who announced his resignation in July.

You can now visit the Corcoran for free

You can now visit the Corcoran for free

Now that the Corcoran is a part of the National Gallery of Art, it will no longer charge admission fees.

B.K.S. Iyengar, Indian yoga guru, dies at 95

B.K.S. Iyengar, Indian yoga guru, dies at 95

Mr. Iyengar, who died Aug. 20, was known worldwide as the creator of Iyengar yoga.

Flood waters inundate northern Indiana after 10 inches of rain

Flood waters inundate northern Indiana after 10 inches of rain

Flash flood warnings are still in effect in Indiana on Friday morning after 10 inches of rain fell overnight, shutting down the interstate and closing local schools.

 

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.

‘No more punting’ on school boundaries

Mayor Vince Gray said he did his successor a favor by setting boundary overhaul in motion.

Washington region’s first bus rapid transit opens Sunday

Premium service in N.Va. offers a different experience, including leveled platforms, bus-only lanes.

In D.C., new rules for safe walking and biking around work zones

Proposed rules will require companies to provide safe passages for pedestrians and cyclists around construction sites.

Single-tracking on Metro’s Orange and Silver lines

Trains are single-tracking between East Falls Church and Ballston stations.

U.S. Park Police temporarily close eastern end of Arlington Memorial Bridge

The bridge was temporarily closed because of police activity.

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.

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.

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.

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Evicted from his indoor office, mayor pitches tent

Seat Pleasant Mayor Eugene W. Grant’s temper is affecting employees, the City Council has said.

Robert F. McDonnell on trial

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

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.

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.

Our Washington

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

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