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McDonnells’ corruption trial begins

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LIVE UPDATES | Jurors will hear opening statements from prosecutors and defense attorneys in federal court in Richmond.

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D.C. Superior Court offers Web chat for civil division

Users can chat with and ask questions of court employees about their cases.

‘Gun Free DC’ promoted in wake of court ruling

‘Gun Free DC’ promoted in wake of court ruling

D.C. Council member offers signs for businesses wishing to ban guns from their premises.

Glorious July weather doesn’t fail to amaze; Space alien communication?

Glorious July weather doesn’t fail to amaze; Space alien communication?

With temperatures in the mid-70s, the District was loving the weather on Tuesday. Wednesday will be warmer, but still beautiful.

Lawyer: McDonnell marriage had ‘broken down’

Lawyer:  McDonnell marriage had ‘broken down’

The corruption of trial of the former governor got underway in Richmond on Tuesday morning.

D.C.’s ‘Chipotles of ...’

D.C.’s ‘Chipotles of ...’

With a fast-casual, assembly-line Italian concept coming to Gaithersburg, let’s update the list of Chipotle wannabes.

A tale of two (or three) rush hours: Researchers track Silver Line traffic impact

Here’s a comparison of traffic speeds for Monday’s morning and evening rush hours, compared with the previous Monday.

Montgomery board approves White Oak development plan

Proposal would bring science-based economic development to county’s eastern sector.

Many D.C. streets closing for U.S.-Africa summit next week

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.

Judge puts D.C. handgun ruling on hold

The judge’s stay gives officials time to respond to the ruling that invalidates D.C.’s ban on carrying handguns.

Baltimore--that is BWI Airport--logs 4th record low this July

Baltimore--that is BWI Airport--logs 4th record low this July

Lows this morning dipped into the 50s in many parts of the region and are struggling into the mid-70s this afternoon.

Virgin Mobile FreeFest will not return in 2014

Virgin Mobile FreeFest will not return in 2014

The large, free concert had become a staple of the summer concert season since 2009.

Ex-drug kingpin ordered to pay city $1 million

Ex-drug kingpin ordered to pay city $1 million

Cornell Jones was found to have swindled the city out of $330,000 in HIV/AIDS grants, a jury found.

Mayfly swarm - or “bug derecho” signals cleaner environment

Mayfly swarm - or “bug derecho” signals cleaner environment

The millions of mayflies that lit up the La Crosse, Wisc., weather radar on July 20 are a sign that the water of the Mississippi River is markedly cleaner than just a few decades ago.

Ex-Va. state employee pleads guilty to sending funds to friends

The money was supposed to fund educational programs geared toward preventing underage drinking.

Montgomery school board gives up district credit cards

Montgomery school board gives up district credit cards

Board members ditch cards after coming under fire in spring, when records showed improper charges.

Fairfax budget administrator promoted to top ranks

Kristen Michael will serve as the assistant superintendent for financial services.

Md., Va. shoppers get brief sales tax break before school starts

In Virginia, the sales tax holiday begins Friday; in Maryland, it starts Aug. 10.

Report: Mid-Atlantic has seen largest increase in nuisance flooding events

Report: Mid-Atlantic has seen largest increase in nuisance flooding events

Annapolis, Md. and Baltimore, Md. top the list of rising waters, according to a report by NOAA. Washington D.C. and Norfolk, Va. make the top ten, as well.

Busted, Dude: A weather rhyme that would make Young MC proud

Busted, Dude: A weather rhyme that would make Young MC proud

CWG reader AsymptoticUnlimited rubs in our faulty thunderstorm forecast with a brilliant parody of 1989 Young MC hit “Bust a Move“...

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A tale of two rush hours: Researchers track Silver Line traffic impact

A tale of two rush hours: Researchers track Silver Line traffic impact

Monday's weekday Silver Line opening did not measurably affect traffic congestion on surrounding highways in Northern Virginia, but researchers are gathering more data to determine impacts over coming days. This video shows a loop of traffic speeds for Monday's morning and evening rush hours, compared with the previous Monday and the last Monday of July 2013.

Janitors strike at Fort Belvoir, picket outside base

The workers are complaining about pay and cutbacks; the company says it is trying to resolve the dispute.

Relationship status for the ‘Most Beautiful’? Totally awkward

Relationship status for the ‘Most Beautiful’? Totally awkward

It just feels like an invitation for a disaster.

Tropical Depression Three is poised to develop in the Atlantic

Tropical Depression Three is poised to develop in the Atlantic

A disturbance in the central Atlantic ocean is poised to become the third tropical cyclone of the 2014 season.

Man charged with using fake bomb to rob Silver Spring banks

Man charged with using fake bomb to rob Silver Spring banks

Police said Morris Thweatt wrapped a device in foil and told tellers at three banks that it was a bomb.

Mess Hall winner could earn $500,000 in start-up funding

Mess Hall winner could earn $500,000 in start-up funding

The winner of the Launch Pad competition will receive advice, kitchen space and maybe even cash.

Man found shot in Northeast was Fairfax resident

Police are investigating the killing of Yewondwosen Hailemarian that occurred Sunday off New York Avenue.

Carjacker crashes into McDonald’s drive-through

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

Saddle up like a celeb at D.C.’s soon-to-open SoulCycle

Saddle up like a celeb at D.C.’s soon-to-open SoulCycle

D.C. devotees have begged SoulCycle to bring its classes combining coaching and cardio here for years. The wait ends Aug. 5 when the boutique bike studio opens in the West End.

My blogger boyfriend takes himself too seriously.

My blogger boyfriend takes himself too seriously.

Dr. Andrea advises a reader who thinks her boyfriend’s blog success has gone to his head. And how long can you be in therapy before you’ve been going for too long?

Curvy Yoga founder Anna Guest-Jelley will teach a class in D.C.

Curvy Yoga founder Anna Guest-Jelley will teach a class in D.C.

Anna Guest-Jelley thought something was wrong with her body, so she went on 65 different diets. Then she tried something that actually made her feel better: yoga.

 

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.

‘Gun Free DC’ promoted in wake of court ruling

D.C. Council member offers signs for businesses wishing to ban guns from their premises.

A tale of two (or three) rush hours: Researchers track Silver Line traffic impact

Here’s a comparison of traffic speeds for Monday’s morning and evening rush hours, compared with the previous Monday.

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 said riders’ could 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.

How the Silver Line stations got their names

If you’ve never heard of the Northern Virginia communities of Greensboro or Spring Hill, just ride the Silver Line.

Former Chicago transit official is Metro’s new chief financial officer

Dennis Anosike replaces Carol Kissal, who resigned as Metro’s chief financial officer after a critical audit report.

Silver Line weathers first weekday commuters

Five new stations and 11.7 miles of track handled the morning and evening rush-hour onslaught, and nearly everything went smoothly.

Silver Line: What to watch for on Monday

After the weekend’s joy-riding, commuting on the new Metro line gets serious.

Silver Line commutes: Will you save time or money?

We did some sample time and money calculations of commutes before and after the opening of the Silver Line.

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

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.

Honors for the defiant POW

Before he was a rear admiral and senator, Jeremiah A. Denton Jr. was a prisoner who wouldn’t give up.

Our Washington

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

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