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Star witness Jonnie Williams: ‘It was wrong’
to give Rolex to former Virginia governor

(Nikki Kahn / The Washington Post)

The former dietary supplement executive said that Maureen McDonnell promised to peddle the drug to “every doctor” in Virginia.

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Defense: Star witness trying to save own skin

An attorney implies the former chief executive is only testifying against the McDonnells to avoid prosecution

Massive Siberian hole likely caused by methane gas release

Massive Siberian hole likely caused by methane gas release

After finding extremely high concentrations of methane in the air nearby, scientists think that a high-pressure buildup of methane gas led to the huge hole that has been keeping people guessing.

Star witness Jonnie Williams: ‘It was wrong’
to give Rolex to former Virginia governor

Star witness Jonnie Williams: ‘It was wrong’ <br>to give Rolex to former Virginia governor

The former dietary supplement executive said that Maureen McDonnell promised to peddle the drug to “every doctor” in Virginia.

Police investigate fatal Upper Marlboro accident

Police investigate fatal Upper Marlboro accident

Authorities said a woman was hit by a Prince George’s County bus on Main Street on Thursday.

What to expect in 95 Express Lanes work zone

What to expect in 95 Express Lanes work zone

The I-95/395 HOV lanes in Northern Virginia will again be closed overnights this weekend.

July was slightly cooler and wetter than normal in D.C.

July was slightly cooler and wetter than normal in D.C.

The fantastically polar end to July helped shift the month’s temperature to the cool side of normal in D.C.

Feel free to Instagram the Oval Room’s revamp (and new menu)

Feel free to Instagram the Oval Room’s revamp (and new menu)

The restaurant’s new look is designed to appeal to millennials and power diners alike.

Three-car collision closes Capital Beltway in both directions near New Carrollton

Maryland State Police closed all lanes of the highway because of the 8:50 a.m. accident with injuries.

Proposed Maryland wind farm again threatened with delay

Language added to a U.S. Senate appropriations bill may even kill the project, company officials say.

Tropical Storm Bertha finally forms, heading into Caribbean

Tropical Storm Bertha finally forms, heading into Caribbean

Bertha, the second named storm of the 2014 hurricane season, formed east of the Lesser Antilles Thursday night.

One summer getaway route getting better

One summer getaway route getting better

The southbound side of a Delaware bypass highway has reopened.

Maryland open houses Aug. 2-3

Maryland open houses Aug. 2-3

A list of properties in Maryland that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

A disappointing year of test scores

A disappointing year of test scores

The 2014 DC-CAS results show halting progress overall, and some regression underneath.

I landed in a neighborhood some folks fear

I landed in a neighborhood some folks fear

Carver Langston is now my D.C. Let me take you on a tour of the tender places in its heart.

Virginia open houses Aug. 2-3

Virginia open houses Aug. 2-3

A list of properties in Virginia that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

D.C. open houses Aug. 2-3

D.C. open houses Aug. 2-3

A list of properties in the District that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

Deadmau5 and Mayor Rob Ford went on a coffee run, and the trailer for ‘Into the Woods’ was just released

Deadmau5 and Mayor Rob Ford went on a coffee run, and the trailer for ‘Into the Woods’ was just released

Also, new covers for the “Harry Potter” books were just released, Matthew Knowles is teaching a class on how to be Beyonce, a company wants to fly your pet’s remains into space, and more!

Officials believe incense caused fire at Rockville apartment

Officials believe incense caused fire at Rockville apartment

Nine people were displaced after the Thursday night blaze, a fire department spokesman said.

Fate of McMillan site up to D.C. Zoming Commission

Fate of McMillan site up to D.C. Zoming Commission

The proposal combines historic preservation, creative urban design and inventive architecture.

Chadwick Boseman, who plays James Brown in ‘Get On Up,’ calls the soul performer ‘an antihero’

Chadwick Boseman, who plays James Brown in ‘Get On Up,’ calls the soul performer ‘an antihero’

“You don’t get to see African-American characters like that a lot. It’s refreshing to see someone that you love anyway, regardless of the bad stuff they’ve done,” Boseman says.

Historic residence in NW is updated, retains elegance

Historic residence in NW is updated, retains elegance

Somerset House is undergoing a transformation and offers high-end finishes for owners

Where We Live | Highland, Md.

Where We Live | Highland, Md.

Once a stronghold of family farms, the Howard County community is now known for luxury homes on large lots.

One man proves you can go home again, and in fine style

One man proves you can go home again, and in fine style

When his widowed father wanted to sell the old family home, Ted Patch and his wife bought it for themselves.

Game over: The saga of the pinball wizard

Game over: The saga of the pinball wizard

He had 800 machines and a dream. Two museums later, he’s selling out. And promising no more. Maybe.

Don’t like sci-fi or comics? You’ll still like ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Don’t like sci-fi or comics? You’ll still like ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Instead of yet another comic book movie, “Guardians” is the best comedy of the year, and it just so happens it’s based on comic books.

Redskins rookie Morgan Moses making the transition from left to right tackle

Redskins rookie Morgan Moses making the transition from left to right tackle

The third-round pick is adjusting to his new life as a full-time football player during training camp in Richmond.

House of the Week | Updated 19th-century home in Riva for $1.525M

House of the Week | Updated 19th-century home in Riva for $1.525M

Tudor Hall evokes spirited elegance of pre-Civil War times.

D.C. United’s midseason awards

D.C. United’s midseason awards

After a season in which D.C. United won just three games, the club already has 11 victories in 2014 and is riding a four-game winning streak.

The Silver Line generation: Why kids should be Metro’s biggest fans

The Silver Line generation: Why kids should be Metro’s biggest fans

At the very front of the very first car of the very first Silver Line train on Saturday, I met some serious transit fans. And all of them were way shorter than me.

 

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.

A disappointing year of test scores

The 2014 DC-CAS results show halting progress overall, and some regression underneath.

What to expect in 95 Express Lanes work zone

The I-95/395 HOV lanes in Northern Virginia will again be closed overnights this weekend.

Richard Kennedy joins the MWAA board

Richard Kennedy, a nationally recognized elevator and escalator expert, will join the board as its 17th member in September.

Three-car collision closes Capital Beltway in both directions near New Carrollton

Maryland State Police closed all lanes of the highway because of the 8:50 a.m. accident with injuries.

One summer getaway route getting better

The southbound side of a Delaware bypass highway has reopened.

Water main break closes Route 1 in Hyattsville

A broken water main promises to impact Friday morning commute on Route 1.

Montgomery County cab drivers join forces with National Taxi Workers Alliance

Montgomery County cabbies are set to join a national labor union, joining a rapidly spreading movement in the taxi industry to unionize in an effort to have a voice in a changing industry and fight app-base companies like Uber.

House GOP turns table on Senate transportation bill

As recess and a crisis loom, the House reshapes the bill and lobs it back to the Senate.

MTA bus detours for U.S.-Africa summit next week

The Maryland Transit Administration expects delays to its bus service to Washington next week due to street closures in the city.

Two Red Line stations closed this weekend

Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland will be shut, and shuttle buses will carry riders between stations.

Rockville man charged with exposing himself on Metro bus

A prior sex offender exposed himself to an 8-year-old girl on a Y8 bus, police said.

Lanes closed on inner loop of Capital Beltway after tractor-trailer crash

Authorities said all lanes are closed in the area after the 10:22 crash in Takoma Park near the ramp to MD 650. Traffic is being diverted to University Boulevard.

Delays near New York Avenue Northeast after motor vehicle crash

Authorities reopened a closed section of New York Avenue Northeast at 8:04 a.m. but delays in the area continued.

In possible hate crime, teen suffers minor stab wound on Metro train

A 15-year-old Metrorail passenger suffered a puncture wound on her back and the assailant who allegedly stabbed her was arrested at the Fort Totten station.

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

The former first lady’s supposed crush is a sad act to help her and her husband avoid jail time.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

While relishing a “Peyton Place” story line in the trial, keep in mind the larger ethics issue.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

To expand a ballet memorializing her son, Amy Wolfe of Manassas is interviewing Colin’s comrades.

Photo Galleries

Robert F. McDonnell trial

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

200-year-old mystery unravels

It's not clear how this ship got buried beneath the twin towers, but Maryland archaeologists and curators are intrigued.

Once the height of luxury, now a ghost ship

Susan L. Gibbs has a vision for the ocean liner her grandfather designed, but the cost could sink it.

Now that’s a doggone workout

Canines hit the gym in Alexandria, Va., at the Frolick Dogs facility.

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.

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.

Our Washington

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

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