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LIVE UPDATES | Richmond businessman Jonnie Williams testified that Virginia’s then-first lady offered to help his company, with her husband’s blessing, for $65,000.

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Mars 2020 rover will study weather for future manned missions

Mars 2020 rover will study weather for future manned missions

Weather instruments on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover will research the environment for future human trips.

Robyn + Royksopp, Arcade Fire and more must-see August shows

Robyn + Royksopp, Arcade Fire and more must-see August shows

Where August was once the doldrums, now it’s high season for excellent concerts.

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Here’s Jonnie: Cue the rapt gaze from Maureen McDonnell

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

The $20 Diner visits Richmond for Washington Redskins training camp

The $20 Diner visits Richmond for Washington Redskins training camp

Virginia’s capital is home to Redskins training camp and a competitive restaurant market.

Michelle Obama: Now is the time to end homelessness, starting with veterans

Michelle Obama: Now is the time to end homelessness, starting with veterans

She delivered the thought during remarks at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness.

Will dog owners spend any amount on their pets? Probably.

Will dog owners spend any amount on their pets? Probably.

Consumer experts say there seems to be no limit to the desire of owners to pamper their pets.

Star witness: ‘It was wrong’ to give Rolex to Va. governor

Star witness: ‘It was wrong’ to give Rolex to Va. governor

Former dietary supplement executive said first lady promised to peddle drug to ‘every doctor’ in Virginia.

Two motorcyclists die in Anne Arundel County

One hit a car and one lost control of his motorcycle, causing a three-vehicle collision.

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

Two Red Line stations closed this weekend

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

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.

7 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Aug. 1-3

7 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Aug. 1-3

Sleigh Bells rocks the Mad Decent Block Party and Cirque du Soleil returns to National Harbor.

Montgomery County shooting appears to be gang-related

The victim was shot several times. Police have charged two suspects who are 13 and 19 years old.

Video: Walmart-brand ice cream sandwich won’t melt in 80 degree heat

Sioux Falls man hears that Walmart-brand ice cream sandwich won’t melt, and decides to put it to the YouTube test.

Potomac turf field vote postponed following legal action

Montgomery school leaders ask for a delay following a lawsuit filed by a soccer organization.

‘One City, One Hire’ meets 10,000-job goal

‘One City, One Hire’ meets 10,000-job goal

After three years, Vincent Gray’s signature jobs program is still going strong.

Md. Del. Jon Cardin accuses Dems of ‘smear campaign’

Md. Del. Jon  Cardin accuses Dems of ‘smear campaign’

The former Attorney General hopeful says that he was the victim of unfair tactics by members of his own party.

Record-setting winter-like weather pattern exiting, for now at least

Record-setting winter-like weather pattern exiting, for now at least

As early August begins, the weather will feel like August as the extreme jet stream pattern that directed polar air into the mid-latitudes relaxes.

Man shot by D.C. officer had robbed woman, police say

Court papers say suspect was found hiding under a swinging chair covered with a tarp and armed with a pistol.

In It Together Fest celebrates D.C.’s DIY venues. Good luck finding them.

In It Together Fest celebrates D.C.’s DIY venues. Good luck finding them.

The festival wants to link D.C.’s sprawling scene without divulging the addresses.

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.

Atlantic disturbance once again has a high chance of developing into tropical cyclone

Atlantic disturbance once again has a high chance of developing into tropical cyclone

A tropical disturbance in the Atlantic has been kept at bay this week by dry air, but now appears poised to develop as it moves northwest toward the Caribbean.

D.C. students’ proficiency rates inch upward

Proficiency rates rise in math and reading, but only slightly.

Ride the National Capital Trolley Museum’s streetcars — don’t wait for H Street

Ride the National Capital Trolley Museum’s streetcars — don’t wait for H Street

Streetcar service in D.C. ended in 1962. Since then, the National Capital Trolley Museum has kept the flame alive.

Signature Theatre celebrates its 25 anniversary with — what else? — song

Signature Theatre celebrates its 25 anniversary with — what else? — song

Eric Schaeffer and Donna Migliaccio, the co-founders of Signature Theatre, weren’t really dreaming big when it all started a quarter of a century ago. “We just thought, ‘Let’s hope we make it through another year,’ ” Schaeffer remembers.

Propelled by a dream: New life sought for rusty ’50s ship

Propelled by a dream: New life sought for rusty ’50s ship

Susan L. Gibbs wants to preserve the record-setting ocean liner that her grandfather designed.

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.

You don’t need mad chops to be a poker TV star. You need a dump truck.

You don’t need mad chops to be a poker TV star. You need a dump truck.

Christian Harder’s bet for this year’s Poker Night in America breakout star is Dumpster Joe.

Police probe fatal shooting of man in Bowie

Authorities found the man, who was not identifed, on Chessington Way early Thursday.

The Rosebuds write a new chapter with ‘Sand + Silence’ (and help from Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon)

The Rosebuds write a new chapter with ‘Sand + Silence’ (and help from Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon)

After indie-rock duo The Rosebuds wrap an August tour, multi-instrumentalist Kelly Crisp is finally going to get around to writing that novel. Maybe.

 

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.

‘One City, One Hire’ meets 10,000-job goal

After three years, Vincent Gray’s signature jobs program is still going strong.

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.

Metro customer falls onto tracks, is helped to safety by fellow riders

Unidentified woman who apparently fainted on Farragut West platform was pulled from tracks by others in the station.

Two accidents snarl traffic on I-395 in Arlington

Traffic is moving again, but delayed.

Judge says driver ‘didn’t look’ when she fatally struck cyclist

Driver appealed four traffic citations after she hit bicyclist from behind.

We still don’t know for sure if express lanes are a hot idea

The D.C. region has limited experience with high-occupancy vehicle lanes.

Route 7 widening entering new phase

Traffic shift is part of program to add a lane in each direction.

Capital Beltway reopens after single-vehicle crash, traffic still snarled

Authorities said a Nissan Rouge lost control on a ramp to Annapolis Road in New Carrollton.

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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