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Wednesday’s East Coast winter storm shaping up to be travel nightmare -- timing and impacts

While temperatures have been unseasonably warm early this week, snow is still likely to accumulate along coastal interstates, especially during periods of heavy snowfall.

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    Eve of a messy winter storm: Weather model live blog

    Eve of a messy winter storm: Weather model live blog

    As tonight’s models roll in, we’ll provide real-time analysis and determine whether forecast changes are needed for this winter storm.

    Attorneys for suspect in Va. slayings want charges dropped

    Attorneys for suspect in Va. slayings want charges dropped

    Lawyers for Charles Severance, charged in three Alexandria killings, allege wrongdoing by a detective.

    Education Department moves to regulate teacher training

    Education Department moves to regulate teacher training

    The plan would require states to issue report cards for teacher preparation programs based on several factors.

    Thankful for their families, but this holiday is now for friends

    Thankful for their families, but this holiday is now for friends

    The benefits of “Friendsgiving” include no travel, no drama and the ability to sleep in your own bed.

    D.C. soccer stadium bill advances, but pitfalls remain

    D.C. soccer stadium bill advances, but pitfalls remain

    Negotiations between the mayor-elect and developer may affect separate deal for special-ed school.

    O’Malley headed to Canada to deliver speech at think tank

    O’Malley headed to Canada to deliver speech at think tank

    The latest out-of-state trip by Maryland’s governor takes him out of the country.

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    Residents mourn Marion Barry at his annual turkey giveaway

    Residents mourn Marion Barry at his annual turkey giveaway

    Hundreds of people gathered at Temple Baptist Church in Southeast Washington for Marion Barry’s turkey giveaway, an annual holiday ritual that turned into a vigil for Barry, who died early Sunday morning at 78.

    Latest adds to Hogan transition team include Doug Duncan

    Latest adds to Hogan transition team include Doug Duncan

    The former Montgomery County executive is among 20 people named on Tuesday.

    Speculation builds ahead of McAuliffe’s visit to N.H.

    Speculation builds ahead of McAuliffe’s visit to N.H.

    The Virginia governor will address a state Democratic Party meeting and headline a fundraiser next month.

    Ferguson decision prompts demonstrations in D.C.

    Ferguson decision prompts demonstrations in D.C.

    Protesters hold Washington area rallies Tuesday after the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

    Timothy Heaphy, U.S. Attorney in Virginia, steps down

    Office has been handling high-profile investigation of Sen. Phillip P. Puckett’s resignation.

    Washington-area obituaries of note

    Washington-area obituaries of note

    Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

    Fairfax County facing budget shortfall, officials say

    The projection is $179 million over the next two years because of a slow recovery and office vacancies.

    Youth shot in Southeast Washington

    Police said a child was shot in the leg on Call Place.

    O’Malley ready to allow ‘fracking’ in Western Maryland

    O’Malley ready to allow ‘fracking’ in Western Maryland

    But the outgoing governor is proposing strict rules to help ensure safety and protect the environment.

    Hundreds mourn Marion Barry at annual turkey giveaway

    Hundreds mourn Marion Barry at annual turkey giveaway

    For years, the former D.C. mayor and councilman gave away thousands of turkeys to the poor.

    Details on suspects in GW University assault released

    Three suspects are said to be involved in a student attack; two men are detained in a lawyer’s death.

    Viktor Tikhonov, Soviet hockey coach, dies at 84

    Viktor Tikhonov, Soviet hockey coach, dies at 84

    Mr. Tikhonov led teams to three Olympic gold medals but lost the “Miracle on Ice” to the United States.

    Pat Quinn, two-time NHL coach of the year, dies at 71

    Pat Quinn, two-time NHL coach of the year, dies at 71

    Mr. Quinn coached five NHL teams and led Canada’s men’s hockey team to the Olympic gold medal in 2002.

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    Talk about being prepared . . .

    Talk about being prepared . . .

    An Alexandria Boy Scout was determined to earn every single merit badge out there. He did.

    Photos: A beautiful sunset in Washington, D.C., marks the calm before the storm

    Photos: A beautiful sunset in Washington, D.C., marks the calm before the storm

    In the calm before the storm, let’s take a moment to enjoy tonight’s sunset via social media, shall we?

    Rain moves in late tonight, then changes to mixed wintry mess Wednesday

    Rain moves in late tonight, then changes to mixed wintry mess Wednesday

    It certainly didn’t feel wintry today, but the character of the weather is about to change dramatically.

    Donburi is not only a restaurant in Adams Morgan

    Donburi is not only a restaurant in Adams Morgan

    It has been a good week for the Japanese rice bowls in D.C.

    Hogan: Ferguson decision ‘really doesn’t impact Maryland’

    Hogan: Ferguson decision ‘really doesn’t impact Maryland’

    Maryland’s governor-elect said Tuesday that he wouldn’t second-guess an out-of-state grand jury.

    Maker of smartphone spying app pleads guilty

    First-of-its-kind case could mean trouble for producers of surveillance applications.

    U-Va.’s governing board: ‘zero tolerance’ of sexual assault

    U-Va.’s governing board: ‘zero tolerance’ of sexual assault

    University of Virginia Board of Visitors seeks swift action in response to an allegation of gang rape at a fraternity.

    An uncanny “analog” to Wednesday’s storm: December 5, 2009

    An uncanny “analog” to Wednesday’s storm: December 5, 2009

    Wednesday’s storm has a meteorological twin from the past. It laid down a coating to a few inches across the area.

    At Sixth Engine, Christmas trees for charity

    At Sixth Engine, Christmas trees for charity

    The restaurant gives all proceeds from tree sales to the D.C. Firefighters Burn Foundation.

    Judge: Redskins can sue Native Americans over trademark

    Judge: Redskins can sue Native Americans over trademark

    U.S. District Judge Gerald B. Lee rejected an effort to have the team’s lawsuit dismissed.

    Wednesday’s East Coast winter storm shaping up to be travel nightmare -- timing and impacts

    Wednesday’s East Coast winter storm shaping up to be travel nightmare -- timing and impacts

    While temperatures have been unseasonably warm early this week, snow is still likely to accumulate along coastal interstates, especially during periods of heavy snowfall.

     

    Fairfax County hires former Mark McGwire lawyer in John Geer police shooting case

    Attorney Mark Bierbower specializes in handling clients who face Congressional investigations.

    Public is invited to share Barry condolences

    Remembrance books have been placed in the lobby of the John A. Wilson Building.

    Wintry mix messes with Thanksgiving getaway timing.

    The good times to escape have passed. Now it’s time to choose the lesser evil.

    With snow, when to go? Weather may complicate travel.

    Threat of a Wednesday snowstorm complicates Thanksgiving plans.

    D.C. Council proposal to protect bicylists, pedestrians dies in committee

    Council committee votes to table proprosal, essentially killing it in this legislative session and upsetting the D.C. bike community

    Express lanes still a mystery to many drivers

    As opening day approaches for I-95 HOT lanes, many potential users are unprepared.

    Some tips for Thanksgiving flyers

    Some tips for Thanksgiving fliers headed to Grandma’s (or someone else’s) for their Turkey Day fix

    New speed cameras being activated this week in the District

    D.C. Police announced that 11 new speed cameras will be activated this week

    Mergers and expansions prompt reshuffling of airlines at Reagan National

    Thanks to airlines mergers and service expansions, you may find your favorite airline in a different spot at Reagan National. Here’s a guide to what is where.

    Metro buses up to 45 minutes late

    Metro said its buses on some routes to McPherson Square are late because of a crash on the Roosevelt Bridge.

    Part of South Dakota Avenue in the District closed

    A tractor trailer crash has closed part of South Dakota Avenue. Unclear how long road will be closed.

    Honda says it didn’t report 1,729 faulty air bags

    Automaker blamed computer software for failing to report mishaps to federal regulators.

    The secret life of baggage: Where does your luggage go at the airport?

    When your checked bag disappears at the ticket counter, how does it get to your plane? We take a peek.

    FAA says airlines saving fuel, time at D.C. area airports

    Parts of new NextGen air-traffic management system allow planes to glide to the runway.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    An Alexandria Boy Scout was determined to earn every single merit badge out there. He did.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Chocolate City has given way to Two Washingtons and worsening disparities.

    Courtland Milloy

    Courtland Milloy

    The former mayor was known for being honest about his shortcomings, even his own dishonesty.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    My fifth annual ‘Turkeys of the Year’ recognize foolishness and ineptitude in the Washington region.

    Photo Galleries

    Free turkeys thanks to Marion Barry, Redskins

    Former D.C. mayor’s annual tradition of providing food for the needy goes on just two days after his death.

    Warner optimistic about next six years in Senate

    He has a history of working with Republicans and will be courted by both parties.

    Washington grieves over Marion Barry’s death

    Mourning from the White House to city hall, in church and on the street.

    Marion Barry, 4-term D.C. mayor, dies at 78

    The most powerful local politician of his generation, he was a national symbol of self-governance and home rule for urban blacks, even as his personal and public life was fraught with the high drama of a drug arrest and jail sentence.

    After 30 years, a farmers market pioneer retires

    Eddie Rankin gets a heartfelt send-off at a Washington market.

    A moving and spiritual Men’s Season at Ebenezer AME Church with nationally known recording artists.

    The music flowed with the spirit of “brotherly love” as top recording artists rocked the church and 3,000 attendees Sunday.

    Streetcars in Washington

    Historical images from The Washington Post’s archive.

    Va. home day cares anxious about laws

    Compliance at the local level can be a confusing and frustrating experience.

    Our Washington

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

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