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Metro, MWAA reach agreement they say moves Silver Line toward summer opening

Tracks are seen stretching out from the McLean Station in Fairfax County.

Metro will allow MWAA more time to complete certain parts of the project after it is turned over to Metro, but before the start of passenger service.

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Asbestos exposure in Alexandria okay briefly, feds say

Federal investigators say Hunting Point residents should be fine as long as exposure lasts only weeks.

Finding the best views of Washington

Finding the best views of Washington

From the top of the National Cathedral to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, we round up the best spots to view the city.

Police say teens shot outside National Zoo were targeted

Police say teens shot outside National Zoo were targeted

Authorities said they had monitored potential violence on social media prior to Easter Monday’s incident

Former D.C. charter school leader is headed to prison

Monique S. Murdock admitted stealing $29,000 in school funds.

Teen charged for having sex at school in Montgomery County

Teens — 18 and 14 — allegedly had consensual sex in hallway at Richard Montgomery High in Rockville.

Catholic University students tied up in burglary

Catholic University students tied up in burglary

Police say three men armed with guns, including an assault rifle, stole wallets and cellphones.

Jurors recommend death sentence for ex-Marine

Jurors unanimously find that Jorge Torrez deserves execution for 2009 killing.

How American U. is handling fallout from e-mail incident

The AU president acknowledges late April is not great timing for a story about crude and controversial e-mail.

First lady says kids pay a price for the Washington life

First lady says kids pay a price for the Washington life

Obama visits with children at White House during annual bring your children to work event.

Climate leaders Sullivan and Hayhoe make TIME 100 Most Influential People

Climate leaders Sullivan and Hayhoe make TIME 100 Most Influential People

Two “pioneers” serving the weather and climate profession are profoundly changing the world says TIME magazine.

D.C. tattoo waiting period is rejected

D.C. tattoo waiting period is rejected

Health department says mandatory 24-hour wait will not be part of final package of “body art” rules.

Poll: Support for Medicaid expansion down sharply in Va.

Virginians are souring on McAuliffe’s top priority, a Christopher Newport University survey finds.

Girl sentenced for assaulting autistic boy in Southern Md.

Girl sentenced for assaulting autistic boy in Southern Md.

She was sentenced Thursday to a maximum of about six years in a secure juvenile detention facility.

Extreme Great Lakes ice extent could portend a cool summer

Extreme Great Lakes ice extent could portend a cool summer

An analysis reveals summers following icy Great Lakes winters tend to be cooler than normal in the central and eastern U.S.

11 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of April 25-27

11 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of April 25-27

Get out this busy weekend for a last glimpse of the Dinosaur Hall; shop Georgetown’s French Market; and take in plenty of cool concerts.

Metro, MWAA reach agreement they say moves Silver Line toward summer opening

Metro, MWAA reach agreement they say moves Silver Line toward summer opening

Metro will allow MWAA more time to complete certain parts of the project after it is turned over to Metro, but before the start of passenger service.

Arrest made in robbery that left cash in the streets

Arrest made in robbery that left cash in the streets

Melvin Ranard King, 46, was arrested in connection with the Upper Marlboro bank robbery on April 8.

From the Ground Up: The 42-page blueprint

From the Ground Up: The 42-page blueprint

This is the fourth installment of an ongoing series about the launch of a local coffee shop and roastery.

Grand theft auto, toddlers in tow, foul language and other true tales from Md. casinos

Grand theft auto, toddlers in tow, foul language and other true tales from Md. casinos

Highlights from the monthly casino compliance report.

Terrific tulips: Top ten photos from Washington, D.C. area

Terrific tulips: Top ten photos from Washington, D.C. area

We’ve shared with you inspired views of cherry blossoms and bluebells. Now feast your eyes on yet another beautiful symbol of spring: the tulip.

Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide

Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide

A listing of events in Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland for April 24-30, 2014.

Man killed in Germantown house fire

A woman in the house on Jamieson Place survived. The fire’s cause is under investigation.

Delays on Metro’s Red Line resolved

Earlier track problem on Metro. Delays on Red Line.

Rent or buy? Running the numbers on an Arlington condo

Rent or buy? Running the numbers on an Arlington condo

We compare a property that is for rent and for sale to see which is the better deal.

Mild sunshine today, showers tomorrow, superb weekend

Mild sunshine today, showers tomorrow, superb weekend

One thing is for sure: the coming weekend is nothing to sneeze at! Plenty of sun and warm temperatures beckon us to get out and enjoy..

NatCast: A little cool but calm and dry

NatCast: A little cool but calm and dry

A jacket or sweater is a good idea despite the lack of wind for this spring time outing.

After two shooting incidents near zoo
in a week, neighbors want answers

After two shooting incidents near zoo <br>in a week, neighbors want answers

At a packed meeting, residents call for more security, and some urge an end to an annual family day event.

Bruins start strong, topple Good Counsel

Bruins start strong, topple Good Counsel

GIRLS’ LACROSSE | Plagued by slow starts earlier this spring, No. 10 Broadneck rides a blistering start to a big win over the third-ranked Falcons.

Williams’s run is right on time

Williams’s run is right on time

BASEBALL | Benched for arriving late to a pregame meeting, Joe Williams redeems himself by scoring the game-winning run as No. 7 Battlefield tops Hylton.

 

Va. Supreme Court rules for U-Va. in global warming FOIA case

The high court decision rejects an argument by global warming skeptics who wanted to see the work of a climate researcher.

D.C. tattoo waiting period is rejected

Health department says mandatory 24-hour wait will not be part of final package of “body art” rules.

U.S. has 63,000 bad bridges

With transportation funding in jeopardy, money to repair deficient bridges may not be there.

Metro, MWAA reach agreement they say moves Silver Line toward summer opening

Metro will allow MWAA more time to complete certain parts of the project after it is turned over to Metro, but before the start of passenger service.

Delays on Metro’s Red Line resolved

Earlier track problem on Metro. Delays on Red Line.

Spotted on Metro: the darndest creatures

This is proof that Metrorail attracts riders of all different kinds.

Rowdy passengers pose greater risk to teen drivers than electronics

New study finds loud conversation and horseplay more likely then cell phones to distract young drivers.

Price of time subject to inflation for express lanes drivers

Bad weather or accidents that slow traffic can drive Beltway tolls above $11 for 14-mile trip.

Trial delayed for MetroAccess driver accused of sex assault

Ezra Porter, Jr., 51, is accused of stopping a MetroAccess vehicle and assaulting a female passenger

Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe gets Silver Line update

Officials at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said they will announce Thursday whether the project is “substantially complete.“

Everything you need to know about the D.C. driver’s license changeover

News that all D.C.driver’s license and other ID holders will need to take a trip to the DMV to replace their documents sparked a collective groan yesterday. And, as with most things DMV-related, there also were many questions. Here’s what you need to know.

Teen stowaway said to survive 2,300-mile flight to Hawaii in the wheel well of jet

A 16-year-old California boy flew halfway across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii — unconscious — while stowed away in a Hawaiian Airlines flight wheel well, the FBI says. He’s alive.

Starting next month, all D.C. licenses will need to be replaced. Yes, all of them.

Starting May 1, the District will start issuing REAL ID licenses that conform to stringent federal regulations.

I-95 partially closed in Triangle after two accidents

Two accidents partially closed I-95 in Triangle.

MGM starts initial site work for National Harbor casino

Casino project moves expeditiously; Prince George’s Planning Board to hear MGM’s application on May 8.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Care to shock a shad or a trout? Join our fish expedition in the Anacostia watershed.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Md. gubernatorial election could signal power shift from Baltimore to Washington suburbs.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Many have become detached from the violence and problems plaguing the poor areas of the District.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

A rehousing program is the core of the mayor’s campaign to house “500 families in 100 days.” Will it work?

Photo Galleries

Singer Chris Brown charged with assault

Brown and his bodyguard were arrested and charged in the assault of a man outside the W Hotel in the District.

In Fairfax, Va., heroin rips families apart

Parents’ stories — one of a son who died, another of a son trying to live — highlight a growing problem in D.C.’s suburbs.

The 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll

Thousands of children gather at the White House for the Easter Egg Roll.

Autistic boy defends girls accused of assaulting him

A Md. teen says he wants to resume a friendship with his schoolmates, but his parents say the case must be pursued.

Holy Week in the Washington area

Starting Palm Sunday and continuing through Good Friday and beyond, locals observed the rituals leading up to Easter.

T. rex at Smithsonian

The bones come from Montana and will be displayed for 50 years.

Cherry blossoms reach peak bloom in D.C.

It’s prime viewing time for Washington’s famous trees from Japan.

Amateur gets a seat at the poker table

A new TV show gives Reisterstown, Md., man chance to play with pros.

Our Washington

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

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