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Aide: Use of Ferrari, yacht part of gifts to McDonnells

(Joe Mahoney / AP)

Assistant to dietary supplement chief executive said she arranged for lavish trips, other perks.

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Alexandria and Arlington crime report

Among incidents reported by police in Alexandria and Arlington.

Arlington and Alexandria volunteer opportunities

Volunteers for Master Naturalist program, Master Gardener training, Best Kids Mentoring program

Alexandria and Arlington home sales

Residential real estate transactions in Arlington County and Alexandria.

Alexandria-Arlington community events, July 31-Aug. 7

Firehouse festival, Dog Days of Summer exhibit, “Sunday in the Park With George” musical.

Two accidents snarl traffic on I-395 in Arlington

Traffic is moving again, but delayed.

Warming up a little, but still pleasant through Thursday

Warming up a little, but still pleasant through Thursday

Chilly morning temperatures gave way to another fine July day. Highs are closer to normal to close the month tomorrow.

Lanier: Security, not street crime, at risk after gun ruling

Lanier: Security, not street crime, at risk after gun ruling

D.C. police chief says federal judge’s ruling against gun-carry ban shouldn’t affect neighborhood policing.

Fairfax County ends fiscal year with budget surplus

After wrangling over spending cuts and property taxes for months, Fairfax will have money left over.

In critiquing Obama, Va. GOP official derides Muslims

GOP treasurer Bob FitzSimmonds asks what contributions Muslims have made in the United States.

Sharknado WATCH tonight: How New Yorkers are preparing (Images)

Sharknado WATCH tonight: How New Yorkers are preparing (Images)

Conditions are favorable for shark-infested tornadoes in NYC tonight, between 9 and 11 p.m. ET. SyFy will stream the gory spectacle...

McAuliffe: ‘I was devastated the night Eric Cantor lost’

McAuliffe: ‘I was devastated the night Eric Cantor lost’

Eric Cantor’s loss and retirements of other Va. lawmakers erode state’s clout and influence, McAuliffe says.

O’Malley visits start-up incubator to talk Md. innovation

O’Malley visits start-up incubator to talk Md. innovation

Governor touts his state’s openness with data, says other leaders should follow suit.

Nightlife Agenda: Rickeys, Wonderland and a dance party in Rock Creek Park

Nightlife Agenda: Rickeys, Wonderland and a dance party in Rock Creek Park

Wonderland turns 10, bartenders compete for rickey honors and DJs celebrate the Blackbyrds in Rock Creek Park.

Pr. George’s deputies look for missing convicted man

Fugitive slipped away Tuesday while jury was deliberating his fate in 2012 robbery.

Class-action civil rights lawsuit filed against WMATA

Complaint: WMATA’s policy on criminal background screenings is broad, unfair to African Americans

Three Woodbridge teens arrested in sexual assault case

The teenagers allegedly assaulted two girls, ages 11 and 12, in a Woodbridge home.

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

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

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

Giant waves found in Arctic Ocean could be accelerating sea ice loss

Giant waves found in Arctic Ocean could be accelerating sea ice loss

Huge areas of ice-free water are leading to massive waves in the Arctic Ocean, according to scientists.

Lorton landfill shutdown raises questions about future

Lorton landfill shutdown raises questions about future

Residents might be wondering about community’s fate when it’s no longer a regional hub for industrial waste.

D.C. adopt a pet

D.C. adopt a pet

Josey, a Staffordshire bull terrier mix, is available for adoption.

D.C. Animal Watch

Among cases handled by the Washington Humane Society and the Washington Animal Rescue League.

Fairfax County Animal Watch

Incidents reported by the animal control divisions of police in Fairfax County, Fairfax City and Vienna.

Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch

Incidents involving pets and wildlife reported by Alexandria and Arlington animal welfare leagues.

Arlington-Alexandria news in brief

“Dark Star Park Day” is Friday; librarian wins genealogical society contest; more news

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

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.

Aide: Use of Ferrari, yacht part of gifts to McDonnells

Aide: Use of Ferrari, yacht part of gifts to McDonnells

Assistant to dietary supplement chief executive said she arranged for lavish trips, other perks.

Carjacker crashes into McDonald’s drive-through

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

D.C. charter schools sue city, alleging unequal funding

The federal lawsuit caps years of disputes over charter school funding, which comes from D.C. taxpayers.

Loudoun County and Fauquier County home sales

Listings of residences sold recently in Loudoun and Fauquier counties.

Loudoun County crime report

Reports from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Leesburg, Middleburg and Purcellville police.

 

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.

Goodbye, FBI

Is the impending departure of an ultra-high-profile federal agency something to be cheered?

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.

Van Ness Metro station reopens after investigation of suspicious package

Police said no hazardous materials were found inside the package, which was an envelope.

Senate moves to patch transportation funding

Issue over how long the stop-gap funding should last is fraught with partisan politics.

Maryland releases bid details for light-rail Purple Line

Companies will have until Jan. 9 to submit proposals for 35-year contract to build and operate transit line

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.

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

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.

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.

Our Washington

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

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