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Williams: Governor didn’t ask for Rolex

(Nikki Kahn / The Washington Post)

efense implies the former chief executive is only testifying against the McDonnells to avoid prosecution.

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Teen in Manassas sexting case placed on probation

The case attracted attention because of attempts by authorities to take photos of the teen’s erect penis.

A Confederate flag flies along I-95

A Confederate flag flies along I-95

The giant banner is seen by some as marker of Southern heritage, by others as a symbol of racism and hate.

Temple Hills woman dies after crash on the Capital Beltway

Karen Holt-Williams, 59, dies after Capital Beltway accident involving Md. police cadet, authorities say.

Forecast: Showers at times this weekend, but dry windows too

Forecast: Showers at times this weekend, but dry windows too

A nearby front means generally cloudy skies this weekend, with the best chance of showers late tonight and late Sunday.

Man dies after jumping off Union Station parking garage

First Street Northeast, off Massachusetts Avenue, closed for at least 90 minutes

Motorcyclist dies in crash in Southeast Washington

Police said collision occurred Thursday at Good Hope Road and 16th Street.

Man charged in robbery of grocery stores, sandwich shop

Police say holdups occurred over span of three weeks. All involved a gun.

Top positions filled in Alexandria government

City manager promotes four employees to department head.

A more harmonious phase for DCPS, charter schools?

Kaya Henderson said she’d like to build in collaboration at Ward 8’s Stanton Elementary.

Downright dismal images of the Western drought, a record-setter in California

Downright dismal images of the Western drought, a record-setter in California

A record 58 percent of California has been declared under exceptional drought. Images tell a sobering story...

Gillespie slams Warner over air travel on taxpayer’s dime

Gillespie slams Warner over air travel on taxpayer’s dime

Republican challenger says Warner routinely uses chartered planes to travel the state at taxpayer expense.

Stunted trees and pot hole lakes are features of tundra permafrost

Stunted trees and pot hole lakes are features of tundra permafrost

The massive hole in Siberia occurred in the tundra, a place where permanently frozen ground only allows stunted plants to grow in brief summers.

Check out Georgetown’s new ‘gongoozler’ mural

Check out Georgetown’s new ‘gongoozler’ mural

A gongoozler is a person who enjoys watching activities on a canal.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and other new movies, reviewed

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and other new movies, reviewed

Reviews of what’s new at the multiplex this weekend.

Bowser: Did I mention I’m a Democrat?

Bowser: Did I mention I’m a Democrat?

Mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser leaned heavily on her party affiliation in addressing supporters Thursday.

Williams: Governor didn’t ask for Rolex

Williams: Governor didn’t ask for Rolex

efense implies the former chief executive is only testifying against the McDonnells to avoid prosecution.

The Hotlist: August 2014

The Hotlist: August 2014

Welcome to the Hotlist, a monthly preview of things to taste, see and do in the weeks ahead.

Man accused in fatal hit-and-run goes on trial in December

Liam Adepo, 29, faces charges in the January death of 22-year-old U-Md. student Cory Hubbard

Police charge grandmother in connection with abduction

Police charge grandmother in connection with abduction

Prince William County authorities arrested a Woodbridge woman after her grandson were found Friday.

At DC Beat Club, jamming out is the name of the game

At DC Beat Club, jamming out is the name of the game

“What I’m trying to do, is just get the kids feeling like they might be interested in making music,” says club founder Barrett Jones.

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

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.

 

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.

Bowser: Did I mention I’m a Democrat?

Mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser leaned heavily on her party affiliation in addressing supporters Thursday.

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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