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Businessman who gave gifts takes stand in McDonnell trial

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Prosecutors allege the former first couple took lavish gifts from Jonnie Williams.

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Fitness gyms for dogs? Canine cardio the new pet project.

Fitness gyms for dogs? Canine cardio the new pet project.

Frolick Dogs in pet-crazy Alexandria bills itself as the region’s first sports club for Fido.

Top Md. health official Joshua Sharfstein to step down

Top Md. health official Joshua Sharfstein to step down

Sharfstein will become an associate dean at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Dog gym? Yes, its a thing.

Dog gym? Yes, its a thing.

There are mobile dog spas and doggie daycares, now the newest thing to hit the canine market is a gym just for man’s best friend. A husband-and-wife team based in Alexandria, Virginia opened the first canine sports club – complete with treadmills, box jumps and showers.

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

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

Theodore J. VanKirk, navigator of the Enola Gay, dies at 93

Theodore J. VanKirk, navigator of the Enola Gay, dies at 93

Mr. VanKirk helped guide the Enola Gay, carrying the first atomic bomb used in war, to Hiroshima.

U-Va. Board of Visitors considers limiting public dissent

U-Va. Board of Visitors considers limiting public dissent

A draft policy seeks to unify the board by limiting Visitors’ ability to speak out when they disagree with decisions.

James Shigeta, the would-be leading man, dies at 85

James Shigeta, the would-be leading man, dies at 85

‘Debonair’ actor seemed destined for big things after his 1961 role in ‘Flower Drum Song.’

Autistic twins will be temporarily cared for by guardians

The twins’ parents have not decided whether they will try to bring the two back into their Rockville home.

Program helps dispense clean water in Uganda, Kenya

Program helps dispense clean water in Uganda, Kenya

USAID’s venture-capital program is meant to help people help themselves in battling poverty.

Dysfunctional Congress causing even protesters to quit is on today’s cover

Congress has become so broken that even protesters don’t see the point in showing up.

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.

In critiquing Obama, Va. GOP official derides Muslims

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

Va. elections office sends 125,000 voters misleading letters

Va. Department of Elections mistakenly sends 125,000 voters notice they may not be registered

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

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.

Louise Shivers, late-blooming novelist, dies at 84

Louise Shivers, late-blooming novelist, dies at 84

Mrs. Shivers’s 1983 novel, “Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail,” was hailed as a Southern masterpiece.

Businessman who gave gifts takes stand in McDonnell trial

Businessman who gave gifts takes stand in McDonnell trial

Prosecutors allege the former first couple took lavish gifts from Jonnie Williams.

J. Lynn Cornwell Jr., real estate investor, dies at 89

J. Lynn Cornwell Jr., real estate investor, dies at 89

The Virginia native also ran his family’s slaughterhouse, Cornwell & Son, before it closed in 1977.

Assault charges against D.C. police officer dropped

Prosecutors said there was “insufficient evidence” to pursue case against Calvin Willis, 52.

Cowabunga! Atlas Arcade is hosting a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles contest

Cowabunga! Atlas Arcade is hosting a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles contest

Totally rad: Show your prowess as Leo or Mike on a vintage arcade game and win movie tickets, T-shirts and other prizes.

Rockville doctor charged with running pill mill

Patients came from Tennessee for cursory examinations and addictive drugs, prosecutors say.

Building next to day-care center collapses in Northeast D.C.

Authorities say 20 children and adults were forced to leave the center.

Class-action civil rights lawsuit filed against Metro

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

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McDonnells’ ‘twisted love story’ has important lesson

McDonnells’ ‘twisted love story’ has important lesson

While relishing a “Peyton Place” story line in the trial, keep in mind the larger ethics issue.

Police arrest 13-year-old boy in Wheaton shooting

Authorities said the shooter knew the victim, an 18-year-old woman.

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.

 

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Photo Galleries

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.

Robert F. McDonnell trial

Former Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are battling corruption charges.

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.

Our Washington

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

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