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Police claim ‘major break’ in disappearance of U-Va. student

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Charlottesville police have seized a vehicle and have a new “person of interest” in Hannah Graham’s case.

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Tropical storm Polo may brush reeling Cabo San Lucas this weekend

Tropical storm Polo may brush reeling Cabo San Lucas this weekend

Less than a week after a devastating blow from its strongest hurricane on record, the southern Baja Peninsula of Mexico may feel the effects of a second tropical weather system.

Passengers suffer minor injuries after Metrobuses collide

Four people were taken to hospitals Friday after a Metrobus rear-ended another Metrobus in Northwest Washington.

Police say driver ran from fatal car crash in Camp Springs

One passenger was killed and another critically injured in a collision on a Branch Avenue off-ramp.

Extreme hail storm inundates Florence, Italy with ice

Extreme hail storm inundates Florence, Italy with ice

Torrential rain and hail fell in Tuscany, Italy on Friday, coating city roads like snow, and bringing down tree branches.

Chevy Chase woman sentenced in fatal hit-and-run

Jorida Davidson was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the death of Kiela Ryan in 2010.

Md. man to spend 92 years in prison for child sex abuse

Michael David Brochu, 54, of Bowie, sentenced Friday in third child-sex abuse case in two years.

Catch rising comedian Ben Kronberg tonight at the State Theatre

Catch rising comedian Ben Kronberg tonight at the State Theatre

The New York comic’s career is in full swing, thanks, in part, to a kiss-off from Roseanne Barr.

With initiatives focusing on children, veterans -- is Uber showcasing a softer side?

With initiatives focusing on children, veterans -- is Uber showcasing a softer side?

The ride-sharing service is highlighting initiatives focused on charitable giving and jobs for veterans.

Arlington growing increasingly unaffordable, study shows

Arlington growing increasingly unaffordable, study shows

A county examination of housing costs proves the difficulty of paying rising rents and buying a home.

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Commuter program kept up by finding new directions

Increasing congestion, more travel options and better technology encouraged car-free commuting.

Record cold grips northern New England, snow guns fire up at ski resorts

Record cold grips northern New England, snow guns fire up at ski resorts

Several locations from upstate New York to northern Maine set records lows this morning as an unusually early taste of cold weather clipped the region.

Large volunteer search set for missing Montgomery kids

Large volunteer search set for missing Montgomery kids

Organizers will send out teams Saturday, Sunday to look for Jacob Hoggle, 2, and Sarah Hoggle, 3

Will you go car-free on Monday?

Will you go car-free on Monday?

Taking the one-day pledge could raise awareness about the D.C. region’s many alternatives to solo driving.

New bill seeks to turn DC vacant lots into urban farms

New bill seeks to turn DC vacant lots into urban farms

Landowners would receive tax breaks for leasing land to farmers to grow fresh produce for sale to residents

SpaceX rocket launch could be visible along Eastern Seaboard, weather permitting

SpaceX rocket launch could be visible along Eastern Seaboard, weather permitting

With a flight plan that heads north along the Eastern Seaboard, the early Saturday morning SpaceX rocket launch might be visible for many people. Weather permitting, of course.

Police claim ‘major break’ in disappearance of U-Va. student

Police claim ‘major break’ in disappearance of U-Va. student

Charlottesville police have seized a vehicle and have a new “person of interest” in Hannah Graham’s case.

Wait in line? No problem for fans of Apple’s iPhone in Washington

It’s here. Sept. 19: the day many Apple fans have been waiting for.

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Surveillance video shows Hannah Graham before disappearance

Surveillance video shows Hannah Graham before disappearance

Charlottesville police released surveillance video of 18-year-old University of Virginia student Hannah Graham walking near Sal's Pizza in the early morning before she disappeared September 13.

First-ever weather instrument to dock on International Space Station

First-ever weather instrument to dock on International Space Station

Instrument known as RapidSCAT to become first earth-observing instrument of any kind to dock on the ISS; may improve hurricane forecasts.

Park(ing) Day turns metered spots into temporary parks

About 20 D.C. locations are participating in the annual worldwide event that raises awareness of the need for more parks and public spaces in cities. Expect a shortage of metered parking spots in some areas.

Striking sunrise hints at lovely weekend to come (Photos)

Striking sunrise hints at lovely weekend to come (Photos)

Orange and pink hues lit up the sky on Friday morning, bouncing off altocumulous clouds.

Leggett: county to review policy on holding immigrants

Montgomery County will follow Gov. O’Malley’s lead, reconsider holding detainees beyond release date.

Virginia open houses Sept. 20-21

Virginia open houses Sept. 20-21

A list of properties in Virginia that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

D.C. open houses Sept. 20-21

D.C. open houses Sept. 20-21

A list of properties in the District that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

Maryland open houses Sept. 20-21

Maryland open houses Sept. 20-21

A list of properties in Maryland that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

The importance of a well-designed street

The importance of a well-designed street

Like good architecture, a good streetscape should aspire to achieve aesthetic as well as practical goals.

Location is key at the Townes at Shady Grove Metro

Location is key at the Townes at Shady Grove Metro

Comstock Homes is building 36 townhouses in Rockville that feature 4 bedrooms and nearby transit.

Letting strangers into their homes, happily

Letting strangers into their homes, happily

D.C. residents gain extra income and meet new people by offering their homes on Airbnb and other services.

‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’ gets its depth from family history

‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’ gets its depth from family history

The protagonists react in very similar ways once they move back home — you can see them both regress a little into who they were when they were being actively parented.

 

Popular Woodson High coach Derrick Pearson hired, then un-hired as baseball coach

After the school principal overruled his athletic director, the school district reversed the decision and un-hired Pearson.

Bowser plans to unveil platform at debate

The Democratic mayoral nominee is ready to blunt criticism about her vision for the city.

Passengers suffer minor injuries after Metrobuses collide

Four people were taken to hospitals Friday after a Metrobus rear-ended another Metrobus in Northwest Washington.

With initiatives focusing on children, veterans -- is Uber showcasing a softer side?

The ride-sharing service is highlighting initiatives focused on charitable giving and jobs for veterans.

Commuter program kept up by finding new directions

Increasing congestion, more travel options and better technology encouraged car-free commuting.

Will you go car-free on Monday?

Taking the one-day pledge could raise awareness about the D.C. region’s many alternatives to solo driving.

Traffic, transit tips for the weekend

Many festivals and 5K runs are scheduled for this weekend, but there’s no event likely to cause a major traffic disruption.

Park(ing) Day turns metered spots into temporary parks

About 20 D.C. locations are participating in the annual worldwide event that raises awareness of the need for more parks and public spaces in cities. Expect a shortage of metered parking spots in some areas.

Traffic jammed on George Washington Parkway after motorcycle crash

The 8:15 a.m. accident with injuries happened south of Rt. 123 and was still blocking one lane just before 9 a.m.

National Harbor casino construction is at ‘full speed’

At the casino site, trucks haul dirt and workers build the foundation for a luxury casino resort to open in 2016.

Montgomery drops Apex project for Purple Line station

Rebuilding the Bethesda space would be too costly and time-consuming, County Executive Leggett said.

Launch of women-only car service, SheRide, is delayed

Company officials have postponed the New York launch of SheRides, an app-based transportation service for women.

Airport hosts Dulles Day on Saturday

The annual event will include a display of vintage planes, a classic car show and airport tours aboard the airport’s famous mobile lounges.

Long Bridge project gets $2.8 million from federal government

The century-old bridge is the only direct rail connection between the District and Virginia.

Update: Accident cleared on I-70 in Frederick, traffic delays continue

The accident involved a car and a motorcycle and briefly closed all lanes on I-70.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Who says you can’t go home again? High school reunions attempt to prove otherwise.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

The choices for D.C. mayor are not inspiring voters. But maybe they don’t need to.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

D.C. statehood opponents cite Grave Snowplow Threat among various specious reasons to deny rights.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Our 2-year-old cat’s not truly content unless she’s spayed, we’re told. But why risk personality changes?

Photo Galleries

Man seen talking to missing student is sought

Police continued their search in Charlottesville for Hannah Graham, 18, a U-Va. student who disappeared last weekend.

D.C. mayoral candidates confront each other in first debate

Muriel E. Bowser, David A. Catania and Carol Schwartz sparred testily over ethics and education.

The C&O Canal over the years

It’s been 60 years since Justice William O. Douglas led a hike that helped make the canal a national monument.

Celebrating Constitution Day and new citizenship

Highlights of the naturalization ceremony at the National Archives.

Remembering the Navy Yard victims

Mourners gather for a memorial service on the one-year anniversary of the deadly shooting.

Celebrating the national anthem

Reenactors mark the 200th anniversary of the writing of the

Turning 9/11 from day of horror to day of help

The National Day of Service trades in on lessons learned in the wake of terror, and a school gets a playground.

An ancient giant is brought back to life

National Geographic prepares to unveil an exhibit for Spinosaurus, possibly the largest predator to ever exist.

Our Washington

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

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