Review finds
2 decades of FBI forensic errors

Nearly every criminal case reviewed by the agency and the Justice Department as part of a massive investigation into lab problems has included flawed forensic testimony, government officials said.

U.S. growth rate surges to
4 percent in second quarter

The data help bolster hopes that the country’s long-simmering economic recovery is becoming self-sustaining.

Netanyahu, Gaza Strip war hugely popular in Israel

The public and political class have rallied behind the campaign against Hamas.

MCDONNELL TRIAL 

Maureen McDonnell, center, arrives at the courthouse. (AP)

Defense: Maureen McDonnell craved attention as her marriage soured

As the McDonnells’ marriage began to break down, the former Virginia first lady developed a crush on the man who is the star witness at the couple’s corruption trial, her attorney said.

Local News

Fairfax votes to close controversial Lorton landfill that divided residents

Fairfax votes to close controversial Lorton landfill that divided residents<br>

The county board will shutter the site in 2018, several years sooner than expected.

The forecast remains fabulous: Lows in the 50s with no heat wave in sight

The forecast remains fabulous: Lows in the 50s with no heat wave in sight

WEATHER GANG | The deeper we go into what should be the Dog Days, the better the weather gets.

Could Kevin Durant return to D.C.? ‘We’re going to put it out on the table.’

Could Kevin Durant return to D.C.? ‘We’re going to put it out on the table.’

The NBA’s reigning MVP has two years left with Thunder, but says he isn’t closing a door on the Wizards.

Conference was 25 miles from home, but Md. board members got hotels

Conference was 25 miles from home, but Md. board members got hotels<br>

The Montgomery Co. school board gives up its district-funded credit cards after coming under fire.

Acrimony, alimony and Amway alibi:
A husband, wife murder trial begins

Acrimony, alimony and Amway alibi: <br>A husband, wife murder trial begins

Prosecutors say a messy divorce propelled a husband and wife to kill the man’s former partner in Md.

Chevy Chase, MD - JULY 13: The New Story Leadership NGO tries to promote friendship and understanding by placing students from the middle east with host families. Israeli Noa Shusterman and Palestinian Karma AbuAyyash share strong views on women's issues.

Israeli Noa Shusterman; Palestinian Karma AbuAyyash. (Post)

Gaza is being rocked by war.
In D.C., they’re building bridges.

Palestinian and Israeli students get to know each other this summer, away from the violence back home.

More Top Stories

E.U., Obama unleash a new wave of sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

E.U., Obama unleash a new wave of sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

In the wake of the downing of Flight 17, the European measures are the strongest since the Cold War.

What’s in a profile picture? Probably a lot more than you thought, actually.

What’s in a profile picture? Probably a lot more than you thought, actually.

THE INTERSECT | No one really reads your social media profile — they just care what you look like.

In a sea of choices, are Spanx jeans
the new jeggings or sausage casing?

In a sea of choices, are Spanx jeans <br>the new jeggings or sausage casing?

The company famous for stomach-flattening garments has branched into jeans — with negligible results.

Politics

House Republicans propose plan to deal with border crisis

House Republicans propose plan to deal with border crisis

Proposal would give Obama administration much less emergency funding to confront problem.

Local Columnists

Plaintiff in D.C. handgun ruling: ‘It felt good’

After ruling, George Lyon concealed a revolver in a pocket holster, walked out of his D.C. home and took a stroll.

Sports

Could Kevin Durant return to D.C.? ‘We’re going to put it out on the table.’

Could Kevin Durant return to D.C.? ‘We’re going to put it out on the table.’

The NBA’s reigning MVP has two years left with Thunder, but says he isn’t closing a door on the Wizards.

Real Estate

Searching for a pet-free rental -- it’s a jungle out there

Searching for a pet-free rental -- it’s a jungle out there

Check with management companies on their policies and consider renting a single-family house.

Lifestyle

The tale of a tornado of sharks is
back, but will the frenzy be, too?

The tale of a tornado of sharks is <br>back, but will the frenzy be, too?

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | After “Sharknado” captivated pop culture with sharksnark, SyFy is trying again.

Arts

Corcoran Gallery’s lawyers conclude case for breakup

Corcoran Gallery’s lawyers conclude case for breakup

The group challenging the disposal plan contends that the institution is financially healthier than portrayed.

Federal Government

9 things the new VA secretary promised for his first 90 days

FEDERAL EYE | During his confirmation hearing last week, Robert McDonald laid out a series of actions he would take during his first 90 days in office.

Discussions

Dr. Gridlock: Reports from the Silver Line’s first rush hour

Dr. Gridlock: Reports from the Silver Line’s first rush hour

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Dr. Gridlock collected stories - good and bad - from the Silver Line’s first commute.

Technology

How the history of electricity explains municipal broadband

How the history of electricity explains municipal broadband

Skeptics of publicly owned broadband say the federal government has no authority to intervene in states on behalf of cities. But the New Deal offers at least one precedent.

Business

Is Facebook learning to embrace privacy?

Is Facebook learning to embrace privacy?

Facebook may be looking at privacy more as an opportunity than as an obstacle these days.

Diversions