Star witness: McDonnell’s wife proposed deal

Richmond businessman Jonnie Williams testified that Virginia’s then-first lady offered to help his company, with her husband’s blessing, for $65,000.

Western powers suspend democratic efforts in Libya

France evacuated its embassy just days after the departure of U.S. diplomats.

Why suing Obama could be the bigger GOP headache

Unlike impeachment, the GOP owns the lawsuit idea — and its consequences.

Image of one of the children killed. (M.Becherer/Polaris Images for The Post)

‘If we die, we die together as a family’

Some Palestinian families face the macabre decision of whether to split up as the war in Gaza rages. The Balatas chose to stay together. And in one strike, 11 family members were killed.

Local News

McDonnells’ ‘twisted love story’ has important lesson about public officials

McDonnells’ ‘twisted love story’ has important lesson about public officials

COLUMN | While relishing a “Peyton Place” story line, let’s keep in mind the larger ethics issue.

Man opens fire on teen boys on Hyattsville street, police say

Three men approached the three teens and one began shooting, officials say. One teen, who was shot in the face, arm and torso, was in critical condition.

Unlimited sun today but weekend looks likely to be on the soggy side

Unlimited sun today but weekend looks likely to be on the soggy side

WEATHER GANG | The reality of summer sneaks back into the area but no worse than seasonably so.

A cyclist was killed in broad daylight. ‘This accident was preventable.’

<span>A cyclist was killed in broad daylight. ‘This accident was preventable.’</span>

The driver in the 2013 Md. fatality was found guilty of traffic citations by a judge who said, “You didn’t look.”

Virginia GOP official under fire
for online post about Muslims

Virginia GOP official under fire <br> for online post about Muslims

Several state party leaders want Treasurer Bob FitzSimmonds to resign.

ALEXANDRIA, VA - JULY 30: Ruby, a Beagle Chihuahua mix is run on the treadmill as Sofie, a 4-year old as Weimaraner, who is day boarded at the Frolic Dog gym looks on, on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in Alexandria, VA. (Photo by Amanda Voisard/For the Washington Post)

Beagle-Chihuahua mix Ruby on treadmill. (A. Voisard for Post)

Treadmills. Hurdles. Trainers.
It’s a decked-out gym — for dogs.

Forget dog parks: Frolick Dogs in pet-crazy Alexandria bills itself as the region’s first sports club for pooches.

Va. mistakenly tells 125,000 residents they may not be registered to vote

Va. mistakenly tells 125,000 residents they may not be registered to vote

The letters should have been sent to voters who left the state, but were sent to people who still live in Va.

What makes Washington great? Pick your favorites for the best stuff in D.C.

What makes Washington great? Pick your favorites for the best stuff in D.C.

EXPRESS | Nominate your favorite bars, shops and teams, and we’ll spotlight the winners on Oct. 16.

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Seeking a new life for crumbling ’50s ghost ship, the SS United States

Seeking a new life for crumbling ’50s ghost ship, the SS United States

The owner wants to preserve the record-setting transatlantic ocean liner that her grandfather designed.

House Republicans clear way
for lawsuit against Obama

House Republicans clear way <br>for lawsuit against Obama

The party-line vote illustrates the polarized climate on Capitol Hill ahead of the November elections.

Sen. Ted Cruz targets Boehner plan
to stem the flow of migrant children

Sen. Ted Cruz targets Boehner plan <br>to stem the flow of migrant children

A defeat of the border legislation would deliver another embarassing blow to the House speaker.

A comprehensive guide to YouTube’s dumbest, most dangerous teen trends

A comprehensive guide to YouTube’s dumbest, most dangerous teen trends

THE INTERSECT | The so-called “fire challenge” is only the latest. Don’t try these at home.

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

Isner upset in Citi Open opener

Isner upset in Citi Open opener

Big-serving American is ousted by Steve Johnson in three sets, then then blasts tournament organizers for placing him on a grandstand court.

Lifestyle

A comprehensive guide to YouTube’s dumbest, most dangerous teen trends

A comprehensive guide to YouTube’s dumbest, most dangerous teen trends

THE INTERSECT | The so-called “fire challenge” is only the latest. Don’t try these at home.

Arts

Star witness for foes of Corcoran breakup entertains court

Star witness for foes of Corcoran breakup entertains court

Philanthropist Wayne Reynolds said he could close the gallery’s budget deficit with one dinner party.

Federal Government

5 of history’s most famous federal whistleblowers

FEDERAL EYE | Some whistleblowers are seen as heroes, but others are controversial. Here are five who became famous for their roles as informants.

Discussions

Civilities: What’s next for gay marriage in Va.?

Civilities: What’s next for gay marriage in Va.?

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Freedom to Marry’s Evan Wolfson joined columnist Steven Petrow to take questions.

Business

Tofu and fish nuggets come to McDonald’s Japan

Tofu and fish nuggets come to McDonald’s Japan

McDonald’s Japan introduced tofu and fish nuggets amid a shortage of chicken products, the result of the Chinese food safety scandal.

Diversions