Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Wednesday his administration did little to help a wealthy businessman who plied his family with gifts and loans other than offer the routine access afforded to any state resident — the cornerstone of his defense against federal corruption charges.
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay Wednesday halting gay marriage from taking effect in Virginia this week, signaling the justices are inching closer to taking up a case that could definitively decide between the rights of states to recognize marriages and the federal government’s guarantee of equal protection.
Race-based hate crimes jumped in Washington, D.C., last year even as most other types of bias crimes decreased, with analysts saying such incidents could be vastly underreported among minority groups uncomfortable coming forward to authorities.
Communication between former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife deteriorated so badly that he didn’t bother to tell the onetime first lady that his sister and her husband were separated, according to defense testimony Tuesday.
Criminal investigators from the IRS are reviewing records related to an affordable apartment complex in the District that’s become a flashpoint in the race for mayor.
Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution’s collection Tuesday, including items from the popular TV show “Will and Grace.”
Three people were killed inside a District Heights home Friday afternoon in what police are calling a murder-suicide.
School officials can’t necessarily ask foreign-born children who they really are, and the young people’s caretakers don’t necessarily want you to know.
Police in Loudoun County are looking for the sourpuss who robbed two 12-year-olds running a lemonade stand.
Prince George’s County police announced Thursday they arrested a man for his involvement in the fatal shooting of a 3-year-old girl but remain on the look out for the suspected shooter.
The District’s liquor board will allow Web-based alcohol delivery services to operate in the city under guidelines issued Thursday, an about-face from the position it took months ago when it shut down one such company.
A federal appeals court on Wednesday cleared the way for same-sex marriages to be performed in Virginia as soon as next week, denying a request to stay its ruling striking down the state’s ban on the unions.