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Singer Chris Brown, center, leaves District of Columbia Superior Court in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, after pleading guilty on a misdemeanor assault. Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to hitting a man outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna. Brown pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to time served. He spent two days in a District of Columbia jail in this case.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault in Washington

- Associated Press

Chris Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to hitting a man outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna.

FILE PHOTO: Col. John York pilots an F-15 Eagle ahead of Lt. Col. Sean Navin, who flies an F-16 Falcon on its final mission for the 144th Fighter Wing, California Air National Guard. The F-16s have been transferred to the 162nd Fighter Wing in Tucson, Ariz., as a result of the 144th Fighter Wing receiving the F-15 Eagle as their new airframe. York is the 144th Operations Group commander. Navin is the commander of the 194th Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. David J. Loeffler)

Feds: Plane with unconscious pilot goes into ocean

Associated Press

A pilot lost consciousness and the plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation’s capital, scrambling fighter jets that stayed with the small aircraft until it ran out of fuel and crashed Saturday into the Atlantic Ocean, the Coast Guard said.

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, second from left, arrives at federal court with his attorneys Danial Small, left, Henry Asbill second from right, and John Brownlee, right,  Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Richmond, Va.,  The defense in his corruption case is expected to rest today. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are charged with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from former Star Scientific Inc. CEO Jonnie Williams in exchange for promoting his company's dietary supplements.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Lawyers in McDonnell case haggle over bribery definitions

- The Washington Times

Jurors in the federal corruption case against Bob McDonnell are being asked to consider whether the former Virginia governor took gifts and loans in exchange for performing “official acts,” but late Thursday lawyers were still haggling over how that term should be defined.

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, center, answers reporters' questions as he leaves the Federal Courthouse in Richmond with his daughter Rachel McDonnell, left, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. On the right is one of McDonnell's lawyers, Daniel Small. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen McDonnell, have been on trial under federal corruption charges. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, P. Kevin Morley)

Prosecution rests in McDonnell case

- The Washington Times

After calling its final rebuttal witness Thursday morning, the prosecution rested its case in the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.

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** FILE ** In this June 26, 2013, file photo, gay rights advocate Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Smithsonian adds LGBT history to museum collection

- Associated Press

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."

Taking the next steps: "We take no voters for granted," Muriel Bowser says in a post-primary speech. Political observers predict a bruising battle for D.C. mayor against David A. Catania in November. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

IRS reviewing records from D.C. housing complex

Associated Press

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.

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D.C. liquor board OKs delivery via websites

- The Washington Times

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.

Multitalented singer-songwriter Josh Groban will perform with in concert with an orchestra at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Vienna on Tuesday and Wednesday. (Associated Press)

Josh Groban's 'bucket list'

- The Washington Times

Josh Groban's powerful lyric baritone will resound through Wolf Trap's Filene Center for two evenings of concerts during his August tour of open-air theaters along the East Coast.

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is surrounded by members of the media as he heads into the federal courthouse in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, where the federal corruption trial of McDonnell and his wife, Maureen continues. The McDonnells are charged with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from Jonnie Williams, the former CEO of dietary supplements maker Star Scientific Inc., in exchange for helping promote his company's products.  (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)

Mansion director: McDonnells were in love

- Associated Press

The woman who ran the governor's mansion under Bob McDonnell testified Thursday that the governor and his wife appeared to be a happy couple but acknowledged telling investigators that the former first couple seemed to lack healthy communication skills.