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Traffic is at a stand-still after the I-495 bridge closed on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 near Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, Robert Craig)

Post Labor Day traffic to plague commuters

- The Washington Times

More than 735,000 people from the D.C. region were expected to hit the roads this Labor Day weekend for the last of the summer travel season. But despite the congestion on the roadways during the holiday weekend, AAA Mid-Atlantic warns that Tuesday could bring some of the region’s worst gridlock as commuters settle back into typical routines.

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.

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen arrive at the U.S. District Court in Richmond on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, for his and his wife Maureen's bond hearing and arraignment on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 on federal corruption charges. Federal prosecutors allege that the McDonnells accepted more than $165,000 worth of loans and gifts from Jonnie Williams, the former head of Star Scientific Inc.  (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley)  MAGS OUT

Tales of marital dysfunction key to McDonnell defense strategy

- The Washington Times

The daughter of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell testified that her mother’s depression went back as far as 20 years as her father grew increasingly absorbed in his political career — the latest in a series of uncomfortable disclosures that have laid bare the McDonnells’ most intimate marital troubles as a defense against the federal corruption charges they face.

An artist's rendering envisions a transformed New York Ave. in Northeast. (WARD 5 INDUSTRIAL LAND TRANSFORMATION STUDY)

D.C. officials unveil plans to transform Ward 5

- The Washington Times

D.C. officials unveiled a plan Wednesday that they hope will lay the groundwork to transform the District’s Ward 5 and change its reputation as a dumping ground for businesses other neighborhoods don’t want.

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