D.C., Md. & Va.
Will abortion decide the Virginia governor’s race? McAuliffe says yes; Youngkin, not so much.washingtonpost.com
For decades, the battle over abortion rights has played a pivotal role in Virginia elections.
D.C.-area forecast: Beautiful burst of fall sunshine with warm days and cool nightswashingtonpost.com
Friday and Saturday look a bit cloudier, but should be mostly dry before another cool down.
Prince George’s County Council divided on new redistricting mapwashingtonpost.com
Prince George’s County Council is sharply divided on a redistricting plan that would move some towns into news districts, raising criticism from some community members who say the new plan didn’t include community input. The map will be presented at a meeting scheduled for Tuesday morning.
Coronavirus rates decline in the DMV, but flu season poses new threatwashingtonpost.com
Already busy hospitals brace for a possible severe flu season and urge vaccination against both illnesses.
Pedestrian, 73, killed by car in Northeast, D.C. police saywashingtonpost.com
Man was crossing Benning Road, according to police.
Dominion Energy asks for donations back from group targeting Youngkinwashingtonpost.com
The utility company said it did not properly vet a group behind social media ads made to look as if the GOP nominee for Virginia governor was being attacked from the right.
GOP group’s apparent influence on Virginia redistricting map stirs mistrust on commissionwashingtonpost.com
The National Republican Redistricting Trust helped draw a congressional map for former Congressman Tom Davis, who submitted it to the Virginia Redistricting Commission. The map under debate closely resembles his proposal.
Police charge man in fatal stabbing of woman in Southeast Washingtonwashingtonpost.com
Police also said that a man shot Oct. 3 in the District had died of his injuries.
Maryland state treasurer Nancy Kopp to retire at the end of the yearwashingtonpost.com
Kopp has served as treasurer nearly two decades, one of the longest serving treasurers in the state’s history.
D.C. police shoot person during domestic dispute call in Southeast Washington, authorities saywashingtonpost.com
The incident occurred in the Congress Heights neighborhood.
Zookeeping isn’t common in the Black community. This Black zookeeper wants to change that.washingtonpost.com
Craig Saffoe, the National Zoo’s curator of large carnivores, rarely worked with anyone who looked like him.
Photos: Colin L. Powell, former secretary of state and military leader, dies at 84washingtonpost.com
Colin L. Powell, who helped guide the U.S. military to victory in the 1991 Persian Gulf War as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, then struggled a decade later over the U.S. invasion of Iraq as a beleaguered secretary of state under President George W. Bush, died Oct. 18 at 84.
Wheels on Metro rail cars involved in derailment had failed repeatedly, NTSB sayswashingtonpost.com
Metro is operating with about 40 trains Monday. The transit agency said in a statement it is “offering a basic service pattern on all lines of trains departing about every 30 minutes.”
Colin L. Powell, former secretary of state and military leader, dies at 84washingtonpost.com
The Army general helped guide the U.S. military to victory in the 1991 Persian Gulf War as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He struggled a decade later over the U.S. invasion of Iraq as a beleaguered secretary of state under President George W. Bush.
Colin Powell, former secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, dies due to complications from coronaviruswashingtonpost.com
“We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” his family said in a statement.
Two men die in separate weekend crashes in Northern Virginiawashingtonpost.com
Speed was considered a factor in both crashes.
A retired top FBI official saw that there was a shortage of school bus drivers. He stepped up to the wheel.washingtonpost.com
“I feel the same sense of duty,” he said about his current and former jobs.
New political ad strategy in Virginia: promoting news articles in Google search resultswashingtonpost.com
Terry McAuliffe's campaign purchased a series of ads that feature links to news and opinion articles from Axios and The Washington Post, with their own headlines and descriptions, a novel advertising method that’s concerning to some publishers and media experts.
D.C.-area forecast: Sunshine galore this week as temperature rise through Thursday and then ease backwashingtonpost.com
After mid-70s midweek, the coolest weather of the fall so far arrives over the weekend.
Victim in Capitol Hill slaying identified by D.C. policewashingtonpost.com
Man was shot on 12th Street SE, police say.
Metro suspends more than half of its rail cars after investigation uncovers safety problemswashingtonpost.com
Metro suspends more than half of its trains after investigation uncovers safety problems.
Are Virginia’s Black voters energized or tired? McAuliffe brings in the big guns to motivate a crucial Democratic constituency.washingtonpost.com
Stacey Abrams of Georgia helped make the case Sunday at a governor’s race rally in Norfolk.
Police investigating two shootings on same block in Silver Springwashingtonpost.com
Police investigating double shooting in Silver Spring.
Woman arrested after Saturday night stabbing in Southeastwashingtonpost.com
According to a D.C. police spokesperson, the stabbing was the result of a verbal altercation between two women.
Times are tough for lovers of vintage cameras. One was just pulled from a plane.washingtonpost.com
A fellow passenger thought the old film camera he was fiddling with was a bomb.