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  • Giant opens new store in Alexandria

    WASHINGTON — A new Giant grocery store opened Friday on the corner of East Glebe Road and Jefferson Davis Highway in Alexandria. The new store is 57,716 square feet — three times larger than its previous…

  • Man sought in attempted abduction in Fairfax Co.

    WASHINGTON — Fairfax County police officers need help identifying a man they think is responsible for an attempted abduction that occurred Aug. 27. That morning, a 47-year-old woman was grabbed as she walked near the…

  • Pregame.com Line

    Saturday Major League Baseball National League FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at CINCINNATI -115 Milwaukee +105 at CHICAGO -217 Arizona +197 at ST. LOUIS -146 Pittsburgh +136 New York -150 at MIAMI +140 at WASHINGTON -190…

  • Lawmakers react to resignation of Metro’s top safety officer

    WASHINGTON — Local lawmakers are reacting favorably to Thursday’s resignation of James Dougherty, Metro’s chief safety officer. They call it a step in the right direction to restore confidence in the troubled system. Maryland Transportation…

  • ARLnow Weekend Discussion

    Despite possible storms tonight, National Weather Service predicts a sunny three-day weekend. Saturday and Sunday both have highs of 84 degrees, and a a high of 88 is predicted for Labor Day on Monday. Most…

  • Labor Day Weekend Picks: Wine, Jazz and ABBA

    It’s summer’s last stand this weekend. If you are sticking around, there are a couple of big events to put on your calendar. The Lake Anne Jazz and Blues Festival takes place Saturday from 1 to…

  • Capital Teas Store Coming to Pentagon Row

    A D.C. tea chain is planning to open a new store at the Pentagon Row shopping center in Pentagon City later this year. Capital Teas, a store selling over 60 types of tea, plans to open…

  • Rutgers coach Flood under fire heading into season opener

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — When Rutgers opens the season against Norfolk State Saturday, coach Kyle Flood seemingly is going to lead the team on the field at Rutgers Stadium. How long he continues doing that…

  • What’s Open, Closed on Labor Day

    Monday, Sept. 7 is Labor Day. Here is a look at some of the area closings for the holiday: Most Fairfax County Parks are open. Frying Pan Park is open but the visitors center is…

  • WWBG: Rockin’ Some Fresh Beers at Ocelot Brewing Company

    Editor’s Note: This biweekly column is sponsored by Dominion Wine and Beer (107 Rowell Court, Falls Church). It is written by Garrett Cruce, a Certified Beer Server in the Cicerone Certification Program. Behind Dulles International Airport…

  • QB Josh Rosen debuts when No. 13 UCLA hosts Virginia

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Welcome to the Rosen Bowl, Virginia. UCLA freshman quarterback Josh Rosen’s debut is the main event Saturday in the season opener for the 13th-ranked Bruins and the Cavaliers. The 18-year-old prodigy…

  • Hope Calls for Universal Background Checks for Va. Gun Sales

    Del. Patrick Hope is calling on Virginia lawmakers and Gov. Terry McAuliffe to pass a bill requiring universal background checks for gun sales conducted in the Commonweatlth. Spurred by the recent shooting in Roanoke, Virginia, Hope…

  • Virginia man extradited to Arizona for 1978 killing

    PHOENIX (AP) — A Virginia man has been extradited to Arizona on suspicion of fatally shooting a college student whose killing went unsolved for 37 years. Bond was set at $500,000 on Friday for 54-year-old…

  • USA Cycling unveils teams for road world championships

    Taylor Phinney will get his opportunity to chase a world championship at home. After a devastating crash nearly ruined his career, Phinney was part of the roster announced by USA Cycling on Friday that will…

  • Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

    Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: ____ September 2 The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, Louisiana on the rescuers during Hurricane Katrina: The 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the levee…