ABC7 WEATHER: Mostly sunny, comfortably warm with highs near 87. http://wj.la/1dwudvt
‘GOOD MORNING WASHINGTON’: Among the reports--Police in Maryland shot and wounded a man who was wielding a large knife just after midnight in Prince George’s County http://wj.la/1p9pSc0; Metro could announce a firm start date for the Silver Line as early as this week http://wj.la/1p9q4YZ; and much more, beginning at 4:30 a.m. M-F.
VIRGINIA BUDGET: Virginia lawmakers are returning to the state Capitol Monday to consider Gov. Terry McAuliffe's line-item budget vetoes. Most prominent is the Democratic governor's veto of a Republican-backed amendment aimed at preventing him from expanding Medicaid without legislative approval. http://wj.la/1uWxvzX
POLITICO PLAYBOOK: BEYOND NOVEMBER – In Texas, “Dems see bright future even in a loss,” by Anna Palmer and Katie Glueck: “Democrats are publicly rooting for [gubernatorial candidate] Wendy Davis to turn Texas blue. But privately, many of her supporters are resigned to her losing. … Davis is down by 12 points to [state attorney general] Greg Abbott in the race for governor, a disadvantage that many liberals believe could mean a blow-out in November. But even if Davis suffers a big loss, she could still [set] herself up as an important player … It’s a political path followed by many candidates of both parties — from Sarah Palin to Mike Huckabee — who gain political power and influence even after losing an election. …
“Liberal groups hope she would raise money, recruit candidates and become a new face for abortion rights. … ‘She’ll have a life afterward,’ said one veteran Democratic strategist. ‘She will have a formidable database … She really is attracting probably more individuals supportive of her campaign than any other Democratic candidate in recent times from Texas.’ That database means that Davis will continue to be a fundraising powerhouse and her endorsement of candidates will carry weight with activists across the country.” http://politi.co/1l3dOAP
METRO DERAILMENT MEMORIAL: District of Columbia officials broke ground on a memorial for nine people who died during a 2009 Metrorail crash. Mayor Vincent Gray and other officials joined relatives of the victims at Sunday's groundbreaking. It came on the 5-year anniversary of the collision between two trains near the Fort Totten station.
The crash was the deadliest in the subway system's history. In addition to the nine people killed, 80 were injured. It was caused in part by the failure of a computerized system that was supposed to keep the trains apart. The mayor's office says the park is meant to "encourage meditation, remembrance, reflection hope and renewal" for those affected by the crash, especially the 12 children who lost parents. http://wj.la/1qCdfpy
NATIONAL CATHEDRAL-TRANSGENDER PRIEST: An openly transgender Episcopal priest preached at Washington National Cathedral. The Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge, the Episcopal chaplain at Boston University, was a guest preacher on Sunday. He is the first openly transgender priest to preach from Canterbury Pulpit at the cathedral.
The Right Rev. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, presided at the service. It's part of the cathedral's celebration of LGBT pride month. The service also included readings and prayers from members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the cathedral, says he hopes Partridge's appearance sent "a symbolic message in support of greater equality for the transgender community." http://wj.la/1iWnqO6
HANKS-RYAN FILM: A film produced by Tom Hanks and directed by Meg Ryan will be shot in Virginia. Gov. Terry McAuliffe says Ryan also is playing a role in the film "Ithaca," which is based on William Saroyan's 1942 novel "The Human Comedy." It's a coming-of-age story about the challenges of growing up during wartime.
The governor says filming begins next month in the Richmond-Petersburg area. The filmmakers will be eligible for a state tax credit and grant based on the number of Virginia workers hired and the amount of goods and services purchased in the state. http://wj.la/1qrbE3t
HOPE SOLO ARRESTED: The lawyer for soccer star Hope Solo, who was arrested over the weekend in suburban Seattle for assaulting her sister and nephew, insists that Solo herself was a victim in the altercation. Attorney Todd Maybrown says "Hope is not guilty of any crime."
Officers say they responded just before 1 a.m. Saturday, after receiving a 911 call that a woman at the Kirkland residence was hitting people. Police say they found Solo intoxicated and upset, and they saw injuries on her 17-year-old nephew and her sister. Kirkland police say officers arrested Solo after speaking with those present and determining that Solo was the aggressor. She was booked into jail and is expected to appear Monday in Kirkland Municipal Court. Solo is a goalkeeper for the U.S. women's national team. She is married to former Seattle Seahawk Jerramy Stevens. http://wj.la/1p3rhRo
SPORTS, BRIEFLY: Nationals win 4-1 over Atlanta; The U.S. tied with Portugal 2-2 in Sunday’s World Cup match. http://wj.la/1rps9gt
TRENDING ON ABC7 FACEBOOK: Starbucks will raise the prices on some of its drinks starting Tuesday. Grande and venti brewed coffees will increase 10 to 15 cents in some markets. Customers will also see an $1 increase on packaged coffee in grocery stores starting July 21. http://wj.la/1pCYFwd
NEWSTALK: Among Monday’s guests (10 a.m., NewsChannel 8) are Rep. Jim Moran about the situation in Iraq, the missing IRS emails and the upcoming midterm elections. Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and Del. Tim Hugo (R) discuss Governor McAuliffe's line-item vetoes and his criticism of Assembly Republicans. And we'll talk with a Washington Times commentator who thinks the flap over the name "Redskins" is a case of political correctness run amok.