Islamic State atrocity ignored, Syrian tribe says

The extremists’ massacre of 700 people after a failed revolt was met with almost complete international silence. Some in the Syrian opposition complain that the U.S. is continuing to ignore them.

The battle for Kobane:
Before and after images

Satellite images show how the Syrian border town, under siege by the Islamic State, has turned into a war zone.

Olympian sentenced to 5 years in girlfriend’s death

Olympian sentenced to 5 years in girlfriend’s death

Oscar Pistorius was convicted last month in South Africa.

Oscar de la Renta with two models wearing his designs in Paris in 1998. (AP)

Designer defined fashion for stars, first ladies

His exuberant frocks won the trust of customers and he set formal standards for women of taste. He gave them — no matter their age or shape — the confidence to be eye-catching.

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2013 photo of Christophe de Margerie. (Reuters)

2013 photo of Christophe de Margerie. (Reuters)

The freak Moscow death of the oil titan called 'Big Moustache'

“Carbon is not the enemy,” Christophe de Margerie said at a climate change conference in 2009. “Carbon is life.”

Ebola patients are vanishing within Liberia’s chaotic medical system

Ebola patients are vanishing within Liberia’s chaotic medical system

Desperate families must search for loved ones at clinics that have lost track of both the living and the dead.

Extended paid leaves cost taxpayers
$775 million over a 3-year period

Extended paid leaves cost taxpayers <br> $775 million over a 3-year period

More than 57,000 federal workers were on leave for at least a month.

Obama appears to gift-wrap another sound bite for GOP candidates

Obama appears to gift-wrap another sound bite for GOP candidates

THE FIX | He told the Rev. Al Sharpton that Democrats in tough races have “supported my agenda.”

4.7 million vehicles recalled over
air bag that can spray metal fragments

4.7 million vehicles recalled over <br>air bag that can spray metal fragments

At least four people have died after inflator mechanisms ruptured on the defective air bags.

4 Pinocchios (again) for claim on
first-class travel for lawmakers

4 Pinocchios (again) for claim on <br> first-class travel for lawmakers

FACT CHECKER | A GOP Super PAC relaunches a false attack concerning congressional perks.

In a looted corridor of Ferguson, Mo., a legendary barbecue spot presses on

In a looted corridor of Ferguson, Mo., a legendary barbecue spot presses on

Red’s BBQ had the misfortune of being near where Michael Brown was shot. But its owner vows to stay.

Black D.C. voters usually unite behind one mayoral candidate. Not this time.

Black D.C. voters usually unite behind one mayoral candidate. Not this time.

The black electorate seems fragmented and hasn’t fully aligned behind Democrat Muriel Bowser.

Portland, where everything comes in quirkier, more artisanal versions

Portland, where everything comes in quirkier, more artisanal versions

WONKBLOG | For decades, the city has been pursuing a set of values that the rest of us are now into.

Politics

For struggling Democrats, Hillary Clinton is a bright spot

For struggling Democrats, Hillary Clinton is a bright spot

She is among her party’s best assets to raise money and energize voters during gloomy midterms.

World

PHOTOS: Glimpses of journey along the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal

PHOTOS: Glimpses of journey along the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal

What life is like on the trails along the Annapurna Circuit, where a devastating storm killed several people last week.

Local

Rabbi accused of spying is focus of other allegations

Rabbi accused of spying is focus of other allegations

Converts alleged non-sexual misconduct while he led a “protocol and standards” group.

Sports

Right men; when’s the right time?

Right men; when’s the right time?

Royals and Giants have dominant bullpens; it’s up to Ned Yost and Bruce Bochy to use them correctly.

Lifestyle

Dave Grohl follows his ‘Sonic Highways’ home to Washington D.C.

Dave Grohl follows his ‘Sonic Highways’ home to Washington D.C.

The Foo Fighters frontman discusses his new rockumentary series for HBO.

Arts

Smithsonian seeks $1.5 billion for programs, endowment

Smithsonian seeks $1.5 billion for programs, endowment

The institution has raised $1 billion since 2011 in “quiet phase” of first unified fundraising campaign.

Technology

Thinking of upgrading to OS X Yosemite?

Thinking of upgrading to OS X Yosemite?

The flatter interface and better integration with iOS are getting good reviews. But there’s a potential privacy issue lurking.

Business

IBM offloads chip-making business

IBM offloads chip-making business

To profit off new tech, titans like IBM are pushing for reinvention — and to leave old business mainstays behind.

Federal Government

Coexistence of aggressive interrogation and civil liberties

Coexistence of aggressive interrogation and civil liberties

FINE PRINT | Panetta argues that “enhanced” interrogations were fruitful, but so were techniques without duress.

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