U.S. Senate up for grabs as Iowa race tightens

Democrats hope Iowa is part of a broader political shift in close races elsewhere that could preserve their Senate majority.

Combat role in fight against Islamic State is not off table

The nation’s top military officer floats the option that Special Forces might need to embed with Iraqi or Kurdish troops.

Nationals celebrate their division title in Atlanta. (Jonathan Newton / Post)

Nationals win NL East title

Washington defeated the Braves, 3-0, in Atlanta and claimed
their second National League East title in three seasons.

Surprise — you’re a genius!

Surprise — you’re a genius!

The MacArthur Foundation announces 21 “genius” fellows for 2014 and gives each $625,000.

A testament to Britain’s bedrock

A testament to Britain’s bedrock

What started with one stone laid
at a Scottish border town has grown to a 9-foot-tall monument to unity.

Media firm that’s buying up local TV stations under fire for veering to right

Media firm that’s buying up local TV stations under fire for veering to right

After the nearly $1 billion purchase, news viewers get an executive’s conservative commentary.

On Capitol Hill, power walking is
every bit as competitive as politics

On Capitol Hill, power walking is <br>every bit as competitive as politics

Both parties have formed teams such as Holy Walkamolies and Agony of DeFeet for walking battles.

Third place: 43.5 socks

(Courtesy of Veterinary Practice News)

Pets eat the darndest things: Meet the dog that ate 43.5 socks

Politics

Obama issues plea for world to act on Ebola

Obama issues plea for world to act on Ebola

As Obama calls on others to act, critical questions remain about effectiveness of U.S. strategy.

Local

Ceremony marks anniversary of Navy Yard shooting, remembers 12 victims

Ceremony marks anniversary of  Navy Yard shooting, remembers 12 victims

Navy officials read 12 names and tolled a bell in memory of each of the people killed in the shooting.

Sports

Orioles win AL East title

Orioles win AL East title

Baltimore clinched their first American League East division championship since 1997 with an 8-2 win against Toronto.

Lifestyle

Battle rages over design of Eisenhower Memorial

Battle rages over design of Eisenhower Memorial

A commission will review a revised Frank Gehry design — one that the famed architect will not endorse.

Arts

Angela Lansbury coming to National Theatre next spring

Angela Lansbury coming to National Theatre next spring

The five-time Tony winner revives her New York-London turn in the Noël Coward comedy.

Business

A guide to breaking up with your bank

A guide to breaking up with your bank

People who aren’t careful when they make the change can face steep fees for missed payments, money transfers and overdrafts.

Federal Government

Is Holder preparing to let go?

Is Holder preparing to let go?

IN THE LOOP | There is more speculation about the attorney general’s future.

Real Estate

Housing Summit targets first-time buyers

Housing Summit targets first-time buyers

Experts at conference cite tougher lending standards and student debt as main factors keeping young people out of the market.

Diversions