Official: Strikes were success but fight will take ‘years’

President Obama stressed that “this is not America’s fight alone” and vowed to press the battle against “these terrorists” in concert with U.S. allies.”

In rare move, U.S. gave Syria advance notice on mission

But there was no strategic coordination with the Syrian government, a State Department spokeswoman said.

U.S. strikes targeted secretive cell plotting attack

In addition to a campaign against the Islamic State, the U.S. also hit a little-known but well-resourced al-Qaeda cell.

Ebola infections could hit 1.4 million
by end of January, CDC reports

Ebola infections could hit 1.4 million <br> by end of January, CDC reports

Data suggest the total number of cases is hugely underreported and new cases double every 20 days.

How Hope Solo went from soccer star
to center of an assault controversy

How Hope Solo went from soccer star<br>to center of an assault controversy

The 33-year-old athlete faces up to six months in jail if convicted of two counts of domestic violence assault.

The White House fence hasn’t changed since Lyndon B. Johnson was in office

The White House fence hasn’t changed since Lyndon B. Johnson was in office

As security features proliferate around the mansion, its 7-foot, 6-inch barrier from ’65 is the same.

Iran’s president says arrest of Post reporter not a sign of power struggle

Iran’s president says arrest of Post reporter not a sign of power struggle

Hassan Rouhani said Jason Rezaian and his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, will get fair treatment by the judiciary.

Americans throw out more food
than plastic, paper, metal or glass

Americans throw out more food <br> than plastic, paper, metal or glass

WONKBLOG | Food waste is one of the most egregious contributors to our collective carbon footprint.

Local

D.C. Council could force schools to drop ‘Indians’ or ‘Warriors’ mascots

D.C. Council could force schools to drop ‘Indians’ or ‘Warriors’ mascots

A new measure, which is tied to last year’s anti-Redskins resolution, could impact at least six schools.

Sports

Why Anthony Rendon could be this season’s MVP of the National League

Why Anthony Rendon could be this season’s MVP of the National League

NATIONALS JOURNAL | Dodger Clayton Kershaw is the favorite, but Rendon has been the best player on the NL’s best team.

Arts

A whirlwind welcome for new Kennedy Center president

A whirlwind welcome for new Kennedy Center president

Deborah Rutter, three weeks into the job, meets a flurry of new faces in a big kickoff weekend.

Business

Countries are completely missing their emissions targets

Countries are completely missing their emissions targets

WONKBLOG | Even many industrialized countries are going to blow through the 2020 targets they agreed to meet at earlier climate summits.

Federal Government

Fine Print: The significance of Obama’s words

Fine Print: The significance of Obama’s words

FINE PRINT | In the fight against the Islamic State, slogans are not as key as strategy.

Real Estate

The importance of a well-designed street

The importance of a well-designed street

Like good architecture, a good streetscape should aspire to achieve aesthetic as well as practical goals.

Diversions