Hastert accused of paying victim of molestation

The former House speaker allegedly paid a male ex-student to keep quiet about acts that took place decades ago, a federal law enforcement official said.

Why don’t Americans feel better about the economy?

The newfound prudence of American consumers has turned into the country’s core economic dilemma.

Shotaro Abe, 6, trains on Saturdays and Sundays. (The Washington Post)

Sumo groups hope skinny Japanese kids can recapture their nation’s glory

As foreigners dominate in competition, officials struggle to draw the attention of children who have lost interest in their national sport.

FBI notifies crime labs of errors used in DNA match calculations since 1999

FBI notifies crime labs of errors used in DNA match calculations since 1999

The errors are unlikely to reverse cases, the FBI said, but labs and attorneys want to know more.

Verdicts often set before trials take place in Iran’s revolutionary courts

Verdicts often set before trials take place in Iran’s revolutionary courts

The case of The Washington Post’s Jason Rezaian may stem from Iranian political infighting.

Baltimore’s blight puts O’Malley on defensive in 2016 bid for presidency

Baltimore’s blight puts O’Malley on defensive in 2016 bid for presidency

The city’s troubles hamper the ex-mayor’s pitch as the Democrat prepares to announce his run.

A shadow of suspicion hangs over world soccer’s governing body

A shadow of suspicion hangs over world soccer’s governing body

ON SOCCER | Much of FIFA still resists change, but some countries hope to force it on the organization.

What it really means for someone
to rely on food stamps and welfare

What it really means for someone <br>to rely on food stamps and welfare

WONKBLOG | Americans who live below the poverty line represent a shifting population.

Politics

Bernie Sanders: So hot right now

Bernie Sanders: So hot right now

THE FIX | The rumpled Vermont independent has quickly emerged as the leading rival to Hillary Clinton’s juggernaut candidacy.

Local

‘She overcame much and excelled at everything she put her hand to’

‘She overcame much and excelled at everything she put her hand to’

D.C. journalist Charnice Milton was shot and killed at a bus stop after an assignment on Wednesday.

Sports

Another early exit for Strasburg
as Nationals fall to Reds, 5-2

Another early exit for Strasburg <br>as Nationals fall to Reds, 5-2

Right-hander leaves in second with apparent injury as Washington falls in the opener of series in Cincinnati.

Technology

Meet the architect of Yahoo’s initiative to be the most ‘trustworthy’ tech firm

Meet the architect of Yahoo’s initiative to be the most ‘trustworthy’ tech firm

As chief information security officer, Alex Stamos has helped the company catch up with the competition.

Business

Start your engine and stop your watch

Start your engine and stop your watch

New laws in Canada and other countries require motorists to take a time out from wearable gadgets.

Diversions