Kidnapping shows Islamic State’s reach

A brazen but ultimately failed effort to kidnap a Syrian rebel leader in broad daylight raises troubling questions about Islamic State’s growing reach into Turkey.

    After Scottish vote, question of English rights arises

    England is in an increasingly foul mood after the vote over Scottish independence yielded what some English see as a sweetheart deal for Scotland.

    Panetta clashed with CIA over contents of his book

    The ex-CIA director let his publisher begin editing and making copies of the memoir before he had final agency approval, people familiar with the project said.

    Benjamin C. Bradlee  1921-2014

     

    Ben Bradlee in his office in 1995. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)

    Legendary editor transformed The Post

    Ben Bradlee’s gift for leadership and zest for journalism — and life — made him the most celebrated editor of his era. He directed The Post’s coverage of Watergate, which resulted in the only resignation of a president in U.S. history.

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    King Tut's coffin. (Getty Images)

    King Tut's coffin. (Getty Images)

    The real King Tut revealed: Weak, infirm and not much to look at

    “Virtual autopsy” suggests he was unable to stand unaided, much less drive a chariot.

    To compete in 2016, Wisconsin’s Scott Walker must survive in November

    To compete in 2016, Wisconsin’s Scott Walker must survive in November

    Among the GOP 2016 hopefuls, Walker is the lone contender who faces a critical test this year.

    iCloud service suffers cyber-attack in China, putting passwords in peril

    iCloud service suffers cyber-attack in China, putting passwords in peril

    Hackers tried to collect user names and passwords as Apple releases new iPhones in China.

    Giants end Royals’ perfect postseason with 7-1 win in World Series opener

    Giants end Royals’ perfect postseason with 7-1 win in World Series opener

    Kansas City’s eight-game streak ended against a San Francisco team that did everything right.

    Politics

    Campaigner Obama: Help or hinderance for Democrats?

    Campaigner Obama: Help or hinderance for Democrats?

    President Obama has raised a lot of campaign cash for Democrats, but can he help them on the trail?

    Local

    Rabbi’s assistant says she helped at least six students use ritual bath

    Rabbi’s assistant says she helped at least six students use ritual bath

    Police searched Barry Freundel’s office at Towson University, where he has taught since 1989.

    Sports

    Caps’ Kuznetsov settles in

    Caps’ Kuznetsov settles in

    The Russian’s minutes have fluctuated on the fourth line, but Trotz says the center is here for the long haul.

    Lifestyle

    Ben Bradlee: The paragon of Style

    Ben Bradlee: The paragon of Style

    Watergate may be his lasting legacy, but Ben Bradlee’s sense of Style brought a new sensibility to features.

    Arts

    ‘Us’: A fractured family’s trip into parenthood’s regrets

    ‘Us’: A fractured family’s trip into parenthood’s regrets

    Author David Nicholls paints a picture of a summer holiday sprinkled with as much humor as tragedy.

    Business

    Inheritance, cosigning — frank advice for readers

    Inheritance, cosigning — frank advice for readers

    COLUMN | Advice may be cheap but making mistakes in money matters is not, especially on these topics.

    Federal Government

    Controversy over Ebola czar has a familiar ring

    Controversy over Ebola czar has a familiar ring

    IN THE LOOP | The flap over Ron Klain’s qualifications mirrors a dispute from the Bush years.

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