CIA, Mossad killed senior Hezbollah figure in car bombing

The U.S. and Israeli spy agencies used a bomb in a spare tire during a 2008 operation to kill Imad Mughniyah in Damascus, former officials said.

Jeb Bush’s status as GOP front-runner has caveats

The establishment candidate usually wins the Republican nomination, but it’s a particularly unsettled time for the party.

This school was used to house Ebola patients. (TWP)

Liberian kids will return to school — in a building where many died of Ebola

Reopening schools is a step toward normalcy, but some parents worry about putting youths in rooms used to treat Ebola patients.

She fought for mentally ill patients’ rights. Then hers were stripped away.

She fought for mentally ill patients’ rights. Then hers were stripped away.

Alison Hymes, long an advocate for those in Virginia institutions, was committed against her will.

Islamic State video purports to show beheading of Japanese hostage

Islamic State video purports to show beheading of Japanese hostage

The video of journalist Kenji Goto does not mention the Jordanian pilot who also has been threatened.

4 officers say unarmed man had
his hands up when police shot him

4 officers say unarmed man had <br>his hands up when police shot him

More than 11,000 Fairfax County documents were released, detailing the 2013 killing of John Geer.

Super Bowl XLIX

Havana’s grand but long-disdained
‘El Capitolio’ undergoes rehabilitation

Havana’s grand but long-disdained <br>‘El Capitolio’ undergoes rehabilitation

The resplendent Cuban capitol, inspired by its U.S. sibling, gets a physical and symbolic renovation.

Politics

Obama pick for ambassador to Mexico withdraws

Obama pick for ambassador to Mexico withdraws

IN THE LOOP | Maria Echaveste would have been the first woman to ever hold the job.

Local

Metro incident involved power cables targeted for removal over next decade

Metro incident involved power cables targeted for removal over next decade

Work to install “low-smoke” lines was underway but took on new urgency after the Jan. 12 incident.

Sports

Duke ends Virginia’s 19-game streak

Duke ends Virginia’s 19-game streak

The No. 4 Blue Devils rallied from an 11-point deficit to hand the No. 2 Cavaliers their first loss this year.

Technology

Catch the Super Bowl online for free

Catch the Super Bowl online for free

NBC will stream pregame coverage, the actual game, the halftime show, and the latest episode of “The Blacklist” thrown in as a bonus.

Business

The fall — and overhaul — of the American mall

The fall — and overhaul — of the American mall

Instead of abandoning once-thriving suburban malls, owners are sinking millions into risky redevelopments

Federal Government

Tax-delinquent feds may lose bonuses

Tax-delinquent feds may lose bonuses

FEDERAL EYE | A GOP senator wants to bar financial awards for federal workers who owe back taxes.

Diversions