Iran turns down U.S. request on Islamic State

The United States acknowledged the outreach, and said discussions with Iran will continue — underscoring Iran’s influence in the region.

Fewer help with Ebola’s sick for fear of deadly mistakes

Volunteers are leery since more than 240 health workers treating Ebola patients have gotten sick; about half have died.

Yoshi Takeuchi, left, and Megumi Yokota. (Anna Fifield/Post and AP)

In Japan, interest in citizens trapped in N. Korea leaves some feeling left out

There is little sympathy for women who moved to North Korea with their husbands as part of a Red Cross “repatriation” movement.

    O’Malley ponders run for president
    in underdog role against Clinton

    O’Malley ponders run for president <br>in underdog role against Clinton

    But can he win? A recent poll showed that only 2 percent of Iowa’s Democrats support him.

    A year after the shootings, the loss
    of a shipbuilder echoes at sea

    A year after the shootings, the loss <br>of a shipbuilder echoes at sea

    The lasting toll of Aaron Alexis’s rampage is reflected in the Navy’s struggle to finish its newest warship.

    He knew how Washington worked

    He knew how Washington worked

    With a gregarious charisma, the lobbyist spent four decades as a heavyweight in influence peddling.

    Redskins coach: RGIII won’t need surgery, could return this season

    Redskins coach: RGIII won’t need surgery, could return this season

    “We’ll know in a few more weeks as far as how long he will be out,” Jay Gruden said this afternoon.

    Success of Nationals, Orioles kindles thoughts of a Beltway World Series

    Success of Nationals, Orioles kindles thoughts of a Beltway World Series

    For the teams and their fans, dreams of making the playoffs have moved to buoyant inevitability.

    Politics

    Obama faces test in rallying support for his foreign policy

    Obama faces test in rallying support for his foreign policy

    Public doubts are increasing about the president’s response to crises in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine.

    Local

    The land was valued at $55 million.
    Fairfax City sold it for $30 million.

    The land was valued at $55 million. <br>Fairfax City sold it for $30 million.<br>

    The record sale of 815 acres came under scrutiny as residents argued that they didn’t have enough voice.

    Sports

    A West Coast profile?

    A West Coast profile?

    COLUMN | Given the offense Coach Jay Gruden likes to run, understudy Kirk Cousins might be leading-man material.

    Lifestyle

    ‘All Rise’: Fats Waller gets a funky, hip-hop reimagining

    ‘All Rise’: Fats Waller gets a funky, hip-hop reimagining

    On a new album, Jason Moran and Meshell Ndegeocello find new grooves in the jazz legend’s music.

    Arts

    A ‘Magic Flute’ with African contours

    A ‘Magic Flute’ with African contours

    South Africa’s Isango Ensemble (making its U.S. debut) beautifully remolds the Western work.

    Business

    What to watch when the Fed meets this week

    What to watch when the Fed meets this week

    WONKBLOG | The central bank is nearing a milestone, and communicating its next steps could prove challenging.

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