Armed felon came within inches of Obama

The security contractor was allowed on an elevator with the president Sept. 16, violating Secret Service protocols, three people familiar with the incident said.

First U.S. case of Ebola
is diagnosed in Texas

Health officials were quick to tamp down hysteria, emphasizing that the U.S. is well equipped to halt the spread of a disease that has killed thousands in West Africa.

Students gesture in silent protest in Hong Kong. (Getty)

  • Students gesture in silent protest in Hong Kong. (Getty)
  • Protesters brave thunderstorms. (Getty)
  • A picture mocks Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. (AP)
  • Demonstrators sit outside government offices. (EPA)
  • The umbrella has become a protest symbol. (Bloomberg)
  • A man and his son leave pro-democracy messages. (EPA)
  • An umbrella symbol appears on tram tracks. (EPA)
  • Protesters rest before demonstrations start up again. (Getty)

Hong Kong protests grow on holiday honoring China’s Communist Party

Large parts of the city came to a standstill as residents swarmed the streets to protest Beijing’s iron grip over their government.

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Living display in "Exhibit B." (Pascal Gely/Handout)

Living display in "Exhibit B." (Pascal Gely/Handout)

Why they shut down London's chilling 'human zoo' exhibit

It was so real, the faces staring out. Too real and racist, some said.

‘Kiss any hope goodbye’: Democrats flood inboxes for campaign cash

‘Kiss any hope goodbye’: Democrats flood inboxes for campaign cash

The subject lines might sound like lyrics to a moody ballad, but party strategists insist that they work.

Suspect in U-Va. case was known
as ‘an all-around good person’

Suspect in U-Va. case was known <br>as ‘an all-around good person’

Jesse L. Matthew Jr.’s past includes a playful persona in high school and an abrupt departure from college.

Microsoft skips Windows 9, jumps straight to launching Windows 10

Microsoft skips Windows 9, jumps straight to launching Windows 10

THE SWITCH | The odd decision to skip ahead could be a way to signal a clean break from Windows 8.

Local

A little pot is no longer criminal in Md. And pony up for the ‘yoga tax,’ D.C.

A little pot is no longer criminal in Md. And pony up for the ‘yoga tax,’ D.C.

Other new laws that took effect today include higher minimum wages in Montgomery and Pr. George’s.

Sports

Root, root, root for a D.C.-Baltimore World Series

Root, root, root for a D.C.-Baltimore World Series

COLUMN | Fans of the Nationals and Orioles should hope the two teams meet, for this chance may not come again.

Lifestyle

Joshua Bell’s Metro encore draws a crowd

Joshua Bell’s Metro encore draws a crowd

The violinist charmed a Union Station mob, seven years after his undercover L’Enfant Plaza stunt.

Arts

In D.C., a giant, familiar face emerges on nation’s front lawn

In D.C., a giant, familiar face emerges on nation’s front lawn

Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada’s monumental work pushes the boundaries of art and portraiture.

Business

NYC mayor expands living-wage law for thousands

NYC mayor expands living-wage law for thousands

WONKBLOG | Bill deBlasio expanded the city’s living-wage law, requiring certain businesses to pay $13.13 an hour.

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