Retailer hooks some service members, then springs debt trap

USA Discounters files lawsuits in Virginia against service members based anywhere in the world, no matter how hard it would be for them to be in court. Since 2006, the firm has filed more than 13,470 suits, almost always winning.

Communications lacking intercept capabilities frustrate authorities

By “going dark,” intelligence authorities say they are increasingly struggling to conduct court-ordered wiretaps on suspected spies and foreign agents .

The world mourns. (Clockwise from top left: Reuters, EPA, AFP/Getty, Post)

‘Bodies had started falling’ from the sky

The downing of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner created a wave of grief and outrage that ripples globally: from the Ukrainian towns where debris came down to the other side of the world.

Kerry presents cease-fire proposal
as conflict in Gaza intensifies

Kerry presents cease-fire proposal <br> as conflict in Gaza intensifies

The secretary of state seeks to halt violence that threatens to spread to the West Bank and Jerusalem.

Iran confirms Washington Post correspondent’s arrest in Tehran

Iran confirms Washington Post correspondent’s arrest in Tehran

An official in Tehran gave no reason for the detention of Jason Rezaian, his wife and two photographers.

After leveling Iraq’s Tomb of Jonah, ‘anything in the Bible’ at risk

After leveling Iraq’s Tomb of Jonah, ‘anything in the Bible’ at risk

“Possibly they are doing stuff to get media attention,” a researcher said. Mission accomplished.

Snoop did what at the White House?

Snoop did <i>what</i> at the White House?<br>

QUIZ | Test your knowledge of this this week’s news, from Snoop Dogg’s claim to food recalls.

Philip Seymour Hoffman shines as antihero in one of his last leading roles

Philip Seymour Hoffman shines as antihero in one of his last leading roles

MOVIE REVIEW | “A Most Wanted Man” is a gritty adaptation of John le Carré’s spy novel.

A town that blocked child immigrants

A town that blocked child immigrants

A town that prided itself on hospitality revealed a full-throated, bared-teeth rage.

Let an expert take your questions

Let an expert take your questions

LIVE Q&A | Advice for life based on the experiences of someone who has been there.

Politics

Scandal overshadows Montana senator’s moment to shine

Scandal overshadows Montana senator’s moment to shine

A plagiarism scandal complicates Democrat John Walsh’s uphill battle to win a full term in the Senate.

Lifestyle

Tweets can set you free — from a job

Tweets can set you free —  from a job

Social media make it easy for journalists to unburden themselves, but can call neutrality into question.

Arts

‘Never happy’ Woody Allen talks ‘Magic in the Moonlight’

‘Never happy’ Woody Allen talks ‘Magic in the Moonlight’

His comment on satisfaction is about his work; at home, life is tranquil, filled with the comforting sounds of family.

Real Estate

House of the Week | Off-beat NW DC home for $1.25M

House of the Week | Off-beat NW DC home for $1.25M

Jeff Speck-designed flatiron house has all the right angles.

Sports

Mike Rizzo’s balancing act

Mike Rizzo’s balancing act

Nats could win it all this year, but GM must weigh their present chances while protecting their future.

Business

How not to shut down coal plants

How not to shut down coal plants

Colorado is racing ahead with clean energy. But the transition is sending some citizens’ bills skyrocketing.

Federal Government

Will the White House accept this Issa deposition offer?

FEDERAL EYE | Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) offered the top White House political adviser an opportunity to avoid testifying before his committee.

Discussions

Going Out Guide: D.C.’s just as fun when you’re flying solo

Going Out Guide: D.C.’s just as fun when you’re flying solo

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | The Going Out Guide shared ideas for what to do in D.C.

Diversions