Defense chief: Iraqis showed
‘no will to fight’

Ashton Carter, in an interview with CNN, rejected calls for sending U.S. ground troops into Iraq to fight Islamic State militants. He also said U.S.-led airstrikes have been effective.

GOP 2016 nomination fight likely to drag on and on

THE FIX | A crowded field and the rise of super PACs could combine to keep the Republican primary season active until late spring, and maybe later.

Nash revolutionized the field of game theory. (EPA)

Nobel laureate, who was the subject
of the film ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ dies

The mathematician, 86, and his wife, 82, were killed in a two-car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike.

    International women’s activists
    cross from North to South Korea

    International women’s activists <br> cross from North to South Korea

    Critics said the bus crossing, which was led by Gloria Steinem, aided the Pyongyang regime.

    Ohio governor: ‘Look at Cleveland as a model’ after Brelo verdict response

    Ohio governor: ‘Look at Cleveland as a model’ after Brelo verdict response

    John Kasich spoke on ABC as Cleveland officials said 71 protesters were arrested overnight.

    Flash floods escalate life-threatening situation in Oklahoma, Texas

    Flash floods escalate life-threatening situation in Oklahoma, Texas

    As much as 10 inches of rain has fallen in the region, flooding rivers well beyond their banks.

    In Arlington’s ‘Old Guard,’ a personal connection to valor and tragedy

    In Arlington’s ‘Old Guard,’ a personal connection to valor and tragedy

    At cemetery, Lt. Col. Michael B. Baka visits a soldier under his command who paid the ultimate price.

    As military tributes become routine at ballparks, new doubts about sincerity

    As military tributes become routine at ballparks, new doubts about sincerity

    The ceremonies have become so ubiquitous — and branded — that some ask if they’re hollow gestures.

    When one graduate stood his ground

    When one graduate stood his ground

    ESSAY | The author’s speech exhorted his classmates to avoid apathy — but the principal balked.

    Fake grass gains ground in California amid concerns about ongoing drought

    Fake grass gains ground in California amid concerns about ongoing drought

    More homeowners, such as the actor who played Peter on “The Brady Bunch,” have opted for synthetic turf.

    Police release 4 people found with quadruple murder suspect at arrest

    Police release 4 people found with quadruple murder suspect at arrest

    The four were not charged in the D.C. slayings, which police believe involved more than one person.

    Their extraordinary response
    to a diagnosis of a fatal disease

    Their extraordinary response <br> to a diagnosis of a fatal disease

    Eric Powell and Laura Stotz didn’t plan to get married. That changed when he found out he had ALS.

    It’s not you, it’s us: Getting dumped by your hotel, airline or cruise company

    It’s not you, it’s us: Getting dumped by your hotel, airline or cruise company

    COLUMN | Can businesses turn you away if they get a better offer from another customer? Actually, yes.

    Politics

    A Rubio 2016 blueprint for all to see

    A Rubio 2016 blueprint for all to see

    COLUMN | Pollster Whit Ayres has written the book. Can Marco Rubio translate it into the presidency?

    Local

    Suspect in deaths on Mother’s Day wished all a happy holiday

    Suspect in deaths on Mother’s Day wished all a happy holiday

    Before his Rockville neighbors were found dead, Scott Tomaszewski posted on Facebook.

    Business

    ‘Does MapQuest still exist?’ it does. It does.

    ‘Does MapQuest still exist?’ it does. It does.

    Verizon’s deal to buy AOL gives pioneering online mapper MapQuest a shot at new relevance.

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