Ebola quarantine rules weighed as N.Y. sees 1st case

The federal government is considering altering protocols for doctors and health-care workers who return to the U.S. from West Africa, the New York governor said.

Ebola as a weapon: Russia’s onetime military ambition

Before Ebola became an epidemic, the Russians were already researching the deadly disease’s potential as a weapon.

Animation of health-care arguments. (GoAnimate/Courtroom Sciences Inc.)

Fantasy leagues, haikus and cartoons: Even the Supreme Court has groupies

The Supreme Court attracts all kinds. Fanatics say their goal is to make America’s misunderstood institution a little more accessible, perhaps even a bit more fun.

Police: Gunman, 1 other person dead
in school shooting near Seattle

Police: Gunman, 1 other person dead <br>in school shooting near Seattle

The public was asked to avoid the Marysville campus as officials continued to assess the threat.

A surprise boost to Lewinsky’s side of the story in the 1998 Clinton inquiry

A surprise boost to Lewinsky’s side of the story in the 1998 Clinton inquiry

A newly unearthed report found “poor judgment” was used during Lewinsky’s 12-hour interrogation.

Search of rabbi’s office at Towson U. finds tiny cameras, list of names

Search of rabbi’s office at Towson U. finds tiny cameras, list of names

The hidden cameras were seized in the probe of voyeurism charges against Barry Freundel.

Madeleine Albright-Conan O’Brien Twitter feud: Diplomat 1, Comedian 0

Madeleine Albright-Conan O’Brien Twitter feud: Diplomat 1, Comedian 0

The comedian sent out a teeny bit sexist tweet and quickly learned: Don’t go to war with a diplomat.

Finalist - Birds------------A focus of Jan’s trip to Ecuador was the astonishing sword-billed hummingbird – the only bird with a bill longer than its body (excluding its tail). One particular bird had a regular circuit through the forest, mapped out by its favourite red angel trumpet flowers and bird-feeders near Jan’s lodge. To get to the bird-feeders, it had to cross the territory of a fiercely territorial collared inca. Rather than being scared off, once or twice a day ‘it used its bill to make a statement’. Winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest. ONE TIME USE ONLY. (Jan van der Greef/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 )

(Jan van der Greef / Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014)

Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest

Feng knows several words of English. The salon where he works is in the middle of a renovation. Awaiting its completion, he spends his time in a small room which he rents from his employer.

(Stéphanie Borcard and Nicolas Métraux)

‘Cutting’ through the cramped spaces of Chinese hairdressers

Local

D.C. officials dramatically scale back streetcar plans amid troubled launch

D.C. officials dramatically scale back streetcar plans amid troubled launch

The District will now spend nearly a billion dollars for a transit network with only about eight miles of lines.

Lifestyle

Queen Elizabeth sends her first tweet

Queen Elizabeth sends her first tweet

Queen Elizabeth II sent her first tweet at the opening of a new gallery at London’s Science Museum. But did she write it?

Arts

How we create and rely on nature’s soothing qualities

How we create and rely on nature’s soothing qualities

In video works, “Days of Endless Time” at the Hirshhorn examines our need for nature to revitalize us.

Business

Big tobacco company bans smoking in the office

Big tobacco company bans smoking in the office

ON LEADERSHIP | The maker of brands such as Camel, Kool and Pall Mall will begin imposing more restrictions on where employees can light up.

Federal Government

McCain to new VA Secretary: Hurry up and fire people already

FEDERAL EYE | “[W]e are dismayed to learn that senior leaders of the VA are still not being held accountable for their grievous misconduct,” wrote McCain and Flake.

Real Estate

House of the Week | Dupont Victorian for $2.895M

House of the Week | Dupont Victorian for $2.895M

The 1885 rowhouse, designed and built by Thomas Franklin Schneider, retains his historic character outside but has been modernized inside.

Diversions