Obama readies executive action on immigration

He's preparing to announce measures that may potentially let millions of illegal immigrants stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation, people who have been in touch with the White House said.

Gaza cease-fire collapses; Israeli soldier captured

The U.S. and the U.N., the architects of the truce, condemned the abduction while seeking ways to save the peace talks scheduled in Cairo over the weekend.

 MCDONNELL TRIAL

McDonnell seen driving Ferrari of Jonnie R. Williams. (U.S. attorney's office)

Star witness: Ex-Va. governor didn’t ask for Rolex, private jet ride for kids

Businessman Jonnie Williams said Robert F. McDonnell was not directly involved in soliciting many gifts he gave the first family.

    Why you won’t get Ebola in the U.S.

    Why you won’t get Ebola in the U.S.

    TO YOUR HEALTH | The disease is not very contagious, and the U.S. public is unlikely to ever encounter it.

    Brennan under fire from lawmakers after CIA search of Senate computers

    Brennan under fire from lawmakers after CIA search of  Senate computers

    Some call for the resignation of the CIA director, but President Obama has “full confidence” in him.

    Forget ‘leaning in.’ Japanese women are opting out of the workforce.

    Forget ‘leaning in.’ Japanese women are opting out of the workforce.

    The prime minister wants to change that, getting more kids into day care and more women returning to jobs.

    No more storage space on your phone? Here’s what you should trash first.

    No more storage space on your phone? Here’s what you should trash first.

    THE SWITCH | Try these quick fixes for common woes and tips to keep things in line for the long haul.

    Picks of the Week 

    America’s happiest places — and why people choose ‘unhappy’ places

    America’s happiest places — and why people choose ‘unhappy’ places

    WONKBLOG | Detroit is one of America’s least happy cities. So why chose to spend life there?

    Review: 2 decades of errors by FBI lab unit; includes death-penalty cases

    Review: 2 decades of errors by FBI lab unit; includes death-penalty cases

    Nearly every criminal case examined by the FBI and Justice Dept. includes flawed forensic testimony.

    The dating site that lied to you.
    (Did you lie to it?)

    The dating site that lied to you.<br>(Did you lie to it?)

    OKCupid told users they were a good match when they were a 30% match. And saw what happened.

    (Courtesy Micael Bogar)

    After my brother was killed in war, I met Obama. What I wanted to say.

    CHECKPOINT | The sister of a fallen soldier was glad to attend a medal ceremony but also struggled with it.

    Politics

    A regular Joe who goes skinny dipping

    A regular Joe who goes skinny dipping

    A new book claims the vice president enjoys swimming au naturel and is considered the second-worst detail in the Secret Service, after Hillary Clinton.

    Lifestyle

    Hank Stuever on TV: It’s okay to quit ‘The Leftovers’

    Hank Stuever on TV: It’s okay to quit ‘The Leftovers’

    Viewers want to like it, for good reasons (it’s on HBO, intense performances), but they can’t go on.

    Arts

    Rembrandt humanely depicts rape, suicide of Lucretia

    Rembrandt humanely depicts rape, suicide of Lucretia

    Unlike many others, the painter shows men’s role in the Roman woman’s tragic story.

    Real Estate

    House of the Week | Updated 19th-century home in Riva for $1.525M

    House of the Week | Updated 19th-century home in Riva for $1.525M

    Tudor Hall evokes spirited elegance of pre-Civil War times.

    Sports

    He can serve, but can he protect?

    He can serve, but can he protect?

    COLUMN | Chris Thompson offers Redskins a change of pace as a third-down back, but can he pick up a blitz?

    Business

    Why your fighting with your honey isn’t really about money

    Why your fighting with your honey isn’t really about money

    COLUMN | When couples argue about finances, it’s often just a manifestation of another problem.

    Federal Government

    Federal paralegals’ idleness fuels ire

    Federal paralegals’ idleness fuels ire

    FEDERAL EYE | The Patent and Trademark Office workers got paid to goof off at home for years because they had so little to do.

    Discussions

    Ask Tom: Bad service? Bad food? Ask for the manager.

    Ask Tom: Bad service? Bad food? Ask for the manager.

    Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Tom Sietsema took questions, rants and raves on D.C. dining.

    Diversions