Despite gains, Obama’s work in Africa unfinished

During his trip to East Africa, the president highlighted the region’s economic progress while acknowledging the corruption, violence and security issues that have dashed the administration’s major hopes for the continent.

As raises grow rare in U.S., companies offer other perks

In the post-recession economy, businesses found alternatives to raising base salaries with benefits like one-time bonuses and gym memberships.

Tom Brady and Roger Goodell after this year's Super Bowl. (AP)

Suspension and disbelief: The entire NFL is deflated in Tom Brady case

COLUMN | Nothing gets you ready for professional football’s return quite like a scandal that will smear everyone involved.

Excavation at Jamestown unearths
4 bodies — and a mystery in a box

Excavation at Jamestown unearths <br>4 bodies — and a mystery in a box

The remains found at the 400-year-old outpost may provide new details about the original English settlers.

GOP congressman launches bid to oust John Boehner as House speaker

GOP congressman launches bid to oust John Boehner as House speaker

Rep. Mark Meadows (N.C.) wants to force a “family conversation” about the course of leadership.

Hogan’s illness pushes understudy into alien territory — the spotlight

Hogan’s illness pushes understudy into alien territory — the spotlight

The Maryland governor’s chemo treatment has meant an expanded role for Boyd Rutherford.

The Marines’ familiar M-16 rifle is slowly being phased out of front lines

The Marines’ familiar M-16 rifle is slowly being phased out of front lines

The weapon is likely to be replaced by the M-4, which shoots the same size bullet but is more portable.

Nationals acquire Jonathan Papelbon from Philadelphia in complex trade

Nationals acquire Jonathan Papelbon from Philadelphia in complex trade

The Phillies closer will displace Drew Storen from his usual duties and has agreed to take a pay cut.

His dad disappeared. Now, this PGA pro hopes golf will bring him home.

His dad disappeared. Now, this PGA pro hopes golf will bring him home.

On July 19, Billy Hurley III’s father took clothes, cash and drove away. No one has heard from him since.

The 7 best places to retire overseas

The 7 best places to retire overseas

There’s adventure, good food, freedom to travel — and you can live on far less money.

Local

D.C. fire lieutenant faces discipline in botched response to choking toddler

The report blamed computer flaws but said the officer also failed in his duties in the 18-month-old’s death.

Sports

How Drew Storen reacts to Nats’ trade for Jonathan Papelbon will be crucial

How Drew Storen reacts to Nats’ trade for Jonathan Papelbon will be crucial

ON BASEBALL | Storen has excelled as closer this year but now must move to the setup man spot.

Technology

Android smartphones vulnerable to bugs by text

Android smartphones vulnerable to bugs by text

Scary bugs disclosed in Android’s Stagefright media playback tool.

Business

The 7 best places to retire overseas

The 7 best places to retire overseas

There’s adventure, good food, freedom to travel — and you can live on far less money.

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