House approves plan to fight Islamic State

President Obama’s plan includes training and arms for moderate Syrian rebels to counter the militants. The Senate is expected to approve the plan Thursday.

Apple will no longer unlock most devices for police

The new iOS 8 operating system makes it impossible for the company to comply with most government requests for user data.

Spirit Airlines boasts extra-low fares but plentiful extra fees. (Getty)

This airline ticket includes ... a seat

Spirit Airlines — which charges extra for water, carry-on bags, even boarding passes — portrays the extreme in an industry rethinking every aspect of its business and what customers should pay for.

9 questions ahead of Scotland’s
historic vote on independence

9 questions ahead of Scotland’s <br>historic vote on independence

The vote could end of one of the most important political unions in history. Here’s what to know.

Amazon ups its stake in tech devices with new tablets and e-readers

Amazon ups its stake in tech devices with new tablets and e-readers

The Web retailer wants to reach consumers through devices where it can sell more content.

Ukraine’s leader comes courting Obama and Congress for more aid

Ukraine’s leader comes courting Obama and Congress for more aid

But it’s far from certain that he’ll receive any significant pledge of
new support from U.S. lawmakers.

Three Indiana women went to war.
A Colorado first lady took notice.

Three Indiana women went to war. <br>A Colorado first lady took notice.

Helen Thorpe, now separated from her governor husband, has written a blunt account about military women.

You may be carrying around viruses that you don’t even know about

You may be carrying around viruses that you don’t even know about

TO YOUR HEALTH | In some healthy people researchers found evidence of 10 to 15 viruses lurking around.

Local

Police canvass Charlottesville for missing U-Va. sophomore

Police canvass Charlottesville for missing U-Va. sophomore

Hannah Graham,18, was last seen on surveillance videos walking alone in the early morning hours Saturday.

Sports

Pressure off, Nats fall

Pressure off, Nats fall

Perhaps suffering a celebratory hangover from Tuesday’s division-clinching victory, Washington drops series finale in Atlanta.

Lifestyle

Pushing the fashion envelope in Washington

Pushing the fashion envelope in Washington

Distinctive brands such as Saint Laurent, Prada and even Maison Martin Margiela have arrived here.

Arts

‘Toast’: Not fully cooked

‘Toast’: Not fully cooked

The new interactive show from innovative Dog & Pony DC wants to turn audiences into inventors.

Business

It’s time to bury the ‘death panel’ myth for good. Is this the way to do it?

It’s time to bury the ‘death panel’ myth for good. Is this the way to do it?

WONKBLOG | An expert panel has a new plan for navigating the tricky politics around end-of-life care.

Federal Government

Survivors recall the Navy Yard massacre one year later

Survivors recall the Navy Yard massacre one year later

FEDERAL DIARY | People who were there talked about being in the building during the Navy Yard massacre one year ago.

Diversions