Relations grow more fragile after police shot dead

With police-community relations already strained by nationwide protests, New York’s mayor faces intense criticism amid concerns about more anti-police violence.

Mayor de Blasio faces crisis, resentment by city’s police

New York’s mayor and police department have had a contentious relationship since his 2013 campaign.

The FAA gave six filmmakers permission to fly drones. (Aerial MOB, LLC)

After pressure from Hollywood, safety inspectors’ drone fears are overruled

Senior FAA officials did not heed objections from some of its safety inspectors, who said after a formal review that the filmmakers’ plans were too risky. The warning turned out to be prescient.

Christmas storm is set to complicate
holiday travel for many Americans

Christmas storm is set to complicate <br>holiday travel for many Americans

WEATHER GANG | The good news is we’re looking at mainly rain and wind rather than snow or ice.

With Cuba deal, U.S. aims to influence events in island’s post-Castro future

With Cuba deal, U.S. aims to influence events in island’s post-Castro future

Obama’s new approach reflects a conclusion that instability is not in the United States’ best interests.

The unbelievable rise of single moms in America over the last 50 years

The unbelievable rise of single moms in America over the last 50 years

WONKBLOG | Research has begun to confirm that children of unmarried moms face more obstacles in life.

Why is it so hard for popular singers
to produce a new Christmas classic?

Why is it so hard for popular singers <br>to produce a new Christmas classic?

No superstar has managed to turn a seasonal hit into an evergreen classic since Mariah Carey in 1994.

The top ‘Simpsons’ scenes that ‘MythBusters’ should re-create

The top ‘Simpsons’ scenes that ‘MythBusters’ should re-create

As the Discovery Channel show enters its 13th season, here’s what it should prove — or disprove.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Gov. Chris Christie is quick to rile. (AP)

New strategy for N.J. activists:
Be yelled at by Gov. Chris Christie

The activists hope to steal attention, or undermine the Republican’s prospects in 2016. Some, though, say being berated by the governor changed their lives.

Local

Despite investigation’s dark cloud, Gray’s term had many bright spots

Despite investigation’s dark cloud, Gray’s term had many bright spots

As one activist put it, the fraud allegations tarnished “what could have been a pretty amazing legacy.”

Sports

Win streak over as Wizards fall flat

Win streak over as Wizards fall flat

A victory would have cemented Washington’s best start in franchise history. Instead, a poor shooting night helped Phoenix pull out the win.

Business

Lighting the way for more Cuban cigars?

Lighting the way for more Cuban cigars?

ON LEADERSHIP | For cigar aficionados around the country, the warming of US-Cuba relations might best be celebrated beside the smoky glow of a Cohiba.

Federal Government

Obama gives federal workers a modest pay raise

Obama gives federal workers a modest pay raise

FEDERAL EYE | The 1% increase is small compared with those given in past presidential administrations.

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