U.S. launched secret raid to rescue Foley

Special Operations forces staged an unsuccessful operation this summer to rescue the photojournalist and other Americans being held in Syria.

Executioner’s accent in video prompts reckoning in Britain

Executioner’s accent in video prompts reckoning in Britain

Officials in London are alarmed over the role of their countrymen.

McDONNELL TRIAL 

Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell arrives at court. (AP)

McDonnell testifies, says his wife was stressed by her role as Va.’s first lady

The former Virginia governor took the witness stand in his own defense Wednesday against federal corruption charges.

Photojournalist arrested in Iran with Post reporter is released on bail

Photojournalist arrested in Iran with Post reporter is released on bail

Jason Rezaian continues to be held, along with his wife; case appears part of an internal political struggle.

Beatings, clashes break out in slum
as Liberia enforces Ebola quarantine

Beatings, clashes break out in slum <br>as Liberia enforces Ebola quarantine

Protests began when armed patrols blocked the neighborhood in an effort to stop the spread of the virus.

Officer suspended for pointing rifle, threatening to kill Ferguson protester

Officer suspended for pointing rifle, threatening to kill Ferguson protester

The officer, who was not identified, has been relieved of duty and suspended indefinitely.

The simple policy that led to America’s biggest drop in teenage births

The simple policy that led to America’s biggest drop in teenage births

STORYLINE | The lessons and stories from Colorado’s surprisingly effective approach.

Politics

NRA launches ad campaign attacking Michael Bloomberg

NRA launches ad campaign attacking Michael Bloomberg

The nation’s largest gun rights groups goes after a leading gun control activist.

Local

Metro pays $4.2M to settle whistleblower lawsuit

Metro pays $4.2M to settle whistleblower lawsuit<br>

An ex-employee alleged that it awarded a contract to a Va. firm without seeking competitive bids.

Sports

Penalties adding 5 mins. to average NFL game

Penalties adding 5 mins. to average NFL game

Emphasis on illegal contact and defensive holding calls account for most of the jump.

Lifestyle


A missing ingredient for college parties, cakes and violins

<br>A missing ingredient for college parties, cakes and violins<br>

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A ban on grain alcohol sales in Maryland has some unintended consequences.

Arts

Soil and sand on the Mall will transform into lofty artwork

Soil and sand on the Mall will transform into lofty artwork

Viewed from atop the Washington Monument in October, artist’s rows of dirt will look like a person’s face.

Diversions