Dow gains over 600 points, ends six-day slump

In an about face from the previous week, the Dow Jones industrial average, Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index and the Nasdaq climbed near 4 percent.

GOP loyalty oath proposal may trip up Trump

Virginia is debating whether to require candidates pledge not to make a third-party bid.

Trump boots Univision anchor out of news event

Trump shows he will not be tamed with a rollicking rally in Iowa and spicy slams on his opponents.

From video of the attack recorded by the TV station's camera. Inset: Suspect Vester Flanagan. (Franklin County/WDBJ)

Vester L. Flanagan, 41, a former employee of the Roanoke station, is believed to have posted videos online showing him shooting the crew.

Possible Biden run puts Obama fundraising network on high alert

Possible Biden run puts Obama fundraising network on high alert

Top party bundlers underwhelmed with Hillary Clinton are considering backing the vice president.

Two U.S. troops killed in apparent ‘insider’ attack by Afghan soldier

Two U.S. troops killed in apparent ‘insider’ attack by Afghan soldier

The two were killed when their vehicle was fired on inside a base in the Helmand province.

Retired generals and admirals urge Congress to reject Iran nuclear deal

Retired generals and admirals urge Congress to reject Iran nuclear deal

The letter by 195 former top military officers follows one last week that supported the nuclear agreement.

Panda cub dies at National Zoo after frantic six-hour effort to save its life

Panda cub dies at National Zoo after frantic six-hour effort to save its life

The smaller of the two panda cubs seemed to improve before going into cardiac and respiratory arrest .

Why the healthy school lunch program is in trouble, in before/after photos

Why the healthy school lunch program is in trouble, in before/after photos

Just because a student is required to take a fruit or vegetable doesn’t mean they’ll eat it, a study finds.

Mormons will stay in Boy Scouts despite end of ban on gay leaders

Mormons will stay in Boy Scouts despite end of ban on gay leaders

The church said it would continue to “appoint Scout leaders who uphold and exemplify” its values.

Polo shirts and khakis were just the right thing for U.S. heroes in Paris

Polo shirts and khakis were just the right thing for U.S. heroes in Paris

Too casual for a medal ceremony? Hardly. The fashion choice spoke volumes about their brave actions.

Don’t deal with sticker shock
by reducing the amount of your tip

Don’t deal with sticker shock <br> by reducing the amount of your tip

TRANSCRIPT | The Post’s dining critic weighs in on your questions about eating out in D.C.

A Duke freshman thinks ‘Fun Home’ is immoral. He won’t read assignment.

A Duke freshman thinks ‘Fun Home’ is  immoral. He won’t read assignment.

POSTEVERYTHING | He says his beliefs extend to pop culture and artwork depicting sex acts.

Local

Montgomery, Metro sue 3 firms over troubled Silver Spring Transit Center

Montgomery, Metro sue 3 firms over troubled Silver Spring Transit Center

County and agency, which sparred over project for years, join forces to sue contractors for $166 million.

Sports

Marlins handle Scherzer and hold off the Nationals, 4-3

Marlins handle Scherzer and hold off the Nationals, 4-3

Right-hander gives up a pair of costly home runs as Washington drops first game of series against Miami.

Arts

Everything you need to know about the 2015 National Book Festival

Everything you need to know about the 2015 National Book Festival

Drop by the Washington Convention Center Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. to see approximately 175 authors, illustrators and poets talk about their work.There’s something here for every book lover, and it’s all free, so browse the full schedule of talks and presentations below and see what strikes your fancy.

Business

Financial proverbs for families of the college-bound

Financial proverbs for families of the college-bound

COLUMN | Publisher of site about paying for college condensed his expertise into “twisdoms” — tweetable wisdoms.

Diversions