Congress poised to pass Obama’s Syria-Iraq plan

The president repeated his promise not to send combat forces into the war against the Islamic State, telling troops in a speech that he will not commit to “fighting another ground war in Iraq.”

Sweeteners may trigger blood sugar spikes, study says

Artificial sweeteners may be contributing to the problems they were designed to combat, such as diabetes and obesity, according to new findings.

Green at the site of the Bible Museum. (Andre Chung for The Post)

A Bible museum near the Capitol?
That’s the Hobby Lobby CEO’s plan.

For Steve Green, there’s just one problem with his $800 million project: two blocks isn’t quite close enough to the National Mall.

Adrian Peterson agreed to the Vikings paying him to not play. Is Hardy next?

Adrian Peterson agreed to the Vikings paying him to not play. Is Hardy next?

Greg Hardy is in talks with the Panthers after he was benched in the wake of his abuse conviction.

Joe Biden apologizes for using slur

Joe Biden apologizes for using slur

THE FIX | The vice president’s use of the term “Shylock” earns a rebuke — and an apology.

Scottish independence vote also a verdict on Britain’s establishment

Scottish independence vote also a verdict on Britain’s establishment

The drive for independence has been fueled by extraordinary anger toward Britain’s political class.

Gun owners could soon be free
to carry concealed weapons in D.C.

Gun owners could soon be free <br>to carry concealed weapons in D.C.

City officials drafted a new law after a judge struck down D.C.’s ban on carrying firearms in public.

(Dean Chalkey / Somerset House)

Jamaican rudeboy fashion takes hold of England

'Yes' voter Jack Cunningham, 19, poses for a photograph while holding a Saltire flag in Edinburgh, Scotland September 12, 2014. According to Cunningham, who works as a sales assistant in a gaming shop, ' I really want nuclear weapons out the country. Cameron and his colleagues are too upper class. It's nothing against English - I just think we should run our own affairs.' The referendum on Scottish independence will take place on September 18, when Scotland will vote whether or not to end the 307-year-old union with the rest of the United Kingdom. Picture taken September 12, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Hackett (BRITAIN - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 08 OF 12 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY 'SCOTTISH REFERENDUM - INDEPENDENCE OR UNION' SEARCH 'SCOTLAND FLAG WIDER' FOR ALL PICTURES - RTR46EOC

(Copyright Paul Hackett / Reuters)

What Scots and Brits have to say about Scotland’s referendum vote

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Police searching Va. land for evidence in case of long-missing Lyon sisters

Police searching Va. land for evidence in case of long-missing Lyon sisters<br>

They’re working to establish a connection to Del. inmate and “person of interest” Lloyd Lee Welch.

Sports

Five questions facing the Redskins

Five questions facing the Redskins

REDSKINS BLOG | The Redskins look to build on the positives from last Sunday’s victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars and string together back-to-back wins for the first time since Weeks 16 and 17 of the 2012 season.

Lifestyle

Battle still raging over Eisenhower Memorial design

Battle still raging over Eisenhower Memorial design

A commission will review a revised Frank Gehry design — one that the famed architect will not endorse.

Arts

Angela Lansbury coming to National Theatre next spring

Angela Lansbury coming to National Theatre next spring

The five-time Tony winner revives her New York-London turn in the Noël Coward comedy.

Business

How the pay gap leads to the retirement savings gap

How the pay gap leads to the retirement savings gap

Lower pay over time amounts to less in savings -- and smaller Social Security payments down the road.

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