U.S.-Turkey ties strained by Islamic State

Divergent views over how to handle the Islamic State threat have laid bare the fault lines of a fragile relationship.

U.S. economy sees strongest 6-month expansion since ’03

The U.S. economy grew at 3.5 percent between July and September, exceeding analyst predictions.

(The Washington Post)

What will kill you? Probably not Ebola.

INTERACTIVE | If you live in the U.S., something far less exotic — a pool, a car, a house fire — is more likely to claim your life.

Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out:
‘I’m proud to be gay’

Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out: <br> ‘I’m proud to be gay’

Cook acknowledges his sexuality in an essay for Bloomberg Businessweek.

THOMAS M. MENINO 1942-2014

Thomas M. Menino, former Boston mayor, dies at 71

Thomas M. Menino, former Boston mayor, dies at 71

The old-style big-city boss gathered a broad base of supporters during his 20 years in office.

Nurse defies quarantine order,
goes for bike ride with boyfriend

Nurse defies quarantine order, <br>goes for bike ride with boyfriend

Kaci Hickox, who treated Ebola patients in West Africa, said she would ignore Maine’s policy.

Madison Bumgarner is every
Royals fan’s worst nightmare

Madison Bumgarner is every <br>Royals fan’s worst nightmare

COLUMN | The pitcher’s relief effort in Game 7 of the World Series will haunt Kansas City for years.

Metal fragment could give clues into Amelia Earhart’s disappearance

Metal fragment could give clues into Amelia Earhart’s disappearance

This is the final bit of information one sleuth has been waiting for to finally substantiate his suspicions.

Local

Potentially dangerous guardrails in Va., Md.: ‘They could be anywhere’

Potentially dangerous guardrails in Va., Md.: ‘They could be anywhere’

Crews are tracking down metal caps that can cause guardrails to spear cars. The flaw is linked to 5 deaths.

Sports

Wizards open their season with a thud

Wizards open their season with a thud

Short-handed Washington ran out of gas in the fourth quarter and fell prey to the Miami Heat.

Lifestyle

‘Rival Survival’: A feeble reach across the political isle

‘Rival Survival’: A feeble reach across the political isle

TV REVIEW | Discovery put two U.S. senators on an island for a week. It went about as well as you’d expect.

Arts

Middleburg Film Festival launches its sophomore year

Middleburg Film Festival launches its sophomore year

Expectations are high for the Virginia festival to beat its first year success and create a unique identity.

Business

New rules on student debt and for-profit colleges

New rules on student debt and for-profit colleges

But critics said the Obama administration’s new guidlines contain too many loopholes.

Federal Government

Got Ebola? Call a doctor. Or maybe a lawyer, for your Ebola-related needs.

Got Ebola? Call a doctor. Or maybe a lawyer, for your Ebola-related needs.

IN THE LOOP | A D.C. law firm is hard at work anticipating your dread-disease quandries. Just in case.

Real Estate

Do your homework before picking a home renovation firm

Do your homework before picking a home renovation firm

The right research, planning and preparation on the front end are essential to a positive experience.

Diversions