White House security reviewed after breach

The Secret Service is investigating how an unarmed man from Texas was able to jump a fence and sprint across the North Lawn, getting just inside the mansion.

49 Turkish hostages back from Islamic State custody

Officials said the hostages — including two children — were freed without violence or deals, but diplomatic experts cast doubts on the explanation.

The open-air deck is one place to pitch a tent. (Andrea Sachs/Post)

A tent under the stars, over the water

Ferry campers cruise on the cheap and see a stretch of the great outdoors that’s less traveled: the Alaska Marine Highway.

Local News

Computer-driven trains returning to Metro’s Red Line five years after crash

Computer-driven trains returning to Metro’s Red Line five years after crash

The automatic train operation system was shut down after it failed in a 2009 crash that caused nine deaths.

Police seek information about man seen with missing U-Va. student

Police seek information about man seen with missing U-Va. student

Hannah Graham was last heard from Sept. 14, and the public’s help is sought to locate the 18-year-old.

‘Daily Show’ springs showdown with Native Americans on Redskins fans

‘Daily Show’ springs showdown with Native Americans on Redskins fans

Fans of the team say they were misled after being confronted by activists on a yet-to-air show.

Kirk Cousins gets his chance

Kirk Cousins gets his chance

INSIDER | With Robert Griffin III out, the backup quarterback inherits one of the most scrutinized jobs in D.C.

TRAplantation. Undated handout photo. Carter's Grove Plantation, Williamsburg, Va. Credit: VTC

Carter's Grove was sold on Friday. (VTC)

Historic colonial plantation sold
after private owner’s bankruptcy

Colonial Williamsburg had taken over Carter’s Grove after its owner could not make necessary repairs.

Opening up their homes, happily

Opening up their homes, happily

D.C. residents make money and meet people by offering their homes on Airbnb and other services.

More Top Stories

Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s awkward day with Democratic Party leaders

Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s awkward day with Democratic Party leaders

One day after a scathing story, it was air-kisses all around between the DNC chair and party luminaries.

Pope indicates a shift by appointing
a moderate as Chicago archbishop

Pope indicates a shift by appointing <br>a moderate as Chicago archbishop

Blase Cupich has called for civility in the culture wars and will succeed a conservative, who is battling cancer.

Sierra Leone’s streets are deserted during 3-day lockdown to fight Ebola

Sierra Leone’s streets are deserted during 3-day lockdown to fight Ebola

The government’s emergency order is underway, and the capital city of Freetown is a ghost town.

Why dentists are speaking out about the plastic beads in your toothpaste

Why dentists are speaking out about the plastic beads in your toothpaste

The beads are in popular brands approved by regulators, but they may cause more harm than they solve.

Picks of the Week 

‘This Town’ or Niketown? Capital steps stridently to a new obsession.

‘This Town’  or Niketown? Capital steps stridently to a new obsession.

Lately, both political parties are competing anew, this time on the number of steps they walk each day.

‘Idol’ made Clay Aiken a star.
He knows he needs more in politics.

‘Idol’ made Clay Aiken a star.<br> He knows he needs more in politics.

The pop-star-turned-Democratic-candidate is hoping to win over voters in a congressional race.

Don’t blame millennials for not attaining the still-unreachable

Don’t blame millennials for not attaining the still-unreachable

Basic goals such as getting married, having a secure job and owning a home still are cherished.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - MAY Spirit planes sit on the tarmac at Fort Lauderdale Internatational Airport May 21, 2004 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Low-cost airlines now account for about 20 percent to 25 percent of the market and in the U.S., that figure is predicted to rise to more than 40 percent within a few years.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

(Joe Raedle / Getty Images)

Last in service, first in profit:
Spirit a model (of sorts) for airlines

The seat is yours. But water? That’s a fee. A carry-on bag? That’s another charge. Spirit’s fares are lowest, but the fees are plentiful.

Local Columnists

No votes in Congress? Tough luck.

No votes in Congress? Tough luck.

COLUMN | Opponents of D.C. statehood offer nothing more than flawed, phony objections.

Sports

Fister, LaRoche propel Nats

Fister, LaRoche propel Nats

Doug Fister pitches into the seventh inning, and Adam LaRoche delivers his team-leading 25th home run.

Real Estate

The importance of a well-designed street

The importance of a well-designed street

Like good architecture, a good streetscape should aspire to achieve aesthetic as well as practical goals.

Federal Government

Is the federal hiring system broken?

Is the federal hiring system broken?

FEDERAL EYE | The Post wants your opinion on why government recruiting is so hard, and what managers are doing about it.

National

After massive horror, questions loom

After massive horror, questions loom

Police have few clues as to why a man opened fire on his daughter and her six children in a small Fla. town.

Arts

The comic side of race

The comic side of race

COMIC RIFFS | A new academic work helps fill the void of published scholarship on the history of black comics and their creators.

Business

Sidelined by disability and saddled with student loans

Sidelined by disability and saddled with student loans

When it was clear a new graduate could not work, the federal government forgave his debt. The private lender wasn’t required to do so.

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