Scots turn out for historic vote on future of U.K.

With polls showing a tight contest, the pro-breakaway nationalists and the status quo unionists made frenzied appeals.

New Apple iPhones and iPads will lock out police

The company is taking a hard new line as tech firms attempt to blunt allegations that they have too readily participated in government efforts to collect user data.

Illustrations of the brain asleep and awake. (Courtesy of Michael Halassa)

Your brain at work while you sleep

POSTEVERYTHING | A doctoral student says new research has revived the age-old fantasy of learning in your sleep.

    Local News

    Police release videos of U-Va. student walking alone on the day she vanished

    Police release videos of U-Va. student walking alone on the day she vanished

    Sophomore Hannah Graham,18, was last seen in Charlottesville in the early morning hours Saturday.

    Thomas Boggs Jr.’s sudden death adds new uncertainty to lobby firm’s future

    Thomas Boggs Jr.’s sudden death adds new uncertainty to lobby firm’s future

    Patton Boggs only recently merged with Squire Sanders amid a wave of losses of clients and employees.

    Big question arises after Nats clinch: Who will Ryan Zimmerman push out?

    Big question arises after Nats clinch: Who will Ryan Zimmerman push out?

    The face of the franchise’s coming return from injury adds a wrinkle to playoff roster planning.

    You may be spied on when you’re near D.C. sites like Capitol, tech firm says

    You may be spied on when you’re near D.C. sites like Capitol, tech firm says

    Experts are documenting the growing use of equipment that spoofs cell towers and allows surveillance.

    The D.C. State Fair is going hipster,
    so we have a few suggested categories

    The D.C. State Fair is going hipster, <br>so we have a few suggested categories

    Mason jar flower arrangements? Let’s add bobbing for half-smokes and food truck taco Instagramming.

    A teacher won $1M ‘Wheel of Fortune’ prize and kept it a secret for months

    A teacher won $1M ‘Wheel of Fortune’ prize and kept it a secret for months

    The Takoma Park math teacher became just the third person in the show’s history to win the top prize.

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    15 arrested in Australia for ties to Islamic State, planning beheading

    15 arrested in Australia for ties to Islamic State, planning beheading

    The raid is being called the largest anti-terror operation in Australian history.

    North Korea uses 53,558 words to
    brag about its human rights record

    North Korea uses 53,558 words to <br>brag about its human rights record

    WORLDVIEWS | “The world’s most advantageous human rights system,” according to North Korea.

    The anti-Cheesecake Factory effect: Americans are tired of long menus

    The anti-Cheesecake Factory effect: Americans are tired of long menus<br>

    WONKBLOG | For years, long windy menus were the fad, but now eateries are trimming their offerings.

    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

    Redskins finally have a 3-4 defense that causes trouble

    Redskins finally have a 3-4 defense that causes trouble

    COLUMN | With a difference-maker on the line and athletic inside linebackers, the early returns on defense are good.

    Real Estate

    Mortgage rates soar to highest level since early May

    Mortgage rates soar to highest level since early May

    The prolonged flat, stable period of mortgage rates came to an end this week as the 30-year fixed-rate average spiked to 4.23 percent.

    Federal Government

    What will be the mail truck of the future?

    What will be the mail truck of the future?

    FEDERAL EYE | Replacing the USPS fleet would cost postal officials about $5 billion, and that’s a check that at the moment they can’t write.

    National

    Americans are tired of long restaurant menus

    Americans are tired of long restaurant menus

    WONKBLOG | For years, long windy menus were the fad, Americans are finally growing tired of all the clunky, and often confusing, food lists, and restaurants seem to be taking note.

    Lifestyle

    Weird, cutting edge fashion finds
    an unlikely home in Washington

    Weird, cutting edge fashion finds <br>an unlikely home in Washington<br>

    Distinctive brands such as Saint Laurent, Prada and even Maison Martin Margiela have arrived here.

    Arts

    ‘Toast’: Not fully cooked

    ‘Toast’: Not fully cooked

    The new interactive show from innovative Dog & Pony DC wants to turn audiences into inventors.

    Business

    Just how oil rich is Scotland?

    Just how oil rich is Scotland?

    WONKBLOG | Many oil and gas experts have warned that Scotland might not be quite as well off as nationalists are claiming.

    Diversions