Arab states offer air power against Islamic State

U.S. officials disclosed the offer as the White House worked to build support for military action, a day after the militant group released a video showing the beheading of Briton David Haines.

Federal push to hire veterans is fueling resentment

As veterans move to the front of the hiring queue, civil servants and former troops are increasingly questioning each other’s competence and qualifications.

Robert Griffin III dislocates his ankle Sunday. (Jonathan Newton/Post)

A wrenching loss amid Redskins win

Franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III, 24, dislocated his ankle in an “uncommon” injury that has the potential to end his season.

Local News

Two Hoggle toddlers still missing; mother to have bond hearing

Two Hoggle toddlers still missing; mother to have bond hearing

The search for the children has found no clues, but the effort will continue, Montgomery County police say.

The best weather week of the year?

The best weather week of the year?

WEATHER GANG | Pretty much every single day looks magnificent, with temperatures in the 70s.

Was the sale of 815 acres by Fairfax City a fair deal or a raw deal?

Was the sale of 815 acres by Fairfax City a fair deal or a raw deal?

Critics say the sale was worth far more and that more public discussion was needed.

It ‘needed to be done,’ says one of officers who shot Navy Yard gunman

It ‘needed to be done,’ says one of officers who shot Navy Yard gunman

In a massive building and a chaotic scene, Park Police Officer Carl Hiott confronted Aaron Alexis.

NTSB lab helps unravel the mystery of why a plane falls from the sky

NTSB lab helps unravel the mystery of why a plane falls from the sky

The lab in D.C. is where some of the world’s most vexing aviation mysteries have been explored.

Forget the cellphone bans of old: Schools encourage ‘BYOD’

Forget the cellphone bans of old: Schools encourage ‘BYOD’

In an effort to embrace the digital world, some local schools are allowing personal devices in class.

Nationals beat New York Mets;
magic number down to 4

Nationals beat New York Mets; <br>magic number down to 4

With Sunday’s win, Washington’s division lead has ballooned to a season-high 10 1/2 games.

Morning Mix

Stories from all over

Former NBA player Charles Barkley in 2011. (Getty)

Former NBA player Charles Barkley in 2011. (Getty)

Peterson 'switch' case puts corporal punishment back in spotlight

Though Charles Barkley defends it, hitting children can cause permanent damage.

A quiet philanthropist billionaire moves toward center stage

A quiet philanthropist billionaire moves toward center stage

Dan D’Aniello hasn’t donated as many millions as his Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein. Yet.

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As his views shift, Rand Paul seems
less a purist and more a politician

As his views shift, Rand Paul seems <br>less a purist and more a politician

The Kentucky senator is seeking to broaden his appeal, but doing so could hurt his outsider image.

Could Rick Perry be the GOP’s model for an immigration balancing act?

Could Rick Perry be the GOP’s model for an immigration balancing act?

The Texas governor has taken a hard line on border security, but has a softer touch in Austin.

For virus hunters, the Ebola explosion is the ‘big one no one expected’

For virus hunters, the Ebola explosion is the ‘big one no one expected’

Scientist Joseph Fair dreamed of fighting Ebola. But he’s battling it on a scale his mentors never did.

Japan may soon learn the fate of
its citizens abducted by North Korea

Japan may soon learn the fate of <br>its citizens abducted by North Korea

But some Japanese women who spent decades there against their will fear they’ll be forgotten.

Baghdad’s morgue workers unravel grim truths about how Iraqis live, die

Baghdad’s morgue workers unravel grim truths about how Iraqis live, die

Homicides are rising, but residents also fall prey to generator accidents — and depression-related suicide.

Highlights from Miss America 2014: Ventriloquist, typo and shark slapping

Highlights from Miss America 2014: Ventriloquist, typo and shark slapping

STYLE BLOG | Miss New York may have won the crown, but some other contestants stole the show.

Local Columnists

Readers share the things that annoy and delight them

COLUMN | Happiness is a solid, trustworthy door lock on a public restroom — and other things we love (and love to hate).

Sports

Nationals beat New York Mets;
magic number down to 4

Nationals beat New York Mets; <br>magic number down to 4

With Sunday’s win, Washington’s division lead has ballooned to a season-high 10 1/2 games.

Federal Government

How states have gamed Medicaid for hundreds of millions of dollars

How states have gamed Medicaid for hundreds of millions of dollars

FEDERAL EYE | The Health and Human Services inspector general listed the problem among 25 key issues the agency needs to address.

National

Ark. ad distorts story involving immigration vote

Ark. ad distorts story involving immigration vote

Tom Cotton’s campaign muddles truth about Mark Pryor’s record on Social Security and immigrants.

Lifestyle

Pulitzer-winning cartoonist Tony Auth dies at 72

Pulitzer-winning cartoonist Tony Auth dies at 72

COMIC RIFFS | Colleagues salute the Philadelphia journalist as a singular, big-hearted artist.

Arts

A quiet philanthropist billionaire moves toward center stage

A quiet philanthropist billionaire moves toward center stage

Dan D’Aniello hasn’t donated as many millions as his Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein. Yet.

Diversions