Air search is suspended for AirAsia flight

The Singapore-bound jet had 162 people aboard and lost contact with air traffic control 42 minutes after takeoff, when the plane was over the Java Sea.

    Decisions after 9/11 led to Secret Service’s decline

    Recent security lapses can be traced to rapidly growing demands on the agency, combined with tight budgets and the loss of experienced staff members that left the agency in a weakened state.

    Kelvin Cook in his spartan apartment. (Matt McClain/Post)

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    Local News

    McDonnell daughter says former governor’s downfall is mom’s fault

    McDonnell daughter says former governor’s downfall is mom’s fault

    Two of the ex-Virginia governor’s children wrote letters seeking leniency for Robert McDonnell.

    It’s still mild, but clouds are moving
    in, and showers are likely by midday

    It’s still mild, but clouds are moving <br>in, and showers are likely by midday

    WEATHER GANG | Some rain showers are likely today, and light snow is possible Monday night.

    Safety office: D.C. transportation officials misled on streetcar system

    Safety office: D.C. transportation officials misled on streetcar system

    District agencies have continued to argue as the transit line’s target opening date nears.

    Increased spotlight magnifies Redskins’ persistent problems

    Increased spotlight magnifies Redskins’ persistent problems

    In Washington, losing has become ingrained in the environment of a once-proud franchise.

    Name of cancer fundraiser draws ire from ‘Redskins’ protesters

    Name of cancer fundraiser draws ire from ‘Redskins’ protesters

    “Scalp Out Cancer” is denounced by opponents of the NFL team name, who are rallying at FedEx Field.

    New name urged for local fountain named after a white supremacist

    New name urged for local fountain named after a white supremacist

    Francis Griffith Newlands essentially created Chevy Chase, but he also called blacks “a race of children.”

    After more than 80 years of sweet treats, doors closing at Heller’s

    After more than 80 years of sweet treats, doors closing at Heller’s

    A sense of melancholy was evident among patrons as they bid farewell to the Mount Pleasant institution.

    Incoming GOP governor, Democratic attorney general seek comity in Md.

    Incoming GOP governor, Democratic attorney general seek comity in Md.

    But Brian Frosh crafted some of the laws that Larry Hogan campaigned against, and divisive issues loom.

    How to ask for more money

    How to ask for more money

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    At NYPD funeral, police pay their respects, show their frustrations

    At NYPD funeral, police pay their respects, show their frustrations

    The service for Rafael Ramos was part solemn memorial and, for some, part counterprotest.

    Divide over police and justice system isn’t just racial — it’s partisan, too

    Divide over police and justice system isn’t just racial — it’s partisan, too

    The differences are stark between blacks and whites, but a split also emerges depending on ideology.

    American tourists eager to see Cuba face a long wait and tight restrictions

    American tourists eager to see Cuba face a long wait and tight restrictions

    Despite the new access, Americans will probably not be able to simply go sip rum in the sunshine.

    Politics

    Divide over police and justice system isn’t just racial — it’s partisan, too

    Divide over police and justice system isn’t just racial — it’s partisan, too

    The differences are stark between blacks and whites, but a split also emerges depending on ideology.

    Real Estate

    Mortgage rates wander up slightly heading into holiday

    Mortgage rates wander up slightly heading into holiday

    The 30-year fixed-rate average edged up to 3.83 percent, but has remained below 4 percent for all but two weeks since October.

    Going Out Guide

    Heller’s Bakery to close

    Heller’s Bakery to close

    One of the District’s oldest bakeries will close this week due to unpaid rent. Here’s a look back at its storied history.

    Business

    First he built the Au Bon Pain empire.
    Then he made Panera omnipresent.

    First he built the Au Bon Pain empire. <br>Then he made Panera omnipresent.

    WHEN WE WERE SMALL | How Ron Shaich turned the fast-casual cafe in a billion-dollar business.

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