U.S. Senate up for grabs as Iowa race tightens

Democrats hope Iowa is part of a broader political shift in close races elsewhere that could preserve their Senate majority.

Combat role in fight against Islamic State is not off table

The nation’s top military officer floats the option that Special Forces might need to embed with Iraqi or Kurdish troops.

Nationals celebrate their division title in Atlanta. (Jonathan Newton / Post)

Nats shut out Braves to win NL East

The Nationals 3-0 victory Tuesday completed a 58-day blitz in which the team turned a tie for first place with Atlanta into a runaway to capture its second division crown in three years.

Local News

Muriel Bowser on D.C. Council record: I’ve been effective — if not dramatic

Muriel Bowser on D.C. Council record: I’ve been effective — if not dramatic

The D.C. mayoral candidate says she is low-key. Her critics say she hasn’t accomplished much.

The nice days just keep on coming

The nice days just keep on coming

WEATHER GANG | Today starts a four-week stretch featuring average highs in the 70s.

Missing U-Va. student known for being organized and responsible, family says

Missing U-Va. student known for being organized and responsible, family says

Hannah Elizabeth Graham was last seen early Saturday morning after a social outing in Charlottesville.

On Capitol Hill, power walking is
every bit as competitive as politics

On Capitol Hill, power walking is <br>every bit as competitive as politics

Both parties have formed teams such as Holy Walkamolies and Agony of DeFeet for walking battles.

It’s been a busy first year for the office of new D.C. education ombudsman

It’s been a busy first year for the office of new D.C. education ombudsman

The office says it has handled 150 complaints about D.C.’s public schools in its first six months.

Ceremony marks anniversary of Navy Yard shooting, remembers 12 victims

Ceremony marks anniversary of  Navy Yard shooting, remembers 12 victims

Navy officials read 12 names and tolled a bell in memory of each of the people killed in the shooting.

Local Columnists

Spay Kitty? Not a hairball’s chance in you-know-where.

Spay Kitty? Not a hairball’s chance in you-know-where.

COLUMN | Our 2-year-old cat’s not truly content unless she’s spayed, we’re told. But why risk personality changes?

Sports

Orioles win AL East title

Orioles win AL East title

Baltimore clinches its first American League East division championship since 1997 with an 8-2 win against Toronto.

Real Estate

Housing Summit targets first-time buyers

Housing Summit targets first-time buyers

Experts at conference cite tougher lending standards and student debt as main factors keeping young people out of the market.

Federal Government

Is Holder preparing to let go?

Is Holder preparing to let go?

IN THE LOOP | There is more speculation about the attorney general’s future.

National

Grand jury considering Ferguson shooting gets more time, could consider case until January

Grand jury considering Ferguson shooting gets more time, could consider case until January

The decision regarding whether or not to indict Darren Wilson could come nearly five months after he shot and killed Michael Brown.

Lifestyle

Battle rages over design of Eisenhower Memorial

Battle rages over design of Eisenhower Memorial

A commission will review a revised Frank Gehry design — one that the famed architect will not endorse.

Arts

Angela Lansbury coming to National Theatre next spring

Angela Lansbury coming to National Theatre next spring

The five-time Tony winner revives her New York-London turn in the Noël Coward comedy.

Business

A guide to breaking up with your bank

A guide to breaking up with your bank

People who aren’t careful when they make the change can face steep fees for missed payments, money transfers and overdrafts.

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