Who unplugged North Korea’s Internet?

Hackers claimed credit while the U.S. issued a coy nondenial, illustrating a cyberwarfare paradox: As attacks get bigger, the attackers get harder to identify.

N.Y. mayor: Put off protests until officers are buried

Bill de Blasio called for calm and unity among angry New Yorkers after the shootings of two NYPD officers.

There is no academic consensus on the impact of toy guns. (Krupa/AP)

Toy guns, once a staple of childhood, lose popularity as attitudes change

A Cleveland youth’s death after police mistook his toy for a weapon confronts the nation with unsettling questions about power, commerce and the modern realities of childhood.

Local News

The scars of a childhood in the system still haunt the mother of a missing girl

The scars of a childhood in the system still haunt the mother of a missing girl

Relisha Rudd’s mother went unmothered, planting the seeds of abandonment and tragedy.

‘For me there is no Christmas’

‘For me there is no Christmas’

A Md. father mourns the death of his 13-year-old daughter, who was struck and killed by an SUV.

Judge orders Fairfax to disclose information in police shooting

Judge orders Fairfax to disclose information in police shooting

The county police must provide vast portions of their investigation into the death of John Geer.

Backstrom’s power-play goal the difference in Caps win over Ottawa

Backstrom’s power-play goal the difference in Caps win over Ottawa

The Senators played off the Capitals center during a crucial power play and paid the price.

At Christmas, giving to the poor without judging the way they got there

At Christmas, giving to the poor without judging the way they got there

COLUMN | Scratch the last dash to the shopping mall. Instead, stretch a little to help a fellow human being.

With charity’s help, these students are plugging back in after dropping out

With charity’s help, these students are plugging back in after dropping out

COLUMN | This GED class at Sasha Bruce Youthwork is learning about electricity — and so much more.

PHILADELPHIA - JANUARY 5: The Washington Wizards huddle before the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on January 5, 2010 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Gilbert Arenas makes a gunplay motion in 2010. (Getty)

Wizards players never recovered from locker-room gun scandal

Gilbert Arenas is out of the NBA and Javaris Crittendon is in jail facing murder charges. But the incident led to an overhaul that helped the team become contenders.

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In the NFL, Donte Stallworth was a star. In D.C., he’s just another intern.

In the NFL, Donte Stallworth was a star. In D.C., he’s just another intern.

He once signed with the Browns for $10 million. Now he earns $10 an hour at Huffington Post.

Miami’s weapon against rising seas: Waterfront condos. Lots of them.

Miami’s weapon against rising seas: Waterfront condos. Lots of them.

In a state with no income tax, the revenues from luxury homes fund infrastructure to keep the sea at bay.

Christmas storm will be messy travel disrupter across much of eastern U.S

Christmas storm will be messy travel disrupter across much of eastern U.S

Rain will linger in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast through Wednesday evening, causing a traffic headache.

Joe Cocker 1944-2014

Singer of ‘You Are So Beautiful’ and ‘Help From My Friends’ dies at 70

Singer of ‘You Are So Beautiful’ and ‘Help From My Friends’ dies at 70

Known for energetic performances, the gravel-voiced singer had hits from the ’60s to the ’80s.

Real Estate

Real Estate Matters | Home seller resolutions for 2015

Real Estate Matters | Home seller resolutions for 2015

Get three agents to do a competitive market analysis of your home and pick the best one.

Federal Government

Gross case shows use of workers for secret Cuban projects

Gross case shows use of workers for secret Cuban projects

FEDERAL DIARY | Should U.S. development agency use workers for secret projects that are illegal in Cuba?

National

Outrage, division pervade New York after police slayings

Outrage, division pervade New York after police slayings

Many residents condemn the killings of two officers but cite a long history of police abuses going unpunished.

Diversions