New hepatitis C drugs are costing Medicare billions

The program spent $4.5 billion on the medications in 2014, more than 15 times what was spent the year before. The latest breakthrough drugs are more effective, but can cost $1,000 a day or more.

    Arab nations plan joint force to fight armed insurgencies

    As leaders announced the plan, a Saudi-led coalition spent its fourth day attacking Shiite rebels in Yemen.

    Christie officials blame regulators for delays in expanding wind power. (AP)

    The New Jersey governor’s plan to make the state a major player in ocean turbines has been blocked repeatedly by regulators he appointed.

    Local News

    Suburbs such as Montgomery County rethink transit to court millennials

    Suburbs such as Montgomery County rethink transit to court millennials

    Concerns gained urgency when Marriott said it would move partly because workers want Metro access.

    A bit more like spring this week;
    a few morning showers today

    A  bit more like spring this week;<br>a few morning showers today

    WEATHER GANG | It won’t qualify as balmy, but the week’s forecast is a step in the right direction.

    Virginia State Bar cancels Israel trip, citing ‘discriminatory’ border policies

    Virginia State Bar cancels Israel trip, citing ‘discriminatory’ border policies

    Politicians described the legal group’s decision as an “outrageous” move that “sends the wrong signal.”

    Mother reportedly locked up son with cerebral palsy and no one noticed

    Mother reportedly locked up son with cerebral palsy and no one noticed

    Court, police and other documents, along with family interviews, present a harrowing tale of alleged abuse.

    One student at Towson University learns a hard lesson in financial aid

    One student at Towson University learns a hard lesson in financial aid

    COLUMN | Through no fault of his own, Teddy Boumboulis was thrown out of college for unpaid bills.

    Ailing J.D. Gibbs is father Joe’s ‘hero’

    Ailing J.D. Gibbs is father Joe’s ‘hero’

    The ex-Redskins coach has no clear answers about the cause of a brain condition affecting his son.

    SPOTLIGHT EDITORS’ PICK

    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 26: Nicole Coomber, a Phd management professor at the University of Maryland, plays with her youngest son, Gus after working all day, on March, 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

    Nicole Coomber with son Gus. (Bill O'Leary/Post)

    Quality trumps quantity when it comes to spending time with kids

    It appears the sheer amount of time parents spend with their kids ages 3 to 11 has virtually no relation to how they turn out — but parent time is still important.

    Baltimore police try bonding with teens through Inner Harbor Project

    Baltimore police try bonding with teens through Inner Harbor Project

    The effort resembles others around the country as law enforcement reassesses its tactics.

    Falls Church student pitches his patented football cleats to investors

    Falls Church student pitches his patented football cleats to investors

    With a shoe designed to prevent turf toe, teenager Brian Eck wants to start an athletic gear company.

    Family-owned Capital Meat carves a beefy niche with customized cuts

    Family-owned Capital Meat carves a beefy niche with customized cuts

    After 75 years in the meat business, the Alafoginis family’s legacy is as full-bodied as its dry-aged beef.

    Federal Government

    GOP budget plan has a surprise among list of cuts for federal employees

    GOP budget plan has a surprise among list of cuts for federal employees

    FEDERAL DIARY | Budget proposals could lead to cuts not just for feds but also to the services they provide taxpayers.

    National

    How the FBI director figures out who belongs in the most important jobs

    How the FBI director figures out who belongs in the most important jobs

    Climate surveys, such as those used in corporate America, are a key tool for rating performance.

    Diversions