U.S. judges balk at police requests for digital data

“The Magistrates’ Revolt” against sweeping law enforcement demands gains power amid mounting public anger about the surveillance capabilities revealed by Edward Snowden.

Ukraine and Russia engage
in tit-for-tat military moves

The standoff escalates into one of the most dangerous on European soil since the end of the Cold War, analysts say.

Dan Hartmann, who has HIV, and his wife, Susan, conceived naturally. (Post)

HIV-positive and trying for a baby

Bucking decades of medical guidance, some doctors say an HIV-positive person can conceive a child the old-fashioned way with minimal risks. Others argue that there are always safety risks.

Local News

Girl gets six years in juvenile facility
for assaulting autistic teen in Md.

Girl gets six years in juvenile facility <br>for assaulting autistic teen in Md.

Authorities are investigating if the girl and a friend bullied two others, including another disabled student.

Friday evening rush could be wet, but weekend promises lots of sunshine

Friday evening rush could be wet, but weekend promises lots of sunshine

WEATHER GANG | After a potentially wet evening rush, the weekend looks great, if a bit windy at times.

Radio show puts relatives of missing
8-year-old on the air, on the spot

Radio show puts relatives of missing <br>8-year-old on the air, on the spot

The show, run out of a D.C. nursing home, is a courtroom, a church and a search party for Relisha Rudd.

Founder of Maryland swim club arrested on child sex abuse charges

Founder of Maryland swim club arrested on child sex abuse charges

The swim coach is accused of abusing a former student when she was a child in the 1980s.

Agreement puts Silver Line on course to carry passengers this summer

Agreement puts Silver Line on course to carry passengers this summer

Transit authority will allow MWAA to complete some parts of the project after it takes control, officials say.

‘You can be a knitting homie, too’

‘You can be a knitting homie, too’

A weekly knitting class at a prison in Howard County imparts empathy, life lessons and accountability.

More Top Stories

GOP leaders abandon rancher
Cliven Bundy over race remarks

GOP leaders abandon rancher <br>Cliven Bundy over race remarks

He was a hero in a Nevada grazing-rights standoff, but his comments cost him high-profile backers.

U.S. prepares to take over Oregon’s broken health insurance exchange

U.S. prepares to take over Oregon’s broken health insurance exchange

Officials say the move reflects a conclusion that some state-run marketplaces are too dysfunctional.

Netflix strikes a deal to distribute streaming video through 3 cable firms

Netflix strikes a deal to distribute streaming video through 3 cable firms

As many as 500,000 existing subscribers will have access to the channel through TiVo boxes.

Girl gives first lady her unemployed father’s résumé at White House event

Girl gives first lady her unemployed father’s résumé at White House event

When Michelle Obama called on the girl for a question, she took the opportunity to do a her dad a favor.

Featured Photo Galleries

Photos of the day

China fashion, London’s Globe Theatre, a breakaway iceberg, Sewol ferry victim search, a New York cat cafe and more.

Obama visits Japan

President Obama arrived in Japan on Wednesday during his week-long trip to Asia.

Dads step up in classroom volunteering

Men are making their presence felt as women increasingly enter the workforce.

Prince William, Duchess of Cambridge and son in New Zealand, Australia

The British royal family is visiting New Zealand and then Australia.

India prepares for month-long elections

World’s largest democracy will hold elections pitting Hindu nationalist against unpopular Nehru-Gandhi family’s Congress party.

Lupita Nyong’o named People’s Most Beautiful Woman

Nyong’o’s film debut in “12 Years a Slave” earned the actress lots of trophies, Oscar and People cover.

Animal views

Take a look at a rare Spix’s macaw chick, a tree-kangaroo and baby giraffes, camels and white Bengal tigers.

South Sudan again rocked by violence

Hundreds killed as rebels seize oil hub, the United Nations has said.

Politics

Was Clinton’s speech a 2016 pep talk?

Was Clinton’s speech a 2016 pep talk?

DEBRIEF | Her address felt like the internal monologue of someone considering a presidential run.

Real Estate

House of the Week | Swiss chalet for $959K

House of the Week | Swiss chalet for $959K

Part of the National Park Seminary property, the former sorority house has been restored and updated.

Lifestyle

Michael Smerconish:
The man in the middle

Michael Smerconish: <br>The man in the middle

The radio/TV talk show host tired of polarization, so he’s trying to carve out a new niche.

Arts

Violinist Hilary Hahn shows mastery at Strathmore

Violinist Hilary Hahn shows mastery at Strathmore

The only challenge for the classical soloist: her unequal accompanist can’t match her brilliance.

Local Columnists

Md. governor’s race marks power shift from Baltimore to D.C. suburbs

Md. governor’s race marks power shift from Baltimore to D.C. suburbs

COLUMN | All three major Democratic candidates hail from the D.C. area, a big plus for the region.

Sports

With nightmare season behind him, Griffin’s confidence is restored

With nightmare season behind him, Griffin’s confidence is restored

REDSKINS BLOG | The Redskins quarterback feels a huge sense of freedom and has rediscovered his identity.

Federal Government

What do Sens. Booker and McConnell share?

IN THE LOOP | The answer: Donors. Inside the Beltway, money is a great uniter.

Going Out Guide

Finding the best views of Washington

Finding the best views of Washington

From the top of the National Cathedral to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, we round up the best spots to view the city.

Technology

Moonshots? Apple doesn’t need no stinkin’ moonshots.

Moonshots? Apple doesn’t need no stinkin’ moonshots.

Apple’s Tim Cook really doesn’t care if you don’t think Apple’s innovating. He’s chasing perfection.

Business

Regulators who scrapped a review of lenders questioned

Regulators who scrapped a review of lenders questioned

Consultants hired to review mortgage servicers were paid $1.9 billion, leading officials to close the inquiry.

Discussions

The Answer Sheet: Does opting out of standardized tests hurt children?

The Answer Sheet: Does opting out of standardized tests hurt children?

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Valerie Strauss discussed the latest education news and how it impacts you.

Obituaries

Connie Marrero, Senators pitcher in the 1950s, dies at 102

Connie Marrero, Senators pitcher in the 1950s, dies at 102

Mr. Marrero, the oldest surviving big leaguer, was renowned in Cuba before joining the Senators in 1950.

Diversions