2 dead in Canada’s capital; gunfire inside Parliament

The Conservative Party caucus room shortly after shooting began. (Reuters)

A soldier and a gunman were killed, and police are scouring downtown Ottawa for possible additional shooters.

Four Blackwater guards convicted in Iraq deaths

The American security contractors killed 14 unarmed Iraqis in a Baghdad traffic circle in 2007, one of the most ignominious chapters of the Iraq war.

Black witnesses largely back officer in Ferguson case

Teenager Michael Brown and Darren Wilson fought over the officer’s gun before the fatal shooting, according to grand jury testimony and the autopsy.

Some travelers to face 21-day Ebola monitoring in U.S.

New rules affect those arriving from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

Benjamin C. Bradlee  1921-2014

 

Legendary editor transformed The Washington Post

His zest for journalism — and life — made him the most celebrated editor of his era. He directed The Post’s coverage of Watergate, which resulted in the resignation of a U.S. president.

Ben Bradlee in his office in 1995. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)

Local News

Charter school substitute teacher accused of having sex with student

Charter school substitute teacher accused of having sex with student

D.C. police say the encounter occurred at Options Public Charter School, behind the teacher’s desk.

In planning for future commutes, are we looking far enough down the road?

In planning for future commutes, are we looking far enough down the road?

GRIDLOCK | Driverless cars are just the beginning of the coming changes that will affect your children.

The nation’s ‘best’ ZIP Code is in D.C.

The nation’s ‘best’ ZIP Code is in D.C.

Neighborhoods in Chicago, San Diego and Houston also made real estate Web site Movoto’s top 10 list.

Her voice is on Metro, but she isn’t

Her voice is on Metro, but she isn’t

GRIDLOCK | The woman who’s voice says “doors closing” hasn’t ridden the trains in seven years.

Weather Service stops getting satellite data, warns about forecast quality

Weather Service stops getting satellite data, warns about forecast quality

The apparent network outage is the latest in a string of information technology problems for the service.

10 fruits, veggies you’re storing wrong

10 fruits, veggies you’re storing wrong

Follow these expert tips to make your produce fresher longer and cut down on waste.

More Top Stories

Probe implicates more than 3,100 students in academic scandal at UNC

Probe implicates more than 3,100 students in academic scandal at UNC

The investigation details a scheme in which athletes were placed in courses they didn’t have to attend.

An additional 3 million vehicles may have defective airbags, NHTSA says

An additional 3 million vehicles may have defective airbags, NHTSA says

At least four have died when inflator mechanisms ruptured, spraying passengers with metal fragments.

Putting Apple Pay to the test

Putting Apple Pay to the test

THE SWITCH | You may be surprised how easy it is to buy (and return) things, but not on an app.

After Scotland had its say,
it’s England’s turn to vent

After Scotland had its say, <br> it’s England’s turn to vent

England is in an increasingly foul mood after the vote over Scottish independence.

Local Columnists

Mani-Pedi? Many (Men) Pedi(cure)

Mani-Pedi? Many (Men) Pedi(cure)

After a column about her sons’ pedicures, readers weigh in on the practice.

Sports

Colt McCoy trying to tune out distractions as he prepares for start vs. Dallas

Colt McCoy trying to tune out distractions as he prepares for start vs. Dallas

REDSKINS BLOG | Washington’s third-string QB expects to learn if he’ll start against Dallas by Thursday afternoon

Real Estate

Real Estate Matters | Setting a condo owner straight on association rules

Real Estate Matters | Setting a condo owner straight on association rules

The number of rental units in a building can affect a buyer’s loan.

Federal Government

Paid leave tops senator’s list of ‘silly, unnecessary’ government expenses

Paid leave tops senator’s list of ‘silly, unnecessary’ government expenses

FEDERAL EYE | Frequent use of putting federal employees on paid leave to discipline those accused of breaking the rules has assumed the top spot in a new survey of “wasteful” government practices.

Lifestyle

Ben Bradlee: The paragon of Style

Ben Bradlee: The paragon of Style

Watergate may be his lasting legacy, but Ben Bradlee’s sense of Style brought a new sensibility to features.

Arts

‘Us’: A fractured family’s trip into parenthood’s regrets

‘Us’: A fractured family’s trip into parenthood’s regrets

Author David Nicholls paints a picture of a summer holiday sprinkled with as much humor as tragedy.

Diversions