Secret Service director quits

Pierson was grilled by lawmakers Tuesday. (Jahi Chikwendiu/Post)

Support for Julia Pierson rapidly declined on Capitol Hill just hours after a congressional hearing, during which she gave conflicting accounts of an incident in which a man ran into the White House.

Hospital system admits misstep on Ebola case

Information about the infected man’s travel was not relayed to everyone treating him, and as a result he was allowed to leave the hospital while symptomatic. He was not isolated until two days later.

The first rule of reporting on Ebola: Touch no one

A Post reporter describes working in Liberia and the uncertainty of never knowing where the lethal virus might be.

Local News

Catania, an independent, endorsed for D.C. mayor by high-ranking Democrat

Catania, an independent, endorsed for D.C. mayor by high-ranking Democrat

The chairman of the Democratic Governors Association backed David Catania over Muriel Bowser.

Suspect in U-Va. case accused of sex assault at two colleges he attended

Suspect in U-Va. case accused of sex assault at two colleges he attended

Jesse L. Matthew Jr., who was not charged in those cases, left the schools shortly after each allegation.

Md. suspect killed colleague’s wife and then committed suicide, police say

Md. suspect killed colleague’s wife and then committed suicide, police say

Officials at his workplace had told the man he was suspected of theft and that police would be contacted.

In Maryland, poll shows the lead
in the race for governor is tightening

In Maryland, poll shows the lead <br>in the race for governor is tightening

Democrat Anthony Brown holds a narrow edge over Republican Larry Hogan in the traditionally blue state.

Police probe death of boy, 13, killed while playing with his friend and a gun

Police probe death of boy, 13, killed while playing with his friend and a gun

Signs point to an accident, but D.C. police seek a clearer picture of what happened in the friend’s NE home.

A giant, new face emerges on the Mall

A giant, new face emerges on the Mall

REVIEW | An artist’s stunning new public portrait work in soil and sand pushes the boundaries of art.

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Ferguson shooting grand jury under investigation for misconduct

Ferguson shooting grand jury under investigation for misconduct

Posts on Twitter suggest a member of the jury may have discussed the proceedings with a friend.

General, accused by adviser of sexual assault, retired quietly with demotion

General, accused by adviser of sexual assault, retired quietly with demotion

The move came in 2013 as the Pentagon dealt with a string of misconduct allegations.

Zimmerman not expected to face
civil rights charges in Martin shooting

Zimmerman not expected to face <br>civil rights charges in Martin shooting

George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin in 2012 and was acquitted in Florida state court.

Kansas court rules Dems don’t need
to replace candidate on Senate ballot

Kansas court rules Dems don’t need <br> to replace candidate on Senate ballot

The ruling is a break for independent Greg Orman in his Senate race against Pat Roberts.

Local Columnists

Nats’ success astounds old D.C. fans
of the Washington Senators

Nats’ success astounds old D.C. fans <br>of the Washington Senators

COLUMN | COLUMN | For former fans of the hapless Senators, a winning team is a contradiction in terms.

Sports

Will the NFL’s investigation of the Ray Rice incident be finished by next week?

Will the NFL’s investigation of the Ray Rice incident be finished by next week?

Packers president: ‘The hope was the investigation would be completed’ in time for next week’s owners’ meetings.

Real Estate

How first-time home buyers can beat the odds

How first-time home buyers can beat the odds

Sign up for e-mail alerts with your agent so you can be notified when a property in your price range first hits the market.

Federal Government

Hearing hits Secret Service problem: Work culture

Hearing hits Secret Service problem: Work culture

FEDERAL DIARY | The agency’s director was bombarded during a House committee hearing.

National

Pentagon to target hospitals providing poor care

Pentagon to target hospitals providing poor care

The Defense Department healthcare system performs well on the whole, but certain facilities do not, a review found.

Lifestyle

Fox’s ‘Gracepoint’: When TV’s copy machine gets jammed

Fox’s ‘Gracepoint’: When TV’s copy machine gets jammed

TV REVIEW | To enjoy this mystery series redux, you have to pretend ‘Broadchurch’ never happened.

Arts

A giant, new face emerges on the Mall

A giant, new face emerges on the Mall

REVIEW | An artist’s stunning new public portrait work in soil and sand pushes the boundaries of art.

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