U.S. sees long alliance with Turkey crumble

The divergence of views between the two countries over how to handle the Islamic State threat in Syria has laid bare the fault lines of an increasingly fragile, but still strategically vital, diplomatic relationship.

Rate rise debate up next as Fed closes books on stimulus

As the Federal Reserve ends its $13 trillion bond-buying program, a thorny question looms: when to raise interest rates after six years of easy money.

The Giants celebrate their 3-2 victory and another World Series title. (Getty)

Bumgarner, Giants edge K.C. to claim third World Series crown in 5 years

San Francisco’s Madison Baumgarner pitched the final five innings for his third win of the Series in the 3-2 victory over Kansas City.

Local News

Brown fights to move out of O’Malley’s shadow and into governor’s office

Brown fights to move out of O’Malley’s shadow and into governor’s office

Anthony Brown has been praised for his work as lieutenant governor, but most of it was behind the scenes.

Today is lovely, but Halloween will be tricky before a nasty cold punch hits

Today is lovely, but Halloween will be tricky before a nasty cold punch hits

WEATHER GANG | Trick-or-treaters could face rain. Then window-rattling cold wind will arrive.

Potentially dangerous guardrails in Va., Md.: ‘They could be anywhere’

Potentially dangerous guardrails in Va., Md.: ‘They could be anywhere’

Crews are tracking down metal caps that can cause guardrails to spear cars. The flaw is linked to 5 deaths.

Remembering Ben Bradlee 

Sally Quinn throws Bradlee one last
A-list party at their Georgetown home

Sally Quinn throws Bradlee one last <br>A-list party at their Georgetown home

Washington’s most famous hostess gathered about 800 people to bid her husband farewell.

Maryland faced a test when a possible Ebola case emerged — and it passed

Maryland faced a test when a possible Ebola case emerged — and it passed<br>

The health system swung into high gear when a traveler. who was later cleared, reported a symptom.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCT29: Ralph Bolen an elderly, childless man goes to sit on his stoop after returning home to his apartment for the first time in nearly four years. Bolen who was hospitalized after he fell ill, became a ward of the state, fell behind in his condo dues, and then was barred from returning home until his apartment's bathroom was renovated to make sure it was safe for him. Then a neighbor, Trisha White, started a crowdfunding effort to pay for the bathroom and the dues - and folks around the world responded. (Photo by Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post)

Ralph Bolen heads to sit on his stoop. (E. Hockstein for Post)

An 81-year-old man comes home after neighbors crowdfund $21,000

Ralph Bolen’s Dupont Circle friends raised enough money to renovate his co-op so he could return after four years in a hospital and nursing home.

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NATO said it intercepted Russian planes close to European airspace

NATO said it intercepted Russian planes close to European airspace

The unusual incidents over the last two days included finding Russian bombers as far afield as Portugal.

Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out:
‘I’m proud to be gay’

Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out: <br> ‘I’m proud to be gay’

Cook acknowledges his sexuality in an essay for Bloomberg Businessweek.

Why Kaci Hickox might lose a legal battle against Ebola quarantine

Why Kaci Hickox might lose a legal battle against Ebola quarantine

She said that Maine is being too restrictive, but history has indicated courts may not be on her side.

This airline wants you to be able
to fly to Europe — on the cheap

This airline wants you to be able <br> to fly to Europe — on the cheap

WONKBLOG | Wow Air is going to go where other ultra-low-cost carriers haven’t: across the Atlantic.

Politics

House likely to become more conservative after midterms

House likely to become more conservative after midterms

Tea-party-backed candidates are expected to win seats — and to challenge Speaker John Boehner.

Real Estate

It’s not too early to get your home ready for a spring sale

It’s not too early to get your home ready for a spring sale

Repair any problems with the grounds and take exterior photos before winter sets in.

Federal Government

Got Ebola? Call a doctor. Or maybe a lawyer, for your Ebola-related needs.

Got Ebola? Call a doctor. Or maybe a lawyer, for your Ebola-related needs.

IN THE LOOP | A D.C. law firm is hard at work anticipating your dread-disease quandries. Just in case.

National

Pair guilty in scheme to build silencers for military

Pair guilty in scheme to build silencers for military

A federal judge found an intelligence official and a hot-rod mechanic guilty on conspiracy charges.

Lifestyle

‘Rival Survival’: A feeble reach across the political isle

‘Rival Survival’: A feeble reach across the political isle

TV REVIEW | Discovery put two U.S. senators on an island for a week. It went about as well as you’d expect.

Arts

Middleburg Film Festival launches its sophomore year

Middleburg Film Festival launches its sophomore year

For the Virginia festival, expectations are high to beat success of first year and create a unique identity.

Business

Fed ends bond-buying program

Fed ends bond-buying program

WONKBLOG | The Fed said that the economy is expanding at a “moderate” pace and described recent gains in hiring as “strong.”

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