In Syria, Obama stretches limits he put in place

After he spent years installing constraints on counterterrorism operations, the strikes against the Islamic State put the U.S. on a significantly different course.

Airstrikes bring together
Arab nations often at odds

The four nations who joined the U.S. in strikes in Syria have struggled with acrimonious relations and even waged a proxy war of sorts against each other.

Hannah Graham, Police Chief Tim Longo and Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. (AP)

Police charge suspect with abduction in case of missing U-Va. student

An arrest warrant has been issued for Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., but police offered no details about the evidence they have.

Local News

Friday at the White House:
‘One after another unit failed’

Friday at the White House:<br>‘One after another unit failed’

The Secret Service has 5 protective rings around the mansion, but the fence-jumper evaded them all.

D.C. Council passes ‘concealed carry’ gun bill with tough regulations

D.C. Council passes ‘concealed carry’ gun bill with tough regulations

Residents and visitors may have concealed weapons in public if they are able to secure a permit.

Football players suffer severe burns from school’s misuse of disinfectant

Football players suffer severe burns from school’s misuse of disinfectant <br>

About 15 students have been injured and parents are furious with the Md. school’s lack of communication.

For some Nats, even experienced major leaguers, playoff season is new

For some Nats, even experienced major leaguers, playoff season is new

Scott Hairston has 920 games under his belt, but postseason is shaping up as a whole new ballgame.

Western Maryland Jewish community determined to hang on to its heritage

Western Maryland Jewish community determined to hang on to its heritage

Jewish life becomes more visible during the High Holidays in the smallest Jewish communities.

Public defender requests new trial in Montgomery County murder case

Maryland’s chief public defender said that one of his staff attorneys failed to provide a “vigorous defense.”

Joshua Bell will play the Metro again. But this time it’s not a secret.

Joshua Bell will play the Metro again. But this time it’s not a secret.

If you missed the violinist’s 2007 performance amid the rush-hour commute, you’ll get another shot.

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How to best survive a black bear attack

How to best survive a black bear attack

And no, running away isn’t an option. But there are things you can do to improve your odds of survival.

Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn confirmed for second season of ‘True Detective’

Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn confirmed for second season of ‘True Detective’

After months of speculation, HBO finally confirmed details about its hit crime noir drama.

Obama: ‘I still have a lot of debt to pay’ to Clinton for time as secretary of state

Obama: ‘I still have a lot of debt to pay’ to Clinton for time as secretary of state

Speaking at a Clinton event, the president offered to give Chelsea a ride if she went into labor.

Can this Indian tycoon sell his
iconic hotels and get out of jail?

Can this Indian tycoon sell his <br>iconic hotels and get out of jail?

Subrata Roy was jailed in an alleged Ponzi scheme and is trying to raise $1.6 billion to pay back investors.

Local Columnists

In the age of YouTube, must it be on video to get us to do the right thing?

In the age of YouTube, must it be on video to get us to do the right thing?

COLUMN | COLUMN | What grabs our attention and moves us is often the graphic and the grotesque captured visually.

Sports

A victorious homecoming for Nats

A victorious homecoming for Nats

Denard Span is replaced after landing awkwardly while making a splendid third-inning catch as Washington returns from an 11-game road trip to trip up the visiting Mets, 4-2.

Federal Government

Obama, no longer the talk of the party

Obama, no longer the talk of the party

IN THE LOOP | Democratic lawmakers seem to be keeping their distance from the president these days.

National

For firefighters in Northern California, no end in sight

For firefighters in Northern California, no end in sight

An unprecedented drought has led to 18 months of fire-season conditions, officials say.

Arts

At Met, Eyre’s “Nozze” proves to be a happy marriage

At Met, Eyre’s “Nozze” proves to be a happy marriage

After a troubled summer for the Metropolitan Opera, the season opener returns the focus to the stage.

Business

Reverse mortgages must be understood to avoid regrets

Reverse mortgages must be understood to avoid regrets

COLUMN | Seniors often take out reverse mortgages to tap into home equity, but there are traps to avoid.

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