Relations grow more fragile after police shot dead

With police-community relations already strained by nationwide protests, New York’s mayor faces intense criticism amid concerns about more anti-police violence.

Mayor de Blasio faces crisis, resentment by city’s police

New York’s mayor and police department have had a contentious relationship since his 2013 campaign.

The FAA gave six filmmakers permission to fly drones. (Aerial MOB, LLC)

After pressure from Hollywood, safety inspectors’ drone fears are overruled

Senior FAA officials did not heed objections from some of its safety inspectors, who said after a formal review that the filmmakers’ plans were too risky. The warning turned out to be prescient.

Local News

‘No matter what he did, Washington looked at him with skepticism’

‘No matter what he did, Washington looked at him with skepticism’

D.C. Mayor Gray reflects on his successes and struggles under the cloud of a federal investigation.

Wet, icy in spots, and cold today; Christmas Eve looks turbulent

Wet, icy in spots, and cold today; Christmas Eve looks turbulent

WEATHER GANG | We’re socked in with a cold rain today that will last until about midnight.

U-Md. is betting that College Park
can become the next Silicon Valley

U-Md. is betting that College Park <br>can become the next Silicon Valley

The school recruited ex- Howard Co. executive Ken Ulman to transform it into a start-up hub.

Lorton will have a beautiful new park — that the public isn’t allowed to visit

Lorton will have a beautiful new park — that the public isn’t allowed to visit

Fairfax Co. and the waste company building the site are in a standoff over insurance terms.

It’s time to own up to the mess
you’ve created, Dan Snyder

It’s time to own up to the mess <br>you’ve created, Dan Snyder

COUCH SLOUCH | Since buying the Redskins in 1999, the owner has made one mistake after another.

Faith groups pressure Bowser to
act on D.C.’s surge in homelessness

Faith groups pressure Bowser to <br>act on D.C.’s surge in homelessness

With shelters at capacity or filling fast, organizers warn more must be done to address the growing need.

Virginia’s HOT lanes aren’t everything advocates hoped or critics feared

Virginia’s HOT lanes aren’t everything advocates hoped or critics feared

GRIDLOCK | But, 15 years after the conversation started, commuters are still trying to figure them out.

Morning Mix

Stories from all over

Posters for The Interview before it was cancelled. (AFP)

Posters for The Interview before it was cancelled. (AFP)

Sometime, somehow, Sony will release 'The Interview.'

“It will be distributed,” says Sony lawyer.

Spotlight | Editors’ Pick

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Gov. Chris Christie is quick to rile. (AP)

New strategy for N.J. activists:
Be yelled at by Gov. Chris Christie

The activists hope to steal attention, or undermine the Republican’s prospects in 2016. Some, though, say being berated by the governor changed their lives.

More Top Stories

With Cuba deal, U.S. aims to influence events in island’s post-Castro future

With Cuba deal, U.S. aims to influence events in island’s post-Castro future

Obama’s new approach reflects a conclusion that instability is not in the United States’ best interests.

The unbelievable rise of single moms in America over the last 50 years

The unbelievable rise of single moms in America over the last 50 years

WONKBLOG | Research has begun to confirm that children of unmarried moms face more obstacles in life.

Christmas hits don’t grow on trees

Christmas hits don’t grow on trees

No superstar has managed to turn a seasonal hit into an evergreen classic since Mariah Carey in 1994.

Christmas storm is set to complicate
holiday travel for many Americans

Christmas storm is set to complicate <br>holiday travel for many Americans

WEATHER GANG | The good news is we’re looking at mainly rain and wind rather than snow or ice.

Sports

Win streak over as Wizards fall flat

Win streak over as Wizards fall flat

A victory would have cemented Washington’s best start in franchise history. Instead, a poor shooting night helped Phoenix pull out the win.

Real Estate

Real Estate Matters | Home seller resolutions for 2015

Real Estate Matters | Home seller resolutions for 2015

Get three agents to do a competitive market analysis of your home and pick the best one.

Federal Government

Gross case shows use of workers for secret Cuban projects

Gross case shows use of workers for secret Cuban projects

FEDERAL DIARY | Should U.S. development agency use workers for secret projects that are illegal in Cuba?

National

Worried about melting ice, the NHL vows to erase its carbon footprint

Worried about melting ice, the NHL vows to erase its carbon footprint

The issue is a natural for the sport born on frozen ponds, the league commissioner said.

Business

Fixing the broken U.S. talent flow

Fixing the broken U.S. talent flow

PART 6 | An exceptional economy has been lost because Americans stopped doing exceptional work.

Diversions