CIA, Mossad killed senior Hezbollah figure in bombing

Hezbollah’s international operations chief was killed on a street in Damascus.

The American and Israeli spy agencies used a bomb inside the spare tire of a vehicle in Damascus to kill legendary operative Imad Mughniyah in 2008, according to former officials.

How Mitt Romney decided against running in 2016

He concluded that, while he might win the GOP nomination, he might be so badly wounded in the process that he would have trouble against Hillary Clinton.

Visit to Amsterdam ensnares
high-value cybercrime target

Vladimir Drinkman, accused of taking part in several high-profile hacking incidents, will be extradited to the U.S. to stand trial.

Once-modest tuition rates soar at public universities

It used to be that students could attend a public institution and incur little to no debt. But as states cut funding and tuition rises, many scramble to cover the costs.

Local News

Report: Unarmed Springfield man
had hands up when shot by police

Report: Unarmed Springfield man <br>had hands up when shot by police

Fairfax police released more than 11,000 documents and files about the August 2013 killing of John Geer.

Mostly sunny and cold today, wintry mix approaches by Sunday afternoon

Mostly sunny and cold today, wintry mix approaches by Sunday afternoon

WEATHER GANG | Sunshine won’t do much to counter the chill. Today’s high: 33 degrees.

Sororities ‘very surprised’ by U-Va. student response to frat party ban

Sororities ‘very surprised’ by U-Va. student response to frat party ban

National organizations say it’s just one night of parties, and sisters are missing the point of the warning.

Md. Republican coup doesn’t shake Senate President Mike Miller

Md. Republican coup doesn’t shake Senate President Mike Miller

Entering his 27th year as leader, the Democrat, known as a partisan pugilist, is prepared for the worst.

Va. bill gets language banning gay and transgender discrimination removed

Va. bill gets language banning gay and transgender discrimination removed

The wording was buried in a measure to legalize ride services and went unnoticed by many.

Family of woman who died in smoky train sues WMATA for $50 million

Family of woman who died in smoky train sues WMATA for $50 million

The Alexandria resident was trapped on a train for more than 35 minutes before help arrived.

Caps see possibilities in digitized player tracking coming to the NHL

Caps see possibilities in digitized player tracking coming to the NHL

The technology on display at last week’s all-star game could affect the game on a number of levels.

More Top Stories

An Iraqi tried to replicate Paris’s
‘love locks’ bridge. It ended badly.

An Iraqi tried to replicate Paris’s <br>‘love locks’ bridge. It ended badly.

Amid the presence of Shiite militias, a public display of affection in Basra inevitably risked a backlash.

If you’re buying a new television, be
careful what you do with the old one

If you’re buying a new television, be <br>careful what you do with the old one

Often placed on a dresser in a kid’s room, they tip over and hurt curious toddlers with surprising frequency.

Shake Shack’s threat to McDonald’s

Shake Shack’s threat to McDonald’s

The burger joint that started in a hot-dog cart had an explosive IPO, more than doubling its stock price.

Super Bowl XLIX

The NFL is beginning to make its audience feel guilty and uneasy

The NFL is beginning to make its audience feel guilty and uneasy

COLUMN | The past year begs whether the league cares more about people or profits.

Real Estate

Anacostia’s potential captures attention of home buyers

Anacostia’s potential captures attention of home buyers

Prices are climbing as an increasing number of people try to get in early on what many see as a coming boom.

Federal Government

Tax-delinquent feds may lose bonuses

Tax-delinquent feds may lose bonuses

FEDERAL EYE | A GOP senator wants to bar financial awards for federal workers who owe back taxes.

National

January measles outbreak reaches 84 cases

January measles outbreak reaches 84 cases

The current measles outbreak has spread to 84 people across 14 states, CDC officials say.

Technology

Catch the Super Bowl online for free

Catch the Super Bowl online for free

NBC will stream pregame coverage, the actual game, the halftime show, and the latest episode of “The Blacklist” thrown in as a bonus.

Business

Shake Shack makes its market debut

Shake Shack makes its market debut

After the burger chain’s stock skyrockets from its initial public offering, a young investor puts his mouth where his money is.

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