Obama’s travels: Breaking free or running away?

DEBRIEF | His staff — promoting the stops on Twitter with #TheBearIsLoose — says the president is trying to connect with ordinary citizens, but critics fault the strategy as ill-timed and irresponsible.

Netflix has hits, subscribers — and a fight with cable

The company that took down Blockbuster and transformed how people watch movies now eyes TV, but there’s one major threat to its long-term survival.

Moreno at the National Portrait Gallery. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Post)

Rita Moreno, the image of strength, stamina and the power of a killer body

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | The “West Side Story” star talks Beyoncé, Brando and Hollywood racism. And at 82, she’s still got moves.

Local News

Police back off on plan to take explicit photos of 17-year-old in sexting case

Police back off on plan to take explicit photos of 17-year-old in sexting case

Manassas City police wanted to compare the photos against ones he allegedly sent to his girlfriend.

Short list of potential sites for new
FBI headquarters expected soon

Short list of potential sites for new <br>FBI headquarters expected soon

Md. and Va. have both wooed the government in hopes of attracting the FBI’s 11,000-strong workforce.

Drier through Saturday, but storm risks won’t stay away for long

Drier through Saturday, but storm risks won’t stay away for long

WEATHER GANG | Summer offers us a brief break from storms and oppressive humidity today.

The great biker-driver clash of D.C.

The great biker-driver clash of D.C.

COLUMN | Everyone in the city’s clash is right. And everyone is wrong. Can’t we all just get along?

Slain shop owner remembered for turning customers into friends

Slain shop owner remembered for turning customers into friends

In a July 4 robbery, James Oh, 76, was hit in the head after handing over $3,000, D.C. police said.

Ian Desmond suffers hand injury
as Nationals fall to Orioles

Ian Desmond suffers hand injury <br>as Nationals fall to Orioles

The team’s leading home run hitter leaves the game after his hand is hit with a pitch in the top of the eighth.

More Top Stories

Germany asks CIA station chief to
leave over espionage allegations

Germany asks CIA station chief to <br> leave over espionage allegations

The unusual action represents anger over reported spying cases.

Fight for Army contract reflects fierce competition for government work

Fight for Army contract reflects fierce competition for government work

General Dynamics didn’t bid after arguing the process was rigged. But that doesn’t mean it has bowed out.

Child thought to be cured of HIV
tests positive for the AIDS virus

Child thought to be cured of HIV <br>tests positive for the AIDS virus

Physician says the news is a “punch to the gut” after hopes had been raised by the early treatment.

Modeling-agency pioneer crafted
the definition of American beauty

Modeling-agency pioneer crafted <br>the definition of American beauty

APPRECIATION | The co-founder of Ford Models turned modeling into a lucrative profession for women.

Politics

In Texas trip, Obama highlights optimistic news about economy

In Texas trip, Obama highlights optimistic news about economy

Obama used speeches this week to rattle off reforms that he said have helped turn the economy around.

Local Columnists

Intimidated and inspired by 2 champion blind golfers

Intimidated and inspired by 2 champion blind golfers

COLUMN | How do they do it? Blind golfers play better than I do and use their skill to raise money, awareness for charity.

Sports

Waiting for LeBron

Waiting for LeBron

COLUMN | Cleveland or Miami? The NBA’s best player is, once again, holding the rest of the league hostage as he ponders his next move.

Real Estate

House of the Week | Queen Anne Victorian in NW DC for $4.25M

House of the Week | Queen Anne Victorian in NW DC for $4.25M

The 1890s home called Glen Hurst was one of the original houses constructed by the Palisades of the Potomac Land Improvement Co.

Arts

Voyage-tales collection blends atypical narrative, history

Voyage-tales collection blends atypical narrative, history

No other writer has purchased a Thai sex slave, tried to fight with mujahideen rebels in Afghanistan.

Federal Government

In the Loop: For Obama, a ‘photo op’ by any other name

In the Loop: For Obama, a ‘photo op’ by any other name

IN THE LOOP | Did the president decline to visit the border because the optics didn’t work politically?

Discussions

Ask Tom: Not every server has a great memory. Here’s what to do when they mess up.

Ask Tom: Not every server has a great memory. Here’s what to do when they mess up.

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Food critic Tom Sietsema entertained dining questions, rants and raves.

Business

Payday lender to pay $10 million to settle complaints

Payday lender to pay $10 million to settle complaints

Ace Cash Express agrees to a $10 million settlement over claims of abusive debt-collection practices.

Diversions