New Apple encryption will lock out police

The new iOS 8 operating system makes it impossible for the company to unlock most iPhones and iPads in response to police requests and search warrants.

House approves Obama’s plan to fight Islamic State

The plan includes training and arms for moderate Syrian rebels to counter the militants. The Senate is expected to approve the plan Thursday.

Spirit Airlines boasts extra-low fares but plentiful extra fees. (Getty)

This airline ticket includes ... a seat

Spirit Airlines — which charges extra for water, carry-on bags, even boarding passes — portrays the extreme in an industry rethinking every aspect of its business and what customers should pay for.

Local News

Bowser holds double-digit lead in D.C. mayor’s race, but weaknesses seen

Bowser holds double-digit lead in D.C. mayor’s race, but weaknesses seen

While the Democratic nominee has an edge, a new poll revealed opportunities for her opponents.

Not as sunny today, with a small shower risk; weekend looks great

Not as sunny today, with a small shower risk; weekend looks great

WEATHER GANG | After a bit of a shower risk today, the next few days look to be downright beautiful.

Police release videos of U-Va. sophomore on the day she vanished

Police release videos of U-Va. sophomore on the day she vanished

Hannah Graham,18, was last seen walking alone in Charlottesville in the early morning hours Saturday.

A teacher won $1M ‘Wheel of Fortune’ prize. She kept it secret for months.

A teacher won $1M ‘Wheel of Fortune’ prize. She kept it secret for months.

The Takoma Park math teacher became just the third person in the show’s history to win the top prize.

Gun owners could soon be free
to carry concealed weapons in D.C.

Gun owners could soon be free <br>to carry concealed weapons in D.C.

City officials drafted a new law after a judge struck down D.C.’s ban on carrying firearms in public.

CDC confirms seven cases of rare respiratory illness in Virginia

CDC confirms seven cases of rare respiratory illness in Virginia

The illness, enterovirus 68, can cause breathing difficulty and has now sickened children in 16 states.

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Scottish independence vote also a verdict on Britain’s establishment

Scottish independence vote also a verdict on Britain’s establishment

The drive for independence has been fueled by extraordinary anger toward Britain’s political class.

Amazon ups its stake in tech devices with new tablets and e-readers

Amazon ups its stake in tech devices with new tablets and e-readers

The Web retailer wants to reach consumers through devices where it can sell more content.

Three Indiana women went to war.
A Colorado first lady took notice.

Three Indiana women went to war. <br>A Colorado first lady took notice.

Helen Thorpe, now separated from her governor husband, has written a blunt account about military women.

Local Columnists

No votes in Congress? Tough luck.

No votes in Congress? Tough luck.

COLUMN | COLUMN | Opponents of D.C. statehood offer nothing more than flawed, phony objections.

Sports

With pressure off, Nats fall to Braves

With pressure off, Nats fall to Braves

A day after clinching the NL East title, the Nats opted for rest and fielded a lineup loaded with backups.

Real Estate

Real Estate Matters | Should heir sell or rent Mom’s house?

Real Estate Matters | Should heir sell or rent Mom’s house?

Rent out the home and give yourself a year to decide whether to sell it.

Federal Government

Survivors recall the Navy Yard massacre one year later

Survivors recall the Navy Yard massacre one year later

FEDERAL DIARY | People who were there talked about being in the building during the Navy Yard massacre one year ago.

National

What it feels like to lift your child out of poverty

What it feels like to lift your child out of poverty

She sought a full-time job -- and a better life for her 6-year-old son

Lifestyle

Pushing the fashion envelope in Washington

Pushing the fashion envelope in Washington

Distinctive brands such as Saint Laurent, Prada and even Maison Martin Margiela have arrived here.

Arts

‘Toast’: Not fully cooked

‘Toast’: Not fully cooked

The new interactive show from innovative Dog & Pony DC wants to turn audiences into inventors.

Business

It’s time to bury the ‘death panel’ myth for good. Is this the way to do it?

It’s time to bury the ‘death panel’ myth for good. Is this the way to do it?

WONKBLOG | An expert panel has a new plan for navigating the tricky politics around end-of-life care.

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