Mo. authorities vow to contain Ferguson unrest

Some crowds had gathered Tuesday night in parts of greater St. Louis — and in several other American cities — but the demonstrations over a grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer for the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown were peaceful.

Un­or­tho­dox police practices
emerge from testimony

Among the unusual procedures were: Darren Wilson placed his gun in an evidence bag himself and the medical examiner didn’t take photos of the scene.

Ferguson violence broke the mold in 3 important ways

ESSAY | What occurred Monday night was rioting as a planned event, prepared for as to obscure the protests’ meaning.

Darren Wilson and evidence photos from prosecutors. (EPA/AP)

Inconsistency only constant with case

Witnesses failed to definitively clarify some of the crucial details of the confrontation between Michael Brown and Darren Wilson.

The confrontation: How it unfolded

The confrontation: How it unfolded

GRAPHIC | A St. Louis County prosecutor laid out this sequence of events, using physical evidence and the testimony of witnesses.

Local News

Everything you need to know about Wednesday’s snowstorm in D.C.

Everything you need to know about Wednesday’s snowstorm in D.C.

WEATHER GANG | Rain will turn into snow in the morning, possibly compromising visibility on roads.

Travelers adjusting Thanksgiving plans as threat of storm looms

Travelers adjusting Thanksgiving plans as threat of storm looms

Some took off Tuesday and some are delaying travel until Thursday to avoid road and airport headaches.

Anger over Ferguson grand jury decision echoes in D.C., Baltimore

Anger over Ferguson grand jury decision echoes in D.C., Baltimore

“I feel the justice system has failed us,” one protester said as she marched in the District.

Barry’s annual turkey giveaway turns into remembrance for late D.C. mayor

Barry’s annual turkey giveaway turns into remembrance for late D.C. mayor

Hundreds came for holiday fixings and paid tribute to a man that many viewed as a champion of the poor.

Attorneys for suspect in Alexandria slayings want charges dropped

Attorneys for suspect in Alexandria slayings want charges dropped

They argue that Charles Severance was taken into custody initially on a bogus charge.

Wizards’ defense collapses
in home loss to Atlanta Hawks

Wizards’ defense collapses <br>in home loss to Atlanta Hawks

Washington commits 25 turnovers and Atlanta goes on a 22-5 run in the fourth quarter.

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Flournoy takes herself out of the running for secretary of defense

Flournoy takes herself out of the running for secretary of defense

Michèle Flournoy was thought to be a front-runner for the job, and her withdrawal may muddle the search.

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO
Carly Fiorina sets stage for 2016 run

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO <br> Carly Fiorina sets stage for 2016 run

She could stand out in the crowded GOP field, but a failed 2010 Senate bid and debts from it raise doubts.

Illegal immigrants could get Medicare, Social Security under Obama action

Illegal immigrants could get Medicare, Social Security under Obama action

Those who pay payroll taxes would be eligible to collect a wide array of federal benefits.

Inside the reign of fear at Iraqi hospitals run by the Islamic State

Inside the reign of fear at Iraqi hospitals run by the Islamic State

Harsh restrictions, power outages and medicine shortages define health care under the jihadists.

Plan to extend tax breaks, which could add $450 billion to deficit, hits snag

Plan to extend tax breaks, which could add $450 billion to deficit, hits snag

The president would veto the legislation if permanent provisions for working families aren’t added.

Sports

Cavs, Bulls, Spurs and Wizards are all interested in Ray Allen. Here is where he should go.

Cavs, Bulls, Spurs and Wizards are all interested in Ray Allen. Here is where he should go.

Last season, Allen averaged 9.6 points per game and shooting 44.2 percent from the field for the Heat, which included 37.5 percent from beyond the three-point arc.

Real Estate

Prepare your home now for winter

Prepare your home now for winter

Check your heater, roof shingles and sump pump.

Federal Government

In the Loop: About those non-pardoned turkeys

In the Loop: About those non-pardoned turkeys

IN THE LOOP | Every year, the president makes a show of sparing a bird or two. But then what does the first family eat?

National

Administration seeks to regulate teacher training

Administration seeks to regulate teacher training

The plan would require states to issue report cards for teacher preparation programs based on several factors.

Technology

FTC says Sony lied about how innovative the PS Vita is

FTC says Sony lied about how innovative the PS Vita is

As part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over false advertising charges, Sony will be offering early Vita buyers a small refund.

Business

Falling prices put pressure on OPEC

Falling prices put pressure on OPEC

WONKBLOG | Thursday’s OPEC meeting in Vienna will be the groups’s most closely watched session in years.

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