Germany asks top U.S. spy to leave amid flap

The unusual action between allies is a public expression of anger over reported cases of U.S. spying in the country.

The $10 billion fight over
the Army’s armored vehicles

General Dynamics didn’t bid on the contract after arguing it was rigged for its competitor. But that doesn’t mean it has bowed out of the competition.

Chinese hackers target federal workers’ data

A U.S. official briefed on the investigation said it was not clear if the Chinese government was involved.

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Small surprises to soothe the snubs

The best drama category feels overly similar, but the best comedy category is filled with sharp satire.

Local News

Police back off on plan to take explicit photo of 17-year-old for sexting case

Police back off on plan to take explicit photo of 17-year-old for sexting case

Police wanted to compare the photos against pictures he allegedly sent to his 15-year-old girlfriend.

The polar vortex is going to make a shocking summer comeback next week

The polar vortex is going to make a shocking summer comeback next week<br>

WEATHER GANG | Lows could fall to the 40s in the D.C. area while highs could be in the 50s in other states.

Officers who shot woman in chase that ended near Capitol won’t be charged

Officers who shot woman in chase that ended near Capitol won’t be charged

Prosecutors rule the officers were justified in fatally shooting Miriam Carey after chasing her across D.C.

Want a federal government job?
Good luck: Hiring slides to 9-year low.

Want a federal government job? <br>Good luck: Hiring slides to 9-year low.<br>

FEDERAL EYE | Just 76,735 joined in fiscal year 2013, a 14.5% decrease from the year before.

D.C. visitor: Uber driver took me on a high-speed chase to escape inspector

D.C. visitor: Uber driver took me on a high-speed chase to escape inspector<br>

The man, who said he and others were taken against their will, called it “like an episode of ‘Cops’.”

Thousands gather at Pr. George’s church for Wayne Curry’s funeral

Thousands gather at Pr. George’s church for Wayne Curry’s funeral

The funeral culminated a two-day farewell to the former executive who helped transform the county.

Stop these anti-bicyclist tirades.
When it’s bike vs. car, who survives?

Stop these anti-bicyclist tirades.<br>When it’s bike vs. car, who survives?

COLUMN | More than 1.2 million people die in traffic accidents each year, 93% from “driver error.”

More Top Stories

Death toll in Gaza climbs as Israeli
airstrikes enter third day

Death toll in Gaza climbs as Israeli  <br> airstrikes enter third day

Hamas and other militant factions also continued firing rockets at Israeli population centers.

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.

The troubled trail of the alleged
call girl killer of a Google executive

The troubled trail of the alleged <br> call girl killer of a Google executive

Is Alix Catherine Tichelman a callous killer or a troubled soul battling addiction issues?

Scholarly journal retracts 60 articles after ‘peer review ring’ is uncovered

Scholarly journal retracts 60 articles after ‘peer review ring’ is uncovered

You’ve heard of prostitution rings, gambling rings and extortion rings. This one is a little different.

Politics

Democrats introduce bill requiring contraception payment

Democrats introduce bill requiring contraception payment

The effort comes a week after the Supreme Court ruled that private companies may seek exemptions.

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.

Real Estate

Region’s housing market continues to decline

Region’s housing market continues to decline

Home sales fell again last month and have declined in all but one month since the government shutdown in October.

Lifestyle

Oh, my: Your distressed jeans, designed by lions, tigers and bears

Oh, my: Your distressed jeans, designed by lions, tigers and bears

The jeans are actually made, in part, by zoo animals.

Arts

In London, a play that George Clooney could love

In London, a play that George Clooney could love

“Great Britain” tells us the obvious, at great length, in satirizing Britain’s fact-challenged tabloid papers.

Federal Government

House VA chairman to introduce bill to combat veteran suicides

House VA chairman to introduce bill to combat veteran suicides

FEDERAL EYE | Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) plans to unveil the bill Thursday afternoon with the parents of a Marine veteran who committed suicide.

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

FTC sues Amazon over children’s in-app purchases

FTC sues Amazon over children’s in-app purchases

Federal regulators announced a lawsuit against Amazon for allegedly making it too easy for children to make purchases when using mobile apps without a parent’s permission.

Diversions