Secret Service director quits

Pierson was grilled by lawmakers Tuesday. (Jahi Chikwendiu/Post)

Support for Julia Pierson rapidly declined on Capitol Hill just hours after a congressional hearing, during which she gave conflicting accounts of an incident in which a man ran into the White House.

Hospital system admits misstep on Ebola case

Information about the infected man’s travel was not relayed to everyone treating him, and as a result he was allowed to leave the hospital while symptomatic. He was not isolated until two days later.

The first rule of reporting on Ebola: Touch no one

A Post reporter describes working in Liberia and the uncertainty of never knowing where the lethal virus might be.

Local News

Suspect in U-Va. case accused of sex assault at two colleges he attended

Suspect in U-Va. case accused of sex assault at two colleges he attended

Jesse L. Matthew Jr., who was not charged in those cases, left the schools shortly after each allegation.

Suspect killed colleague’s wife and then committed suicide, police say

Suspect killed colleague’s wife and then committed suicide, police say

A work dispute likely preceded the Potomac incidents where two were found dead around the same time.

In Maryland, poll shows the lead
in the race for governor is tightening

In Maryland, poll shows the lead <br>in the race for governor is tightening

Democrat Anthony Brown holds a narrow edge over Republican Larry Hogan in the traditionally blue state.

A giant, new face emerges on the Mall

A giant, new face emerges on the Mall

REVIEW | An artist’s stunning new public portrait work in soil and sand pushes the boundaries of art.

10 billionaires from D.C. region land on Forbes list of nation’s wealthiest

10 billionaires from D.C. region land on Forbes list of nation’s wealthiest

It took riches of about $1.4 billion to make the list, and candy firm owner Jacqueline Mars leads the pack.

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Zimmerman not expected to face
civil rights charges in Martin shooting

Zimmerman not expected to face <br>civil rights charges in Martin shooting

George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin in 2012 and was acquitted in Florida state court.

Kansas court rules Dems don’t need
to replace candidate on Senate ballot

Kansas court rules Dems don’t need <br> to replace candidate on Senate ballot

The ruling is a break for independent Greg Orman in his Senate race against Pat Roberts.

In Hong Kong, leaders on both sides of the conflict are eyeing the end game

In Hong Kong, leaders on both sides of the conflict are eyeing the end game

Authorities hold back, hoping the protesters will lose steam, while the protesters threaten to escalate.

(Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images)

Forbes: The top ten billionaires of 2014

HONG KONG - OCTOBER 1: Student protesters chant pro-democracy slogans during evening speeches at the protest site on October 1, 2014 in Hong Kong. Thousands of pro-democracy supporters continue to occupy the streets surrounding Hong Kong's Financial district. Protest leaders have set an October 1, deadline for their demands to be met and are calling for open elections and the resignation of Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

(Paula Bronstein / Getty Images)

Hong Kong police unable to clear protesters

Local Columnists

Nats’ success astounds old D.C. fans
of the Washington Senators

Nats’ success astounds old D.C. fans <br>of the Washington Senators

COLUMN | COLUMN | For former fans of the hapless Senators, a winning team is a contradiction in terms.

Sports

Will the NFL’s investigation of the Ray Rice incident be finished by next week?

Will the NFL’s investigation of the Ray Rice incident be finished by next week?

Packers president: ‘The hope was the investigation would be completed’ in time for next week’s owners’ meetings.

Real Estate

How first-time home buyers can beat the odds

How first-time home buyers can beat the odds

Sign up for e-mail alerts with your agent so you can be notified when a property in your price range first hits the market.

Federal Government

Hearing hits Secret Service problem: Work culture

Hearing hits Secret Service problem: Work culture

FEDERAL DIARY | The agency’s director was bombarded during a House committee hearing.

National

Pentagon to target hospitals providing poor care

Pentagon to target hospitals providing poor care

The Defense Department healthcare system performs well on the whole, but certain facilities do not, a review found.

Lifestyle

Fox’s ‘Gracepoint’: When TV’s copy machine gets jammed

Fox’s ‘Gracepoint’: When TV’s copy machine gets jammed

TV REVIEW | To enjoy this mystery series redux, you have to pretend ‘Broadchurch’ never happened.

Arts

A giant, new face emerges on the Mall

A giant, new face emerges on the Mall

REVIEW | An artist’s stunning new public portrait work in soil and sand pushes the boundaries of art.

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