Airstrikes failing to impact flow of Islamic militants

More than 1,000 fighters are streaming into Syria each month, a rate that has so far been unchanged by airstrikes against the Islamic State, U.S. officials say.

Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

Cook acknowledged his sexuality in an essay.

Kaci Hickox rides her bike with her boyfriend. (AP)

Nurse defies Ebola quarantine order,
rides bike with boyfriend in Maine

Kaci Hickox, a nurse who had traveled to West Africa, followed through on her vow to ignore the voluntary quarantine order.

Local News

Potentially dangerous guardrails in Va., Md.: ‘They could be anywhere’

Potentially dangerous guardrails in Va., Md.: ‘They could be anywhere’

Crews are tracking down metal caps that can cause guardrails to spear cars. The flaw is linked to 5 deaths.

3 Pinocchios: Comstock claims she saved $400 million on the Silver Line

3 Pinocchios: Comstock claims she saved $400 million on the Silver Line

FACT CHECKER | The statement is speculation on a figure that is likely wildly exaggerated.

Sally Quinn throws Ben Bradlee one last A-list party at their D.C. home

Sally Quinn throws Ben Bradlee one last A-list party at their D.C. home

Washington’s most famous hostess gathered 800 people to bid her husband farewell.

Halloween plans for procrastinators

Halloween plans for procrastinators

These last-minute options from costume contests to happy hours and dancing are good for all ages.

Is smoked ice D.C’s next food trend?

Is smoked ice D.C’s next food trend?<br>

New Navy Yard barbecue joint Willie’s Brew & Cue puts its ice into the smoker, then re-freezes it.

5 things to do in your garden by winter

5 things to do in your garden by winter

If you don’t have a ton of time, these tasks should be your top priority before December.

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Hold the confetti. The U.S. economic recovery is still incredibly mediocre.

Hold the confetti. The U.S. economic recovery is still incredibly mediocre.

The economy saw its strongest six-month gain since 2003, but it’s still not what we’ve been looking for.

Madison Bumgarner is every
Royals fan’s worst nightmare

Madison Bumgarner is every <br>Royals fan’s worst nightmare

COLUMN | The pitcher’s relief effort in Game 7 of the World Series will haunt Kansas City for years.

THOMAS M. MENINO 1942-2014

Boston’s longest-serving mayor was known for his common man persona

Boston’s longest-serving mayor was known for his common man persona

The old-style big-city boss gathered a broad base of supporters during his 20 years in office.

Real Estate

Do your homework before picking a home renovation firm

Do your homework before picking a home renovation firm

The right research, planning and preparation on the front end are essential to a positive experience.

Federal Government

Got Ebola? Call a doctor. Or maybe a lawyer, for your Ebola-related needs.

Got Ebola? Call a doctor. Or maybe a lawyer, for your Ebola-related needs.

IN THE LOOP | A D.C. law firm is hard at work anticipating your dread-disease quandries. Just in case.

National

Halloween weekend vortex means Mid-Atlantic mountain snow, wicked wind, and winter cold

Halloween weekend vortex means Mid-Atlantic mountain snow, wicked wind, and winter cold

WEATHER GANG | The high energy weather system sets up a snowstorm for the Appalachians, and drives unseasonably cold temperatures and strong winds to the entire East Coast.

Lifestyle

‘Rival Survival’: A feeble reach across the political isle

‘Rival Survival’: A feeble reach across the political isle

TV REVIEW | Discovery put two U.S. senators on an island for a week. It went about as well as you’d expect.

Arts

Middleburg Film Festival launches its sophomore year

Middleburg Film Festival launches its sophomore year

Expectations are high for the Virginia festival to beat its first year success and create a unique identity.

Business

New rules on student debt and for-profit colleges

New rules on student debt and for-profit colleges

But critics said the Obama administration’s new guidlines contain too many loopholes.

Diversions