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 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.

Court hearing for suspect in Hannah Graham’s abduction moved to Dec.

Court hearing for suspect in Hannah Graham’s abduction moved to Dec.

Jailed since his arrest on Sept. 24, Jesse Matthew was to make his first court appearance on Thursday.

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 only 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.

Sorry, fans: The best choice between RGIII and Cousins may be neither

Sorry, fans: The best choice between RGIII and Cousins may be neither<br>

COLUMN | The uncertainty around both quarterbacks raises a possibility worse than if one beats out the other.

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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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.

9 attempts to explain the crazy complexity of the Middle East

9 attempts to explain the crazy complexity of the Middle East

WORLDVIEWS | There have been a number of complicated attempts to illustrate the web of relationships.

(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

Four men try to break their
51-year-old swim record in Virginia

Four men try to break their <br>51-year-old swim record in Virginia

COLUMN | They made the pact when they came back for a 50-year reunion and saw their record stood firm.

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

How often are top chefs actually in the kitchen? Less than you might think.

How often are top chefs actually in the kitchen? Less than you might think.

Daniel Boulud is the latest out-of-town sensation to set up shop in D.C., but star sightings are rare.

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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