Cosby accusers detail alleged
sex assaults

In new interviews, several women who have accused the cultural icon speak about alleged incidents from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

Troops face new uncertainty as they head to Afghanistan

As the war in Afghanistan wanes, the troops deploying for a final tour are heading out with a different focus, finding they still have a long way to go.

FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 22: Law enforcement outside the Ferguson Police Department November 22, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Tensions in Ferguson remain high as a grand jury is expected to decide this month if Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the shooting death of Michael Brown. (Photo by Eric Thayer for The Washington Post)

(Eric Thayer for The Post)

Ferguson area on edge as grand jury wait continues

Many are expecting that jurors won’t indict the police officer who killed Michael Brown. What comes next is unclear.

Marion Barry Jr.  1936-2014

 

Marion Barry was known by some as "Mayor for Life." (Linda Davidson/Post)

Former D.C. mayor rose,
then fell and rose again

Marion Barry Jr., who died early Sunday, was the most powerful local politician of his generation and a symbol of self-governance for urban blacks, even as his life was fraught with the drama
of a drug arrest and a jail sentence.

Barry died hours after leaving hospital

He had suffered from many health problems over the years but was released Saturday, collapsing later at his home.

Local News

U-Va. fraternities suspended in
light of sexual-assault allegations

U-Va. fraternities suspended in <br>light of sexual-assault allegations

The suspension came days after a Rolling Stone account of a 2012 gang rape and will last until Jan. 9.

A welcome warm-up arrives, but potential lurks for pre-holiday storm

A welcome warm-up arrives, but potential lurks for pre-holiday storm

WEATHER GANG | Monday might see highs in the 70s, but most eyes are on an approaching storm.

3 dead, 5 hurt in single-vehicle crash

The 32-year-old female driver struck a tree about
3:20 a.m. in Silver Spring, police said.

Puckett’s exit from Va. Senate undid McAuliffe’s secret plan for Medicaid

Puckett’s exit from Va. Senate undid McAuliffe’s secret plan for Medicaid

The governor needed him to stay in order to take the daring step of expanding Medicaid on his own.

D.C. team’s strategy to win
the Olympics begins to emerge

D.C. team’s strategy to win <br>the Olympics begins to emerge

Organizers of the local bid for the 2024 Summer Games are envisioning a walkable event.

Wild turkeys return with a vengeance

Wild turkeys return with a vengeance

They were nearly extinct a century ago, but now 7 million turkeys roam across the American landscape.

Asking the Answer Man: How did Fairfax’s Gallows Road get its name?

Asking the Answer Man: How did Fairfax’s Gallows Road get its name?

COLUMN | Librarians get this question frequently, but if you think it’s an easy one, you’d be wrong.

Farewell to the apple of market’s eye

Farewell to the apple of market’s eye

For 30 years, Eddie Rankin and his produce were a fixture at the Woodley Park farmers market.

Wizards avoid ‘trap,’ beat Bucks

Wizards avoid ‘trap,’ beat Bucks

Paul Pierce scores team-high 25 points as Washington improves to 9-3 with 111-100 win in Milwaukee.

More Top Stories

As Black Friday approaches, a war of words between protesters, Wal-Mart

As Black Friday approaches, a war of words between protesters, Wal-Mart

Is a box of donations for workers a kind gesture, or a sign the retailer's employees don't earn enough?

From Kansas’s secretary of state, a challenge to the powers of a president

From Kansas’s secretary of state, a challenge to the powers of a president

Kris Kobach is the person many conservatives have anointed to battle Obama’s immigration action.

Think you’re a cool parent? Cool it.

Think you’re a cool parent? Cool it.

ON PARENTING | Pressure to appear relevant leads to kids who overly strive for social acceptance.

 Picks of the Week 

The world’s biggest chocolate-maker says we’re running out of chocolate

The world’s biggest chocolate-maker says we’re running out of chocolate

WONKBLOG | There's no easy way to say this: You're eating too much of it. And it’s getting out of hand.

Teacher to parents: A letter about
that kid, the one your kid talks about

Teacher to parents: A letter about <br>

<i>that </i>kid, the one your kid talks about

ANSWER SHEET | A teacher reminds parents just what issues that kid may be dealing with.

‘Text neck’ is becoming an ‘epidemic’ and could wreck your spine

‘Text neck’ is becoming an ‘epidemic’ and could wreck your spine

The average adult can put up to 60 pounds of pressure on the spine when bent at a 60-degree angle.

(Courtesy of Nickolay Lamm)

She has curves and no makeup:
Meet ‘normal Barbie’

A graphic designer created the doll to send a message to everyone that “reality can be beautiful.”

Sports

Capitals lose to last-place Buffalo Sabres

Capitals lose to last-place Buffalo Sabres

Washington’s newly discovered calm dissipates after suffering a dispiriting loss despite outshooting Buffalo by 18 at Verizon Center.

Real Estate

Updating a midcentury modern home creates contemporary take on classic

Updating a midcentury modern home creates contemporary take on  classic

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The Falls Church house was enlarged, but its period details were preserved.

Federal Government

GOP senator calls on Jonathan Gruber to explain Obamacare ‘deceptions’

GOP senator calls on Jonathan Gruber to explain Obamacare ‘deceptions’

FEDERAL EYE | The request comes shortly after Republicans reveal that White House inflated the law’s enrollment statistics.

National

Biodegradable drone is grown from mushrooms and covered in wasp spit

Biodegradable drone is grown from mushrooms and covered in wasp spit

A group of college students has created an unmanned aerial vehicle that would disappear after crashing.

Business

Americans could save a fortune this winter if they understood thermostats

Americans could save a fortune this winter if they understood thermostats

WONKBLOG | We don’t realize how much money we're wasting by using that terrifying device incorrectly.

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