U.S. attacks
Islamic State
targets in Syria

The U.S. military expanded its war against the militant group by sending waves of warplanes and launching Tomahawk missiles into Syria.

Study from 1990s found fence risk for White House

A mock attack found that six to eight attackers climbing over at the same time could overwhelm Secret Service officers. That vulnerability remains, officials said.

Hillary Rodham Clinton shakes hands with Seth Meyers. (Reuters)

Party with Leo DiCaprio or diplomats? Clinton event outshines U.N. meeting.

Did we mention that the Clinton Global Initiative also boasted Seth Meyers and Matt Damon is going to talk about clean water?

Local News

‘Wanted’ poster issued for man
seen with missing U-Va. student

‘Wanted’ poster issued for man <br>seen with missing U-Va. student

Jesse Matthew Jr. — who was seen with Hannah Graham — is sought on two counts of reckless driving.

Native Americans say Redskins lack right to sue them over trademark

Native Americans say Redskins lack right to sue them over trademark

Five Native Americans contend that team owner Dan Snyder cannot name them as “parties of interest.”

More D.C.-area Salvadorans making the leap from employee to boss

More D.C.-area Salvadorans making the leap from employee to boss

Decades ago, Armando Mejia fled
El Salvador. Today, he owns four upscale bistros in the metro area.

Sculptor’s restorative work gave hope to disfigured World War I soldiers

Sculptor’s restorative work gave hope to disfigured World War I soldiers

Anna Coleman Ladd made exquisite metal masks to conceal the injuries of those with mutilated faces.

The Secret Service messes up
and we pay the price? No way.

The Secret Service messes up <br>and we pay the price? No way.

COLUMN | How about the Secret Service starts by doing what most folks do? Lock. The. Doors.

In 1972, she watched her sister get murdered. Last week she relived it.

In 1972, she watched her sister get murdered. Last week she relived it.

A trial was found unconstitutional after 40 years, so Emmogean Simpson had to testify again.

Pr. George’s schools CFO resigns
days after insurance fraud revealed

Pr. George’s schools CFO resigns <br>days after insurance fraud revealed

Colby White and his wife, who worked for the system as an auditor, had been on administrative leave.

A State Dept. veteran fact-checks what ‘Madam Secretary’ gets right, wrong

A State Dept. veteran fact-checks what ‘Madam Secretary’ gets right, wrong

RELIABLE SOURCE | A former undersecretary to Hillary Clinton had both praise and criticism.

Why do E-Z Pass charges take up to
14 days to show up? It’s confusing.

Why do E-Z Pass charges take up to <br>14 days to show up? It’s confusing.

TRANSCRIPT | “Dr. Gridlock” takes your questions (and gripes) on traffic, transit and commuting.

More Top Stories

Reporter quits on live TV after a story about the marijuana club she runs

Reporter quits on live TV after a story about the marijuana club she runs

Viewers of KTVA learned all about the Alaska Cannabis Club. And then, they learned something else.

Obama administration takes aim at firms moving overseas to avoid taxes

Obama administration takes aim at firms moving overseas to avoid taxes

New rules make it harder for U.S. companies to bring back massive cash piles earned abroad.

Satellite sees galactic dust that may confound reported big-bang signal

Satellite sees galactic dust that may confound reported big-bang signal

Scientists say new findings cast doubt on claims of the discovery of the dawn of the universe.

Brain-wave test may diagnose autism more accurately — and earlier

Brain-wave test may diagnose autism more accurately — and earlier

Children with severe autism react differently to certain stimuli than those without autism, a study says.

Local Columnists

Author raced death as she wrote book on cemetery art

Author raced death as she wrote book on cemetery art

COLUMN | Art historian Cynthia Mills explored D.C.’s renowned Adams Memorial and other memorials like it.

Sports

Redskins must move on without Hall

Redskins must move on without Hall

With DeAngelo Hall out for the season with a ruptured Achilles’ tendon, Washington will rely on rookie Bashaud Breeland to start opposite David Amerson.

Federal Government

In the Loop: Intruders and other scary stories

IN THE LOOP | That White House security breach was bad, all right. But it’s not the worst of its kind we know of.

National

Southern states are now the U.S. epicenter of HIV/AIDS

Southern states are now the U.S. epicenter of HIV/AIDS

The infection rate among African American and Latina women in the South rivals sub-Saharan Africa.

Lifestyle

My weekend with Oprah and trying to find the life I want

My weekend with Oprah and trying to find the life I want

Winfrey brought her life-improvement tour to Washington, and here's what happened.

Arts

A whirlwind welcome for new Kennedy Center president

A whirlwind welcome for new Kennedy Center president

Deborah Rutter, three weeks into the job, meets a flurry of new faces in a big kickoff weekend.

Business

Cash buyers retreat from housing market, cooling home sales

Cash buyers retreat from housing market, cooling home sales

WONKBLOG | Sales of previously-built homes fell in August from the previous month, and from a year ago, signaling yet another bump in the housing recovery.

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