Obama says Sony ‘made a mistake’ canceling film

The president said the studio erred in opting to cancel the release of “The Interview,” which has been at the center of a cyberattack attributed to North Korea.

U.S. pledges ‘proportional’ response for N. Korea hack

The United States for the first time laid blame on a foreign government for a destructive cyberattack.

OPINION | The Post bureau chief, who lives with the high risk of sexual violence in Cairo, finally confronts the pain she has been carrying.

Local News

D.C. do-not-drink (or bathe in) water advisory remains; oil tests expand

D.C. do-not-drink (or bathe in) water advisory remains; oil tests expand

Residents were warned they could experience skin and eye irritations if they used the water for hygiene use.

U-Va. board leader denounces
Rolling Stone’s ‘drive-by journalism’

U-Va. board leader denounces <br>Rolling Stone’s ‘drive-by journalism’

University Rector George Keith Martin likens the magazine’s rape article to a drive-by assault.

The Morrissey scandal: Nude photos, hacking claims and a pregnant teen

The Morrissey scandal: Nude photos, hacking claims and a pregnant teen

Convicted Virginia Del. Joseph Morrissey announced he will resign — and then run again for his seat.

PURCELLVILLE, VA - DEC 13: Nichols Hardware gets quite busy on weekends and is open everyday except Christmas. Nichols Hardware store in Purcellville, Virginia is soon celebrating its 100th anniversary. To commemorate the event there was a party and the store had a float in the town Holiday Parade. (Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post

The founding family has owned Nichols for generations. (TWP)

In Purcellvile, the sales of a century

Nichols Hardware, celebrating 100 years, has been a constant sanctuary in this fast-growing community.

How can I gently tell my family that
I don’t want to vacation with them?

How can I gently tell my family that <br>I don’t want to vacation with them?

LIVE Q&A | The advice columnist answers questions about the strange train we call life.

The top 10 D.C. sports phrases of 2014

The top 10 D.C. sports phrases of 2014

SPORTS BOG | Stop dry snitching and start TOOTBLAN-ing. It was a fun year for new phrases in D.C.

More Top Stories

Half of Dr. Oz’s medical advice
is baseless or wrong, study says

Half of Dr. Oz’s medical advice <br>is baseless or wrong, study says

“America’s doctor” is wrong more than half of the time, the British Medical Journal says.

Private colleges are a waste of money for white, middle-class kids

Private colleges are a waste of money for white, middle-class kids

WONKBLOG | Students from disadvantaged families might benefit, but others typically do not.

Martha’s ideas for hostess gifts — including eggs from your own coop

Martha’s ideas for hostess gifts — including eggs from your own coop

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | The lifestyle expert joined the Home Front to offer advice for entertaining and decor.

It came from the very, very deep: Ghostly fish found at record depths

It came from the very, very deep: Ghostly fish found at record depths

A strange-looking new species was discovered during recent exploration of the Mariana Trench.

LIFTOFF & LETDOWN 

Fixing the broken U.S. talent flow

Fixing the broken U.S. talent flow

PART 6 | An exceptional economy has been lost because Americans stopped doing exceptional work.

Politics

Gruber’s after-the-fact explanation of his Obamacare remarks

Gruber’s after-the-fact explanation of his Obamacare remarks

FACT CHECKER | Jonathan Gruber gives an after-the-fact explanation of his 2012 remarks on Obamacare, but confuses the issue further.

Real Estate

House of the Week | Robert Gurney-designed Spring Valley house for $4.99M

House of the Week | Robert Gurney-designed Spring Valley house for $4.99M

The D.C. architect cleverly integrated the bones of the post-World War II spec house into his modern design.

Federal Government

Growing portion of FEMA disaster funding goes to admin costs, auditors say

Growing portion of FEMA disaster funding goes to admin costs, auditors say

FEDERAL EYE | Federal auditors say FEMA needs to do a better job controlling its administrative costs, which have risen dramatically in recent years.

Technology

Google files lawsuit against Miss. attorney general over campaign revealed by the Sony hack

Google files lawsuit against Miss. attorney general over campaign revealed by the Sony hack

Google has filed a lawsuit against Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, based on information leaked from e-mails taken in the massive cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Business

How malls are reinventing themselves for the e-commerce era

How malls are reinventing themselves for the e-commerce era

Westfield is building and remodeling its malls with the online shopper in mind.

Diversions