Under Pierson, agency couldn’t shake turmoil

Julia Pierson was tapped to put an end to business as usual at the Secret Service, but systemic problems persisted.

80 people may have had contact with Ebola patient

But only the immediate family members of Thomas Eric Duncan in Texas are being regularly monitored for symptoms, Dallas County health officials say.

A protester pleads for a peaceful resolution. (AP)

  • A protester pleads for a peaceful resolution. (AP)
  • Crowds outside government offices protest.(EPA)
  • Local police carry riot supplies and gear. (AP)
  • Protesters rest in the Causeway Bay area. (Bloomberg)

China warns Hong Kong protesters of ‘unimaginable’ consequences

Tensions rose as protesters threatened to block more government offices and authorities warned of retaliation.

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Here come the Giants: The Nationals
will face S.F. in NL division series

Here come the Giants: The Nationals <br>will face S.F. in NL division series

The Giants throttled the Pirates — the only team that could rival the Nationals as baseball’s hottest.

Suspect in U-Va. abduction accused of sex assault at 2 colleges he attended

Suspect in U-Va. abduction accused of sex assault at 2 colleges he attended

Jesse “LJ” Matthew Jr., who was not charged in those cases, left the schools shortly after each allegation.

This is the calm before the cool down

This is the calm before the cool down

WEATHER GANG | A cold front — and probably storms — are headed here as the Nats start the playoffs.

He gave a man 27 years and regretted it. Now this judge wants redemption.

He gave a man 27 years and regretted it. Now this judge wants redemption.

Urging clemency, he wants to undo the “unjust” term he was required to put on a low-level drug player.

D.C. teens were playing with loaded handgun when 13-year-old was killed

D.C. teens were playing with loaded handgun when 13-year-old was killed

The death of the NE boy, who was shot in the chest in an apartment, was likely an accident, police say.

High-ranking Democrat endorses independent Catania for D.C. mayor

High-ranking Democrat endorses independent Catania for D.C. mayor

The chairman of the Democratic Governors Association backed him over Muriel Bowser.

Man accused of theft killed executive’s wife and then himself, police say

Man accused of theft killed executive’s wife and then himself, police say

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation worker had been told police would likely be contacted the day before.

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Near Point Lay, Alaska. (Reuters/NOAA)

Near Point Lay, Alaska. (Reuters/NOAA)

As sea ice melts, 35,000 walruses cram together on Alaska shores

Researchers spotted the huge congregation in late September and say it threatens the species.

UberX and other ride-sharing services could soon face stricter rules in D.C.

UberX and other ride-sharing services could soon face stricter rules in D.C.

A D.C. Council member proposed more insurance, a ban on street hails and background checks.

A giant face emerges on the Mall

A giant 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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Obama’s controversial decision to wait on immigration is hurting Democrats

Obama’s controversial decision to wait on immigration is hurting Democrats

Activists in key states say it’s increasingly difficult to register Latinos who would vote Democrat.

Ferguson shooting grand jury under investigation for possible misconduct

Ferguson shooting grand jury under investigation for possible misconduct

Posts on Twitter suggest a member of the jury may have discussed the proceedings with a friend.

‘Homeland’ is the most bigoted show
on television

‘Homeland’ is the most bigoted show <br> on television

POSTEVERYTHING | An activist points out the absurd stereotypes in the show that returns Sunday.

Local Columnists

Nats’ success astounds old D.C. fans
of the Washington Senators

Nats’ success astounds old D.C. fans <br>of the Washington Senators

COLUMN | For former fans of the hapless Senators, a winning team is a contradiction in terms.

Sports

Find an autographed Jayson Werth gnome, win Nats playoff tickets

Find an autographed Jayson Werth gnome, win Nats playoff tickets

DC SPORTS BOG | Gnome Madness has now led to hidden gnomes throughout the metropolitan area.

Real Estate

Mortgage rates hold steady on mixed economic news

Mortgage rates hold steady on mixed economic news

The 30-year fixed-rate average begins to slowly retreat after spiking two weeks ago.

Federal Government

In effort to end veteran homelessness by 2015, $270 million doesn’t hurt

FEDERAL EYE | The administration is adding $270 million to programs aimed at keeping military veterans off the streets.

National

Supreme Court bypasses same-sex marriage cases

The justices have not determined whether to rule on cases from several states where bans were struck down.

Lifestyle

Fox’s ‘Gracepoint’: When TV’s copy machine gets jammed

Fox’s ‘Gracepoint’: When TV’s copy machine gets jammed

TV REVIEW | To enjoy this mystery series redux, you have to pretend ‘Broadchurch’ never happened.

Arts

A giant face emerges on the Mall

A giant face emerges on the Mall

REVIEW | An artist’s stunning new public portrait work in soil and sand pushes the boundaries of art.

Business

Washington’s unemployment rate continues to climb

Washington’s unemployment rate continues to climb

Government labor force, professional services firms continue to shrink, holding back the area’s recovery.

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