Secret Service chief quits in wake of lapses

Julia Pierson resigned after a series of major security lapses that eroded President Obama’s confidence in her ability to run the agency that protects him.

Under Pierson, elite agency couldn’t shake turmoil

Julia Pierson was brought in 18 months ago to put an end to business as usual, but systemic problems persisted.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. (Mike Stone/Reuters)

Texas hospital failed to isolate Ebola patient, despite his travel in Africa

The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. sought help at a Dallas hospital but was told he had a common virus and sent home.

Local News

Giants have D.C. date with Nats after throttling Pirates in Pittsburgh

Giants have D.C. date with Nats after throttling Pirates in Pittsburgh

San Francisco rained all over the Pirates’ playoffs parade and advance to challenge the Nationals on Friday.

Suspect in U-Va. case accused of sex assault at two colleges he attended

Suspect in U-Va. case accused of sex assault at two colleges he attended

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

Catania, an independent, endorsed for D.C. mayor by high-ranking Democrat

Catania, an independent, endorsed for D.C. mayor by high-ranking Democrat

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

Md. suspect killed colleague’s wife and then committed suicide, police say

Md. suspect killed colleague’s wife and then committed suicide, police say

Officials at his workplace had told the man he was suspected of theft and that police would be contacted.

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 a narrow edge over Republican Larry Hogan in the traditionally blue state.

Urging clemency, a federal judge
tries to forge redemption from regret

Urging clemency, a federal judge <br>tries to forge redemption from regret

Judge Paul L. Friedman aims to undo the “unjust” 27-year term he was required to impose in a drug case.

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Ferguson shooting grand jury under investigation

Ferguson shooting grand jury under investigation

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

General, accused by adviser of sexual assault, retired quietly with demotion

General, accused by adviser of sexual assault, retired quietly with demotion

The move came in 2013 as the Pentagon dealt with a string of misconduct allegations.

Zimmerman not expected to face
civil rights charges in Martin shooting

Zimmerman not expected to face <br>civil rights charges in Martin shooting

George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin in 2012 and was acquitted in Florida state court.

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.

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

Sports

Giants have D.C. date with Nats after throttling Pirates in Pittsburgh

Giants have D.C. date with Nats after throttling Pirates in Pittsburgh

San Francisco rained all over the Pirates’ playoffs parade and advance to challenge the Nationals on Friday.

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

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, 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.

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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