Arab states offer air power against Islamic State

U.S. officials disclosed the offer as the White House worked to build support for military action, a day after the militant group released a video showing the beheading of Briton David Haines.

Federal push to hire veterans is fueling resentment

As veterans move to the front of the hiring queue, civil servants and former troops are increasingly questioning each other’s competence and qualifications.

Robert Griffin III dislocates his ankle Sunday. (Jonathan Newton/Post)

A wrenching loss amid Redskins win

Franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III, 24, dislocated his ankle in an “uncommon” injury that has the potential to end his season.

Local News

Two Hoggle toddlers still missing; mother to have bond hearing

Two Hoggle toddlers still missing; mother to have bond hearing

The search for the children has found no clues, but the effort will continue, Montgomery County police say.

Was the sale of 815 acres by Fairfax City a fair deal or a raw deal?

Was the sale of 815 acres by Fairfax City a fair deal or a raw deal?

Critics say the sale was worth far more and that more public discussion was needed.

It ‘needed to be done,’ says one of officers who shot Navy Yard gunman

It ‘needed to be done,’ says one of officers who shot Navy Yard gunman

In a massive building and a chaotic scene, Park Police Officer Carl Hiott confronted Aaron Alexis.

NTSB lab helps unravel the mystery of why a plane falls from the sky

NTSB lab helps unravel the mystery of why a plane falls from the sky

The lab in D.C. is where some of the world’s most vexing aviation mysteries have been explored.

Forget the cellphone bans of old: Schools encourage ‘BYOD’

Forget the cellphone bans of old: Schools encourage ‘BYOD’

In an effort to embrace the digital world, some local schools are allowing personal devices in class.

Nationals beat New York Mets;
magic number down to 4

Nationals beat New York Mets; <br>magic number down to 4

With Saturday’s win, Washington’s division lead has ballooned to a season-high 10 games.

A quiet philanthropist billionaire moves toward center stage

A quiet philanthropist billionaire moves toward center stage

Dan D’Aniello hasn’t donated as many millions as his Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein. Yet.

More Top Stories

As his views shift, Rand Paul seems
less a purist and more a politician

As his views shift, Rand Paul seems <br>less a purist and more a politician

The Kentucky senator is seeking to broaden his appeal, but doing so could hurt his outsider image.

Could Rick Perry be the GOP’s model for an immigration balancing act?

Could Rick Perry be the GOP’s model for an immigration balancing act?

The Texas governor has taken a hard line on border security, but has a softer touch in Austin.

The 12 most competitive Senate races

The 12 most competitive Senate races

THE FIX | Experts project that 12 of the most competitive Senate seats could change party hands.

For virus hunters, the Ebola explosion is the ‘big one no one expected’

For virus hunters, the Ebola explosion is the ‘big one no one expected’

Scientist Joseph Fair dreamed of fighting Ebola. But he’s battling it on a scale his mentors never did.

Local Columnists

Readers share the things that annoy and delight them

COLUMN | Happiness is a solid, trustworthy door lock on a public restroom — and other things we love (and love to hate).

Sports

Nationals beat New York Mets;
magic number down to 4

Nationals beat New York Mets; <br>magic number down to 4

With Saturday’s win, Washington’s division lead has ballooned to a season-high 10 games.

Real Estate

House of the Week | Park Potomac brownstone for $1.495M

House of the Week | Park Potomac brownstone for $1.495M

Rico Labbe, a pro football player turned Emmy-winning producer/director, put his own imprint on the home.

Federal Government

Work to improve security clearance process continues

Work to improve security clearance process continues

FEDERAL DIARY | The government is trying to improve the security-clearance process, but much work remains.

National

Ark. ad distorts story involving immigration vote

Ark. ad distorts story involving immigration vote

Tom Cotton’s campaign muddles truth about Mark Pryor’s record on Social Security and immigrants.

Lifestyle

Your old prohibitions about leather in spring just melted

Your old prohibitions about leather in spring just melted

At the end of New York Fashion Week, Proenza Schouler threw rules of seasonal fabrics out the window.

Arts

A quiet philanthropist billionaire moves toward center stage

A quiet philanthropist billionaire moves toward center stage

Dan D’Aniello hasn’t donated as many millions as his Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein. Yet.

Business

How where you live influences how you shop online

How where you live influences how you shop online

Even in our highly connected digital era, author makes the case that the neighborhoods we live in have deep influence on how we shop.

Diversions