Scots turn out for historic vote on future of U.K.

With polls showing a tight contest, the pro-breakaway nationalists and the status quo unionists made frenzied appeals.

New Apple iPhones and iPads will lock out police

The company is taking a hard new line as tech firms attempt to blunt allegations that they have too readily participated in government efforts to collect user data.

Spirit Airlines boasts extra-low fares but plentiful extra fees. (Getty)

This airline ticket includes ... a seat

Spirit Airlines — which charges extra for water, carry-on bags, even boarding passes — portrays the extreme in an industry rethinking every aspect of its business and what customers should pay for.

Local News

Bowser leads in D.C. mayor’s race, but poll reveals opportunities for rivals

Bowser leads in D.C. mayor’s race, but poll reveals opportunities for rivals

The Democratic nominee has a double-digit edge — and several vulnerabilities.

Police release videos of U-Va. student walking alone on the day she vanished

Police release videos of U-Va. student walking alone on the day she vanished

Sophomore Hannah Graham,18, was last seen in Charlottesville in the early morning hours Saturday.

You may be spied on when you’re near D.C. sites like Capitol, tech firm says

You may be spied on when you’re near D.C. sites like Capitol, tech firm says

Experts are documenting the growing use of equipment that spoofs cell towers and allows surveillance.

Thomas Boggs Jr.’s sudden death adds new uncertainty to lobby firm’s future

Thomas Boggs Jr.’s sudden death adds new uncertainty to lobby firm’s future

Patton Boggs only recently merged with Squire Sanders amid a wave of losses of clients and employees.

There may be rain today, but we’re
still in the middle of a beautiful week

There may be rain today, but we’re <br>still in the middle of a beautiful week

WEATHER GANG | The next few days look downright lovely, especially the weekend.

A teacher won $1M ‘Wheel of Fortune’ prize and kept it a secret for months

A teacher won $1M ‘Wheel of Fortune’ prize and kept it a secret for months

The Takoma Park math teacher became just the third person in the show’s history to win the top prize.

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Senate expected to give approval on Obama’s plan to fight militants

Senate expected to give approval on Obama’s plan to fight militants

The plan to counter the Islamic State includes training and arms for moderate Syrian rebels.

Four Pinocchios for Paul’s claim
that McCain met with Islamic State

Four Pinocchios for Paul’s claim <br>that McCain met with Islamic State

FACT CHECKER | Sen. Rand Paul said Sen. John McCain met with the terrorist group. He’s wrong.

Three Indiana women went to war.
A Colorado first lady took notice.

Three Indiana women went to war. <br>A Colorado first lady took notice.

In her book, “Soldier Girls,” Helen Thorpe has written a blunt account about military women.

Local Columnists

No votes in Congress? Tough luck.

No votes in Congress? Tough luck.

COLUMN | Opponents of D.C. statehood offer nothing more than flawed, phony objections.

Sports

With pressure off, Nationals fall to Braves

With pressure off, Nationals fall to Braves

A day after clinching the NL East title, the Nats opted for rest and fielded a lineup loaded with backups.

Real Estate

Real Estate Matters | Should heir sell or rent Mom’s house?

Real Estate Matters | Should heir sell or rent Mom’s house?

Rent out the home and give yourself a year to decide whether to sell it.

Federal Government

Meet the VA official expanding the national cemetery system

FEDERAL EYE | Ronald Walters, the highest-ranking official with the National Cemetery Administration, is a finalist for a prestigious management award.

National

What it feels like to lift your child out of poverty

What it feels like to lift your child out of poverty

She sought a full-time job -- and a better life for her 6-year-old son

Lifestyle

Pushing the fashion envelope in Washington

Pushing the fashion envelope in Washington

Distinctive brands such as Saint Laurent, Prada and even Maison Martin Margiela have arrived here.

Arts

‘Toast’: Not fully cooked

‘Toast’: Not fully cooked

The new interactive show from innovative Dog & Pony DC wants to turn audiences into inventors.

Business

Just how oil rich is Scotland?

Just how oil rich is Scotland?

WONKBLOG | Many oil and gas experts have warned that Scotland might not be quite as well off as nationalists are claiming.

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