Tuition rates at public colleges skyrocketing

It used to be that students could attend a public institution and incur little to no debt. But as states cut funding and tuition rises, many scramble to cover the costs.

Visit to Amsterdam ensnares
high-value cybercrime target

Vladimir Drinkman, accused of taking part in several high-profile hacking incidents, will be extradited to the U.S. to stand trial.

Measles outbreak spreads
to New York state

An infected college student recently traveled across the state by train.

Hezbollah’s international operations chief was killed on a street in Damascus.

The U.S. and Israeli spy agencies used a bomb in the spare tire of a vehicle in Damascus to kill Imad Mughniyah in 2008, former officials say.

Local News

4 officers say unarmed man had
his hands up when police shot him

4 officers say unarmed man had <br>his hands up when police shot him

More than 11,000 Fairfax County documents were released, detailing the 2013 killing of John Geer.

Wintry mix may slicken roads, but most areas will see rain Sunday night

Wintry mix may slicken roads, but most areas will see rain Sunday night

Game over for a Super Bowl snowstorm? Probably, but icy roads are still possible on Sunday.

GOP challenger to Va. House speaker says he had unfair primary advantage

GOP challenger to Va. House speaker says he had unfair primary advantage

Susan Stimpson says William Howell’s constituents got a mailer implying the party’s endorsement.

Va. Democratic Party sued over selection of opponent for Morrissey

Va. Democratic Party sued over selection of opponent for Morrissey

African American residents of Virginia claim their rights were violated by the process.

Will he accept the friendship of the kid who got him fired 10 years ago?

Will he accept the friendship of the kid who got him fired 10 years ago?

Josh Kaplowitz was a new teacher, but a 7-year-old said he was pushed to the floor in the classroom.

After 17 years, a megachurch pastor leaves his post to attend seminary

After 17 years, a megachurch pastor leaves his post to attend seminary

Gaithersburg minister Joshua Harris wanted a “broader perspective” with formal seminary training.

She’s a free spirit. He’s practical.

She’s a free spirit. He’s practical.

DATE LAB | Will her happy-go-lucky attitude connect with someone who values motivation?

Musician makes music he can’t hear

Musician makes music he can’t hear

Patrick Costello, who is deaf, learned to play by feeling the instruments’ vibrations with his teeth.

More Top Stories

How Mitt Romney decided against
a 2016 presidential campaign

How Mitt Romney decided against <br>a 2016 presidential campaign

Although he could have won the nomination, he would have been weakened for the general election.

Whitney Houston’s daughter found unresponsive in tub, police say

Whitney Houston’s daughter found unresponsive in tub, police say

Bobbi Kristina Brown, 21, was discovered by her husband and taken to a hospital near Atlanta.

Does public radio sound too ‘white’? NPR tries to find the answer.

Does public radio sound too ‘white’? NPR tries to find the answer.

After an “All Things Considered” commentary, debate boils over on how a broadcast should sound.

Real Estate

Anacostia’s potential captures attention of home buyers

Anacostia’s potential captures attention of home buyers

Prices are climbing as an increasing number of people try to get in early on what many see as a coming boom.

Federal Government

Tax-delinquent feds may lose bonuses

Tax-delinquent feds may lose bonuses

FEDERAL EYE | A GOP senator wants to bar financial awards for federal workers who owe back taxes.

National

Ohio delays all executions scheduled for this year

Ohio delays all executions scheduled for this year

The state has postponed six executions set for this year because it needs time to obtain the lethal injection drugs.

Technology

Catch the Super Bowl online for free

Catch the Super Bowl online for free

NBC will stream pregame coverage, the actual game, the halftime show, and the latest episode of “The Blacklist” thrown in as a bonus.

Business

The fall — and overhaul — of the American mall

The fall — and overhaul — of the American mall

Instead of abandoning once-thriving suburban malls, owners are sinking millions into risky redevelopments

Diversions