House approves plan to fight Islamic State

President Obama’s plan includes training and arms for moderate Syrian rebels to counter the militants. The Senate is expected to approve the plan Thursday.

Apple will no longer unlock most devices for police

The new iOS 8 operating system makes it impossible for the company to comply with most government requests for 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 holds double-digit lead in D.C. mayor’s race, but weaknesses seen

Bowser holds double-digit lead in D.C. mayor’s race, but weaknesses seen

While the Democratic nominee has an edge, a new poll revealed opportunities for her opponents.

Police release videos of U-Va. sophomore on the day she vanished

Police release videos of U-Va. sophomore on the day she vanished

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

Gun owners could soon be free
to carry concealed weapons in D.C.

Gun owners could soon be free <br>to carry concealed weapons in D.C.

City officials drafted a new law after a judge struck down D.C.’s ban on carrying firearms in public.

CDC confirms seven cases of rare respiratory illness in Virginia

CDC confirms seven cases of rare respiratory illness in Virginia

The illness, enterovirus 68, can cause breathing difficulty and has now sickened children in 16 states.

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.

With pressure off, Nats fall to Braves

With pressure off, Nats fall to Braves

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

Organizers of D.C.’s 2024 Olympics
bid go public with their pitch

Organizers of D.C.’s 2024 Olympics <br>bid go public with their pitch

The group, which includes Wizards and Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, has been polling residents for support.

Spay my kitty? Not a hairball’s chance.

Spay my kitty? Not a hairball’s chance.

COLUMN | Experts say cats may not be truly content unless they’re spayed. But there are downsides.

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Scottish independence vote also a verdict on Britain’s establishment

Scottish independence vote also a verdict on Britain’s establishment

The drive for independence has been fueled by extraordinary anger toward Britain’s political class.

Amazon ups its stake in tech devices with new tablets and e-readers

Amazon ups its stake in tech devices with new tablets and e-readers

The Web retailer wants to reach consumers through devices where it can sell more content.

Sweeteners may trigger blood sugar spikes, study says

Sweeteners may trigger blood sugar spikes, study says

Artificial sweeteners may be contributing to the problems they were designed to combat.

Local Columnists

No votes in Congress? Tough luck.

No votes in Congress? Tough luck.

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

Sports

With pressure off, Nats fall to Braves

With pressure off, Nats 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

Survivors recall the Navy Yard massacre one year later

Survivors recall the Navy Yard massacre one year later

FEDERAL DIARY | People who were there talked about being in the building during the Navy Yard massacre one year ago.

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

It’s time to bury the ‘death panel’ myth for good. Is this the way to do it?

It’s time to bury the ‘death panel’ myth for good. Is this the way to do it?

WONKBLOG | An expert panel has a new plan for navigating the tricky politics around end-of-life care.

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