Ferguson officer unlikely to face civil-rights case

Law enforcement officials say Justice Department investigators have all but concluded that they don’t have a strong enough case against Darren Wilson.

FBI misconduct probe leads to release of dozen convicts

At least two significant drug cases could be jeopardized because of an agent’s alleged misconduct, officials said.

Wreckage of SpaceShipTwo in California's Mojave Desert. (KABC-TV via AP)

Virgin Galactic craft crashes, kills 1

SpaceShipTwo, the company’s tourism spacecraft, crashed in the Mojave Desert, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other.

Local News

D.C. says it’s ready to help homeless families this winter. Some disagree.

D.C. says it’s ready to help homeless families this winter. Some disagree.

One council member criticizes the city’s plans to provide emergency shelter as “extremely inadequate.”

At least 13 hurt, including children,
in 4-vehicle Montgomery Co. crash

At least 13 hurt, including children, <br>in 4-vehicle Montgomery Co. crash

Two of the young victims required helicopter evacuation from the accident site in Sandy Spring.

Metrobus swarmed at Stadium Armory as at least 2 climb on top

Metrobus swarmed at Stadium Armory as at least 2 climb on top

A witness said the commotion started after a nearby high school was dismissed for the day.

Cash flew around I-270 after door malfunctioned on armored truck

Cash flew around I-270 after door malfunctioned on armored truck

Police say drivers who recovered money in Urbana have to turn it in or they’ll face theft charges.

I’ve done onstage sex scenes.
It’s more work than you think.

I’ve done onstage sex scenes. <br>It’s more work than you think.

An actress discusses the challenges of being sexy — and funny — without being pornographic.

She thinks his family forcing her
to pay into a swear jar is absurd

She thinks his family forcing her <br>to pay into a swear jar is absurd

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | The advice columnist answers questions about the strange train we call life.

Reston, not Tysons Corner, begins
to dominate Northern Va. real estate

Reston, not Tysons Corner, begins <br> to dominate Northern Va. real estate

The Silver Line won’t arrive at Reston Town Center for years, but companies are flocking there.

It’s beyond time for the Redskins
to figure out what they have in RGIII

It’s beyond time for the Redskins <br>to figure out what they have in RGIII

COLUMN | As the QB makes a long-awaited return, Coach Gruden needs him to use his legs more.

8 things to do this weekend

8 things to do this weekend

From Halloween bases to Wizards’ home opener to “Novemberfest,” this weekend is a good one.

More Top Stories

DHS workers put $30,000 worth of Starbucks on government credit cards

DHS workers put $30,000 worth of Starbucks on government credit cards

IN THE LOOP | A media report highlighted a practice that allows employees to spend up to $3,000.

With political ads set to hit a record, news stations can hardly keep up

With political ads set to hit a record, news stations can hardly keep up

Dollars are flooding into modest local markets that are not in traditional battleground states.

The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago
— but Germany is still divided

The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago <br>— but Germany is still divided

WORLDVIEWS | Satellite images and maps show just how much East and West still differ from each other.

 Picks of the Week 

A teacher spent 2 days as a student. What she learned surprised her.

A teacher spent 2 days as a student. What she learned surprised her.

ANSWER SHEET | Her takeaways include that sitting all day is tiring and that many lessons are passive.

7 countries where Americans
can study for (nearly) free

7 countries where Americans <br>can study for (nearly) free

WORLDVIEWS | While the United States bankrupts you, these nations invest big time in higher education.

Rehearsal for death: A pre-K teacher on the trouble with lockdown drills

Rehearsal for death: A pre-K teacher on the trouble with lockdown drills<br>

OPINION | Getting the kids in the closet: A terrifying routine — and maybe wrong.

MONROVIA, LIBERIA – October 19: Georgina (right), 12, and Princess Manjoe (left), 13, sit near her family home as they undergo 21 days of quarantine after their mother, Mary Nyanfort, 40, was suspected of dying of Ebola just two days before, on October 16, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Close quarters in the large slum community of New Kru Town makes it very difficult to contain the spread of Ebola, prompting contact tracing teams to record and monitor those who may have been in contact with those who became infected. (Photo by Tanya Bindra for The Washington Post)

Princess and Georgina Manjoe. (Tanya Bindra for The Post)

Princess and Georgina: The long odds of saving these 2 from Ebola

In a Liberian slum, health workers know what needs to be done to prevent the spread of the deadly disease. But trying to keep everyone safe is difficult.

Sports

RGIII thankful for Gruden, ready to lean on teammates

RGIII thankful for Gruden, ready to lean on teammates

REDSKINS BLOG | Quarterback said he doesn’t feel pressure to be a hero in his first game back from ankle injury.

Real Estate

House of the Week | Chevy Chase, Md., Georgian estate for $5.2M

House of the Week | Chevy Chase, Md., Georgian estate for $5.2M

Built in 1905, Wirelawn has hosted parties for presidents, senators and other Washington elite and been home to an ambassador.

Federal Government

Hatch Act do’s and don’ts for federal employees

Hatch Act do’s and don’ts for federal employees

FEDERAL EYE | Federal employees must follow Hatch Act restrictions on their political activities, but there are still many things they can do.

National

Ferguson grand jury cleared of misconduct

Ferguson grand jury cleared of misconduct

The St. Louis County prosecutor also criticized leaks about officer Darren Wilson’s testimony before the jury.

Lifestyle

Jake Gyllenhaal hopes ‘Nightcrawler’ really messes you up

Jake Gyllenhaal hopes ‘Nightcrawler’ really messes you up

A troubling combination of charm and darkness make his latest character relatable and disturbing.

Arts

Ten famously delayed rap albums

Ten famously delayed rap albums

A lot can happen between signing with a label and releasing a record.

Business

The 13 scariest charts about our country and our world

The 13 scariest charts about our country and our world

WONKBLOG | From global warming and Ebola to inequality, racism and ageism, these 13 charts should frighten you.

Diversions