Hackers may have breached OPM network

Chinese hackers penetrated the database of the Office of Personnel Management, according to a report. The Department of Homeland Security said it had not found any loss of “personally identifiable information.”

Obama defends decision not to visit border in Texas

After meeting with Gov. Rick Perry, the president said he was “not interested in photo ops.”

HBO landed 19 nominations with 'Game of Thrones.' (HBO)

And the Emmy nominees are ...

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” landed the most nominations with 19, followed by FX’s “Fargo,” which picked up 18 nominations.

Local News

House side of U.S. Capitol closed
after asbestos-related incident

House side of U.S. Capitol closed <br>after asbestos-related incident

Lawmakers and aides who work in that part of the building were told to stay away “until further notice.”

Researcher works to define what many thought D.C. didn’t have: A dialect

Researcher works to define what many thought D.C. didn’t have: A dialect

Pronunciation differs along with the use of words such as “bama” (unkempt) and “cised” (excited).

D.C. visitor: Uber driver kidnapped me

D.C. visitor: Uber driver kidnapped me

A man says he and his colleagues wound up in a high-speed attempt to avoid a taxi inspector.

Stop these anti-cyclist tirades, D.C.
When it’s bike vs. car, who survives?

Stop these anti-cyclist tirades, D.C.<br>When it’s bike vs. car, who survives?

COLUMN | More than 1.2 million people die in traffic accidents each year, 93% from “driver error.”

The goal was 500 homeless families
in apartments. D.C has only hit 187.

The goal was 500 homeless families <br>in apartments. D.C has only hit 187.<br>

Officials say they’ll hit 200 by Friday, but lawmakers fear a repeat of last winter’s housing crisis.

Nationals switch on power, blast their way into first place in the NL East

Nationals switch on power, blast their way into first place in the NL East

Ramos, Desmond and Werth homer as Washington supercharges its offense in a win over the Orioles.

More Top Stories

Death toll in Gaza doubles to 80 as Israeli airstrikes enter a third day

Death toll in Gaza doubles to 80 as Israeli airstrikes enter a third day

Hamas and other militant factions also continued firing rockets at Israeli population centers.

Should drug sales representatives
be able to tout ‘off label’ uses?

Should drug sales representatives<br> be able to tout ‘off label’ uses?

The FDA reviews limits on data distributed by drug firms, confronting issues of free speech.

The saga of slain sniper Chris Kyle
vs. Jesse Ventura gets day in court

The saga of slain sniper Chris Kyle <br> vs. Jesse Ventura gets day in court

The SEAL-turned-author said he punched a celebrity — the former wrestler — while mourning a death.

Hobby Lobby stunt: Protest or prank?

Hobby Lobby stunt: Protest or prank?

A New York activist’s in-store “pro choice” display gets widespread Internet attention, if not results.

Argentina defeats Netherlands in shootout to reach final vs. Germany

Argentina defeats Netherlands in shootout to reach final vs. Germany

After 120 minutes of scoreless soccer, the semifinal comes
down to penalty kicks.

Politics

Democrats introduce bill requiring contraception payment

Democrats introduce bill requiring contraception payment

The effort comes a week after the Supreme Court ruled that private companies may seek exemptions.

Local Columnists

Intimidated and inspired by 2 champion blind golfers

Intimidated and inspired by 2 champion blind golfers

COLUMN | How do they do it? Blind golfers play better than I do and use their skill to raise money, awareness for charity.

Sports

Nationals switch on power, blast their way into first place in the NL East

Nationals switch on power, blast their way into first place in the NL East

Ramos, Desmond and Werth homer as Washington supercharges its offense in a win over the Orioles.

Lifestyle

GWARbar gets ready to open in Richmond

GWARbar gets ready to open in Richmond

GWAR has celebrated tastelessness for decades. Now the band’s members plan to open a restaurant.

Arts

In London, a play that George Clooney could love

In London, a play that George Clooney could love

“Great Britain” tells us the obvious, at great length, in satirizing Britain’s fact-challenged tabloid papers.

Federal Government

Want to work for the government? Good luck: Hiring slides to 8-year low.

Want to work for the government? Good luck: Hiring slides to 8-year low.<br>

FEDERAL EYE | FEDERAL EYE | Budget cuts and growing fiscal pressures are behind the shrinking workforce.

Discussions

Ask Boswell: Baseball’s All-Star picks are out, but are they right?

Ask Boswell: Baseball’s All-Star picks are out, but are they right?

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Sports columnist Tom Boswell discussed the Nationals, and the latest in national and international sports.

Diversions