Romney rules out 2016 bid, ending speculation

The Republican told supporters in a call that he would not run for president a third time, saying the campaign would have been a “difficult test and a hard fight.”

How he’s going to get what
he wants in the 2016 race

THE FIX | The dynamic of the race has been fundamentally altered. 

A child attaches a "love lock" to the Basra bridge. (Ayman Karim)

An Iraqi tried to replicate Paris’s
‘love locks’ bridge. It ended badly.

The course of true love never did run smooth, and in Basra, a city with a strong presence of religiously conservative Shiite militias, such a public display of affection inevitably risked a backlash.

    Local News

    Family of woman who died in smoky train sues WMATA for $50 million

    Family of woman who died in smoky train sues WMATA for $50 million

    The Alexandria resident was trapped on a train for more than 35 minutes before help arrived.

    Police: Fake cop pulls over real cop

    The impersonator sped away when the off-duty officer mentioned he was a cop, Pr. William authorities say.

    The odds of a big Sunday snowstorm have taken a hit, but wintry mix likely

    The odds of a big Sunday snowstorm have taken a hit, but wintry mix likely

    WEATHER GANG | Expect precipitation from Sunday afternoon to mid-morning on Monday.

    Chef found guilty in abduction and rape of ex-fiance who killed herself

    The 28-year-old Fairfax County victim gave harrowing testimony of an attack, then committed suicide before Charles Massey III went to trial.

    How this Terp went from Jewish day school to walk-on basketball star

    How this Terp went from Jewish day school to walk-on basketball star

    COLUMN | Jacob Susskind did not take the typical route into big-time college sports at U-Md.

    Breaking news: Werth won’t have to shave his beard for his jail sentence

    Breaking news: Werth won’t have to shave his beard for his jail sentence

    SPORTS BOG | Meanwhile, John Feinstein called the Nat one of the least likable athletes in D.C. history.

    I feel like my grown son doesn’t
    need me — or my advice — anymore

    I feel like my grown son doesn’t <br>need me — or my advice — anymore

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

    More Top Stories

    Why sorority culture contributes
    to the problem of rapes on campus

    Why sorority culture contributes <br>to the problem of rapes on campus

    POSTEVERYTHING | Instead of blaming the sisters, blame should go to the institutions’ skewed values.

    Shake Shack’s threat to McDonald’s

    Shake Shack’s threat to McDonald’s

    The burger joint that started in a hot-dog cart had an explosive IPO, more than doubling its stock price.

    Super Bowl XLIX

    The NFL is beginning to make its audience feel guilty and uneasy

    The NFL is beginning to make its audience feel guilty and uneasy

    COLUMN | The past year begs whether the league cares more about people or profits.

    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

    Conservative chairman open to federal worker views

    Conservative chairman open to federal worker views

    FEDERAL DIARY | Rep. Meadows takes over panel with willingness to consider other perspectives.

    National

    January measles outbreak reaches 84 cases

    January measles outbreak reaches 84 cases

    The current measles outbreak has spread to 84 people across 14 states, CDC officials say.

    Business

    Hershey’s plan to hook Americans onto impulse-buying chocolate again

    Hershey’s plan to hook Americans onto impulse-buying chocolate again

    Self-checkouts and online shopping have crushed the business of sweet indulgence.

    Diversions