Police didn’t have access to video in Navy Yard attack

A private security guard locked himself in the surveillance room, blocking access to D.C. police trying to track shooter Aaron Alexis, according to an internal report.

CDC closes labs after mishandling pathogens

Government facilities in Ga. improperly sent anthrax, botulism bacteria and deadly bird flu virus to other labs five times in the past decade, officials said.

Cavaliers fans celebrate in front of NBA star LeBron James's house. (AP)

Northeast Ohio forgives its native son

Cleveland is used to losing and desertion, but news that LeBron James is rejoining the Cavs brings “a chance to make it right.”

Local News

Virginia will kick in $65 million more for Columbia Pike streetcar project

Virginia will kick in $65 million more for Columbia Pike streetcar project

The increase means Arlington and Fairfax can build the controversial system without federal funds.

In Moody’s U.S. college credit ratings, over three dozen are downgraded

In Moody’s U.S. college credit ratings, over three dozen are downgraded

Fragility in the higher education market leads rating agency to issue cautions on many colleges.

Weather Service walks back claim about summer return of polar vortex

Weather Service walks back claim about summer return of polar vortex

WEATHER GANG | Chilly weather is headed toward the eastern U.S., but it’s not from the polar vortex.

My abusive ex-boyfriend could be at my friend’s wedding. Should I skip it?

My abusive ex-boyfriend could be at my friend’s wedding. Should I skip it? <br>

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Advice for life based on the experiences of someone who has been there.

This weekend, relive a time when
the Civil War came to Washington

This weekend, relive a time when <br>the Civil War came to Washington

The story of the Battle of Fort Stevens is a fascinating piece of history right under our noses.

Hawk found injured in D.C. area released into wild in rare success story

Hawk found injured in D.C. area released into wild in rare success story

The red-shouldered hawk, which was found concussed, was returned to health after months of treatment.

What it’s like to eat dinner near the first lady, at well-sculpted arm’s length

What it’s like to eat dinner near the first lady, at well-sculpted arm’s length

When a food critic is seated a table away from Michelle Obama, more than the meal is reviewed.

Burglar strikes home of mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser’s parents

Burglar strikes home of mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser’s parents

Police say the burglar posed as a cable TV employee to enter the D.C. home, then stole items and fled.

More Top Stories

Judge: GOP made ‘mockery’ of Florida’s redistricting

Judge: GOP made ‘mockery’ of Florida’s redistricting

WONKBLOG | The ruling means that at least two of the state’s districts will need to be redrawn.

‘There are no Saturdays or Sundays’
in new norm for India’s bureaucrats

‘There are no Saturdays or Sundays’ <br> in new norm for India’s bureaucrats

With a new prime minister in charge, gone are the days of golfing and five-star hotels for India’s “babus.”

There may be no clear winners in
Gaza fight, but there’s one big loser

There may be no clear winners in <br> Gaza fight, but there’s one big loser

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has become a bystander as hard-liners consolidate power.

No, Spielberg didn’t kill a dinosaur.
The Internet is just that idiotic.

No, Spielberg didn’t kill a dinosaur. <br> The Internet is just that idiotic.

THE INTERSECT | People are outraged over the director's “slaughter” of the “majestic animal.”

Picks of the Week 

The ‘perfect Aryan’ child depicted in Nazi propaganda? She was Jewish.

The ‘perfect Aryan’ child depicted in Nazi propaganda? She was Jewish.

“If the Nazis had known who I really was, I wouldn’t be alive,’’ says Hessy Taft, who ended up in N.Y.

Rock The Vote? For millennials, this year looks like Block Their Vote.

Rock The Vote? For millennials, this year looks like Block Their Vote.

COLUMN | GOP tactics are making it tougher for younger Americans to cast their ballots.

President Harding’s steamy love
letters to mistress to go public

President Harding’s steamy love<br> letters to mistress to go public

Letters from his affair with Carrie Phillips were held under court-ordered seal for the last 50 years.

The writer with her newborn twins. (Darlena Cunha)

This is what happened when I drove my Mercedes to pick up food stamps

A former TV producer chronicles her swift descent into poverty and what it taught her.

Local Columnists

The great biker-driver clash of D.C.

The great biker-driver clash of D.C.

COLUMN | Everyone in the city’s clash is right. And everyone is wrong. Can’t we all just get along?

Sports

Building fields of hope in Brazil

Building fields of hope in Brazil

Washington native Drew Chafetz launched a nonprofit that builds soccer pitches for communities in need.

Real Estate

House of the Week | Queen Anne Victorian in NW DC for $4.25M

House of the Week | Queen Anne Victorian in NW DC for $4.25M

The 1890s home called Glen Hurst was one of the original houses constructed by the Palisades of the Potomac Land Improvement Co.

Going Out Guide

8 things to do this weekend

8 things to do this weekend

Pack a picnic to watch the World Cup finals on a big screen or catch an offbeat show at Capital Fringe.

Lifestyle

When everybody already knows your name

When everybody already knows your name

The burdens and blessings of living with a famous name inspire Amelia Earhart, horrify Justin Bieber.

Arts

A multitasker in art and life

A multitasker in art and life

Bass-baritone Eric Owens explores new roles on and off the stage, teaching, advising and conducting.

Federal Government

House examines ‘viability’ of federal executives

House examines ‘viability’ of federal executives

FEDERAL EYE | SES members might not have known there was a question about the ability of their workforce to continue, but that’s an inference that can be drawn by the title of the hearing: “The Viability of the Senior Executive Service.“

Discussions

What to Watch: Some of your favorites didn’t get Emmy nods. Stop complaining.

What to Watch: Some of your favorites didn’t get Emmy nods. Stop complaining.

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Hank Stuever discussed the Emmy nominations and what’s coming in the fall TV season.

Business

A bank that fits in the palm of your hand

A bank that fits in the palm of your hand

Smartphone start-ups like Moven, Simple skip the tellers for a purely digital experience.

Diversions