U.S. businesses rush to find Cuba opportunities

U.S. trade and tourism are expected to grow with the historic decision to mend diplomatic ties, and some are scrambling to position themselves as first in line.

Opponents formulate ways to derail Obama’s policy

Funding for diplomatic operations in Havana and an ambassador’s confirmation could be likely targets.

The swing set where Lacy's body was found. (Andrew Craft for The Post)

The body of Lennon Lacy, 17, was found hanging just inches off the ground from a swing set. Authorities called the death a suicide.

Local News

The Morrissey scandal: Nude photos, hacking claims and a pregnant teen

The Morrissey scandal: Nude photos, hacking claims and a pregnant teen

Convicted Virginia Del. Joseph Morrissey announced he will resign — and then run again for his seat.

The last minute gifts you need are in
an unlikely place: Federal gift shops

The last minute gifts you need are in <br>an unlikely place: Federal gift shops

NASA, NIH, the FBI and the CIA are here to bail you out. No, really. Ebola dolls, anyone?

The weekend will be cold and breezy, then a stormy Christmas week arrives

The weekend will be cold and breezy, then a stormy Christmas week arrives

WEATHER GANG | Expect clouds, but only a passing chance of rain or snow on Saturday.

Mike Rizzo, trading machine: A look back at how he has shaped the Nats

Mike Rizzo, trading machine: A look back at how he has shaped the Nats

He has made 30 deals, including this week’s biggie, since becoming the Nats’ general manager in 2009.

Josie Portillo for the washington post weekend 12.19 movie theaters cover

(Josie Portillo for The Post)

Recliners and ‘ninja’ waiters:
The rise of luxury movie theaters

New theaters around D.C. offer a lot: Reserved seats, blankets, alcohol, full meals and more — for a price.

Morning Mix

Stories from all over

Mehmet Oz. (2013 photo/AP)

Mehmet Oz. (2013 photo/AP)

Half of Dr. Oz's medical advice is baseless or wrong, study says

A withering assessment of Oz and the whole doctor talk show business.

The top 10 D.C. sports phrases of 2014

The top 10 D.C. sports phrases of 2014

SPORTS BOG | Stop dry snitching and start TOOTBLAN-ing. It was a fun year for new phrases in D.C.

7 things to do this weekend

7 things to do this weekend

Catch classic holiday movies, rock out to 90’s hits at the 9:30 Club or head to the opera house.

More Top Stories

North Korea’s bizarre Sony saga
uncovers Hollywood’s hidden truth

North Korea’s bizarre Sony saga <br>uncovers Hollywood’s hidden truth

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | Despite claims to the contrary, movies really are a vehicle for politics.

LIFTOFF & LETDOWN 

Fixing the broken U.S. talent flow

Fixing the broken U.S. talent flow

PART 6 | An exceptional economy has been lost because Americans stopped doing exceptional work.

Private colleges are a waste of money for white, middle-class kids

Private colleges are a waste of money for white, middle-class kids

WONKBLOG | Students from disadvantaged families might benefit, but others typically do not.

It’s never too late to tell your story of rape. 14 years later, this is mine.

It’s never too late to tell your story of rape. 14 years later, this is mine.

OPINION | The Post’s Cairo bureau chief finally confronts the pain she has been carrying for years.

Politics

Gruber’s after-the-fact explanation of his Obamacare remarks

Gruber’s after-the-fact explanation of his Obamacare remarks

FACT CHECKER | Jonathan Gruber gives an after-the-fact explanation of his 2012 remarks on Obamacare, but confuses the issue further.

Real Estate

House of the Week | Robert Gurney-designed Spring Valley house for $4.99M

House of the Week | Robert Gurney-designed Spring Valley house for $4.99M

The D.C. architect cleverly integrated the bones of the post-World War II spec house into his modern design.

Federal Government

Growing portion of FEMA disaster funding goes to admin costs, auditors say

Growing portion of FEMA disaster funding goes to admin costs, auditors say

FEDERAL EYE | Federal auditors say FEMA needs to do a better job controlling its administrative costs, which have risen dramatically in recent years.

National

More experienced drivers are actually worse at texting and driving, study shows

More experienced drivers are actually worse at texting and driving, study shows

Texting and driving is dangerous for everybody. A Wayne State University study shows older and more experienced drivers are especially bad at it.

Business

Economic impact from new Cuba policy limited for now

Economic impact from new Cuba policy limited for now

Agriculture, telecom and construction could benefit, but the U.S. trade embargo still stands.

Diversions