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.

Castro brothers face sharp test amid renewed diplomacy

If tensions with the U.S. ease, Cubans will look inward at the shortcomings of their Soviet-style planned economy.

A worker removes a billboard for "The Interview" in Hollywood. (Getty)

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

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | Despite Hollywood's protests that movies are "just" movies, “The Interview” shows that they are all political.

Local News

Son of ex-Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell charged with driving while intoxicated

Son of ex-Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell charged with driving while intoxicated

Robert Ryan McDonnell, 23, was arrested Thursday morning in Virginia Beach, authorities said.

A chilly, breezy weekend of typical December weather ahead

A chilly, breezy weekend of typical December weather ahead

WEATHER GANG: Expect to see the sun more than clouds in the next few days with temps in the 40s.

With Morrissey’s vow to run again,
Va. braces for new political spectacle

With Morrissey’s vow to run again, <br> Va. braces for new political spectacle

Del. Joseph Morrissey (D) resigned after being convicted of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Why Arlington will help save Signature Theater, but not Artisphere

Why Arlington will help save Signature Theater, but not Artisphere

Loaning $5 million to the theater keeps an ‘economic anchor’ of Shirlington alive, officials say.

Longtime Theater J artistic director Ari Roth says that he’s been fired

Longtime Theater J artistic director Ari Roth says that he’s been fired

Roth, who clashed with management at the Jewish theater in D.C., said he'll start a new company.

Fehr’s overtime winner lifts Capitals over Blue Jackets in wild contest

Fehr’s overtime winner lifts Capitals over Blue Jackets in wild contest

After relinquishing an initial lead, the Caps rallied to snap Columbus’s seven-game winning streak.

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He promised himself he was done handling the dead. Then Ebola came.

He promised himself he was done handling the dead. Then Ebola came.

Andrew Kondoh cared for bodies during Sierra Leone’s civil war. Now, he buries them amid a new tragedy.

Scathing new report says the Secret Service is ‘starved for leadership’

Scathing new report says the Secret Service is ‘starved for leadership’

An independent review called for deep changes, including a higher fence around the White House.

On final show, Stephen Colbert’s alter-ego roars, “I am immortal!”

On final show, Stephen Colbert’s alter-ego roars, “I am immortal!”

Many wrongly predicted that he’d kill off his famous character on his last Comedy Central show.

‘Governor, this is Barack Obama...
I’ve got a few complaints.’

‘Governor, this is Barack Obama... <br>I’ve got a few complaints.’

The president called into the Massachusetts leader’s last “Ask the Governor” program on Thursday.

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

Tainted water prompts new look at coal-ash dumps

Tainted water prompts new look at coal-ash dumps

Dam breaks and tainted wells prompt a harder look at coal-ash dumps that escaped EPA oversight for years.

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.

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