Kidnapping shows Islamic State’s reach

A brazen but ultimately failed effort to kidnap a Syrian rebel leader in broad daylight raises troubling questions about Islamic State’s growing reach into Turkey.

    For Scott Walker, potential 2016 hopes on the line in ’14

    Among the class of GOP presidential hopefuls, the Wisconsin governor is the lone contender who faces a critical test in this year’s elections.

    Panetta clashed with CIA over contents of his book

    The ex-CIA director let his publisher begin editing and making copies of the memoir before he had final agency approval, people familiar with the project said.

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    Ben Bradlee in his office in 1995. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)

    Legendary editor transformed The Post

    Ben Bradlee’s gift for leadership and zest for journalism — and life — made him the most celebrated editor of his era. He directed The Post’s coverage of Watergate, which resulted in the only resignation of a president in U.S. history.

    Local News

    Rabbi took students to bath where he allegedly hid camera, woman says

    Rabbi took students to bath where he allegedly hid camera, woman says

    A student at Towson, where Barry Freundel has taught since ’89, said he invited them to use the ritual bath.

    Va. investment adviser admits he
    stole at least $1 million from clients

    Va. investment adviser admits he <br> stole at least $1 million from clients

    The Apple Financial Services adviser preyed on the elderly and widowed, pilfering their savings.

    In Arlington, a key issue divides:
    Cost of a proposed streetcar line

    In Arlington, a key issue divides: <br> Cost of a proposed streetcar line

    A rematch for a County Board seat reprised the familiar debate, and some voters are growing weary.

    Metro will keep nine stations open late for Veterans Day concert on Mall

    Metro will keep nine stations open late for Veterans Day concert on Mall

    GRIDLOCK | The agency is expecting ridership to be double what they get for July 4.

    Catania’s ‘Scandal’ mailer puts Bowser former adviser back into mayoral fray

    Catania’s ‘Scandal’ mailer puts Bowser former adviser back into mayoral fray

    Tom Lindenfeld is no longer advising Muriel Bowser. But his scandal is being used against her.

    Are you ‘top tier’ or a ‘city striver’?
    How marketers see D.C. residents.

    Are you ‘top tier’ or a ‘city striver’? <br>How marketers see D.C. residents.

    A company dissected Zip codes into handy — and questionable — labels based on a demographic’s tastes.

    D.C.’s skyline could be as iconic as N.Y.’s. The Height Act won’t allow it.

    D.C.’s skyline could be as iconic as N.Y.’s. The Height Act won’t allow it.

    OPINION | D.C. Council has the opportunity to open this city’s horizons, but it probably won’t.

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    Conservatives hate the ‘lamestream media’ even more than you think

    Conservatives hate the ‘lamestream media’ even more than you think

    THE FIX | Right-leaning Americans rely on Fox News and pundits like Rush Limbaugh, a study finds.

    An online marketplace for sex led suspected serial killer to final victim

    An online marketplace for sex led suspected serial killer to final victim

    Police say Darren Deon Vann found her through Backpage.com, thinking he could stay anonymous.

    McDonald’s plans changes to its menu in an effort to revive flagging sales

    McDonald’s plans changes to its menu in an effort to revive flagging sales

    With sales sputtering, McDonald’s is gearing up to bring you more customizable options next year.

    Chicago man jokes with Obama:
    ‘Don’t touch my girlfriend’

    Chicago man jokes with Obama: <br>‘Don’t touch my girlfriend’

    The president responded to the man’s comment, and his fiancee appeared embarrassed.

    Weather.com is out of control

    Weather.com is out of control

    WEATHER GANG | A headline about a nor’easter reached new heights in absurdity and irresponsibility.

    Sports

    World Series will be a battle of the bullpens

    World Series will be a battle of the bullpens

    While position players and starting pitchers get all the glory and attention, both teams’ strength this season has been their bullpen.

    Real Estate

    How to save money on rent -- so you can buy a house

    How to save money on rent -- so you can buy a house

    October to February is an excellent time to negotiate good deals with a landlord.

    Federal Government

    Coexistence of aggressive interrogation and civil liberties

    Coexistence of aggressive interrogation and civil liberties

    FINE PRINT | Panetta argues that “enhanced” interrogations were fruitful, but so were techniques without duress.

    National

    Data shows slowdown in travelers to U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations

    Data shows slowdown in travelers to U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations

    Fewer than half as many people as once thought are flying from three countries in West Africa.

    Lifestyle

    Dave Grohl follows his ‘Sonic Highways’ home to Washington, D.C.

    Dave Grohl follows his ‘Sonic Highways’ home to Washington, D.C.

    The Foo Fighters frontman discusses his new rockumentary series for HBO.

    Arts

    ‘Us’: A fractured family’s trip into parenthood’s regrets

    ‘Us’: A fractured family’s trip into parenthood’s regrets

    Author David Nicholls paints a picture of a summer holiday sprinkled with as much humor as tragedy.

    Business

    Microsoft CEO’s faith in the system pays off

    Microsoft CEO’s faith in the system pays off

    ON LEADERSHIP | Two weeks after Satya Nadella’s gaffe over women and raises, Microsoft discloses the chief executive’s $84 million pay package.

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