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.

69 minutes from killer’s
first shot until he lay dead

69 minutes from killer’s <br> first shot until he lay dead

In 82 pages, police recount the rampage
in intimate detail.

Paperwork piles up at an official's office in New Delhi. (Simon de Trey-White)

Modi to lazy bureaucrats: Get to work

LETTER FROM INDIA | Gone are the days of golf courses and five-star hotels for India’s “babus.” The new prime minister has told the country’s famously slow bureaucracy it’s time to change.

Local News

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.

A tranquil Saturday, but turning
hotter and stormier by Monday

A tranquil Saturday, but turning <br>hotter and stormier by Monday

WEATHER GANG | Today and Sunday look like good pool or beach days before storm threats return.

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

Howard University was downgraded for the second time this year by the credit ratings service.

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.

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.

Jordan Zimmerman exits with possible injury in Nats’ loss to Phillies

Jordan Zimmerman exits with possible injury in Nats’ loss to Phillies

An injury to the all-star pitcher, who left the game in the fourth inning, would be a blow to the team.

More Top Stories

For LeBron, ‘sorry’ was the key word

For LeBron, ‘sorry’ was the key word

OPINION | In returning to Cleveland, James distinguishes himself by accepting and issuing apologies.

Tommy Ramone, cofounder of seminal punk band the Ramones, dies at 62

Tommy Ramone, cofounder  of seminal punk band the Ramones, dies at 62

The band influenced a generation of rockers and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

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 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.

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

The federal government had 25,566
information-security incidents in 2013

The federal government had 25,566 <br>information-security incidents in 2013<br>

FEDERAL EYE | That is more than double the number of problems reported in 2009.

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