Gunman in Texas was convicted in ’10 terror probe

Investigators searched Elton Simpson’s Phoenix apartment after, authorities said, he and his roommate Nadir Soofi opened fire late Sunday in Texas outside an event featuring cartoons of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

Meet the Texas contest’s incendiary organizer

Meet the Texas contest’s incendiary organizer

Pamela Geller recently sponsored an anti-Muslim ad campaign.

Carson, Fiorina announced their bid for president today. (Reuters, Getty)

For Carson and Fiorina, the trick will be going from spoiler to contender

They will be powerful new voices in the race because they can articulate many Republicans’ frustrations with Clinton. The hard part will be when they want to be more than just a voice.

Local News

Baltimore police: Fox News report of officer-involved shooting ‘unfounded’

Baltimore police: Fox News report of officer-involved shooting ‘unfounded’

A news crew and a witness reported seeing a shooting, but the network later corrected the report.

In a changing D.C., Martha’s Table plans a $20 million move to Southeast

In a changing D.C., Martha’s Table plans a $20 million move to Southeast

The charity’s headquarters will move from the gentrifying 14th Street corridor to a poorer part of the city.

Drivers beware: D.C. has added five more speed cameras to its fleet

Drivers beware: D.C. has added five more speed cameras to its fleet

Drivers caught speeding will receive a warning during a 30-day trial period. After that, it’s ticket time.

Construction at Watergate hotel on hold after Friday’s garage collapse

Construction at Watergate hotel on hold after Friday’s garage collapse

Crews continue work to shore up the structure, while officials have yet to determine what caused the collapse.

Why top federal employees leave:
It’s not just the money

Why top federal employees leave: <br>It’s not just the money

FEDERAL EYE | A new government report suggests that a little more recognition could go a long way.

Charter school founder agrees to
pay $3 million to settle lawsuit

Charter school founder agrees to <br>pay $3 million to settle lawsuit

Kent Amos of Community Academy had been accused of diverting taxpayer funds for personal gain.

Who can I report Metro fare evaders to, and will anything be done about it?

Who can I report Metro fare evaders to, and will anything be done about it?

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | “Dr. Gridlock” took your questions (and gripes) on traffic, transit and commuting.

Accepted to all eight Ivies, Virginia student makes her decision: Harvard

Accepted to all eight Ivies, Virginia student makes her decision: Harvard

Thomas Jefferson High senior Pooja Chandrashekar got into 14 colleges and plans to study bioengineering.

Meet the pastry chef who does a little political consulting on the side

Meet the pastry chef who does a little political consulting on the side

Oris Marla Romash a seasoned political consultant who does a little baking on the side?

More Top Stories

In wake of Baltimore riots, Obama’s plan for urban areas under scrutiny

In wake of Baltimore riots, Obama’s plan for urban areas under scrutiny

The president’s early ambitions for American cities have not been realized, despite enormous efforts.

McDonald’s knows you don’t eat there anymore — and it wants to change that

McDonald’s knows you don’t eat there anymore — and it wants to change that

The world’s biggest burger chain is trying to end its sales slump, and no cost or burger is safe.

The Clintons, a luxury jet and their $100 million donor from Canada

The Clintons, a luxury jet and their $100 million donor from Canada

As Hillary Clinton runs for president, her husband’s friendship with a mining magnate faces scrutiny.

Federal Government

GOP targets federal workers, again

GOP targets federal workers, again

FEDERAL EYE | Government retirement and health programs would be slashed under a 10-year Republican spending plan.

National

NYPD officer dies after being shot in the head

NYPD officer dies after being shot in the head

Officer Brian Moore died a day after suspect Demetrius Blackwell’s arraignment on attempted murder charges.

Business

This is how China is trying to save its economy

This is how China is trying to save its economy

WONKBLOG | China’s central bank is getting more creative as it tries to stop its economy from slowing down too much.

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