Near-collisions between drones, airliners surge

Since June 1, the FAA has been alerted to at least 25 episodes in which small drones came within a few seconds of crashing into much larger aircraft.

Unorthodox police practices emerge in Ferguson files

Police followed seemingly unusual forensic practices in the handling of evidence immediately after the shooting.

 
 

Officer fatally shot Cleveland boy within seconds of arriving at park

Video of the shooting of Tamir Rice, who had what turned out to be a BB gun, was made public at the request of his family, which said, “It is our belief that this situation could have been avoided.”

Local News

After snowy day, patchy icy spots tonight before a chilly Thanksgiving

After snowy day, patchy icy spots tonight before a chilly Thanksgiving

WEATHER GANG | The storm is getting out of here, but cold air will stick around for a while.

The stunning rise, rapid fall of RGIII

The stunning rise, rapid fall of RGIII

Is it time for the Redskins to move on? And what is the quarterback worth to other teams?

An Ebola aid worker returns to D.C. — and days of anxious self-monitoring

An Ebola aid worker returns to D.C. — and days of anxious self-monitoring

As Brent Sedgewick took his own temperature each day, the what-ifs raced through his mind.

Girl, 7, who was shot while playing
tag calls assailants ‘very bad people’

Girl, 7, who was shot while playing <br>tag calls assailants ‘very bad people’

D.C. police have not made any arrests in the incident, which left the second grader with a leg injury.

Female D.C. teacher’s aide found naked in car with student, police say

The 27-year-old employee at Eastern High School was arrested and charged with sexual abuse.

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Need to escape your family? Where to party before and after Thanksgiving.

Need to escape your family? Where to party before and after Thanksgiving.

GOING OUT GUIDE | This is how you can spend tonight, Thursday and Friday out of the house.

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Democrats face a new internal battle: Focus on the middle class or the poor?

Democrats face a new internal battle: Focus on the middle class or the poor?

WONKBLOG | The disputes echo a debate about whether the party is too liberal or not liberal enough.

A rare glimpse into Hillary Clinton’s lucrative speaking appearances

A rare glimpse into Hillary Clinton’s lucrative speaking appearances

For a $300,000 speech at UCLA, Clinton reps made many demands about the stage and green-room.

How an out-of-a-hat seniority vote still haunts Jeff Sessions 18 years later

How an out-of-a-hat seniority vote still haunts Jeff Sessions 18 years later

The senator is squaring off against his old friend in a race that has caused anxiety in their party.

The bizarre, viral fetish of ‘unboxing’

The bizarre, viral fetish of ‘unboxing’

The videos have become a mainstay on YouTube, garnering more than 8.3 million views.

Real Estate

Mortgage rates mostly flat heading into holiday

Mortgage rates mostly flat heading into holiday

The 30-year fixed-rate average dips to 3.97 percent, remaining below 4 percent for the second week in a row.

Federal Government

In the Loop: About those non-pardoned turkeys

In the Loop: About those non-pardoned turkeys

IN THE LOOP | Every year, the president makes a show of sparing a bird or two. But then what does the first family eat?

National

Ferguson is now a symbol, not a place

Ferguson is now a symbol, not a place

The suburb’s name will forever evoke feelings. How will it adjust to its emblematic meaning?

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