Flight asked to change altitude before vanishing

Minutes before an AirAsia jet disappeared with 162 people aboard, air-traffic controllers apparently denied a pilot’s request to climb to a higher altitude.

NYPD commissioner: Anger is the ‘tip of the iceberg’

Bill Bratton said frustration extends beyond policing to poverty rates, growing disparity and unemployment issues.

Robert Griffin III leaves the field. (Post)

  • Robert Griffin III leaves the field.
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  • Anthony Spencer grabs the ball and scores a touchdown.
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  • Robert Griffin III is sacked by Dallas’ George Selvie.
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  • DeSean Jackson fights off Barry Church.
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  • David Amerson and Jackson Jeffcoat try to tackle Cole Beasley.
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  • Keenan Robinson sacks Dallas quarterback Tony Romo.
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  • The Dallas defense stops running back Alfred Morris.
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  • Dez Bryant scores a Dallas touchdown.
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Redskins finish with a thud

Dallas stars Tony Romo, DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant step up and Washington goes down, 44-17, to close season 4-12.

Local News

District lawmaker who reshaped
Ward 1 wonders if anyone noticed

District lawmaker who reshaped <br>Ward 1 wonders if anyone noticed

In his final days on the D.C. Council, Jim Graham hopes residents will realize how his area improved.

Family of ramp agent killed at
Dulles says airport has flaws

Family of ramp agent killed at <br>Dulles says airport has flaws

Confusion on runway rules and lack of a risk management system led to Jared Dodson’s death, parents say.

Eulogies begin for D.C.’s ‘Homicide Watch’ blog, which is shutting down

Eulogies begin for D.C.’s ‘Homicide Watch’ blog, which is shutting down

The four-year-old site, a combination true crime blog, case log and victim memorial, could not find a buyer.

Tolls set to start for 95 Express Lanes

Tolls set to start for 95 Express Lanes

Get ready to pay 20 to 80 cents per mile to use them in Northern Virginia, starting Monday.

Former ‘Most Wanted’ producer sees pirogies as foundation of food empire

Former ‘Most Wanted’ producer sees pirogies as foundation of food empire

COLUMN | A TV veteran in the D.C. area wants the homely dumpling to be America’s ubiquitous meal.

Residents fight to keep alternative-ed programs out of their neighborhood

Residents fight to keep alternative-ed programs out of their neighborhood

The Aspen Hill group fears that the plan will disrupt the area and waste Montgomery taxpayers’ money.

‘Diner’ debut on stage reveals a musical still on uncertain footing

‘Diner’ debut on stage reveals a musical still on uncertain footing

REVIEW | But Sheryl Crow’s songs for the adaptation of the 1982 film do have a satisfying melodic urgency.

Spotlight | Editors’ Pick

(Lettering by Joel Holland; photo by Marvin Joseph/Post)

They made a Silicon Valley fortune. And they’re giving most of it away.

Cari Tuna and Dustin Moskovitz, who co-founded Facebook, are the vanguard of young philanthropists trying to shape a world beyond their communities.

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Euro crisis could see comeback as radical leftists poised to make history

Euro crisis could see comeback as radical leftists poised to make history

A Monday vote in the Greek Parliament is expected to bring down the pro-austerity government.

A world-famous medicine man with a sweat lodge and an alleged dark past

A world-famous medicine man with a sweat lodge and an alleged dark past

Prosecutors say a Native American elder sexually abused and raped girls, including his own daughters.

As U.S. draws down in Afghanistan, Obama says homeland is more secure

As U.S. draws down in Afghanistan, Obama says homeland is more secure

After 13 years of war in Afghanistan, the president marked the end of the combat mission by thanking troops.

Politics

Divide over police and justice system isn’t just racial — it’s partisan, too

Divide over police and justice system isn’t just racial — it’s partisan, too

The differences are stark between blacks and whites, but a split also emerges depending on ideology.

Real Estate

Mortgage rates wander up slightly heading into holiday

Mortgage rates wander up slightly heading into holiday

The 30-year fixed-rate average edged up to 3.83 percent, but has remained below 4 percent for all but two weeks since October.

Going Out Guide

Heller’s Bakery to close

Heller’s Bakery to close

One of the District’s oldest bakeries will close this week due to unpaid rent. Here’s a look back at its storied history.

Business

Former ‘Most Wanted’ producer sees pirogies as foundation of food empire

Former ‘Most Wanted’ producer sees pirogies as foundation of food empire

VALUE ADDED | COLUMN | A TV veteran in the D.C. area wants the homely dumpling to be America’s ubiquitous meal.

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