U.S.-Turkey ties strained by Islamic State

Divergent views over how to handle the Islamic State threat have laid bare the fault lines of a fragile relationship.

U.S. economy sees strongest 6-month expansion since ’03

The U.S. economy grew at 3.5 percent between July and September, exceeding analyst predictions.

(The Washington Post)

What will kill you? Probably not Ebola.

INTERACTIVE | If you live in the U.S., something far less exotic — a pool, a car, a house fire — is more likely to claim your life.

Local News

Potentially dangerous guardrails in Va., Md.: ‘They could be anywhere’

Potentially dangerous guardrails in Va., Md.: ‘They could be anywhere’

Crews are tracking down metal caps that can cause guardrails to spear cars. The flaw is linked to 5 deaths.

Sally Quinn throws Ben Bradlee one last A-list party at their D.C. home

Sally Quinn throws Ben Bradlee one last A-list party at their D.C. home

Washington’s most famous hostess gathered 800 people to bid her husband farewell.

3 Pinocchios: Comstock claims she saved $400 million on the Silver Line

3 Pinocchios: Comstock claims she saved $400 million on the Silver Line

FACT CHECKER | The statement is speculation on a figure that is likely wildly exaggerated.

Is smoked ice D.C’s next food trend?

Is smoked ice D.C’s next food trend?<br>

New Navy Yard barbecue joint Willie’s Brew & Cue puts its ice into the smoker, then re-freezes it.

Today is lovely, but Halloween will be tricky before a nasty cold punch hits

Today is lovely, but Halloween will be tricky before a nasty cold punch hits

WEATHER GANG | Trick-or-treaters could face rain. Then window-rattling cold wind will arrive.

5 things to do in your garden by winter

5 things to do in your garden by winter

If you don’t have a ton of time, these tasks should be your top priority before December.

More Top Stories

Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out:
‘I’m proud to be gay’

Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out: <br> ‘I’m proud to be gay’

Cook acknowledges his sexuality in an essay for Bloomberg Businessweek.

Madison Bumgarner is every
Royals fan’s worst nightmare

Madison Bumgarner is every <br>Royals fan’s worst nightmare

COLUMN | The pitcher’s relief effort in Game 7 of the World Series will haunt Kansas City for years.

Nurse defies quarantine order,
goes for bike ride with boyfriend

Nurse defies quarantine order, <br>goes for bike ride with boyfriend

Kaci Hickox, who treated Ebola patients in West Africa, said she would ignore Maine’s policy.

THOMAS M. MENINO 1942-2014

Thomas M. Menino, former Boston mayor, dies at 71

Thomas M. Menino, former Boston mayor, dies at 71

The old-style big-city boss gathered a broad base of supporters during his 20 years in office.

This airline is making flights
to Europe as cheap as $99

This airline is making flights <br> to Europe as cheap as $99

WONKBLOG | Wow Air is going to go where other ultra-low-cost carriers haven’t: across the Atlantic.

Metal fragment could give clues into Amelia Earhart’s disappearance

Metal fragment could give clues into Amelia Earhart’s disappearance

This is the final bit of information one sleuth has been waiting for to finally substantiate his suspicions.

Sports

Wizards open their season with a thud

Wizards open their season with a thud

Short-handed Washington ran out of gas in the fourth quarter and fell prey to the Miami Heat.

Real Estate

Do your homework before picking a home renovation firm

Do your homework before picking a home renovation firm

The right research, planning and preparation on the front end are essential to a positive experience.

Federal Government

Got Ebola? Call a doctor. Or maybe a lawyer, for your Ebola-related needs.

Got Ebola? Call a doctor. Or maybe a lawyer, for your Ebola-related needs.

IN THE LOOP | A D.C. law firm is hard at work anticipating your dread-disease quandries. Just in case.

National

Halloween weekend vortex means Mid-Atlantic mountain snow, wicked wind, and winter cold

Halloween weekend vortex means Mid-Atlantic mountain snow, wicked wind, and winter cold

WEATHER GANG | The high energy weather system sets up a snowstorm for the Appalachians, and drives unseasonably cold temperatures and strong winds to the entire East Coast.

Lifestyle

‘Rival Survival’: A feeble reach across the political isle

‘Rival Survival’: A feeble reach across the political isle

TV REVIEW | Discovery put two U.S. senators on an island for a week. It went about as well as you’d expect.

Arts

Middleburg Film Festival launches its sophomore year

Middleburg Film Festival launches its sophomore year

Expectations are high for the Virginia festival to beat its first year success and create a unique identity.

Business

New rules on student debt and for-profit colleges

New rules on student debt and for-profit colleges

But critics said the Obama administration’s new guidlines contain too many loopholes.

Diversions