NYC police commissioner defends de Blasio

Bill Bratton criticized his own officers for taking the extraordinary step of turning their backs on the mayor as he entered the hospital where two patrolmen died.

    FAA inspectors overruled on drone safety fears

    Some agency employees say supervisors are pressuring analysts to grant permission for Hollywood filmmakers to fly drones on movies sets.

    YEAR IN REVIEW 

    (Clockwise from left): Williams, Angelou, de la Renta, Rivers, Gwynn.

    Notable deaths of 2014

    PHOTOS | From author Maya Angelou to actor Robin Williams to designer Oscar de la Renta, a look back of those we lost this year.

      Local News

      Gang member aiming for rival shoots bystander instead, D.C. police say

      A 19-year-old Southeast man was arrested in the incident near the Anacostia Metro station.

      Freezing rain advisory is dropped for D.C.; ice possible in western suburbs

      Freezing rain advisory is dropped for D.C.; ice possible in western suburbs

      WEATHER GANG | The region may still be socked by rain until as late as midnight tonight.

      Can the Nats do as well as last season without LaRoche and Desmond?

      Can the Nats do as well as last season without LaRoche and Desmond?

      LIVE Q&A | The Post columnist
      takes your questions on all things related to D.C. sports.

      Democrats to pick new candidate for Del. Morrissey’s seat after sex scandal

      Democrats to pick new candidate for Del. Morrissey’s seat after sex scandal

      The convicted Va. legislator, serving a six-month sentence, had planned to run again but was dissuaded.

      U-Md. is betting that College Park
      can become the next Silicon Valley

      U-Md. is betting that College Park <br>can become the next Silicon Valley

      The school recruited ex-Howard Co. executive Ken Ulman to transform it into a start-up hub.

      Calls up 57% as desperate people
      flood D.C. hotline for emergency food

      Calls up 57% as desperate people <br>flood D.C. hotline for emergency food

      Requests for help from starving residents have risen sharply — but the budgets for aid have not.

      Washington Post 2014 Fall All-Met players of the year composite image by Jose Soto / The Washington Post.

      (John McDonnell/The Post)

      Game-changers: These are the best high school athletes in the D.C. area

      FALL ALL-MET | The top teen stars in football, volleyball, soccer, field hockey and cross country.

      More Top Stories

      Pope blasts Vatican bureacracy for ‘catalog’ of spiritual illnesses

      Pope blasts Vatican bureacracy for ‘catalog’ of spiritual illnesses

      Some of his harshest words were reserved for sins related to gossip, which he likened to terrorism.

      The unbelievable rise of single moms in America over the last 50 years

      The unbelievable rise of single moms in America over the last 50 years

      WONKBLOG | Research has begun to confirm that children of unmarried moms face more obstacles in life.

      ‘Homeland’ almost got its groove back

      ‘Homeland’ almost got its groove back

      OPINION | Elements that once made the show special are distractions from the thriller it’s capable of being.

      YWCA camp for girls, Highland Beach Girls, 1930.

      (John Dillaber / Smithsonian Institution/NMAH)

      The vintage lens on black women of D.C.’s Scurlock Studio

      (Deb Lindsey / for The Washington Post)

      27 holiday cookie recipes to sweeten the season

      Pope Francis' face becomes covered by his pellegrina during a gust of wind as he leads the weekly general audience in Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City, on Nov. 5, 2014. EPA/CLAUDIO PERI

      (Claudio Peri / European Pressphoto Agency)

      14 photos of world leaders
      that explain 2014

      Real Estate

      Real Estate Matters | Home seller resolutions for 2015

      Real Estate Matters | Home seller resolutions for 2015

      Get three agents to do a competitive market analysis of your home and pick the best one.

      Federal Government

      Gross case shows use of workers for secret Cuban projects

      Gross case shows use of workers for secret Cuban projects

      FEDERAL DIARY | Should U.S. development agency use workers for secret projects that are illegal in Cuba?

      National

      New timelapse shows six months of views from space in six minutes

      A mesmerizing timelapse using 12,500 photos taken by astronaut Alexander Gerst shows auroras, city lights, spacecraft, and more.

      Business

      Fixing the broken U.S. talent flow

      Fixing the broken U.S. talent flow

      PART 6 | An exceptional economy has been lost because Americans stopped doing exceptional work.

      Capital Business

      Big business gets generous

      Big business gets generous

      Pullbacks in federal spending have hurt many charities and businesses alike, but that didn’t stop several area companies from lending a hand to those who need it.

      Diversions