Air search is suspended for AirAsia flight

The disappearance of the Singapore-bound jet, which departed Indonesia with 162 people, is the second crisis involving a missing plane in Asia this year.

AirAsia’s flamboyant CEO faces his first major crisis

AirAsia’s flamboyant CEO faces his first major crisis

Tony Fernandes bought the airline for 35 cents in 2001.

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 greets fans before the last game of the season. (AP)

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    WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 16:  The south side of the White House is shown near where a bullet struck a window of the building November 16, 2011 in Washington, DC. The bullets are believed to have been fired last Friday after witnesses heard gunshots and saw two vehicles speeding away from the area.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    The thinly stretched Secret Service
    has had a steady slide since 9/11

    Recent security lapses can be traced to growing post-9/11 demands, combined with tight budgets and the loss of experience — leaving a weakened agency.

    McDonnell daughter says former governor’s downfall is mom’s fault

    McDonnell daughter says former governor’s downfall is mom’s fault

    Two of the ex-Virginia governor’s children wrote letters seeking leniency for Robert McDonnell.

    On game day, ‘Redskins’ protesters rally for support near FedEx Field

    On game day, ‘Redskins’ protesters rally for support near FedEx Field

    As the NFL team prepares for its season finale, demonstrators demand a name change.

    Safety office: D.C. transportation officials misled on streetcar system

    Safety office: D.C. transportation officials misled on streetcar system

    District agencies have continued to argue as the transit line’s target opening date nears.

    There’s just no explaining 2014

    There’s just no explaining 2014

    The Clooney nuptials — they tied the knot at a Chuck E. Cheese, right? — is just part of this madcap recap.

    After more than 80 years of sweet treats, doors closing at Heller’s

    After more than 80 years of sweet treats, doors closing at Heller’s

    A sense of melancholy was evident among patrons as they bid farewell to the Mount Pleasant institution.

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    When high-risk kids got summer jobs, arrests for violent crime plummeted

    When high-risk kids got summer jobs, arrests for violent crime plummeted

    WONKBLOG | Chicago found that an employment program reduced juvenile arrests by 43 percent.

    For the mentally ill, a chance to take charge of their lives, risks and all

    For the mentally ill, a chance to take charge of their lives, risks and all

    Kelvin Cook, 33, is one of thousands across the country moving from an adult care facility to life on his own.

    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.

    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.

    Sports

    NFL coaching carousel about to begin spinning

    NFL coaching carousel about to begin spinning

    If the Raiders, Bears and Jets want to be in the Harbaugh chase, they have no time to waste in ousting their current coaches.

    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

    First he built the Au Bon Pain empire.
    Then he made Panera omnipresent.

    First he built the Au Bon Pain empire. <br>Then he made Panera omnipresent.

    WHEN WE WERE SMALL | How Ron Shaich turned the fast-casual cafe in a billion-dollar business.

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