Kidnapping shows Islamic State’s reach

A brazen but ultimately failed effort to kidnap a Syrian rebel leader in broad daylight raises troubling questions about Islamic State’s growing reach into Turkey.

    After Scottish vote, question of English rights arises

    England is in an increasingly foul mood after the vote over Scottish independence yielded what some English see as a sweetheart deal for Scotland.

    Panetta clashed with CIA over contents of his book

    The ex-CIA director let his publisher begin editing and making copies of the memoir before he had final agency approval, people familiar with the project said.

    Benjamin C. Bradlee  1921-2014

     

    Ben Bradlee in his office in 1995. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)

    Legendary editor transformed The Post

    Ben Bradlee’s gift for leadership and zest for journalism — and life — made him the most celebrated editor of his era. He directed The Post’s coverage of Watergate, which resulted in the only resignation of a president in U.S. history.

    Local News

    Rabbi’s assistant says she helped at least six students use ritual bath

    Rabbi’s assistant says she helped at least six students use ritual bath

    Police searched Barry Freundel’s office at Towson University, where he has taught since 1989.

    Va. investment adviser admits he
    stole at least $1 million from clients

    Va. investment adviser admits he <br> stole at least $1 million from clients

    The Apple Financial Services adviser preyed on the elderly and widowed, pilfering their savings.

    In Arlington, a key issue divides:
    Cost of a proposed streetcar line

    In Arlington, a key issue divides: <br> Cost of a proposed streetcar line

    A rematch for a County Board seat reprised the familiar debate, and some voters are growing weary.

    Schwartz proposes disparity initiative to narrow D.C.’s rich-poor gap

    Schwartz proposes disparity initiative to narrow D.C.’s rich-poor gap

    The mayoral hopeful said she would create an agency focused on health care, education and employment.

    Are you ‘top tier’ or a ‘city striver’?
    How marketers see D.C. residents.

    Are you ‘top tier’ or a ‘city striver’? <br>How marketers see D.C. residents.

    A company dissected Zip codes into handy — and questionable — labels based on a demographic’s tastes.

    Washington college freshmen:
    A data portrait of the class of 2018

    Washington college freshmen: <br> A data portrait of the class of 2018

    Responses to a Post survey from seven D.C. universities offer a look at recruiting and enrollment patterns.

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    Giants end Royals’ perfect postseason with 7-1 win in World Series opener

    Giants end Royals’ perfect postseason with 7-1 win in World Series opener

    Kansas City’s eight-game streak ended against a San Francisco team that did everything right.

    Chicago man jokes with Obama:
    ‘Don’t touch my girlfriend’

    Chicago man jokes with Obama: <br>‘Don’t touch my girlfriend’

    The president responded to the man’s comment, and his fiancee appeared embarrassed.

    In defense of Renee Zellweger:
    Thoughts about a startling new face

    In defense of Renee Zellweger: <br>Thoughts about a startling new face

    Face it: When it comes to cosmetic surgery, high-profile women are damned if do or if they don’t.

    Fogo de Chao wins meaty case in
    visa fight with Homeland Security

    Fogo de Chao wins meaty case in <br> visa fight with Homeland Security

    An appeals court ruled that the Brazilian steakhouse’s chefs have specialized skills

    Sports

    Caps’ Kuznetsov settles in

    Caps’ Kuznetsov settles in

    The Russian’s minutes have fluctuated on the fourth line, but Trotz says the center is here for the long haul.

    Real Estate

    How to save money on rent -- so you can buy a house

    How to save money on rent -- so you can buy a house

    October to February is an excellent time to negotiate good deals with a landlord.

    Federal Government

    Controversy over Ebola czar has a familiar ring

    Controversy over Ebola czar has a familiar ring

    IN THE LOOP | The flap over Ron Klain’s qualifications mirrors a dispute from the Bush years.

    Lifestyle

    Ben Bradlee: The paragon of Style

    Ben Bradlee: The paragon of Style

    Watergate may be his lasting legacy, but Ben Bradlee’s sense of Style brought a new sensibility to features.

    Arts

    ‘Us’: A fractured family’s trip into parenthood’s regrets

    ‘Us’: A fractured family’s trip into parenthood’s regrets

    Author David Nicholls paints a picture of a summer holiday sprinkled with as much humor as tragedy.

    Business

    Inheritance, cosigning — frank advice for readers

    Inheritance, cosigning — frank advice for readers

    COLUMN | Advice may be cheap but making mistakes in money matters is not, especially on these topics.

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