U.S.-Turkey ties strained by Islamic State

The divergence of views between the two countries over how to handle the Islamic State threat in Syria has laid bare the fault lines of an increasingly fragile, but still strategically vital, diplomatic 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 Giants celebrate their 3-2 victory and another World Series title. (Getty)

Bumgarner, Giants edge K.C. to claim third World Series crown in 5 years

San Francisco’s Madison Bumgarner pitched the final five innings for his third win of the Series in the 3-2 victory over Kansas City.

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.

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.

 Remembering Ben Bradlee

Sally Quinn throws Bradlee one last
A-list party at their Georgetown home

Sally Quinn throws Bradlee one last <br>A-list party at their Georgetown home

D.C.’s most famous hostess gathered 800 people to bid her husband farewell after his funeral.

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

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

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

WASHINGTON, DC - OCT29: Ralph Bolen an elderly, childless man goes to sit on his stoop after returning home to his apartment for the first time in nearly four years. Bolen who was hospitalized after he fell ill, became a ward of the state, fell behind in his condo dues, and then was barred from returning home until his apartment's bathroom was renovated to make sure it was safe for him. Then a neighbor, Trisha White, started a crowdfunding effort to pay for the bathroom and the dues - and folks around the world responded. (Photo by Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post)

Ralph Bolen heads to sit on his stoop. (E. Hockstein for Post)

An 81-year-old man comes home after neighbors crowdfund $21,000

Ralph Bolen’s Dupont Circle friends raised enough money to renovate his co-op so he could return after four years in a hospital and nursing home.

Morning Mix

Stories from all over

Left: Amelia Earhart. Right: Leaving Honolulu in 1937. (AP)

Left: Amelia Earhart. Right: Leaving Honolulu in 1937. (AP)

In Amelia Earhart's disappearance, a new clue

The mysterious piece of metal that may reveal an aviator’s fate.

Can the Federal Protective Service meet demands for increased security?

Can the Federal Protective Service meet demands for increased security?

FED EYE | A series of government audits has raised questions about whether it is prepared.

How sick is too sick to go to the gym?

How sick is too sick to go to the gym?

Learn when to give your body (and the people around you) a break.

More Top Stories

NATO said it intercepted Russian planes close to European airspace

NATO said it intercepted Russian planes close to European airspace

The unusual incidents over the last two days included finding Russian bombers as far afield as Portugal.

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.

Jerusalem holy site sealed amid rising tensions after activist shot

Jerusalem holy site sealed amid rising tensions after activist shot

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian suspected of gunning down an American-Israeli activist.

Nurse defies Ebola quarantine, goes for bike ride with boyfriend in Maine

Nurse defies Ebola quarantine, goes for bike ride with boyfriend in Maine

Police monitored her movements but couldn’t detain her without a court order signed by a judge.

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

Pair guilty in scheme to build silencers for military

Pair guilty in scheme to build silencers for military

A federal judge found an intelligence official and a hot-rod mechanic guilty on conspiracy charges.

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