BREAKING NEWS

Boston’s longest-serving mayor Thomas Menino dies

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.

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 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 the Federal Protective Service prepared for potential new threats?

Is the Federal Protective Service prepared for potential new threats?

FED EYE | Audits have raised questions about whether it can meet a demand for more security.

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.

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.

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