Flight asked to change altitude before vanishing

A huge search-and-rescue operation for the Singapore-bound jet, which departed Indonesia with 162 people, will get underway as soon as day breaks.

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 leaves the field. (Post)

  • Robert Griffin III leaves the field.
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  • Anthony Spencer grabs the ball and scores a touchdown.
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  • Robert Griffin III is sacked by Dallas’ George Selvie.
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  • DeSean Jackson fights off Barry Church.
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  • David Amerson and Jackson Jeffcoat try to tackle Cole Beasley.
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  • Keenan Robinson sacks Dallas quarterback Tony Romo.
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  • The Dallas defense stops running back Alfred Morris.
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  • Dez Bryant scores a Dallas touchdown.
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Cowboys cruise to 44-17 victory
to end the Redskins’ season at 4-12

David Amerson and Robert Griffin III have rough days as a difficult season comes to a disappointing close.

Local News

Tolls set to start for 95 Express Lanes

Tolls set to start for 95 Express Lanes

Get ready to pay 20 to 80 cents per mile to use them in Northern Virginia, starting Monday.

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

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

Post-9/11 demands, combined with tight budgets and the loss of staff have weakened the agency.

Former ‘Most Wanted’ producer sees pirogies as foundation of food empire

Former ‘Most Wanted’ producer sees pirogies as foundation of food empire

COLUMN | A TV veteran in the D.C. area wants the homely dumpling to be America’s ubiquitous meal.

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.

These die-hard Nats fans invited Racing Presidents to their wedding

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ON LOVE | George, Tom and Abe were just part of the gang at Marisa Cattoi and Pat Casey’s reception.

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.

More Top Stories

Fire on Greek ferry traps hundreds
on top deck; 1 dies trying to escape

Fire on Greek ferry traps hundreds <br> on top deck; 1 dies trying to escape

An Italian Coast Guard official says one person died while attempting to escape the blazing ferry.

For U.S., an arms-length alliance
with Iran against Islamic State

For U.S., an arms-length alliance <br>with Iran against Islamic State

The U.S. has accepted the reality and risk of dramatically increased Iranian military involvement in Iraq.

Obama marks the end of 13 years
of U.S. combat in Afghanistan

Obama marks the end of 13 years <br> of U.S. combat in Afghanistan

The president hailed the sacrifices of U.S. forces in bringing the war to a “responsible conclusion.”

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.

Diversions