Ferguson officer unlikely to face civil rights case

Law enforcement officials say Justice Department investigators have all but concluded that they don’t have a strong enough case against Darren Wilson.

FBI misconduct probe leads to release of dozen convicts

At least two significant drug cases could be jeopardized because of an agent’s alleged misconduct, officials said.

Paranormal activity is suspected at the Karkardooma Court. (A. Gowen/Post)

An Indian courthouse is investigating some unusual suspects: Ghosts

When books began disappearing from a courthouse, employees wondered if it was haunted. They installed cameras to find out.

    Local News

    3 shot near Verizon Center in D.C.

    Police Chief Cathy Lanier said at least one weapon was seized after the “brazen” shooting.

    Not a good start for November:
    Damp, dreary, windy and cold

    Not a good start for November: <br>Damp, dreary, windy and cold

    WEATHER GANG | A lucky few will see highs in the 50s. The rest of will see only the 40s.

    The trend that’s transforming Frederick, Md., into a mini-D.C.

    The trend that’s transforming Frederick, Md., into a mini-D.C.

    The same forces fueling growth in D.C. also are revitalizing downtowns in smaller cities across the country.

    Without even a thank you, Hirshhorn replaces docents with younger guides

    Without even a thank you, Hirshhorn replaces docents with younger guides

    The museum said the change was needed to keep up with the times; the docents called it uncouth.

    D.C. says it’s ready to help homeless families this winter. Some disagree.

    D.C. says it’s ready to help homeless families this winter. Some disagree.

    One council member criticizes the city’s plans to provide emergency shelter as “extremely inadequate.”

    Kids late for school? Va. high court rules that parents can’t be charged.

    Kids late for school? Va. high court rules that parents can’t be charged.

    The court tossed convictions against a Loudoun County mom whose children were tardy.

    Where We Live: Arlington Ridge

    Where We Live:  Arlington Ridge

    Residents say few are eager to leave the neighborhood south of the Pentagon and west of the airport.

    How one homeowner narrowed down firms to do her remodeling project

    How one homeowner narrowed down firms to do her remodeling project

    The right research, planning and preparation on the front end are essential to a positive experience.

    More Top Stories

    Guard on elevator with Obama
    was not a felon, as first reported

    Guard on elevator with Obama <br> was not a felon, as first reported

    Agents were concerned that the contractor at the CDC, who was armed, might be a risk.

    Deadly Virgin Galactic spaceship explosion rattles fledgling industry

    Deadly Virgin Galactic spaceship explosion rattles fledgling industry

    The company founded by Richard Branson had hoped to launch commercial flights soon.

    CAMPAIGN 
     2014 

    With political ads set to hit a record, news stations can hardly keep up

    With political ads set to hit a record, news stations can hardly keep up

    Dollars are flooding into modest local markets that are not in traditional battleground states.

     Picks of the Week 

    A teacher spent 2 days as a student. What she learned surprised her.

    A teacher spent 2 days as a student. What she learned surprised her.

    ANSWER SHEET | Her takeaways include that sitting all day is tiring and that many lessons are passive.

    7 countries where Americans
    can study for (nearly) free

    7 countries where Americans <br>can study for (nearly) free

    WORLDVIEWS | While the United States bankrupts you, these nations invest big time in higher education.

    Rehearsal for death: A pre-K teacher on the trouble with lockdown drills

    Rehearsal for death: A pre-K teacher on the trouble with lockdown drills<br>

    OPINION | Getting the kids in the closet: A terrifying routine — and maybe wrong.

    MONROVIA, LIBERIA – October 19: Georgina (right), 12, and Princess Manjoe (left), 13, sit near her family home as they undergo 21 days of quarantine after their mother, Mary Nyanfort, 40, was suspected of dying of Ebola just two days before, on October 16, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Close quarters in the large slum community of New Kru Town makes it very difficult to contain the spread of Ebola, prompting contact tracing teams to record and monitor those who may have been in contact with those who became infected. (Photo by Tanya Bindra for The Washington Post)

    Princess and Georgina Manjoe. (Tanya Bindra for The Post)

    Princess and Georgina: The long odds of saving these 2 from Ebola

    In a Liberian slum, health workers know what needs to be done to prevent the spread of the deadly disease. But trying to keep everyone safe is difficult.

    Sports

    Griffin officially gets the green light

    Griffin officially gets the green light

    Jay Gruden names RGIII the starter for Sunday in Minnesota. “I feel great. It’s been a process,” the Redskins QB said.

    Real Estate

    House of the Week | Chevy Chase, Md., Georgian estate for $5.2M

    House of the Week | Chevy Chase, Md., Georgian estate for $5.2M

    Built in 1905, Wirelawn has hosted parties for presidents, senators and other Washington elite and been home to an ambassador.

    Federal Government

    Going postal over the stamp program

    Going postal over the stamp program

    FEDERAL EYE | The world of postage stamps is roiling with a rare public airing of dissent in the ranks.

    National

    Manhunt for alleged cop-killer ends with surrender

    Manhunt for alleged cop-killer ends with surrender

    The search for Eric Frein seeped into the daily lives of Pennsylvania residents living among the turmoil.

    Lifestyle

    Season 6, Episode 11: The first time Prince could have saved ‘SNL’

    Season 6, Episode 11: The first time Prince could have saved ‘SNL’

    The Purple One is back on “Saturday Night Live” this week, 33 years after his debut on the show.

    Arts

    New age of hip-hop: Innovate or die

    New age of hip-hop: Innovate or die

    With record sales at historic lows, artists must diversify for a chance at signing with a major label.

    Business

    Okay, you make money mistakes. Here’s why.

    Okay, you make money mistakes. Here’s why.

    COLUMN | Behavioral economics help explain the “why” behind financial choices.

    Diversions