Obama’s travels: Breaking free or running away?

DEBRIEF | His staff — promoting the stops on Twitter with #TheBearIsLoose — says the president is trying to connect with ordinary citizens, but critics fault the strategy as ill-timed and irresponsible.

Netflix has hits, subscribers — and a fight with cable

The company that took down Blockbuster and transformed how people watch movies now eyes TV, but there’s one major threat to its long-term survival.

Moreno at the National Portrait Gallery. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Post)

Rita Moreno, the image of strength, stamina and putting on a show

The “West Side Story” star talks Brando, Beyoncé and Hollywood racism. And at 82, she proves she’s still got the moves.

Local News

Police back off on plan to take explicit photo of 17-year-old for sexting case

Police back off on plan to take explicit photo of 17-year-old for sexting case

Manassas police wanted to compare the photos against ones he allegedly sent to his girlfriend, 15.

Heavy rain, flooding possible tonight

Heavy rain, flooding possible tonight

WEATHER GANG | Pockets of heavy rain hit the area this evening, but should diminish overnight.

Short list of potential sites for new
FBI headquarters expected soon

Short list of potential sites for new <br>FBI headquarters expected soon

Md. and Va. have both wooed the government in hopes of attracting the FBI’s 11,000-strong workforce.

The polar vortex is going to make a shocking summer comeback next week

The polar vortex is going to make a shocking summer comeback next week<br>

WEATHER GANG | Lows could fall to the 40s in the D.C. area while highs could be in the 50s in other states.

Slain shop owner remembered for turning customers into friends

Slain shop owner remembered for turning customers into friends

In a July 4 robbery, James Oh, 76, was hit in the head after handing over $3,000, D.C. police said.

The great biker-driver clash of D.C.

The great biker-driver clash of D.C.

COLUMN | Everyone in the city’s clash is right. And everyone is wrong. Can’t we all just get along?

Maryland elections board dismisses complaint against nominee Hogan

Maryland elections board dismisses complaint against nominee Hogan

An investigation found that Change Maryland aided the GOP nominee in preparing for a run for governor.

More Top Stories

Germany asks CIA station chief to
leave over espionage allegations

Germany asks CIA station chief to <br> leave over espionage allegations

The unusual action represents anger over reported spying cases.

Fight for Army contract reflects fierce competition for government work

Fight for Army contract reflects fierce competition for government work

General Dynamics didn’t bid after arguing the process was rigged. But that doesn’t mean it has bowed out.

Scholarly journal retracts 60 articles after ‘peer review ring’ is uncovered

Scholarly journal retracts 60 articles after ‘peer review ring’ is uncovered

You’ve heard of prostitution rings, gambling rings and extortion rings. This one is a little different.

Small surprises to soothe the snubs

Small surprises to soothe the snubs

The best drama category feels overly similar, but the best comedy category is filled with sharp satire.

Local Columnists

Intimidated and inspired by 2 champion blind golfers

Intimidated and inspired by 2 champion blind golfers

COLUMN | How do they do it? Blind golfers play better than I do and use their skill to raise money, awareness for charity.

Sports

Is there any consolation in third place?

Is there any consolation in third place?

Brazil and the Netherlands, like many World Cup teams before them, have different attitudes toward playing a game for third place.

Real Estate

Region’s housing market continues to decline

Region’s housing market continues to decline

Home sales fell again last month and have declined in all but one month since the government shutdown in October.

Lifestyle

Eileen Ford helped define American beauty

Eileen Ford helped define American beauty

The co-founder of Ford Models was a pioneer in transforming modeling into a lucrative profession for women.

Arts

Voyage-tales collection blends atypical narrative, history

Voyage-tales collection blends atypical narrative, history

No other writer has purchased a Thai sex slave, tried to fight with mujahideen rebels in Afghanistan

Federal Government

House VA chairman to introduce bill to combat veteran suicides

House VA chairman to introduce bill to combat veteran suicides

FEDERAL EYE | Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) plans to unveil the bill Thursday afternoon with the parents of a Marine veteran who committed suicide.

Discussions

Ask Tom: Not every server has a great memory. Here’s what to do when they mess up.

Ask Tom: Not every server has a great memory. Here’s what to do when they mess up.

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Food critic Tom Sietsema entertained dining questions, rants and raves.

Technology

FTC sues Amazon over children’s in-app purchases

FTC sues Amazon over children’s in-app purchases

Federal regulators announced a lawsuit against Amazon for allegedly making it too easy for children to make purchases when using mobile apps without a parent’s permission.

Business

Payday lender to pay $10 million to settle complaints

Payday lender to pay $10 million to settle complaints

ACE Cash Express agrees to a $10 million settlement over claims of abusive debt-collection practices.

Diversions