Report: DHS workers misused overtime pay

Employees at the Department of Homeland Security have long dipped into a pot of overtime money even if they haven’t earned it, whistleblowers say.

Tech companies call for changes to NSA programs

Google, Apple and Facebook join others in urging lawmakers to make reforms that would enhance privacy protections.

The Clintons speak to guests at the Clinton Global Initiative. (Getty)

Clintons signal potential theme for ’16

Their message — sharp criticism of the gridlock that is paralyzing Washington — seems to contain an implicit rebuke of Obama.

Passengers welcome FAA’s easing of rules on personal electronics in flight

Passengers welcome FAA’s easing of rules on personal electronics in flight

The change will let fliers read, play games, watch movies and listen to music during their whole flight.

Senate GOP blocks 2 Obama nominees

Senate GOP blocks 2 Obama nominees

Lawmakers filibuster the nominations of Watt for housing post and Millett for appellate court.

Pakistani political leader threatens
to cut off NATO’s supply routes

Pakistani political leader threatens <br>to cut off NATO’s supply routes

Imran Khan, whose party controls a key province, says the flow depends on a halt to U.S. drone strikes.

Unless you and your loved ones plan
to live forever, watch this TV series

Unless you and your loved ones plan <br>to live forever, watch this TV series

TV REVIEW | Showtime’s “Time of Death” docu-series looks death right in the face — and finds peace.

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The future of diesel in America

Diesel offers a practically unbeatable combination of efficiency, lower emissions, and performance.

Editors’ Picks

Not your average pumpkin

PHOTOS | Pumpkin masterpieces and giant gourds are on display at the New York Botanical Garden.

WASHINGTON,DC. APRIL 24, 2012: One of the owners, Cullen Gilchrist, working the front counter at the Blind Dog Cafe on Florida Ave. near 9th St. NW in Washington, DC. on April 24, 2012 at Blind Dog Cafe, on Florida Ave. near 9th St. NW in Washington, DC. on April 24, 2012

Your picks: D.C.’s best coffee shops

PHOTOS | From classic brews to snazzy, inventive drinks and snacks, get caffeinated at these top spots.

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Photos of the day

First lady talks healthy foods, Congolese army drives out rebels, Hubble photographs Witch Head nebula and more.

‘The Exorcist’ still haunts us

Forty years after the movie’s debut, William Peter Blatty’s creation, based on a real story, captivates audiences.

Washington Monument fixes, up close

Repairs to external quake damage are about 80 percent complete.

Halloween around the world

Halloween time means ghosts and witches, jack-o’-lanterns and vampires — and kids and adults dressed up to celebrate.

World Series champion Boston Red Sox

Boston buries St. Louis, 6-1, to clinch its first title at Fenway since 1918.

Bedlam in Boston

Red Sox fans rejoice as their beloved baseball team wins the World Series title at home for the first time since 1918.

One year since Hurricane Sandy

As Americans mark the anniversary of the storm’s landfall on the East Coast, much evidence of its destruction remains.

Animal views

Fun and fascinating creatures around the world.

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If I disappear, please read this and then burn it

ACHENBLOG | Not paranoid, no, but I’m definitely monitored and maybe followed

Local

McAuliffe trounces Cuccinelli in fundraising for Va. governor’s race

McAuliffe trounces Cuccinelli in fundraising for Va. governor’s race

In a single day, McAuliffe reported $510,000 and Cuccinelli raised $12,000, making a lopsided contest.

Sports

Learning the wrong lessons

Learning the wrong lessons

COLUMN | The NFL tried to send a message to Brandon Meriweather, but something got lost in translation.

Business

Why the FAA rarely relaxes safety rules

Why the FAA rarely relaxes safety rules

WONKBLOG | The FAA is now letting you read your Kindle during takeoff and landing. That sort of change is pretty unprecedented.

Technology

How a dumbphone helped my marriage

How a dumbphone helped my marriage

INNOVATIONS | Trading my smartphone for a 7-year-old Motorola Razr saved money, and helped me focus on my family.

World

Outrage in Asia at alleged U.S. spying efforts

Outrage in Asia at alleged U.S. spying efforts

China, joined by Indonesia and other U.S. allies, expresses deep concern about reported surveillance efforts.

Federal Government

It’s scary what the government can do with data

It’s scary what the government can do with data

FEDERAL EYE | The U.S. Census Bureau has compiled a list of statistics and other fun facts relating to Halloween and other holidays.

Lifestyle

So, two priests walk into a room . . .

So, two priests walk into a room <span>. . .</span>

How did a humor writer become known for “The Exorcist”? William Peter Blatty reflects on his scary tale.

Discussions

Reliable Source Live

Reliable Source Live

TRANSCRIPT | Thoughts on Chris Brown’s D.C. arrest and celebrities who have stayed out of the gossip columns.

Diversions