September 29, 2014 @ 12:52 pm
The U.S. Secret Service has arrested a man who officers believe fired a gun near the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington.
September 29, 2014 @ 12:36 pm
A Republican congressman from Colorado was not trying to undermine President Barack Obama's military actions in the Middle East by urging generals who disagreed with the president to resign "in a blaze of glory," a spokesman said Monday.
September 29, 2014 @ 11:16 am
Two groups with close ties to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell are on track to spend nearly $20 million on television advertisements to sway Kentucky voters, a staggering amount for a single race that stands as a textbook example of the use of outside money in a tight contest.
September 29, 2014 @ 10:16 am
President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants in the Middle East and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq's army to fight such extremists.
September 29, 2014 @ 9:56 am
The White House is urging authorities in Hong Kong to show restraint with pro-democracy protesters.
September 29, 2014 @ 9:56 am
The Obama administration is seeking to close a court hearing into the government's treatment of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner, saying that much of the information about the man is classified. He has gone on a hunger strike and is protesting force-feeding procedures administered by his jailers.
September 29, 2014 @ 9:36 am
Americans boosted spending by a healthy amount in August, offering welcome evidence that the economy is on solid footing heading into the final quarter of the year.
September 29, 2014 @ 9:32 am
Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them.
September 29, 2014 @ 8:32 am
The wife of former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee says he is in hospice care, and his health has declined over the past two months.
September 29, 2014 @ 8:17 am
Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, suggesting that real estate sales will remain sluggish over the next few months.
September 29, 2014 @ 8:13 am
A key contest in the fight for control of the Senate could turn on the outcome of an arcane legal argument Monday over whether Democrats must field a candidate against struggling Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.
September 29, 2014 @ 7:21 am
The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether Internet providers should be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster.
September 29, 2014 @ 6:40 am
Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee's wife says her husband is in hospice care after his health has declined over the past two months.
September 29, 2014 @ 1:20 am
Attorney General Eric Holder was just months into the job when he announced plans to prosecute the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and other alleged co-conspirators in a New York courtroom, rather than through the Guantanamo Bay military commission process.
September 29, 2014 @ 1:16 am
How much difference will it make if Republicans win the Senate majority on Nov. 4, joining the GOP-run House against a Democratic White House?