The Pentagon on Friday reported the first death of a U.S. soldier in Iraq in its new mission to combat Islamic State militants who have seized large areas of Iraq and Syria.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. Many issues are at play in these 2014 midterm elections. The 1970s Abscam scandal has not been one of them. Until now. Former Republican senator Larry Pressler, mounting an independent candidacy to recapture the seat he lost 18 years ago, has made a campaign theme of his refusal to take a bribe.
Medical personnel returning to New York and New Jersey from the Ebola-riddled countries in West Africa will be automatically quarantined if they had direct contact with an infected person, officials announced Friday.
She was an ordinary lab technician with an uncommonly dangerous assignment: drawing blood from Ebola-infected animals in a secret military laboratory. When she cut herself at work one day, she decided to keep quiet, fearing she’d be in trouble.
Rajiv Shah returned from the Ebola hot zone last week. The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development had spent several days traveling in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, where USAID announced $142 million in humanitarian projects and grants to combat Ebola in West Africa.
Well that escalated quickly. The next time you decide to tweet a seasonal (and teeny bit sexist) punchline at a former secretary of state, just… don’t. Especially if the woman in question is one Madeleine Albright, who recently put Conan O’Brien (nay, the world) on notice: Don’t come for me, boo.
Nina Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola in the United States after caring for an infected patient in Dallas, has been declared “virus free,” officials at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., said Friday morning.
DALLAS — At St. Paul United Methodist Church, one of this city’s oldest African American churches, fiery young pastor Richie Butler delivered a message last Sunday that hit home with the white woman sitting at the center of the second pew.
President Obama pledged federal support to New York on Thursday night after a New York physician tested positive for Ebola days after returning to the United States from the epicenter of the epidemic in West Africa.
A New York physician who recently returned from the front lines of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa tested positive Thursday for the deadly virus after falling ill, days after his arriving back in the United States.
NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) broke into a spontaneous impression that recalled his days as a mad-cap comic. Jumping, waving his arms, running in place, the former “Saturday Night Live” actor was pretending to be his political hero, Paul Wellstone, chasing alongside the late senator’s son during a high school cross-country race.
THE CLEAREST lesson of history, it has been said, is that people never learn the lessons of history. As if to prove that aphorism, federal regulators are relaxing rules governing the mortgage-backed securities business — less than a decade after an epic financial crisis, rooted partly in government indulgence of excessive risk-taking in the mortgage-backed securities business.
A student opened fire inside a high school near Seattle on Friday, prompting a lock down of the building, officials said. Police said the shooter was the only person killed Friday at the school.
While it captured the attention of the world six months ago, #BringBackOurGirls — the online campaign to free 200 Nigerian school girls kidnapped by the extremist Boko Haram group — has faded from view almost as fast as it appeared.
The president is upset. Very upset. Frustrated and angry. Seething about the government’s handling of Ebola, said the front-page headline in the New York Times last Saturday.
The federal government is considering altering the protocols for doctors and health-care workers who return to the United States from West Africa, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said Friday morning.
Federal investigators on Friday morning were on the scene of a crash the previous afternoon involving a helicopter and a plane that left three people dead in Frederick County. National Transportation Safety Board officials are expected to spend the day at the site, as they try to figure out what happened and sift through the wreckage.
Three people were killed Thursday when a helicopter conducting a training exercise and a private plane collided in midair near Frederick Municipal Airport. Two men from Montgomery County suffered minor injuries in the 3:40 p.m.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has told Justice Department lawyers that he is “exasperated” with leaks emerging from the grand jury involved in investigating the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, according to a Justice official.
The contribution limits for tax-favored retirement savings programs including the Thrift Savings Plan for federal employees, private-sector 401(k)s and similar plans will increase in 2015, the Internal Revenue Service announced Thursday.
Craig Spencer crisscrossed New York City in the days after he returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa — riding the subway, going for a three-mile run, grabbing coffee on the High Line, bowling in Brooklyn.
In just a few weeks, millions of people will be heading to the federal site HealthCare.gov to shop for medical insurance when a new open-enrollment period begins. If some of those people wind up by mistake at HealthCare.com instead, well, Jeff Smedsrud is fine with that.
CHARLOTTESVILLE — The body found on an abandoned property outside of Charlottesville has been confirmed as the remains of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, bringing a grim close to a nearly six-week-long search for 18-year-old from Fairfax County.
MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of endangering the international order by trying to “remake the whole world” for its own, exclusive interests, and he predicted that Ukraine would not be the last conflict to embroil the major powers.
Police searching the Towson University office of a prominent Georgetown rabbi accused of secretly recording women in a ritual bath found a backpack with an assortment of tiny cameras hidden in everyday household objects, including ones embedded in a computer charger, a clock and a tissue box, according to a search warrant filed in a Maryland court.
“That’s what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age.” That line from Richard Linklater’s classic 1993 comedy “Dazed and Confused” came back with an ironic vengeance this week, and die-hard fans of the film will know why: It’s spoken by a 20-something stoner named David Wooderson after a cute-looking teenager walks by.
It looked as if there was a little sleight of hand today at 11:35 a.m. GMT when the Queen opened a new gallery at London’s Science Museum and launched herself into the Information Age by sending her first tweet.
My adult son suffered from severe bipolar disorder. During his first manic episode in January 1994, while he lived in northern Virginia, he became psychotic, paranoid, and lost touch with reality.
Frank Mankiewicz, who came from a family of Hollywood luminaries but forged his own path in Washington politics and media, serving as a top aide to presidential candidates Robert F.
More than 30 million cars and trucks nationwide are equipped with dangerously defective air bags, congressional officials say, a number that raises questions about whether the U.S. auto industry can handle what could become the largest recall in history.