The Obama administration on Friday plans to publish a small library's worth of climate change documents, outlining 38 federal agencies' vulnerabilities to global warming and how they will address them -- as well as a separate and even larger set of new government-wide plans to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions and achieve new targets for sustainability.
A massive 48-day manhunt for survivalist Eric Matthew Frein ended Thursday evening at an abandoned rural airport in Monroe County, Pa., some 40 miles from the state police barracks where he allegedly ambushed two state troopers, killing one and seriously injuring the other.
The U.S. Ebola debate Thursday centered on a small town in Maine, a governor vowing to use the “full extent” of his power to quarantine a humanitarian nurse, and the defiant nurse herself taking a rogue bicycle ride.
For much of his life, Maryland gubernatorial hopeful Larry Hogan has held a ringside seat to political power. Although the Republican is campaigning as a successful small-business man and Annapolis outsider, he grew up the son of a congressman, spending many weekends as a teenager at his dad’s Capitol Hill office.
MOSCOW — Russia agreed Thursday to resume selling natural gas to Ukraine, ending a cut-off that had threatened to leave Ukrainian households shivering as winter approached.
Longtime Republican donor Edwin Phelps used to write five-figure checks regularly to the national party and the GOP senatorial committee. Now he has a different political passion: being part of an elite roundtable program that has pumped tens of millions into the Republican Governors Association.
The St. Louis County prosecuting attorney said Thursday that he has investigated accusations that grand jurors leaked information about their investigation of police officer Darren Wilson and has found no evidence to support these claims.
More than 1,000 foreign fighters are streaming into Syria each month, a rate that has so far been unchanged by airstrikes against the Islamic State and efforts by other countries to stem the flow of departures, according to U.S.
MONROE, Wis. — Rep. Paul Ryan sat in the front booth of Baumgartner’s Cheese Shop and Tavern on a recent weekday, his wiry frame hunched over a plate filled with slices of smoked Gouda.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At 8:53 Central Bumgarner Time here, a certain 6-foot-5 left-handed San Francisco Giants pitcher walked from the bullpen to the mound in Kauffman Stadium to provide a little Show Me to Missouri.
Of all the topics the venerable Brookings Institution has examined in recent years, legalizing marijuana was rarely high on anyone’s scholarly agenda. That changed after a November 2012 visit from a lawyer working with Peter B.
Sometimes Congress takes a while to keep its promises. This one took only 231 years. It has been that long since Congress pledged to hang a portrait in the U.S.
AUSTIN — The governor of Texas is not legally required to possess a supreme amount of self-confidence, but a law like that might as well be on the books. Sam Houston governed the state.
It’s arrived once again. Halloween in Washington. Which means that it’s time to unmask our shadow selves, our inner animals, our not-so-alter-egos. In other words, come on out, you Hanging Chads and Swing States and pants-suited Hillarys.
When Apple chief executive Tim Cook said Thursday he is “proud to be gay,” he did not just become the first openly gay leader of a major U.S. company. He also swept his obsessively private company to the forefront of one of America’s most public movements, cementing its place in the debate over equality in the workplace and beyond.
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The economy grew at a faster-than-expected 3.5 percent pace in the third quarter, but hold the confetti. Beneath the headlines, growth was still just slow and steady, like it has been the whole recovery.
IOLA, Kan. The several dozen people gathered at a street corner just off the main square of this southeastern Kansas town of 5,600 were polite and friendly in the Midwestern way.
Thomas M. Menino, Boston’s longest-serving mayor, who gained support from working-class neighborhood “townies” and corporate chieftains alike during his 20 years in office and presided over a steel-and-glass economic boom in one of America’s most historic cities, died Oct. 30 in Boston.
The nurse who has been (technically) quarantined in Maine because she treated Ebola patients went for a leisurely bike ride Thursday morning, following through on her vow to ignore the voluntary quarantine order.
All that was left of Julia Washington’s seared-scallop entree were the baby artichokes. The 10-year-old speared one with a fork, eyeing it with curiosity and contempt. “I don’t know about new things.
No matter how well Republicans do at the polls Tuesday — and my hunch is they won’t do as well as they hope — the GOP won’t be able to claim any kind of mandate.
They come in by the minivan-load. Take a look at those license plates — these Halloween carpetbaggers are clearly not from the neighborhood. Some of them are just teenagers with pillowcases and no costumes!
THE UNITED Nations, so often inclined toward rhetoric instead of action, seems to be drawing closer to action to deal with the human rights disaster in North Korea. The latest welcome step was a report to a General Assembly committee Oct. 28 from Marzuki Darusman, the special rapporteur on human rights in North Korea.
Suspected cop killer Eric Frein is in custody, Pennsylvania state police said on Thursday, ending a lengthy manhunt for one of the FBI’s most-wanted fugitives. In a brief, emailed statement to The Post, Trooper Connie Devens confirmed that police have taken Eric Frein into custody.
UMM EL-JIMAL, Jordan — The tomb-raiders no longer even wait for night to fall before they loot the ancient crypts. In recent weeks, grave-robbers here dug into 2,000-year-old tombs right in front of a house rented by archaeologists.
The last time MTV aired a reality show about out-of-control millennials living in a small rural community, it didn’t end well. “Buckwild” — set in West Virginia and a ratings hit — was abruptly canceled last year after star Shain Gandee died while going “mudding” in his car.
On June 1, 1937, a Miami Herald photographer arrived at the Miami Municipal Airport to document the most famous female adventurer in national history. Amelia Earhart was in town on the fourth leg of her doomed trip across the globe.
A small plane crashed into a building at a Kansas airport Thursday morning, killing at least two people, according to authorities. The pilot reported losing engine power shortly after taking off from Wichita Mid-Continent Airport shortly before 10 a.m.
The U.S. economy grew at a 3.5 percent annualized rate between July and September, the government said Thursday morning, providing fresh hope that a stubbornly slow-footed recovery could be gaining speed.