The Washington Redskins announced that they have finalized their 53-man roster by cutting offensive lineman Maurice Hurt and placing wide receiver Leonard Hankerson and defensive end Stephen Bowen on the physically unable to perform list.
South Korea may be doomed. A recent study, conducted by the National Assembly Research Service in Seoul, predicts that the country will reach zero inhabitants by 2750.
The Redskins have cut young defensive backs Phillip Thomas and Chase Minnifield, a person with knowledge of the situation said Saturday morning. Washington also has cut linebacker Everette Brown while placing fellow linebacker Darryl Sharpton on injured reserve.
GUATEMALA CITY — On the edge of the airport here is a one-story structure, the first stop for tens of thousands of migrants sent back from the United States. It’s like a reverse Ellis Island.
MARIUPOL, Ukraine — Since Monday, more than 200 Ukrainian volunteer soldiers have been trapped in the southeastern town of Ilyovaisk, surrounded by separatists they say have been freshly supplied with troops and high-tech weapons from Russia.
PRESIDENT OBAMA’S acknowledgment that “we don’t have a strategy yet” in Syria understandably attracted the most attention after his perplexing meeting with reporters Thursday. But his restatement of the obvious was not the most dismaying aspect of his remarks.
As the Ebola outbreak spread to a fifth African country Friday, researchers announced that the experimental drug pressed into emergency use in recent weeks had cured a group of 18 monkeys of the deadly disease, including some that didn’t receive the treatment for five days after they were injected with the virus.
NEW YORK —Venus Williams went from not winning a game in the first set to not losing one in the second during her third-round U.S. Open match against Sara Errani.
BALTIMORE — In the beginning, when they knew just where to find everyone, they pulled the children out of their classrooms. They sat in any quiet corner of the schools they could claim: the sociologists from Johns Hopkins and, one at a time, the excitable first-graders.
This summer, many Muslims marched in the streets of London, Paris and other cities to condemn the deaths of Gazans at the hands of Isra
MOSCOW — The crisis in eastern Ukraine may “reach the point of no return,” the president of the European Commission said Saturday, as Ukraine’s president urged European leaders to stiffen sanctions against Russia during meetings in Brussels.
BAGHDAD — The long-suffering residents of Amerli, an impoverished town in northern Iraq that has been besieged by Sunni jihadists for two months, believe help may finally be on the way.
MARIUPOL, Ukraine — A group of Ukrainian volunteer soldiers managed to escape Saturday from Ilovaysk, a southeastern town that has been besieged by pro-Russian separatists for almost a week, Ukrainian officials said.
The Washington Redskins and the group looking to bring the 2024 Olympics to the District are both eyeing RFK Stadium as a site for a new venue, raising the prospect of a state-of-the-art facility that could serve as host for the Summer Games and home for the team.
A federal judge Friday blocked a Texas restriction set to take effect Monday that could have led to the closure of most of the abortion clinics in the state. In a 21-page opinion, U.S.
RICHMOND — After a month of sometimes lurid summertime spectacle, the corruption trial of former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, will soon rest with the only spectators who matter, the seven men and five women who will decide the couple’s fate.
Does becoming a member of The Club mean you have to accept its rules? The buzz over a new book by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) this week has been all about her revelation that some of her male colleagues seem to have a fixation about her weight.
Is there a tougher job description than Shaarik Zafar's? As the State Department’s new “special representative for Muslim communities,” the boyish-looking Texas lawyer is America’s ambassador to Muslims around the world during a summer of non-stop grim headlines from Gaza, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq.
One of Sen. Mary Landrieu's Republican opponents filed formal complaints Friday with local prosecutors to investigate whether the Louisiana Democrat meets the state's legal residency qualifications to be on the ballot in November's midterm elections.
Astronomers have made a discovery of cosmic proportions: they have seen the beginning stages of a massive galaxy's formation. Their findings, detailed this week in a paper published in the journal Nature, confirmed something astronomers had theorized about but had never seen an example of: that galaxies in the early universe had a highly dense core formation phase, which allowed them to house billions of stars in relatively compact spaces.
Now that Michael Sam has been released by the St. Louis Rams, failing to make their season-opening 53-man roster, the question becomes: What’s next for him? It appears that, following a productive preseason, he will have a home in the NFL, although it’s not immediately clear where that will be or what roster status he will have.
Jackhammers pound away at the asphalt. Buildings from previous generations — deemed too old or too small — tumble into rubble. Almost everywhere, it seems, cranes tower overhead, a sign of dramatic new things to come.
GAZA CITY — The war in Gaza will now continue in a battle between databases to determine who was killed and why. The most contested number, the one that attracts the most stubborn insistence and ferocious rebuttal, is not the total fatalities on the Palestinian side, the more than 2,100 dead in the Gaza hostilities.
“Man bites dog” is the classic definition of news. By that standard, “Male senator says something offensively sexist to female colleague” ought to be no news at all. If you’re surprised or skeptical about the remarks recounted by New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand — well, there’s only one explanation.
Jesse Benton, the GOP political strategist spearheading Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign, resigned from his post Friday amid new details about an ongoing federal investigation into an endorsement-pay-scheme involving a 2012 presidential campaign he oversaw.
The cost of air travel is soaring while consumers aren’t seeing much growth in their disposable income — but that isn’t deterring an estimated 2.65 million American leisure travelers who are flying over the Labor Day weekend, the most since 2007, according to the travel organization AAA.
The former president of George Washington University, who declared this week that women should be “trained not to drink in excess” so they can “be in a position to punch the guys in the nose if they misbehave,” said Friday he did not mean to imply that drunken women should be blamed if they are raped.
Seoul is sending more students to U.S. universities than any other foreign city, followed by Beijing and Shanghai, according to a new analysis of federal data that shows in vivid detail a huge surge of visitors from overseas in recent years seeking higher education in the United States.
The experimental drug pressed into emergency use in the West African Ebola epidemic cured a group of 18 monkeys of the deadly disease, including some who didn't recei