This spectacle had to have the white-hot spotlight, front page, bold type (whoa-oh!) — to quote one of the evening’s celebrated songwriters — because this Kennedy Center Honors gala was a talker.
SEOUL — North Korea on Monday confirmed its purge of Jang Song Thaek, the uncle of supreme leader Kim Jong Un, saying that he abused drugs, disobeyed orders and worked in secret to build up his base of power.
KABUL — The Afghan “Pentagon” being built here is a sprawling symbol of U.S. generosity. The American government has already spent about $107 million — double the initial estimate — on the five-story Defense Ministry headquarters, which will include state-of-the-art bunkers and the second-largest auditorium in Kabul.
House and Senate negotiators were putting the finishing touches Sunday on what would be the first successful budget accord since 2011, when the battle over a soaring national debt first paralyzed Washington.
On Nov. 13, Claudia Membreno Gomez was cooking dinner for her four children at home in Honduras. She had just spoken with her husband, Gustavo, in Alexandria, who was planning to meet her at Reagan National Airport the next day.
MOSCOW – Several hundred thousand Ukrainians filled Kiev’s main square and overflowed into nearby streets Sunday, insisting the president heed their demands for closer ties with Europe and a government that listens to its people.
Snow is developing as expected this morning, but the bigger deal with this storm is ice this afternoon into tonight.
Want a better U.S. military? Make it smaller. The bigger the military, the more time it must spend taking care of itself and maintaining its structure as it is, instead of changing with the times.
TOKYO — Vice President Biden urged Japan and China last week to set up “effective channels of communication” to avoid a dangerous escalation in their increasingly fraught dispute over maritime territory.
A wintry mess is on its way, with a plethora of precipitation types and the potential for hazardous travel and some power outages.
Eight of the nation’s largest technology companies called on President Obama and Congress on Monday to impose strict new curbs on surveillance that, if enacted, would dramatically reshape intelligence operations that U.S.
CHINA DEVOTES enormous sums toward blocking information from reaching its people. Thousands of government workers and the equivalent of billions of dollars are required to maintain the world’s largest cordon on the Internet, censor the news media and black out information that the ruling elite considers threatening to its monopoly on power.
If the Washington Redskins’ players do indeed believe that Mike Shanahan should remain their coach, as a number of veterans have expressed in the last two weeks, they sure didn’t show it Sunday against the visiting Kansas City Chiefs.
Temperatures remain in the upper 20s to lower 30s, and they’re not likely to go up much through most of the night.
Political waves have crashed on one party or the other repeatedly in recent years. In 2006, 2008 and 2010, large numbers of House seats traded sides — Democrats reaped the benefits in ’06 and ’08 while Republicans gained a whopping 63 seats in ’10 — thanks to a political environment heavily tilted in one direction and orbiting around a handful of big, national issues.
Karma can be an odd duck. Consider the case of Ohio State and Coach Urban Meyer. After announcing last Sunday that senior offensive guard Marcus Hall would play in the Big Ten championship game in the wake of his embarrassing behavior in the Buckeyes’ win at Michigan the previous day, Meyer reversed himself.
Eliseo Medina sits in what looks from the outside like a big, white party tent on the edge of the Mall. But inside, this is an encampment for fasters, adorned with a photo of Gandhi and an ash-colored old shoe found in the Arizona desert.
Even as it takes its last breaths, the Bowl Championship Series will provide one final weekend of potential chaos. Could it have ended any other way?
SEOUL — Vice President Biden’s trip to Asia was the perfect opportunity for a politician with a reputation for verbal gaffes to show off his serious political chops. A skirmish between China and Japan thrust him into the role of international mediator on the eve of his departure.
Krystine Rivera had a bad day at work Thursday and was waffling over whether to head out for a seven-mile run. She decided to go for it. And then her day, as she says, “got astronomically worse.” She was hit by an airborne deer.
The firm that threatened to foreclose on hundreds of struggling D.C. homeowners is a mystery: It lists no owners, no local office, no Web site. Aeon Financial is incorporated in Delaware, operates from mail-drop boxes in Chicago and is represented by a law firm with an address at a 7,200-square-foot estate on a mountainside near Vail, Colo.
We are locked in a generational war, which will get worse before it gets better. Indeed, it may not get better for a long time. No one wants to admit this, because it’s ugly and unwelcome.
Over a four-year span, the United States lost more than 360,000 acres of freshwater and saltwater wetlands to fierce storms, sea-level rise and booming development along the coasts, according to a newly released federal study.
Members of the Washington Redskins’ front office are skeptical that the relationship between Coach Mike Shanahan and owner Daniel Snyder can be repaired to enable Shanahan to possibly remain with the team beyond this season to coach the final year of his
Snow, sometimes mixing with sleet, has overspread the entire metro region, with hazardous roads north of the Beltway.
NEW DELHI — India’s governing Congress party suffered a bruising blow Sunday, losing four keenly watched state elections in what is seen as a semi-final for the national vote next spring.
The winter storm we’ve been tracking all week arrives today with a variety of precipitation types and varying impacts depending on location, including hazardous driving and possible power outages.
TEHRAN — Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, reiterated his commitment in a key speech Saturday to the unique goals he set for himself when he took office of maintaining the Islamic republic’s nuclear activities while helping his country emerge from years of international isolation.
Weakened by problems with his health-care initiative, President Obama turned back to the economy last week to rebalance his presidency with a speech about income inequality. He said he would devote much of his remaining time in office to the issue, calling it the “defining challenge of our time.” The bigger issue is how much he can or will do about it.
President Obama on Saturday told an influential audience in Washington that his pursuit of a comprehensive diplomatic deal to end Iran’s development of a nuclear weapon is as likely to fail as succeed, but he defended it as the best option to protect U.S.