With Democrats acting like this, who needs Republicans? Chuck Schumer, the No. 3 Senate Democratic leader who would very much like to be No. 1, caused a furor this week when he gave a speech at the National Press Club bashing fellow Democrats and the White House.
It started with the loneliest of pleas: “Large, 54 y.o. Christian, homeless male is looking for a person, family or couple to share Thanksgiving day with,” Neal Shytles wrote in an online ad.
WHEN WILL Fairfax County and federal authorities stop stonewalling in the 2013 death of John Geer, an unarmed man shot at point-blank range by police as he stood in the doorway of his home?
FERGUSON, Mo. — It was the worst of Thanksgivings, yet it was the best of Thanksgivings, too. All around this partially roadblocked, burned, broken and now internationally symbolic suburb, residents were sifting through the sad and coming up with the good.
The name Ferguson should become shorthand for dehumanization.
SIMFEROPOL, Crimea — Eight months into the Russian annexation of the Black Sea resort region of Crimea, traces of Ukraine’s 60-year rule here are rapidly being wiped away. Now Ukrainians themselves worry that they are next.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, following a whirlwind few days in which he resigned as Pentagon chief, carried through on a holiday tradition of his on Thursday: Making phone calls to a handful of U.S.
The doctor who treated Martin Salia, the Sierra Leonean physican who died of Ebola last week after being transported to Omaha, has contracted the disease himself. Komba Songu M’Briwa cared for Salia, his colleague and former professor, at Freetown’s Hastings Ebola Treatment Center before Salia was transported to the United States.
The YouTube video begins with a pleasant story about going on holiday to Madrid. The narrator, a woman with a lilting British accent, does not whet listeners’ appetite with her memories of plates heaped with paella or paint a verbal picture of the city’s geography.
Two internal Democratic Party disputes this week are surfacing tensions over who the party should focus on: the poor or the middle class.
“We want to know: Why? What happened?” So many questions, so much we still don’t know about the case of the woman shot to death by the Secret Service and the U.S.
KABUL, Afghanistan — Insurgents struck targets across Afghanistan Friday, killing at least four and wounding scores, extending a string of attacks in recent weeks that have placed Afghans on edge two months into the term of the new U.S.-backed government.
After learning hard lessons rebuilding foreign militaries over the past dozen years, the U.S. military is shifting strategy against the Islamic State, choosing to train a smaller number of Iraqi soldiers rather than trying to stand up an entire army anew.
Former NFL linebacker Scott Fujita says he still has the pill bottle, nearly the size of a soda can. “It was the craziest big pill bottle you’ve ever seen,” he says.
Blame Congress. Blame the airline industry. Blame sequestration. But Washington Dulles International Airport is in trouble. The most alarming evidence: Sometime next year, more passengers will travel through Reagan National than Dulles — an airport 14 times National’s size.
Pele, the 74-year-old Brazilian soccer legend, is in good condition after a Sao Paulo hospital’s statement that he had been moved to a “special care” unit sparked concern in the country in which he is a national hero.
LONDON — If you can’t be at home this Thanksgiving Day, stuffing your face with turkey and then collapsing onto the sofa in front of football, the next best place to be in the world might be Britain.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized Tuesday night and had a stent placed in her right coronary artery Wednesday morning, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said. Ginsburg, 81, the court’s oldest justice, is expected to be released within 48 hours, spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said.
Atlanta Fire Rescue Department Chief Kelvin Cochran started a month-long suspension without pay this week after some of his employees complained about the content of his self-published religious book. Among other things, the book calls “homosexuality” and “lesbianism” a “sexual perversion” morally equivalent to “pederasty” and “bestiality.”
Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) were elected to the Senate on the same day in 1996, but Enzi holds seniority over his longtime friend through a totally random feature of party rules: They drew names out of a hat.
Nerds around the world felt a great disturbance in the force, as if millions of Internet users suddenly scrambled to watch their first glimpse of the new Star Wars film.
TOKYO — Japan’s biggest newspaper, the Yomiuri Shimbun, has apologized to its readers for using the term “sex slave” and “other inappropriate expressions” to describe the women forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II.
The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where Bill Cosby was awarded a doctorate more than 35 years ago, has asked him to resign as an honorary co-chair of the school’s capital campaign.
The scenes at major retailers have become a Thanksgiving Day ritual: Long lines, packed parking lots and shopping carts filled to the brim with bargain TVs and gaming consoles. But while the clamor may look the same, retailers are facing a new reality this year as they kick off the holiday shopping season: The customers visiting their stores often started browsing long before they showed up, and for many, their actual purchase will happen long after.
It’s hard when you fall in love with someone from another country, but it’s even harder these days when you fall in love with a reality TV show. You’ll hear no end of it from your friends and family, and, if you happen to be a television critic, your readers: “That show is just using you,” they’ll say.
By the time she arrived at Kmart just before 6 a.m. Thursday morning, Antoinette Wood had already seasoned her turkey. The sweet potatoes were done, the decorations were up, and the house was cleaned to welcome her guests.
P.D. James, the British author whose cerebral murder mysteries brought a new level of sophistication to the genre and who created such enduring characters as the erudite but melancholy Scotland Yard sleuth Adam Dalgliesh and the resourceful private investigator Cordelia Gray, died Nov.
The instant reaction to quarterback Robert Griffin III being benched for the second time in two seasons by two Washington Redskins coaches is that Griffin essentially is
Nearly a half-million people chose health plans through HealthCare.gov during the first week of the new open-enrollment period in the online insurance marketplace, federal health officials announced Wednesday. Read full article >>
This storm is packing rain and heavy snow, though it will clear out of the Mid-Atlantic by Wednesday night.