It is rare when a polo shirt and a pair of khakis make such a graceful statement about style.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- In campaign speeches, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) likes to poke fun at federal workers and waste. He mocks the money spent on ludicrous-sounding scientific experiments or foreign aid -- "$250,000 to bring 25 kids from Pakistan to space camp in Alabama," to cite one example from his speech Tuesday to nearly 300 people here.
AHMEDABAD, India — India’s prime minister appealed for calm Wednesday after a rally that drew half a million members of a powerful clan resulted in a night of rioting that left three dead and dozens of buses and police stations torched.Read full article >>
Top leaders of a troubled solar panel company that cost taxpayers a half-billion dollars repeatedly misled federal officials and omitted information about the firm’s financial prospects as they sought to win a major government loan, according to a newly-released federal investigative report.Read full article >>
China’s markets opened fractionally up on Wednesday following monetary easing by the central bank late Tuesday, but continued to seesaw in early trading.The Shanghai Composite Index opened up 0.52 percent, and the Shenzhen Composite Index opened at 0.28 percent.
The United States is choking on its traffic, with the average driver losing 42 hours a year in the bumper-to-bumper grind and a drain on the economy costing $160 billion, according to a new report.The report to be released Wednesday shows that traffic delays in most parts of the country have bounced back to pre-recession levels.
Joe Biden, in the (still unlikely) event he runs for president, probably won’t beat Hillary Clinton. He’s been a lackluster presidential candidate in the past, and there’s no clear path for him to win the Democratic nomination this time.
BEIRUT —Doctors and an aid organization said this week that the Islamic State appears to have used mustard gas during an attack last week in northern Syria, a claim that intensifies fears that the extremist group has obtained banned chemical weapons.Read full article >>
As a Christian, I knew that my beliefs and identity would be challenged at a progressive university like Duke.My first challenge came well before I arrived on campus, when I learned that all first years were assigned “Fun Home,” a graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. The book includes cartoon drawings of a woman masturbating and multiple women engaging in oral sex.Read full article >>
Washington ranked as one of the least honest cities in the country in a very informal, non-scientific social experiment done by the Bethesda-based Honest Tea company after someone allegedly stole money from a box that offered tea on an honor system.Read full article >>
DUBUQUE, IOWA — To anyone who thought Donald Trump might soften his tone after a new round of criticism of his presidential campaign, the Republican front-runner proved here Tuesday night that he will not be tamed.Read full article >>
Fox News's Megyn Kelly -- whom Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked on Twitter this week -- tangled with a different presidential candidate over immigration Tuesday: Sen.
When the World Trade Center’s South Tower collapsed, just before 10 a.m. on Sept.
We love you, Alison and Adam. pic.twitter.com/hLSzQi06XEA television reporter and a videographer for a CBS affiliate WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Va., were shot and killed Wednesday morning as they were doing a live report.
Donald Trump, derider of Mexican illegal immigrants, insulter of POWs and GOP front-runner, kicked journalist Jorge Ramos out of a press conference Tuesday evening.The billionaire later allowed Ramos back into the press conference, where the two engaged in several lengthy exchanges that dominated the remainder of the event.
THE ANTIABORTION movement seems to have gained new momentum. Thousands of protesters rallied outside Planned Parenthood clinics over the weekend. Republicans in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail are demanding a crackdown on the organization.
RICHMOND — The Virginia Republican Party is considering requiring a loyalty oath among presidential primary contenders — a move widely considered an early sign of GOP skittishness about Donald Trump’s campaign.Read full article >>
Roger Ailes, the brilliant and fiery boss of Fox News, today issued a 177-word statement directed at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump:Donald Trump’s surprise and unprovoked attack on Megyn Kelly during her show last night is as unacceptable as it is disturbing.
A man who had climbed a wall near the White House earlier this year was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy Tuesday after cutting another deputy with a knife inside a Pennsylvania courthouse, authorities said.Read full article >>
The video above was produced by the Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler galleries, where visitors can find an elegant Roman-era bust from the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra accompanied by this montage of historical images of the treasured World Heritage site.Read full article >>
This story has been updated.DUBUQUE, Iowa -- Two minutes into Donald Trump's news conference here Tuesday night came the question he tried to silence."Mr.
A nearly completed government facility intended to treat the radioactive byproducts of nuclear weapons production is riddled with design flaws that could put the entire operation at risk of failure, according to a leaked internal report.Read full article >>
KABUL — Two service members of a U.S.-led coalition were killed Wednesday in an apparent “insider” attack by Afghan soldiers at a military base in southwestern Afghanistan, officials reported.According to a statement from the coalition, two individuals in Afghan army uniforms opened fire on a vehicle in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.Read full article >>
It looks as if Russian authorities are trying to outperform one another in their campaign against all things Western. They have burned Dutch flowers, bulldozed cheese of unknown origin, and destroyed apples and carrots.
BRUSSELS — Thousands of refugees, most fleeing wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, have been snaking northward through the Balkans in recent days, confronting a Europe woefully unprepared to deal with them at every step.Read full article >>
The Federal Reserve had expected to begin withdrawing its support for the nation’s economic recovery this year, but mounting evidence of a global slowdown could extend the era of easy money.Fed officials have signaled for months that they are getting closer to raising the central bank’s target interest rate for the first time in nearly a decade.
A few years back, Jonathan Bloedow filed a series of requests under Washington state’s Public Records Act asking for details on pregnancies terminated at abortion clinics around the state.For every abortion, he wanted information on the woman’s age and race, where she lived, how long she had been pregnant and how past pregnancies had ended.
Oshkosh Defense won a major contract to build the ground vehicle that could become a symbol of the U.S.
BALTIMORE CITY — The letter arrived in April last year, a mishmash of strange numbers and words. This at first did not alarm Rose. Most letters are that way for her — frustrating puzzles she can’t solve.
Curt Schilling, the former major league pitcher who is now an ESPN analyst, posted a tweet Tuesday in which he shared a meme that compares Muslim extremists to Nazis.In a tweet that was up for about 10 minutes before being deleted, he wrote that “The math is staggering when you get to the true #s” and included a meme of Adolf Hitler with the words “It’s said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists.