President Obama will issue an executive order Friday directing federal agencies — as well as state and local governments drawing on federal funds — to adopt stricter building and siting standards to reflect scientific projections that future flooding will be more frequent and intense due to climate change.Read full article >>
BASRA, Iraq — When Ayman Karim fell in love last summer, he wanted others to experience his joy.
Mitt Romney told supporters Friday that he would not run for president in 2016, ending three weeks of public speculation and sparing the Republican Party a potentially bruising nominating battle between its past nominee and its rising stars.Read full article >>
**3 UPDATE** #LASD - Homicide Detective have Arrested Marion ″Suge” Knight for Murder http://t.co/9ToHIcINB9Rap mogul Suge Knight has been arrested for murder in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office announced.Read full article >>
Another week, anotherbreathlessreport showing how darn expensive and wealthy D.C. is. Last week, we reported that D.C. ranked 10th in the most millionaires in the country per capita category when compared with states.
Mitt Romney will provide an "update" on his decision about whether to run for president at 11 a.m.
The California Department of Public Health on Wednesday issued a warning about the dangers of e-cigarettes, as states across the country consider new regulations for the booming industry.In a report issued Wednesday, the department urged legislators to regulate e-cigarettes like tobacco products.
Two weeks after the Secret Service forced out four of its top officials, lawmakers are questioning whether the agency should have ousted one more — its influential second-in-command.Members of Congress from both parties are concerned that by keeping in place Alvin “A.T.” Smith, the Secret Service stopped short of fully reforming upper management following a string of embarrassing security lapses, according to government officials familiar with the discussions.Read full article >>
Renewed attention to rape and sexual misconduct allegations against comedian Bill Cosby has exposed a hidden contour of many women’s lives. And reminded me, once again, of the need for “the talk” with my daughters.Read full article >>
The Senate approved legislation Thursday mandating construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, setting the stage for a veto showdown with President Obama.In a 62-to-36 vote, 53 Republicans and nine Democrats approved a bill seeking to force completion of the 840-mile pipeline, a measure Obama has vowed to veto while federal environmental reviews continue.Read full article >>
The family of Carol I. Glover, the Alexandria woman who died earlier this month after being trapped on a smoke-filled Metro train, on Friday filed a $50 million lawsuit against the transit authority.Glover, 61, was heading home from work Jan.
It’s 6:30 p.m. in eastern Arizona, and an energetic doctor who has gained notice due to his disdain for vaccinations has just gotten home. It’s been a busy day. He’s already spoken to USA Today.
The political ramifications are clear: House Speaker John Boehner and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a colossal mistake by conspiring behind President Obama’s back, and the move has ricocheted on both of them.Read full article >>
That didn’t take long: The trailer for “Game of Thrones” season five premiered last night on IMAX big screens, and shaky footage is, as expected, popping up on YouTube. Could it be a hoax video, like that fake “Star Wars” teaser that got millions of people to click?
Opening arguments are set to begin Friday in the murder trial of a man accused of abducting Etan Patz, the six-year old New York City boy whose 1979 disappearance helped spark a national missing children’s movement.Read full article >>
The centerpiece of President Obama’s new “precision medicine initiative” would be a massive database containing the genetic profiles, medical histories and other data of a million or more willing Americans.Read full article >>
As voir dire, the process of questioning potential jurors in the Boston bombing trial, rounds out its third week, Judge George O’Toole and the teams on both sides seem to have streamlined the process.
Sen. Marco Rubio this week may be sending the clearest signals yet that he intends to run for president rather than seek reelection to a second term in 2016. In a week when the Senate was consumed with a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, Rubio (R-Fla.) was in California raising money for his political action committee and reelection campaign.
President Obama will present a federal budget proposal on Monday that would exceed restrictive spending caps mandated by Congress four years ago and propose new capital gains and bank taxes, an effort that is likely to get bogged down in congressional opposition to taxes and big budget deficits.
LONDON — Just days after shaking European economic policy to its core with a sweeping win in Greek elections, the radical leftist party Syriza is challenging a fundamental tenet of the continent’s foreign policy by seeking a softer stance on Russia.Read full article >>
Federal agents have finally caught one of the most frustratingly intelligent and elusive criminals they have ever sought: famed treasure hunter Tommy G.
Mitt Romney told supporters Friday morning that he won’t pursue a third run for president in 2016. It was a major surprise given that, since he made his interest in the race known three weeks ago, he had given every sign he was moving closer to the race, not further from it.Read full article >>
PHOENIX — A commissioner who acts like he wants his profile on a stamp and a rule book that must be read by cryptographers to be understood are just a couple of the NFL’s problems on display this season.
“Estimates are that the TPP [Trans-Pacific Partnership] could provide $77 billion a year in real income and support 650,000 new jobs in the U.S. alone.”—Secretary of State John F. Kerry, in an opinion article titled “Alliances for Peace,” Jan.
Washington Nationals’ outfielder Jayson Werth will serve five days in jail after pleading guilty Thursday to a reckless driving charge in Fairfax County.Under the terms of an agreement reached with prosecutors, Werth, 35, admitted to driving his Porsche GT3 RS more than 100 mph on the Beltway in July 2014.
A congressionally mandated commission on Thursday called for an overhaul of the military’s compensation and retirement system, recommending changes so that future service members will contribute to their own retirements and could choose private-sector healthcare plans.Read full article >>
KABUL — Three American civilian contractors and an Afghan national were killed Thursday in a shooting incident at a military base attached to Kabul’s international airport, according to U.S. officials.
Dartmouth College will prohibit all students, regardless of age, from drinking or possessing hard alcohol on campus and will create a new network of residential communities for student social life in a effort to rid the school of what its president calls “extreme behaviors.”Read full article >>
The 2015 measles outbreak already has spread to 84 people, more cases than health officials typically see in an entire year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.Most of the cases are traceable to an outbreak at Disneyland and another theme park in Southern California that began in late December and now has spread to six other states, including Utah, Washington, Oregon and Colorado.