08/21/14 07:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department has committed $1.28 billion toward the construction of Metro's silver line in the form of a low-interest loan. Officials announced Wednesday that the loan had been finalized. It will go toward construction of the second phase of northern...
08/21/14 06:45 AM
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian official says five troops were killed and 21 injured while fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours. Ukrainian troops have made significant advances into rebel-held territory this week in a conflict that has already claimed more...
08/21/14 06:45 AM
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears said Thursday that its second-quarter loss widened as it continues to deal with weak sales. The retailer — which runs Sears and Kmart stores — lost $573 million, or $5.39 per share, for the period ended Aug. 2. That compares with a loss of $194 million, or...
By Betsy Woodruff | 08/20/14 05:29 PM
Some wonder whether the Northern Virginia Republican's absence from the trail in the weeks before the general election could be a downside for her campaign.
By Chris Henderson | 08/20/14 09:24 PM
Graphic illustration by Chris Henderson/Examiner.
By Betsy Woodruff | 08/20/14 06:04 PM
He's black. He's Jewish. He's a veteran. He's a Republican. And he's running for Jim Moran's House seat. "Anything can happen," Micah Edmond says.
By David M. Drucker | 08/20/14 05:23 PM
Presidential jockeying in Iowa has started early, with GOP hopefuls using Ernst's upstart Senate bid to lay a political foundation for the 2016 caucuses.
By Richard Pollock | 08/20/14 08:20 PM
Guatemala's shadowy human smuggling network is run by a highly sophisticated organization that more closely resembles a corporation with a profit-sharing program than a ragtag band of criminals.
By Brian Hughes | 08/20/14 06:33 PM
As Holder arrived in Ferguson, Mo., Wednesday to address the police shooting of an unarmed teenager, it was clear that the attorney general had emerged as arguably President Obama's most-trusted confidant rather than the source of consternation that once frustrated so many White House officials.
By Luke Rosiak | 08/20/14 08:02 PM
West Virginia's Jay Rockefeller comes from one of America's wealthiest families and represents one of its poorest states, yet he travels home almost exclusively via private charter plane at $4,400 per trip and sends the bill to taxpayers.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/20/14 08:33 PM
President Obama may not be able to stop "corporate deserters" from taking up legal residency in low-tax countries. But it appears that his Treasury Department will try to make the prospect of leaving the U.S. as unattractive as possible.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/20/14 07:51 PM
International outrage over the grisly beheading of an American journalist is forcing President Obamaâ€™s hand in Iraq, intensifying pressure to confront ISIS in a broader way than the defensive airstrikes he has authorized so far.
By Zack Colman | 08/20/14 10:32 PM
Environmental groups plan to use Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's comments that a Republican-led Senate would be fine with more government shutdowns to attack the GOP ahead of the November elections.
08/21/14 12:00 AM
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta-appointed legislature nominates country's army ruler as next prime minister.
08/20/14 08:45 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants. The General Assembly on Wednesday approved legislation addressing the...
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