- 2 years after spying flap, US, Brazil seek to turn the page Updated: Jun-30-15 3:16 pm
WASHINGTON - Two years after revelations about U.S. spying frayed ties between their countries, President Barack Obama and visiting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff publicly closed that chapter Tuesday, declaring that the relationship between the U.S. and Brazil is on an upward swing.
- DC stop of Pope Francis trip includes White House, Congress Updated: Jun-30-15 2:44 pm
WASHINGTON - Pope Francis will spend 48 hours in Washington during a September visit, stopping at both the White House and Congress on his first trip to the United States as pope, the Vatican announced Tuesday.
- After mercury ruling, scrutiny of Obama climate rules grows Updated: Jun-30-15 7:59 am
WASHINGTON - Sweeping pollution limits at the center of President Barack Obama's climate change plan are facing increased scrutiny in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that showed that the justices aren't afraid to thwart perceived overreach by Obama or his Environmental Protection Agency.
- Man wrongly convicted in 1982 killing sues DC for $30M Updated: Jun-30-15 7:28 am
WASHINGTON - A man who spent 26 years in prison after being wrongly convicted in a 1982 killing has filed a $30 million lawsuit against the District of Columbia, nearly a year after he was exonerated in the crime.
- White House: No federal bailout for Puerto Rico Updated: Jun-29-15 2:12 pm
WASHINGTON - The White House threw cold water Monday on the notion of bailing out Puerto Rico from its financial crisis, instead urging Congress to consider changing the law so the island can declare bankruptcy.
- The Latest: British leader says Greek vote is a vote on euro Updated: Jun-29-15 8:04 am
ATHENS, Greece - The latest news on Greece's financial woes as it closes its banks and limits money withdrawals (all times local):
- White House lit in rainbow colors after Supreme Court ruling Updated: Jun-26-15 11:45 pm
WASHINGTON - The White House is lit up in rainbow colors in commemoration of the Supreme Court's ruling to legalize same-sex marriage.
- Obama lauds high court decision on gay marriage Updated: Jun-26-15 9:37 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama, who himself has acknowledged an evolution over gay rights, said Friday that the Supreme Court's ruling giving same-sex couples the right to marry nationwide represents a day when justice "arrives like a thunderbolt."
- Obama sings and eulogizes victims of South Carolina massacre Updated: Jun-26-15 8:02 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - After a string of triumphs, President Barack Obama's eulogy for those killed in a South Carolina church massacre was supposed to bring an extraordinary week to a somber close.
- Cramer welcomes ND winner of Art Competition to Washington Updated: Jun-26-15 6:47 pm
KILLDEER, North Dakota - U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer this week welcomed the North Dakota winner of a prestigious national art competition to the nation's capital.
- Wizards rookie Oubre filled with confidence Updated: Jun-26-15 5:19 pm
WASHINGTON - Basketball fans are enamored with the idea of native son Kevin Durant playing for the Washington Wizards starting in 2016. Starting this fall, Kelly Oubre Jr. begins his rookie campaign in Washington as a draft-day trade landed the Kansas product with the Wizards.
- DC mayor hails Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage Updated: Jun-26-15 1:55 pm
WASHINGTON - District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is celebrating the Supreme Court's ruling that will legalize same-sex marriage nationwide.
- Wizards get Kansas SF Oubre in draft-day trade with Hawks Updated: Jun-26-15 12:37 am
WASHINGTON - From his spike-covered shoes to his initial interviews as an NBA draftee, Kelly Oubre sure made quite a first impression.
- White House: Putin calls Obama, discuss Ukraine, IS, Iran Updated: Jun-25-15 11:24 pm
WASHINGTON - Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama spoke by telephone Thursday and discussed continued tensions in eastern Ukraine and the fight against the Islamic State in the Middle East. The last time the men spoke was in February, the White House said.
- Fister pitches 4-hit ball as Nationals beat Braves 7-0 Updated: Jun-25-15 9:29 pm
WASHINGTON - Doug Fister said he really hadn't heard about the scoreless innings streak being crafted by his fellow Washington Nationals starters.
- Contours of Obama's legacy form with help of unlikely allies Updated: Jun-25-15 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON - Long past the prime of his presidency, Barack Obama is defying the lame-duck label and solidifying the contours of his legacy with the help of unlikely allies in Congress and the Supreme Court.
- Carper reintroduces bill to make DC nation's 51st state Updated: Jun-25-15 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON - Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware has reintroduced a bill that would transform the District of Columbia into the nation's 51st state.
- The Latest: Obama says health law is 'here to stay' Updated: Jun-25-15 11:50 am
WASHINGTON - The Latest on the Supreme Court's decision on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. (All times Eastern)
- Other legal challenges to health overhaul remain Updated: Jun-25-15 11:36 am
WASHINGTON - If you thought the legal fight over the health care overhaul was finally over, think again. At least four issues related to the Affordable Care Act still are being sorted out in the courts, although none seems to pose the same threat to the law as the challenge to nationwide subsidies that the court rejected on Thursday, or the constitutional case that the justices decided in favor of the law in 2012.
- Family of journalist held in Syria heralds new ransom policy Updated: Jun-25-15 8:19 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The parents of a Houston journalist taken hostage in Syria in 2012 have applauded President Barack Obama's decision to not prosecute families for paying ransoms to kidnappers.
- Obama: US government has let down hostages' families Updated: Jun-24-15 10:32 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama conceded Wednesday that the U.S. government had let down the families of Americans held hostage by terrorists and promised they would not face criminal prosecution for paying ransoms to their loved ones' captors.
- Man charged with murder after shooting victim dies Updated: Jun-24-15 8:42 pm
WASHINGTON - A man charged with assault after a teenager was shot in southeast Washington has been charged with murder after the youth died.
- White House says House budget would hurt Kansas Updated: Jun-24-15 5:23 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The White House says a U.S. House budget bill would hurt Kansas, but Kansas Congressional members say the president's proposals are worse.
- 50 Girl Scouts get ultimate campout invite - to White House Updated: Jun-24-15 4:52 pm
WASHINGTON - Fifty Girl Scouts will get to pitch tents at the ultimate campground next week - on the south lawn of the White House.
- White House: Obama tells Hollande - no US spying on him Updated: Jun-24-15 1:11 pm
WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama has told French President Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWND') that the U.S. isn't targeting his communications.