- Pentagon funding new high-tech venture Updated: Aug-28-15 5:21 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California - Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.
- Vote tally in favor of Iran deal climbs to 30 in Senate Updated: Aug-28-15 2:35 pm
WASHINGTON - Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware on Friday became the 30th senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum for the White House-backed agreement grows.
- Things to know: EPA water rules take effect in some states Updated: Aug-28-15 3:21 am
WASHINGTON - New federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands took effect on Friday - but only in some states.
- Melvin Upton Jr. throws out 2 and triples, Nats lose 4-2 Updated: Aug-28-15 12:32 am
WASHINGTON - Melvin Upton Jr. gave the Padres help on both offense and defense Thursday night. It just was not enough to get San Diego a win.
- Werth, Zimmerman homer as Nationals defeat Padres 4-2 Updated: Aug-28-15 12:03 am
WASHINGTON - The Washington Nationals pulled out a big win on the field Thursday night. Off the field, they didn't do quite as well.
- Black Lives Matter boos Washington mayor's anti-crime plans Updated: Aug-27-15 2:21 pm
WASHINGTON - Protesters who interrupted Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser's announcement of her crime-fighting platform say increasing police powers won't reduce violence and the mayor is only paying superficial attention to their concerns.
- Talks between Obama, Saudi king will include Iran's actions Updated: Aug-27-15 12:48 pm
WASHINGTON - The White House says next week's visit by Saudi Arabia's King Salman will include talks about Yemen, Syria and Iran's actions to destabilize the region.
- Protesters interrupt DC mayor's violent crime announcement Updated: Aug-27-15 12:41 pm
WASHINGTON - Protesters who interrupted District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser's announcement of her crime-fighting platform say increasing police powers won't reduce violence and the mayor is only paying superficial attention to their concerns.
- Secrets have long slipped into State Department email Updated: Aug-27-15 3:06 am
WASHINGTON - During the 2012 attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, State Department officials in Washington were emailing one another with updates in real time. Embedded in those messages were nuggets of classified information, including an apparent reference to a CIA facility that was a closely guarded secret.
- Washington Monument elevator stops working again Updated: Aug-26-15 10:33 pm
WASHINGTON - The Washington Monument will open as scheduled at 9 a.m. on Thursday. Elevator technicians have completed their work and cleared the elevator for service. Ticket distribution for Thursday visits will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Washington Monument Lodge (15th Street between Madison and Jefferson drives).
- Fate of Nebraska's death penalty likely to rest with voters Updated: Aug-26-15 7:28 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska's death penalty won a last-minute reprieve on Wednesday when a group fighting to keep the punishment announced that it has collected more than enough signatures to stop its repeal and place the issue before voters in 2016.
- DC regulators reject proposed merger of Exelon, Pepco Updated: Aug-25-15 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON - Regulators in the District of Columbia rejected the proposed merger of power companies Exelon and Pepco on Tuesday, saying the deal would not benefit ratepayers.
- White House: Obama's 'crazies' reference a 'little too flip' Updated: Aug-25-15 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama's reference to "the crazies" in Congress may have been "a little too flip" and was not about Iran.
- Report could speed up diplomatic training center in Va. Updated: Aug-24-15 3:20 pm
State Department officials are hoping a soon-to-be released report will help end wrangling in Congress that has delayed construction on a diplomatic security training center at a National Guard base in Virginia.
- Iran deal picks up support following Reid's endorsement Updated: Aug-24-15 11:48 am
WASHINGTON - With Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid on board, the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers is picking up momentum to survive fierce opposition from Republican and Israeli opponents.
- Film industry spokeswoman to be Biden's communications chief Updated: Aug-24-15 6:05 am
WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden has chosen a top film industry official and former spokeswoman for John Edwards' 2008 presidential campaign to be his new communications director, the White House said Monday.
- Obama sheds summer curse, just in time for daunting fall Updated: Aug-23-15 10:49 pm
EDGARTOWN, Massachusetts - President Barack Obama may have finally shed his summer curse - just in time for a daunting fall.
- Smoke starting to lift over Washington fires Updated: Aug-23-15 9:28 pm
TWISP, Washington - The latest on wildfires in Washington state, including those that killed three firefighters (all times local):
- Garza's struggles vs Nationals continue in Brewers' 9-5 loss Updated: Aug-23-15 7:54 pm
WASHINGTON - Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Matt Garza can't explain why his last two starts have gone so poorly.
- Rendon, Ramos homer, Nationals beat Brewers 9-5 Updated: Aug-23-15 7:11 pm
WASHINGTON - Utilityman Danny Espinosa seized another opportunity in a season of full of them. Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper thinks his teammate should get more.
- DC's homicide count hits 101 after 2 fatal shootings Updated: Aug-22-15 1:05 pm
WASHINGTON - The District of Columbia's homicide count has hit 101 for the year after two early morning killings in the city.
- Okanogan wildfires fire grow by 100 square miles Updated: Aug-22-15 10:53 am
TWISP, Washington - A series of wildfires in north-central Washington that left three firefighters dead grew by more than 100 square miles, but officials hope easing winds forecast for Saturday will allow them to gain the upper hand.
- Last days of DC-area Restaurant Week Updated: Aug-22-15 10:05 am
WASHINGTON - This weekend marks the last few days of special meal deals for the Washington area's Restaurant Week
- Native Americans' totem pole journeys to oppose coal exports Updated: Aug-21-15 8:58 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - A Native American tribe is taking a 22-foot totem pole from Canada through the Pacific Northwest to Montana in opposition of proposed coal export terminals.
- White House: No. 2 IS leader killed in US military airstrike Updated: Aug-21-15 7:53 pm
OAK BLUFFS, Massachusetts - The No. 2 leader of the Islamic State militant group was killed in a U.S. military airstrike in Iraq earlier this week, the White House said Friday.