Loading...

How ISIS nearly stumbled on the ingredients for a ‘dirty bomb’

On the day the Islamic State overran the Iraqi city of Mosul in 2014, it laid claim to one of the greatest weapons bonanzas ever to fall to a terrorist group: a large metropolis dotted with military bases and garrisons stocked with guns, bombs, rockets and even battle tanks.But the most fearsome wea
Read More

Evaluating Trump’s sports history, as requested by his new communications director

Anthony Scaramucci, hours after formally accepting a position as President Trump’s new director of communications, offered a fairly unique assessment of why he’s confident in Trump’s ability to get things done: He’s clutch at sports.“He’s the most competitive person I’ve ever met,” S
Read More

Washington keeps adding jobs, but economists say they’re the wrong kind

The Washington-metropolitan area added 60,300 jobs in the one-year period ending in June, according to new government data released Friday, as unemployment held steady in the District and declined in Maryland and Virginia.Suburban Maryland added 26,100 jobs, the District tallied 19,100 and Norther
Read More

Football standout settles Title IX lawsuit with Colorado State University at Pueblo

A former football standout has settled a lawsuit against Colorado State University at Pueblo stemming from a multiyear suspension involving allegations of sexual assault.In a statement issued Friday, attorneys for Grant Neal announced that he had amicably settled the lawsuit against CSU-Pueblo.“Co
Read More

Interior Dept. nominee, set for confirmation vote Monday, is accused of conflict of interest

David Bernhardt, President Trump’s nominee for deputy interior secretary, has been described as “an excellent choice” by supporters and “a walking conflict of interest” by opponents. The full Senate is set to vote on his nomination Monday.Bernhardt wouldn’t be new to the Interior Depar
Read More

Senate rules could complicate prospects for GOP health bill

The Senate parliamentarian signaled Friday that Democrats could block several key elements of the Senate GOP health-care bill, including abortion coverage restrictions, a one-year ban on funding for Planned Parenthood and changes to Medicaid coverage requirements, if the legislation comes up for a v
Read More

Dying after childbirth: Women in Texas are at high risk, especially if they’re black

Black women in Texas are dying with frightening frequency after childbirth — at a rate up to nearly three times higher than that of white women. And no one has figured out why.In a state with the worst overall maternal mortality in the nation, the Texas legislature opened a special session this we
Read More

Catholic University found him responsible for a sexual assault. Now he’s suing the school.

A former student has sued Catholic University, claiming that during a sexual assault investigation, the school was biased against him because he is male.The lawsuit is one of a growing number of efforts by men to use Title IX to defend themselves. The law, which prohibits sex discrimination in schoo
Read More

Trump to tap longtime coal lobbyist for EPA’s No. 2 spot

President Trump will nominate a prominent coal lobbyist and former Senate aide, Andrew Wheeler, to serve as the Environmental Protection Agency’s deputy administrator, according to two senior administration officials.Wheeler, a principal at Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting, is a lobbyist for coal g
Read More

Neil deGrasse Tyson blames U.S. schools for flat-Earthers — and teachers aren’t amused

Neil deGrasse Tyson, perhaps the most famous astrophysicist in the world and a seemingly affable guy, upset teachers and started something of a Twitter frenzy with a tweet blaming U.S. schools for people who believe the world is flat:The rise of flat-Earthers in society provides some of the best evi
Read More
Page 5 of 280« First...34567...102030...Last »