Former Washington, D.C., Mayor Barry dies aged 78

Nov 24, 2014

Former Washington, D.C., Mayor Barry dies aged 78

Former Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry, who was caught using cocaine during an undercover police operation in 1990, died Sunday at the age of 78. Barry was a controversial and tireless advocate for the U.S. capital who helped uplift the city’s majority black population, ...

Nov 7, 2014

The GOP retakes Congress

Despite the Republican Party retaking control of the U.S. Senate and increasing its holdings in the House, it's difficult to be optimistic about legislative progress in Washington over the next two years given the deep fissures within the GOP itself.

Oct 28, 2014

Sheriff: School shooter invited victims to lunch

A popular student responsible for a shooting at a Washington state high school on Friday invited his victims to lunch by text message, then shot them at their table, investigators said Monday. Sheriff Ty Trenary said at a news conference that the five students ...

Three fight for lives after deadly Washington school shooting

Oct 27, 2014

Three fight for lives after deadly Washington school shooting

Three students fought for their lives in Seattle-area hospitals Sunday, days after being shot in the head during an attack at a high school near Washington state’s Puget Sound. The close-knit community, meanwhile, on the nearby Tulalip Indian reservation struggled with the news that ...

U.S. Vietnam War soldiers receive Medal of Honor

Sep 16, 2014

U.S. Vietnam War soldiers receive Medal of Honor

Two Vietnam War soldiers — one still living, one killed in action — received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm’s way to protect their brothers in combat. President Barack Obama ...

Security, corruption key topics in Obama's talks with African leaders

Aug 7, 2014

Security, corruption key topics in Obama's talks with African leaders

President Barack Obama and dozens of African leaders opened talks Wednesday on two key issues that threaten to disrupt economic progress on the continent: security and government corruption. The discussions capped an unprecedented three-day gathering of African leaders in Washington. Much of the conference ...

Obama to announce $14 billion in U.S. corporate investments in Africa

Aug 6, 2014

Obama to announce $14 billion in U.S. corporate investments in Africa

President Barack Obama will announce on Tuesday that U.S. businesses have committed to investing $14 billion in construction, clean energy, banking and information technology projects across Africa, a White House official said. The announcement will occur at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, part of a ...