| Feb 28, 2015
| 9:03 PM
Casey prepares for trade fight
Democratic President Barack Obama has been tussling with Republicans over a series of issues since Congress returned last month: the Keystone XL pipeline, health care, immigration.
Now he's about to hear it from several...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 2:05 PM
Philip D. Snodgrass, who was an assistant general counsel at the National Federation of Federal Employees and a 2005 graduate of Dulaney High School, was killed Monday in downtown Washington when he was hit by a speeding motorist.
He was 27 and lived in...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 10:46 AM
Approximately three months ago, Israel’s government decided to start freezing the monthly transfer of tax refunds that are owed to Palestinians. The decision by Israel, presumably taken to coerce the Palestinian leadership from applying for...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 10:04 AM
Oak Park residents voted in favor of a nonbinding referendum proposal that calls upon village government to reject an international trade agreement because of concerns about how the negotiations are taking place.
With all precincts reporting, 73.5...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 7:54 PM
Turning up the pressure on Israel, the Palestinians announced Wednesday that they are joining the International Criminal Court to pursue war-crimes charges against the Jewish state — a risky, high-stakes move that brought threats of retaliation from...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 5:10 PM
The Israel exception to Western governments' human rights principles has been starkly on display in the reaction to the Palestinian Authority's decision to join the International Criminal Court. In Washington, Ottawa, Paris and London, as well as Tel...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 6:27 PM
At a gathering of more than 65 people at a Filipino restaurant in Virginia Beach, GOP Senate hopeful Ed Gillespie explained how he would fight to repeal sequestration, work with the president on trade agreements and save jobs by not raising the minimum...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 12:40 PM
Two weeks after the Palestinian Authority asked to join the International Criminal Court, the Hague-based ICC on Friday opened a preliminary probe that could result in war-crimes charges against Israelis and Palestinians alike.
Court prosecutor Fatou...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Russia identified NATO as the nation's No. 1 military threat and raised the possibility of a broader use of precision conventional weapons to deter foreign aggression under a new military doctrine signed by President Vladimir Putin on Friday.
| Jan 15, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Usually, when Israel and the Palestinians come to blows, the conflict is precipitated by some physical action: rockets fired from the Gaza Strip, an angry dispute over a holy site, Palestinian youths dead at the hands of Israeli forces.
Yet the two...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 5:00 AM
The front lines in eastern Ukraine have moved very little in recent weeks as Russia-backed separatists and government forces hunker down for winter and a World War I-style impasse sets in.
Ukraine appears on its way to becoming the latest "frozen...