| Apr 16, 2015
| 6:09 PM
Concerned about reports of hundreds of civilian casualties, Obama administration officials are increasingly uneasy about the U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led air war against rebel militias in Yemen, opening a potential rift between Washington and its...
| May 3, 2015
| 3:05 AM
First ladies are often irresistible characters for plays and musicals. Here are a few examples of the distaff life at the White House as presented on stage:
"Eleanor: Her Secret Journey" — was Jean Stapleton's solo show on Eleanor Roosevelt,...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 3:05 PM
ISLAMABAD Four months after ascending to the throne, Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Wednesday signaled a toughening of Saudi policy toward Iran, firing the man he appointed only in January to succeed him and dumping the official who had ruled the foreign...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 3:32 PM
The official state china of President Barack Obama's administration is a modern-inspired service trimmed in a blue that recalls the waters of his native state of Hawaii, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be among the first guests to eat from...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 5:56 AM
The Complete Patrick Melrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn, Picador, 880 pages, $30
All five of St. Aubyn's Patrick Melrose novels — "Never Mind," "Bad News," "Some Hope," "Mother's Milk" and "At Last" — are collected in this one, unabridged...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 12:20 PM
A knife-carrying Army veteran who scaled a White House fence and dashed into the executive mansion before being caught pleaded guilty Friday in connection with the case.
Omar Gonzalez pleaded guilty to entering or remaining in a restricted building or...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 1:36 PM
As someone who was critical of several steps by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the campaign leading up to his reelection, particularly his decision to address Congress and his statement seeming to reject a Palestinian state, I am even...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 3:36 PM
There are few anglers more revered than Frederick native Bernard "Lefty" Kreh. Kreh, who turned 90 last month, has fished for nearly 70 years with everyone from Ted Williams to Fidel Castro, and from President Jimmy Carter to Ernest Hemingway. Enshrined...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 6:30 PM
Obama administration officials are promising a major strengthening of U.S. defense commitments to Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf allies, possibly including a nuclear commitment to their security, in an intensifying effort to win their support for the...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 3:54 PM
A top Saudi envoy appeared to give the White House support Monday for the nuclear framework deal with Iran, apparently bringing a powerful regional ally into the fold as the White House seeks to shore up regional support.
Adel Jubeir, Saudi Arabia's...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 5:00 AM
When the United States and Iran began inching toward an agreement to limit Tehran's nuclear technology, optimists suggested that a deal could open the way for a broader rapprochement between the two countries. That no longer seems like even a remote...