| Oct 13, 2014
| 6:57 AM
Kurdish defenders held off Islamic State militants in Syria's border town of Kobani on Sunday, but the fighters struck with deadly bombings in Iraq, killing dozens of Kurds in the north and assassinating a provincial police commander in the west. The...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 5:16 PM
The Obama administration's plan to raise a 15,000-strong rebel army in Syria has run into steep political and military obstacles, raising doubts about a key element of the White House strategy for defeating Islamic State militants in the midst of a...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama was right to dispatch U.S. military units to help combat an Ebola outbreak in West Africa. But he did it for the wrong reasons.
Obama called it a "national security" mission a clear misuse of the term. Americans should...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Donning the mantle of the nation's scaremonger-in-chief, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., appeared Sunday morning on CNN to weigh in on the latest Ebola news. The nugget he and host Candy Crowley were chewing over was that a healthcare worker who had been...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 2:58 PM
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An anonymous U.S. official's reported description of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickenshit," or worthless coward, drew a sharp response on Wednesday from the Israeli...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 5:28 PM
We all have seen the White House, the Golden Gate bridge, the Las Vegas strip and other American landmarks destroyed in various sci-fi movies. And now we have a real-life version of a Wrigley Field Apocalypse, and it's very photogenic indeed.
| Oct 21, 2014
| 5:12 PM
More than 40 years ago, two young Washington Post reporters began digging into a local burglary that would have roused little interest except for one odd fact: One of the five men arrested at the Democratic Party's national headquarters worked for the...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 8:59 PM
Oscar de la Renta, the Dominican-born fashion designer who spent more than 50 years dressing royalty, Hollywood celebrities and U.S. first ladies from Jacqueline Kennedy to Hillary Clinton, died Monday. He was 82.
A spokesman for his wife, Annette de la...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 11:20 AM
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans won't be able to repeal Obamacare anytime soon.
Tempering the expectations of conservatives a week before the elections that could install him as the first Republican majority leader in eight years,...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 6:28 PM
— For 12-year-old Jonathan Okasinski, a visit to the White House where he shook the president's hand Tuesday started with a book on quantum physics.
The Harleysville student picked up the library book on a concept known as quantum entanglement, in...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 6:47 PM
Federal health officials on Monday revamped guidelines for doctors and nurses returning home to the United States from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, stopping well short of controversial mandatory quarantines being imposed by some U.S. states....