• Honoring the fallen at Arlington National Cemetery

    5/27/13 6:08 PM

    Every Saturday and Sunday for seven years, Xiomara Mena walks between the white stone markers for her son, 24-year-old corporal Andy Dee Anderson.

  • Will NYC's bikeshare be as successful as D.C.'s?

    5/27/13 3:24 PM

    The nation's biggest bicycle-sharing program got rolling Monday, as thousands of New Yorkers got their first chance to ride a network billed as a new form of public transit in a city known for it.

  • Chris Christie to address latest report of Rutgers volleyball coach abuse

    5/27/13 11:05 AM

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans to speak with Rutgers officials about a report that the athletic director hired to clean up the school's scandal-scarred program quit as Tennessee's women's volleyball coach 16 years ago after her players complained she ruled through humiliation, fear and emotional abuse.

  • Ohio man, 87, skydives to aid sick great-grandson

    5/26/13 8:55 PM

    An 87-year-old World War II veteran has parachuted from a plane in Ohio to support his ailing great-grandson. Clarence Turner says he also hopes to someday make a parachute jump at an older age than former President George H.W. Bush, who's 88.

  • NTSB says Wash. bridge collapse is wake-up call

    5/26/13 8:06 AM

    The collapse of an Interstate highway bridge in northern Washington state is a wake-up call for the entire nation, the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board says.

  • Preps underway for Memorial Day Concert

    5/25/13 8:09 PM

    Before all the pomp and circumstance of the Memorial Day Concert came the prep and practice Saturday. Sunday’s free concert on the West Front steps of the Capitol starts at 8 p.m. PBS will carry it live.


  • Hagel: Cadets must stamp out sex assault scourge

    5/25/13 11:20 AM

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on Saturday that they must stamp out the scourge of sexual assault in the military.

  • Journalist, author, professor Haynes Johnson dies

    5/24/13 11:09 PM

    Haynes Johnson, a pioneering Washington journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the civil rights movement and migrated from newspapers to television, books and teaching, died Friday. He was 81. Johnson had taught at the University of Maryland since 1998.

  • Feds look for temporary fix after I-5 bridge collapse near Seattle

    5/24/13 7:06 PM

    Federal officials were searching the country for a possible temporary replacement for a bridge that collapsed along the crucial Interstate 5 corridor Thursday night, but Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says major disruptions will last for weeks, if not months.

  • Honoring our military heroes at America's favorite passtime

    5/27/13 5:56 PM

    The Washington Nationals played the Baltimore Orioles in Nats Park. And it gave thousands of fans he change to reflect on what the Memorial Day holiday really means.

  • U.S. border entry fee study sparks opposition

    5/27/13 2:47 PM

    Some people are troubled by the notion of charging a fee to enter the U.S. by land. Last month, in its 2014 fiscal year budget proposal, the Department of Homeland Security requested permission to study a fee at the nation's land border crossings.

  • Sales of camp sites throw Girl Scouts into turmoil

    5/27/13 7:35 AM

    The Girl Scouts are having to do the unthinkable these days - sell off some of their Girl Scout camping sites because they've become a financial drain. Some of the camps date back to the 1950s.

  • Obama pledges nation's support for Oklahoma

    5/26/13 7:34 PM

    President Barack Obama flew to tornado-ravaged Oklahoma Sunday, offering moral and monetary support to people still reeling from lost lives and shattered neighborhoods.

  • Texas flooding sweeps woman to death; 200-plus rescued

    5/25/13 10:03 PM

    Torrential rains swamped San Antonio with flash floods on Saturday, leaving at least one person dead as emergency workers in boats rushed to rescue more than 200 residents stranded in cars and homes.

  • Thousands run final mile of Boston Marathon

    5/25/13 3:33 PM

    Thousands of athletes joined victims of the Boston Marathon bombings to run and walk the last mile of the race Saturday, reclaiming the triumph of crossing the finish line.

  • Jury foreman says life or death decision unfair

    5/25/13 8:34 AM

    In an interview Friday, jury foreman William Zervakos provided a glimpse into the private deliberations, describing four women and eight men who struggled with the question: How heinous of a killing deserves a similar fate?

  • Judge: Ariz. Sheriff Arpaio's office profiles Latinos

    5/24/13 8:58 PM

    A federal judge ruled Friday that the office of America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff systematically singled out Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols, marking the first finding by a court that the agency racially profiles people.

  • Park Service ending furloughs early

    5/24/13 3:28 PM

    National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis says the furloughs will end on June 3, after just three days off, because the agency has found other ways to offset automatic budget cuts imposed by Congress.

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