Pro-Kremlin militia fired warning shots as unarmed foreign observers tried to enter Crimea on Saturday while Russia stepped up its Cold War-style standoff with the West over Ukraine by threatening to keep Washington from checking on its nuclear arms.
Police say a shooting has occurred at a shopping mall in Maryland. They did not release information on whether anyone was hurt or how many people may be involved.
The US Supreme Court said Friday that religiously-affiliated groups could opt out of a provision in the new health care law that requires employers to provide insurance that includes contraception.
Several of the key surveillance reforms unveiled by President Barack Obama face complications that could muddy the proposals’ lawfulness, slow their momentum in Congress and saddle the government with heavy costs and bureaucracy, legal experts warn.
Marijuana users in Colorado and Washington are counting down the hours before the western US states become the first to legalize recreational pot shops on January 1.
Faced with a flood of revelations about US spying practices, the White House is considering ending its eavesdropping on friendly foreign leaders, a senior administration official said.
President Barack Obama and House Republicans, after weeks of ultimatums, are exploring whether they can end a budget standoff that has triggered a partial government shutdown and edged Washington to the verge of a historic, economy jarring federal default.
Washington’s subway was filled as usual Tuesday with resigned workers trekking to their desks, but on this day they arrived only to lock up and leave “out of office” messages.
A dozen men filed a broad new lawsuit against the Boy Scouts and former adult leaders Thursday, saying that abuse occurred regularly in Washington state sites such as a popular camp outside of Seattle.
Kenneth Bae, the latest of several Americans jailed by North Korea in recent years, has already waited longer for his freedom than any of the others had to. But as his health deteriorates, Washington and Pyongyang appear unable to negotiate, each wary of giving concessions to the other.
The opening months of President Barack Obama’s second term have been a frustrating reminder of the limits of presidential power and the durability of the Washington political apparatus he disdains.
Authorities searched for a temporary span after a key bridge linking the U.S. and Canada collapsed, dumping a handful of vehicles and people into the icy water.
The major highway bridge linking Seattle with Canada and the rest of the Pacific Northwest region collapsed Thursday evening, dumping a handful of vehicles and people into a river, the Washington State Patrol said. Authorities said there were no deaths, and three people were taken to hospitals.