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October 24, 2014 - 11:34 GMT
A U.S soldier accused of shooting his wife to death as she sat working on a computer inside their home in Washington state pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to a charge of first-degree murder.
October 24, 2014 - 05:56 GMT
BEIJING - China and 21 other Asian nations signed on Friday to a new Beijing-backed international bank for Asia that Washington opposes as an unnecessary rival to established institutions such as the World Bank.
October 24, 2014 - 04:56 GMT
PYONGYANG, North Korea - After an American was released from North Korean custody, the attention has now focused on two other U.S citizens still in its jails, and at least one North Korean legal expert has some unusual advice to offer: let Washington formally apologize to Pyongyang, and the country's leader will consider pardoning them.
October 24, 2014 - 04:56 GMT
WASHINGTON Reuters - A Virginia judge on Thursday set a 2015 trial date for an eccentric former political candidate charged in three killings in the Washington area.
October 23, 2014 - 21:28 GMT
A Washington state community devastated by a mudslide that killed 43 people in March was bracing for its first rainy season since the disaster and the threat of flooding from a river that changed course as a result of it, officials said on Thursday.
October 23, 2014 - 20:57 GMT
Ben Bradlee, the hard-driving editor who reigned over the Washington Post with the style of a well-dressed swashbuckler and the profane vocabulary of a dockworker as the newspaper helped topple President Richard Nixon, died on Tuesday aged 93.
October 23, 2014 - 20:46 GMT
North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained by the country, and he is being flown home to his family, Washington said on Tuesday, amid growing international pressure on Pyongyang over its human rights record.
October 23, 2014 - 20:45 GMT
WASHINGTON Reuters - Auditors and employees at the U.S Agency for International Development say critical assessments of the agency's work in Egypt were removed from a report before it was released by the agency's inspector general, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.
October 23, 2014 - 18:08 GMT
The U.S decision to air-drop weapons to Kurdish forces in Syria on the same day Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan dismissed them as terrorists is the latest false note in the increasingly discordant mood music coming out of Washington and Ankara.
October 23, 2014 - 16:36 GMT
WASHINGTON - An influential Washington think tank is criticizing Myanmar's government for presiding over a humanitarian catastrophe in western Rakhine state and doing little to track down perpetrators of Buddhist-on-Muslim violence around the country.
October 23, 2014 - 06:24 GMT
Matthew McConaughey became the latest person to wade into the Washington Redskins name debate in an interview with GQ in which he said he wished the name wouldn't change and compared the name controversy to the gun control debate.
October 22, 2014 - 15:36 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 22: People walk past a scrolling marquee honoring late former Washington Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee in front of the Washington Post building, on October 22, 2014 in Washington, DC.
October 22, 2014 - 13:07 GMT
DeMarco Murray, facing Washington on Monday night, is the top-ranked fantasy running back for Week 8.
October 22, 2014 - 02:28 GMT
Ben Bradlee, the former Washington Post editor who died Tuesday, was remembered as one of the nation's great journalists and a courageous and charismatic friend and colleague:
October 22, 2014 - 02:07 GMT
President Barack Obama is remembering the late editor Ben Bradlee as a true newspaperman who transformed The Washington Post into one of the country's finest papers. Bradlee died Tuesday at ...
October 22, 2014 - 01:47 GMT
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine military chief says a U.S Marine suspect in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino woman has been flown to the main Philippine military camp in the capital, easing a looming irritant with Washington over his custody.
October 22, 2014 - 01:36 GMT
WASHINGTON - Ben Bradlee, the former Washington Post editor who died Tuesday at age 93, took a sleepy hometown newspaper and transformed it into a great one.
October 22, 2014 - 00:55 GMT
WASHINGTON - Ben Bradlee, the hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal and invigorated its newsroom for more than two decades, died Tuesday.
October 22, 2014 - 00:35 GMT
The hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its coverage of the Watergate scandal, Ben Bradlee, has died. He was 93.
October 22, 2014 - 00:25 GMT
WASHINGTON Reuters - Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who oversaw the paper's coverage of the Watergate scandal that toppled President Richard Nixon, died on Tuesday at age 93, the newspaper said.
October 22, 2014 - 00:14 GMT
WASHINGTON Reuters - A federal judge in Washington on Tuesday ordered a 30 day mental health evaluation for Omar Gonzalez, the Iraq war veteran charged with jumping the fence of the White House and entering the presidential mansion with a knife last month.
October 21, 2014 - 20:36 GMT
FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. - A killer whale born to much hope in early September apparently died while its pod was in the open ocean off Washington or British Columbia, the Center for Whale Research said.
October 21, 2014 - 20:27 GMT
All of the talk of Kirk Cousins being the savior of the Washington Redskins after Robert Griffin III's injury was a tad much, it turns out.
October 20, 2014 - 20:58 GMT
In an attempt to bring attention to the issue of unlawful traffic stops by police impersonators, Gavin Seim of Washington state flagged down a police officer on the side of the road.
October 20, 2014 - 20:11 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 20: The Washington Monument can be seen through colorful fall leaves October 20, 2013 in Washington, DC.
October 20, 2014 - 17:07 GMT
Mursitpinar Turkey AFP - Washington made a first arms drop to Kurdish fighters battling jihadists for the Syrian border town of Kobane Monday as neighbouring Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish forces to join the fight.
October 20, 2014 - 14:52 GMT
Jerusalem AFP - Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon sought to calm fresh tensions with Washington on Sunday as he began a five-day trip to the United States.
October 19, 2014 - 08:31 GMT
Washington AFP - US Secretary of State John Kerry and a top Chinese official had candid exchanges over several contentious issues dogging relations between Washington and Beijing, an American diplomat said.
October 19, 2014 - 05:11 GMT
Washington AFP - US Secretary of State John Kerry wined and dined a top Chinese official as Washington and Beijing grapple with a number of bilateral differences and global issues.
October 18, 2014 - 05:30 GMT
The family of August: Osage County actress Misty Upham, believed to have been found dead more than a week after she was reported missing, is outraged local police in Washington state made little effort to find her, a family friend said on Friday.
October 17, 2014 - 23:47 GMT
Ottawa AFP - A fuel-laden Russian container ship heading home from the US state of Washington was left adrift Friday off Canada's Pacific Coast after suddenly losing power in bad weather.
October 17, 2014 - 21:28 GMT
SEATTLE Reuters - Two male students have been barred from a Washington state high school's spirit event for dressing like women, sparking a cross-dressing protest that has seen more than a dozen students show up for class posing as the opposite sex, officials and local media said on Friday.
October 17, 2014 - 21:27 GMT
HAIDA GWAII, British Columbia - A container ship on its way from Washington state to Russia lost power and was drifting Friday off the coast of British Columbia.
October 17, 2014 - 21:07 GMT
MARYSVILLE, Wash. - A day after dozens of gunshots were directed at police in three Washington state towns, law enforcement officials said little about what prompted the shootings.
October 17, 2014 - 15:58 GMT
The top 113 earners among staff at the Federal Reserve's Washington headquarters make an average of $246,506 per year, excluding bonuses and other benefits - more than Fed Chair Janet Yellen and nearly double the normal top government rate.
October 17, 2014 - 05:15 GMT
SEATTLE Reuters - A man suspected of firing on police stations and squad cars in a shooting spree across three Washington state cities north of Seattle was arrested after a gunfight with police and hospitalized with injuries, county law enforcement authorities said on Thursday.
October 16, 2014 - 20:16 GMT
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Democrat Bruce Braley's campaign aides say the Democratic congressman hopes to be back from Washington for the final debate with Republican Joni Ernst in Iowa's neck-and-neck U.S Senate race.
October 16, 2014 - 19:45 GMT
Moscow AFP - Moscow on Thursday denied that it had agreed with the US to ramp up intelligence sharing over the Islamic State group, despite claims from Washington that the two sides had agreed to cooperate.
October 16, 2014 - 14:17 GMT
ASHBURN, Va. - Robert Griffin III returned to practice Wednesday for the Washington Redskins, and coach Jay Gruden confirmed that the third-year quarterback will regain the starter's job this season.
October 16, 2014 - 09:39 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 15: Brad Pitt poses with a group of soldiers during a reception after the Washington D.C.
October 16, 2014 - 04:06 GMT
WASHINGTON - Otto Porter scored 19 points and Kevin Seraphin had 18 points and 12 rebounds to help the Washington Wizards beat Israel's Maccabi Haifa 101-95 in an exhibition game Wednesday.
October 16, 2014 - 02:27 GMT
WASHINGTON Reuters - A prominent Washington rabbi who police allege installed a video camera in a ritual bathing area pleaded not guilty to a voyeurism charge on Wednesday, according to court documents.
October 16, 2014 - 00:39 GMT
A Washington state high school student, who had caused outrage when he was charged with rape but allowed to continue playing football, has quit the team, school officials said on Wednesday.
October 16, 2014 - 00:38 GMT
ASHBURN, Va. -- Robert Griffin III returned to practice Wednesday for the Washington Redskins, and coach Jay Gruden confirmed that the third-year quarterback will regain the starter's job this season.
October 15, 2014 - 22:32 GMT
The Washington Post is calling Jon Schultz a merchant of disease.
October 15, 2014 - 22:01 GMT
President Vladimir Putin warned Washington that a spat between nuclear powers over the Ukraine crisis could threaten global stability and said in remarks published on Wednesday that Russia would not be blackmailed by sanctions.
October 15, 2014 - 19:30 GMT
The decision of a Washington state school district to allow a high school student charged with rape to continue to play on the football team has sparked anger from parents amid national scrutiny over how college and professional athletes are censured for violence.
October 15, 2014 - 19:30 GMT
MANILA, Philippines - Dozens of activists burned a mock U.S flag as they protested at the U.S Embassy in Manila on Tuesday, demanding that Washington hand over to the Philippines a U.S Marine suspected in the killing of a transgender Filipino that the demonstrators labeled a hate crime.
October 15, 2014 - 19:21 GMT
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October 15, 2014 - 17:16 GMT
WASHINGTON Reuters - A tornado warning has been issued for Washington and other areas around the nation's capital amid a storm that National Weather Service said could affect the nearby airport.
October 15, 2014 - 16:55 GMT
Mursitpinar Turkey AFP - Jihadists pushed to seize Syria's Kobane and an Iraqi town close to Baghdad on Wednesday as Washington warned of a long fight against the steadily advancing Islamic State group.
October 15, 2014 - 14:43 GMT
WASHINGTON Reuters - A prominent Washington rabbi whose congregation includes leading political figures was arrested on Tuesday on a charge of voyeurism, police said.
October 14, 2014 - 23:27 GMT
President Barack Obama on Tuesday told military leaders from more than 20 countries working with Washington to defeat Islamic State that he was deeply concerned about the radical group's advances at the north Syrian town of Kobani and in western Iraq.
October 14, 2014 - 22:48 GMT
U.S Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov agreed on Tuesday to increase intelligence sharing between Moscow and Washington on Islamic State militants, focusing on a common enemy even as deep divisions remained over the crisis in Ukraine.
October 14, 2014 - 22:26 GMT
Oregon will honor a play that is considered to be a turning point in the history of the program.
October 14, 2014 - 21:56 GMT
Kiev AFP - Ukraine's new defence minister vowed on Tuesday to build an army capable of withstanding Russia as sparks flew ahead of talks between Moscow and Washington over their worst standoff since the Cold War.
October 14, 2014 - 18:18 GMT
The United States should provide billions of dollars to help Central American nations curb the flow of illegal migrants, Guatemalan President Otto Perez said, and his government warns the problem will get worse if Washington fails to help.
October 14, 2014 - 17:33 GMT
MANILA, Philippines - Dozens of people have protested at the American Embassy in Manila and demanded that Washington hand over to the Philippine government a U.S Marine implicated in the killing of a Filipino.
October 14, 2014 - 05:45 GMT
Mursitpinar Turkey AFP - Commanders from the US-led coalition against Islamic State jihadists will meet in Washington Tuesday to discuss halting the group's advance in Iraq and Syria, as air strikes failed to stop militants from reaching the centre of Kobane.
October 14, 2014 - 05:36 GMT
Former Washington Redskins player Brian Mitchell says the time is now for the team to bench Kirk Cousins.
October 14, 2014 - 03:24 GMT
Ankara AFP - Turkey on Monday denied it struck a deal with Washington allowing US forces to use Turkish air bases for bombing raids against Islamic State IS militants inside Syria but confirmed it had agreed to help train Syrian rebels.
October 13, 2014 - 18:46 GMT
BEIRUT Reuters - Syria's air force carried out strikes against rebels at more than double its usual rate on Monday, according to a monitoring group, ramping up its offensive near the capital while Washington strikes Islamic State fighters far away.
October 13, 2014 - 16:45 GMT
George Washington is best remembered as a military leader, Constitutional convention delegate and the first President of the United States.
October 13, 2014 - 11:12 GMT
Mursitpinar Turkey AFP - Turkey agreed to let Washington use its air bases for the campaign against Islamic State jihadists as Kurdish fighters kept up their battle Monday to defend the flashpoint town of Kobane.
October 13, 2014 - 09:26 GMT
GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 12: Wide receiver Michael Floyd #15 of the Arizona Cardinals holds on to a touchdown pass after being hit by strong safety Bashaud Breeland #26 of the Washington Redskins during the first quarter of the NFL game at the...
October 12, 2014 - 22:06 GMT
SEATTLE - Police in Washington state say an actress known for her roles in August: Osage County, ''Frozen River and Django Unchained is missing.
October 12, 2014 - 20:12 GMT
Cairo AFP - Top envoys gather in Cairo Sunday for a conference aimed at raising billions of dollars to rebuild war-battered Gaza, as Washington urges Israel and the Palestinians to revive peace talks.
October 12, 2014 - 02:13 GMT
Washington State Ballot Includes Vote on Stronger Background Checks
October 11, 2014 - 21:12 GMT
SEATTLE/LOS ANGELES Reuters - Actress Misty Upham, who played a housekeeper in the movie adaption of August: Osage County, has been missing in Washington state for six days, police said on Friday.
October 11, 2014 - 00:01 GMT
October 10, 2014 - 08:02 GMT
Washington State Ballot Includes Vote on Stronger Background Checks
October 09, 2014 - 20:29 GMT
An amateur hypnotist in the state of Washington is accused of having sex with a woman while she was hypnotized.
October 09, 2014 - 14:54 GMT
Donetsk Ukraine AFP - Ukraine dispatched top envoys to Washington and Brussels on Wednesday to secure help in the face of a surge in clashes with pro-Russian insurgents that killed eight more civilians and troops.
October 08, 2014 - 22:02 GMT
After losing on Monday Night Football, the Washington Redskins didn't show a proper level of grieving for coach Jay Gruden's taste.
October 08, 2014 - 21:54 GMT
Rosie Washington takes the pulpit before the packed congregation and goes into preacher mode.
October 08, 2014 - 11:25 GMT
STANFORD, Calif. -- Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan is nursing a leg injury but is expected to start against Washington State on Friday night.
October 08, 2014 - 07:36 GMT
WASHINGTON - With a late-November deadline approaching, America's top diplomat is plunging back into Iranian nuclear talks with one eye on his adversary and the other on developments at home, as pressure rises in Washington for a deal ensuring the Islamic republic cannot become a nuclear state.
October 08, 2014 - 07:24 GMT
WASHINGTON - With a late-November deadline approaching, America's top diplomat is plunging back into Iranian nuclear talks with an eye on his adversary and another on developments at home as pressure rises in Washington for a deal ensuring the Islamic republic cannot become a nuclear state.
October 08, 2014 - 04:23 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 07: Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants is welcomed back to the dugout after he scored on a walk by Gregor Blanco #7 in the second inning against the Washington Nationals during Game Four of the National...
October 08, 2014 - 02:08 GMT
WASHINGTON -- The old-as-sports-itself debate over how hard to take a loss became Topic A with the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, with first-year coach Jay Gruden saying he will look into the laughing and joking among some of his players following the team's latest defeat.
October 08, 2014 - 00:41 GMT
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. chief is heading to Washington for meetings at the World Bank and then to Tunisia to support its political transition and Cairo to attend a donors conference to rebuild Gaza.
October 07, 2014 - 20:45 GMT
Richard Sherman is never shy to voice his opinion, and after his Seahawks delivered a 27-17 loss to the Washington Redskins, Sherman unloaded on Redskins receiver Pierre Gara§on.
October 07, 2014 - 16:30 GMT
Hobby Lobby's Steve Green hopes his planned $800 million Museum of the Bible in Washington and its priceless collection can satisfy both scholars and casual visitors.
October 07, 2014 - 12:17 GMT
TOKYO Reuters - The finance ministers of Japan and South Korea will hold their first bilateral meeting in nearly two years on Friday, on the sidelines of this week's autumn IMF gathering in Washington, the Japanese Ministry of Finance said.
October 07, 2014 - 08:17 GMT
Richard Sherman has a long list of enemies. Washington Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon has been added to the list.
October 07, 2014 - 05:49 GMT
LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 06: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks scores a second quarter touchdown against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on October 6, 2014 in Landover, Maryland.
October 07, 2014 - 02:09 GMT
SEATTLE Reuters - Two women who broke into Washington Governor Jay Inslee's office and stole items including an animal-fur mask and ceremonial state police hat were sentenced on Monday to 20 days in jail, a county prosecutor said.
October 07, 2014 - 02:11 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 06: A Posteseason on deck circle sits ready for Game Three of the National League Division Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Washington Nationals at AT&T Park on October 6, 2014 in San Francisco, California....
October 06, 2014 - 20:06 GMT
Tehran AFP - Iran has released the journalist Yeganeh Salehi who was arrested almost three months ago alongside her husband, the Washington Post's Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian, an official said Monday.
October 06, 2014 - 11:53 GMT
DUBAI Reuters - Iran has released an Iranian journalist on bail after more than two months held without charge, but her husband, a dual nationality Iranian-American who reports for the Washington Post, remains in jail, her family said on Monday.
October 06, 2014 - 10:10 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The National newspaper says Iran has released its correspondent Yeganeh Salehi on bail, while her husband, Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian, remains in detention.
October 06, 2014 - 08:07 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 04: Jordan Zimmermann #27 of the Washington Nationals throws a pitch in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 4, 2014 in...
October 04, 2014 - 22:05 GMT
Hundreds of U.S lawmakers pressed Secretary of State John Kerry to lean harder on Iran in talks over its nuclear program in a letter released on Thursday after Israel warned Washington not to go easy on Tehran.
October 04, 2014 - 20:41 GMT
Oregon linebacker Tony Washington bowed after a sack late in the game and was hit with an unsportsmanlike penalty, which ultimately led to the game-winning score.
October 03, 2014 - 23:40 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 03: Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals catches a fly ball by Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants for the final out of the first inning during Game One of the National League Division Series at Nationals...
October 03, 2014 - 20:09 GMT
Washington AFP - A patient with symptoms that could be associated with the deadly Ebola virus and a recent travel history to Nigeria was admitted Friday to a Washington-area hospital, a spokeswoman told AFP.
October 03, 2014 - 17:36 GMT
Washington AFP - The United States will renew its military assistance to French forces in the Sahel region of Africa but will require Paris to pay Washington for the cost of any future aid, US defense officials said.
October 03, 2014 - 01:51 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 2: U.S President Barack Obama arrives on the South Lawn of the White House by Marine One October 2, 2014 in Washington DC, The president was returning from a trip to Chicago, where he delivered remarks on the economy at...
October 03, 2014 - 00:07 GMT
A new math for tax policy is attracting fresh attention in Washington as polls suggest that Republicans could capture full control of the U.S Congress next month.
October 02, 2014 - 22:22 GMT