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PORT ORCHARD, Wash. - The mother of a Washington state boy who brought a gun to school that went off in his backpack and critically wounded a classmate will spend more than a year behind bars.
August 30, 2014 - 22:27 GMT
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has declined to answer a question about a detained Washington Post journalist.
August 30, 2014 - 14:50 GMT
Iran said on Saturday that new U.S These actions are inconsistent with the current process of nuclear negotiations, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said in remarks quoted by the state news agency IRNA, referring to measure announced by Washington on Friday.
August 30, 2014 - 12:45 GMT
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has called Western sanctions an invasion after Washington imposed penalties on 25 businesses, banks and individuals.
August 30, 2014 - 07:51 GMT
Gulf countries, while siding with Washington against Islamic State jihadists, are struggling to build a common front because of differences within their own ranks and with non-Arab Iran.
August 30, 2014 - 07:29 GMT
A lawyer for a man who wants to open a marijuana shop in the small Washington city of Fife asked a judge Friday to strike down its ban on marijuana businesses, in a case that has big implications for the ...
August 29, 2014 - 20:46 GMT
What was Mary Landrieu thinking? She and her husband own a $2.5 million house on Washington-s Capitol Hill, and she lists her parents- home in New Orleans as her Pelican State pied-a -terre, according to The Washington Post-s Philip Rucker, who broke the story with a detailed report.
August 29, 2014 - 20:36 GMT
President Obama wore a tan suit on Thursday during his press conference on the situations in Syria and Ukraine.
August 29, 2014 - 15:27 GMT
At least four Western hostages held by the Islamic State in Syria, including murdered American journalist James Foley, were waterboarded in the early part of their captivity, The Washington Post said Thursday.
August 29, 2014 - 01:45 GMT
The United States openly accused Russia on Thursday of sending combat forces into Ukraine and threatened to tighten economic sanctions, but Washington stopped short of calling Moscow's intensified support for separatist forces an invasion.
August 29, 2014 - 01:15 GMT
US spy agencies face a difficult task in tracking Islamic jihadists in Syria, as Washington lacks a robust network of informants and faces threats to its drone fleet, experts and former officials say.
August 27, 2014 - 14:36 GMT
When Washington eliminated corporate tax deductions on health insurance executive compensation above $500,000 under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law in 2013, it generated more than $72 million in additional tax revenue for the U.S The report from the Institute for Policy Studies examined executive compensation in the 2013 proxy filings from WellPoint Inc and UnitedHealth Group Inc, among others, and found that those companies paid more taxes than they would have if the law had not been passed.
August 27, 2014 - 04:24 GMT
President Hamid Karzai will not attend a key NATO summit next week because of his disagreements with Washington over Afghan security needs after most foreign troops leave his country at the end of 2014, his spokesman said on Tuesday.
August 26, 2014 - 21:43 GMT
Air strikes by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates on Libyan Islamists - affirmed by Washington on Tuesday despite denials from Cairo and the Gulf state - would mark an escalation of a regional struggle over the future of the Arab world.
August 26, 2014 - 21:17 GMT
EVERETT, Washington - An animal-rights group has filed a federal complaint with the U.S Department of Agriculture against a research lab over the deaths of 25 monkeys shipped to northwestern Washington state.
August 26, 2014 - 14:22 GMT
Nearly two out of three Americans say governments should not pay ransom to terrorists in exchange for hostages, despite the posting of an Islamic State video last week depicting the beheading of a U.S In the same poll, most Americans felt the United States should intervene somehow in Iraq, although overwhelming numbers oppose any U.S Thirty-one percent said the United States should provide humanitarian aid to refugees from the conflict areas and 21 percent said Washington should launch air strikes to support Iraqi government forces.
August 26, 2014 - 05:28 GMT
China's state-run media warned Washington on Monday that Beijing could treat its surveillance flights as an act of hostility, after accusations a Chinese fighter jet flew dangerously close to a US military aircraft.
August 25, 2014 - 05:51 GMT
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 23: Actress Kerry Washington attends Entertainment Weekly's Pre Emmy Party at the Fig & Olive Melrose Place on August 23, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.
August 24, 2014 - 09:06 GMT
BEIJING - China's Defense Ministry rejected U.S accusations that a Chinese fighter jet's intercept of a U.S Navy surveillance aircraft off the southern Chinese coast was dangerous, and blamed Washington for mounting large-scale and frequent close-in reconnaissance operations.
August 24, 2014 - 05:55 GMT
BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 23: Wide receiver Steve Smith #89 of the Baltimore Ravens hauls in a touchdown during a preseason game against the Washington Redskins at M&T Bank Stadium on August 23, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.
August 24, 2014 - 02:06 GMT
A day after Washington pitcher Doug Fister said he recently had surgery to remove skin cancer from his neck, Nationals manager Matt Williams says players and coaches are very aware they're at risk for the disease.
August 24, 2014 - 01:49 GMT
A 40-year-old woman tackled a 20-year-old man fleeing from police in Washington state, then taunted him about being taken down by a grandmother.
August 24, 2014 - 01:07 GMT
WASHINGTON - A day after Washington pitcher Doug Fister said he recently had surgery to remove skin cancer from his neck, Nationals manager Matt Williams says players and coaches are very aware they're at risk for the disease.
August 24, 2014 - 00:49 GMT
WASHINGTON - The National Zoo in Washington is throwing a panda party.
August 23, 2014 - 15:55 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - An Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post and his journalist wife have been held in custody for a month in Iran, suggesting a possible struggle between a new guard of moderates pushing for greater freedom and the old hard-line establishment.
August 23, 2014 - 09:28 GMT
Shiite militiamen gunned down 70 people in an apparent revenge attack at an Iraqi Sunni mosque Friday, as Washington declared the beheading of an American journalist a terrorist attack.
August 23, 2014 - 08:14 GMT
The Washington Post editorial board will generally avoid using the word Redskins when referring to Washington's football team, it announced on Friday, saying the term denigrates Native Americans.
August 22, 2014 - 20:39 GMT
Perhaps it was someone on the Washington Redskins that reminded the Browns' rookie quarterback of certain inadequacies he has displayed during summer training camp.
August 22, 2014 - 20:03 GMT
Whitefish, MT / Aug 22, 2014 / The legalization of medical cannabis has picked up steam over the past couple years, with 23 states and Washington D.C legalizing the drug in some form.
August 22, 2014 - 14:48 GMT
Iraqi forces battled militants northeast of Baghdad Friday, as Washington said a powerful jihadist group was beyond anything it has seen and that operations in Syria may also be needed.
August 22, 2014 - 11:43 GMT
Heavy rainfall in a wildfire-charred area of North Central Washington state triggered flash flooding and mudslides that stranded motorists and closed highways, a forecaster said on Friday.
August 22, 2014 - 10:59 GMT
Efforts by congressional Republicans to block new laws in Washington, D.C., decriminalizing marijuana possession and tightening restrictions on guns have provoked a summer tempest between residents of the capital and U.S The District of Columbia's non-voting representative in the House, Eleanor Holmes Norton and its residents are taking on Maryland Representative Andrew Harris, who is attempting to overturn a law that took effect last month making possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil, rather than criminal, offense.
August 22, 2014 - 00:36 GMT
Representative Paul Ryan expects his Republican Party to avoid a U.S Ryan, a Wisconsin representative who chairs the House Budget Committee, told the Washington newspaper Roll Call on Wednesday that Republicans were considering authorizing government expenditures until Dec.
August 21, 2014 - 20:04 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 21: Texas Governor Rick Perry participates in a panel discussion about immigration and the crisis along the Texas-Mexico border at the conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation August 21, 2014 in Washington, DC.
August 21, 2014 - 17:08 GMT
US President Barack Obama demanded Wednesday the world take action against the cancer of jihadist extremism in Iraq, as Washington revealed it had failed in an operation to free US hostages in neighboring Syria.
August 21, 2014 - 03:20 GMT
MIke Ditka is known for saying exactly what he thinks, filter optional. So when asked about the Washington Redskins nickname, Da Coach didn't hold back.
August 20, 2014 - 20:06 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. - Authorities say a wanted man has been arrested after he rear-ended a Spokane, Washington, detective's car.
August 20, 2014 - 14:07 GMT
Human remains discovered on Washington state's Mount St.
August 19, 2014 - 17:21 GMT
If the Cleveland Browns pick a quarterback based solely on numbers, there's not much either Johnny Manziel or Brian Hoyer did to show he deserves the job.
August 19, 2014 - 14:00 GMT
President Barack Obama urged Iraqis on Monday to quickly form an inclusive government to unite against Islamic militants, warning the wolf's at the door and that U.S Speaking to reporters at the White House, Obama vowed to avoid the kind of mission creep that could deepen the U.S Obama emerged from talks with his top national security aides about Iraq to declare U.S The president's meetings came on a brief stop in Washington before he returns to his two-week vacation on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard.
August 18, 2014 - 22:17 GMT
Seattle's second retail marijuana store opened on Monday to a long line of customers, more than a month after Washington became the second U.S Herbal Nation, a 750-square-foot store in the suburb of Bothell, said it waited an extra month to open to ensure it could save up enough marijuana products to meet demand.
August 18, 2014 - 20:27 GMT
ROME - Pope Francis has confirmed he wants to go to the United States next year and is considering a three-city trip in September 2015: Philadelphia for a family rally, Washington to address Congress and New York to speak at the United Nations.
August 18, 2014 - 18:11 GMT
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama returned to Washington just after midnight Monday for a two-day break from a summer vacation, during which airstrikes in Iraq and violent clashes in a St.
August 18, 2014 - 09:06 GMT
A 15-year-old boy in Washington state shot a 14-year-old friend in the face with a pistol taken from a gun safe in his home, leaving the younger teen in critical condition in hospital, authorities said on Friday.
August 17, 2014 - 15:35 GMT
Was Michael Brown a gentle giant, a cigar thief, or a gang member? He was a gentle giant, " Charles Ewing, Brown-s uncle, told the Washington Post.
August 17, 2014 - 12:55 GMT
New Jersey taxpayers are on the hook for more than $6.5 million to the law firm Gov. Chris Christie hired to represent his office in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.
August 16, 2014 - 22:34 GMT
Germany's foreign intelligence agency recorded at least one phone conversation held by U.S Secretary of State John Kerry, a German magazine said on Saturday, potentially embarrassing Berlin which has reprimanded Washington for its surveillance.
August 16, 2014 - 14:01 GMT
A Russian accused of hacking U.S retailers' computer systems to steal credit card data has been ordered by a Washington State judge to be held pending his trial in October, citing risks that he could flee the country, prosecutors said.
August 16, 2014 - 10:00 GMT
A federal judge has ordered the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to start allowing musicians to play their instruments and accept donations outside Washington, D.C., subway stations.
August 15, 2014 - 22:37 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 15: Cardinal Donald Wuerl conducts Mass to mark the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics at the Cathedral of St.
August 15, 2014 - 21:06 GMT
Insurer American International Group is ramping up its lobbying team in Washington, almost six years after it halted such efforts following its rescue by the U.S government during the financial crisis.
August 15, 2014 - 20:19 GMT
German security agents recorded a conversation involving Hillary Clinton while she was U.S Secretary of State, media reported on Friday, a potential embarrassment for Berlin which has lambasted Washington for its widespread surveillance.
August 15, 2014 - 19:05 GMT
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 14: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the New York Mets during their game on August 14, 2014 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
August 15, 2014 - 00:06 GMT
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, one of the group's deadliest franchises, called on Islamists to target the United States, after Washington launched air strikes in Iraq against Islamist militants who operate as the Islamic State.
August 14, 2014 - 22:59 GMT
Superintendents from 28 Washington state school districts have begun sending letters to parents that criticize the classification of many schools as failing under federal standards, education officials said on Thursday.
August 14, 2014 - 21:13 GMT
SEATTLE - Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing.
August 14, 2014 - 14:07 GMT
BEIRUT - The U.S ambassador to Lebanon says Washington will soon deliver additional weaponry to help bolster the Lebanese military as it faces a growing threat from militants from Syria.
August 14, 2014 - 10:52 GMT
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 13: Actors Zachary Booth 2nd from L and Patricia Clarkson attend the Sundance Selects & The Cinema Society special screening of Last Weekend after party at Washington Market Tavern on August 13, 2014 in New York City....
August 14, 2014 - 09:06 GMT
A constructive relationship between Washington and Beijing is necessary to maintaining regional stability despite China's behavior in the South China Sea, U.S Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday at the end of an eight-day trip to Asia.
August 14, 2014 - 01:45 GMT
It was liberal Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank who gave voice to the usual Republican carping about President Obama taking his vacation at a time of upheaval.
August 13, 2014 - 22:14 GMT
Severe thunderstorms that rolled through the Pacific Northwest overnight sparked dozens of new wildfires in parched forests in Washington and Oregon, while heavy rain led to flooding and the drowning death of one person, officials said Wednesday.
August 13, 2014 - 19:08 GMT
BREMERTON, Wash. - The father of a slain 6-year-old Washington girl says he forgives the 17-year-old neighbor suspected of killing her, and he is leaning on his religion following her death.
August 13, 2014 - 18:31 GMT
The Obama administration has sent about 130 additional military personnel to Iraq, U.SDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Tuesday, as Washington seeks to help Iraq contain the threat posed by hardline militants from the Islamic State.
August 13, 2014 - 02:44 GMT
The Washington Post studied every team's beer menu and ranked teams for their selection, uniqueness and localness.
August 12, 2014 - 23:44 GMT
President Barack Obama on Tuesday approved federal disaster aid for wildfire-scorched Washington state, as the U.S West Coast struggles with a near-record fire season that experts say will likely worsen in the coming weeks.
August 12, 2014 - 20:59 GMT
Three bodies have been discovered on Mount Rainier near where six hikers disappeared while trying to summit Washington state's highest peak in May, the National Park Service said on Tuesday.
August 12, 2014 - 19:36 GMT
The river otter believed to be responsible for a rare attack on humans that left a Washington state boy and his grandmother badly hurt has been killed, state wildlife officials said on Tuesday.
August 12, 2014 - 17:55 GMT
JOHANNESBURG - Two activists from Swaziland who were in Washington during a recent summit of African leaders say they are concerned about their safety after the Swazi prime minister reportedly said they should be strangled.
August 12, 2014 - 11:33 GMT
US Secretary of State John Kerry urged China Tuesday to be a cooperative partner, saying Washington was not interested in conflict or confrontation with it.
August 12, 2014 - 09:31 GMT
A 17-year-old boy facing charges as an adult in the killing and sexual assault of a 6-year-old girl who lived in his Washington state mobile home park was ordered held on $1 million bail on Monday, court officials said.
August 11, 2014 - 23:53 GMT
Dozens of new wildfires could break out across U.S west coast states on Monday and into Tuesday, officials warned, just as crews begin to get a handle on conflagrations that have burned more than 500,000 acres in California, Washington and Oregon.
August 11, 2014 - 21:53 GMT
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. - Authorities say a 17-year-old boy arrested in the death and sexual assault of a 6-year-old Washington state girl will be charged as an adult.
August 11, 2014 - 19:45 GMT
Reuters - A TV news van was robbed in Washington while its crew was reporting on a smartphone crime app that rates bad neighborhoods, the station reported.
August 11, 2014 - 18:59 GMT
As an AIDS activist in the early 1990s, Gregg Gonsalves traveled to Washington to challenge the Food and Drug Administration.
August 11, 2014 - 17:00 GMT
U.S Chief Justice John Roberts on Monday called on members of the nation's largest group of attorneys to rise above the political disputes that have left Washington increasingly gridlocked in recent years.
August 11, 2014 - 16:34 GMT
KUWAIT CITY - Kuwait revoked the citizenship of 10 people on Monday including an influential young sheik who has openly criticized the government of bowing to pressure from Washington to clamp down on financial assistance to Syrian rebels.
August 11, 2014 - 16:26 GMT
Argentina on Monday called on Washington to intervene in a court case over the country's defaulted debt after a U.S district judge threatened the South American country with contempt for making what he called false statements.
August 11, 2014 - 16:11 GMT
BREMERTON, Wash. - A 17-year-old boy arrested in the death and sexual assault of a 6-year-old Washington state girl is due in court Monday.
August 11, 2014 - 05:23 GMT
Backup quarterback Ryan Mallett was one of eight players not on the field, and among 15 who did not practice Sunday as the New England Patriots held their first workout since their preseason 23-6 loss to the Washington Redskins on Thursday.
August 11, 2014 - 01:54 GMT
President Obama on Saturday laid out terms but no timetable for targeted airstrikes against Islamist militants sweeping across Iraq at a pace and level of military sophistication that took Baghdad and Washington by surprise.
August 09, 2014 - 22:04 GMT
The United States urged India on Saturday to bolster its role as a global power and force for regional stability, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first visit to Washington since his election in May.
August 09, 2014 - 14:23 GMT
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - U.S Secretary of State John Kerry is warning the leaders of Myanmar that improved relations with the United States will require a significant speed-up in its democratic transition and a halt to what Washington sees as backsliding on commitments to improve human rights.
August 09, 2014 - 09:01 GMT
U.S warplanes bombed Islamist fighters marching on Iraq's Kurdish capital on Friday after President Barack Obama said Washington must act to prevent genocide.
August 09, 2014 - 01:23 GMT
The body of a child found near a mobile home park in Washington state was positively identified on Friday as a missing 6-year-old girl, and police said the death has been ruled a homicide.
August 09, 2014 - 00:51 GMT
A Virginia medical examiner has ruled the death of former White House press secretary James Brady a homicide resulting from the 1981 assassination attempt against President Ronald Reagan, a Washington police spokesman said on Friday.
August 09, 2014 - 00:27 GMT
SEATTLE - An autopsy has confirmed a body found in the woods near where a Washington girl went missing was that of 6-year-old Jenise Wright, authorities said Friday
August 08, 2014 - 23:59 GMT
WASHINGTON Reuters - A Virginia medical examiner has ruled the death of James Brady, the press secretary to U.S President Ronald Reagan, a homicide, a Washington police spokesman said on Friday.
August 08, 2014 - 22:14 GMT
The Benghazi attacks led to heated debates in Washington over whether Obama should have responded to the attacks with military intervention and to charges from some Republicans that the president-s reluctance to use force was a factor in the loss of American lives.
August 08, 2014 - 20:33 GMT
Lawmakers in Washington welcomed President Barack Obama's decision to attack advancing Islamist militants in Iraq, but some questioned whether his administration has a long-term strategy to arrest Iraq's disintegration.
August 08, 2014 - 20:13 GMT
SEATTLE - The person who might be responsible for the disappearance of a 6-year-old Washington girl would have been covered in mud, and authorities on Friday asked for the public's help in recalling whether they had seen anyone who fit that description over the weekend.
August 08, 2014 - 19:26 GMT
Detectives in Washington state have recommended a man who was set afire by his wife be charged with first-degree child molestation, police said Friday.
August 08, 2014 - 18:28 GMT
US jets struck jihadist positions in northern Iraq on Friday, a potential turning point in a two-month crisis Washington said was threatening to result in genocide and to expose US assets.
August 08, 2014 - 16:19 GMT
U.S Senator John McCain said on Friday he was confident of bipartisan support in Washington for easing restrictions on arms sales to Vietnam as early as next month.
August 08, 2014 - 15:33 GMT
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is doing something unusual with his summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard: He'll come back to Washington midway through the getaway to attend White House meetings.
August 08, 2014 - 08:34 GMT
SEATTLE - A four-day search for a missing Washington girl who vanished from her home over the weekend came to a tragic end Thursday, as authorities said they believe they have found the body of 6-year-old Jenise Wright.
August 08, 2014 - 04:25 GMT
LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 07: Outside linebacker Brian Orakpo #98 of the Washington Redskins celebrates after sacking quarterback Ryan Mallett #15 of the New England Patriots not pictured in the first quarter during a preseason NFL game at FedExField...
August 08, 2014 - 02:06 GMT
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, in Washington this week to court Western investors, has sought to downplay a spate of violent attacks tied to militants in neighboring Somalia and their impact on Kenya's economy.
August 08, 2014 - 02:03 GMT
The body of a child found on Thursday near a Washington state mobile home park appears to be that of a 6-year-old girl last seen on Saturday and reported missing when she failed to turn up for dinner the following night, authorities said.
August 08, 2014 - 00:57 GMT
The three-day event, which drew the leaders of more than 40 African nations to Washington with the idea of transforming the way Americans and American business in particular think of Africa, even managed to overcome the Ebola fixation of US news channels.
August 07, 2014 - 21:33 GMT
Law enforcement officers searching for a 6-year-old Washington state girl said Thursday they found a child's body in the vicinity of the mobile home park where the girl vanished over the weekend.
August 07, 2014 - 20:24 GMT