Lockheed's F-35 still falls short, Pentagon's tester says

AF-2 First Aerial Gun Fire 10/30/2015

A week after the Air Force declared its version of Lockheed Martin Corp.‘s F-35 jet ready for...


Maryland tries to strengthen foster care for gay and transgender youths

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Maryland officials are taking steps to create a more welcoming foster-care system for gay, bisexual and transgender children and adolescents, including screening homes for possible bias and providing sensitivity training to case workers. The policy directive issued...


What could a future Trump TV venture look like? Tune in here

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. It’s always wise to have a Plan B. And since Plan A - the Oval Office - is looking less and less likely, Donald Trump surely has something else in mind. Will that something else be a new television-and-digital-media venture? As the candidate himself might phrase it,...


Visitor misbehavior abounds as US parks agency turns 100

National Parks Misbehaving Tourists

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Tourist John Gleason crept through the grass, four small children close behind, inching toward a bull elk with antlers like small trees at the edge of a meadow in Yellowstone National Park. “They’re going to give me a heart attack,” said Gleason’s mother-in-...


Forced out of a home over a marijuana joint

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - For eight years, Rajuawn Middleton, an assistant at a major downtown law firm, lived in a four-bedroom, red-brick home she rented on a quiet, tree-lined street in Northeast Washington - until she was forced out over a few cigarettes containing a “green...


2 Chicago men charged in shooting of NBA star Wade's cousin

Chicago Violence

CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who were on parole for prior criminal activity have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, Chicago police announced Sunday. Darwin Sorrells Jr., 26, and Derren Sorrells, 22, also were charged with attempted...


Insurer did a 'bait and switch' on long-term care rate hike for feds, lawmakers

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Congress wants to know exactly what led to an explosive rate increase for 274,000 current and retired federal employees who are buying long-term care insurance. A bipartisan group of lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee demanded documents...


CPAP machines don't prevent heart attacks, strokes in some sleep apnea

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. More than 25 million Americans have obstructive sleep apnea, a dangerous disorder that causes sufferers to briefly stop breathing while they sleep, sometimes many times each night. The condition, caused by throat muscles that relax and block the airway, has been...


Chris Christie says Hillary Clinton 'started' this whole 'bigot' thing, but


The alt-right's take on Clinton's speech: Botched, but legitimizing

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Hillary Clinton’s highly touted address on the “alternative right” sparked debates in every corner of American politics. For some commentators on the left, such as the historian Rick Perlstein, Clinton’s decision to cleave “mainstream” conservatism from the alts was...


'Don't Breathe' scores, ousts 'Suicide Squad' at box office

Box Office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The horror movie “Don’t Breathe” has reason to let out a big sigh of relief. Audiences turned out in droves for the late summer thriller, which brought in $26.1 million, according to studio estimates released Sunday. That’s more than double the early predictions for how the scary...

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