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Official: Shots reported on Washington Navy Yard campus
Official: Shots reported on Washington Navy Yard campus

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lockdown is underway on the entire Washington Navy Yard campus after a report of shots fired.

A federal official says there were reports of shots fired Thursday morning in the same building where a gunman killed a...

Official: Shots reported on Washington Navy Yard campus
Official: Shots reported on Washington Navy Yard campus

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lockdown is underway on the entire Washington Navy Yard campus after a report of shots fired.

A federal official says there were reports of shots fired Thursday morning in the same building where a gunman killed a...

Latest N.C. shark bite seventh of the season

OCRACOKE, N.C. — A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina’s Outer Banks, officials said, the seventh attack in the state’s coastal waters in less than three weeks.

A...

Episcopalians to vote on allowing gay marriage in churches

Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Episcopalians were set to vote Wednesday on allowing religious weddings for gay couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

In 2003, the denomination ...

Obama: US embassy in Havana marks ‘new chapter’ in Cuba ties

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba will reopen their embassies in Havana and Washington, heralding a “new chapter” in relations after a half-century of hostility.

“We...

Emails show top officials aware of Clinton’s private address

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Obama administration officials, including the White House chief of staff, knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was using a private email address for her government correspondence,...

Probate judges opposed to gay marriage stand firm

Associated Press

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Gay couples can petition, protest and even sue — but that won’t change Probate Judge Wes Allen’s mind: He is not issuing them marriage licenses, despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling...

81 things Huckabee has denounced, including Beyonce, biscuits and gravy

By David A. Fahrenthold

The Washington Post

Former Arkansas governor and presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee has denounced the following:

1. Dancing, in general. “Christian teens stay away.” (1973)

2....

Another black church in South Carolina burns; cause unknown
Another black church in South Carolina burns; cause unknown

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An African-American church in South Carolina that was burned down by the Ku Klux Klan in 1995 caught fire again Tuesday night, though authorities said it was too soon to say what caused the latest blaze, which broke out on ...

Christie kicks off 2016 campaign
Christie kicks off 2016 campaign

N.J. governor declares he is 'out to change world'

Coal industry scores a win but fate of plants still in air

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Coal companies and their supporters scored a courtroom victory with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that said the Obama administration failed to take potential costs into account when it decided to regulate toxic emissions...

Little hope of survivors in Indonesian military plane crash

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers with heavy machinery searched a shattered residential neighborhood Tuesday for any survivors from an Indonesian air force transport plane that crashed shortly after takeoff and killed more than 70 people....

After mercury ruling, scrutiny of Obama climate rules grows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweeping pollution limits at the center of President Barack Obama's climate change plan are facing increased scrutiny in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that showed that the justices aren't afraid to thwart perceived...

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