Congressman told woman he would report her to Capitol Police if she exposed his secret

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Rep. Joe Barton, who apologized Wednesday for a lewd photo of him that circulated on the Internet, told a woman to whom he had sent sexually explicit photos, videos and messages that he would report her to the Capitol Police if she exposed his behavior,...


Roy Moore's communications director resigns

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Roy Moore’s communications director John Rogers has resigned from the Alabama Senate candidate’s campaign, according to the Associated Press. Campaign strategist Brett Doster told CNN that Rogers wasn’t prepared to deal with the “level of scrutiny” from the media...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 23, the 327th day of 2017. There are 38 days left in the year. This is Thanksgiving Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 23, 1942, during World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure establishing the U.S. Women’s Coast Guard Reserve,...


Washington state panel outlines risk of oil-by-rail terminal

SEATTLE (AP) — A major oil-by-rail terminal proposed on the Columbia River in Washington state poses a potential risk of oil spills, train accidents and longer emergency response times due to road traffic, an environmental study has found. Many of the risks could be decreased with certain...


Retailers look to woo shoppers from rivals as Amazon grows

Black Friday Preview

NEW YORK (AP) — Toys and TVs at J.C. Penney, Barbies at Best Buy, kitchen appliances like wine refrigerators at B.J.‘s. As the holiday shopping season officially kicks off Thursday, shoppers may find some surprises at their favorite stores. Even as retailers are counting on a lift from a better...


Raisman embraces role as 'Fierce' advocate for abuse victims

Raisman Abuse Gymnastics

The people come forward to Aly Raisman almost daily now. Random strangers. Men and women of various ages, races and backgrounds. They see the six-time Olympic medal winning gymnast out in public and approach with a hug to give and a story to tell. It was jarring at first, if Raisman is being honest....


Report: Barton said he'd go to Capitol Police over photo

Texas Congressman Nude Photo

DALLAS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Barton told a woman that he would complain to U.S. Capitol Police if sexually explicit photographs of him and other material from their relationship were to be exposed publicly, according to a published report. The Washington Post reported the threat Wednesday after...


Judges question privacy watchdog's right to sue Trump election commission

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Federal judges questioned Tuesday whether privacy advocates have the right to sue President Donald Trump’s election-integrity commission to try to block its planned collection of millions of voter records. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals...


FBI examines Border Patrol agent's death as a 'potential assault'

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. EL PASO - The FBI said it is investigating the death of Border Patrol agent Rogelio Martinez as “a potential assault of a federal officer,” but the agency cautioned Tuesday it has not reached any conclusions as to what happened over the weekend along a desolate span...


Students gain an appreciation for history after learning there's more to the story

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Columbus discovered America. Pilgrims were loyal friends to Native Americans. The relationship between John Smith and Pocahontas was a love story with a happy ending. Like many of us, 16-year-old Tori Blakeney accepted those accounts as truths. At a Washington,...

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