Washington News

House set to approve sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Most Republicans oppose the bill and call it another example of government overreach. At a news conference Thursday, they said the bill would jeopardize religious freedom by requiring acceptance of a particular ideology about sexuality and sexual identity.

North Korea fires two suspected missiles in possible new warning

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the weapons flew 420 kilometers (260 miles) and 270 kilometers (167 miles), respectively. It said it is working with the United States to determine more details, such as the types of weapons that were fired.


US Attorney General will not recuse himself from Mueller probe

William Barr said he would allow Mueller to finish his inquiry and would make as many of its findings public as he can.. Mueller is widely expected to finish his investigation in the coming weeks.

Arrested Indians ‘hooked’ by US govt’s fake varsity

The university in Detroit’s Farmington Hills was part of an undercover operation by the Department of Homeland Security designed to expose immigration fraud.

At the border and in Washington, the White House digs in on the Wall

The White House has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to examine emergency supplemental funds allocated last year after devastating hurricanes and wildfires that could instead be used to pay for the wall.

Rare tornado damages homes in Washington state

Video from the television station's helicopter at the scene showed trees down, homes with roofs ripped off and debris scattered across yards.


Kavanaugh changes stance on lie detectors, says polygraph tests "not reliable"

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh played down the importance and reliability of lie detector tests during his confirmation hearing. But the judge wrote in 2016 that polygraph tests were an ``important law enforcement tool.''

Donald Trump cancels pay raise of federal workers due in January

Unions representing the 2 million-member federal workforce urged Congress to pass the 1.9 per cent pay raise.

Texas former policeman jailed 15 years for murder of black teen

Oliver's conviction was a rare instance in which an officer was found guilty of murdering an unarmed person. 

Two Indians held in Washington for staying illegally: Officials

Agents determined the other individual illegally crossed into the US from Mexico in May 2011. The investigation revealed he was also in possession of a fraudulent social security card.

Washington Photos

Spring is here; and so are the beautiful cherry blossoms

For the Western world, and Japan in the East, the blooming of cherry blossoms usually means Spring is here. Especially in Washington, where people step out to admire the cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin.

US pays tributes and remembers victims on 9/11 anniversary

Yachiyo Kuge, mother of Toshiya Kuge who was a passenger on Flight 93, places origami birds near his name, at the Wall of Names at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville.


Washington Videos

Washington can be a little depressing, says Obama

US President Barack Obama appears on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” saying that Washington DC “can sometimes be a little depressing.”