U.S. wages seem stuck, but bosses offer other perks

In the post-recession economy, businesses seek alternatives to raising base salaries — providing benefits such as one-time bonuses, gym memberships or even health insurance for pets.

Tom Brady headed to court with NFL after failed appeal

The Patriots QB’s battle over a four-game suspension related to Deflategate is nearing a contentious final chapter.

Capt. Gabriel Archer and others were buried in the early 1600s. (Smithsonian)

Excavation at Jamestown unearths
4 bodies — and a mystery in a box

The remains found at the 400-year-old outpost — called “the most remarkable archaeology discovery of recent years” — may provide new details about the original English settlers.

Huckabee, looking for a niche, woos black voters in GOP primaries

Huckabee, looking for a niche, woos black voters in GOP primaries

In a sprawling field, Mike Huckabee believes he can rely on his faith to connect with African Americans.

The Marines’ familiar M-16 rifle is slowly being phased out of front lines

The Marines’ familiar M-16 rifle is slowly being phased out of front lines

The weapon is likely to be replaced by the M-4, which shoots the same size bullet but is more portable.

Hillary Clinton strangely sidesteps question about the Keystone pipeline

Hillary Clinton strangely sidesteps question about the Keystone pipeline

THE FIX | Running for president means weighing in on issues that the current one is dealing with.

Nationals acquire Jonathan Papelbon from Philadelphia in complex trade

Nationals acquire Jonathan Papelbon from Philadelphia in complex trade

The Phillies closer will displace Drew Storen from his usual duties and has agreed to take a pay cut.

American dentist who killed Cecil the lion said he thought hunt was legal

American dentist who killed Cecil the lion said he thought hunt was legal

A British newspaper named the hunter, setting off a wave of outrage over his killing of the famous lion.

Why the most popular rule of
weight loss is completely wrong

Why the most popular rule of <br> weight loss is completely wrong

WONKBLOG | The next time you hear someone say it, you can tell them it simply isn’t true.

Watch what happens when people
try to use handguns in self-defense

Watch what happens when people <br> try to use handguns in self-defense

WONKBLOG | Researchers put civilians in a police firearm training simulator. The results were telling.

Sports

PGA golfer says his father is missing from Leesburg

PGA golfer says his father is missing from Leesburg

Hurley tearfully asks for help in finding his father, a retired police officer from Leesburg, Va.

Technology

Android smartphones vulnerable to bugs by text

Android smartphones vulnerable to bugs by text

Scary bugs disclosed in Android’s Stagefright media playback tool.

Business

The 7 best places to retire overseas

The 7 best places to retire overseas

Retiring abroad is about more than adventure, travel and romanticism. Your dollar can go far, too.

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