Hastert is said to have paid alleged sex assault victim

The former House speaker allegedly paid a male ex-student to keep quiet about acts that took place decades ago, a federal law enforcement official said.

O’Malley officially launches campaign for White House

The former Maryland governor offers himself as a more progressive 2016 option to Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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The founders of the Internet saw its promise but didn’t foresee users attacking one another
Illustration by Harry Campbell for The Post

Anti-Muslim demonstrators face off against crowd at mosque in Phoenix

Anti-Muslim demonstrators face off against crowd at mosque in Phoenix

Police separated those denouncing Islam from defenders of the faith, but the clash remained nonviolent.

‘I will force the expiration of the NSA illegal spy program,’ Rand Paul says

‘I will force the expiration of the NSA illegal spy program,’ Rand Paul says

He vows a challenge when the Senate convenes a rare Sunday session to discuss surveillance.

The link that connects conservative faith to doubts on climate change

The link that connects conservative faith to doubts on climate change

A new study with a huge sampling finds commonality among religions that deny evolution.

The U.S. economy is contracting because we’re a nation of savers

The U.S. economy is contracting because we’re a nation of savers

The newfound prudence of consumers has turned into the country’s core economic dilemma.

What it really means for someone
to rely on food stamps and welfare

What it really means for someone <br>to rely on food stamps and welfare

WONKBLOG | Americans who live below the poverty line represent a shifting population.

Local

‘She overcame much and excelled at everything she put her hand to’

‘She overcame much and excelled at everything she put her hand to’

D.C. journalist Charnice Milton was fatally shot Wednesday at a bus stop after an assignment.

Sports

NASCAR driver ‘completely forgot’ new rule, wanders onto hot track after vehicle crashes

NASCAR driver ‘completely forgot’ new rule, wanders onto hot track after vehicle crashes

Jennifer Jo Cobb will now likely become the first person penalized under the rule NASCAR made after Tony Stewart accidentally killed Kevin Ward Jr. last year.

Technology

Meet the architect of Yahoo’s initiative to be the most ‘trustworthy’ tech firm

Meet the architect of Yahoo’s initiative to be the most ‘trustworthy’ tech firm

As chief information security officer, Alex Stamos has helped the company catch up with the competition.

Business

Start your engine and stop your watch

Start your engine and stop your watch

New laws in Canada and other countries require motorists to take a time out from wearable gadgets.

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