Bill to limit spy powers clears Senate hurdle

The Senate advanced a sweeping remake of U.S. surveillance powers, two days after an internal split among Republicans caused the legal authority for key counterterrorism programs to temporarily expire.

    Poll: Clinton dominates,
    but her image erodes

    The Post-ABC News poll shows Hillary Clinton leading the Democratic nomination contest. No front-runner has emerged for the Republicans.

    Workers search for survivors in the Yangtze River in Hubei. (Reuters)

    Hundreds remain missing after
    ship sinks in China’s Yangtze River

    Crew members said the vessel carrying more than 400 passengers, many of them tourists, got caught in a cyclone.

    ISIS launches surprise offensive
    that could reshape Syria battle

    ISIS launches surprise offensive <br> that could reshape Syria battle

    The assault opened a new front and underscored the militants’ capacity to catch their enemies off guard.

    Families of Americans held in Iranian prisons to testify on Capitol Hill

    Families of Americans held in Iranian prisons to testify on Capitol Hill

    The House Foreign Affairs Committee plans to call on Iran to release the Americans immediately.

    TSA acting head reassigned following airport security penetrations

    TSA acting head reassigned following airport security penetrations

    ABC reports that Homeland Security agents successfully carried bombs and weapons through 67 times.

    Watchdog: IRS has not done all it can to protect its computer networks

    Watchdog: IRS has not done all it can to protect its computer networks

    Hackers seem to be outrunning many IRS attempts to shore up its security systems, officials say.

    Health experts have figured out how much time you should sit each day

    Health experts have figured out how much time you should sit each day

    WONKBLOG | Spoiler alert: You will probably want to stand up from your desk while you read this story.

    Video shows assistant pastor pushing trooper before fatal shooting in Okla.

    Video shows assistant pastor pushing trooper before fatal shooting in Okla.

    What was supposed to be a roadside rescue quickly escalated into a fatal altercation.

    S. African park where U.S. tourist was killed by a lion is ‘operating as usual’

    S. African park where U.S. tourist was killed by a lion is ‘operating as usual’

    “The park is not closed and it is not closing,” an official said one day after a lion mauled a visitor to death.

    Why it took 97 years to get these soldiers the Medal of Honor

    Why it took 97 years to get these soldiers the Medal of Honor

    Henry Johnson and William Shemin were denied the nation’s top award for combat valor for generations.

    After years of also-ran status, ABC takes a soft path to nightly news’ top

    After years of also-ran status, ABC takes a soft path to nightly news’ top

    Lighter fare, a pace for the digital age and some Brian Williams fallout boost “World News Tonight.”

    Local

    Prosecutor: Rockville victim stabbed 42 times

    Prosecutor: Rockville victim stabbed 42 times

    The man accused of killing Dick Vilardo, 65, and wife Jody, 67, was ordered held without bond Monday.

    Sports

    Nationals-Blue Jays game postponed; split doubleheader Tuesday

    Nationals-Blue Jays game postponed; split doubleheader Tuesday

    NATIONALS JOURNAL | The first game on Tuesday will be at 1 p.m. and the second game at 7 p.m.

    Technology

    The Supreme Court just made the Web even more hostile for women

    The Supreme Court just made the Web even more hostile for women

    Elonis v. United States may uphold expansive ideas about speech, but restrictive speech isn’t the biggest problem facing the Web today.

    Business

    Student debt relief scams are on the rise. Here’s how this government official plans to stop it.

    Student debt relief scams are on the rise. Here’s how this government official plans to stop it.

    The companies don’t advertise that students can get some of that same help for free.

    Diversions