Hastert indicted over alleged secret payments

The longest-serving Republican speaker in the history of the U.S. House faces charges that he violated banking laws in a bid to pay $3.5 million to an unnamed individual to cover up “past misconduct.”

The shoreline of California's Salton Sea. (Bonnie Jo Mount/Post)

What’s going on at Calif.’s largest lake illustrates fight over water in West

The Salton Sea, once a playground for Hollywood stars in the 1950s and ’60s, needs more water — but so does just about every other place in the state amid an epic drought.

He had a 3.5-pound tumor, months
to live. Here’s how he survived.

He had a 3.5-pound tumor, months <br> to live. Here’s how he survived.

Immune therapies are showing unimaginable progress, but experts warn the drugs don’t work for all.

Iowa’s GOP straw poll, once a kingmaker, fading into irrelevance

Iowa’s GOP straw poll, once a kingmaker, fading into irrelevance

Some Iowa Republicans, fed up with the spectacle in 2011, have worked to cripple it or at least tone it down.

D.C. doctor’s Rx: A stroll in the park instead of a trip to the pharmacy

D.C. doctor’s Rx: A stroll in the park instead of a trip to the pharmacy

There are medical benefits to simply being outdoors, he says, so he’s built a database of green spaces.

Can you spell co-champions?

Can you spell co-champions?

For the second consecutive year, two spellers at the National Spelling Bee duked it out to a tie.

Local

Memorial Bridge, symbol of U.S. strength, to close lanes for repairs

Memorial Bridge, symbol of U.S. strength, to close lanes for repairs

Because of corrosion, officials will close 2 lanes for up to 9 months. Most buses face an indefinite ban.

Sports

First things first: Ryan Zimmerman’s position change hasn’t been an issue

First things first: Ryan Zimmerman’s position change hasn’t been an issue

Nationals bedrock switched corners of diamond, but performance has remained steady.

Technology

Google lays out its ambitions for your phone, your home, your car and your wallet

Google lays out its ambitions for your phone, your home, your car and your wallet

At its developers conference, Google shows off a new version of Android and a rival to Apple Pay

Business

Nike’s deal for soccer stardom overshadowed by FIFA probe

Nike’s deal for soccer stardom overshadowed by FIFA probe

The sports giant risks losing the loyalty of soccer fans it has spent years developing.

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