Following imprisonment in Cuba for five years, USAID contractor Alan Gross addresses the nation.
Pakistan began the painful task of burying 141 people, most of them children, who died during a Taliban attack at a military-run school on Tuesday.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) vowed to block moves by President Obama toward normalizing relations with the Cuban government.
The Taliban massacre that killed 148 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching devastation. The nation is mourning and mass funerals for the victims are now underway.
A Texas police officer is on administrative leave after tasering a 76-year-old man during a traffic stop. Surveillance video shows Nathanial Robinson of the Victoria Police Department struggling with Pete Vasquez before both fall to the ground.
During his historic announcement on Wednesday, President Obama said a transformation of relations with Cuba would bring opportunities for both countries.
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush and current governor Rick Scott reacted to the release of American aid worker Alan Gross from Cuba.
Cuba released American Alan Gross as part of a prisoner swap that could herald broader discussions on strengthening ties and perhaps ending the decades-long U.S. economic embargo against its long-time communist foe.
A wave of flu illnesses has forced some Ohio schools to shut down over the past week. State officials confirmed one pediatric flu-related death, a 15-year-old girl in southern Ohio.
Prosecutors say Iraq war veteran Bradley William Stone, who was suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives, has committed suicide in the woods near his suburban Philadelphia home.
Vice President Joe Biden marked the beginning of Hanukkah on Tuesday with the lighting of the National Menorah in Washington, D.C.
Latest from Post video journalists
Adults attending conversion classes at Sixth and I synagogue learn about the traditions behind the ancient Jewish practice of circumcision.
PostTV has incorporated technology that allows you to play any of our videos on your TV set through the popular Chromecast device. That means you can watch videos and news shows from The Washington Post and control the playback right from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
South Dakota rancher John Harter tried to stop TransCanada from securing the right of eminent domain over his land where they want to put part of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, but Harter recently lost his battle in court.
In Northeastern Brazil, energy companies are erecting wind farms to capitalize on the constant winds that have challenged farming families for generations.
The Post's Anne Midgette shares five tips for how to get the most out of your visit to a museum.
A mashup of highlights from the president's speech on the government shutdown at M. Luis Construction company in Rockville, Md. Thursday.
Hear what words repeatedly came up on the floor during the second day of the government shutdown.
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) held a news conference on the Affordable Care Act and impending government shutdown Monday.
A numerical take on the possible outcomes of the looming government shutdown.
President Obama argues at the U.N. General Assembly that U.S.isolationism could leave a leadership vaccuum in the world.