Former House speaker Hastert is indicted on bank charges

The Illinois Republican, 73, was accused of violating banking laws in a bid to pay $3.5 million because of “past misconduct” against an unnamed individual from their hometown west of Chicago.

FIFA chief faces open
dissent ahead of vote

Sepp Blatter said the corruption charges bring “shame and humiliation” to soccer.

"19 Kids," "Honey Boo Boo," "Sons of Guns" face claims. (TLC, Discovery)

Josh Duggar wasn’t the first:
How reality TV vetting has failed

Networks say they run rigorous background checks on stars, but as sex abuse accusations on three TLC and Discovery shows prove, the process doesn’t always uncover serious allegations.

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Metro directors vote to keep advocacy ads out of transit stations, buses

Metro directors vote to keep advocacy ads out of transit stations, buses

The ban comes as an anti-Muslim group planned to put a cartoon of the prophet Muhammad in transit ads.

Prince George’s Council approves first hike in property taxes since 1978

Prince George’s Council approves first hike in property taxes since 1978

The council voted for a budget that would raise the tax rate by 4 percent, generating $34 million for schools.

One dead after gunman opens fire on SUV in rush hour on D.C. highway

One dead after gunman opens fire on SUV in rush hour on D.C. highway

It was not clear whether there was an earlier confrontation or if the SUV was targeted for another reason.

Anti-Semitic fliers found in neighborhoods across region

The fliers, first reported Wednesday in Chevy Chase, have also turned up in D.C. and Alexandria.

Amazon’s new bait to get you to join Prime: Free same-day delivery in D.C.

Amazon’s new bait to get you to join Prime: Free same-day delivery in D.C.

Shoppers who place orders before noon can get free same-day shipping on orders over $35.

A gondola across the Potomac to Georgetown? D.C. takes its first step.

A gondola across the Potomac to Georgetown? D.C. takes its first step.

The D.C. Council set aside $35,000 to conduct a study to determine if a gondola makes sense.

Jayson Werth has two fractures in left wrist, expected out until August

Jayson Werth has two fractures in left wrist, expected out until August

The Nationals left fielder’s wrist, which was hit by a pitch on May 15, will be immobilized for four weeks.

5 reasons (other than Bryce Harper) for the Nationals’ surge in May

5 reasons (other than Bryce Harper) for the Nationals’ surge in May

EXPRESS | Denard Span’s unlikely power and Wilson Ramos staying healthy have been key.

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More than a ‘jihadi bride’: Western teen girls lured to ISIS by sisterhood

More than a ‘jihadi bride’: Western teen girls lured to ISIS by sisterhood

A British report says women are attracted to the extremist group for a number of complex factors.

At Harvard, Natalie Portman admits what we all feel: Impostor syndrome

At Harvard, Natalie Portman admits what we all feel: Impostor syndrome

“I felt like there had been some mistake,” Portman said of her early days at her alma mater.

Meditation does more than reduce stress. It changes your brain.

Meditation does more than reduce stress. It changes your brain.

A Harvard neuroscientist says the brain can show changes after just eight weeks.

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Man charged with arson in connection with major Los Angeles apartment fire

Man charged with arson in connection with major Los Angeles apartment fire

Prosecutors believe Dawud Abdulwali caused “one of the largest structure fires in Los Angeles history.”

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