Ark. governor seeks changes to religious bill

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he won’t sign the controversial bill until it more closely resembles federal law.

Obstacles remain as Iran nuclear talks hit overtime

Negotiators said that several “key issues” remain unresolved, casting doubt on earlier, more optimistic predictions.

China expands land on the Johnson Reef in Feb. 2014. (AP)

Beijing’s ‘great wall of sand’ in
South China Sea alarms U.S. Navy

Construction on reefs and rocks — 1.5 square miles of artificial land in recent months — are raising concerns about a possible military confrontation with its neighbors.

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    Md. Gov. Hogan rejects proposal to
    ban state-funded travel to Indiana

    Md. Gov. Hogan rejects proposal to <br>ban state-funded travel to Indiana

    The Republican governor’s office says he will not institute a ban in the wake of a controversial Indiana law.

    Wife of rabbi accused of voyeurism finally speaks — in Biblical parables

    Wife of rabbi accused of voyeurism finally speaks — in Biblical parables

    Sharon Freundel remained publicly silent until last week when she gave an unusual and striking lecture.

    When a volleyball player was benched, her parents sued for playing time

    When a volleyball player was benched, her parents sued for playing time

    Families across the nation have increasingly turned to the courts to intervene in youth sports disputes.

    Both NSA gate-crashers have criminal histories in Md., court records show

    Both NSA gate-crashers have criminal histories in Md., court records show

    The FBI identified Ricky Hall as the man who died after the stolen SUV plowed into a police cruiser.

    Hours-long manhunt for escapee ends when he’s spotted on a bus in D.C.

    Hours-long manhunt for escapee ends when he’s spotted on a bus in D.C.

    Police said Wossen Assaye took a gun off a guard at a Virginia hospital before carjacking two people.

    Tribe claiming Pocahontas as ancestor says federal recognition long overdue

    Tribe claiming Pocahontas as ancestor says federal recognition long overdue

    Citing the tribe’s civil rights record, opposition groups have lobbied hard against the Pamunkey Indians’ bid.

    Shell shock: An out-of-town impostor could lurk in your Maryland crab cake

    Shell shock: An out-of-town impostor could lurk in your Maryland crab cake

    Nearly 40 percent of the time, crabs were imported, not Chesapeake blues as advertised, a report says.

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    An heir to oil baron’s fortune found dead in latest Getty family tragedy

    An heir to oil baron’s fortune found dead in latest Getty family tragedy

    The cause was not known — but scandal and tragedy have followed this family for decades.

    The poor are treated like criminals everywhere, even at the grocery store

    The poor are treated like criminals everywhere, even at the grocery store

    POSTEVERYTHING | A mom who relied on government aid calls bills limiting food choices an indignity.

    Zappos is offering severance to those who don’t like its ‘no bosses’ approach

    Zappos is offering severance to those who don’t like its ‘no bosses’ approach

    ON LEADERSHIP | The company is gently showing the door to workers who dislike the lack of hierarchy.

    Indiana woman jailed for ‘feticide.’
    It’s never happened before.

    Indiana woman jailed for ‘feticide.’ <br>It’s never happened before.

    Though Purvi Patel said she had a miscarriage, she was convicted of taking illegal abortion drugs.

    Federal Government

    Do the very, very rich really want to be U.S. ambassadors?

    Do the very, very rich really want to be U.S. ambassadors?

    IN THE LOOP | The fears of the merely wealthy, eager for postings at U.S. embassies, may be unfounded.

    National

    Uber driver arrested after breaking into a passenger’s home, police say

    Uber driver arrested after breaking into a passenger’s home, police say

    Police say the UberX driver circled back to the home of a passenger he’d dropped off at Denver International Airport but was foiled by the rider’s roommate.

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