Sen. Menendez indicted in corruption case

The New Jersey Democrat, accused of improper use of his office to help a friend and donor, vowed Wednesday night to stay in office and said he was “angry and ready to fight” the charges.

Hoosiers fear bad publicity will drive tourists away

The national uproar over Indiana’s religious freedom act has some Indianapolis businesses worried that it will harm the city’s economy.

Houseboats float in drought-lowered Oroville Lake in October. (AP)

California governor orders state’s first-ever mandatory water cutbacks

Cities and towns must cut water use by 25 percent in response to a years-long drought that officials fear will worsen this summer.

Local News

Bowser’s ambitious vision for D.C.’s streetcars won’t be easy to achieve

Bowser’s ambitious vision for D.C.’s streetcars won’t be easy to achieve

Backers praised the mayor’s plans for expansion, but it’s not clear if there’s enough money — or riders.

Capitol dome’s cast-iron flourishes
are reborn from fiery cauldrons

Capitol dome’s cast-iron flourishes <br>are reborn from fiery cauldrons

A Utah foundry is re-creating ornaments damaged by 150 years of watching over Washington.

Woman charged with murder
in stabbing of D.C. lawyer at hotel

Woman charged with murder <br>in stabbing of D.C. lawyer at hotel

The suspected motive in David Messerschmitt’s killing is robbery, two law enforcement officials said.

The Darcars family drama: Cut out of the auto business, a daughter sues

The Darcars family drama: Cut out of the auto business, a daughter sues

Tammy Darvish was devoted to building her father’s dealerships for 30 years. Then, she was blindsided.

Bi-County Parkway foes cheer over
a new delay, saying project is dead

Bi-County Parkway foes cheer over<br>a new delay, saying project is dead

But transit officials say it’s too soon to speculate about the planned Loudoun-Prince William connector.

Montgomery principal told parent not to report abuse, prosecutor says

The assertion was made in a hearing for a teacher who faces prison time on charges involving two students.

Wizards start fast and throttle 76ers

Wizards start fast and throttle 76ers

Kris Humphries returned after a 16-game absence as D.C. coasted to a 106-93 win over Philadelphia.

Is D.C. a terrible place to date?
How one man is seeking the answer.

Is D.C. a terrible place to date? <br>How one man is seeking the answer.

A single, 30-year-old is filming a Web series to find out what’s awry in his dating life: Is it D.C. or him?

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Multiple former teachers, educators guilty in Atlanta school cheating trial

Multiple former teachers, educators guilty in Atlanta school cheating trial

A jury found them guilty of conspiring to change student test scores in the widespread scandal.

Why Obama chose Iran talks to take one of biggest risks of his presidency

Why Obama chose Iran talks to take one of biggest risks of his presidency

The president kept negotiations moving despite second guessing from Democrats and foreign allies.

Obama says the health law helped prevent 50,000 deaths. Is that true?

Obama says the health law helped prevent 50,000 deaths. Is that true?

FACT CHECKER | The numbers might seem large, but the research seems solid, experts said.

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

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

Construction on reefs and rocks is raising concerns about a possible confrontation with its neighbors.

Politics

Sens. Schumer and Durbin at odds over Democratic leadership position

Sens. Schumer and Durbin at odds over Democratic leadership position

Durbin’s office says Schumer told him he would back him. Schumer’s office denies that ever happened.

PostEverything

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

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

Post-Katrina police shooting ruled a homicide

Post-Katrina police shooting ruled a homicide

It’s unclear whether a new trial will be ordered for the officer who shot unarmed Henry Glover.

Business

Republicans have a new plan to cut taxes for the top 0.2 percent

Republicans have a new plan to cut taxes for the top 0.2 percent

WONKBLOG | Getting rid of the estate tax would give the top 0.2 percent, and only the top 0.2 percent, $246 billion over the next decade.

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