As ‘fiscal cliff’ looms, debate over layoffs grows

The federal spending cuts scheduled for 2013 may trigger tens of thousands of dismissal notices for government contractors — and they could start going out days before the presidential election.

After American pullout, Afghan base in disrepair

Afghans fear that as the U.S. military hands over full authority, 200,000 soldiers will be left without the resources to defeat a resilient enemy.

Planes narrowly avoid collision at National Airport

Three jets came within seconds of a midair collision at Reagan National Airport after confused air-traffic controllers launched two outbound flights directly at an arriving plane.

Baker watches dementia steal the woman he loves

As his wife descends into dementia, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III has had to balance work demands with being the husband of someone who is becoming harder to recognize.