Person shot on campus of Widener University in Pa.

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a student at Widener University in suburban Philadelphia has been shot and it warned students to remain indoors until further notice. The school said on its website that the student was shot near the Schwartz Athletic Center on the...

Carroll says Sherman sorry rant overshadowed win

AP Photo/Paul Kitagaki Jr. RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Pete Carroll pulled Richard Sherman aside on Monday and made sure his fiery cornerback understood that his rant against San Francisco’s Michael Crabtree was overshadowing the Seattle Seahawks reaching their second Super...

Troike sets SW school record

Kamryn Troike breaks St. Wendelin girls basketball scoring record with 31 points in victory over Van Buren.

Troike breaks SW scoring record

Kamryn Troike breaks St. Wendelin girls basketball scoring record with 31 points in victory over Van Buren

Editorial: D.C. needs to publish its audit on Mayor Gray’s campaign

WELL OVER a year ago, the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance completed an examination of Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s 2010 campaign. It focused on possible violations of campaign finance rules. But the report has yet to be published. The reasons are hard to fathom and raise...

Editorial: Lawmakers should offer up a fiscally responsible ‘tax extenders’ bill

CONGRESS HAS a lot of bad habits, none more maddening than passing temporary tax deductions and credits for special purposes and special interests. In theory, this enables lawmakers to reassess them periodically, keeping the ones that work and discarding the rest. In practice,...

Editorial: D.C. needs to publish its audit on Mayor Gray’s campaign

WELL OVER a year ago, the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance completed an examination of Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s 2010 campaign. It focused on possible violations of campaign finance rules. But the report has yet to be published. The reasons are hard to fathom and raise...

Gerson: Andrew Cuomo silences the opposition

Gov. Chris Christie (R) is in trouble for appearing, during an election season, in television ads inviting people back to the Jersey Shore following Hurricane Sandy. Next door in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has adopted a different, but also controversial, state marketing...

Cohen: Cigarette smoking is a fast track to an early death

On Jan. 1, Colorado began permitting the legal sale of marijuana. Even before that, the nation’s news media had swung into action, arguing just about everything — marijuana is dangerous or not dangerous, a gateway drug or just a lot of smoke. Nothing I saw mentioned why I,...

Robinson: Washington is silent on W.Va.’s chemical spill

The drinking water in nine West Virginia counties has finally been declared safe, or mostly safe. But many people say they can still smell the licorice-like odor of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol — in the sink, in the shower, in the air, especially in neighborhoods close to the Elk...