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Editorial: Combating homelessness needs to remain a D.C. priority

THE WORST of the District’s homeless crisis may well be over for this year. Officials report a dramatic decline in the number of families entering emergency shelter, and hypothermia season is — we hope — nearing an end. So improved is the situation that D.C. Mayor Vincent...

Editorial: States are justly reviewing their use of solitary confinement

THE PHYSICAL stresses of solitary confinement are bad enough. In the United States, conditions can include windowless cells, nearly inedible food served through door slots, extreme heat and cold and almost no time to exercise or wash. The psychological costs of extreme social...

Editorial: Condemnation isn’t enough for Russian actions in Crimea

PRESIDENT OBAMA made an unscheduled appearance before the press at the White House Friday to warn Russia against a military intervention in Ukraine, which he said would be a “clear violation” of Russia’s commitments to respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity as well...

WAC looking into postgame brawl in Orem

AP Photo/Grant Hindsley A wild postgame brawl following a contentious game between Utah Valley and New Mexico State highlighted the risks involved when fans and players collide. New Mexico State suspended guard K.C. Ross-Miller indefinitely for his role and the Western Athletic...

Sabres trade Ryan Miller, Steve Ott to Blues

AP Photo/Gary Wiepert BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres traded star goalie Ryan Miller and captain Steve Ott to the St. Louis Blues on Friday night for goalie Jaroslav Halak, forward Chris Stewart, prospect William Carrier, a 2015 first-round pick and a 2016...

NYC official: Hoffman died from toxic mix of drugs

AP Photo/Victoria Will NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Seymour Hoffman died from taking a combination of heroin, cocaine and other drugs, the New York City medical examiner ruled Friday, a toxic mix that addiction specialists say is not uncommon in the tens of thousands of overdose...

McIlroy soars, and Woods nearly misses the cut

AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Golf is starting to feel easy again for Rory McIlroy, who bounced back from a sloppy start Friday in the Honda Classic for a 4-under 66 that gave him his first 36-hole lead on the PGA Tour in 18 months. Tiger Woods is...

Apple CEO Tim Cook teases, reassures shareholders

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook is still trying to convince shareholders that the iPhone maker remains a step ahead in the race to innovate, even though recent performance of the company’s stock lags behind other technology trendsetters. In making his case...

Amy Adams tries out her Oscar lines, and shoes

AP Photo/Jordan Strauss LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amy Adams mixed show business with shoe business at Oscar rehearsals. The Oscar presenter and nominee arrived at the Dolby Theatre Friday in practical rain boots, which she instantly traded for sky-high silver stilettos. The...

Obama warns Russia over military moves in Crimea

Unidentified gunmen wearing camouflage uniforms guard the entrance to the military airport at the Black Sea port of Sevastopol in Crimea, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Russian troops took control of the two main airports in the strategic peninsula of Crimea, Ukraine’s...