High court puts off start of early voting in Ohio

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court has put off the start of early voting in Ohio, which had been set to begin Tuesday. The justices’ order by a 5-4 vote Monday granted a request from state officials to wipe out a week in Ohio when people could both register...
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Suspect captured, but UVa student still missing

This undated image provided by the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office shows a booking photo of Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. Matthew Jr. was arrested on a beach in the Texas community of Gilchrist by Galveston County Sheriff’s authorities, Charlottesville Police Chief...

Ferguson chief apologizes in video to Brown family

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri police chief whose officer fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old last month released a video Thursday apologizing to the family and the community, saying Michael Brown’s body remained on the street for too long after he was killed. The...
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US stock market sinks as Apple drags down tech

FILE – This Jan. 4, 2010 file photo shows an entrance to a Wall Street subway station in New York. U.S. stocks are edging lower in early trading Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, pulling the market back from a record high close last week. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) FILE –...
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3rd US Ebola patient released from hospital

Former Ebola patient Dr. Richard Sacra participates in a news conference at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Dr. Sacra who was treated at the medical center the last three weeks has left his room in the biocontainment unit and will head home...

Families want investigations into police deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — The parents of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two unarmed black men who died in police encounters, are calling for full federal investigations into their deaths. Brown’s parents, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown, Sr., and Garner’s mother,...
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Syria, Iraq oil controlled by Islamic State group

FILE – In this April, 1975 file photo, Syria opens its fourth oil field at Jbeissah, 19 miles west of the Iraq Border. Activists say that U.S.-led airstrikes have targeted Syrian oil installations held by the militant Islamic State group, killing at least five people on...
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Milbank: Obama endures as the lesser evil for liberals

Anti-war activists, angered by military strikes in Syria, block the northwest gate of the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) By Dana Milbank Opinion writer September 23 at 9:02 PM The anti-Obama left was out in...

Parker: Cry, your car’s on hidden camera

(Joel Richardson/The Washington Post) By Kathleen Parker Opinion writer September 23 at 9:05 PM Without prior knowledge or intent, I recently was inducted into a club I had no interest in joining, especially in light of the $200 initiation fee. In fact, I had no idea I had joined...
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Ignatius: A war strategy takes shape

U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement on US and allied airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria, from the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington DC, USA, 23 September 2014. (Win Mcnamee / Pool/EPA) By David Ignatius Opinion writer September 23 at 9:10 PM The...