Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy tees off on the second hole during the final round of the 2011 U.S. Open golf tournament at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, June 19, 2011.

Citing Zika concerns, Rory McIlroy withdraws from Rio Olympics

By Dave Sheinin, Washington Post on June 22, 2016, at 4:42 p.m.
“After speaking with those closest to me, I’ve come to realize that my health and my family’s health comes before anything else,” McIlroy said.

Groom bitten by rattlesnake during wedding photo shoot returns for reception

By Elahe Izadi, Washington Post on June 22, 2016, at 4:41 p.m.
Remember, wildlife is everywhere — even on your wedding day.
A photo shot and tweeted from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives by U.S. House Rep. Katherine Clark shows Democratic members of the House staging a sit-in on the House floor "to demand action on common sense gun legislation" on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 22, 2016.

Democrats stage protest on House floor to force gun control votes

By Karoun Demirjian, Washington Post on June 22, 2016, at 12:48 p.m.
Democrats took over the House floor Wednesday in an attempt to force votes on gun control proposals, preventing Republican leaders from conducting the business of the day.

Three arrested at New York-New Jersey tunnel with weapons cache

By Joseph Ax, Reuters on June 21, 2016, at 5:49 p.m.
NEW YORK — Three people were arrested on Tuesday morning with an arsenal of weapons, including a military-style assault rifle, after police stopped them near the Holland Tunnel, a major crossing that connects New Jersey and New York City. Police pulled over a vehicle for a cracked windshield at a …
Gov. Paul LePage answers questions from the audience during a town hall meeting at  William S. Cohen School in Bangor on May 25, 2016.

LePage says he’ll go ahead with food stamp junk food ban without federal OK

By Christopher Cousins on June 21, 2016, at 5:29 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage says despite his proposal being rejected by the Legislature and federal government, Maine will move forward with restricting the purchase of what he calls junk foods with food stamps in Maine — or give up administration of the program altogether.

Bipartisan gun bill would enact ‘no fly, no buy’ policy

By Reuters on June 21, 2016, at 3:35 p.m.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, says new, compromise gun legislation would enact a ‘no fly, no buy,” policy to prevent those on a watch-list from buying guns.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks at a news conference with a bipartisan group of senators on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to unveil a compromise proposal on gun control measures, June 21, 2016.

Collins: Senate to vote on bipartisan gun compromise

By Michael Shepherd on June 21, 2016, at 1:31 p.m.
Maine’s U.S. senators are backing a bipartisan bill that would block people on two government watch lists from buying guns.
Republican U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, June 18, 2016.

Dad suggests Brit accused of trying to kill Trump was ‘blackmailed’

By Karla Adam, The Washington Post on June 21, 2016, at 8:56 a.m.
LONDON – The father of the Briton accused of trying to assassinate Donald Trump believes his son could have been “blackmailed or put up to it.” Michael Steven Sandford, 20, was arrested Saturday after he allegedly tried to grab a police officer’s gun while at a Las Vegas rally for …
This 2010 file photo provided by the New Hampshire State Police shows Celina Cass of West Stewartstown, N.H.

Stepfather charged with murder in 2011 death of NH girl, 11

By CBS 13 on June 21, 2016, at 8:26 a.m.
CONCORD, New Hampshire — A New Hampshire man is charged with the murder of his stepdaughter nearly five years after her death. Eleven-year-old Celina Cass was reported missing from her home on July 26, 2011. Six days later, her body was recovered from the Connecticut River. Her stepfather, Wendell Noyes, …

US program offers free online university courses to refugees

By Sebastien Malo, Reuters on June 20, 2016, at 7:56 p.m.
NEW YORK — Refugees worldwide will be able to take more than 1,000 online university courses for free as part of an effort to provide education and skills training under a U.S.-based program launched Monday as part of World Refugee Day. The initiative provides access to courses at such schools …

Transcripts: Orlando gunman told police he was ‘Islamic soldier’

By Barbara Liston, Reuters on June 20, 2016, at 7:55 p.m.
ORLANDO, Florida — The Florida nightclub killer called himself an “Islamic soldier” and threatened to strap hostages into explosive vests in calls with police during the three-hour siege, according to transcripts released by the FBI on Monday. From inside the Orlando gay nightclub, gunman Omar Mateen told police negotiators to …

Supreme Court again refuses to consider weapons bans

By Robert Barnes, The Washington Post on June 20, 2016, at 7:45 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court declined Monday to review bans on a lengthy list of firearms that Connecticut classified as “assault weapons,” the latest example of the court’s reluctance to be drawn into an emotional national debate on gun control. The justices decided without comment not to review a lower …
Sen. Susan Collins

Senate votes down gun control proposals

By Karoun Demirjian, The Washington Post on June 20, 2016, at 7:43 p.m.
The Senate on Monday voted down four competing gun control proposals, allowing Democrats and Republicans to stake out political turf around a controversial, emotional issue that promises to play big in a campaign year.
Anton Yelchin

Fiat Chrysler to investigate crash that killed ‘Star Trek’ actor Anton Yelchin

By David Shepardson and Alex Dobuzinskis, Reuters on June 20, 2016, at 4:17 p.m.
WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said Monday it would investigate a crash that killed “Star Trek” actor Anton Yelchin in his recalled 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Yelchin was killed when the SUV rolled away and pinned him against a fence in Los Angeles, police said Sunday. Fiat Chrysler …
Most Americans don't have access to an emergency savings account, according to a study from

Having emergency savings is even more important in retirement

By Rodney Brooks, Washington Post on June 20, 2016, at 11:14 a.m.
What that means is people would have serious trouble paying for an unexpected roof repair, a major car repair or even fixing or replacing a home’s heating or air conditioning system.
A female deer tick (left) and a nymph deer tick

Beware ticks and Lyme disease

By Brian Early, Portsmouth Herald on June 20, 2016, at 10:55 a.m.
The height of the season for blacklegged tick nymphs is now.
Corey Lewandowski, campaign manager for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, exits following a meeting of Trump's national finance team at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York City, June 9, 2016.

Trump fires campaign manager in shakeup for election push

By Emily Flitter and Emily Stephenson, Reuters on June 20, 2016, at 10:09 a.m.
Donald Trump has parted ways with his embattled campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, amid ongoing scrutiny over several missteps as the real estate mogul has sought to pivot to the general election.
Cast member Anton Yelchin poses during the photo call for the movie "Burying the ex" at the 71st Venice Film Festival, Sept. 4, 2014.

‘Star Trek’ actor Anton Yelchin dies in car crash

By Kevin Murphy, Reuters on June 19, 2016, at 2:55 p.m.
Anton Yelchin, a Russian-born actor best known for playing the character Chekov in two “Star Trek” movies, was killed early Sunday in a car accident.

Former contestant on Mexico’s ‘The Voice’ fatally shot in Chicago

By Reuters on June 19, 2016, at 2:46 p.m.
Alejandro Fuentes, 45, was shot Thursday in Chicago after refusing a gunman’s order to get out of his car.
Mourners light candles along the shoreline of Lake Eola in downtown Orlando, Florida, to honor the victims of the Pulse massacre on Saturday, June 18, 2016

White crosses, photos serve as memorial to 49 victims of Orlando attack

By Marisa Gerber, Los Angeles Times on June 19, 2016, at 2:23 p.m.
Nearly everybody walked the full line of crosses, stretching for a city block. To stop before the end, many said, felt disrespectful, perhaps similar to not reading every name etched into stone at war memorials.