By Paul Duggan, The Washington Post on March 19, 2017, at 10:30 a.m.
Jimmy Breslin, a self-described “street reporter” who chronicled New York City for more than 60 years in newspaper stories and columns and won acclaim for his coverage of the “Son of Sam” serial killings, died Sunday at age 86.
By Avi Selk, The Washington Post on March 19, 2017, at 8:42 a.m.
Donations surged to 50 times their daily rate Thursday after the White House proposed eliminating the Community Development Block Grant program.
By Matt Schudel, Washington Post on March 19, 2017, at 8:29 a.m.
James Cotton, who learned to play the harmonica as a child in the Mississippi Delta and went on to be a major figure in blues music as a sideman to Muddy Waters and as a Grammy Award-winning solo performer, died March 16 at a hospital in Austin. He was 81.
By Nora Flaherty, Maine Public on March 19, 2017, at 7:38 a.m.
Photographer Jeff Gusky learned about the quarries while in France on another project and discovered among other things that some of their most prolific decorators were the men of the 26th Yankee Division, many from Maine.
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By Terence McArdle, The Washington Post on March 18, 2017, at 10:09 p.m.
Berry hits such as “Johnny B. Goode,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Sweet Little Sixteen,” “Maybellene” and “Memphis” melded elements of blues, rockabilly and jazz into some of America’s most timeless pop songs of the 20th century.
By Judy Harrison on March 18, 2017, at 9:43 a.m.
The lawsuit alleged that dancers were “misclassified” by the company as independent contractors rather than employees and were required to pay varying fees for dancing during certain hours, parking their cars and bottled water.
By Robin Respaut, Reuters on March 18, 2017, at 9:32 a.m.
The Republican-proposed bill to replace Obamacare would be a credit negative for U.S. states, according to Moody’s Investors Service, because it would shift a greater share of the cost of Medicaid to the states.
By Julia Edwards Ainsley, Reuters on March 18, 2017, at 9:21 a.m.
The U.S. Justice Department is developing plans to temporarily reassign immigration judges from around the country to 12 cities to speed up deportations of illegal immigrants who have been charged with crimes, according to two administration officials.
By Susan Cornwell and David Morgan, Reuters on March 18, 2017, at 9:15 a.m.
President Donald Trump on Friday agreed to changes in the Republican plan for Obamacare, conservative lawmakers said, as he stepped up his fight to win support for the bill ahead of a vote in the House of Representatives next week.
By Devlin Barrett and Spencer S. Hsu, The Washington Post on March 18, 2017, at 9:14 a.m.
A laptop with sensitive security information on it was stolen from a Secret Service agent in New York City, law enforcement officials said Friday, prompting a multiagency investigation to try to retrieve it.
By Elahe Izadi, The Washington Post on March 18, 2017, at 9:12 a.m.
“Saturday Night Live” is enjoying its highest-rated season in two decades, and it’s going to finish it out by doing something the series has never done before: go live, coast to coast.
By Anne Gearan and Anna Fifield, The Washington Post on March 17, 2017, at 6:54 a.m.
Tensions are running high in northeast Asia, with North Korea determined to advance its missile program and China incensed over South Korea’s decision to deploy an American anti-missile battery. Tillerson’s remarks, ruling out diplomatic talks and leaving the door open to military action, will fuel fears in the region of a tendency toward what are euphemistically called “kinetic” options.
By Steve Collins, Sun Journal on March 17, 2017, at 6:07 a.m.
Mainers with a passion for culture are concerned President Donald Trump might seek to eliminate funding for a number of small domestic agencies that include the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
By Joseph Aldy, The Conversation on March 17, 2017, at 5:55 a.m.
While burning fossil fuels produces benefits, it also generates widespread costs to society — including damages from climate change.
By David Lawder and Michelle Martin, Reuters on March 17, 2017, at 5:52 a.m.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that the Trump administration has no desire to get into trade wars, but certain trade relationships need to be re-examined to make them fairer for U.S. workers.
By Sophie Hares, Reuters on March 17, 2017, at 5:51 a.m.
Twice a week, fisherman Romould Compton puts on scuba gear to dive to the seabed and clean tiny elkhorns growing in the coral nursery off the Caribbean island of Carriacou, tending them until they can be transplanted to a damaged reef nearby.
By Zachary Fagenson, Reuters on March 17, 2017, at 5:51 a.m.
Miami baseball star Jose Fernandez was to blame for a boat crash that killed him and two passengers last year, Florida officials said on Thursday, finding that his reckless and impaired driving led the vessel to slam into a rock jetty.
By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau on March 17, 2017, at 5:47 a.m.
The spending plan served as a declaration of the kind of government President Donald Trump envisions and reflects the realization of many promises that he made during the campaign.
By Robin Pomeroy, Reuters on March 17, 2017, at 5:47 a.m.
They were the two stories that rocked the Western world last year. But while Donald Trump’s election injected new life into U.S. political comedy, the British are still waiting for Brexit to usher in their new golden age of satire.
By Bill Trotter on March 16, 2017, at 4:04 p.m.
Funding for the state’s Department of Marine Resources and for collecting weather and climate data in the Gulf of Maine also could be put at risk.