Ben Bradlee, who led the Washington Post from 1968 to 1991 and became the best-known newspaper editor of his generation, has died at age 93. Under Bradlee’s leadership, the Post won 18 Pulitzer Prizes, including the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for public service for its groundbreaking reporting on the Watergate scandal.
Top photo: Bradlee and then-Post publisher Katharine Graham leave U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., in 1971. Credit: Associated Press. Bottom photo: Bradlee, in his office in Washington in 1995. Credit: Bill O’Leary / Getty Images.
"We remain focused on the continued detention of [the other two men]," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. "We will continue to work actively on their cases."
The World Health Organization warned Tuesday that death rates from the Ebola virus could skyrocket to 10,000 new cases a week as U.S. health officials were expected to disclose how many additional people could be put under medical monitoring in the wake of a misstep that infected a Dallas nurse with the deadly virus.
A federal appeals court Tuesday struck down gay marriage bans across the West, bringing to 35 the number of states where same-sex couples may marry.
The Supreme Court’s surprising move today to turn down all pending state appeals in gay-marriage cases means that gay marriage will be legal in most of the nation. Here’s a look at where it’s allowed and where it’s not.
The patient diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas left Liberia on Sept. 19 and arrived in the U.S. on Sept. 20. Now, an area known as the “Ellis Island of Dallas” is at the center of the Ebola scare in the city.
The director of the Secret Service has resigned, the Department of Homeland Security announced today.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday fulfilled a promise by signing a measure that will phase out single-use plastic bags from checkout stands at California supermarkets, convenience stores, liquor stores and pharmacies.
The U.S., along with partner nations, began air strikes over Syria using a mix of fighters, bombers and Tomahawk missiles, Rear Adm. John Kirby, Pentagon press secretary, announced late Monday.
Boeing and California-based SpaceX have landed NASA contracts worth a total of $6.8 billion to launch an astronaut into space, the agency has announced.
The Ravens made the announcement on Twitter today, hours after TMZ released a video purportedly showing the star running back punching his then-fiance in the face in a casino elevator.