Obama: No credible intelligence about plot against US

President Barack Obama said there currently is no “specific and credible” intelligence indicating a terrorist plot on the United States. While he encouraged Americans to remain vigilant, he urged people to go about their normal activities around Thanksgiving.

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Violence against referees is as old as sport itself, and most are familiar with awful stories from lower-division soccer matches in Europe or South America. But the headlines have appeared uncomfortably closer to home lately.

Syrian army confirms rescue of Russian pilot

Syria’s army is confirming that it has rescued a Russian pilot whose plane was shot down by Turkey in an overnight “qualitative” joint operation with Russian forces.

Freebies for the 2015 holiday season

WTOP put together a list of free events and offers available now through December to enjoy yourself, and help entertain your out-of-town visitors.

He jumped into Normandy, ran spies in Moscow, retired at 90

Hugh Montgomery never wrote a memoir. That just wasn’t done among his generation of spies. But Leon Panetta, who consulted Montgomery occasionally when he was director of the spy agency, says “I’d call him one of the founding fathers of the CIA."

The greatest Thanksgiving games in NFL history

Football is a Thanksgiving tradition. Before Thursday’s slate of games, we look back on the 10 best from years past. Redskins fans will wince at the memory of at least one of them.

Rubio finesses abortion stance criticized by Democrats

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Past IRS commissioners: Enough with the budget cuts

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