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  • Filipino, Laotian, Peruvian: D.C.’s recent boom in international cuisine

    Why, in such an international city, is D.C. just now seeing a boom in formerly underrepresented cuisines?

  • Suicide bomber blows himself up in Syrian capital

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — An activist group and a state-owned Syrian TV station say a suicide bomber has blown himself up in Damascus. Al-Ikhbariya TV says authorities stopped an armed group in the Rokn al-Deen…

  • Where to look out for new speed enforcement cameras

    WASHINGTON — New speed enforcement cameras in the District go online Monday. The Metropolitan Police Department has installed five new speed cameras across the city, in areas where speed has been a problem. During  a…

  • Israeli president says Ethiopian protest exposes ‘wound’

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s ceremonial president said Monday that an outbreak of violent protests by Ethiopian Jews has “exposed an open, bleeding wound in the heart of Israeli society” and that the country must respond…

  • Police kill 2 gunmen outside Muhammad cartoon event in Texas

    GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Two gunmen were killed Sunday in Texas after opening fire on a security officer outside a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of Prophet Muhammad, and a bomb squad was called in…

  • US military: No indication civilians killed in Syria strike

    BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. military has denied reports that civilians were killed in a coalition airstrike last week on a town in northern Syria. A spokesman for U.S. Central Command, Maj. Curtis Kellogg, confirmed…

  • World stocks rise on China stimulus hopes, Wall St. rebound

    BEIJING (AP) — World stock markets were mostly higher Monday after Wall Street rebounded and China’s leaders promised to shore up slowing growth. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, France’s CAC-40 rose 0.1 percent to 5,053.21…

  • The nation’s weather

    Weather Underground Forecast for Monday, May 04, 2015 A cold front will extend from the Great Lakes to the central Plains on Monday, while a separate cold front will approach the Northwest. A extensive cold…

  • Things to know about the situation in Baltimore

    Life is starting to return to normal in Baltimore after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake lifted a city-wide curfew that was in effect for five nights. The curfew followed the riots and looting after the funeral last…

  • ‘Star Trek’ actress Grace Lee Whitney dies at 85

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grace Lee Whitney, who played Captain Kirk’s assistant on the original “Star Trek” series, has died. She was 85. Whitney died of natural causes Friday in her home in the Central…

  • Thailand arrests 3, vows crackdown on human traffickers

    HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Thai authorities have arrested three local officials they allege were involved in trafficking and holding Rohingya Muslims for ransom at a jungle camp where 26 bodies were found last week…

  • Eurozone, Greece report progress on bailout talks

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Officials say talks between Greece and its international creditors on how to stave off bankruptcy have made headway and will continue with the aim of reaching an agreement later this month. Officials…

  • French president visits Qatar, deepening ties to Gulf

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — French President Francois Hollande, seeking to strengthen political and business ties with the energy-rich Gulf states, arrived in Qatar on Monday at the start of a two-nation trip that will include…

  • Obama presidential legacy begins to take shape

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Piece by piece, President Barack Obama is trying to build the foundation for the legacy he wants to leave, putting in place decisions that will reverberate beyond his presidency. In quick order,…

  • American League

    East Division W L Pct GB New York 16 9 .640 — Baltimore 12 11 .522 3 Tampa Bay 13 12 .520 3 Boston 12 13 .480 4 Toronto 12 14 .462 4½ Central Division…