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  • Friday’s Time Schedule

    All Times EST COLLEGE FOOTBALL Heart of Dallas Bowl: Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech, 1 p.m. Quick Lane Bowl: Rutgers vs. North Carolina at Detroit, 4:30 p.m. St. Petersburg (Fla.) Bowl: Central Florida vs. N.C. State,…

  • Friday’s Time Schedule

    All Times EST COLLEGE FOOTBALL Heart of Dallas Bowl: Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech, 1 p.m. Quick Lane Bowl: Rutgers vs. North Carolina at Detroit, 4:30 p.m. St. Petersburg (Fla.) Bowl: Central Florida vs. N.C. State,…

  • Asia marks 10 years since tsunami

  • This Week in the Civil War

    This Week in The Civil War for Sunday, Dec. 28: Fighting at Fort Fisher in North Carolina. On Dec. 24, 1864, a Union amphibious expedition under the command of Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler began shelling…

  • Asia marks 10 years since Indian Ocean tsunami

    BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Crying onlookers took part in beachside memorials and religious services across Asia on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that left more than a quarter…

  • Archbishop of Canterbury has pneumonia

    LONDON (AP) — Church of England officials say Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has pneumonia. Officials said Friday that Welby is resting at home. He had earlier cancelled his Christmas Day sermon about the true…

  • These box-office flops will live in 2014 movie infamy

    “The Guardians of the Galaxy” may have sold a thrilling $333 million in ticket sales, but with reliable film franchises underperforming, the domestic box office is down about 5 percent so far this year. “The…

  • Late push drives best holiday sales in 3 years, retailers report

    Retailers saw the best holiday sales growth in three years, The Wall Street Journal reports. Sales surged throughout December as the Christmas countdown motivated more consumers to break out their wallets. The holiday sales report…

  • Friday Morning Rundown

    It Takes a Village – Modern Reston takes us behind the scenes of the Gingerbread Village at the Hyatt Regency Reston, which this year took on a Frozen theme. [Modern Reston] Reston Chorale Auditions – The…

  • German skier Ferstl leads WCup downhill training

    SANTA CATERINA, Italy (AP) — German skier Josef Ferstl posted the fastest time in the first training session Friday for a World Cup downhill, the final men’s race of 2014. Ferstl came down the 3.275-kilometer…

  • ‘The Interview’ brings out D.C. filmgoers fueled by patriotism on Christmas Day

    A festive atmosphere and free-speech advocacy permeated the Manassas 4 Cinemas Thursday as moviegoers arrived at the theater for the 12:50 Christmas Day showing of “The Interview,” The Washington Post reports. It was the first…

  • Garden Plot: Amaryllis sales and Christmas tree care

    WASHINGTON — After Christmas, there is a whole new list of gardening needs to tend to. Need fresh tree stuff? Now’s the time to buy Hope you had a Merry Christmas — now it’s Merry…

  • New Hampshire falcon’s post-surgery vision limited

    DEERING, N.H. (AP) — A falcon in New Hampshire that had eye surgery to remove cataracts is doing well with her new synthetic lenses but has limited vision and isn’t flying. Banner, a 4-year-old falcon,…

  • China offers to help electricity-starved Nepal

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — China said Friday that it would help Nepal develop its power industry to alleviate severe electricity outages that can last up to 12 hours a day in the Himalayan nation, where…

  • Trash Collectors Serving Chevy Chase, MoCo Go On Strike

    Trash collectors working for a company that serves many in Chevy Chase and Montgomery County went on strike at 5 a.m. on Friday over a contract dispute. The trash haulers voted to form a union…