Israel’s military says it has downed an unmanned drone along its southern coastline, the first time it has encountered such a weapon since its struggle with Gaza Strip militants began last week.
Since the conflict began, militants have fired nearly 1,000 rockets at Israel, causing some injuries and damage to property, but no fatalities among Israelis. By contrast, 172 Palestinians have died as a result of Israel’s air attacks.
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday as the Obama administration tried to get support from the leaders of states that will host thousands of the Central American children who have crossed the Mexican border on their own since Oct. 1.
Police in Argentina say 20 officers and 60 people have been injured after vandals in downtown Buenos Aires disturbed a peaceful rally celebrating Argentina’s gutsy performance in a 1-0 loss to Germany in the World Cup finals.
Parents with small children began fleeing as young vandals on motorcycles clashed with police.
Bicycling is growing faster in the D.C. region than anywhere else in the country, one expert says — but given the area’s legendary traffic, that can mean friction between drivers and cyclists. On our Living page, check out a primer on everyone’s rights and responsibilities, as well as some great places to ride.
How did Edgar Allan Poe die? There’s no simple answer, and a new production at the Capital Fringe Festival is similarly complicated. “A Dream Within a Dream” is a mix of theatre, film, dance, performance art and art installation that’s as chilling and complex as the art and artist it explores. WTOP’s Alicia Lozano has a preview on our Entertainment page.
What kind of bike race requires competitors to wear a dress shirt and tie? A bike race like no other — and one that uses a bike like no other. This year’s U.S. championship for the Brompton bicycle was held Sunday in D.C., and WTOP’s Noah Frank was there.