By Anna Fifield, The Washington Post
October 20, 2014 5:14 p.m.
TOKYO — Two female Japanese cabinet ministers, appointed last month as part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan to let women "shine," resigned their posts Monday amid allegations of financial impropriety.
By Kathy Orton, The Washington Post
October 20, 2014 5:04 p.m.
Just when it seemed that 30-year fixed mortgage rates below 4 percent were a thing of the past, stock market volatility and weakening in the Asian and European financial markets drove rates to lows not seen in 14 months.
By Tony Capaccio, Bloomberg News
October 20, 2014 4:20 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Boeing is revising its master schedule for developing the new U.S. Air Force aerial tanker, adding to uncertainty about a plane that already has run up an estimated $1 billion in excess costs for the contractor.
A Vancouver man accused of holding a family member hostage and then barricading himself in his garage during a 15-hour standoff with police appeared in Clark County Superior Court today on suspicion of multiple crimes.
By RICHARD LARDNER, DAVID RISING and RANDY HERSCHAFT, Associated Press
October 20, 2014 2:09 p.m.
WASHINGTON — A senior House Democrat is demanding an immediate investigation following an Associated Press report that suspected Nazi war criminals and former SS guards received millions of dollars in American Social Security benefits.
The Clark County Deputy Sheriff's Guild has challenged the termination of a deputy who was fired in September for allegedly failing to respond to an incomplete 911 call last March from a Fargher Lake-area home. Three days after the call, the couple who lived at the home were found dead from a suspected murder-suicide.
PORTLAND — Police say a bomb squad technician removed an improvised firearm loaded with a shotgun shell that appeared to be designed to be fired by a tripwire across a trail near Portland's Forest Park.
By DANIEL ESTRIN, Associated Press
October 20, 2014 12:11 p.m.
JERUSALEM — Residents of a hotly contested part of east Jerusalem said armed Israeli guards moved into two buildings in the area before dawn Monday — a step likely to raise already heightened tensions in the disputed neighborhood.