By The Washington Post
December 21, 2014 8:21 p.m.
Police-community relations, already strained by nationwide protests over the deaths in recent months of unarmed black people at the hands of white officers, grew even more fragile Sunday in the wake of the assassination-style slayings of two New York City patrolmen.
By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press
December 21, 2014 7:21 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Senate majority in hand, ascendant Republicans are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill come January. But a much tougher election map two years from now could force the GOP right back into the minority.
By Josh Richman, San Jose Mercury News
December 21, 2014 7:20 p.m.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Carly Fiorina blazed a trail as the first woman to lead a Fortune 20 company, and the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard now seems to have an even bigger "first-ever" achievement in mind.
By W.J. Hennigan, Tribune Washington Bureau
December 21, 2014 7:19 p.m.
WASHINGTON — In a spirited defense of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Sunday that normalizing relations with Cuba would bolster American influence there and that his diplomatic strategies to contain Russia and Iran are working.
By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press
December 21, 2014 7:17 p.m.
HONOLULU — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war, against a movie company.
By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press
December 21, 2014 7:15 p.m.
SEATTLE — When the Washington Supreme Court told the Legislature it needed to fix the way the state pays for public schools, it also ordered lawmakers to stop relying so much on local levy dollars to pay for basic education.
By MICHELLE FAUL and HARUNA UMAR, Associated Press
December 21, 2014 5:28 p.m.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Thousands of members of Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks.