U.S., Cuba renew ties, swap prisoners

After 50 years of hostility, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations. Wednesday's historic announcement followed a prisoner swap that released Alan Gross and an American spy. (Photos) Full Story

US probe links NKorea to Sony hacking

A U.S. official says federal investigators have now connected the Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. hacking to North Korea. Full Story

Alcatraz prisoners could have survived

Scientists say the men who escaped Alcatraz in one of the most famous and elaborate prison breaks in U.S. history could have made it to land. Full Story


Bank robbers on the loose in area

The FBI is looking for two bank robbers in the D.C. area: One has held up banks in Va.; the other is known as a sharp dresser. Full Story


Bullet could change direction after firing

The Department of Defense is developing bullets that can change direction after firing, in an effort to make snipers more accurate. Full Story

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Senate passes mass-transit benefit bill

The Senate passed a $41.6 billion program of tax breaks on Tuesday that will retroactively raise the monthly mass-transit subsidy. Full Story

Wrong students get school acceptances

Johns Hopkins University mistakenly sent nearly 300 applicants welcome messages when they were actually rejected or deferred. Full Story

OPM updates fed closure policy

OPM is making a change in its emergency closure policy that reflects the growing number of feds able to telework from home. Full Story


Obama: I've been mistaken for a valet

He may be president now, but Barack Obama says he's a black man who has been mistaken for the valet and has had trouble hailing a cab. Full Story


Lucie Arnaz in National Theatre's 'Pippin'

Lucie Arnaz on her role in the National Theatre's "Pippin" and her family lessons in the art of comedy. Full Story


The best chefs and dishes of 2014

D.C.-area chefs and restaurateurs met to recognize 2014's best in the industry -- and, of course, to showcase their best dishes. (Photos) Full Story


Thirteen puppies were taken in a smash-and-grab dog heist.

Winter Dining

A very cold town in Maine OKs year-round outdoor dining.

Mrs. Right

He scoured the Web and found the right gal for a round-the-globe trip.

Big on Flesh

Bold booty or sheer reveal: 2014 had skin in the game - everywhere.

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Pampered Pets

Pets that don duds have become quite a mainstream attraction.

Captain America

Captain America undergoes a crusading change.

The D'oh of Homer

High-brow universities use "The Simpsons" to teach college students.

Triumph Over Darkness

The National Chanukah Menorah on the Ellipse will be lit on Tuesday.