FIFA VP calls for Garcia probe to be published

| |Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

An investigation into alleged World Cup bid corruption should be published in full, according to FIFA vice president Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein of Jordan.

Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the start

| |Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership aimed at Muslim extremists.

Details of the mission against militants in Syria

| |Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets and an al-Qaida group in Syria. Some facts about the military action:

More insurers to offer health law plans next year

|Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

The Obama administration says consumers in most states will have more insurance options next year under the president's health care law.

Famed violinist to play again at DC metro station

|Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

Joshua Bell wants a do-over in Washington.

Official: 200-plus strikes, 2 dozen Syria targets

| |Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

A U.S. official says America and its Arab allies launched more than 200 airstrikes against roughly a dozen militant targets in Syria during the assault that began Monday night.

DC Council expected to allow concealed handguns

| |Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

A reluctant District of Columbia Council is expected to allow people to carry concealed handguns in the nation's capital for the first time in nearly 40 years.

DC considers ban on American Indian nicknames

| |Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

The D.C. Council will consider banning racially based nicknames for public schools in the nation's capital.

US officials: Terrorist group was nearing attack

| |Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

President Barack Obama's decision to order airstrikes against an al-Qaida cell in Syria known as the Khorasan Group was based on intelligence suggesting that the group was close to carrying out a terror plot against the U.S. or Europe, administration officials said Tuesday.

Pentagon: Strikes on Islamic militants to continue

|Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

The Pentagon says airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are the beginning of a "credible and sustainable, persistent" campaign to degrade and ultimately destroy the Islamic State militant group.

Obama: US-Arab strikes show unity against militant

|Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

President Barack Obama says the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria "makes it clear to the world this is not America's fight alone."

GOP candidate says NFL chief should step down

|Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

Republican candidate for governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker is calling on National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell to step down.

FDA warns doctors to beware fake drug distributors

| |Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

U.S. health regulators are trying to help doctors spot counterfeit and unapproved drugs by raising awareness of illegal operations that peddle bogus drugs to health professionals.

Together at Asian Games, Koreas still far apart

| |Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

When the first world record fell at the Asian Games — to a North Korean weightlifter — elated South Korean fans pounded drums and stood to cheer.

Obama admin creates Korean land mine exception

|Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

Three months after announcing its intention to largely comply with an international treaty banning land mines, the Obama administration on Tuesday carved out an exception for its stockpile of the weapons on the Korean Peninsula.

Fraternities to train members to help stop assault

| |Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

Eight college fraternities announced Tuesday an effort to work together on new training aimed at combating sexual misconduct, hazing and binge drinking.

Bill Clinton, Blair say West has tough challenge

|Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

Former President Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair say the West must proceed methodically but firmly against the Islamic State group trying to deepen its footprint in the Mideast.

DC Council set to vote on concealed handguns

|Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

The D.C. Council is expected to decide Tuesday whether to allow residents to carry concealed handguns in the district, with some restrictions.

Federal prison population drops by roughly 4,800

| |Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

The federal prison population has dropped in the last year by roughly 4,800, the first time in several decades that the inmate count has gone down, according to the Justice Department.

Limits on overseas mergers prompt renewed debate

| |Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

The Obama administration's decision to curb the ability of U.S. corporations to skirt taxes by merging with foreign companies kicked off an immediate election-season debate over when and how to tackle the nation's complex corporate tax code.