Famed violinist plays do-over at DC train station

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell brought Bach back to a train station Tuesday, as he did in 2007, but this time Washington noticed.

White House front door now locks automatically

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says the front door to the White House now locks automatically in a security breach.

US consumer confidence slides in September

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

U.S. consumer confidence deteriorated in September after hitting the highest level in nearly seven years in August. But economists said the fall appears to be a temporary slip that shouldn't dampen consumer spending in the coming months.

Secret Service: Use of force being reviewed

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says the agency's security plan to protect the White House was not properly executed when an Army veteran with a knife jumped the fence and made his way well into the executive mansion.

Secret Service boss vows no repeat of breach

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson vows that a security breach like the Sept. 19 incident in which a man scaled the White House fence and made his way well into the executive mansion will never happen again.

Treasury targets those tied to Pakistan extremists

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

The Treasury Department is taking action against individuals and networks linked to two terrorist groups based in Pakistan.

Former NBA player George seeks new fraud trial

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

A former NBA player convicted of wire fraud in an alleged real estate Ponzi scheme is seeking to have his conviction thrown out and claiming prosecutorial misconduct, among other allegations.

Afghan pact signed amid questions on Iraq pullout

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

After lengthy delays, U.S. and Afghan officials signed a security pact Tuesday to keep American troops in Afghanistan beyond year's end, aiming to prevent the country from descending into the kind of chaos that has plagued Iraq following the Pentagon's withdrawal.

US home prices rise at slowest pace in 20 months

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

U.S. home prices in July increased at the slowest pace in 20 months, reflecting sluggish sales and a greater supply of houses for sale.

Nepal football chief accused of embezzlement

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Nepal's powerful parliamentary committee accused the long-time chief of the national football association of embezzling millions and ordered government agencies to investigate, file a case in court, and suspend him.

Monday's Sports In Brief

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014


Few signs of progress as Obama meets India's Modi

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

President Barack Obama showered praise on India's new prime minister in an Oval Office meeting Tuesday that sought to infuse new energy into the two countries' sluggish relationship. Yet for all the pomp and pageantry, there were few signs that Obama and Narendra Modi had resolved vexing issues that have often kept the two democracies at arm's length.

Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President Barack Obama will be able to fulfill his campaign promise to close the offshore prison for terrorism suspects.

Drug and device firms paid $3.5B to care providers

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine.

Pro leagues file to stop New Jersey sports betting

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

Four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA filed a court challenge to the state's latest attempt to offer legal sports gambling on Monday, calling the effort "astounding," "specious" and a "blatant violation" of an earlier court order.

Developer asks for more time for LA football plan

|Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

A developer that proposed building an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles asked the mayor and other city officials Monday for more time to lure a professional football team.

Dominion natural gas exports plan gets federal OK

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

Dominion Energy received federal approval late Monday to export liquefied natural gas from its Cove Point terminal on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

Gov't settles with newspaper over seized notes

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

Training for Coast Guard criminal investigators will be reviewed as part of a settlement with a Washington newspaper over the 2013 seizure of notes from one of the paper's former reporters.

Relative: Coach tried to save 4 dead in bus crash

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

A Texas softball team coach did everything he could to save four of his players who died when an 18-wheel tractor-trailer smashed into their bus in Oklahoma, a relative said Monday.

Rousseff to tour Olympic venue with vote in days

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff, in a close race for re-election, is touring the main venue for Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympic Games with voting just days away.