What are we to make of 70 years of bizarre stories about a secret government base in Nevada?

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr. / The Washington Post For decades, Americans…


Flames threaten coastal communities as firefighters mourn

The fire northwest of Los Angeles, one of the biggest in California history, was 45 percent contained.

  • Dec 18, 2017


Holiday travel chaos ahead after Atlanta airport outage

The blackout at the world’s busiest airport halted all flights before power was restored at midnight.


McCain treated for viral infection, returns home to Arizona

His office said the Republican will miss a crucial Senate vote on the GOP tax package.

  • Dec 17, 2017

Jazz and pop singer Keely Smith dies of heart failure at 89

In 2001 , Smith was nominated for a Grammy for her album “Keely Sings Sinatra.”

  • Dec 17, 2017

Trump: I’m not considering firing special counsel Mueller

Conservative media and some congressional Republicans have begun to question Mueller’s credibility.

  • Dec 17, 2017

U.S. soldier ambushed in Niger wasn’t captured

Sgt. La David T. Johnson was killed by enemy fire as he fled an offshoot of the Islamic State group.

  • Dec 17, 2017

Kremlin says Putin thanked Trump for CIA tip on bombings

Putin assured Trump he would return the favor if he hears of any terror threats against the U.S.

  • Dec 17, 2017

MSNBC paid woman who said Chris Matthews harassed her

MSNBC said the payment was “separation-related compensation” tied to the woman leaving her job.

  • Dec 17, 2017

Mueller unlawfully obtained emails, Trump team says

But legal experts say there’s no expectation of privacy with government emails.

  • Dec 17, 2017

Residents flee as wildfires approach homes of celebrities

Montecito boasts the mansions of Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres and many other celebrities.

  • Dec 16, 2017

Pentagon’s cyber attack on ISIS may shape future of combat

Task Force Ares helps coordinate Cybercom with other US forces in the Islamic State fight.

  • Dec 16, 2017

Anita Hill to lead Hollywood sexual harassment commission

“I’m not entirely surprised that we got to this moment.”

  • Dec 16, 2017

Warplane that led the Normandy invasion found and restored

Workers tested out “That’s All, Brother’s” engines for the first time in a decade Thursday.

Sign-ups show health law’s staying power in Trump era

Official numbers show a sizable share of first-time customers, 36 percent.

  • Dec 16, 2017

Here are the winners and losers under Republican tax plan

Millions of American households could face tax increases in coming years.

  • Dec 16, 2017

AP-NORC Poll: Americans pessimistic about Trump and country

Among Republicans, just half say President Donald Trump has kept his promises.

  • Dec 16, 2017

Penguins, as tall as people, lived millions of years ago

K. biceae was dated to 55 million to 59 million years ago, which puts it in the Paleocene epoch.

  • Dec 16, 2017

Pentagon spent $22 million on UFO research, reports say

Much of the money spent on the endeavor went to a longtime friend of former Sen. Harry Reid.

How should you prepare for a threatened nuclear attack?

“The duck-and-cover response from the Cold War era is really the best protection.”

  • Dec 16, 2017