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John Kerry: 'Serious gaps' in nuclear talks with Iran

washingtontimes.com — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned of "serious gaps" in talks about a nuclear deal with Iran, but as Monday's deadline approached his German counterpart said Tehran and six world powers have "never been closer" to agreement since they started negotiating more than six years ago.

Fired nuke commander linked to fake poker chips

washingtontimes.com — The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press.

'Biden get out!': VP given rough reception by Turkish protesters

washingtontimes.com — STANBUL - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has announced nearly $135 million in humanitarian aid to help feed civilians affected by Syria's war. Speaking in Istanbul on Saturday, Biden said the money will raise the amount of aid the U.S. has provided to more than $3 billion since Syria's crisis began.

Washington Wizards defeat Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James behind John Wall's 28 points

washingtontimes.com — Fundamentals were the topic of the day Thursday after Wizards practice. On the Wizards' practice court was a group of high school students from Sri Lanka and the Republic of the Maldives working basics of the game as part of the NBA Cares program. Coaches covered jump stops. There were layup lines.

U.S. releases Saudi prisoner from Guantanamo Bay

washingtontimes.com — MIAMI - A Saudi citizen who has spent the past 12 years detained at Guantanamo Bay has been released, the Pentagon said Saturday, amid a push to whittle down the prison population at the U.S. base in Cuba. Muhammad al-Zahrani was sent to his homeland based on the conclusion of a U.S.

Obama quietly broadens mission in Afghanistan

washingtontimes.com — WASHINGTON - President Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al Qaeda after this year, U.S. officials said late Friday.

Iraqi Kurds to U.S.: We need heavy weapons to defeat Islamic State

washingtontimes.com — Iraqi Kurds issued a message to the Obama administration: heavy weapons are needed to defeat the Islamic State group. Kurds on the front lines against the radical Sunni terror group say they need helicopters, tanks, artillery and an assortment of heavy weapons if they plan on mounting successful offensive military operations.

Nose tackle Chris Baker out for Redskins against San Francisco 49ers, Trent Williams questionable

washingtontimes.com — The hits keep coming for the Redskins. Nose tackle Chris Baker (chest) will not play Sunday against San Francisco. Left tackle Trent Williams (knee and ankle) did not practice again Friday - he has not practiced all week - and is questionable to play Sunday.

Lois Lerner emails may have found, investigators say

washingtontimes.com — The IRS's inspector general has told Congress that it may have been able to recover some of the lost Lois G. Lerner emails that engendered so much controversy, the Senate Finance Committee said in a statement Friday. Committee officials said the inspector general recovered "forensic data" that the IRS had reported missing.

Calif. window washer survives 11-story fall onto moving Toyota Camry

washingtontimes.com — A window washer in San Francisco fell 11 stories onto a moving vehicle and survived. Police said the unidentified man fell Friday onto a Toyota Camry as it was making a left turn, The Associated Press reported. Sgt. Danielle Newman, a police spokeswoman, said the man was critically injured but conscious when help arrived to take him to the hospital.

Russia and China plan regular joint naval exercises for Mediterranean, Pacific

washingtontimes.com — Russia and China will strengthen military ties this spring with joint naval drills in the Mediterranean and Pacific. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announced the scheduled exercises Tuesday in Beijing. "We plan to conduct a regular joint naval exercise in the Mediterranean next spring.
Nov 21, 2014

Obamas LOL reset of Russian relations working great--for Russia-Now plan regl joint mil exers w/China in Med,Pacific bit.ly/1ukZZSH

RG3, Colin Kaepernick, Cam Newton, Russell Wilson adjust to NFL's preferred style

washingtontimes.com — It seemed to be a matter of when, not if, the college-style offense took over the professional game, with four youngsters seemingly representing the new breed. Now, not even two years later, those four have encountered a series of obstacles that have dimmed their once-bright futures.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @Tom_Schad: ICYMI: @ZacBoyer took an in-depth look at the struggles of dual-threat QBs, including Kaepernick and RG3: bit.ly/1HsmbEO

Nov 21, 2014

RT @ZacBoyer: Just a few short years after exploding onto the scene, the NFL's young, dual-threat QBs have all faced obstacles: bit.ly/1HsmbEO

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DeSean Jackson offers little clarity on vague Instagram post

washingtontimes.com — The morning after Washington's disappointing 27-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson posted a vague quote on his Instagram account: "You can't do epic [stuff] with basic people." On Thursday, Jackson was asked to clarify his post. And he offered an equally vague explanation.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @Tom_Schad: When asked to clarify his Instagram post from Monday, #Redskins DeSean Jackson offered little clarity: bit.ly/1yvBfeG

Nov 21, 2014

RT @Tom_Schad: When asked to clarify his Instagram post from Monday, #Redskins DeSean Jackson offered little clarity: bit.ly/1yvBfeG

Nov 20, 2014

RT @Tom_Schad: When asked to clarify his Instagram post from Monday, #Redskins DeSean Jackson offered little clarity: bit.ly/1yvBfeG

LeBron James, Cavaliers not reaping benefits of star collection yet

washingtontimes.com — Assembling Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett in Boston shook the NBA in multiple ways in 2007. Garnett left the only pro team he had known, the Minnesota Timberwolves, for the Celtics. The trade of Allen began a purge in Seattle which led to the Sonics drafting Kevin Durant before the franchise was relocated to Oklahoma City.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @Todd_Dybas: LeBron James and #Cavs not reaping the benefits of star collection yet. His rival, Paul Pierce, says it will come. washingtontimes.com/news/2014/nov/…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @Todd_Dybas: LeBron James and #Cavs not reaping the benefits of star collection yet. His rival, Paul Pierce, says it will come. washingtontimes.com/news/2014/nov/…

Nov 21, 2014

Paul Pierce on his biggest rival: “If I had to pick one guy, it’d definitely be LeBron.” washingtontimes.com/news/2014/nov/… #Wizards #NBA #Cavs

Nov 20, 2014

LeBron James and #Cavs not reaping the benefits of star collection yet. His rival, Paul Pierce, says it will come. washingtontimes.com/news/2014/nov/…

Federal judge considers holding D.C. in contempt over gun laws

washingtontimes.com — A federal judge is weighing a request to hold the District in contempt of court for enacting new gun laws that are so restrictive as to be out of compliance with his order to allow for concealed carry in the city. During a hearing Thursday, U.S. District Judge Frederick J.

LOVERRO: Focus in San Francisco will be on RG3's future as Redskins QB

washingtontimes.com — Before the Washington Redskins faced the Dallas Cowboys - the last time this team won a game - quarterback Robert Griffin III, still recovering from a dislocated ankle, appeared before reporters and made the following statement: "A quote that I stumbled upon during this process of being injured was by

EDITORIAL: Republicans uphold NSA snooping

washingtontimes.com — Invoking the Constitution is the common rhetoric of many politicians who swore to follow and defend it, but a lot of them have obviously never read it, or if they have, didn't understand it. The Founding Fathers wrote it in plain English, simple enough for even a lawyer to understand, but some politicians nevertheless have trouble with it.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @froomkin: Washington Times (!) scolds Senate Republicans for ignoring the Constitution in NSA vote: washingtontimes.com/news/2014/nov/…

Nov 21, 2014

Washington Times (!) scolds Senate Republicans for ignoring the Constitution in NSA vote: washingtontimes.com/news/2014/nov/…

No accident Obama immigration rally is in Nevada

washingtontimes.com — LAS VEGAS (AP) - It's no accident that President Barack Obama is choosing Nevada as the place to sign an executive order that's expected to spare millions of immigrants from deportation. His Friday rally at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas is happening at the same place where he showcased his blueprint for comprehensive immigration reform nearly two years ago.

Inside the Beltway: Why Hillary Clinton should worry about Jim Webb

washingtontimes.com — Ready for Jim? We're talking Jim Webb here - said to be a populist, centrist Democrat with a rollicking resume, and one who just might transcend the dreaded campaign fundraising challenge. He's formed the first exploratory committee among the pack of potential presidential hopefuls, and has some spectacle to provide weary voters.