Most talked about Washington Times stories

Navajo boy, 5, sent home from Texas school for long hair — A Texas mother is upset after her 5-year-old son, a Navajo Nation citizen, was sent home on his first day of kindergarten because of his long hair. The Seminole Independent School District said it was following procedure when Malachi Wilson was sent home on his first day at F.J.

Alaska Sen. Mark Begich pulls TV ad that highlights gruesome crime — Alaska Sen. Mark Begich is taking down a controversial ad that attacks his Republican opponent, after the Democrat received a scathing letter from the lawyer of the family of an Alaska couple murdered last year.

Steven Sotloff purportedly beheaded by Islamic State group in video — BREAKING: An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group. The White House said Tuesday it cannot yet authenticate the video purporting to show the beheading of Mr. Sotloff, who has been held in captivity by the terrorist group the Islamic State.

Justin Bieber arrested for assault, dangerous driving — Justin Bieber was arrested and charged with assault and dangerous driving following a crash involving a minivan and an ATV in Perth County, Ontario. Provincial police say the collision occurred Friday afternoon on Line 40 in Perth East township, near the pop singer's hometown of Stratford, CBC News reported.

Legislature heads to court on education finance — SEATTLE (AP) - The Washington Supreme Court is marking the beginning of school with a mandatory assembly for the Legislature on education finance. The court has ordered lawmakers to come to court on Wednesday to explain why they haven't followed its orders to fix the way Washington pays for public education.
Sep 02, 2014

Washington state Legislature heads to court tomorrow on education finance (by @dgblankinship): #waleg

Pentagon's experimental Phantom Swift X-Plane contract secured by Boeing — The Pentagon wants a plane that can attain incredibly fast speeds while also possessing the ability to hover. The experimental Phantom Swift X-Plane will fulfill that role, and now Boeing has secured a $9 million to continue work it started roughly one year ago.

9-foot Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia — PHILADELPHIA (AP) - For many Philadelphia tourists, the Rocky statue is a must-see - even if it is a movie prop depicting a fictional boxer. Could a sculpture of real-life heavyweight champion Joe Frazier draw as many admirers? Artist Stephen Layne is finishing up a 9-foot-tall clay version of "Smokin' Joe," which captures Philly's hometown hero in mid-punch.

Gun-friendly businesses, bars, restaurants growing in popularity — The owners of TBonz Steakhouse in Augusta, Georgia, decided to be proactive when Republican Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law one of the most comprehensive pro-gun bills in the country this April, which allowed firearms into the state's bars and restaurants. The eatery hung up a "No Guns" sign on its front door.

GA Senate passes bill criminalizing 'revenge porn' — ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Senate has passed a bill criminalizing "revenge porn," a trend involving explicit photographs being posted without permission to the Internet. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ( ) reports lawmakers voted unanimously to pass the bill Monday. A Senate committee made some changes to the proposed legislation and it must now be reapproved in the House for final passage.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @colesprouse: How about the posting of someone's naked pictures without consent is considered a criminal offense in ALL states?…