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Arizona hikers clinging to trees rescued from flooded canyon

2:30 pm Monday, July 24, 2017

A helicopter rescued hikers clinging to tree branches and perched on boulders as fast-moving floodwaters tore through a normally quiet creek in Arizona, where unpredictable summer storms rapidly wash churning torrents into canyons and overwhelm those looking to take advantage of...
Read Jared Kushner’s statement in advance of his Senate testimony

7:54 am Monday, July 24, 2017

Jared Kushner, a top aide to his father-in-law President Donald Trump, will appear before a Senate committee on Monday to answer questions about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Prior to his testimony, Kushner released an 11-page statement detailing his meetings...
Microsoft Paint to be depreciated in next Windows release, could be removed in future
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 2: A view of the new Microsoft Surface Laptop following a Microsoft launch event, May 2, 2017 in New York City. The Windows 10 S operating system is geared toward the education market and is Microsoft's answer to Google's Chrome OS. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

7:14 am Monday, July 24, 2017

It’s been around since the early days of Microsoft Windows, but a start menu staple may soon be no more. Microsoft developers have announced that Paint, the simple drawing program that many would-be digital artists got their start on, is being depreciated, meaning that it is...
The Latest: Kushner says he 'did not collude with Russia'
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington, Monday, July 24, 2017, after meeting on Capitol Hill behind closed doors with the Senate Intelligence Committee on the investigation into possible collusion between Russian officials and the Trump campaign. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

6:06 am Monday, July 24, 2017

The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigations (all times local): 1:25 p.m. White House senior adviser and President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner says he did not collude with Russia. Kushner spoke to reporters at the White House Monday after meeting...
Crews stop spread of huge California wildfire near Yosemite
This satellite imagery, posted Wednesday, July 19, 2017 on a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website, shows a large plume of smoke spreading hundreds of miles east from the Ditwiler fire, near Yosemite National Park in California's Sierra Nevada. Authorities say the stubborn wildfire burning in foothills west of Yosemite had destroyed dozens of structures while forcing thousands of people from their homes Wednesday. The San Francisco Bay Area is at left; Lake Tahoe is at top center. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration via AP)

1:23 pm Sunday, July 23, 2017

Crews contending with triple-digit temperatures slowed the spread of an aggressive wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes in a rural area of California near Yosemite National Park, officials said Sunday. The blaze burning for a week has scorched just over 119 square miles (308 square...
The Tate Modern and the battle for London’s soul
A view of London from the 10th-floor viewing platform of the Tate Modern's new wing, the Blavatnik Building, June 23, 2017. As luxury condos proliferate across London, the evolving Tate Modern provides a model for the city's public spaces. (Andy Haslam/The New York Times)

6:00 am Sunday, July 23, 2017

I recently found myself staring into a stranger’s living room, waiting for something beautiful to happen.  I was standing on the 10th-floor viewing terrace of the Tate Modern’s new wing, a twisting ziggurat of perforated brick and mortar that rises above the museum&rsquo...
5 wines - including reds! - to chill with this summer
Five wines - including reds! - to chill with this summer. MUST CREDIT: Photo by Jennifer Chase for The Washington Post.

6:00 am Sunday, July 23, 2017

If your red wine seems to wilt in the summer heat, give it a chill in the refrigerator or an ice bucket. Or even better, shake things up with a chilled sparkling red Lambrusco from northern Italy. This week's wines include a great example, plus a French rosé, a spicy Austrian...
Florida photographer turns to nature during stroke recovery

3:26 am Sunday, July 23, 2017

Clyde Butcher, Florida's well-known landscape and environmental photographer who suffered a stroke in early May, recently returned to the swamp for a photo excursion. Butcher lives in Venice and also owns a home and gallery in Big Cypress National Preserve. For more than 30 years...
Rangers turn 3 Rays miscues into 4-3 win
Texas Rangers' Mike Napoli, left, looks on as Adrian Beltre, center, scores from third base on a wild pitch by Tampa Bay Rays starter Chris Archer, right, during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 22, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

10:16 pm Saturday, July 22, 2017

Texas turned three Tampa Bay miscues into a three-run sixth inning and the Rangers beat the Rays 4-3 on Saturday night. The Rangers took a 4-3 lead during the decisive sixth when two runs scored after center fielder Mallex Smith misplayed Adrian Beltre's two-out deep fly ball, and...
AFC South training camp capsules

3:22 pm Saturday, July 22, 2017

OPEN CAMP: July 26, The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia LAST YEAR: Houston overcame J.J. Watt missing all but three games with back injury to go 9-7 and win weak AFC South for second straight year. Emergence of 2014 top overall pick Jadeveon Clowney helped ease loss...
Jacksonville Jaguars training camp capsule

2:17 pm Saturday, July 22, 2017

OPEN CAMP: July 27, Jacksonville, Florida. LAST YEAR: Stumbled out of gate again (1-13 in September in last four years) and finished with double-digit losses for sixth consecutive season. Offense was one of worst in league, with third-year starter Blake Bortles showing few signs...
Venezuelans protest Maduro's plan to rewrite constitution
An anti-government protester screams at security forces blocking a march to the Supreme Court to oppose President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, July 22, 2017. Venezuelan authorities have routinely responded with tear gas and rubber bullets to nearly four months of street protests, during which at least 97 people have died in the unrest(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

12:07 pm Saturday, July 22, 2017

A few thousand protesters attempted to reach Venezuela's Supreme Court Saturday before clashing with national guardsmen and largely dispersing by late afternoon — a disappointing turnout for opponents of President Nicolas Maduro eight days before he launches the rewriting of...
Turkey reissues warrant for 4 activists after release
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a meeting in Istanbul, Friday, July 21, 2017. Erdogan has accused Germany's government of trying to scare off investments to Turkey with lies, after Germany toughened its stance toward Ankara following the arrest of human rights activists, including a German national.(Presidential Press Service/Pool photo via AP)

4:26 am Saturday, July 22, 2017

Turkey's official news agency says a court has reissued detention warrants for four human rights activists who were released earlier this week. Anadolu news agency said the court on Friday accepted an objection filed by the Istanbul prosecutor's office to the activists' release....
Spicer out, Sanders and Scaramucci rise in Trump shake-up
Incoming White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, right, blowing a kiss after answering questions during the press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

3:14 am Saturday, July 22, 2017

White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday over President Donald Trump's decision to tap a camera-ready financier to lead the beleaguered White House communications team. The departing spokesman said the president "could benefit from a clean slate"...
Spicer out, Sanders and Scaramucci rise in Trump shake-up
Incoming White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, right, blowing a kiss after answering questions during the press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

3:14 am Saturday, July 22, 2017

White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday over President Donald Trump's decision to tap a camera-ready financier to lead the beleaguered White House communications team. The departing spokesman said the president "could benefit from a clean slate"...
Andrus snaps 10th-inning tie, Rangers beat Rays 4-3
Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus hits an RBI-single off Tampa Bay Rays reliever Brad Boxberger during the 10th inning of a baseball game Friday, July 21, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

10:51 pm Friday, July 21, 2017

Elvis Andrus picked a nice time to break out of a hitting funk. The Texas shortstop drove in his first runs since July 2, smacking a solo homer to stop an 0-for-16 skid and then snapping a 10th-inning tie with a two-out infield single that gave the Rangers a 4-3 victory over the...
Air France to launch new airline specifically for millennials

5:22 pm Friday, July 21, 2017

Air France will launch a new airline specifically for passengers aged 18 to 35. On Thursday, the airline announced its new airline, Joon, which will begin operating routes this fall.  >> Read more trending news According to a news release, Joon’s targeted...
The Latest: Neighbors ask Venezuela to put off vote
Demonstrators walk amid tear gas fired by Bolivarian National Guards during clashes in the El Hatillo neighborhood on the outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his opponents face a crucial showdown Thursday as the country's opposition calls a 24-hour national strike. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

2:10 pm Friday, July 21, 2017

The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 5 p.m. The Mercosur trade bloc is asking Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to suspend his plan to rewrite the troubled nation's constitution. Leaders of the South American group are meeting Friday in the Argentine...
National Junk Food Day: What’s your favorite junk food? Here are ours:

12:50 pm Friday, July 21, 2017

Hip-hip-hooray, it’s National Junk Food Day! And while that shouldn’t necessarily give one carte blanche to gorge on sugary, salty, fatty snacks, do we really need an excuse to discuss our favorite treats from the junk aisle? We asked around...
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