WASHINGTON — Jeri Vargas put her elderly mother on the “Do Not Call” list years ago. So why is the 88-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease still getting several recorded phone calls a day pitching her everything from vacation cruises to medical alert devices and fire extinguishers?
An explosion at a power plant in southern Maryland triggered a temporary power outage at the White House, U.S. Capitol, State Department and parts of Washington D.C. and nearby areas, Homeland Security officials said on Tuesday. Continue reading
A new report scrutinizes the many layers of error uncovered in a Rolling Stone article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia. Gwen Ifill talks to Steve Coll of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism about failures by the reporter and editors to verify the account. Alison Kiss of the Clery Center for Security on Campus discusses how it may affect other victims. Continue reading
Attorneys for both sides in the Boston Bombing trial have presented their closing arguments, and the case has gone to the jury for a verdict. Gwen Ifill talks to Adam Reilly of WGBH, who has been reporting on the trial throughout, about the dramatic testimonies, courtroom tactics and what happens after the verdict comes in. Continue reading
The First Family has hosted a day of games, music and food nearly every Easter Monday since 1878. See photos of the the celebration dating back to 1889. Continue reading
Keeping physically fit is always important, but as we age, it becomes even more imperative to maintaining quality of life. The same is true for financial fitness. Continue reading
The Great Recession may be over, but the number of children living in poverty or low-income families is still higher than pre-recession levels.
The Obama administration is opening a new phase of its strategic “rebalance” toward Asia and the Pacific by investing in high-end weapons such as a new long-range stealth bomber, refreshing its defense alliance with Japan and expanding trade partnerships, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from a former government subcontractor seeking to sue the U.S. government for negligence over his five-year imprisonment in Cuba.