By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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Reid Ryan choked back tears as he was introduced as president of his beloved Astros, the team he grew up watching in the days when his Hall of Fame father, Nolan Ryan, starred as a pitcher for Houston.
Pakistan's spy agencies told the country's Supreme Court that the war on terror there has cost 49,000 lives since the Sept. 11 suicide hijacking attacks in 2001, Pakistani media reported Wednesday.
Hundreds of Christians clashed with police across Pakistan on Sunday, a day after a Muslim mob burned dozens of homes owned by members of the minority religious group in retaliation for alleged insults against Islam's Prophet Muhammad.
Toll lanes opened for the first time on the Capital Beltway Saturday, providing a disturbing glimpse of the future of infrastructure development. Virginia's Interstate 495 Express Lanes project adds desperately needed capacity to the congested route, which will ease commutes for drivers -- but only if they pay up.
At the Technical Learning Centers, a for-profit college in a dreary basement in downtown Washington where posters declaring "Optimism" and "Determination" line the walls, fewer than 1 in 20 students make payments on student loans several years after completion — the fourth-lowest rate of any school in the nation.
A second aide to D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's 2010 campaign pleaded guilty Thursday to lying about furtive payments he made to another candidate and in the process revealed that there were at least several thousand dollars in unattributed donations to the Gray team.
Shoppers seem to be just as enthusiastic about shopping on their computers and smartphones on Cyber-Monday as they were about finding deals over the weekend.
Pakistan's ambassador to the United States resigned Tuesday in a widening scandal over a secret letter to a top U.S. military official, fears of a military coup in Pakistan and accusations between the diplomat and a businessman who claims they plotted to deliver the message to the Pentagon.
Russia lost contact with a communications satellite shortly after its launch Thursday, the government space agency said, the latest in a series of failures that has dogged the nation's space program.
Seven managers convicted over the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster have appealed, a newspaper reported Tuesday as India said again it would urge the U.S. to extradite the company's former American boss.
The last thing they heard was the piercing whistle of an oncoming train in Spain. Moments later, dozens of mostly Latin American immigrants who crossed the tracks instead of using an underground passageway to reach a beach party in this seaside resort were dead or injured.