A vast and long-running federal investigation has now implicated D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray.
According to The Washington Post and NBC Washington, businessman Jeffrey Thompson will plead guilty to conspiracy, admitting that he funneled more than $2 million into a shadow campaign to help elect the democratic mayor.
When it comes to getting ahead in the world, a lack of savings can be a big hurdle, especially for low-income families. Most don't have enough money set aside for emergencies, let alone for college or a house. Some people think the answer is to make savings more fun, like the lottery, with the chance to win big prizes.
It's called prize-linked savings, something that's been available in Great Britain for decades. Now, it's starting to catch on in the United States.
U.S. astronaut Mike Hopkins is expected to land in Kazakhstan, and despite diplomatic tensions, the Russians plan to pick him up. It's another sign that U.S. and Russia remain tied at the hip in space.