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BRUSSELS — EU leaders unanimously threw their backing on Thursday behind a Brexit deal struck hours ahead of their Brussels summit, although relief at the last-minute breakthrough was tempered by uncertainty over whether British lawmakers could accept the deal.

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WASHINGTON - For 10 years, Courtney Wild waged almost a one-woman crusade against the federal government on behalf of victims of sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, who molested her and countless other underage girls around the country. Some of that time, Wild pursued justice from a putrid Florida state prison cell, where she was serving a longer sentence for a drug crime than Epstein, who ...

WASHINGTON - Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died Thursday after longtime health complications, threaded a needle that few recent chairmen and chairwomen of high-profile investigative committees have been able to manage: He remained widely popular among his colleagues on both sides of the aisle. As chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform over the last 10 months and a key player in ...

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BRUSSELS - Brexit negotiators sealed a last-minute deal just hours before the start of a crunch EU leaders' summit on Thursday, following days of intensive talks in Brussels. British premier Boris Johnson praised the "great new deal" that allows London to take "back control," while European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker feted it as "a fair and balanced" agreement to smooth Britain's ...