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Anderson stymies Nationals as Dodgers cruise to 10-1 victory

May. 24, 2022 00:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tyler Anderson pitched eight shutout innings, Trea Turner had three RBIs in his first game against his former team and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Washington Nationals 10-1 on Monday night. Anderson retired his first 16 batters before César Hernández’s...

AP source: Commanders procure Va. land for possible stadium

May. 23, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

The Washington Commanders have procured land in Woodbridge, Virginia, for what could be a potential site of the NFL team’s next stadium, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the team...

DC sues Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica privacy breach

May. 23, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia on Monday sued Meta chief Mark Zuckerberg, seeking to hold him personally liable for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a privacy breach of millions of Facebook users’ personal data that became a major corporate and political scandal. D.C....

Biden launches Indo-Pacific trade deal, warns over inflation

May. 23, 2022 07:50 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — President Joe Biden launched a new trade deal with 12 Indo-Pacific nations Monday aimed at strengthening their economies as he warned Americans worried about high inflation that it is "going to be a haul” before they feel relief. The president said he does not believe an economic...

Parker's triple-double propels Chicago past Washington 82-73

May. 23, 2022 00:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Candace Parker finished with her second career triple-double and the Chicago Sky pulled away in the second half to beat the Washington Mystics 82-73 on Sunday. Parker totaled 16 points, 13 rebounds and picked up a 10th assist on a basket by Allie Quigley with 21.2...

US, SKorea open to expanded military drills to deter North

May. 21, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said after meeting Saturday that they will consider expanded joint military exercises to deter the nuclear threat from North Korea at a time when there's little hope of real diplomacy on the matter. ...

US sees risk of COVID supply rationing without more funds

May. 21, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is planning for “dire” contingencies that could include rationing supplies of vaccines and treatments this fall if Congress doesn’t approve more money for fighting COVID-19. In public comments and private meetings on Capitol Hill, Dr. Ashish...

Kirby to lead Biden's national security communications team

May. 20, 2022 20:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday named Pentagon press secretary John Kirby to be the new National Security Council coordinator for strategic communications. Kirby "will coordinate interagency efforts to explain United States policy and will serve as a senior...

Ukraine aid bill hitching ride to Seoul for Biden signature

May. 20, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The $40 billion U.S. package of assistance for Ukraine as it tries to fend off Russia's aggression is hitching a ride on a commercial flight to South Korea so it can be signed by President Joe Biden. The Senate voted Thursday to finalize the new military...

California man pleads guilty to Capitol riot charge

May. 19, 2022 23:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A California man who stormed the U.S. Capitol, opened the doors to other rioters and sat in the Senate chair of then-Vice President Mike Pence pleaded guilty to a federal charge Thursday. Christian Secor, 23, of Costa Mesa, entered the plea in a Washington court...