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Mantha shines in debut, Ovechkin scores as Caps rout Flyers

Apr. 13, 2021 23:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anthony Mantha had a two points in his Washington debut, Alex Ovechkin scored the 728th goal of his NHL career and the Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-1 Tuesday night for their third consecutive victory. The East Division-leading Capitals went...

White House: First lady Jill Biden to undergo 'procedure'

Apr. 13, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Joe Biden will accompany his wife, Jill Biden, early Wednesday morning to an appointment where she will undergo a “common medical procedure.” The White House says both Bidens will then return to the White House and...

US to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

Apr. 13, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that were coordinated from that country, several U.S. officials said Tuesday. The decision defies a May 1 deadline...

Biden says pause on J&J shots shows gov't putting safety 1st

Apr. 13, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign hit a snag Tuesday when federal regulators recommended a “pause” in administering Johnson & Johnson shots. But the White House portrayed the action as important validation of his measured approach throughout the...

Biden works to balance civil rights and criminal justice

Apr. 13, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — On one end of Pennsylvania Avenue, he mourned with the family of a fallen police officer. On the other, he pledged to help end the epidemic of Black men being killed by police. Over the course of a few hours Tuesday, President Joe Biden’s difficult...

The Latest: Governor bans vaccine passports for Montana

Apr. 13, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has issued an executive order banning the development or use of vaccine passports in Montana. Vaccine passports are documents that could be used to verify coronavirus immunization status and allow inoculated people to more...

Biden aims for bipartisanship but applies stealthy pressure

Apr. 13, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has begun publicly courting Republicans to back his sweeping infrastructure plan, but his reach across the aisle is intended just as much to keep Democrats in line as it is a first step in an uphill climb to any bipartisan deal. ...

What's next as Congress ramps up investigations of Jan. 6

Apr. 13, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than three months after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, Congress is still trying to figure out how to move forward and prevent future attacks. While the Senate has already heard testimony from law enforcement leaders who were responsible...

Biden wants infrastructure deal, but GOP doubts persist

Apr. 13, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden wants Congress to know he's sincere about cutting a deal on infrastructure, but Republican lawmakers have deep-seated doubts about the scope of his proposed package, its tax hikes and Biden's premise that this is an inflection point for the U.S. as a...

Today in History

Apr. 13, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 13, the 103rd day of 2021. There are 262 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 13, 1970, Apollo 13, four-fifths of the way to the moon, was crippled when a tank...