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Rockies-Nationals postponed due to severe weather forecast

May. 27, 2022 19:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The game between the Colorado Rockies and Washington Nationals on Friday night was postponed due to severe storms forecast for the Washington area. The game will made up at 12:05 p.m. Saturday as part of split doubleheader. Saturday's originally scheduled game was...

Senate GOP blocks domestic terrorism bill, gun policy debate

May. 27, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats’ first attempt at responding to the back-to-back mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, failed in the Senate as Republicans blocked a domestic terrorism bill that would have opened debate on difficult questions surrounding hate crimes and gun safety....

Women's tennis returns to DC as part of Citi Open

May. 27, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Women’s professional tennis will return to Washington as part of a combined ATP-WTA event at the Citi Open this year. The hard-court tournament will be played from July 30 to Aug. 7 at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. The WTA 250 event will have...

Corbin ends 10-start winless streak, Nats beat Rockies 7-3

May. 26, 2022 23:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrick Corbin ended a 10-start winless streak, allowing three runs over 6 1/3 innings to lead the Washington Nationals over the Colorado Rockies 7-3 on Thursday night. Corbin (1-7) has not won since last Sept. 23 at Cincinnati in his next-to-last start of the...

Senate GOP blocks domestic terrorism bill, gun policy debate

May. 26, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats’ first attempt at responding to the back-to-back mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas, failed in the Senate Thursday as Republicans blocked a domestic terrorism bill that would have opened debate on difficult questions surrounding hate crimes and gun safety. ...

Texas shooting is new test for Biden's long battle over guns

May. 26, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden, then the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, surveyed the collection of black, military-style rifles on display in the middle of the room as he denounced the sale of guns whose “only real function is to kill human beings at a ferocious pace.” ...

K-pop band BTS and Biden to meet to discuss Asian inclusion

May. 26, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — BTS, the Grammy-nominated South Korean boy band, will join President Joe Biden next week to talk about “Asian inclusion and representation” and to address hate crimes and discrimination against Asians, the White House announced Thursday. The musical group's...

US making COVID antiviral drug more available at test sites

May. 26, 2022 07:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday announced more steps to make the antiviral treatment Paxlovid more accessible across the U.S. as it projects COVID-19 infections will continue to spread over the summer travel season. The nation’s first federally backed test-to-treat...

Live updates | Slain child's father: Police were unprepared

May. 25, 2022 23:16 PM EDT

The father of a child killed by a shooting rampage at a Texas elementary school says police were slow to move in and were unprepared. Javier Cazares is the father of fourth-grader Jacklyn Cazares, one of 19 youngsters who died along with two teachers in a classroom at Robb Elementary...

Nationals end skid against Dodgers, win 1-0 in series finale

May. 25, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Erick Fedde and three relievers combined on a six-hitter, César Hernández had an RBI single and the Washington Nationals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 Wednesday to avoid a series sweep. Washington snapped a nine-game skid against Los Angeles. The Nationals...