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Twins, Phillies, Brewers set plans for 100% fan capacity

May. 13, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Minnesota Twins, Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers have set plans to host 100% capacity at their ballparks, joining the Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals. The Twins, who started the season at 25%...

Police searching Virginia landfill for baby missing from DC

May. 10, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement officials said Monday that they are searching a landfill in Virginia as part of an investigation into the disappearance of a baby who disappeared last week in the nation’s capital. The 2-month-old boy, Kyron Jones, was last seen on...

DC aims for full reopening, with masks, by June 11

May. 10, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., is emerging from its pandemic quarantine. With COVID-19 numbers dropping, officials in the nation’s capital have announced a reopening timeline that would see all indoor capacity limits eliminated by early June, but with mask...

Despite population increase, DC suspects a census undercount

Apr. 30, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in the nation's capital are questioning the results of the 2020 census, which show a large boost in population but not as high as they had expected. The city government and members of the D.C. Council are suggesting an undercount —...

Washington, DC, to loosen virus restrictions this weekend

Apr. 26, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With COVID-19 numbers dropping, officials in the nation’s capital are relaxing a number of restrictions after more than a year of lockdown. The changes represent a step toward normality for Washington, D.C., residents and long-term hope for the...

DC statehood approved by House as Senate fight looms

Apr. 22, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A decades-long movement to reshape the American political map took a further step Thursday as the House of Representatives approved a bill to make the nation's capital the 51st state. Approval came by a 216-208 vote along strict party lines....

‘Clear the Capitol,’ Pence pleaded, timeline of riot shows

Apr. 10, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — From a secure room in the Capitol on Jan. 6, as rioters pummeled police and vandalized the building, Vice President Mike Pence tried to assert control. In an urgent phone call to the acting defense secretary, he issued a startling demand. “Clear the...

It's cherry blossom season, but DC isn't ready to open up

Apr. 01, 2021 06:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in the nation's capital are watching the crowds as cherry blossom season begins in earnest. The distinctive white and pink petals reached full bloom last Sunday, about a week earlier than expected. It's an event that normally brings in...

DC's long-simmering statehood push begins in Congress

Mar. 23, 2021 07:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C.'s bid for statehood finally got a congressional hearing Monday, but Mayor Muriel Bowser's clashes with Republicans on the panel made clear that the issue is far from settled. Republicans accused Democrats of a cynical power play,...

Emhoff, VP Harris' husband, goes from top lawyer to teacher

Mar. 08, 2021 19:23 PM EST

Vice President Kamala Harris' husband, Doug Emhoff, is getting settled in a new job teaching law at Georgetown University amid a high-pressure moment in U.S. history. There is the pandemic and the vaccinations, the $1.9 trillion relief package and the open wounds of a...