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Brooks makes 6 3-pointers to send Washington past faltering UCLA 94-77

Mar. 01, 2024 01:39 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Keion Brooks Jr. made a career-high six 3-pointers and Braxton Meah blocked five shots on a gimpy ankle as Washington posted a 94-77 win over UCLA on Thursday night. UCLA has now lost three straight games with three games left in the Pac-12 Conference regular season....

Zyn nicotine pouches are all over TikTok, sparking debate among politicians and health experts

Mar. 01, 2024 01:07 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s nothing complicated about the latest tobacco product trending online: Zyn is a tiny pouch filled with nicotine and flavoring. But it has stoked a debate among politicians, parents and pundits that reflects an increasingly complex landscape in which Big...

Artists outraged by removal of groundbreaking work along Des Moines pond

Mar. 01, 2024 01:06 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines arts organization is preparing to rip out a groundbreaking artwork that lines a pond in a historic city park, surprising the New York artist who created the work decades ago and leading to an outpouring of opposition by other artists and local residents. ...

Jones scores 30 as Eastern Washington defeats Montana 89-79

Mar. 01, 2024 00:32 AM EST

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Casey Jones' 30 points led Eastern Washington past Montana 89-79 on Thursday. Jones also added six rebounds for the Eagles (19-10, 13-3 Big Sky Conference). Cedric Coward scored 25 points and added five rebounds. Ethan Price shot 4 for 9, including 3 for 4 from...

Judge in Trump's classified documents case expected to set trial date during crucial hearing

Mar. 01, 2024 00:08 AM EST

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — The federal judge overseeing the classified documents prosecution of Donald Trump is expected to set a trial date on Friday, a crucial decision that could affect whether the former president and leading Republican candidate faces a jury this year on charges that he...

Takeaways from Hunter Biden's combative deposition with Republican lawmakers

Feb. 29, 2024 23:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The transcript of the congressional deposition of Hunter Biden was released late Thursday, providing a full view of the contentious testimony that took place behind closed doors Wednesday as Republicans aggressively questioned the central figure in their impeachment inquiry. ...

Judge holds veteran journalist Catherine Herridge in civil contempt for refusing to divulge source

Feb. 29, 2024 22:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge held veteran investigative reporter Catherine Herridge in civil contempt on Thursday for refusing to divulge her source for a series of Fox News stories about a Chinese American scientist who was investigated by the FBI but never charged. U.S....

Judge holds ex-CBS and Fox News reporter Catherine Herridge in civil contempt for refusing to divulge source of stories

Feb. 29, 2024 18:51 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Judge holds ex-CBS and Fox News reporter Catherine Herridge in civil contempt for refusing to divulge source of stories.

A sure sign of spring: The iconic cherry trees in the nation's capital will soon begin to bloom

Feb. 29, 2024 16:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's cherry blossom season again, and officials in the nation's capital are predicting a banner year for the signature pink blooms. To herald the iconic blossoms, the nation's capital has prepared several weeks of events, including a parade, concerts and fireworks for both...

Texas Sen. Cornyn announces run for GOP leader as scramble to succeed McConnell begins in the Senate

Feb. 29, 2024 12:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Sen. John Cornyn has informed his colleagues that he intends to run for Senate Republican leader, becoming the first senator to announce a campaign after Sen. Mitch McConnell said he will step down from the post in November. Cornyn, who served as...