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Today in History

Jul. 22, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2021. There are 162 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln presented to his Cabinet a preliminary draft of...

Padres, Nats recall harrowing scene after shots outside park

Jul. 18, 2021 22:41 PM EDT

When the gunshots started to echo all around Nationals Park, San Diego Padres star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. quickly thought about the team's family members and friends in the seats. Tatis bolted from the bench down the left field line Saturday night, helped open a...

$60K reward offered after child killed, 5 others shot in DC

Jul. 17, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 6-year-old girl was killed and five other people were wounded when a gunman opened fire Friday night in a Washington, D.C., neighborhood, just feet from where police officers were stationed. The gunfire erupted shortly after 11 p.m. on Friday in the...

EXPLAINER: What will the end of the eviction ban mean in DC?

Jul. 15, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping millions...

Biden to talk crime with city, police leaders nationwide

Jul. 11, 2021 21:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will host New York City's Democratic mayoral candidate and other city and law enforcement leaders from around the country to talk about reducing crime. Eric Adams, Brooklyn borough president and the likely...

EXPLAINER: What will the end of the eviction ban mean in DC?

Jun. 25, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping millions...

Pedestrian bridge collapses over DC highway, injuring 5

Jun. 23, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A pedestrian bridge collapsed over a highway in the nation's capital on Wednesday, sending five people to the hospital. Traffic was expected to be snarled for hours. The collapse happened just before noon along Interstate 295 in Northeast Washington....

DC statehood facing long odds in the Senate

Jun. 22, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Proponents of statehood for Washington, D.C., vowed Tuesday to keep pushing even though the prospects were dim as the bill began working its way through the Senate. “Our democracy is truly in the hands of this Senate,” Mayor Muriel Bowser told the...

Security guards fired after woman dragged down DC bar stairs

Jun. 14, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The owners of a Washington, D.C., bar said Monday that they are investigating a weekend incident in which security guards were seen dragging a Black woman down a staircase and throwing her out of the bar. Nellie’s Sports Bar's owners also said on...

Federal probe: Protest not broken up due to Trump photo op

Jun. 09, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal government investigation has determined that the decision to forcibly clear racial justice protesters from an area in front of the White House last summer was not influenced by then-President Donald Trump's plan to stage a Bible-toting photo opportunity at that...