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The Latest: Virus cases down dramatically in West Virginia

Sep. 20, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Active coronavirus cases in West Virginia have fallen dramatically in recent days, bringing a hope that the latest surge is at or past its peak, though officials warn that deaths and hospitalizations will continue to swell before dropping. The number...

Dems tie government funding to debt bill, GOP digs in

Sep. 20, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic congressional leaders backed by the White House announced Monday they would push ahead with a vote to fund the government and suspend the debt limit, all but daring Republicans who say they will vote against it despite the risk of a fiscal crisis. ...

Dems, backers face uphill immigration path after Senate blow

Sep. 20, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats launched an uphill fight Monday to rescue their drive to help millions of immigrants remain legally in the U.S., their pathway unclear and the uncertainty exposing tensions between party leaders and progressive groups demanding bold results. ...

Thune challenger among Jan. 6 demonstrators in Washington

Sep. 20, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Black Hills candidate who wants to unseat South Dakota Sen. John Thune in next year's Republican primary says he demonstrated in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6 against President Joe Biden’s victory. Mark Mowry, of Spearfish, says his candidacy...

White House to ease restrictions, require foreign nationals traveling to US to be fully vaccinated starting in November

Sep. 20, 2021 10:28 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House to ease restrictions, require foreign nationals traveling to US to be fully vaccinated starting in November.

Senate parliamentarian deals blow to Dems' immigration push

Sep. 19, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats can’t use their $3.5 trillion package bolstering social and climate programs for their plan to give millions of immigrants a chance to become citizens, the Senate’s parliamentarian said late Sunday, a crushing blow to what was the party’s clearest pathway...

Powers scores 27, Lynx keep Mystics out of playoffs 83-77

Sep. 19, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aerial Powers scored 27 points and the Minnesota Lynx made four free throws in the final 30 seconds to knock the Washington Mystics out of playoff contention with an 83-77 win on Sunday, the final day of the WNBA season. Needing a win to secure the...

Soto's 454-foot homer helps Nationals beat Rockies 3-0

Sep. 19, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Juan Soto homered to back Paolo Espino, and the Washington Nationals beat Colorado 3-0 Sunday to end the Rockies' rare five-game road winning streak. Soto hit a 454-foot drive in the third inning off Jon Gray (8-11) for his 26th home run this season....

Biden pitching partnership after tough stretch with allies

Sep. 19, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden goes before the United Nations this week eager to make the case for the world to act with haste against the coronavirus, climate change and human rights abuses. His pitch for greater global partnership comes at a moment when allies are becoming...

Rockies easily handle Nationals to keep rolling on road trip

Sep. 18, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kyle Freeland struck out seven over six innings, Trevor Story hit a three-run homer and the Colorado Rockies beat the Washington Nationals 6-0 Saturday. Brendan Rodgers had three hits, including his 14th homer three pitches into the game for a 2-0...