Latest District of Columbia News

The Latest: McConnell promises budget vote before recess

Jul. 23, 2019 4:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the debt and budget agreement between the White House and Congress (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the Senate will vote on the budget deal agreed to by congressional leaders and the White House before senators leave town for the...

Gillibrand: Female senators unfairly blamed for Franken exit

Jul. 23, 2019 2:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand said Monday that she doesn't regret calling for Al Franken's resignation from the Senate and that female senators are being blamed for it in a way their male colleagues are not. In an interview with The New Yorker magazine published...

Deal sealed on federal budget, ensuring no shutdown, default

Jul. 23, 2019 2:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and congressional leaders announced Monday a critical debt and budget agreement that's an against-the-odds victory for Washington pragmatists seeking to avoid political and economic tumult over the possibility of a government shutdown or first-ever federal default....

Trump expands fast-track deportation authority across US

Jul. 22, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration announced Monday that it will vastly extend the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without allowing them to appear before judges, its second major policy shift on immigration in eight days. Starting Tuesday, fast-track deportations can apply to...

Nationals ace Scherzer throws bullpen session before rainout

Jul. 22, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals ace Max Scherzer is nearing a return after being sidelined by inflammation under his right shoulder. Scherzer completed a bullpen session before Monday's game against the Colorado Rockies was postponed. The rainout will be made up Wednesday as part of a day-night doubleheader....

DC man charged with murder in fatal shooting of 11-year-old

Jul. 22, 2019 4:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington, D.C., has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of an 11-year-old boy who was shot to death last week. WTOP-FM reports District police on Saturday arrested 29-year-old Tony Antoine McClam and charged him in the Thursday death of Karon Brown. Police responding...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team warps Omar words on 9/11, al Qaida

Jul. 22, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump attributed statements to a Democratic congresswoman that she didn't make as he set off an incendiary week of vilification with accusations that she and three other lawmakers of color hate America. One of his top White House advisers, Stephen Miller, reinforced the...

Heat and humidity grip East Coast as Midwest gets reprieve

Jul. 21, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of extreme heat and humidity as organizers in Boston canceled a benefit run, Delaware Civil War re-enactors got the day off and the New York Police Department implored residents to take it easy. "Sunday has been canceled," the NYPD jokingly...

Nevada committee aims to boost participation in 2020 census

Jul. 21, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A panel formed by Nevada's governor to encourage statewide participation in the 2020 U.S. Census is stressing the importance of people being counted, following a fight in Washington, D.C., over whether to include a citizenship question. Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall, head of the Nevada Complete...

Medical marijuana petition drive running strong in Nebraska

Jul. 21, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Organizers of a petition drive to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska say they're hitting their early signature goals with help from an all-volunteer network, but opponents are mobilizing to fight the measure if it appears on the 2020 ballot. Volunteers have already gathered more...