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Harris is to meet with Israeli Cabinet official who is in Washington despite Netanyahu's rebuke

Mar. 04, 2024 04:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday is hosting a member of Israel’s wartime Cabinet who is visiting Washington in defiance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Benny Gantz, a centrist political rival of Netanyahu, is sitting down with several senior...

Sacramento State hosts Coward and Eastern Washington

Mar. 04, 2024 03:52 AM EST

Eastern Washington Eagles (20-10, 14-3 Big Sky) at Sacramento State Hornets (8-22, 4-13 Big Sky) Sacramento, California; Monday, 9 p.m. EST FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Eagles -8; over/under is 144 BOTTOM LINE: Eastern Washington visits the Sacramento State...

Nikki Haley wins the District of Columbia’s Republican primary and gets her first 2024 victory

Mar. 04, 2024 02:10 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nikki Haley has won the Republican primary in the District of Columbia, notching her first victory of the 2024 campaign. Her victory Sunday at least temporarily halts Donald Trump’s sweep of the GOP voting contests, although the former president is likely to...

Two fragile DC neighborhoods hang in the balance as the Wizards and Capitals consider leaving town

Mar. 04, 2024 00:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Already struggling to keep his Chinatown bar afloat, Yousef Tellawi felt a sense of impending doom when he learned that the owner of Washington's Capitals and Wizards wanted to move the teams out of the neighborhood and into northern Virginia. The departure of the...

5 key issues at stake in the upcoming 2024 Mexican elections

Mar. 04, 2024 00:21 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is almost certainly about to get its first woman president. Ruling-party candidate Claudia Sheinbaum leads in polls on the race leading to the June 2 vote. The second-place candidate is also a woman. A man running for a small third party essentially has...

Kawhi Leonard scores 32 points, Clippers edge Timberwolves 89-88 in physical, defensive game

Mar. 04, 2024 00:04 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had 32 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 89-88 on Sunday in a physical and defensive game between two of the top four teams in the Western Conference. Norman Powell matched a season high with 24 points, and Paul...

Rival of Netanyahu visits US, signaling wider cracks in Israel’s wartime leadership

Mar. 03, 2024 23:38 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rebuked a top Cabinet minister arriving in Washington on Sunday for talks with U.S. officials, according to an Israeli official, signaling widening cracks within the country’s leadership nearly five months into its war with Hamas. ...

Nikki Haley wins the Republican presidential primary in the District of Columbia

Mar. 03, 2024 20:39 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nikki Haley wins the Republican presidential primary in the District of Columbia.

How speechwriters delve into a president's mind: Lots of listening, studying and becoming a mirror

Mar. 03, 2024 12:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speechwriting, in one sense, is essentially being someone else’s mirror. “You can try to find the right words,” said Dan Cluchey, a former speechwriter for President Joe Biden. “But ultimately, your job is to ensure that when the speech is done, that it...

Haley says she no longer feels bound by the GOP pledge requiring her to support the eventual nominee

Mar. 03, 2024 11:58 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley said Sunday she no longer feels bound by a pledge that required all GOP contenders to support the party's eventual nominee in order to participate in the primary debates. The Republican National Committee had made the...