Latest District of Columbia News

Key Mueller cooperator Gates testifies in trial of DC lawyer

Aug. 22, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Gates, a key cooperator in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, testified Thursday against a prominent Washington attorney accused of concealing information from the Justice Department about work done for the government of Ukraine. Gates, a former campaign aide to...

Jay Inslee launches bid for 3rd term as Washington governor

Aug. 22, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced his bid for a third term as governor Thursday, saying that while it was an honor to run for president, he wants to continue his work leading the state. "We told the Washington story around the United States," he told reporters in Seattle following a news...

Ex-Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper says he's running for Senate

Aug. 22, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday that he will run for the U.S. Senate, becoming the immediate front-runner in a crowded Democratic field vying for the right to challenge Republican incumbent Cory Gardner. He made his announcement via a video message in which he blasted...

DC club owner charged with soliciting sex acts in Maryland

Aug. 22, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — The owner of two popular Washington D.C. music venues has been accused of attempting to buy sexual favors from a massage therapist in Maryland. News outlets report 61-year-old Seth Hurwitz was arrested Wednesday and charged with soliciting prostitution. Hurwitz owns the 9:30 Club and...

DC man sues over being left inside fire-gutted senior center

Aug. 22, 2019 6:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An elderly man found trapped in his senior living apartment five days after the complex was gutted by fire is suing the property's manager. WTOP-FM reports Raymond Holton accuses the Edgewood Management Corp. of falsely telling firefighters that all the residents had been accounted for...

Trump flip-flops on tax cuts, saying US has 'strong economy'

Aug. 22, 2019 6:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after considering cutting taxes to promote economic growth, President Donald Trump changed course and said he would abandon the idea because the nation already had "a strong economy." Trump's flip-flop on Wednesday came after recent market volatility and economic uncertainty, and...

DC mayor wants probe into fatal fire at unlicensed rental

Aug. 22, 2019 4:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mayor of Washington, D.C., has asked federal prosecutors and the local attorney general to launch criminal investigations into a fatal fire at an unlicensed rental property. News outlets report the Wednesday announcement by Mayor Muriel E. Bowser came hours after a 9-year-old boy...

As Trump questions loyalty of US Jews, Israeli PM is quiet

Aug. 21, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Wednesday steered clear of Donald Trump's comments questioning the loyalty of American Jews who support the Democratic Party, in sharp contrast to the tide of condemnation from Jewish critics who accused him of trafficking in anti-Semitic stereotypes. Benjamin...

Trump: Again open to strengthening gun background checks

Aug. 21, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday once again backed tighter background checks for gun purchases, but said he wants to be careful that closing what he calls "loopholes" doesn't clear the way for more gun control. Speaking to reporters as he departed the White House for Kentucky, the...

DC enacts emergency regulations to stop migrant kids shelter

Aug. 21, 2019 5:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., has enacted emergency regulations to stop the federal government's plan to house unaccompanied migrant children there. The Washington Post reports the regulations by Mayor Muriel E. Bowser's administration were adopted Friday and prohibit licensing facilities housing...