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Judges keeping Capitol riot trials in DC amid bias claims

Jul. 06, 2022 08:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For some of the Washington, D.C., residents who reported for jury duty last month, a pro-Trump mob's assault on the U.S. Capitol felt like a personal attack. Ahead of a trial for a Michigan man charged in the riot, one prospective juror said a police officer...

Biden to Ohio, spotlighting rescued pensions for millions

Jul. 05, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to boost his standing with frustrated blue-collar voters, President Joe Biden on Wednesday will use the backdrop of a union training center in Cleveland to tell workers his policies will shore up troubled pension funding for millions now on the job or retired. ...

Jan. 6 panel: More turning up with evidence against Trump

Jul. 04, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More witnesses are coming forward with new details on the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot following former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson's devastating testimony last week against former President Donald Trump, says a member of a House committee investigating the insurrection. ...

De La Cruz homers in 10th, Marlins beat Nationals again

Jul. 04, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After watching Jesús Aguilar and Jesús Sánchez hit late-inning home runs to win games for the Miami Marlins over the weekend, Bryan De La Cruz was happy to get a similar chance Monday. He made the most of it. De La Cruz hit a two-run homer off...

Nats' Soto says MRI showed no damage to injured left calf

Jul. 04, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Juan Soto said an MRI on his left calf showed no damage after he left the Washington Nationals game Sunday against the Miami Marlins because of tightness. “Everything was fine,” Soto said. “We gonna be good. They said it's just a little tight, so just going...

Marlins beat Nationals, who lose Soto to left calf injury

Jul. 03, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Down to their final strike Sunday, the Miami Marlins got another big home run to keep alive a winning streak that started with one. Jesús Sánchez hit a two-run home run with two outs in the ninth inning to avoid a loss and provide enough cushion when the...

No-hit bid by Marlins' López at Nationals ends in 7th

Jul. 03, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pablo López of the Miami Marlins had his no-hit bid at the Washington Nationals broken up by the first batter he faced in the seventh inning. Josh Bell lined a double to left and scored on Nelson Cruz’s single to end the shutout possibility for López, who...

Biden to award Medal of Freedom to Biles, McCain, Giffords

Jul. 03, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will present the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17 people, including actor Denzel Washington, gymnast Simone Biles and the late John McCain, the Arizona Republican with whom Biden served in the U.S. Senate. ...

From one July Fourth to the next, a steep slide for Biden

Jul. 03, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last Fourth of July, President Joe Biden gathered hundreds of people outside the White House for an event that would have been unthinkable for many Americans the previous year. With the coronavirus in retreat, they ate hamburgers and watched fireworks over the National Mall. ...

Aguilar homers, Marlins beat Nats for 10th time in 11 games

Jul. 02, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even after Jesús Aguilar hit a two-run home run in the first inning, manager Don Mattingly's nerves built up when his Miami Marlins missed a few chances to break the game open. Then Aguilar doubled and scored in the seventh to assuage some of those fears, which...