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Jobs are make-or-break argument for Biden in climate plan

Apr. 23, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is bringing out the billionaires, the CEOs and the union executives Friday to help sell President Joe Biden's climate-friendly transformation of the U.S. economy at a virtual summit of world leaders. The closing day of the two-day...

Democrats move 2 bills showing strength and limits of power

Apr. 23, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats were on a roll. The House voted along party lines to make the nation’s capital the 51st state, and two hours later, the Senate overwhelmingly approved bipartisan legislation to address violence against Asian Americans. Thursday's twin...

Wizards rookie Avdija done for season with broken right leg

Apr. 22, 2021 22:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Wizards rookie forward Deni Avdija will miss the rest of the season after breaking his right leg. The Wizards said that an MRI exam Thursday showed Avdija has a hairline fracture of his right fibula. The team said the...

Sen. Tim Scott to deliver GOP's rebuttal to Biden address

Apr. 22, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina will deliver Republicans’ rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s joint address to Congress next week. Scott, who is the only Black Republican in the Senate, will serve as the face of the party after Biden addresses the...

Minus Soto, Strasburg, Nats start to win before facing Mets

Apr. 22, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Juan Soto, the reigning NL batting champion, is on the 10-day injured list. So is Stephen Strasburg, the 2019 World Series MVP. Key relievers Will Harris and Wander Suero, too. Jon Lester has yet to make his debut since arriving as a free agent. ...

Countering Biden, GOP pitches $568B for infrastructure

Apr. 22, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled a public works proposal with a much smaller price tag and a narrower definition of infrastructure than what President Joe Biden has proposed, highlighting the stark differences between the two sides that will be difficult...

DC statehood approved by House as Senate fight looms

Apr. 22, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A decades-long movement to reshape the American political map took a further step Thursday as the House of Representatives approved a bill to make the nation's capital the 51st state. Approval came by a 216-208 vote along strict party lines....

Studies: Renewable electricity can slash Cascadia pollution

Apr. 22, 2021 01:40 AM EDT

New research shows that renewable electricity can move Washington, Oregon and British Columbia off of fossil fuels, do so at an affordable price, and create jobs along the way. After decades of disinformation from fossil fuel producers and utilities, this may sound like a...

Wizards rookie Avdija wheeled off court with ankle injury

Apr. 21, 2021 23:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards rookie Deni Avdija suffered a serious-looking injury to his right ankle and was taken from the court in a wheelchair during Washington's 118-114 victory over Golden State on Wednesday night. Avdija landed awkwardly after missing a layup late in...

Curry finally goes cold, Beal rallies Wizards past Warriors

Apr. 21, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a four-point first half that was shocking by his recent standards, Stephen Curry faked out Alex Len and tried a wide-open floater from the lane that clanked off the rim. He slapped his hands in frustration as he ran down the court. A minute...