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Dulles surpasses Reagan National in passenger traffic

Feb. 20, 2019 4:43 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Dulles International Airport has surpassed Reagan National Airport in passenger traffic. Both airports serve the greater Washington, D.C., area and are run by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. For years, the airports authority has tried to direct the majority of its...

Flynn pushed to share nuclear tech with Saudis, report says

Feb. 19, 2019 11:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials, according to a new congressional report citing whistleblowers within the Trump administration. Lawmakers from both parties...

Trump orders creation of Space Force, but within Air Force

Feb. 19, 2019 5:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Pentagon to develop plans to create a new Space Force within the Air Force, accepting less than the full-fledged department he'd wanted. Before signing a document instructing the defense secretary to draft proposed legislation, Trump said...

Trump's ex-Hill chief returning as Pence's chief of staff

Feb. 19, 2019 4:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former chief liaison to Congress is returning to the White House as chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Marc Short will begin his new role in mid-March. Short left the White House less than a year ago. He...

Review: Tom Rosenstiel looks at murky politics after attack

Feb. 19, 2019 3:27 PM EST

"The Good Lie" (Ecco/HarperCollins), by Tom Rosenstiel Ex-Army investigator and political fixer Peter Rena and his partner, Randi Brooks, are taking on their next adventure in the swamp of Washington, D.C., and the central event is a deadly attack on a diplomatic complex in North Africa. This may sound familiar...

Murphy signs bill expanding family leave in New Jersey

Feb. 19, 2019 1:18 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's paid family leave is doubling from six to 12 weeks and increasing the amount people will bring home under a new law Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed Tuesday. Murphy signed the bill at a library in Piscataway alongside legislative sponsors and advocates just a few...

US, China resume trade talks in Washington ahead of deadline

Feb. 19, 2019 9:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China resume talks Tuesday aimed at ending a fight over Beijing's technology ambitions ahead of a deadline for a massive U.S. tariff hike. The White House said that meetings between mid-level delegations will begin in Washington following talks last week in Beijing...

Former House lawmakers join Washington lobbying firm

Feb. 19, 2019 9:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former New York congressman unseated by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is going to work for a powerhouse lobbying firm. Squire Patton Boggs announced Tuesday that Joseph Crowley has joined its global public policy practice. Crowley chaired the House Democratic Caucus and was once...

Tech to boost city's ability to pinpoint mobile 911 calls

Feb. 19, 2019 2:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The city of Washington, D.C., has partnered with a company called RapidSOS to better pinpoint the location of mobile 911 callers. The Washington Post reported Sunday that a majority of District 911 calls are made from cellphones, which don't provide aging and outdated 911 systems with...

Belles of the ball: Dem freshmen courted by 2020 hopefuls

Feb. 19, 2019 2:10 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren gave a nod to the first two Native Americans elected to Congress. Sen. Jeff Merkley got a moment on-camera with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And virtually all of the Democrats who would be president have reached out to freshman Rep. Joe Cunningham in early-voting South...