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Countering Biden, GOP pitches $568B for infrastructure

Apr. 22, 2021 13:28 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 12:13 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. Voting along party lines with minority Republicans in opposition,...

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...

Scherzer's 9 K's, Avila RBI double lift Nats past Cards 1-0

Apr. 21, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wind that topped 30 mph and sent napkins twirling around Nationals Park rippled Max Scherzer's white jersey and dried out his hands. His forearm was a little sore from trying to grip the baseball hard enough to control where it would go when he let it...

Relief after verdict in Floyd killing, but what comes next?

Apr. 21, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the verdicts came in — Guilty, Guilty, Guilty — Lucia Edmonds let out the breath she hadn't even realized she'd been holding. The relief that the 91-year-old Black woman felt flooding over her when white former Minneapolis police officer Derek...

Get a shot, play slots: Casino clinic lets in out-of-staters

Apr. 21, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A vaccine clinic at a West Virginia casino is welcoming people from outside of the state to get their COVID-19 shots as demand declines among in-state residents. “Grateful was what we saw in their eyes,” said Betsy Gambino, a nurse with...

White House offers new tax credit to help spur vaccinations

Apr. 21, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced new employer tax credits and other steps to encourage people reluctant to be inoculated to get the COVID-19 vaccine as his administration tries to overcome diminishing demand for the shots. The moves came as Biden celebrated...

Dent in the pipeline: NHL draft-eligible players take a hit

Apr. 21, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

A few years from now, Brandt Clarke might be able to brag he took the Auston Matthews path to the NHL by playing in Europe during his draft year. “He kind of went over voluntarily,” Clarke said. “I went over out of desperation.” Clarke and...