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Trea Turner, Phillies finalize 11-year, $300M contract

Dec. 08, 2022 18:05 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper lobbed Philadelphia's first recruiting pitch over the summer when the injured All-Star used a guest stint in the broadcast booth to advocate for the future free agent and his former Washington teammate. “Trea Turner, he's my favorite player in the...

House report: Snyder had role in 'toxic' Commanders culture

Dec. 08, 2022 17:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Commanders created a “toxic work culture” for more than two decades, “ignoring and downplaying sexual misconduct" and what former female employees described as hundreds of instances of sexual harassment by men at the top levels of the organization, according...

Officials: Student shot outside school, 2nd student arrested

Dec. 08, 2022 17:43 PM EST

DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — A ninth grader at a Maryland high school was shot and wounded Thursday during a fight on school grounds and a 14-year-old student was arrested in connection with the shooting, officials said. A large group of students witnessed the shooting near the...

Biden releasing nearly $36B to aid pensions of union workers

Dec. 08, 2022 15:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration on Thursday announced the infusion of nearly $36 billion to shore up a financially troubled union pension plan, preventing severe cuts to the retirement incomes of about 350,000 Teamster workers and retirees across the United States. ...

Schumer reelected Senate leader after Dems expand majority

Dec. 08, 2022 15:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Chuck Schumer was unanimously elected Thursday for another term as Senate Democratic leader, helming a bolstered 51-seat majority for a new era of divided government in Congress but intent on “getting things done” for the country. Senate Democrats met...

Suspect in deadly UVA football shooting appears in court

Dec. 08, 2022 12:10 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A University of Virginia student accused of fatally shooting three UVA football players and wounding two other students made his first in-person appearance in court Thursday, as a judge set a date for a hearing when witnesses will testify about the shootings on a bus...

House gives final OK to landmark bill protecting same-sex and interracial marriages, sending to Biden for signature

Dec. 08, 2022 11:17 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — House gives final OK to landmark bill protecting same-sex and interracial marriages, sending to Biden for signature.

Trump allies aim to capture his philosophy in policy book

Dec. 08, 2022 10:25 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump arrived in Washington with a hodgepodge of ideas developed over decades in business and television that were far outside the Republican mainstream. After his party’s military invasions and embrace of multilateral trade deals that...

Sen. Chuck Schumer reelected as Senate Democratic leader, taking helm of bolstered 51-seat majority after midterm wins

Dec. 08, 2022 10:11 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Chuck Schumer reelected as Senate Democratic leader, taking helm of bolstered 51-seat majority after midterm wins.

Cherelle Griner: 'Today my family is whole' after Russia frees wife, Brittney, calls for Paul Whelan's release

Dec. 08, 2022 08:52 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cherelle Griner: 'Today my family is whole' after Russia frees wife, Brittney, calls for Paul Whelan's release.