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Signs of recession worry Trump ahead of 2020

Aug. 17, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is warning of an economic crash if he loses reelection, arguing that even voters who personally dislike him should base their ballots on the nation's strong growth and low unemployment rate. But privately, Trump is growing increasingly worried the economy won't look...

Rendon's RBI double lifts Nationals to 2-1 win over Brewers

Aug. 16, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With hits hard to come by, the Washington Nationals turned to the reliable Anthony Rendon yet again. Rendon hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the eighth inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 Friday night in the opener of a three-game series between National...

Reporter says he'll sue over suspension of White House pass

Aug. 16, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington reporter for Playboy says he'll sue over his one-month suspension from the White House. A lawyer for reporter Brian Karem announced plans in a statement Friday to challenge the suspension in federal court. The White House suspended Karem for a month after his heated Rose...

California leads latest lawsuit over Trump immigration rule

Aug. 16, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California and three other states on Friday filed the latest court challenge to new Trump administration rules blocking green cards for many immigrants who use public assistance including Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers. Nearly half of Americans would be considered a...

Republicans still waiting on Pompeo in Kansas Senate race

Aug. 16, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Even though U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declared a Senate run to be "off the table" next year, many fellow Republicans in Washington and his home state of Kansas aren't buying it. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is among the GOP senators encouraging the former congressman to...

DC priest convicted of sexually abusing 2 kids in parish

Aug. 16, 2019 6:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Catholic priest faces up to 45 years in prison for sexually abusing two children in his parish in Washington, D.C. News outlets report 47-year-old Urbano Vazquez was convicted Thursday after a weeklong trial. The girls, now 12 and 18, testified he assaulted them, even during Mass....

From 12 games under to 10 over, Nats lead NL wild-card race

Aug. 15, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Right now, 19-31 is just a distant memory for the Washington Nationals. Even without Max Scherzer for all but one game over the past month-plus, even with recurring bullpen issues, even though they dug themselves quite a hole, the Nationals are suddenly 65-55 — 10 games over .500...

US agency defends DC shelter for unaccompanied migrant kids

Aug. 15, 2019 5:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has defended its plan to house unaccompanied migrant children in Washington, D.C. The Washington Post reports DHHS says unaccompanied minors were apprehended alone, unlike migrant children separated from their families. It says its wards...

Mystics use 29-8 4th quarter to beat Storm 88-59

Aug. 14, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aerial Powers led six Washington players in double figures with 16 points and the Mystics beat the Seattle Storm 88-59 on Wednesday night. The Mystics opened the third quarter on a 17-5 run for a 15-point lead as Seattle went without a field goal for four-plus minutes. The Storm pulled...

Nationals put up 10 runs in 5th, 6 in 6th, beat Reds 17-7

Aug. 14, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It all started with Stephen Strasburg flicking his bat to reach for an outside cutter and loop a flare into right field for a tiebreaking RBI single. With that, the Washington Nationals were on their way Wednesday — to a 10-run fifth inning that also featured homers by Anthony...