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  • Terror fears permeated GOP week _ Dems barely mention them

    2 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have barely mentioned the Islamic State through two days of their convention, after terrorism fears permeated Republican speeches a week ago, That is perhaps a result of IS' emergence from a localized, Middle East insurgency to ...

  • Obama returns to convention stage to make case for Clinton

    2 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Twelve years ago to the day, an obscure Senate candidate from Illinois catapulted himself to the center of American political consciousness with a rousing convention speech in Boston. Barack Obama returns to the convention stage Wednesday as ...

  • Washington Monument to reopen Friday after elevator repairs

    13 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Monument will reopen Friday after being closed for nearly a week because of problems with its elevator. The National Park Service announced Tuesday that the monument will reopen after a damaged bearing on the elevator ...

  • Obama expanding refugee program for Central Americans

    18 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will soon expand efforts to help Central American families and children legally immigrate to the United States amid another surge of migrants caught crossing the border illegally. White House Deputy Homeland Security Adviser Amy ...

  • Jury: Seattle police chief retaliated against officers

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — A jury has found that the Seattle police chief retaliated against two police officers who were transferred amid a dispute about overtime pay. The Seattle Times reports ( ) a King County Superior Court jury on Monday ...

  • Carter casts doubt on military partnership with Russia

    1 day, 14 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is casting doubt on prospects for a military partnership with Russia to combat the Islamic State inside Syria. At a Pentagon news conference Monday, Carter says the Russians are "a long way" from ...

  • Washington Monument remains closed for elevator repair

    1 day, 21 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say the Washington Monument remains closed while workers make repairs to the elevator. The National Park Service spokesman Mike Litterst said by telephone Monday that the monument could open Tuesday at the earliest. The monument was ...

  • Police: Off-duty officer fires when person points weapon

    1 day, 21 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say an off-duty officer investigating the sound of gunshots in northwest Washington fired his gun when a person pointed a weapon in his direction. Police announced in a statement Sunday that the officer heard gunshots nearby ...

  • Off-duty deputy involved in shooting in DC suburb

    1 day, 22 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty sheriff's deputy was involved in a shooting when two men tried to rob him. Prince George's County police tell local media two men approached the off-duty deputy who was not in uniform while ...

  • Power restored to National Mall, some museums still closed

    3 days, 15 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Power has been restored to several museums and other buildings along the National Mall. Power went out in the early afternoon Friday, leaving several museums in the dark. A Pepco spokesman tells The Washington Post ( ) ...

  • Elevator problems close Washington Monument

    3 days, 18 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say the Washington Monument is closed while workers repair its elevator. The National Park Service says in a statement that a faulty bearing caused problems with the elevator Saturday morning before the monument opened. It says ...

  • Obama vetoes bill to cap ex-presidents' expense accounts

    4 days, 11 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has vetoed a bill that would cap the taxpayer-funded expense accounts of former presidents. Obama says he supports the bill's goal, but sent the measure back to Congress because it would immediately end salaries ...

  • Obama signs compromise drug-abuse bill into law

    4 days, 11 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill aimed at curbing the abuse of heroin and opioid drugs. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 will create grants and other programs, and expand access to ...

  • 'Merciless' heat, humidity sticks to nearly all of US

    4 days, 12 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the United Sweats of America. A heat wave spreading across the United States is leaving few places to hide from the relentless mugginess of high humidity. Not the north. Not the cool of night. Washington ...

  • Power outage leaves some DC museums in the dark

    4 days, 13 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A power outage along the National Mall has left several museums and other buildings in the dark. Power went out in the early afternoon Friday and Pepco spokesman Marcus Beal said the utility was investigating the cause ...

  • Obama denies US involvement in failed Turkey coup

    4 days, 17 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States had no knowledge or involvement in the failed coup attempt in Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday accused followers of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen of mocking the Turkish ...

  • US envoy to visit Malaysia amid questions over mass graves

    4 days, 17 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. envoy on combating human trafficking will visit Malaysia next week amid complaints that the Southeast Asian nation has failed to investigate properly alleged official complicity over mass graves of suspected trafficking victims. The State Department ...

  • Obama: Trump's portrayal of US besieged by violence and chaos doesn't jibe with the facts

    4 days, 17 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama: Trump's portrayal of US besieged by violence and chaos doesn't jibe with the facts.

  • Kerry: Climate change as dangerous as terrorism

    4 days, 20 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says climate change is as dangerous as, if not more than, the threat from the Islamic State and other extremist groups. Speaking on Friday at an international conference on climate change, ...

  • Metro subway smoke: union sues to reinstate fired mechanic

    4 days, 21 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A union that represents the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has filed a lawsuit to reinstate a mechanic fired last year over a deadly smoke incident inside a subway car. Local news outlets report that the Amalgamated ...

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