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  • Prosecutors drop charges for 3 arrested on Inauguration Day

    8 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped felony rioting charges against three more people who were arrested after protesters broke windows and set fire to a limousine in Washington on Inauguration Day. That brings the total number of dropped cases to ...

  • Trump administration working on trans bathroom guidelines

    24 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is working on a new set of directives on the use of school bathrooms by transgender students, the White House said Tuesday. The announcement alarmed LGBT groups and parents across the country who have ...

  • Trump praises new African American museum during first visit

    1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced "bigotry, intolerance and hatred in all of its very ugly forms" during his first visit to the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History on Tuesday. Trump, in remarks after his tour, ...

  • Trump pick as security adviser is nod toward pragmatism

    1 hour, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice of an outspoken but non-political Army general as his national security adviser is a nod to pragmatism. Even so, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will serve a president with unorthodox ideas about foreign policy ...

  • CIA on deadline to argue for interrogation documents secrecy

    3 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge has given the CIA until March 8 to determine whether it wants to try to keep some records secret about the relationship between the agency and two psychologists hired to develop harsh interrogation ...

  • US to increase number of immigrants targeted for deportation

    5 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department is greatly expanding the number of people living in the U.S. illegally who are considered a deportation priority. The new guidelines under President Donald Trump call for the deportation of any individuals in ...

  • DC eagle pair lays first egg of season at National Arboretum

    6 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — An eagle egg has landed at the National Arboretum. Media outlets report that eagle parents Mr. President and The First Lady welcomed the egg to their nest Sunday evening. The eagle couple raised two eaglets — known ...

  • High court rejects appeal from ex-NYC councilman

    7 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declined to disturb the conviction of former New York City councilman Daniel Halloran on bribery and fraud charges. The justices on Tuesday rejected Halloran's appeal of his 2014 conviction for trying to help ...

  • White House denounces 'hatred' after Jewish center threats

    7 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is denouncing "hatred and hate-motivated violence" following a series of threats against Jewish community centers across the country. The statement does not directly mention those incidents or Jews. The FBI said it is joining ...

  • Justices reject appeal from South Carolina death row inmate

    7 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from a South Carolina death row inmate who pleaded guilty to killing an off-duty police officer during a multistate crime spree in 2004. The justices on Tuesday left in ...

  • Supreme Court rejects appeal from Virginia death row inmate

    7 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a Virginia death row inmate who killed two people during an escape in 2006. William Morva argued that he should have been allowed to present evidence that he wouldn't ...

  • Supreme Court rejects Alabama death row appeal

    7 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is freeing Alabama to try again to execute a convicted killer who has been on death row for more than 30 years. The justices on Tuesday turned down an appeal from inmate Tommy Arthur. ...

  • Bill would bring Tubman statue to US Capitol Building

    7 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland's U.S. senators are sponsoring legislation to bring a statue of Harriet Tubman to the U.S. Capitol Building. The Maryland General Assembly passed legislation in 2012 creating the Harriet Tubman Statue Commission to raise money and commission ...

  • National Park Service reports graffiti at 3 monuments

    8 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service says graffiti has been found at three monuments in Washington. WRC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2lqhfej ) that words written in permanent marker were discovered over the holiday weekend on stone at the Lincoln Memorial, the ...

  • The Latest: Kremlin holds off commenting on McMaster

    11 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 5:45 a.m. The Kremlin has refrained from comment on the appointment of the new U.S. national security adviser, saying it will wait to see what stance Washington will ...

  • DC panda fans bam-boo-hoo as US-born cub leaves for China

    12 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo in Washington is saying a final goodbye to its panda cub Bao Bao. The zoo is packing up the American-born panda for a one-way flight Tuesday to China, where the 3-year-old will eventually join ...

  • Trump's new national security adviser a soldier-scholar

    13 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has chosen as his national security adviser a soldier-scholar who fought in both Iraq wars. Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster also published an influential book that called out the U.S. government for "lies" that ...

  • Congressman intends to sue over removal of painting

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The office of a Missouri congressman says he intends to file a federal lawsuit over the removal of a constituent's painting from its display on Capitol Hill. The painting, which shows a pig in a police uniform, ...

  • Kremlin: Trump associates' peace plan for Ukraine 'absurd'

    1 day, 3 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Kremlin says the Russian government does not know anything about Ukraine peace plan crafted by an opposition Ukrainian lawmaker and two of President Donald Trump's associates. Russia President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, dismissed the peace ...

  • Special delivery: US-born panda cub Bao Bao bound for China

    1 day, 6 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo is preparing to pack up its American-born panda cub Bao Bao for a one-way flight to China. Bao Bao is scheduled to depart the National Zoo on Tuesday morning and travel to Washington Dulles ...

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