- Down a man after Orpik hit, Pens top Caps 2-1; series 1-all Updated: May-01-16 12:36 am
WASHINGTON - Already down a game in their second-round playoff series, Kris Letang and the Pittsburgh Penguins suddenly were down a man, too, on Saturday night, when Olli Maatta was leveled by a high hit from Washington's Brooks Orpik less than 5 minutes in.
- Obama out: President takes last shots at official Washington Updated: Apr-30-16 11:58 pm
WASHINGTON - Even though President Barack Obama and his wife can't wait to get out of the White House, being a lame duck can hurt a guy.
- Reagan National Airport holding emergency exercise Updated: Apr-30-16 8:05 am
ARLINGTON, Virginia - An emergency exercise involving simulated aircraft accident is being held at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
- President Obama celebrates jazz at the White House Updated: Apr-30-16 1:17 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are celebrating International Jazz Day a day early with a concert at the White House.
- Republicans beginning to make peace with Trump as nominee Updated: Apr-29-16 5:42 pm
WASHINGTON - They thought it was impossible. Some still fear it. Others can barely believe it. But leading Republicans are beginning to accept the idea that Donald Trump will be their party's presidential nominee.
- Stutzman, Young near end of biting GOP Senate campaign Updated: Apr-29-16 2:08 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The farmer versus the U.S. Marine - those are the wholesome self-portraits the two candidates seeking Indiana's Republican nomination for U.S. Senate have tried their best to paint for voters ahead of Tuesday's primary election.
- Former star of "The West Wing" greets White House reporters Updated: Apr-29-16 1:55 pm
WASHINGTON - Allison Janney played a White House press secretary on "The West Wing." She got a chance to do the real thing on Friday.
- Appeals court: Amtrak can't have regulatory role Updated: Apr-29-16 1:33 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court has once again ruled that Congress can't give Amtrak power to impose rail standards on other private railroads.
- House again approves DC private school voucher program Updated: Apr-29-16 11:54 am
WASHINGTON - The House has voted again to reauthorize the nation's only federally funded private school voucher program, which is open to students in the District of Columbia.
- Nationals lose to Phillies 3-0 and get swept Updated: Apr-28-16 9:35 pm
WASHINGTON - The Nationals maintain one poor series doesn't erase a very good start.
- Rupp's 9th-inning hit lifts Phils over Nats 3-0 for sweep Updated: Apr-28-16 9:07 pm
WASHINGTON - So much for the Washington Nationals' hot start.
- Rutgers reporter asks Obama for interview - and gets it Updated: Apr-28-16 7:58 pm
WASHINGTON - A college reporter spending time at the White House has landed what many beat reporters long for: an interview with President Barack Obama.
- GOP senator blocks vote on Army secretary over Guantanamo Updated: Apr-28-16 5:36 pm
WASHINGTON - The nomination of President Barack Obama's choice to serve as Army secretary remains blocked by a Kansas senator over administration efforts to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and transfer detainees to the U.S.
- The Latest: Biden leaves Iraq, next stop Rome Updated: Apr-28-16 5:35 pm
BAGHDAD - The Latest on Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Iraq (all times local):
- Device was buried but airport's blizzard measurement was OK Updated: Apr-28-16 1:10 pm
A weather observer at Reagan National Airport lost a snow-measuring device during the January blizzard but still accurately recorded a snowfall total that was lower than in nearby Washington, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday.
- Steve McMillan named AP's Mid-Atlantic news editor Updated: Apr-28-16 12:51 pm
ATLANTA - Steve McMillan, news editor for The Associated Press in Virginia and West Virginia, has been named Mid-Atlantic news editor, overseeing a newly expanded region as part of a realignment of several AP regions.
- NC State's 1983 NCAA championship team to visit White House Updated: Apr-28-16 12:21 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - More than 30 years after winning the national championship, North Carolina State's 1983 basketball team finally will meet the president.
- Police: Man groped woman prior to jumping White House fence Updated: Apr-28-16 10:18 am
WASHINGTON - Authorities say a man who jumped over the White House fence earlier this week had minutes earlier groped a female college student and previously robbed others of a cellphone and purse.
- Obama wants $1.9B to fight Zika: Where does it stand? Updated: Apr-28-16 6:36 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion request for emergency money to combat the Zika virus has been sitting before Congress for more than two months, and there's no obvious path forward despite a growing threat in the hot summer months and increasing public anxiety.
- Marijuana legalization clears hurdle to Maine ballot Updated: Apr-27-16 10:11 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A referendum proposal to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Maine has met the threshold to appear on the November ballot, Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said Wednesday.
- Democrats eye Senate takeover after establishment wins Updated: Apr-27-16 5:04 pm
WASHINGTON - Democrats are increasingly optimistic they will take back control of the Senate in November, buoyed by establishment wins in Maryland and the key battleground state of Pennsylvania.
- New coach Brooks: Focus is on Wizards players, not Durant Updated: Apr-27-16 4:58 pm
WASHINGTON - New Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks was surprised it took so long to get the question. Almost 15 minutes into his introductory news conference he was asked, "Let's get this out of the way: Are you going to bring Kevin Durant here?"
- Dems block spending bill in dispute over Iran nuclear deal Updated: Apr-27-16 3:50 pm
WASHINGTON - Democrats on Wednesday blocked the Senate's first spending bill of the year in a last-minute fight over a Republican effort to undercut the Iran nuclear deal and scuttle U.S. plans to buy Iranian "heavy water."
- Obama to visit Flint to discuss water crisis Updated: Apr-27-16 3:28 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama next week will make his first trip to Flint, Michigan, since the city was found to have lead-tainted drinking water, a trip aimed at reassuring residents their plight hasn't been forgotten and pressuring Congress to approve economic aid, the White House said Wednesday.
- White House lockdown lifted, person taken into custody Updated: Apr-27-16 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON - The White House was put on lockdown for nearly two hours Wednesday after a man threw "personal belongings" over the north fence line of the White House complex.