- No Duda, no problem: Mets find power stroke, beat Nationals Updated: May-24-16 12:25 am
WASHINGTON - Bartolo Colon's back was bothering him enough that he told New York Mets manager Terry Collins he wouldn't be able to hit another memorable home run. The heart of the lineup took care of that.
- White House backs bill to overhaul chemical regulation Updated: May-23-16 6:22 pm
WASHINGTON - The White House and top House Democrats said Monday they will support a bipartisan bill to overhaul regulation of asbestos and other dangerous chemicals, clearing the way for the bill's passage in Congress and signature by President Barack Obama.
- White House: No invite issued to ex-POW for Hiroshima visit Updated: May-23-16 12:04 pm
TOKYO - A U.S. veterans group says an American who was held by Japan as a prisoner of war during World War II will accompany President Barack Obama on his historic visit to Hiroshima this week, but the White House said Monday that no such invitation has been issued.
- Tale of harrowing rescue on Denali unheralded for 35 years Updated: May-23-16 11:35 am
EVERETT, Washington - In the spring of 1980, climbers Mike Helms and Bob Kandiko came upon two other climbers in peril near the summit of Alaska's 20,310-foot Denali. Over the next several days, and in very difficult conditions, Helms and Kandiko helped the other two men down the mountain, saving at least one life and perhaps two.
- Surviving Freedom Riders recall violence faced 55 years ago Updated: May-23-16 9:56 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - In 1961, the Freedom Riders embarked on a journey to change America as they resolved to ride buses from Washington, D.C., to New Orleans while testing how integrated Southern bus stations actually were.
- Gray's ex-campaign chair worried about advisor's actions Updated: May-22-16 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON - Documents show that the chairwoman of former District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray's campaign expressed concerned that his political adviser was running an off-the-books campaign.
- Man shot outside White House remains in critical condition Updated: May-21-16 10:21 pm
WASHINGTON - A man shot by a U.S. Secret Service officer outside the White House remained in critical condition in a Washington hospital Saturday, one day after the shooting, a hospital spokeswoman said.
- The Latest: Friend of man shot outside White House shocked Updated: May-21-16 10:13 pm
WASHINGTON - The Latest on the shooting of a man outside the White House (all times local):
- Pentagon: US airstrike targets Taliban leader Mullah Mansour Updated: May-21-16 9:30 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. targeted Taliban leader Mullah Mansour in an airstrike Saturday near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, the Defense Department said, and a U.S. official said Mansour was believed to have been killed.
- Obama adviser to Colby College seniors: embrace citizenship Updated: May-21-16 7:37 pm
WATERVILLE, Maine - White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett has told seniors at Colby College that while technology makes the world smaller and brings people together, it also causes fear of change and the unknown, which spawns conflict and polarizing politics.
- Group that helped sell Iran nuke deal also funded media Updated: May-20-16 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON - A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on the pact and related issues, according to the group's annual report. It also funded reporters and partnerships with other news outlets.
- Indian prime minister, Obama to meet at White House in June Updated: May-20-16 8:53 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (nah-REN'-drah MOH'-dee) in Washington next month.
- US could lift arms embargo on Vietnam amid China tensions Updated: May-19-16 5:42 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama could lift restrictions on arms sales when he makes his first visit to Vietnam next week. That would remove a final vestige of wartime animosity but would not please China, which views growing U.S. defense ties in its backyard with deep suspicion amid rising military tensions in the South China Sea.
- Congress, White House strike rescue deal for Puerto Rico Updated: May-19-16 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON - House Republicans and Democrats reached a rare, election-year deal with the White House to try to rescue Puerto Rico from $70 billion in debt as millions of Americans in the cash-strapped U.S. territory struggle with the loss of basic services.
- Trove of soggy, undelivered mail found in Washington sewer Updated: May-19-16 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. Postal Service investigators want to know who left a trove of undelivered mail inside the catch basins of a sewer in Northeast Washington - enough to fill 25 trash bags.
- Senate vote sets up tricky talks ahead on anti-Zika bills Updated: May-19-16 3:25 pm
WASHINGTON - The Senate on Thursday approved its $1.1 billion plan to combat the Zika virus, setting the stage for difficult negotiations with House Republicans over how much money to devote to fighting the virus and whether to cut Ebola funding to help pay for it.
- Transgender woman: Guard kicked me out of women's restroom Updated: May-19-16 2:23 pm
WASHINGTON - Police have charged a security guard with assault after a transgender woman says the guard kicked her out of a women's restroom in a Washington, D.C., supermarket.
- White House: 'Still more to do" to help Americans save Updated: May-19-16 12:08 pm
NEW YORK - The White House says there is "still more to do" to help Americans save money in reaction to an Associated Press poll that showed two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty raising $1,000 to cover an emergency.
- President Obama honors UW scientist with Medal of Science Updated: May-19-16 11:23 am
SEATTLE - President Obama is giving the National Medal of Science to a University of Washington scientist credited with connecting a gene mutation with breast cancer.
- GM expands car-sharing to Boston, Chicago, Washington Updated: May-19-16 8:48 am
DETROIT - General Motors is expanding its Maven car-sharing service to Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C.
- GOP-led House decisively approves $602 billion defense bill Updated: May-18-16 10:31 pm
WASHINGTON - The Republican-led House voted convincingly Wednesday to approve a $602 billion defense policy bill after rejecting attempts by Democrats to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and to repeal the war powers President Barack Obama relies on to fight the Islamic State.
- Sims leads Wings to second road win; 87-77 over Mystics Updated: May-18-16 9:57 pm
- DC activist sues over freedom of information request Updated: May-18-16 6:36 pm
WASHINGTON - A District of Columbia neighborhood activist is suing the Department of Justice to try to get information on what happens to the thousands of people arrested in the city each year.
- Sweet spell of success Updated: May-18-16 2:02 am
CLOVIS, New Mexico - Ariel Kokoricha doesn't have any favorite words.
- 2 security guards indicted in death of DC hospital patient Updated: May-17-16 6:55 pm
WASHINGTON - Two former security guards were indicted Tuesday for involuntary manslaughter in the death of a hospital patient in Washington.