- Oldest US park ranger to light White House Christmas tree Updated: Nov-26-15 12:39 am
RICHMOND, California - A 94-year-old San Francisco Bay area U.S. park ranger says she has been asked to light the National Christmas tree at the White House.
- Kuznetsov, Orlov lead Capitals over Jets 5-3 Updated: Nov-25-15 11:14 pm
WASHINGTON - The Alex Ovechkin-led Washington Capitals have often been at their best in high-scoring games.
- Obama grants reprieve to turkeys 'Honest' and 'Abe' Updated: Nov-25-15 6:18 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama spared two turkeys named for one of the nation's most admired presidents, continuing a White House tradition that provides a refreshing sense of amusement and bipartisan cheer no matter how troubled the times.
- Thousands of children crossed US-Mexico border in October Updated: Nov-25-15 5:02 pm
SAN ANTONIO - Nearly 5,000 unaccompanied immigrant children were caught illegally crossing the U.S. border with Mexico in October, almost double the number from October 2014, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data.
- Obama signs defense bill despite Guantanamo provisions Updated: Nov-25-15 4:34 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed a $607 billion defense policy bill despite his opposition to restrictions in the legislation that ban him from moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States and making good on a long unfulfilled campaign promise.
- Clarification: Congress-Health Repeal story Updated: Nov-25-15 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON - In a story Nov. 24, The Associated Press listed Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., as one of several Republican senators who might find it difficult to vote for a bill eliminating federal money for Planned Parenthood.
- Bill Clinton opening fundraising spree for wife's campaign Updated: Nov-25-15 2:49 pm
WASHINGTON - Former President Bill Clinton is going on a fundraising swing reminiscent of his presidential campaigns of the 1990s. But this time he's doing it for his wife.
- Obama and Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State Updated: Nov-24-15 8:53 pm
WASHINGTON - In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to escalate airstrikes against the Islamic State and bolster intelligence sharing following the deadly attacks in Paris. They called on Russia to join the international efforts, but only if Moscow ends its support for Syria's embattled president.
- The Latest: France says it has struck IS center in Iraq Updated: Nov-24-15 4:44 pm
WASHINGTON - The latest on President Barack Obama's meeting with French President Francois Hollande at the White House on the fight against the Islamic State group:
- Since '01, Clintons collected $35M from financial businesses Updated: Nov-24-15 4:16 pm
WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton wants voters to know she is no friend of Wall Street. But Wall Street has frequently been a friend to her.
- Marion Barry memorial plans include city hall statue or bust Updated: Nov-24-15 12:28 pm
WASHINGTON - Marion Barry would get a statue or bust in front of the District of Columbia's city hall under new plans unveiled by Mayor Muriel Bowser's office.
- Orlov, Holtby lead Capitals to 1-0 victory over Oilers Updated: Nov-24-15 12:22 am
WASHINGTON - Dmitry Orlov scored the only goal but the Washington Capitals credited Braden Holtby with their victory Monday night.
- White House asks allies to step up in IS campaign Updated: Nov-23-15 7:22 pm
WASHINGTON - The White House urged allies on Monday to do more in the campaign against the Islamic State, while President Barack Obama faced pressure in return to show the U.S.-led coalition will intensify efforts in response to the Paris attacks, even without a major shift in strategy.
- Republicans' tough Senate map gets another twist Updated: Nov-23-15 5:03 pm
WASHINGTON - Republicans' plans to defend their Senate majority in 2016 just got a bit more complicated.
- Capitals score 4 in first, beat Avalanche 7-3 Updated: Nov-21-15 9:55 pm
- Washington, DC police identify man fatally shot by officer Updated: Nov-21-15 5:08 am
WASHINGTON - District of Columbia police have identified the man shot and killed by an officer after he confronted the officer with a large knife and another sharp object.
- Appeals court hears arguments in DC gun law case Updated: Nov-20-15 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal judge who halted enforcement of a strict District of Columbia gun law didn't have authority to rule on the case, a city lawyer argued to a federal appeals court Friday.
- Convicted spy Pollard is released after 30 years behind bars Updated: Nov-20-15 4:47 pm
NEW YORK - Jonathan Pollard was released from prison Friday after 30 years behind bars for spying for Israel, and his lawyers immediately went to court to challenge tough parole conditions seemingly designed to ensure he doesn't spill any U.S. military secrets he might have left.
- House OK of GOP Syrian refugee curbs is just start of fight Updated: Nov-20-15 10:00 am
WASHINGTON - Republicans have embarrassed President Barack Obama by winning veto-proof House approval of legislation blocking Syrian and Iraqi refugees from the U.S., but from here the effort may take a different turn in Congress.
- Bipartisan agreement on bill to rework No Child Left Behind Updated: Nov-20-15 4:22 am
WASHINGTON - The Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law has long been criticized as unworkable, too punitive and in need of repair. After years of trying, Congress is finally on the verge of rewriting the 2002 law.
- Stars beat Capitals 3-2 despite milestone goal by Ovechkin Updated: Nov-19-15 11:13 pm
WASHINGTON - A record-breaking night for Alex Ovechkin ended in disappointment for the sharp-shooting star and his Washington Capitals.
- Congress finally close to vote on new education law Updated: Nov-19-15 8:31 pm
WASHINGTON - Congress is finally close to a vote to rewrite the outdated and highly criticized No Child Left Behind education law.
- Bipartisan push in Senate for war powers after Paris attacks Updated: Nov-19-15 5:55 pm
WASHINGTON - The Paris attacks have given new impetus to a bipartisan push to approve new war powers to fight Islamic State militants, with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday joining Republican and Democratic lawmakers in calling for what would be the first war vote in Congress in 13 years.
- DC agrees to $16.65M settlement with wrongly convicted man Updated: Nov-19-15 5:25 pm
WASHINGTON - The District of Columbia agreed Thursday to pay $16.65 million to a man who spent 27 years in prison for a rape and murder he didn't commit.
- DC mayor to greet students from Ohio near White House Updated: Nov-19-15 1:42 pm
WASHINGTON - Washington's mayor is greeting middle school students from Ohio who chose to travel to the nation's capital despite threats in the wake of the Paris attacks.