Tag: National News

Photos of the week: Dec. 8-15

Here are photos from stories that happened last week. Scroll through to see if you’ve missed any. Santa cruised around on that Harley-Davidson, collecting toys from Montgomery County businesses before making a special delivery to the kids at the National Institutes of Health’s Children’s Inn. The jolly elf ditched the reindeer for Wednesday’s gift run. In […]

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Mystery Mueller mayhem at a Washington court

Fridays at the DC federal courthouse are typically days of high alert for the press corps trying to discern what special counsel Robert Mueller’s next legal action will be. But this Friday, court officials went to extreme measures to ensure it was as difficult as possible to figure out what Mueller’s team was doing as […]

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First lady spreads anti-bullying message at DC kids’ hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump spread her anti-bullying message on an annual Christmas season visit to a Washington children’s hospital on Thursday, reading a story about a Christmas ornament named Oliver who is bullied by other ornaments in a family’s collection. “Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year,” the first […]

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Bond denied for DC priest charged with child sex abuse

WASHINGTON — A judge on Thursday ordered Rev. Urbano Vazquez, a D.C. priest accused of sexually abusing parishioners, to remain in a local jail cell until trial despite an offer from a robed friar to ensure Vazquez would have no contact with children at the Pittsburgh-area friary where he had been staying. In a detention […]

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Rolling Thunder comes to an end; 2019 will be last ride

WASHINGTON — One of the nation’s most iconic displays of support for military veterans, those missing in action and prisoners of war is coming to an end. The annual Rolling Thunder ride — which has brought thousands of bikers to the D.C. area for decades — is putting the brakes on. They won’t be riding […]

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Maria Butina, accused Russian agent, pleads guilty in federal court

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian woman accused of being a secret agent admitted Thursday that she conspired to infiltrate the American gun-rights movement to gather intelligence on conservative political groups as Donald Trump rose to power. Maria Butina, 30, agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy charge as part of a deal with federal prosecutors. […]

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Canseco makes pitch for chief of staff job in tweet to Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Canseco (kan-SAY’-koh) is ready to take a swing at politics. The former major league slugger has made his pitch for a big job at the White House, tweeting Wednesday to President Donald Trump: “u need a bash brother for Chief if (sic) Staff.” Canseco told his “little buddy” he has […]

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Metaphorical Washington ‘swamp’ overrun by actual vermin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andre Pittman and Gregory Cornes are on a mission to rid Washington of opportunistic vermin. But their target isn’t corrupt officials or shady political fixers; it’s Rattus Norvegicus, the common Norway Rat. The nation’s capital is facing a spiraling rat infestation, fueled by mild winters and a human population boom. Washington’s government […]

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‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘Shining’ added to National Film Registry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The National Film Registry is turning 30 and will bring in a new crop of films ranging from dinosaurs’ return from extinction, a cowboys-in-love drama and stories showcasing Native Americans. The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that the films “Jurassic Park,” ”Brokeback Mountain” and “My Fair Lady” are among the 25 […]

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Draining the swamp, clearing the burrows: DC’s war on rats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andre Pittman and Gregory Cornes are on a mission to rid Washington of opportunistic vermin. But their target isn’t corrupt officials or shady political fixers; it’s Rattus Norvegicus, the common Norway Rat. The nation’s capital is facing a spiraling rat infestation, fueled by mild winters and a human population boom. Washington’s government […]

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Melania Trump gives gifts at Marine Corps Reserve toy drive

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump highlighted the spirit of giving Tuesday by sorting toys and making Christmas cards for an annual toy drive held by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. The first lady said she had been looking forward to the Toys for Tots event all year. The charity collects new toys and distributes them […]

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Photos of the week: Dec. 1-8

Here are photos from stories that happened last week. Scroll through to see if you’ve missed any. People gather around the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree during the lighting ceremony at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. The 80-foot Noble Fir was harvested from the Willamette National Forest in […]

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Lebanese businessman pleads guilty to violating US sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Lebanese businessman accused of providing millions of dollars to the Hezbollah militant group pleaded guilty Thursday and admitted his role in a money laundering conspiracy in an effort to evade U.S. sanctions, the Justice Department said. Kassim Tajideen, 63, of Beirut, was accused of conspiring with at least five other people […]

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PHOTOS: Remembering George HW Bush at National Cathedral

WASHINGTON — Former President George H.W. Bush is being remembered Wednesday at an invitation-only state funeral to be held at the National Cathedral at 11 a.m. Among those who will be attending are President Donald Trump, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and his wife — Trump’s 2016 Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. […]

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WATCH: George HW Bush’s memorial service at National Cathedral

WASHINGTON – Family and friends of former President George H.W. Bush are gathering Wednesday at Washington National Cathedral for a memorial service. President Donald Trump has also designated it as a national day of mourning. The service is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Watch a livestream below, when it is available. Like […]

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WATCH: Public honors George HW Bush at Capitol

WASHINGTON – Members of the public are taking the time to honor former President George H.W.Bush as he lies in state. He will lie in state in the Capitol for public visitation through Wednesday. Watch a livestream from the Rotunda below. [embedded content] Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in […]

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Bush 41’s ‘horrendous sense of good humor’ remembered

WASHINGTON — When people start swapping stories about former President George H.W. Bush at the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday, a church leader who will be at the funeral will be remembering what she calls his “horrendous sense of good humor.” The Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope, National Cathedral provost, joined the staff of Barbara […]

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DC, Md. officials ready with subpoenas in Trump hotel case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland said Monday that they are moving forward with subpoenas for records in their case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency. U.S. District Court Judge Peter J. Messitte approved the legal discovery schedule in an order Monday. Such information would […]

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PHOTOS: George HW Bush’s final journey to the Capitol

WASHINGTON — Memorial services were underway Monday to honor the late President George H.W. Bush, whose casket is set to depart Houston for a public viewing at the U.S. Capitol until Wednesday and a ceremony at the National Cathedral in D.C. Bush died at his Houston home Friday at age 94. His remains are scheduled […]

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WATCH at 4:45 p.m.: Arrival ceremony for President George HW Bush at US Capitol

WASHINGTON – Members of the House and Senate will take part Monday evening in a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol as the casket of former President George H.W. Bush arrives. Bush will then lie in state in the Rotunda through Wednesday morning. Monday evening’s ceremony is expected to begin around 4:45 p.m. A livestream of […]

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‘Mission complete’: Sully the service dog to accompany Bush one last time

(CNN) — Sully H.W. Bush, a yellow Labrador service dog who worked with the late former President George H.W. Bush, will be traveling with Bush’s casket on his flight to Washington, DC, according to a source familiar with the plans. Jim McGrath, Bush’s spokesman, posted an image of Sully next to Bush’s casket on Sunday […]

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Americans to begin saying their goodbyes to George H.W. Bush

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans will begin saying goodbye to former President George H.W. Bush on Monday when his body arrives in Washington for public viewing in the Capitol Rotunda — a rare honor that will be bestowed on a man who earned the respect and admiration of many with his leadership, bravery and grace. The […]

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