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  • Smashed windows, chaotic confrontation near inauguration

    January 20, 2017 2:40 PM

    WASHINGTON - Police have used pepper spray and made a number of arrests in a confrontation with protesters in downtown Washington, D.C. At one point, police gave chase to a group of about 100 protesters who smashed windows of downtown businesses including a Starbucks, Bank of America and McDonald's as... more »
  • On Inauguration Day, 'House of Cards' announces May return

    January 20, 2017 1:19 PM

    BEVERLY HILLS - "House of Cards" will return in May for a fifth season. The show's Twitter account posted a video on Inauguration Day featuring an upside-down U.S. flag in front of the U.S. Capitol. The video ends with the date May 30. An upside-down flag is a signal of... more »
  • Trump takes out inaugural ads on social media

    January 17, 2017 10:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump has been tweeting that his inauguration will bring record numbers of people to Washington - and he's doing his utmost to make that happen. The Trump team is posting ads on Facebook and Twitter encouraging people to come to Washington for the inaugural festivities. The ads... more »
  • Man charged after fire at Washington state mosque

    January 17, 2017 9:39 PM

    BELLEVUE, Wash. - A man with an extensive history of mental illness and property damage has been charged with arson in connection with a fire that severely damaged a Washington state mosque Saturday. The Seattle Times reports Issac Wayne Wilson was charged in King County Tuesday. Bail was set at... more »
  • Attorney: DC sniper life sentence unconstitutional

    January 13, 2017 7:59 PM

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — An attorney for a man convicted of taking part in sniper shootings that left 10 people dead in the Washington area is asking a judge to toss his life sentence because he was convicted as a juvenile. In a motion filed Friday in a... more »
  • Afternoon fire on Washington Avenue caused by extension cord

    January 11, 2017 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to an afternoon fire on Washington Avenue that was caused by an overloaded extension cord. The incident occurred on Wednesday around 2 p.m. in the 5200 block of Washington Avenue. Firefighters arrived to the scene to find the living area... more »
  • Washington Monument lights back on after being on the blink

    January 9, 2017 8:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Washington Monument's lights are back on after going out for the second time in a week. National Park Service spokesman Mike Litterst said in an email that power went out at the marble and granite obelisk about 5:30 p.m. Monday. He says power was restored after 7... more »
  • DC police: Knife-wielding man shot by officer dies

    December 26, 2016 11:09 AM

    WASHINGTON - District of Columbia police say a man shot by an officer when he ignored commands to drop a knife has died. Police said in a statement that officers responding to a domestic disturbance report in northeast Washington on Sunday found a man armed with a knife. Police say... more »
  • Washington state officer in critical condition following standoff, suspect in custody

    December 16, 2016 11:00 AM

    MOUNT VERNON - A police officer wounded in a shooting in Washington state is in critical condition following surgery. Earlier reports said the officer from Mount Vernon was in serious condition, but Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg says the 61-year-old man has been in critical condition since arriving unconscious... more »
  • Mike Johnson elected to Louisiana's 4th District

    December 10, 2016 10:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican Mike Johnson will head to Washington in January to represent Louisiana's 4th Congressional District. The state lawmaker from Benton won Saturday's runoff election for the open seat, defeating Democrat Marshall Jones, a lawyer from Shreveport. Johnson focused on his conservative record, both his decades as a... more »
  • 'Cajun John Wayne' wins Louisiana House seat

    December 10, 2016 10:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Political upstart Clay Higgins has won Louisiana's runoff for the state's 3rd District U.S. House seat, defeating a fellow Republican once considered a lock on the job. Higgins, a former sheriff's captain dubbed the "Cajun John Wayne" for his attention-grabbing Crime Stoppers segments, trounced Scott Angelle, a... more »
  • Trump to nominate Gen. Mattis to lead Pentagon

    December 1, 2016 10:27 PM

    WASHINGTON- President-elect Donald Trump says he will nominate retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis to lead the Defense Department. Trump made the announcement during a post-election victory rally Thursday in Cincinnati. Mattis retired in 2013 after serving as the commander of the U.S. Central Command. In a tweet Sunday, Trump... more »
  • Gov. Edwards going back to Washington to lobby for flood aid

    November 30, 2016 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards is returning to Washington to continue pushing for federal aid for Louisiana's recovery from March and August flooding. Edwards was leaving Wednesday and scheduled to return Friday, according to his office. Louisiana has received $438 million in disaster block grant assistance from Congress,... more »
  • Gov. Edwards going back to Washington for flood aid

    November 8, 2016 3:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards is returning to Washington this week, as he tries to build the case that Louisiana needs more federal assistance to recover from the summer flooding. The Democratic governor is seeking $4 billion in federal aid to respond to the flooding that hit south... more »
  • 'Magnificent Seven' rides Denzel's star power to $35M debut

    September 25, 2016 11:52 AM

    NEW YORK - Antoine Fuqua's "The Magnificent Seven" remake rode the star power of Denzel Washington to an estimated $35 million debut, topping North American ticket sales over the weekend. Sony Pictures' estimate Sunday for "The Magnificent Seven" had the film far ahead of the week's other new release, Warner... more »
  • Authorities ID suspect in deadly mall shooting

    September 24, 2016 10:38 PM

    BURLINGTON - Authorities say the captured suspect in the deadly Washington state mall shooting is 20-year-old Arcan Cetin. Washington State Patrol Sgt. Mark Francis said via Twitter that Cetin was a resident of Oak Harbor, Washington. Authorities announced earlier that the suspect had been apprehended Saturday evening. A news conference... more »
  • Authorities say 5th person dies in mall shooting

    September 24, 2016 2:13 PM

    BURLINGTON - Authorities say a fifth person has died following a shooting at a shopping mall north of Seattle. A spokesman for the Skagit County Emergency Operations Center says the unidentified male victim died early Saturday at a Seattle hospital. Four female victims died earlier following the Friday night shooting... more »
  • 4 dead in shooting at mall near Seattle

    September 24, 2016 12:09 AM

    SEATTLE - Authorities in Washington state say four people have been killed during a shooting at a mall north of Seattle and that at least one suspect remains at large. The Washington State Patrol says on Twitter that the four were shot Friday at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, about... more »
  • Gov. Edwards going back to Washington seeking disaster aid

    September 21, 2016 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards is making his third trip to Washington in as many weeks, trying to build support for billions in federal disaster aid for Louisiana's flood recovery. Edwards' office says the Democratic governor will travel to Washington on Wednesday and return home Friday. He'll be... more »
  • Additional Evangeline Parish ZIP code approved for DSNAP

    September 4, 2016 12:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services received approval for the Washington Parish ZIP code 70427 to be added to the DSNAP program that will begin this week on Sept. 6 due to the Labor Day holiday. DSNAP operations will open Tuesday, September 6, through... more »
  • Defense, foreign ministers to plan next steps against IS

    July 20, 2016 11:28 AM

    WASHINGTON - Defense and foreign ministers from more than 30 nations are gathering in Washington to plan the next steps in the fight against the Islamic State and to determine what more they can do as the fights for key cities in Iraq and Syria move forward. Defense Secretary Ash... more »
  • Political outsider Trump introducing insider Mike Pence

    July 16, 2016 3:02 PM

    NEW YORK - His running mate largely unknown to the public, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is introducing Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a steady conservative with governing experience inside and outside of Washington. Trump and Pence will appear together Saturday morning at a midtown Manhattan hotel, an unofficial kickoff event... more »
  • 5 arrested after shots fired on police in Washington

    July 12, 2016 3:29 PM

    WASHINGTON - Five people have been arrested in Washington after at least one person opened fire on police, and a police spokesman says there's no indication it was a "planned attack on police." No injuries were reported. The incident early Tuesday follows recent protests over police killings of... more »
  • 1 man to be charged with shooting at DC officers; 4 released

    July 12, 2016 11:26 AM

    WASHINGTON - Washington's police chief says one man will be charged after firing on police officers during a carjacking early Tuesday. Chief Cathy Lanier said no officers were wounded during the unplanned attack in southeast Washington. She said the suspect carjacked an SUV with people inside after robbing four others... more »
  • U.S. officials look for more time to discuss military transgender policy

    June 29, 2016 9:33 PM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. officials say senior military leaders are expressing deep concerns that the launch of new Pentagon rules allowing transgender service members to serve openly in the military is moving too quickly. The Pentagon plans to unveil the new regulations in the next day or two. Under those rules,... more »
  • Obama says UK committed to 'orderly transition' out of EU

    June 24, 2016 4:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama tried to reassure Britons Friday that the special relationship between Washington and London would withstand an impending and likely messy divorce from Europe, as his administration scrambled to assess the fallout. As stock markets tumbled, Obama offered words of calm and continuity, saying the shocking... more »
  • Accused killer's lawyers: There are inconsistencies in police reports Play Video

    June 21, 2016 8:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The attorneys for a man accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend slammed the police investigation into the matter in an exclusive interview with WBRZ Tuesday. "They don't have a case," one attorney told News 2's Brett Buffington. The two New Orleans-area attorneys are working to... more »
  • Close friends remember mother, teacher after her death is confirmed

    June 16, 2016 11:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Close friends of a missing woman gathered Thursday night for a previously planned vigil after being delivered devastating news: Their friend was dead. For the past week, Lyntell Washington's friends had remained hopeful she was still alive. After learning of her death, they remembered the person... more »
  • Clinton, Sanders meet in D.C.

    June 14, 2016 10:33 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The hotel summit between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is over. The Vermont senator left a Washington, D.C., hotel on Tuesday night after a meeting of about 90 minutes with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. There was no sign of Clinton, who earlier won the city's presidential... more »
  • Central schools crack down on residency requirements Play Video

    May 24, 2016 7:53 PM

    CENTRAL - With just a day away until school is out for the summer, the central school board is cracking down on what some call "education freeloaders." "We have a responsibility to the taxpayers ... to ensure that the children we are educating live in Central," Central Superintendent Michael Faulk... more »
  • Abuse suvivor shares story amid Cadillac Street shooting Play Video

    May 16, 2016 7:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say that no arrest has been made in a shooting where a woman shot and killed her boyfriend on Cadillac Street on Saturday. Detectives say there were signs of physical abuse on the 24-year-old victim, but it's still under investigation if it was self-defense. 35-year-old... more »
  • Thousands gather in Washington to honor fallen officers

    May 14, 2016 2:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - Thousands of people have gathered in Washington to remember fallen law enforcement officers. Media outlets report that candles illuminated the National Mall during Friday night's ceremony, which honored the 252 officers who were added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial this year. Steve Groeinger, a spokesman for... more »
  • LSU softball to settle split series Sunday

    May 8, 2016 3:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE – No. 13 LSU softball was able to shutout the Washington Huskies 6-0 in Game one of the Saturday double header in Tiger Park. Hours later the Huskies would get their revenge, defeating the Tigers 9-4. The two teams set off to settle the series at... more »
  • Residents rally to remove junk for Central woman in need Play Video

    May 1, 2016 4:58 PM

    CENTRAL – Help was on the way for an elderly Central woman who needed help to remove piles of junk off her property. The city of Central demanded that she clean it up, and Saturday a group of volunteers took the matter into their own hands. “It’s wonderful.... more »
  • Thousands lost power in Sunday storms

    May 1, 2016 12:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of customers were left without power Sunday morning after sever weather passed over the Baton Rouge area. Over 9,000 Entergy customers were without power across Louisiana as strong storms passed Sunday afternoon. Around noon Sunday, Entergy said more than 1500 homes experienced loss of... more »
  • President Barack Obama's last chance to zing Washington

    April 30, 2016 4:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is getting one more chance to poke fun at fellow politicians, the press and himself at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner. The dinner Saturday night comes amid a fierce presidential campaign that should provide plenty of material for after-dinner remarks by Obama and this... more »
  • Construction in Zachary aimed to ease LA 64 traffic Play Video

    April 27, 2016 7:28 PM

    ZACHARY - A widening project is tying up the commute for some people passing through Zachary. Louisiana Highway 64 is one of the busiest roads along Zachary, and the Department of Transportation and Development is expanding the road. Murphy Express is located in the middle of the construction.... more »
  • Baker submits audit to state 4 months late Play Video

    April 6, 2016 8:23 PM

    BAKER - Baker Mayor Harold Rideau admits he’s run a loose ship when it comes to tracking the state’s money and property. Now the city is scrambling to submit its financial information to the state four months late. Meltus Dike, who runs a business in Baker, said he’s concerned that... more »
  • Red Cross opens four additional shelters for residents impacted by flooding

    March 16, 2016 9:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Red Cross opened four additional shelters in Natchitoches, Rapides, St. Tammany, and Washington Parishes for those affected by flooding due to the severe weather. Nearly 200 residents spent Tuesday night in 16 Red Cross and community shelters in Louisiana. Since the severe weather has slammed the... more »
  • Obama to chop down more Cuba barriers, but is Havana ready?

    March 12, 2016 3:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is ready to chop down decades-old barriers that have kept Americans and their money out of Cuba. Getting Cuba to do the same could be much harder. Cuban President Raul Castro's government is hungry for dollars but wary of American influence. It has yet to... more »
  • Edwards in Washington for national governors' meeting

    February 20, 2016 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards is in Washington for the winter meeting of the National Governors Association. The Democratic governor, in office since January, headed to the nation's capital on Saturday and returns to Louisiana on Monday. In Washington, he'll meet with governors from around the country. The... more »
  • Thousands expected at Mass for Antonin Scalia

    February 20, 2016 2:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - Thousands of people are expected to attend Saturday's funeral Mass in Washington for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The Mass is being held at the nation's largest Roman Catholic church - the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. It can hold at least... more »
  • Obama meeting with civil rights leaders at the White House

    February 18, 2016 1:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama meets with civil rights leaders on Thursday afternoon to discuss issues such as criminal justice and building trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve. The list of invitees includes representatives from the NAACP and the National Urban League. A representative of Black Lives... more »
  • Ryan, Republicans grapple with alternative to Obama budget

    February 10, 2016 3:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - The new boss of the House is confronting the same tea party challenges as his predecessor. Speaker Paul Ryan is scrambling to avoid an embarrassing fiscal defeat this year in the face of a hard-right conservative revolt over last fall's spending-and-tax plan. The same conservatives who forced John... more »
  • America and its politics in flux as 2016 voting begins

    January 30, 2016 2:44 PM

    DES MOINES - First there was the promise of political change in Barack Obama's historic 2008 election. Then the pledge to upend Washington's ways after the 2010 tea party wave. But for some Americans, the change and disruption have come too slowly, or failed altogether. On the eve of the... more »
  • Woman shot in Washington state movie theater, man arrested

    January 22, 2016 11:27 AM

    RENTON, Wash. - Police have arrested a man who told authorities he accidentally shot and injured a woman in a Washington state movie theater. Authorities were called to the Regal Cinemas at The Landing in Renton Thursday shortly after 8 p.m. after a man appearing to be intoxicated fumbled with... more »
  • Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards spending week in Washington

    January 21, 2016 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's new governor is in the nation's capital, for the state congressional delegation's annual Washington Mardi Gras festivities. Gov. John Bel Edwards left Louisiana on Wednesday and is expected to return Sunday. The Democratic governor, sworn into office on Jan. 11, was scheduled to meet Thursday with... more »
  • Pot states take fresh look at out-of-state investment

    January 20, 2016 3:36 PM

    DENVER - States that have legalized pot are taking a fresh look at making it easier for out-of-state investors to get in the weed business, saying the industry's ongoing difficulty in banking means they need new options to finance expansion. The four states that allow recreational pot sales -... more »
  • No source found for E. coli; Chipotle could reopen midweek

    November 10, 2015 3:47 AM

    SEATTLE- Washington state health officials say they have found no source for the E. coli outbreak related to Chipotle and the chain's Pacific Northwest restaurants could reopen later this week. Washington state epidemiologist Dr. Scott Lindquist says all the tests of food from Chipotle stores in Washington and Oregon came... more »
  • 4 more cases of E. coli in Washington outbreak linked to Chipotle

    November 4, 2015 3:51 PM

    SEATTLE - Washington health officials are reporting four more confirmed cases of E. coli in the outbreak linked to Chipotle restaurants in the Pacific Northwest. That brings the total number of people sickened by E. coli in Washington and Oregon to 41. Oregon also is expected to update its numbers... more »
  • Amazon sues review sellers in salvo against bogus reviewers

    October 19, 2015 12:34 PM

    SEATTLE - Amazon is suing more than 1,000 people for advertising their services writing fake reviews for as little as $5 as it seeks to crack down on bogus reviews on its site. The complaint filed in Washington State Superior Court marks the latest effort by the online powerhouse to... more »
  • VW, with limited lobbying footprint, braces for Congress

    October 6, 2015 3:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - When Volkswagen's top American executive heads to Capitol Hill this week, he probably won't be able to count on longtime allies among the lawmakers probing the company's emissions cheating scandal. The world's No. 1 automaker has a modest political footprint in Washington through lobbying and fundraising, compared... more »
  • Coast Guard: More Cuban migrants risking sea crossings

    September 9, 2015 12:48 PM

    MIAMI - The number of Cuban migrants risking sea crossings to U.S. soil has surpassed last year's tally, even as Havana and Washington have restored diplomatic relations. Coast Guard officials in Miami said Tuesday that roughly 3,910 Cubans have been caught or intercepted in the Florida Straits, the Caribbean Sea... more »
  • Suspicious, early morning fire damages Planned Parenthood

    September 4, 2015 5:07 PM

    PULLMAN - A pre-dawn fire heavily damaged a Planned Parenthood clinic in the college town of Pullman, Washington and a regional terrorism task force is working to determine whether it was arson. The cause of the fire is not yet known, but FBI Special Agent Frank Harrill said federal agencies... more »
  • National Zoo says smaller of twin panda cubs has died

    August 26, 2015 3:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - Washington's National Zoo says one of its two newborn panda cubs has died after three and a half days. The zoo's adult female panda Mei Xiang gave birth to the first cub Saturday at 5:35 p.m. and a second cub about five hours later. If both cubs... more »
  • With historic visit, Obama to seek common cause with pope

    August 26, 2015 12:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - Pope Francis' highly anticipated visit to the White House next month will put on display his common cause with President Barack Obama on many issues. When he swept into office in 2008, Obama captured near rock-star status among millions who saw him as the embodiment of a new... more »
  • Bungled ATM heist

    July 20, 2015 9:01 PM

    LYNNWOOD, WASHINGTON- Two thieves who tried to steal and ATM from a business didn't make it out of the parking lot before the machine fell out of their getaway van. Deputies say they think the duo pulled a white van up to a business Sunday, cut the cables and... more »
  • US, Cuba restore full diplomatic ties after 5 decades

    July 20, 2015 8:38 AM

    WASHINGTON- More than five decades of Cold War and lingering enmity have come to an end with the United States and Cuba restoring full diplomatic relations. The new era of U.S.-Cuba relations began with little fanfare as midnight Sunday passed into Monday in Washington and Havana and the terms of... more »
  • District of Columbia to host marijuana contest

    July 18, 2015 2:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - For the first time, the District of Columbia State Fair will include a marijuana growing contest. Possession of small amounts of marijuana was legalized in the District earlier this year. People are permitted to grow their own plants at home. Participants in the pot-growing contest will be judged... more »
  • US, Cuba to announce embassy openings Wednesday

    June 30, 2015 5:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - A senior Obama administration official says the U.S. and Cuba will announce the opening of embassies in Washington and Havana on Wednesday. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry will speak Wednesday morning about the major step in re-establishing diplomatic ties. The official insisted on anonymity... more »
  • Mary Landrieu, aide joining Washington lobbying firm

    May 26, 2015 12:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is joining a Washington lobbying firm. The firm Van Ness Feldman said in a statement released Tuesday that Landrieu will be a senior policy adviser on public policy, strategic, and regulatory issues with an emphasis on energy, natural resources, and infrastructure. In... more »
  • Suspect in killings of wealthy DC family arrested

    May 22, 2015 8:21 AM

    WASHINGTON- Authorities have arrested an ex-convict who's accused in the killings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper. Members of a fugitive task force arrested 34-year-old Daron Dylon Wint around 11 o'clock last night, about a week after authorities say the family was killed and their mansion was set... more »
  • Man in Washington State survives 2nd bear attack in 4 years

    April 22, 2015 12:04 PM

    SEATTLE - A man from Washington State has been attacked by a bear for the second time in less than five years. The man, who asked to be referred to as "Bob", spoke with ABC News Seattle station KOMO about the most recent attack, which happened on April 16... more »
  • If you can't buy it, rent it

    April 14, 2015 7:56 PM

    WASHINGTON- There may soon be an option to paying $350 for the new Apple Watch. An entrepreneur created the Apple Watch lease and Zak Kidd says his company bought more than a dozen 42-millimeter sport devices to rent out. He won't give specifics but says the rates will likely... more »
  • Senate panel to vote on Iran bill

    April 14, 2015 7:52 AM

    WASHINGTON D.C. - Leaders in Washington are set to weigh in on the new Iran nuclear deal that was reached earlier this month. The Senate foreign relations committee is set to throw down a direct challenge to the White House today, over the emerging deal. A vote by a... more »
  • Washington florist faces fines for refusing gay couple

    April 5, 2015 3:32 PM

    RICHLAND - A florist in eastern Washington state fined $1,000 for refusing to sell a same-sex couple wedding flowers and also facing a consumer-protection lawsuit has netted more than $85,000 in a crowdfunding campaign. Sources say that nearly half of the money on the gofundme.com page set up in February... more »
  • No. 11 Miami upsets sixth-seeded Washington 86-80

    March 20, 2015 2:35 PM

    IOWA CITY, IA - Sophomore Adrienne Motley scored 30 points and 11th-seeded Miami beat No. 6 Washington 86-80 on Friday in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in Iowa City. Jessica Thomas had 19 points and Michelle Woods added 17 for the Hurricanes (20-12), who pulled off the upset... more »
  • Denzel Washington to deliver Dillard's commencement address

    March 13, 2015 3:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington will deliver the commencement address at Dillard University when 247 students graduate. The ceremony is at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 9. Dillard President Walter M. Kimbrough says the university is excited for Washington's participation in the graduation ceremony. He says Washington... more »
  • Police fatally shoot man found on subway tunnel tracks

    March 13, 2015 2:03 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Transit police in Washington, D.C. fatally shot a man after responding to a call about an "unauthorized person" on the tracks in a subway tunnel. Metro Transit Police spokesman Mike Tolbert said the shooting happened at the Potomac Avenue station Thursday night. Tolbert said he had no... more »
  • Obama-Netanyahu relations never promised happily-ever-after

    March 2, 2015 2:18 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - This was never happily-ever-after waiting to happen. When President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took office early in 2009, there were plenty of reasons to expect their relationship would be difficult. The cerebral president and the brash prime minister have stark differences in personality,... more »
  • Gov. Jindal speaks tonight at CPAC

    February 26, 2015 8:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Conservative Political Action Conference begins today in Washington, D.C. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is a featured speaker on the first day of the weekend-long event. Jindal has spoken at the event in the past. The Straw Poll at CPAC is often an indicator of potential... more »
  • D.C. legalizes pot in capital, despite threats from Congress

    February 26, 2015 5:44 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The District of Columbia has defied threats from Congress and moved forward with legalizing possession of marijuana after a voter-approved initiative. Despite last-minute maneuvers by Republican leaders in Congress and threats that city leaders could face prison time, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said the city is implementing... more »
  • GOP govs with 2016 aspirations love to bash Washington

    February 5, 2015 1:39 PM

    WASHINGTON - As they begin to shape their prospective bids for president, a group of ambitious Republican governors are eager to seize on voters' contempt for that most dirty of political words: "Washington." Yet even as they profess to loathe the nation's capital, those same governors have become regular Washington... more »
  • Stray bullet from shooting range?

    February 4, 2015 7:53 PM

    BRUSH PRAIRIE, WASHINGTON- The family of a woman grazed by a bullet says they can't prove it came from a neighboring shooting range, but they've found more than a pound of bullets in her yard with a metal detector. Linda Sperling is recovering from a concussion after she was... more »
  • A toast to compromise

    February 2, 2015 7:41 PM

    LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY- Some people in Kentucky are sending a barrel of bourbon to Washington hoping it will spark some conversation and compromise. They call the "Bourbon Barrel of Compromise." It was filled Monday in Lexington and was loaded onto a bus. It is headed to the Intercontinental Willard Hotel... more »
  • Pot-related poison control calls up in WA, CO

    January 23, 2015 3:44 PM

    SEATTLE, WA - Marijuana-related calls to poison control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children. New year-end data show that the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center received 151 calls for... more »
  • Growers struggle with surplus of legal pot in Washington state

    January 16, 2015 2:02 AM

    SEATTLE, WA - Washington's legal marijuana market opened last summer to a dearth of weed. Some stores periodically closed because they didn't have pot to sell. Prices were through the roof. Six months later, the equation has flipped, bringing serious growing pains to the new industry. A big harvest of... more »
  • Wizards end skid with 92-85 win over Pelicans

    January 6, 2015 1:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - John Wall had 15 points and 12 assists, and the Washington Wizards ended a three-game skid with a 92-85 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. Paul Pierce scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting for Washington, which had five players in double digits. Andre Miller... more »
  • Holidays marred by thefts at two churches

    December 23, 2014 5:29 AM

    FRANKLINTON - Congregations at a pair of Washington Parish churches are fuming after recent burglaries. The first occurred at Holy Family Catholic Church in Franklinton. When people showed up for mass, they realized money for the parish's youth group had been stolen from the church's office. There was similar... more »
  • Protesters of police killings march on DC

    December 13, 2014 1:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - Thousands of protesters have marched to the Capitol, where relatives of several black men who died in incidents with white police officers are addressing the crowd. Civil rights organizations held the Saturday march and rally to bring attention to such deaths and call for legislative action. Among the... more »
  • Teacher told student to unclog toilet

    December 3, 2014 7:50 PM

    OTHELLO, WASHINGTON- A teacher admits ordering an eight-year-old to unclog a toilet with his bare hands. Brent Taylor was reprimanded by the school system but the boy's parents say he deserves more punishment. Artie and Lisa Adams say they found out what their son was made to do when... more »
  • Wreck to cover burglary for guns

    December 2, 2014 7:57 PM

    BURIEN, WASHINGTON- A driver crashed into a sporting goods store and police say he did it on purpose to steal guns and then tried to hide in the ceiling. The accused thief was arrested after a four-hour stand-off with authorities. The vehicle crashed through a metal grate and... more »
  • Walkouts staged to support Ferguson protests

    December 1, 2014 2:45 PM

    ST. LOUIS - Protesters across the U.S. have walked off their jobs or away from classes in support of the Ferguson protesters. Monday's walkouts stretched from New York to San Francisco, and included Chicago and Washington, D.C. At the University of Missouri-St. Louis, three dozen students rallied outside the library... more »
  • Report: Toddler shot playing with gun

    November 22, 2014 4:56 PM

    LAKE STEVENS, Wash. - The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says a 3-year-old boy is in serious condition after being shot in the mouth - reportedly as he and a 4-year-old neighbor were playing with a gun. Lt. Susy Johnson says the 911 call came late Friday night after the boy's... more »
  • Redskins: No injuries to team in bus accident

    November 2, 2014 11:22 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Two buses transporting the Washington Redskins to their game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday collided on a highway exit ramp while driving to TCF Stadium. The Redskins tweeted that the team had arrived safely at the stadium and team spokesman Tony Wyllie said that the accident will... more »
  • Group argues Redskins lawsuit should be tossed

    October 31, 2014 3:42 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Five Native Americans are asking a Virginia judge to dismiss a lawsuit the Washington Redskins filed after the group successfully challenged the team's name, arguing it is offensive. Lawyers for both sides are expected in federal court in Alexandria on Friday, where a judge is scheduled to... more »
  • Capitol Hill Christmas tree chosen, chopped down Play Video

    October 30, 2014 8:47 AM

    CASS LAKE, MN - Christmas is still nearly two months away, but the tree that will be on display in Washington, D.C. has already been chosen and chopped down. The winner this year- an 88 ft. tall white spruce from Minnesota. This is the first time in more than... more »
  • Redskins end Cowboys' 6-game streak, 20-17 in OT

    October 28, 2014 1:44 AM

    ARLINGTON, TX - Colt McCoy directed Washington to Kai Forbath's 40-yard field goal in overtime and Dallas was unable to answer after Tony Romo returned from an apparent injury, sending the Redskins to a 20-17 victory on Monday night that snapped the Cowboys' six-game winning streak. McCoy, the former Texas... more »

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