House Democrats ready to stop declaration
Washington Democrats controlling the House have teed up a vote next week to block President Donald Trump from using a national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, accelerating a showdown in Congress that could divide Republicans and lead to Trump's first veto. The Democrats introduced a resolution Friday to block Trump's declaration, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House would vote on the measure Tuesday. It is sure to pass, and the GOP-run Senate may adopt it as well. Trump quickly promised a veto. "Will I veto it? 100 percent," Trump told reporters at the White House.
Trump nominates Craft for U.N.
Washington President Donald Trump announced Friday that he has selected Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, as his nominee to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Trump said in a pair of tweets that Craft "has done an outstanding job representing our Nation" and he has "no doubt that, under her leadership, our Country will be represented at the highest level." Two people familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity had told The Associated Press that Trump had been advised that Craft's confirmation would be the smoothest of the three candidates he had been considering to fill the job last held by Nikki Haley. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
U.S., China agree on more trade talks
Washington U.S. and Chinese negotiators agreed Friday to extend high-level trade talks through the weekend, and President Donald Trump said he hopes to meet next month at his Florida resort with President Xi Jinping to try to finalize an agreement. The news followed two days of negotiations in Washington aimed at resolving a trade war that has rattled financial markets and threatened global economic growth. "We're making a lot of progress," Trump told reporters. "I think there's a very good chance that a deal can be made." Negotiations would continue through Sunday.
The Latest: Trump raises prospect of dropping Huawei charges
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the U.S.-China trade talks in Washington (all times local): 3:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says he will consider delaying a March 2 deadline to reach a trade deal with Beijing before he would escalate his tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports. Trump told reporters that he would "certainly consider" an extension if trade talks are going well. He said that talks between China and the United States in Washington will be extended through this weekend to give the countries more time to reach a breakthrough in their trade dispute. The two economic powers are engaged in a standoff that has worried financial markets and likely weakened the global economy.
Trump to let new attorney general decide what to release from Mueller report, but it’s not expected next week
The White House says President Donald Trump will let his new attorney general decide whether to release the findings of the special counsel’s Russia investigation to the public.
Viriginia elementary school apologizes for 'culturally insensitive' lesson about Underground Railroad during Black History Month
The apology from Madison's Trust Elementary School came after parents complained about a lesson that reportedly involved students pretending to be slaves.
US and China extend trade talks; Xi-Trump meeting may follow
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration and Chinese negotiators have resumed high-level talks aimed at resolving a trade dispute that has escalated uncertainty for corporations, unsettled investors and posed a threat to the global economy. A Chinese team led by Vice Premier Liu He is meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and other American officials. Liu is scheduled to meet President Donald Trump in the White House on Friday afternoon. Trump is set to raise tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports if the two sides can't reach a deal by March 2. But he has said he'd consider extending the deadline if negotiators are nearing an agreement. The world's two biggest economies are sparring over U.S.
Comedian Carlos Mencia bring the laughs before Arlington gigs
Born the 17th of 18 children, comedian Carlos Mencia always had an audience to entertain. He’s gone from bringing the laughs at the family table to headlining sold-out shows across the country for nearly 30 years. He stopped by GMW before performing at the Arlington Drafthouse tonight and tomorrow.
Today in Starbucks that are closing - Glover Park's Last Day is March 30th. New Restaurant Coming?
2300 Wisconsin Ave, NW Ed. Note: Yesterday we spoke about Starbucks closing 7pm today at 21st and P St, NW, 77H and 9th and G St, NW. Thanks to Mark for sending us the update on the Glover Park Starbucks closure. "Glover Park Starbucks last day now officially March 30th, huge loss to the ne
R&B artist J Brown performs new hit "Sunrise Sunset"
Growing up in Detriot, Michigan surrounded by the sound of Motown records, R&B artist J. Brown uses his gift of music to continue to bring contemporary R&B melodies from the heart. He joined us today in the listening lounge to talk about his upcoming project and perform his hit new single "Sunrise Sunset. "
Man dies after being stabbed in Northeast DC, police say
A man died after he was stabbed Friday morning in Northeast Washington. The unidentified man was taken to an area hospital where he died. Investigators say they stopped someone but it may not be a suspect in the incident which occurred in the 1600 block of Benning Road, NE. The eastbound lane of Benning Road, NE is closed until further notice for police activity. This is a developing story that will be updated.
Woman killed, 1 injured in 2-car crash in Prince George's County, police say
A woman was killed and a male driver was injured in a two-car collision late Thursday night in Prince George's County. Police say the unidentified woman died at the scene of the accident, and the unidentified male was transported to an area hospital in an unknown condition. According to authorities, the driver of a car was travelling along Marlboro Pike when it struck another vehicle. The accident happened near the intersection of Marlboro Pike and Old Crain Highway.
Amazon talks HQ2 in Arlington: 'Nothing will change' after cancellation of NYC deal
Thursday marked a rare chance for people in Arlington to hear directly from Amazon about the company’s plan to build a second headquarters in Crystal City. On Thursday evening, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments held what it called ‘A Regional Conversation With Amazon’. The invitation-only event brought elected officials, government executives, and business and community leaders together, to learn more about the massive project.
Mueller report looming, new attorney general in hot seat
WASHINGTON (AP) - William Barr has been attorney general for just one week but is on the cusp of staring down what will almost certainly be the most consequential decision of his long career: how much of the special counsel's findings to make public. The position catapults him from Justice Department outsider free to theorize and speculate on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation to the man at the center of the legal and political firestorm that will accompany its looming conclusion.
Vacant UN post has new favorite: the US ambassador to Canada
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is backing Craft for the post, and she also has the support of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton, according to two people familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss personnel matters. They say President Donald Trump has been advised that Craft's confirmation would be the smoothest of the three candidates he is considering to fill the job last held by Nikki Haley. Craft, a Kentucky native, was a member of the U.S. delegation to the U.N. General Assembly under President George W.
Tom Wilson has a goal and assist to power Caps in Toronto homecoming
TORONTO - Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin stood at the lectern at the Hockey Hall of Fame on Wednesday afternoon, but he wanted the spotlight to be on his teammate Tom Wilson, the hometown boy. Growing up in Toronto, Wilson had visited the Hall of Fame often, for birthday parties or just to appreciate the history, and Ovechkin spent most of his speech talking about how happy he was for Wilson to be memorialized there. This visit was more triumphant than those as a kid, a Stanley Cup champion there to represent the Capitals as they donated their commemorative ring for display. Wilson's victory tour continued a night later, with the winger starring in the Capitals' 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
PG County firefighters rescue elderly couple thanks to quick thinking and training
A home was left with $25,000 in damages, following a fire on Byers Street, on Sunday night just before 10:00 pm. But thanks to a group of Prince George’s County firefighters, the most valuable contents inside were saved. “Once we knew that there were people inside, we were going to make every effort to get to them,” said Lt. Kris DeMattia. “I told them to call out their names... so that way I could hear them,” said firefighter Charles Cranke.
WA Pendleton OR Zone Forecast
WA Pendleton OR Zone Forecast for Thursday, February 21, 2019 _____ 301 FPUS56 KPDT 211922 ZFPPDT Zone Forecast Product for Northeast Oregon and South Central Washington National Weather Service Pendleton OR 1122 AM PST Thu Feb 21 2019 This is an automatically generated product that contains an area forecast using an average of the gridded forecast data for each zone. The forecast may not be representative of the exact location that you are interested in. For a more site-specific forecast...please visit www.weather.gov/pendleton WAZ026-220015- Kittitas Valley- Including the cities of Ellensburg and Thorp 1122 AM PST Thu Feb 21 2019 .REST OF TODAY...Sunny. Highs 33 to 38. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. .TONIGHT...
Blumenthal: Congress will subpoena DOJ for Mueller report
WASHINGTON - Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Thursday that he thinks Congress will subpoena special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in U.S. elections if lawmakers don't receive a comprehensive summary of the document from the Justice Department. According to several media reports based on unidentified sources, Mueller is close to wrapping up his two-year probe and issuing a final report to the Justice Department. Blumenthal told CNN Thursday "there will be subpoenas from Congress, including, I hope, from the Senate Judiciary Committee," if that information isn't released to Congress and the public. "But there will also be a public perception of cover-up," Blumenthal said.
Alabama woman who joined Islamic State sues to return to US
WASHINGTON (AP) - The father of an Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State in Syria has filed suit against the Trump administration seeking to allow her return to the United States. Twenty-four-year-old Hoda Muthana is in a Syrian refugee camp with her 18-month-old son after she fled what's left of the Islamic State's self-declared homeland. Her lawyers say she regrets joining the organization. But the administration announced earlier this week that the U.S.-born Muthana is not an American citizen because her father was a Yemeni diplomat at the time of her birth in New Jersey. That determination was initially made by the Obama administration after she joined IS.
Anuncian conferencia de Nancy Pelosi en TAMIU
Nancy Pelosi, la presidenta de la Cámara a de Representantes de los Estados Unidos, se dirigirá a los estudiantes de TAMIU hoy durante una conferencia en la universidad. Esta es la primera vez que visita TAMIU, y la universidad dijo que ella indicó específicamente su deseo de dirigirse directamente a los estudiantes. El presidente de TAMIU, Pablo Arenaz, dijo que esta es una oportunidad extraordinaria para que todos los estudiantes se reúnan y escuchen a un líder nacional.
El Chapo's sons followed his criminal footsteps, say feds in drug conspiracy indictment
Two of El Chapo’s sons, Joaquin (El Guero) Guzman Lopez, 34, and Ovidio (El Raton) Guzman Lopez, 28, are accused of conspiring to distribute cocaine, meth and pot from Mexico and other areas to be sold in the U.S. between 2008 and 2018.
Gov. Hogan: No Trump primary challenge without major shift
WASHINGTON (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he's not launching a primary challenge against President Donald Trump unless the president's political standing within his own party weakens dramatically. Hogan, who was elected to his second term last fall, has emerged as the new best hope of a small group of so-called Never Trump Republicans now seeking a prominent GOP official to fight Trump for his party's presidential nomination in 2020. In a Thursday interview with The Associated Press, the 62-year-old Republican raised serious concerns about Trump's leadership but said he had no interest in a "kamikaze mission." "My goal is not to just make the incumbent president lose in the general election.
Caregiver sentenced for stealing $100K from 88-year-old woman
Geraldine Jackson, 88, gave nearly 40 years of service working for the Department of Defense. She earned her retirement and the right to live her golden years in peace. Jackson was settling in with the help of an in-home caregiver. "I thought I would be able to live out my life on my own," said Jackson. "It's a possibility I will not. " That's because she says her caregiver, Paula Medley, was stealing tens of thousands of dollars from her over the course of three years.
Roger Stone Admits Extensive Ties to Extremist Group Florida Proud Boys in Court
Roger Stone today is sitting in a D.C. federal court begging a judge not to crack down on him for being, well, Roger Stone. Stone was arrested last month as part of Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged ties between the Trump Administration and Russian hackers — after he was let...
Fox News scores interview with 2020 Democratic candidate Kirsten Gillibrand — and its interviews with Democrats are still crushing ratings
John Locher/AP Fox News has booked Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York. Fox News anchor Chris Wallace will be filling in for anchor Bret Baier for the interview on Monday. The network's bookings may signal its willingness to buck the traditional perception of a conservative-leaning news network, and may provide a valuable opportunity for Democratic candidates to televise their message. Fox News continues to prevail over other major cable news networks in ratings, and they may have found another ingredient to their success: interviews with Democratic candidates in the 2020 US presidential election. Coming on the heels of its interview with Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Fox News has booked Democratic Sen.
Coast Guard Lt. Paul Hasson Studied a Mass Killer's Manifesto
Prosecutors say Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson studied a manifesto by far-right Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik as he plotted the murders of prominent journalists and politicians - an especially alarming accusation because Breivik murdered 77 people in two attacks in Norway in 2011. The Breivik attack shook the European continent, where mass shootings are rare. Breivik was sentenced to only 21 years in prison, the maximum allowable under Norwegian law. He will be eligible for release in 2033, when he will be 53, the New York Times reports. Read the full article on The Wrap
White House Ends California Talks on Vehicle Mileage Standards
The White House said in a statement that the administration, which wants to freeze mileage standards, would now move unilaterally to "finalize a rule later this year with the goal of promoting safer, cleaner, and more affordable vehicles."
The Latest: Threat allegations keep military officer jailed
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - The latest on the case against a Coast Guard Officer accused of stockpiling guns and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats (all times local): 2 p.m. A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of being a white supremacist who stockpiled guns and compiled a hit list of prominent Democrats will remain detained in federal custody after his arrest. Federal Magistrate Judge Charles Day ordered 49-year-old Christopher Paul Hasson held Thursday but said he might be willing to reconsider later if the government hasn't charged him with more serious crimes in the next two weeks. Hasson was arrested Friday on gun and drug charges, but prosecutors say those offenses are the "proverbial tip of the iceberg.
Threat allegations keep Coast Guard officer jailed
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - Federal authorities say a Coast Guard officer who espoused white supremacist views and dreamed of mass murder drew up a computer-spreadsheet hit list of Democratic politicians and TV journalists. Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson, who worked at Coast Guard headquarters in Washington as an acquisitions officer on a program to equip the agency with advanced new cutters, faces a federal court hearing Thursday on gun and drug offenses. But prosecutors say those charges are just "tip of the iceberg." The 49-year-old Hasson was arrested last week.
How you can indulge in some fun and classic vegan burgers
Creating a simple way to embrace veganism, the 100% Vegan Burger restaurant called "Slutty Vegan" is taking the east coast by storm with their classic recipes. Slutty Vegan is hosting a pop-up today in the District and owner Pinky Cole gave us all the details we need to know to indulge in some vegan goodness.
"Recovered from the location was an AM-15 rifle (very similar to the AR-15), loaded with 20 rounds of ammunition in the magazine"
via google maps From MPD: "On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at about 7:00pm, members of the Fourth District Crime Suppression Team executed a search warrant in the 800 bock of Oglethorpe ST NE. Recovered from the location was an AM-15 rifle (very similar to the AR-15), loaded with 20 rounds o
Missing teen boy last seen nearly a week ago in Northeast DC, police say
Authorities are searching for a missing 16-year-old boy who was last seen five days ago in Northeast Washington. Derrick Spaulding was last seen on Feb. 16 in the 100 block of Michigan Avenue, NE. Police describe the teen as black with a dark complexion. He is approximately 5-foot-7 and weighs 125 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Spaulding was wearing black pants, and a gray jacket with multicolored shoes.
‘They hate white males’: A Norwegian mass murderer inspired the Coast Guard officer accused of plotting terror, feds say
When federal agents searched the Maryland home of the U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant accused of plotting to kill politicians and journalists in a quest for a "white homeland," they didn't just find guns and ammunition. They also turned up a locked briefcase filled with more than 30 bottles of what appeared to be human growth hormone, a drug used by athletes and bodybuilders who believe that it augments muscle mass and boosts speed. Neither the supplements nor the opioid pills, also seized by authorities, had been amassed on doctor's orders.