Update: Miss USA pageant cut to 15 contestants

Entertainment 05/02/19, 19:42

The Latest on the Miss USA pageant in Reno, Nevada (all times local, PDT):5:35 p.m.The field of 51 contestants at the Miss USA pageant has been cut to 15.FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2018, file photo, Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage ...

New Jersey enacts law on assisted suicide for terminally ill

Health 04/12/19, 14:33

Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed legislation making New Jersey the seventh state to enact a law permitting terminally ill patients to seek life-ending medication.New Jersey will join six other states and the District of Columbia that have similar laws once it goes into effect in August.Murphy, a Democrat, signed ...

Ex-Obama WH counsel charged with lying in lobbying probe

Politics 04/11/19, 16:21

Former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig was indicted Thursday on charges of making false statements and concealing information in a federal foreign lobbying investigation that intersected with the Russia probe. Craig, 74, was charged in a two-count indictment that accuses him of willfully concealing material facts from the Justice Department ...

Senate confirms White House official Rao for appeals court

Politics 03/13/19, 12:16

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on a high-profile appeals court, despite concerns about her past writings on sexual assault. White House official Neomi Rao won confirmation to a seat on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on ...

Judge’s order could shed light on death of Russian in DC

Europe 03/11/19, 23:21

On a foggy November morning in 2015, a heavily intoxicated man showed up before dawn at the Dupont Circle Hotel, forked over $1,200 cash for a ninth-floor penthouse suite and kept drinking. His bender continued all day. By the next morning, he was dead. Authorities concluded that he died of blunt ...

Judiciary panel endorses Neomi Rao for appeals court seat

Politics 02/28/19, 11:45

The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to advance President Donald Trump's nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on a high-profile appeals court. The committee voted 12-10 along party lines Thursday to endorse Neomi Rao for a seat on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Rao, 45, heads ...

DC attorney general subpoenas Trump’s inaugural committee

U.S. 02/27/19, 21:52

President Donald Trump's inaugural committee has received a subpoena from the attorney general for the District of Columbia, the third request it has received from prosecutors for financial records over the past month. The subpoena, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, seeks documents showing whether any committee ...

High court deciding fate of cross-shaped Maryland memorial

Politics 02/25/19, 01:42

Steven C. Lowe says he has always thought that a 40-foot-tall, concrete cross that stands on a large, grassy highway median near his Maryland home was odd. For years, he says, he didn't know that the cross is a war memorial. A plaque on the cross' base lists the names of ...

As betting widens, NBA teams positioning to cash in

Sports 02/15/19, 17:23

Ted Leonsis does not gamble.The owner of the Washington Wizards is a venture capitalist and investor, along with the owner of the NHL champion Washington Capitals, the WNBA's Washington Mystics, the G League Capital City Go-Go and two Arena Football teams. He, personally, doesn't bet.But sports betting — and how ...

Remarks by Trump judicial pick on date rape, race draw fire

Politics 02/05/19, 01:42

Liberal activists are targeting President Donald Trump's nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on a high-profile appeals court, citing what they call her extreme views on race, sexual assault and LGBT rights. Trump nominated Neomi Rao for a seat on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ...

DC clerk stalls marriage over ‘foreign’ New Mexico ID card

Amazing 11/30/18, 13:21

A District of Columbia clerk and a supervisor refused to accept a New Mexico man's state driver's license as he sought a marriage license because she and her supervisor believed New Mexico was a foreign country. Gavin Clarkson told the Las Cruces Sun-News it happened Nov. 20 at the District of ...

Trump picks replacement for Kavanaugh’s appeals court seat

Politics 11/13/18, 14:43

President Donald Trump is nominating administration official Neomi Rao to fill the appeals court seat previously held by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Trump said Tuesday that he was nominating Rao for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Rao currently serves as the administrator of ...

Anywhere but Washington: Why DC stories rarely film in DC

U.S. 10/23/18, 01:39

It's a hobby among District of Columbia locals: Picking apart glaring geographic and architectural inaccuracies in movies and television shows set in Washington.One of the most famous is the 1987 film "No Way Out," where Kevin Costner escapes pursuers by taking a subway from Georgetown. No subway station has ever ...

Uber agrees to $148M settlement with states over data breach

U.S. 09/26/18, 12:21

Uber has agreed to pay $148 million and take steps to tighten data security, after the ride-hailing company failed for a year to notify drivers that hackers had stolen their personal information.Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced the settlement Wednesday between Uber Technologies Inc. and all 50 states and the ...

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