Virginia plane crash investigators ask when pilot became unresponsive and why aircraft flew its pathJune 6, 2023 GMT
Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi calls on US audience to stand up for ‘modern India’June 5, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi pressed his criticism of the country’s leadership in a speech Sunday, calling for Indians in the U.S. and back home to stand up for democracy and the Indian constitution.
The Carters and the Kings formed an alliance for race relations though Jimmy and Martin never metJune 5, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — The voice of Martin Luther King Sr., a melodic tenor like his slain son, carried across Madison Square Garden, calming the raucous Democrats who had nominated his friend and fellow Georgian for the presidency.
Chuck Todd leaving NBC political panel show ‘Meet the Press’ and being replaced by Kristen WelkerJune 4, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Chuck Todd said on Sunday that he'll be leaving “Meet the Press” after a tumultuous near-decade of moderating the NBC political panel show, to be replaced in the coming months by Kristen Welker.
Schwarber, Ellis homer twice as Phillies beat Nationals 11-3June 4, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kyle Schwarber hit a pair of three run homers, Drew Ellis hit his first two home runs of the season, and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals 11-3 on Sunday to take the rubber game of the series.
Nationals and Phillies meet in series rubber matchJune 4, 2023 GMT
Philadelphia Phillies (26-32, fourth in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (25-33, fifth in the NL East)
Washington; Sunday, 1:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Ranger Suarez (0-2, 7.13 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, 17 strikeouts); Nationals: Trevor Williams (2-3, 3.93 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 40 strikeouts)
DC United hands Inter Miami fifth straight defeat, 2-1June 4, 2023 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Christian Benteke scored an insurance goal in the 90th minute that proved to be the difference as D.C. United held off Inter Miami 2-1 on Saturday night.
Benteke used an assist from Victor Pálsson to score his eighth goal of the season, giving DC United (6-6-5) a 2-0 lead.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kayla McBride scored a season-high 24 points and Tiffany Mitchell put back her own miss with 3.0 seconds left to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Washington Mystics 80-78 Saturday night and avoided tying the franchise record for consecutive losses to open a season.
Realmuto hits tiebreaking HR, helps Phillies snap losing streak with 4-2 win over NationalsJune 3, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — J.T. Realmuto hit a tiebreaking home run in the sixth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals 4-2 on Saturday to snap a five-game losing streak.
Realmuto, Bryce Harper and Josh Harrison each had two hits for the Phillies, who began the day tied with the Nationals for last place in the NL East.
Philadelphia Phillies (25-32, fourth in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (25-32, fifth in the NL East)
Washington; Saturday, 4:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Matt Strahm (4-3, 3.20 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 52 strikeouts); Nationals: MacKenzie Gore (3-3, 3.57 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 74 strikeouts)
Minnesota plays Washington after Collier’s 30-point showingJune 3, 2023 GMT
Minnesota Lynx (0-6, 0-3 Western Conference) at Washington Mystics (3-2, 2-2 Eastern Conference)
Washington; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota faces the Washington Mystics after Napheesa Collier's 30-point outing in the Lynx's 89-84 loss to the Connecticut Sun.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gunnar Henderson hit a go-ahead solo homer in the seventh, Dean Kremer struck out six over six innings and the Baltimore Orioles beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Friday night.
Nationals blow 6-run lead, rebound to beat Phillies 8-7June 3, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lane Thomas singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Washington Nationals sent the Philadelphia Phillies to their fifth straight loss, winning 8-7 after blowing a six-run lead.
Delle Donne’s double-double leads Washington past Dallas 75-74June 3, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had 23 points and 10 rebounds to help the Washington Mystics beat the Dallas Wings 75-74 on Friday night.
Washington’s Shakira Austin blocked Kalani Brown's fast-break layup and Delle Donne sank a wide open 3-pointer at the other end for a 66-65 lead with 2:42 left.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Before heading out to the field for another Washington Commanders offseason practice, coach Ron Rivera declared everyone would be able to hear new offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy.
Nationals start 3-game series against the PhilliesJune 2, 2023 GMT
Philadelphia Phillies (25-31, fourth in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (24-32, fifth in the NL East)
Washington; Friday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Zack Wheeler (4-4, 3.60 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 76 strikeouts); Nationals: Josiah Gray (4-5, 2.77 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 51 strikeouts)
Man pleads guilty to assaulting Rep. Angie Craig of Minnesota in DC apartment buildingJune 1, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man pleaded guilty Thursday to assaulting Democratic Rep. Angie Craig of Minnesota in the elevator of her Washington apartment building in February, according to court records.
Oath Keeper who guarded Roger Stone before Jan. 6 attack gets more than 4 years in prisonJune 1, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of the far-right Oath Keepers extremist group who was part of a security detail for former President Donald Trump's longtime adviser Roger Stone before storming the U.S.
Dallas plays Washington after Howard’s 25-point outingJune 1, 2023 GMT
Dallas Wings (3-1, 2-0 Western Conference) at Washington Mystics (2-2, 2-2 Eastern Conference)
Washington; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Dallas visits the Washington Mystics after Natasha Howard scored 25 points in the Wings' 94-89 victory against the Minnesota Lynx.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sunusi Ibrahim and Ariel Lassiter scored two minutes apart late in the second half to help CF Montreal tie D.C. United 2-2 on Wednesday night.
Ibrahim, who entered in the 61st minute, became just the second player in club history to record a goal and an assist off the bench in the same game.
García, Ruiz lead Nats’ 5-homer barrage in 10-6 win over DodgersJune 1, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Keibert Ruiz celebrated his ninth-inning homer with extra chest-thumping zeal, leaving no doubt that a big day at the plate in Dodger Stadium meant something special to the former Los Angeles prospect.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Confidence on the Scripps National Spelling Bee stage manifests itself in subtle ways, like spellers asking questions even though they know the answers.
Dev Shah, one of 11 spellers who made it through Wednesday's semifinals and will return Thursday to compete for the winner's trophy and more than $50,000 in cash and prizes, was given the word “Perioeci” and quickly eliminated any suspense with his onstage banter.
Top MLB prospects Crews, Skenes lead LSU into NCAA tournamentMay 31, 2023 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When 6-foot-6, 247-pound right-hander Paul Skenes steps on the mound at LSU's Alex Box Stadium — as he will this weekend in the NCAA baseball tournament — sellout crowds 13,000 strong buzz with anticipation of 100 mph fastballs and strikeouts galore.
Freeman leads Dodgers against the Nationals after 4-hit outingMay 31, 2023 GMT
Washington Nationals (23-32, fifth in the NL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (34-22, first in the NL West)
Los Angeles; Wednesday, 4:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Patrick Corbin (4-5, 4.88 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 40 strikeouts); Dodgers: Noah Syndergaard (1-4, 6.27 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 33 strikeouts)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Freddie Freeman and J.D. Martinez powered the Los Angeles Dodgers — again.
Freeman extended his hitting streak to 19 games, capping a four-hit game with an eighth-inning homer, and Martinez went deep for the third straight game as the Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 9-3 on Tuesday night.
BALTIMORE (AP) — After leading by seven runs in the second inning, the Baltimore Orioles still ended up in a familiar position — relying on Yennier Cano and Félix Bautista to close out the game from out of the bullpen.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, is planning to leave Congress by the end of this year due to his wife’s illness, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Kershaw disagrees with Dodgers’ decision to reinstate gay ‘nun’ group for Pride Night awardMay 30, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw says he disagrees with the Los Angeles Dodgers' decision to welcome a satirical LGBTQ+ group called the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at the team’s annual Pride Night.
Spencer Carbery got his start in coaching in the minors with the Washington Capitals watching closely.
They liked what they saw, and on Tuesday they brought him back to fill the job they envisioned he would get.
The Las Vegas Aces celebrated last season's championship over the weekend and are looking once again like the team to beat n the league.
The Aces unveiled the championship banner on Saturday before dismantling a short-handed Los Angeles team.
Woman who threatened Nancy Pelosi with hanging during Capitol riot gets over 2 years in prisonMay 30, 2023 GMT
A Pennsylvania restaurant owner who screamed death threats directed at then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi while storming the U.S. Capitol was sentenced on Tuesday to more than two years in prison.
One justice explained absence from case. Another didn’t. Ethics questions vexing Supreme CourtMay 30, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — One Supreme Court justice explained her absence from a case. One justice didn't.
Dodgers play the Nationals leading series 1-0May 30, 2023 GMT
Washington Nationals (23-31, fifth in the NL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (33-22, first in the NL West)
Los Angeles; Tuesday, 10:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Jake Irvin (1-2, 5.32 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, 19 strikeouts); Dodgers: Tony Gonsolin (2-1, 1.82 ERA, .91 WHIP, 23 strikeouts)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Bobby Miller had already pitched at Dodger Stadium during preseason exhibitions, the right-hander with the 100-mph fastball still got a special thrill out of his first official game on that famous mound.
Exclusive secrets of the National Spelling Bee: Picking the words to identify a championMay 29, 2023 GMT
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — As the final pre-competition meeting of the Scripps National Spelling Bee's word selection panel stretches into its seventh hour, the pronouncers no longer seem to care.
Before panelists can debate the words picked for the bee, they need to hear each word and its language of origin, part of speech, definition and exemplary sentence read aloud.
As May ends, even some weaker teams have reasons for hope in baseball’s playoff chaseMay 29, 2023 GMT
The Detroit Tigers are 25-26 and haven't spent a day above .500 all season. They're also one game out of first place.
The Chicago Cubs have the worst record in the National League but are only 4 1/2 games out of a playoff spot.
Nationals visit the Dodgers to open 3-game seriesMay 29, 2023 GMT
Washington Nationals (23-30, fifth in the NL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (32-22, first in the NL West)
Los Angeles; Monday, 9:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Trevor Williams (2-2, 4.32 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 37 strikeouts); Dodgers: Bobby Miller (1-0, 1.80 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, five strikeouts)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Michael Massey's single with two outs in the ninth scored MJ Melendez to cap a late rally that lifted the Kansas City Royals to a 3-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.
Rookie Metayer pulls Spirit into 1-1 draw with GothamMay 28, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Paige Metayer's header in the 69th minute pulled the Washington Spirit into a 1-1 tie with Gotham on Sunday in the National Women's Soccer League.
Brazilian Bruninha scored from distance into the top corner to put Gotham (5-2-2) ahead in the 23rd minute at Audi Field.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Edward Olivares made quite the impression on Sunday.
A smoking impression on the scoreboard in left field.
Olivares hit a 452-foot solo homer in the eighth inning of Kansas City's 3-2 win against Washington that damaged a scoreboard at Kaufmann Stadium.
Royals host the Nationals on home losing streakMay 28, 2023 GMT
Washington Nationals (23-29, fifth in the NL East) vs. Kansas City Royals (15-38, fifth in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: MacKenzie Gore (3-3, 3.88 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, 63 strikeouts); Royals: Daniel Lynch (0-0)
Toronto cools off DC United with 2-1 victoryMay 28, 2023 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Lorenzo Insigne notched assists on goals by Deandre Kerr and Kosi Thompson and Toronto FC cooled off D.C. United with a 2-1 victory on Saturday night.
Toronto (3-5-7) jumped out in front early on a goal by Kerr in the 14th minute.
Abrams, Dickerson spark rally in Nationals’ 4-2 win over RoyalsMay 28, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — CJ Abrams hit a two-run double in Washington's four-run sixth inning, Corey Dickerson got his 1,000th career hit and the Washington Nationals defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Saturday.
Pereira has hot finish at Trump National, leads LIV Golf DCMay 27, 2023 GMT
STERLING, Va. (AP) — Mito Pereira of Chile made five birdies over his last seven holes for a 5-under 67 on Saturday, giving him a one-shot lead over Harold Varner III at LIV Golf DC.
Pereira finished with two birdies at Trump National.
Former US diplomat Henry Kissinger celebrates 100th birthday, still active in global affairsMay 27, 2023 GMT
Former diplomat and presidential adviser Henry Kissinger marks his 100th birthday on Saturday, outlasting many of his political contemporaries who guided the United States through one of its most tumultuous periods including the presidency of Richard Nixon and the Vietnam War.
Royals play the Nationals after Witt Jr.’s 4-hit gameMay 27, 2023 GMT
Washington Nationals (22-29, fifth in the NL East) vs. Kansas City Royals (15-37, fifth in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Josiah Gray (4-5, 2.65 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 47 strikeouts); Royals: Brady Singer (3-4, 7.48 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, 43 strikeouts)
Dickerson’s 3-run HR highlights Nationals’ highest scoring inning in win over RoyalsMay 27, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo (AP) — Lane Thomas opened the game with a home run, Corey Dickerson's three-run shot highlighted an eight-run sixth inning and Luis Garcia had six hits as the Washington Nationals outslugged the Kansas City Royals 12-10 on Friday night.
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — In the four years since progressive reform prosecutors swept into office across northern Virginia, they have faced constant criticism, ranging from conservatives who deride them as bleeding-heart “ Soros prosecutors ” to judges who claim they abuse their discretion.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Corey Seager hit his third career grand slam to highlight an eight-run fourth inning in the surging Texas Rangers' 12-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.
Delle Donne hits late go-ahead 3-pointer, Mystics beat Sky 71-69May 27, 2023 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 25 points, Shakira Austin had 15 points and 11 rebounds and the Washington Mystics beat the Chicago Sky 71-69 on Friday night.
Ariel Atkins rebounded her own miss and found Delle Donne open for a go-ahead 3-pointer with 22.4 to play.
STERLING, Va. (AP) — Brooks Koepka returned from the high of winning his fifth major championship with a flat round of even-par 72 that left him eight shots behind Harold Varner III on Friday after the opening round of LIV Golf DC at Trump National.
After yearslong delay, DEA revokes license of drug distributor over opioid crisis failuresMay 26, 2023 GMT
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration stripped one of the nation's largest drug distributors of its license to sell highly addictive painkillers Friday after determining it failed to flag thousands of suspicious orders at the height of the opioid crisis.
Nationals visit the Royals to begin 3-game seriesMay 26, 2023 GMT
Washington Nationals (21-29, fifth in the NL East) vs. Kansas City Royals (15-36, fifth in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Patrick Corbin (3-5, 4.47 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 34 strikeouts); Royals: Jordan Lyles (0-8, 6.99 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 43 strikeouts)
Odor’s 3-run homer in 9th gives Padres 8-6 win over NationalsMay 26, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rougned Odor hit a three-run homer off Hunter Harvey with two outs in the ninth inning, giving the San Diego Padres an 8-6 win over the Washington Nationals on Thursday that stopped a steak of five straight series losses.
US Park Police investigate attack on Australian journalistsMay 25, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Park Police said it has placed two officers on administrative leave after video showed two Australian journalists being attacked during Monday night’s protest in Washington, D.C.
Minnesota governor signs paid family and medical leave act to give workers up to 20 weeks offMay 25, 2023 GMT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota workers will be entitled to paid time off when they're seriously ill or to care for newborns and loved ones starting in 2026 under a bill that Democratic Gov.
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes sentenced to 18 years for seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 attackMay 25, 2023 GMT
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. He was sentenced Thursday after a landmark verdict convicted him of spearheading a weekslong plot to keep former President Donald Trump in power.
US Park Police used excessive force against journalists during George Floyd protests, inquiry findsMay 25, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal investigation has concluded that U.S. Park Police used unnecessary force in a confrontation with two Australian journalists three years ago during the George Floyd protests near the White House.