|9 Killed, Dozens More Feared Dead in Oakland Warehouse FireNBC4Washington.com / 2 h. 4 min. ago more|
At least nine people were killed and 25 others unaccounted for after a massive blaze ripped through a warehouse party in Oakland late Friday, but officials are preparing for the death toll to rise.In what...Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
|Saturday’s College Basketball ScoresWTOP / 2 h. 17 min. ago more|
EASTArmy 76, St. Francis Brooklyn 56Binghamton 73, St. Francis (Pa.) 70Boston College 88, Dartmouth 70Brown 75, CCSU 58Castleton 70, Thomas (Maine) 69Chestnut Hill 82, Roberts Wesleyan 80Dominican (NY) 78, Concordia (N.Y.) 54George Washington 68, South Florida 67Hartford 87, Sacred Heart 79Harvard 64, Fordham 52Hobart 66, Fisher 61La Salle 83, Bucknell 73Lehigh 64, Robert Morris 58Loyola (Md.) 64, Mount St. Mary’s 57NJ City 81, Rutgers-Camden 64NJIT 75, Mass.-Lowell 74New Hampshire 56, Holy Cros...
|Preliminary bids in for I-270 improvement planWTOP / 2 h. 55 min. ago more|
Related Stories Coalition pushes for traffic improvements on I-270 Sprawl & Crawl Md. governor announces plans to ease I-270 congestion Sprawl & Crawl WASHINGTON — Preliminary ideas are in for Interstate 270 improvement plans in Maryland.Maryland Secretary of Transportation Pete Rahn said that a contract could be awarded by March.“If you’re standing at 495 and you’re looking north of 270, whomever can move it the farthest, the furthest, th...
|Today in HistoryWTOP / 3 h. 8 min. ago more|
Today in HistoryToday is Sunday, Dec. 4, the 339th day of 2016. There are 27 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Dec. 4, 1816, James Monroe of Virginia was elected the fifth president of the United States.On this date:In 1619, a group of settlers from Bristol, England, arrived at Berkeley Hundred in present-day Charles City County, Virginia, where they held a service thanking God for their safe arrival.In 1783, Gen. George Washington bade farewell to his Continental Army office...
|Thousands of Cubans Gather for Final Farewell to CastroNBC4Washington.com / 3 h. 23 min. ago more|
Thousands in Santiago de Cuba said their final goodbyes to Fidel Castro -- a man who was despised by many, but praised by the people of his hometown. News4's David Culver reports.
|Man Struck by Vehicle in Leesburg in Critical ConditionNBC4Washington.com / 3 h. 27 min. ago more|
A 39-year-old man is fighting for his life after a vehicle struck him in Leesburg, Virginia, police say.Photo Credit: NBCWashington
|Trump aide: No plans to invest in TaiwanTheHill.com / 4 h. 8 min. ago more|
Trump's call with Taiwan leader has stirred questions about his potential business interests.
|Student-run, Md. nonprofit teaches elderly how to use technologyWTOP / 4 h. 14 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON — It seems like children are always on their phones, effortlessly tapping away with their thumbs, as if they’ve grown up with that technology — which they have. Others have a difficult time learning how to use that technology, since they grew up in homes with party line phones around their neighborhood.Bridging that gap is the reason some Bethesda Chevy-Chase High School students started a nonprofit called GTG Tech or Generation to Generation Technology.“A lot of people want to use te...
|Temple cruises past Navy 34-10 to capture AAC championshipWTOP / 4 h. 42 min. ago more|
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Soon after coach Matt Rhule received the obligatory drenching on the sideline, confetti rained down on the Temple football team and the players jumped with excitement during a celebration that was nearly five decades in the making.For the first time since 1967, the Owls are league champions.Phillip Walker threw two touchdown passes, Temple’s defense stuffed Navy’s running game and the Owls claimed their first American Athletic Conference title with a 34-10 victory Saturday....
|AP: Huntsman among secretary of State possibilitiesTheHill.com / 4 h. 48 min. ago more|
The former governor previously served as ambassador to China.
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|Scarborough: Giuliani would be 'disastrous' pick for StateTheHill.com / 6 h. 26 min. ago more|
GOP pundit says former New York City mayor is "neither qualified nor capable."
|Elderly Man Dies After Fairfax County House FireNBC4Washington.com / 6 h. 27 min. ago more|
A house fire in Fairfax County, Virginia, claimed an elderly man's life Saturday night, fire officials say.Photo Credit: Fairfax County Fire and Rescue
|Northern Kentucky holds off Norfolk State comeback bidWTOP / 6 h. 52 min. ago more|
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Lavone Holland II scored 20 points and Northern Kentucky dealt Norfolk State its first home loss of the season in a 72-61 win on Saturday night.Holland added a team-best five assists and hit 8 of 10 at the free-throw line. Drew McDonald finished with 18 points while leading Northern Kentucky (5-3) with seven rebounds. Cole Murray hit five 3s and added 15 points for the Norse, who shot just 41.8 percent but overcame it by hitting 12 3-pointers.Northern Kentucky did much of its...
|Romney fading, Rohrabacher, Bolton rising for State as 'consensus package'WE - Secrets / 7 h. 6 min. ago more|
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|Boats Light Up for Holiday Waterfront ParadeNBC4Washington.com / 7 h. 31 min. ago more|
Dozens of boats were decked out in holiday lights and decorations for the Parade of Lights at D.C.'s Southwest Waterfront Saturday night. News4's Darcy Spencer reports.
|Kent scores 22, James Madison defeats Longwood 71-59WTOP / 7 h. 34 min. ago more|
FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jackson Kent scored a career-best 22 points as James Madison defeated Longwood 71-59 on Saturday, earning its first win of the season.Kent had the hot hand, shooting 7-for-8 from the floor, including a perfect 5-for-5 on 3-pointers. Yohanny Dalembert added 16 points, Ramone Snowden 12 and Joey McLean 10 for the Dukes (1-7), who shot 45.5-percent (25-55) and outrebounded Longwood 47-27.Darrion Allen scored 13 points and Kendrick Thompson 12 to pace Longwood (2-4), which clos...
|Castro Remains Reach Santiago de CubaNBC4Washington.com / 7 h. 36 min. ago more|
Cubans are preparing to receive the remains of Fidel Castro. News4's David Culver reports from Cuba.
|Green Party drops recount case in Pennsylvania TheHill.com / 8 h. 1 min. ago more|
The party has pushed for recounts of the Nov. 8 votes in three states.
|Miller leads Howard past American 71-54WTOP - DC News / 8 h. 14 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — James Miller scored 30 points on 11-for-16 shooting, Damon Collins added 19 points and Solomon Mangham had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Howard won its first game of the year beating American 71-54 on Saturday. Miller’s jumper and layup and free throw by Mangham gave Howard (1-5) a 9-8 lead. The Bison went on to outscore American 20-4 over the next five minutes. Howard led 32-26 at the half, and a Miller layup with 15:36 to go gave Howard a double-digit lead for the rest of the contest. Collins’ layup with 6:54 to go gave Howard a 57-35 lead. Sa’eed Nelson led American (1-6) with 18 points and Delante Jones and Mark Gasperini each scored 12 for the Eagles. Howard has been without James Daniel III who suffered a high ankle sprain in the preseason and has yet to play. The preseason MEAC Player of the Year is scheduled to be back in two to three weeks. The post Miller leads Howard past American 71-54 appeared first on WTOP.
|Lawyer, ex-sheriff head to state Senate special electionWTOP / 8 h. 35 min. ago more|
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Lynchburg attorney will face a former Fluvanna County sheriff in a Jan. 10 special election to fill the state Senate seat of Thomas Garrett Jr., who won a seat in Congress.The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2gZXk2k ) lawyer and GOP activist Mark Peake beat Goochland County supervisor Ken Peterson Saturday at a GOP convention at Hampden-Sydney College. And former Fluvanna County Sheriff Ryant Washington of Palmyra topped Lynchburg teacher Katie Webb Cyphert ...
|Schor throws 5 TD pass, James Madison top NH 55-22 in FCSWTOP / 8 h. 36 min. ago more|
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Bryan Schor threw for 371 yards and five touchdowns and fourth-seeded James Madison rolled into the FCS quarterfinals with a 55-22 win over New Hampshire on Saturday.Schor completed 30 of 37 passes for a career-high 371 yards, fourth best in school history, and tied the school mark for touchdown passes for the second time.The Dukes (11-1), who beat the Colonial Athletic Association rival Wildcats 42-39 in the regular season, host fifth-seeded Sam Houston State winner nex...
|NYC Man Steals Bus to Go for a Joyride (Again)NBC4Washington.com / 8 h. 37 min. ago more|
Police arrested Ellias, 24, of Staten Island, for stealing an MTA bus from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George sometime between midnight and 3 a.m.Ellias was caught doing the same thing in June 2014...
|Taiwan contact signals Trump's continuing break with conventionUSAToday.com / 8 h. 55 min. ago more|
Analysts say Trump's actions come with potential risks
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|In Mr. Pence's new DC neighborhood, not exactly the welcome wagon - Washington PostGoogle News / 10 h. 16 min. ago more|
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|Anti-abortion demonstrators rally in DCWTOP - DC News / 10 h. 41 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON — A small group of anti-abortion demonstrators rallied outside Planned Parenthood clinic in Northeast D.C. on Saturday. The anti-abortion group Concerned Women for America drew together members of black churches in the D.C.-area to underscore what they said was the impact of abortion in black communities. “We believe abortion is wrong, and we believe that Planned Parenthoood has been disproportionately placed in these (black) communities to advocate for abortion,” said Lafayette Dugger, the pastor at First Baptist Church in Capitol Heights, Maryland. The rally took place outside Planned Parenthood’s Carol Whitehill Moses Center on Fourth Street Northeast. The newly built 27,000-square-foot facility whose services include abortion, men’s health care and HIV testing. The post Anti-abortion demonstrators rally in DC appeared first on WTOP.
|Labor leader defends Ellison from anti-Semitism accusationsTheHill.com / 10 h. 49 min. ago more|
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|Trump report card: Triumph in Indiana, with Cabinet picksWE - Secrets / 11 h. 8 min. ago more|
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|Fire Rips Through Oakland Warehouse, Killing 9NBC4Washington.com / 11 h. 29 min. ago more|
At least nine people were killed and 25 others are unaccounted for after a three-alarm fire erupted at a warehouse party in Oakland late Friday night, fire officials said.Photo Credit: AP
|Pence backs Kennedy for Senate '100 percent'WE - Congress / 11 h. 43 min. ago more|
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|Iran Says Extension Of Sanctions Act Discredits U.S. Big News Network.com / 11 h. 51 min. ago more|
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarid says the extension of sanctions legislation by the U.S. Congress for 10 years discredits the United States and shows the world that Washington cannot be r
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Democratic donor says DNC candidate "is clearly an anti-Semite and anti-Israel individual."
|Farage willing to help Trump 'formally' or 'informally'TheHill.com / 12 h. 38 min. ago more|
"I've clearly got Trump's confidence," former Brexit leader says.
|Syrian regime advances on eastern AleppoTheHill.com / 12 h. 49 min. ago more|
A spokesman for the Syrian army said the regime and its forces have retaken up to 50 percent of east Aleppo.
|Full Show Video: Mike Gordon Performs In Washington DC - JamBaseGoogle News / 13 h. 6 min. ago more|
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|Iowa governor favored to be next ambassador to China: reportTheHill.com / 13 h. 26 min. ago more|
Terry Branstad is a long-time friend of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
|Thumbs Up! Buzz Aldrin Gets Surprise Visit in HospitalNBC4Washington.com / 13 h. 40 min. ago more|
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who was medically evacuated from the South Pole earlier this week, is continuing to recover in a New Zealand hospital — and is in good spirits thanks to a visit from a friend, NBC...Photo Credit: Getty Images This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
|Report: Iowa's Branstad top choice for US ambassador to ChinaWE - White House / 14 h. 1 min. ago more|
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|DC officials settle lawsuit over access to interpretersWTOP - DC News / 14 h. 16 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia has settled a lawsuit filed by immigrants who accused the state of violating a law that mandates access to interpreters. The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/2g55EA6 ) that the city has agreed to put a multilingual employee in D.C. Department of Human Services centers that will help residents with language access. Under the settlement, the city will also create a “language access customer advisory group.” The lawsuit was filed last year by the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights on behalf of two Latin American immigrant women. One of the women said she was denied access to a Spanish-speaking interpreter during visits to DHS to figure out why her insurance had been canceled. Another woman said her food stamps were mistakenly cut because she couldn’t get an interpreter. ___ Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com The post DC officials settle lawsuit over access to interpreters appeared first on WTOP.
|D.C. Named Hottest Food City of 2016 by ZagatCBS Washington / 14 h. 37 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON — Say what you want about Washington when it comes to politics, traffic and weather, but one thing is clear: It’s been a banner year for D.C. when it comes to the food scene. Several local restaurants have been nominated for, and in some cases won, national recognition, and the city got some praise as a whole: The Dabney Makes Food & Wine’s Best New Restaurants List 3 D.C. Restaurants Among Finalists for Best New Restaurant Bon Appétit Names D.C. ‘Restaurant City of the Year’ What’s more, D.C. finally got its long overdue Michelin Guide in October, in which 12 local eateries were awarded Michelin Stars. To help round out the feeding frenzy (get it?), Zagat has declared the District the nation’s “hottest food city” of 2016. Here’s an excerpt from their writeup: This national recognition follows DC’s newfound status as the go-to spot for chefs and restaurateurs looking to expand into new territory. This year alone, Boston restaurateur Michael Schlow has opened three more restaurants here; reality TV stars Bill and Giuliana Rancic brought their RPM Italian concept from Chicago; and Pizzeria Vetri expanded here from Philly. Even more alluring is the level of innovation percolating among DC’s homegrown talent. Chefs like Silverman, Rob Rubba at Hazel and Tom Cunanan at Bad Saint continue to push the boundaries. And the more recent opening of the highly anticipated The Shaw Bijou, from 30 Under 30 chef Kwame Onwuachi, has us excited for what’s to come in 2017. The dining revolution here has happened so quickly, and now’s the moment we sit back and savor it. So to DC chefs, we’d like to say this: You rock. Keep killing it. We’re proud of you. Follow CBS D.C. on Twitter
|NYC officials petition feds to pay $1M daily Trump security costsUSAToday.com / 14 h. 50 min. ago more|
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|Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan callWTOP - DC News / 15 h. 18 min. ago more|
BEIJING (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is unapologetic about roiling diplomatic waters with his decision to speak on the phone with Taiwan’s leader, a breach of long-standing tradition that risks enmity from China. The U.S. severed diplomatic ties with the self-governing island in 1979 but has maintained close unofficial relations and a commitment to support its defense. Trump’s conversation with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen drew an irritated, although understated, response from China, as Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday that the contact was “just a small trick by Taiwan” that he believed would not change U.S. policy toward China, according to Hong Kong’s Phoenix TV. “The one-China policy is the cornerstone of the healthy development of China-U.S. relations and we hope this political foundation will not be interfered with or damaged,” Wang was quoted as saying. Chinese officials said they lodged a complaint with the U.S. and reiterated a commitment to seeking “reunification” with the island, which they consider a renegade province. After the phone conversation Friday, Trump tweeted that Tsai “CALLED ME.” He also groused about the reaction to the call: “Interesting how the U.S. sells Taiwan billions of dollars of military equipment but I should not accept a congratulatory call.” The U.S. shifted diplomatic recognition to China from Taiwan in 1979. But the governments in Washington and Taipei have maintained close unofficial ties and deep economic and defense relations. The U.S. is required by law to provide Taiwan with weapons to maintain its defense. Since 2009, the Obama administration has approved $14 billion in arms sales to Taiwan. The call was the starkest example yet of how Trump has flouted diplomatic conventions since he won the Nov. 8 election. He has apparently undertaken calls with foreign leaders without guidance customarily given by the State Department, which oversees U.S. diplomacy. “President-elect Trump is just shooting from the hip, trying to take phone calls of congratulatory messages from leaders around the world without consideration for the implications,” said Bonnie Glaser, senior adviser for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. Over the decades, the status of Taiwan has been one of the most sensitive issues in U.S.-China relations. China regards Taiwan as part of its territory to be retaken by force, if necessary, if it seeks independence. It would regard any recognition of a Taiwanese leader as a head of state as unacceptable. Taiwan split from the Chinese mainland in 1949. The U.S. policy acknowledges the Chinese view over sovereignty, but considers Taiwan’s status as unsettled. Ned Price, a spokesman for the White House National Security Council, said Trump’s conversation does not signal any change to long-standing U.S. policy on cross-strait issues. The Taiwanese presidential office said Trump and Tsai discussed issues affecting Asia and the future of U.S. relations with Taiwan. “The (Taiwanese) president is looking forward to strengthening bilateral interactions and contacts as well as setting up closer cooperative relations,” the statement said. Tsai also told Trump that she hoped the U.S. would support Taiwan in its participation in international affairs, the office said, in an apparent reference to China’s efforts to isolate Taiwan from global institutions such as the United Nations. Taiwan’s presidential office spokesman, Alex Huang, said separately that Taiwan’s relations with China and “healthy” Taiwan-U.S. relations can proceed in parallel. “There is no conflict” in that, he said. China’s foreign ministry said Beijing lodged “solemn representations” with the U.S. over the call. “It must be pointed out that there is only one China in the world and Taiwan is an inseparable part of Chinese territory,” Geng Shuang, a ministry spokesman, said in a statement. “The government of the People’s Republic of China is the sole legitimate government representing China.” China is likely to be trying to identify whether this signals any intent on the part of Trump to alter long-standing U.S. policy toward Taiwan, Glaser said. “They will hope that this is a misstep, but I think privately, they will definitely seek to educate this incoming president and ensure that he understands the sensitivity of Taiwan,” she said. Last month, Trump had a call with Chinese President Xi Jinping during which Trump’s office described him as saying he believed the two would have “one of the strongest relationships for both countries.” Despite China’s muted response Saturday, concern about Trump’s policy toward China is growing, said Shi Yinhong of Renmin University in Beijing, one of China’s best-known international relations scholars. Tsai was elected in January and took office in May. The traditional independence-leaning policies of her party have strained relations with Beijing. The call with Trump could “convince people in Taiwan that the island can establish good relations with the U.S. and encourage (Tsai) to continue to resist pressure from Beijing,” Shi said. In Beijing, a U.S. business group urged the new U.S. administration to respect the status quo. “The new administration needs to get up to speed quickly on the historical tensions and complex dynamics of the region,” said James Zimmerman, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China. ___ Lai reported from Taipei, Taiwan. Associated Press writers Jonathan Lemire in New York, Matthew Pennington and Darlene Superville in Washington, and news researcher Henry Hou in Beijing contributed to this report. The post Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan call appeared first on WTOP.
|Nearer and Dearer: Maryland’s Own African-American MuseumsCBS Washington / 15 h. 43 min. ago more|
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — A large spotlight has been shining on the Smithsonian’s new, crowded and compelling national African American museum in Washington, but that doesn’t dim Maryland’s own repositories for black history. Maryland has over a dozen African-American museums of its own, from the National Great Blacks in Wax museum in Baltimore, to the Harriet Tubman museum in Cambridge, to the Doleman Black Heritage museum in Hagerstown. Although the smaller museums can be overshadowed by the new giant in the District of Columbia, their local significance is an important complement to the national story — but with much easier access. At the Maryland museums, there are no lines and you don’t have to wait months to get in the doors. The 2013 Annual Report from the Maryland Commission on African American history and culture says Maryland museum attendance was over 7,000 visitors. On the other hand, the National museum had 305,000 visitors for 2016 from opening day on Sept. 24 through the end of October. To know the full story of the African-American experience, both a local and a national point of view are necessary, said Gwendolyn Briley-Strand, a Maryland actor who performs as Tubman. “You don’t just read one book on a subject, you read many so you can’t just go to the National museum and expect to know the whole story. You have to go to the smaller Maryland museums as well,” Briley-Strand said. The Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore tells stories of celebration, triumph, and perseverance through art. Through the end of next year, it features an exhibit called “Sons: Seeing the Modern African American Male” that displays hundreds of photos of fathers and sons. “This is a very proud moment. My son is 14 years old and he’s an eighth-grader so he’s coming up through those formative. years trying to learn about who he is,” said Keiffer Mitchell Jr. — former Maryland state delegate and a current member of Gov. Larry Hogan’s cabinet — as he smiled at a picture of himself and his son. The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum gives a glimpse of every era during the African-American experience dating back to Africa. The museum features wax figures of many individuals such as Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Tubman, and Frederick Douglass. One exhibit from the outside looks like a ship, and when you walk downstairs you see how slaves looked, chained, on the vessel on their way to America. The Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center takes you on a walk through the history of the county, from a World War II military jacket and hat to Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket. Each Maryland museum has its own specialty and purpose. “Museums are about the truth, that’s what we need,” said Briley-Strand. Maryland has a rich African-American history, being the home to prominent figures such as Tubman, Douglass, Thurgood Marshall, and many more. The state was home to the Underground Railroad that helped hundreds of slaves escape to freedom. Maryland’s African-American museums provide an opportunity to share the history the state holds in the national story. “For once, just feel what we feel, see what we see, and try to understand,” said Briley-Strand. Follow CBS D.C. on Twitter (© Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
|Will Trump and Duterte’s warm conversation herald a new era of U.S.-Philippines relationship? Big News Network.com / 16 h. 5 min. ago more|
MANILA, Philippines - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte had drawn fire from the United States and its allies previously for his controversial anti-drug campaign. In a first, on Saturday, Dutert
|Trump says Philippines fighting drugs 'the right way': DuterteUSAToday.com / 16 h. 14 min. ago more|
US President-elect Donald Trump told Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte that Manila was conducting its deadly drug war "the right way", Duterte says, in stark contrast to the criticism he received from President Barack Obama.
|Man Kills Gas Station Clerk; Person of Interest in CustodyNBC4Washington.com / 16 h. 14 min. ago more|
The Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect entered the Sunoco Station, located in the 5300 block of Jefferson Davis Highway about 1:35 a.m.Photo Credit: Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office
|Toronto rides momentum to MLS Cup Seattle continues improbable march Big News Network.com / 16 h. 16 min. ago more|
Momentum? After the events of the conference finals -- particularly Torontos epic 7-5 aggregate win over the Montreal Impact in extra time at BMO Field on Wednesday -- it will be a wonder if either o
|Trump might have just seriously pissed off ChinaUSAToday.com / 16 h. 21 min. ago more|
Donald Trump's conversation with Taiwan's president could seriously antagonize China's government.
|Donald Trump called Taiwan, and China isn't happyUSAToday.com / 16 h. 33 min. ago more|
After Donald Trump's conversation with Taiwan's president, China lodged a formal complaint against the U.S.Video provided by Newsy
|Former Bullets Player Kevin Grevey to Close RestaurantCBS Washington / 16 h. 35 min. ago more|
FALLS CHURCH, Va. — After 37 years, former Washington Bullets player Kevin Grevey is closing the doors of his restaurant and sports bar outside the nation’s capital. Grevey announced Thursday that Grevey’s Restaurant & Sports Bar in Falls Church, Virginia, will shut down Dec. 11. He cited an inability to renegotiate a favorable lease at its Yorktown Shopping Center location in the Merrifield neighborhood as the reason for closing. The former shooting guard, who helped Washington to its first and only NBA championship in 1978, opened the sports bar in 1979. It’s known for its pub food and dozens of televisions. Grevey said in a news release that serving the community has been pleasure and a privilege. He says he is searching for a new location. The restaurant’s catering business will remain open. Follow 106.7 The Fan on Twitter (© Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
|Sandy Hook Group Begins Violence Warning-Signs Campaign NBC4Washington.com / 16 h. 59 min. ago more|
A group formed by families who lost children in the Sandy Hook school shooting has started a new public service campaign designed to teach people to recognize the warning signs of someone who may be...Photo Credit: AP
|Castro's Ashes Conclude TourNBC4Washington.com / 17 h. ago more|
Saturday marks the end of a three day journey for the ashes of Fidel Castro from Havanna to Santiago De Cuba. News4's David Culter reports from Cuba.
|Prince George's County Homicide Investigation UnderwayNBC4Washington.com / 17 h. 5 min. ago more|
Prince George's County police said officers found a man with a gunshot wound in a Capital Heights home. News4's Derrick Ward reports
|For the Record's week in review: Election wounds reopenedUSAToday.com / 17 h. 43 min. ago more|
After such a nasty and unprecedented campaign, big surprise — people were still pissed off.
|Here's how Trump can spark an economic boomWE - White House / 17 h. 46 min. ago more|
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|Porter Misses Jumper at Buzzer, Wizards Fall to Spurs (Again)CBS Washington / 17 h. 46 min. ago more|
SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs are still not sure why they’re playing so poorly at home. They certainly aren’t panicking, though. A 16-4 start, including an 11-0 road record, will soothe most fears. Kawhi Leonard scored 23 points, including the winning jumper with 6 seconds left, and the Spurs overcame another sluggish start in their own building to beat the Wizards 107-105 on Friday night. After matching an NBA record with a 40-1 mark at home last season, San Antonio has already lost four times at the AT&T Center and was seconds from dropping a fifth. “We can’t get it going,” said super-sub Manu Ginobili, whose efforts energized the Spurs. “It’s taking us a while to get into the rhythm, into the aggressiveness that we need to get leads. Yeah, we are not playing well, but the good thing is that meanwhile we’re getting wins and we’re maintaining a good record.” LaMarcus Aldridge added 19 points and Pau Gasol had 19 points and 10 rebounds for San Antonio, which won its 17th straight home game against Washington. Bradley Beal was 5-for-5 on 3-pointers in scoring 23 points for the Wizards. Beal’s final 3 gave Washington a 103-102 lead with 53 seconds remaining. Danny Green’s 3-pointer, his first points of the night, put San Antonio ahead 105-103 with 19 seconds to go. John Wall tied it at 105 with 11.2 seconds left on a driving layup against Ginobili before Leonard rose for a 20-foot jumper at the top of the key. Otto Porter Jr. missed a 9-foot runner off a Washington inbounds play that would have tied the game. “The first look was (Beal) coming off of the curl,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. “They did a good job of switching. … But we had a good look.” Washington has just one victory in eight road games, but its fortunes were lifted by the Spurs’ struggles at home this season. San Antonio trailed after the first quarter for the fifth time in nine home games. The Spurs scored only 24 points, falling behind by as many as 11 before closing the first quarter trailing 28-24. “It seems like in the second half our defense always picks up and we get back into the games because of the defense,” coach Gregg Popovich said. “That’s a good thing, I guess, that it gets better as the game goes along, but we’ve started out poorly here at home quite often.” The second unit again came to San Antonio’s rescue, led by the 39-year-old Ginobili. He banked in a 14-footer at the close of the first half off an inbounds play that had the Wizards scrambling to find their man. In the third quarter, Ginobili helped the Spurs avoid a backcourt violation on an errant pass by tossing the ball back before tumbling to the backcourt after a leaping, one-handed grab. The save led to a jumper by Aldridge that cut Washington’s lead to 71-66. “Those are the kind of plays he’s made his whole career,” Popovich said. Ginobili finished with 13 points. San Antonio’s bench outscored Washington’s 11-2 in the third quarter, leading the Spurs to their first lead (78-76) since the opening minute of the game. “We let another one go,” Wall said. “These are the ones at the end of the season when you look back at games where you could have made the playoffs, there are about seven games already this season for us that could haunt us.” Wizards center Marcin Gortat had 21 points and 18 rebounds, collecting his 11th double-double of the season in the first half. TIP-INS Wizards: Washington’s last victory in San Antonio was Dec. 11, 1999. … Wizards C Ian Mahinmi (sore right knee) and F Danuel House Jr. (broken right wrist) missed the game with injuries. Spurs: PG Tony Parker sat out with a bruised left quadriceps, missing his fifth game this season. … San Antonio, which entered leading the NBA in free throw percentage, opened 1 for 6 from the line. … The Spurs have won 19 of 21 against the Wizards overall. THAT’S NUTS Popovich is puzzled as to why people believe Spurs reserve guard Patty Mills has so much more energy than the rest of his teammates. Mills finished with 10 points and eight assists in 28 minutes. “I don’t know if it’s because he’s not very tall and he runs around real quick or something, but everybody else has energy, too,” Popovich said. “They might not look like it, because they’re not built like — I’m not going to say. He’s just smaller and he runs around. Like a squirrel looks like he has more energy than an elephant, right?” Mills, listed at 6 feet, wasn’t sure how to take Popovich’s comparison, so he decided discretion was the better part of valor. “Uh, I’d rather stay on this team for now and not make any comment,” he said, laughing afterward. BATTLE OF THE BIG MEN Gasol and Gortat combined for 40 points and 28 rebounds while battling in the paint for much of the game. It was a rare battle between big men in a league that has become dominated by wing players. “You don’t see it very often,” Popovich said. “It was fun. Pau did a great job being more aggressive offensively.” UP NEXT Wizards: At Brooklyn on Monday. Spurs: At Milwaukee on Monday. Follow 106.7 The Fan on Twitter (© Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s skeptics hope the presidency will reveal a serious side of the brash businessman. His supporters want him to keep the freewheeling style that rattled Washington. In true Trump fashion, so far he’s doing both. Trump has soothed some Republican establishment anxieties with many of his early Cabinet picks, including the respected retired Gen. James Mattis to lead the Pentagon and Georgia Rep. Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon tapped to head the Department of Health and Human Services. He’s hinted that he’s open to shifting some of his most controversial policies, including his rejection of climate change and support for torture. He’s been full of praise for President Barack Obama and largely respectful of Hillary Clinton, his vanquished campaign rival. But Trump is also refusing to abandon the raucous, stream-of-consciousness rallies and Twitter tirades that defined his presidential campaign. He’s continued to level false statements, claiming without evidence that millions of people voted illegally in the election. And he’s infused the normally staid Cabinet selection process with reality television drama, inviting cameras into his dinner with Mitt Romney, a leading candidate for secretary of state, and announcing the secretary of defense pick in an arena, seemingly off the cuff. “He was a very unconventional candidate,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said. “He’s going to be an unconventional president.” Despite his tell-it-like-it-is reputation, Trump is fueled by a deep need to be liked, according to long-time associates. He often modulates his tone to his setting and frequently tries to curry favor with his audience by telling them what he thinks they want to hear. He often speaks in vague generalities, his policy plans short on details, and that allows supporters to read in what they wish. And sometimes he seems to move in contradictions, as when he made simultaneous appointments of Reince Priebus — a nod to the Washington establishment — and Stephen Bannon — a shot across the establishment’s bow — to fill two key roles in his administration, giving opposing factions of his coalition something to cheer. People who meet with the president-elect personally talk about there being “two Trumps” — the self-promoting celebrity that’s seen in public and the amiable and courteous grandfather who emerges in private. “He’s charming in person,” said John Allison, the former CEO of BB&T, who recently met with Trump. “He absolutely has a lot of personal charisma.” Indeed, Trump has appeared to win over some of his toughest Republican critics since defeating Clinton. GOP lawmakers have praised all of his Cabinet nominees, some of whom hold more traditionally conservative views than Trump himself. Romney, who was one of Trump’s fiercest critics during the campaign, emerged from their dinner this week with warm words for a man he’d only recently called a “phony.” “He continues with a message of inclusion and bringing people together and his vision is something which obviously connected with the American people in a very powerful way,” Romney said in a stunning turnabout for the 2012 GOP nominee. But Trump appears acutely aware that the enthusiastic supporters who propelled him to the White House are watching carefully to see if he’ll back away from his pledges to shake up the political system. Supporters shouted their opposition to Romney being in the Cabinet Thursday as Trump stood on stage in Cincinnati for the kickoff of a “thank you” tour for voters. Trump gave them plenty else to cheer about, fully re-embracing his firebrand and raucous campaign persona. He took the stage full of swagger and as focused on score-settling as he was during the campaign. He spent more than 10 minutes bashing the press, recounting how the media doubted his chances of winning. “These are very, very dishonest people,” said Trump, one of several times during the night when he incited the crowd to jeer the press gathered in the pen at the back of the arena. “Ok, I love this stuff. Should I go on with this just a little bit longer? I love it.” Shifting to how he broke Clinton’s so-called Midwest firewall, he said, “We didn’t break it, we shattered that sucker. We shattered it, man. That poor wall is busted up.” Trump did hit some of the right notes in terms of unifying the nation when he managed to stick to the script rolling down the teleprompter. He called for a “truly inclusive society, where we support each other, love each other, and look out for each other.” But he also reminisced how “fun” it was “fighting Hillary.” He stunned even his own advisers by announcing his nomination of Mattis from the stage. And facing the pressures of the presidency, he seemed to still be reliving and relishing his victory. “We had a lot of fun,” he said, adding: “The bottom line is, we won.” An all-encompassing need to win seems to be one thing the “two Trumps” have in common. “Nothing is presidential except victory,” Trump said in March. “Victory is presidential.” ___ Pace reported from Washington. ___ Follow Julie Pace at http://twitter.com/jpaceDC and Jonathan Lemire at http://twitter.com/jonlemire The post The “Two Trumps” surface in president-elect’s transition appeared first on WTOP.
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WASHINGTON — Just seven weeks after dropping the hammer on the social media teams around the league, the NFL has reportedly backed off of tight restrictions on game content shared on social media. In a memo circulated to teams on Friday afternoon, the league has re-opened the door to animated gifs and video highlights, as well as specific instructions for acceptable live streamed video. Teams have been banned for most of the season from sharing their own highlights during the game, instead relying on only NFL sanctioned highlights, played with advertising pre-roll. If this seems trivial, it wasn’t for the teams, who were threatened with $25,000 fines for an initial infraction, then $50,000 for a second offense, and $100,000 for any violation thereafter. The latter two numbers are greater than the salaries of most NFL social media marketing employees. Part of the decision to acquiesce in this decision comes from a new league partnership with Giphy, which will be tested between now and June 2017. This content is intended to focus on “ancillary content” such as player reactions and celebrations, as opposed to the actual highlights. Game highlights will still be routed through the league servers, however, which delays the time it takes for teams to post those videos without violation. Intrepid fans and bloggers will still clip footage in real time and beat both the NFL and teams to posting the video to social media. Here are some highlights that fans can expect to see right away: An increased number of highlight videos per social media platform (eight to 16) A focus on non-broadcast footage, including fan videos, sideline reactions, pre-game and halftime performances Live broadcasts from pre-game and post-game Instantaneous locker room footage (instead of being on a one-hour delay). Each of these decisions is based on broadcast negotiations and contracts, in which specific rights are granted to certain media partners. Almost all broadcast rights were broadly granted to TV networks in the age before live broadcasting on mobile devices. For the last two seasons, the Washington Redskins have benefitted from having a team writer stationed on the sidelines capturing content in real time. Even in stadiums with notoriously unreliable cellular signals, that staffer could have first-person footage of a highlight play posted within a minute of the play. Teams could tweet out a score update, then the first-person footage, then game broadcast footage in succession, creating a multi-faceted, multi-angle experience of the play. Under the current restrictions, the Redskins have abandoned the strategy altogether, instead tweeting generic gifs and images like this: Speed kills & DeSean Jackson is fast. #HTTR #WASvsDAL pic.twitter.com/s6EoGKVJLh — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) November 25, 2016 The team has also found other innovative content solutions, including these newly released “Hailmojis”: #Hailmojis are in your #Redskins App! Download the keyboard: https://t.co/swlSzj492c pic.twitter.com/Z51sbwZ9On — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) November 30, 2016 The NFL is caught between a rock and a hard place on TV contracts. It is currently in the third year of nine-year contracts with CBS, NBC, FOX and ESPN worth nearly $40 billion. These contracts were signed with little consideration for the impending competition of social media, which means that no truly innovative solution is likely in the near term. In addition, the NFL’s deals with Twitter and Giphy create an awkward relationship with Facebook, the world’s most popular social media network, which is a direct competitor to Twitter and also not gif-friendly. Throw in the fact that TV viewership is down double-digit percents year-over-year, and the NFL is scrambling to appease both angry clubs and angry networks. Stay tuned for updates. Follow Brian Tinsman and 106.7 The Fan on Twitter.
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WASHINGTON — One injury-riddled season with centerfielder Ben Revere might be enough for the Washington Nationals, who made him the only arbitration-eligible player not retained by the team. He now becomes a free agent. Acquired in exchange for Drew Storen, Revere never got into the swing of things with the Nats. In fact, he injured his oblique swinging in his first at-bat of the season. He went on to appear in just 103 games for the Nationals, replaced in the lineup first by Michael A. Taylor and then by rookie phenom Trea Turner. Both are a fraction of the estimated $6.3 million that the Nationals would have owed Revere through a raise in arbitration. The decision was made easier when Revere had his lowest offensive production since his rookie season, with a hitting line of .217/.260/.300. With Turner and Taylor still in play, look for the Nats to focus their atttention elsewhere this offseason. If Revere can regain his health and a defined role on another team, he has a good chance of bouncing back in a way that will make fans wonder what could have been: expectation is ben revere will be non-tendered by nats off his rough year. good bounce-back candidate elsewhere. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 2, 2016 Fans should take solace in the fact that he has no role on this roster, as was seen after his healthy return during the stretch run to the playoffs. The Nats have already moved to retain their other arbitration eligible players: Catcher Jose Lobaton has already agreed to terms too avoid avoid arbitration and will make $1.575M for 2017 after he played for $1,387,500 in 2016. Outfielder Bryce Harper earned $5 million last season and was a bargain even with disappointing numbers. He is expected to nearly double his salary this offseason, according to MLBTR. Infielder Danny Espinosa might also nearly double his $2.875 million contract to more than $5 million in 2017. Infielder Anthony Rendon had a stellar season on a $2.8 million salary and is expected to end up north of $6 million for 2017. Starting pitcher Tanner Roark was one of the Nats most consistent performers in 2016, and should see a steep raise from his $543,400 salary to around $6 million. With Revere unlikely to return to the Nats, here is a look at his first walk-off hit, tagged on July 1, 2016 as a member of the Nationals: Follow Brian Tinsman and 106.7 The Fan on Twitter.
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WASHINGTON — A former athletic trainer at an area Catholic high school has been charged with sexually abusing a female student. On Thursday, D.C. police arrested Jimmy Augustin, 33, of Fort Washington, Maryland, after investigators believe he had sexual contact with a student between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31. The alleged inappropriate encounters, according to police, occurred at Archbishop Carroll High School in Northeast D.C. The Archdiocese of Washington, which operates the school, said in a statement that it’s aware of Augustin’s arrest and has been cooperating with police in their investigation. “Mr. Augustin was removed from work immediately following a credible allegation,” the Archdiocese said in a statement. “The school also immediately contacted the Child Protection Office of the Archdiocese of Washington and involved the police.” The archdiocese said Augustin has since been fired from his position at the school. Augustin is charged with misdemeanor sexual abuse of a minor. Investigators ask anyone who has had a past inappropriate encounter with Augustin to call D.C. police at 202-727-9099. The post Athletic trainer at DC Catholic school charged with sexual abuse appeared first on WTOP.
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WASHINGTON — Washington D.C.’s bid to host the 2022 Gay Games has enlisted the help of political and athletic heavyweights in order to bring the 35-sport event to the nation’s capital. The D.C. bid includes honorary chairs Paul Tagliabue, former NFL Commissioner, and Billie Jean King, a tennis legend and outspoken advocate for women’s equality and the LBGTQ community. On the political spectrum, it includes former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, and the pledged support of Mayor Muriel Bowser and D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton. The planning committee has also made the proposed D.C. United Stadium at Buzzard Point a focal point of the bid: this would be the site of the Gay Games Opening Ceremony. The stadium is scheduled to be ready for use by the team in 2018. The D.C. Armory and Walter Washington Convention Center are also expected to be major hubs in the proposal, along with the university facilities at the University of Maryland, George Washington University and Gallaudet University. The Gay Games have been held every four years dating back to 1982, and are open to all athletes regardless of sexual orientation, which is still a source of persecution and worse in some parts of the world. There are no qualifiers, which means that the event regularly outdraws the Olympic games in terms of athletes (12,000 to 15,000) and between 80,000 and 100,000 spectators. to the host city, with an economic impact of more than $100 million, according to Gay Games Washington, D.C. 2022. According to the host committee, there is an anticipated economic impact of $100 million, and will not require the type of construction associated with Olympiads. If D.C. is selected, Bowser has pledged $2 million to the renovation and preparation efforts. D.C. is one of nine remaining cities being considered for the game, selected from an unprecedented 17 bids announced in April. Seven of the remaining bid cities are American, with only Hong Kong and Guadalajara being considered internationally. The city previously lost the 2014 bid to host the games to Cleveland. Follow Brian Tinsman and 106.7 The Fan on Twitter.
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WASHINGTON — In an emotion-charged Player Tribune post, Washington Redskins defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois and receiver Pierre Garcon discussed their trip to Haiti delivering medical supplies after Hurricane Matthew. Both players are of Haitian descent, and Garcon has been connected to the island philanthropically since an earthquake destroyed much of the island in 2010. Francois, on the other hand, had never been to Haiti. He detailed how the trip changed the way he looks at the world. “We were in Haiti for less than a day, but it was still an adjustment coming back. Being there was a lot to take in, the trucks everywhere, kids walking with bowls of rice on their heads,” he detailed. “One moment you’re in a third world country, the next, you’re back in the NFL lifestyle. “When I got back to my house in Virginia, I stood outside just looking at it for a few minutes. Everything inside, I had taken for granted before I went to Haiti. And I don’t just mean the TVs, or anything. But clean water. The smell of fresh air. “I also saw the Haitian people for the first time. That gap I had felt for so long was finally closed.” That’s a powerful feeling and one that Francois insists is just the beginning of his efforts in his ancestral homeland. His father makes an annual trip to Haiti during the offseason, and Ricky Jean says it’s time that he makes time for the island. The emotional post also details the players’ relationship with team owner Dan Snyder, who reportedly approached the players about being ambassadors with the shipment of medical supplies. This followed another trip the week before, sending a plane full of supplies to the Bahamas that had also been ravaged by a hurricane. There were no players on that trip and hardly a mention in the press, but these trips are equally important to the people on the ground that have no other supplies. For his part, Garcon is continuing the charitable efforts at home in December, and will be wearing a particularly colorful pair of cleats on the field this Sunday. The message on the cleats brings awareness to the Helping Hands Foundation: These cleats are for @PierreGarcon's #HelpingHandsFoundation that helps out "anywhere we feel we can provide a need" #mycausemycleats @wusa9 pic.twitter.com/yC2z5LTIVD — Diane Roberts (@DianesTalking) November 30, 2016 In a season where players have created plenty of controversy with sociopolitical stances, these are efforts that everyone can rally behind. Follow Brian Tinsman and 106.7 The Fan on Twitter.
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WASHINGTON — It’s not every day that a soon-to-be vice president of the United States moves into a home across the street from yours. So when it happened to Joanna Pratt and her husband, they saw it as an opportunity that they had to take advantage of. From their big front windows, they have a fabulous view of the home where Vice President-elect Mike Pence is staying temporarily until he can move into the vice president’s official residence on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory. “We’ve been pretty frustrated with the results of the election and we’ve been feeling as if we would really like to make some sort of difference and be able to react somehow to the new administration,” Pratt told WTOP. In a “peaceful protest” against Pence’s stance on LGBT issues, they decided to display a rainbow flag outside their home. They put it up last weekend. “We want him to know that we think that Americans should tolerate people of all persuasions,” Pratt said. “This is a diverse country.” After she told her neighbors what she was doing, several decided to join in, she said. So Pratt ordered more flags, which arrived Tuesday. As of Friday, there were at least nine rainbow flags flying at houses near Pence’s temporary home. “We also did slip a note into his door slot,” Pratt said with a laugh. It was an invitation to come to their house. “We want to welcome him to the neighborhood and let him know that our political opinions are very different from his, but we said that we thought this would be a really good opportunity for people with diverse opinions to get together and communicate with each other and most importantly start to listen to each other,” Pratt said. She has not heard any response from Pence regarding either the flags or the invitation, but Pence has been busy out of town. The post Peaceful, colorful DC protest aimed at the vice president-elect appeared first on WTOP.
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WASHINGTON — The Nationals have acquired Derek Norris from the San Diego Padres, returning the catcher back to his original team. The 27-year-old was first acquired by the Nationals as a fourth-round pick in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft. Norris was traded to Oakland along with A.J. Cole, Tommy Milone and Brad Peacock in 2011 in a deal which brought starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez to Washington. The Nationals have now re-acquired two of the four players traded to Oakland in that deal (Norris, Cole). After making his first All-Star appearance in 2014, Norris was traded to San Diego where he’s been the primary catcher for the past two seasons. Norris, a career .248 hitter in four seasons prior, had a down year in 2016. In 458 plate appearances, he hit .186 with a .255 on-base percentage and a .328 slugging percentage, with 17 doubles, 14 home runs, 36 walks and 42 RBI. Norris has hammered the Nationals at nearly every opportunity, hitting .261 with one triple, four home runs, 14 RBI and for .565 slugging percentage in 51 plate appearances against Washington. The Nationals were in need of a catcher with Wilson Ramos, who’s recovering from ACL surgery, slated to become a free agent. They avoided arbitration with Jose Lobaton Thursday night by reaching agreement on a one-year deal. 23-year-old Pedro Severino, who slashed .321/.441/.607 for a 1.048 OPS in 16 games for the Nationals in 2016, also figures to be a key contributor next season. Raudy Read and Spencer Kieboom are the other catchers on the Nats’ 40-man roster. Read was added last month in advance of the Rule 5 Draft. The Padres receive 19-year-old pitching prospect Pedro Avila, a non-drafted free agent signing in 2014, in return for Norris. Avila posted a 14-10 record with a 2.93 ERA in 34 games (33 starts) across two seasons in Washington’s minor league system. Follow @ChrisLingebach and @1067TheFan on Twitter.
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WASHINGTON — A few months back, a Yankees beat writer named Andrew Marchand floated the idea of the Bronx Bombers assembling their next “uber team” in the winter of 2018-19. He proposed that team would include Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and the late Jose Fernandez. At the time, somehow that notion seemed preposterous, and yet, somewhat plausible. Although only only two-thirds of the idea are still possible, the Yankees have a groundswell of great, young and controllable talent on their Major League horizon. The prospect of adding Machado and Harper to that equation would seemingly signal the dawning of the next Yankee empire. This still seems just as preposterous as it did four months ago, to be sure, but there’s something Nationals fans should probably know: MLB’s new collective bargaining agreement makes a Yankee spending spree all the more possible in two years. See, the Yankees have already been laboring behind the scenes to cut spending the past several offseasons in an attempt to get out from under the luxury tax. And, under the new CBA, that luxury tax threshold will swell to $197 million, up from $189 million this year. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the new CBA will also do away with a revenue-sharing multiplier, one which kicks in based on a team’s revenue and market size, which had previously hurt the Yankees. Sources: #Yankees to benefit under new revenue-sharing rules. No longer will top payors be hit with multiplier that existed in previous CBA. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 1, 2016 Also consider after 2017 the Yankees will be freed from the burdensome contracts of Alex Rodriguez and CC Sabathia, who together are owed $46 million in the final year of their deals. Is the picture coming into view? NSFW: Does it look something like this? What the @Yankees lineup could look like the next 3 years under new CBA https://t.co/PTp6ikP9La pic.twitter.com/aMkYcWTx6t — NY Daily News Sports (@NYDNSports) December 2, 2016 You have ever reason to believe the Nationals will make an all-out effort to retain Harper, but if they can’t, one team may be positioned far better than 28 others to steal him away via free agency. That team is the New York Yankees. The new CBA seems to be very good for the Yankees. While they very well could duck underneath the luxury tax… https://t.co/h9sFXInye0 — Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) December 2, 2016 We’re not saying that it will happen, only that it just became all the more possible. But there is still hope. @clintfrazier Ehhhh pretty good right there bro..Gotta learn from JW with that mop! — Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) November 24, 2016 Follow @ChrisLingebach and @1067TheFan on Twitter.
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|Trump AG pick Sessions tried to ban LGBT conference from U. Alabama campusMetro Weekly / 1 d. 9 h. 40 min. ago more|
It appears Sen. Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s pick to be the next U.S. Attorney General, was not a fan of the First Amendment during his time as Alabama’s Attorney General. According to CNN, Sessions once tried to ban an LGBT conference from the University of Alabama campus by utilizing a 1992 state law that made it […] The post Trump AG pick Sessions tried to ban LGBT conference from U. Alabama campus appeared first on Metro Weekly.
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Juliet Evancho and Elissa Ridenour just want everything to go back to the way it was before their decision to use the girls’ restroom became a political football. “Every day I feel like I’m walking on eggshells when I come to school,” says Evancho. “It’s not right to be made to feel that way just […] The post Federal judge hears motions in Pine-Richland transgender student case appeared first on Metro Weekly.
|Trump’s populist appeal clashes with wealthy Cabinet picksWTOP - DC News / 1 d. 10 h. 53 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Donald Trump named his Treasury secretary, Teena Colebrook felt her heart sink. She had voted for the president-elect on the belief that he would knock the moneyed elites from their perch in Washington. And she knew Trump’s pick for Treasury — Steven Mnuchin — all too well. OneWest, a bank formerly owned by a group of investors headed by Mnuchin, had foreclosed on her Los Angeles-area home in the aftermath of the Great Recession, stripping her of the two units she rented as a primary source of income. “I just wish that I had not voted,” said Colebrook, 59. “I have no faith in our government anymore at all. They all promise you the world at the end of a stick and take it away once they get in.” Less than a month after his presidential win, Trump’s populist appeal has started to clash with a Cabinet of billionaires and millionaires that he believes can energize economic growth. The prospect of Mnuchin leading the Treasury Department drew plaudits from many in the financial sector. A former Goldman Sachs executive who pivoted in the early 2000s to hedge fund management and movie production, he seemed an ideal emissary to Wall Street. When asked Wednesday about his credentials to be Treasury secretary, Mnuchin emphasized his time running OneWest — which not only foreclosed on Colebrook but also on thousands of others in the aftermath of the housing crisis caused by subprime mortgages. “What I’ve really been focused on is being a regional banker for the last eight years,” Mnuchin said. “I know what it takes to make sure that we can make loans to small and midmarket companies and that’s going to be our big focus, making sure we scale back regulation so that we make sure the banks are lending.” Teena Colebrook, 59, poses for photos Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in San Luis Obispo, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) But the prospect of Mnuchin leading the Treasury Department prompted Colebrook and other OneWest borrowers who say they unfairly faced foreclosure to contact The Associated Press. Colebrook wishes she could meet with Trump to explain why she feels betrayed by his Cabinet selection after believing that his presidency could restore the balance of power to everyday people. “He doesn’t want the truth,” she said. “He’s now backing his buddies.” The Trump transition team has been sensitive to preserving trust with its voters. Senior adviser Kellyanne Conway publicly warned that supporters would feel “betrayed” if former critic Mitt Romney was named secretary of state, for instance. For Mnuchin, the fundamental problem stems from the Great Recession. His investor group was the sole bidder to take control of the troubled bank IndyMac in 2009. The group struck a deal that left the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation responsible for taking as much as 80 percent of the losses on former IndyMac assets and rebranded the troubled bank as OneWest. The combination of OneWest’s profitability, government guarantees and foreclosure activities drew the ire of activist groups like the California Reinvestment Coalition. It found the bank to be consistently one of the most difficult to work out loan modifications with even though OneWest never drew a major response from government regulators. By June of 2014, five years after taking over OneWest, Mnuchin sold the bank for $3.4 billion at a tremendous profit. Colebrook said she learned the hard way about OneWest’s tactics, after the regional bank acquired her home lender, First Federal Bank of California, in late 2009. In 1998, she bought a triplex for $248,000 in Hawthorne, California, not too far from Los Angeles International Airport. She rented out two of the units and lived in the third. Colebrook refinanced her mortgage in order to renovate the property and help buy additional homes to generate rental income. By the time the financial crisis struck in 2008, she had an interest-only mortgage on the triplex known as a “pick-a-payment” loan. Her monthly payments ran as high as $2,000 and only covered the interest on the debt. Then she got ensnarled in the economic downturn. “All my tenants lost their jobs in the crash,” Colebrook said. “They couldn’t pay. It was a knock-on effect.” Over five years, she tried unsuccessfully to adjust her loan with OneWest through the Treasury Department’s Home Affordable Modification Program. But she said that One West Bank lost paperwork, provided conflicting statements about ownership of the loan and fees and submitted charges that were unverified and caused her loan balance to balloon. By the time she lost her home in foreclosure in April 2015, the payoff balance totaled $517,662. Colebrook said she is still challenging the foreclosure in court. She now lives with her boyfriend in the small California city of San Luis Obispo. She volunteers at a homeless shelter, knowing that she could just as easily have ended up there. “I cook at the homeless shelter because there but the grace of God go I.” ___ This story has been corrected to identify the banking regulator as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, not the Federal Deposit Insurance Commission. This story has been corrected for the headline as the Trump voter blames the incoming Treasury secretary for losing her home to foreclosure, not that she specifically lost the home to him. The post Trump’s populist appeal clashes with wealthy Cabinet picks appeared first on WTOP.
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|Emails: LGBT law cost N. Carolina project with 700 jobsWTOP - DC News / 1 d. 11 h. 12 min. ago more|
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Internal emails show that city and state officials blame a North Carolina law limiting LGBT protections for a company’s decision to pick another state for a new project that includes 700 jobs. The Charlotte Observer (http://bit.ly/2gI2CAn) reports that emails obtained through public records requests show that the law known as HB2 was cited as a key factor in CoStar Group’s decision not to put its hub in Charlotte. One email to city officials says the real estate research firm’s CEO received pushback from his board over HB2 when they were deciding where to create a base for real-estate research operations. The company ultimately chose Richmond, Virginia, for the facility that will employ about 730 people. Jeff Edge, a Charlotte Chamber of Commerce official who was recruiting the company, wrote that CoStar’s CEO was “broadsided with their pushback over the HB2 issue in Charlotte” when the CEO sought approval from his board to do final negotiations. Edge says in the Sept. 20 email to a city economic development official that CoStar was rethinking Charlotte “due to all of the press and chatter over HB2 in the past week.” The email was written not long after the NCAA and ACC moved sporting events out of the state because of the law. Edge wrote: “They have re-opened the competition to look more closely at Atlanta and Richmond now.” Edge also added: “Heaven knows how many deals we’ve been crossed off … and didn’t know we were even being considered for since March.” HB2 was enacted in March. A spokeswoman for CoStar said Friday that company officials wouldn’t comment on what role HB2 played in their decision. Costar’s decision to build its hub in downtown Richmond was announced on Oct. 24 by Virginia’s governor. The company headquartered in Washington, D.C., is known for its Apartments.com website. An Oct. 25 email from a North Carolina economic development official makes an apparent reference to HB2. The email was to state officials from Garrett Wyckoff, senior manager of business recruitment for the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. “It is my understanding that we lost the project. I have selected the following reason for this status change: Local issues,” Wyckoff wrote in the email obtained by the Observer. For further explanation, Wyckoff added: “Spring 2016 Legislation,” a reference to when HB2 was passed. Wyckoff said in an email that he couldn’t comment. Edge didn’t respond to a phone message seeking comment Friday. HB2, enacted in March, requires transgender people to use restrooms corresponding with the sex on their birth certificate in many public buildings. It also excludes sexual orientation and gender identity from statewide antidiscrimination protections. Other large companies including Deutsche Bank and PayPal said publicly they chose not to bring more jobs to North Carolina because of the law. Scores of other companies have signed a letter seeking its repeal or joined a legal filing asking a judge to rule against it. The relocation of the NCAA and ACC events was estimated to deprive the state of tens of millions of dollars. The law also had an impact on the governor’s race, which is still undecided. Currently, incumbent Republican Gov. Pat McCrory, who has defended the law, trails Democrat Roy Cooper, who opposed it, by thousands of votes. The post Emails: LGBT law cost N. Carolina project with 700 jobs appeared first on WTOP.
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|Keidel: Why The Cowboys’ Win Streak ContinuesCBS Washington / 1 d. 11 h. 14 min. ago more|
By Jason Keidel No team in any American sport has been more overhyped than the Dallas Cowboys. Unless you’re one of their more jaded, frothing fans — and there are millions of you — you simply can’t deny it. They somehow kept their nickname as America’s Team despite two playoff wins since Y2K. Despite the musical chairs at head coach. Despite being the only NFL club whose owner fancies himself a GM. Despite the endless stream of mediocrity, we are singularly obsessed with the single star on that helmet. But, for the first time in a long time, the hyperbole matches the accomplishments. We can debate for days about Dallas’ true place on the NFL’s historical totem pole. But there is no denying one matter. The Dallas Cowboys are the best team in the National Football League. And it’s not simply a Captain Obvious moment of wins and losses. Dallas does own the league’s best record (11-1) while riding an 11-game winning streak. But the eye, smell, ear — pick your sense — test tells us that they’re going to be an ornery team come playoff time — sans injury, of course. As we just learned from the Patriots, America’s real team over the last 15 years, back injuries aren’t limited to Tony Romo. The recent news about Rob Gronkowski, who can seemingly only be stopped by a surgeon’s knife, shows how ephemeral first place can be. Get more commentary from other CBS Local Sports Voices. With league rules so steeply contoured toward the passing game, the Cowboys have gone retro, way more turf than surf, the only NFL club that has run the ball more than thrown it. And why not? When you have an offensive line that could literally start in the Pro Bowl, a rookie running back who runs with self-styled fury and a rookie quarterback who is wise beyond his years, it’s hard to argue against their old-school football template. The Cowboys have wrenched the hands of time back to the ’80s, when the NFC East lorded over the league by churning out yardage on the ground and leading the NFL in time of possession. You’d think a team that thrives on retrograde football would be well behind the pack in points scored. But the opposite has happened in Dallas, which has scored more points (333) than any team except the Atlanta Falcons. And while their defense reminds no one of their iconic, 1970s iteration, their point differential (105) is second to none. Only the Patriots (96) come close. While they have a modest (if not mediocre) turnover margin (+2), which is tied for 13th in the league, it’s another No. 2 that has many NFL devotees shaking their heads in wonder. Two interceptions. Which are easily the fewest picks thrown west of Foxboro. Tom Brady is expected to throw the football with space-age precision. But a rookie quarterback is supposed to make ugly mistakes on his way through professional puberty. Dak Prescott has turned the NFL orthodoxy on its head, with stunning efficiency, accuracy and maturity. Even more so with Prescott, a fourth-round pick who was little more than an insurance policy for Tony Romo, the franchise quarterback and presumed starter for as long as his brittle back would permit. While the plaudits have been largely reserved for high-grade players flanking the QB, we’ve largely overlooked Prescott’s stunning ascent to starting QB on the game’s best and most popular team Sure, it helps that he plays behind a granite offensive line and has a bulldozer for a running back behind him. But it’s foolish to trivialize Prescott’s maiden campaign in pro football by saying he’s essentially hiding behind five behemoths and merely handing the ball to a machine. If this Dallas run isn’t unprecedented, we’d love to hear when it’s happened before. When Romo’s back failed him again in the preseason, it felt like they handed more than the ball to Prescott, they handed their hopes for 2017, when Romo would presumably be ready to return. But that ball has morphed into a torch, a fitting metaphor for the hottest team in the NFL. And while this has been a bittersweet season for Romo, who has been perhaps the most underrated QB on the most overrated team of this young century, there’s no bitter taste to America’s Team right now. The Cowboys are finally living up to their handle, and handling their business. Jason writes a weekly column for CBS Local Sports. He is a native New Yorker, sans the elitist sensibilities, and believes there’s a world west of the Hudson River. A Yankees devotee and Steelers groupie, he has been scouring the forest of fertile NYC sports sections since the 1970s. He has written over 500 columns for WFAN/CBS NY, and also worked as a freelance writer for Sports Illustrated and Newsday subsidiary amNew York. He made his bones as a boxing writer, occasionally covering fights in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, but mostly inside Madison Square Garden. Follow him on Twitter @JasonKeidel.
|Robert Gates says no role for him in Trump administrationWE - White House / 1 d. 11 h. 18 min. ago more|
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|Trump transition balks at call for nominees’ tax returnsWTOP - DC News / 1 d. 11 h. 28 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team is pushing back on Senate Democrats’ calls for all Cabinet nominees to release their tax returns, calling it a “PR stunt” and defending the Republican’s picks as selfless, patriotic Americans. Trump refused to release his own tax returns, breaking with recent major party presidential candidates, and his team is arguing that it’s unnecessary for his nominees, some of whom are the wealthiest Americans in the country. In a memo for campaign supporters and Congress obtained by The Associated Press, transition officials say the Democratic calls are “a PR stunt with zero precedent designed to arm opposition researchers.” Senate Democrats on Thursday said they will push for all committees to require Cabinet and other high-level nominees to provide their tax returns ahead of their confirmation hearings. According to the Democrats, only three committees now have the authority to require tax returns — Finance, Budget and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. This week, Trump announced that he planned to nominate former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin as his Treasury secretary and billionaire investor Wilbur Ross to lead the Commerce Department. Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos, the wealthiest of Trump’s Cabinet picks thus far, married into the family that started the sales company Amway. Elaine Chao, his choice for transportation secretary and wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, is the daughter of a Chinese shipping magnate and has served on the boards of Wells Fargo bank, Dole Food and News Corp., the parent of Fox News. “President-elect Trump’s nominees are patriotic Americans, many of whom are selflessly leaving behind their private business careers to serve their country,” the memo said. Democrats said they will push for the rule changes next year when the new Congress convenes, a move that likely will fail because Republicans control the Senate. “After running on the idea that he was going to stand with the common man and fight Wall Street and big business, President-elect Trump is putting together a gold-plated and mahogany, Trump Style Cabinet of Wall Street bankers, billionaires, millionaires, friends, insiders, campaign contributors and cronies,” said Washington Sen. Patty Murray, the top Democrat on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. The post Trump transition balks at call for nominees’ tax returns appeared first on WTOP.
|Ann Arbor neighbors mount rainbow flags in show of solidarityMetro Weekly / 1 d. 11 h. 48 min. ago more|
A group of neighbors in Ann Arbor, Mich., are flying rainbow flags after one of their fellow neighbors got an anonymous letter from someone complaining about her decision to fly the rainbow flag on her own property. Susan Pearlman, whose daughter is a lesbian, has been flying the rainbow flag ever since the Orlando massacre […] The post Ann Arbor neighbors mount rainbow flags in show of solidarity appeared first on Metro Weekly.
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Patch.comWashington Monument Closed Until 2019; Repair Money PledgedPatch.comWASHINGTON, DC — The Washington Monument — closed to the public for possibly three years as officials battle continuing problems with its elevator — will be repaired and its troublesome elevator modernized, federal officials said Friday. Bethesda ...Washington Monument to Remain Closed for Repairs Until 2019ABC NewsWashington Monument will be closed until 2019 for repairsFOX 5 DCRepairs to keep Washington Monument closed into 2019WTOPAOL News -WUSA9.com -12news.comall 30 news articles »
|David Rubenstein to fund three-year Washington Monument elevator overhaulBizjournals.com / 1 d. 12 h. 18 min. ago more|
The Washington Monument will not reopen to visitors until 2019, the National Park Service announced Friday, but at least the Park Service won’t have to beg for the money to fix its chronic elevator issues. Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) co-founder David Rubenstein has pledged to fund the elevator modernization project, which is expected to cost up to $3 million, the agency said. Work will include replacing the computer systems that controls the elevator, adding a remote diagnostic system, refurbishing…
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|Women’s Basketball | Hoyas Extend Season-High Winning Streak to Four GamesThe Hoya / 1 d. 12 h. 22 min. ago more|
A balanced offensive effort lifted the Georgetown women’s basketball team (5-2, 0-0 Big East) to a 75-59 victory over Towson (5-1, 0-0 CAA). Five players scored in double figures for the Hoyas as they handed the Tigers their first loss of the season. “We knew Towson had been playing really, really well,” Head Coach Natasha Adair said. “But to hand them their first loss wasn’t really the motivation, it was more about doing what we needed to do to get the victory.” Junior guard Dorothy Adomako was the high-scorer for Georgetown, netting 17 points to go along with eight rebounds. Senior guard Mykia Jones and senior forward Faith Woodard each contributed 15 points. Woodard also grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds, giving her a double-double on the day. Despite being held scoreless for the first 29 minutes of the contest, sophomore guard Dionna White managed to chip in 12 points for the Hoyas. White also pulled down seven rebounds. “We are a very versatile team,” Adair said. “For the majority of the game, it just whatever options come out of the offense. Our kids have the confidence and the green light to take that shot or drive that lane, or do whatever they need to do to take the best shot possible.” Rounding out the double-digit scoring for Georgetown was freshman center Olivia Ramil. In her fifth start for the Hoyas, Ramil went 5-7 from the field on her way to scoring a career-high 10 points. “Olivia has a very strong skill set offensively. You look at her and you don’t realize how agile she is on her feat and just the IQ that she plays with,” Adair said. “She definitely going to be someone to watch along this journey.” Georgetown led by seven at the end of the first quarter, but fell behind in the closing minutes of the second period. A layup by senior forward Brianna Bush, who scored 10 points in the contest, ignited a 12-0 run for the Tigers. The Hoyas trailed by five at halftime. “We went into the locker room and we regrouped,” Adair said. “We needed to come out of the locker room and send a message that we were dialed in, that we were focused, and ready to go.” The halftime adjustments paid off for Georgetown. After giving up a three-pointer to open the third quarter, the Hoyas went on an impressive 10-2 run to regain the lead with 5:17 left in the period. Georgetown then scored another 10 straight points, extending the run to 20-2 and giving the Hoyas an 11-point lead. “We turned it up defensively [in the third quarter]. I think that is what the difference was because then we were able to impose our will more in transition and on the offensive end,” Adair said. The fourth quarter began with Georgetown leading by nine, but a quick three-pointer from Jones extended the Hoyas’ lead to 12 points. For the remainder of the game, Georgetown maintained a double-digit lead. When the final buzzer sounded the Hoyas held a 16-point advantage over the Tigers. Georgetown will be back in action Sunday. The Hoyas will travel to Newark, Del. to take on the Delaware Blue Hens. When the two teams faced off last season, Georgetown won the contest 61-50. “[Delaware] is a very tough, very physical opponent,” Adair said. “Our approach will be the same in terms of focusing on defense and just imposing our will. I want to challenge our team to get off to a good start and sustain it… and to close out this non-conference road stand with a victory.” Tip off is set for 2 p.m. The post Women’s Basketball | Hoyas Extend Season-High Winning Streak to Four Games appeared first on .
|5 Storylines: Redskins-CardinalsCBS Washington / 1 d. 12 h. 26 min. ago more|
ASHBURN — The Redskins are hanging onto the final NFC playoff spot by a thread and have another critical game this Sunday when they play at the Arizona Cardinals. Washington is coming off a disappointing loss to Dallas on Thanksgiving Day that basically ended its hopes of repeating as NFC East champs. But the Redskins (6-4-1) can bury the Cardinals (4-6-1) this weekend with a win. What once looked like the most formidable game on their schedule – a road game in December at the NFC East runners up in 2015 – now looks like a winnable game against a vulnerable team. Take advantage of the Arizona offensive line Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer has been sacked 32 times this season in front of a revamped offensive line. Arizona has moved promising tackle D.J. Humphries to left tackle, but he is making just his second career start at that spot. John Wetzel will start at right guard for just the second time. Ulrick John makes his second NFL start at right tackle. Center A.Q. Shipley had a bad snap in the Minnesota game last week and was hit with a holding call. It’s not exactly a cohesive group right now. That should allow pass rushers Ryan Kerrigan, Trent Murphy and Preston Smith to pressure Palmer. He can still make plays in the passing game given the Cardinals’ weapons. But they are vulnerable here. Contain running back David Johnson Good luck. Johnson is third in rushing yards (921) and leads all NFL running backs in receiving yards (613), is second among backs in receptions (55) and is 27th among ALL players in targets (84). He has great hands and the Cardinals use him in the slot a lot. That is especially effective in the red zone, where Johnson caught a touchdown pass two weeks ago against Minnesota and fell a yard shy of another vs. Atlanta last week. Expect inside linebacker Su’a Cravens to help out when Johnson moves into the slot. The rookie has the size and quickness to stay with him. But Johnson will be a handful no matter what. Once again play well without Reed Tight end Jordan Reed won’t play after not practicing all week following that Grade 3 left shoulder separation. Vernon Davis has been excellent in a secondary role all season, but there’s no replacing Reed. Still, Kirk Cousins has so many other weapons the offense should still put up points. The Redskins’ weren’t as prolific in the passing game when Reed missed the Philadelphia and Detroit games with a concussion. Cousins had 263 yards and 301 yards respectively with three touchdowns. That’s still good enough to win, though. Washington has shown it can get by short term. If Reed’s shoulder injury lingers past this week? Then things get a little dicey. Jay Gruden says he hopes Reed is ready for the Dec. 11 game in Philadelphia. Avoid the big miscues Arizona has been prone to killing itself in recent weeks. Dumb penalties. Interceptions. Special-teams blunders. But the Redskins and Cousins have to be careful. It’s still a defense that can make big plays – even if those have dried up in recent weeks. The Cardinals have forced 16 fumbles. They have 10 interceptions. Cornerback Patrick Peterson, safety Tyrann Mathieu, cornerback Marcus Cooper and safety D.J. Swearinger are always around the ball and have nine of the 10 picks. Safety Tony Jefferson has two of the forced fumbles and linebackers Chandler Jones and Markus Golden have combined for five. The Cardinals’ interception rate (2.75 percent) ranks fifth in the NFL and they are tied for sixth in recovered fumbles (eight). Remember, Kirk Cousins might be a different quarterback than he was two years ago in a 30-20 loss at Arizona, but he had three fourth-quarter interceptions that day. The Cardinals will make you pay for mistakes. Rely on Kirk Cousins Cousins bet on himself coming into the season by signing the one-year franchise tag. It was a lot of money, yes ($19.95 million). But Cousins chose not to grab the lower dollars, longer security that the Redskins offered. He’s just a few more big games away from having ALL the leverage as offseason negotiations begin again. The NFC offensive player of the month completed 84 of 116 passes in November and has 11 touchdowns and one interception over the last five games. He’s caught fire again and even without Reed has weapons to make even the best defenses pay. Prediction: The Redskins have gone a while without turning the ball over. Law of averages says that can’t last forever and the Cardinals have playmakers on defense. It’s a road game against a team fighting for its season. Arizona is also better than its record – though not as good as we thought before the year. It adds up to a frustrating loss for Washington, which could find itself on the outside looking in at the NFC playoff chase if it loses and Tampa Bay (6-5) wins at San Diego this Sunday. Arizona 27, Redskins 24 Follow Redskins reporter Brian McNally on Twitter.
|Startup of the Week: Nearby wants you to borrow anything — anywhereBizjournals.com / 1 d. 12 h. 30 min. ago more|
Forgot your phone charger? Left your flashlight at home? Need another crockpot for that potluck brunch you have been planning for weeks and weeks and are hoping desperately for your friends to show up? Well, why not borrow what you need from someone and return it at the end of the day? Nearby is an upcoming app that wants to become the hub for people who desperately need something — but just for a few hours — and are willing to pay someone to rent the object in question. Think of it as the…
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The Atlas District’s Po Boy Jim is coming to Shaw, after the owners have signed a lease for 1932 Ninth St. NW, across the street from The Shay apartment and retail building. The 3,913-square-foot space was previously home to Axum Ethiopian restaurant; it sits in between the DC9 nightclub and the forthcoming Sugar Shack Donuts on that strip. Po Boy Jim opened on H Street NE in 2014, and has won praise for its Louisiana-style po’boy sandwiches — especially the fried oyster variety. The restaurant…
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|Starbucks CEO steps down to make way for wave of change in the company; COO Johnson to take over Big News Network.com / 1 d. 12 h. 40 min. ago more|
SEATTLE, U.S. - Starbucks will have a new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer as the present chief, Howard Schultz has decided to step down. The Company’s current President and COO Kevin Joh
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|D.C. group files bid to host 2022 Gay Games: ReportWashingtonTimes.com / 1 d. 12 h. 42 min. ago more|
Last year, the nation's capital lost out on the chance to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, but Washington could host another international amateur athletic competition six years from now. Boasting the support of local politicians and an openly gay tennis legend, an area gay-athlete group has thrown ...
|With cause of Potomac sheen still unclear, group offers $1,000 rewardWTOP - DC News / 1 d. 12 h. 55 min. ago more|
GREAT FALLS, Md. — Five days after a petroleum-based sheen was spotted on the Potomac River near Point of Rocks, Maryland, Mother Nature and preparation have kept the pollution out of local drinking water. But officials are still unsure what caused the sheen, and a local environmental group is offering a reward to anyone who can get to the bottom of it. The EPA is in charge of the investigation in to the sheen. As of noon Friday, the agency has not identified exactly what the product is, or how it got into the Potomac. EPA spokeswoman Terri White told WTOP the agency is still investigating the source of the sheen. “We expect to get sampling results back early next wee,” she said in an email. :The results should, at a minimum, let us know what spectrum of oil is present.” The local environmental group, the Potomac Riverkeeper Network, is offering a $1,000 reward for information on who caused the spill. “This is an environmental crime,” said the group’s Dean Naujoks. “We want answers and want to send a message that this won’t be tolerated.” As of Friday, the sheen had not reached WSSC’s filtration plant in Potomac, which produces about 70 percent of the utility’s water. With two days of rain, much of the sheen had dissipated before reaching intakes for the WSSC or Washington Aqueduct intakes, which are downriver. The aqueduct processes water for the District, Arlington, and Falls Church. Friday morning, contractors for the Environmental Protection Agency installed a yellow boom, to deflect the pollution from the Washington Aqueduct’s intakes at Great Falls. With the plume approaching, the aqueduct closed its intake at Great Falls, and has been relying on its downriver intake, at Little Falls. The post With cause of Potomac sheen still unclear, group offers $1,000 reward appeared first on WTOP.
|GOP activists put Cuban-American, Fox analyst at front for RNC chairWE - Secrets / 1 d. 12 h. 59 min. ago more|
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|Repairs to keep Washington Monument closed into 2019WTOP - DC News / 1 d. 13 h. 3 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON — The Washington Monument will remain closed to the public until 2019 while the structure’s elevator system is rehabbed, the National Park Foundation said on Friday. Related Stories Norton: Monument elevator breakdowns ‘killing our tourist seasons’ Washington, DC News Washington Monument to be closed indefinitely Washington, DC News Earthquake damage likely cause of Washington Monument elevator breakdowns Washington, DC News The landmark has been closed since September because of repeated problems with the structure’s lone elevator. Officials said at the time that the monument would remain closed until the elevator system could be updated. A private donor, philanthropist David Rubenstein, has provided the funds needed to complete the work. The project is expected to cost between $2 million and $3 million. National Park Service plans to replace the computer system that controls the elevator and wants to add a remote diagnostic system, in addition to fixing its mechanical and electrical gear. The Washington Monument is an iconic D.C. landmark and is just over 555 feet tall. Up until recently, its elevator had ferried visitors to its uppermost level, a visitors center 500 feet above ground, each day. The monument sustained damage in the 2011 earthquake, which officials thought were the cause of the equipment problems. But a consultant later found no evidence that the earthquake had contributed to the elevator malfunctions. The problems persisted after the monument reopened in 2014. Back in March, D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton had complained that the elevator’s unreliability was hurting tourism. The latest string of breakdowns happened in August, when the elevator failed three times over the course of five days. On Friday, Norton applauded efforts to fix the elevator, calling it a “symbol of national pride” and a “vital” piece of D.C.’s tourist economy. Park spokesman Mike Litterst said the Park Service was working on other projects to improve the monument’s interior. “Everything from virtual reality to increased range of programming,” Litterst said. “Everything we can do to get that view for people, short of going up to the top.” Litterst said there were plans to build a permanent screening facility, where visitors will be screened as they prepare to go up into the monument. The cost of that project is estimated at just under $9.5 million. WTOP’s Kate Ryan and Amanda Iacone contributed to this report. The post Repairs to keep Washington Monument closed into 2019 appeared first on WTOP.
|Jordan Reed Ruled Out for Sunday’s Game at ArizonaCBS Washington / 1 d. 13 h. 8 min. ago more|
ASHBURN — Redskins tight end Jordan Reed will not play in Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. Reed has a Grade 3 separated left shoulder and did not participate in any practices this week. Washington coach Jay Gruden ruled Reed out after Friday’s practice, but remains hopeful that Reed will return for the Dec. 11 game at Philadelphia. That remains to be seen. Reed has already missed two games with a concussion this season. He is the Redskins’ best offensive player with 59 catches for 630 yards and five touchdowns in nine games. Read: Davis Playing Big Role for Hometown Redskins That means Washington will rely again on veteran Vernon Davis, who has 31 catches for 450 yards and two touchdowns and has filled in for Reed already during the two games he missed because of a concussion. Those are strong numbers for a secondary tight end. Davis’ blocking has helped the running game improve on last season’s pedestrian numbers, too. Reed was injured in the second quarter of last week’s 31-26 loss to the Dallas Cowboys when he landed on the shoulder diving for a pass in the end zone. He actually returned to play in the second half and caught two touchdown passes from Cousins. Reed called his range of motion “about 30 percent” in an interview with reporters on Monday. That wasn’t going to be good enough to play, though he remained hopeful. “They’re not gonna try to put me out there unless I’ve got strength in my arm and I can move it and things like that,” Reed said. “If I’m able to do that I’m gonna play, if not then I can’t play.” Follow Redskins reporter Brian McNally on Twitter.
|Local photographer brings new 'Star Wars' toys to life for TargetBizjournals.com / 1 d. 13 h. 9 min. ago more|
When Cade Martin got a call to photograph a bunch of toys, he was in. The Bethesda-based photographer with a diverse and distinguished portfolio was tapped to shoot Target’s “Star Wars” collection — the toys the retailer would release ahead of the new Disney movie’s debut. Look through the gallery to experience Martin’s photos of the [toy] galaxy far, far away — and for samples of his other recent work. “The cool thing about this project was that I’m not a still-life photographer,…
|King Coal Comeback?Washington Times Herald / 1 d. 13 h. 10 min. ago more|
The rumblings within the coal industry in southern Indiana might not be from the blasting in nearby mining operations. There are whispers about once closed mine pits re-opening. And, there are innuendos that coal companies are becoming liquid and getting…
|Watch: GOP senator pledges his 'full support' to TrumpWE - Congress / 1 d. 13 h. 11 min. ago more|
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|Washington Monument: David Rubenstein pledges millions to fix structure's elevatorWashingtonTimes.com / 1 d. 13 h. 21 min. ago more|
The Washington Monument's much-maligned and oft-inoperable elevator will be overhauled in the coming years after local philanthropist David Rubenstein pledged millions to fund its repairs. The elevator, which has long been plagued with issues, was shuttered in August after repeated breakdowns in the previous months. The project will cost $2million ...
|Report: Trump invites controversial Philippines president to the WHWE - White House / 1 d. 13 h. 31 min. ago more|
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|Women's March on Washington Organizers: Don't Worry, We're Marching Jan. 21 - Patch.comGoogle News / 1 d. 13 h. 40 min. ago more|
Patch.comWomen's March on Washington Organizers: Don't Worry, We're Marching Jan. 21Patch.comWomen's March on Washington Organizers: Don't Worry, We're Marching Jan. WASHINGTON, DC — Fear not, attendees of the upcoming Women's March on Washington: the march will happen on time and on schedule, despite initial permitting obstacles.
|These local banks got the biggest stock price boost from the electionBizjournals.com / 1 d. 13 h. 43 min. ago more|
Right after the 2016 presidential election, a large number of U.S. banks saw their stock prices soar. Many of those stocks are still on that upward trajectory, including at the publicly traded banks in Greater Washington. There's a good reason to believe this would never have happened if Hillary Clinton had won the presidency. One of Donald Trump's campaign promises is to "dismantle" the Dodd-Frank Act. This law was passed in 2010 by a Democratic-led Congress as a response to the 2008 financial…
|Seattle Sounders Toronto FC The matches that molded 2016 MLS Cup finalists Big News Network.com / 1 d. 13 h. 50 min. ago more|
Its been a season of ups and downs for the Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC on their respective roads to MLS Cup. For both teams, however, there were five matches in particular that proved pivotal dur
|FEC Dem: Rich white guys block women, minorities from officeWE - Secrets / 1 d. 13 h. 51 min. ago more|
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|Rainbow flags popping up in Mike Pence’s D.C. neighborhoodMetro Weekly / 1 d. 14 h. 18 min. ago more|
Some Northwest D.C. residents in D.C.’s Chevy Chase neighborhood are hoisting rainbow flags as a symbolic sign of protest against Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who has temporarily moved into the neighborhood, WJLA reports. Pence will reportedly stay on-and-off at the house he is renting until January, when he takes the oath of office. He will then […] The post Rainbow flags popping up in Mike Pence’s D.C. neighborhood appeared first on Metro Weekly.
|Pregnant Woman Assaulted, Robbed by Police Impersonators in MDCBS Washington / 1 d. 14 h. 19 min. ago more|
SNOW HILL, Md. — Police say three men who were pretending to be police officers assaulted and robbed a pregnant woman in Maryland. Maryland State Police say the woman was driving from New York to Norfolk, Virginia on Thursday when she was pulled over by what she thought was a police car. The 38-year-old woman is from Brooklyn, New York. The woman said one of the men approached the car and sprayed pepper spray into the car before spraying it on a towel that he held over her face. The woman said the man then punched her in the stomach when she got out of the car. She said that another man who was holding a handgun stole her purse, which contained cash and an expensive jeweled belt. Police have not found the suspects. Follow @CBSDC on Twitter (© Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
|Former officer dead following arrestWashington Times Herald / 1 d. 14 h. 35 min. ago more|
LOOGOOTEE - Authorities in Martin County are still sorting out the details following the apparent suicide of a former police officer following his arrest on sex charges.
|GSA seeks firm to help build the FBI's new headquarters, wherever it landsBizjournals.com / 1 d. 15 h. 10 min. ago more|
It's still too early to say where it will be built, or how the federal government will pay for it, but the General Services Administration is seeking construction management firms to help build the FBI's new headquarters somewhere in Greater Washington. The GSA, the federal government's real estate arm, plans to issue a request for proposals around Jan. 20 seeking firms with the right experience, and security clearances, to work with it on aspects of the $2 billion project including budget and finance,…
|Trump picks Jim Mattis as Secretary of DefenseMetro Weekly / 1 d. 15 h. 10 min. ago more|
Trump Cabinet, Cabinet-Level Nominee and Adviser Threat Gauge Name: James “Mad Dog” Mattis Position: Secretary of Defense LGBT record: Reportedly opposed allowing open service and the repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Threat Level: — Sparks and small flames President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as his nominee to be the next Secretary of […] The post Trump picks Jim Mattis as Secretary of Defense appeared first on Metro Weekly.
|DC group bids for city to host 2022 Gay GamesWTOP - DC News / 1 d. 15 h. 15 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON — Nonprofit Team DC has submitted a bid for the District to host Gay Games XI in 2022, an event that would give the city a significant economic boost. The Gay Games, held every four years, draws as many as 15,000 athletes who compete in 35 different sports and eight different cultural events. The weeklong games also include huge opening and closing ceremonies, and a human rights conference. According to Team DC, Gay Games draws as many as 100,000 spectators with a potential economic impact of $100 million. “Few events have the prestige or international focus of the Gay Games and GGDC2022 is proud to submit this bid on behalf of the 34 LGBT sports teams of the Washington, D.C. region and, indeed our whole community,” said Brent Minor, chairman of the Bid Committee. “We know that Washington has the experience, passion and international appeal that make us an excellent choice.” Team DC’s bid has the formal support of the District Council, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser. Honorary chairs include Billie Jean King, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. The Federation of Gay Games will announce three finalists from the list of bidding cities March 1, 2017. Other cities bidding so far include Austin, Texas; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Dallas; Salt Lake City; Denver; Hong Kong; and Guadalajara, Mexico. The next Gay Games will be held in Paris in 2018. The post DC group bids for city to host 2022 Gay Games appeared first on WTOP.
|Guest Comment: D.C. Council should rethink paid leave actBizjournals.com / 1 d. 15 h. 33 min. ago more|
Nearly everyone agrees that providing employees time off to care for an ill relative, an elderly parent or a newborn is a good thing. But the D.C. Council should seriously think about whether the proposed Universal Paid Leave Act is the right approach. While the desired outcome is good — the law, if enacted, will likely have serious unintended consequences. The first problem is that the new law will levy about $246 million in new taxes. Is that a lot? That is about what the city raises from taxing…
|Here's the winner in the downtown Herndon redevelopment contestBizjournals.com / 1 d. 15 h. 44 min. ago more|
With Reston and Loudoun stations, Comstock Partners has proven it can develop big. Now, it gets a chance to do something much smaller, in a small town. After roughly eight months of review, Herndon has selected Reston-based Comstock to redevelop a nearly 5-acre site fronting the Washington & Old Dominion Trail in the heart of its historic downtown. Comstock was chosen over Springfield-based Stout & Teague, the developer behind Herndon Commerce Center and the American Geophysical Union headquarters. Comstock…
|Pregnant Natalie Portman Shows Off Baby Bump in Fitted Dress at Washington, D.C. Premiere of Jackie - PEOPLE.comGoogle News / 1 d. 16 h. 22 min. ago more|
PEOPLE.comPregnant Natalie Portman Shows Off Baby Bump in Fitted Dress at Washington, D.C. Premiere of JackiePEOPLE.comShe's glamming it up — for two! Natalie Portman glowed at the Washington, D.C., premiere of her film Jackie, showing off her major baby bump in a tight-fitting gray dress. The 35-year-old actress, who portrays former First Lady Jackie Kennedy in the ...Natalie Portman Shows Off Baby Bump at 'Jackie' Premiere in Washington, DCEntertainment TonightNatalie Portman Is Jackie KennedyVultureall 415 news articles »
|WSC Avant Bard present Tame.Metro Weekly / 1 d. 16 h. 38 min. ago more|
Adaptation of Taming of the Shrew is boldly modern The post WSC Avant Bard present Tame. appeared first on Metro Weekly.
|As a critic, it’s OK to wonder if you got it wrongWashingtonPost.com / 1 d. 16 h. 42 min. ago more|
The Reelist is a column featuring Kristen Page-Kirby’s musings on movies. I have a Post-it note stuck on my computer that just says “context + evidence.” That’s to remind me of what I’m supposed to be doing when I write these columns. At its most basic, this space is for me to share my opinions […]
|Washington state and Washington D.C. are headed for a clash on climate change - GeekWireGoogle News / 1 d. 16 h. 45 min. ago more|
Washington state and Washington D.C. are headed for a clash on climate changeGeekWireThere is a big political difference between Washington, D.C., and Washington state on climate change. Trump has a Republican-controlled Senate and House to back him up. Meanwhile, Inslee has used his executive powers — similar to outgoing President ...
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|D.C. vies for 2022 Gay Games — with help from some big namesBizjournals.com / 1 d. 19 h. 5 min. ago more|
The District is officially in the running for the 2022 Gay Games. Gay Games Washington D.C. 2022 — a committee led by Brent Minor, Marvin Bowser, Lynne Brown and Clark Ray — submitted a bid Wednesday to host Gay Games XI, a weeklong competition expected to draw up to 15,000 athletes and 100,000 spectators. The Gay Games features events in 35 sports, plus eight cultural events, opening and closing ceremonies and a human rights conference. According to the D.C. committee, the games promise an…
|Emmylou Harris appears at The Hamilton on SundayMetro Weekly / 1 d. 19 h. 14 min. ago more|
The Country Music Hall of Fame inductee comes to town for a concert billed as “An Intimate Performance Benefiting Bonaparte’s Retreat,” the dog rescue organization the card-carrying PETA member founded in Nashville. A Washington Post critic described Harris as the “silken-voiced muse of a summer night,” but trust that her eloquent, expressive country-folk is welcome […] The post Emmylou Harris appears at The Hamilton on Sunday appeared first on Metro Weekly.
|Diana Ross performs with the NSO PopsMetro Weekly / 1 d. 19 h. 19 min. ago more|
One week after being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Supreme diva takes to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. The National Symphony, led by Emil de Cou, will accompany her through her hit Motown-era and disco songbook. Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.mm., Friday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 3, at […] The post Diana Ross performs with the NSO Pops appeared first on Metro Weekly.
|Volunteer SpiritMetro Weekly / 1 d. 19 h. 22 min. ago more|
Burgundy Crescent Volunteers may have disbanded, but former members have found ways to continue their work The post Volunteer Spirit appeared first on Metro Weekly.
|How much some Marriott family members made after their merger closed — and how much they could've made had they waitedBizjournals.com / 1 d. 19 h. 24 min. ago more|
It's not surprising that members of the Marriott family made some lucrative stock sales in the wake of Marriott International Inc.'s (NASDAQ: MAR) merger with Starwood Hotels & Resorts — the largest hospitality merger ever. But if they had just waited a few weeks they could have made a lot more, after the company's stock shot up after Election Day. Executive Chairman Bill Marriott and his brother, Richard Marriott, both sold shares in September at $70.14 per share, according to Securities and…
|Earline Budd steps back in to fill a void in transgender communityMetro Weekly / 1 d. 19 h. 32 min. ago more|
New nonprofit hopes to provide much needed services The post Earline Budd steps back in to fill a void in transgender community appeared first on Metro Weekly.
|Arlington Drafthouse Christmas Movie Festival on SundayMetro Weekly / 1 d. 19 h. 36 min. ago more|
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|Breakfast with a forester slated for Dec. 20Washington Times Herald / 1 d. 20 h. 8 min. ago more|
MITCHELL — Foresters will be available on Dec. 20 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. to answer questions about trees at the Arby’s restaurant in Mitchell on SR 37. Stop by, pick up your breakfast, and then join local foresters…
|Stroke screening at Jasper MemorialWashington Times Herald / 1 d. 20 h. 8 min. ago more|
JASPER – According to the National Stroke Association, approximately 795,000 Americans will experience a stroke this year. Strokes are the third-leading cause of death among Americans and the leading cause of serious, long-term adult disability. Almost 87 percent of strokes…
|Santa's Workshop coming to WashingtonWashington Times Herald / 1 d. 20 h. 8 min. ago more|
Local children will have a chance to peek into Santa’s Workshop next weekend. Local Girl Scouts said they will be helping Santa set up and operate his special mobile workshop at The Storehouse, better known as the old St. Mary’s…
|Real Estate TransfersWashington Times Herald / 1 d. 20 h. 8 min. ago more|
Billy R. Brock to Lloyd Raber and Keturah Raber, NE ¼, NE ¼, S9, T5N, R5W.
|Carrier deal & Trump presidency: Small deals will lead to neglect of larger economic policy questions Big News Network.com / 1 d. 20 h. 34 min. ago more|
OHIO, U.S. - America’s president-elect has set out on a tour, thanking those states that voted for him.In the first phase of the tour, Trump rallied against globalization, promising th
|Donald Trump begins ‘thank you’ tour, announces Marine General "Mad Dog" Mattis as secretary of defense Big News Network.com / 1 d. 20 h. 42 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON, U.S. - Retired Marine General James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis will be secretary of defense under the Trump administration. He would also serve as a member of the National Security Co
|The Music Issue 2016The Hoya / 1 d. 21 h. 8 min. ago more|
Chamber Singing in the Modern Age: http://features.thehoya.com/chamber-singing-in-the-modern-age Best New Artists of 2016: http://features.thehoya.com/best-new-artists-of-2016 Highlights to Watch for in 2017: http://features.thehoya.com/highlights-to-watch-for-in-2017 Best New Albums of 2016: http://features.thehoya.com/best-new-albums-of-2016 Profile: In Defense of John Mayer [Can he save pop music from itself?] http://features.thehoya.com/in-defense-of-john-mayer Album Review: Starboy by The Weeknd: http://features.thehoya.com/album-review-starboy Concert Review: Troye Sivan Mesmerizes Audience, Offers Hope: http://features.thehoya.com/troye-sivan-mesmerizes-audience-offers-hope The post The Music Issue 2016 appeared first on .
|'Journey' to take travelers to BethlehemWashington Times Herald / 1 d. 21 h. 8 min. ago more|
Mary and Joseph were on a “Journey” when Jesus was born. Caesar Augustus had issued a decree to take a census of the entire Roman world and everyone was going to his own town to register. Joseph and his very…
|Here’s what it takes to create that perfectly designed bookshelfWashingtonPost.com / 1 d. 21 h. 9 min. ago more|
On Nicole Brown’s built-in bookshelves, novels and political memoirs mix it up with framed personal photos, sculptural knickknacks and pieces from shops around town. A pair of silver platters “were actually thrift store finds,” she says. “They were in bad shape when I bought them, but silver polish did the trick restoring them.” By thoughtfully […]
|EDITORIAL: Express Solidarity as SanctuaryThe Hoya / 1 d. 21 h. 11 min. ago more|
The Georgetown University Sanctuary Movement, a group of students pushing the university to become a sanctuary campus, launched a petition Nov. 23 calling for Georgetown to guarantee the rights of students without documentation as well as “making a commitment to the human rights, safety and dignity of every Georgetown student and employee, as well as their families.” Modeled after the over 200 “sanctuary cities” nationwide, the sanctuary campus designation involves adopting policies protecting students without documentation. The protections range from offering tuition support to refusing to allow Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officer on campus without a warrant. The measures are designed to make campus environments stable for those who call these communities home. The petition, titled “Open Letter to President DeGioia — Make Georgetown a Sanctuary”, comes at a time when colleges and universities across the country are designating themselves as sanctuaries for students without documentation. Our community has already made recent strides to more effectively serve those here without documentation, yet we encourage students to sign the petition and for Georgetown to establish itself as a sanctuary. This university holds an opportunity to further express their support of all students, regardless of their identity or immigration status. In some respects, Georgetown has already made excellent progress in addressing the needs of students without documentation on campus. The university demonstrated solidarity for students without documentation consistent with its Jesuit values, launching an online portal with legal and academic resources in April and hiring part-time coordinator Arelis Palacios last week to help them navigate university life. In addition, Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia already demonstrated a great deal of support for students without documentation by signing the “Statement in Support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program and our Undocumented Immigrant Students.” Such a document called the support of all students, regardless of documentation status, “both a moral imperative and a national necessity.” While Georgetown’s recent initiatives are commendable, the university should take on a more active role in supporting and protecting students regardless of immigration status, within the boundaries of the law, through the development of specific resources and other policies. If they undertook such actions, Georgetown would join schools across the country that are seeking to improve the lives of students without documentation within their campuses. Schools like Wesleyan University, the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University, the administrations of which have claimed they will not allow the ICE onto campus without a warrant or share students’ immigration status with the ICE. Wesleyan President Michael Roth stated in an interview with the Hartford Courant that the university would gather resources, both legal and otherwise, to support students without documentation and ensure no information about students’ immigration statuses would be handed over to immigration officials unless they were legally obligated. Roth continued his support by stating: “Not that this place is a place to hide, but a place where faculty, students and staff can have their information protected.” His argument exemplifies what Georgetown should also strive to achieve in terms of protecting all of its students, regardless of immigration status. Given our current array of resources, Georgetown’s support for students without documentation deserves praise. Addressing the petition’s demands regarding making the university a sanctuary campus would further embody and emulate the progress this university has made. The university must work to make sure we provide a safe and stable environment for all, regardless of identity, race, ethnicity or immigration status.The post EDITORIAL: Express Solidarity as Sanctuary appeared first on .
|EDITORIAL: Fighting Hate With VigilanceThe Hoya / 1 d. 21 h. 13 min. ago more|
Since President-elect Donald Trump was elected three weeks ago, the country has seen an uptick of incidents of violence and intimidation toward minority communities. Within 10 days of Trump’s victory, the Southern Poverty Law Center documented 867 hate incidents, more than 300 of which involved perpetrators who explicitly invoked Trump’s name. In addition there have been bias-related incidents involving members of our community. On Nov. 1, GUPD sent out an email saying there was an incident of an assault against a student in an off-campus hate crime, documented by the Metropolitan Police Department. Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson also explained in an email on Nov. 17 that two bias-related incidents were filed by students, one in which a student was spit on, allegedly because of his Asian descent, the report says, while another was shoved to the ground and told to take off a scarf she was wearing that was similar to a hijab. In light of Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric toward ethnic and religious minorities, we must find ways to support students and efficiently address bias- and hate-related incidents within the Georgetown community. Both administrators and student groups must take measures to foster an inclusive and accepting environment for groups vulnerable to discrimination, or risk diminishing our university’s values of dignity and respect. Students need to continue having a conversation on the issues at hand after the intense emotion of the postelection period dies down. To grapple with the problems of bias-related incidents our community and country are facing, all students need to take a more active role in finding the best ways to address and confront incidents of bias and hate through student- and university-led initiatives. Next year’s New Student Orientation should schedule a program that educates incoming students about the best ways to confront incidents of bias and hate in our community and the various resources available to address these incidents, such as the Bias Reporting System, GUPD and the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access. In addition, there is great value in training members of the community to recognize bias incidents and confront them. The Center for Student Engagement requires leaders of student groups and other faculty to be trained in bystander intervention by Health Education Services. Administrators, students and departments certainly have the capacity and resources now to develop possible training sessions that will educate fellow peers on what bias incidents look like and how to address them. Ultimately, addressing incidents of bias and hate in the community has no single policy solution and must be an ongoing effort that includes activism and programs modeled after already existing initiatives. Students must do their part to not only stand by those peers affected by such incidents, but also to confront hate and intolerance with activism, agency and cooperation. It can only be through collective efforts as one community that we can ensure Georgetown stands in solidarity for students during decidedly uncertain times.The post EDITORIAL: Fighting Hate With Vigilance appeared first on .
|VIEWPOINT: Bigotry, a Recurring HistoryThe Hoya / 1 d. 23 h. 38 min. ago more|
I am not an alarmist. But after the recent presidential election, my attitude may have changed. President-elect Donald Trump has turned minority groups into targets for discrimination by taking advantage of the hardships and dissatisfaction voters experienced over the last eight years. Many in the American Jewish community, 71 percent of whom voted for former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, have drawn parallels between Trump’s claims and dark episodes in Jewish diaspora. The phrase “We’ve seen this before” has become popular within Jewish social activism groups, and as the grandson of Holocaust survivors, this is a not a phrase I use lightly. But the climate toward Jews following Trump’s election calls for reflection about how his inflammatory rhetoric could normalize anti-Semitism in everyday conversation. The Trump campaign reeked of anti-Semitism. Trump’s speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition in December 2015, in which he harped on nearly every Jewish stereotype, was an early indication of his anti-Semitic attitude. Trump has also praised Alex Jones, a radio host who believes a “Jewish mafia” runs the country, and it is equally concerning that Trump’s chief strategist and the former head of Breitbart, Steve Bannon, objected to his children going to school with Jews, . In an article for The Atlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg wrote that the “self-described alt-right” has been empowered in that “the white nationalist far-right has decided ... that Trump will advance its interests.” It cannot be a coincidence that of the 2.6 million anti-Semitic tweets directed at Jewish journalists during the 2016 election season, the Anti-Defamation League report found that about two-thirds were tweeted by users whose bios contained the terms “Trump,” “nationalist,” “conservative” and “white.” The increase of swastikas recently reported by the New York City Police Department is a manifestation of these views. I have not even touched the issue of Trump’s campaign rhetoric, which labeled Mexicans as rapists, attacked the Muslim family of a U.S. veteran and directed misogynistic language toward women. My hope is by encouraging reflection upon the conversations we have in everyday life, we can stop the type of rhetoric that leads to policies such as the deportations of millions of immigrants without documentation or the forced registration of an entire religious minority group. It is not as if the day after Hitler’s election my grandparents were forced to wear yellow stars. Germany was in a terrible economic state and derogatory comments about Jews gradually became socially acceptable, first in private conversation, then in large political meetings and finally in Nazi speeches. Ultimately, anti-Semitism was normalized and digested enough to be codified into policies. If we want our country to celebrate its diversity, we must be inclusive of minority groups and attentive in our everyday conversations. If friends say something xenophobic, call them out. Doing so will send a message that there is no room for conversation that isolates members of our community. If our daily conversations normalize discriminatory policies, then these changes may even be accepted passively. We have seen such passive acceptance before. We can use the same approach to keep our elected officials in check. If we are concerned about Islamophobia in government, we should call our representatives and ask them to make statements. If we see politicians increasingly associating themselves with the alt-right, we must hold them accountable. This request for accountability is bipartisan. This country was built from its diversity and it is the only way we will continue to grow. Only a collective social conscious can ensure that this country continues to be a home for Jews, Muslims and all groups within American society. Jonathan Muhlrad is a sophomore in the College.The post VIEWPOINT: Bigotry, a Recurring History appeared first on .
|Downgraded Zika Status Raises ConcernsThe Hoya / 1 d. 23 h. 38 min. ago more|
Georgetown professor of global health law Lawrence Gostin is concerned about the World Health Organization’s Nov. 17 decision to formally lift Zika’s emergency status, arguing the move decreases the prospects of funding to fight and cure Zika, and downgrades public concern when certain populations are still at serious risk of becoming infected. In an op-ed for the health- and medicine-focused STAT News organization, Gostin wrote that ending emergency status will negatively and tangibly affect the global aid directed at preventing and curing Zika by decreasing the urgency of the issue. “Canceling the emergency lets uninformed politicians say, ‘It’s no longer an emergency. Let’s devote the funds to other priorities.’ That’s a likely scenario for the incoming Trump administration, which has shown its antipathy, if not hostility, to global and United Nations institutions,” Gostin wrote. Gostin said in an interview with The Hoya that the development is concerning because South and Latin American countries are currently entering a time of aggressive seasonal risk. “We’re now coming into the summer months of peak mosquito Zika months in Latin America, South Asia, Africa, many of the poor countries of the world, so this is the least opportune moment to call off an emergency and send a signal that all is well,” Gostin said. However, Dr. Peter Salama, the executive director of the WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme, emphasized in an interview with the New York Times on Nov. 18 that the lifting of emergency status does not mean the disease is unimportant. “We are not downgrading the importance of Zika, we are sending the message that Zika is here to stay and the WHO response is here to stay,” Salama told the Times. The disease, though it most famously causes microcephaly in infants — small heads and underdeveloped brains — actually tends to be fairly mild for adults. In most cases, those infected have few or no symptoms, lasting only up to a week. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Zika also appears strongly linked to Guillain-Barre Syndrome, which is a severe nervous system disorder — although most individuals with Zika never contract GBS. Most commonly if, mosquitos transmit Zika to people. According to the Center for Disease Control, if the person infected is a pregnant woman, she can pass the virus to the fetus, causing severe birth defects. In addition, Zika can be transmitted sexually. Despite being a substantially larger threat, Gostin said Zika received much less media attention than the Ebola virus did in 2014. According to Gostin, Ebola caused the greater frenzy because it caused a more dramatic, gruesome death and, for a brief period, it looked to be spreading more to the United States. “The American media really only paid attention to Ebola when it was on our shores and we had a few isolated cases and then they way overreacted to it,” Gostin said. Despite the lack of American panic, Gostin argues the United States should be doing more to prevent Zika worldwide. “We have a moral responsibility as the most powerful nation in the Americas to be a leader and to care about, in the Jesuit tradition, all the suffering that is going on in the Latin American world,” Gostin said. According to The New York Times, a number of companies and government organizations are working frantically to develop a Zika vaccine. Experts suggest there should be a functioning vaccine by 2018. “I think it’s very realistic. And the reason is that unlike Ebola or AIDS, we already have a good model for vaccines for Zika because Zika is somewhat similar to dengue fever and it’s also transmitted by mosquitoes and malaria, things like that, and we already have vaccine models for those,” Gostin said. Ben Johnson (NHS ’17), a GERMS crew chief, has had to think about Zika more as a result of his prominent health position on campus. “It’s something that we’re looking for and we potentially have a larger chance of running into in the field,” Johnson said. “One of our stock questions, whenever we see someone with flu-like symptoms we ask about recent travel history. That used to be, we were thinking about Ebola and now we ask the same question but we’re kind of thinking about Zika more.”The post Downgraded Zika Status Raises Concerns appeared first on .
|TIMSIT: The Dangers in Denying FactsThe Hoya / 1 d. 23 h. 47 min. ago more|
Facts are foundational to our democracy. We turn to facts to help us lift the veneer of hypocrisy that characterizes modern politics. Following this election, it seems that facts no longer have the ability to compel policy or sway public opinion. According to PolitiFact, a staggering 70 percent of President-elect Donald Trump’s statements are verifiably false. In fact, the Trump campaign has thrived on the spread of fake news on social media and the increasing popularity of news outlets like Breitbart that spin stories in their preferred candidates’ favor. An increasing — and baffling — disrespect for objective truth seems to be the leitmotif of the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump has made the problem more salient with his blatant disdain for facts and ability to spin the truth. But this problem is not new. Past presidential administrations have witnessed a decline in the influence of traditional media outlets and the flourishing of media outlets that propagate false or highly biased news across the internet, such as Breitbart and Drudge Report. We are now seeing the consequences of living in a post-truth society. In past elections, presidential candidates, regardless of political leanings and party identity, at least agreed on facts. They could, and would, disagree on the causes of unemployment, but could at least agree that the unemployment rate was 4 percent. An inability to even agree on facts indicates a serious problem in our political system: Different parties do not just have varying ideas on how to fix the world in which we live, they live in altogether different worlds. It would be easy to blame this phenomenon on the recent wave of populist movements internationally, which do benefit from the spread of misinformation because they know that it feeds into their image. The reality, however, is more complicated: There is an oversupply of differing facts and views and of media outlets with varying degrees of trustworthiness inundating us daily with an overwhelming amount of information. The result is not a flourishing of diverse viewpoints from news outlets, but rather the spread of fake news. Earlier this year, BuzzFeed released a study showing that in the final three months of the presidential campaign, top-performing fake election news stories on Facebook generated more engagement than top stories from major news outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC News and others. There is a problem when a Pew Research Center study shows that 44 percent of American adults say they get their news from Facebook. Instead of turning to reliable media outlets, people turn to Facebook, where — in addition to the echo chambers that flood their newsfeeds with opinions similar to theirs — they are also inundated with fake news items like “Wikileaks CONFIRMS Hillary sold weapons to ISIS!”, a debunked article from the website The Political Insider. This post-fact phenomenon creates some chilling possibilities for our politics and democracy. Once facts cease to be inherently powerful, how will we reach any consensus on the nature of social, economic and environmental problems, let alone agree on the solutions? President Barack Obama himself warned of the dangers of this phenomenon earlier this month: “If we are not serious about facts … if we can’t discriminate between serious arguments and propaganda, then we have problems.” Reinvigorating our democracy should, in theory, be a bipartisan issue and restoring the public’s trust in facts is a good place to start. The spread of false news is one of many issues leading to the disenfranchisement of the American people and the diminishing of our democratic system. But we cannot be active and committed agents in our democratic process if we are not armed with the facts that enable us to make informed decisions. Annabelle Timsit is a senior in the School of Foreign Service. This is the final installment of Use Your Words.The post TIMSIT: The Dangers in Denying Facts appeared first on .
|VIEWPOINT: Education Through Student PressThe Hoya / 1 d. 23 h. 52 min. ago more|
I am pretty sure I was only hired as a writer because the senior interviewing me was currently working on her thesis about Queen Elizabeth. My British accent alone earned my access to Leavey 421. I did not come to Georgetown with dreams of being a journalist. When I arrived on campus, it was with only a vague notion of The Hoya’s existence — it was the promise that I could see movies for free and review them that convinced me to apply. Three and a half years later, and oh, how things have changed — among them, my love and respect for student journalism. From overseeing our coverage of Georgetown’s slaveholding past to frantically gathering USB sticks to print without internet; from organizing our fashion issue shoots to helping run our election night blog — I credit The Hoya with providing me with my most memorable experiences. While I have been fortunate to have some inspiring professors during my time at Georgetown, it is this paper that has taught me the most important, varied and challenging lessons. One of the most significant challenges we have had to tackle is trying to understand the newspaper’s place here on campus. At the core of The Hoya is a conflict with which everyone on staff struggles: balancing being a student group with being a professional organization. Often, it puts us in the uncomfortable position of being both part of and outside of the university community. This leads to the criticism both that we take ourselves too seriously and that we do not report seriously enough. At our best, we see results we can be proud of — stories that bring important issues to light, that challenge the university administration and highlight the work being done by students across campus. But at our worst, we see mistakes that still have the ability to make me physically cringe as I fall asleep. When these mistakes happen, they do so publicly, as the multitude of emails, Facebook and Twitter notifications remind me. Let me be clear — this criticism is important. Of all the lessons The Hoya teaches its members, particularly those aspiring to be professional journalists, this is one of the most valuable. After all, if there is one thing to take away from this election, it is that the media needs to be held accountable. That is a lesson that must start at the level of student journalism. Being part of The Hoya means making sacrifices. For us to do our best, we tend to have to give up our time, some grades, a lot of sleep and, on bad days, some personal relationships. We also have to accept being called out and criticized — sometimes justifiably about our work, and other times unjustifiably about our personal character. Is it worth it? Absolutely. Being editor-in-chief has been a privilege. After spending so many hours in this office, it is hard to pinpoint exactly what stands out as making this experience so wonderful. There is the work, the satisfaction of putting out a story that has really paid off after requiring so much effort, the rush of adrenaline when fiercely standing by an article. But there are the people, too. Witnessing students develop here from nervous new hires to exceptional editors is one of the best rewards as editor-in-chief. The experience of working with our extremely passionate and dedicated staff is one I would not trade for anything. Over the past few weeks, friends have commented on how excited I must be to be done and to have my life back. It is understandable that they think that will be the case, especially since some have started to comment on my corpse-like appearance. Yes, it will be nice to return to a semi-regular sleep schedule, but I take it as the best possible sign that if someone asked me to do it all over again, I would say yes in a heartbeat. As with every editor-in-chief before me, I hope I leave The Hoya a little better than I found it, and I look forward to seeing it improve once I am retired. To more people than could possibly fit here, I can only say thank you for absolutely everything. JESS KELHAM-HOHLER is a senior in the College and the 142nd editor-in-chief of The Hoya. Her term ends Saturday.The post VIEWPOINT: Education Through Student Press appeared first on .
|Georgetown Welcomes &pizzaThe Hoya / 2 d. 0 h. 28 min. ago more|
The restaurant &pizza opened its newest location on Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown last week as the latest addition to the neighborhood’s fast-casual dining scene with a unique approach to its classic namesake dish. The new pizzeria marks the 19th installment of the D.C.-based custom pizza chain, which owns restaurants throughout the District, Virginia and Maryland with one in Pennsylvania and a new location coming soon to New York. Students and neighbors alike flocked to the Nov. 19 official opening, which offered free pizza to the first 119 guests in line, an homage to its opening date, as well as other giveaways. With the closing of Five Guys Burgers and Fries earlier this year, &pizza fills its gap as a new fast-casual and late-night option. Open until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, &pizza is one of only a handful of restaurants in the Georgetown area open after midnight, which include Epicurean and Company and Domino’s Pizza. Following the increasingly popular assembly-line restaurant model, &pizza gives customers the option to select from a variety of menu favorites or to create their own customized pizza based on a wide variety of sauces, cheeses, proteins, vegetables and other fresh toppings. The restaurant also caters to guests with dietary restrictions, offering vegan and gluten-free twists on traditional favorites. All items on “the hits” menu — that are pre-chosen toppings rather than customized — cost $9.32, on par with the majority of other casual area eateries. According to &pizza Communications Director Sam Blum, &pizza stands out for the unique experience it provides. “It’s really what we consider a unique and curated experience. Everything from of course the pizzas on our menu but it goes deeper than that,” Blum said. Blum said that the Georgetown restaurant’s decoration, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, modern furniture and murals on the walls, is meant to evoke the area’s character. “Our Georgetown shop is designed to actually reflect the neighborhood and the history of Georgetown,” Blum said. According to Jayson Harmon, training coordinator for &pizza, the Georgetown community has received the new restaurant positively so far. “We’ve actually had a really warm welcome,” Harmon said. “The neighborhood seems to love us — even the other restaurants. And the students of course, clearly they just want pizza. So it’s been going well.” Harmon, who started working for &pizza two and a half years ago, is a self-proclaimed member of “the tribe,” an affectionate name for &pizza’s dedicated base of employees. He is one of around 80 tribe members to have gotten a tattoo of the company’s iconic ampersand logo, proudly wearing the symbol on his wrist. Like Blum, Harmon emphasized the importance of experience at &pizza. “We accept anybody,” Harmon said. “So I believe it’s kind of apparent when you walk in you see a lot of smiles you see a lot of different people. It just seems like a place where you can be comfortable.” Blum also emphasized &pizza’s commitment to serving the communities where they operate by supporting causes that are important to its customers. “We’ve supported more than a thousand local causes, organizations and nonprofits over the last four years and so we’re eager to get involved with as many of those sort of causes in Georgetown as we can,” Blum said. Harmon echoed this sentiment, saying he hopes Georgetown students will reach out with things that interest them. “I say it all the time to new people like, we’re pretty cool and we want people to know that we’re actually cool,” he said. “Anytime there’s like a new idea or some new creative thing we’d love to be a part of it.” Ganzorig Batbold (COL ’19) enjoys &pizza and claims the Maverick — a tomato pizza with parmesan and mozzarella cheeses topped with pesto, pepperoni, Italian sausage and salami — is his favorite menu item. He said that the employees at the Georgetown location are passionate about their work. “The employees are always so energetic and enthusiastic that you feel they care about the pizza they’re making,” Batbold said. Allie Williams (SFS ’19) said she appreciated the convenience of the new &pizza location as well as the quality of many aspects of its service. “I am a huge fan of &pizza and have been a frequent customer at the other locations in the area and am so excited that one has opened so close to campus,” Williams said. “I love the quality of the food, the friendly staff and the variety of options offered.”The post Georgetown Welcomes &pizza appeared first on .
|Alum Founds Community-Based Travel AppThe Hoya / 2 d. 0 h. 37 min. ago more|
Last week, Georgetown alumnus Ryan Summe (COL ’10) launched Waypoint, an app that helps users organize and share their favorite places with their friends. Summe’s idea for the app originated from problems he encountered frequently when he travelled and could not find a way to organize and share his favorite places with his own notes and pictures. “In Google Maps you can star a place, but then you have stars littering your map all the time, you can’t add your own details or share them,” Summe said. “Then I started bookmarking things in Yelp, but came across similar issues.” According to Summe, the most appealing aspect of the app is that it fulfills a need other companies have overlooked. “I would love to be the app that people think of when they are in an awesome venue,” Summe said. “I’d also like to be the app that people refer to when helping friends out with recommendations in new cities.” While the app is currently free on the Apple’s app store, Summe has plans to monetize it after he builds a large user base and brand by working with outside services that might users might find useful. “I could monetize through in-app suggestions for users based on their Waypoints and eventually integrate with itinerary services to help users book trips based on Waypoints they discover in the app,” Summe said. Summe also said workers in the hospitality industry might find his app useful. “I also think hotels and concierge services could find value in it by creating verified lists of nearby places that guests can easily explore in the app.” According to Summe, his experience at Georgetown, where he took a computer science course, helped him to develop the app. “It was one of my favorite courses and has gotten me interested in programming ever since,” Summe said. “I think Georgetown did a great job of allowing students to pursue their passions, but also kept them exposed to other areas of study.” Dylan Orshefsky (COL ’17), a computer science major at Georgetown, said the app would be useful if enough people joined it, but that a potential weakness could be building the initial user base. “A lot of mobile apps like this, where the focus is not so much on selling you the app itself … the test of whether or not it’s going to take off is: Can it get a baseline level of users to the point where it’s no longer sort of having to push the app on you, but it’s all of your friends are using it, so you want to get in on it?” Orshefsky said. However, Orshefsky thought that the app could be useful even if your circle of friends was not interested in it. “I’d love to be able to make notes on my GPS,” Orshefsky said. “Google Maps has some features for that, but they aren’t particularly robust; they don’t do much. So I think it’s a good idea, and it’s a question of whether or not as a social sort of tool it was able to catch on.” Maddie Kaye (COL ’17) said that Waypoint could have been useful to her when she studied abroad at the Georgetown University Villa Le Balze last year in Italy. “I had a friend who was at the villa the year before me and she gave me a list of all of her recommendations and I found that really helpful,” Kaye said. “It definitely would have been great to just look it up on my phone.” Kaye had some reservations about the usefulness of the app’s social networking feature. “Most of my friends aren’t that well-traveled, and I wasn’t at all before going,” Kaye said. “I think it would probably have been helpful among our own group of people abroad, but not that much that I could have gotten out of it ahead of time.” Summe said he hoped that people were able to find Waypoint valuable in their travels and use it in place of other media. “No more scribbling notes on folded maps,” Summe said.The post Alum Founds Community-Based Travel App appeared first on .
|Blog Log: Tomi Lahren and Trevor Noah have a civil conversation; Breitbart encourages its readers to #DumpKellogg’sWashingtonPost.com / 2 d. 7 h. 43 min. ago more|
Blog Log runs daily in Express and attempts to capture a fraction of noteworthy commentary and interesting topics trending on the web. Tomi Lahren and Trevor Noah had a surprisingly civil conversation. @ditzkoff @Trevornoah I haven't watched many of Trevor's interviews, but I'd venture to guess that that was his best. — Stuart Goldman (@stuart_goldman) […]
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|As Trump celebrates Carrier deal, other workers still face job lossesWashington Times Herald / 2 d. 8 h. 35 min. ago more|
INDIANAPOLIS - There was joy inside the Carrier Corp. furnace plant here Thursday as President-elect Donald Trump announced the expected news of a deal to keep about 1,000 jobs - most held by union steelworkers -- from moving to Mexico.
|Orlando Bloom rubs Katy Perry’s non-pregnant belly, doesn’t even get three wishesWashingtonPost.com / 2 d. 9 h. 2 min. ago more|
Rumors flew this week that Katy Perry might be pregnant, after some suspicious behavior at Tuesday’s UNICEF Snowflake Ball. The New York Post reported that Perry and boyfriend Orlando Bloom were in the audience while Hillary Clinton prepared to present her an award. The couple was captured on the event’s giant screen as Bloom leaned […]
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|The homeless, human services conundrumWashingtonTimes.com / 2 d. 9 h. 32 min. ago more|
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Metro Board Chairman Jack Evans vowed Thursday that the District's representatives will veto a plan to keep late-night subway service cuts in place for two years after the transit agency's SafeTrack repairs end next year. "We believe we've compromised enormously. The board can do what it wants to do. I've ...
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|Mariners outright Pat Venditte to Triple-A Big News Network.com / 2 d. 10 h. 13 min. ago more|
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The Republican lawmaker behind an anti-LGBT provision that was added to the annual defense bill has withdrawn his amendment, according to Bloomberg News. Rep. Steve Russell (Okla.) had initially introduced the amendment to allow any “religious corporation, religious association, religious educational institution or religious society” to exempt itself from adhering to an executive order issued by President Obama in 2014. […] The post Anti-LGBT amendment stripped from defense bill appeared first on Metro Weekly.
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Dec. 1: The Dirty Grass Players and the Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW; Thu., 8 p.m., $10. Two Mid-Atlantic bluegrass bands are teaming up for a night of old-meets-new string music at Gypsy Sally’s. First up, the Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers will pick tunes from their rootsy new album, “White Lightning Road.” […]
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The Embassy of Sweden, known colloquially as the House of Sweden, hosted its annual Nobel Laureate Symposium Wednesday, honoring four of the 2016 laureates who, despite being natives of the U.K., are now all based in America. Moderated by Dr. Vaughan Turekian, science and technology adviser to Secretary of State ...
|County Seeks Volunteers to Work With Victims of Sexual AssaultDistrictChronicles.com / 3 d. 5 h. 1 min. ago more|
Volunteers are needed to assist sexual assault, domestic violence victims, and their families through the Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (VASAP) of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human...
|Empowering Kids to Combat the 'Trump Effect'DistrictChronicles.com / 3 d. 5 h. 1 min. ago more|
With the "Trump effect" – the spreading of the president-elect’s discriminatory rhetoric toward immigrants, women, and other groups – finding its way into schools, many parents are...
|Religious groups to Obama: Dismantle immigration registry’s frameworkDistrictChronicles.com / 3 d. 5 h. 1 min. ago more|
A San Diego Harbor police officer chats with Homeland Security officers while on patrol at Lindbergh Field airport in San Diego, Calif., on July 1, 2016. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Mike Blake *Editors: This photo may...
|Fidel Castro Is DeadDistrictChronicles.com / 3 d. 5 h. 1 min. ago more|
Fidel Castro and Malcolm X (TriceEdneyWire.com) - On September, 18, 1960, when Fidel Castro led a Cuban delegation to New York City to speak before the United Nations, they stayed at the Hotel Theresa in...
|Fuller Theological Seminary students want a sanctuary campusDistrictChronicles.com / 3 d. 5 h. 1 min. ago more|
(RNS) Fuller Theological Seminary has joined a growing list of schools where administrators are being pressed by students, alumni and faculty for designation as a sanctuary campus. In...
|Sharpton Announces D.C. March During MLK Weekend 2017DistrictChronicles.com / 3 d. 5 h. 1 min. ago more|
President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office, Nov. 10, 2016. During this meeting, Trump appeared humbled, called President Obama a "good man" and said he would seek...
|Children Say Goodbye to First Lady Michelle at One of Her Final White House EventsDistrictChronicles.com / 3 d. 5 h. 1 min. ago more|
Michelle Obama hugs Noemi Negron at the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards ceremony at the White House. Children from across the nation laughed, hugged and cried as they said goodbye to the...
|D.C. area restaurants offering feasts, brunches for Christmas, New Year'sWashingtonTimes.com / 3 d. 5 h. 27 min. ago more|
ANALYSIS/OPINION: Macon Bistro & Larder (5520 Connecticut Ave. NW) is starting a fried chicken and champagne promotion for December on Mondays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Drumsticks are priced at $3 each with sides available for an additional $4. Teatime at the Hay-Adams Hotel (800 16th St. NW) takes ...
|Mayor Bowser Releases District’s First-Ever Inclusive Innovation ReportThe Washington Sun / 3 d. 6 h. 41 min. ago more|
Mayor Muriel Bowser and Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Brian Kenner released “Pathways to Inclusion,” the District’s first-ever report on the current state of inclusion in our tech, innovation, and entrepreneurship economy. The report highlights the barriers underrepresented communities face upon entering an industry vital to Washington, DC’s economic growth.
|Washington Metro Adds 60,200 Jobs to Region in One Year, 14,400 in OctoberThe Washington Sun / 3 d. 6 h. 41 min. ago more|
The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) reported today that the preliminary October job estimates show an increase of 14,400 jobs for a total of 2,675,400 jobs in the Washington Metropolitan Division. The private sector increased by 6,200 jobs, while the public sector gained 8,200 jobs.
|Mayor Bowser to Join 40 Mayors in Mexico City to Announce Bold and Concrete Actions to Meet Paris AgreementThe Washington Sun / 3 d. 6 h. 42 min. ago more|
Mayor Bowser will travel to Mexico City to join more than 60 mayors and deputy mayors from all over the world, as well as hundreds of urban and sustainability leaders, who are committed to taking meaningful action on climate change.
|Shaquille O’Neal announces more grants to fight drugged drivingThe Washington Sun / 3 d. 6 h. 43 min. ago more|
NBA Hall of Famer and former Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal finished his career with 2,732 blocks, but the premier shot blocker wasn't on Capitol Hill Wednesday to protect the rim, instead he was protecting the roads.
|Democrats re-elect Nancy Pelosi as House minority leaderThe Washington Sun / 3 d. 6 h. 43 min. ago more|
(UPI) -- Democrats in the House of Representatives re-elected California Rep. Nancy Pelosi to serve as House Minority Leader on Wednesday. "Honored to be elected by my colleagues to serve as Democratic Leader. Let's get to work," Pelosi wrote on Twitter after the vote.
|Columbia, Maryland Native Serves in Pearl Harbor 75 Years After Attack That Led U.S. into World War II.The Washington Sun / 3 d. 6 h. 44 min. ago more|
As the nation pauses to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor, which occurred 75 years ago on Dec. 7, 1941, the occasion has special meaning for a Columbia, Maryland native who is serving in the U.S. Navy in the very location that drew the United States into World War II.
|NEW NATIONAL EDUCATION POLL: Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Closing Schools Based on High-Stakes, Standardized TestingThe Washington Sun / 3 d. 6 h. 45 min. ago more|
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national survey of likely general election voters finds overwhelming opposition to closing local schools based primarily on the results of high-stakes, standardized test scores. Additionally, voters believe that all public schools, whether charter schools or traditional brick and mortar schools, should be held to the same accountability and closure standards.
|LeBron James Contributes $2.5 Million to the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Muhammad Ali DisplayThe Washington Sun / 3 d. 6 h. 46 min. ago more|
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) announced recently that LeBron James will give $2.5 million to support the museum and its presentation titled “Muhammad Ali: A Force for Change.”
|“A Glimpse of Kwanzaa Spirit” at The Dance Institute of Washington!The Washington Sun / 3 d. 6 h. 47 min. ago more|
Come enjoy a sneak preview of The Spirit of Kwanzaa with DIW's corporate and community partners. Light refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
|DISB, NAIC Launch Nationwide Life Insurance Policy Locator Tool to Help Consumers Find Lost Life Insurance Policies, AnnuitiesThe Washington Sun / 3 d. 6 h. 47 min. ago more|
The District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) today announced a national service that provides consumers with search capabilities to help find a deceased person’s lost life insurance policies and annuities.
|Giant’s in-store nutritionists promote community wellness during winter activities and in-store opportunitiesThe Washington Sun / 3 d. 6 h. 48 min. ago more|
Giant Food of Landover, Md. continues to offer unique customer services, a trend that has been in place for the past 80 years since the first Giant opened its doors in 1936. Giving back to the communities served by its 169 stores is a cornerstone of Giant’s operation, which includes many health and wellness initiatives.
|DPR Announces the 2016 Winter Wondercamp ScheduleThe Washington Sun / 3 d. 6 h. 49 min. ago more|
The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will offer DPR Winter Wondercamp in conjunction with the DC Public Schools (DCPS) winter holiday break. Registration will open at 12 noon on Friday, December 2, 2016 and will remain open until 4 pm on Friday, December 23, 2016.
|ARENA STAGE ANNOUNCES AMBITIOUS POWER PLAYS INITIATIVE COMMISSIONING AND DEVELOPING 25 NEW PLAYS OVER 10 YEARSThe Washington Sun / 3 d. 6 h. 49 min. ago more|
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater launches Power Plays, an ambitious initiative commissioning and developing 25 new plays and musicals from 25 writers over the course of the next 10 years.
|Governor McAuliffe Announces New $6 Million Grant for Job Training InitiativesThe Washington Sun / 3 d. 6 h. 51 min. ago more|
Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced that a consortium of workforce development partners, including local workforce boards, public and private education and workforce training providers, and not-for-profits, has received a $6 million America’s Promise Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
|D.C. may stop helping out-of-town homelessWashingtonTimes.com / 3 d. 7 h. 41 min. ago more|
Advocates for the homeless want the D.C. Council to slow its consideration of an emergency mayoral proposal that would limit homeless benefits to only D.C. residents and make it easier to turn away nonresidents seeking shelter in the city. In a joint letter Wednesday to city lawmakers, the Washington Legal ...
|Paul Wiedefeld, Metro general manager, moving transit agency forwardWashingtonTimes.com / 3 d. 10 h. 34 min. ago more|
Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld held a press conference Wednesday to unveil the transit agency's next major undertaking. Called "Back2Good," the initiative basically lays out plans to return Metro to its glory days in the 1970s as a shiny rail/bus system. The plans include, among other things: ⦁ Reducing delays ...
|GOP to wean U.S. off Obamacare with 'transition' periodWE - Secrets / 3 d. 11 h. 10 min. ago more|
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|Border chief: 'Do we need more fencing? Yes. Does it work? Yes'WE - Secrets / 3 d. 14 h. 5 min. ago more|
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|Feds cut $167 million in domestic programs to house, feed illegals for just 1 monthWE - Secrets / 3 d. 14 h. 27 min. ago more|
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|Border Patrol chief: Catch & release 'a huge pull' to illegalsWE - Secrets / 3 d. 15 h. 32 min. ago more|
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|Shock: 200% increase in assaults on Border Patrol agentsWE - Secrets / 3 d. 16 h. 24 min. ago more|
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|D.C.-area highway signs warn of aircraft-enforced speed limits, but they've been grounded for yearsWashingtonTimes.com / 4 d. 9 h. 41 min. ago more|
Until somewhat recently, state police agencies in the D.C. area supplemented their ground-based patrols on certain highways with aircraft to help detect speeders and ticket violators. Road signs cautioned motorists that the speed limit was enforced by aircraft. But while budget constraints have largely grounded state police aircraft in Maryland ...
|Muriel Bowser, D.C. mayor, worried about paid family leave bill's fairness to cityWashingtonTimes.com / 4 d. 10 h. 11 min. ago more|
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser offered little support Tuesday for a revised paid family leave bill, citing employment statistics showing the program would mostly benefit people who work in the city but live in Maryland and Virginia. Through a spokesman, the Democratic mayor said she had not seen the legislation but ...
|Anti-Trump 'Women's March on Washington' planned for Jan. 21 hits a scheduling snag: ReportWashingtonTimes.com / 4 d. 12 h. 30 min. ago more|
An anti-Donald Trump group calling itself the Women's March on Washington has hit a scheduling snag with the National Park Service for its planned protest on the National Mall to be held the day after Mr. Trump is sworn-in as the nation's 45th president. It seems other groups had already ...
|Donald Trump would be violating D.C. hotel lease once he takes office: ReportWashingtonTimes.com / 4 d. 14 h. 17 min. ago more|
President-elect Donald Trump would be in violation of the lease on his new Washington, D.C., hotel once he takes office in January because of language forbidding elected government officials from being party to the deal, according to a report published this week. The contract language in the lease says that ...
|Takoma Park, Md.: A Diverse Washington, DC, Suburb - New York TimesGoogle News / 8 d. 14 h. 21 min. ago more|
New York TimesTakoma Park, Md.: A Diverse Washington, DC, SuburbNew York TimesConsidered one of the most progressive cities in the United States, Takoma Park, a suburb immediately northeast of Washington, D.C., is not just a nuclear-free zone, a hotbed of former Peace Corps volunteers and a municipality that has extended the ...
|Post-election whiplash: 10 observationsDistrictChronicles.com / 10 d. 5 h. 1 min. ago more|
Here are 10 things I know or think I know, see or think I see, in the post-election whiplash. I am mainly trying to stay in the analytical mode in this piece as I try to make sense of what is going on around...
|Christian college campuses reaffirm commitment to inclusive communities amidst Trump winDistrictChronicles.com / 10 d. 5 h. 1 min. ago more|
Exit polls suggest 81 percent of White evangelicals voted for President-elect Donald Trump. But support for Trump may have been less decisive on Christian college campuses, where most students are also...
|How the 2016 election reminded me of growing up in a cultDistrictChronicles.com / 10 d. 5 h. 1 min. ago more|
In the aftermath of this presidential election, I can’t help but see striking similarities between what happened inside the religious cult of my childhood and what played out for us in the political cult of...
|Trump's cabinet nominations are calculated insultDistrictChronicles.com / 10 d. 5 h. 1 min. ago more|
Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. (TriceEdneyWire.com) – President-elect Donald Trump protests that he isn’t really the racist, sexist, anti-immigrant Islamaphobe that his rhetorical excesses in the...
|Trump taps Sen. Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney GeneralDistrictChronicles.com / 10 d. 5 h. 1 min. ago more|
U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions President-elect Donald Trump will nominate U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions U.S. Attorney General, and his selection was immediately blasted by the Congressional Black Caucus and the NAACP...
|Uncertainty reigns as President-elect Trump prepares to take officeDistrictChronicles.com / 10 d. 5 h. 1 min. ago more|
This cartoon, drawn by Pulitzer prize winning cartoonist, Steve Sack, was recently published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. It depicts the uncertainty and distrust surrounding President-elect Donald...
|Mayor holds city-wide teleconference to re-affirm ‘sanctuary city’ statusDistrictChronicles.com / 10 d. 5 h. 1 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON -- Mayor Muriel Bowser, in city-wide teleconference call Saturday, said Washington will remain a safe place for immigrants seeking asylum and city officials will continue to serve residents regardless...
|Meet the new U.S. senatorsUSAToday.com / 23 d. 13 h. 40 min. ago more|
The 2017 freshman class includes the first Latina senator along with the first African American and Indian American to represent California in the Senate.
|White House: President Obama to meet with President-elect Trump in the Oval Office at 11 am ET on ThursdayBreakingNews.com / 24 d. 8 h. 49 min. ago more|
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|President Obama invited Donald Trump to White House on Thursday to discuss 'smooth transition of power,' press secretary says - USA TodayBreakingNews.com / 24 d. 19 h. 26 min. ago more|
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|Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton projected to win Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Illinois and Washington, DC - NBC News, CBS NewsBreakingNews.com / 25 d. 7 h. 1 min. ago more|
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|Embassy of Haiti in Washington, DC, confirms 5 Hurricane Matthew-related deaths on islandBreakingNews.com / 59 d. 13 h. 59 min. ago more|
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|Judge releases video depositions of Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr. in Washington, DC, hotel case - BuzzFeedBreakingNews.com / 64 d. 13 h. 58 min. ago more|
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|Georgetown University to offer preferential admissions status to descendants of 272 slaves whose sale it profited from in 1838 - New York TimesBreakingNews.com / 93 d. 19 h. 33 min. ago more|
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|Parents Group Asks City to Investigate How DCPS Picks School Lunch VendorsWashington City Paper / 205 d. 10 h. 23 min. ago more|
A Chartwells meal served last year at Payne Elementary School; photo courtesy Payne parentA citizens group called the D.C. School Food Project has requested that the D.C. Bureau of Ethics and Government Accountability conduct an official investigation into the D.C. Public Schools food service procurement process, according to a letter obtained by City Paper.The parent and community group was organized five years ago as a formal body within the DCPS Office of Food and Nutrition Services, which wa...
|Where and When To Express Your Feelings About D.C.’s Draft ConstitutionWashington City Paper / 205 d. 11 h. 43 min. ago more|
You may have heard that D.C. is trying to become a state, and, as part of that effort, has released a draft constitution for which it aims to hold a convention in mid-June. Well, if you've got a lot of feelings about what a hypothetical District state should be called—or perhaps about how it should be structured—you'll have several opportunities in the coming weeks to express your (partly compromised) democratic rights.The New Columbia Statehood Commission plans to kick off a series of community...
|Brew In Town: Oliver Brewing Co. Creator/DestroyerWashington City Paper / 205 d. 12 h. 58 min. ago more|
Where in Town: Takoma Park-Silver Spring Food Co-op, 201 Ethan Allen Ave., Takoma ParkPrice: $12.99 per six-packMovin’ On UpBaltimore’s Oliver Brewing Co. began in 1993 in the cramped basement of what is now Pratt Street Ale House near Camden Yards. Over the years, demand for head brewer Steve Jones’ top-notch English-style beers grew far beyond their availability. Last year, Oliver Brewing relocated operations to a 12,000-square-foot facility that’s triple the size of the old one. The brewery c...
|Bullfrog Bagels Owner Not Planning to Sell His Bagels to The Trump HotelWashington City Paper / 205 d. 15 h. 1 min. ago more|
Early this morning, Trump International Hotel chef Oliver Beckert posted a photo of Bullfrog Bagels on his Instagram, claiming the local goods would be served at the hotel this fall.But this is news to Bullfrog Bagels owner Jeremiah Cohen."That is bullshit," Cohen says. "[Donald] Trump is a bigot... So I would have a really hard time selling to him."Cohen says Daniel Mahdavian, an old friend who's now the Director of Food & Beverage for the Trump Hotel, came by for samples. "That was it," Co...
|Jazz Setlist, May 12-18: Miles and Mary LouWashington City Paper / 205 d. 15 h. 11 min. ago more|
Thursday, May 12Miles Davis—if I need to elaborate on who exactly that is, you're reading the wrong column—would have been 90 years old this year. (He died at 65 in 1991.) How else to pay tribute to that milestone but with a celebratory concert? The Take 5! series at the Smithsonian American Art Museum has shouldered that responsibility this week, its monthly happy-hour concert dedicated to Miles' music. Bassist Herman Burney leads a sextet that features great local trumpeter Tom Williams, along...
|Popular Bar Dog Accused of Attacking Another CustomerWashington City Paper / 205 d. 15 h. 21 min. ago more|
It's hard to imagine a more famous dog in the H Street NE area than Vaughn the doberman. After being seized by police last year, allegedly over a neighborhood dispute, the large dog has returned to owner Mark Thorp and the bars Thorp runs."[Vaughn] is like a local celebrity on H Street," says attorney Matthew LeFande, who represents Thorp. "People go to this bar to play with Vaughn, and he’s a very energetic, very large dog."According to a new lawsuit, though, not everyone who encounters Vaughn ...
|Get Ready for Increased Parking Meter Rates in D.C.Washington City Paper / 205 d. 15 h. 47 min. ago more|
Starting June 1, residents and visitors who want to park a vehicle in a metered space on D.C. streets will see higher rates in effect.The District Department of Transportation says in a release that the new structure—approved by the D.C. Council last year—"establishes parking meter rates at $2.30 an hour for commercial and passenger vehicles citywide." Almost 15,000 meters as well as D.C.'s pay-by-phone app will be upgraded to reflect the changes. Currently, drivers have to pay $2 to park in "pr...
|To Do Today: An American Daughter, Big Lazy, and Hop AlongWashington City Paper / 205 d. 17 h. 4 min. ago more|
The nonstop nattering about who President Obama would nominate to succeed Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia got tiring quickly, but watching these citizens get dragged through the ringer does make viewers consider what investigators would find if they were nominated for a national position. Wendy Wasserstein’s drama An American Daughter considers that question from the perspective of Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes, a candidate for surgeon general. She appears to be a shoo-in. Soon, however, some probl...
|Unobstructed View: The Latest Bryce Harper Firestorm Is Just Another Reason to Love HimWashington City Paper / 205 d. 17 h. 8 min. ago more|
We’re just over 30 games into this MLB season, and it’s already clear that Bryce Harper’s non-athletic activities are a story that’s going to stretch into the long, hot days of August—or longer, if the Nationals can make a deep playoff run. Between his campaign to “Make Baseball Fun Again”—which is actually catching on with players on other teams—and his, shall we say, “youthful exuberance,” Harper stands out against the largely beige-ish background of Major League Baseball like the metallic-pin...
|The Music Community Remembers John StabbWashington City Paper / 205 d. 17 h. 8 min. ago more|
On Saturday, May 7, Government Issue frontman John Stabb died at the age of 54. Below, friends and musicians that knew him throughout his life reflect on the weird, wonderful, and caring person he was.Henry Rollins, Black Flag, Rollins Band:I met John in 1980 at a club in Georgetown. Ian MacKaye and I saw this tall form in front of us with "The Stab" written on the back of his jacket. We talked to him and thought he was cool. Ian called him John Stab, which I guess morphed into "Stabb" at some p...
|No employees while customers shop at DC Whole foodsWUSA / 314 d. 9 h. 6 min. ago more|
D.C. residents tried to go shopping at Wholefoods, but the employees were missing.
|Capitol Police officer dies after shoveling snowWUSA / 314 d. 9 h. 28 min. ago more|
A U.S. Capitol Police officer has died of a heart attack he suffered after shoveling snow at his home in Delaware.
|Metro reopens with limited service following Blizzard 2016WUSA / 314 d. 11 h. 1 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) – After Blizzard 2016, officials announced that they will restore limited service on Metrorail and Metrobus Monday.
|'Star Wars' inspired snowball fight takes place in DCWUSA / 314 d. 13 h. 35 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- After Blizzard 2016 left the D.C. area resembling Hoth this weekend, the minds behind Washington DC Snowball Fight Association chose an appropriate (and timely!) theme for their inevitable large-scale snowball fight.
|Airports closed, Amtrak schedule modified through SundayWUSA / 314 d. 17 h. 14 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Area airports and train stations have modified their travel schedule due to the severe weather conditions after Blizzard 2016.
|Where this blizzard ranks among the biggest in DC historyWUSA / 314 d. 17 h. 22 min. ago more|
Washington, D.C. (WUSA9) – Washingtonians are no strangers to large snowstorms.
|About 500 without power after blizzardWUSA / 315 d. 3 h. 11 min. ago more|
The historic 2016 blizzard has caused more than 1,000 power outages in the D.C. area. A breakdown of them by region is as follows:
|WATCH: time lapse video of #Blizzard2016 covering neighborhoodsWUSA / 315 d. 8 h. 20 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- These neighborhoods and backyards were completely covered after just the first day of Blizzard 2016.
|The animals at the National Zoo are loving the snowWUSA / 315 d. 9 h. 41 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The 2016 blizzard may be a pain in the neck for you, but the animals are the National Zoo are having a great time playing in the snow.
|Giant panda, cross-country skier, many having fun in DC snowWUSA / 315 d. 15 h. 16 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) --- Despite blizzard conditions, some Washingtonians are taking advantage of the snow day!
|DC neighborhood plagued by violence to receive round-the-clock police presenceMyFox DC / 478 d. 18 h. 58 min. ago more|
A northwest D.C. neighborhood overwhelmed by violence will now be monitored by police officers 24-hours a day.
|DC council member supports decriminalizing prostitutionMyFox DC / 479 d. 4 h. 11 min. ago more|
The human rights group Amnesty International has been making headlines after it announced it supports decriminalizing prostitution. Now, one D.C. lawmaker said he applauds the idea and will push for it here in the District.
|Residents worried about crowds for Chuck Brown DayMyFox DC / 479 d. 9 h. 56 min. ago more|
Some D.C. residents are concerned that a birthday celebration for the late Chuck Brown will bring too many people to their neighborhood.
|Non-passenger train derailment causes commuter chaos on MetroMyFox DC / 479 d. 12 h. 10 min. ago more|
A non-passenger train derailed at the Smithsonian Metro station Thursday caused major disruptions and delays for riders.
|Endangered crocodiles hatch at National ZooMyFox DC / 479 d. 14 h. 46 min. ago more|
Smithsonian officials say five critically endangered Cuban crocodiles have hatched at the National Zoo's Reptile Discovery Center. Officials said Wednesday that the crocodiles hatched between July 29 and Aug. 7.
|Metro testing bus video screens showing surveillance footageMyFox DC / 479 d. 19 h. 23 min. ago more|
Metro wants bus passengers to know they're being watched.
|Violent summer continues in DC's Shaw neighborhood after 3 men shot behind rec centerMyFox DC / 479 d. 21 h. 18 min. ago more|
Police say three people were shot in northwest D.C. neighborhood near an intersection where several violent incidents have occurred in recent months, including the shooting death of a mother during a Memorial Day barbeque.
|Macy's security guard stabbed at store nearby Metro Center; suspect arrestedMyFox DC / 480 d. 4 h. 50 min. ago more|
Police say a suspected shoplifter stabbed a security guard at the Macy's store near Metro Center in downtown Washington D.C.
|DC leaders: New tests created will be able to detect synthetic drugsMyFox DC / 480 d. 5 h. 48 min. ago more|
D.C. leaders said they have a new tool to detect the dangerous chemicals in synthetic drugs. It is coming at a time when they are warning the community about the dangers of these drugs.
|Practice safety runs continue, but DC streetcars still on holdMyFox DC / 480 d. 6 h. 21 min. ago more|
It cost hundreds of millions to build and it has now been a year since the first D.C. streetcars rolled out for practice runs on H Street. Yet passengers are still not allowed on board. So when will they? City officials don’t seem to have the answer to that question.
|Flowers and candles placed at Costa Brava restaurant for two missing Calvert County swimmersWJLA / 496 d. 3 h. 46 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON (WJLA) - Flowers and candles have been placed outside Costa Brava, a tapas restaurant and bar in the Bloomingdale area of Northwest Washington, in memory of brothers 37-year-old Dan Brown, and his 39-year-old brother Doug Brown.Customers say Doug Brown, a beloved presence at Costa Brava, co-owned the restaurant.Calvert County authorities say the brothers are presumed dead after accidentally drowning.Authorities say the brothers and a juvenile male were swimming off Cove Point in Lusby...
|Smithsonian increases goal for spacesuit crowdfunding effortWJLA / 496 d. 7 h. 37 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON (AP/ WJLA) - The National Air and Space Museum has increased its goal for a crowdfunding campaign to conserve the spacesuit Neil Armstrong wore on the moon and now hopes to raise $700,000.The campaign began Monday on Kickstarter and met its initial $500,000 goal within five days. As of Saturday, the campaign raised about $525,000."We have noticed over the years some of the materials have begun to react and breakdown," said Cathleen Lewis, the Curator of International Space Programs an...
|Missing 71-year-old D.C. woman foundWJLA / 496 d. 10 h. 37 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJLA) - The Metropolitan Police Department say they have found 71-year-old Joan Bowie-Brockenberry of Washington, D.C. She is reportedly in good health.Brockenberry was last seen in the 2100 block of Gallatin Street NW on Friday, July 24.Authorities have described Brockenberry as a black female, 5-feet 2-inches tall, 180 pounds with brown eyes, and black hair. She was last seen wearing blue pants and a blue shirt.Authorities are afraid she may need medical attention, and ask th...
|1 dead, 1 injured in serious accident on SE-SW FreewayWJLA / 496 d. 17 h. 21 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON (WJLA) - One person has died and another was injured in a single-car accident early Sunday, according to the D.C. Fire Department.The identity of the victim and injured person were not released. Metropolitan Police said the accident occurred on the Southeast Freeway and 6th Street NW at approximately 3:30 a.m. Sunday. The victim, police said, was ejected from the vehicle.Metropolitan Police have reopened all lanes of traffic on I-395.Earlier Sunday police said both directions of the S...
|With latest violence, D.C. homicide rate up nearly 20 percentWJLA / 497 d. 8 h. 37 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON (WJLA) - D.C. Police are investigating more cases of violent crime across the District. In Southeast Washington on Friday night, a man was shot dead. Then in Northeast early Saturday morning, a bullet grazed a woman’s head in another shooting. She is expected to survive.Residents have been rattled by these crimes. In the past few weeks, police have responded to stabbings and shootings in every quadrant of the District.Around 10:30pm on Friday night, D.C. Police said 23-year old Antoni...
|Ex-DC officer charged with taking gun into Library of CongressWJLA / 497 d. 10 h. 21 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON (AP) - A former District of Columbia police officer was arrested at the Library of Congress this week for trying to bring a loaded, unregistered gun into the building.Federal court records show 55-year-old Yong H. Ahn of Lorton, Virginia, entered the Thomas Jefferson Building on Tuesday morning. A U.S. Capitol Police officer spotted a handgun in Ahn's briefcase through an X-ray machine.Prosecutors say Ahn told the officer he "worked for MPD" and that the revolver was his off-duty weap...
|Working Woman: First female president of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts celebrates one yearWJLA / 498 d. 9 h. 3 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON (WJLA) - At the end of this summer, Deborah Rutter will complete her first year as President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. ABC7 News Anchor Maureen Bunyan sat down with her to discuss her year as the first female to hold the job, and life in Washington as a newcomer.Maureen Bunyan: You’ve been in Washington now, almost a year. After this year of immersion in Washington, I guess, what are your thoughts about what this town is like? Did you have any preconceptio...
|Cardinal Baum, 3rd Archbishop of Washington, dies at 88WJLA / 498 d. 12 h. 31 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON (AP) - Cardinal William Wakefield Baum, who served as Archbishop of Washington from 1973 to 1980, has died.The Archdiocese of Washington announced Baum's death in a statement Friday. Baum, who was 88, was the third Archbishop of Washington. The church says he was the longest-serving cardinal in American history. Archdiocese spokeswoman Chieko Noguchi says Baum, who had been in frail health, died Thursday in Washington.As archbishop, Baum also served as chancellor of the Catholic Unive...
|Dan Snyder deemed "most hated owner" in NFL by Sports IllustratedWJLA / 498 d. 15 h. 7 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- Is Dan Snyder really the most hated owner in the NFL? According to Sports Illustrated, the answer is yes.In an article published Thursday, SI deemed Snyder the most hated owner in the league."Snyder's fiercest competition probably comes from within the NFC East, in the person of Dallas's Jerry Jones," The article reads. "Unfortunately for Snyder, the disdain for him has grown to such a level that it transcends merely the NFL. He may now be the most hated owner in sp...
|You've got to try these drink recipes to help you celebrate National Tequila Day!WJLA / 498 d. 18 h. 7 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- You've got to try these drink recipes. They are the perfect way to help you celebrate National Tequila Day!On The Border House Mexican Mojito & Mexican Martini Consumer RecipeMexican MartiniIngredients:Martini glass, chilledIce2 oz Premium Silver Tequila½ oz Premium Orange LiqueurLime wedgeSteps:1. Make sure your martini glass is well chilled2. Add 2 oz Tequila to shaker3. Add ½ oz orange liqueur to shaker4. Add 1 cup ice5. Shake6. Strain/pour into your chilled martini ...
|Another budgetary snafuWJLA - Capital / 501 d. 11 h. 14 min. ago more|
Congress is running out of time to finish debating bills that would fund government programs for 2016. While the House has passed six, with another six going through committee, the Senate hasn't gotten any through.Ryan Alexander, president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, discussed the hold up with Capital Insider.
|The Iran dealWJLA - Capital / 501 d. 11 h. 16 min. ago more|
Congress will spend the next two months debating an agreement between the U.S. and other world powers over Iran's nuclear facilities. Now, other international characters are plotting to disrupt the deal.Retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor, executive vice president of The Burke-Macgregor Group, discussed the deal and the shooting in Chattanooga with Capital Insider.
|The VA Accountability ActWJLA - Capital / 502 d. 5 h. 43 min. ago more|
The VA Accountability Act is making its way through Congress. If passed, it would be easier to fire employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs.Francis Rose, host of "In-Depth with Francis Rose" on Federal News Radio 1500 am, discussed the bill plus the OPM data breach and the IRS with Capital Insider.
|A turning pointWJLA - Capital / 502 d. 11 h. 52 min. ago more|
Over the weekend, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Sen. John McCain wasn't a war hero. Since then, the GOP has been lashing out at the businessman.Amber Phillips, reporter for The Washington Post, discussed the fallout from Trump's comments plus Sen. Sanders' misstep in Iowa with Capital Insider.
|That was the week that wasWJLA - Capital / 502 d. 11 h. 53 min. ago more|
Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist Richard Fowler break down the week in politics.In this installment they debate, gun control, the nuclear deal with Iran, and Donald Trump's rise in popularity.
|Protecting the world's oceansWJLA - Capital / 506 d. 6 h. 3 min. ago more|
The Service to America Medals, or Sammies, honor federal workers who show a commitment to public service and make the agencies they work for stronger.Richard Feely, senior fellow at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, conducted eye-opening research on ocean acidification and its detrimental effects on marine life.Find out more about his story, here.
|Trump discloses his financesWJLA - Capital / 506 d. 6 h. 5 min. ago more|
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump says he's filed all of the necessary financial paperwork for his candidacy. Now, he says he's worth $10 billion, which would make him the wealthiest person to ever run for the White House.Dave Levinthal, senior reporter with The Center for Public Integrity, discussed Trump's finances plus a look at political donors who are double-dipping with Capital Insider.
|Improving LeadershipWJLA - Capital / 507 d. 5 h. 43 min. ago more|
A recent look at the levels of satisfaction between the Senior Executive Service and other federal workers showed a huge gap. Now, the SES must work to fix the growing problem within government.Tom Fox, with the Partnership for Public Service, discussed the satisfaction gap with Capital Insider.
|Making the caseWJLA - Capital / 507 d. 5 h. 46 min. ago more|
President Obama is pounding the pavement, making his case for why the deal with Iran is a good one. Now, his administration's deal is in the hands of Congress, who could reject it.Ben Kamisar, reporter for The Hill, discussed the Obama administration's campaign to sway public opinion when it comes Iran with Capital Insider.
|Virtual InternshipsWJLA - Capital / 507 d. 5 h. 50 min. ago more|
The Service to America Medals, or Sammies, honor federal workers who show a commitment to public service and make the agencies they work for stronger.Bridget Lynn Roddy, VSFS program manager with the State Department, is engaging a growing number of college students around the world to assist in diplomatic and international development.Find out more about her story, here.
|Capital Download: Latest interviewsUSAToday.com / 770 d. 18 h. 7 min. ago more|
USA TODAY's weekly video newsmaker series with Susan Page.
|MGM National Harbor opens, bringing a slice of Las Vegas to the doorstep of the nation’s capitalThe Washington Post more|
Rushern Baker, once a slots opponent, is betting on the casino to expand Pr. George’s tax base and economic growth.
|First glimpse inside the new MGM National Harbor CasinoThe Washington Post more|
The Washington Post was given an exclusive tour of the new MGM National Harbor before its grand opening on Dec. 8.
|Clerk at service station in Va. “brutally attacked,” slainThe Washington Post more|
Attack at service station near Fredericksburg, Va.
|Six robberies in 90-minute span reported in Northeast WashingtonThe Washington Post more|
At least three were at gunpoint; in two of them, police say three men with a car took part.
|Irving Fradkin, who sent millions to school with Dollars for Scholars, dies at 95The Washington Post more|
His drive in 1958 — for $1 donations — turned into the nonprofit Scholarship America.
|Second-chance law for young criminals puts violent offenders back on D.C. streetsThe Washington Post more|
More than 120 homicides since 2010 traced to beneficiaries of Youth Rehabilitation Act.
|Parents of Virginia teen who committed suicide sue school counselorThe Washington Post more|
Jay Gallagher ended his life three weeks after a friend told the counselor he was suicidal, the suit says.
|District man sentenced to 5 years for possessing drugs and illegal firearmThe Washington Post more|
A roundup of news from the Washington region.
|Notable deaths in the Washington areaThe Washington Post more|
Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.
|In Mr. Pence’s new D.C. neighborhood, not exactly the welcome wagonThe Washington Post more|
In silent protest, residents hoisted gay pride rainbow flags.
|PM Update: Winds to relax ahead of cold night; cool and raw on SundayThe Washington Post more|
Clear and cold tonight. Cool tomorrow with rain likely at night.
|Answer Man tunes in the story behind Arlington’s vanished Radio BuildingThe Washington Post more|
Built in 1947, the building once housed WEAM, a scrappy AM radio station.
|When Metro board chairman Jack Evans says ‘we,’ he doesn’t mean youThe Washington Post more|
The regional transit system’s leader has a limited constituency.
|Go Home Already: What To Put On The Inaugural Metro SmarTrip Cards?DCist more|
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|Overheard in D.C.: Important Political DecisionsDCist more|
"The neck beard has to go if he wants to be in the Senate." [ more › ]
|Labor Activists Fear Freeze On New Workforce-Related Laws In D.C. DCist more|
Chairman Phil Mendelson said earlier this week that he would seek a moratorium on "similar laws" in the wake of the Universal Paid Leave Act. [ more › ]
|Mayor Wants 5,000 New Tech Jobs For Underrepresented Workers By 2020DCist more|
It's part of a new plan to make D.C. the "nation's premier hub for technology inclusion." [ more › ]
|Dish of the Week: Colorful Pozole for Gray DaysDCist more|
Literally meaning "hominy" in Spanish, pozole is a traditional soup that sits somewhere between a soup and a stew. [ more › ]
|Benefactor Donates Funds To Replace Washington Monument ElevatorDCist more|
It isn't expected to re-open until 2019. [ more › ]
|Comet Ping Pong Increases Concert Security In Response To PizzagateDCist more|
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|'Moby Dick' Is An Acrobatic And Philosophical Thrill At Arena StageDCist more|
With truly brilliant staging. [ more › ]
|Garden District Wants to Liquor Up Your Christmas DCist more|
Now through December 18th, the outdoor bar and barbecue joint is re-imagined as a Christmas beer garden. [ more › ]
|Dancing On A Floor Doesn't Necessarily Make It A Dance Floor, ABRA RulesDCist more|
The board dismissed charges against 14th Street's Policy. [ more › ]
|How to Eat Your Way Through D.C. This WeekDCist more|
Celebrate the end of prohibition, find pizza-making classes for kids, and learn about some whiskey. [ more › ]
|Photos: Obama Belts Out 'Jingle Bells' At His Last National Christmas Tree Lighting DCist more|
"Before we leave tonight, I just want to express what an incredible honor it has been to serve this country, and feel its warmth, and to feel its generosity," Obama said. [ more › ]
|Pay What You Want For The Web's Hottest Learn to Code BundleDCist more|
Ever wish you could name your price for the education you want? Now you can: the Learn to Code 2017 Bundle includes 156 hours of instruction from experts on coding — and best of all, you can name the price you want to pay for it. [ more › ]
|First Look: Ambar Clarendon's Upgraded Taste of Belgrade DCist more|
It is significantly bigger than the D.C. location and about half the dishes on the menu are different. [ more › ]