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    Bradley Beal returned from a rare night off to score 35 points, Russell Westbrook was a rebound short of a triple-double, and the Washington Wizards beat the Boston Celtics 104-91 on Sunday. Beal, the NBA’s leading scorer who sat out Friday night's loss to the New York Knicks, appeared rejuvenated as he hit 10 of 18 from the field, converted four 3-pointers and made all 11 of his free throws. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Westbrook had 13 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds. Rui Hachimura added 15 points for Washington. Kemba Walker and Jalen Brown each scored 25 points for Boston, which has lost 10 of 16. The Wizards, who led except for the early moments, ran off 11 straight points to take a 77-53 lead midway through the third quarter. This was the first time this season Washington held an opponent to fewer than 100...
    Grenell said Sunday that if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has her way, the Capitol will remain fenced because it feels like “a gated community” to her and “all her friends.” “Well, first of all … let’s be clear that many D.C. politicians, Nancy Pelosi and all her friends love this. This is like living behind a gated community,” Grenell told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” WATCH: nbsp; “They want to be away from the people anyway,” Grenell continued. “So in many ways they are loving the exclusivity of what’s happening in Capitol Hill.” National Guard troops were deployed and fencing erected in Washington after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building on Jan. 6. (RELATED: Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: Ted Cruz ‘Almost Had Me Murdered’) Grenell also suggested that Pelosi may not have been aware of intelligence that warned of the Capitol riot before it happened. “What did Nancy Pelosi know? Why...
    National Guard troops could remain in Washington, D.C., until the fall, according to an internal memo. "If it’s not possible to sustain at the current level with NG personnel, we need to establish the number of NG personnel (DCNG and out-of-state) we can sustain for an extended period — at least through Fall 2021 — and understand additional options for providing DoD support, to include use of reserve personnel, as well as active component,” Robert Salesses, assistant secretary for homeland defense and global security, wrote in a Jan. 20 email obtained by FOX 5. A meeting is scheduled for this Wednesday to discuss the future plan. "The National Guard is conducting prudent planning for the eventual end of the security mission and the return of its Soldiers and Airmen to their home stations,” the National Guard said in a statement. Roughly 26,000 National Guard troops were sent...
    A Kansas grandfather got Covid-19 in July. Hes still in the hospital Lawmakers call for 9/11-style commission to investigate Capitol attack Dont discount Washington CB Elijah Molden because of his size Every year, tons of draft prospects get the dreaded “undersized” label, as if their inability to hit certain thresholds on a measuring tape should overshadow a career of impressive play at the highest levels of college football. © Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports Elijah Molden | CB | Washington That label is sure to be applied to plenty of talented prospects in the 2021 NFL draft class, and Washington cornerback Elijah Molden is likely to be among them. But if you can look past the height and weight (Molden is listed at 5-10, 190 pounds), and instead focus on how Molden actually performed on the field during four seasons with the Huskies, his track record will show he plays...
    This Presidents Day would be the last one we celebrate if many woke ideologues on the Left had their way. It’s a terrifying thought, not just for people who like a good mattress sale but for the country as a whole. In the immortal words of Honest Abe Lincoln, "a nation that doesn’t honor its heroes cannot long endure." The revisionist war on our Founding Fathers that started with statues being toppled and monuments being defaced during last summer’s peaceful protests is a personal one for me. I named my son Lincoln in honor of our 16th president, inspired by his nation-saving exploits as well as a passenger I drove during my time as a New York City taxi driver: One rain soaked afternoon in the fall of 2008 I picked up a cane-using, white-haired man who appeared to be in his late hundreds. After struggling to close the door he...
    Reuters February 14, 2021 0 Comments Former President Donald Trump’s acquittal on charges of inciting a deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol left Democrats and Republicans deeply divided on Sunday even as his Democratic successor, Joe Biden, sought to move on with his political and economic agenda. Democrats said they looked to the courts for possible civil and criminal charges against the former Republican president over the assault by his supporters on Jan. 6, which left five people dead. The Senate trial concluded on Saturday with a 57-43 vote in favor of convicting Trump. The vote was bipartisan, with seven Republicans joining Democrats and independents, but the tally fell short of the two-thirds needed to secure conviction. After the verdict, a fractured Republican party was battling over the way forward, with some senators who voted to convict facing swift backlash in their home states. Trump ally Senator Lindsey Graham...
    Box Office: ‘Croods 2′ Shoots to No. 1 in 12th Outing, Beats ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Bitcoin $50,000 milestone nears as world’s No. 1 cryptocurrency rises in 2021 Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins live stream, start time, TV channel, prediction, odds The Washington Capitals will face the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday from the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. © Provided by For The Win The Capitals are in search of a win after losing their last three games and will look to their leading scorer Nicklas Backstrom to lead them to victory. Meanwhile, the Penguins have also been on a losing skid, losing four of their last six games and also in need of a win this afternoon. They will need Sidney Crosby to step up and give them some confidence to get back on the winning side of the puck. These two clubs can score so this...
    Port Authority Police Officer Kyle Chmura knows an overdose when he sees one. Responding to a call of a man down in a third-floor bathroom stall at the George Washington Bridge bus station in Washington Heights, Chmura immediately began a sternum rub in an attempt to revive the 50-year-old victim. Chmura and backup Officer Chris Figueroa then gave the man oxygen and two blasts of Narcan that eventually brought him around, Port Authority spokeswoman Lenis Valens said. EMS arrived, continued care and took the victim to nearby Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center for further treatment, Valens said. “That’s what cops do – save lives,” she said.
    THE third Monday of every February is a day to remember for the nation's presidents. But it’s also a day where a lot of places are shut. Here’s what’s going on with the stock market. 1Wall Street is closed on President's DayCredit: AFP - Getty The US stock market doesn't open on President's Day, which this year is on February 15. President's Day is celebrated every year on the third Monday in February. The three-day weekend was originally created in 1885 to honour President George Washington - the first president of the United States. There have been 46 presidents in total. President's Day is the third federal and state holiday of the year.  Investors will get a break from trading because the stock market and bond market are shut on this federal holiday. That includes the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq, with all US financial markets shut. The stock...
    WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A woman was found dead after a fire in a western Pennsylvania home, authorities said. Fire crews in Washington County were called to the home in Washington, Pennsylvania shortly before 9:30 p.m. Friday. Arriving crews reported the residence engulfed in flames. Gene Mercer, acting captain for the city fire department, said the victim was found on an upper level of the home. The county coroner's office identified her as 75-year-old Karen Campbell and said a determination of the cause and manner of her death are pending further investigation. A state police fire marshal is investigating the cause of the blaze. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Pennsylvania, Associated Press
    It is a matchup that tells a tale of contrasting fortunes as the bottom-feeders Washington Wizards welcome the high-flying Boston Celtics in their home arena. While the Celtics lie at a respectable 4th place in the Eastern Conference Standings with a 13-12 record, the Wizards’ miserable season sees them with the worst record in the NBA currently (6-17). Date & Time: February 14, 2021, 1pm ET Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington DC Feb 2, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) congratulates guard Jaylen Brown (7) after a dunk during the fourth quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports Preview | Washington Wizards It has gone downhill for the Wizards ever since the Westbrook-Wall trade. Aside from his scintillating performance against the Brooklyn Nets, he has looked past his best. Though, their defense is to blame for much of that...
    PRESIDENTS Day is upon us and that means a three-day weekend. With the national holiday closing many places, what about banks? We explain all. 1Banks are closed on President's Day but you can still get cash from ATMsCredit: Getty - Contributor Banks are closed on President's Day, which this year takes place on February 15. It is celebrated every year on the third Monday in February. The three-day weekend was originally created in 1885 to honour President George Washington - the first president of the United States. There have been 46 presidents in total. The Federal Reserve notes all the bank holidays throughout the year on its website and President's Day is just one of them. Most banks follow the holiday schedule of the Federal Reserve System. This includes most Bank of America, Chase and Wells Fargo bank locations.  But should you need cash, ATMs will be open as usual....
    (CNN)On March 2, 1797, President George Washington wrote a letter comparing himself to a "wearied traveler who sees a resting place, and is bending his body to lean thereon." The idea of retiring after his controversy-filled second term was "most grateful to my soul," Washington confided to his former secretary of war, Henry Knox. "Tomorrow, at dinner, I shall as a servant of the public, take my leave of the President Elect," John Adams, "...And the day following, with pleasure, I shall witness the inauguration of my Successor."The first president was also the first person to hand over the power of his office peacefully, setting the template for more than two centuries of such transfers. That tradition was put at risk for the first time on January 6, when a mob invaded the US Capitol seeking to stop the final certification of Joe Biden's election victory. This week former president...
    By Jeff Mason and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former President Donald Trump's acquittal on charges of inciting a deadly attack on the U.S Capitol left Democrats and Republicans deeply divided on Sunday even as Washington seeks to move on with Democratic President Joe Biden's political agenda. The Senate trial concluded on Saturday with a 57-43 vote in favor of convicting the Republican former president, falling short of the two-thirds majority needed to do so. Seven Republicans joined the Senate's 48 Democrats and two independents in favor of conviction. The trial has left lawmakers and the country they represent in a continued state of political discord. The Capitol building and the White House both remain barricaded from the public. Biden appealed for unity to "heal this uncivil war and heal the very soul of our nation," saying each American had a duty and a responsibility to defend the truth. "This...
    Washington (3-16, 2-13) vs. Washington State (12-9, 5-9) Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Pullman, Washington; Monday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Washington State looks to extend Washington’s conference losing streak to six games. Washington’s last Pac-12 win came against the Utah Runnin’ Utes 83-79 on Jan. 24. Washington State lost 76-65 to Southern California in its most recent game. FAB FRESHMEN: Washington State’s Efe Abogidi, Andrej Jakimovski and Dishon Jackson have combined to account for 29 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 24 percent of all Cougars points over the last five games. KEY CONTRIBUTIONS: Isaac Bonton has either made or assisted on 49 percent of all Washington State field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has accounted for 33 field goals and 26 assists in those games. SLIPPING AT 75: Washington State is 0-5 this year when it allows 75 points or...
    “We want more data. We have asked for more data,” said in an interview with . Peter Ben Embarek, who spent a month with his team in Wuhan, where the coronavirus responsible for the epidemic was discovered in December 2019. “There is a set of frustrations but also realistic expectations as to what is doable in a given time frame”, he added, before hoping that the requested data would be provided, allowing to go further. . “Strong concerns” For its part, the White House said it had “strong concerns about how the first results of the Covid-19 investigation were communicated and questions about the procedure used to achieve it”. “To better understand this pandemic and prepare for the next one, China must make its data on the first days of the epidemic accessible,” added National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan in this statement. Dispatched to China, WHO experts had …...
    BEIJING (AP) – China responded sternly Sunday to allegations from the White House that Beijing withheld information about the coronavirus outbreak from researchers at the World Health Organization. On Friday, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said in a statement that Washington had « deep concerns about how the first findings in the COVID-19 investigations were communicated as well as doubts about the procedure used to achieve them ”. « It is imperative that this report is independent, in which the conclusions of the experts are free from the intervention or alteration of the Chinese government, » said Sullivan, referring to a WHO mission to investigate the origin of the pandemic in the city. from Wuhan, central China, where the coronavirus was first detected in late 2019. « To better understand this pandemic and better prepare for the next one, China must make its information available for the initial days of the outbreak, »...
    SILVER GROVE, West Virginia — West Virginia is a very special state, not just because of the spectacular geography, but also the people. Like many whose lives are conducted outside the engagement of social media or the spotlight of cable news, they are hospitable to a fault, pretty unlikely to ask you who you voted for, authentic, skeptical, hardworking, and proud of where they are from. Who they send to Washington to represent them reflects those qualities. Think of Sen. Joe Manchin, who has told me in numerous interviews the thing he isn’t is a Washington Democrat. He sees himself as a West Virginian first. Which essentially means the former state senator and governor of the Mountain State is going to be supportive of some of what the Biden administration wants to accomplish and a thorn in its side on much of it. For some, this may seem a confusing...
    PULLMAN, Wash (AP) — Tahj Eaddy scored a season high 29 points, Evan Mobley had 20 points, 11 rebounds and six blocked shots and No. 20 Southern California beat Washington State 76-65 on Saturday night for its 10th straight victory over the Cougars. The Trojans (17-3, 11-2 Pac-12) have won six straight and 12 of their last 13 games. They have held their last three opponents to 65 points or under. Eaddy was 10 of 16 from the field. His previous season high was against the Cougars on Jan. 16 when he scored 21 points. Dishon Jackson had 18 points for the Cougars (12-9, 5-9), and Isaac Bonton added 17. The Trojans went on a 13-2 run late in the second half to close out the game. BIG PICTURE Southern California: The Trojans are 17-3 for the first time since the 1991-92 season. Their defense is putting them in...
    SEATTLE (AP) — Johnny Juzang scored 21 of his career-high 32 in the first half, and UCLA snapped a two-game losing streak holding off Washington 64-61 on Saturday night. Juzang was the entirety of UCLA’s offense in the first half, and got just enough help from teammates over the final 20 minutes to hold off Washington’s late rally. Juzang made 12 of 23 shots and his big night helped counter a terrible performance at the free-throw line by the Bruins. Junzag’s basket in the lane with 54 seconds left gave UCLA a 61-57 lead. Erik Stevenson answered with a 3 for Washington, but Jules Bernard hit a jumper from the top of the lane with nine seconds left to push the lead to three. After each team split free throws, Quade Green missed a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer trying to force overtime. Bernard finished with 14 points...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — After receiving money from Jimmy’s Famous Seafood’s “Famous Fund”, a local restaurant decided to pay it forward. Rob Frisch received the call two weeks ago. He was told the Mt. Washington Tavern would receive a $15,000 grant to help with operating expenses. RELATED: Montgomery County Police Searching For Missing 27-Year-Old Woman “It was really nice for them to do,” Frisch said. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines The money will be put to good use as they prepare to reopen, but not before doing something for their own. “The first thing we wanted to do was pay it back, and pay it forward rather, to our employees,” Frisch said. So, they decided to buy all of their employees a $50 gift card to any of four nearby restaurants. RELATED: 5th Annual Wendi Winters Memorial...
    Could the Cleveland Browns trade Odell Beckham, Jr. this offseason? In short, absolutely. While the Browns aren’t in the mindset of subtracting from their first playoff team in ages, Beckham didn’t exactly play a monstrous role down the stretch for a team that, as constructed without him, defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card round. Cleveland also has a ton of cap space this offseason and could theoretically add to positions of weakness, which doesn’t include wide receiver even without Beckham. OBJ was the addition of a past regime, one Kevin Stefanski is trying to usurp. Draft capital is definitely available in return for a player of Beckham’s caliber. Beckham, Jr. could be a great fit on a team like Washington, which is just a few offensive skill position players away from competing. Heck, even without a competent offense, Ron Rivera’s team still won the NFC East.What would it...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Six men were shot just after 1a.m. Saturday in Oakland, according to police.Officers say the shooting happened at Ninth and Washington Street where officers discovered six male adults with non-life threatening gunshot wounds.The shooting is under investigation. OPD is investigating early morning shooting, where 6 victims were injured (all in stable condition). The shooting occurred just after 1:00 AM, in the area of 9th/Washington Street. If you have photos, video or information call Felony Assault at (510) 238-3426. Up to 30K reward $ pic.twitter.com/kvDio1MKU4— Oakland Police Dept. (@oaklandpoliceca) February 13, 2021Oakland police and the CrimeStoppers are offering a $30,000 reward leading to an arrest in this case.Anyone with information is encouraged to call Oakland Police Department Felony Assault Unit at (510) 238-3426.
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States damaged multilateral cooperation and the World Health Organization in recent years, and should not be "pointing fingers" at China and other countries that supported the WHO during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese Embassy said on Saturday. A spokesperson for the embassy, responding to a statement from U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan, said China welcomed Washington's decision to reengage with the WHO, but it should hold itself to the "highest standards" instead of taking aim at other countries. Sullivan on Saturday called on China to make available data from the earliest days of the COVID-19 outbreak, citing "deep concerns" about the way the findings of the WHO's investigation into the origins of COVID-19 were communicated. (Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Alistair Bell) Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters. Tags: Taiwan, United States, Asia, World Health Organization
    Great Grey Owl in Yosemite. See post by lineatus below. This is the 666th edition of the Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue). Here is the February 6 edition. Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. OUTSTANDING GREEN STORIES ClimateDenierRoundup writes—Is It Fair To Say That ExxonMobil Has Murdered Millions Of People With Its Product’s Air Pollution? “Cue the 2016 election: Former tobacco lawyer turned fossil fuel defender Steve Milloy was on an EPA transition team, and laid out his long-smoldering plan to censor science showing that soot kills people. For example, the recently repealed science "transparency" rule (a.k.a. the secret science rule, a.k.a. censoring science) was designed to prohibit the EPA from basing regulations on the results of Harvard's Six Cities study, which showed the severe negative health impacts of PM2.5 pollution (super-fine soot from smoke) way back in the '90s, kicking...
    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Tanner Groves had 16 points to lead five Eastern Washington players in double figures as the Eagles extended their winning streak to seven games, topping Montana State 85-69 on Saturday. Michael Meadows added 15 points for the Eagles (10-6, 9-2 Big Sky Conference). Kim Aiken Jr. chipped in 12, Ellis Magnuson scored 11 and Tyler Robertson had 10. Aiken Jr. also had 13 rebounds as EWU has surged into first place while on this streak.. Jubrile Belo had 11 points for the Bobcats (9-7, 6-4), who have now lost four consecutive games to drop out of first place. Xavier Bishop added 10 points. Mike Hood had 10 points. Eastern Washington defeated Montana State 93-77 on Thursday. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press....
    Four people in Oregon who received both doses of vaccine test positive Trump acquitted: Senate votes 57-43 at impeachment trial Washington Football Team ‘extremely interested’ in Marcus Mariota trade The Washington Football Team made the playoffs this past season carried by its dominant defense. As Ron Rivera and Co. begin their search for pieces to help this team reach the next level in 2021, they may already have their eyes on a quarterback. © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Marcus Mariota signed a two-year, $17.6 million contract with the Raiders last offseason. Washington already signed Taylor Heinicke, rewarding the backup quarterback who delivered a surprising effort in his playoff start. While he will be allowed to compete for the job next season, and Rivera would love to bring back Alex Smith, this organization knows that finding a better passer is crucial for this team to take a more significant...
    The Christian Post asserts Saturday that the second impeachment of Donald Trump is a “hyper-partisan” affair driven by Nancy Pelosi’s personal animus toward the former president. “Chief Roberts will have nothing to do with this farce,” writes Dr. Jerry Newcombe in Saturday’s Christian Post essay. “Impeachment is a Constitutional provision to potentially remove a sitting president. But, of course, now Trump is a private citizen.” Citing Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Newcombe declares the second impeachment is an act by “hyper-partisan Democrats” who have a “deranged hatred” for the former president. What is happening in our country is the triumph of “factionalism,” Newcombe states, “a nightmare our first president warned about.” In an introduction to George Washington’s 1776 Farewell Address, the U. S. Senate Historical Office noted the first president “believed that the stability of the Republic was threatened by the forces of geographical sectionalism, political factionalism, and interference by foreign...
    Four people in Oregon who received both doses of vaccine test positive Senate acquits Trump in historic second impeachment trial Four Trade Destinations For Marcus Mariota Marcus Mariota could be in a different uniform come September. The Las Vegas Raiders backup quarterback has received a lot of interest from other teams interested in acquiring his services, as reported by Ian Rapoport earlier this week. © Provided by The Big Lead Marcus Mariota | Ethan Miller/Getty Images From NFL Now: The #Raiders could trade a QB... but maybe not the one who has been in the headlines. pic.twitter.com/EEcXd2WtLt— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 10, 2021Mariota is still only 27-years-old but hasn't held a starting job since his final season in Tennessee in 2019, when he was benched for Ryan Tannehill and the team subsequently went on a run to the AFC Championship Game. Mariota's relative youth and dual-threat ability will...
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not troubled that U.S. President Joe Biden has not phoned him yet, Israel's ambassador to Washington said on Saturday, seeking to play down the lack of direct contact so far. There has been speculation that the Democratic president could be signalling displeasure over the close ties Netanyahu forged with former President Donald Trump, who called Netanyahu two days after his inauguration in 2017. "The prime minister is not worried about the timing of the conversation," Ambassador Gilad Erdan told N12's Meet The Press. He said Biden had urgent matters to contend with, such as the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout. On Friday, the White House denied that Biden was intentionally snubbing Netanyahu by failing to include him so far in phone calls to foreign leaders since taking office on Jan. 20, saying the two leaders would speak soon. Biden has...
    Washington (CNN)The Republican congresswoman who triggered a surprise call for witnesses in the waning hours of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial has logged a decade in Congress -- at times breaking from her party and standing up to Trump.Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington state on Saturday was at the center of House impeachment managers' push to call witnesses in the Senate proceedings, following revelations that she had kept "copious notes" about a call between Trump and House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy on the day of the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. Herrera Beutler and other Republicans briefed on the conversation had confirmed to CNN that Trump commented the would-be insurrectionists cared more about the election results than McCarthy. The House managers and Trump's legal team ultimately agreed to insert a statement from the congresswoman into the trial record, rather than pushing for a deposition.Despite causing...
    (CNN)Court officials say the leader of the far-right Proud Boys, who was arrested shortly before the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6, violated the terms of his release, according to new court filings. Henry "Enrique" Tarrio was arrested in DC two days prior to the insurrection on a misdemeanor charge of destruction of property in connection to the alleged burning of a church's Black Lives Matter banner in December, in addition to local weapons charges. Proud Boys leader arrested for allegedly burning Black Lives Matter banner at DC churchNow, two local judges from the Washington, DC, Superior Court have ordered Tarrio to attend a court hearing on February 22 to explain why his bail shouldn't be revoked, following a dispute over whether Tarrio has stayed in touch with DC court officials while awaiting trial. One judge said Tarrio allegedly "violated conditions of release," while a separate judge said...
    (Reuters) - Snow, ice and teeth-chattering temperatures will sock much of the United States on Valentine's Day through early next week, with more than 100 million Americans under winter-related watches and warnings coast to coast. The shivering weather is blasting from Portland, Oregon, across the U.S. Plains, dipping through Texas to New Orleans and as far east as Washington, D.C., the National Weather Service said. "It's winter's cold across much of the country," said Marc Chenard, a forecaster with the service's Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland. Amarillo, in the Texas panhandle, will see a high temperature of only a blistering cold 2 degrees Fahrenheit, Chenard said, breaking the record of 12 degrees set in 1895. Lubbock, Texas will hit a high of only 9 degrees. Little Rock, Arkansas will hit only 16 degrees. "That's 40 to 50 degrees below average," Chenard said. The bitter cold was already gripping...
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state will focus on administering second vaccine doses next week and because of that, appointments to get a first dose next week will be extremely limited, Washington state health officials said Friday. Providers requested about 170,000 second doses for next week, an amount significantly higher than the state’s allocation of 92,325 second doses, the Department of Health said in a news release. The difference is likely because some providers in Washington used doses of vaccine intended to complete the two-dose vaccine series as the initial dose in January. Unfortunately, officials said, this means a portion of next week’s available first doses will need to be used to fully vaccinate these people. This focus on second dose administration is anticipated to be less so in upcoming weeks, officials said. For first doses next week, the Department of Health plans to prioritize long term care facilities, adult...
    With the result of the second impeachment charade a forgone conclusion in Washington, let us now turn to the final partisan tool remaining in Democrats’ torture closet: The 14th Amendment. This amendment allows Congress to banish from future federal office any current or former politician deemed by congress to have “engaged in insurrection.” Its adoption after the Civil War was designed to prevent officers or political leaders of the Confederate regime from being elected to Congress or the presidency. In a normal world, it would be impossible for Congress to punish a man for engaging in “insurrection” after Congress had just acquitted the same man of engaging in the same insurrection. Or, as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer recently called it on the Senate floor, “inciting the erection.” But this is Washington and the man in question is former President Donald Trump, whose Latin name is Swampus Horribilis. Gripped by hatred and fear of their long, partisan nightmare, Democrats in Congress today seek...
    Reuters February 13, 2021 0 Comments The White House on Friday denied that U.S. President Joe Biden was intentionally snubbing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by failing to include him so far in an early round of phone calls to foreign leaders since taking office on Jan. 20. The lack of direct contact between the Democratic president and the long-serving right-wing premier has fueled speculation in Israel and among Middle East experts that the new administration may be signaling its displeasure over the close ties Netanyahu forged with Biden’s predecessor, former President Donald Trump. “He is looking forward to speaking with Prime Minister Netanyahu,” White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters at a daily briefing when asked when Biden would call. “I can assure you that will be soon, but I don’t have a specific time or deadline.” Asked if the delay in a Biden courtesy call was meant...
    The Washington establishment still can’t comprehend the dynamic which allows former President Donald Trump to withstand constant attacks and media hits without losing his core supporters. At this point, the key to Trump’s following is President Joe Biden. No matter how bad Trump’s lawyers are (and Tuesday’s opening presentation for Trump at the Senate impeachment trial may be the most incompetent, amateurish, and ill-prepared opening I have ever seen), Biden is worse. No matter what the accusations against former President Trump are, his base can’t leave him because the alternative is so unacceptable to them. GREGG JARRETT: TRUMP IMPEACHMENT TRIAL — DEFENSE SKILLFULLY DESTROYS DEMS' CASE AGAINST FORMER PRESIDENT This hostility to the Washington establishment was driven home to me recently when Scott Rasmussen reported on a survey in which 72 percent of the American people said "political elites believe they are superior to everyday Americans." Rasmussen found only 11...
    By: KDKA’s Bryant Reed PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Two people are dead following two late night and early morning house fires. The first happened late Friday night in the city of Washington, the other in the early hours Saturday morning in Pittsburgh’s Brighton Heights neighborhood. The call for the fire along Cambronne Street in Brighton Heights came in a little after midnight. Since then, we’ve learned there was one woman in the house. Sadly, along with her dog, she did not make it out of the home in time to get to safety. (Photo Credit: KDKA) Nobody else lived at home with the woman. Public Safety officials do say firefighters encountered hoarding conditions in the home. Late last night on Washington, it was a somber scene there as well. Around 9:30 p.m., fire crews pulled up to the home of Karen Campbell and found her lifeless in her bedroom. (Photo Credit:...
    Tuesday, 9 Feb 2021. 09:43 Marty Scottenheimer, who won 200 regular season games with four NFL teams but failed to make the playoffs, has died. He is 77 years old. Scottenheimer died Monday evening at a long-term care home in Charlotte, North Carolina, his family announced by former Kansas mayor Bob Moore. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2014. On January 30 he was transferred to this home. Scottenheimer is the eighth most successful coach in NFL history. He compiled a 200-126-1 record in 21 seasons with the Cleveland Browns, Kansas mayors, Washington Redskins and San Diego Chargers. His success relied on “Martibal”, a conservative strategy that included solid running sports and tough defense. He hated the Oakland Riders of the day and accepted the mantra of “one game at a time”. Regular season wins have never been an issue. Scottenheim’s teams have won 10 or...
    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Republican from Washington state who was one of 10 GOP House members who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump late Friday urged people with knowledge of conversations Trump had during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to come forward. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler said in a statement House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told her he spoke with Trump as rioters were storming the Capitol. She said McCarthy asked Trump to publicly “call off the riot” and told Trump the violent mob were Trump supporters, not far-left antifa members. In her statement, released via Twitter, Herrera Beutler said: “That’s when, according to McCarthy, the president said: ‘Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are.’” The congresswoman’s disclosure comes as the U.S. Senate is conducting Trump’s impeachment trial, which is to resume Saturday. On Friday Trump’s defense team denied he...
    (CNN)A Georgia prosecutor is looking into a phone call between Trump loyalist Sen. Lindsey Graham and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger as part of a criminal probe seeking to determine if former President Donald Trump or his backers violated Georgia law in trying to overturn his election loss in the state, The Washington Post reported Friday.Citing a person familiar with the probe, the paper reported that the Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis will assess the call that Graham made to Raffensperger after the election.The call will "be looked at," the individual familiar with the investigation told the Post, warning that many details of the call and whether Graham broke the law remains unclear.Raffensperger told the Post on November 16 that, in a conversation days beforehand, Graham had cast doubt on Georgia's signature-matching law, and had also floated the possibility that biased poll workers could have counted ballots with...
    By: KDKA-TV’s Jessica Guay PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A shocking car crash in Mt. Washington was caught on camera and the vehicle involved has been stuck for days. RELATED: Woman Dies In House Fire In Washington County Neighbors on Ruth Street said a driver behind the wheel of a Cadillac driving down a snow-covered Kathleen Street late Monday night must have lost control and drove between several homes. The car has been stuck there, at nearly a 90-degree angle, for four days. The crash was caught on Benjamin Cover’s security camera. “It was a little after midnight and I heard a loud crash,” said Cover. (Photo Credit: KDKA) “The whole house shook. It was like a matter of 15 seconds,” said Emily Laumer, another homeowner in the area. “I just heard this loud boom. I literally thought someone was breaking into my apartment,” said Julia DeWeese, who is renting an apartment....
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There’s a theory that all human beings are just six or fewer connections away from each other. In Hollywood, you have six degrees of Kevin Bacon, where every actor has some connection to him. But we all have something in common with Bacon — he has a deep love of Philadelphia, family and giving back. Tonight, Jessica Kartalija chats with Bacon. RELATED: A Chat With: Former Penn State Cornerback Adam Taliaferro Kartalija: You grew up in the heart of Philadelphia. Bacon: I loved growing up in Center City. I’m old enough that it was that era where I would come home, and drop my books off and go out on the street and have to be home for dinner. We played football and basketball and roller hockey and ran around the neighborhood. It was great. Kartalija: When you see the skyline and the layout of this city,...
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Cate Reese had 17 points and six rebounds, Aari McDonald added 14 points and five rebounds and No. 10 Arizona avenged its only loss in the last six weeks with a 60-51 victory over Washington State on Friday night. Sam Thomas had seven points and five steals, and the Wildcats (13-2, 11-2 Pac-12) pulled away from a 44-42 lead after three quarters by limiting Washington State to three field goals in the fourth quarter. Charlisse Leger-Walker had 19 points, sister Krystal Leger-Walker had 11 points and Ula Moruga had nine points and 10 rebounds points for Washington State (9-8, 7-78). The Wildcats are 13-2 in the Pac-12 for the first time in school history. Their only loss since Jan. 1 was an overtime defeat at Washington State on Jan.10. McDonald, named to the Naismith midseason award watch this week, has scored in double-figures in 81 consecutive...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff WASHINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) — One person died after a house fire in Washington County on Friday night. (Photo Credit: Ian Smith/KDKA) The fire was on Central Avenue, and dozens of firefighters responded to the call, which came in around 9:25 p.m. Firefighters say a woman died. Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Julius Randle had 24 points and a season-high 18 rebounds, and the New York Knicks cruised to a 109-91 victory over the cold-shooting Washington Wizards on Friday night. Derrick Rose scored 14 points in 20 efficient minutes off the bench in his second game for the Knicks, who stopped a two-game skid but lost center Mitchell Robinson to a fractured right hand. RELATED: Isles Blow Lead In Final Minute, Fall To Penguins In Shootout “We know how important he is to the team, and any time someone gets hurt, you certainly feel for him,” coach Tom Thibodeau said. “You don’t replace a guy like that individually. You have to do it collectively. And everybody’s got to step up.” Russell Westbrook had 23 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for the Wizards, who lacked a reliable second option with NBA scoring leader Bradley Beal sitting out to rest...
    (CNN)Postmaster General Louis DeJoy plans to lump all first-class mail into a single delivery category as part of his decade-long plan for the agency in a move that would slow the transit of such mail, The Washington Post reported Friday.Citing two people briefed on his strategic plan for the US Postal Service, the paper reported that DeJoy has outlined getting rid of a type of two-day-delivery first class mail, which includes envelope-sized mail sent locally. All first-class mail would thus be sent in the three- to five-day range currently set for nonlocal mail, according to the Post.A push to increase postal rates also is in the works, the paper reported.DeJoy declined to comment on the plan because it is not finalized, he said in a statement to CNN. He said that for eight months, Postal Service leadership had assessed the strategic plan's proposed changes, an effort that "is being taken...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Georgia prosecutor plans to examine a phone call between U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham and Georgia's secretary of state as part of a criminal investigation into whether former President Donald Trump or his allies broke state law in trying to influence the results of the election, the Washington Post reported on Friday. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis will look into the call Graham made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger 10 days after the Nov. 3 election, the Post reported, citing an unnamed person familiar with the probe. Graham, a Republican and a close Trump ally, asked Raffensperger whether he had the power to toss out all mail ballots in certain counties, Raffensperger has told the Post. Raffensperger said Graham appeared to be asking him to improperly find a way to set aside legally cast ballots, according to the newspaper. A spokesman for Graham, Kevin Bishop, called...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Julius Randle had 24 points and 18 rebounds, and the New York Knicks cruised to a 109-91 victory over the cold-shooting Washington Wizards on Friday night. Derrick Rose scored 14 points in 20 efficient minutes off the bench in his second game for the Knicks, who stopped a two-game skid. RELATED: Ravens CB Jimmy Smith, Family Robbed At Gunpoint In California Russell Westbrook had 23 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for the Wizards, who lacked a reliable second option with NBA scoring leader Bradley Beal sitting out to rest for the first time this season. Washington had its second-lowest points total of the season. The Knicks dominated inside, with a 58-42 advantage in points in the paint and a 65-46 edge in rebounding. Mitchell Robinson had 10 points and 14 rebounds, all in the first half before leaving in the second half with a fractured right...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Julius Randle had 24 points and 18 rebounds, and the New York Knicks cruised to a 109-91 victory over the cold-shooting Washington Wizards on Friday night. Derrick Rose scored 14 points in 20 efficient minutes off the bench in his second game for the Knicks, who stopped a two-game skid. Russell Westbrook had 23 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for the Wizards, who lacked a reliable second option with NBA scoring leader Bradley Beal sitting out to rest for the first time this season. Washington had its second-lowest points total of the season. The Knicks dominated inside, with a 58-42 advantage in points in the paint and a 65-46 edge in rebounding. Mitchell Robinson had 10 points and 14 rebounds, all in the first half before leaving in the second half with a fractured right hand. The Wizards shot 38.2% overall and 9 of 34 (26.5%)...
    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Pacific Northwest started seeing more snow and some freezing rain Friday afternoon after snow fell in parts of Washington and Oregon on Thursday. The National Weather Service issued an ice storm warning Friday for Oregon's Central Willamette Valley including Salem and for the southern Portland metro and a winter storm warning for the Portland/Vancouver, Washington areas. After 5 p.m. freezing rain had started to fall in places around the Portland metro area, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office said. Some roads were closed because of crashes and on southbound Interstate 205 a semi truck jackknifed, leading to a large traffic backup. The National Weather Service said an additional 4 to 8 inches of snow could fall in the Portland area with another foot in the Cascades through Saturday. Weather Service meteorologist Colby Newman told the Statesman Journal in Salem that ice accumulation expected there would make...
    Fox News opinion host and Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson was the subject of a scathing Max Boot op-ed published Friday, in which Boot accused Carlson of “promoting conspiracy theories.” Former President Donald Trump was the “most dangerous threat to American democracy” while in office, according to Boot, but now that Trump is out of the White House, The Washington Post opinion columnist says the title may go to Carlson. The op-ed comes after Carlson did a segment on his show this week highlighting calls from the left to de-platform Fox News, which Boot admits to supporting. In office, Trump was the greatest threat to U.S. democracy. Now it may be Tucker Carlson, writes @MaxBoot https://t.co/BnMlsnepSO — Washington Post Opinions (@PostOpinions) February 12, 2021 “Carlson has a long history of pushing vaccine conspiracy theories that endanger people’s lives,” Boot wrote, referencing a segment in which Carlson claimed Americans weren’t...
    (CNN)This week's impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump was historic for many reasons -- including its length.With the defense wrapping its arguments on Friday, senators say it's very likely this impeachment process will be over this weekend, with a vote expected at 3 p.m. Eastern on Saturday. That's even shorter than the previous record for shortest impeachment trial ever (21 days) set by Trump's first impeachment.This impeachment trial unfolded completely differently. From the jump, impeachment managers leaned heavily and effectively on video evidence. So much so that the defense scrambled to craft their own videos for use during Friday's arguments. THE POINT -- NOW ON YOUTUBE! In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little deeper into the surreal world of politics. Click to subscribe! Despite the scramble, all signs point to Trump's defense securing the Republican support needed to acquit...
    Getty A COVID-19 vaccine is prepared. If you’re living in Washington state and wanting to get a COVID-19 vaccine, the state has made the process as simple as possible, including providing a map to easily find locations that are giving vaccines. Here’s what you need to know about getting a vaccine in Washington.This Map Shows Where Vaccines Are AvailableA map shared by the Washington State Department of Health and embedded below shows just where you can go to get a COVID-19 vaccine. This map provides a list of all the places you can go to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Simply zoom into the map to regions near where you live to see the locations nearest you. On the full map here you can also go to the locations list and click on the specific location you’re most interested in on the dropdown list. If you click on...
    WASHINGTON -- Lawyers inside the Washington, DC attorney general's office are working to determine if it is legally viable to use district statutes to charge former President Donald Trump for his alleged role in the insurrection.The debate is taking place one month after Attorney General Karl Racine first floated the idea of charging Trump. A person familiar with the deliberations inside the attorney general's office pointed to the flurry of details that have emerged since the Capitol attack, noting that it is the attorney general's responsibility to investigate all evidence of illegal incitement of violence.Trump's alleged role in inciting the violence that left multiple people dead has been aired before Congress and in the courts. Impeachment managers have played video linking the former President's words to the rioters' violent actions. Prosecutors have told federal judges around the country that accused insurrectionists have repeatedly pointed to Trump as the one who...
    SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state man who was exonerated of murder after serving more than 20 years in prison has sued King County, the city of Bothell and several sheriff's deputies and police officers. Ian Simmers, 42, filed the lawsuit claiming authorities violated state and federal law during the 1995 investigation that Simmers said led to his wrongful conviction, The Seattle Times reported Thursday. A King County Superior Court jury convicted Simmers in March 1996 of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Rodney Gochanour, 35. Simmers was sentenced to 46 years and eight months in prison and served about 23 years of that sentence before he was exonerated and released two years ago after new DNA evidence emerged. The lawsuit claims Bothell police officers and county sheriff’s deputies kept Simmers, who was 16 at the time, in custody for 10 hours overnight and refused to let him speak...
    SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction Friday to stop the sale of the National Archives at Seattle. The Seattle Times reports U.S. District Court Judge John Coughenour asked Brian C. Kipnis, an assistant U.S. attorney in Seattle, if anybody on the five-person Public Buildings Reform Board was from the Pacific Northwest. That’s the little-known entity which recommended the archives be shuttered in Seattle. The board was created in 2016 to find what it deems to be excess federal property. Kipnis said he didn’t know. Coughenour said the federal government could have avoided a “public relations disaster” if they had “displayed some sensitivity” to how the closure affected the Northwest. Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office, along with 29 tribes and various groups, filed a lawsuit Jan. 4 seeking to declare the sale illegal. But that lawsuit could take a while to wind its way through...
    (CNN)Lawyers inside the Washington, DC attorney general's office are working to determine if it is legally viable to use district statutes to charge former President Donald Trump for his alleged role in the insurrection. The debate is taking place one month after Attorney General Karl Racine first floated the idea of charging Trump. A person familiar with the deliberations inside the attorney general's office pointed to the flurry of details that have emerged since the Capitol attack, noting that it is the attorney general's responsibility to investigate all evidence of illegal incitement of violence. Trump's alleged role in inciting the violence that left multiple people dead has been aired before Congress and in the courts. Impeachment managers have played video linking the former President's words to the rioters' violent actions. Prosecutors have told federal judges around the country that accused insurrectionists have repeatedly pointed to Trump as the one who...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — State and local government offices and courts will be closed Friday for Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Mail delivery, however, will continue because the former president’s birthday is not a federal holiday. RELATED: Longtime Glendale Private School Teacher Accused Of Molesting Students California is one of eight states that celebrates the day as a holiday, marking the anniversary of the 16th president’s birth on Feb. 12, 1809. RELATED: Demolition Begins On San Bernardinos Mount Vernon Avenue Bridge Presidents Day, which honors George Washington’s birthday, is a federal holiday and will be celebrated Monday. The term Presidents Day began being popularized in the 1980s when retailers combined sales formerly held in conjunction with Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthdays. MORE: Atlantic Avenue In Long Beachs Bixby Knolls Area Undergoes Changes To Expand Outdoor Dining Areas For Businesses (© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to...
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — More than two dozen members of the U.S. House of Representatives have called on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to ban health care providers from offering special access to COVID-19 vaccines. The Seattle Times reported Friday that Washington Reps. Pramila Jayapal, D-Seattle, and Suzan DelBene, D-Medina organized and wrote the Thursday to HHS acting secretary Norris Cochran. The letter asks the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to add an “explicit ban on preferential access” to the agreement that vaccine providers must sign with the federal government before they can receive and administer vaccine. The letter cited reporting in several states, including Washington, that found instances of special access to those with influence. The Seattle Times reported in January that three medical systems in the region — Providence Regional Medical Center, Overlake Medical Center & Clinics and EvergreenHealth — gave special access to...
    Reuters February 12, 2021 0 Comments From the pulpit this past Sunday, Pastor Brian Crisp prayed for President Joe Biden and delivered a passionate sermon on loving one’s neighbor. But away from church, the Baptist preacher was steeling for battle. This rural stretch of northwest Georgia is Marjorie Taylor Greene country. The freshman congresswoman won this district in a landslide in November. Voters here aren’t happy that the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Feb. 4 stripped Greene of her committee assignments – diluting her influence – for, among other things, advocating violence against Democratic lawmakers on social media before she was elected. Exhibit A for the Democrats was Greene’s September Facebook post showing an image of herself brandishing an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle superimposed alongside the faces of three Democratic congresswomen. The post, later removed by Facebook, urged Christians to “go on the offense against these socialists.” Crisp, the pastor,...
    The release of a prominent female activist this week is Saudi Arabia’s latest gesture to curry favor with the Biden administration. Will it work? Under intense American and international pressure, Saudi Arabia has released from prison Loujain al-Hathloul, who led the charge for women to drive in the kingdom. But far more is at stake than the fate of the country’s most prominent feminist activist, or that of other women and male activists who are not famous and still languish in Saudi jails. Al-Hathloul’s conditional release on Wednesday after serving 1,001 days in prison and allegations that she was tortured is the latest in a series of gestures by the kingdom’s de facto leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, to shore up a badly strained relationship with Washington in the wake of President Joe Biden’s election. Under President Trump, Riyadh could seemingly do no wrong. Since his election victory, however,...
    When former President Donald Trump urged his followers last month to come to Washington to stop Congress' certification of Democratic rival Joe Biden's presidential victory, tens of thousands heeded his call.   After hearing rousing speeches by Trump and his allies, thousands then marched on the nearby U.S. Capitol. An estimated 800 stormed the building in a melee shocking in its intensity and sustained violence, which left five people dead, including a police officer, and scores of others injured.   While Trump is standing trial in the Senate this week on a single impeachment charge of inciting the mob on January 6, more than 200 ardent Trump supporters who took part in the Capitol breach have been arrested and face a variety of charges in federal court in Washington.   Who were the rioters? And what motivated them to attack the seat of their own government?   FILE -...
    New York : Kamala Harris. Photo: ETIENNE LAURENT / EFE Just a few weeks ago, Kamala harris settled in his new home in Massachusetts Avenue, at the official residence designated for U.S. Vice Presidents, but has other properties, which make it a great real estate investor. He has houses in California and Washington that are worth about $ 8 million., not to mention the home he is now occupying as VP. In DC, Kamala has an apartment that only has two bedrooms with bright and welcoming interiors, but that stands out both for its location, since it is a few meters from the White House, and for the building itself, which has an impressive glass structure. He bought it for $ 489,000 when he became a San Francisco prosecutor in 2004, which has doubled in value for being a few steps from several technology companies...
    INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 27: Michael Schofield #75 of the Carolina Panthers walks off the field after a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium on September 27, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) Just how busy will the defending NFC East champions be during free agency? It’s a franchise that hasn’t been to a Super Bowl or even an NFC title game since 1991. And the Washington Football Team really hasn’t made that many playoff appearances in what amounts to nearly three decades since then. But under head coach Ron Rivera and with an assist from NFL Comeback Player of the Year Alex Smith, the club got hot after a miserable start and despite a 7-9 record won the NFC East. Free agency is roughly a month away and the NFL draft is slated for April 29 in Cleveland. And like every other...
    A proposal to tax Washington's wealthiest residents is splitting hairs along party lines in the legislature where lawmakers disagree on how to cover the costs of helping struggling parents in the pandemic. Support for a capital gains tax has been largely championed among Washington Democrats who see it as a solution to the state's regressive sales taxes and as a way of paying for expanded social services. Sponsored by state Rep. Tana Senn, D-Mercer Island, House Bill 1496 joins a handful of other tax bills this year aimed at making affluent Washingtonians spread their wealth around. Starting in 2022, HB 1496 would slap a 7% tax on capital gains from property sales including real estate in excess of $200,000 and $400,000 for joint filers. A 9.9% tax would apply to the sale of other long-term assets including corporate stocks and bonds. By comparison, the federal capital...
    The Washington Business Journal offers a weekly roundup of bankruptcy filings in the region based on public records collected by parent company American City Business Journals. During the week that ended Feb. 5, Washington-area bankruptcy courts recorded eight business filings, including four with total debts above $1 million. Year to date through Feb. 5, the court recorded 13 Chapter 7 or Chapter 11 business bankruptcy filings, a 7% decrease from the same span the prior year. Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection typically provides for the liquidation of a business’ assets to satisfy creditor claims, while Chapter 11 protection enables a business to restructure its creditor obligations with the goal to remain a going concern. Burtonsville Crossing LLC filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Jan. 25, 2021, in the District of Maryland. The debtor listed an address of 15623 Riding Stable Road in Laurel, and is represented in court by...
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s Revolutionary Guards conducted an overnight ground forces drill near the Iraqi border in the southwest of the country, state television reported on Friday. It said tank divisions, drone units and paratroopers participated in the annual drill - dubbed the “Great Prophet” - that followed week-long celebrations marking the 42nd anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The Islamic Republic has recently conducted several military exercises as it seeks to push the United States to return to Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Last month, Iran tested surface-to-surface ballistic missiles and short-range naval missiles, as well as a wide range of domestically produced drones. U.S. President Joe Biden, who took office last month, has said Washington will rejoin the deal that his predecessor Donald Trump abandoned “if Iran resumes strict compliance” with the agreement, which imposed strict curbs on Tehran's uranium enrichment activities in return for a...
    UCLA (13-5, 9-3) vs. Washington (3-15, 2-12) Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: UCLA looks to extend Washington’s conference losing streak to five games. Washington’s last Pac-12 win came against the Utah Runnin’ Utes 83-79 on Jan. 24. UCLA fell 81-73 at Washington State in its last outing. SQUAD LEADERSHIP: Quade Green has averaged 15.4 points to lead the way for the Huskies. Jamal Bey has complemented Green and is producing 9.8 points per game. The Bruins are led by Tyger Campbell, who is averaging 11.6 points and 5.9 assists.TERRIFIC TYGER: Campbell has connected on 27.3 percent of the 44 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 2 for 10 over the last three games. He’s also converted 75 percent of his foul shots this season. COLD SPELL: UCLA has lost its last three road games, scoring 64.3 points, while allowing 73.3 per game. ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The...
    No. 20 Southern California (16-3, 10-2) vs. Washington State (12-8, 5-8) Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Pullman, Washington; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: No. 20 Southern California looks for its 10th straight win in the head-to-head series over Washington State. Southern California has won by an average of 13 points in its last nine wins over the Cougars. Washington State’s last win in the series came on Feb. 25, 2015, a 70-66 win. FAB FRESHMEN: Washington State has relied heavily on its freshmen this year. Isaac Bonton, Efe Abogidi, Andrej Jakimovski and Dishon Jackson have combined to account for 53 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 46 percent of all Cougars points over the last five games. CREATING OFFENSE: Bonton has either made or assisted on 49 percent of all Washington State field goals over the last three games. Bonton has accounted for 17 field goals and...
    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Isaac Bonton scored 26 points and Washington State avenged an ugly 30-point blowout from four weeks earlier with an 81-73 win over UCLA on Thursday night. Bonton had four of the Cougars’ 13 3-pointers on 22 attempts (59%), which turned the tables on the Bruins. UCLA, which finished 5 of 20 behind the arc, were 9 of 16 from deep, shot 54% overall and made 16 of 18 free throws in a 91-61 victory on Jan. 14. When the Cougars opened the second half with a 17-5 run for a 59-37 lead with 12:25 to play, it had historians scrambling for the last time WSU beat UCLA by 20. It happened once in 1937, 48-25, but it was only WSU’s 19th win in 129 games in the series. But the Bruins slapped on the press and used an 8-0 run to steady the ship as the...
              FBI officials have erected several billboards throughout the United States seeking information about anyone at large who helped breach the U.S. Capitol on January 6. According to witnesses, FBI officials have placed many of these billboards along the nation’s interstates. The billboards ask for tips and inform people that they may submit information about suspects through either a website or a toll-free telephone number. FBI Atlanta spokesman Kevin Rowson declined the The Star News’ request for comment Thursday and instead referred us to the bureau’s National Press Office in Washington, D.C. No one at the FBI’s National Press Office returned a request for comment before Thursday’s stated deadline. FBI officials created a website that they tailored specifically to address the January 6 incident. But, in public posts, some people on Facebook said the FBI is guilty of enforcing the law selectively. Margi Clark,...
    SEATTLE (AP) — Evan Mobley scored 17 points, brother Isaiah Mobley added 12 points and 12 rebounds and No. 20 Southern California rolled past Washington 69-54 on Thursday night. Ranked for the first time since early in the 2017-18 season, the Trojans (16-3, 10-2 Pac-12) won for the 11th time in their past 12 games thanks to another stellar defensive performance and a dominant effort on the interior against the undersized Huskies. The Trojans outscored Washington 25-7 during a 10-minute stretch spanning the end of the first half and the beginning of the second half. USC closed the first half on an 18-4 run, turning a four-point deficit into a 10-point halftime lead, and pushed the lead to 48-34 in the opening minutes of the second half. The Mobleys were at the heart of USC’s fifth straight win, but they got help from others. Chevez Goodwin had...
    SEATTLE (AP) — Evan Mobley scored 17 points, brother Isaiah Mobley added 12 points and 12 rebounds and No. 20 Southern California rolled past Washington 69-54 on Thursday night. Ranked for the first time since early in the 2017-18 season, the Trojans (16-3, 10-2 Pac-12) won for the 11th time in their past 12 games thanks to another stellar defensive performance and a dominant effort on the interior against the undersized Huskies. The Trojans outscored Washington 25-7 during a 10-minute stretch spanning the end of the first half and the beginning of the second half. USC closed the first half on an 18-4 run, turning a four-point deficit into a 10-point halftime lead, and pushed the lead to 48-34 in the opening minutes of the second half. The Mobleys were at the heart of USC’s fifth straight win, but they got help from others. Chevez Goodwin had...
    Valparaiso University, a small Christian college in northwest Indiana, will shed itself of its Crusader mascot and logo, citing concerns about negative associations with religious oppression, violence, and hate groups. The decision comes from a school task force established last fall after years of debate, which intensified last summer, The Times of Northwest Indiana reported. "The task force determined the Crusader is not reflective of Valpos mission to promote a welcoming and inclusive community," University Interim President Colette Irwin-Knott said. School President-Elect Jose Padilla will oversee a committee that would "engage the campus community in considering and adopting a new mascot." Crusaders were Christian warriors that fought a series of wars against Muslim armies in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries over the Holy Land in and around modern-day Israel and the eastern Mediterranean. The schools mascot is a brown and gold faux armored soldier with a helmet, mask, and...
    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Tanner Groves had 26 points and 12 rebounds as Eastern Washington topped Montana State 93-77 on Thursday night. Michael Meadows scored 21 points and Kim Aiken Jr. had 20 points and eight rebounds for Eastern Washington (9-6, 8-2 Big Sky Conference), which won its sixth straight game. Tyler Robertson had 10 points. Amin Adamu had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Bobcats (9-6, 6-3). Mike Hood added 12 points. Nick Gazelas had 11 points. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Washington’s sole congressional delegate, Eleanor Holmes Norton, introduced legislation designed to stave off permanent fencing around the Capitol complex. The Washington, D.C., Democrat introduced the No Fencing at the United States Capitol Complex Act on Thursday. Norton said while introducing her bill she hoped to improve security at the Capitol after the Jan. 6 siege but wants to do so without an “archaic security strategy that humans invented over 10,000 years ago,” according to WUSA9. The Capitol is currently surrounded by some 3 miles worth of fencing, including razor wire, that went up in the days following the riot. The fencing has rekindled a debate in Congress over Capitol security. Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman has called for permanent fencing, but Norton said doing so would send the wrong message. “Permanent fencing would send an un-American message to the nation and the world, by transforming...
    WASHINGTON - Impeachment prosecutors contended Thursday that there was “clear and overwhelming” evidence that former President Donald Trump incited insurrection by sending a mob of his supporters to the U.S. Capitol last month to confront lawmakers as they were certifying that he had lost the November election to Democrat Joe Biden. In closing arguments, the lead impeachment manager, Representative Jamie Raskin of Maryland, told the 100 senators acting as jurors at Trump’s impeachment trial that they should use “common sense on what happened here.” In this image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., speaks during the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Feb. 11, 2021.“It is a bedrock principle that no one can incite a riot” in the American democracy, Raskin said. But he argued that Trump urged hundreds of his supporters to march to the Capitol...
    It’s sort of shocking that a series of left-wing riots around the nation followed by a right-wing riot at our Capitol building haven’t caused much self-reflection among the policymakers in Washington. It’s convenient to think this is just some tiny group of crazies or this is all going to blow over. We have been thinking that way for years now. It’s not true. Our once-great country is in a huge slide. Too many fellow citizens are hurting. Too many communities around the country are shells of their former vibrant selves. All this is a screaming wake-up call for change, yet we don’t have any serious efforts underway to reform our system. The most telling data point on the Jan. 6 Capitol riots was published this week by The Washington Post. Nearly 60% of the people charged with crimes in the riots had a history of serious financial troubles, including bad...
    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A third Washington state resident has been charged in connection with the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Federal authorities arrested Taylor James Johnatakis of Kingston after he was charged in an eight-count indictment returned by a grand jury in Washington, D.C. He is accused of obstructing an official proceeding, assaulting or impeding federal officers and engaging in violent acts in the Capitol or on its grounds. The most serious charge, obstructing an official proceeding, carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Johnatakis made an initial appearance Thursday in U.S. District Court in Tacoma. The Justice Department did not request his continued detention, and a judge ordered him to be released pending further hearings in Washington, D.C. Johnatakis declined an invitation to address the court about his release, and he has not entered pleas. Other Washington state residents charged in the riot are Jeffrey Grace...
    By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly 30 experts on global nuclear security urged President Joe Biden's administration on Thursday to restore U.S. leadership on fissile materials to reduce the threat that militants will use them to create weapons. Global security of materials like plutonium and highly enriched uranium received "limited high-level attention" by former President Donald Trump's administration, the experts said in a letter to about six officials at the State Department, the Department of Energy and the National Security Council. "U.S. leadership on this issue has weakened and international progress has slowed," wrote the experts, including Sharon Squassoni of George Washington University and William Tobey of Harvard University, according to a copy of the letter seen by Reuters. It recommended launching a comprehensive plan to achieve security of global stocks of nuclear weapons, fissile materials and nuclear facilities where sabotage could cause a catastrophe. The administration should boost...
    Police are looking for a suspect who they said stabbed and tried to rob and sexually assault a woman after she got off a bus in Gaithersburg, Maryland, last week. Montgomery County police said the attack happened around 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3. A 52-year-old woman got off a bus at the intersection of Washington Grove Lane and Amity Drive, near Washington Square Park. The woman told police that a man approached her from behind and grabbed her. He tried to steal her purse and tried to sexually assault her, police said. During the attack, the suspect stabbed the victim in her upper body, police added. She was taken to the hospital. The man ran away when he saw an approaching vehicle. Police didn’t have many details about the suspect, but said he was about 5-foot-10 and wore all dark clothing at the time. Anyone with information about this...
    Fox Nation ushers in the month of February with two new episodes of the popular "What Made America Great" series, offering viewers a deep dive into the people, places, and secrets that shaped the United States. In one episode available now on the streaming platform, host Brian Kilmeade travels through Long Island, N.Y. to learn about a little-known group of ordinary people who played a major role in winning the Revolutionary War. Kilmeade, the author of "George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution," takes viewers inside The Culper Ring. This spy group was organized by Washington and Major Benjamin Tallmadge in 1778, when the British occupied New York City at the height of the Revolutionary War. "The spy ring's goal was simple," Kilmeade explains. "Find a way to allow America to know what the British were up to and win back New York. They became so good and proficient in what they did, their...
    BOSTON (CBS) – It’s a chance to own a piece of history, with items ranging from lottery tickets to John F. Kennedy’s Harvard sweater. Boston-based RR Auction is accepting bids for almost 300 Presidential artifacts through February 18. Bob Eaton, CEO & Founder of RR Auction, said, “You hold that letter and you’re thinking to yourself, ‘George Washington wrote that letter? Abraham Lincoln held that?’” RELATED: Light Snow Expected On Valentines Day, Active Winter Pattern Ahead Executive Vice President of RR Auction Bobby Livingston said, “Washington himself- this is before he was a General or a President- had to sign each lottery ticket to make it official.” JFK’s Harvard sweater up for auction (WBZ-TV) As for JFK’s sweater, Livingston said, “Mrs. Kennedy after the assassination was being interviewed by a CBS cameraman and he was cold so she went and retrieved this sweater and let him have it.” RELATED:...
    By LISA BAUMANN, The Associated Press Washington state health leaders say as the state closes in on the 1 million vaccination mark, a new report shows disproportionately low percentages of Hispanic, Black and multiracial people have received it. The report, released Thursday by the Department of Health, shows race and ethnicity data for people who have received at least one dose of vaccine and for people who are fully vaccinated, with breakdowns for all ages. The percentage of Black and Hispanic people who have received one dose as well as the percentage who are fully vaccinated is lower than their representation in the state population, the report's findings show. The percentage of fully vaccinated people who are Hispanic, for example, is currently 5.9%, which is lower than the 13.2% Hispanic representation in the state population, according to the report's findings. Black people make up 2.7% of people who are fully...
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    Tam Dinh Pham, a former Houston police officer, has been charged with crimes in connection with his actions at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.  The U.S. government alleges in court documents that during an interview with FBI agents Pham admitted that he had attended the rally on January 6, but denied entering the Capitol building. ALLEGED MILITIA LEADER ARRESTED, OFFICIALS SAY, AS FBI EYES EXTREMIST GROUP SUSPECTS AFTER CAPITOL RIOT In court documents the government goes on to allege that Pham agreed to show FBI agents pictures from his trip to Washington on his cell phone, but it was only after they searched his deleted photos did they find pictures and videos from inside the Capitol building. The Houston Police Department confirms that Pham, who was with the department for 18 years and was most recently a senior police officer, was recently "relieved of duty." Pham, who appeared virtually,...
    Turkey will not back down on the acquisition of Russian S-400 defense systems despite the sanctions imposed by the United States, said Thursday the spokesman for the presidency in Ankara, while indicating that it wants to resolve through dialogue problems with his ally in NATO. Washington imposed sanctions on Turkey for the acquisition of the S-400 systems last December, saying it was a threat to its F-35 fighter program and incompatible with NATO’s shared defense systems . Ankara denies these arguments and assures that there is no danger for its allies in the Atlantic Alliance. Since the arrival on January 20 of Joe Biden to the American presidency, Turkey says it wants better ties with the United States and has proposed a joint working group on the issue of the S-400. Washington rejected the proposal and said the sanctions will remain in effect as long as Ankara is in...
    DETROIT (AP) — A third Michigan man was arrested Thursday in an investigation of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. James Mels, 56, of Shelby Township is charged with entering a restricted building without permission and violent entry on Capitol grounds. He appeared Thursday in Detroit federal court and was released on bond. Future court hearings will be in Washington. An email seeking comment was sent to a lawyer who appeared in court with Mels. After getting a tip, the FBI said it recently interviewed Mels, who admitted being at the Capitol and showed photos on his phone. Mels said “he did not engage in any violence and was not aware of anyone organizing violence,” the FBI said in a court filing. He said he traveled to Washington with “other like-minded patriots” because Mels believed the election was “fraudulently decided.” Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This...
    DETROIT (CBS Detroit/ AP) – James Mels, 56 from Shelby Township, is the third Michigan man arrested for their involvement in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Mels is charged with entering a restricted building without permission and violent entry on Capitol grounds. RELATED: Third Stimulus Check: How Much Could Your Next Relief Payment Be? https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/51919744_2566934719999877_8524971966107484160_o.jpg?_nc_cat=104&ccb=3&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=on6C65YzqT4AX9ZlUYx&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-1.xx&oh=7fc1541b20324518cea8e271bdec2ba7&oe=604A2CCF He appeared Thursday in Detroit federal court and was released on bond. Future court hearings will be in Washington. An email seeking comment was sent to a lawyer who appeared in court with Mels. RELATED: Former Detroit Teacher Leads Tours To Highlight Detroits Hidden Black History After getting a tip, the FBI said it recently interviewed Mels, who admitted being at the Capitol and showed photos on his phone. Mels said “he did not engage in any violence and was not aware of anyone organizing violence,” the FBI said in...
    Reuters February 11, 2021 0 Comments U.S. President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping held their first phone call as leaders and appeared at odds on most issues, even as Xi warned that confrontation would be a “disaster” for both nations. While Xi has called for “win-win” cooperation, Biden has called China America’s “most serious competitor” and vowed to “out compete” Beijing. On Thursday, Biden told a bipartisan group of U.S. senators at a meeting on the need to upgrade U.S. infrastructure the United States must raise its game in the face of the Chinese challenge. Biden said he spoke to Xi for two hours on Wednesday night and warned the senators: “If we don’t get moving, they are going to eat our lunch.” “They’re investing billions of dollars dealing with a whole range of issues that relate to transportation, the environment and a whole range of...
    President Joe Biden makes brief remarks before signing several executive orders directing immigration actions for his administration in the Oval Office at the White House on February 02, 2021 in Washington, DC.Doug Mills | Getty Images President Joe Biden is expected to announce Thursday that his administration has secured deals for another 200 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine, the Washington Post reported Thursday, citing three sources. Biden is expected to make the announcement while on a tour at the National Institutes of Health later Thursday, according to the Post. The White House and the NIH didn't immediately respond to requests for comment. This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.Related Tags Health care industry Breaking News: Business Breaking News: Economy Breaking News: Markets
    Washington, DC has reported its first cases of two highly contagious 'super COVID' variants that are sweeping the United States. Dr LaQuandra Nesbitt, director of the District of Columbia Department of Health, announced on Thursday that three residents are confirmed to have the UK variant and one patient has the South African variant. No information about the residents, including ages, sexes or ethnicities were released, nor is it clear if they had any travel history. Nesbitt said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notified her last night about the variants being detected in the nation's capital and said there may be many more cases because not every positive test undergoes genome sequencing. 'This was a matter of not if but when...This is not surprising to DC Health, but just another opportunity to remind us to be cautious of our behavior,' Nesbitt said. At least 950 cases of the...
    Protesters broke into the Capitol on January 6. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) A pro-Trump mob descended on the Capitol January 6, and hundreds are facing criminal charges. It took four hours to secure the building so Congress could certify Joe Biden's victory. Over one month later, 254 people have been arrested. This searchable table shows all the charges so far. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Since supporters of President Donald Trump swarmed the US Capitol on January 6 — forcing Congress to go into lockdown and damaging the halls of government — 254 people have been arrested and charged with crimes. The FBI is seeking the public's help to identify people who took part in one of the most documented crimes in US history. But since many rioters were allowed to walk free on January 6, it's taking some time to track them down. At...
    The hypothetical Bradley Beal trade saga continues in Washington, as his agent says the star ‘doesn’t want to quit’ on the Wizards. Since Russell Westbrook has joined Bradley Beal in Washington things haven’t really been going all that well. The Wizards are currently 6-16 and only ahead of the Detroit Pistons in the Eastern Conference. Bradley Beal has been having an incredible year all for naught. Beal’s name has been swirling around trade rumors and he’s been vocal about being frustrated with this Wizards team. His contract situation is making things a little interesting. He has one more year left on his contract after this season, and that puts him in prime position for free agency discussions. He leads the NBA in scoring with 32.8 points per game but the Wizards can’t seem to figure anything out. Still, through the frustration and the losses, Beal maintains that he wants to...
    Former Washington Football Team cheerleaders reportedly settled claims with the organization over lewd videos. Several cheerleaders accused team owner Daniel Snyder of fostering an environment where sexual misconduct would go unpunished. One of the claims included the creation of videos in which cheerleaders were being inadvertently exploited, according to The Washington Post. Gloria Allred, who represented the former cheerleaders, told The New York Post the "matter has been resolved. Cincy Minniti, a lawyer for the team and Snyder, told the newspaper the "matter has bene resolved" as well but the terms of the settlement were not disclosed. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The Washington Football Team said Monday it would pause "off-season activity of gameday programs including cheerleading and music while the new experience is developed" as it appeared that a decision was going to be finalized in the matter. WUSA9 reported that cheerleading director Jamilla Keene was also removed...
    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say the drivers of three sports cars - a Lamborghini, a BMW and a Porsche – were cited in Pierce County for reckless driving for racing at speeds topping 100 mph. The three were racing on eastbound Highway 16 on Wednesday night when they flew past troopers who were staged in the area. KOMO reports the drivers were eventually stopped on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. All three were cited for reckless driving and had their vehicles towed to the Washington State Patrol’s impound lot. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Washington, Associated Press