Judge imposes gag order in Russian foreign agent case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge imposed a gag order Monday on the lawyers involved in the case of Maria Butina, a Russian gun rights activist accused of working in America as a secret agent for Mosc...

Protesters continue to interrupt Kavanaugh hearings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters have become as regular a feature of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings as the judge himself. On Wednesday numerous people once...

Shout, arrest, repeat: Inside the Kavanaugh hearing protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's sort of a coordinated dance, but the performers are an organized group of protesters and a dozen or so uniformed Capitol Police officers. And the stage is this week's Senate con...

Anti-Trump images become big business for DC projectionist

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a city with a long tradition of leftist street activism, Robin Bell has become something of a D.C. celebrity. Every few weeks, Bell puts messages of protest on t...

DC's police and protesters prepare for white nationalists

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government and police officials in the nation's capital say they are confident the city can manage this weekend's planned white nationalist rally without violence. ...

Government drops charges against all inauguration protesters

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is dropping charges against the last 39 people accused of participating in a violent protest on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration. ...

Federal court blocks ICE treatment of asylum seekers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has determined the U.S. government is violating its own rules regarding the treatment of people seeking asylum. Judge James Boasberg issued a prelim...

Libyan gets 22 years for attacks on US consulate in Benghazi

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Libyan militant was sentenced Wednesday to 22 years in prison for his role in the 2012 attacks on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including Ambassado...

DC voters nominate mayor for another term, approve tips law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in Washington, D.C., have approved a ballot initiative that restructures the payment system for tipped employees in bars and restaurants. They've also nomina...

In DC primary, minimum wage is the main topic of discussion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The real drama for Washington voters in Tuesday's Democratic Party primary involves waitresses, bartenders and busboys. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Eleanor Holmes Norto...

DC's public schools go from success story to cautionary tale

WASHINGTON (AP) — As recently as a year ago, the public school system in the nation's capital was being hailed as a shining example of successful urban education reform and a template for districts ac...

DC unveils special exhibits as 'Hamilton' comes to town

WASHINGTON (AP) — The blockbuster musical "Hamilton" is finally coming to the nation's capital, and the city is preparing in ways that only Washington can. Lin-Manuel Miranda's genre...

Refugee Syrian chef turns nocturnal in Ramadan

WASHINGTON (AP) — During the month of Ramadan, when devout Muslims abstain from food and drink between dawn and sunset, Majed Abdalraheem (MAA-jid UBB-dull-ra-HEEM) works a customized nocturnal schedu...

Trump vs 'the resistance' plays out in Washington courtroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — When police arrested more than 200 anti-Trump protesters on Inauguration Day 2017, it touched off a long-term battle of wits and wills. On one side: a Justice Depar...

Anti-Semitic conspiracy theories roil DC city government

WASHINGTON (AP) — A spiraling controversy over anti-Semitic comments and conspiracy theories has roiled the city government, seemingly getting worse with every public attempt to ease the tensions. ...