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Washington DC hit by torrential rain, flooding

Jul 09, 2019 - 5:18 PM

Footage from local TV stations and posted on social media shows vehicles submerged on roads near major landmarks like the Washington Monument, with some motorists standing on the roofs of their cars as floodwaters rise

FLOODING. A park bench sits under water in East Potomac Park in Washington, DC on July 8, 2019, after a storm caused flooding. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Embattled Isaiah Thomas signs 1-year minimum deal with Wizards

Jul 02, 2019 - 2:59 PM

Isaiah Thomas is aiming for a resurgence as the 'King of the Fourth' with the Washington Wizards

RISING AGAIN. Isaiah Thomas hopes the Washington Wizards will open the door for him to get back to his A-game. Photo from Isaiah Thomas' Instagram

Trump's Pentagon nominee quits; Iran targets CIA network

Jun 19, 2019 - 8:12 AM

Foreign powers are watching the situation in the Middle East with growing concern as Tehran and Washington exchange warnings about an escalation in their conflict

QUITS. In this file photo taken on April 3, 2019 US President Donald Trump (right) is briefed by senior military leaders at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 3, 2019, including Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

[OPINION] The press owes society courage

Jun 15, 2019 - 3:14 PM

Marty Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post says: 'The American press has been given extraordinary freedom by the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the First Amendment. In return, it owes society courage.'

Denzel Washington honored by Hollywood with Life Achievement award

Jun 07, 2019 - 7:03 PM

The award given by the American Film Institute is considered the 'highest honor for a career in film'

China says US 'playing with fire' over Taiwan

May 31, 2019 - 11:50 AM

'The US recently often played the Taiwan card, in a vain attempt to use Taiwan to contain China. This is purely wishful thinking,' says a Chinese defense ministry spokesman

4 men drown in well in Aklan

Apr 26, 2019 - 10:41 AM

The victims, among them two brothers and their cousin, die while trying to save each other

WELL ACCIDENT. Authorities retrieve one of the victims of a drowning incident in New Washington, Aklan, on April 25, 2019. Photo from New Washington, Aklan MDRRMO

Investigator says Amazon chief's phone hacked by Saudis

Apr 01, 2019 - 12:26 PM

The investigator links the hack to the Bezos-owned Washington Post's extensive coverage of the Jamal Khashoggi murder

BEZOS. In this file photo taken on September 19, 2018 Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos provides the keynote address at the Air Force Association's Annual Air, Space & Cyber Conference in Oxen Hill, MD. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP)


Nuggets grind out victory over fading Wizards

Mar 22, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Playoff-bound Denver leans on a balanced charge as the Nuggets struggle to dispose of the Wizards

ON A ROLL. Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets still hold 2nd behind the defending champion Warriors in the Western Conference. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Towns hurt as Timberwolves nip Wizards in OT

Mar 10, 2019 - 3:37 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns erupts for 40 points and 16 rebounds but hobbles out late in regulation

GRITTY. Minnesota loses Karl-Anthony Towns late in regulation, but the Timberwolves still pull through. Photo from NBA Twitter

Jay Washington back to where it all started in TNT

Mar 03, 2019 - 10:55 PM

Bouncing from different teams, the 37-year-old forward finds himself back with his first PBA squad

REUNION. Jay Washington reunites with TNT after he was relegated as an unrestricted free agent by Rain or Shine. Photo from PBA Images


Tobias Harris shines in Sixers debut vs Nuggets

Feb 09, 2019 - 4:46 PM

The new-look Sixers roll past a skidding Nuggets side that slips to second in the Western Conference

SOLID DEBUT. Tobias Harris delivers in key plays during his debut for the Sixers. Photo from NBA Twitter

Antetokounmpo cuts loose as Bucks thump Wizards

Feb 07, 2019 - 2:04 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo drains 43 points as the Milwaukee Bucks roll to their 40th win

DOMINANT. Giannis Antetokounmpo delivers another MVP performance. Photo from NBA Twitter

Wizards lose Wall for year with ruptured left tendon

Feb 06, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Running 10th in the Eastern Conference, the Wizards try to advance to the playoffs minus five-time NBA All-Star guard John Wall

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 16: John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards in action against the Los Angeles Lakers at Capital One Arena on December 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Giannis, Bucks blow out Wizards

Feb 03, 2019 - 1:31 PM

MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo sets a Milwaukee franchise record for most free throws without a miss

BIG BUCKS. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks  continue to enjoy the top view with a league-leading 38-13 record. Photo from NBA Twitter

Wizards, Blazers cruise to one-sided wins

Jan 31, 2019 - 4:00 PM

The Beal-Green combo powers the Wizards against the reeling Pacers as Lillard fuels the Blazers

TEAM EFFORT. Bradley Beal leads the Wizards’ balanced attack. Photo from Washington Wizards Twitter

U.S., China resume trade talks with a chill in the air

Jan 31, 2019 - 7:41 AM

The two sides have just a month remaining in a 90-day truce declared in December in the trade war

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He lead their delegations as they begin trade negotiations in the Diplomatic Room at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building January 30, 2019 in Washington, DC. The top trade officials are beginning two days of face-to-face trade talks to end a monthslong trade war between the worlds two largest economies. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP  CHIP SOMODEVILLA / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Warriors switch gears to beat Wizards for 9th straight win

Jan 25, 2019 - 3:01 PM

The defending champion Warriors adjust nicely this time to finish with 70 points in the paint

STILL SIZZLING. Steph Curry shoots 12-of-16 from two-point range to finish with a game-high 38 points. Photo from NBA Twitter

Ibaka strikes as NBA-best Raptors outlast Wizards

Jan 14, 2019 - 11:28 AM

The Raptors bounce back from a cold second overtime period with Ibaka's dagger three

DAGGER. Serge Ibaka leads the Toronto Raptors to an NBA-best record of 33-12. Photo from NBA Twitter

Wizards extend winning streak over Sixers at home

Jan 10, 2019 - 3:16 PM

The Philadelphia Sixers drop their ninth straight game in Washington, a skid dating back to November 2013

TAKE CHARGE. Washington’s Bradley Beal drops 14 points in a fourth-quarter stretcher to finish with 34 points. Photo from Washington Wizards Twitter

Wizards zap Thunder, spoil Westbrook's triple-double effort

Jan 07, 2019 - 1:46 PM

Bradley Beal and the Wizards put to waste Russell Westbrook's 12th triple-double of the season

Wizards' Wall to undergo season-ending bone spur surgery

Dec 30, 2018 - 2:10 PM

Coach Scott Brooks says it was a tough decision for Washington Wizards star John Wall, who averages 20.7 points and 8.7 assists per game

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 16: John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards in action against the Los Angeles Lakers at Capital One Arena on December 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Warriors up; Beal, Bryant lift Wizards in 3OT

Dec 23, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Jonas Jerebko shines in the Warriors' win as Bradley Beal and Thomas Bryant deliver monster numbers in the Wizards' triple-overtime triumph over the Suns

REVELATION. Swedish forward Jonas Jerebko plays a key role in powering the Warriors to their 22nd win. Photo from Golden State Warriors

Houston Rockets nab 3-point record in rout of Washington

Dec 20, 2018 - 1:09 PM

The Houston Rockets get back to winning ways as they cruise to their 5th straight win

WAXING HOT. James Harden tallies 35 points off a 6-of-11 clip from beyond the arc. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Revenge sweet for Russell as Nets sink Lakers

Dec 19, 2018 - 12:43 PM

'He hurt us,' coach Luke Walton says of Nets star D'Angelo Russell, who got traded just two years after the Lakers made him the No. 2 overall pick

TAKE NOTE. Brooklyn point guard D'Angelo Russell reminds his former team of his talents. Photo from NBA

Nuggets topple NBA-best Raptors, Wizards roll past Lakers

Dec 17, 2018 - 1:04 PM

John Wall drops 40 to power Washington over Los Angeles as LeBron James scores a season-low 13 points

SPOILER. John Wall and the Washington Wizards make easy work of the Los Angeles Lakers. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)


Irving shines as Celtics trip Wizards to win 7th straight

Dec 13, 2018 - 2:26 PM

Boston star Kyrie Irving caps a 38-point outburst with a clutch triple as the Celtics outlast the Washington Wizards in overtime

'I can't breathe' were Khashoggi's final words – report

Dec 10, 2018 - 9:15 AM

The transcript of the gruesome recording includes descriptions of Khashoggi struggling against his murderers, CNN says, and references sounds of the dissident journalist's body 'being dismembered by a saw'

KILLED. Photographed is Nobel Peace Prize laureate Yemeni Tawakkol Karman with a picture of Khashoggi during a demonstration. File photo by Ozam Kose/AFP

Cavaliers, Wizards, Bucks swing multi-player trade

Dec 08, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Australian guard Matthew Dellavedova heads back to the Cleveland Cavaliers

WINNER. Matthew Dellavedova was a member of Cleveland’s 2016 NBA championship team. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Trump pays respects as president Bush lies in state in U.S. Capitol

Dec 04, 2018 - 8:02 AM

(UPDATED) The Republican stalwart is being honored with 4 days of commemorations and services in Washington and in Texas, where he will be buried on December 6

IN MEMORY. The flag draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is seen in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, DC, December 3, 2018. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Pool/AFP

Dwight Howard out 2-3 months after back surgery

Dec 01, 2018 - 3:07 PM

The former three-time Defensive Player of the Year had already missed 12 games this season

STRUGGLING. Dwight Howard has only played in 9 games for the Washington Wizards this season. Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images/AFP


Wizards silence Harden's 54-point outing in overtime thriller

Nov 27, 2018 - 12:04 PM

John Wall leads the Washington Wizards to a victory over the red-hot Houston Rockets

TOUGH DEFENSE. The Washington Wizards' defense plays a big factor to stopping an explosive James Harden (right). Photo from NBA Twitter.

Kawhi dominates as Raptors outgun Wizards

Nov 24, 2018 - 4:12 PM

The Raptors roar to their fourth straight triumph for a 16-4 card – a franchise record for wins in the first 20 games

ON FIRE. Kawhi Leonard finishes just an assist-shy of a triple-double to power the Raptors. Photo from NBA

Ivanka Trump used personal email for gov't business – report

Nov 20, 2018 - 3:17 PM

President Donald Trump has repeatedly pilloried Hillary Clinton, his rival in the 2016 presidential election, for her use of a private email server for government business while she was secretary of state

New Amazon HQ split between New York, Washington suburbs

Nov 14, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Both districts offer a variety of tax and infrastructure incentives to lure the huge corporate prize, but Amazon says one important element was access to a qualified workforce

The rapidly developing area known as Long Island City in the borough of Queens is seen on November 13, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Maria Ressa receives journalism award, appeals to tech giants, government officials

Nov 09, 2018 - 1:17 PM

'Consider making the same tough business decisions our little company made to protect the public sphere and to ensure democracy survives,' Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa says after accepting the Knight International Journalism Award in Washington, DC

Maria Ressa receives the 2018 Knight International Journalism Award in Washington, DC. Screenshots courtesy of ICFJ

Kremlin says it sees no prospects for better Russia-U.S. ties

Nov 07, 2018 - 7:03 PM

'Rosy prospects for the normalization of Russian-US ties are not visible on the horizon,' says Dmitry Peskov, spokesman of Russian president Vladimir Putin

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov speaks on the phone before a session of the Council of Heads of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Sochi on October 11, 2017.  MAXIM SHEMETOV / POOL / AFP

U.S. Iran sanctions move hits European companies

Nov 04, 2018 - 5:00 AM

European companies are wary of being caught out by the US sanctions regime

NUCLEAR DEAL. US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. File photos by Atta Kenare and Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Khashoggi killing: Erdogan accuses 'highest levels' of Saudi govt

Nov 03, 2018 - 10:54 AM

In an editorial for 'The Washington Post,' Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses Riyadh authorities of refusing to answer questions about Jamal Khashoggi's murder

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 8, 2018 protestors hold pictures of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul.  Allegations that Saudi Arabia killed a journalist inside its Istanbul consulate have forced Donald Trump into a position he never expected -- raising human rights with the kingdom he has steadfastly supported. Saudi Arabia was the first foreign destination as president for Trump, who has lavished praise on its ambitious crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, and closely allied himself with the kingdom in a push to isolate the Sunni state's regional rival Iran.But Trump said October 8, 2018 he was "concerned" after a Turkish government source said Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent opinion writer living in the United States and who contributes to The Washington Post, was killed after he entered the Saudi consulate.   OZAN KOSE / AFP

Trump, Xi eye G20 talks after 'very good' phone call

Nov 01, 2018 - 10:59 PM

(UPDATED) The phone call comes as tensions between the world's two biggest economies are rising on several fronts, including commerce and security

FIRST MEETING. US President Donald Trump (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) shake hands during dinner at the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6, 2017. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Could 'Exorcist' steps in Washington soon be a historic landmark?

Nov 01, 2018 - 7:00 AM

A decision from the DC historic preservation board is expected on November 15

Khashoggi strangled and dismembered in consulate – Turkish prosecutor

Oct 31, 2018 - 11:50 PM

Turkish prosecutor's office says it is 'obliged' to reveal the details about the murder of Khashoggi after the talks with Saudi Arabia's chief prosecutor produced 'no concrete results'

DISMEMBERED. This file photo taken on December 15, 2014, shows Jamal Khashoggi, a veteran Saudi journalist who has been critical towards the Saudi government and has gone missing after visiting the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018. Photo by Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP

Steph Curry explodes for 51 points in Warriors romp of Wizards

Oct 25, 2018 - 1:31 PM

The two-time league MVP dazzles yet again and moves into 5th place on the NBA’s all-time three-pointers list

HOT CURRY. Steph Curry gets all heated up early. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Wizards' Morris fined for tugging on Seth Curry's shorts

Oct 25, 2018 - 10:01 AM

Washington's Markieff Morris gets slapped with a $15,000 fine for unsportsmanlike conduct while at the bench

ALL GOOD. Washington forward Markieff Morris doesn’t mind the fine since the Wizards got the win. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

Saudi and U.S.: A friendship based on security and oil

Oct 25, 2018 - 3:00 AM

Though bound together by security considerations and oil, the ties and friendship between the US and Saudi Arabia have not always been smooth.

US-SAUDI RELATIONS. US President Donald Trump (L) is welcomed by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (2nd-L) upon arrival at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh on May 20, 2017, followed by First Lady Melania Trump (R). Photo by Mandel Nga/AFP

Major nuclear treaties between Moscow, Washington

Oct 23, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Here's a summary of key treaties signed by the US and Russia aimed at reducing nuclear weapons

SEAT OF POWER. A photograph taken on March 12, 2018 shows the Kremlin complex  and the Bolshoy Kamenny bridge crossing the river Moskva in Moscow. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

Minus Kawhi, Lowry steps up to lead Raptors past Wizards

Oct 21, 2018 - 12:34 PM

Kawhi Leonard takes the night off but Kyle Lowry powers the Toronto Raptors past the Washington Wizards

HOT START. Kyle Lowry takes charge to help the Toronto Raptors stay perfect. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

Washington Post publishes 'last piece' by missing Saudi journalist

Oct 18, 2018 - 10:49 AM

'The Arab world is facing its own version of an Iron Curtain, imposed not by external actors but through domestic forces vying for power,' Jamal Khashoggi writes in his final column

'LAST COLUMN.' The Washington Post publishes a column by missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Screenshot of Khashoggi's column from Washington Post.

Suspects in Saudi journalist case tied to top prince – report

Oct 17, 2018 - 12:27 PM

One suspect is a frequent companion of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 3 other suspects are linked to his security detail, and a fifth is a high-level forensic doctor, The New York Times reports

STILL MISSING. Saudi Arabia has dismissed accusations that Jamal Khashoggi was ordered murdered by a hit squad inside its Istanbul consulate as 'lies and baseless allegations,' as Riyadh and Ankara spar over the missing journalist's fate. File photo by Yasin Akgul/AFP

Washington diocese names 31 former clergy accused of abuse

Oct 16, 2018 - 9:41 PM

All 31 named by the Archdiocese of Washington have been expelled from the church and 17 have died

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of the Archbishop of Washington speaks during the dedication ceremony for the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, November 17, 2017.  SAUL LOEB / AFP