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  • Trump looks directly at eclipse; ‘Twilight’ fans think eclipse is about themTrump looks directly at eclipse; ‘Twilight’ fans think eclipse is about them

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  • Zoo Animals Unfazed by Solar EclipseZoo Animals Unfazed by Solar Eclipse

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  • Rand Paul: Trump's reported plans to send more troops to Afghanistan a 'terrible idea'Rand Paul: Trump's reported plans to send more troops to Afghanistan a 'terrible idea'

    "The mission in Afghanistan has lost its purpose and I think it is a terrible idea to send any more troops into that war."Read more at WashingtonExaminer.com

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  • New Law Expands Access to Opioid AntidoteNew Law Expands Access to Opioid Antidote

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  • Rooftop Parties for Eclipse Draw Many FansRooftop Parties for Eclipse Draw Many Fans

    From the sky, the eclipse and the viewers looked very different. News4's Adam Tuss reports.

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  • Watchers on National Mall Experience Eclipse TogetherWatchers on National Mall Experience Eclipse Together

    Many gathered near the Air & Space Museum to get a good look at the eclipse. News4's Kristin Wright reports.

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  • DC Students Take Class Outside for EclipseDC Students Take Class Outside for Eclipse

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  • The War in Afghanistan: By the NumbersThe War in Afghanistan: By the Numbers

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  • Arizona Democrats denounce Trump visit to stateArizona Democrats denounce Trump visit to state

    Some are speculating Trump will use the Phoenix rally to pardon former Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio.Read more at WashingtonExaminer.com

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  •  Seahawks add OL Tobin in deal with Eagles Seahawks add OL Tobin in deal with Eagles

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  • NAACP: Prince William Co. Board Chairman Should Step DownNAACP: Prince William Co. Board Chairman Should Step Down

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  • Charlottesville to hold town-hall meeting on response to fatal protestsCharlottesville to hold town-hall meeting on response to fatal protests

    WASHINGTON — Charlottesville residents later this week can ask questions about the deadly protests of Aug. 12, and the city’s response. The city is organizing a town-hall meeting as a first step toward the city’s recovery from the protests that claimed three lives. The city is also expected to provide an update on its recovery efforts. Another organizer of the meeting is the Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service, which works with communities to prevent and resolve racial tensions. Related Stories New charges for driver accused in Charlottesville crash Virginia The meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center, will provide an opportunity for public comment. “Our community has been shaken to its core,” said City Manager Maurice Jones in a news release announcing the meeting. Heather Heyer, 32, of Charlottesville, was killed when a car plowed into demonstrators; Virginia State Troopers Jay Cullen and Berke Bates were killed when their helicopter crashed following surveillance duty over the protests. They were en route to help provide security for visiting Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Some Charlottesville residents are critical of police for not having prevented clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters. “The cops pushed the two groups right together right on the street, which I didn’t quite understand. A lot of the violence and the chaos happened when the police pushed the two groups together as opposed to separating things. Didn’t make a whole lot of sense to me,” said Jonathan Crosby, 31, of Standardsville, who attended the demonstrations. Other citizens have raised questions about the small number of arrests. At last report, eight people had been arrested. That includes James Alex Fields, who’s accused of ramming his car into protesters, killing Heyer and badly injuring others. At an Aug. 14 news conference, Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas could not say whether barriers were properly in place at the intersection of the crash. Questions have also been raised about whether police were properly prepared for the anticipated violence. Not everyone finds fault with how police handled the protests. “You can’t keep the sides apart on a battleground. It doesn’t work that way. What they were successful in was keeping it from turning into a shooting war, which it could very easily have become,” said David Reid, 63, of Nelson County, Virginia. As part of standard procedure, the Charlottesville Police Department, Virginia State Police and other agencies — which worked together during the weekend protests — are conducting a review of their operations, according to Charlottesville spokeswoman Miriam Dickler. The post Charlottesville to hold town-hall meeting on response to fatal protests appeared first on WTOP.

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  • A strong case for watching the same TV shows over and overA strong case for watching the same TV shows over and over

    An airplane’s in-flight entertainment recently offered me a choice of shows to watch. I picked NBC’s “Great News” — an episode I’d seen before. I watched and laughed. Ten minutes after it ended, I was feeling bored. So I watched it again. And I still laughed. This experience made me feel stupid. How could I […]

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  • Off-Campus Housing Fire WarningOff-Campus Housing Fire Warning

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  • Poll: Majority disapproves of Trump's Charlottesville responsePoll: Majority disapproves of Trump's Charlottesville response

    A majority of Americans disapprove of how President Trump reacted to the attack in Charlottesville, Va. earlier this month, according to a new ...

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  • Trump Agriculture Department nominee said gay marriage could lead to pedophiliaTrump Agriculture Department nominee said gay marriage could lead to pedophilia

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  • Dem rep: Trump pardon for Arpaio would make it easier to pardon Trump Jr.Dem rep: Trump pardon for Arpaio would make it easier to pardon Trump Jr.

    Democrats warned President Trump Monday against pardoning controversial former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio at the president's Tuesday night rally in Phoenix, with one congressman alleging that a pardon would serve to make...

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  • DC electronic road sign hacked to curse TrumpDC electronic road sign hacked to curse Trump

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  • Solar Eclipse Highlights: How It Was Seen Around the CountrySolar Eclipse Highlights: How It Was Seen Around the Country

    A look at how Americans viewed the first coast to coast eclipse in nearly a century.

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  • Budget Chairwoman Diane Black sees momentum for finishing appropriationsBudget Chairwoman Diane Black sees momentum for finishing appropriations

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  • McConnell: 'Judge this Congress at the conclusion'McConnell: 'Judge this Congress at the conclusion'

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  • Eclipse time-lapse video from along Reflection PoolEclipse time-lapse video from along Reflection Pool

    Editor’s Note: This video does not show the solar eclipse, but instead captures the changes in sunlight during the event. WASHINGTON — While millions had their eyes turned to the sky for Monday’s solar eclipse, there was also a sight to behold on the ground. Along the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, the sun was bright around 1 p.m. pre-eclipse. The eclipse reached its D.C. peak at 2:42 p.m., casting a shadow on visitors to the National Mall. Though the change was not extreme, a shift in lighting was noticeable. The above time-lapse video shows how the light changed from 1 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.  The post Eclipse time-lapse video from along Reflection Pool appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Trump returns to Arizona _ and a chaotic political landscapeTrump returns to Arizona _ and a chaotic political landscape

    PHOENIX (AP) — Donald Trump was just a few weeks into his candidacy in 2015 when he came to Phoenix for a speech that ended up being a bigger moment in his campaign than most people realized at the time. Trump savaged his critics and the media, vowed to fine Mexico $100,000 for each immigrant entering the country illegally, talked tough on trade, promised to return America to its winning ways and borrowed a line from Richard Nixon in declaring, “The silent majority is back.” The packed crowd ate it up — the raucous enthusiasm an early sign of the overwhelming support among Trump’s base that would help carry him to the presidency. As Trump returns to Arizona on Tuesday in need of another big moment, he will find a place where his agenda and unconventional leadership style have consumed the political landscape and elevated the state’s status in the national fight for control of power in Washington in 2018. It was Arizona senator John McCain who cast the vote that derailed Trump’s effort to repeal the health care law. The other Arizona senator, Jeff Flake, has become the poster child for Republicans who buck the president’s agenda and feel his wrath on Twitter. The president is almost certain to back a GOP challenger to Flake in 2018, complicating Republican efforts to maintain control of the Senate. Trump has also revived the immigration debate and infuriated Latinos here with his talk of pardoning former Sheriff Joe Arpaio over his recent conviction for breaking the law with his signature immigration patrols. The controversy over Civil War monuments has even spilled into Arizona, where the governor has faced repeated calls to take down a handful of Confederate memorials in the state. And an overlooked item in Trump’s agenda, school choice, has made education a hot campaign issue in Arizona. With the strong support of Education Secretary Besty DeVos, Arizona passed the nation’s most ambitious expansion of vouchers this year, and public school advocates recently submitted more than 100,000 signatures in a petition drive to get the law wiped out on the 2018 ballot. If that isn’t enough fuel for a political bonfire, Trump’s visit to Arizona will be his first political event since the race-driven violence in Virginia and his divisive comments in the aftermath of the protests. That poses a dilemma for Republicans like Gov. Doug Ducey on whether to take the stage at the Trump rally while running for re-election. Doing so would subject him to attacks from moderates and the left by appearing with the president so soon after Charlottesville and possibly at the same time as the president pardons Arpaio and throws his endorsement behind Flake’s challenger. But avoiding the stage could hurt him with the base. Trump would be hard-pressed to find a state where his Republican base is as faithful and vocal as in Arizona, which is a big reason why he came to the state seven times during his campaign and refers to the “special place” it holds for him. The fierce, non-conformist political spirit evident at Trump rallies here traces its roots to the frontier days and allows hard-fisted politicians like him and Arpaio to thrive. “The Republican primary base in Arizona is highly partisan, semi-libertarian in the sense that it’s against the swamp,” said longtime Republican political strategist Chuck Coughlin. “We’re the 48th state to join. We’re still acting like a juvenile. We still act like we’re the last one invited to the party which is sort of what Donald Trump is.” The biggest consequence of Trump’s unorthodox governing style may be seen in Flake’s re-election effort. Flake has been outspoken in his criticism of Trump, taking him to task in pointed jabs in a recent book. Trump has been sending out Tweets signaling his support for far-right former state Sen. Kelli Ward, who is running against Flake in the primary. Other Republicans with less baggage than Ward could also enter the race and complicate things further, making it harder for Republicans to keep the seat in the general election. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema is considered the top threat on the Democratic side. “If the president himself is supporting a challenger to Jeff, it’s a serious problem,” said Coughlin, who has been polling voters about the intra-party turmoil that has unsettled the race. Voters like Julie Brown are indicative of the GOP struggle in the Trump administration between the base and establishment. She attended a Trump rally last year and remains steadfast in her support of the president, even after Charlottesville. “He’s not totally polished and everyone tears apart his words, but you’ll never have to guess what he’s thinking and I like that much better than a politician who just gets up there and buoyantly lies and is bought by lobbyists,” Brown said. “He’s just straightforward, and like I said, it rocks the boat but we need it.” ___ Josh Hoffner is the Southwest News Editor for The Associated Press. The post Trump returns to Arizona _ and a chaotic political landscape appeared first on WTOP.

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  • The Trump paradox: His Rust Belt ratings are right where they were on Election DayThe Trump paradox: His Rust Belt ratings are right where they were on Election Day

    A lot of things that the politics-obsessed believe will get people's attention just doesn't meet the cut.Read more at WashingtonExaminer.com

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  • Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will forgo jury, let judge decide his fateSgt. Bowe Bergdahl will forgo jury, let judge decide his fate

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  • Dems press Mattis to rename military bases honoring Confederate leadersDems press Mattis to rename military bases honoring Confederate leaders

    Nearly two dozen House Democrats are urging Secretary of Defense James Mattis to consider changing the names of military installations around the country that currently honor Confederate leaders.The lawmakers, led...

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  • Trump's Afghanistan announcement is a chance to move on from CharlottesvilleTrump's Afghanistan announcement is a chance to move on from Charlottesville

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  • Police arrest 2 men in Oxon Hill homicidePolice arrest 2 men in Oxon Hill homicide

    WASHINGTON — Police arrested two men in connection with the fatal shooting of a man in Oxon Hill in June. Prince George’s County police announced Monday that they arrested 25-year-old Jarrett Jackson and 28-year-old Jarrell Jackson for their role in the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Shahim Body of Oxon Hill on June 6. The two men are brothers, police said. Police said around 8:40 p.m. on June 6, police responded to the 5200 block of Leverett Street to find Body outside suffering from gunshot wounds. He died several hours later. The shooting stemmed from an ongoing dispute between the suspects and Body, according to police. Both Jarrell and Jarrett are charged with first degree murder and other related charges. Anyone with information can call police at 301-772-4925. Below is a map with the location of the shooting: function initMapArticle() { var lnglat = {lat: 38.818759,, lng: -76.995337}; var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map_article'), { zoom: 13, center: lnglat }); var trafficLayer = new google.maps.TrafficLayer(); trafficLayer.setMap(map); var marker = new google.maps.Marker({ position: lnglat, map: map, title: 'Shooting location' }); } The post Police arrest 2 men in Oxon Hill homicide appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Former attorneys general call for strong response to hateFormer attorneys general call for strong response to hate

    More than 60 former attorneys general from U.S states and territories have signed a letter seeking to provide clarity on how to respond to acts of hate. The bipartisan group released the letter Monday praising former Alabama Attorney General Bill Baxley. In 1976, Baxley was pursuing the case against perpetrators of a 1963 Birmingham church bombing that killed four black girls. A Ku Klux Klan grand dragon wrote Baxley demanding a response. Baxley replied with a one-sentence note punctuated with an expletive. The former attorneys general say it’s a lesson for “all who seek to equivocate in times of moral crisis.” Their letter comes a little over a week after a driver plowed into a crowd and killed a counter-protester during a rally of white supremacist groups in Charlottesville, Virginia. The post Former attorneys general call for strong response to hate appeared first on WTOP.

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  • McConnell's pick for Ala. Senate seat down 19 points, evangelicals rejectMcConnell's pick for Ala. Senate seat down 19 points, evangelicals reject

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  • NY Daily News on Trump and eclipse: 'Not too bright'NY Daily News on Trump and eclipse: 'Not too bright'

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    WASHINGTON — A 13-year-old Woodbridge, Virginia, boy has been charged with abduction after police say he grabbed a woman who was walking outside and tried to drag her into the street. The 36-year-old woman told Prince William County police she was walking along Elm Farm Road near the intersection with Pennington Lane Road in Woodbridge on Saturday evening. She noticed the suspect following her on his bicycle before he dismounted, ran toward her, grabbed her and tried to drag her into the middle of the street, police said. The woman screamed and was able to get away from the teen who fled on foot. Police responded to the area at about 7 p.m. The woman reported receiving minor injuries in the scuffle. A police K-9 unit and helicopter from Fairfax County were used to search for the suspect who later identified as a 13-year-old of Woodbridge. Police have not identified the teen because he is a juvenile. He has been charged with abduction and is currently be held in the county’s juvenile detention center. A map of where the reported attempted abduction took place:  The post Police: 13-year-old boy tried to abduct woman from side of road in Woodbridge appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Twitter erupts as Trump looks at solar eclipse without glassesTwitter erupts as Trump looks at solar eclipse without glasses

    AIDE: You need to wear eclipse glasses. TRUMP: Did Obama wear them? AIDE: Yes - it's a safety issue. TRUMP: Then it's settled. No glasses.Read more at WashingtonExaminer.com

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  • Families Brawl at Hearing for Defendant in Death of 3 GirlsFamilies Brawl at Hearing for Defendant in Death of 3 Girls

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  • Ex-School Aide Gets 75 Years for Abusing Students Ex-School Aide Gets 75 Years for Abusing Students

    A former Prince George's County school aide was sentenced to 75 years in prison Monday after admitting to taking and sharing cellphone videos of children performing sex acts.Photo Credit: Prince George's County Police

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  • Arizona lawmaker urges Trump to pardon Sheriff Joe ArpaioArizona lawmaker urges Trump to pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio

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  • Trump Business Has Lost Over $1M Since CharlottesvilleTrump Business Has Lost Over $1M Since Charlottesville

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  • Arizona's GOP governor to skip Trump rallyArizona's GOP governor to skip Trump rally

    Arizona's Republican Gov. Doug Ducey has no plans to attend President Trump's rally in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday afternoon.A spokesman for Ducey told the ...

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  •  China, North Korea fume at U.S.-South Korea military drill China, North Korea fume at U.S.-South Korea military drill

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  • Liberty grads returning diplomas to protest FalwellLiberty grads returning diplomas to protest Falwell

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A small group of Liberty University graduates are planning to return their diplomas to the evangelical Virginia school as a rebuke of President Jerry Falwell Jr.’s latest show of unwavering support for Donald Trump. The Liberty alumni organized the “Return your diploma to LU group” on Facebook after Falwell, in tweets and interviews, defended the president’s response to a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to deadly violence. Democrats and Republicans, business executives, artists and religious leaders have criticized Trump for saying “both sides” were to blame. But Falwell, an early and ardent Trump supporter, is among a number of evangelicals standing up for the president. The alumni group has more than 300 members on Facebook. They plan to return their diplomas by Sept. 5. The post Liberty grads returning diplomas to protest Falwell appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Steve Scalise participates in first House GOP conference call since shootingSteve Scalise participates in first House GOP conference call since shooting

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  • Maine governor dashes off handwritten missives to criticsMaine governor dashes off handwritten missives to critics

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage is sending handwritten missives to residents who’ve written to criticize him for his silence following racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. LePage responded to constituent Darcey Poulin on Aug. 16 by saying, “You must be reading the liberal press. Funny how you don’t listen until it suits your own bigotry.” The Republican governor came under fire after echoing the comments of President Donald Trump, who said white nationalists and counterprotesters share blame for the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, the site of clashes over a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Authorities say one person was killed when a white nationalist rammed counterprotesters with his car. LePage was initially silent, saying he was unaware of the situation. When he did speak out, he said both sides were “equally as bad.” He also likened the removal of Confederate monuments to removing a monument to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. LePage doubled down in one of his handwritten notes, telling Lauren Daly that “both groups should be taken to task for their behavior” and that Confederate monuments are part of history that shouldn’t be torn down, the Portland Press Herald reported . Daly, in her message to LePage, wrote, “Silence in the face of immorality is tantamount to consent.” LePage initially responded by scrawling on the message, “Return to sender. Who is the racist calling out folks who have nothing to do with this horrific tragedy.” In a second message, he wrote, “My entire life I have spoken out against the (Ku Klux Klan). The anti-facists are no better, they are trying to erase history. Like or not history should stay in place, and we need to have future generations not repeat the mistakes of the past.” He said his heart went out to two Virginia state troopers killed in a helicopter crash and concluded: “I stand for PEACE — you should too.” A note about Charlottesville was also sent to LePage by Bren Goode, who shared the message with the Press Herald. LePage responded to Goode’s fax with his own note, saying, “Both parties to the events of Charlottesville are guilty of racism.” LePage isn’t new to dashing off handwritten notes to critics. In 2015, LePage fueled a north-south division in Maine when he scolded a Cape Elizabeth resident, writing that she lived in a region where people “exploit those who are not so fortunate.” Poulin said she was “shocked” by LePage’s response. “I don’t feel like our Governor should be speaking to any of his constituents this way and feel like the public has a right to know how he responds to someone who doesn’t agree with his actions,” Poulin wrote. ___ Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com The post Maine governor dashes off handwritten missives to critics appeared first on WTOP.

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  •  Russia mocks America’s non-immigrant visa freeze Russia mocks America’s non-immigrant visa freeze

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While those wild scenarios are fun to dream about, it’s obviously more likely that one or two teams separate themselves from the pack and claim their spot in the end. With nine teams technically vying for two spots at the moment, let’s take a look at which teams are legitimate contenders, and which ones are just pretending. New York Yankees (66-57, 1st Wild Card) – Contender Among this large crop of Wild Card teams, the Yankees have certainly separated themselves with a 2.5 game hold on the first spot, which would mean the Wild Card Game would be played in the Bronx. The Yankees are also only five games out of first place in the American League East after dropping two out of three against the Red Sox over the weekend. Sitting nine games over .500 with 39 games remaining on their schedule, the Yankees have positioned themselves nicely for at least a Wild Card spot thanks to an impressive young offense, a very deep bullpen and somewhat-surprisingly strong starting pitching. The Yankees average 5.2 runs scored per game (third best in baseball) and allow 4.2 runs per game (fifth best) for a positive run differential of 0.9. Their Pythagorean Win-Loss record (expected record based on run differential) is 72-51, which means they’ve won six fewer games then they “should have” based on run differential. This can be attributed to their poor record in one-run games (15-21), and if they can improve on this during the rest of the season, they will have no trouble securing a spot and may even be able to win the division. Anaheim Angels (64-60, 2nd Wild Card) – Contender At the end of May when the Angels were sitting under .500 and facing 6-8 weeks without Mike Trout, most thought they were as good as done. But after battling through the month-plus without Trout while continuing to play around .500, they have come on strong in August (13-5 in their first 18 games) and find themselves holding onto the second Wild Card spot. Considering how they were able to weather the storm without Trout and now have their superstar back and playing well, the Angels have certainly made their case as a contender. They also have the backing of experienced long-time manager Mike Scioscia to go along with arguably the best player in the world in Trout and what has been a strong pitching staff, ranking 10th in the league in team ERA. Are the Angels as good as they have been in August? Probably not. Their run differential of 0.0 is middle of the pack, and based on their Pythagorean record (62-62) they’ve actually squeaked out a few more games than expected. In any other year the Angels might not be in contention, but in a year where it looks like a borderline .500 team is going to grab that second Wild Card spot, they have enough to stay the course, avoid a big losing streak and get in. Kansas City Royals (62-61, 1.5 GB) – Contender On May 31, the Royals were 22-30 and the fans and media were already asking questions about what they would do with core players Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Alcides Escobar and Lorenzo Cain — all of whom will be unrestricted free agents at the end of the season. Many expect that at least one or two of the four would be traded before the Deadline in order to recoup some prospects before potentially losing them outright. But then the Royals got hot, and at the end of a nine-game winning streak they found themselves at 54-47 right before the Trade Deadline. So the Royals stood pat and held on to all of their stars, even making some additions with starter Trevor Cahill, relievers Ryan Buchter and Brandon Maurer, and outfielder Melky Cabrera. Unfortunately, things haven’t been great since then. Kansas City started August losing eight of 10 and now find themselves out of the playoffs — albeit by less than two games. With a run differential of -0.2, Pythagorean record (59-64) isn’t doing them any favors. Nonetheless, this Royals team has the talent and the playoff pedigree to make a run. Hosmer (.315/.378/.496) and Moustakas (35 homers) are carrying the offense and their bullpen — while not as deep as it was in past playoff runs —is good enough to keep teams at bay. Kansas City should be right in the thick of things through the end of the season. Minnesota Twins (63-59,  t-2nd Wild Card) – Pretender The term “rollercoaster season” aptly fits the Twins. On May 27, Minnesota was 26-19 and one of the early surprise “feel good” stories in baseball sitting atop the AL Central. On July 23, they were just a game above .500 but acquired pitcher Jaime Garcia from the St. Louis Cardinals in an attempt to make a push. More acquisitions seemed to be on the horizon, but on July 30 they found themselves three games under .500 and ended up trading away Garcia and their closer Brandon Kintzler. After looking to be in full sell mode ready to look forward to ’18, the Twins have now won 11 of 15 and sit just a game out of the second Wild Card spot. The red-hot Indians have claimed a nice lead in the Central over both the Royals and Twins, but that second Wild Card spot seems to be open for either team. The Twins, however, don’t appear to be in line to claim that position. The Twins’ -0.3 run differential is one of the worst in the AL and they’ve actually won six more games than expected (57-65 Pythagorean record). Their 4.72 team ERA ranks 24th in baseball and their offense isn’t good enough to make up for that (578 runs, 17th in MLB). This streaky team probably has one more extended losing streak in them, which will keep them out of the postseason. Seattle Mariners (63-62, 1.5 GB) – Contender The ’17 Mariners have been about as mediocre as you can get. They are one game above .500 and rank 15th in runs scored, 16th in team ERA and 15th with a -0.1 run differential. So the question is, do they have a run in them? Despite being average in just about everything, the Mariners do have more star power than some of the other teams in this race. Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager form a formidable middle of the order with hit machine Jean Segura at the top, and the addition of Yonder Alonso and breakout of Ben Gamel gives the bottom of the lineup some depth. Seattle’s biggest issue has been health, and right now their two best starters — Felix Hernandez and James Paxton — are on the disabled list. Hernandez, who hasn’t pitched since July 31, is expected back either at the end of August or early September. Paxton was one of the best pitchers in baseball in the second half with a 5-0 record, 1.88 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 38 1/3 innings over six starts before hitting the DL on Aug. 11. This is Paxton’s second DL stint of the year, and injuries have been a major issue for the young lefty throughout his career. If King Felix and Paxton can return and pitch at their best come September, the Mariners will be able to push for the Wild Card. Texas Rangers (61-62, 2.5 GB) – Contender Since trading ace Yu Darvish at the Deadline, the Rangers are 11-7 with seven wins in their last 10 games. Texas sticks out from some of these other Wild Card hopefuls because of their offense (628 runs ranks fifth in baseball), which has given them a 0.3 run differential. Unlike the other teams ahead of them (minus the Yankees), their Pythagorean record (65-58) is better than their actual record, and this recent hot streak may have made up for some early tough-luck losses. Texas obviously would’ve been better equipped for a push with Darvish, but Cole Hamels and Andrew Cashner have pitched very well atop the rotation and the offense has caught fire. Behind low-average, high-power hitters like Joey Gallo, Rougned Odor and Mike Napoli, the Rangers have hit 194 homers, the second most in MLB behind the Houston Astros. Their offense can be very streak, but it could be enough to get them a Wild Card spot if they continue to get decent pitching. Tampa Bay Rays (61-65, 4 GB) – Pretender The Rays had a surprisingly impressive first half, pounding out 133 homers (fourth most in MLB) and staying right in the thick of not just the Wild Card, but the Division race as well. In the second half, however, the Rays have fallen back to earth. Their power has dissipated and they’ve lost 10 of 13 games to fall 11.5 out of the AL East and four back of the second spot. Tampa Bay’s Pythagorean record has them at 61-65, and given their slumping bats they may have run out of luck. The Rays’ pitching staff does give them some hope, with ace Chris Archer leading the way ahead of Jake Odorizzi but, surprising rookie Jacob Faria (3.32 ERA in 13 GS) just hit the DL. 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Perhaps the rotting plywood conceals a sign for the never-built South Leg Freeway. The rickety structure that supports the signage looks like it’s as old as the Eisenhower Interstate System itself. (WTOP\/Dave Dildine)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"To use the crosswalk or not to use the crosswalk.\nThe combination of these two signs near this Chevy Chase intersection makes no sense. Why not use this crosswalk? It’s at a signalized intersection and it’s fairly well-striped and well-lit, too. Most walkers hustle by this confusing “no pedestrians” sign and step onto Connecticut Avenue without batting an eye. (WTOP\/Dave Dildine)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"At first glance, this stop sign on the ramp from Porter Street to Beach Drive seems harmless, but is it for drivers or cyclists?\nAbout one in three drivers hits the brakes abruptly when approaching this poorly placed sign. (WTOP\/Dave Dildine)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"ad","media":"\n\tAdvertisement\n\t\n\t\t\n\t\n","caption":"","ampmedia":"","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"The white plaque below the sign seems to indicate that it may only pertain to bicycle traffic, but its orientation toward the roadway vexes motorists over and over again. Every few minutes or so, a succession of unnecessary stops will lead to a short backup and a burst of rapid-fire honking. (WTOP\/Dave Dildine)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"The Interstate 295 and Suitland Parkway junction is a partial cloverleaf interchange, consisting of three ramp loops in its four quadrants. The northbound exit to Suitland Parkway is numbered Exit 3A. OK, so the font isn’t up to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices’ guide sign standards \u2014 we’ll let that slide. Otherwise, the sign seems pretty straightforward, except … (WTOP\/Dave Dildine)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"… the southbound exit for the same road and same destination within the same interchange is labeled 4B. After the 11th Street Bridge Project wrapped up, the District Department of Transportation renumbered the northern section of the freeway, but they may have miscounted backward from five. That, or perhaps they’re just trying to keep drivers on their toes.\nDDOT did not respond to several requests for an explanation of the numbering scheme. (WTOP\/Dave Dildine)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"Often confused for its interstate counterpart, D.C. Route 295 (not built to interstate standards) also boasts some odd signage and it’s enough to make any graphic artist shudder. South of Benning Road, an overhead sign gantry sports an awkwardly placed I-395 shield, as if someone slathered some glue onto it and tossed it into the air like a Frisbee until it stuck. (WTOP\/Dave Dildine)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"ad","media":"\n\tAdvertisement\n\t\n\t\t\n\t\n","caption":"","ampmedia":"","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"There are two instances of this signage afterthought south of Benning Road. This section of D.C. 295 is receiving guardrail, curb, gutter and road surface rehabilitation through the end of this year. DDOT says it is preparing to update the guide signs above the freeways in the city and these signs will be included in that endeavor. (WTOP\/Dave Dildine)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"The District is chock-full of vexing parking restrictions \u2014 even commuter savants are befuddled from time to time. Most drivers know to study the signage carefully before committing to a parking space, but between the rules for rush hour, residential zones, loading zones, snow emergencies and street sweeping,\u00a0it’s never easy. (WTOP\/Dave Dildine)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"Canal Road is a scenic byway, but it’s also a busy commuting route. For first-time or out-of-town drivers, there’s a lot of fine print to take in at 35 mph. Canal Road is one of the District’s reversible roads and although the section between Arizona Avenue and the Chain Bridge remains two-way even through the rush hours, the center lane and turn lanes change direction at very specific times.\nPro tip: If you see headlights coming toward you, stay right. (WTOP\/Dave Dildine)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"Have you seen any odd or confusing signs in the District, Maryland or Virginia? Let us know! (WTOP\/Dave Dildine)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"ad","media":"\n\tAdvertisement\n\t\n\t\t\n\t\n","caption":"","ampmedia":"","alt":""}], previews: [{"index":0,"src":"http:\/\/wtop.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/Dildine_Sign_1-260x174.jpg"},{"index":1,"src":"http:\/\/wtop.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/Dildine_Sign_2-260x174.jpg"},{"index":2,"src":"http:\/\/wtop.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/Dildine_Sign_3-260x174.jpg"},{"index":3,"src":"http:\/\/wtop.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/Dildine_Sign_4-260x174.jpg"},{"index":5,"src":"http:\/\/wtop.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/Dildine_Sign_5-260x174.jpg"},{"index":6,"src":"http:\/\/wtop.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/Dildine_Sign_6-260x174.jpg"},{"index":7,"src":"http:\/\/wtop.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/Dildine_Sign_7-260x174.jpg"},{"index":8,"src":"http:\/\/wtop.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/Dildine_Sign_8-260x174.jpg"},{"index":10,"src":"http:\/\/wtop.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/Dildine_Sign_9-260x174.jpg"},{"index":11,"src":"http:\/\/wtop.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/Dildine_Sign_10-260x174.jpg"},{"index":12,"src":"http:\/\/wtop.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/Dildine_Sign_11-260x174.jpg"},{"index":13,"src":"http:\/\/wtop.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/Dildine_Sign_12-260x174.jpg"}], prev: "\t", next: "\t" }; The post A look at the District’s screwy road signs appeared first on WTOP.

    WTOP - DC News / 14 h. 36 min. ago more
  • Capital One to open cafes in DCCapital One to open cafes in DC

    WASHINGTON — McLean-based Capital One Financial is getting into the cafe business in D.C.  Capital One is opening its first two Washington Capital One Cafe locations — one in Georgetown and the other in Chinatown — next year, and they combine banking with places to hang out, get some work done, tap into free Wi-Fi, and grab a coffee or something to eat. The concept is like a Starbucks that is also a bank, with baristas working alongside financial planners doling out free advice. The locations will also be open to the public, not just Capital One customers. Capital One says empowering people to feel confident about their finances “begins with redesigning the banking experience to make things simple and straightforward.” “Most of us prefer a digital experience, but many of us want that human connection too, (and) that is where Capital One Cafes coming in,” the company added. The cafes will be staffed by “Cafe Ambassadors” that can talk to people about their money habits and goals. And they offer free financial planning services such as money coaching and money workshops. They also include free meeting rooms for entrepreneurs, students, retirees and nonprofits to use. The Georgetown location will be at the former Nathan’s Restaurant location at 3150 M St. NW. Capital One recently bought the building for $50.2 million, a record per-square-foot price paid for a commercial real estate property in Washington. The Chinatown location will be at 732-736 7th St. NW, across from Gallery Place at the corner of 7th and H streets in Northwest. It is also just a block away from Capital One’s brand-new namesake, the former Verizon Center, now called Capital One Arena. Capital One has already opened close to two-dozen cafe locations, including in Seattle, Los Angeles, Boston and Philadelphia. The post Capital One to open cafes in DC appeared first on WTOP.

    WTOP - DC News / 15 h. 41 min. ago more
  • One-stop for fun? DC’s best blocksOne-stop for fun? DC’s best blocks

    WASHINGTON —  With congested roadways, never-ending Metro track work and high rates for city parking, sometimes it’s nice to plant yourself in one place — even for a whole day. Thankfully, in D.C., there are plenty of neighborhoods where you can do just that. Some areas are perfect for bouncing between cocktails and dinner, while others are great for slow Sunday mornings — and quite a few provide a mix of both. The next time you’re making plans and want to keep all the activity within a block or two, here are some destinations worth checking out: Conveniently located off the Southwest Freeway is Exit 6 toward “USB Capitol BJ6SCT LIVIN LA VIDA LOCA.” The old, graffiti-covered sign has been defaced over many years. It’s one of the few remaining button-copy signs in the region — in other words, it’s been around for a long time. The left exit beyond the sign suffered a yearlong identity crisis back in 2015 when DDOT mislabeled the exit along the freeway as Exit 2B instead of Exit 6. 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Perhaps the rotting plywood conceals a sign for the never-built South Leg Freeway. The rickety structure that supports the signage looks like it’s as old as the Eisenhower Interstate System itself. (WTOP\/Dave Dildine)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"To use the crosswalk or not to use the crosswalk.\nThe combination of these two signs near this Chevy Chase intersection makes no sense. Why not use this crosswalk? It’s at a signalized intersection and it’s fairly well-striped and well-lit, too. Most walkers hustle by this confusing “no pedestrians” sign and step onto Connecticut Avenue without batting an eye. (WTOP\/Dave Dildine)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"At first glance, this stop sign on the ramp from Porter Street to Beach Drive seems harmless, but is it for drivers or cyclists?\nAbout one in three drivers hits the brakes abruptly when approaching this poorly placed sign. 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Otherwise, the sign seems pretty straightforward, except … (WTOP\/Dave Dildine)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"… the southbound exit for the same road and same destination within the same interchange is labeled 4B. After the 11th Street Bridge Project wrapped up, the District Department of Transportation renumbered the northern section of the freeway, but they may have miscounted backward from five. That, or perhaps they’re just trying to keep drivers on their toes.\nDDOT did not respond to several requests for an explanation of the numbering scheme. (WTOP\/Dave Dildine)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"Often confused for its interstate counterpart, D.C. Route 295 (not built to interstate standards) also boasts some odd signage and it’s enough to make any graphic artist shudder. South of Benning Road, an overhead sign gantry sports an awkwardly placed I-395 shield, as if someone slathered some glue onto it and tossed it into the air like a Frisbee until it stuck. (WTOP\/Dave Dildine)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"ad","media":"\n\tAdvertisement\n\t\n\t\t\n\t\n","caption":"","ampmedia":"","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"There are two instances of this signage afterthought south of Benning Road. This section of D.C. 295 is receiving guardrail, curb, gutter and road surface rehabilitation through the end of this year. DDOT says it is preparing to update the guide signs above the freeways in the city and these signs will be included in that endeavor. (WTOP\/Dave Dildine)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"The District is chock-full of vexing parking restrictions \u2014 even commuter savants are befuddled from time to time. Most drivers know to study the signage carefully before committing to a parking space, but between the rules for rush hour, residential zones, loading zones, snow emergencies and street sweeping,\u00a0it’s never easy. (WTOP\/Dave Dildine)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"Canal Road is a scenic byway, but it’s also a busy commuting route. For first-time or out-of-town drivers, there’s a lot of fine print to take in at 35 mph. Canal Road is one of the District’s reversible roads and although the section between Arizona Avenue and the Chain Bridge remains two-way even through the rush hours, the center lane and turn lanes change direction at very specific times.\nPro tip: If you see headlights coming toward you, stay right. (WTOP\/Dave Dildine)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"Have you seen any odd or confusing signs in the District, Maryland or Virginia? Let us know! (WTOP\/Dave Dildine)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"ad","media":"\n\tAdvertisement\n\t\n\t\t\n\t\n","caption":"","ampmedia":"","alt":""}], previews: [{"index":0,"src":"http:\/\/wtop.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/Dildine_Sign_1-260x174.jpg"},{"index":1,"src":"http:\/\/wtop.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/Dildine_Sign_2-260x174.jpg"},{"index":2,"src":"http:\/\/wtop.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/Dildine_Sign_3-260x174.jpg"},{"index":3,"src":"http:\/\/wtop.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/Dildine_Sign_4-260x174.jpg"},{"index":5,"src":"http:\/\/wtop.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/Dildine_Sign_5-260x174.jpg"},{"index":6,"src":"http:\/\/wtop.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/Dildine_Sign_6-260x174.jpg"},{"index":7,"src":"http:\/\/wtop.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/Dildine_Sign_7-260x174.jpg"},{"index":8,"src":"http:\/\/wtop.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/Dildine_Sign_8-260x174.jpg"},{"index":10,"src":"http:\/\/wtop.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/Dildine_Sign_9-260x174.jpg"},{"index":11,"src":"http:\/\/wtop.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/Dildine_Sign_10-260x174.jpg"},{"index":12,"src":"http:\/\/wtop.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/Dildine_Sign_11-260x174.jpg"},{"index":13,"src":"http:\/\/wtop.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/Dildine_Sign_12-260x174.jpg"}], prev: "\t", next: "\t" }; The post One-stop for fun? DC’s best blocks appeared first on WTOP.

    WTOP - DC News / 17 h. 51 min. ago more
  • Clear & Present Danger: Anne Archer talks husband’s political page-turnerClear & Present Danger: Anne Archer talks husband’s political page-turner

    Anne Archer & Terry Jastrow preview their new book Jason Fraley http://wtop.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ANNE-ARCHER-jfray.mp3Download audio WASHINGTON — While she was earning an Oscar nomination in “Fatal Attraction” (1987) and teaming with Harrison Ford in “Patriot Games” (1992) and “Clear & Present Danger” (1994), he was winning Emmys directing TV’s “Wide World of Sports,” the Super Bowl and the Olympics. Now, Anne Archer and husband Terry Jastrow have entered the world of literature with Jastrow’s debut novel, “The Trial of Prisoner 043,” a controversial piece of political fiction. “It’s very suspenseful,” Archer told WTOP. “He did three and a half years of research; three times he visited the International Court at The Hague in the Netherlands and read everything there is to know about it. He’s made a very tight novel that is definitely a page turner.” Set in the near future, former President George W. Bush is golfing in St. Andrews, Scotland, when he is abducted by paramilitary commandos and taken to the International Criminal Court to stand trial for the Iraq War, hence the title “Prisoner 043,” as in the 43rd president. “It tells both sides,” Archer said, to which Jastrow added, “We can define conflict as two or more opposing forces colliding. … I created a very strong prosecution team of attorneys and an equally strong team of defense attorneys. As a writer, I wanted to advocate for both sides equally and aggressively, so that the readers can make up their minds for themselves.” What inspired him to write the novel? “I love my country, but we fight too many unnecessary wars,” Jastrow said. “President Ike Eisenhower, in his last public address before he left the White House, warned us of the military industrial complex, that unholy alliance between the military and big business. They begin the drumbeats, not the people, then the press picks it up and perpetuates it.” Though he disapproves of the Iraq War, he insists it’s nothing personal. “This is not a personal vendetta against George W. Bush,” Jastrow said. “I actually know him. We met 50 years ago when his daddy was an oil man in Midland, Texas, and so was my dad. We played little league baseball against each other. … I knew him in Houston as a young oil guy, and I even went and visited him in the governor’s office in Texas. He’s a very charming and loquacious guy. He could win almost any popularity contest. … He has his reasons.” While President Bush’s popularity has improved from 25 percent in 2008 to 59 percent today (Gallup, June 2017), Americans have soured on the Iraq War with just 18 percent saying it was worth the cost (CBS News/New York Times, June 2014). Opposition to the war has propelled both Democrats and Republicans into the White House, from Barack Obama defeating Hillary Clinton in 2008 to Donald Trump defeating Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton in 2016. “After 9/11, there was a huge outpouring of compassion and love for the U.S.,” Jastrow said. “[President] Bush had an approval rating of 90 percent and every legal justification to track down Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida [but] he began to shift attention to Saddam Hussein. … Saddam had nothing to do with 9/11 [and] did not pose a clear and present danger.” It’s a term Archer popularized in “Clear & Present Danger,” the sequel to “Patriot Games,” both of which were Tom Clancy adaptations casting her as the wife of Harrison Ford’s Jack Ryan. “Harrison is a wonderful human being. Lovely, professional — I can’t say enough good things,” Archer said. “He liked to do all [his stunts] himself. … So I saw him really putting himself out to deliver the physicality of the scenes. We had a great time; it was an amazing company with amazing producers and a great studio, Paramount. It was a really happy experience.” Still, her career role remains her Oscar-nominated turn in “Fatal Attraction” (1987), playing the wife of Michael Douglas during his affair with Glenn Close’s not-to-be-ignored mistress. “There aren’t a lot of male movie stars who make sure the female leads get their fair share in front of the camera,” Archer said. “He is not egotistical in that way; he will share the moments on film. I always admired and appreciated him for that. … We thought we were making this nice, cutting-edge domestic drama; we had no idea it would have the legs that it had.” While Close turned Alex Forrest into the American Film Institute’s No. 7 Villain of All Time, Archer has the distinction of killing that villain during the film’s chilling bathtub finale. “We obviously didn’t have scenes together until the very end, so we weren’t necessarily on the set at the same time,” Archer said. “But, I must say, she wrote me one of the most beautiful letters I’ve ever gotten from an actress with tremendous praise and wonderful words for my performance. I thought that was a very classy thing to do. I was really impressed by that.” Having married Jastrow in 1979, the couple went through the Oscar excitement together. “There had been lots of Oscar-buzz talk prior to that about the film, the director, the actors, so I had my fingers crossed,” Archer said. “We were up at the crack of dawn to hear the announcement on television and were blown away. It was a very exciting time in my life and I got to present at the Oscars three years in a row after that, so we had a really great run.” Today, Jastrow and Archer hope their own original book will hit the screen. “It’s my great dream that ‘The Trial of Prisoner 043’ will become an entertainment project in some capacity,” Jastrow said. “I wonder whether or not the story is too massive and too dense to be accommodated in a movie. … But I think it would make a really interesting multiple-episode television series, like a miniseries,” to which Archer added, “Like ‘Taboo’ or ‘O.J.'” Until then, you can meet Archer and Jastrow at the Barnes & Noble at Georgetown University at 5 p.m. Monday, which follows their appearance in Tysons Corner over the weekend. “You may think you know what happens or the collection of things that might happen,” Jastrow said. “But I promise you that you do not know what happens in this novel.” Listen to our full conversation with Anne Archer and Terry Jastrow in the interview below: WTOP's Jason Fraley chats with Anne Archer & Terry Jastrow Jason Fraley http://wtop.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/anne-archer-interview.mp3Download audio The post Clear & Present Danger: Anne Archer talks husband’s political page-turner appeared first on WTOP.

    WTOP - DC News / 18 h. 14 min. ago more
  • Bus almost crashes into building near Gallery Place Metro, injuries reportedBus almost crashes into building near Gallery Place Metro, injuries reported

    WASHINGTON — H Street has reopened after a bus almost crashed into a building on the 600 block of the street. The crash occurred near Capital One Arena, formerly the Verizon Center. Seven people were injured, according to D.C. Fire and EMS. It remains unclear if they were pedestrians on the sidewalk or passengers on the bus; no life-threatening injuries were reported. H Street was closed between 6th and 7th streets for several hours. This story has been updated to reflect that the bus did not crash into the building as previous reports stated.  The post Bus almost crashes into building near Gallery Place Metro, injuries reported appeared first on WTOP.

    WTOP - DC News / 23 h. 41 min. ago more
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    WASHINGTON — Fans of the stinky corpse flower at the U.S. Botanic Garden lined up outside the conservatory to see and smell the plant. “I like smelly things,” said Judy Hannon. “So I’ve been looking forward to actually seeing if it does smell like rotting flesh.” The plant, which is really called a titan arum, started to bloom late Saturday night. These early risers have been keeping a close watch on the plant’s progress. “I’ve been driving my husband crazy making him watch it on the live cam,” Hannon said with a chuckle. Those who haven’t been here before are preparing themselves for the potential stench they’ll encounter when they enter. Related Gallery First of 3 corpse flowers blooms in DC One of three malodorous flowers has started to bloom in D.C. “I hope it stinks worse than last time,” Scott Bassett said while waiting in line. Bassett saw one of these plants bloom five years ago. “I didn’t think it was as bad as what they say it is,” he said flatly. This time, he brought his father Sage along who said he was looking forward to seeing the entire garden, though jested the plant probably smells like his son’s bedroom did when he was much younger. While some are at the conservatory to experience the stench, others like Diane Ross say the plant is visually impressive. “The height is supposed to be extraordinary,” stated Ross. As for the scent, Ross is prepared. “I think I’ll handle it. I could always pinch my nose if it’s really bad.” Some in line called the plant gorgeous. Others also thought the plant had some positive aesthetic qualities. “I think it’s rather beautiful,” Hannon said. “It’s sort of ugly but in a beautiful way.” But on a late summer day, there’s no better way to spend it than with a plant dubbed the corpse flower. “It’s a great day to smell some rotting flesh,” chuckled Hannon. The post With corpse flower in bloom, visitors take in its beauty — and odor appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Scherzer Downplays Latest Injury, Baker Preaches CautionScherzer Downplays Latest Injury, Baker Preaches Caution

    WASHINGTON — Max Scherzer can laugh about his latest injury because he knows exactly how it happened, exactly how it will be treated, and with any luck, exactly when he will be back. “Honestly, I feel exactly like I did after the Miami start when I came out of there. In the Miami start, it was the right side of the upper trap (trapezoid), that C5-T1 spot. This is the exact same thing except on the left side; it’s on the left side, left trap,”” he explained to the media on Saturday. “I hate to sound like a broken record, but it’s the same cause: I slept on it wrong, came in threw, ran and did my workout, and by game time, I could feel everything tighten up yesterday. “We tried to work on it, tried to get it ready for going for today. It locked up fully and I wasn’t able to go. The good news is, this is the exact same thing, nothing more. We know exactly how to treat it…it’s really the same protocols of everything we did in Miami.” This is another uncharacteristic injury for Scherzer, who has led baseball in starts in each of the last two seasons. Mathematically, he could still reach 30 starts this season, but the question becomes how the team will handle him, given that he is easily on pace to eclipse 200 innings and leads MLB in complete games pitched. “I think they’ve scheduled this out so I’d be able to pitch on Friday,” he said, referencing the team’s back-dated assignment to the 10-day disabled list. “Last time I went through this, the last time out I was at 114 pitches. So I fully intend for that to be the case on Friday.” Manager Dusty Baker echoed Scherzer’s sentiments, saying that the trip to the disabled list was erring on the side of caution. “I knew something was wrong because usually, he’s not here as early as he was here. Usually, on days when he’s pitching, he shows up here a little bit later but he was here when I got here. So that shows me that he’s either changing his program or something was wrong. “Worrying is not going to solve anything. Once you know a problem then you need to find a solution. Hopefully, we’ll find out what’s causing this to move from one side to the other side. Hopefully, he’ll be out there to make his next start.” For his part, Scherzer insists that the injuries are not related or part of a larger concern. “One didn’t cause the other. It’s the same ailment, just on a different side of how I slept,” he said with an inadvertent chuckle. “It’s just so frustrating. I mean, I can sit here and laugh at it because I know what the cause of this is and I know that this isn’t serious.” Only time will tell if his confidence is well placed.   Follow Brian Tinsman and 106.7 The Fan on Twitter.

    CBS Washington / 1 d. 7 h. 57 min. ago more
  • Snider: Redskins’ Offensive Line Looks AwfulSnider: Redskins’ Offensive Line Looks Awful

    Hogs 2.0 is looking more like mincemeat. The Washington Redskins’ offensive line has been awful in two preseason games. Not surprisingly, quarterback Kirk Cousins has been so-so. Receivers are 50/50 to make tough catches. And the running game can’t even fall forward. The foundation of the offense has a crack at left guard that saw Green Bay’s pass defense spill into Washington’s backfield. The running game designed to show nothing was stopped cold and Cousins’ hurried internal clock led to forced incompletions. And yet, it’s no big deal for coach Jay Gruden. “I’m not really concerned, no,” he said. “I know the guys we have up front and I know [offensive line] coach [Bill] Callahan and I know the runners that we have, so I’m not concerned. We do have to execute better. We have to put them in better situations. Maybe we’ll look at the calls that we’re calling, but for the most part, I’m not concerned really.” Still, Gruden apparently wanted any sense of confidence so offensive starters played the entire first half instead of their traditional brief appearance. Gruden said the longer stretch was planned, yet Cousins intimated a missed second-drive touchdown pass would have ended his night if completed. Gruden needed to keep the offense on the field. The first three possessions were three-and-outs. The fourth ended on a failed fourth-and-one. The fifth at least gained a first down on a 29-yard pass. Finally, the sixth against Green Bay reserves saw Cousins throw a fourth-down touchdown. Somehow, the preseason’s first touchdown drive wasn’t encouraging. The Redskins ran a vanilla offense, but so did the Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers abused Washington for a long touchdown drive in his only appearance. Washington couldn’t crack an egg until Green Bay rested regulars. Maybe Washington misses offensive coordinator Sean McVay (now Los Angeles Rams coach) more than the Redskins admit. Maybe Gruden is merely showing nothing on tape for Philadelphia to use to prepare for the regular-season opener on Sept. 10. But brother, the offensive line has been horrible against the run and little better in pass protection. Guard Shawn Lauvao looked awful and his linemates haven’t run blocked well, which partly explains running back Rob Kelley’s nine yards on nine carries. Football starts at the line. The Redskins have enough problems trying to run effectively and integrating new receivers without their previous strength suddenly buckling. If the line doesn’t improve, though, it’s going to be a long season.   Rick Snider has covered Washington sports since 1978. Follow him on Twitter @Snide_Remarks.

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  • Comedian, Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory Dies at 84Comedian, Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory Dies at 84

    LOS ANGELES — Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84. Gregory died late Saturday in Washington, D.C. after being hospitalized for about a week, his son Christian Gregory told The Associated Press. He had suffered a severe bacterial infection. Related: Dick Gregory, Dave Chappelle and More Featured in New Ben’s Chili Bowl Mural As one of the first black standup comedians to find success with white audiences, in the early 1960s, Gregory rose from an impoverished childhood in St. Louis to win a college track scholarship and become a celebrated satirist who deftly commented upon racial divisions at the dawn of the civil rights movement. “Where else in the world but America,” he joked, “could I have lived in the worst neighborhoods, attended the worst schools, rode in the back of the bus, and get paid $5,000 a week just for talking about it?” Gregory’s sharp commentary soon led him into civil rights activism, where his ability to woo audiences through humor helped bring national attention to fledgling efforts at integration and social equality for blacks. Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey tweeted, “Dick Gregory’s unflinching honesty & courage, inspired us to fight, live, laugh & love despite it all.” A tweet by actress/comedian Whoopi Goldberg said, “About being black in America Dick Gregory has passed away, Condolences to his family and to us who won’t have his insight 2 lean on R.I.P” Gregory briefly sought political office, running unsuccessfully for mayor of Chicago in 1966 and U.S. president in 1968, when he got 200,000 votes as the Peace and Freedom party candidate. In the late ’60s, he befriended John Lennon and was among the voices heard on Lennon’s anti-war anthem “Give Peace a Chance,” recorded in the Montreal hotel room where Lennon and Yoko Ono were staging a “bed-in” for peace. An admirer of Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., Gregory embraced nonviolence and became a vegetarian and marathon runner. He preached about the transformative powers of prayer and good health. Once an overweight smoker and drinker, he became a trim, energetic proponent of liquid meals and raw food diets. In the late 1980s, he developed and distributed products for the popular Slim-Safe Bahamian Diet. When diagnosed with lymphoma in 2000, he fought it with herbs, exercise and vitamins. It went in remission a few years later. He took a break from performing in comedy clubs, saying the alcohol and smoke in the clubs were unhealthy and focused on lecturing and writing more than a dozen books, including an autobiography and a memoir. Gregory went without solid food for weeks to draw attention to a wide range of causes, including Middle East peace, American hostages in Iran, animal rights, police brutality, the Equal Rights Amendment for women and to support pop singer Michael Jackson when he was charged with sexual molestation in 2004. “We thought I was going to be a great athlete, and we were wrong, and I thought I was going to be a great entertainer, and that wasn’t it either. I’m going to be an American Citizen. First class,” he once said. Richard Claxton Gregory was born in 1932, the second of six children. His father abandoned the family, leaving his mother poor and struggling. Though the family often went without food or electricity, Gregory’s intellect and hard work quickly earned him honors, and he attended the mostly white Southern Illinois University. “In high school I was fighting being broke and on relief,” he wrote in his 1963 book. “But in college, I was fighting being Negro.” He started winning talent contests for his comedy, which he continued in the Army. After he was discharged, he struggled to break into the standup circuit in Chicago, working odd jobs as a postal clerk and car washer to survive. His breakthrough came in 1961, when he was asked to fill in for another comedian at Chicago’s Playboy Club. His audience, mostly white Southern businessmen, heckled him with racist gibes, but he stuck it out for hours and left them howling. That job was supposed to be a one-night gig, but lasted two months — and landed him a profile in Time magazine and a spot on “The Tonight Show.” Vogue magazine, in February 1962, likened him to Will Rogers and Fred Allen: “bright and funny and topical … (with) a way of making the editorials in The New York Times seem the cinch stuff from which smash night-club routines are rightfully made.” ”I’ve got to go up there as an individual first, a Negro second,” he said in Phil Berger’s book, “The Last Laugh: The World of Stand-up Comics.” ”I’ve got to be a colored funny man, not a funny colored man.” His political passions were never far from his mind — and they hurt his comedy career. The nation was grappling with the civil rights movement, and it was not at all clear that racial integration could be achieved. At protest marches, he was repeatedly beaten and jailed. He remained active on the comedy scene until recently, when he fell ill and canceled an Aug. 9 show in San Jose, California, followed by an Aug. 15 appearance in Atlanta. On social media, he wrote that he felt energized by the messages from his well-wishers, and said he was looking to get back on stage because he had a lot to say about the racial tension brought on by the gathering of hate groups in Virginia. “We have so much work still to be done, the ugly reality on the news this weekend proves just that,” he wrote. He is survived by his wife, Lillian, and 10 children. See how the late comedian was remembered on social media below. You taught us and loved us. Thank you, #DickGregory. pic.twitter.com/uYytZ3PIKy — Ava DuVernay (@ava) August 20, 2017 Comedian Dick Gregory always told it like it is. Our laughter was fuel to fight for justice in an unjust world. RIP 1932-2017 pic.twitter.com/wpbdEkvny1 — Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) August 20, 2017 Timely and timeless #DickGregory pic.twitter.com/fme2pR7ho0 — Nina Turner (@ninaturner) August 20, 2017 Dick Gregory with possibly the greatest description I've ever heard of what an artist or piece of art can do to an audience. #RIPDickGregory pic.twitter.com/4wgMRRZzM1 — Neal Brennan (@nealbrennan) August 20, 2017 Dick Gregory, God Bless your Soul and may Angels guide thee to thy rest! — LeVar Burton (@levarburton) August 20, 2017 RIP Dick Gregory, true hero for civil rights. Here he is marching for voting rights with Dr King in Mississippi 1966 pic.twitter.com/DaxU7ugj57 — Ari Berman (@AriBerman) August 20, 2017 Rest in Power #DickGregory… pic.twitter.com/bzmv0SICgk — TV One (@tvonetv) August 20, 2017 I was honored to celebrate Dick Gregory's last birthday at @CarolinesonBway. Thanks for 60+ years of laughter & for fighting the good fight. pic.twitter.com/elvC2qivRK — George Wallace (@MrGeorgeWallace) August 20, 2017 His was one of my biggest influences. I hope to be as funny now as he was at 84. Walked it like he joked it. #RIPhttps://t.co/9GWmYV9AUD — W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) August 20, 2017 And watch WPGC 95.5’s Poet interview Gregory recently: Follow @CBSDC on Twitter (© Copyright 2016 The Associated Press and CBS DC. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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  • Nationals’ Owner Mark Lerner Has Leg AmputatedNationals’ Owner Mark Lerner Has Leg Amputated

    WASHINGTON — Washington Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner revealed this week that after a battle with cancer in his left leg, he has had the limb amputated. Lerner told his own story in a letter to Washington Post columnist Barry Svrluga, noting that he is now cancer-free and the move will allow him to remain active. In early January, they discovered Spindle Cell Sarcoma in my left leg above the knee.  Radiation was completed in March and I had surgery in April to successfully remove the cancer. The radiation treatment eventually caused the wound not to heal properly. With my doctors and medical team, we decided that amputation of that leg was my best choice to maintain the active and busy lifestyle that I have always enjoyed. The limb was removed in early August and I’m healing well, cancer-free, and looking forward to my eventual new prosthetic. Lerner is one of three children and the only son of Nationals’ managing principal owner Ted Lerner. The Lerners collectively own and control more than 90 percent of the team. In addition to his role as vice-chairman of the team, he is also the principal with the family real estate empire, Lerner Enterprises. When healthy, he has a large role in the day-to-day operations of both businesses. Skipper Dusty Baker said that he was shocked by the news when he found out this week, and doubled down on his desire to win a World Series for this ownership group. “I remember I saw Mark about a month ago,” Baker told the media. “He just said he was going to be all right and we didn’t have an idea what he was going through because we just thought he had that infection in his knee. “I’ve got a couple friends who have the same thing. But Mark has a great attitude about life and we wish him well, and the family well. And we certainly would like to win this for him.”   Follow Brian Tinsman and 106.7 The Fan on Twitter.

    CBS Washington / 1 d. 9 h. 28 min. ago more
  • First of 3 corpse flowers blooms in DCFirst of 3 corpse flowers blooms in DC

    WASHINGTON — One of three malodorous flowers has started to bloom in D.C. Conveniently located off the Southwest Freeway is Exit 6 toward “USB Capitol BJ6SCT LIVIN LA VIDA LOCA.” The old, graffiti-covered sign has been defaced over many years. It’s one of the few remaining button-copy signs in the region — in other words, it’s been around for a long time. The left exit beyond the sign suffered a yearlong identity crisis back in 2015 when DDOT mislabeled the exit along the freeway as Exit 2B instead of Exit 6. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) window.Site = window.Site || {}; window.Site.Gallery = window.Site.Gallery || {}; window.Site.Gallery.options = window.Site.Gallery.options || {}; window.Site.Gallery.options = { slides: [{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"Conveniently located off the Southwest Freeway is Exit 6 toward “USB Capitol BJ6SCT LIVIN LA VIDA LOCA.” The old, graffiti-covered sign has been defaced over many years. It’s one of the few remaining button-copy signs in the region \u2014 in other words, it’s been around for a long time.\nThe left exit beyond the sign suffered a yearlong identity crisis back in 2015 when DDOT mislabeled the exit along the freeway as Exit 2B instead of Exit 6. (WTOP\/Dave Dildine)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"The eastern end of Interstate 66 is named the Potomac Freeway but no one really knows what to call it. There are two boarded up signs above the freeway’s outbound lanes. Perhaps the rotting plywood conceals a sign for the never-built South Leg Freeway. The rickety structure that supports the signage looks like it’s as old as the Eisenhower Interstate System itself. (WTOP\/Dave Dildine)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"To use the crosswalk or not to use the crosswalk.\nThe combination of these two signs near this Chevy Chase intersection makes no sense. 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Every few minutes or so, a succession of unnecessary stops will lead to a short backup and a burst of rapid-fire honking. (WTOP\/Dave Dildine)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"The Interstate 295 and Suitland Parkway junction is a partial cloverleaf interchange, consisting of three ramp loops in its four quadrants. The northbound exit to Suitland Parkway is numbered Exit 3A. OK, so the font isn’t up to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices’ guide sign standards \u2014 we’ll let that slide. Otherwise, the sign seems pretty straightforward, except … (WTOP\/Dave Dildine)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"… the southbound exit for the same road and same destination within the same interchange is labeled 4B. After the 11th Street Bridge Project wrapped up, the District Department of Transportation renumbered the northern section of the freeway, but they may have miscounted backward from five. That, or perhaps they’re just trying to keep drivers on their toes.\nDDOT did not respond to several requests for an explanation of the numbering scheme. (WTOP\/Dave Dildine)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"Often confused for its interstate counterpart, D.C. Route 295 (not built to interstate standards) also boasts some odd signage and it’s enough to make any graphic artist shudder. South of Benning Road, an overhead sign gantry sports an awkwardly placed I-395 shield, as if someone slathered some glue onto it and tossed it into the air like a Frisbee until it stuck. (WTOP\/Dave Dildine)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"ad","media":"\n\tAdvertisement\n\t\n\t\t\n\t\n","caption":"","ampmedia":"","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"There are two instances of this signage afterthought south of Benning Road. This section of D.C. 295 is receiving guardrail, curb, gutter and road surface rehabilitation through the end of this year. DDOT says it is preparing to update the guide signs above the freeways in the city and these signs will be included in that endeavor. (WTOP\/Dave Dildine)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"The District is chock-full of vexing parking restrictions \u2014 even commuter savants are befuddled from time to time. Most drivers know to study the signage carefully before committing to a parking space, but between the rules for rush hour, residential zones, loading zones, snow emergencies and street sweeping,\u00a0it’s never easy. (WTOP\/Dave Dildine)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"Canal Road is a scenic byway, but it’s also a busy commuting route. For first-time or out-of-town drivers, there’s a lot of fine print to take in at 35 mph. Canal Road is one of the District’s reversible roads and although the section between Arizona Avenue and the Chain Bridge remains two-way even through the rush hours, the center lane and turn lanes change direction at very specific times.\nPro tip: If you see headlights coming toward you, stay right. (WTOP\/Dave Dildine)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"Have you seen any odd or confusing signs in the District, Maryland or Virginia? Let us know! 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According to the garden’s website, this is the first time in North America that an institution has three blooming at the same time. The smelliest time to sniff these buds is at night and into the early morning. The smell is described as similar to the stench of rotting flesh. When each of the flowers blooms, it will release a malodorous stench for roughly six to eight hours with the bloom lasting between one and two days. Because of the first flower’s peak, the U.S. Botanic Garden will extend its hours Sunday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. It will be open until 10 p.m. during peak bloom days. Have a look at the U.S. Botanic Garden’s corpse-flower cam: The post First of 3 corpse flowers blooms in DC appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Why Does Chris Russell Hate Fun and Happiness?Why Does Chris Russell Hate Fun and Happiness?

    WASHINGTON — Chris Russell hates fun and happiness. There are many examples of this undeniable fact, but here’s the latest. Green Bay Packers quarterback Taysom Hill was playing well, carving up the Redskins on a few nice plays late in the second preseason game of 2017. Hill is a great story; he suffered four season-ending injuries in five years at BYU, and that was after he took a three-year Mormon mission after high school. As such, Hill went undrafted in April and, though he turns 27 next week, he is a rookie competing for the job as Aaron Rodgers’ backup’s backup. So here he was, playing well in his second NFL game. He darted through a handful of defenders at the line, juked past a couple more, then stiff-armed a final defender on his way into the endzone for what eventually turned out to be the game-winning touchdown. And then, the guy who thought he might never play football again celebrated. TAYSOM HILL!@packers QB @t_hill4 out here putting defenders on skates! #GBvsWAS pic.twitter.com/HURmWaPu1U — NFL (@NFL) August 20, 2017 Most people seemed to agree, it was a great play and a cool moment. Nobody has ever been happier to be lighting it up in the 4th quarter of a preseason game than Taysom Hill. Love the energy. #Packers #NFL — Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) August 20, 2017 A BYU quarterback wearing No. 8 just stiff-armed his way into the end zone for a 23-yard TD run. Taysom Hill, that is. Not Steve Young. — Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) August 20, 2017 Taysom Hill just made the Packers' roster. No way they can let him get away. #packers — Gary D'Amato (@garydamatogolf) August 20, 2017 Taysom Hill did that at BYU.. Loved watching him in college.. Had season-ending injuries all 4 years.. 27 year old rookie.. What a story.. — Rob Carlin (@RobCarlinCSN) August 20, 2017 Taysom Hill loves the fourth quarter of preseason football SO much pic.twitter.com/PSQSSw8YHZ — Peter Hailey (@_PeterHailey) August 20, 2017 If you need someone to root for, Taysom Hill (and his 19 season-ending injuries) is a good one. https://t.co/424B2OMyeM — DeepStateSympathizer (@gothlaw) August 20, 2017 Totally harmless. A guy is playing for his career after, again, likely thinking he’d never play football again. He made a few big plays and likely made himself a few hundred thousand dollars while finding a job as an NFL quarterback. Who wouldn’t root for the guy? Chris Russell, that’s who. Taysom Hill is acting like he just won the Super Bowl on a couple of these big runs. Relax, pal. You're playing against 4th stringers. — Chris Russell (@Russellmania621) August 20, 2017 Stop ruining fun and happiness, Chris Russell. After being called out by others who enjoyed Hill’s excitement and joy, Russell doubled down. Because of course he did. Nobody doubles down like the Rooster. I'm not here for moments Robbie C. I'm here for what makes things easier for me. https://t.co/oE0y3LrJfn — Chris Russell (@Russellmania621) August 20, 2017 A Tale of Two Tweets @granthpaulsen vs @Russellmania621 pic.twitter.com/A9DCC2sqJX — Earl Forcey (@EarlForcey) August 20, 2017 Have a great weekend, everybody. Maybe play some ping pong. Just make sure you don’t tell Chris Russell about it. Quick poll: Taysom Hill is a great story, he's playing well for the #Packers, and he's celebrating his strong play. Are you OK with it? — 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) August 20, 2017 Follow Bryan Frantz and 106.7 The Fan on Twitter

    CBS Washington / 1 d. 19 h. 56 min. ago more
  • Argument in NW DC library leads to stabbingArgument in NW DC library leads to stabbing

    WASHINGTON — An argument at a D.C. public library led to a stabbing in the restroom. Library police were called to the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw neighborhood library at 1630 7th St. NW for an assault in progress. One person they interviewed was involved in a verbal argument with another person over comments at a computer. The two persons went to a bathroom on the second floor, where one person pulled a pen knife. They struggled over the knife. One received a cut to the left hand and the other a cut to the right forehead. D.C. Fire and EMS took both persons to Howard University Hospital. The person who pulled the knife was arrested. Below is the location of the stabbing: function initMapArticle() { var lnglat = {lat: 38.912411, lng: -77.022595}; var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map_article'), { zoom: 13, center: lnglat }); var trafficLayer = new google.maps.TrafficLayer(); trafficLayer.setMap(map); var marker = new google.maps.Marker({ position: lnglat, map: map, title: 'Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library' }); } WTOP’s Jason Fuller contributed to this report. The post Argument in NW DC library leads to stabbing appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Behold: A Josh Doctson SightingBehold: A Josh Doctson Sighting

    WASHINGTON — Well would ya look at that! Josh Doctson, playing in his first NFL game since Sept. 18, made his 2017 season debut Saturday night late in the first half. All he did in the first half was pick up 12 yards on one catch, but it’s a start! At least he’s on the field. But let’s take a quick look at that catch, and, more importantly, what happened before the catch that allowed the second-year receiver to get open. Josh Doctson with his first catch in 2017, and it came after some pretty footwork. Big things coming for the #Redskins from @JDoc_son pic.twitter.com/cR1jVhQozH — Chad Ryan (@ChadwikoRCC) August 20, 2017 That footwork is a work of art. That’s beautiful stuff. Packers defensive back Josh Hawkins was absolutely staggered by that move, and it was enough to give Doctson room to make the grab. With any luck, the Redskins will get used to seeing that this year. Follow Bryan Frantz and 106.7 The Fan on Twitter

    CBS Washington / 1 d. 22 h. 7 min. ago more
  • Redskins Rookie Makes Quite the DebutRedskins Rookie Makes Quite the Debut

    WASHINGTON — It’s always good to make a strong first impression. Please, allow Fabian Moreau to introduce himself. .@Redskins punt it away…Packers return man Trevor Davis loses the . And Redskins recover DEEP in GB territory. #GBvsWAS pic.twitter.com/eSskMPVdvj — NFL (@NFL) August 19, 2017 On his very first play as a member of the Washington Redskins, Moreau, the Redskins’ third-round pick this past April, beat everybody down the field in punt coverage and forced the fumble on Green Bay Packers return man Trevor Davis. Niles Paul, an special-teams ace in his own right, was there for the recovery, and suddenly the Redskins had the ball again. This was right after the Redskins went three-and-out to start their second preseason game. Thanks to a 57-yard punt by Tress Way, Washington picked up a huge chunk of yardage on fourth down, only to then go three and out again and settle for a field goal. Preseason doesn’t mean a whole lot, especially for a third-round pick like Moreau who will assuredly make the team. But that doesn’t mean players can’t still boost their stock and show what they can bring to a team. Moreau did just that, and having entered training camp with an injury — he tore his pectoral at the UCLA Pro Day — it’s especially important for him to catch up. But wait, there’s more! On the next Redskins punt, after another three-and-out, Moreau was again the first one down the field and stopped Davis in his tracks a split-second after the latter received the punt. To recap: Way punts twice, Moreau makes two tackles, one leads to a fumble that Washington recovers, the other led to a stop after a one-yard gain. First impression: made. Follow Bryan Frantz and 106.7 The Fan on Twitter

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  • John Wall: 2-Sport Phenom?John Wall: 2-Sport Phenom?

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