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9/19/2017: FRONT PAGE: Trump plans pragmatic U.N. speech

(image) new york — President Trump on Tuesday will present a vision of U.S. engagement with the world in a maiden address to the United Nations that aides said will be consistent with the nation’s “values and traditions” but will not focus on advancing...



9/19/2017: FRONT PAGE: New head winds for Texas students post-Harvey

(image) aransas pass, tex. — This should be Yahaira Montemayor’s fourth week in school. Instead, the 7-year-old whiles away her days at her grandmother’s house and spends her nights huddled in a single bed with her mother and three siblings. While other...



9/19/2017: FRONT PAGE: London mayor eyes tax on swanky ‘zombie flats’
london — They are not hard to spot, if you know where to look, especially at night — the floors of swanky new apartments, most of the windows dark, almost all the time. The zombie flats. Owned, but empty. And on this cobbled mews in Chelsea? On that...



9/19/2017: FRONT PAGE: ACA repeal effort is revived
A final GOP effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act burst into view this week in the Senate, where leaders began pressuring rank-and-file Republicans with the hope of voting on the package by the end of the month. The renewed push comes nearly two...



9/19/2017: FRONT PAGE: Facebook’s openness questioned on the Hill
House and Senate investigators have grown increasingly concerned that Facebook is withholding key information that could illuminate the shape and extent of a Russian propaganda campaign aimed at tilting the U.S. presidential election, according to...



9/19/2017: FRONT PAGE: The looming
nuclear threat from North Korea has South Korean women questioning why their country excludes them from the military draft.



9/19/2017: FRONT PAGE: A skeleton
from a Viking warrior grave was identified as that of a woman more than a century after it was found.



9/19/2017: FRONT PAGE: Because
of lessons learned after Hurricane Andrew, insurance companies should be better able to handle the billions in claims from storms Harvey and Irma.



9/19/2017: FRONT PAGE: A former
State Department whistleblower and a lawyer formed a nonprofit law office to help tipsters in the military and government report misdeeds.



9/19/2017: FRONT PAGE: The Russian
military has been mustering its forces and firepower in war games that Baltic leaders said are simulations of an attack against NATO forces.



9/19/2017: FRONT PAGE: Americans,
especially wealthy whites, vastly overestimate progress toward racial economic equality, despite evidence of persistent gaps, a study found.



9/19/2017: FRONT PAGE: Tom Perriello
and Corey Stewart lost their Virginia primaries for governor. One stumps for his party’s candidate; the other derides the guy who won.



9/19/2017: FRONT PAGE: Iraq’s
high court suspended the semiautonomous Kurdish region’s referendum on independence, increasing pressure to call off the vote.



9/19/2017: FRONT PAGE: Most D.C. Council
members backed a bill to overhaul the Youth Rehabilitation Act, found to have troubling results.



9/19/2017: FRONT PAGE: A 16-year-old
whose family was trying to make a fresh start in the District was fatally shot when he returned to his old neighborhood.



9/19/2017: FRONT PAGE: Germany
heads to the polls Sunday, but refugees — the subject of much debate — mostly are not joining the conversation.



9/19/2017: FRONT PAGE: Corporate
inversions have allowed U.S. companies to avoid tens of millions in taxes, federal analysts reported.



9/19/2017: FRONT PAGE: Funding
for a $1.5 million whooping crane propagation program in Maryland dries up this month.



9/19/2017: FRONT PAGE: Switching
from an iOS to Android platform, and vice versa, shouldn’t be so daunting.






9/19/2017: NEWS: St. Louis remains on edge, days after acquittal

(image) Demonstrations continued Monday in St. Louis over the acquittal of a former police officer who had been charged with murder, as marchers gathered for a protest just hours after authorities arrested more than 100 people during a third consecutive night...



9/19/2017: NEWS: Trump’s Ty Cobb keeps bobbling the ball. (Also, did he have the Cobb salad?)
Ty Cobb is really batting a thousand. The White House lawyer, who shares a name with the baseball legend he claims as a distant relative, has earned fame in his own right this week. He has set Washington atwitter because he had a loud conversation...



9/19/2017: NEWS: Trump Jr. wants to drop Secret Service detail
Donald Trump Jr. has asked to be removed from Secret Service protection, telling friends he wants more privacy, according to two people briefed on the decision. It’s a rare move for a member of the president’s family to forgo a security detail, in...



9/19/2017: NEWS: CORRECTION
A Sept. 16 Style article about first lady Melania Trump incorrectly reported that she accompanied her husband to their New Jersey golf resort for the weekend. Melania Trump remained in Washington, according to a pool report.



9/19/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Parents ‘seek justice’ in Ga. Tech shooting

(image) The call that led Georgia Tech campus police to respond to a man reportedly wielding a knife was made by the student who was later shot and killed by officers, police investigators said Monday night. That student, Scout Schultz, left three suicide...



9/19/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: 2 inmates on the run are armed, officials say
Two inmates, including a convicted murderer, have escaped from Mississippi’s largest prison. Officials say the escapees are armed and dangerous. The Mississippi Department of Corrections said Monday that James Sanders, 41, and Ryan Young, 22, broke...



9/19/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Bus workers accused in student’s alleged rape
Two men who worked for a company that runs the Auburn University transit system have been charged in the alleged rape of a student on one of the buses. James Don Johnson Jr., 32, of Auburn, and Tony Martin Patillo, 51, of Columbus, Ga., were arrested...



9/19/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: New American citizens

(image) stand during the Pledge of Allegiance at a naturalization ceremony in Manhattan.



9/19/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Father charged with killing his 3 children
Prosecutors charged a father Monday with three counts of firstdegree murder in the deaths of his children in West Sacramento, saying a belt was used in two of the killings. Prosecutors filed the charges against 32-year-old Robert William Hodges in the...



9/19/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Republicans? Democrats? This is the Party of Trump.

(image) oxford, n.c. — During one of their usual morning gatherings at the Bojangles’ restaurant in this rural town near the Virginia border, a group of retirees from a local Baptist church shook their heads at the failure of Washington to repeal Obamacare,...



9/19/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Proposed monument alterations face opposition

(image) Environmental and outdoor recreation groups threatened Monday to sue if President Trump adopts Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s leaked proposal to alter nearly a dozen national monuments, while grazing, fishing and other groups welcomed the...



9/19/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Senate easily passes defense bill
The Senate passed its version of a massive defense bill on Monday, setting up negotiations with the House but leaving the most controversial policy issues that lawmakers hoped to address unresolved. Senators voted 89 to 8 to pass the nearly $700...



9/19/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: South Korea asked U.S. about returning nuclear weapons, Mattis says
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis acknowledged Monday that his South Korean counterpart inquired recently about reintroducing tactical nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula, a move that could take tensions with North Korea to a new high. Mattis, speaking...



9/19/2017: THE WORLD: Rohingya pose threat to security, officials say
India’s government said Monday that it has evidence that there are extremists who pose a threat to the country’s security among the Rohingya Muslims who have fled Burma and settled in many Indian cities. India’s Supreme Court was hearing a petition...



9/19/2017: THE WORLD: Assad troops advance toward U.S.-allied SDF
Syrian troops battling the Islamic State militant group crossed to the eastern bank of the Euphrates River in Deir al-Zour on Monday, threatening a potential standoff with the U.S.backed forces operating there. But a spokesman for the U.S.-led...



9/19/2017: THE WORLD: 30 newspaper staffers on trial in coup effort
Thirty journalists and executives from a Turkish newspaper shut down last year went on trial Monday, facing life sentences over charges that they had links to a coup attempt. The former employees of Zaman are charged with “membership of an armed...



9/19/2017: THE WORLD: A woman sits amid

(image) debris in a market after a fire devastated the building during the night in the Abobo neighborhood of Abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory Coast.



9/19/2017: THE WORLD: Oct. 28 election set for Iceland:
Iceland will hold elections on Oct. 28 after the ruling coalition collapsed amid a scandal about a proposed pardon for a sex offender. The president said it was clear there was no chance of forming a new government from the existing parliament. Prime...



9/19/2017: THE WORLD: Suspected suicide attackers kill 12 in Nigeria:
Suspected suicide bombers killed at least 12 people and injured 26 in northeast Nigeria’s state of Borno, the epicenter of the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency, the chairman of the local emergency agency said. Nobody has asserted responsibility for the...



9/19/2017: THE WORLD: British media name subway attack suspect
london — British media have reported the first details of two men arrested in connection with a crude — but potentially deadly — bomb that detonated in the London subway last week, injuring 30 people and reigniting fears of more terrorist attacks in...



9/19/2017: THE WORLD: In North Korea, residents don’t see long gas lines

(image) tokyo — In his latest Twitter outburst against North Korea, President Trump said that “long gas lines [are] forming in North Korea,” adding an exclamatory “Too bad!” (In the same tweet, he bestowed a new nickname on Kim Jong Un: “Rocket Man.”) But...



9/19/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Northrop Grumman to acquire aerospace manufacturer Orbital
The Pentagon increasingly views space as the next great battle front. North Korea is flexing its muscle by firing test missiles and developing its nuclear arsenal. And NASA has seeded the private sector with billions of dollars in contracts as the...



9/19/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: ALSO IN BUSINESS
CitiFinancial, a unit of Citigroup, has agreed to pay $907,000 to resolve allegations that it illegally repossessed 164 cars owned by U.S. military servicemembers without first obtaining the required court orders, the Justice Department said Monday....



9/19/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Builders’ confidence dropped in September
U.S. home builders are feeling less optimistic about their sales prospects, reflecting concerns that rebuilding efforts after hurricanes Harvey and Irma will drive up costs for construction labor and materials. Even so, builders’ overall view of the...



9/19/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Debt collector to pay $21.6 million penalty
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Monday that it had ordered National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts and their debt collector, Transworld Systems, to pay at least $21.6 million in penalties and restitution for illegally filing debt...



9/19/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: A man handles

(image) waste paper and cardboard Monday at a commercial waste paper recycling station in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. The country’s waste paper recycling industry has been thrown into turmoil by recent news that China has changed its policy on the acceptance of...



9/19/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Wisconsin governor signs Foxconn deal
Gov. Scott Walker (R) has signed a $3 billion incentive package designed to lure a Foxconn flat-screen TV plant to southeastern Wisconsin. Walker signed the bill Monday at a ceremony in Sturtevant, the most likely location for the plant. The bill...



9/19/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: COMING TODAY
8:30 a.m.: Commerce Department releases housing starts for August. 8:30 a.m.: Commerce Department releases current account trade deficit for the second quarter. All day: Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest...



9/19/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Audit finds how fake ‘organic’ foods reach U.S.
Bogus “organic” products may be reaching the United States because of lax enforcement at U.S. ports, according to a new audit by the Agriculture Department’s Office of Inspector General, a finding that helps explain previous reports that millions of...



9/19/2017: POWER POST: The reading list that helped Clinton cope

(image) If I had to stock Hillary Clinton’s new memoir in a bookstore, I’d be tempted to place it in a section on self-help or bereavement. “What Happened” was quickly strip-mined for political nuggets after its publication last week. As I went through it...



9/19/2017: POWER POST: Climate skeptics up for advisory roles
People who have questioned aspects of mainstream climate research appear on a list of 132 possible candidates for positions on the EPA’s influential Science Advisory Board. The board has 47 members, but 15 have terms that end in September, and they...



9/19/2017: POWER POST: The night of nuclear alarms
HE WAS often called “the man who saved the world,” and in some sense, he did. On the night of Sept. 26, 1983, in a period of Cold War tension, Stanislav Petrov, a lieutenant colonel on duty at a missile attack early-warning center south of Moscow, was...



9/19/2017: POWER POST: A sane sanctuary policy
PRESIDENT TRUMP’S campaign against immigrants who are in the country illegally has triggered a backlash in some Democraticleaning states and localities. Perhaps the most sweeping example just emerged from the state legislature in California, which...



9/19/2017: POWER POST: A preventable disaster
CARTER HILL, age 4, was strapped in his car seat and being driven down the highway when he was shot in the head in a road rage incident on Aug. 6. What is just as horrifying is that Carter was one of at least 10 children who was shot in the United...



9/19/2017: POWER POST: Should the U.S. go for single-payer?
“The cheap politics and magic math of Sanderscare” was the title of Catherine Rampell’s Sept. 15 op-ed criticizing proposals by many congressional Democrats for a national, single-payer health-care plan and “Medicare for all,” but she cited not a...



9/19/2017: POWER POST: Taxpayers shouldn’t pay for the Potomac Nationals’ new stadium
A stadium for the Potomac Nationals is proposed to be built in Woodbridge. Even though the building of the stadium would be financed with bonds, Prince William County would be the guarantor for the project. A market study found there would be...



9/19/2017: POWER POST: The Post sees only statues
Ensuring that voters are educated about the issues of the day is a critical function of our nation’s media. Rather than report on the inclusive campaign Republican gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie is running, the Sept. 9 editorial “Mr. Gillespie...



9/19/2017: POWER POST: Stagnant wages are real news
The Sept. 16 Economy & Business article “Gender wage gap shrinks by largest amount in decade” cited a fact that should be seen as a huge blemish on our society: the 43-year stagnation of median wages for men who work full time year-round. This should...



9/19/2017: POWER POST: CORRECTION
The Sept. 17 editorial “A weak response to Burma’s brutal crimes” incorrectly attributed a quote to U.N. Secretary General António Guterres. It was U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein who described Burma’s treatment of the...



9/19/2017: POWER POST: Presidential pardon power is not absolute

(image) Afederal judge in Arizona will soon consider whether to overturn President Trump’s pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio. The answer to this question has consequences not just for Arpaio and the people he hurt but also for the entire country. And...



9/19/2017: POWER POST: Students need a lesson on free speech
Here’s the problem with suggesting that upsetting speech warrants “safe spaces,” or otherwise conflating mere words with physical assault: If speech is violence, then violence becomes a justifiable response to speech. Just ask college students. A...



9/19/2017: POWER POST: The triumph of tribalism
In his prescient science-fiction novel “The Diamond Age,” Neal Stephenson describes a postnational world in which people organize themselves into affinity groups called “phyles.” Some choose to be Victorians, emulating the beliefs and aesthetic of...



9/19/2017: POWER POST: The political axis is tilting
Leaders of both major parties are wrong to think of the 2016 election as some kind of fluke. I believe a political realignment is underway, and those who fail to discern its outlines could end up powerless and irrelevant. With all respect to Hillary...



9/19/2017: POWER POST: Why Trump’s golf ball retweet was no joke
Another weekend, another tweetstorm from @RealDonaldTrump. This one had all the usual elements — stock-market-centric selfcongratulation, bizarre nicknames (Rocket Man? Really?) and the signature meme retweeted from an anti-Semitic feed. It was the...



9/19/2017: METRO: Youth Act rewrite has support on council
A majority of the D.C. Council has signed on to a bill to overhaul the District’s Youth Rehabilitation Act, a law that a Washington Post investigation found provided leniency to hundreds of young-adult offenders who went on to rob, rape or murder in...



9/19/2017: METRO: County executive joins crowded Democratic race for governor

(image) Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz (D) announced Monday that he is running for governor, bringing a long résumé in local government and state politics to a crowded Democratic primary race. Kamenetz, who declared his candidacy in front of about...



9/19/2017: METRO: Rabbi’s new path collides with Hurricane Irma’s

(image) In his farewell sermon to the congregation at Temple Shalom in Chevy Chase, Md., Rabbi Michael Feshbach joked that he was going to quote “the great British philosopher Monty Python.” The quote? “And now for something completely different.” Little did...



9/19/2017: METRO: Woman is killed in car crash in Southeast
A 43-year-old woman was killed early Sunday in a head-on vehicle crash in Southeast Washington, according to D.C. police. The crash occurred shortly before 12:30 a.m. in the 2400 block of Good Hope Road SE. Police identified the victim as Talata...



9/19/2017: METRO: Crashes, a carjacking and another crash lead to arrest
A motorist crashed into two cars on the Capital Beltway, then carjacked a Virginia state government truck Monday evening before crashing the truck into yet another vehicle on Interstate 95, Virginia State Police said. After the stolen truck became...



9/19/2017: METRO: Massage therapist charged with abuse
A massage therapist was arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman while giving her a massage Sunday at a business in Northwest Washington. Police received a report about 2:45 p.m. that Habtamu Gebreslassie, 24, of Silver Spring had...



9/19/2017: METRO: Woman dies in crash after medical problem
A woman died in a crash Monday morning in McLean after suffering a medical emergency, police said. About 6:15 a.m., officers responded to the westbound lanes of Leesburg Pike near the Dulles Toll Road, Fairfax County police said in a statement. They...



9/19/2017: METRO: Police identify man, 19, killed in Riverdale
Prince George’s police identified the man who was fatally shot Saturday in Riverdale as Carlos GaritaSalazar, 19. Police said Garita-Salazar, of Riverdale, was found in a car in the 6000 block of 67th Place after officers responded to the report of a...



9/19/2017: METRO: All in good taste

(image) Ezequiel Vicente cuts Norton grapes from a vine at Veramar Vineyard in Berryville, Va. The vineyard, nestled in the rolling hills of the northern Shenandoah Valley, grows eight different wine grapes, including Norton, chardonnay and Malbec, and...



9/19/2017: METRO: Catholic scholar studied visions of Mary, miracles

(image) In the past few centuries, the Catholic Church has authenticated just over a dozen apparitions, visions of the Virgin Mary that have appeared to French nuns and schoolchildren, Portuguese shepherds and Rwandan youth, and inspired millions of pilgrims...



9/19/2017: METRO: At last, CIA gives a name to a spy agency hero

(image) Up until Monday, the CIA had never publicly released the full name of its legendary spy. Even former director George Tenet couldn’t completely identify him in Tenet’s 2007 bestselling memoir, “At the Center of the Storm,” which reveals only his first...



9/19/2017: OBITUARIES: Owned horse racing great Secretariat

(image) “I really believe they are noble,” Penny Chenery once said of horses, the animals that commanded her love for nearly all her life. Perhaps the most noble of them all was Secretariat, the chestnut thoroughbred she owned and bred, who in 1973 captured...



9/19/2017: OBITUARIES: Soviet officer headed off nuclear war

(image) When alarms began to ring and a control panel flashed in front of Stanislav Petrov, a 44-year-old lieutenant colonel seated in a secret bunker south of Moscow, it appeared that the world was less than 30 minutes from nuclear war. “The siren howled,”...



9/19/2017: OBITUARIES: Deputy defense chief under Clinton

(image) John P. White, deputy secretary of defense in the Clinton administration who also had served during the Carter presidency as deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget and as assistant secretary of defense for manpower, reserve affairs and...



9/19/2017: STYLE: ‘Levity’ or no joking matter?

(image) Before the Emmy Awards on Sunday night, Axios editor and political reporter Mike Allen teased that the show would feature a “Washington-related stunt” — and if everything went according to plan, it would be “a big talker.” That turned out to be an...



9/19/2017: STYLE: Two Vietnam vets who earned ribbons at the county fair

(image) He’d worked on the blanket for months. Rod Hardin’s knitting needles clicked as he lounged beside the pool on vacation in Atlantic City, and little kids paused to marvel at the Santa Claus look-alike in a Hawaiian shirt, draped in threads of yarn. When...



9/19/2017: STYLE: Ono tribute embraces the shriek of nature
What happened to you on Sunday night when Kim Gordon started screaming? Maybe you felt your capillaries go frosty. Or maybe you collapsed in laughter. Maybe you cheered. Or ducked. Or maybe you tightened up, unsure of how to feel about the forever-cool...



9/19/2017: STYLE: A stylebook enters a new period

(image) “Of making many books there is no end,” we learn in Ecclesiastes, and in the Chicago Manual of Style, we learn that if you begin that quotation with a drop cap, you’ll probably omit the opening quotation mark. That self-deprecating quotation moves...



9/19/2017: THE RELIABLE SOURCE: Vice is developing a D.C. reality show. Wait, hasn’t this been done before?

(image) Will no production company ever learn? Another election cycle, another “unscripted” series about politics. This one from Vice, the irreverent media giant run by youth culture mastermind Shane Smith. The newly formed production arm of the content...



9/19/2017: THE RELIABLE SOURCE: Conway says politicizing the Emmys hurt ratings

(image) Sunday night’s Emmy Awards got pretty political. The show also pulled in fewer viewers than last year, hitting a new ratings low. These two facts aren’t alternative or mutually exclusive, according to White House adviser Kellyanne...



9/19/2017: THE RELIABLE SOURCE: You’ll need a staunch ally in battle over screen time

(image) Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: My husband and I have an ongoing disagreement about how much technology we allow in the kids’ lives. They’re exposed to so much of it during the week that I think the weekends should serve as...



9/19/2017: THE RELIABLE SOURCE: The singular ‘they’ is followed, of course, by the collective gasp
The editors of the Chicago Manual of Style resist the changing winds of linguistic fashion. But that doesn’t mean they ignore how the English language and usage are evolving. Here are several big changes you’ll find in the new 17th edition: Write...



9/19/2017: TELEVISION: Marginalized women take center stage in Factory 449’s ‘Lela’ and Ally’s ‘Clover’

(image) The smile freezes, then falters and finally vanishes altogether. That sequence of expressions — on the face of actress Felicia Curry — ushers in the bleaker portion of “Lela & Co.,” the Factory 449 production of Cordelia Lynn’s play. After her smile...



9/19/2017: TELEVISION: Jerry Before Seinfeld

(image) (Netflix streaming) Jerry Seinfeld returns to the jokes (and comedy club) that helped launch his career in this special, which features never-before-seen material and childhood videos.



9/19/2017: TELEVISION: Pine’s violin playing is plenty deft but could use more heft

(image) The Bender Jewish Community Center in Rockville has hosted world-class artists on its recital series for over 40 years, and another promising season opened Sunday with an appearance by violinist Rachel Barton Pine and pianist Matthew Hagle. Pine has...



9/19/2017: TELEVISION: BRIDGE

(image) This week I’m treating declarer’s counting and drawing inferences. Today’s North balanced with a double after East-West came to rest at two spades. If South had known that East-West had only seven trumps, he might have passed for penalty, but South...



9/19/2017: TELEVISION: HOROSCOPE
This year there often is a haze of confusion around you. During these periods, you and others come up with some extraordinary, creative ideas. If you are single, you meet people with ease, yet the art of choosing the right person might take more than...



9/19/2017: KIDS POST: Adventures like these aren’t found on a screen

(image) Who doesn’t like to play outside? You can study nature, learn new things, invent games and get in shape. But the fact is, American kids spend just minutes each day noodling around outdoors and more than seven hours parked in front of electronic...



9/19/2017: KIDS POST: LA TIMES CROSSWORD
ACROSS 1 “More or less” suffix 4 Rose and fell on the waves 10 Tax pros 14 Cohort of Larry and Curly 15 Not widely understood 16 Boffo review 17 Extemporaneous, as a speech 19 Theater honor 20 “Firework” singer Perry 21 Near-perfect bridge feat...



9/19/2017: KIDS POST: Leader of Germany takes kids’ questions

(image) German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s favorite animal is a hedgehog. She loves spaghetti and chicken soup and dreams of being an astronaut for a day. Those were some of the personal details the chancellor revealed Sunday while answering questions from...



9/19/2017: KIDS POST: Find out more
Kids in Parks has five TRACK sites each in Maryland and the District and 16 in Virginia. Some sites around the country offer biking, paddling and disc golf. Check out all 157 sites at kidsinparks.com.



9/19/2017: SPORTS: A curveball in Nats’ philosophy

(image) On a muggy August afternoon in Auburn, N.Y., home of the Washington Nationals’ New York-Penn League affiliate, their 2017 firstround pick, Seth Romero, demonstrated his method of shagging batting practice flyballs. The young pitcher stands as close to...



9/19/2017: SPORTS: Second ace will be a big deal come October

(image) Preserve him with chemicals and encase him with bubble wrap, if need be. Whatever it takes. The Stephen Strasburg of 2017 is the best version yet — in a career that, when he has been on the mound, has been numerically outstanding, if occasionally...



9/19/2017: SPORTS: Cravens will not play this season
Su’a Cravens will not play a down in 2017. The Washington Redskins announced Monday that Cravens, the team’s projected starting safety entering this season, would be shut down for the remainder of the year. The 22-year-old’s placement on the NFL’s...



9/19/2017: SPORTS: PGA Tour stop in D.C. may be in jeopardy
Ten years after Tiger Woods and his foundation essentially saved PGA Tour golf in Washington, his annual event here has no title sponsor, the Tour has terminated its contract with Congressional Country Club, and considerable uncertainty surrounds the...



9/19/2017: SPORTS: Hischier is key player in the NHL’s Swiss wave
As soon as Damien Riat saw his name in the Washington Capitals’ lineup for their preseason opener against New Jersey, he pulled out his phone. “Looking forward to seeing you on the ice,” he texted Nico Hischier. Riat, a 2016 fourth-round draft pick,...