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A smorgasbord of goings-on in D.C.

After the parched seven-year famine of former President Donald Trump and the pandemic, the city let its hair down — or put it up — and donned black tie and party frocks for an evening of mirth. President Joe Biden starred in a deft speech onstage at the ballroom of the White House ...

Time to rejoice new baseball rules

When he was a New York Mets baseball broadcaster, Ralph Kiner once explained how cold weather can shorten by 25 feet the distance a flyball travels: “If the fence is 338 feet [away] and you hit the ball 338 feet, you’ll be 25 feet short.” Baseball produces more numbers than ...

Visiting teams thriving during NHL playoffs

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer When the Vegas Golden Knights went on the road to face the Winnipeg Jets in the first round of the NHL playoffs, they got a chilly welcome — and that was inside. “They had no hot water at the Fairmont Hotel last week in Winnipeg, which I really ...

A little history lesson for 2024

President Joe Biden has made his bid for a second term official, and the first big news following the announcement is his latest approval rating released by Gallup. It shows Biden’s approval reaching a new low in his presidency — 37%. But let’s take a quick look at history before ...

We are our own best gadgets

I recently forgot that I have a neck. It happened as I backed out of a grocery store parking space. I noticed my car’s rearview camera lens was so dirty that I could no longer see through it. I started to panic, worried I was going to hit someone. But I was already halfway out of the ...

How to handle House Republicans’

If House Republicans refuse to raise the limit on the amount of money America may repay on what it owes — the deceptively named “debt limit” — they might force the United States to default, pushing interest rates into the stratosphere and shaking the world economy. President Biden ...