WASHINGTON -- A woman was stabbed to death while she was jogging near Tuesday night near Logan Circle, police said. CBS affiliate WUSA-TV reports the stabbing happened just before 8 p.m. on 11th Street and O Street in Northwest, D.C. Surveillance video from a nearby Chinese restaurant in the primarily residential neighborhood shows the victim stumbling inside the eatery covered in blood. The video reportedly shows bystanders attempting to aid the woman before emergency crews arrived. The woman was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. Police are searching for three suspects in connection with the stabbing. One of the suspects was described as wearing all-black clothing, another was wearing a white hat and shirt and the other was wearing a mustard-colored shirt. The victim's identity has not been released and police have not determined a motive. … [Read more...] about Woman stabbed to death while jogging in Washington, D.C.
With fewer than 60 days to go, a key question has emerged in the Senate race pitting state Sen. Karin Housley, a Republican from the east metro, against U.S. Sen. Tina Smith. Will national GOP money come in to help Housley after she’s put together a viable campaign in what is widely considered to be a difficult year for Republicans? Housley is leveraging her husband Phil Housley’s hockey celebrity with a new ad unveiled last week, spending $322,000 on TV time. The ad dings Smith for being a “career politician,” even though Smith was only first elected in 2014, and only as running mate to Gov. Mark Dayton, who appointed her to the Senate after Al Franken resigned. “Work hard. Play fair. And do the right thing,” Housley says, looking directly into the camera while her husband skates in the background. “It’s a smart ad,” a DFL operative told me sheepishly last week. But Housley remains unknown to many Minnesotans and will have to … [Read more...] about Will D.C. Republicans come to Karin Housley’s aid?
Amazon HQ2 speculation in week 53 was dominated by Jeff Bezos' appearance at the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. on Thursday. So much so that the company said in advance there would be no announcement of where Amazon plans to spend $5 billion on a second headquarters to house 50,000 new hires over the next decade. And Bezos stuck to that plan, not giving in to an overflow audience, and repeating that the announcement would still be made this year. One thing Bezos isn't is predictable. Everyone who thinks Amazon is putting its second headquarters in Washington, D.C., may be projecting too much. Who would have picked Seattle in 1994? Bezos was already living in New York City — which then and still now is considered a book publishing world capital. He went to Seattle, he said, because the largest book warehouse was there and Microsoft was there. It was a concentration of volumes of existing books and technology talent. What's he … [Read more...] about This week in Amazon-o-mania: It was all about Bezos and Washington, D.C. Or was it?
You can get the D.C. Memo delivered to your inbox on Thursdays. Sign up here. This week in Washington, President Trump truthered the impact of Hurricane Maria, solemnly commemorated September 11th, and endorsed a Minnesota congressional candidate. Congress worked to avert a government shutdown and pretended not to read Trump’s tweets. This week in Washington Greetings from Washington, which looks like it will be spared any major effects from incoming monster Hurricane Florence — unlike the Carolinas and Georgia, which are bracing for the storm of a lifetime. With federal authorities preparing for what looks to be the fourth devastating hurricane to hit the U.S. in two years, President Donald Trump thought it would be a good idea this week to relitigate his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria, which wrecked Puerto Rico a year ago. Nearly 3,000 Puerto Ricans died in the months following the storm due to widespread power outages and poor distribution of vital … [Read more...] about D.C. Memo: President makes dubious claim on Twitter
D.C. — home to the Bezos-owned Washington Post — is also among the contenders, causing some handicappers to zero in on Bezos' speech Thursday at the Washington Hilton.But the Post reported earlier in the week that Amazon pledged that no HQ2 announcement would be forthcoming on Bezos' visit. That vow came despite the fact that the Post, citing anonymous sources, also reported that Amazon's board of directors was traveling to Washington.Bezos held true to that word, even jokingly pushing back on the smattering of boos that came from the D.C. crowd when he declined to reveal the winner of the HQ2 contest. "Hey, be nice," he said to laughter.But even though Bezos was mum on headquarters news, he did perhaps reveal some insight into his decision-making process as he explained how he decided to commit $2 billion in charity to help homeless families and boost early childhood education. "All of my best decisions in business and in life have been made with … [Read more...] about Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos gives no HQ2 hints while speaking in D.C., one of Dallas’ rivals