Associated Press Published 4:04 p.m. UTC Aug 11, 2018 Washington rookie running back Derrius Guice is out for the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee, a significant blow to the ground game. Guice was injured in Washington’s preseason opener at New England on Thursday night and could be seen on the sideline with ice on his knee. The team announced the prognosis Friday following an MRI, saying Guice should make a full recovery and be ready to play in 2019. Guice was expected to be the Washington starter after it selected him 59th overall in the draft. The LSU product was considered a first-round prospect and fell amid reports of character concerns before being taken late in the second. Washington averaged 90.5 yards rushing last season, fifth-worst in the NFL. Injuries to Week 1 starter Rob Kelley and prolific third-down back Chris Thompson contributed to that, and Guice was expected to be a major part of solving the problem. In addition to Guice, the team says tight … [Read more...] about Friday’s NFL: Washington RB Guice out for year
OLYMPIA, Wash. — It's looking more likely that the race for Washington's 9th Congressional District will have two Democrats on the ballot in November. After King and Pierce Counties updated their ballot counts Friday night, Democrat Sarah Smith was 2,582 votes ahead of Republican Doug Basler, a significant jump from her 196-vote lead the day before. If her lead holds, she'll advance along with Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, who has represented the district that includes part of Seattle for more than two decades. Under Washington's primary system, all candidates appear on the same ballot and the top two vote getters advance to the general election, regardless of party. Washington is a vote by mail state and elections officials will continue tallying ballots next week. Sarah Smith was recruited to run by Brand New Congress, the same group that backed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who defeated incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York's Democratic primary this summer. Another … [Read more...] about Washington US House race likely to feature 2 Democrats
WASHINGTON -- Kayla McKeon may be Washington's most unlikely powerbroker. As the first registered lobbyist with Down Syndrome, the 31-year-old roams the Capitol advocating for the National Down Syndrome Society. "She's an incredible asset to this organization," said her boss, Sarah Hart Weir. "She's extremely articulate. And she's quick on her feet." "And I'm not going to take no for an answer," Kayla said. They hired her for her communication skills. "That too," Kayla said. And her charm. "You're good at this," she said. It takes a schmoozer to know a schmoozer. But Kayla also has a certain sincerity that can turn almost any politician into putty. She approaches New York Republican Rep. John Katko. "I need your help," Kayla said. "Do you need a sponsor?" "I definitely need you." "Am I surprised that she's in Washington, D.C., calling on senators and congressmen? Yeah," said Kayla's father, Mark. Her parents, Mark and … [Read more...] about Meet the high-powered Washington lobbyist with Down syndrome
Police in Washington, D.C., are promising tight security for Sunday's "Unite the Right" rally. White nationalists and counter-protesters both plan to gather across from the White House to mark one year since the violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia. One woman was struck and killed by a car driven by a white supremacist. The governor of Virginia has declared a state of emergency in Charlottesville ahead of the anniversary. Last year's rally was to protest a plan to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. That statue still stands in Charlottesville. Other cities, whoever, have removed Confederate statues, and they're finding the controversy doesn't end there. Shelby County Commissioner Van Turner met CBS News by a pedestal in a park where a Confederate statue stood until Memphis took it down and hid it last December. "And it's secret because?" CBS News asked. "Because we don't want anyone to try to go do something to it," Turner said. Turner led … [Read more...] about Police promise tight security for “Unite the Right” rally in Washington, D.C.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia warned the United States on Friday it would regard any U.S. move to curb the activities of its banks as a “declaration of economic war” and would retaliate, as new sanctions took their toll on the rouble and U.S. lawmakers threatened more. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev holds a meeting on the consruction of a transshipment terminal for liquefied natural gas in Kamchatka region, in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia August 10, 2018. Sputnik/Dmitry Astakhov/Pool via REUTERS The warning, from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, reflects Russian fears over the impact of new restrictions on its economy and assets, including the rouble which has lost nearly six percent of its value this week on sanctions jitters. Economists expect the Russian economy to grow by 1.8 percent this year. But if new sanctions proposed by Congress and the State Department are implemented in full, which remains uncertain, some economists fear growth could be almost … [Read more...] about Russia tells Washington curbs on its banks would be act of economic…