Petri Dishes with Alexandra Petri (Oct. 27)
Humor columnist Alexandra Petri takes your questions on the news and political in(s)anity of the day.
Man killed in Van Dorn Street crash, Alexandria police say
Car left the road early Monday, police say,
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Anti-Lockdown Pastor Holds 35,000-Person Maskless Music Concert in D.C. National Mall
"A new Jesus people movement is sweeping the nation!" the event's organizer wrote, though local reporters say only "hundreds" of people showed up.
Trump planning election night party at his Washington, DC hotel
President Trump may be planning to host an election night party at his Washington, DC hotel, according to emails from his re-election campaign. The president’s campaign has sent out a number of emails in recent days offering Trump fans the chance to enter a raffle to win tickets to the party that will be attended...
Why the GOP hold on Texas is loosening
The huge surge of early voting in Texas' rapidly growing cities and inner suburbs likely marks the end of unchallenged Republican dominance in America's second largest state -- a seismic shift in the nation's electoral landscape.
The feared pre-election Covid surge is here
It's E-7 to the Covid election. There are staggering numbers to report on both American voters and American Covid patients as the country hurtles toward an election and into a Covid surge.
Irish Rep's Timely 'A Touch of the Poet' Is Its Latest Entry in the Shutdown
With its post-shutdown productions, the Irish Repertory Theatre has charted a clever and innovative course to navigate the pandemic restrictions.
Miss Manners: How to reply to lengthy, impersonal emails
Friend sends travel reports from long-ago trips, and reader would like to ignore them.
Hints From Heloise: How to celebrate a safe Halloween
This year try a virtual costume contest or a drive-by parade.
Ask Amy: Social media dust-up affects the whole family
Reader wants husband to drop his friend over nasty message she got from friend’s wife.
Carolyn Hax: Voice mail is made for when you’re cooking dinner and can’t talk
And while the oven’s heated up, consider fixing yourself some humble pie.
October 26 coronavirus news
The coronavirus pandemic has brought countries to a standstill. In many places, as countries reopen, Covid-19 cases are on the rise. Follow here for the latest.
Tim Murtaugh calls out CNN's Chris Cuomo for 'Q-Tip' comedy act with brother during fiery spat on coronavirus
The gloves came off between Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh and CNN anchor Chris Cuomo in a brawl about the coronavirus pandemic.
Fatal police shooting sparks protest in Philadelphia
One witness told CBS Philly that he and several others tried to get Wallace to drop the knife prior to the shooting.
GBI investigating police shooting that left Georgia teen dead
A police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave as the Georgia Bureau of Investigation probes the shooting of a 19-year-old man in a small South Georgia city, according to information from GBI and the Sylvester Police Department.
Iran Says U.S. Has 'Addiction' to Sanctions After Latest Round Hits Oil Industries Already Targeted
"The U.S. has out-sanctioned itself," Iranian mission to the United Nations spokesperson Alireza Miryousefi told Newsweek after President Donald Trump's latest sanctions hit energy industries already subject to restrictions.
Hannity: Trump is 'criss-crossing the nation' while Biden goes in for his 'later afternoon nap'
With eight days left until the presidential election, President Trump is "criss-crossing the nation" at a rapid pace while Democrat Joe Biden stays home for his "later afternoon nap," Fox News host Sean Hannity told viewers Monday.
UFC 254 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media
See how the UFC 254 winners and losers reacted on social media outlets such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.       Related StoriesMMA's week out of the cage: Fighters flood Instagram with fist photosMagomed Ankalaev floats 'Shogun' Rua or Anthony Smith after Cutelaba KOLauren Murphy tired of being overlooked, wants UFC title shot
‘Emotionally disturbed’ man charged in torching of Boston ballot box
The man who allegedly torched a ballot box in Boston has been arrested — and he doesn’t appear to have been “plotting against our democracy,” prosecutors said Monday. Worldy Armand, 39, was charged with willful and malicious burning for Sunday’s blaze outside the Boston public library’s main branch, Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said....
Rams dominate matchup of tough defenses, beat Bears 24-10
Josh Reynolds and Gerald Everett caught touchdown passes from Jared Goff, and the Los Angeles Rams won a matchup of dominant defenses, beating the Chicago Bears 24-10 on Monday night.
Watch: Protest Turns Violent After Cops Shoot Man Armed with Knife in Philadelphia
Protests in multiple parts of Philadelphia turned violent on Monday night after two police officers shot a Black man armed with a knife. Protesters took to the streets shortly after a video showing the chasing police with a knife was shot and killed.
The world is facing an insane danger that's greater than Covid-19
With Honduras just becoming the 50th nation to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, Americans need to understand that national security can only be achieved by the total elimination of all nuclear weapons across the globe, writes Ira Helfand. "Our survival and that of our children depends on it."
Supreme Court upholds decision to block Wisconsin mail-in ballot extension
The US Supreme Court on Monday upheld a lower court’s decision to disallow Wisconsin mail-in ballots to be counted if they arrive after Election Day. The high court’s order, coming in a 5-3 vote, affirmed an Oct. 8 decision by the US Circuit Court of Appeals to block a ruling that would have allowed ballots...
Rams' defense shuts down Nick Foles and Bears in win
The Rams defense was on target against Nick Foles and the Chicago Bears in the team's 24-10 win on Monday.
British pol Keir Starmer under investigation after crashing into cyclist
A British politician is under investigation after crashing into a cyclist — injuring the man and sending him to the hospital over the weekend. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, 58, was driving his SUV in North West London when he struck the man outside a bar Sunday afternoon, The Sun newspaper reported. Witness Nicolas Janes,...
Alex Berenson asks: Why do we still not know from where the coronavirus originated?
"Unreported Truths" author and investigative journalist Alex Berenson called for an international investigation into the origins of COVID-19 Monday as researchers struggle to identify the source of the global pandemic.
In Swearing In Barrett, Trump Defiantly Mimics ‘Superspreader’ Rose Garden Ceremony
Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice only eight days before a presidential election.
Five carjackings reported in D.C. Monday, police say
First incident about 2 p.m. on Upton Street in upper NW, according to police.
Sen. Hirono says, ‘Hell no,’ while casting her vote against ACB for Supreme Court
Pennsylvania teen watching sunset with girlfriend fatally shot, possibly by hunter
An 18-year-old man was shot dead while watching the sunset with his girlfriend in a Pennsylvania park — possibly by a hunter who was spotted nearby at the time, authorities said Monday. Jason Kutt was sitting at the edge of the lake in Nockamixon State Park at around 5:15 p.m. Saturday when he was struck...