• Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper reacts after a foul ball bounced off his foot during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Nationals Park, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Melvin Upton Jr. throws out 2 and triples, Nats lose 4-2

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Melvin Upton Jr. gave the Padres help on both offense and defense Thursday night. It just was not enough to get San Diego a win.

  • Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper reacts after a foul ball bounced off his foot during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Nationals Park, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Werth, Zimmerman homer as Nationals defeat Padres 4-2

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals pulled out a big win on the field Thursday night. Off the field, they didn’t do quite as well.

  • In this June 16, 2015 file photo, Vice President Joe Biden speaks in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus in Washington. Although Biden has yet to make a decision on a run for the presidency, his advisers say the discussions taking form in the last several weeks are serious enough that the vice president and his associates have started gaming out mechanics like fundraising, ballot deadlines and an early primary state strategy.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

    Film industry spokeswoman to be Biden’s communications chief

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has chosen a top film industry official and former spokeswoman for John Edwards’ 2008 presidential campaign to be his new communications director, the White House said Monday.

  • Sunday, August 23, 2015

    Here’s a look at how the rival Koreas have, for decades, mastered pulling back from the brink

  • President Barack Obama, right, rides a bike with his daughter Malia, left, in West Tisbury, Mass., on Martha's Vineyard, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. Obama and his family vacation every August on Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Obama sheds summer curse, just in time for daunting fall

    EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama may have finally shed his summer curse — just in time for a daunting fall.

  • Washington Nationals Ryan Zimmerman (11) rounds first base after hitting an RBI double during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Rendon, Ramos homer, Nationals beat Brewers 9-5

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Anthony Rendon and Wilson Ramos homered, Danny Espinosa hit a three-run double and the Washington Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-5 Sunday.

  • Matt Demiter, of the Everett Fire Department, runs his hand through gravel and ash to check the ground temperature while working with crews to stomp out long burning embers remaining after a wildfire near Okanogan, Wash., on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. (Ian Terry /The Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Smoke expected to lift Sunday over Washington fires

    TWISP, Wash. (AP) — The latest on wildfires in Washington state, including those that killed three firefighters (all times local):

  • A June 10, 2015 photo from files showing Ashley Madison's Korean web site on a computer screen in Seoul, South Korea. U.S. government employees with sensitive jobs in national security or law enforcement were among hundreds of federal workers found to be using government networks to access and pay membership fees to the cheating website Ashley Madison, The Associated Press has learned.  The list includes at least two assistant U.S. attorneys, an information technology administrator in the White House’s support staff, a Justice Department investigator, a division chief, and a government hacker and counterterrorism employee at the Homeland Security Department. Others visited from networks operated by the Pentagon.   (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

    Cheating site logged federal subscribers with sensitive jobs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. government employees with sensitive jobs in national security or law enforcement were among hundreds of federal workers found to be using government networks to access and pay membership fees to the cheating website Ashley Madison, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Jackson Hotshots' firefighters, from Jackson, Miss., stand with hands and helmets over their hearts as they watch a motorcade carrying the bodies of firefighters killed a day earlier while fighting a wildfire drive past Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, in Twisp, Wash. Authorities say three firefighters died after their vehicle crashed and was apparently caught by a "hellstorm" of flames as they battled a blaze in Washington state. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    3 firefighters die in wildfire after vehicle crashes

    TWISP, Wash. (AP) — The firefighters — members of a specially trained unit that is sent into danger ahead of everyone else to size up a wildfire — rushed up a narrow, winding gravel road with steep hills on either side.

  • Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    Cheating website subscribers included federal workers from White House, Congress, military