• Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Nationals Park Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Scherzer’s arm, Harper’s bat power Nats past Orioles 4-0

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Max Scherzer allowed two hits over eight innings and Bryce Harper’s two-run double helped the Washington Nationals avoid a four-game home-and-home sweep with a 4-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night.

  • This is a 2016 file photo showing Marc Rzepczynski of the Oakland Athletics baseball team. The Washington Nationals have acquired left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski from the Athletics for minor league infielder Max Schrock. The A's also sent cash to Washington as part of the trade announced Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

    Nationals acquire lefty reliever Rzepczynski from Athletics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals acquired reliever Marc Rzepczynski from Oakland on Thursday, giving the NL East leaders another lefty in the bullpen.

  • Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado (13) slides home past Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos to score on single by Jonathan Schoop during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, in Washington. The Orioles won 10-8. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Britton’s streak ends, but Orioles hold off Nationals in 9th

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Baltimore closer Zach Britton saw his remarkable streak of 43 straight games without allowing an earned run end, then shut down a ninth-inning rally to help the Orioles hold off the Washington Nationals 10-8 Wednesday night.

  • FILE--In this Feb. 5, 2013 file photo, Graham Allison, Professor of Government at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School, listens during an event in Boston. Imagine a dream team of the nation's top historians, recruited by the White House to advise the president on major decisions. That's the idea being pitched by two Harvard University scholars who allege that many U.S. leaders know alarmingly little about history, both in their own country and in others. Campaigns for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump did not immediately say whether they support the idea. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

    Dream team of historians proposed to advise US president

    BOSTON (AP) — Imagine a dream team of the nation’s top historians, recruited by the White House to advise the president on major decisions. That’s the idea being pitched by two Harvard University scholars who say many United States leaders know alarmingly little about history, both of their own country and of others.

  • In this April 18, 2016 file photo, supporters of fair immigration reform dance in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. For more than a decade lawmakers have been pointing to their counterparts to take the blame for what just about everyone agrees is a broken immigration system.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

    Hunting for the root of immigration woes? Look to the past.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than a decade, lawmakers have been pointing at their counterparts to take the blame for what just about everyone agrees is a broken immigration system.

  • These are 2016 file photos showing Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard, left, and Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman. Howard and Zimmerman have been cleared by Major League Baseball of allegations they used human growth hormone. Pharmacist Charlie Sly claimed in an Al-Jazeera America documentary "The Dark Side: Secrets of Sports Doping," which was broadcast Dec. 27, that the two used HGH. Sly, who worked as an intern at an anti-aging clinic, later recanted his claims. In a brief statement Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, MLB said its investigation "did not find any violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program by either Howard or Zimmerman." (AP Photo/File)

    MLB clears Howard, Zimmerman of drug allegations

    NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia’s Ryan Howard and Washington’s Ryan Zimmerman have been cleared by Major League Baseball of allegations they used banned performance-enhancing substances.

  • In this undated photo made from video, businesses are seen located, between 119th and 135th streets along Northwest 7th avenue, in North Miami, Fla. Proposed North Miami Chinatown miles from Asian community. North Miami, following in the steps of cities such as New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., plans to create a Chinatown arts and business district next year. (AP Photo/Nicole Ashley)

    Proposed North Miami Chinatown miles from Asian community

    NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — North Miami, following in the steps of cities such as New York, San Francisco and Washington, plans to create a Chinatown arts and business district next year.

  • Terry Brewer, left, and Timothy Harris pile up debris outside a flooded auto parts store in Albany, La. on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016. The U.S. Small Business Administration plans to open several south Louisiana locations to help businesses damaged by record flooding. Louisiana's economic development office is encouraging business owners to register for federal disaster aid and to look at other available support services at www.OpportunityLouisiana.com. (AP Photo/Kevin McGill)

    The Latest: Red Cross: Relief operation cost, at least $30M

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Deep South (all times local):

  • In this April 28, 2012 file photo, John McLaughlin arrives at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington. McLaughlin, the conservative political commentator and host of the namesake long-running television show that pioneered hollering-heads discussions of Washington politics, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, according to the Facebook page for “The McLaughlin Group.” He was 89. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)

    John McLaughlin, host of confrontational TV show, dead at 89

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Aug. 16 reporting the death of John McLaughlin, The Associated Press erroneously identified McLaughlin’s partner in launching ” The McLaughlin Group.” He was Richard Moore, not Robert Moore. The story also erroneously reported that Moore funded the show’s pilot episode.