JGBs flat as Washington turmoil, rising virus cases weigh

TOKYO, Jan 12 (Reuters) – Yields of Japanese government bonds were flat on Tuesday as concerns about political turmoil in Washington and rising coronavirus cases offset upward pressure on rates due to expectations for large U.S. fiscal stimulus.Some investors also stayed on the sidelines before an auction of five-year government bonds on Wednesday, and could…Continue Reading

Alex Smith-Led Washington Is NFL’ S Unlikeliest Playoff Team, Could Play Spoiler

Derik Hamilton/Associated PressLed by quarterback Alex Smith, the Washington Football Team claimed a playoff spot Sunday night with a sub-.500 record. Ron Rivera’s squad managed a 20-14 victory over the tanking Philadelphia Eagles and improved to 7-9 overall while cementing an NFC East crown.Starting with the near-implosion of the franchise at the ownership level, which remains an ongoing…Continue Reading

Report: Washington Hopeful Alex Smith Will Return from Calf Injury vs. Panthers

Rick Scuteri/Associated PressThe Washington Football Team is hopeful quarterback Alex Smith can play in Week 16’s matchup vs. the Carolina Panthers, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network: Ian Rapoport @RapSheetFrom @NFLTotalAccess: Washington QB Alex Smith (calf) was back at practice and had a “really good day.” He could return this week. https://t.co/0e2JsGNc3pSmith, 36, has had…Continue Reading

Washington, D.C., bans indoor dining, other activities for three weeks

Alicia Victoria Lozano3h ago / 4:24 AM UTCIndoor dining, museums and libraries will end in the District of Columbia starting next week amid a surge in coronavirus cases, according to an executive order issued Friday by Mayor Muriel Bowser.The executive order also shuts down a bus service that shuttles passengers around the National Mall. Nonessential businesses are…Continue Reading

Washington Won’t Pursue Bowl Game Due to Ongoing COVID-19 Outbreak

Ted S. Warren/Associated PressThe Washington Huskies’ football season has come to an end due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak within the program. Athletic director Jennifer Cohen said in a statement the team won’t pursue a bowl game:Adam Rittenberg @ESPNRittenberg#Washington’s season is unfortunately over. COVID outbreak will prevent Huskies from pursuing a bowl game. https://t.co/Fk8c2el5XOThe Huskies have…Continue Reading

Washington town hosts large anti-mask rally

Tim Fitzsimons7h ago / 9:19 PM UTCHundreds of people came to the city of Mossyrock, Washington last weekend to protest against coronavirus public health restrictions, according to NBC affiliate KING.The city of 820 people and its mayor, Randall Sasser, have attracted attention for defying state health orders designed to combat the spread of the coronavirus.Mayor Sasser told…Continue Reading

Protesters clash during rallies in Washington state and Washington, D.C.

One person was shot Saturday in Olympia, Washington, and six people were arrested in Washington, D.C., as demonstrators clashed with counterprotesters over the presidential election, racial injustice and pandemic restrictions.A suspect was detained in the shooting, said Washington State Patrol Sgt. Darren Wright, who indicated that pro-Trump and anti-Trump demonstrators clashed in and around the…Continue Reading

Washington Capitals Unveil ‘Reverse Retro’ Alternate Jersey

The Washington Capitals, the National Hockey League and adidas today unveiled the new Capitals Reverse Retro ADIZERO Authentic adidas jersey that the team will wear for select games during the 20-21 season.Video: The Capitals adidas #ReverseRetro jerseyReimagined in the patriotic colors of the flag, the iconic Reverse Retro jersey features the screaming eagle design and…Continue Reading

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee targets restaurants, churches and businesses with new lockdown, Seahawks games unaffected

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) ordered a host of new lockdown measures to slow the spread of Covid-19 in the state,  including a ban on indoor dining and new limits businesses, churches, weddings and funerals:BREAKING: Inslee announces new coronavirus restrictions, including the closure of indoor dining, putting a limit on retail occupancy (including grocery stores)…Continue Reading