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Bryce Harper tripled and homered in the Nationals’ 5-2 victory over the Mets on Sunday. Washington, with the majors’ best record, took two of three from New York in the weekend series. Harper also homered in Friday night’s victory. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.