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Ladine scores 21 as Washington beats No. 2 Stanford 72-67

Feb. 05, 2023 17:45 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Elle Ladine scored 21 points and Dalayah Daniels made two key free throws with 8 seconds left, helping Washington knock off No. 2 Stanford 72-67 on Sunday. Washington (13-9, 5-7 Pac-12) closed the game with a 9-2 run. Lauren Schwartz made two foul shots before Ladine...

Aces trade center to Mystics for pair of 2nd-round picks

Feb. 05, 2023 17:40 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Aces traded recently acquired 6-foot-5 center Amanda Zahui B. on Sunday to Washington for the Mystics' second-round draft picks in 2024 and 2025. Zahui B. came over to the Aces from the Los Angeles Sparks on Jan. 21 trade for two-time All-Star Dearica...

US officials offer Congress briefing on Trump, Biden papers

Feb. 05, 2023 16:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have offered to brief congressional leaders on their investigation into the classified documents found at former President Donald Trump's Florida residence as well as President Joe Biden's Delaware home and former private office, people familiar with the matter...

Biden's State of the Union to tout policy wins on economy

Feb. 05, 2023 12:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will use his second State of the Union address on Tuesday to remind Americans of how their lives have been improved over his first two years in office, as he tries to confront pessimism in the country and navigate the tricky politics of a newly divided...

Powerball jackpot grows to $747 million after no winner

Feb. 05, 2023 10:36 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Powerball jackpot grew to an estimated $747 million after no one beat the odds and won the top prize in Saturday night’s drawing. The numbers drawn were: 2, 8, 15, 19, 58 and Powerball 10. The $747 million Powerball jackpot up for grabs...

Eastern Washington wins 14th straight, tops Portland State

Feb. 05, 2023 01:42 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Tyreese Davis scored 27 points and Eastern Washington upped its win streak to 14 with a 98-88 victory over Portland State on Saturday night. Davis added six rebounds and five assists for the Eagles (18-7, 12-0 Big Sky Conference), who boast the longest current...

White, Johnson propel USC to 80-74 victory over Washington

Feb. 05, 2023 00:30 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tre White totaled 22 points, Kobe Johnson scored 21 and Southern California turned back Washington 80-74 on Saturday night. USC's fourth straight win was the 200th victory for coach Andy Enfield, who is in his 10th season with the Trojans. White...

Irving excused from Nets-Wizards, 1 day after trade request

Feb. 04, 2023 22:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving sat out the Brooklyn Nets’ come-from-behind win over Washington on Saturday night, a day after he told the team he would like to be traded. The Nets said Irving's absence was due to right calf soreness, adding him to the injury report for their game...

China balloon: Many questions about suspected spy in the sky

Feb. 04, 2023 20:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — What in the world was that thing? The massive white orb that drifted across U.S. airspace this week and was shot down by the Air Force over the Atlantic on live television Saturday triggered a diplomatic maelstrom and blew up on social media. China...

Eyes on the sky as Chinese balloon shot down over Atlantic

Feb. 04, 2023 19:15 PM EST

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Eyes were locked on the Carolina skies Saturday as a suspected Chinese spy balloon ended its weeklong traverse over the U.S. when it drifted over the Atlantic Ocean and was shot down by a fighter jet. In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a crowd lining the...