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Crab larvae suffering shell damage from ocean acidification

Jan. 24, 2020 10:34 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Ocean acidification is damaging the shells of young Dungeness crab in the Pacific Northwest, an impact that scientists did not expect until much later this century, according to new research. A study released in the journal Science of the Total Environment this week is based on a 2016 survey...

Oregon's Chris Duarte, right, steals the ball from Southern California's Daniel Utomi, back, and Elijah Weaver during the first half of an NCAA basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)

Duarte leads No. 12 Oregon past USC 79-70 in double OT

Jan. 24, 2020 2:55 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Paying close attention paid off for Oregon's Chris Duarte. The junior guard had 30 points, 11 rebounds and eight steals, and the No. 12 Ducks outlasted Southern California 79-70 in double overtime Thursday night. “I was watching the point guard's eyes. I was watching everybody's...

Colorado guard McKinley Wright IV jokes with teammates as he heads to the bench late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Washington State Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Boulder, Colo. Colorado won 78-56. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Siewert leads No. 23 Colorado past Washington State 78-56

Jan. 24, 2020 2:16 AM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Lucas Siewert and Evan Battey teamed up to hit the boards with a vengeance in the absence of Colorado's top rebounder, Tyler Bey. Siewert had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Battey added 12 points and 10 boards as No. 23 Colorado pulled away in the second half to beat Washington State...

Washington's Jaden McDaniels, left, and Isaiah Stewart (33) battle against Utah's Mikael Jantunen (20)and Branden Carlson, rear, for a rebound in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah rallies to stun Washington 67-66

Jan. 24, 2020 12:06 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — On a night where nothing seemed to be going right on offense, Utah never threw in the towel. The Utes kept probing Washington's zone and attacking weak spots. Rylan Jones spearheaded the attack by getting to the free-throw line down the stretch. Jones made eight free throws over the...

Townsend, No. 13 Gonzaga women overwhelm Pepperdine 70-36

Jan. 23, 2020 11:06 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Jill Townsend scored 18 points and was one of three players with a double-double and No. 13 Gonzaga had its best defensive game of the season, routing Pepperdine 70-36 on Thursday night to run its winning streak to 17. Katie Campbell scored 12 points and Jenn Wirth 10 and both matched...

Officers attend to one of several shooting victims, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Seattle, after a gunman opened fire in the heavily trafficked downtown area. (David Silver via AP)

Mayor, police pledge action after deadly Seattle shooting

Jan. 23, 2020 9:51 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A shootout in downtown Seattle that left a woman dead and a 9-year-old boy injured was the third violent incident this week in a part of the city long known for rampant drug use and street unrest. Business groups implored officials to improve public safety. And while crime rates in Seattle...

FILE- This Aug. 1, 2018 file photo, shows a 3D printed gun called the Liberator, in Austin, Texas.  Attorneys general in 20 states and the District of Columbia have filed a lawsuit challenging a federal regulation that could allow blueprints for making guns on 3D printers to be posted on the internet.  New York Attorney General Tish James is helping to lead the coalition, which filed the lawsuit Thursday.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Coalition of states sue over rules governing 3D-printed guns

Jan. 23, 2020 7:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys general in 20 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging a federal regulation that could allow blueprints for making guns on 3D printers to be posted on the internet. New York Attorney General Tish James, who helped lead the coalition of state...

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson leaves the U.S. District Court in Seattle Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, following arguments in his lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's funding of the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. The administration is diverting $3.6 billion in military construction money, including $89 million for a naval pier in Washington, toward the wall. (AP Photo/Gene Johnson)

Far from US-Mexico border, Seattle judge weighs wall funding

Jan. 23, 2020 7:21 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Washington state is considering whether to block President Donald Trump from diverting billions of dollars from military construction projects to build sections of border wall along the Southern border. U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Rothstein said Thursday she hoped to...

Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto speaks Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Seattle during the Seattle Mariners annual news conference before the start of Spring Training baseball. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Mariners expect Mitch Haniger to miss start of season

Jan. 23, 2020 7:09 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — This was already going to be a year where the Seattle Mariners would be relying heavily on young players and some of their top prospects right from the beginning of the season. Now the Mariners expect to be without one of their few veterans — likely for the first month. Outfielder...

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2018, file photo, Cody Wilson, with Defense Distributed, holds a 3D-printed gun called the Liberator at his shop in Austin, Texas. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, filed a multistate lawsuit that again seeks to block the Trump Administration from allowing 3D-printed gun files to be released on the internet. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Washington files multistate lawsuit to block 3D gun files

Jan. 23, 2020 7:06 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A move by the Trump administration to allow 3D-printed gun files to be released on the internet would make it easier for terrorists and criminals to access weapons, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Thursday in filing a multi-state lawsuit trying to block the data. The lawsuit,...