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Feds agree to review grizzly protections in contiguous US

Dec. 9, 2019 6:53 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials will review whether enough is being done to protect grizzly bears in the contiguous U.S. states after environmentalists sued the government to try to restore the fearsome animals to more areas, according to a court settlement approved Monday. The review must be...

Seahawks hope this late stumble leads to another playoff run

Dec. 9, 2019 6:44 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Even in their seasons that ended playing for championships, the Seattle Seahawks were apt to throw out a clunker late in the regular season. The latest one, a 28-12 dud against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night, could end up being more painful than others if it ends up costing...

Some leaking diesel fuel from train reaches Columbia River

Dec. 9, 2019 1:22 PM EST

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington says some diesel fuel spilled into the Columbia River as it leaked from a BNSF train along nine miles of track through the Tri-Cities area. The state Department of Ecology estimates that 200 gallons spilled along the tracks from Pasco to Finley, including nine...

Accidental shootings raise questions about arming teachers

Dec. 9, 2019 1:22 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — As the country looks for ways to deal with mass shootings at schools, some have responded by saying more people should carry guns, including teachers. “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” President Donald Trump told the National Rifle...

4-year-old twins free selves, climb to safety after crash

Dec. 9, 2019 12:04 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state authorities say 4-year-old twins freed themselves from their car seats and climbed an embankment seeking help following a car crash that killed their father. KING-TV reported 47-year-old Corey Simmons of Langley died when the vehicle with his daughters in the backseat...

No. 9 Gonzaga uses late 3s to beat No. 22 Washington 83-76

Dec. 8, 2019 10:17 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — One glance at the shot clock told Killian Tillie there was no choice. He had to launch the jumper 30 feet from the basket. When the shot left Tillie’s hand, it felt just like a normal 3-point attempt, even if he was almost closer to half-court. And the result? “ “It...

Davison carries E. Washington over North Dakota 98-82

Dec. 8, 2019 9:07 PM EST

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Jacob Davison had 39 points, Kim Aiken Jr. had a double-double, and Eastern Washington beat North Dakota 98-82 on Sunday. Aiken finished with 11 points, 15 rebounds and three steals. Ellis Magnuson had 14 points and six assists for Eastern Washington (5-3). Mason Peatling scored 12...

Washington's Chris Petersen faces old team in his final game

Dec. 8, 2019 8:32 PM EST

Chris Petersen’s last opponent at Washington will be the team that gave him his first head coaching job. Las Vegas Bowl organizers capitalized on circumstances Sunday that allowed them to invite Petersen’s Washington Huskies to square off against Boise State on Dec. 21. “It's always our...

Gonzaga wins sixth straight; downs Washington St. 76-53

Dec. 8, 2019 7:32 PM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — LeeAnne Wirth scored 16 points with 10 rebounds and Jill Townsend scored 14 and the No. 18-ranked Gonzaga women's basketball team beat Washington State 76-53 on Sunday. Katie Campbell's 3-pointer 36 seconds in gave Gonzaga a 3-2 lead and the Bulldogs (8-1) led the rest of the way....

Washington State, Air Force to meet in Cheez-It Bowl

Dec. 8, 2019 7:10 PM EST

Air Force (10-2, Mountain West) vs. Washington State (6-6, Pac-12), Dec. 27, 10:15 p.m. ET LOCATION: Phoenix TOP PLAYERS Air Force: QB Donald Hammond III, 1,286 yards passing, 13 touchdowns; 491 yards rushing, 11 touchdowns. Washington State: Anthony Gordon, 5,228 yards passing, 45 touchdowns. NOTABLE Air Force:...