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Seahawks know speculation about Clark will swirl until draft

Apr. 22, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seahawks general manager John Schneider knows there is going to be speculation about Frank Clark's future at least until the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday since the defensive end would seem to be the most viable trade commodity that could land Seattle the draft picks it...

SeaWorld publishes decades of orca data to help wild whales

Apr. 22, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The endangered killer whales of the Pacific Northwest live very different lives from orcas in captivity. They swim up to 100 miles (161 kilometers) a day in pursuit of salmon, instead of being fed a steady diet of baitfish and multivitamins. Their playful splashing awes and entertains...

Democrats criticize GOP state rep for chats about spying

Apr. 22, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and other state Democrats are criticizing a conservative state representative for appearing to support spying on political opponents. The Guardian newspaper reported Saturday it had obtained the contents of chats involving Republican Rep. Matt Shea, of...

Back to Earth: Washington set to allow 'human composting'

Apr. 22, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington appears set to become the first state to allow a burial alternative known as "natural organic reduction" — an accelerated decomposition process that turns bodies into soil within weeks. The bill legalizing the process, sometimes referred to as "human composting," has...

APNewsBreak: CBS Sports signs multiyear deal with WNBA

Apr. 22, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is nearly doubling its national TV exposure with a multiyear deal with CBS Sports. CBS Sports Network will broadcast 40 WNBA games beginning next month when the season opens. The Minnesota Lynx vs. the Chicago Sky on May 25 will be the first game on the CBS Sports Network. "Through...

Melinda Gates talks 'brash' Microsoft culture in new book

Apr. 22, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Looking back at her time as an early Microsoft employee, Melinda Gates said the brash culture at the famously tough, revolutionary tech company made her want to quit, but that she didn't discuss it with her boyfriend, and later her husband, Bill Gates, the company CEO who embodied that...

Gonzaga's Killian Tillie declares for NBA draft

Apr. 22, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie will test the NBA waters. The school said Sunday that Tillie will submit his name for the NBA draft, but the junior could return to school. Under new NCAA rules, college players can retain the services of an agent during the evaluation process but must...

Potato farmers scrambling after long winter delays planting

Apr. 21, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Potato farmers are getting a late start on their crops because of a long winter and record snowfall in east Oregon and Washington. Normally, farmers start planting potatoes at the end of February. But this year the ground was frozen or flooded much later than usual. Washington State...

New evidence gets mistrial in Montana senator's nephew death

Apr. 20, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The discovery of new evidence prompted a judge to declare a mistrial in the prosecution of a Spokane man charged with killing the nephew of U.S. Sen. Jon Tester of Montana in a sword attack, a newspaper reported. Court records show a sheriff's detective found a text message in the...

Gonzaga's Zach Norvell Jr. to test NBA waters

Apr. 20, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga sophomore guard Zach Norvell Jr. will test the NBA waters. The school said Saturday Norvell will submit his name for the NBA draft, but could return to school. Under new NCAA rules, college players can retain the services of an agent during the evaluation process, but must end...