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Dempsey scores first goal of season, Sounders tie Fire, 1-1

Jun. 24, 2018 12:17 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Clint Dempsey scored his first goal of the season to match the Seattle regular-season career goals record, helping the Sounders tie the Chicago Fire 1-1 on Saturday night. Dempsey tied the club record for regular-season goals with 47 set by Fredy Montero from 2009-12. It was Dempsey's 57th...

Jogger says US detained her after accidental border crossing

Jun. 23, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

BLAINE, Wash. (AP) — A 19-year-old woman who traveled from France to Canada to visit her mother in British Columbia says U.S. officials detained her for two weeks after she accidentally crossed the border while jogging. Cedella Roman tells the Canadian Broadcast Co. that two U.S. Customs and Border...

Martinez HR helps Red Sox rally from 5 down, top M's 14-10

Jun. 23, 2018 12:34 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In a showdown of All-Star sluggers, Nelson Cruz had more RBIs, but J.D. Martinez had more help. Martinez homered and drove in five, and the Boston Red Sox rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the Seattle Mariners 14-10 on Friday despite a monster night from Cruz. Cruz had a pair of...

Jewell Loyd scores 25 points, Storm beat Fever 72-63

Jun. 23, 2018 12:17 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Jewell Loyd had 25 points on 10-of-16 shooting and Natasha Howard added 11 points, nine rebounds and four blocks to help the Seattle Storm beat the Indiana Fever 72-63 on Friday night. Breanna Stewart scored 15 points for the Storm (9-4). Jordin Canada hit a floater to give Seattle the lead...

Capitals trade Orpik, Grubauer to Avalanche

Jun. 23, 2018 12:07 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals cleared some space to try to re-sign a handful of key free agents by trading veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik and backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer to the Colorado Avalanche for the 47th pick in the NHL draft . Shedding Orpik's $5.5 million salary...

Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

Jun. 22, 2018 8:31 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1 million young people. The lawsuits were filed in federal...

Police make separate arrests in 1986 deaths of young girls

Jun. 22, 2018 7:48 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A man who police said was linked by DNA to the killing of a 12-year-old girl more than three decades ago was charged Friday with first-degree murder and first-degree rape. It is the second suspect that Tacoma, Washington, police have arrested in the past two months in cold cases...

LEADING OFF: Herrera on home run roll, Trout a DH

Jun. 22, 2018 2:10 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: PACKING A PUNCH Odubel Herrera tries to homer in his fifth straight game when the Phillies begin a three-game series at Washington. "What he's doing is special," Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler said. "It's elite." Herrera is batting .419 (13 for 31) with two...

APNewsBreak: About 500 kids reunited with families since May

Jun. 21, 2018 10:30 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump's order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local): 8:25 p.m. A senior Trump administration official says about 500 of the more than 2,000 children separated from...

Washington, other states plan to sue over family separations

Jun. 21, 2018 8:35 PM EDT

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — Washington, California and at least nine other states are planning to sue the Trump administration over its separation of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying the president's executive order halting the practice is riddled with caveats and fails to reunite parents and...