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Jay Inslee: End government partnership with fossil fuels

Jun. 24, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee is proposing a clean break between the federal government and the fossil fuel industry. That would involve everything from ending tax breaks for oil companies to banning all drilling and extraction on federal lands and beneath federal waters. It's the latest proposal...

Loyd, Howard lift Storm past Fever 65-61

Jun. 23, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 21 points, including the go-ahead basket with 24.6 seconds left, to lift the Seattle Storm to a 65-61 win over the Indiana Fever on Sunday. Erica Wheeler scored seven straight points for the Fever, the last two coming from the free throw line to tie the game at 61 with 35...

Seattle's addition looms as part of draft weekend story

Jun. 23, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — While the selections of Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kaako and the P.K. Subban trade all got their deserved attention during the NHL draft, one of the biggest crowds of the weekend surrounded a 59-year-old team executive and a Hollywood filmmaker. More than six months after the...

Crawford shines, Kikuchi rebounds as Mariners thump O's 13-3

Jun. 23, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — J.P. Crawford felt his trade to Seattle would give him the opportunity to be an everyday shortstop — hopefully as part of what the Mariners hope to build long-term. His recent performance is backing up Seattle's belief in the 24-year-old. "I like his demeanor, how he's carrying...

States' push to legalize sports betting differs by region

Jun. 23, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for every state to legalize sports betting , a regional divide has opened as states decide whether to expand their gambling options. By year's end, legalization is possible in a dozen states in the Northeast and Midwest. But...

Orioles power past Mariners 8-4, end 10-game skid

Jun. 22, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — There aren't many similarities between this year's Orioles and the most successful regular-season team in club history, but for one day, Baltimore did a reasonably good impersonation of that 1969 squad. Donning the uniforms worn by the team that won 109 games and the AL pennant half a...

Mariners win 10-9, hand Orioles 10th straight loss

Jun. 22, 2019 3:00 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Mallex Smith knows his role as Seattle's leadoff hitter and he played it to perfection in the Mariners' latest win. Smith reached base five times, stole two bases and scored four runs, and Kyle Seager, Dylan Moore and Mac Williamson all homered to help the Mariners take a big lead and hold...

Storm beat Sparks 84-62 in coach Hughes' return

Jun. 22, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Jewell Loyd made a career-high five 3-pointers and scored 23 points and Seattle beat the Los Angeles Sparks 84-62 on Friday night in Storm coach Dan Hughes' season debut. The 64-year-old coach shared his cancer diagnosis before the season began and underwent surgery to remove a...

Roy Moore in uphill battle to woo skeptical Alabama voters

Jun. 21, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In a state that has long been reliably Republican, Roy Moore faces an uphill battle in winning over skeptical voters to take back the Alabama Senate seat he lost two years ago amid allegations of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls. With GOP leaders including President Donald...

US agency seeks 'hosts' for rotting whales amid die-off

Jun. 21, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — So many gray whales are dying off the U.S. West Coast that scientists and volunteers dealing with the putrid carcasses have an urgent request for coastal residents: Lend us your private beaches so these ocean giants can rot in peace. The number of dead whales washing ashore in...