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Lowrie drives in 4 to back Manaea, A's hold off Mariners 7-6

Aug. 14, 2018 1:57 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Melvin might have a little better understanding of the anxiety other teams feel when his Oakland Athletics come roaring back in the late innings. Seattle nearly did it to the A's. These AL West rivals are among the best at staying in games until the very end despite a big...

Democrat Schrier advances in Washington's 8th District

Aug. 13, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — An open congressional seat in Washington state officially has its November matchup: Democrat Kim Schrier has advanced to the general election to face Republican Dino Rossi in the race for the 8th Congressional District. The race is one of three GOP-held congressional districts in...

Seattle airplane theft prompts review of security measures

Aug. 13, 2018 8:48 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The spectacular theft of a 76-seat plane from the Seattle airport by a ground crew employee is prompting an industrywide review of how to thwart such insider security threats, though it remains unclear what steps airlines might take. "This is too big a deal. It's not going to go away," said...

Police: Man flies plane into his home after fight with wife

Aug. 13, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

PAYSON, Utah (AP) — A Utah man flew a small plane into his own house early Monday just hours after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife in a nearby canyon where the couple went to talk over their problems, authorities said. The pilot, Duane Youd, died. His wife and a child who were in the home...

Heisman darkhorses: Can Browning repeat Mayfield's path?

Aug. 13, 2018 4:47 PM EDT

Washington's Jake Browning is hoping to repeat what Baker Mayfield did last year. Mayfield was a Heisman Trophy longshot in the preseason, but ended up winning the award while leading Oklahoma to the College Football Playoff for the second time in three years. Browning was sixth in the Heisman voting two years...

Live salmon released for ailing orca but she doesn't eat

Aug. 13, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Researchers carrying out unprecedented efforts to save an ailing young killer whale in the U.S. Northwest released live salmon into waters in front of the free-swimming orca but didn't see her take any of the fish. The operation that dropped eight salmon from a boat Sunday is part of an...

Immigration cases tossed in fallout from high court ruling

Aug. 13, 2018 3:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigration courts from Boston to Los Angeles have been experiencing fallout from a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that has caused some deportation orders to be tossed and cases thrown out, bringing more chaos to a system that was already besieged by ballooning dockets and lengthy...

Seahawks hope Barkevious Mingo can be dual threat on defense

Aug. 13, 2018 1:16 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks would be thrilled if Barkevious Mingo became the new version of what Bruce Irvin was during their championship run — strong on stopping the run in early downs, a threat as a rusher in passing situations. Doing so would mean Mingo is finally meeting the...

What happened, what's next after airline worker stole plane

Aug. 13, 2018 12:44 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. investigators are working to find out how an airline employee stole an empty commercial airplane from the main airport serving Seattle and crashed into a small island after being chased by military jets. The man was killed, but no one else was hurt. Here's some more details on the...

Sounders edge FC Dallas 2-1 for 5th straight victory

Aug. 13, 2018 1:49 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Sounders' season looked all but over on the morning of July 4. Seattle was way out of the playoff hunt and struggling for wins. It hasn't lost since. Nicolas Lodeiro's free-kick goal in the 63rd minute was the winner as the Sounders defeated FC Dallas 2-1 on Sunday night for their...