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US to widen military presence in Philippines amid China fear

Feb. 02, 2023 07:25 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United States and the Philippines announced an expansion of America's military presence in the Southeast Asian country on Thursday, with U.S. forces granted access to four more military camps, effectively giving Washington new ground to ramp up deterrence against...

Colorado man held in Nevada solar plant fire unfit for trial

Feb. 01, 2023 20:27 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge has ruled a Colorado dentist unfit for trial following his arrest last month in what authorities characterized as a terror attack on a solar power facility serving Las Vegas Strip casinos. Mohammed Reza Mesmarian’s attorney, Nick Pitaro, said...

Group's lawsuit seeks to void Washington transportation law

Feb. 01, 2023 18:20 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A conservative legal advocacy organization is suing to halt the nearly $17 billion transportation funding bill passed by the Washington Legislature and signed by Gov. Jay Inslee last year. The organization, the Citizen Action Defense Fund, argued in a filing Tuesday...

Washington state Gov. Inslee tests positive for COVID-19

Feb. 01, 2023 16:56 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time. Inslee’s office said in a statement Wednesday that he had tested positive and was experiencing very mild symptoms including a cough. He is consulting with his doctor about...

Boeing bids farewell to an icon, delivers last 747 jumbo jet

Feb. 01, 2023 06:09 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing bid farewell to an icon on Tuesday, delivering its final 747 jumbo jet as thousands of workers who helped build the planes over the past 55 years looked on. Since its first flight in 1969, the giant yet graceful 747 has served as a cargo plane, a commercial...

Democrats in Washington state choose Conrad as new leader

Jan. 30, 2023 16:43 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington State Democratic Party has chosen Shasti Conrad, the former leader of King County Democrats, as its new chair. Conrad, 38, is a political consultant who ran for the post unopposed with the support of Gov. Jay Inslee, both of Washington’s Democratic...

Murekatete, Motuga lead WSU's upset of No. 19 Arizona women

Jan. 29, 2023 16:45 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Bella Murekatete scored 18 points, Ula Motuga added 16, and the two hit several key buckets down the stretch, lifting Washington State to a 70-59 victory over No. 19 Arizona on Sunday. Motuga and Murekatete hit two buckets each in a 1 1/2-minute stretch late in...

Jakimovski, Powell, Gueye help Washington St. past ASU 75-58

Jan. 28, 2023 22:36 PM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Andrej Jakimovski scored a career-high 22 points, Justin Powell added a season-high 20 and Mouhamed Gueye had his second consecutive double-double to help Washington State beat Arizona State 75-58 Saturday night to snap a three-game skid. Gueye, who has nine...

Allegri's 28 lead Eastern Washington over Weber State 75-71

Jan. 28, 2023 19:55 PM EST

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Angelo Allegri's 28 points helped Eastern Washington defeat Weber State 75-71 on Saturday night. EWU led by two before Allegri made two free throws with 15 seconds left to seal the win. Allegri added five rebounds with three assists and made 6 of...

Man accused in substation vandalism is released from custody

Jan. 28, 2023 13:16 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — One of the two men charged with vandalizing electrical substations in Washington state over the holidays to cover a burglary was ordered released from federal custody Friday to seek substance abuse help. A federal judge issued the order for Matthew Greenwood,...