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CORRECTS TO STARTING PITCHER - Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Justus Sheffield throws against the Colorado Rockies in the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Sheffield shuts down Rockies as Mariners win 5-3

Aug. 9, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Justus Sheffield struck out seven in his longest stint of the season, Dylan Moore hit a two-run homer and the Seattle Mariners beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Sunday. Sheffield (1-2), one of three pitchers 24 or younger in the Mariners’ starting rotation, gave up four hits without a...

Demonstrators gather ahead of Seattle police votes

Aug. 9, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Demonstrators have started gathering in Seattle ahead of upcoming votes by city officials on reduced funding for police. Hundreds of people including pro-police supporters and counter-protesters assembled opposite city hall Sunday afternoon. The Seattle City Council last week in a unanimous...

2 injured when boat explodes on Columbia River

Aug. 9, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

PORTLAND (AP) — Two people have been injured in an explosion aboard a boat on the Columbia River along the Washington-Oregon border. KOIN-TV reports a Vancouver fire boat responded to reports of the explosion shortly after 10 a.m. Sunday. Emergency crews extinguished the blaze on the 19-foot ski boat and...

Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon watches his three-run double against the Seattle Mariners during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Blackmon stays hot, Rockies pitch 1-hitter, top Mariners 5-0

Aug. 9, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Even Charlie Blackmon staying hot at the plate was upstaged on this night by a foursome of Colorado Rockies pitchers, led by the debut of rookie Ryan Castellani. Blackmon added three more hits to his major league-leading total and drove in three runs, and four Rockies pitchers combined to...

In this undated photo provided by Mississippi Highway Patrol is Lieutenant Troy Morris. Three people are in custody for their alleged roles in the shooting death of the off-duty Mississippi trooper, authorities said Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. Morris' body was found inside a postal service delivery truck about 4:30 a.m. Friday, in Jefferson County. The 27-year veteran trooper worked part-time for the U.S. Postal Service. (Mississippi Highway Patrol via AP)

Suspects arrested in death of off-duty Mississippi trooper

Aug. 8, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Three people are in custody on murder charges in the shooting death of an off-duty Mississippi trooper, authorities said Saturday. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, in a news release, said Treyon Washington, 24, was arrested in Jefferson County in the death of Lt. Troy L....

Inmate faces charges in fatal beating of Washington cellmate

Aug. 8, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An inmate who killed his cellmate in Washington state was seeking vengeance against the convicted child rapist who preyed on his younger sister, authorities said. Shane Goldsby, 25, of Longview faces a first-degree murder charge in connection to the June 2 death of his cellmate Robert...

Spokane police shoot suspect in cell phone store robberies

Aug. 8, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A suspect in a string of recent robberies is expected to survive his injuries after being shot late Friday by two Spokane police officers, a police news release said. The Spokesman-Review said the injured suspect was not identified. Officers responded around 11:30 p.m. Friday a...

Man punches 72-year-old vet in the face over mask comment

Aug. 8, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Spokane police say they've arrested the man accused of breaking a 72-year-old veteran’s jaw in a hotel lobby. KHQ-TV reports Spokane police say 35-year-old Cody P. Hansen was arrested at a home after receiving an anonymous tip. Hansen will remain in the Spokane County Jail...

Man who dropped overdose victim at hospital pleads guilty

Aug. 8, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Port Townsend, Washington, man who left a heroin overdose victim in a car outside a hospital emergency room pleaded guilty Friday to drug trafficking and illegal firearms possession charges. Adam Michael Kelly, 38, pleaded guilty in federal court in Tacoma to possession of controlled...

Colorado Rockies' Elias Diaz slides safely across home as Seattle Mariners catcher Austin Nola puts on a late tag in the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Murphy drives in 4, Rockies keep rolling, beat M's 8-4

Aug. 8, 2020 1:40 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Daniel Murphy had a key two-run single and later hit a two-run home run, Garrett Hampson and Charlie Blackmon added solo shots, and the Colorado Rockies won for the sixth time in seven games, beating the Seattle Mariners 8-4 on Friday night. The division-leading Rockies picked up their...