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Report: No altitude advice before Dallas air show crash

Nov. 30, 2022 23:43 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Just before a midair collision that killed six at a Dallas air show, a group of historic fighter planes was told to fly ahead of a formation of bombers without any prior plan for coordinating altitude, according to a federal report released Wednesday. The report did not give a cause...

Whalen, Peck lead Women's Basketball Hall of Fame class

Nov. 27, 2022 16:17 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lindsay Whalen, who helped the Minnesota Lynx win four WNBA championships, will be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame next spring as part of a five-member class. Joining Whalen will be ESPN analyst Carolyn Peck, who became the first Black head...

Winter storm to bring heavy snow to mountains

Nov. 26, 2022 15:52 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The National Weather Service urged holiday travelers to heed their warnings about a winter storm that was expected to bring snow to the mountain passes starting Saturday night and could drop snow on the metro areas by Sunday into next week. “Heavy mountain snow is...

Peterson sparks Southern Cal to 59-57 victory over Vermont

Nov. 16, 2022 01:29 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drew Peterson scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half and Southern Cal rallied to beat Vermont 59-57 on Tuesday night. Peterson made just 1 of 7 shots in the first half and the Trojans (2-1) trailed 27-22 at intermission. But the senior came out after the...

Investigation underway over midair crash at Dallas air show

Nov. 13, 2022 19:33 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A national transportation official probing the cause of a midair crash of two historic military planes during an air show that left six people dead said Sunday that one of the key questions for investigators is why the aircraft were seemingly sharing the same space just before...

Two historic aircraft collide at Veterans Day show in Dallas

Nov. 12, 2022 22:25 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Two historic military aircraft collided and crashed Saturday during an air show in Dallas, exploding into a ball of flames and sending black smoke billowing into the sky. It was not clear how many people were on board. Emergency crews raced to the crash scene at the...

Indiana Fever win WNBA draft lottery, Minnesota to pick 2nd

Nov. 11, 2022 21:01 PM EST

The Indiana Fever earned the first pick in the WNBA draft for the first time in franchise history on Friday. The Fever had a 44% chance to get the No. 1 pick after having the worst combined record the past two seasons. The Minnesota Lynx will pick second with the Atlanta Dream having...

'Atmospheric river' bringing rain, wind, snow to PNW

Nov. 03, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — An atmospheric river is bringing strong to damaging winds, heavy rain and below-normal temperatures for the Puget Sound region from Thursday evening through Saturday morning, the National Weather Service said. Snow in the passes is expected as is potential river...

Lynx extend coach Cheryl Reeve, bump GM title to president

Nov. 03, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx signed coach Cheryl Reeve to a multi-year contract extension Thursday and elevated her front office title from general manager to president of basketball operations. The length of the new deal was not disclosed. "Cheryl’s...

Kremlin: Any talks about Griner swap must be confidential

Oct. 26, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin on Wednesday kept the door open for talks on a possible swap involving jailed U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner but reiterated that any such discussions must be kept strictly confidential. A Russian court on Tuesday rejected Griner’s appeal against...