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Botanists scour aging orchards for long-lost apple varieties

Nov. 20, 2019 11:45 AM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — The apple tree stands alone near the top of a steep hill, wind whipping through its branches as a perfect sunset paints its leaves a vibrant gold. It has been there for more than a century, and there is no hint that the tree or its apples are anything out of the ordinary. But this...

No. 25 Washington rebounds from 1st loss, tops Maine 72-53

Nov. 20, 2019 1:58 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Another slow start from No. 25 Washington was quickly erased by a jolt from Nahziah Carter. Three of them, actually. Carter’s trio of highlight dunks midway through the first half sparked Washington’s run to take control, and the Huskies pulled away for an easy 72-53 win over...

Woolridge leads No. 8 Gonzaga over Texas-Arlington 72-66

Nov. 19, 2019 11:51 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Gonzaga crowd roared when Killian Tillie was announced in the starting lineup Tuesday night. It boomed again when Tillie sank a 3-pointer for the Zags’ first points. “It felt good,” said Tillie, who finished with 15 points and eight rebounds as No. 8 Gonzaga...

The Latest: Afternoon of routs followed by close calls

Nov. 19, 2019 6:18 PM EST

The Latest on Week 11 in the NFL (all times EST): 8:10 p.m. An NFL afternoon of blowouts was followed by three nail-biting finishes. The AFC-leading New England Patriots were assured of their 19th consecutive winning season following a 17-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in a rematch of the 2018 Super Bowl....

Ducks claim Pac-12 North, but otherwise uncertainty abounds

Nov. 19, 2019 6:10 PM EST

Oregon has locked up the Pac-12 North, but much remains uncertain for the conference — even for the sixth-ranked Ducks. Coach Mario Cristobal’s team has a shot at a College Football Playoff berth, but it will need help from inside and outside the league. Oregon’s best hope is to face and beat...

ATF agent gets $450,000 settlement in email harassment case

Nov. 19, 2019 2:55 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A supervisor for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Seattle is receiving a $450,000 settlement after complaining of racial harassment from a co-worker with a Nazi tattoo. The Seattle Times reports Cheryl Bishop, a senior supervisory agent who is black, complained of...

Seahawks hope Lockett will be ready for Sunday vs. Philly

Nov. 18, 2019 8:58 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll believes wide receiver Tyler Lockett has a chance to play this week despite spending two nights in a Bay Area hospital with a leg injury following Seattle’s win over San Francisco a week ago. The Seahawks returned to practice on Monday...

Hospital: Mold outbreak linked to infections since 2001

Nov. 18, 2019 3:32 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Children's Hospital said Monday it believes a mold outbreak that has sickened seven patients, one fatally, since summer 2018 is linked to mold-related infections dating back nearly two decades. Five children died from infections linked to Aspergillus mold in operating rooms at...

Correction: Tribe-Whaling story

Nov. 18, 2019 2:18 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — In a story Nov. 14 about the Makah Tribe’s effort to resume whaling in Washington state, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Makah is the only tribe with a treaty right to hunt whales. While the Makah is the only tribe whose treaty specifically mentions a right to hunt...

Elleby leads Washington State past Idaho State 72-61

Nov. 17, 2019 7:12 PM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — One of CJ Elleby’s favorite things is getting a steal and then seeing the open court in front of him. His seven steals and 23 points helped lead Washington State to a 72-61 victory over Idaho State Sunday afternoon in Pullman. “It’s my favorite,” Elleby...