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US detains immigrant after he spends year in Seattle church

Jul. 17, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — An immigrant who has spent the past year inside a Seattle church to avoid being deported to Mexico was detained Wednesday after presenting himself to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. The arrest prompted protests from a crowd of supporters who had accompanied Jose...

Montana, North Dakota push against Washington state rail law

Jul. 17, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys general for North Dakota and Montana asked the Trump administration on Wednesday to overrule a Washington state law that imposed new restrictions on oil trains from the Northern Plains to guard against explosive derailments. In a legal petition to the U.S. Department of...

Martinez prepares for Cooperstown moment just like career

Jul. 17, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Edgar Martinez trained for every aspect of his career. As a player, he spent nearly two decades doing daily eye exercises to overcome strabismus, a condition that prevented his eyes from seeing in tandem. Rather than letting that become an excuse that kept him out of baseball, Martinez...

Chapman homers, drives in 5 as A's beat Mariners 9-2

Jul. 17, 2019 2:02 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Chapman has no idea why his swing feels so good right now, but he's certainly getting the results to show for it. "I'm just going to call it dumb luck," he said. Chapman homered and drove in five runs, leading the Oakland Athletics past the Seattle Mariners 9-2 on Tuesday night...

AP source: Seattle close to naming Ron Francis as GM

Jul. 16, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's NHL expansion team is close to an agreement with Hockey Hall of Famer Ron Francis to become its first general manager, a person with direct knowledge tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team had not made an announcement. The...

Feds: Microsoft worker stole millions in digital currency

Jul. 16, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A former Microsoft worker has been charged in what investigators describe as a scheme to steal $10 million in digital currency. The U.S. attorney's office in Seattle says 25-year-old Ukrainian citizen Volodymyr Kvashuk helped test Microsoft's online retail sales platform. He's accused of...

Surging Aces have won 5 straight, sit atop power poll

Jul. 16, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kayla McBride's eyes light up when talking about the Las Vegas offense. With the addition of 6-foot-8 Liz Cambage in the offseason to join 6-5 A'ja Wilson in the Aces' frontcourt, her life on the court as a shooter has gotten much easier. "Liz and A'ja command so much attention that I'm...

Trio of first-timers headline WNBA All-Star reserves

Jul. 15, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Diamond DeShields, Erica Wheeler and Odyssey Sims will make their All-Star debuts this month after the trio was selected Monday for the game in Las Vegas. DeShields will be joined in the July 27 game by two of her Chicago Sky teammates. Courtney Vandersloot and Allie Quigley also were...

Man killed at Washington immigration jail shot many times

Jul. 15, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say an armed man who threw incendiary devices at an immigration detention center in Washington state died of multiple gunshot wounds after four police officers opened fire. The Pierce County medical examiner's office said Monday that Willem Van Spronsen, 69, of Vashon...

The Latest: Man killed at immigration jail shot many times

Jul. 15, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on The Latest on the death of a man who threw incendiary devices at an immigration detention center in Washington state (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Authorities say an armed man who threw incendiary devices at an immigration detention center in Washington state died of...