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Nation marks 50 years after Apollo 11's 'giant leap' on moon

Jul. 20, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A moonstruck nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's "giant leap" by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin at parties, races, ball games and concerts Saturday, toasting with Tang and gobbling MoonPies. At NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Aldrin showed Vice President Mike...

Mariners' Leake lose perfect game try in 9th, blanks Angels

Jul. 20, 2019 2:35 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A week after the worst start of his career, Mike Leake came back with his best. Shockingly so. Leake took a perfect game into the ninth inning, losing his bid at baseball immortality when rookie Luis Rengifo hit a leadoff single as the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-0 Friday...

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...

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...

The Latest: Friend says man wanted to provoke deadly fight

Jul. 14, 2019 6:52 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on the death of a man who confronted police after he reportedly threw incendiary devices at an immigration jail in Washington state early Saturday morning(all times local): 9:10 p.m. A friend of the man who authorities say died after throwing explosive devices at an...

Police: 69-year-old man dies after attacking migrant jail

Jul. 14, 2019 6:34 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 69-year-old man armed with a rifle threw incendiary devices at an immigration jail in Washington state early Saturday morning, then was found dead after four police officers arrived and opened fire, authorities said. The Tacoma Police Department said the officers responded about 4...

Body found in Washington canal after police find empty boat

Jul. 12, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say they have recovered a man's body from a canal in Washington state. The Tacoma News Tribune reported Thursday that the Kitsap County coroner has identified the man as 77-year-old Douglas William Gant of Tacoma. The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office says deputies started...

Woman killed after being struck by train in Tacoma

Jul. 12, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A woman was killed when she was struck by a freight train in Tacoma, Washington. KOMO-TV reports it happened near 21st Street and Dock Street around 2 a.m. Friday. That's according to Gus Melonas with Burlington Northern Santa Fe. Melonas says the train was heading from Portland to...

Big earthquakes raise interest in West Coast warning system

Jul. 8, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The powerful Mojave Desert earthquakes that rocked California ended a years-long lull in major seismic activity and raised new interest in an early warning system being developed for the West Coast. The ShakeAlert system is substantially built in California and overall is about 55%...