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Wildfire near Mattawa grows to 7.8 square miles

Jul. 15, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

MATTAWA, Wash. (AP) — State resources have been called out to battle a wildfire in central Washington state that has grown to 7.8 square miles (20.2 square kilometers) and threatens homes, crops and a feedlot. The fire is burning in grass and sagebrush near the town of Mattawa. State officials say some...

Murder suspect charged after lengthy standoff in St. Louis

Jul. 15, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man wanted for murder in the state of Washington is now charged after a lengthy standoff in St. Louis that ended with SWAT officers storming an apartment. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 27-year-old Kyle Johnson-Clark of St. Louis was charged Saturday with two counts of...

Catholic Charities hopes to open facility for homeless

Jul. 15, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Catholic Charities Eastern Washington wants to build a 50-unit apartment building in Pasco, Washington, to serve the area's most vulnerable residents — those who have been homeless for a year or longer. The Spokane-based religious organization is teaming with Pasco's Hot...

Demonstrators return to immigration jail after attack, death

Jul. 15, 2019 6:13 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Demonstrators returned to an immigration jail in Washington state a day after an armed man threw incendiary devices at the detention center and later died. Willem Van Spronsen, 69, was found dead Saturday after four police officers arrived and opened fire. Demonstrators returned Sunday...

Howard plays amid abuse allegation, Storm beat Liberty

Jul. 14, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Natasha Howard scored 14 points a day after abuse allegations were raised against her to help the Seattle Storm beat the New York Liberty 78-69 on Sunday. The team says it is looking into allegations on social media that Howard physically threatened and abused her wife. No charges have been...

Rookie Thaiss' 8th-inning HR sends Angels past Mariners, 6-3

Jul. 14, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Thaiss hit the first homer of his major league career and rounded the bases into the arms of his overjoyed teammates. After the win was secured an inning later, the rookie gratefully accepted the dual dousing from the dugout drink coolers given to every hero of an Angels...

Ruidíaz, Shipp help Sounders beat Atlanta United 2-1

Jul. 14, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Raúl Ruidíaz and Harry Shipp scored to help the Seattle Sounders beat Atlanta United 2-1 on Sunday. Shipp bounced a header into the net to break a 1-1 tie in the 71st minute. Jordan Morris stole a pass from Leandro González Pirez in the attacking half and tapped it to...

ESPN hires former Wazzu QB Leaf as college football analyst

Jul. 14, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

Ryan Leaf has been hired by ESPN to be a college football analyst, another step in the remarkable comeback of the former Washington State star who has battled drug addiction and served time in prison. Leaf will be paired with play-by-play announcer Clay Matvick and will mostly call games on ESPN2 and ESPNU. The...

Howard to play for Storm against Liberty

Jul. 14, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Storm say Natasha Howard will play Sunday night against the New York Liberty, a day after her wife posted a video that alleged abuse. The team issued a statement hours before the game that the All-Star forward would be in the lineup. Seattle is still looking into allegations on...

Eastern Washington football players recovering from shooting

Jul. 14, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Two Eastern Washington University football players were shot in Spokane's downtown bar district. Dehonta Hayes and Keith Moore were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after Saturday's shooting. University officials say the student-athletes are expected to fully recover....