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Oakland continues Seattle's slide with 4-2 win over Mariners

May. 25, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seth Brown and Elvis Andrus both homered off reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray, and the Oakland Athletics beat Seattle 4-2 on Wednesday, dropping the Mariners into last place in the AL West. Oakland took two of three in the series and leapfrogged the...

Seattle City Council OKs $1M for police recruitment

May. 25, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council has approved an ordinance freeing up more than $1 million to be used to recruit police officers to a department that has lost hundreds of staffers in the last two years. The Seattle Times reports the ordinance passed by a 6-3 vote Tuesday...

Black bear that evaded capture for years caught, killed

May. 25, 2022 15:20 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A large black bear that evaded capture in western Washington for more than two years was trapped and killed near Issaquah last week. The Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife said the 5-year-old bear was captured in the Squak Mountain area, where he had...

Andrus, Lowrie homer, A's end 13-game skid against Mariners

May. 25, 2022 02:21 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Elvis Andrus hit a tying homer in the sixth, singled and scored in the seventh and the Oakland Athletics snapped a 13-game losing streak against the Seattle Mariners with a 7-5 victory on Tuesday night. Tony Kemp had three hits for the Athletics and Jed Lowrie also...

Mariners activate former rookie of year Kyle Lewis from IL

May. 24, 2022 20:58 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners activated former AL rookie of the year Kyle Lewis from the injured list Tuesday, nearly a year after he last played in a major league game. Lewis, the 2020 rookie of the year, missed most of last season due to a right knee injury. The slumping...

Pandemic-weary Americans plan for summer despite COVID surge

May. 24, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A high school prom in Hawaii where masked dancers weren't allowed to touch. A return to virtual city council meetings in one Colorado town after the mayor and others tested positive following an in-person session. A reinstated mask mandate at skilled nursing facilities in Los...

1 dead, 1 arrested after Seattle bridge crash

May. 24, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says the body of a man who fell from the Ship Canal Bridge in Seattle following a Tuesday morning collision was recovered from the water. The Seattle Times reports the collision occurred around 5 a.m. after a vehicle broke down in the...

Scientists will set 1,000 traps for murder hornets this year

May. 24, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Scientists will set about 1,000 traps this year in their quest to wipe out the Asian giant hornet in Washington, the state Department of Agriculture said Tuesday. Scientists believe the hornets, first detected in the Pacific Northwest state in 2019, are...

DOJ: Vancouver police to improve services for deaf people

May. 24, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The police department in Vancouver, Washington, has agreed to improve services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing as part of a settlement reached Tuesday with the U.S. Justice Department. Federal authorities became involved after receiving a complaint from a...

Hammon has Aces off to sizzling start on offense

May. 24, 2022 13:45 PM EDT

Becky Hammon vowed before the season tipped off that the Las Vegas Aces would be shooting more 3-poitners this year. It was a safe declaration to make when she was hired considering the team has been last in the league in attempts since moving to Las Vegas from San Antonio in 2018....