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Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon watches his three-run double against the Seattle Mariners during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Blackmon stays hot, Rockies pitch 1-hitter, top Mariners 5-0

Aug. 9, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Even Charlie Blackmon staying hot at the plate was upstaged on this night by a foursome of Colorado Rockies pitchers, led by the debut of rookie Ryan Castellani. Blackmon added three more hits to his major league-leading total and drove in three runs, and four Rockies pitchers combined to...

In this undated photo provided by Mississippi Highway Patrol is Lieutenant Troy Morris. Three people are in custody for their alleged roles in the shooting death of the off-duty Mississippi trooper, authorities said Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. Morris' body was found inside a postal service delivery truck about 4:30 a.m. Friday, in Jefferson County. The 27-year veteran trooper worked part-time for the U.S. Postal Service. (Mississippi Highway Patrol via AP)

Suspects arrested in death of off-duty Mississippi trooper

Aug. 8, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Three people are in custody on murder charges in the shooting death of an off-duty Mississippi trooper, authorities said Saturday. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, in a news release, said Treyon Washington, 24, was arrested in Jefferson County in the death of Lt. Troy L....

Inmate faces charges in fatal beating of Washington cellmate

Aug. 8, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An inmate who killed his cellmate in Washington state was seeking vengeance against the convicted child rapist who preyed on his younger sister, authorities said. Shane Goldsby, 25, of Longview faces a first-degree murder charge in connection to the June 2 death of his cellmate Robert...

Spokane police shoot suspect in cell phone store robberies

Aug. 8, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A suspect in a string of recent robberies is expected to survive his injuries after being shot late Friday by two Spokane police officers, a police news release said. The Spokesman-Review said the injured suspect was not identified. Officers responded around 11:30 p.m. Friday a...

Man punches 72-year-old vet in the face over mask comment

Aug. 8, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Spokane police say they've arrested the man accused of breaking a 72-year-old veteran’s jaw in a hotel lobby. KHQ-TV reports Spokane police say 35-year-old Cody P. Hansen was arrested at a home after receiving an anonymous tip. Hansen will remain in the Spokane County Jail...

Man who dropped overdose victim at hospital pleads guilty

Aug. 8, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Port Townsend, Washington, man who left a heroin overdose victim in a car outside a hospital emergency room pleaded guilty Friday to drug trafficking and illegal firearms possession charges. Adam Michael Kelly, 38, pleaded guilty in federal court in Tacoma to possession of controlled...

Colorado Rockies' Elias Diaz slides safely across home as Seattle Mariners catcher Austin Nola puts on a late tag in the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Murphy drives in 4, Rockies keep rolling, beat M's 8-4

Aug. 8, 2020 1:40 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Daniel Murphy had a key two-run single and later hit a two-run home run, Garrett Hampson and Charlie Blackmon added solo shots, and the Colorado Rockies won for the sixth time in seven games, beating the Seattle Mariners 8-4 on Friday night. The division-leading Rockies picked up their...

WIld Hills Winery co-owner Colleen Halverson views the emerging fruit of a grapevine in the vineyard of the business near Muscoda, Wis. Tuesday, July 21, 2020. The winery, formerly known as Weggy Winery, produces about 2,000 gallons of wine a year. Halverson and husband Aaron want to eventually increase production to 10,000 gallons a year. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

New wineries tout views, alter business plans amid pandemic

Aug. 8, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

MUSCODA, Wis. (AP) — The ridge a few miles north of here holds 20 varieties of grapes, orchards filled with peach, apple, cherry, apricot and other fruit trees and one of the largest black current patches in the state. What sold Colleen and Aaron Halverson on this 81-acre property in southern Richland...

Desks are spaced out in a classroom at Aikahi Elementary School in Kailua, Hawaii on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. While Hawaii has one of the lowest rates of cases per capita in the country and many of its schools have open-air campuses, the challenges of returning kids full time to classrooms may still be insurmountable. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)

The Latest: Hawaii schools to open year with remote learning

Aug. 7, 2020 10:21 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii officials say the state’s public school students will begin the academic year with remote learning only, after a spike of coronavirus cases. Gov. David Ige said Friday that all public students will spend the first four weeks of the school year learning online from home. Officials...

Court rules in lawsuit challenging voter guide statement

Aug. 7, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The state Supreme Court has ruled against state schools chief Chris Reykdal, who sued his reelection opponent, Maia Espinoza, for defamation. The Seattle Times reports that in her official voter guide statement, Espinoza claimed Reykdal championed a policy that taught sex positions to fourth...