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Judge Stanley Rumbaugh, left, listens as Ted Buck, right, an attorney for Chuck and Judy Cox, the parents of missing Utah woman Susan Cox Powell and the grandparents of Susan's sons Charlie and Braden, who were attacked and killed by their father Josh Powell in 2012 while he was under suspicion for Susan Powell's disappearance, makes his opening arguments, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Pierce County Superior Court in Tacoma, Wash., on the first day of a civil lawsuit over the murder of her young sons by Josh Powell. The Coxes allege that negligence by the Washington state Department of Social and Health Services was a contributing factor that led to the deaths of their grandsons. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Trial begins in lawsuit over missing woman's murdered sons

Feb. 18, 2020 5:30 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A final chapter in the horrific saga of a Utah woman who vanished about a decade ago and the killings of her young sons in a fiery attack by their father years later began Tuesday with opening statements in a lawsuit against Washington state over the boys' deaths. Josh Powell was...

McDonald leads way for No. 12 Arizona women in 72-55 win

Feb. 16, 2020 4:01 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Pac-12 scoring leader Aari McDonald scored 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting and No. 12 Arizona beat Washington State 72-57 on Sunday. McDonald, a junior who came in averaging 20.5 points per game, has scored in double figures in 62 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the...

In this Feb. 11, 2020, photo, Ken Zurek, 63, poses for a photo at his home in Highland, Ind. Zurek and his wife arrived in China days before news broke of the coronavirus. They cut their trip short because of the virus and decided to self quarantine themselves in their Highland home for 15 days, just as an extra precaution. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Home quarantine for travelers buys time as new virus spreads

Feb. 16, 2020 1:39 PM EST

On his return from China last week, Dr. Ian Lipkin quarantined himself in his basement. His wife now puts his food on the stairs. He’s run out of things to watch on Netflix. At odd hours, he walks in New York's Central Park, keeping 10 feet away from others. Lipkin is among hundreds of people in the U.S....

UCLA guard Chris Smith (5) celebrates with guard Tyger Campbell after scoring during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Washington in Los Angeles, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Smith, Riley help UCLA rally, beat Washington 67-57

Feb. 16, 2020 1:21 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The UCLA Bruins are making a habit of these comeback victories. Chris Smith scored 20 points and Cody Riley added 15 points and seven rebounds as UCLA rallied from a 12-point second-half deficit for a 67-57 win over Washington on Saturday night. It was UCLA's second consecutive comeback...

Southern California's Isaiah Mobley (15) grabs a rebound next to Washington State's Marvin Cannon during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Utomi lifts USC to 70-51 victory over Washington State

Feb. 15, 2020 11:32 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The turning point for Southern California on Saturday was quick and decisive, lasting about 30 seconds and impactful enough to make a difference for the rest of the evening. Daniel Utomi scored a season-high 23 points and USC’s 70-51 victory over Washington State looked like a...

Jenn Wirth leads No. 15 Gonzaga women to WCC title

Feb. 15, 2020 7:08 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Jenn Wirth scored 11 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds as No. 15 Gonzaga clinched a tie for its 16th West Coast Conference title with a 53-46 win over Santa Clara on Saturday. Nine players played and scored and eight played at least 14 minutes for the Bulldogs (25-2, 14-1),...

Woman arrested on suspicion of trying to steal baby

Feb. 15, 2020 6:26 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington woman and her teenage daughter are suspected of drugging a new mother after posing as photographers in an elaborate plot to kidnap the mother's newborn baby, authorities say. Detectives for the Pierce County Sheriff's Department believe the woman wanted to steal a baby to...

Richardson leads No. 22 Arizona State over Washington State

Feb. 14, 2020 11:24 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Reili Richardson scored 13 of her 22 points in the final five minutes to help No. 22 Arizona State take the lead and hold off Washington State 62-59 on Friday night. Ula Motuga tied it at 50 with a 3-pointer for Washington State with 3:20 left in the game. Richardson answered with...

Tommy Milone, Orioles complete minor league deal

Feb. 14, 2020 6:11 PM EST

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Left-hander Tommy Milone completed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles on Friday and will try to earn a roster spot at big league spring training. Milone, who turns 33 on Sunday, is 50-47 with a 4.47 ERA in nine major league seasons with Washington, Oakland, Minnesota,...

FILE - In this May 28, 2014, file photo, migrants are released from ICE custody at a Greyhound bus station in Phoenix. A Customs and Border Protection memo dated Jan. 28, 2020, obtained by The Associated Press confirms that bus companies such as Greyhound do not have to allow Border Patrol agents on board to conduct routine checks for illegal immigrants, despite the company's insistence that it has no choice but to do so. (Michael Chow/The Arizona Republic via AP, File)

AP Exclusive: Agency memo contradicts Greyhound on bus raids

Feb. 14, 2020 3:30 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Customs and Border Protection memo obtained by The Associated Press confirms that bus companies such as Greyhound do not have to allow Border Patrol agents on board to conduct routine checks for immigrants in the country illegally, which is contrary to the company's long insistence that it...