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Man gets life sentence in killing of Elko County homeowner

Jan. 1, 2021 5:46 PM EST

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a 27-year-old man to life in prison for the 2018 murder of an Elko County homeowner during a home-invasion robbery. The life sentence imposed recently on Alan Joseph David Honeyestewa for his first-degree murder conviction includes the possibility of parole after 20...

New rules for watching endangered orcas to take effect

Dec. 23, 2020 5:05 PM EST

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — New regulations for whale watching in Washington waters will take effect in 2021 in an effort to protect endangered orcas, according to the state Fish and Wildlife Commission. According to the rules approved by the commission last week, from July through September, commercial...

Microsoft announces additional $110M in local COVID relief

Dec. 17, 2020 7:43 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — As Washington state continues to reel from the pandemic, Microsoft has announced an additional $110 million of support for schools, nonprofits and hourly workers in the region. The company has continued paying the workers who staff its lobbies, cafes and shuttlebuses, and who perform...

Study recommends forming a group to build high-speed train

Dec. 10, 2020 11:44 AM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A new government report on high speed rail in the Pacific Northwest recommends that Oregon, Washington and British Columbia formalize their interest in a Cascadia bullet train by creating an independent body to plan and eventually build it. But a critic with a conservative think tank...

Seattle Sounders players celebrate with the championship trophy after the team beat Minnesota United in an MLS playoff Western Conference final soccer match, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, in Seattle. The Sounders won 3-2. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Sounders score twice late, stun Minnesota United 3-2

Dec. 8, 2020 1:08 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — As the confetti flew and the fireworks popped before an empty stadium, the Seattle Sounders were handed the Western Conference championship trophy for the fourth time in five years. Only a few minutes earlier, the Sounders appeared on the verge of relinquishing their claim of being...

Missouri wide receiver Tauskie Dove (86) catches a touchdown pass against South Carolina defensive back Cam Smith (9) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Missouri, Bazelak start fast to beat South Carolina 17-10

Nov. 21, 2020 11:50 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz was proud his team wouldn't let the obstacles they've faced this season keep them from success. And he happily congratulated them, COVID-19 worries and all, after the Tigers' 17-10 victory over South Carolina on Saturday night. “Can you grab me...