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Greinke sharp, Astros end 6-game skid, beat Astros 1-0

Apr. 18, 2021 00:51 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Zack Greinke pitched eight sharp innings, rookie Taylor Jones drove in the only run and the depleted Houston Astros ended a six-game losing streak, edging the Seattle Mariners 1-0 Saturday night. Greinke allowed four hits and walked none. He struck out...

Police: Prowler dead after exchanging gunfire with officer

Apr. 17, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A suspected car prowler is dead after exchanging gunfire with a police officer in Washington state, authorities said Saturday. The Spokane Police Department said the incident occurred early Saturday after someone reported a person was in their car...

Road-rage shooter gets 22 years for Everett man's death

Apr. 17, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for a road-rage shooting that killed an Everett man. Judge Millie Judge sentenced Simeon Berkley Friday in the death of Steven Whitemarsh in 2019, The Daily Herald reported. This...

France delivers game-winning hit, Mariners drop Astros 6-5

Apr. 17, 2021 02:43 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Ty France hit a game-ending single in the ninth inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the depleted Houston Astros 6-5 on Friday night. Seattle won its third consecutive game and seventh in nine overall. Mitch Haniger had three hits for the second time this...

Sounders welcome fans back, thump Minnesota United 4-0

Apr. 17, 2021 01:18 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — On the night fans were welcomed back for the first time in 13 months, the Seattle Sounders provided plenty of opportunity for celebration. João Paulo scored a goal of the season candidate early in the second half, Raul Ruidiaz added two goals three...

Eyman ordered to pay $2.9M for Washington AG's legal costs

Apr. 16, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman must pay almost $2.9 million to cover the legal fees and costs of Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s long-running lawsuit against Eyman for campaign finance violations, a Thurston County Superior Court judge ruled Friday. ...

Bail set at $1M for Bellingham woman accused of murder

Apr. 16, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Bellingham woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of a man who was shot and left in a park on the Semiahmoo Spit near the Canadian border last week. Lynda Clare Mercy, 62, had bail set Wednesday at $1 million by Whatcom...

Mount Vernon woman found guilty of plot to kill ex-husband

Apr. 16, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A Mount Vernon woman was found guilty of solicitation to commit murder after a jury found she had tried to convince her child to kill his father by adding rat poison to his food and drink. 37-year-old Vanessa Valdiglesias-Lavalle was also...

Inslee signs measure addressing health provider PPE costs

Apr. 16, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Health benefit plans would have to reimburse health care providers a set amount for personal protective equipment for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic under a measure signed Friday by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. Some providers in the state,...

Lawsuit over Indonesia 737 crash claims autothrottle problem

Apr. 16, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A lawsuit filed in Seattle against Boeing alleges that a malfunctioning autothrottle system on an older 737 jet led to the crash of the Sriwijaya Air plane into the Java Sea in Indonesia last January, killing all 62 people on board. The Seattle Times...