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Red Wings miss playoffs despite 5-4 shootout win over Canadiens

Apr. 17, 2024 00:26 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings were knocked out of playoff contention once again on Tuesday night, and it hardly could have come in more gut-wrenching fashion. Patrick Kane scored the shootout winner in a 5-4 Detroit win over the Montreal Canadiens in their regular-season...

The US ambassador to Japan says boosting arms industry ties is key to a stronger security alliance

Apr. 16, 2024 10:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Japan urged Tokyo on Tuesday to take a greater role in developing, producing and supplying weapons “to enhance our collective security" amid conflict in Ukraine, Gaza and elsewhere. The United States alone can no longer supply all democracies,...

Argentina's populist president meets billionaire Elon Musk in Texas — and a bromance is born

Apr. 12, 2024 21:47 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — One is an erratic billionaire entrepreneur and self-declared free-speech absolutist, prone to profanity-laden rants against “wokeness” and obsessed with making humanity a multi-planetary species. The other is an iconoclastic Latin American leader...

Dan Monson hired by Eastern Washington after leading Long Beach State to NCAA Tournament

Apr. 12, 2024 21:26 PM EDT

Eastern Washington hired Dan Monson on Friday, the coach who led Long Beach State to the NCAA Tournament after the school told him he would be fired at the end of the season. Monson, who also coached at Gonzaga and Minnesota, will take over an Eagles program that has won the last two...

Washington man pleads guilty to groping woman on San Diego to Seattle flight

Apr. 11, 2024 20:52 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state man pleaded guilty on Thursday to groping a woman during an Alaska Airlines flight from San Diego to Seattle last year. Desmond Bostick, 25, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Seattle to assault, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western...

A Washington man pleads not guilty in connection with 2022 attacks on an Oregon electrical grid

Apr. 11, 2024 18:41 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Washington state man has pleaded not guilty to federal charges accusing him of damaging power substations in Oregon in 2022. Nathaniel Cheney appeared in federal court in Portland on Wednesday and was later released from custody, the Oregonian/OregonLive...

Washington gun store sold hundreds of high-capacity ammunition magazines in 90 minutes without ban

Apr. 10, 2024 19:09 PM EDT

KELSO, Washington (AP) — A Washington state gun store owner said he sold hundreds of high-capacity ammunition magazines in the short span of time Monday between a judge ruling a ban on the sales unconstitutional and the state filing an emergency appeal to the Washington Supreme Court. ...

Biden says he backs Japan's outreach to North Korea and says he's still open to talks with Kim

Apr. 10, 2024 14:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday that Japan's attempts to set up a leader-to-leader summit with North Korea is “a good thing,” and reiterated his administration's willingness for its own talks without preconditions. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Biden...

Washington state ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines ruled unconstitutional, but state appeals

Apr. 08, 2024 23:25 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A judge in Washington state ruled Monday that the state’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines is unconstitutional — but the law will remain in effect while the state appeals the decision. Cowlitz County Superior Court Judge Gary Bashor ruled that...

3 found guilty in 2017 quadruple killing of Washington family

Apr. 05, 2024 20:44 PM EDT

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A jury has found three men guilty of killing a family in Washington state in 2017, crimes detectives asserted happened over drugs and money. Danie Kelly, Jr., Robert Watson III, and Watson’s younger brother, Johnny Watson, were each found guilty Friday...