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Stewart, Storm hand Liberty 6th straight loss, 79-71 in OT

May. 28, 2022 07:39 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 13 of her 29 points after the third quarter, Jewell Loyd finished with 21 points and the Seattle Storm gave up a 16-point second-half lead before beating the New York Liberty 79-71 in overtime on Friday night. Sue Bird, Ezi Magbegor and...

Mariners hammer Verlander for 4 HRs in 6-1 win over Astros

May. 28, 2022 01:30 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — After being shut down by Justin Verlander twice already this season, the approach by the Seattle Mariners this time around was to be overly aggressive. “I said it to the club before the game, ‘If it looks like you can hit it hard, swing at it. Take our...

Officials confirm monkeypox infection in King County man

May. 27, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Health officials in Washington state say a case of the monkeypox virus has been confirmed in the Seattle area. On Friday the state Department of Health and Public Health — Seattle & King County confirmed the infection in a King County man who recently traveled...

Feds stop boat with 1,400 pounds of meth by US-Canada border

May. 26, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. authorities say they stopped a small boat carrying a large shipment of methamphetamine after they saw it riding low in the water near the Canadian border with Washington state. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said officers stopped the 18-foot (5.5-meter)...

Family of Black man killed by deputies files federal lawsuit

May. 26, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The family of a Black man killed by deputies has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court against Clark County in southwest Washington, alleging that its law enforcement has a “policy, custom and established practice” of allowing officers to wrongfully wield...

Alan White, longtime drummer for prog rock's Yes, dead at 72

May. 26, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Alan White, the longtime drummer for progressive rock pioneers Yes who also played on projects with John Lennon and George Harrison, has died. He was 72. White’s death was announced on his Facebook page by his family. The post said he died at his Seattle-area home...

Once-hopeful Mariners sinking after awful 30-day stretch

May. 26, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — J.P. Crawford stepped forward to present a brave face after all that's gone wrong over the past month for a Seattle Mariners team that began the season with so much enthusiasm and optimism. "No one likes to lose, especially the way we are right now, especially games...

Police: Man shoots, kills plumber he called for job

May. 26, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

SPANAWAY, Wash. (AP) — A man has been charged with murder after a plumber called to the man's home south of Tacoma was shot and killed on Monday. Jacques Dothard, 55, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and five counts of unlawful position of a firearm on Wednesday in the...

Man admits hate crime after setting fire outside Seattle bar

May. 26, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A 25-year-od man faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to a federal hate crime for setting a fire outside a Seattle nightclub called Queer/Bar. Kalvinn Garcia, of Sedro Woolley, was arrested minutes after setting fire to the contents of a dumpster in...

States divided along partisan lines in response to shootings

May. 26, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was quick to react to this week’s carnage at a Texas elementary school, sending a tweet listing the gun control measures the Democratic-controlled state has taken. He finished with: “Your turn Congress.” But gun control...