Stories for April 9, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Christian Watford and Cody Zeller will play basketball next season at Indiana.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says Panthers five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Steve Smith has agreed to a contract extension that will likely keep him with Carolina for the remainder of his NFL career.
High school sports results from Monday, April 9
SEATTLE (AP) -- A new national report released Tuesday says Washington preschool programs that receive government dollars are among the best in the country. But the researchers also believe too few kids benefit from the $54 million Washington spends on preschool each school year.
SKYKOMISH, Wash. (AP) -- Fire officials say the Tuesday morning blaze that has destroyed the historic Whistling Post tavern in Skykomish is suspicious.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are opening mixed on disappointing news about the U.S. economy.
OLYMPIA -- Gov. Chris Gregoire and top lawmakers labored for a final agreement Monday night that would end months of stagnation in the state Legislature.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A firefighter who says she was discriminated against when she returned to work with a heart pacemaker has settled a lawsuit against the city of Eugene for $285,000.
SKYKOMISH, Wash. (AP) -- Fire has destroyed the historic Whistling Post tavern on Highway 2 in Skykomish.
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) -- Firefighters now know their ladder truck won't fit in the parking garage under the City Hall in Springfield.
LONDON (AP) -- Andy Murray says he is treating the tennis tournament at the London Olympics like a fifth Grand Slam.
HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) -- A 20-year-old man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty in Washington County Circuit Court to sexually assaulting eight girls, ranging in age from 12 to 16.
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel is vowing to prevent the entry of hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists expected to arrive in the country this weekend.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Maryland Lottery officials say three public school employees are sharing the spoils of the record Mega Millions jackpot.
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- When a field burn got out of control and threatened homes near Bend, no firefighters responded because the property is outside a fire district.
Portland's postseason exclusion all but sealed
And after Houston's 94-89 victory, the Blazers' postseason clock might as well read 0:00.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington State Patrol is investigating why a speeding driver who was being chased shot and killed himself in Bellingham.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stock futures are up after four days of losses on Wall Street.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- Every time the Yakima Fire Department responds to a 911 medical aid call, it costs the city hundreds of dollars.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington State Patrol says a driver being pursued by troopers early Tuesday shot himself in Bellingham.
La Center teen suffered cardiac arrest at school
As Cody Sherrell, 14, suffered cardiac arrest in La Center Middle School’s gym Jan. 3, a device that could have shocked his heart back into rhythm went unused.
LONDON (AP) -- The All England Club has hired English rugby league chairman Richard Lewis as the chief executive of Wimbledon.
Larch Corrections Center’s foster cat program proving mutually beneficial for inmates, felines
Larch Corrections inmate Joey Contreras and Princess Natalie, a long-haired black feline, have at least two commonalities: both know what it’s like to live in captivity, and both needed unconditional love.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A leading House Republican says he hasn't had a discussion with Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney about taking the No. 2 spot on the ticket this fall.
SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) -- The trial of a Seattle man suspected in the sexual assault of an Illinois teenager 50 years ago is set to get under way.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Sure Seattle's Space Needle is turning 50 this year, but for folks who lived in Portland, a signature event of 1962 was the birth of Packy the elephant at the Oregon Zoo.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Olympic hopefuls Caster Semenya and Oscar Pistorius are scheduled to compete at this week's South African championships.
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- A new psychiatric examination has found that confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik is not criminally insane, contradicting an earlier assessment.
NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) -- Australia's A-League has plunged deeper into turmoil after Football Federation Australia refused to allow the owner of the Newcastle Jets to relinquish the club's license.
Ruling in Medicaid services provider’s case likely next week
Columbia United Providers officials and their attorney asked a federal judge Monday to halt the state’s effort to contract with other health insurance plans to provide Medicaid services.
Only slight chance C-Tran's light rail M & O funding will be on ballot
City council votes 4-3 against going forward with a sales tax vote C-Tran needs for extending MAX light rail service to Clark College.
Democrats in Clark County will have their chance to discuss party issues and elect delegates to their county convention during the Democratic precinct caucuses, from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at 10 locations across the county.
TORONTO (AP) -- The Toronto Maple Leafs are apologizing for yet another disappointing season.
WSUV students scrambling to finish project for OMSI
With a deadline looming to create a major exhibit for Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, some Washington State University Vancouver students were just too busy to travel to Portland for another project meeting.
DENVER (AP) -- The family of a woman presumed killed in a Colorado wildfire is questioning why a firefighter didn't leave his vehicle and walk past a chain blocking her driveway to warn her to evacuate.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- California regulators have found some nail polishes used and sold in salons that are advertised as free of a so-called "toxic trio" of chemicals have high levels of agents known to cause birth defects.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. human rights envoy for North Korea says conditions in communist country's "brutal" prison camps are worse than in the Soviet Union's gulag during the Cold War.
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- A military judge is to hear arguments on whether to postpone until October the trial of the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For a brief moment in a season of partisan rancor, Senate Democrats and Republicans as well as the White House hit the pause button.
Commercials get a six-hour fishing period with an expected catch of 3,000 spring salmon
MILTON, Wash. (AP) -- Police are praising Washington state middle school students who safely stopped a school bus after the driver was apparently stricken with a heart attack.
WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) -- The National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo., reports a magnitude 3.5 earthquake Monday night in southeast Washington.
A Portland man was sent to the hospital Sunday afternoon after a tree fell on him near Lacamas Lake.
Youngster's brother climbed down on his own
Vancouver firefighters on Monday afternoon came to the rescue of a boy who was stuck 40 feet up a tree. Two brothers, ages 7 and 10, climbed the tree at 8821 N.E. 104th St. in the Sunnyside neighborhood, said Capt. Dave James, a Vancouver Fire Department spokesman.
BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say Syrian forces have attacked two towns as a deadline passed for President Bashar Assad's troops to start withdrawing from populated areas in the kickoff to an internationally brokered truce deal.
GENEVA (AP) -- Syria's main opposition group says 1,000 people have been killed by government forces in the last eight days.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- Firefighters were told there were two of them, stuck 40 feet up a tree in Vancouver, Wash. No, not cats -- these were little boys.
DENVER (AP) -- Relatives of a woman presumed killed in a Colorado wildfire are questioning whether authorities did everything they could to notify her to evacuate.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Oakland Athletics right-hander Joey Devine will undergo a second surgery on his troublesome pitching elbow on Tuesday, yet another setback for the reliever who already started the season on the disabled list because of biceps tendinitis.
KELSO, Wash. (AP) -- A Cowlitz County sheriff's officer says a burglary has cost a Kelso, Wash.-area couple at least $80,000 in silver and gold coins.
Canadian company’s efforts to draw other firms into legal fight rejected
YAKIMA — A federal judge has rejected efforts by a Canadian smelter to drag other companies into a legal fight over Columbia River pollution, paving the way for a trial in September and potentially saving the state or U.S. government from having to pay to clean up the mess, Washington state officials said Monday.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Gregoire and top lawmakers are striving for a final agreement that would end months of stagnation in the state Legislature.
Some of the first fresh vegetables of the season are in the greens family. Let’s look at how these vegetables interact with your body to provide their powerhouse nutrition.
With so many physical assets being necessary to a successful athlete, I have always been mystified by the amount of attention given to the vertical jump. This action, coupled with one’s ability to run 40 yards as fast as possible, have been adopted by the sporting public as two indicators of pure athleticism. Undeniably, there is something spectacular about watching an athlete defy the force of gravity with a graceful and powerful disrespect.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A person familiar with the decision says the Cleveland Indians have an agreement with catcher Carlos Santana on a multiyear contract.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A grand jury has found no criminal wrongdoing by four Portland police officers who shot and wounded a man as they searched for a vehicle linked to a robbery.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Gregoire and top lawmakers have a tentative agreement that would end months of stagnation in the state Legislature.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Sixth-seeded Carlos Berlocq of Argentina overcame an injury to his left calf and surged past James Blake of the United States 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 in a first-round match at the U.S. men's clay court championship Monday night.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Police in Portland have arrested a 45-year-old woman in the fatal stabbing of a man who died at a hospital.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Gregoire and top lawmakers are laboring for a final agreement that would end months of stagnation in the state Legislature.
Deputies with the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office are asking for help in their investigation of the theft of more than $75,000 worth of gold and silver coins and other items last week.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A law firm representing the owner of a vacant Philadelphia warehouse hit by a massive fire that claimed the lives of two firefighters in a collapse at an adjacent building calls the deaths "an unspeakable tragedy."
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Athletics have activated Daric Barton from the 15-day disabled list and plan to use him as their regular first baseman if he stays healthy.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Former NFL player Lorenzo Neal has been sentenced to three years of probation after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Jason Richardson hit six 3-pointers and scored 22 points, J.J. Redick had 20 points and the Orlando Magic eased past the Detroit Pistons 119-89 Monday night.
DENVER (AP) -- Danilo Gallinari was back in the Nuggets' starting lineup Monday night against the Golden State Warriors after missing 10 games because of a broken left thumb.
NORTH BEND, Ore. (AP) -- A Coast Guard helicopter crew has rescued a 65-year-old man whose kayak overturned at the entrance to the Salmon River near Otis, Ore.
Compact will meet today and is expected to approve gillnetting for Tuesday
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips left a game against St. Louis on Monday night after feeling a cramp in his left hamstring.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Yu Darvish is off to a rough start in his much-anticipated major league debut for the Texas Rangers.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The son of Lt. Gov. Brad Owen is being accused by the state of receiving nearly $20,000 in illegal disability payments.
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (AP) -- A sheriff's spokesman says a man suspected of shoplifting at a Wal-Mart in Spokane Valley swung a knife at a security guard, then raced from the store, jumped in an occupied car and drove off.
TORONTO (AP) -- The beer taps weren't turned off this time, but fans in the upper deck at Monday night's Toronto Blue Jays home opener found it harder than usual to get their hands on some suds.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The San Antonio Spurs were without stars Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili as they tried to extend their 11-game winning streak Monday against the Utah Jazz.
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- A fast-moving fire destroyed a historic grange hall in the central Oregon ghost town of Ashwood.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Tulsa police documents say the two suspects arrested in a shooting spree that terrorized the city's black community have both confessed.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Kobe Bryant has been scratched from the lineup for the Los Angeles Lakers' game at New Orleans on Monday night because of the left shin injury that also sidelined him two nights earlier.
SEATTLE — He’s on the lam, but Travis A. Nicolaysen still finds time to update his Facebook page.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Susan Robinson Fruchtl has been hired as the women's basketball coach at Providence.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- Three Colorado State University football players have been suspended as police investigate an assault near the campus that injured four people, two of them seriously.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Orlando Magic senior vice president Pat Williams would like to see star center Dwight Howard and coach Stan Van Gundy both remain with the franchise long-term.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Texas A&M junior Khris Middleton has declared for the NBA draft.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to terms with cornerback Marcus Trufant on a one-year deal.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- A veteran law enforcement officer is the new chief of the Nevada Highway Patrol.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- John Jenkins, the Southeastern Conference's top scorer the past two seasons, is passing up his final year at Vanderbilt and hiring an agent as he enters the NBA draft.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones has taken more than 100 swings in early batting practice Monday, a day before he's eligible to come off the disabled list.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida star linebacker Ronald Powell could miss the season after tearing a ligament in his left knee.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Magic Johnson says the new Dodgers ownership group wants to restore pride in one of baseball's most storied clubs.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- The city of Eugene has now got four months of experience in setting up a composting system for commercial food waste.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Maryland lottery officials say a holder of a winning Mega Millions ticket has come forward to claim a share of the record-breaking $656 million prize. The winner has chosen to be anonymous.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Buccaneers have signed free agent defensive tackle Amobi Okoye to a one-year deal.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Drew Storen still has discomfort in his pitching elbow and the Washington Nationals closer will be examined by Dr. James Andrews.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Seattle City Council has made it illegal for businesses and others to ask mothers to stop breastfeeding, to cover up or move to a different location.
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Peruvian police say gunmen believed to be Shining Path rebels have abducted seven Peruvian employees of the Swedish construction company Skanska who were building a natural gas plant in the Amazon jungle.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- The Washington Redskins have signed free agent offensive lineman James Lee.
The Washington County sheriff's office says a woman trying to re-light some charcoal briquettes at a family cookout at Aloha squirted on some high-octane fuel used in remote-control toy cars and airplanes.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- The scandal surrounding Bobby Petrino has divided Razorbacks fans, with many supporting the embattled Arkansas coach.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan has suspended backup safety Josh Furman two months after his arrest on suspicion of assault.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Olympic diving champion Mark Lenzi has died at 43 in Greenville, N.C.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon State guard Jared Cunningham is skipping his senior season and entering the NBA draft.
It’s been a tough season for many Blazers players
It’s not the end of the season, but it might as well be for the Blazers whose playoff hopes are becoming more and more dismal by the day.
Legislature replaces HECBwith Student Achievement Council
If changing the name of the state Higher Education Coordinating Board becomes simply kneading the nomenclature, then this year’s House Bill 2483 will be seen as a waste of time. After all, the new Student Achievement Council starts off with the same staff as the old HECB.But there are several indications that the change is carefully designed, with a clear mission, plus a closer connection between higher education and the K-12 system. Previously, those two operations were conducted in figurative silos. Now, with a representative of the state superintendent’s office (for K-12 education) serving on the new nine-member board, the silos are replaced by shared goals.
The John Ingram Twilight Invitational track meet, Mountain View Invitational girls tennis tournament, and the Chieftain Invitational girls golf tournament highlight the week in prep sports.
High school sports schedule for the week of April 9-14
Yoga Calm classes teach young people to focus, improve self-control, and develop social skills
Purple yoga mats are spread across the floor of the room, creating a pattern with the carpet. Instrumental music playing from a small stereo fills the room. The natural light from the overcast sky peeks through the windows.
Portland has lost three straight heading to L.A.
It wasn’t a one-two punch that stunned the Portland Timbers in Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Chivas USA at Jeld-Wen Field.
Meet Nathan Fletcher, candidate for mayor of San Diego.
What's the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking: Sergio Garcia; major league baseball openers; United States Davis Cup team
How the Blazers fared last week
County, Vancouver could add capacity on Columbia River
The Vancouver Fire Department and Clark County Fire & Rescue are one step closer to getting new boats to help with emergency responses on the Columbia River, thanks to a federal grant.
Please, protect privacy
Flawed attitudes about insurance
Not too late for alternative designs
Vancouver building permits
Recent commercial real estate transactions as reported by area brokerage firms.
Charities, watchdogs help America
There’s nothing like fresh mountain air and beautiful terrain. But hiking can be hard on your body and knees if you’re not conditioned -- especially with the challenging inclines around the Columbia River Gorge, Mount St. Helens and Mount Hood. So try some of the following exercises to get you in tip-top hiking shape. Dog Mountain will be a piece of cake for you this year!
Too many unanswered questions
A weekly list business-related classes and events.
Business name: Advanced Diagnostic Services Inc.
This week’s matchups for the Portland Trail Blazers
A list of daily death notices
An open forum for community discussion.
‘I saw lots of kids with red hands and red faces and thought that they must have been finger-painting when the storm hit, but then realized it was blood, not paint.”
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington Department of Ecology has announced the members of a newly-formed advisory board to address nitrate contamination in the lower Yakima Valley.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- First baseman Lance Berkman tested his sore right hand and was back in the St. Louis Cardinals lineup for their series opener against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- For years, the San Jose Sharks have entered the postseason as one of the favorites to win the Stanley Cup, only to fall short somewhere along the line.
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Panthers coach Kevin Dineen says he does not plan to divulge his starting goaltender for Game 1 of the playoffs against New Jersey before Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration has announced that five states that were finalists in an earlier competition for millions in federal dollars to improve early learning programs will be able to compete for a new pot of money.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Britney Spears has requested that a judge appoint her fiance as a co-conservator and help oversee her personal affairs along with her father.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- A federal judge has rejected efforts by a Canadian smelter to drag other companies into a legal fight over Columbia River pollution.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Jay Inslee's campaign disputes that it will cost the state $1 million for an election to replace him in Congress.
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Former FIFA President Joao Havelange is back in the intensive care unit with a heart problem and is struggling to breathe.
MILTON, Wash. (AP) -- Police are praising Milton middle school students who safely stopped a school bus Monday morning after the driver was stricken, apparently with a heart attack.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota has granted guard Chip Armelin his release from the program so he can transfer, clearing the way for star forward Trevor Mbakwe's return for a sixth season.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington State Patrol says a trooper fired a shot at a fleeing car after it ran over his foot during a traffic stop on Interstate 405 Monday morning at Renton.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Former champion Tommy Haas withdrew with a right knee injury Monday before his first-round match in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Anibal Sanchez took a three-hitter into the seventh, Omar Infante hit a pair of solo homers and the Miami Marlins spoiled the Philadelphia Phillies' home opener with a 6-2 victory on Monday afternoon.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Former Carolina Hurricanes assistant Tom Rowe was hired as head coach of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl as the Russian club rebuilds after all of its players, coaches and staff were killed in a plane crash.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Vancouver Canucks leading scorer Daniel Sedin has returned to practice after missing nine games with a concussion.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The coalition of Senate Republicans and three Democrats that passed an budget plan by a single vote last month is down a vote through the end of the special session on Tuesday.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says a Washington state cheese processor has agreed not to sell its products until they are proven safe for consumption.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The state Senate's top Republican is back at the Capitol a week after undergoing surgery to remove a tumor in his abdomen.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Guard Lester Hudson has signed a second 10-day contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, one day after scoring a career-high 26 points in an overtime loss to New Jersey.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Dozens of bomb threats at the University of Pittsburgh over the past two months have students on edge and show no sign of stopping soon.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Trent Johnson has been hired as TCU's new basketball coach.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Seattle City Council is taking up an ordinance that would protect the right of a mother to breastfeed her child in public.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Gregoire is pitching a new compromise in hopes of ending a stalemate in the state Legislature.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Defensive tackle Derek Landri and the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a one-year contract.
WACO, Texas (AP) -- Baylor forward Perry Jones III is skipping his final two seasons of eligibility to enter the NBA draft.
WACO, Texas (AP) -- The Baylor basketball programs may be in trouble with the NCAA after an investigation found coaches made more than 1,200 impermissible calls and text messages to prospects over a 29-month span dating to 2008.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Organizers of a photography exhibit in Philadelphia say it has taken on new poignancy after the unexpected death of one of its subjects.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Hornets starting point guard Jarrett Jack will miss the rest of the season because of a stress fracture in his right foot.
NEW YORK (AP) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has rejected the appeals of coach Sean Payton and other New Orleans Saints officials stemming from the league's probe into the club's bounty system.
CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) -- Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain beat Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 in the first round of the Grand Prix Hassan II on Monday.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan star Trey Burke has announced he will remain with the Wolverines instead of entering the NBA draft.
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) -- A 26-year-old man in Washington is on the run from police, but he still had time to tell his Facebook friends that he "got away thanks bro."
MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) -- The Columbia Basin Herald has named Lynne Lynch as its new managing editor.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- The Washington Capitals have recalled journeyman goaltender Dany Sabourin from Hershey of the AHL, an indication that neither Tomas Vokoun nor Michal Neuvirth will be ready for the first-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Former NBA All-Star Antoine Walker is calling it quits after spending two seasons trying to rejuvenate his career with the Idaho Stampede.
ATLANTA (AP) -- More than $1 billion has been spent over the past decade searching for the causes of autism. Now, experts say they're seeing the beginning of a wave of scientific reports that should strengthen some theories, jettison others and perhaps even herald new drugs.
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Police say gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a shoe store in southwest Pakistan, killing four Shiite Muslims.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Sixth-seeded Petra Cetkovska defeated Shahar Peer 6-1, 5-7, 7-5 and seventh-seeded Sara Errani beat Irina-Camelia Begu 7-6 (5), 6-4 in first-round matches at the Barcelona Open.
DALLAS (AP) -- A person familiar with the decision says Lamar Odom will not play the rest of the season with the Dallas Mavericks.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Special prosecutor Angela Corey says she will not bring the Trayvon Martin shooting death before a grand jury.
SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) -- A Seattle man suspected in the sexual assault of an Illinois teenager 50 years ago has decided to have his case decided by a judge instead of a jury.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Now that Saudi Arabia has failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup, the judgment is in on national coach Frank Rijkaard: His salary is a waste of money.