Stories for February 4, 2012
HINZENBACH, Austria (AP) -- Daniela Iraschko of Austria won her second straight women's World Cup ski jump title Sunday.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Officials from cycling teams at the Tour of Qatar welcomed the end of a U.S. federal investigation into Lance Armstrong and were hopeful Sunday that the seven-time Tour de France champion could now move on with his life.
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Andrea Henkel of Germany won the women's 12.5-kilometer mass start in Oslo for her 21st biathlon World Cup victory.
Forward makes nine 3-pointers in first game since injury
Unsure that he was going to even play a few hours before the game, the Trail Blazers forward made a franchise-record and NBA season-high nine 3-pointers in Portland’s 117-97 win over the Nuggets. He also scored a career-high 33 points in a mere 24 minutes.
Evergreen wrestlers take first step toward ultimate goal
Evergreen wrestlers Michael Nguyen (113 pounds) and Matthew Nguyen (120) are both ranked No. 1 in the state by the Washington Wrestling Report.
Kyle Hendrix had 18 points and 12 rebounds and scored the winning basket with 10 seconds left as the Beavers capped their season with a non-league win.
CHAMONIX, France (AP) -- Romed Baumann held off a strong challenge from Frenchman Alexis Pinturault to win Sunday's World Cup super-combined race for his second career victory.
DEMINO, Russia (AP) -- Maxim Vylegzhanin led a Russian 1-2 finish in a cross-country World Cup skiathlon race Sunday for his first victory of the season.
LAS VEGAS -- Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney cruised to a decisive victory in the Nevada caucuses Saturday night, notching a second-straight triumph over a field of rivals suddenly struggling to keep pace.
U.S. says the vetoes ‘shield a craven tyrant’
UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council failed again Saturday to take decisive action to stop the escalating violence in Syria as Russia and China blocked a resolution backing an Arab League plan that calls for President Bashar Assad to step down. The double-veto outraged the U.S. and European council members who feared it would embolden the Assad regime.
A suicide-prevention course begins Monday in Battle Ground
BATTLE GROUND -- On Monday evening, a Battle Ground couple will open their home to host the first session in a six-week series, “Helping Hurting Students.”
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A Republican Guard commander warns Iran will target any country where an attack against it is staged.
RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- Moroccan police have arrested three suspects accused of planning to carry out attacks on the security of the state.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- An aide to the Palestinian President says talks are under way between him and the head of rival Hamas over efforts to move along a reconciliation pact.
Salmon Creek team places third in the math and science competition
Students from Mountain View High School bested more than 60 teams from Oregon and Washington Saturday at the Bonneville Power Administration’s 21st annual Regional Science Bowl.
Graham also served as police chief
Despite complaints, investigations, death, 3 nurse practitioners could be prescribing again
The three nurse practitioners linked to a teenager’s overdose death and investigated for overprescribing narcotic medications could have their prescription pads back in hand.
Surviving bills from local lawmakers include those on alcohol in theaters, police dogs, state cellphones
By the end of last week, several Southwest Washington lawmakers had to face the reality that some of their bills had died.
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) -- Julia Mancuso won a super-G on Sunday for her first World Cup victory of the season, while fellow American Lindsey Vonn skied off the course and did not finish.
More than 270 dogs are competing this weekend at the eighth annual Mount Hood Doberman Pinscher Club’s all-breed agility trial at the Dr. Jack Giesy Arena at the Clark County Event Center. The trials, sanctioned by the American Kennel Club, are free to the public from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Dogs and their handlers compete for time and accuracy through two different obstacle courses, which include jumps, tunnels and seesaws.
MALLORCA, Spain (AP) -- Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador is racing in Mallorca on the eve of the long-awaited verdict on his doping case by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Harper Christian had 15 points and 10 steals, and Callie Crawford added eight points and 11 rebounds as the Knights beat Trinity Lutheran from Bend, Ore., in a non-league game.
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Kuwait's caretaker prime minister has stepped down to clear the way for a new government after parliamentary elections dominated by hard-line Islamists and other opposition groups.
Freshman Wyatt Aguirre hit 8 of 8 free throw attempts in the fourth quarter to win a league tiebreaker at Woodland.
CAM Jr./Sr. High tied for broadest range of achievement awards
State school officials handed out 362 achievement awards to 274 schools last week. Fifteen of them went to local schools, with CAM Junior/Senior High School in Battle Ground tied with a Bellevue school for collecting the most — five — awards. Awards were given in six categories: for overall excellence; for special recognition in language arts, math, science or extended graduation rate; and for closing the achievement gap between white or Asian students and those of other ethnicities.
A dog inadvertently started a fire that destroyed a house early Saturday morning in Vancouver’s Sunnyside neighborhood, according to the Vancouver Fire Department.
Senior has complained of pain, swelling in past weeks
Prairie senior basketball standout Heather Corral sat out Friday’s game against Kelso because of swelling in her left knee and is expected to have an MRI on Monday.
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Palestinians say extremist Jews have scrawled their home in a West Bank village with offensive graffiti in retaliation for an upcoming demolition of a wildcat Jewish outpost.
FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) -- The Softbank Hawks of Japan's Pacific League have signed former major league pitcher Brad Penny to a one-year contract.
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) -- Christel Boeljon of the Netherlands birdied the final hole to win the Australian Ladies Masters by one stroke Sunday.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Ryan Villopoto became the first Supercross rider of the season with two victories, winning Saturday night's main event.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Larry Anderson scored 16 points to lead five Long Beach State players in double figures as the 49ers defeated Cal State Northridge 75-67 Saturday night.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Carlos Condit earned the interim welterweight title and a bout against champion Georges St-Pierre with a unanimous decision victory over Nate Diaz at UFC 143 Saturday night.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Sam Gagner continued to rack up the points and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the shootout winner as the Edmonton Oilers beat the league-leading Detroit Red Wings 5-4 on Saturday night.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Tony Wroten had 13 points eight assists and six rebounds as Washington kept a hold on first place in the Pac-12 with a 69-41 win over Southern California on Saturday night.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Three-time national junior champion John Orozco added the Winter Cup title to his resume, putting together six solid routines Saturday night to win one of the year's first tune-up events on the road to the London Olympics.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. retained the WBC middleweight title Saturday night, earning a unanimous decision over fellow Mexican Marco Antonio Rubio.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- B.J. Shearry scored a career-high 17 points and added 10 rebounds as UC Riverside sent UC Davis to its 18th straight loss, 59-52 Saturday night.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Brandon Davies had 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead BYU to a 79-60 victory over Portland on Saturday night.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- Officials say a large explosion has hit the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, causing casualties.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Drew Viney scored 20 points, including the go-ahead basket with 54 seconds left, as Loyola-Marymount rallied from a 16-point deficit in the final eight minutes to defeat San Francisco 90-88 Saturday night.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Kevin Olekaibe scored 26 points, including the clinching dunk with 4.8 seconds left, to lead Fresno State over Utah State 60-54 on Saturday night.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Joston Thomas had a career-high 29 points and 12 rebounds as Hawaii erased a 14-point second-half deficit to beat San Jose State 83-81 in overtime on Saturday night.
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) -- Kwame Vaughn scored 37 points and Isiah Umipig had 25 points and seven 3-pointers as Cal State Fullerton defeated UC Santa Barbara 99-86 on Saturday night.
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) -- Joe Eberhard scored 21 points and hit 4-of-6 from the foul line in the final minute as Sacramento State held on to beat Eastern Washington 75-71 on Saturday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Jamaal Franklin had 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 17 San Diego State to an 83-73 win over TCU on Saturday night, giving the Aztecs their seventh straight 20-win season.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- Robert Covington had 23 points and 13 rebounds to lead Tennessee State to a 75-72 victory over Southeast Missouri on Saturday night.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Nonito Donaire took a spit decision against Wilfredo Vazquez to win the WBO junior featherweight title Saturday at the Alamodome.
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) -- Louis Munks scored 23 points, Ryan Gesiakowski tied a career high with 21, and Prairie View A&M beat Texas Southern 73-67 in a key Southwestern Conference matchup Saturday night.
TROY, Ala. (AP) -- Bryant Mbamalu scored a career-high 27 points and Louisiana-Lafayette held off Troy 83-78 Saturday night to give the Ragin' Cajuns a season-best four-game winning streak.
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) -- Daniel Broughton had 20 points and a career-high 19 rebounds, leading Arkansas-Pine Bluff to an 81-75 victory over Alabama A&M on Saturday night.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Jamal Crook scored 24 points to lead Western Kentucky to a 75-66 victory over South Alabama Saturday night in a Sun Belt Conference game.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Dominique Morrison's 36 points led Oral Roberts to an 85-76 victory over North Dakota State on Saturday night.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- D'Andre Williams scored 21 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out four assists in helping Arkansas-Little Rock defeat Louisiana-Monroe 70-66 Saturday night.
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) -- Richie Edwards scored 16 points and Kevin Van Wijk added 13 to lead Valparaiso to a 63-54 victory against Wright State on Saturday night.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Derrick Rose scored 26 points and had 13 assists and Luol Deng added 21 points in his return after missing seven games due to injury, as the Chicago Bulls easily beat the Milwaukee Bucks 113-90 Saturday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Eric Evans scored 17 points to lead five scorers in double figures for Duquesne, which never trailed in beating Richmond 81-72 Saturday night.
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Tyler Brown scored 21 points and Illinois State rolled past Bradley 78-48 Saturday night.
ELON, N.C. (AP) -- Jack Isenbarger scored a career-high 34 points, knocking down five 3-pointers, to lead Elon to a 71-66 win over The Citadel on Saturday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Pekka Rinne made 41 saves, and Martin Erat had a goal and two assists to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Kyle Weems had 17 points and seven rebounds to lead Missouri State to a 57-39 win over Drake on Saturday night.
HAMMOND, La. (AP) -- Demarcus Gatlin scored 17 points, including a game-winning jumper with 4 seconds left to help Sam Houston State rally and beat Southeastern Louisiana 57-55 Saturday night.
TOWSON, Md. (AP) -- Frantz Massenat scored 25 points and led Drexel to a 65-57 victory over Towson on Saturday night in Colonial Athletic Association play.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Utah Valley had four players score in double-digits and Houston Baptist's rally fell short as the Wolverines won 68-66 Saturday night.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Dave Coley scored 17 points and Al Rapier tallied a double-double to lead Stony Brook over Albany (N.Y.) 76-69 on Saturday night.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Philadelphia Flyers center Zac Rinaldo has been fined $5,000 for two separate incidents drew during Saturday's game against the Devils.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Julie Wojta scored 14 of her 16 points in the first half and No. 10 Wisconsin-Green Bay remained unbeaten with an 85-39 win over Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Saturday night.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Troy Daniels scored 15 points, going 5 of 12 from 3-point range, and Virginia Commonwealth defeated Northeastern 59-56 on Saturday night.
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) -- Jared Maree had 17 points and nine rebounds to lead Texas-Pan American to a 70-58 victory over North Dakota on Saturday night.
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) -- Angelo Warner sank a free throw with 2 seconds left Saturday night, boosting Morehead State to a 56-55 victory over Eastern Illinois.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Chargers have hired Joe Barry as linebackers coach.
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) -- Shonn Miller had his second career double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Cornell kept Dartmouth winless in Ivy League play with a 68-59 win on Saturday night.
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) -- Nick Barbour finished with 34 points, knocking down 3-pointers both at the buzzer in regulation and to spur an overtime run for High Point, leading the Panthers over Gardner-Webb 81-77 on Saturday night.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jerron Granberry led five players in double figures with 25 points and North Florida rallied to beat Stetson 99-96 on Saturday night.
LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Bryan Cohen scored 19 points and Bucknell pulled away late for an 81-68 victory over Army on Saturday night.
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) -- Jay Bowie scored 23 points Saturday night to lead Marist to an 80-69 victory over Canisius and end the Red Foxes' eight-game losing streak.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Flanked by representatives from Missouri pro sports teams prior to the Kansas-Missouri basketball game, Gov. Jay Nixon launched an effort to build 35 houses in tornado-devastated Joplin.
VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) -- Matt Griffin and Darryl Partin scored 13 points each to lead Boston University over Binghamton 68-53 on Saturday night, giving the Bearcats their 24th straight loss.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Ray Willis earned a double-double, scoring 25 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, to lead North Carolina Central over Florida A&M 78-61 on Saturday night.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Josh Thompson and Jonathon Williams led a balanced scoring attack with 11 points each, and Wagner defeated St. Francis (Pa.) 72-54 on Saturday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Terrell Vinson matched his career high with 21 points and Massachusetts won its 11th game in 14 tries by defeating George Washington 86-75 on Saturday night.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Titus Robinson scored 14 points and Buffalo overcame a double-digit deficit with a strong finish to beat Toledo 72-65 on Saturday night.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Laurent Rivard scored 20 points and Harvard continued to reach new heights, defeating Columbia 57-52 Saturday night to remain unbeaten in Ivy League play.
GRAMBLING, La. (AP) -- Jameel Grace scored 19 of his 24 points in the second half and Southern rallied past Grambling State 57-53 on Saturday night.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Victor Oladipo scored a career-high 23 points to help No. 20 Indiana defeat Purdue 78-61 on Saturday night and break a five-game losing streak to its in-state rival.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Blake Griffin had 21 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, and DeAndre Jordan had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 107-81 victory against the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- Jaron Lane scored 15 points and Jeremy Atkinson tallied a double-double, leading UNC Asheville over Liberty 65-51 on Saturday night.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) -- Adam Smith led five players in double figures with 25 points and UNC Wilmington beat William & Mary 81-68 Saturday night, snapping a four-game losing streak.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Phil Taylor scored 22 points and Jeremy Allen added 20 for FIU in a 76-56 win over in-state foe Florida Atlantic on Saturday night.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Isaiah Wilkerson scored a career-high 26 points Saturday night to lead NJIT to a 73-64 victory over Chicago State.
OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- NCAA scoring leader Damian Lillard followed a 40-point outing in his last game with 35 more Saturday, and Weber State never trailed in a 93-81 victory over Northern Colorado.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Johnny Dee scored 19 points to lead San Diego to a 70-65 win over Santa Clara on Saturday night, running the Broncos' losing streak to 11 games.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Reggie Willhite and Greg Mangano scored 20 points apiece and Yale held off Princeton 58-54 on Saturday night.
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) -- James Johnson scored 18 points to lead Quinnipiac to a 71-48 win over Monmouth (N.J.) Saturday night in a Northeast Conference game.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- KeDorian Sullivan scored 14 points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked four shots as Alcorn State defeated Jackson State 57-46 Saturday night.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- Fire investigators say a dog inadvertently turned on a stove and started a fire that destroyed a house in Vancouver, Wash., early Saturday.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- Fire investigators say a dog inadvertently turned on a stove and started a fire that destroyed a house in Vancouver, Wash., early Saturday.
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) -- Jordon Crawford scored 15 points and Bowling Green used a big first half to rout Northern Illinois 65-40 on Saturday night.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Texas A&M took the men's title with 85 points and Clemson won the women's crown with 93 points Saturday at the Collegiate Invitational.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Two doctors on a Madigan Army Medical Center team have been temporarily removed from clinical duties as the Army reviews the team's handling of post-traumatic stress disorder diagnoses of more than a dozen soldiers.
ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) -- Kevin Burwell scored a career-high 23 points to lead Mississippi Valley State to its 10th consecutive victory, 70-58 over Alabama State on Saturday in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Kevin Dukes scored 30 points to lead Bethune-Cookman to a 92-77 win over North Carolina A&T on Saturday.
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- Ryan Pearson scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half and George Mason held on for a 54-50 Colonial Athletic Association win Saturday night against Old Dominion.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Brandon Knight broke his nose in the first quarter of the Detroit Pistons' game against the New Orleans Hornets on Saturday night.
BROOKVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- Jamal Olasewere scored 17 points to lead five LIU-Brooklyn players in double figures in a 95-81 win over Central Connecticut State on Saturday.
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Jud Dillard had 26 points and 12 rebounds and Kevin Murphy added 23 points as Tennessee Tech defeated Jacksonville State 76-68 Saturday to split the season series.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers has won the 2011 Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award in a landslide.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- Pierce Hornung scored a career-high 23 points and matched a career best with 17 rebounds in leading Colorado State past Air Force 67-49 on Saturday.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Darrius Morrow scored 16 points and Maurice Kemp had a double-double to help East Carolina to an 82-68 win over Rice on Saturday.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Washington State University's conduct board has sanctioned the Pi Beta Phi sorority after finding the organization responsible for hazing and underage drinking.
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) -- LaMarcus Reed scored 22 points to lead Texas-Arlington to its 13th win in a row, 69-61 over Central Arkansas on Saturday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Baltimore linebacker Terrell Suggs, the most dynamic player on the Ravens' staunch defense, has won the 2011 Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year award.
MACON, Ga. (AP) -- Langston Hall scored 13 points and Mercer shut down South Carolina-Upstate in the first half and held on for a 61-47 win Saturday.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) -- Anthony James buried a 3 at the buzzer as Northern Iowa upset No. 13 Creighton 65-62 on Saturday, snapping the Bluejays' 11-game winning streak.
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Devonta White scored 15 points and Georgia State clamped down defensively in the first half of a 59-43 victory over Hofstra Saturday in Colonial Athletic Association action.
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- I'll Have Another, the longest shot in the field at 43-1, won the Robert B. Lewis Stakes for 3-year-olds by 2 3/4 lengths at Santa Anita.
BOSTON (AP) -- Maggie Vessey outstretched Erica Moore at the tape to win the women's 800 meters by four one-thousandths of a second on Saturday at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has won the 2011 Associated Press NFL Comeback Player of the Year award.
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- Quinten Rollins scored 14 points and Brian Sullivan knocked down four 3-pointers as Miami (Ohio) handed Ball State its fourth straight loss, beating the Cardinals 59-53 Saturday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- San Francisco's Jim Harbaugh has won the 2011 Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year award for leading the 49ers back to the playoffs.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Brittany Boyd had 19 points, a conference season-high 10 steals, six assists and six rebounds as California rallied from a lengthy scoring drought to beat Arizona State 67-62 on Saturday.
DENVER (AP) -- Chris Udofia scored a career-high 27 points and had four blocked shots as Denver dealt Middle Tennessee its first Sun Belt Conference loss with a 75-60 win Saturday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller has won a two-man race with 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith for the 2011 Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award.
BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) -- Al'Lonzo Coleman matched his career high with 29 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Presbyterian edged Campbell 69-67 Saturday to win its second straight game after a seven-game skid.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Bernard Thompson scored 19 points to lead Florida Gulf Coast in a 65-55 win over in-state rival Jacksonville on Saturday.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Asya Bussie scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead West Virginia to a 66-50 victory against No. 14 Louisville on Saturday.
EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) -- Lucky Jones scored 17 points and Anthony Myers had 15, leading Robert Morris over Mount St. Mary's 67-62 on Saturday.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Spokane police have arrested a 28-year-old man accused of attempting to strangle his live-in girlfriend.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has won the 2011 Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Kendall Williams scored 18 points and Tony Snell added 13 to lead New Mexico to a 65-49 victory over Boise State on Saturday.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Brandon Sebirumbi scored 20 points to lead six Furman players in double figures in a 93-85 win over UNC Greensboro on Saturday.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Joslyn Tinkle had a career-high 22 points and matched her career best with 11 rebounds, leading five starters in double figures in No. 4 Stanford's 91-51 rout of Arizona on Saturday, the Cardinal's 17th win in a row.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Running back Curtis Martin and four linemen have made the Pro Football Hall of Fame, along with one senior committee choice.
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) -- Adam Sollazzo scored 19 points and helped East Tennessee State rally past Kennesaw State to win 64-59 on Saturday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A football jersey that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wore in an NFL game has sold for $46,000 at an auction in Indianapolis.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A state Senate panel has approved a measure that would prohibit the use of indoor tanning beds by anyone under 18.
FAA bill may boost PDX service;ban smoking in county parks
Cheers: To a proposed bipartisan agreement by Congress to renew authorization for the Federal Aviation Administration. It’s rare enough that this Congress agrees to do anything, but the legislation that renews this necessary bureaucracy contains some sweeteners for air passengers. Perhaps most importantly for our area, it devotes more of the scarce landing slots at Reagan National Airport to direct flights from the West Coast. At the moment, Portland travelers cannot enjoy the convenience that flying nonstop to the airport nearest the nation’s capital provides.United Airlines provides nonstop flights to Dulles, in suburban Virginia, but it’s a time- and cash-consuming trip from there to Washington, D.C. With more slots opened up, PDX can make its case that we deserve a nonstop flight.
She’ll try to change project if local voters say ‘no’ to funding
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler wants one thing to be clear: As goes the C-Tran vote on light rail, so goes she.
Coach’s cowboy theme has Penguins rolling along
He probably isn’t aware of it, but James P. Owen has been one of the keys to a scintillating season by the Clark College men’s basketball team.
What's the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking: Greg Oden, Jose Aldolfo Valencia, NFL expansion
House freshmen have been on the job for almost exactly a year, and until now they’ve done little more than talk about cutting the national debt. But on Wednesday morning, eight lawmakers finally decided to take action. They scheduled a “major announcement,” invited the media and declared that they had a plan to reduce the deficit by -- are you sitting down? -- $1.435 million.
Senator sponsors bill after agency demands $3,000 it overpaid single mother
Clients who were mistakenly overpaid benefits by the state Department of Social and Health Services would not have to repay the money when the error is the agency’s fault, under legislation introduced by Sen. Craig Pridemore, D-Vancouver.
Good morning, class. I’m Professor Brancaccio and welcome to the Debt 101 class.
I support House Bill 2558 and applaud Rep. Jim Moeller’s, D-Vancouver, efforts to establish a special liquor license for single-screen movie houses such as the Kiggins Theatre.
The Congressional Budget Office data relate the top 1 percent of income earners pay 30 percent in federal taxes. When they pay a lower rate, it’s a result of lawful deductions or capital gains and dividends on property acquired with money that has already been taxed.
Mitt Romney’s perfectly legal tax return for 2010 shows that, while his income was $21.7 million, he paid into Social Security a self-employment tax of $14,576. That’s about .067 percent.
A weekly list of religion-related classes and events
As executive director of Vancouver Housing Authority, I appreciated the Jan. 27 story “New place for seniors” on Vista Court apartment complex. We at VHA are very pleased with Vista Court and believe it positively contributes to addressing a need for affordable housing for seniors. Vista Court is rent subsidized and requires the tenant to contribute 30 percent of their income to the rent.
In December, local residents once again opened their hearts and wallets for the annual Walk & Knock food drive, donating approximately 154 tons of food and $20,000 in cash to the Clark County Food Bank.
The Woodland City Council will hold its annual retreat Saturday night at the Port of Woodland.
Hit-and-run arrest: Jim Dean Patterson, 53, of Portland, faces two counts of failure to perform the duties of a driver in connection with the hit-and-run death of Jason Lee Grant of Vancouver. Patterson may face additional charges after an Oregon grand jury considers the case. A Page C3 story Friday contained an incorrect charge.
Business name: Venice Genoa Stone & Tile.
Next year, requirement applies to age 50 and younger
Births, marriage dissolutions and applications and court sentencings
The performance is one of several options for getting out and about this weekend. Others include a coronation and a concert.
More than 200 organizations across the state -- law enforcement agencies, health departments, health care professionals, substance abuse prevention coalitions and environmental groups -- are joining forces to fight prescription drug abuse.
A list of daily death notices
Krista Colvin, 45, is organizing her life again after taking what she calls a “sabbatical” to beat breast cancer.
WINONA, Minn. (AP) -- A Catholic school in Minnesota has suspended a 9-year-old boy for performing a crotch-grabbing Michael Jackson dance move during a fundraiser.
HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) -- Charles Hinkle, American University's only player in double figures, scored 23 points including a clutch 3-pointer with 33 seconds left to lift the Eagles past Colgate 59-58 on Saturday.
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- Walter Offutt scored 17 points and Nick Kellogg added 14 as Ohio University dominated Central Michigan 68-42 on Saturday for its sixth straight win.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A couple and their adult son were found injured but alive Saturday in Southern Oregon, six days after they disappeared from their campsite to go mushroom picking.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Sandro Carissimo tied a season-high with 16 points and Vermont defeated Hartford 82-56 on Saturday for its sixth straight victory.
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) -- Ramone Moore scored 22 points and Aaron Brown had 15 points off the bench to help Temple cruise past Rhode Island in a 73-56 win on Saturday.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Sugar Rodgers scored 19 points to lead four Georgetown players in double figures as the 17th-ranked Hoyas beat Cincinnati 65-54 Saturday.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A 5.7 earthquake has been recorded about 105 miles west of Ucluelet off the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Ralston Turner had 16 points to pace four scorers in double figures for LSU in a 71-65 victory against Arkansas on Saturday.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan State's Draymond Green says only death could keep him off the court against Michigan.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon man nets a second scratch-off lottery win in four months, bringing in a total of $150,000 since October.
EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- Nick Petkovich scored 11 points and Lafayette's defense stifled Navy in a 62-41 win on Saturday.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Police acknowledge that drugs may have been the target of two men who reportedly burst into a Eugene home, one of whom was killed by gunfire.
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Keith Gabriel scored 32 points, knocking down 15 free throws, and Virginia Military Institute rallied to beat Winthrop 86-79 on Saturday for their second straight win.
PHILADEPHIA (AP) -- Halil Kanacevic scored 18 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to help Saint Joseph's hold off La Salle in a 70-66 win on Saturday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Other than a problem with a team bus, the New York Giants' final walkthrough before the Super Bowl went smoothly Saturday.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Freshman Pat Connaughton had 23 points and 11 rebounds as Notre Dame made 11 3-pointers and beat No. 15 Marquette 76-59 Saturday.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Glen Rice Jr. scored three points in the final minute, Brandon Reed hit a pair of free throws in the closing seconds and Georgia Tech snapped a six-game losing streak with a 51-47 victory over Boston College on Saturday.
MILTON-FREEWATER, Ore. (AP) -- Umatilla County Commissioners approved a five-month contract with a private company to keep the ambulance service for the Milton-Freewater area in Eastern Oregon operational.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Scott Wood had season highs of 23 points and six 3-pointers to lead North Carolina State past Wake Forest 87-76 on Saturday.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Serena Williams beat Olga Govortsova 7-5, 6-0 on Saturday, and the United States swept the first-round singles to take a 2-0 lead over Belarus in the Fed Cup.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Christina McHale beat Anastasiya Yakimova 6-0, 6-4 and gave the United States a 1-0 lead over Belarus on Saturday in the first round of the Fed Cup.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Ray McCallum scored 20 points to lead Detroit past Butler 65-61 on Saturday.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Dolphins coach Joe Philbin has added Ken O'Keefe, Lou Anarumo and Phil McGeoghan to his staff.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Republican Mitt Romney is reaching for his second straight victory Saturday in quiet Nevada caucuses, a contest that Newt Gingrich and the rest of his rivals conceded in advance.
BANDON, Ore. (AP) -- A bus carrying about 20 students was struck by a van on Friday night, leaving two children injured.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Chiefs are in discussions with Brian Daboll to become their new offensive coordinator.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Ryan Boatright had 19 points and Jeremy Lamb scored 17 for Connecticut, which played without coach Jim Calhoun to beat Seton Hall 69-46 on Saturday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana Democrats say they will try next week to have their losing candidate installed as the state's elections chief after a jury found Secretary of State Charlie White guilty of six felony voter fraud-related charges, disqualifying him from office.
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) -- Kitsap County Prosecutor Russ Hauge says a tribal police officer was justified when he shot and killed a Suquamish resident in December.
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Mikhail Youzhny of Russia defeated Michael Berrer of Germany 6-3, 6-4 Saturday to advance to the Zagreb Indoors final.
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Hawks say reserve center Jason Collins will miss the next two weeks with a sprained left elbow.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka of Belarus has withdrawn from her Fed Cup match against the United States because of a lower back injury.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Overwhelming crowds and reports of injuries and arrests in Indianapolis' Super Bowl Village are causing police to rethink crowd control before the game.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The wife of Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has filed divorce papers, a day after prosecutors charged a woman with stalking him and extorting money over an extramarital affair.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Henry Sims had 13 points and nine rebounds, and No. 14 Georgetown held South Florida without a point for nearly 11 minutes in the first half Saturday in a 75-45 win over the Bulls.
HOPE MILLS, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina authorities say they used a stun gun on a woman motorist who blocked a McDonald's drive-thru for 20 minutes after employees refused to serve her because she cut in line.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- New York Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes got to the Super Bowl by a haphazard route.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A Central Washington University student is in the middle of immigration legal limbo.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- A Yakima County judge has ordered the city of Toppenish to pay annual fees to the Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A Tacoma man who stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death while their daughter held a slumber party in the next room has been sentenced to 38 years in prison.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- West Virginia has decided to cancel its Sept. 8 football game at Florida State.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) -- A Whatcom County woman who impersonated her dead mother in order to receive her mother's pension benefits has been sentenced to four years in prison.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Russia and China have vetoed a Security Council resolution backing an Arab League peace plan that calls for Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The New England Patriots' Super Bowl lore dates back well beyond the team's first championship a decade ago on Adam Vinatieri's clutch kick with seconds to go.
LONDON (AP) -- Ticket sales for the NFL's annual game in London have been suspended while the St. Louis Rams try to solve an issue regarding the lease on their stadium.
NEW YORK (AP) -- If you're expecting to be shocked by all the Super Bowl ads, don't hold your breath: There won't be many surprises.
High school sports results from Friday, Feb. 3
MONTPELLIER, France (AP) -- Defending champion Gael Monfils saved a match point and beat Gilles Simon 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4 in an all-French match to reach the final of the Open Sud de France.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mitt Romney listens. Newt Gingrich lectures.
BIELLA, Italy (AP) -- Sara Errani followed up her quarterfinal appearance at the Australian Open by beating Kateryna Bondarenko 6-2, 6-3 Saturday to give Italy a 1-0 lead over Ukraine in the first round of the Fed Cup.
COOLIN, Idaho (AP) -- Endangered woodland caribou are struggling to survive in the United States, occupying only one remote corner of the Pacific Northwest.