Stories for January 31, 2012
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) -- Tennessee Titans receiver Kenny Britt has pleaded guilty to a downgraded charge stemming from an arrest in New Jersey.
Several Clark County standouts will commit
For a number of high school football and soccer players, Wednesday is not your average Wednesday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The condition of a 5-year-old boy who escaped from a car swept away in a flooded Albany creek is improving at a Portland hospital.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The condition of a 5-year-old boy who was swept away with his family in a flooded Albany creek is improving at a Portland hospital.
Host Three Rivers went 32 for 43 from the free-throw line to sink the Cougars.
Tanner Nelson scored 29 points -- 19 of them in the first quarter -- as the Titans hustled past the host Storm.
Sam Landerholm scored 28 points to lead the Spudders past the visiting Wildcats.
Emily Myers and TeeTee Martin each scored 12 points to lead the Timberwolves past the host Plainsmen.
Shannon Boyle scored a season-high 17 points and converted several key baskets down the stretch as the Spudders edged the visiting Wildcats.
Treneisha Doyle was 4 of 7 from 3-point range and scored 30 points in a loss to Kelso.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A murder trial began Tuesday in circuit court in Medford where 31-year-old William Frank Simmons is accused of killing a 15-year-old girl in 1996.
MONACO (AP) -- South Korean sprinter Lim Hee-nam and Portuguese steeplechaser Sara Moreira both received six-month bans after failing doping tests at last year's world championships in South Korea.
After falling behind early, Seton Catholic rallied within two points of Three Rivers Christian in the fourth quarter but could not take the lead.
Chianne Hendrix scored 29 points to lead the Kodiaks to a Columbia Valley League win. Columbia Adventist outscored WSD 29-15 in the second half.
Jake Belford scored 11 of his 15 points in the first half to get the Tigers going, then the Tigers ruled the second half in a non-league victory.
Columbia Adventist outscored WSD 25-2 in the first quarter and never looked back.
Hayden Nelson was in the zone Tuesday, leading Stevenson to its second victory of the season.
Jen Rathgeber had 23 points and eight rebounds to lead Stevenson into back into second place in the 1A Trico League.
A 30-6 second quarter sent the host Panthers to the 2A Greater St. Helens League win.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- A 45-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday in Roseburg to 34 years in prison for child sex abuse.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- A 45-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday in Roseburg to 34 years in prison for child sex abuse.
The Trappers went on an 11-0 run to break away from an early 6-all tie and never looked back.
Ryan Denny scored 25 points and the host Falcons put an end to Mountain View’s bid for a share of the Class 3A Greater St. Helens League championship.
Corral’s big night helps coach reach milestone
Heather Corral waited patiently with the basketball under her arm. She and her Prairie girls basketball teammates had signed it and wanted to present it to their coach after Tuesday’s 76-40 victory over Mountain View.
Thomas Phillips came off the bench to score eight points in the first quarter, helping the Plainsmen to a fast start en route to the win.
Blazers forward, and fans too, feared something worse
Sometimes, when people can’t sleep, they kill some time by watching TV. Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum did just that early Tuesday morning, except it wasn’t Law and Order or CSI -- it was footage of his fourth-quarter fall against the Utah Jazz.
LONDON (AP) -- Memo to Brazil: That idea of putting up a giant Jesus statue in a London park is not going over well.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A woman's speeding got her a warning from an Ohio state trooper but wasn't enough to keep her grandchild from being born in her car.
After sparring publicly, congresswoman, mayor try to bury hatchet
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler and Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt met last week to bury the hatchet — but signs say there may still be some of the blade sticking up.
Still-shaky economy hampers company based in Vancouver
Riverview Bancorp reported a $16.6 million loss for the fiscal quarter ending Dec. 31 as it continued to struggle with losses on its old development loans and weak demand for new commercial loans.
OCEAN SHORES, Wash. (AP) -- Police say two officers were choked and bitten when they tried to break up a fight Tuesday night between a 42-year-old woman and her 24-year-old daughter in Ocean Shores.
A reward of up to $1,000 being is offered for information leading to the arrest of a driver who hit and fatally injured a Vancouver man in Southeast Portland and fled, leaving his victim in the street.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Police say after a woman stole a work truck Tuesday night in north Seattle dispatchers soon received calls the big truck with a lift bucket on top was driving erratically.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Rebecah Lakman says her 1-year-old daughter Samara had an angel watching over her when a car crashed into their apartment on Spokane's South Hill.
WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) -- Police say a clerk who was shot during a robbery at a Walla Walla convenience store is in satisfactory condition Wednesday after surgery.
WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) -- Police are looking for two men who robbed a convenience store and wounded a clerk in Walla Walla.
EREZ CROSSING, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Relatives of Palestinians held in Israeli jails have hurled slippers at an armored vehicle carrying visiting U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon into the Gaza Strip.
JERUSALEM (AP) -- U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon has asked Israel to halt settlement construction in the West Bank as a way to restart Mideast peace efforts.
JERUSALEM (AP) -- U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon is on a Mideast peace mission aimed at salvaging the latest round of Israeli-Palestinian talks.
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Two on council ask if public defender deal conflict of interest
Starting Wednesday, Washougal criminal defendants who cannot afford an attorney will be represented by a Vancouver-based firm whose principal attorney represented Washougal’s mayor during his recent legal imbroglio.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Preliminary assessments indicate the wind, rain and snow that hit Oregon in mid-January caused an estimated $38 million in damage to nine counties.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The state Senate is set to vote on a measure that would legalize gay marriage in Washington state.
OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (AP) -- Two men's World Cup super-G races that were wiped out by poor weather conditions in January have been rescheduled in Switzerland and Norway.
Downtown site ranked No. 2 in U.S. by Livability.com
To the far west is a blur of activity in the Land of Imagination. At the eastern edge, Kendra Jones and her finger-puppet lion are holding court amid more than 60 toddlers and their grown-up companions.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic will not play in Serbia's Davis Cup match against Sweden this month.
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) -- The city of Frank Sinatra's birth has denied a request for a spinoff of MTV's "Jersey Shore" reality show to film in the city.
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says he could face a runoff, his first acknowledgement that he may not get enough support for an outright victory in March's presidential vote.
They would pay full rate, but then be able to apply for refund of all but city’s share
A bill that would make Oregonians shopping in Southwest Washington pay some retail sales tax is being considered by Washington lawmakers in an attempt to raise about $18 million in state revenue.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon lawmakers have opened the 2012 legislative session, the first in an even-year since voters decided to send lawmakers to Salem annually.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon lawmakers are preparing to kick off a short legislative session.
It's more accommodating of tree roots, pedestrian safety
As one of Vancouver’s oldest neighborhoods, Hough has its share of large, old trees. The trees shade the neighborhood’s collection of bungalows, foursquares and Victorians in the summer, calm drivers and increase property values. But their expansive root systems also cause sidewalk cracks and upheaval, presenting tripping hazards and requiring costly repairs.
They rotate into specialty units, back to patrol every few years
The New Year brings the promise of a fresh start for many. Resolutions are made. Gym memberships are bought. Budgets are tightened. And the Clark County Sheriff’s Office rotates deputies in and out of positions in specialty units.
ZURICH (AP) -- FIFA's rule-making panel will discuss the possibility of allowing teams to use a fourth substitute in extra time when it meets next month.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Former top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki has fired coach Ricardo Sanchez of Spain after just two months.
LONDON (AP) -- England captain John Terry has pleaded not guilty to racially abusing an opponent during a Premier League match in October.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A federal judge is considering whether Washington state can require pharmacies to stock and sell Plan B or other emergency contraceptives.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A federal judge is considering whether Washington state can require pharmacies to stock and sell Plan B or other emergency contraception.
He picks up 50 delegates, takes big step toward nomination
TAMPA, Fla. — Mitt Romney routed Newt Gingrich in the Florida primary Tuesday night, rebounding smartly from an earlier defeat and taking a major step toward the Republican presidential nomination. In defeat, the former House speaker vowed to press on. Romney, talking unity like a nominee, said he was ready “to lead this party and our nation” — and turn Democratic President Barack Obama out of office. In remarks to cheering supporters, the former Massachusetts governor unleashed a strong attack on Obama and said the competitive fight for the GOP nomination “does not divide us, it prepares us” for the fall.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Former top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki has fired coach Ricardo Sanchez of Spain after just two months.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Qatar's bid to qualify for the 2012 Olympics has taken a hit after FIFA ruled that the Gulf nation had fielded an ineligible player in a qualifying game last November, overturning the initial draw and awarding a 3-0 win to Oman.
Eighteen-pounder was caught by a gillnetter near Cathlamet
Lloyd Halverson, the first city administrator in Camas’ history, will relinquish his full-time duties with the city at the end of September, he said Tuesday.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington state Senate is set to take a crucial vote Wednesday on a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Two former students of a Los Angeles teacher suspected of photographing children for sexual thrills say school officials were told about his odd behavior two decades ago.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- Michelle Obama says a proposed new supermarket in the middle of a blue-collar Hispanic neighborhood in Southern California is an example of how the effort to bring healthy foods to low-income communities is paying off.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is updating its status from a private to public company. The shift is occurring as the Internet social network filed its long-awaited plans for an initial public offering of stock.
The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington received an $8,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente Northwest to fund urgent medical care clinics.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- A 35-year-old Oregon woman accused of setting a Salem house fire that killed a man has pleaded guilty to murder and arson.
Vancouver resident Chrisetta Mosley will celebrate the launch of her new cookbook with a book-signing event.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Brandon Rush scored 15 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter to spark a late rally, and the Golden State Warriors spoiled former coach Keith Smart's return with a 93-90 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant scored 24 points, Andrew Bynum added 20, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat slumping Charlotte 106-73 Tuesday night, extending their home record to 11-2 and sending the Bobcats to their ninth consecutive defeat and 19th of the season.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Daniel Sedin scored at 3:37 of overtime to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night.
Shareholder vote could take place next month
The fight over the direction of Vancouver-based Barrett Business Services Inc. took another turn Tuesday, with a shareholder group calling for a new date on which to vote on ousting board members and the company denying it ever opposed having such a meeting.
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) -- Drew Gordon and Kendall Williams both scored 13 points in limited duty as New Mexico handed Air Force its worst home loss ever, 81-42 Tuesday night.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Anna Martin scored 19 points and Katherine Harry had a career-high 20 rebounds and six assists, leading DePaul to an 86-61 rout of No. 14 Louisville on Tuesday night.
SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) -- Firefighters on Washington's Olympic Peninsula say a 40-foot boat has exploded at the town of Sequim (skwihm), seriously injuring one man.
SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) -- Firefighters on Washington's Olympic Peninsula say a 40-foot boat has exploded at the town of Sequim (Skwim), seriously injuring one man.
Goal is to produce more animals from Pend Oreille, Spokane sub-herds
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) -- A Weyerhaeuser Co. spokesman says a powdery cloud of nonhazardous calcium carbonate was released from a Longview, Wash., newsprint mill and dusted nearby homes.
Commissioners likely to keep Terminal 5 land off market as plans firm up
The Port of Vancouver is poised to take another important step in its ongoing effort to enable Australian mining giant BHP Billiton to build an export facility at Terminal 5 to ship fertilizer.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) -- Deon Mitchell scored 17 points and keyed a go-ahead rally late in the game as Northern Iowa defeated Southern Illinois 58-49 on Tuesday night.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Steven Stamkos scored his NHL-leading 33rd goal at 2:45 of overtime, giving the Tampa Bay Lightning a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Markel Brown scored a career-high 30 points to lead Oklahoma State over Texas Tech 80-63 on Tuesday night.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A 24-year-old Oregon woman accused of murdering her newborn has testified she faked the pregnancy and falsely confessed to killing a baby boy because she wasn't thinking clearly.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bryan Little had the only goal during a shootout, lifting the Winnipeg Jets to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.
Climbing permits for Mount St. Helens this summer will go on sale beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday on the website of the Mount St. Helens Institute.
On Tuesday, Clark County Superior Court Judge Daniel Stahnke sentenced Russell Amon to 41 months in prison, which the judge described as a culmination of his poor driving decisions.
State's 50 delegates are biggest prize of GOP race so far
TAMPA, Fla. — Florida Republicans were putting an end to a raucous, big-spending, character-bashing primary campaign Tuesday as they decided whether a confident Mitt Romney or a defiant Newt Gingrich would win the state’s 50 delegates, the biggest prize of the GOP race so far.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Michigan State forward Draymond Green left Tuesday night's 42-41 loss at Illinois with what appeared to be a left knee injury.
ROY, Wash. (AP) -- A Pierce County sheriff's spokesman says a SWAT team sharpshooter fatally shot a man who reportedly opened fire on deputies and a sheriff's airplane as officers tried to serve a search warrant on a rural home near Roy, Wash.
ROY, Wash. (AP) -- The Pierce County sheriff's SWAT team has fatally shot a man who reportedly opened fire on deputies and a sheriff's airplane as officers tried to serve a search warrant on the man's home near Roy, Wash.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- Brian Cashman and Theo Epstein say after years of being on opposite sides of baseball's most bitter rivalry, they are looking forward to being able to make deals with one another.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Deric Rudolph scored 20 points, hitting six 3-pointers, and Rashad Hassan and Arnold Louis posted double-doubles as Savannah State cruised past Trinity Baptist 86-56 on Tuesday night.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle police say a woman was stabbed in the chest by another woman on board a King County Metro bus in the Belltown neighborhood.
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) -- Republican Ron Paul's presidential campaign says someone threw a rock through the window of Paul's Washington state campaign headquarters in Bellevue.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Right-hander Dustin Moseley has agreed to a one-year contract with the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration.
PORTLAND (AP) — An Oregon judge is using his force to order a 45-day jail sentence and mental health evaluation for a would-be Jedi who attacked toy store customers with light sabers in December.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Falcons coach Mike Smith has put the final touches on his staff by hiring defensive backs coach Joe Danna from the Dolphins and promoting Glenn Thomas to quarterbacks coach.
He left note that he was going camping by himself for a week
Deputies with the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office are looking for a teen who said he went into the woods for a week-long camping trip.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Gov. John Kitzhaber has nominated the director of Oregon's juvenile penitentiary system to run the state Department of Corrections.
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Astros have agreed to a minor league contract with former World Series MVP Livan Hernandez.
A two-car crash on the north end of the Interstate 5 Bridge snarled southbound traffic Tuesday morning.
HAVANA (AP) -- Cuba's best known Olympic athlete, hurdler Dayron Robles, is complaining about training conditions ahead of this summer's games in London.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The Chicago Blackhawks have activated Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp, two of their top scorers, from injured reserved for Tuesday night's game against the Vancouver Canucks.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- State lawmakers are exploring a plan that could limit how governments respond to requests for public documents.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum has a left knee bone contusion that will keep him out of Wednesday night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cavaliers guard Daniel Gibson has been released from a Boston hospital, where he was being treated for a neck infection.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) -- Southern California authorities are investigating the theft of sports memorabilia and jewelry from the home of former football star John Cappelletti, the 1973 Heisman Trophy winner from Penn State.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A group of at least 50 Portland homeless people plans a march on City Hall to support an encampment that they call home.
PORTLAND — A juvenile court judge decided Monday that an 11-year-old boy who flashed a gun on a MAX train in Portland last week will wear an electronic monitoring device and live with his aunt.
Spokane police say the thieves who held up a pizza delivery man didn't take money, just four pizzas the man was trying to deliver.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is suffering from a soft tissue injury in his neck that could lead to neurological problems.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Sophomore forward Davante Gardner will miss No. 15 Marquette's game against Seton Hall with a left knee sprain. The school says Gardner's future availability will be evaluated on a game-by-game basis.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Danica Patrick will be guaranteed a spot in the Daytona 500 via a partnership with Tommy Baldwin Racing.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An exit poll of voters in Florida's Republican presidential primary show that women, less conservative voters and people worried about the economy provided the victory margin for Mitt Romney.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Skyler Mornhinweg, a high school quarterback who verbally committed to Penn State, will instead sign a letter of intent on Wednesday to attend Florida.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry has been hired by the New York Yankees as a special assignment scout.
Extravagant project near Battle Ground was full of costly surprises
What was perceived to be a potential jewel of Clark County has turned into the Hope Diamond for hikers, and taxpayers are justifiably outraged at having to pay for the bling. It’s called the “million-dollar mile,” that portion of the intermittent Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Trail that opened last month near Battle Ground State Park.Because state and federal grants are drying up and strained local sources are going to other priorities, no new portions of the 33-mile trail are planned in the near future, which is just as well. At $1.03 million per mile, shutting down construction is the best strategy.
Boyd has scored 176 goals in 335 career pro matches
If coach John Spencer’s reaction to the news that Kris Boyd will join his Portland Timbers is any indication, the Major League Soccer team added some major sizzle on Monday.
Community sports results for the week ending Jan. 30
Jordan Taylor, 16, claims consolation bracket title
Jordan Taylor of Vancouver won the consolation championship at a U.S. Handball Association junior national tournament in December.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Former national team captain Claudio Reyna and goalkeeper Tony Meola are among 12 first-time eligible players for the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame.
What's the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking: Women's Professional Soccer, Shaun White
California has a huge state debt and Washington has a huge national debt. But that does not discourage either Governor Jerry Brown or President Barack Obama from wanting to launch a very costly high-speed rail system. Most of us might be a little skittish about spending money if we were teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. But the beauty of politics is that it is all other people’s money, including generations yet unborn.
Regional rivalries between Boston and New York are legendary, and when the New England Patriots take on the New York Giants on Sunday, there’s sure to be squabbling.
If the Columbian headline of Jan. 25, “American dream in peril, Obama says,” describing the state of the union address, is accurate, then he has only to look in the mirror to discover the culprit largely responsible for the unfortunate condition in the nation.
The city is encouraging volunteerism in the parks, but it has severely restricted what can be done via a ban on power tools of any kind, including lawn mowers, pressure washers, leaf blowers, and power pruners.
The Columbian’s Jan. 16 story, “Vancouver man raises awareness of radon,” was one-sided. The EPA claims radon causes 15,000 deaths yearly and says to keep it under 4 picocuries per liter. The only problem is that in real-world studies by professor Bernard Cohen that assessed lung cancer, the rate decreased with increasing levels of radon.
Across the country, gays and lesbians are demanding the right to marry. Many conservative and religious institutions argue just as fervently against it because they feel it is an affront to the law of God. There really is no good compromise as long as marriage remains an institute of the state.
In the Jan. 21 story, “Report questions CRC spending,” Rep. Jim Moeller, D-Vancouver, was quoted: “In a project of such huge scale and complexity, at least some errant billing and bookkeeping is inevitable.”
The Izzy’s restaurant at 7615 E. Mill Plain Blvd. in Vancouver has permanently closed, an employee at the chain’s other Clark County location in Hazel Dell has confirmed.
Vancouver Iron & Steel Inc. will pay a $4,693 fine to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality for failing to conduct all required stormwater discharge monitoring at its foundry at 866 N. Columbia Boulevard in North Portland, the DEQ said Monday.
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Marshall youth award nomination due Feb. 9
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Have you ever been to a party where dips weren’t served? Me, neither. They’re mainstays at gatherings, and they’ve come a long way from the days of sour cream mixed with packaged soup or salad dressing mixes.
When Groundhog’s Day arrives Thursday, if there is one around here locally he most likely will see his shadow. Now that doesn’t necessarily mean six more weeks of winter. Almost time to pull out my annual video watch, “Groundhog’s Day” with Bill Murray. So funny.
An old TV commercial for an antacid once asked heartburn sufferers, “How do you spell relief?”
Births, marriages and court sentencings
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The state Senate is set to vote on a measure to legalize gay marriage in Washington state.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Senate is set to vote on a measure to legalize same-sex marriage in Washington state.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Infielder Jeff Keppinger is guaranteed $1,525,000 as part of his one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Los Angeles Angels minor league pitcher Daniel Reynolds has been suspended 50 games for a second drug violation.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington state lawmakers are shelving a series of bills that would lower wages at the bottom of the income scale in an effort to spur private-sector hiring.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon environmental regulators have assessed a contractor destroying chemical weapons in Eastern Oregon nearly $47,000 in fines for violations that occurred before it finished incinerating mustard agent stored at the Umatilla depot.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Amazon's fourth-quarter net income dropped sharply, weighed down by higher operating expenses even as revenue grew.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Organizers of next year's America's Cup in San Francisco Bay say they will reconsider the format of the challengers' series after receiving only three entries.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers have interviewed former Kansas City Chiefs coach Todd Haley for the team's vacant offensive coordinator position.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Labor Department says Washington Beef has agreed to pay $50,000 in back wages to a former employee who was fired for taking medical leave from the packing plant at Toppenish.
PASCO, Wash. (AP) -- A 29-year-old Pasco man who pleaded guilty to killing his sister with a machete was sentenced Tuesday in Franklin County Superior Court to 15 years in prison.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida's Erik Murphy has a small scar just above his right eye, a remnant of the eight stitches he needed after a recent collision with teammate Patric Young.
HAVRE, Mont. (AP) -- A routine check of the passenger list on an Amtrak train led to two arrests at a stop in north-central Montana and the discovery of two duffel bags containing five pounds of marijuana.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The new president of HBO Sports says the long-desired Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather bout has a "sell-by date" of later this year or early next year.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) -- A fan interrupted Everton's home match against Manchester City for several minutes Tuesday night when he handcuffed himself to a goal post.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Joe Gibbs Racing says no employees were injured when a fire broke out in its machine shop.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- A 30-year-old Portland man was sentenced Tuesday in Vancouver to more than three years in prison for the death of his friend who fell out of his car on Highway 14 near Washougal.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- For all the joy that comes with making college basketball a family affair, situations where fathers coach their sons can be an albatross for both. Fans, media and teammates watch their every move to see if dad is giving lad any sort of special treatment.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst has hired former UCLA assistant Inoke (ee-NO-kay) Breckterfield as defensive line coach.
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- A Canadian exploration company is planning to drill holes in search of gold deposits at a site south of Wenatchee.
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) -- Midfielder Joel Lindpere has signed a new multi-year contract with the New York Red Bulls.
DALLAS (AP) -- The Dallas Stars have activated captain Brenden Morrow from the injured list in time for the team's return from the All-Star break.
AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Former Washington State offensive coordinator Todd Sturdy is the new wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator at Iowa State.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- An official says 10 Polish crew members are missing after a freighter ship sank off Turkey's Black Sea coast.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The NFL and a Louisiana recording company have resolved their legal dispute over merchandising rights to the Who Dat? chant of New Orleans Saints fans.
DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) -- Davidson is back on top in the Southern Conference, four years after Stephen Curry put the program on the national map.
LYNDEN, Wash. (AP) -- The World Cube Association expects about 30 participants at Saturday's Rubik's Cube competition in Lynden.
BLYN, Wash. (AP) -- The 7 Cedars Casino says it will expand this year, adding 200 new slot machines to bring its total to 750.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- I'll see your chowda, and raise you a cheesecake.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Islanders are going to Brooklyn. For one game, at least.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Islanders are scheduled to play the New Jersey Devils in a preseason game at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn next season.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Gregoire has directed that flags at state buildings be lowered to half-staff Thursday in memory of a Tacoma soldier who died in Afghanistan.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- One of Moammar Gadhafi's daughters has asked to intervene in proceedings against her brother at the International Criminal Court, saying she wants to protect his interests.
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- The Philadelphia Union have traded Sebastien Le Toux to the Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for allocation money.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Reliever Jose Arredondo will receive $2 million under his two-year contract with the Cincinnati Reds.
ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) -- Grays Harbor County commissioners have sent a letter to Sen. Patty Murray and Congressman Norm Dicks asking them to drop any Wild Olympics legislation that would restrict logging and recreation on the Olympic Peninsula.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Serena Williams says her sister Venus will be ready for this weekend's Fed Cup matches against Belarus.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Celtics All-Star guard Rajon Rondo will miss his seventh straight game with an injured right wrist.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Longtime Rutgers assistant Kyle Flood is getting his first shot at running a program, replacing his former boss with the Scarlet Knights.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Right-hander Chad Qualls has signed a one-year, $1.15 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.
MONTPELLIER, France (AP) -- Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany beat Olivier Rochus of Belgium 6-1, 6-4 on Tuesday to reach the second round of the Open Sud de France.
MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Marlins are ready to roll out the playing field for their new ballpark.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney will be in Seattle for a March 1 fundraiser.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Michael Huyghue has announced his resignation as commissioner of the United Football League.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- State prosecutors are asking the judge in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case to bring in a jury from another county, saying it's needed because of pretrial publicity and the prominent role Penn State plays in its local community.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania prosecutors say they'll tell Jerry Sandusky the names of the 10 young men identified as victims of sex abuse allegedly at his hands by the end of the week.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- A couple of Vancouver residents who listen to the police and fire emergency radio are putting a new twist on their hobby by relaying what they hear on Twitter.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Carmelo Anthony is in the New York Knicks' starting lineup after missing two games with a variety of injuries.
GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- Carmelo Anthony took part in a morning workout and the New York Knicks will decide on his availability shortly before their game against Detroit.
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) -- Every year, members of the Eaton family, who ranch about 15 miles southeast of Ellensburg, recreate an Old West tradition with a real cattle drive.
LONDON (AP) -- European soccer's January transfer window is closing with the leading clubs appearing to avoid any lavish outlays in the first season of strict new financial controls by the sport's regional governing body.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Phil Jackson's next title will be on the cover of his new book.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A former Los Angeles elementary school teacher has been arrested after he allegedly gagged and made bondage photos of nearly two dozen children -- possibly inside a classroom.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The head of the Turkish Football Federation and two of his deputies have resigned following a controversy on how to deal with teams implicated in match fixing.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Spokane police are looking for a man who robbed a convenience store while wearing a leopard print shirt and white pants.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- At least four lawsuits blaming the NFL for concussion-related dementia and brain disease are being consolidated in Philadelphia, and more could follow.