Stories for March 12, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Dallas-bound American Airlines flight returned to the Portland, Ore., airport 25 minutes after takeoff early Tuesday morning.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. military officials say it's unclear when charges might be filed in the case of the weekend massacre of 16 Afghan villagers allegedly by a U.S. soldier.
LONDON (AP) -- Olympics organizers are inviting the public to join a special event to officially open London's new Olympic Stadium in May.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The NFL Players Association is questioning the process followed by the NFL before the league suspended two Denver Bronco players for violating the policy on performance-enhancing substances.
HOQUIAM, Wash. (AP) -- No one was injured when a Hoquiam school bus went into a ditch off Highway 101.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- When a wind storm knocked out power at the Oregon Humane Society in Portland it hardly slowed down pet surgeries.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Vermont is not playing the angry coach so much as his hot team.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- The Springfield School Board rejected a charter school proposal Monday night from a group of parents who wanted to lease an elementary school the district had closed last year.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Lincoln County district attorney says he plans to prosecute a couple accused of a killing a man near Toledo, although at least one suspect already faces a life sentence in Washington.
Designated Player scores go-ahead goal in victory
A memorable debut for a pair of newcomers and the coming-out party for a second-year player turned the season opener into a celebration for the Portland Timbers and their fans.
LONDON (AP) -- Lamont Peterson says he's ready to defends his WBA and IBF light-welterweight titles against British challenger Amir Khan in a rematch of their disputed fight last year.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday he was awaiting plans from Gen. John Allen, the top commander in Afghanistan, to bring home the remaining 23,000 troops sent to Afghanistan during the 2009 surge.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Snow has followed high winds into western Oregon.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Officials in New Jersey's capital say they've resolved a fight over toilet paper.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Toilet paper is at the center of the latest battle of Trenton.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) -- Ten friends of a Western Washington University student are being treated with antibiotics after it was confirmed he has a meningococcal infection.
PASCO, Wash. (AP) -- Pasco city officials are pleased with a federal jury's verdict that four police officers did not violate the rights of a paraplegic man when they arrested him five years ago.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Boeing's payroll in Washington has risen to more than 82,000 workers.
Family escapes harm; students on bus escorted from scene on foot
BATTLE GROUND -- A midafternoon fire that started in the garage of a Battle Ground home on Monday forced a mother and her three children out in the light rain and sent up a column of smoke visible for a couple of miles.
BOSTON (AP) -- Add slam dancing to activities banned in Boston.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A sex offender is back in custody one week after his release from Washington's Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island.
Study finds that they tend to have the greater share of children with off-the-beaten-path monikers
When Washougal residents Kyle and Dianna Curtis had their first daughter, Brooklynn, they wanted to give her a unique name that would epitomize her personality.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- The IOC says U.S. anti-doping officials have agreed to turn over files on American cyclist Tyler Hamilton's doping case so the Olympic body can decide whether to readjust the medals from the 2004 Athens Games.
ROME (AP) -- Since the start of the month it has been illegal to die in Falciano del Massico, a village of 3,700 people some 50 kilometers (30 miles) from Naples in southern Italy.
Battle Ground police arrested a man they say took advantage of an unlocked door and committed a burglary while the residents were asleep.
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) -- Gambia appears determined to defy FIFA and install a new national soccer association despite warnings from the sport's world governing body about government interference.
Traffic patterns on tolled Seattle span have fluctuated
When tolling begins on the Interstate 5 Bridge, at least some drivers will head for Interstate 205 -- opting to tack a few more miles onto their commute rather than pay the extra charge to get to work. That’s a given.
VancouverThe Vancouver-based operator of Romano’s Macaroni Grill restaurants in the Portland area, as well as the Seattle and San Francisco areas, has filed for bankruptcy, the Portland Business Journal reported Monday.
The Committee to Re-Elect Greg Kimsey will be hosting its 13th annual Pre-St. Paddy’s Day event 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Club Green Meadows, 7703 N.E. 72nd Ave.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says Michelle Obama will lead the official U.S. delegation to the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.
If approved service from PDX could begin by late August
Alaska Airlines on Monday applied for federal approval to offer nonstop service between Portland International Airport and Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., as well as from San Diego to Reagan National. The airline also lined up heavy-hitter support from members of the Washington and Oregon congressional delegations and launched a campaign on its website that urged customers to write letters to the U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in support of its application.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Thanks to treatment by researchers at the University of Virginia Medical Center, the world's tallest man may have reached his peak.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Thanks to treatment by researchers at the University of Virginia Medical Center, the world's tallest man may have reached his peak.
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Norwegian cross-country star Petter Northug has pulled out of the World Cup finals this week because of a stomach infection.
ZURICH (AP) -- Timo Konietzka, who scored the first goal in the Bundesliga, has died. He was 73.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A goalkeeper for Diego Maradona's Al Wasl club has been banned for 17 matches after attacking an opposition coach following a 1-0 loss to Al Alhi in the Etisalat Cup semifinals.
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike has hit a vehicle in a tribal region near the Afghan border, killing at least six militants.
No meeting today to consider gillnetting in the lower Columbia River
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — An Afghan man recounted Monday the harrowing tale of how an American soldier on a killing spree burst into his home in the middle of the night, searched the rooms, then dropped to a knee and shot his father in the thigh as he emerged from a bedroom.
GENEVA -- Boeing subsidies from the United States and individual states damaged rival Airbus by more than $5.3 billion, World Trade Organization judges said Monday as they upheld an earlier ruling and agreed with Airbus the harm was well above that amount, though the panel didn’t name a figure.The WTO’s Appellate Body backed a March 2011 report finding the U.S. provided aid to Chicago-based Boeing through federal research grants and state support in developing aircraft including the 787 Dreamliner. Airbus parent European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co. has said the aid to Boeing cost it $45 billion in lost sales from 2002 to 2006.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Mitt Romney is working to seal his status as the Republican presidential front-runner with a thus-far-elusive victory in the Deep South.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he's putting China and America's other economic competitors on notice that they won't get away with "skirting the rules" on international trade.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Basketball fan-in-chief President Barack Obama is showing British Prime Minister David Cameron some March Madness, taking his U.K. counterpart to an NCAA tournament basketball game in Ohio, an election swing state.
Vancouver maker of fitness equipment had struggled since 2006
Bolstered by new and revamped fitness products, Nautilus Inc. on Monday vaulted into territory that has long eluded it: profitability.
Oregon Health & Science University Brain Awareness Season continues with a lecture March 19.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Former All Blacks captain and New Zealand Rugby Union chairman Jock Hobbs has died of leukemia, the union said. He was 52.
BEIJING (AP) -- Former NBA star Stephon Marbury has denied hitting a fan after a testy playoff loss in a Chinese Basketball Association game.
Heritage High School baseball players were allegedly tied up
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office recommends that no criminal charges be filed against members of the Heritage High School varsity baseball team involved in a Friday hazing incident.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Powerful winds have ripped trees from the ground and toppled power lines across much of western Oregon, knocking out power to about 50,000 customers at the height of the storm.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Logan Couture scored a tiebreaking goal early in the third period and the San Jose Sharks snapped a five-game slide with a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams released three veterans a day ahead of free agency, center Jason Brown and defensive tackles Fred Robbins and Justin Bannan. The release of a fourth veteran, defensive end James Hall, was being finalized.
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) -- A man who works as chaplain for the athletic department at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., has been found dead on a nearby beach.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues signed forward Jaden Schwartz, a first-round pick in 2010, to an entry level contract. Schwartz will join the team Tuesday in Chicago for a game against the Blackhawks.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Al Jefferson scored 33 points just 24 hours after his grandmother's death and the Utah Jazz defeated the Detroit Pistons 105-90 Monday night.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Spokane police say a 12-year-old boy on his way to school for his job as a morning crossing guard was hit by a truck and rolled more than 60 feet through an intersection.
A Vancouver man was cited on suspicion of DUI and speeding after he nearly hit a Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputy’s vehicle on state Highway 503 late Sunday, officials said.
EDISON, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington state Health Department says Samish Bay in Whatcom County has been closed to commercial shellfish harvesting due to high levels of fecal bacteria.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Kyle Weiland threw four hitless innings and the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 4-3 on Monday night.
Fireworks and the latest CRC developments dominated discussion last week
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Portland police say two people have died after a car hit a tree and went into a ditch. Two others have been hospitalized.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A Vancouver, Wash., man charged in connection with threatening letters containing white powder that were sent to members of Congress and some media organizations has agreed to be moved from a Washington state detention center to a Portland, Ore., jail.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Tiger Woods says his left Achilles tendon is mildly strained and he's hopeful he can still play next week at Bay Hill.
He’s currently a provost at college in New Hampshire
The second-in-command of a New England liberal-arts college will head up Washington State University Vancouver starting in July. Mel Netzhammer, the current provost of Keene State College in New Hampshire, will become chancellor of WSUV, the university announced Monday. Netzhammer will have the job formerly held by Hal Dengerink, who died Sept. 14 after a two-year battle with brain cancer.
Action apparently ends bid to shake up board
Barrett Business Services Inc. has reached an agreement to buy about 2.5 million shares from the estate of the late William Sherertz, who had been the Vancouver human resources company’s CEO, in a deal valued at nearly $60 million, the company said Monday.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Resurgent Penn State celebrated its most successful season in eight years with a No. 4 seed in the NCAA tournament.
SAO PAULO (AP) -- FIFA has completed a visit to six of the 12 host cities of the 2014 World Cup.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Florida State, Notre Dame, BYU and Saint Joseph's have been selected as the host schools for the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, which will play its championship at the Barclays Center.
SAO PAULO (AP) -- FIFA chief Sepp Blatter will meet Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday to discuss the 2014 World Cup preparations.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- The San Francisco 49ers have tendered one-year contracts to exclusive rights free agent cornerback and special teams player Tramaine Brock and restricted free agent linebacker Larry Grant.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Dominican Republic prosecutors say Cleveland Indians pitcher Roberto Hernandez has agreed to a deal to have false identity charges against him dropped in return for completing a work program in his Caribbean homeland.
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Bulls are missing three players, including two starters, against the New York Knicks.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) -- Top-ranked Novak Djokovic defeated Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-3 to reach the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open on Monday, improving his match record to 12-1 this year.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee has drawn a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament and will face No. 15 seed Tennessee-Martin, coach Pat Summitt's alma mater.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Duke might face another true road game in its path through the NCAA women's basketball tournament.
WACO, Texas (AP) -- Brittney Griner and undefeated Baylor are the undisputed No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA women's tournament.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say New York Mets bullpen catcher Eric Langill has been charged in a drunken driving crash in central Florida.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Molde defender Josh Gatt is among 19 players on the initial U.S. roster for men's Olympic soccer qualifying this month.
TIBER, Mont. (AP) -- Railroad officials say one person has died after a crash between a freight train and a vehicle at a crossing in northern Montana, about five miles west of Chester.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Juan Rivera and Justin Sellers homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers tagged Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver in a 9-1 romp Monday.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Jeremy Guthrie pitched four solid innings, Willin Rosario hit a three-run homer during Colorado's eight-run seventh inning and the Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 11-2 on Monday.
ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the death penalty is a consideration as the military moves to investigate and possibly put on trial a U.S. soldier suspected of gunning down 16 Afghans.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut is a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament for the 15th time and will begin its quest for an eighth national title in Bridgeport against Prairie View.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- A federal judge has denied Oklahoma State's bid to get back $33 million it spent on premiums as part of a fundraising scheme built around buying $10 million life insurance policies on about two dozen donors to the athletic program.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders have tendered one-year contracts to four potential free agents.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- With Stanford not hosting the NCAA tournament at home in Maples Pavilion this March, coach Tara VanDerveer hoped to hit the road and head East.
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Miguel Olivo hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the sixth inning, and Jesus Montero ripped a two-run double in the seventh to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 6-4 win over the Texas Rangers on Monday.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- USA Cycling will be sending the women's pursuit team that took silver at last year's world championship to the 2012 worlds next month in Melbourne, Australia.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Alfonso Soriano hit his fourth home run this spring and Paul Maholm pitched two innings in his exhibition debut Monday as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-6.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed offensive tackle William Robinson to contract, keeping him off the free agent market.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Nets All-Star point guard Deron Williams missed Monday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks with a strained right calf.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Shelley Duncan visited with dad Dave, then drove in two runs to help the Cleveland Indians beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Monday.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with backup quarterback and place holder Chase Daniel.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The campaign for Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna says he's raised more than $250,000 in just three days, the first time he's been able to raise money since the end of November.
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers have released reliever David Pauley after the right-hander got off to a slow start in spring training.
NEW YORK (AP) -- New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson and coach Sean Payton have met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who will decide the team's punishment for its bounty program from 2009-11.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- NHL general managers are beginning three days of meetings with concussions again a topic of discussion, and a debate is expected about whether to reinstate the center-ice red line.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two people familiar with the decision tell The Associated Press the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins will lose salary cap space for the next two seasons for overspending on contracts during the 2010 uncapped season.
High winds caused a few power outages throughout Clark County on Monday.
Special session begins at noon, though most lawmakers aren't likely to be back to the Capitol until Wednesday.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 in his return following a bout with the flu, and Kolten Wong singled in the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning as a St. Louis Cardinals split squad beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Monday.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan State's Draymond Green is the first player from one of the six major conferences to average at least 15 points, 10 rebounds and three assists since the 1996-97 season, when Tim Duncan did it at Wake Forest.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- James Shields took another step toward his opening day assignment for the Tampa Bay Rays, pitching four scoreless innings during a 2-1, 10-inning loss to the Minnesota Twins on Monday.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Buffalo Sabres fourth-line forward Matt Ellis is out indefinitely after hurting his knee last weekend.
Some Blazers started out in excelling other sports
So you’re in the locker room with Gerald Wallace, realizing you’re approximately 41,000 protein shakes behind him, when he blurts to an assistant coach, “Don’t get it twisted, basketball just fell into my lap, but the main sport in my family has always been baseball.”
Ties. Don't like them. They're un-American, aren't they?
Finger-pointing legislators wrestle their way into special session
Imagine a newspaper reporting that a Legislature “completed a 34-day session Monday night with a list of bills rivaling what they would normally pass in a session five times that long.”Alas, The Columbian is not that newspaper, and Washington’s Legislature is not that deliberative body.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is calling the alleged slaying of 16 Afghan civilians by a U.S. soldier "absolutely tragic and heartbreaking" and that he is still "proud generally" of what U.S. troops have achieved in Afghanistan while working under "enormous strain."
Philadelphia Union at Portland Timbers
If you think Rush Limbaugh is fatally wounded, think again.
This is the last week in Sherri McMillans' eight-week "New Year, new you" fitness program.
An open forum for community discussion.
What's the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking: Washington Huskies basketball, NCAA rankings, Greg Biffle
High school sports schedule for week of March 12-17
Michael Dunn will work with elementary school students
A researcher at Washington State University Vancouver is the first recipient of a new type of grant from the university’s College of Education.
Conversations can take off in unexpected directions, and a recent example involved a process that actually should keep people on course. It was a chat about mapmaking.
Marriage dissolutions and licenses and court sentencings
It seems that, no matter what your political persuasion, many times those with opinion power are guilty of painting an opposing view with an overly wide brush.
This week’s matchups
A look back at the Blazers week
A daily listing of death notices.
County officials say it’s crucial to complete prescription
Physicians always stress the importance of completing antibiotic prescriptions. Heeding that advice is particularly important for people with tuberculosis.
I just do not understand President Obama’s decision not to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
The record of decision clearly shows Coast Guard and river commerce stakeholders were solicited, informed and understood project design considerations for years.
The Feb. 29 story, “Getting to know Arnada,” and March 1 editorial, “Arnada: proud & feisty,” complimented Arnada on efforts to provide a positive impact to the city and its residents.
Partner of the week
Here is a no-brainer for you: as we get older or sicker, our cognitive functions gradually slow down. However, regular exercise helps prevent age- and disease-related brain deterioration.
A weekly list of business-related classes and events
Celebrate brain awareness week with a workout
The best way to exercise your brain, is to exercise your body.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The NCAA will provide $400,000 to help fund a study into the effects of head injuries in sports.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs have re-signed defensive lineman Amon Gordon, a 30-year-old veteran who played in all 16 games last season.
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- The Marysville, Wash., police officer whose daughter was fatally shot by a sibling last weekend has been placed on administrative leave for an investigation.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) -- The Marysville police officer whose daughter was fatally shot Saturday has been placed on administrative leave for an investigation.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Backup quarterback Sage Rosenfels and the Minnesota Vikings have agreed in principle to a new, two-year contract.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Joe Saunders of the Arizona Diamondbacks left his start against the Cleveland Indians after being hit in the left shin by a line drive off the bat of Carlos Santana.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have tendered a qualifying offer to restricted free agent running back Kahlil Bell.
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) -- Omar Vizquel, the 44-year-old infielder auditioning for a utility job with the Blue Jays, made a couple of sparkling defensive plays at third base and hit a two-run single in Toronto's 4-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Portland physician who campaigned for Oregon's Death With Dignity Act has died using lethal chemicals obtained under the law he championed. He was 83.
IZUNOKUNI, Japan (AP) -- One year after their lives were torn apart by Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami, players from Ishinomaki Technical High School are preparing to compete on one of the biggest stages in Japanese baseball.
DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson says he restructured his contract to help the team keep some key players.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Mark Richt found himself talking about the latest Georgia player to be arrested instead of the optimism about next season and his new five-year contract.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The graduation rate disparity between African-American and white players at schools in this year's men's NCAA tournament decreased slightly after growing 10 percent over the previous three years.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Peter Goodwin, a Portland physician who campaigned for Oregon's Death With Dignity Act, has died using lethal chemicals he obtained under the aw he championed. He was 83.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah Jazz guard Raja Bell says he feels good about a meeting with team brass days after he was sent home from a road trip after clashing with coach Tyrone Corbin.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- One of four TCU football players accused of selling marijuana as part of a six-month drug sting has been charged.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Former IOC member Henry Adefope of Nigeria has died at 84.
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- A man who pleaded guilty Monday in Everett to killing his father and stepmother will be sentenced to life in prison without parole.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Las Vegas casinos like top seed Kentucky better than all the other teams in the NCAA tournament, but think Ohio State is better than any of the other No. 1s.
MADRID (AP) -- Ferrari's dour preseason has undermined the Italian team's Formula One title hopes, and will likely leave a frustrated Fernando Alonso in Red Bull's rearview mirror again.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A federal appeals court has overturned the 22-year sentence for convicted "millennium bomber" Ahmed Ressam, calling it unreasonably lenient.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Oakland Athletics center fielder Jason Pridie has been suspended 50 games for a second violation of a drug of abuse under baseball's minor league testing program.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is identifying a man found dead under the St. Johns Bridge as a missing Hillsboro man.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Bills have retained the rights to offensive linemen Chad Rinehart and Kraig Urbik by tendering them contract offers a day before the start of the NFL's free agency period.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The U.S. soldier suspected of gunning down at least 16 Afghan civilians was from a Washington state-based Stryker brigade and received his assignment to a village stability program less than six weeks ago.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities say at least one person was injured in a crash involving a state trooper and another vehicle.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia coach Mark Richt has agreed to a new five-year contract that will carry him through the 2016 season.
MONTESANO, Wash. (AP) -- A 34-year-old man accused of stabbing and shooting a sheriff's deputy and stabbing a judge in the Grays Harbor County Courthouse has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault.
MONTESANO, Wash. (AP) -- The man accused of attacking a sheriff's deputy and judge in the Grays Harbor County Courthouse is being returned to Montesano Monday for a preliminary court appearance in the assault case.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Jets have agreed to a 3-year contract with nose tackle Sione Pouha, who would have become a free agent Tuesday.
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom has developed lameness in his left hind leg and won't run in the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 31.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pittsburgh Steelers quarterbacks Charlie Batch and Byron Leftwich are among 66 current and former NFL players enrolled in business school programs at Harvard and Northwestern this year.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- San Antonio Spurs guard T.J. Ford says he is retiring, effective immediately.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- San Antonio Spurs guard T.J. Ford says he may retire and is taking an indefinite leave of absence that will last at least the rest of the season.
GOLD BEACH, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities have identified two boaters missing after their vessel capsized near Gold Beach last week.
GOLD BEACH, Ore. (AP) -- The Coast Guard has suspended a search for two fishermen whose boat capsized near Gold Beach last week.
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) -- A 70-year-old convicted bank robber, who was shot by police during his arrest, is appealing his sentence of 8-years to life.
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a two-year contract extension with forward Daniel Carcillo.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia cornerback Branden Smith has been arrested and charged with marijuana possession in Alabama.
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Ricardo Teixeira is stepping down as head of the Brazilian soccer federation and the 2014 World Cup organizing committee. The decision ends his contentious 23-year stint in charge of soccer in Brazil.
QUINCY, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington State Patrol says none of the injuries suffered by school children in a central Washington bus crash appear to be life threatening.
QUINCY, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington State Patrol says children have been injured in a school bus rollover accident near Quincy in the central part of the state.
QUINCY, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington State Patrol says children have been injured in a school bus accident near Quincy.
QUINCY, Wash. (AP) -- KHQ reports Washington State Patrol troopers have responded to a school bus rollover accident on Highway 281 between George and Quincy.
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- Crook County commissioners are working on a plan for spending the $5.6 million they acquired in a recent land purchase by Apple Inc.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have a wish list for free agency. It's just not nearly as long as the one they put together last year.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A Seattle Fire Department boat has recovered a body found floating in the water Monday morning off West Seattle.
ZURICH (AP) -- The International Ice Hockey Federation says it won its case against Swiss club Bern that sought million-dollar damages after a European competition was canceled in 2009.
NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) -- Seismologists say they've detected a magnitude-3.1 earthquake off the Oregon coast.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is releasing a blueprint for states to sign up millions of uninsured Americans for medical coverage through the president's health care law.
ZURICH (AP) -- Two former FIFA executive committee members have lost their appeals of two-year bans for corruption during bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) -- PSV Eindhoven has fired coach Fred Rutten after a string of poor results threatened the team's Dutch league title hopes.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Powerful winds have ripped trees from the ground and knocked out power for thousands across western Oregon.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Forecasters say a strong Pacific front will bring powerful winds, heavy rain and snow in the mountains of Western Oregon.