Giannis, Bucks drop 148 points on Wizards for 40th win

Basketball 02/07/19, 02:41

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 43 points, Eric Bledsoe had 22 points and 11 assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Washington Wizards 148-129 on Wednesday night for their fifth consecutive victory.The Bucks shot 60 percent (56 for 93) from the field and placed six players in double figures while becoming the ...

Canucks defenseman Edler sidelined by a concussion

Hockey 02/05/19, 17:28

Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler has a concussion and will be out at least a week after a scary fall Monday night in Philadelphia.Coach Travis Green says Edler needed stitches but did not have any facial fractures after going to the ice head-first during a 2-1 loss and being wheeled ...

Washington’s Matisse Thybulle: artist with eye for defense

Basketball 02/05/19, 17:12

One of Matisse Thybulle's favorite hobbies is photography, and his eye for creativity is not isolated to the viewfinder of a camera or the screen of a phone.It carries over to the basketball court where the senior for surging Washington finds himself part of the conversation when the subject turns ...

Snow, ice cause disruptions in many Western states

U.S. 02/05/19, 11:41

Winter weather closed schools and disrupted travel across much of the West, with ice and snow stretching from Seattle to Arizona.The Pacific Northwest shivered Tuesday under colder-than-normal conditions as snow and treacherous conditions led to another day of school closures.Winter weather also disrupted parts of California, Utah and Arizona. A ...

Winter storm dumps rare snow on Seattle as Midwest warms up

U.S. 02/04/19, 16:10

Winter weather pounded a swath of the U.S. West on Monday, closing schools, snarling traffic and turning coastal cities like Seattle that rarely get much snow unusually white as the Midwest warmed up from a dangerous blast of cold last week.The Pacific Northwest's first major winter snowstorm comes as parts ...

Measles case in Pacific Northwest outbreak at 49

Health 02/04/19, 14:01

Public health officials say there are now 49 confirmed measles cases in the Pacific Northwest and seven suspected cases.Authorities said Sunday that 47 of the cases are in southwest Washington state, one is in Seattle and one in the Portland, Oregon area.In Clark County, Washington, 41 of the patients were ...

Northwest measles outbreak revives debate over vaccine laws

U.S. 02/01/19, 18:31

A measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, has revived a bitter debate over so-called "philosophical" exemptions to childhood vaccinations as public health officials across the Pacific Northwest scramble to limit the fallout. At least 44 people in Washington and Oregon have fallen ill in recent weeks with the extraordinarily contagious virus, which ...

North Dakota sends team to help with measles breakout

Health 01/31/19, 14:24

North Dakota is sending an emergency response team to assist in efforts to control an escalating measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest.The North Dakota Department of Health Emergency Preparedness and Response will deploy a five-member unit to relieve existing members of the Washington state response group, the Bismarck Tribune reported."We ...

Dickerson scores 21, leads Washington past USC 75-62

Sports 01/31/19, 01:25

Noah Dickerson scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Matisse Thybulle added 17 points and six steals, and Washington never trailed in beating Southern California 75-62 on Wednesday night for its 10th straight win.Washington (17-4, 8-0 Pac-12) continued its best start to conference play since the 1952-53 season despite sloppy ...

Microsoft cloud push powers ongoing growth

Tech 01/30/19, 18:03

Microsoft's ongoing growth as a provider of cloud computing services helped drive its fiscal second-quarter net income of $8.42 billion, an improvement after a loss in the same period a year earlier.The Redmond, Washington-based company said Wednesday it had profit of $1.08 per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax expenses, were ...

Authorities: 38 now sickened in Northwest measles outbreak

Health 01/30/19, 16:47

Authorities say there are now 38 confirmed cases of measles in an outbreak in the Pacific Northwest.The confirmed cases are mostly centered in southwest Washington state, but include two people who travelled to Hawaii and another who went to Bend, Oregon.Clark County Public Health said in a statement Wednesday there ...

Update: China urges US to withdraw extradition request

World 01/29/19, 03:17

The Latest on U.S. allegations against Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies (all times local):4 p.m.:China's foreign ministry has called on Washington to withdraw its request for Canada to extradite a Huawei executive to face charges of lying to banks about possible dealings with Iran.A ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, complained that ...

Measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, sickens 35

Health 01/28/19, 15:58

A measles outbreak near Portland has sickened 35 people in Oregon and Washington, with 11 more cases suspected.Thirty-one patients had not been vaccinated against measles, and the status of four others who were infected is not known. One child has been hospitalized.Public health officials struggling to contain the highly contagious ...

Democrats uneasy about potential Howard Schultz presidential bid

Politics 01/27/19, 19:48

For a businessman who grew a small coffee roaster into an inescapable global chain, who ensured that even his part-time workers had benefits and who has given about $150,000 to Democratic campaigns, former Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz is generating tepid—or even hostile—responses within the party as he weighs a presidential ...

Teachers succeed by framing strikes as for common good

Texas 01/26/19, 11:35

Los Angeles teachers who declared a victory after a six-day strike have added momentum to a successful wave of activism by educators framing their cause as a push to improve public education, not just get pay raises.Teachers in Denver, Oakland, Virginia, Texas, Washington and Illinois are planning rallies, marches and, ...

Measles outbreak grows in northwest US, 30 cases reported

Health 01/25/19, 16:27

The number of confirmed measles cases near Portland grew from 25 to 30 on Friday, with nine additional cases suspected — an outbreak boosted by lower-than-normal vaccination rates in what's been identified as an anti-vaccination U.S. "hot spot."Public health officials in southwest Washington, just across the Columbia River from Portland, ...

Oregon State eases past Washington State 90-77

Basketball 01/25/19, 02:14

Oregon State rebounded from a dismal 0-2 road trip by, well, rebounding.The Beavers have won the battle of the boards almost all season long, but both Arizona schools outrebounded Oregon State last week. So the squad worked on crashing the glass, said forward Tres Tinkle."It's nice to get back on ...

Eyeing 2020, Jay Inslee pitches himself as climate candidate

Politics 01/24/19, 10:48

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee introduced himself by first name to one college student after another this week as he toured the state that's home to the nation's first presidential primary. Then, still with a smile, he told them that humanity is under existential threat because of climate change. "We are the ...

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