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  • Massive fire rips through apple packing plant in central Washington

    WENATCHEE, Wash. — A fire in central Washington state destroyed an apple packing plant late Friday and into Saturday but firefighters saved a nearby cold storage building. Philippi fruit warehouse is on fire. Please stay out of the area! — City of Wenatchee (@WenatcheeCity) March 25, 2017 Chelan County Fire District 1 spokesman Rick Isaacson says flames shot from all four sides of the 200-foot long, two-story building when firefighters arrived just after 8:30 p.m. He says the roof […]

  • Zags trounce Xavier 83-59, secure first Final Four appearance

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 points while orchestrating Gonzaga’s efficient offense, and the Zags finally shook their overrated tag by routing Xavier 83-59 on Saturday to reach the Final Four for the first time. Gonzaga (36-1) has been dogged by criticism through the years despite winning consistently, in part for playing in a weak conference but also for never making the Final Four. On the cusp of history, the Zags took it head on with a superb all-around […]

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    Idaho woman says she crashed because she saw a sasquatch

    MOSCOW, Idaho — A northern Idaho woman told police she crashed into a deer because she was distracted by a sasquatch in her rearview mirror. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports that the 50-year-old Tensed woman was driving south on U.S. Highway 95 on Wednesday when she struck a deer near Potlatch. The woman told Benewah County Sheriff’s officials that she saw a sasquatch chasing a deer on the side of the road while driving. She says she checked one of […]

  • Pope visits Milan housing project; urges compassion for poor

    MILAN (AP) — Pope Francis focused his one-day visit Saturday to the wealthy northern Italian city of Milan on those marginalized by society, visiting families in a housing project and exhorting clergy and nuns to minister to the peripheries. The papal itinerary, which also included lunch with inmates at the city’s main prison, underscored Francis’ view that the neglected outskirts of cities offer a better view of reality than their well-tended and prosperous centers. The pope told thousands of faithful […]

  • McCain calls for Tillerson to be given team at US State Dept.

    BERLIN — U.S. Sen. John McCain is urging President Donald Trump to nominate a team of senior officials at the State Department to back up new Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, spoke Saturday during an event in Brussels. He pointed to “confusion” over whether Tillerson would attend a meeting of NATO foreign ministers. He does now plan to be there. McCain said one aspect of that was that Tillerson “doesn’t have […]

  • Canada pulls vehicle license plate, deems it offensive; Lorne Grabher says but that’s my name!

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — A Canadian provincial government has withdrawn a man’s eponymous personalized vehicle license plate, saying Lorne Grabher’s surname is offensive to women when viewed on his car bumper. Grabher said Friday that he put his last name on the license plate decades ago as a gift for his late father’s birthday, and says the province’s refusal to renew the plate late last year is unfair. Grabher says the Nova Scotia government is discriminating against his name. […]

  • Plan to dig up President Polk’s body — again — stirs trouble

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President James K. Polk did big things for America, dramatically expanding its borders by annexing Texas and seizing California and the Southwest in a war with Mexico. Achieving undisturbed eternal rest has proved more difficult. In a proposal that has riled some folks in Tennessee, including a very distant relative of the nation’s 11th president, some state lawmakers want to move Polk’s body to what would be its fourth resting place in the nearly 170 years […]

  • Harrison Ford says he was distracted when he flew over airliner

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Harrison Ford said he was distracted and concerned about turbulence from another aircraft last month when he mistakenly landed on a taxiway at a Southern California airport after flying low over an airliner with 116 people aboard, according to an audio recording released Friday. “I’m the schmuck who landed on the taxiway,” Ford told an air traffic controller shortly after the near-miss on Feb. 13 at John Wayne Airport in Orange County. Recordings of Ford’s […]

  • Oregon woman pleads guilty to assaulting passenger on flight from Vegas

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman pleaded guilty Friday to a felony assault charge that was filed after a female passenger complained that she had been groped during a flight from Las Vegas to Portland. Heidi McKinney, 27, of suburban Portland, was arrested May 8, 2016, after the Alaska Airlines flight landed at Portland International Airport. The victim told authorities she had been touched on the breast and genitals without consent by another female passenger. “Miss McKinney did so […]

  • UW women’s season ends in Sweet 16 with 75-64 loss to Mississippi State

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Teaira McCowan scored 20 of her career-high 26 points in the fourth quarter, and Mississippi State defeated Washington 75-64 on Friday night to advance to the Elite Eight for the first time. McCowan, a 6-foot-7 sophomore center who entered the game averaging just over eight points per game, made 9 of 10 field goals in the final 10 minutes. She scored 11 points in the first 2:33 of the fourth quarter to turn a two-point deficit […]