SEATTLE (AP) — While Congress debates legalizing about 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, immigration advocates are pushing plans they say will open the asylum process for thousands more people who flee persecution in their home countries. The Senate version of the immigration bill does away with a one-year filing deadline that Congress enacted in the 1990s to reduce fraud and that advocates say has prevented many legitimate asylum seekers from applying to the program.
SEATTLE (AP) — Police say they've taken their best shot at finding missing Utah mother Susan Powell. Her dad is hoping a review of the newly released case file — containing tens of thousands of pages — might turn up something the investigators missed. Chuck Cox told reporters Tuesday in Seattle that a private eye has offered to help comb through the records.
CAIRO (AP) — Six Egyptian policemen and a border guard kidnapped by suspected militants in the volatile Sinai Peninsula last week were freed by their captors Wednesday after successful mediation, the country's military spokesman said. The release followed a security buildup and a massive show of force by the military in northern Sinai, which borders the Gaza Strip and Israel. The seven men were let go in the middle of the desert in the early hours Wednesday, and some have already spoken to their families by telephone, according to officials and state TV.
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit of Mount Everest five years ago is back on the mountain to make another attempt at the title. Unfortunately for him, the slightly older man who nabbed the record a day before he could in 2008 is fast on his heels.
It was their time. It was just their time. If a program can consistently generate elite teams year after year after year, as the WVC softball program has done during the course of the past decade, statistical probabilities will indicate that one of those elite squads is bound to navigate the quirks and unpredictable nature of postseason play and win a championship.
VANCOUVER — There’s no doubt that rainy conditions had a negative impact on the Wenatchee Valley’s contingent of golfers competing at the state golf meets Tuesday. The wet weather had an affect on the Eastmont and Wenatchee participants, in particular. Of the eight golfers from Wenatchee and Eastmont, only one — Wenatchee’s Carly Bozett — made the cut to play in today’s second round.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Aaron Harang threw a called third strike past Mike Trout in the first inning. It was the only time the Seattle Mariners' pitching staff got him out. Trout became the youngest AL player to hit for the cycle and also drove in five runs, leading the Angels to a 12-0 rout on Tuesday night and extending Seattle's losing streak to a season-worst five games.
CAIRO (AP) — Six Egyptian policemen and a border guard kidnapped by suspected militants in the Sinai Peninsula last week were freed by their captors Wednesday after successful mediation in the volatile region, the country's military spokesman said. The release followed a security buildup and a massive show of force by the Egyptian military in northern Sinai, which borders the Gaza Strip and Israel.
Wenatchee pole vault coach David Morris has a school record captured on film. In the recording, Evan Britt launches about eight inches over a 15 foot, 1-1/2 inch mark, grazing over the current school record of 15-1 and making a mark that should be good enough to win a state title.
EAST WENATCHEE — The goals for the seven Eastmont track athletes who clinched a spot in the 4A state meet have a wide range, from being happy to be there to expecting to win with anything less being a failure. Athletes will be donning Wildcat blue and red from the boys and girls teams — some running long-distance, others in sprinting events. There are a pair of leapers and there is a thrower.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani cricket star-turned politician Imran Khan has been discharged from the hospital roughly two weeks after he sustained serious back injuries in a fall from a forklift at a campaign event. A spokesman for his party, Naeemul Haq, says Khan left the hospital Wednesday and is at his home in the eastern city of Lahore. He says Khan can walk and will be staying at home for a while so doctors can monitor his progress.
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian state TV says six policemen and a border guard kidnapped by suspected militants in the Sinai Peninsula last week have been freed. The report says the men were let go in the middle of the desert by their captors and the military was transporting them on Wednesday back to the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout hit for the cycle and drove in five runs, Josh Hamilton celebrated his 32nd birthday with a homer and a triple, and Howie Kendrick also went deep in the Los Angeles Angels' 12-0 rout of the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. Trout, last season's AL rookie of the year and MVP runner-up, became the sixth player in Angels history to complete the cycle and the first to do it since Chone Figgins on Sept. 16, 2006, at Texas.
DP_Los Angeles 1. LOB_Seattle 8, Los Angeles 5. 2B_K.Morales (12), Aybar 2 (8), Trout (13), Callaspo (3). 3B_Trout (4), Hamilton (2). HR_Trout (9), Hamilton (6), H.Kendrick (7). SB_Trout (9). Farquhar pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Will gamers want One? After four years of development, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One entertainment console and touted it as an all-in-one solution for playing games, watching TV and doing everything in between. Microsoft wants the Xbox One to be central to your living room and packed the new Xbox with such features as the ability to change TV channels through voice commands.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un dispatched a high-profile official and close confidant to travel to China on Wednesday as a special envoy while Beijing is under pressure to rein in its belligerent neighbor. Choe Ryong Hae, a top Workers' Party official and a vice marshal tasked with supervising the North Korean army, departed on a chartered Air Koryo flight with a political and military delegation. Chinese Ambassador Liu Hongcai was among dignitaries on the tarmac for his departure.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Keno" game were: 09-11-18-19-29-35-37-39-42-44-46-49-50-58-60-63-64-70-76-79
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Daily Game" game were: 9-0-2
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Match 4" game were: 08-09-13-16
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal agriculture officials say chicken producer Foster Farms is recalling about 6,165 pounds of its ready-to-eat grilled chicken breast strips because the strips contain wheat and soy — known allergens — which are not listed on the labels of its packages. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall Tuesday, saying the mislabeled packages were discovered when a customer complained. Food safety inspectors and officials at Foster Farms say the problem occurred when labels for another chicken product that does not contain wheat or soy were inadvertently used.