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GRIEVING ENDANGERED ORCA

SEATTLE - Whale researchers are keeping close watch on an endangered orca that has spent the past week carrying and keeping her dead calf afloat in Pacific Northwest waters. The display has struck an emotional chord around the world and highlighted the plight of the declining population of southern resident killer whales that has not seen a successful birth since 2015. By Phuong Le. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.

ALASKA AIRLINES-GAY COUPLE

SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines faces outrage from people on social media after a gay couple had to give up seats on a New York City-Los Angeles flight to make room for a straight couple. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.

SPORTS

BBA--ASTROS-MARINERS

SEATTLE — Dallas Keuchel is 5-1 in his last six decisions and takes the mound in the finale of Houston's three-game series against Seattle on Wednesday afternoon. The Mariners counter with Wade LeBlanc, who is 6-1 on the season. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: Game at 1:10 p.m. PT. 700 words.

IN BRIEF

—WASHINGTON WILDFIRES: Camps, trails closed as wildfire burns in Washington forests.

—ALOHA POKE: Chicago chain faces backlash over 'Aloha Poke' trademark.

—BIKE RENTALS-BELLEVUE: Bellevue unveils cycling lanes, bike rental service.