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SEATTLE -An environmental group is launching its third lawsuit against the federal government in less than a year accusing it of failing to do enough to protect endangered Northwest salmon and orcas. The Center for Biological Diversity’s latest lawsuit says the Trump administration has failed to ensure that salmon fishing off the Pacific Coast doesn’t hurt the orcas, who have been struggling with a dearth of their favored prey. By Gene Johnson. DEVELOPING.
SUV OFF CLIFF
WILLITS, Calif. — Authorities in Northern California will hold a coroner’s inquest to determine the manner of death for eight members of a family from Washington state whose SUV plunged off a coastal cliff last year. DEVELOPING.
Pilots of an airliner that crashed last month in Ethiopia initially followed Boeing’s emergency steps for dealing with a sudden downturn of the nose of their plane but could not regain control, according to a published report. SENT: 340 words.
BKC--TEAM VS TALENT
An Associated Press analysis of rosters of perennial NCAA Tournament teams concludes that it takes NBA-ready talent _ players who leave school early _ to go far consistently. Though there are exceptions scattered about, the AP found that the teams that consistently advance to the Elite Eight are also the teams with the most early entries in the NBA draft. Even this Final Four _ without the star “one-and-dones” _ has several players who will leave college with eligibility remaining. By Eddie Pells and Larry Fenn. SENT: 1,400 words. AP Photos.
_WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING CHARGES: State wildlife-trafficking initiative: First charges filed.
_WOLVES-NONLETHAL CONTROLS: Washington may pursue nonlethal ways to control wolves.
_COAL POWER-MONTANA: Montana congressman confronts Inslee over coal-fired power.