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WASHINGTON - John McCain is being remembered as a last lion of the Senate, with few others matching his stature. But the next generation of mavericks might come from the ranks of Senate women. Senators like Republican Susan Collins of Maine, Republican Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Democrat Dianne Feinstein of California and Democrat Patty Murray of Washington are positioned to have enormous influence. By Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,000 words. AP Photos.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Before Matthew Miller harvests marijuana this fall from his fields in southern Oregon, he’ll have to notify the state for the first time ever — a process that could bring inspectors to make sure none of his pot is being illegally diverted. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 1,000 words. AP Photos.
UPSIDE-DOWN HUNTER RESCUED-COMA
LA GRANDE, Ore. — A 70-year-old Oregon hunter who was rescued after hanging upside-down for two days about 30 feet (9 meters) above ground was “hollering out” for help, but a father-and-son hunting duo who heard him spent an hour and a half searching for him because they weren’t looking up, a newspaper reported Friday. SENT: 700 words.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Mike Fiers goes for his 11th victory when he pitches for the Oakland Athletics against the Seattle Mariners. By Gideon Rubin. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 7:05 p.m. PDT.
ATLANTA — It’s only the first game of the season. We’re still four months away from the College Football Playoff. That said, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game is often an accurate predictor of where the season is headed for both teams, so there’s a good chance it will be remembered far down the road as one of the key games for both No. 6 Washington and No. 9 Auburn. By Sports Columnist Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 3 p.m. EDT.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Washington State coach Mike Leach will be getting back to his roots when his Cougars open their season at Wyoming on Saturday. Leach is a Wyoming native, growing up in Cody just east of Yellowstone National Park where he developed an interest in coaching while playing high school sports at Cody High School. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 4 p.m. PT.
—OREGON-HEART TRANSPLANTS SUSPENDED: 8 heart-transplant candidates transferred to Seattle.
—DEADLY SHOOTING-YAKIMA: Washington state man sentenced in deadly Yakima shooting.
—DRUNK DRIVING-FATAL: Seaside woman gets 13 years for driving drunk, killing man.
—LINKEDIN-CHINESE SPYING-FAKE PROFILES: LinkedIn says it’s working to combat Chinese spy accounts.
—HIV INFECTIONS-SEATTLE: Officials investigating cluster of HIV infections in Seattle.
—CEO-VISA FRAUD: CEO charged with fraud on over 100 H-1B visa applications.