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Washington at 1 a.m.


TACOMA, Wash. -Two school districts in Washington state have escalated their fight with teacher unions by calling for the intervention of a state arbitrator in contract talks. SENT: 280 words. With AP Photos.


SPOKANE, Wash. — A man convicted of conspiracy to commit fraud was sentenced to nine years in federal prison after testimony indicated he has only 18 months to live. SENT: 330 words.


DEPOE BAY, Ore. — A wave hit two recent immigrants from China as they visited the Oregon Coast, sweeping them out into the ocean and killing them. SENT: 240 words.



SEATTLE —If history is any indicator, the WNBA Finals are already over. That may not be a fair assessment to make about the Washington Mystics, who head back home facing a 2-0 deficit to the Seattle Storm in the best-of-five series, and nearly pulled off a split in Seattle before falling short 75-73 in Game 2 on Sunday. By Tim Booth. SENT: 650 words. With AP photos.


SEATTLE —Whether it was the inability to get the run going or the mistakes a four-year starter like Jake Browning should not be making, No. 10 Washington could not have looked more unimpressive in what turned out to be a 42-point victory. By Tim Booth. SENT: 640 words. With AP photos.


LOS ANGELES —LA Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid stepped down Monday with just six games remaining in the Major League Soccer season, abruptly ending his second tenure in charge of the winningest franchise in league history. By Greg Beacham. SENT: 750 words. AP Photos.


—WASHINGTON WILDFIRE-HUNTERS: Men cited after firing rifles near wildland firefighters.

—TRAIN CRASH-FATAL: Man hit, killed by freight train in Seattle.

—CHENEY POLICE SHOOTING: Police who shot, killed man with knife in Cheney identified.

—CYBERSTALKING-PLEA: Seattle man pleads guilty to cyberstalking.

—WOLF ATTACKS: State says wolves attacked 5 calves in Ferry County.

—RAZOR CLAM SEASON: The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced a tentative schedule for the fall razor clam season.

—ORCAS-NO SALMON SOLD: Seattle's PCC market to stop selling chinook to help orcas.

—PUYALLUP FIRE: Firefighters in Puyallup battled a blaze at an orthodontic business in Puyallup.

—WALMART ROBBERY SUSPECT SHOT: A robbery suspect is dead following a shooting by Pierce County Sheriff's deputies at a Walmart.

—SHOOTING-SEATTLE: Police are trying to find the person who shot a man overnight near Rainier Beach High School in Seattle.