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Washington at 1 p.m.


SEATTLE - Teams are out on the water searching for an ailing critically endangered orca but the scientist who keeps the whale population data for the U.S. government says the whale is likely dead. Ken Balcomb with the Center for Whale Research says "my evaluation is that she's gone." By Phuong Le. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.


SEATTLE - Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos says he will start a $2 billion charitable fund to help homeless families and open new preschools in low-income neighborhoods. By Jospeh Pisani. SENT: 800 words. AP Photos. By Sally Ho and Jospeh Pisani.


SEATTLE — A five-year effort to rid Olympic National Park of its mountain goats got under way this week as park officials and others began capturing and airlifting the animals by helicopters out of the park to other forests. By Phuong Le. SENT: 550 words. AP Photos.


SPOKANE, Wash. — Washington State University officials investigated allegations of sexual harassment against staff member and former football star Jason Gesser, and found no violations of school policy, President Kirk Schulz said Thursday. By Nicholas K. Geranios. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.


SAN FRANCISCO — The mayor of Paris and other top officials who were instrumental in securing the landmark 2015 U.N. climate accord open a California summit by talking about the importance of continuing the path to clean energy, despite President Donald Trump's withdrawal of the United States from the pact. By Janie Har. With AP Photos.



ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Los Angeles Angels look to get back over the .500 mark when they open a four-game series against the Seattle Mariners. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 650 words. Game starts at 10:07 EDT.


RENTON, Wash. — Maybe the biggest concern about the overhauled Seattle Seahawks defense entering the season was where would the pass rush come from. It proved to be true in the opener when the Seahawks had just one sack and very little pressure. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 550 words. By 4 p.m. PT.


—TACOMA TEACHERS STRIKE: School district considering taking legal action over strike.

—FATAL FIRE-EVERETT: A 29-year-old man was found dead in a vehicle inside a garage after a fire was reported at a home in Everett.

—WALMART-JET-NIKE: Walmart-owned Jet.com will soon sell Nike products on its site as it seeks to catch up with Amazon.

—CHURCH DEACON-SEX ASSAULT: A Richland man who served as a church deacon for 30 years is going to prison for sexually assaulting two girls.

—KITSAP SCHOOLS-LEAD: Kitsap schools vigilantly watching out for lead in water.

—COACH VIDEOTAPING PLAYERS: Police say an assistant basketball coach who was under investigation for videotaping players while they showered has been found dead.

—COWLITZ COUNTY KILLING: A Washington state man accused of a 1986 killing in Longview has been ordered to receive anti-psychotic medication against his will.

—JAIL ASSAULTS-CLALLAM COUNTY: A jail in northwest Washington state has seen a surge in assaults on staff by inmates.