BC-WA--Washington News Coverage ADVISORY, WA
Our news coverage plans for Washington today. If you have questions or suggestions about the report, please call the Seattle bureau at 206-682-1812 or 1-800-552-7694. The West Regional Desk can be reached at (602) 417-2400.
A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.
Washington at 1 a.m.
BLUE ORIGIN LAUNCH
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. —Jeff Bezos’ rocket company, Blue Origin, launched NASA experiments into space Wednesday on a brief test flight. By Marcia Dunn. SENT: 240 words. AP Photos.
SOUTH KOREA-DEPORTED ADOPTEE
SEOUL, South Korea - A South Korean man who was deported from the U.S. four decades after his adoption by American parents is suing the Seoul government and a private adoption agency over what he calls gross negligence. Adam Crapser says they failed to help him and others gain citizenship despite sending thousands of children to the U.S. The $177,000 civil suit, to be filed Thursday in Seoul, exposes a dark side of South Korean adoptions, which exploded as a business during the 1970s and ’80s.
BKC--PAC 12 THIS WEEK
GAME OF THE WEEK: The slumping Oregon Ducks have fallen to 2-3 in Pac-12 play and eighth in the conference standings, and any shot at making the NCAA Tournament field — apart from a conference tournament win — seems to be rapidly slipping away. By Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 690 words. With AP photos.
SEATTLE — Ichiro Suzuki has agreed to a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners, paving the way for the 45-year-old to play in the Mariners’ season-opening series in Japan. By Tim Booth. SENT: 370 words. With AP photos.
BBO--HALL OF FAME
NEW YORK — Baseball has transformed at dizzying speed since Edgar Martinez took his final swing and Mike Mussina, Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay threw their final pitches. By Ronald Blum. SENT: 1010 words. With AP photos.
_POLICE SHOOT MAN-SPOKANE: Spokane police kill man they say refused to drop knife.
_MEASLES-KING COUNTY: Officials investigate suspected measles case in King County.
_AMAZON-SELF-DRIVING DELIVERIES: Amazon testing delivery by self-driving robots. With AP photos.
_RICHLAND LAB: New building for Pacific Northwest National Lab campus.
_INLAND NORTHWEST STORM: Winter storm impacts schools in inland Northwest.
_SPOKANE AIRPORT: Spokane airport sees record number of passengers in 2018.
_BURIEN FIRE: 1 dead in Burien fire.
_EVERETT-PEDESTRIAN KILLED: Woman struck, killed by Postal Service truck in Everett.
_AIRPLANE ASSAULT-LAWSUIT: Lawsuit: United Airlines failed to protect teen on flight.