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TRAIN DERAILMENT-WASHINGTON STATE
SEATTLE — Federal investigators are hearing from witnesses as they look into last year’s Amtrak train derailment south of Seattle that killed three people and injured dozens. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.
SALEM, Ore. — President Donald Trump has pardoned two ranchers whose case sparked the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. Dwight and Steven Hammond were convicted in 2012 of intentionally and maliciously setting fires on public lands. By Andrew Selsky. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.
VANTAGE, Wash.— The central Washington town of Vantage has been evacuated and Interstate 90 has been closed in both directions by a fast-moving wildfire. KOMO-TV reports the blaze broke out around 11 p.m. Monday and forced about 120 people to leave their homes. Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue Chief John Sinclair says a 22-mile (35 kilometer) stretch of I-90 has been closed in both directions from east of Ellensburg to just east of the Columbia River. DEVELOPING
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Garrett Richards faces Mike Leake when the Los Angeles Angels open a home series with the Seattle Mariners. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 7 p.m. PDT.
BKL--AROUND THE WNBA
NEW YORK — Several players have etched their names in the WNBA record books. Rebekkah Brunson is now the league’s all-time leading rebounder while Diana Taurasi broke the mark for most field goals mad. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 770 words. AP Photos.
—GUN LAWS-SEATTLE: The Seattle City Council has voted unanimously to pass legislation proposed by Mayor Jenny Durkan to require gun owners to lock up their firearms.
—TORTURE-SLAYINGS: Police arrest 2 suspects in 2 recent torture-killings.
—DROWING-LAKE COEUR D’ALENE: Authorities say a 35-year-old man from Washington state drowned in Lake Coeur d’Alene.
—THREATS-ARREST: Man who made several violent threats arrested in Spokane.
—MEGACHURCH PASTOR-MISCONDUCT: Megachurch pastor dismissed amid allegations of misconduct.
—TEXTBOOK THIEVES: Grand jury indicts 2 in multi-state textbook thefts.
—ORCA COUNT: A count of orcas in the Pacific Northwest indicates that no calves have been born for the last three years, resulting in a 30-year population low.
—MURDER TRIAL-SENTENCE: A man convicted of killing an Olympia woman whose body was never found has been sentenced to 41 years in prison.
—CRUISE SHIP-MAN MISSING: Coast Guard crews search for man missing from cruise ship.