UW women’s golf in sixth in NCAA championship

Senior Jennifer Yang shot a 1-over-par 73, leading the Washington women’s golf team to a tie for sixth place before play was suspended in the NCAA championship at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla. Washington was at 13 over and was tied with Tennessee. Northwestern and Alabama were also at 13 over but did not […]

Rangers rebound to knot up series heading home

TAMPA, Fla. — Henrik Lundqvist and a couple of other old standbys picked a nice time to reassert themselves for the New York Rangers. New York’s star goalie reverted to his reliable ways after two subpar performances, and Rick Nash and Martin St. Louis emerged from playoff scoring droughts Friday night to help the Rangers […]

Auburn Mountainview advances to West Central District 3A softball semifinal

SPANAWAY – Don’t expect Zoe Collins to coast now that her Auburn Mountainview softball team has clinched a state berth. The sophomore pitcher isn’t satisfied just to reach the semifinals of the West Central 3A District tournament. “We’re just here to win it all,” she said after holding of Capital of Olympia, 6-5, in the […]

‘Uprooted’: the spellbinding power of truth

‘Uprooted’ by Naomi Novik Del Rey, 448 pp., $24 This first book in Naomi Novik’s new fantasy series starts in a pleasant clearing in the shadows of an evil ancient forest, as the local wizard picks the wrong maiden for tribute. Like her fellow villagers, awkward tomboy Agnieszka expects beautiful Kasia to be the one […]

Can I wade into the dating pool without looking silly?

Dear Carolyn Adapted from a recent online discussion. DEAR CAROLYN: I’ve just turned 30 and I’m starting to come around to the idea that being a fiercely independent workaholic with no life outside the office might not be all it’s cracked up to be. This is the first time I’ve really thought about trying to […]

Vermont town’s famous floating bridge reopens with fanfare

BROOKFIELD, Vt. (AP) — A tiny Vermont town’s famous wooden floating bridge — believed to be the only one of its kind in the country — has been rebuilt and is reopening this weekend with fanfare including a parade with a bagpiper, high school marching band, oxen team, horses, and antique cars crossing the new […]

Southeast India heat wave kills about 230 in past 5 weeks

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — About 230 people have died since mid-April in a heat wave sweeping two southeast Indian states, officials said Saturday. More than 100 people have died in Andhra Pradesh state in the last week, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, the state’s top elected official, told reporters. In neighboring Telangana state, around 130 deaths […]

Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage, both sides say

DUBLIN (AP) — Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world’s first national vote on the issue. As the official ballot counting continued, the only question appeared to be how large the “yes” margin of victory from Friday’s […]

David Scott’s goal lifts Ballard into Class 3A state semis, 1-0

The thought of passing flashed into the head of Ballard’s David Scott. He shot instead. Scott, a senior midfielder, caught the Lakeside defense off guard and hammered in a 35-yard blast in the 46th minute and the Beavers bounced the defending Class 3A state champions, 1-0, on Friday night in the state quarterfinals at Interbay […]