Elaine Thompson

Sparks edge Storm in overtime thriller

Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart, left, collides with Los Angeles Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike for a foul in the first half of a WNBA basketball game …

Basketball

Watch Road to the Olympic Games: Diamond League track & field

Click on the video player above on to watch <i>Road to the Olympic Games</i>, our weekly program spotlighting the best high-performance athletes from Canada …

Winter Olympics

AP WNBA Power Poll Week 7

Seattle Storm head coach Dan Hughes reacts as his team scores against the Connecticut Sun late in the second half of a WNBA basketball game, in Seattle. Everything seems to be going right for coach Dan Hughes and the Seattle Storm so far. The team has the second best record in the league at 10-3 in …

Women's Basketball

Amazon has developed a new Alexa for hotels; Marriott and others are testing it out

The nightstand iPad was once the most advanced technological feature in a hotel guestroom.<p>Now, Amazon is stepping in to change that. This week, Amazon announced that it has developed Alexa for Hospitality, a new version of its Amazon Echo smart speaker, for hotels, vacation rental companies and …

Smart Homes

Endangered B.C. killer whale believed dead, dropping population to 75

The Center for Whale Research, based Friday Harbor, Wash., says a southern resident killer whale known as L92 is presumed dead.

British Columbia

Who's that selling steaks off a truck? It's Amazon

Donna Brunswick drove to a Costco last month to pick up 2 pounds of raw flank steak—not at the wholesale club, but from a truck in the parking …

Trucks

Starbucks closes over 8,000 stores on Tuesday for anti-bias training

Starbucks closed more than 8,000 stores across the country Tuesday for racial bias training after a manager had two black men arrested at a store in Philadelphia. Here, Dina Vinidsky, of Brooklyn, learns that the Starbucks in the Brooklyn Commons is closed for training. ROBERT DEUTSCH, USA TODAY<p>A …

Money

Seattle Space Needle renovations are nearing completion

The Space Needle in Seattle, with Mount Rainier in the background. Space Needle LLC<p>A rendering of the new Observation Deck at night. Olson Kundig<p>A rendering of the world's first rotating glass floor. Olson Kundig<p>A rendering of the glass walls and benches that offer great views and photo ops. Olson …

Libraries

Going green: Alaska Airlines says 'so long' to non-recyclable plastic stir straws

Alaska Airlines passengers will soon notice something different when they order in-flight cocktails or coffees.<p>No, the airline’s not changing a crucial ingredient. But those plastic stirring sticks? They’re about to go the way of paper tickets and empty middle seats.<p>Alaska Airlines will phase out …

Aviation

Results | Jamaica Invitational | May 2018

Caribbean track and field news source, showcasing Jamaica track and field, and embracing the entire Caribbean, with worldwide exposure. We travel the …

Athletics

Seattle OKs taxing companies like Amazon to aid the homeless

Seattle's largest businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks will have to pay a new tax to help fund homeless services and affordable housing under a …

Homelessness

Microsoft launches $25M program to use AI for disabilities

Microsoft is launching a $25 million initiative to use artificial intelligence to build better technology for people with disabilities.<p>CEO Satya Nadella announced the new "AI for Accessibility" effort as he kicked off Microsoft's annual conference for software developers. The Build conference in …

Business

The Latest: Microsoft CEO says 'privacy is a human right'

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on Microsoft's developers' conference (all times local):<p>11:30 a.m.<p>Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says "privacy is a human right" and that internet users should be in control of their data.<p>Nadella outlined the company's ethical principles Monday as he kicked off its annual …

Business

News - Christian Coleman and Elaine Thompson Withdraw from Shanghai Diamond League Meeting

Christian Coleman and Elaine Thompson Withdraw from Shanghai Diamond League Meeting with Physical Issue By Adam Kopet Diamond League officials …

Athletics

Christian Coleman & Elaine Thompson withdraw from Shanghai

Unfortunately both athletes are are dealing with physical issues that prevent them from participating in the IAAF Shanghai Diamond League this coming …

IAAF Diamond League

Angels blow three leads in loss to Mariners, ending winning streak

Los Angeles Angels’ Ian Kinsler slides into home as he scores against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May …

A bounceback by Garrett Richards leads Angels to victory over Mariners

Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani swings and misses a pitch from the Seattle Mariners in the second inning of a baseball game Friday, May 4, 2018, in …

Los Angeles

Will A’s face Ichiro Suzuki again in Japan?

SEATTLE — The A’s might be the last big-league team <b>Ichiro Suzuki</b> faces. They were also the first, way back on April 2, 2001.<p>Ichiro became a Mariners special assistant Thursday — though he insists he’s not retiring — a day after he walked and scored a run in Seattle’s 3-2 loss to Oakland.<p>The …

Baseball

A’s beat Mariners despite striking out 16 times

SEATTLE — Amazing what happens when a ball hits a bat.<p>It sure beats the alternative of swinging and missing.<p>For most of Wednesday evening, the A’s seemed destined to shatter their franchise record of 19 strikeouts — they K’d 16 times in seven innings — but then they started making contact off …

San Francisco

Dual Olympic champion Elaine Thompson has some advice for rising Aussie star Riley Day

“My advice to Riley: stay focused, work hard and just achieve your goals.”<p>They’re only a few words but coming from self-proclaimed sprint queen and …

Athletics

Kids were being rude to Alexa, so Amazon updated it

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: Amazon's smart speakers with displays are the Show and Spot.</i><p>Politeness counts, at least when your child asks Alexa a question on an Amazon Echo speaker.<p>Soon, when your youngster asks Alexa to solve a math problem by exhibiting good manners—“Alexa, <i>please</i> tell me what 5 …

The US is stingier with child care and maternity leave than the rest of the world

By Joya Misra, Professor of Sociology & Public Policy, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Preschool today, success tomorrow. AP Photo/Elaine …

Child Care

Quarterback

Cleveland Browns introduce Jarvis Landry, Tyrod Taylor and Damarious Randall<p>Browns QB Tyrod Taylor meets the media. Joshua Gunter, …

Tyrod Taylor

Alaska Airlines ending several California routes

Alaska Airlines is ending service on several California routes as it looks to both cut underperforming routes and harmonize its schedule with merger partner Virgin America.<p>Four routes are from San Francisco, where non-stops to Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Mexico City will end …

Aviation

News - Elaine Thompson Will Only Race 200 Meters at Commonwealth Games

After winning Olympic gold medals in both sprints, Jamaican star chooses to focus on one event in Australia By Erik Boal, DyeStat Editor ...

Athletics

News - Dafne Schippers and Elaine Thompson To Race 100 Meters in Doha

Dafne Schippers and Elaine Thompson to Face Off Over 100 Meters in Doha By Adam Kopet The organizers for the Doha Diamond League meeting announced …

Athletics

US, allies band together to expel Russians over spy case

WASHINGTON (AP) — From Washington to Warsaw, Western nations banded together Monday to expel more than 100 Russian diplomats they accused of being …

Russia

Starbucks promises 100% pay equality for women and minorities

Starbucks Corp. is aiming to eliminate pay disparities based on gender and race, a move that it says will level the field for employees across the globe.<p>The coffee giant said Wednesday it would achieve and maintain 100% equal pay for all its employees, known as partners, who perform similar work in …

Business

Jamaican stars sprint into Gold Coast

Jamaica's track and field team has made a typically fast start, arriving well ahead of time for next month's Commonwealth Games.<p>The Caribbean …

Gold Coast

Subdued Inflation Data Ease Market-Volatility Worries

U.S. government-bond prices bounced Tuesday after closely watched data on consumer prices signaled inflation remains muted, easing concerns among investors that rising prices could spark a fresh wave of volatility in financial markets.<p>The yield on the benchmark Treasury 10-year note, which serves …

Business