Slade Gorton, former Washington US senator, dies at 92
FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2006, file photo, former Republican Sen. Slade Gorton, center, is introduced at a fundraiser for Republican Senate candidate Mike McGavick in Bellevue, Wash. Gorton, who served in the Washington Legislature, and as state attorney general before he became a three-term U.S. senator, has died. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)SEATTLE Slade Gorton, a patrician and cerebral politician who served as a U.S. Senate Republican leader before he was ousted by the growing Seattle-area liberal electorate in 2000, has died. Gorton died Wednesday in Seattle, said J. Vander Stoep, who served a Gorton's chief of staff in the Senate. In 1980, he won a coveted U.S. Senate seat by knocking off the legendary Maggie Warren G. Magnuson, appropriations committee chairman and Senate president. But within a year, Evans decided to vacate the other Senate seat, and Gorton launched his comeback.
Inslee advances in Washington gubernatorial primary
Jay Inslee advanced Tuesday in Washington's primary election as he seeks to become the first incumbent elected to a third term in the state in more than 40 years. At such a pivotal moment, Washington state needs the opposite of Trump-style chaos, Inslee said in a statement. We need strong, steady leadership united around our common goals and values.More than 30 other people also ran in the gubernatorial primary, vying to face Inslee in November, when he'll be a heavy favorite. Governors in Washington state arent subject to term limits, though most havent served more than two terms. Inslee is a former congressman and served as Democratic Governors Association chairman in 2018.
Rare sea turtle released off Florida Keys
MARATHON, Fla. A rare hybrid hawksbill-green sea turtle, rehabilitated at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital, will participate in a long-distance online race that follows the migration of sea turtles over three months. The Tour de Turtles, an annual educational project organized by the Sea Turtle Conservancy, is intended to raise awareness about sea turtles and threats to their survival. Maisy was rescued almost a year ago off the Lower Keys suffering from fibropapillomatosis, a herpes-like virus affecting sea turtles around the world. The others will be released off Florida by the end of July, according to Dan Evans, a senior research biologist with the Sea Turtle Conservancy. Maisys the first hybrid sea turtle weve ever tracked."
Roger Federer is 'sick and tired' of suggestions he calls the shots
(CNN) - Roger Federer slammed Dan Evans 6-2, 6-1, 6-1 in under 90 minutes at the US Open on Friday, then suggestions that he calls the shots in scheduling. And Federer didn't try to hide away from the fact that Evans had it tough. In his interview with ESPN before he walked on court, Djokovic didn't reveal much, saying that he believed he was going to be fine. After the match, Djokovic -- the men's favorite entering the tournament -- said he played "almost pain free." "I mean, I understand you guys want to know," Djokovic said.