• In this Aug. 7, 2015, photo scientist Oliver Grah measures the velocity of a stream of glacier melt stemming from Sholes Glacier in one of Mount Baker's slopes in Mount Baker, Wash. Glaciers on Mount Baker and other mountains in the North Cascades are thinning and retreating. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes)

    Scientists, tribe study shrinking Washington state glacier

    MOUNT BAKER, Wash. (AP) — Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascade off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice. Every 20 yards, the water carves vertical channels in the face of the glacier as it rushes downstream.

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  • Seattle Mariners starter Roenis Elias throws against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Elias, Mariners fall short against White Sox

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Seattle Mariners had their chances against Carlos Rodon and the Chicago White Sox. They just couldn’t convert.

  • Chicago White Sox starter Carlos Rondon throws against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Rodon, Eaton lead White Sox past Mariners, 4-2

    CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Rodon took a shutout into the seventh inning, Adam Eaton had three hits and scored three runs, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Thursday night.

  • Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) warms up before an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

    Wilson says he did not have a concussion in NFC title game

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said Thursday he did not suffer a concussion in the NFC championship game against Green Bay, a day after comments in an article in Rolling Stone indicated Wilson may have suffered a head injury.

  • Seattle Mariners' Nelson Cruz, foreground, heads home as Robinson Cano advances to third base on a double by Seth Smith against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Hernandez, Cruz lead Seattle past Oakland 8-2

    SEATTLE (AP) — Realistically, the Seattle Mariners would need to be far closer to a playoff berth for Nelson Cruz to be in consideration for American League MVP.

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    The Latest on TV shooting: Father of slain TV reporter says family numb after shooting deaths

  • A sign warns of heavy smoke on Washington state route 155 near Omak, Wash., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Wildfires in the area have generated heavy smoke that has slowed traffic and in some instances hindered efforts to fight the fires from the air. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Fire crews eye weather as heat, wind build in parts of West

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Smoke from big wildfires burning east of the Cascade Range hurt air quality Wednesday and hampered efforts by crews battling the flames in Washington state.

  • Seattle Mariners Logan Morrison is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Seattle. The Mariners won 6-5. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

    A’s blow 5-run lead in 6-5 loss to Mariners

    SEATTLE (AP) — Oakland A’s pitcher Jesse Chavez did what came naturally in the fifth inning Tuesday night against the Seattle Mariners. He extended his glove to try and field a high infield chopper.

  • Seattle Mariners Logan Morrison is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Seattle. The Mariners won 6-5. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

    Jackson delivers go-ahead single in M’s 6-5 win over A’s

    SEATTLE (AP) — Robinson Cano was doubly happy Tuesday night.

  • Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

    Jackson’s 2-run single gives Mariners 6-5 win over A’s

    SEATTLE (AP) — Austin Jackson’s bases-loaded, two-run single in the fifth inning capped Seattle’s comeback from a five-run deficit and led the Mariners a 6-5 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.