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state of washington says to sue to stop trump immigration order


the state of washington will challenge u.s. president donald trump’s executive order banning immigration from some muslim-majority states in federal court, attorney general bob ferguson said on monday.washington will be the first state to take on the executive order that went into effect on friday, heightening the legal stakes surrounding the order that has sparked a global backlash.washington state governor jay inslee, a democrat, said it was important for the trump administration to face lawsuits from the state itself, and not just cases filed by individuals who have been impacted by the order.“it is an insult and a danger to all of the people of the state of washington, of all faiths,” inslee told reporters on monday.technology companies amazon.com inc and expedia inc, both of which are






state of washington says to sue to stop trump immigration order


the state of washington will challenge u.s. president donald trump’s executive order banning immigration from some muslim-majority states in federal court, attorney general bob ferguson said on monday.washington will be the first state to take on the executive order that went into effect on friday, heightening the legal stakes surrounding the order that has sparked a global backlash.washington state governor jay inslee, a democrat, said it was important for the trump administration to face lawsuits from the state itself, and not just cases filed by individuals who have been impacted by the order.“it is an insult and a danger to all of the people of the state of washington, of all faiths,” inslee told reporters on monday.technology companies amazon.com inc and expedia inc, both of which are






college basketball: starters lead duke past notre dame


jayson tatum had 19 points and a career-high 14 rebounds, grayson allen scored 21 points and no. 21 duke beat no. 20 notre dame, 84-74, on monday night. luke kennard and matt jones each added 16 points for the blue devils (17-5, 5-4 atlantic cost conference). duke leaned heavily on its starting five, getting all but six points from that group, with kennard and amile jefferson fouling out. the teams combined for 48 fouls and 52 free throws. v.j. beachem scored 20 points and bonzie colson had 17 points for the fighting irish (17-6, 6-4), who have lost three games in a row. pac-12standingsteam — conference record; overall recordarizona — 9-0; 20-2 oregon — 8-1; 19-3 ucla — 6-3; 19-3 utah — 6-3; 15-6 california — 6-3; 15-6 usc — 5-4; 18-4 washington state — 4-5; 11-10 stanford — 3-6; 11-10 ari






washington democrats decry immigration order


democratic members of the washington state legislature have sent a letter to president donald trump decrying his recent executive order on immigration.olympia — democratic members of the washington state legislature have sent a letter to president donald trump decrying his recent executive order on immigration.the letter, signed by all 74 democrats in the state house and senate, was sent tuesday. trump’s order temporarily suspends immigration from seven countries and the united states’ broader refugee program. it has drawn nationwide protests since the order was issued on friday.washington’s state attorney general filed a lawsuit over the order, and a federal judge in new york issued an emergency order temporarily banning deportations of people from the seven nationsthe letter from the law






u.s. state department reinstates visas


washington - the state department says it's reversed the cancellations of visas for foreigners after a federal judge put on hold president donald trump's executive order on immigration.the department had said up to 60,000 foreigners from seven majority-muslim countries had their visas "provisionally revoked" to comply with trump's order blocking them from traveling to the united states.advertisement | advertise on newsdaythe department says it acted to reinstate the visas after getting word from the justice department about the judge's ruling friday in washington state.for now, the department says people covered by the order and holding a valid visa may now travel to the united states.






the latest: us judge temporarily blocks trump's travel ban


seattle — the latest on a lawsuit by washington and minnesota seeking to halt president trump's immigration ban (all times local):3:55 p.m.a federal judge in seattle has temporarily blocked president donald trump's ban on people from seven predominantly muslim countries.u.s. district judge james robart granted a temporary restraining order friday at the request of washington state and minnesota that's effective nationwide.trump signed an executive order last week that sparked protests across the country and confusion at airports as some travelers were detained.lawyers for the u.s. government argued that the states don't have standing to challenge the order and said congress gave the president authority to make decisions on national security and admitting immigrants.washington attorney gene






leaf scores 32, no. 11 ucla beats washington state 95-79


pullman, wash. — ucla has often won behind a barrage of 3-pointers this season. when the long s s weren't falling against washington state, the 11th-ranked bruins turned to their frontline of tj leaf and thomas welsh to carry them to a 95-79 victory wednesday night.leaf, a freshman forward, scored a season-high 32 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as ucla stopped a two-game slide. welsh, a junior center, added 17 points for ucla (20-3, 7-3 pac-12), and lonzo ball had 14."it shows how many options we have on the court," leaf said after the bruins went just 3 of 16 from 3-point range.they were 38 of 50 on the rest of their field goal attempts."we're ver ile," ball said. "we can do anything on the court we need to do."ike iroegbu scored 20 points for washington state (11-11, 4-6), which was comi






washington state sues trump over immigration order


washington state's attorney general says he is suing president donald trump over an executive order that suspended immigration from seven countries with majority-muslim populations and sparked nationwide protests. attorney general bob ferguson announced his lawsuit monday, becoming the first state attorney general to announce a legal action against the trump administration over one of its policies. trump signed an executive order friday that suspends all immigration for citizens of the seven countries for 90 days. ferguson was one of 16 state attorneys general who released a statement sunday calling trump's immigration action “un-american and unlawful.” trump's order sparked large protests around the country over the weekend. trump has repeatedly said that the move is aimed at protec






the latest: washington attorney general: trump not above law


seattle — the latest on a lawsuit by washington and minnesota seeking to halt president donald trump's immigration ban (all times local):4:35 p.m.washington state's attorney general says a federal court ruling temporarily blocking president donald trump's travel ban shows nobody is above the law.u.s. district judge james robart granted a temporary restraining order friday that washington state and minnesota requested. it halts trump's executive order banning travelers from seven predominantly muslim countries and suspending the u.s. refugee program.washington attorney general bob ferguson said after the ruling that "the law is a powerful thing — it has the ability to hold everybody accountable to it, and that includes the president of the united states."ferguson said people from the affect






state dept. reverses visa revocations, allows banned travelers to enter u.s.


the figure, though, was immediately disputed by the state department, which said the number of visas revoked was about 60,000. a spokeswoman said earlier friday that the revocations have no effect on the legal status of people already in the united states, but if those people left the country, their visas would no longer be valid.washington state and minnesota had filed a broad legal challenge to trump's order, alleging it was "separating families, harming thousands of the states' residents, damaging the states' economies, hurting state-based companies, and undermining both states' sovereign interest in remaining a welcoming place for immigrants and refugees." jeffrey p. bezos, the owner of the washington post and a washington state resident, has spoken out against the ban.in the past seve






u.s. 9th circuit judges appear to agree that states have standing to challenge t


a panel of u.s. 9th circuit court of appeals judges pushed back on the notion that the state of washington should not be allowed to sue on behalf of its resident immigrants to block president trump's travel ban. they noted that the supreme court recently recognized that a wife could sue on behalf of her husband, an afghan who was denied a visa to join her in the united states. "his wife was allowed to sue,” said judge william canby, referring to the case kerry vs. din. the exchange strongly suggests the judges believe the legal claim filed by washington state lawyers will not be thrown out on standing.






washington baseball team picked to finish fourth in pac-12


washington state was picked last in a poll of conference coaches.in a poll of pac-12 baseball coaches released thursday, the washington huskies were picked to finish fourth in the standings for the upcoming season.uw had 76 points, just two behind arizona, which was the ncaa runner-up last year.the huskies, who return all but one starter in the field, were picked to finish eighth last year and surprised the conference with a second-place finish. washington, which is ranked 12th in baseball america’s preseason top 25, starts the regular season feb. 17 with a four-game series at santa clara. uw’s first home game is march 2 vs. sacramento state. most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.washington state was picked to finish 11th in the 11-team field (colorado doesn’t field a b






stanford to open 2017 season in australia against rice


stanford is following in cal’s footsteps — err, flight path.the cardinal will open the 2017 season against rice in sydney, australia, the schools announced monday.the game will be played on urday, aug. 26 in the united states — one week before the start of the season for most major college teams.cal defeated hawaii last season in sydney, the first college game played in australia in decades. the event was well received by all involved parties.when the opportunity surfaced for the cardinal to move a road game against rice to allianz stadium in sydney, it jumped at the chance.“i’m especially thrilled that our student-athletes will have this unique opportunity before fall cl es begin to visit a new country and experience a different culture,” stanford athletic director bernard muir saidthe ca






5-hour energy ordered to pay $4.3 million over deceptive ads


olympia, wash. — a judge in washington state has ordered the makers of the 5-hour energy drink to pay nearly $4.3 million in penalties and legal fees over deceptive advertising.living essentials llc and innovation ventures llc claimed the energy s s were superior to coffee and said doctors recommend them. they also said their decaffeinated formula provides energy, alertness and focus that would last hours.a judge ruled tuesday that the companies violated the state consumer protection act and ordered them to pay nearly $2.2 million in civil penalties and $2.1 million in attorneys' fees.the companies' communications director, melissa skabich, said they will appeal.skabich says unlike the two other courts that found in the company's favor, the court in washington's king county didn't follow t






washington baseball team picked to finish fourth in pac-12


washington state was picked last in a poll of conference coaches.in a poll of pac-12 baseball coaches released thursday, the washington huskies were picked to finish fourth in the standings for the upcoming season.uw had 76 points, just two behind arizona, which was the ncaa runner-up last year.the huskies, who return all but one starter in the field, were picked to finish eighth last year and surprised the conference with a second-place finish. washington, which is ranked 12th in baseball america’s preseason top 25, starts the regular season feb. 17 with a four-game series at santa clara. uw’s first home game is march 2 vs. sacramento state. most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.washington state was picked to finish 11th in the 11-team field (colorado doesn’t field a b






state department dissent, believed largest ever, formally lodged


washington—the state department on tuesday received a formal document signed by hundreds of diplomats and officials protesting president donald trump’s refugee and immigration order, a day after the white house bluntly said that officials who disagree with mr. trump’s policies should quit.people familiar with the “dissent cable” said the document had approximately 1,000 signatures. the state department maintains a special dissent...






washington state suing trump over immigration order


seattle — washington state's attorney general said monday he is suing president donald trump over an executive order that suspended immigration from seven countries with majority-muslim populations and sparked nationwide protests.attorney general bob ferguson be e the first state attorney general to announce a legal action against the trump administration over one of its policies.trump signed an executive order friday that suspends all immigration for citizens of the seven countries for 90 days.ferguson was one of 16 state attorneys general who released a statement sunday calling trump's immigration action "un-american and unlawful."trump's order sparked large protests around the country over the weekend, including one that drew 3,000 people to seattle-tacoma international airport.trump ha






washington state, minnesota seek to block trump travel ban


seattle — officials from washington state and minnesota will ask a federal judge friday for a nationwide restraining order halting portions of president donald trump's temporary ban on people from seven predominantly muslim countries.lawyers for the government argued that the states don't have standing to challenge trump's executive order and said congress gave the president the authority to make decisions on national security and admitting immigrants. they urged the judge in a brief filed late thursday to reject the states' request.trump's order last week sparked confusion at airports as some travelers were detained and protests nationwide, including about 3,000 demonstrators at the seattle-tacoma international airport. the white house has argued that it will make the country safer.washin






california defies washington on science exams


betting that incoming washington officials will offer states more leeway in running schools, california education officials will refuse to administer u.s.-mandated science tests this spring.at risk are billions in federal funds, which washington could refuse to release as a result.but state officials, confident that the incoming administration will favor states rights and less regulation, don’t seem to be worried.“education was just one example of a very aggressive regulatory stance that the obama administration took across many areas,” said michael kirst, president of the california state board of education. “we have several strands of evidence that this administration will be less aggressive in regulations.”on nearly its last day in office, obama’s department of education issued a final






slow world, strong dollar slam washington exports


airplanes and parts contributed to a disappointing year for state exports, although they remain much stronger than a decade ago. what's ahead is murkier than ever.washington state’s merchandise trade exports took a big hit last year, according to preliminary data released this week by the census bureau. they totaled $79.6 billion last year compared with $86.4 billion in 2015 and nearly $90.6 billion in 2014.many categories saw declines or were stagnant. the largest, transportation equipment (mostly airplanes and parts) posted $47.9 billion. in 2015, this critical export totaled $54.2 billion. on the other hand, agricultural products rose to $10.2 billion vs. $9.5 billion in 2015.the decline was more noticeable than for the nation as a whole, where merchandise exports totaled $1.45 trillion






washington is 1st state to sue trump over immigration order


seattle — washington state's attorney general declared monday that he was suing president donald trump over his temporary ban on immigration from seven countries with majority-muslim populations, making it the first state to announce a legal action against the trump administration over one of its policies.trump's executive order also suspended the united states' entire refugee program and set off nationwide protests over the weekend, including one that drew 3,000 people to seattle-tacoma international airport."if successful it would have the effect of invalidating the president's unlawful action nationwide," attorney general bob ferguson said at a news conference.ferguson was one of 16 state attorneys general who released a statement sunday calling trump's immigration action "un-american a






state department draft cable protests trump immigration ban


beirut—a cable circulating within the state department to formally protest president donald trump’s immigration and refugee ban has drawn heavy support from career officers, who warn the visa restrictions will be counterproductive to u.s. efforts to protect against terror attacks.a state department officer said the “dissent channel cable” has received more than 100 signatures from mid- to high-level officials from washington, d.c., to diplomatic missions abroad. the cable is still in draft form and was expected to be...






minnesota ag reacts to ruling blocking travel ban – the denver post


seattle (ap) — the latest on a lawsuit by washington and minnesota seeking to halt president donald trump’s immigration ban (all times local):5:49 p.m.minnesota attorney general lori swanson says she supports measures to protect the security of the united states but also backs the constitution.swanson, a member of the minnesota democratic-farmer-labor party, is reacting to a federal court ruling temporarily blocking president donald trump’s travel ban.she said in a statement friday that she supports “strong measures to protect the security of the united states” but also supports “the bedrock of that security — namely, the constitution of the united states.”u.s. district judge james robart granted a temporary restraining order friday that washington state and minnesota requested. it halts t






latest: minnesota ag reacts to ruling blocking travel ban


seattle — the latest on a lawsuit by washington and minnesota seeking to halt president donald trump's immigration ban (all times local):5:49 p.m.minnesota attorney general lori swanson says she supports measures to protect the security of the united states but also backs the constitution.swanson, a member of the minnesota democratic-farmer-labor party, is reacting to a federal court ruling temporarily blocking president donald trump's travel ban.she said in a statement friday that she supports "strong measures to protect the security of the united states" but also supports "the bedrock of that security — namely, the constitution of the united states."u.s. district judge james robart granted a temporary restraining order friday that washington state and minnesota requested. it halts trump'






wsu women beat california, end losing streak at 4


alexys swedlund scored 18 points and ivana kmetovska added a career-high 16 as the washington state women’s basketball team defeated visiting california 84-79.pullman – alexys swedlund scored 18 points and ivana kmetovska added a career-high 16 as the washington state women’s basketball team defeated california 84-79 on sunday to snap a four-game losing streak.pinelopi pavlopoulou added 13 points, maria tourkova had 12 and nike mcclure 10 as five cougars scored in double figures for the first time since dec. 4 against boise state.washington state (9-12 overall, 4-6 pac-12) scored 26 points off 24 cal turnovers.kristine anigwe scored 32 points to lead the golden bears (15-7, 3-7). cal s 53 percent but made a mere 1 of 10 three-point attempts.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for






trump lashes out at 'ridiculous' travel ban ruling by 'so-called judge' on twitt


the state department clarified that the higher figure includes diplomatic and other visas that were actually exempted from the travel ban, as well as expired visas. ferguson, a democrat, said the order is harming residents, businesses and the state's education system. washington-based businesses amazon, expedia and microsoft support the challenge, saying the ban is hurting their operations as well. ociated press






washington baseball team picked to finish fourth in pac-12


washington state was picked last in a poll of conference coaches.in a poll of pac-12 baseball coaches released thursday, the washington huskies were picked to finish fourth in the standings for the upcoming season.uw had 76 points, just two behind arizona, which was the ncaa runner-up last year.the huskies, who return all but one starter in the field, were picked to finish eighth last year and surprised the conference with a second-place finish. washington, which is ranked 12th in baseball america’s preseason top 25, starts the regular season feb. 17 with a four-game series at santa clara. uw’s first home game is march 2 vs. sacramento state. most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.washington state was picked to finish 11th in the 11-team field (colorado doesn’t field a b






usc holds off a surging washington state, 86-77


chimezie metu scored a career-high 29 points, grabbed eight rebounds and usc outlasted washington state 86-77 on urday night. metu finished 12 of 14 from the field. jonah mathews chipped in 18 points and six boards for the trojans (20-4, 7-4 pac-12). after a josh hawkinson dunk with 10:17 left gave the cougars a two-point a ntage, usc scored 15 of the next 17 points to take the lead for good. ike iroegbu finished with 22 points and nine ists, and hawkinson had 17 points and 16 boards for the cougars (11-12, 4-7).the teams traded momentum and the lead throughout the first half. wsu made 5 of its first 11 3-point attempts, but the trojans turned a 20-8 interior scoring a ntage into a five-point halftime lead. thanks to metu's offensive performance, the trojans ultimately won the interior bat






seattle judge temporarily blocks trump's immigration order nationwide


a federal judge in seattle has temporarily blocked president trump's order to halt immigration from seven predominantly muslim countries. u.s. district judge james robart issued a temporary restraining order against the president's immigration restrictions on friday, and signaled that the order applies to cases across the country. the suit was filed by the state of washington and joined by minnesota. the judge in his ruling did not address the state's claim that the immigration ban is unconstitutional, though  robart suggested that the case against the ban was likely to succeed. the court order said enforcement of the executive order signed by president trump last week must be suspended until the judge can make a final decision. “the constitution prevailed today,” washington attorney






trump threatens to defund ‘out of control’ california


washington — president donald trump is threatening to withhold federal funds from “out of control” california if the state declares itself a sanctuary state. “if we have to, we’ll defund,” trump said in an interview with fox news host bill o’reilly before the super bowl. “we give tremendous amounts of money to california, california in many…






pac-12: arizona holds off washington, 77-66


kadeem allen scored 14 points to lead five arizona players in double figures and the no. 7 wildcats wore down washington, 77-66, on sunday at tucson. the wildcats (20-2, 9-0 pac-12 conference) won their 14th consecutive game and 18th in a row at home, but coach sean miller wasn’t isfied. he didn’t allow players to speak to the media after the game.“we have to be better moving forward,” miller said. kobi simmons had 13 points, and allonzo trier, dusan ristic and lauri markkanen each had 12. freshman markelle fultz scored 16 points for the huskies (9-12, 2-7) but on eight-for-23 shooting. he didn’t make any of his four three-point s s or any of his four free throws.arizona was sluggish early against an aggressive zone defense and the huskies led, 33-31, at the break. the wildcats missed thei






usc beats washington state men for its 20th victory


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how washington state upended trump’s travel ban


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sumner’s connor wedington will announce college decision monday morning


the four-star recruit originally committed to washington, but he reopened his recruitment last month.sumner running back connor wedington, one of the top football recruits in the state, announced on twitter sunday he will announce his college selection on monday morning.wedington committed to washington as a junior. he decommitted last month and is considering baylor, stanford, notre dame, ucla and washington. wedington, a four-star recruit according to rivals.com, said his decision will come at 8 a.m.national letter of intent signing day is wednesday.






jordan’s king abdullah ii to visit washington on monday


washington—jordan’s king abdullah ii is scheduled to arrive in washington on monday and could mark the first arab leader to meet with president donald trump, just days after he signed an executive order that suspended the u.s. refugee program and blocked people from iraq, syria and several other muslim countries from entering the u.s.mr. trump’s executive order, signed friday night, is a version of a paign promise he made beginning in 2015, but it still caught many off guard in washington because its details weren’t...






the latest: states cite 'chaos' in trump's refugee order


washington — the latest on the lawsuit involving president donald trump's executive order restraining immigration (all times local):4:30 a.m.lawyers for washington state and minnesota have told a federal appellate court it would "unleash chaos again" if it lifted an order temporarily halting president donald trump's ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly muslim countries from entering the united states.in briefs filed early monday morning with the san francisco-based 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals, washington state and minnesota said trump's travel ban harmed residents, businesses and universities and was unconstitutional.the appellate court this weekend denied the trump administration's request to immediately set aside a seattle judge's ruling that put a hold on the ban






pac-12 women’s basketball likely in for a close finish – the denver post


by anne m. peterson, ap sports writerstanford’s loss at home to ucla on monday night signaled that the pac-12 women could be in for a wild finish to the regular season.the bruins’ 85-76 victory over the cardinal popped oregon state into sole possession of the top spot in the league standings at 11-1 in conference. washington and stanford each have just two league losses, while ucla has three.“wow, this conference is really, really good,” ucla coach cori close said after the win at maples pavilion.the pac-12’s prowess is reflected in the polls: five conference teams are ranked in the ap top 25. the cardinal are ranked no. 8, while oregon state is no. 9 — its highest ranking of the season — and the bruins are at no. 15.washington is at no. 10, while arizona state is no. 23.ucla’s victory on






don’t let devos distract us from the work ahead in washington state


it’s a shame congress has hired someone unqualified to be the new u.s. education secretary. but washington parents can still influence public schools in the state.despite the best efforts of u.s. sen. patty murray and others, the united states now has a dubiously qualified education secretary, setting the federal government’s agenda for public schools.the u.s. senate’s narrow confirmation of betsy devos tuesday — with vice president mike pence breaking a tie — is an excellent time to remember that washington parents still have a say about how their children are educated. that’s true because most of the decisions about public schools in this state happen on local school boards and in the legislature.the real action right now is in the state legislature. lawmakers are charged with fixing the






these are the attorneys fighting for and against trump travel ban


the u.s. 9th circuit court of appeals has released the names of the attorneys who will argue for and against president trump's travel ban tuesday. noah g. purcell, the washington state solicitor general, will represent the states of washington and minnesota. those states filed the lawsuit that resulted in a federal district judge's decision in seattle on friday to halt trump's executive order nationwide. washington state atty. gen. bob ferguson said it was purcell's idea to enlist major tech companies in the state to file briefs supporting the state's challenge of trump's executive order. purcell was a supreme court clerk for now-retired justice david h. souter. august e. flentje, a career trial attorney in the department of justice's civil division, will represent the trump administ






live updates: the latest in washington state since judge halted trump’s travel b


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federal government seeks stay of immigration order – the denver post


seattle (ap) — the latest on a lawsuit by washington and minnesota seeking to halt president donald trump’s immigration ban (all times local):7: 20 p.m.the white house says it will seek an emergency stay of a federal judge’s order that temporarily blocked president donald trump’s ban on people from seven predominantly muslim countries.white house spokesman sean spicer said trump’s executive order issued last week was “lawful and appropriate.” an initial statement said the judge’s order was “outrageous,” but it was later revised to remove that word.u.s. district judge james robart late friday granted a temporary restraining order at the request of washington state and minnesota that’s effective nationwide.washington attorney general bob ferguson had said that trump’s order is causing signif






california politics podcast: reactions to president trump's first week


even before the weekend controversy and protests, california's top elected officials spent much of the last week reacting to the first moves by president donald trump. on this week's california politics podcast, we take a closer look at the sharp words offered by gov. jerry brown in his state of the state speech when it comes to the new politics of washington.






state department draft cable protests trump immigration ban


washington—more than 100 state department officials have signed a draft formal protest of president donald trump’s immigration and refugee order that calls his policy counterproductive to u.s. antiterrorism efforts and potentially harmful to u.s. interests, department officials said.the dissent marks an early challenge to one of mr. trump’s signature policies and represents a message of caution from one of the key parts of the...






usc holds off a surging washington state, 86-77


chimezie metu scored a career-high 29 points, grabbed eight rebounds and usc outlasted washington state, 86-77, on urday night. metu finished 12 of 14 from the field. jonah mathews chipped in 18 points and six boards for the trojans (20-4, 7-4 pac-12), who have won four straight. after a josh hawkinson dunk with 10:17 left gave the cougars a two-point a ntage, usc scored 15 of the next 17 points to take the lead for good. ike iroegbu finished with 22 points and nine ists, and hawkinson had 17 points and 16 boards for the cougars (11-12, 4-7). the teams traded momentum and the lead throughout the first half. wsu made 5 of its first 11 3-point attempts, but the trojans turned a 20-8 interior scoring a ntage into a five-point halftime lead. thanks to metu's offensive performance, the trojans






document: minnesota and washington lawsuit vs. trump administration


minnesota attorney general lori swanson announced late wednesday that the state was joining the legal action over the immigration and travel executive order.