Author: The Associated Press

Mariners ride 6-game win streak into matchup with Astros

Houston Astros (8-5, second in the AL West) vs. Seattle Mariners (13-2, first in the AL West)Seattle; Friday, 10 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Wade Miley (1-1, 2.31 ERA) Mariners: Wade LeBlanc (2-0, 4.77 ERA)LINE: Astros favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runsBOTTOM LINE: The Mariners enter the matchup as winners of their last six games.

Report: Pilots in doomed plane followed emergency steps

Pilots of an airliner that crashed last month in Ethiopia initially followed Boeing's emergency steps for dealing with a sudden downturn of the nose of their plane but could not regain control, according to a published report.

Lawsuit filed against Boeing over crash in Ethiopia

A representative of a passenger killed in this month's Ethiopian Airlines crash is suing Boeing, claiming that a flight-control system on the plane was defective and Boeing failed to warn the airline about it.

White House hosts AI summit with tech firms

Top U.S. tech executives and researchers are planning to press the Trump administration to invest in artificial intelligence and craft policies they hope will strengthen the economy without displacing jobs. 

Travel lawsuit, train crash among top 10 Washington stories

Washington taking the lead among states in legal battles against President Donald Trump's travel ban was voted the state's top news story of 2017 by Associated Press member editors and AP staff.Other top news items of the past 12 months included the deadly Amtrak train derailment south of Tacoma, the death of Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell and the multiple radiation scares at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.Here are 2017's Top Washington stories:

A list of recent Amtrak derailments

An Amtrak train derailed south of Seattle on Monday, spilling cars onto a busy interstate. Some other recent Amtrak derailments:- April 3, 2016: Two maintenance workers were struck and killed by an Amtrak train going more than 100 mph in Chester, Pennsylvania. The lead engine of the train derailed.

Thursday's Scores

Aberdeen 71, West Side 56GIRLS BASKETBALL1A Division 1 District 4 PlayoffsSecond PlaceValley 42, Shoshone 341A Division 2 District 5/6 PlayoffsSecond PlaceRockland 31, Watersprings 242A District 1-2 PlayoffsConsolationGrangeville 63, Orofino 40

Wednesday's Scores

Almira/Coulee-Hartline 69, Republic 22Arlington 82, Lynnwood 60Cascade Christian 66, Seattle Christian 57Edmonds-Woodway 76, Marysville-Getchell 24Glacier Peak 61, Mariner 39Kamiak 77, Jackson 61Mountlake Terrace 70, Marysville-Pilchuck 58Overlake School 60, University Prep 31Seattle Lutheran 72, Auburn Adventist Academy 45Tumwater 53, Aberdeen 42Wellpinit 73, Inchelium 43