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Trump invokes Jan. 6 at Waco rally
Author: Associated Press

WACO, Texas — A defiant and incendiary Donald Trump, facing a potential indictment, held the first rally of his 2024 presidential campaign Saturday in Waco, Texas, a city made famous by deadly resistance against law enforcement.


Push is on to expand voting rights for those held in U.S. jails
Author: Gary Fields and Michael Tarm, Associated Press

CHICAGO — The voting precinct could have been any one of hundreds throughout Chicago, except that these voters in the first round of the mayoral election were all wearing the same beige smocks. And the security at this polling place wasn’t intended to keep disrupters and campaigners out, but the voters in.


AP source: Bobby Wagner returning to Seahawks on 1-year deal
Author: TIM BOOTH, Associated Press

SEATTLE — Bobby Wagner is headed back to the Seattle Seahawks after agreeing to a one-year deal Saturday to rejoin the team with which he became one of the top linebackers in the NFL, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.


Timbers, LA Galaxy play to scoreless draw
Author: ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer

PORTLAND — Timbers goalkeeper David Bingham made four saves before he was hurt in stoppage time and Portland played to a 0-0 draw with the LA Galaxy on Saturday.


Experts: Electricity shortages are drain on Africa’s economic growth
Author: Mogomotsi Magome, Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG — From Zimbabwe, where many must work at night because it’s the only time there is power, to Nigeria, where collapses of the grid are frequent, a reliable supply of electricity remains elusive across Africa.


Biden’s moves on Alaska drilling, TikTok test young voters
Author: Associated Press

TEMPE, Ariz. — Recent moves by President Joe Biden to pressure TikTok over its Chinese ownership and approve oil drilling in an untapped area of Alaska are testing the loyalty of young voters, a group that’s largely been in his corner.


Putin says Russia will station nukes in Belarus
Author: Associated Press

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin announced plans on Saturday to station tactical nuclear weapons in neighboring Belarus, a warning to the West as it steps up military support for Ukraine.


As South shuts down abortion, thousands turn to Illinois clinics
Author: AMANDA SEITZ, Associated Press

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. — Dr. Colleen McNicholas is fresh off performing two abortions when a ringing phone quickly stops her.


The Chronicle - Centralia

Tigers' Comeback Attempt Too-Little, Too-Late in Loss to Ducks

Though the Napavine baseball team took a 1-0 lead to start, the Tigers trailed the rest of the way and couldn’t make up the deficit after a late rally in the seventh to fall to Toutle Lake at home, 9-5. 

The Tigers outhit the Ducks, 5-3, but committed four costly errors and walked 12 batters, leading to just four of the nine runs scored being earned by the Napavine pitching staff. 

At the plate, the Tigers couldn’t manage much of anything against Toutle’s Connor Cox, who threw six innings allowing just two hits and striking out nine. Though Napavine got after the Ducks’ bullpen in the seventh, scoring four runs, it wasn’t enough to come back from the eight-run deficit. 

Conner Holmes, Beckett Landram, and Grady Wilson each logged hits and RBIs for the Tigers to lead the way at the plate. 

Napavine will hope to put this series behind them when they take on Wahkiakum in Cathlamet for another two-day series on Wednesday. 

Tigers Blank Beavers In Non-League Tilt

Controlling possession and pace from start to finish, the Centralia boys soccer team defeated a shorthanded Tenino squad at Tiger Stadium Saturday afternoon, 7-0. 

The Tigers were led by Leo Perez’s hat trick, with goals coming in the second, 19th, and 51st minutes. Kilmer Alverto, Darrell Neuert, and Simba Osman also managed goals for the Tigers in a strong offensive performance. 

Tenino, fresh off its second game in as many days, will get one day of rest before returning to the pitch against league rival Montesano on Monday, while Centralia will also return to league play against Black Hills on Tuesday back at Tiger Stadium.