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AP Top Washington Headlines At 11:12 p.m. PDT

Official: fire sparked after bird hits power pole
PASCO, Wash. (AP) -- A fire official in Franklin County says a brush fire was started Tuesday when a sparrow hit into a power pole, caught fire and dropped to the ground....

Hiker hoisted to safety after fall near Shelton
SHELTON, Wash. (AP) -- A hiker who fell down a steep embankment beneath Washington state's highest bridge was hoisted to safety in a dramatic rescue operation Tuesday....

Police: man attacks woman, takes their child
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle police have arrested a man who allegedly kidnapped his infant daughter after threatening to kill the baby's mother....

5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC in regards to the network's coverage of a beef product dubbed "pink slime" by critics....

NRA lobbyist's talk irks Seattle Jewish Federation
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, which was the site of a mass shooting in 2006, has called for the resignation of a National Rifle Association lobbyist over comments he recently made comparing a gun-control effort in Washington state to Nazi Germany....

Vacationing Portland officer fights teenager
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities say a Portland Police Bureau officer was involved in an alcohol-fueled altercation while on vacation at a Trout Lake, Washington, RV park....

Washington ferry with hundreds aboard loses power
SEATTLE (AP) -- A Washington state ferry lost power on the ferry system's busiest route Tuesday, stranding hundreds of passengers in the Puget Sound until the vessel could be towed to the dock....

Crews cancel burnout on big Washington wildfire
WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) -- Erratic winds forced crews to cancel a burnout operation that had been planned Tuesday near Washington's biggest wildfire to deprive it of fuel....

Deputies shoot burglary suspect, 1 escapes
SEATTLE (AP) -- A King County sheriff's spokeswoman says deputies shot and wounded a burglary suspect while another escaped....

U of L cheerleader found dead in apartment
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A University of Louisville cheerleader has been found dead in an apartment near campus....