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News Minute: Here is the latest Washington news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. PDT

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SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle authorities temporarily closed a street after motorists were stunned by dozens of large metal balls that spilled out of a truck and cascaded down the street, damaging several cars. A video from a person at the scene Wednesday afternoon shows the balls loudly bouncing down the street as a driver slowly backs up, apparently attempting to escape the onslaught. The Seattle Times reports that Seattle police spokesman Patrick Michaud said the balls appeared to be "really big ball bearings."

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a man with shooting a muzzled, leashed dog at a Washington park. The Kitsap Sun reports the suspect, who lives in Port Orchard, was charged Oct. 9 with first-degree animal cruelty. A warrant was issued Oct. 10 for his arrest. Authorities say police were called Sept. 13 to the South Kitsap Community Park after witnesses reported hearing a gunshot and seeing a dog injured.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A federal court has ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must come up with a plan to protect salmon from warm water temperatures, which can be fatal for the fish species. Record-high water temperatures in rivers across the Pacific Northwest in 2015 led environmental groups to sue the agency. That summer, around 250,000 adult sockeye died in the Columbia and Snake rivers. The ruling says dams are a big reason rivers get too warm.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A split Washington Supreme Court has ruled that sentencing juveniles to life without parole is unconstitutional. The 5-4 ruling says the state's sentencing option for 16 and 17 year olds amounted to cruel punishment and violates the state constitution. The dissenting justices disagreed, and said judges should retain the discretion to impose such sentences in rare cases.

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