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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) gets the throw off as Arizona Cardinals linebacker Kylie Fitts makes the hit during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

First loss shows Seahawks can't overcome all their flaws

Oct. 26, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — There were so many flaws that became exposed in the first five games that it was inconceivable the Seattle Seahawks' unbeaten run to start the season would continue indefinitely. Yet the overwhelming disappointment that came from Seattle’s 37-34 overtime loss to the Arizona...

Prosecutors: Homicides, assaults increase in King County

Oct. 26, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Shooting deaths and injuries increased in the first nine months of the year in King County, Washington state said, which prosecutors attributed in part to uncertainty and anxiety caused by the pandemic. The King County prosecuting attorney's office released a report saying there were 58...

Sophonie Bizimana, center, a permanent U.S. resident who is a refugee from Congo, poses for a photo, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at his home in Kirkland, Wash., along with six of his children as he displays a cell-phone photo of his wife, Ziporah Nyirahimbya, who is in Uganda and has been unable so far to join him in the U.S. For decades, America admitted more refugees annually than all other countries combined, but that reputation has eroded during Donald Trump's presidency as he cut the number of refugees allowed in by more than 80 percent. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Under Trump, US no longer leads world on refugee protections

Oct. 26, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

For decades, America led the world in humanitarian policies by creating a sanctuary for the oppressed, admitting more refugees annually than all other countries combined. That reputation eroded during Donald Trump's presidency as he cut the number of refugees allowed in by more than 80%, and Canada replaced the...

Software developer pleads guilty to COVID-19 fraud scheme

Oct. 26, 2020 10:14 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle man has pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud for carrying out a scheme to defraud several COVID-19 relief programs, according to federal prosecutors. Baoke Zhang, 35, of Issaquah, Washington, pleaded guilty last week in federal court in Seattle. He admitted that he submitted...

Authorities investigating gun pulled at demonstrations

Oct. 25, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

WOODINVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities were investigating why a man wearing a pro-Trump baseball hat pulled out a handgun during a confrontation with demonstrators opposed to the president in suburban Seattle on Saturday. It happened after anti-Trump demonstrators, mostly teen and young adults, gathered in...

Seattle police fatally shoot dog that mauled owner

Oct. 24, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle police officer shot a dog to death while responding to a call for help from the pet owner, who was severely mauled by the animal. The Seattle Police Department said in a release that it is investigating the incident as a police shooting, which happened at a northside Seattle...

New York Giants' Daniel Jones runs with the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Perfection on display when Steelers visit Titans, both 5-0

Oct. 24, 2020 11:33 AM EDT

Maybe all the delays involving the Titans and the jumbled NFL schedule led to the kind of showcase game we all need. Pittsburgh (5-0) at Tennessee (5-0). Yes, the COVID-19 outbreak in Nashville provided some understandably nervous and upsetting times. And it could be a harbinger for a league attempting to play a...

Seattle LGBTQ Commission calls on mayor to resign

Oct. 24, 2020 11:32 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle LGBTQ Commission has called on Mayor Jenny Durkan to resign, joining the Seattle Human Rights Commission in taking that stance. The commission’s vote earlier this month was 6-5, with one abstention, The Seattle Times reported. In a letter this week to Durkan and the City...

A woman, right, has a meal, inside a restaurant's outdoor tent Thursday Oct. 22, 2020, in Kew Gardens in the Queens borough of New York.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo is easing restrictions slightly in some coronavirus hot spots in New York City, but adding them in areas along the Pennsylvania border as the state recorded more than 2,000 new infections in a single day for the first time since mid-May. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

The Latest: Mexico's Chihuahua border state back in lockdown

Oct. 23, 2020 9:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s northern border state of Chihuahua returned to the highest level of alert and lockdown Friday after coronavirus cases jumped there and hospitals began to fill up. The Chihuahua state government declared the return to the “red” level of alert Friday, which closes...

Seattle Public Schools extends remote learning into 2021

Oct. 23, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Denise Juneau said Friday the district will remain in a remote learning model for the rest of the current semester because of an increase in COVID-19 cases. Most students will continue to participate in school virtually through January 2021, Juneau said...