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Officials confirm monkeypox infection in King County man

May. 27, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Health officials in Washington state say a case of the monkeypox virus has been confirmed in the Seattle area. On Friday the state Department of Health and Public Health — Seattle & King County confirmed the infection in a King County man who recently traveled...

Feds stop boat with 1,400 pounds of meth by US-Canada border

May. 26, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. authorities say they stopped a small boat carrying a large shipment of methamphetamine after they saw it riding low in the water near the Canadian border with Washington state. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said officers stopped the 18-foot (5.5-meter)...

Alan White, longtime drummer for prog rock's Yes, dead at 72

May. 26, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Alan White, the longtime drummer for progressive rock pioneers Yes who also played on projects with John Lennon and George Harrison, has died. He was 72. White’s death was announced on his Facebook page by his family. The post said he died at his Seattle-area home...

Once-hopeful Mariners sinking after awful 30-day stretch

May. 26, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — J.P. Crawford stepped forward to present a brave face after all that's gone wrong over the past month for a Seattle Mariners team that began the season with so much enthusiasm and optimism. "No one likes to lose, especially the way we are right now, especially games...

Man admits hate crime after setting fire outside Seattle bar

May. 26, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A 25-year-od man faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to a federal hate crime for setting a fire outside a Seattle nightclub called Queer/Bar. Kalvinn Garcia, of Sedro Woolley, was arrested minutes after setting fire to the contents of a dumpster in...

Oakland continues Seattle's slide with 4-2 win over Mariners

May. 25, 2022 20:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Less than two months into the season, the Seattle Mariners are quickly trending toward irrelevance in a season that started with expectations of ending the longest playoff drought in the major leagues. Seth Brown and Elvis Andrus both homered off reigning AL Cy...

Seattle City Council OKs $1M for police recruitment

May. 25, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council has approved an ordinance freeing up more than $1 million to be used to recruit police officers to a department that has lost hundreds of staffers in the last two years. The Seattle Times reports the ordinance passed by a 6-3 vote Tuesday...

Black bear that evaded capture for years caught, killed

May. 25, 2022 15:20 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A large black bear that evaded capture in western Washington for more than two years was trapped and killed near Issaquah last week. The Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife said the 5-year-old bear was captured in the Squak Mountain area, where he had...

Andrus, Lowrie homer, A's end 13-game skid against Mariners

May. 25, 2022 02:21 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Elvis Andrus hit a tying homer in the sixth, singled and scored in the seventh and the Oakland Athletics snapped a 13-game losing streak against the Seattle Mariners with a 7-5 victory on Tuesday night. Tony Kemp had three hits for the Athletics and Jed Lowrie also...

Mariners activate former rookie of year Kyle Lewis from IL

May. 24, 2022 20:58 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners activated former AL rookie of the year Kyle Lewis from the injured list Tuesday, nearly a year after he last played in a major league game. Lewis, the 2020 rookie of the year, missed most of last season due to a right knee injury. The slumping...