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FILE - Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Chad Wheeler (75) is shown before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta, in this Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, file photo. The Seattle Seahawks said Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, that offensive lineman Chad Wheeler is no longer a member of the team following his arrest last weekend for investigation of domestic violence. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)

Seahawks cut ties with Chad Wheeler after arrest

Jan. 27, 2021 9:07 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Former Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Chad Wheeler was charged with first-degree domestic violence assault on Wednesday following his arrest last weekend. Wheeler was additionally charged with domestic violence unlawful imprisonment and resisting arrest by King County Prosecutors....

Hospital system rebuked after offering vaccine to donors

Jan. 27, 2021 12:35 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle-area hospital system was rebuked by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee after it offered COVID-19 vaccination appointments to big donors. The Seattle Times reports Overlake Medical Center & Clinics emailed about 110 donors last week who gave more than $10,000 to the hospital system,...

Indian policemen wearing face mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus march during rehearsals of Republic Day parade in Kolkata, India, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

The Latest: India vaccinates 2 million health workers

Jan. 26, 2021 11:59 PM EST

NEW DELHI — India has vaccinated 2 million health workers in less than two weeks and recorded 12,689 new coronavirus positive cases in the past 24 hours, a sharp decline from a peak level of nearly 100,000 in mid-September. The health Ministry said the daily new cases had fallen below 10,000 on Tuesday...

Coast Guard searching Washington waters for downed plane

Jan. 26, 2021 10:11 PM EST

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A search is underway for a small plane that reportedly crashed Tuesday in the waters near Port Angeles, Washington, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard said on Twitter that a Cessna 170 with one man aboard was flying from Ketchikan, Alaska, when it reportedly...

In this still image taken from video by TVW, Washington state's public affairs network, Washington Sen. Patty Kuderer, D-Bellevue, is shown against a virtual background as she speaks, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, during a remote public hearing of the Senate Law & Justice Committee in Olympia, Wash. Kuderer is the sponsor of a measure that would ban the open carry of guns and other weapons on the Washington state Capitol campus and at or near any public demonstration across Washington state. (TVW via AP)

Washington considers open carry ban at demonstrations

Jan. 26, 2021 6:34 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The open carry of guns and other weapons would be banned on the Capitol campus and at or near any public demonstration across Washington under a measure that received a remote public hearing Tuesday, with proponents calling it a common-sense measure amid heightened political divisions...

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2017, file photo, Nick Brown, then-counsel to Gov. Jay Inslee, takes questions at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are recommending a pair of firsts for Washington state's two U.S. attorney posts. Nick Brown, the former counsel to Gov. Jay Inslee, would be the first Black U.S. attorney in western Washington, and Vanessa Waldref, a Justice Department environmental lawyer and former prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Spokane, would be the first woman to run the shop there. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Pair of firsts recommended for Washington US attorney posts

Jan. 26, 2021 5:13 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are recommending a pair of firsts for Washington state’s two U.S. attorney posts. Nick Brown, the former general counsel to Gov. Jay Inslee, would be the first Black top federal prosecutor in western Washington, and Vanessa Waldref, a Justice...

Washington state school district to return to class for K-2

Jan. 26, 2021 11:44 AM EST

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — A school district in Washington state has welcomed back some students to in-person classes after the district made arrangements to help its educators access the coronavirus vaccine, officials said. The Bellevue School District east of Seattle is allowing second graders to return to...

Volunteers take down information as they register people to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the vaccination clinic put on by the City of Odessa, Odessa Fire Rescue and Medical Center Hospital Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa, Texas. (Eli Hartman/Odessa American via AP)

The Latest: Texas COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to fall

Jan. 25, 2021 8:10 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas — The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Texas continues to fall from record highs as the state nears the end of what has been its deadliest month of the pandemic. State health officials Monday reported fewer than 13,000 people were being treated for the virus in Texas hospitals,...

Seattle approves extra 'hazard pay' for grocery workers

Jan. 25, 2021 7:31 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle has joined other cities in approving extra pay for grocery store workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City Council on Monday approved legislation requiring large groceries to pay an extra $4 an hour in hazard pay. The Seattle Times reports the legislation passed 8-0, clearing a...

Alaska man admits setting fire at Seattle police precinct

Jan. 25, 2021 7:17 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A 20-year-old Alaska man pleaded guilty Monday to a federal arson conspiracy charge, acknowledging he set a fire outside a Seattle police precinct during summer protests while others tried to bar a door to keep officers from leaving. Surveillance video showed Desmond David-Pitts piling trash...