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The Latest: Seahawks lead Cardinals 27-17 at halftime

Oct. 25, 2020 10:15 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 7 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 10:12 p.m. Tyler Lockett caught two touchdown passes, Carlos Hyde ran for a touchdown and DK Metcalf saved a touchdown as the Seattle Seahawks built a 27-17 halftime lead over the Arizona Cardinals. The action-packed first half had plenty of highlights, but the...

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...

Adnan, Ricketts score; Whitecaps beat Earthquakes 2-1

Oct. 25, 2020 12:51 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ali Adnan and Tosaint Ricketts scored in the second half in the Vancouver Whitecaps' 2-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night. Vancouver (8-12-0) has won three of its last four matches while San Jose (6-8-6) is 1-2-1 in its last four. Both have 24 points and remain...

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...

Sven Spichiger, Washington State Department of Agriculture managing entomologist, displays a canister of Asian giant hornets vacuumed from a nest in a tree behind him Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. Scientists in Washington state discovered the first nest earlier in the week of so-called murder hornets in the United States and worked to wipe it out Saturday morning to protect native honeybees. Workers with the state Agriculture Department spent weeks searching, trapping and using dental floss to tie tracking devices to Asian giant hornets, which can deliver painful stings to people and spit venom but are the biggest threat to honeybees that farmers depend on to pollinate crops. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Crews vacuum 'murder hornets' out of Washington nest

Oct. 24, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

BLAINE, Wash. (AP) — Heavily protected crews in Washington state worked Saturday to destroy the first nest of so-called murder hornets discovered in the United States. The state Agriculture Department had spent weeks searching, trapping and using dental floss to tie tracking devices to Asian giant...

U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Wash., left, and Washington Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood, right, are shown in this combination of photos taken Oct. 7, 2020 in Olympia, Wash., and Oct. 19, 2020 in Lynnwood, Wash.  (AP Photos/Ted S. Warren and Elaine Thompson)

Democrats Liias, Heck seek lieutenant governor's office

Oct. 24, 2020 12:19 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The office of the Washington lieutenant governor is obscure enough that when its current occupant decamped to California to train as a Jesuit priest, the public didn’t notice. It’s also prominent enough that the two men running to replace him believe they can use it as a...

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...

Second-snowiest October day on record for Spokane area

Oct. 24, 2020 11:33 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Roads in the Spokane area were slick and some lost power throughout the city Friday after a record-breaking 4.7 inches (11.9 centimeters) of snow fell in the region. Avista Utilities reported more than 2,100 customers without power about 3 p.m. Friday, The Spokesman-Review reported....

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...

JBLM soldier killed in incident not related to training

Oct. 23, 2020 9:49 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A soldier based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord has been killed in an incident on base near Tacoma, Washington, officials said Thursday. Spc. Skyler Oliver, 24, served with 1-2 Stryker Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, according to I Corps public affairs officials. Officials only said the...