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In this handout photo taken on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, and provided by Russian Direct Investment Fund, an employee works with a coronavirus vaccine at the Nikolai Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow, Russia. Russia on Tuesday, Aug. 11 became the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine for use in tens of thousands of its citizens despite international skepticism about injections that have not completed clinical trials and were studied in only dozens of people for less than two months. (Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr/ Russian Direct Investment Fund via AP)

The Latest: WHO: Russian vaccine not in advanced test stages

Aug. 13, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

LONDON — The World Health Organization says the vaccine approved by Russia this week is not among the nine that it considers in the advanced stages of testing. WHO and partners have included nine experimental COVID-19 vaccines within an investment mechanism it is encouraging countries to join, known as the...

Outbreak of biotoxin closes some beaches in Washington state

Aug. 13, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Most recreational shellfish harvesting beaches in the Puget Sound region are closed because of a marine biotoxin that can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning if consumed. Skagit County has closed all Fidalgo Island beaches and the nearby Burrows and Allen islands for shellfish...

Washington families say law hurts students with disabilities

Aug. 13, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Three families in three Washington state have asked a judge to overturn emergency education rules they say have hindered special-education students. The families say in a complaint that under a new law, the burden of delivering education to special-education students now falls to parents....

Man shot in the head, left in lake identified after 25 years

Aug. 13, 2020 8:22 AM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A man who was shot in the head and dumped in Lake Stickney in the late ’80s has been identified nearly 26 years after his body was found. KCPQ-TV reports the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office announced this week that Rodney Peter Johnson was the man whose body was...

1 dead in shooting at Tacoma parking lot

Aug. 13, 2020 8:00 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Police said a person was killed Wednesday evening after multiple shooters opened fire in a Tacoma parking lot. KOMO-TV reports the Tacoma Police Department said shots were fired in a parking lot on South Yakima Avenue. Police said a person in a black SUV reported having a shooting...

A man wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus sits in front of a mural at a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Mainland China and semi-autonomous Hong Kong saw declines in their recent outbreaks Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Seattle schools to start with remote teaching

Aug. 12, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE — The Seattle school board has voted unanimously to begin the academic year with remote teaching only. The Seattle Times reports the state’s largest school district approved the plan Wednesday. The remote learning plan passed with a wide-ranging amendment from school board members that...

Seattle school board approves fall online learning plan

Aug. 12, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle school board on Wednesday unanimously voted to begin the academic year remotely. The plan for the state’s largest school district passed with a wide-ranging amendment that directs the superintendent to explore creating outdoor classes, and also reinforces teaching of Black...

Howard Mudd, former NFL player, standout coach, dies at 78

Aug. 12, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Howard Mudd, a former NFL All-Pro player and longtime offensive line coach, has died. He was 78. The Indianapolis Colts announced Mudd’s death Wednesday. No details of his death were provided by the team. Mudd had been in a motorcycle accident in the Seattle area recently. In a post...

New York Islanders right wing Josh Bailey (12) celebrates his goal with teammate Brock Nelson (29) after scoring against the Washington Capitals during the third period of an  NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto, Ontario, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Bailey helps Islanders rally to beat Capitals 4-2 in Game 1

Aug. 12, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Islanders coach Barry Trotz isn't surprised the Washington Capitals, his former team, is unhappy with Anders Lee. Trotz didn't see anything wrong with Lee's play in a 4-2 first-round series playoff-opening victory in which the New York captain set the tone with a big hit on Capitals...

Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams holds the football during a practice drill at NFL football training camp, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, Pool)

Plenty of eyes on Jamal Adams as Seahawks get on field

Aug. 12, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — One of the first things Pete Carroll noticed when the Seattle Seahawks finally held their first training camp practice Wednesday was the lack of the noise that in the past has come from a hillside full of fans. Something else Carroll quickly noticed was how much he’s come to...