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King County workers get more time for COVID-19 vaccine

Sep. 23, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state’s most populous county has reached a deal with unions representing most of its employees that extends the deadline to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to Dec. 2. The Seattle Times reports the agreement — which covers about 10,000...

Woman plans to help fellow Rwandan amputees get prosthetics

Sep. 23, 2021 08:31 AM EDT

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — She was orphaned during Rwanda’s genocide and lost much of one of her legs to childhood cancer, but Claudine Humure has dreams of giving back to her once war-torn homeland. First, though, she needed a new leg to propel her on the next part of her...

Man pleads not guilty to killing in homeless encampment

Sep. 23, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Bellingham man accused of shooting and killing a 27-year-old man in a tent encampment behind Walmart earlier this month has pleaded not guilty to murder. Travis Hamilton was charged Sept. 10 in Whatcom County Superior Court with second-degree...

LEADING OFF: Bassitt back, Chisox close, Max starts, Cards W

Sep. 23, 2021 05:22 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ Oakland right-hander Chris Bassitt promised to return to the mound by season’s end following a frightening 100 mph line drive to the face on Aug. 17. He’ll get his...

Stanford hosts No. 24 UCLA with fans back inside stadium

Sep. 23, 2021 03:37 AM EDT

Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK: Stanford (2-1, 1-0 Pac-12) will be playing in front of fans at Stanford Stadium for the first time in more than 660 days when it hosts No. 24 UCLA (2-1) on Saturday. The Cardinal started...

LEADING OFF: Bassitt back, Chisox try to clinch, Max starts

Sep. 23, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors on Thursday: ___ Oakland right-hander Chris Bassitt promised to return to the mound by season’s end following a frightening 100 mph line drive to the face on Aug. 17. He’ll get...

Schwarber, Sale help Boston win 7th in a row, 12-5 over Mets

Sep. 23, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The red-hot Red Sox are rallying around their yellow jerseys, and even Chris Sale is on board. That’s what a winning streak will do. “I love them. I do,” Sale said after striking out eight in five innings to help Boston win its...

Man refusing to wear mask disrupts school board meeting

Sep. 22, 2021 22:35 PM EDT

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — Police were called to a Walla Walla School Board meeting on Tuesday when a man refused to wear a mask and disrupted the proceedings, officials said. The meeting Tuesday was halted and will resume in a virtual format next week, The...

Sun forward Jones, coach Miller win major AP WNBA awards

Sep. 22, 2021 21:29 PM EDT

Jonquel Jones is no stranger to winning Associated Press WNBA awards. In previous years, the Connecticut Sun forward has been honored by the media that votes on the weekly AP WNBA power poll as the Sixth Woman of the Year and Most Improved Player. This year, the 6-foot-6...

Seahawks' Lockett shies away from attention after hot start

Sep. 22, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Tyler Lockett would have preferred to be anywhere else on Wednesday, rather than standing at the front of an auditorium talking about himself, the numbers he’s put up through the first two weeks of the regular season and the chance he has for more records this week. ...