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Swedish Medical Center nurses and other workers picket outside the hospital's campus in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle as they began a three-day strike Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, over staffing levels, wages and other issues. The hospital system closed two of its seven emergency departments and brought in replacement workers in response to the strike. (AP Photo/Gene Johnson)

Strike by Seattle nurses, staff closes emergency rooms

Jan. 28, 2020 5:28 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Thousands of nurses and other employees at a Seattle hospital system began a three-day strike over staffing levels, wages and other issues Tuesday, forcing administrators to close two emergency departments and spend millions to bring in replacement workers from around the country. The...

Coco Gauff of the U.S. makes a forehand return to compatriot Sofia Kenin during their fourth round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Coco Gauff joins Serena Williams in US team for Fed Cup

Jan. 28, 2020 4:17 PM EST

WHITE PLAINS, NY (AP) — Teenager Coco Gauff was included in the U.S. Fed Cup team for the first time on Tuesday, joining the likes of Serena Williams for a qualifying series against Latvia next week. The 15-year-old Gauff is set to become the second youngest American to play in the competition behind...

Lieutenant governor, immigrant activists win JFK awards

Jan. 28, 2020 3:45 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Washington state's lieutenant governor and the founders of an immigrant rights group have been named winners of this year's John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards. Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib and Freedom for Immigrants founders Christina Mansfield and Christina Fialho will be presented with...

Aiken Jr. lifts E. Washington past N. Colorado 89-84 in OT

Jan. 27, 2020 11:49 PM EST

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Kim Aiken Jr. scored 20 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime, and Eastern Washington beat Northern Colorado 89-84 on Monday night to win its fourth straight. Aiken hit his go-ahead 3 off a turnover for an 81-79 Eagles' lead with 1:04 left in OT before Casson Rouse made...

Man who shipped gun parts to Swedish Nazis gets 7-plus years

Jan. 27, 2020 7:37 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state man convicted of gun crimes that included shipping firearm parts to neo-Nazis in Sweden was sentenced Monday to more than seven years in prison. Hany Veletanlic, a 36-year-old Bosnian citizen who was living in Tulalip, Washington, was convicted after a trial in February of...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses while speaking at a campaign stop at La Poste, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Perry, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Who can topple Trump? Dems' electability fight rages in Iowa

Jan. 26, 2020 9:38 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The urgent fight for the Democratic presidential nomination raged across Iowa on Sunday as the party's leading candidates scrambled to deliver closing arguments centered on the defining question of the 2020 primary: Who can beat President Donald Trump? Former Vice President Joe...

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, file photo, heavy equipment works at a construction site for a field hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. A patient in Southern California is third person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with the new pneumonia-like virus from China, health officials said. (Chinatopix via AP, File)

Arizona, California cases push US tally of new virus to 5

Jan. 26, 2020 6:46 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. has five confirmed cases of the new virus from China, all among people who traveled to the city at the center of the outbreak, health officials said Sunday. Two new cases were reported Sunday — one in Los Angeles County in California and the other in Maricopa County,...

Onyenwere's 23 points get No. 10 UCLA past Washington State

Jan. 26, 2020 6:29 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With its toughest test of the season approaching, No. 10 UCLA is right where it wants to be defensively, it is just the offense that will need a bit of refining. Michaela Onyenwere scored 23 points and Chrisma Osborne added 16 as No. 10 UCLA recovered from a slow start to earn a 66-50...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event with the International Association of Bridge, Structural, and Ornamental Iron Workers, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Biden's 'consensus' pitch faces biggest test in Iowa

Jan. 26, 2020 3:20 PM EST

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — On a snowy morning just days before Iowans make their choice in the Democratic presidential contest, Joe Biden invoked President Ronald Reagan, warning a small crowd that the nation was at risk of losing its identity as “that shining city on the hill." Reverence for Reagan...

Rating Super Bowls: Classics, Memorables and Duds

Jan. 26, 2020 12:31 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Not all Super Bowls are super. Some are classics, some are memorable but not quite fit for total greatness. Some have elements making them noteworthy, but otherwise won't make many championship scrapbooks (except with fans of the winners). And some are outright duds. Here's a look at America's...