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Seattle Police finish their sweep Wednesday, July 1, 2020, on the north end of Cal Anderson Park, sweeping everyone off the grounds.  (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times via AP)

Seattle police forcibly clear 'lawless' protest zone

Jul. 1, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Wearing helmets and wielding batons and rifles, Seattle police turned out in force at dawn Wednesday in the city’s “occupied” protest zone after the mayor ordered it cleared following two recent fatal shootings. Officers stood shoulder-to-shoulder on several streets...

Seattle Police, at right, look on as Department of Transportation workers remove barricades at the intersection of 10th Ave. and Pine St., Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at the CHOP (Capitol Hill Occupied Protest) zone in Seattle. Protesters quickly moved couches, trash cans and other materials in to replace the cleared barricades. The area has been occupied by protesters since Seattle Police pulled back from their East Precinct building following violent clashes with demonstrators earlier in the month. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

City crews remove some barriers from Seattle protest zone

Jun. 30, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle city crews used heavy equipment Tuesday to remove makeshift barriers around the city’s “occupied” protest zone following two fatal shootings in the area. Demonstrators dragged couches and other items to replace the structures. But those were largely gone later...

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announces a new executive order in response to the rising COVID-19 cases in the state, during a news conference in Phoenix on Monday, June 29, 2020. The governor ordered bars, nightclubs and water parks to close again for at least a month starting Monday night — a dramatic about-face as coronavirus cases surge in the Sunbelt. (Michael Chow/The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool)

The Latest: Nets' DeAndre Jordan says he has coronavirus

Jun. 29, 2020 11:50 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ DeAndre Jordan says he has tested positive for the coronavirus and won’t be joining the Brooklyn Nets in Florida when the NBA season resumes. Jordan announced his status on Twitter, hours after fellow Nets player Spencer...

Seattle Storm coach Dan Hughes to sit out 2020 season

Jun. 29, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Dan Hughes will not coach the Seattle Storm during the 2020 WNBA season over concerns about his risk for severe illness if he were to contract COVID-19, the team said Monday. The decision was made following a medical assessment by the league and in consultation with Hughes’ primary...

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto speaks in Seattle. For a number of rebuilding teams, the 2020 baseball season was supposed to be another step in the progression of their top prospects eventually reaching the big leagues. By the time June rolled around, Dipoto expected former first-round pick Logan Gilbert to be pitching on the mound at T-Mobile Park. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Rebuilding MLB clubs hope to keep developing top prospects

Jun. 29, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto had at one point expected former first-round pick Logan Gilbert to be pitching at T-Mobile Park by the time June rolled around. He also believed Jarred Kelenic, one of the top prospects in all of baseball, would likely soon follow him to the big...

A car sits in the Capitol Hill Organized Protest zone following a shooting in Seattle early Monday, June 29, 2020. At least one man was killed and another was wounded early Monday morning when they were shot in the protest area known as CHOP, after driving the vehicle into the area. (AP Photo/Aron Ranen)

'Enough': 1 killed in shooting in Seattle's protest zone

Jun. 29, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was killed and and a younger teenager was wounded early Monday in Seattle's “occupied” protest zone — the second deadly shooting in the area that local officials have vowed to change after business complaints and criticism from President Donald Trump....

Contact tracers, from left to right, Christella Uwera, Dishell Freeman and Alejandra Camarillo work at Harris County Public Health contact tracing facility Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Houston. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the state is facing a

Tracking coronavirus cases proves difficult amid new surge

Jun. 29, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Health departments around the U.S. that are using contact tracers to contain coronavirus outbreaks are scrambling to bolster their ranks amid a surge of cases and resistance to cooperation from those infected or exposed. With too few trained contact tracers to handle soaring caseloads, one...

Protesters lie down and sit in the street after workers and heavy equipment from the Seattle Department of Transportation arrived at the the CHOP (Capitol Hill Occupied Protest) zone in Seattle, Friday, June 26, 2020, with the intention of removing barricades that had been set up in the area. Several blocks in the area have been occupied by protesters since Seattle Police pulled back from their East Precinct building following violent clashes with demonstrators earlier in the month. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Seattle mayor meets with protesters over dismantling zone

Jun. 27, 2020 12:45 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan met with demonstrators Friday after some lay in the street or sat on barricades to thwart the city's effort to dismantle an “occupied” protest zone that has drawn scorn from President Donald Trump and a lawsuit from nearby businesses. Crews arrived...

Naudia Miller, left, and Marcus Henderson, right, both of Black Collective Voices, speak Thursday, June 25, 2020, at a news conference in Seattle. Miller said the goal of protesters who have been active in the CHOP (Capitol Hill Occupied Protest) zone and elsewhere in the city since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis is to dismantle systemic racism and to continue organizing until all of their demands are met. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Seattle protesters: We are here to dismantle systemic racism

Jun. 25, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Protesters that have been active in an “occupied” protest zone near downtown Seattle held a news conference Thursday saying the goal of their movement is to dismantle systemic racism. “We fight for equality and human rights including those of Indigenous peoples,...

Mariners sign 3 draft picks, including top selection Hancock

Jun. 25, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners signed three of their draft picks Thursday, including first-round selection Emerson Hancock. Along with Hancock, the Mariners signed second-round pick Zach DeLoach and fifth-rounder Taylor Dollard. Hancock, who was taken with the No. 6 overall pick, was one of the top...