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Officers attend to one of several shooting victims, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Seattle, after a gunman opened fire in the heavily trafficked downtown area. (David Silver via AP)

1 dead, 7 wounded in downtown Seattle shooting

Jan. 23, 2020 12:42 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Multiple people opened fire outside a McDonald's in the busiest part of downtown Seattle during the evening commute Wednesday, killing one person and wounding seven others, police said. Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins said authorities began receiving calls of multiple gunshot victims at...

The Seattle Fire Department says six people were shot downtown Wednesday night, and one of those people has died.

Jan. 22, 2020 9:27 PM EST
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Fire Department says six people were shot downtown Wednesday night, and one of those people has died.
John Wiesman, Washington state Secretary of Health, speaks Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, during a news conference in Shoreline, Wash. Wiesman and other officials spoke about the ongoing response after a man in Washington state traveled to China and contacted the 2019 novel coronavirus. Officials said they are actively monitoring more than a dozen people who came into close contact with the man, who is doing well and is in an isolation unit in a hospital north of Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

People who had contact with man with virus to be monitored

Jan. 22, 2020 8:12 PM EST

SHORELINE, Wash. (AP) — Health officials said Wednesday they are actively monitoring 16 people who came into close contact with the traveler to China who became the first U.S. resident with a new and potentially deadly virus. The man, identified as a Snohomish County, Washington, resident is in his 30s,...

FILE - This Nov. 7, 2018, file photo shows an election worker stacking ballots into a sorting machine at the King County Elections office in Renton, Wash. An obscure Seattle-area election will be the first in the country where all voters will be allowed to vote online. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Obscure Seattle election offers experiment in online voting

Jan. 22, 2020 6:30 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — An election for a volunteer board in the Seattle area is so obscure that voter turnout is typically less than 1%. Officials are giving online voting a trial run this year to try to boost turnout and explore how it might work in a bigger election. It will be the first election in the country...

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, leaves her home to go to B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver, Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Wanzhou is in court for hearings over an American request to extradite the executive of the Chinese telecom giant Huawei on fraud charges. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada justice dept. lawyer says Huawei exec committed fraud

Jan. 22, 2020 3:42 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian justice department lawyer said Wednesday that fraud, not sanctions, is the crucial element for a judge to consider when deciding if a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei should be extradited to the United States. This week's hearings deal with the...

FILE - In this April 28, 2015, file photo, a man walks past a Microsoft sign set up for the Microsoft BUILD conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco. A federal judge says it's likely that Microsoft was trying to avoid or evade paying U.S. taxes and is ordering the company to hand over financial documents from more than a decade ago. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Judge orders Microsoft to release tax records in IRS dispute

Jan. 22, 2020 12:45 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge says it's likely that Microsoft was trying to avoid or evade paying U.S. taxes and is ordering the company to hand over financial documents from more than a decade ago. The Internal Revenue Service has been seeking the documents as part of a long-running investigation into...

Jo Trizila, left, President and CEO of Trizcom Public Relations, listens to Ann Littmann during a staff meetings at Trizila's offices in Dallas, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. The recent flu outbreak can really impact small businesses with small staffs and hurt a company's productivity. Some owners, like Trizila, are trying to mitigate the damage so the flu will not become a nightmare when they're trying to get clients' work done. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Hand sanitizers, flu shots _ businesses' defense against flu

Jan. 22, 2020 12:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As this winter's flu outbreak intensifies, small business owners try to keep their companies from being overwhelmed by employee absences. At Gold Medal Wine Club, any surfaces people are likely to touch, including the coffee machine, water dispenser and door knobs, are wiped down and...

A person walks across the skybridge at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett where a man with the first case of coronavirus in the United States is being treated on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Everett, Wash. A U.S. resident who recently returned from a trip to central China has been diagnosed with the new virus. Health officials said Tuesday that the man returned to the Seattle area in the middle of last week after traveling to the Wuhan area, where the outbreak began. (Olivia Vanni/The Herald via AP)

Washington man is 1st in US to catch new virus from China

Jan. 21, 2020 11:41 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. on Tuesday reported its first case of a new and potentially deadly virus circulating in China, saying a Washington state resident who returned last week from the outbreak's epicenter was hospitalized near Seattle. The man, identified as a Snohomish County resident is in his 30s, was...

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, leaves her home to go to B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Wanzhou is in court for hearings over an American request to extradite the executive of the Chinese telecom giant Huawei on fraud charges. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Huawei CFO lawyers say her alleged crimes no crime in Canada

Jan. 21, 2020 3:42 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Lawyers for a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei argued Tuesday that allowing her extradition to the United States would result in Canada bowing to foreign law. This week's hearings deal with the question of whether the U.S. charges against Meng Wanzhou are...

Health officials: Person who recently traveled to China is 1st in U.S. to be diagnosed with new type of viral infection

Jan. 21, 2020 2:17 PM EST
SEATTLE (AP) — Health officials: Person who recently traveled to China is 1st in U.S. to be diagnosed with new type of viral infection.