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Wreckage from float plane crash in Puget Sound located

Sep. 12, 2022 20:59 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The wreckage of a floatplane that crashed into the waters of Washington state’s Puget Sound last week has been found on the sea floor, The National Transportation Safety Board said Monday. The NTSB said the depth and motion of the water hid the wreckage for...

Dangerous heat predicted to hit 3 times more often in future

Aug. 25, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

What's considered officially “dangerous heat” in coming decades will likely hit much of the world at least three times more often as climate change worsens, according to a new study. In much of Earth's wealthy mid-latitudes, spiking temperatures and humidity that feel like 103...

Sorority to pay University of Washington students $250K

Jul. 07, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A sorority accused of charging University of Washington students for housing they couldn’t stay in during the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic will pay more than $250,000 in refunds. The Washington state Attorney General’s Office announced the...

Tacoma woman pleads guilty to stealing more than $600,000

Jul. 04, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A 40-year-old Tacoma woman has pleaded guilty to wire fraud involving a scheme to defraud friends and acquaintances out of more than $600,000. Sabrina Taylor admitted to lying about her health, employment status, and education to steal money from people who had...