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Washington driver charged with killing teen worker with car

Jan. 27, 2020 1:07 PM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A man who authorities said drove his car over a teenage girl in a Washington state field was charged in federal court with involuntary manslaughter. Joshua Cole Sampson, 34, was charged in U.S. District Court with the June 1 death of 17-year-old Petrona Mendez Ruiz, The Yakima Herald...

Hospital to close emergency rooms ahead of strike

Jan. 27, 2020 10:53 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Swedish Medical Center has posted signs at its hospitals and on its website warning of its plans to close two emergency departments during a strike this week of 7,800 registered nurses, caregivers and staff. Swedish said it plans to close emergency services at its campuses in the Ballard...

Police: Car strikes pedestrians in Lynnwood, 1 killed

Jan. 27, 2020 10:41 AM EST

Authorities say one pedestrian was killed and a second person was injured when they were struck by a car in Lynnwood, Washington. Police say the crash happened around 11 p.m. Sunday. The one victim was pronounced dead at the scene while the injured pedestrian was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle....

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...

Coast Guard board to investigate deadly crab boat sinking

Jan. 26, 2020 10:11 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Coast Guard has formed a Marine Board of Investigation to determine the causes of the sinking of the Scandies Rose, a Seattle-managed crab boat that went down with five of its seven crew members on Dec. 31 in the Gulf of Alaska. The board will look into the sinking of the boat, which had...

Colorado guard McKinley Wright IV directs teammates while bringing the ball up the court against Washington in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Boulder, Colo.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Bey scores 16, No. 23 Colorado beats Washington 76-62

Jan. 26, 2020 12:43 AM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Tyler Bey made his presence felt in returning from a hand injury that ended his lengthy streak of consecutive starts. Bey scored 16 points, McKinley Wright IV had 15, and No. 23 Colorado beat Washington 76-62 Saturday night, snapping a five-game losing streak to the Huskies. "It was...