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More omicron detected as hospitals strain under delta surge

Dec. 04, 2021 23:56 PM EST

New York announced three more cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus Saturday, bringing the number of state cases linked to the new variant to eight. “The omicron variant is here, and as anticipated we are seeing the beginning of community spread," state...

No. 16 Alabama takes down No. 3 Gonzaga 91-82

Dec. 04, 2021 23:18 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — When Nate Oats said yes to the idea of Alabama making the trip to the Pacific Northwest and playing a glorified home game against Gonzaga, he knew it would be an early test of where the Crimson Tide stood. Alabama's coach also knew his team could end up...

Washington state confirms first 3 cases of omicron variant

Dec. 04, 2021 20:59 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The first three cases of the omicron coronavirus variant have been confirmed in Washington state, officials said Saturday. The cases were found in three counties: Thurston, Pierce and King, according to the Washington Department of Health. The patients...

Goodwin lifts No. 20 USC over Washington State 63-61

Dec. 04, 2021 20:59 PM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Chevez Goodwin sank a layup and a free throw with 16 seconds left to lift undefeated No. 20 Southern California to a 63-61 victory over Washington State on Saturday. Goodwin led USC (8-0, 2-0 Pac-12) with 14 points and added five rebounds. Drew...

Seahawks elevate Adrian Peterson from practice squad

Dec. 04, 2021 16:43 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks elevated veteran running back Adrian Peterson from the practice squad to the active roster for Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers. Seattle made the roster move on Saturday due to questions about its running back...

EXPLAINER: Stuck jet stream, La Nina causing weird weather

Dec. 04, 2021 12:53 PM EST

America’s winter wonderland is starting out this season as anything but traditional. The calendar says December but for much of the country temperatures beckon for sandals. Umbrellas, if not arks, are needed in the Pacific Northwest, while in the Rockies snow shovels...

Land company says WA violated state law with $304,000 fine

Dec. 04, 2021 12:03 PM EST

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A southeast Washington land company is appealing a $304,000 fine over water use, saying the Washington state Department of Ecology acted unlawfully. The Department of Ecology fined Frank Tiegs LLC in Pasco for allegedly irrigating land from the...

Broncos hope to keep AFC West jumbled against Chiefs

Dec. 04, 2021 11:33 AM EST

The Broncos don't beat the Chiefs. Andy Reid almost never loses coming off a bye. The NFL flexed Denver at Kansas City with those facts staring directly at the league Well, yes. Sunday night's game, which replaces San Francisco at...

Sheriff trial date set over confrontation with Black man

Dec. 04, 2021 10:37 AM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer’s trail date has been set for July on two misdemeanor charges related to his confrontation with a Black newspaper carrier. During a virtual Zoom hearing in Pierce County District Court Friday, Judge Jeffrey Jahns...

Kraken take early lead, hold off Oilers for 4-3 victory

Dec. 04, 2021 01:47 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Though it took a little more than a month to find a style of play that would lead to success, the expansion Seattle Kraken are now rolling. And they’re beating some pretty good teams along the way. Colin Blackwell and Alex...