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Officials encourage vigilance on election misinformation

Oct. 26, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Elections officials in Washington on Monday touted security enhancements made over the years and the state’s long history of voting by mail as reasons voters should be confident heading into Election Day, but they encouraged the public to remain vigilant about misinformation...

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) gets the throw off as Arizona Cardinals linebacker Kylie Fitts makes the hit during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

First loss shows Seahawks can't overcome all their flaws

Oct. 26, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — There were so many flaws that became exposed in the first five games that it was inconceivable the Seattle Seahawks' unbeaten run to start the season would continue indefinitely. Yet the overwhelming disappointment that came from Seattle’s 37-34 overtime loss to the Arizona...

Sven Spichiger, Washington State Department of Agriculture managing entomologist, walks with a canister of Asian giant hornets vacuumed from a nest in a tree behind him Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. Scientists in Washington state discovered the first nest earlier in the week of so-called murder hornets in the United States and worked to wipe it out Saturday morning to protect native honeybees. Workers with the state Agriculture Department spent weeks searching, trapping and using dental floss to tie tracking devices to Asian giant hornets, which can deliver painful stings to people and spit venom but are the biggest threat to honeybees that farmers depend on to pollinate crops. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Scientists remove 98 'murder hornets' in Washington state

Oct. 26, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Workers from the state Department of Agriculture managed to destroy the first nest of so-called murder hornets discovered in the U.S. without suffering any stings or other injuries, the agency said Monday. The nest, located in Whatcom County near the Canadian border, created concern...

Washington state family sues state over death after surgery

Oct. 26, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The family of a woman who lived at a Washington state facility filed a lawsuit alleging neglect that caused her death following bunion surgery. The lawsuit says 33-year-old JoHanna Pratt died from a pulmonary embolism after the surgery in 2017, The News Tribune reports. The lawsuit...

Prosecutors: Homicides, assaults increase in King County

Oct. 26, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Shooting deaths and injuries increased in the first nine months of the year in King County, Washington state said, which prosecutors attributed in part to uncertainty and anxiety caused by the pandemic. The King County prosecuting attorney's office released a report saying there were 58...

Players reacting to seeing Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton (14) lying on the ground after getting hit by Washington Football Team inside linebacker Jon Bostic (53) in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Cowboys question their own fight in rapidly spiraling season

Oct. 26, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

Dallas receiver Amari Cooper had no answer for why the Cowboys didn't respond when Andy Dalton ended up with a concussion after the quarterback was hit while sliding on a play that led to the ejection of Washington's Jon Bostic. Coach Mike McCarthy didn't hide his disappointment in the rest of the players on...

Police: Mom fatally shoots twin daughters, self

Oct. 26, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A woman fatally shot her twin daughters and then herself near Bellingham Friday night, police said. At about 1:15 p.m. on Saturday deputies were called to Sudden Valley for a welfare check, the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office said. The Bellingham Herald reports a roommate...

3 hawks with gunshot wounds sent to rehab center

Oct. 26, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A wildlife rehabilitation center near Pendleton says it has received three hawks with gunshot wounds, including a dead Cooper’s hawk from the Baker City, Oregon area. The hawks were sent to Blue Mountain Wildlife last week, The East Oregonian reported. State and federal laws...

Sophonie Bizimana, center, a permanent U.S. resident who is a refugee from Congo, poses for a photo, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at his home in Kirkland, Wash., along with six of his children as he displays a cell-phone photo of his wife, Ziporah Nyirahimbya, who is in Uganda and has been unable so far to join him in the U.S. For decades, America admitted more refugees annually than all other countries combined, but that reputation has eroded during Donald Trump's presidency as he cut the number of refugees allowed in by more than 80 percent. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Under Trump, US no longer leads world on refugee protections

Oct. 26, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

For decades, America led the world in humanitarian policies by creating a sanctuary for the oppressed, admitting more refugees annually than all other countries combined. That reputation eroded during Donald Trump's presidency as he cut the number of refugees allowed in by more than 80%, and Canada replaced the...

Wood-screw spill on I-90 causes multiple flat tires

Oct. 26, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) — Multiple motorists ended up with flat tires Sunday after a truck lost a load of wood screws on Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass, officials said. Trooper John Bryant of the Washington State Patrol says hundreds of screws spilled across the eastbound lanes of the freeway at around...