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Washington Army National Guard Col. Kevin McMahan, center, stands next to a map of confirmed positive cases and deaths attributed to the new coronavirus in Washington state as he observes activities in the operations room for the coordination of Washington National Guard troops and active duty U.S. Army soldiers working in Washington state in response to the new coronavirus outbreak, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Camp Murray, Wash. McMahan is the title 32 deputy commander with Joint Taskforce Steelhead, the coordinated effort between the Washington National Guard and a field hospital unit of U.S. Army soldiers from Colorado who are setting up a field hospital for non-coronavirus patients at the CenturyLink Field Events Center in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Model shows April 19 peak for virus in Washington state

Mar. 31, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A look at virus-related developments in Washington: PEAK IN THREE WEEKS? Dr. Kathy Lofy, state health officer with the Washington Department of Health, said on Tuesday that a University of Washington data model estimates that the state COVID-19 outbreak will peak around April 19....

2 Chinese nationals charged in $100M cryptocurrency scheme

Mar. 2, 2020 2:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Chinese nationals were charged Monday with laundering over $100 million in cryptocurrency that had been stolen by North Korean hackers, U.S. prosecutors said. Tian Yinyin and Li Jiadong were charged in an indictment unsealed in Washington with money laundering conspiracy and operating...

US accuses Mexican ex-governor of corruption, cartel bribes

Feb. 28, 2020 3:34 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. government on Friday announced the public designation of a former governor of the Mexican state of Nayarit under the Magnitsky Act, accusing him of “involvement in significant corruption” and drug cartel ties. The announcement attributed to Secretary of State Mike...

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2018 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, listens to Russian Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin during his flight to visit Chernigovets coal mine, in Beryozovsky, Kemerovo region, Russia. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, the Treasury Department slapped sanctions on Rosneft’s trading arm and its CEO, accusing the Geneva-based firm of providing a critical lifeline to Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)

Ending Putin's support of Venezuela no easy feat for US

Feb. 19, 2020 10:42 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — In October 2016, the head of Russia's largest oil company traveled to the birthplace of Hugo Chávez, in the empty, sweltering plains of Venezuela, to unveil a giant bronze statue of the late socialist leader that he and his longtime friend, Russian President Vladimir Putin, commissioned...

President Donald Trump listens to a question during a meeting with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

With impeachment over, critics see Trump 'retribution tour'

Feb. 13, 2020 5:42 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the week since his acquittal on impeachment charges, a fully emboldened President Donald Trump is demonstrating his determination to assert an iron grip on government, pushing his Justice Department to ease up on a longtime friend while using the levers of presidential powers to exact...

FIlE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo a U.S. Secret Service special agent stands as Marine One, with President Donald Trump aboard, lifts off from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. The White House is throwing its support behind a plan to relocate the U.S. Secret Service in order to better focus on the growing threat of online financial crimes. Shifting the agency from within the Department of Homeland Security to the Treasury Department would require action from Congress. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Secret Service may leave Homeland Security, rejoin Treasury

Feb. 7, 2020 2:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is throwing its support behind a plan to transfer the U.S. Secret Service back to the Treasury Department to better focus on the growing threat of online financial crimes. Shifting the agency from within the Department of Homeland Security to the Treasury would require...