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Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) and linebacker Jordan Hicks, rear, combine to tackle Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, right front, after a short gain in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

McCarthy's 1st season in Dallas coming apart over turnovers

Oct. 20, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mike McCarthy is a big believer in winning the turnover battle. His first season as coach of the Dallas Cowboys is coming apart because of how badly his team is losing that battle. Dallas is minus-12 in turnover margin, the worst in the NFL through six games since 2013 and the worst...

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2020 file photo hundreds of Immanuel Schools supporters hold signs and gather outside the B.F. Sisk Courthouse in support of the schools' decision to defy the county's COVID-19 orders prior to a court hearing in Fresno, Calif. The California private school has been ordered to pay $15,000 for defying a judge's order to close classrooms and stop in-person teaching. The decision Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in the Fresno County Superior Court ends a nearly three-month legal battle between Immanuel Schools, a private K-12 Christian school in California's Central Valley, and county and state officials. (Craig Kohlruss/The Fresno Bee via AP, File)

The Latest: Calif. school fined for defying pandemic order

Oct. 20, 2020 8:29 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO — A California private school has been ordered to pay $15,000 for defying a judge’s order to close classrooms and stop in-person teaching. Tuesday’s decision in Fresno County Superior Court ends a nearly three-month legal battle that pitted county and state officials against...

Ballots mailed-in are ready to be sorted at the King County Elections office Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Renton, Wash. Election officials there said that 280,000 county ballots had already been returned, nearly 20% of the total sent to voters. Washington state is one of five states, along with Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, and Utah, that conduct elections entirely by mail-in voting. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

More than 17% of Washington voters have returned ballots

Oct. 20, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Voters in Washington state are returning their ballots much earlier than in previous years, with 17.6% of the state’s more than 4.8 million voters already having cast their votes two weeks before Election Day. The secretary of state’s office reported that as of Tuesday...

Washington state issues more COVID restrictions for colleges

Oct. 20, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee will now require colleges and universities to provide quarantine facilities for all students if they are exposed to COVID-19. The governor on Tuesday issued more restrictions for higher education campuses as the University of Washington struggles to contain...

Man who wanted to see Trump gets time served in standoff

Oct. 20, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Washington state man who said he was traveling to see President Donald Trump has been sentenced to time served for assaulting Secret Service special agents in West Virginia. Joshua Wills, 31, of Bremerton, Washington, was sentenced in federal court in Charleston to the 23 months...

Republican Rep. Tom Dent diagnosed with COVID-19

Oct. 20, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Republican state Rep. Tom Dent of Moses Lake is the second Washington lawmaker known to have tested positive for COVID-19. The Yakima Herald-Republic reported Monday that Dent, who is up for reelection, talked about his diagnosis on NewsTalk-KIT Radio and said he's been recovering at...

Washington's 3rd District race again sets money record

Oct. 20, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — This year's race for Washington's 3rd U.S. House District is the most expensive in the southwest Washington district's history. The Columbian reports Democrat Carolyn Long and Republican incumbent Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler set the record two years after setting the previous high...

Car built in Washington state sets a world record at 316 mph

Oct. 20, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state car company says it's set a world record after its newest vehicle reached an average speed of 316 mph (510 kph) along a highway in Nevada. Guinness World Records said Richland-based SSC North America's Tuatara model is the fastest production car, The Bellingham...

Trespassers find body in abandoned home south of Spokane

Oct. 20, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

VALLEYFORD, Wash. (AP) — A woman being held in the Whitman County Jail recently told law enforcement officers that she found a body in the garage of an abandoned-looking home in Valleyford, which is just south of Spokane. Spokane County sheriff’s deputies then searched the property and found the...

Seattle settles head tax open meetings suit for $35K

Oct. 20, 2020 11:33 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle has agreed to pay $35,000 to settle an activist’s lawsuit alleging the City Council broke Washington’s open public-meetings law in its abrupt repeal of a head tax on big businesses two years ago. In exchange, open government activist Arthur West has agreed to drop his...