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Car theft suspect steals Renton police vehicle

Aug. 14, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Renton Police Department says one person has been detained after a Renton police car was stolen Thursday afternoon. KOMO-TV reports several agencies helped search for the vehicle after it was reported stolen shortly after 1:30 p.m. Renton police say officers saw a potential auto...

A passenger wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus is disinfected her hand before getting on a trolley bus in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

The Latest: S Korea concerned as new cases spike above 100

Aug. 13, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is reporting 103 new coronavirus cases. It is one of the country’s biggest daily jumps in months, and officials are expressing concern that infections are getting out of control in the capital of Seoul and other major cities as Koreans increasingly venture out in...

Seattle to build 600 new units to house chronically homeless

Aug. 13, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle will invest approximately $60 million through 2021 to quickly build housing for people who are chronically homeless, city leaders announced Wednesday. The investment by Mayor Jenny Durkan’s administration is the most the city has ever spent in a single year on permanent...

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson looks to pass during a practice drill at NFL football training camp, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, Pool)

'Let Russ Cook?' Seahawks QB Wilson would be fine with that

Aug. 13, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The phrase has become popular among Seattle Seahawks fans on social media, almost to the point of becoming a rallying cry: “Let Russ Cook.” It’s in reference to letting Russell Wilson have more control and more opportunity to run the Seahawks offense the way he...

A man wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus sits in front of a mural at a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Mainland China and semi-autonomous Hong Kong saw declines in their recent outbreaks Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Seattle schools to start with remote teaching

Aug. 12, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE — The Seattle school board has voted unanimously to begin the academic year with remote teaching only. The Seattle Times reports the state’s largest school district approved the plan Wednesday. The remote learning plan passed with a wide-ranging amendment from school board members that...

Seattle school board approves fall online learning plan

Aug. 12, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle school board on Wednesday unanimously voted to begin the academic year remotely. The plan for the state’s largest school district passed with a wide-ranging amendment that directs the superintendent to explore creating outdoor classes, and also reinforces teaching of Black...

Howard Mudd, former NFL player, standout coach, dies at 78

Aug. 12, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Howard Mudd, a former NFL All-Pro player and longtime offensive line coach, has died. He was 78. The Indianapolis Colts announced Mudd’s death Wednesday. No details of his death were provided by the team. Mudd had been in a motorcycle accident in the Seattle area recently. In a post...

Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams holds the football during a practice drill at NFL football training camp, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, Pool)

Plenty of eyes on Jamal Adams as Seahawks get on field

Aug. 12, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — One of the first things Pete Carroll noticed when the Seattle Seahawks finally held their first training camp practice Wednesday was the lack of the noise that in the past has come from a hillside full of fans. Something else Carroll quickly noticed was how much he’s come to...

Seattle mayor appeals recall decision to state Supreme Court

Aug. 12, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan is asking the state Supreme Court to reverse the decision of a King County judge that has allowed a recall effort to move forward that could result in her being removed from office. Five Seattle residents filed a petition seeking to recall Durkan over her role in...

REI to sell new headquarters, shift work to other sites

Aug. 12, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Outdoor retailer REI said it is walking away from its nearly completed corporate campus in suburban Seattle and will shift headquarters operations to sites across the Seattle area as the coronavirus pandemic affects how it does business. The Kent, Washington-based company said it is in talks...