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Man fatally shot in downtown Seattle

Jan. 22, 2020 11:34 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Police say a man was fatally shot at Westlake Center in downtown Seattle. The Seattle Times reports that police received reports of a shooting about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday and found the wounded man in a stairwell at the mall, Police believe the shooting took place inside the mall,. The man, who...

Hand sanitizers, flu shots _ businesses' defense against flu

Jan. 22, 2020 11:00 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As this winter's flu outbreak intensifies, small business owners try to keep their companies from being overwhelmed by employee absences. At Gold Medal Wine Club, any surfaces people are likely to touch, including the coffee machine, water dispenser and door knobs, are wiped down and...

A person walks across the skybridge at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett where a man with the first case of coronavirus in the United States is being treated on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Everett, Wash. A U.S. resident who recently returned from a trip to central China has been diagnosed with the new virus. Health officials said Tuesday that the man returned to the Seattle area in the middle of last week after traveling to the Wuhan area, where the outbreak began. (Olivia Vanni/The Herald via AP)

Washington man is 1st in US to catch new virus from China

Jan. 21, 2020 11:41 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. on Tuesday reported its first case of a new and potentially deadly virus circulating in China, saying a Washington state resident who returned last week from the outbreak's epicenter was hospitalized near Seattle. The man, identified as a Snohomish County resident is in his 30s, was...

Snohomish County sheriff reinstates fired deputy

Jan. 21, 2020 6:32 PM EST

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — New Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney has reinstated a deputy who was fired by Fortney's predecessor over a fatal shooting. In a statement issued Tuesday, the sheriff said Deputy Arthur Wallin never should have been fired in the first place. Wallin shot and killed 24-year-old...

Washington state Senate tackles list of gun bills

Jan. 21, 2020 5:28 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A grieving mother, a frightened student, prosecutors and law enforcement officers told a Senate panel that setting certain limits on firearms will save lives, while a home-invasion victim, gun store owners and a tribal chairman argued that changing firearms laws will prevent vulnerable...

Gonzaga forward Filip Petrusev, center, is helped off the court by team staff after suffering an injury during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against BYU in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Gonzaga won 92-69. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Injuries to Petrusev, Watson hurt depth of No. 2 Gonzaga

Jan. 21, 2020 4:40 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Second-ranked Gonzaga is battling injuries and will be shorthanded heading into Saturday's game against Pacific. Freshman Anton Watson is out for the rest of the season after it was decided last week he would have shoulder surgery. Leading scorer and rebounder Filip Petrusev had to...

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, leaves her home to go to B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Wanzhou is in court for hearings over an American request to extradite the executive of the Chinese telecom giant Huawei on fraud charges. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Huawei CFO lawyers say her alleged crimes no crime in Canada

Jan. 21, 2020 3:42 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Lawyers for a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei argued Tuesday that allowing her extradition to the United States would result in Canada bowing to foreign law. This week's hearings deal with the question of whether the U.S. charges against Meng Wanzhou are...

Deputy shoots, kills man in Thurston County

Jan. 21, 2020 3:29 PM EST

LACEY, Wash. (AP) — A deputy shot and killed a man who pulled a knife after being hit with a Taser on Tuesday, the Thurston County Sheriff's Office said. The deputy responded at about 5:25 a.m. Tuesday to a report that the man was at a home near Lacey in violation of a restraining order, the office said....

Health officials: Person who recently traveled to China is 1st in U.S. to be diagnosed with new type of viral infection

Jan. 21, 2020 2:17 PM EST
SEATTLE (AP) — Health officials: Person who recently traveled to China is 1st in U.S. to be diagnosed with new type of viral infection.

Wyoming, Montana seek Supreme Court ruling on coal exports

Jan. 21, 2020 2:16 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming and Montana asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to rule on Washington State's denial of a permit for a port facility that could boost U.S. coal exports. The coal-producing Rocky Mountain states argue the denial violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which...