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FILE-In this Friday, July 17, 2020 file photo, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp speaks during a coronavirus briefing at the Capitol, in Atlanta.  Kemp on Thursday, Aug. 13, said he’s dropping a lawsuit against the city of Atlanta in a dispute over the city’s requirement to wear masks in public and other restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

The Latest: Georgia gov to drop suit over Atlanta mask order

Aug. 13, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says he’s dropping a lawsuit against the city of Atlanta in a dispute over the city’s requirement to wear masks in public and other restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. The Republican governor sued Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the City...

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...

Seattle media companies appeal police protest subpoena

Aug. 12, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A group of news outlets has appealed to the Washington Supreme Court to block a Seattle Police Department subpoena pursuing unpublished images of protester activity. The Seattle Times and four local television stations argued in the Tuesday filing that the images are protected by the...

Body found at mountain pass ID'd as missing Auburn woman

Aug. 12, 2020 10:32 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A body found near Snoqualmie Pass last week has been identified as that of a woman who was reported missing after her car was found on fire in downtown Tacoma. King County Sheriff’s Office officials discovered the body on Aug. 5 and a medical examiner on Monday identified her as Diana...

State sets aside $40M in relief for undocumented residents

Aug. 11, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle residents and Washingtonians applied for relief funds as the coronavirus pandemic diminished their incomes and savings. But for the state’s undocumented workers, that wasn't an option. After months of pressure from immigration activists and organizations, Gov. Jay Inslee is...