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FILE - In this Thursday, March 26, 2020 file photo, coffins are lined up on the floor in the San Giuseppe church in Seriate, one of the areas worst hit by coronavirus, near Bergamo, Italy, waiting to be taken to a crematory. As the COVID-19 death toll mounts, faith leaders are grappling with a heart-wrenching question: How do you conduct a funeral in the midst of a global pandemic? (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Faith leaders grapple with funerals amid global pandemic

Mar. 27, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

(RNS) — For Menaka Kannan, it was bad enough when she heard that a fellow member of New York City’s Baha’i community had contracted the novel coronavirus. But she was not emotionally prepared for the news that came roughly a week later: He had succumbed to the infection and died. “The...

In this Tuesday, March 24, 2020, photo, a woman walks in front of Harborview Hall on the grounds of Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. A homeless shelter run by the Salvation Army will be temporarily moved from the building to another location so that the facility can house patients recovering from the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

US hospitals rush to find beds for surge of virus patients

Mar. 26, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — With her due date fast approaching, Kelly McCarty packed a bag with nursing tops, a robe, slippers and granola bars. Last week's ultrasound, she said, showed “this baby is head down and ready to go." But the new coronavirus has thrown her a curveball, bouncing her and about 140 other...

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-9 Max flies over Boeing's manufacturing facility in Everett, Wash., Monday, March 23, 2020, north of Seattle. All 737 Max planes remain grounded after two deadly crashes, but test and positioning flights continue to be made. Boeing announced Monday that it will be suspending operations and production at its Seattle area facilities due to the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Boeing to suspend production in Seattle because of virus

Mar. 23, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing will suspend operations at its Seattle area facilities due to the spread of coronavirus, idling tens of thousands of aerospace workers, the company said Monday. At least 110 people have died from COVID-19 in Washington state, mostly in the Seattle area. Boeing employs about 70,000...

Community college hoops tourney suspended by virus concerns

Mar. 5, 2020 6:41 PM EST

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The Northwest Athletic Conference community college women's basketball tournament was suspended Thursday after the host school was shut down because of coronavirus concerns. The tournament was in its third game of the day between North Idaho College and Lower Columbia when it was...

A person is taken by stretcher to a waiting ambulance from a nursing facility where more than 50 people are sick and being tested for the COVID-19 virus, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Kirkland, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Wash. state sees 1st virus death in US, declares emergency

Feb. 29, 2020 11:45 PM EST

The governor of Washington declared a state of emergency Saturday after a man died there of COVID-19, the first such reported death in the United States. More than 50 people in a nursing facility are sick and being tested for the virus. Gov. Jay Inslee directed state agencies to use “all resources...

United States' Bethanie Mattek-Sands leaps toward Sofia Kenin after they defeated Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko and Anastasija Sevastova during the doubles match in a Fed Cup tennis qualifying tie to advance the U.S. team Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Everett, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

US advances to Fed Cup Finals after doubles win over Latvia

Feb. 9, 2020 2:46 AM EST

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin was hoping not to have to take the court again after falling short in her singles match. After Serena Williams was defeated for the first time in a Fed Cup singles match, it was left to Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands to get the United States into...

United States' Serena Williams, right, talks with coach Kathy Rinaldi during a Fed Cup qualifying tennis match against Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Everett, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Williams remains perfect in Fed Cup; US leads Latvia 2-0

Feb. 8, 2020 10:11 AM EST

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Nearly five years passed since Serena Williams last played singles in a Fed Cup competition. Even though she struggled for stretches on Friday night, Williams remained perfect. Williams improved to 14-0 in Fed Cup singles matches, defeating Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets to give...

The United States Fed Cup team, from left, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Alison Riske,  Serena Williams, Coco Gauf,  Sofia Kenin, and team captain Kathy Rinaldi pose during the draw for their Fed Cup tennis matches against Latvia, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Wash., (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP)

Aussie Open champ Kenin continues busy stretch with Fed Cup

Feb. 6, 2020 6:11 PM EST

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — When Sofia Kenin looks back on the past week, it truly is a blur. As last Saturday night turned to Sunday morning, Kenin was basking in the adulation following her first career Grand Slam tournament title as the winner of the Australian Open after beating Garbiñe Muguruza in the...

In this photo taken Jan. 23, 2020, Dr. George Diaz, section chief for infectious diseases at Providence Regional Medical Center, poses for a photo in Everett, Wash. Diaz was part of the team that treated the first U.S. patient infected with the new virus from China, who was admitted to the facility on Jan. 20, 2020. The hospital released a statement Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, from the unidentified 35-year-old man that said he has left the hospital and is now in isolation at home, and will be monitored by officials with the Snohomish Health District in coordination with the hospital. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

1st US patient with new virus leaves hospital, is recovering

Feb. 3, 2020 5:26 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The man who became the first U.S. patient infected with the new virus from China has left the hospital and said in a statement that he is getting better and looking forward to life returning to normal, according to a statement from the man provided to The Associated Press on Monday. The...