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Washington lawmakers advance limits on vaccine exemptions

Feb. 15, 2019 6:05 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state lawmakers advanced a measure Friday that would remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to vaccinating their school-age children for measles as the Pacific Northwest struggles with an outbreak of the contagious virus. The House Health...

Washington lawmakers weigh vaccine bill amid outbreak

Feb. 8, 2019 7:08 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Amid a measles outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in the Pacific Northwest, Washington lawmakers heard testimony Friday on a bill that would remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to opt their school-age children out of the combined measles,...

Canucks defenseman Edler sidelined by concussion

Feb. 5, 2019 6:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler avoided long-term injury from hitting his head on the ice but will be out at least a week with a concussion. Coach Travis Green said Tuesday that X-rays revealed no facial fractures. Edler was released from the hospital and headed back to...

Northwest measles outbreak revives debate over vaccine laws

Feb. 1, 2019 6:32 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, has revived a bitter debate over so-called "philosophical" exemptions to childhood vaccinations as public health officials across the Pacific Northwest scramble to limit the fallout. At least 44 people in Washington and Oregon have fallen...

Patients in Northwest measles outbreak traveled to Hawaii

Jan. 30, 2019 8:14 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest became more worrisome Wednesday with word that people infected with the extremely contagious viral illness traveled to Hawaii and central Oregon after being exposed. The revelation prompted public health officials in Oregon's Deschutes...

The Latest: Huawei exec changes bail benefactor in Canada

Jan. 29, 2019 9:58 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on U.S. allegations against Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies (all times local): 3 a.m. A top Chinese executive facing extradition to the United States has appeared in a Canadian court to change one of people who put up bail for her. When Meng was originally granted bail last...

China-US row over tech giant Huawei overshadows trade talks

Jan. 29, 2019 5:19 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. criminal charges against Chinese electronics giant Huawei have sparked a fresh round of trans-Pacific recriminations, with Beijing demanding Tuesday that Washington back off what it called an "unreasonable crackdown" on the maker of smartphones and telecom gear. China's foreign ministry...

US charges Chinese tech giant Huawei, top executive

Jan. 28, 2019 11:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department unsealed criminal charges Monday against Chinese tech giant Huawei, a top company executive and several subsidiaries, alleging the company stole trade secrets, misled banks about its business and violated U.S. sanctions. In a statement, Huawei denied committing any...

Officials urge vaccinations amid Northwest measles outbreak

Jan. 28, 2019 9:30 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Public health officials scrambling to contain a measles outbreak in the U.S. Northwest warned people to vaccinate their children Monday and worried that it could take months to contain the highly contagious viral illness due to a lower-than-normal vaccination rate at the epicenter...

Measles outbreak grows in northwest US, 31 cases reported

Jan. 25, 2019 11:09 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The number of confirmed measles cases near Portland grew to 31 on Friday — an outbreak boosted by lower-than-normal vaccination rates in what has been called an anti-vaccination U.S. "hot spot." Public health officials in southwest Washington, just across the Columbia River...