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The Latest: Virus cases down dramatically in West Virginia

Sep. 20, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Active coronavirus cases in West Virginia have fallen dramatically in recent days, bringing a hope that the latest surge is at or past its peak, though officials warn that deaths and hospitalizations will continue to swell before dropping. The number...

Washington governor asks feds for medical staffing help

Sep. 20, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inlsee has asked the federal government for assistance staffing hospitals and long-term care facilities in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “In Washington State, our hospitals are currently at or beyond capacity, and...

Washington St QB situation unsettled heading into Utah game

Sep. 20, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

Washington State's quarterback situation remains unsettled as the Cougars prepare to play at Utah on Saturday. Starter Jayden de Laura helped the Cougars take a 14-0 lead over Southern California on Saturday but he was injured late in the first half. He played very little...

'We were them:' Vietnamese Americans help Afghan refugees

Sep. 20, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — In the faces of Afghans desperate to leave their country after U.S. forces withdrew, Thuy Do sees her own family, decades earlier and thousands of miles away. A 39-year-old doctor in Seattle, Washington, Do remembers hearing how her parents...

Shooting in North Seattle leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

Sep. 20, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A shooting in North Seattle early Sunday left a 47-year-old man dead, according to the Seattle Police Department. Police said they responded to a shooting on Aurora Avenue North at about 12:30 a.m. and found two people with gunshot wounds, the Seattle...

2021 a record-breaking drought year in parts of Washington

Sep. 20, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — This has been a record-breaking year of drought in much of Eastern Washington, state officials say. In April, a huge volume of snow in the Cascade Range measured in at 132 percent of normal statewide, raising hopes of an abundant water year, the...

Police search for suspect in triple shooting in Kent

Sep. 20, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

KENT, Wash. (AP) — Police in Kent were searching for a suspect in connection with a triple shooting that occurred after a dispute at a local gas station erupted in gunfire. Police were called around 1:15 a.m. Sunday to West Meeker Street after receiving reports of a...

Seahawks silenced as big leads disappear in loss to Titans

Sep. 19, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Pete Carroll was sullen, almost in a state of disbelief. Of all the crazy outcomes during his tenure as coach of the Seattle Seahawks, there has rarely been a meltdown like this. Up 15 points at halftime, leading by 14 points early in the fourth quarter,...

King Henry leads Titans' late rally to stun Seahawks 33-30

Sep. 19, 2021 22:29 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans found a way to silence Seattle's notorious noise that hadn't been heard for nearly two years. The Titans leaned on their All-Pro star and staged the kind comeback they haven't pulled off in a regular-season game in...

The Latest: Cowboys-Chargers make NFL 14-11 halftime history

Sep. 19, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 2 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 6:30 p.m. The NFL has the first 14-11 halftime score in its 102 seasons. Dallas held the 14-11 lead over the Los Angeles Chargers, prompting the search...