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Ravens, 49ers, Saints are top 3 teams in AP Pro32 poll

Dec. 10, 2019 7:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens just keep on soaring. The Ravens clinched a playoff spot last week after they held off the Buffalo Bills 24-17 for their ninth consecutive victory. And the Ravens are again the unanimous choice as the top team in the latest AP Pro32 poll. For the...

Washington investigators to use dental X-rays on remains

Dec. 10, 2019 5:35 PM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Investigators in Washington state plan to use dental X-rays in an attempt to identify skeletal remains found by hunters, a coroner said. Yakima County Coroner Jim Curtice said X-rays are the next step in identifying the remains, The Yakima Herald reports. Hunters discovered the skull...

Washington city wins lawsuit against FAA over flight path

Dec. 10, 2019 5:23 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A city in Washington state has won a lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration aimed at forcing the redrawing of a flight path at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last month in favor of the city of Burien, west of the airport, The...

Seattle reducing speed limits to increase safety

Dec. 10, 2019 3:54 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Tuesday that speed limits on city streets will be dropping to 25 mph as part of an overall $20 million plan to increase safety. KOMO reports that in addition to the speed limit drop, the city will double the number of safety-enhanced traffic signals, add...

NorthWestern Energy seeks to buy more of Colstrip coal plant

Dec. 10, 2019 2:46 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — NorthWestern Energy said Tuesday it will seek regulatory permission to acquire part of Puget Sound Energy's share of the Colstrip Power Plant for $1 as some utilities look to unload their coal-generated power. The agreement would involve taking over the Washington state utility's 25%...

Seattle approves $34 million toward new aquarium shark tank

Dec. 10, 2019 10:51 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council on Monday unanimously approved a $34 million contribution to a new Ocean Pavilion at the Seattle Aquarium, which could cost up to $120 million total. KOMO reports the new pavilion would include a giant glass-bottomed shark tank at the entrance to greet visitors and...

Seattle to invest record $110M in affordable housing

Dec. 10, 2019 10:20 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Monday that the city this year will invest a record amount of $110 million into affordable housing. The Seattle Times reports the funding will go toward the construction and redevelopment of 1,944 new units across the city. Durkan stressed the urgent...

Mom astonished at how twin daughters survived after crash

Dec. 9, 2019 7:43 PM EST

LANGLEY, Wash. (AP) — The mother of twin 4-year-old girls who survived a car crash that killed their dad north of Seattle says she's astonished at what they did. Authorities say that after the car plunged down an embankment and into thick forest and undergrowth Friday night, the girls unbuckled themselves...

Feds agree to review grizzly protections in contiguous US

Dec. 9, 2019 6:53 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials will review whether enough is being done to protect grizzly bears in the contiguous U.S. states after environmentalists sued the government to try to restore the fearsome animals to more areas, according to a court settlement approved Monday. The review must be...

Seahawks hope this late stumble leads to another playoff run

Dec. 9, 2019 6:44 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Even in their seasons that ended playing for championships, the Seattle Seahawks were apt to throw out a clunker late in the regular season. The latest one, a 28-12 dud against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night, could end up being more painful than others if it ends up costing...