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Bill Gates to honor India's Modi despite Kashmir concerns

Sep. 16, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates aren't backing down from honoring India Prime Minister Narendra Modi despite concerns about human rights abuses in the disputed Kashmir region. A dozen people, some wearing "Free Kashmir" T-shirts, with the Justice For All coalition delivered 100,000 petition...

New Seattle NHL arena remains on schedule for summer of 2021

Sep. 16, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The arena for Seattle's NHL expansion franchise remains on track to open sometime in the summer of 2021. Construction officials said Monday that the entire bowl of the former KeyArena has been demolished and excavation work is ongoing. Officials hope to begin digging down 15 feet from the...

Steelers' Roethlisberger done for season with elbow injury

Sep. 16, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger likes to point out that he's played through the end of every contract he's ever signed. It's tangible proof of the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback's commitment both to the game itself and the franchise he's led to a pair of Super Bowl titles. That commitment...

Officials: Statewide outbreak in vaping-related illness

Sep. 16, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington State Department of Health officials say two more Washington residents have received medical treatment for severe lung disease linked to vaping in what officials say is now a statewide outbreak. Officials said Monday that the Spokane Regional Health District reported the...

Island residents grumbling over Navy's Growler jet noise

Sep. 16, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — When Marge Plecki and her husband built their retirement home on an island north of Seattle in 2002, they were aware the Navy conducted training flights at a small airstrip nearby. The noise was bearable, though, and she planned around them by running errands or doing other chores while the...

Men charged in courthouse break-in suspected in other case

Sep. 16, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities suspect that two cybersecurity workers charged with breaking into an Iowa courthouse were also responsible for a late-night entry into the courthouse in Des Moines. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said Monday that based on surveillance footage, investigators believe...

Washington state man cleared of charge sues law enforcement

Sep. 16, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state man who was acquitted of a murder charge after two years in jail has sued the King County Sheriff's Office and two detectives. The Seattle Times reports Rodney Wheeler filed the lawsuit saying police used false statements and selective evidence to charge him with a crime....

Some students have not been vaccinated, as the law requires

Sep. 16, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — As districts headed back to school, thousands of students across the state who claim personal vaccine exemptions must receive the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine, or they could be forced from school. KING-TV reports a law that went into effect in July removes the personal and...

Own goal, Lodeiro's brace lift Sounders past Red Bulls, 4-2

Sep. 15, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — In the jumbled MLS Western Conference, the Seattle Sounders know they can't afford to drop points at home. On Sunday, they found a way to pull out all three. A shot by Victor Rodriguez that was knocked in for an own goal in the 83rd minute put Seattle ahead, and Nico Lodeiro's goal in...

White Sox walk home winning run, Lewis HRs in Mariners' win

Sep. 15, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Kyle Lewis has walked into the major leagues and made things look easy. Seems to be rubbing off on the Seattle Mariners. José Ruiz walked Tom Murphy with the bases loaded in the ninth inning after Lewis sparked a five-run rally with his latest home run, and the Mariners beat the Chicago...