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A passenger wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus is disinfected her hand before getting on a trolley bus in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

The Latest: S Korea concerned as new cases spike above 100

Aug. 13, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is reporting 103 new coronavirus cases. It is one of the country’s biggest daily jumps in months, and officials are expressing concern that infections are getting out of control in the capital of Seoul and other major cities as Koreans increasingly venture out in...

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson looks to pass during a practice drill at NFL football training camp, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, Pool)

'Let Russ Cook?' Seahawks QB Wilson would be fine with that

Aug. 13, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The phrase has become popular among Seattle Seahawks fans on social media, almost to the point of becoming a rallying cry: “Let Russ Cook.” It’s in reference to letting Russell Wilson have more control and more opportunity to run the Seahawks offense the way he...

A man wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus sits in front of a mural at a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Mainland China and semi-autonomous Hong Kong saw declines in their recent outbreaks Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Seattle schools to start with remote teaching

Aug. 12, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE — The Seattle school board has voted unanimously to begin the academic year with remote teaching only. The Seattle Times reports the state’s largest school district approved the plan Wednesday. The remote learning plan passed with a wide-ranging amendment from school board members that...

Howard Mudd, former NFL player, standout coach, dies at 78

Aug. 12, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Howard Mudd, a former NFL All-Pro player and longtime offensive line coach, has died. He was 78. The Indianapolis Colts announced Mudd’s death Wednesday. No details of his death were provided by the team. Mudd had been in a motorcycle accident in the Seattle area recently. In a post...

New York Islanders right wing Josh Bailey (12) celebrates his goal with teammate Brock Nelson (29) after scoring against the Washington Capitals during the third period of an  NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto, Ontario, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Bailey helps Islanders rally to beat Capitals 4-2 in Game 1

Aug. 12, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Islanders coach Barry Trotz isn't surprised the Washington Capitals, his former team, is unhappy with Anders Lee. Trotz didn't see anything wrong with Lee's play in a 4-2 first-round series playoff-opening victory in which the New York captain set the tone with a big hit on Capitals...

Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams holds the football during a practice drill at NFL football training camp, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, Pool)

Plenty of eyes on Jamal Adams as Seahawks get on field

Aug. 12, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — One of the first things Pete Carroll noticed when the Seattle Seahawks finally held their first training camp practice Wednesday was the lack of the noise that in the past has come from a hillside full of fans. Something else Carroll quickly noticed was how much he’s come to...

REI to sell new headquarters, shift work to other sites

Aug. 12, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Outdoor retailer REI said it is walking away from its nearly completed corporate campus in suburban Seattle and will shift headquarters operations to sites across the Seattle area as the coronavirus pandemic affects how it does business. The Kent, Washington-based company said it is in talks...

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Seattle. Best, the first Black woman to lead Seattle's police department, announced she will be stepping down in September following cuts to her budget that would reduce the department by as many as 100 officers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

In Seattle, a Black police chief resigns over budget cuts

Aug. 11, 2020 7:41 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Efforts to cut spending on police — a key demand of anti-racism demonstrators across the nation — have claimed an unlikely target: Seattle's first Black police chief, who enjoyed deep support in its minority communities, is stepping down in protest. Carmen Best announced her...

A flag with the new logo for the newly-named Seattle NHL hockey team, the Seattle Kraken, flies atop the iconic Space Needle and in view of the team's arena, lower right, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Seattle. The hockey expansion franchise unveiled its nickname Thursday, ending 19 months of speculation about whether the team might lean traditional or go eccentric with the name for the league's 32nd team. Seattle's colors are a deep dark blue with a lighter shade of blue as a complement. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Kraken to start season ticket seat selection in late August

Aug. 11, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken will allow fans who put down deposits on season tickets to begin selecting their seats later this month. The Kraken said Tuesday they will begin reaching out to fans beginning Aug. 24 so they can select seats and plans for when the team begins play for the 2021-22 season....

Stewart's 25 points lead Storm to 5th straight victory

Aug. 10, 2020 11:18 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 25 points and a season-high seven assists, and the Seattle Storm won their fifth straight game with an 89-71 victory over the Chicago Sky on Monday night. Stewart had 10 points and five assists in the first quarter as Seattle built a 15-point lead after scoring...