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Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei leaves her home in Vancouver, Monday, January, 20, 2020. A court hearing begins today in Vancouver over the American request to extradite an executive of the Chinese telecom giant Huawei on fraud charges. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Extradition hearing begins for top Huawei exec in Canada

Jan. 20, 2020 8:39 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei started in a Vancouver courtroom M onday, a case that has infuriated Beijing, caused a diplomatic uproar between China and Canada and complicated high-stakes trade talks between...

Legislature sees records requests spike since court ruling

Jan. 20, 2020 6:35 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — After several years of not releasing the work records of lawmakers, House and Senate administrators in Washington state are working through how to deal with the influx of requests they’re receiving now that the state Supreme Court has ruled legislators are fully subject to the...

2019 saw fewer passengers on Washington State Ferries

Jan. 20, 2020 10:52 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington State Ferries saw ridership fall 3.2% last year, held down by February’s snowstorm and ongoing waterfront construction and alternative ferry service from Kitsap Transit. The Seattle Times reports that State Ferries tallied 23.9 million passengers in 2019, down about...

Tapley, Ryan lead No. 18 Sun Devil women past Washington St

Jan. 19, 2020 5:44 PM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Ja'Tavia Tapley and Robbi Ryan scored 20 points apiece and Reili Richardson had all 11 of her points in the fourth quarter as No. 18 Arizona State rallied to defeat Washington State 65-56 on Sunday. Washington State led by as many as 10 in the third quarter when Borislava Hristova had...

No. 21 Arizona women rally to beat Washington 66-58

Jan. 19, 2020 5:27 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Aari McDonald scored 25 points with nine rebounds and No. 21 Arizona bounced back from an early 19-point deficit to beat Washington 66-58 on Sunday. Arizona (15-3, 4-3 Pac-12) took a three-point lead into the final quarter and stretched it to 10 after a 7-0 run that McDonald capped with two...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, initiative activist Tim Eyman, who is also running as an independent for Washington governor, carries a clipboard as he walks next to his expired car registration tabs before attending a rally on the first day of the 2020 session of the Washington legislature, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is challenging the lavish personal spending of bankrupt anti-tax activist and candidate for governor Eyman. Ferguson says Eyman's assets must be preserved so he can pay his debts to the state. The Seattle Times reports that Eyman's bankruptcy filings show he's been spending nearly $24,000 a month over the past year. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

State challenges extensive spending by bankrupt Tim Eyman

Jan. 19, 2020 3:49 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is challenging the lavish personal spending of bankrupt anti-tax activist and candidate for governor Tim Eyman, saying Eyman's assets must be preserved so he can pay his debts to the state. Eyman's been spending an average of nearly $24,000 a month...

Seattle officer fired over 'threatening' social media posts

Jan. 19, 2020 1:43 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle police officer who was fired over social media posts had been deemed “threatening” by the U.S. Secret Service, documents show. The agency found officer Duane Goodman, an 11-year veteran, had made posts implying violence against former President Barack Obama and former...

Nurses, caregivers announce strike at Swedish hospital

Jan. 19, 2020 11:42 AM EST

EDMONDS, Wash. (AP) — Nurses and caregivers from Swedish hospital have notified the hospital that they will strike for three days at all of the medical center's locations in the Seattle region. The Service Employees International Union delivered the strike notice to hospital officials on Friday, after...

FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrives back at her home after a court appearance in Vancouver, British Columbia. The first stage of her extradition hearing begins Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in a Vancouver courtroom, a case that has infuriated Beijing, set off a diplomatic furor and raised fears of a brewing tech war between China and the United States. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File )

AP Explains: CFO of China's Huawei facing extradition to US

Jan. 19, 2020 11:16 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — An extradition hearing begins Monday in a Vancouver courtroom for Huawei top executive Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of the company's founder. Canada arrested Meng while she was changing planes at Vancouver's airport in late 2018. The U.S. wants her extradited to face fraud charges. Her arrest...

Gonzaga guard Admon Gilder (1) shoots in front of BYU guard Jake Toolson (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Tillie leads No. 1 Gonzaga past BYU 92-69.

Jan. 19, 2020 1:28 AM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The consistent roar of the crowd caught the attention of Killian Tillie. It was then that he realized how well Gonzaga was playing in the second half. “I noticed we were making a lot of shots," Tillie said. “Our energy was great." Tillie had 22 points and 10 rebounds,...