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Kraken nab Matthew Beniers as 1st pick in franchise history

Jul. 23, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken found their potential center of the future with the first draft pick in franchise history. The expansion NHL franchise selected University of Michigan player Matthew Beniers with the No. 2 overall pick in the entry draft on Friday...

Citing delta variant, King County urges indoor masks

Jul. 23, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The top public health official in Washington state’s most populous county is asking everyone to wear masks in indoor public spaces because of the rise of the COVID-19 delta variant — even if they have been vaccinated. Dr. Jeff Duchin, health officer...

The Latest: Oklahoma new virus cases top 1,000 for third day

Jul. 23, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The number of newly reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma topped 1,000 for a third consecutive day on Friday and the seven-day average of new cases has nearly quintupled in less than a month, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health figures. The...

Seattle plans to add special response for some 911 calls

Jul. 23, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and other city officials plan to add a response unit for 911 calls that don’t require typical, armed police officers. Officials said Friday they are still working out details, and it won't launch until at least next year, The...

Man pleads not guilty to killing estranged wife at bar

Jul. 23, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A man accused of killing his wife at a Bellevue bar has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm. Dylan Scott Jennings entered the plea Thursday in King County Superior Court in the death of 26-year-old Anna...

Report faults Seattle police response to protests

Jul. 23, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A report on the Seattle Police Department’s response to racial justice protests says officers need to find a better way to interact with anti-police demonstrators, including allowing officers to express solidarity with protesters marching against police brutality and...

Man pleads not guilty of fatally shooting estranged wife

Jul. 23, 2021 07:19 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting his estranged wife at a Bellevue bar pleaded not guilty Thursday to all charges against him. Dylan Scott Jennings, 34, entered the plea during his arraignment in King County Superior Court, KOMO-TV reported. The judge...

Sean Manaea fans career-best 13, Oakland tops Seattle 4-1

Jul. 23, 2021 02:29 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Sean Manaea struck out a career-high 13 in seven strong innings, Ramón Laureano drove in two runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 4-1 Thursday night in the opener of a 10-game road trip. Manaea was overpowering in winning for the...

Kraken create nucleus in expansion draft but more to come

Jul. 22, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — For the entirety of his NHL career, anytime Mark Giordano pulled on a jersey there was always a heavy dose of red. When he pulled on the sweater of the Kraken, the only red visible was from the menacing eye in the center of the Seattle logo. ...

Seattle Kraken sets first roster, will open season at Vegas

Jul. 22, 2021 02:47 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — What the expansion draft of the Seattle Kraken lacked in drama it made up for with quirks, production and a giant party to celebrate one of the biggest steps in the launch of the NHL's newest team. “I envisioned this a lot of different ways and this is...