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  • Seattle Archdiocese pays $1.3 million to settle sex abuse case

    SEATTLE — The Seattle Archdiocese has paid $1.3 million to settle a sex-abuse lawsuit involving a former member of a religious order who taught in its schools. A man known by the initials M.R. sued the archdiocese in 2015, alleging the church knew Edward Courtney abused students at two archdiocesan schools in Seattle but later recommended him for a teaching job at a public school outside Tacoma. The man alleged Courtney abused him in 1981 and 1982 at Parkland Elementary. […]

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    High demand for free needle pick-up kits in Everett

    EVERETT, Wash. — Snohomish County health officials say that so many people wanted free kits to safely pick up and dispose of used syringes that they quickly ran out. The Daily Herald reports that the initial 50 free needle clean-up kits were snapped up within days. The Snohomish Health District started a wait list with dozens of people on it and officials plan to make more kits available. The health district began offering the free kits Sept. 13 for residents and […]

  • McCain’s cancer prognosis: It’s ‘very, very serious’

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. John McCain says doctors have given him a “very poor prognosis” as he battles brain cancer. McCain underwent surgery in July for a brain tumor that was later found to be a form of glioblastoma, the same type of cancer that took the life of his former Senate colleague Edward M. Kennedy in 2009. McCain tells CBS’ “60 Minutes” in an interview that aired Sunday night that he thinks about Kennedy a lot. He says […]

  • Sex offenders say island water makes them sick

    MCNEIL ISLAND, Wash. — Scores of sex offenders ordered to live on a secluded island in Washington state say the often cloudy, brown water there is making them sick, and records show the water system has been plagued by problems for more than a decade. About 200 residents of the Special Commitment Center have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the facility is violating their rights by forcing them to drink contaminated water that causes stomach pain and skin rashes […]

  • Seattle wants to join lawsuit to defend safe-injection sites

    SEATTLE — The city of Seattle wants to join a lawsuit to challenge a King County initiative that would ban safe injection sites for drug users. In court documents filed Friday, Seattle asked a King County judge to allow it to intervene in the lawsuit filed by a group called Protect Public Health. The group sued in August seeking to invalidate Initiative 27 before it goes before voters, arguing that public health policy is beyond the scope of the initiative […]

  • Sherman: The decision to protest during anthem wasn’t spur of the moment

    The Seahawks' decision to stay in their locker room during the national anthem Sunday wasn't spur of the moment. In fact, the entire team came to that decision after nearly 4 hours of meetings, according to cornerback Richard Sherman. 

  • Lawyer: Jared Kushner used personal email for some WH messages

    President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, used his personal email account on dozens of occasions to communicate with colleagues in the White House, his lawyer said Sunday.

  • Jennifer Lopez pledges $1 million to Hurricane Maria relief

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was joined by entertainer Jennifer Lopez for the announcement.

  • Trump signs proclamation restricting travel from 8 countries

    Citizens of eight countries will face new restrictions on entry to the U.S. under a proclamation signed by President Donald Trump on Sunday.

  • In Mexico City, hopes of finding quake survivors dwindle

    Five days after the deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake, the hulking wreckage of what used to be a seven-story office building is one of the last hopes: one of just two sites left where searchers believe they may still find someone trapped alive in Mexico City.