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  • For many Americans, the coronavirus pandemic means a normal life is on hold

    The dizzying number of cancellations and suspensions prompted by the coronavirus pandemic just kept growing Thursday, a day that saw the NCAA call off its March Madness, Major League Baseball bench spring training and Disneyland shut its gates for a while. America, as we knew it, is on hold. Local and state governments are leading the way in dealing with the crisis, implementing school closures and crowd restrictions and working to ease the minds of their residents. The total number of people who have contracted […]

  • Trump suggests his supporters vote in another Democratic primary, this time in South Carolina

    President Donald Trump suggested his supporters in South Carolina cast their primary ballots for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during his rally Friday, the second straight Democratic primary in which he’s suggested his supporters get involved. “By the way, the Republicans allowed to vote in the — are you ready?” he said to cheers from a crowd of supporters at a rally in North Charleston, South Carolina. “Are you ready? Let’s do it together,” Trump said, going on to say that he “(assumed) this is […]

  • US Navy orders self-quarantine for ships that have made stops in the Pacific amid coronavirus concerns

    The US Navy has ordered all ships that have visited countries in the Pacific region to effectively self-quarantine and remain at sea for 14 days in order to monitor sailors for any symptoms of coronavirus. “Out of an abundance of caution, Pacific Fleet is implementing additional mitigations to prevent Sailors from contracting COVID-19, and to monitor Sailors who have traveled to higher-risk areas,” US Navy spokesman Lt. James Adam told CNN, using the official name for the virus. The spokesman said […]

  • Woman accused of drugging another woman, plotting to steal baby pleads not guilty

    TACOMA — A woman accused of plotting to steal a newborn baby has been officially charged. Prosecutors say 38-year-old Juliette Parker schemed for months, posed as a photographer and even drugged a woman as part of the elaborate conspiracy.  Her 16-year-old daughter was also involved, officials say. Court documents say the woman and her daughter laced a cupcake and gave it to a woman, Elysia Miller, in hopes of stealing her baby. Parker is accused of posing as a photographer […]

  • Bernie Sanders to hold campaign rally at Tacoma Dome

    TACOMA, Wash. — Bernie Sanders is coming to  Tacoma next week. The Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate will be at the Tacoma Dome at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, according to his campaign website.  Doors will open at 5 p.m. It’s the first Washington state rally of Sanders’ 2020 campaign. He will be joined by Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal. The rally is scheduled a little over three weeks before the state’s March 10 Democratic presidential primary.  Four years […]

  • A kindergartner with Down syndrome pointed a finger gun at her teacher – the school called 911

    A Pennsylvania elementary school called the police after a kindergartner with Down syndrome made a finger gun at her teacher.

  • Sawant takes the lead over Orion in race for Seattle City Council District 3

    SEATTLE — Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant increased her lead over challenger Egan Orion on Friday evening in the closely watched race for District 3. Sawant had a 1,515-vote lead after the latest ballot count was released Friday evening.  She now has about 52 percent of the vote. Current Seattle city council member @cmkshama now leads by more than 1500 votes. She has trailed in this close district 3 election race all week until today. — AJ Janavel (@ajjanavelnews) […]

  • Seattle Public Schools files lawsuit against Juul over youth vaping rise

    SEATTLE — Seattle Public Schools on Thursday announced a lawsuit against e-cigarette maker Juul Labs. The lawsuit alleges that Juul’s advertising and product design deliberately targets minors and has contributed to a rise in youth vaping and addiction to nicotine. The district says it is asking a court to order the company to stop marketing to minors in addition to damages and funding for prevention education. Also named in the suit are tobacco company Altria, which owns roughly a third […]

  • Lawmakers ask 4 big tech companies for documents in probe

    Lawmakers investigating the market dominance of Big Tech asked Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple for a broad range of documents, marking a step forward in Congress' bipartisan probe of the companies.

  • Accused Capital One hacker indicted on wire, computer fraud charges

    SEATTLE — A former Amazon software engineer accused of a massive data breach at Capital One and other organizations has been indicted on two charges by a federal grand jury. Paige Thompson, 33, of Seattle, was arrested in July after allegedly obtaining information from more than 100 million Capital One credit applications. The Justice Department said Wednesday that she was indicted on charges of wire fraud and computer fraud in connection with the breach, which included over 30 other companies […]

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