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Death toll from Northwest heat wave expected to keep rising

SEATTLE (AP) — Each day, more deaths are being linked to the heat wave that struck the Pacific Northwest this past week, with medical staff who treated people overwhelmed by temperatures well above 10...

Northwest US faces hottest day of intense heat wave

SEATTLE (AP) — The hottest day of an unprecedented and dangerous heat wave scorched the Pacific Northwest on Monday, with temperatures obliterating records that had been set just the day before. ...

'Only going to get hotter': Heat wave blasts Northwest

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle has only hit 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) three times in recorded history. The National Weather Service says the city could top triple digits several times in the...

Historic heat wave blasts Northwest as wildfire risks soar

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Pacific Northwest sweltered Friday and braced for even hotter weather through the weekend as a historic heat wave hit Washington and Oregon, with temperatures in many areas e...

A year after COVID-19 superspreader, family finds closure

SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. (AP) — With dish soap, brushes and plastic water jugs in hand, Carole Rae Woodmansee’s four children cleaned the gravestone their mother shares with their father, Jim. Each scrub ...

AP Exclusive: Pandemic means far fewer eyes on kids' welfare

LANSFORD, Penn. (AP) — Ava Lerario lived in a home marked by both love and chaos, even before the walls of the pandemic started closing in on her fractured family. Sandwiched between...

Volunteers are key at vaccine sites. It pays off with a shot

SEATTLE (AP) — When Seattle's largest health care system got a mandate from Washington state to create a mass COVID-19 vaccination site, organizers knew that gathering enough volunteers would be almos...

Veteran activists campaign for Biden's immigration reform

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Immigrant rights activists energized by a new Democratic administration and majorities on Capitol Hill are gearing up for a fresh political battle to push through a proposed bill ...

Fires raise fight over climate change before Trump's visit

BEAVERCREEK, Ore. (AP) — With crews battling wildfires that have killed at least 33 people, destroyed neighborhoods and enveloped the West Coast in smoke, another fight has emerged: leaders in the Dem...

Dozens still missing in Oregon as weather helps fire fight

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A change in the weather — with winds easing and humidity rising — have helped firefighters battling massive blazes in Oregon that have taken a deadly toll from one end of the state ...

Coming to store shelves: cameras that guess your age and sex

NEW YORK (AP) — Eyeing that can of soda in the supermarket cooler? Or maybe you're craving a pint of ice cream? A camera could be watching you. But it's not there to see if you're st...

Costa Rica president wants free elections for Nicaragua

SEATTLE (AP) — Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado has said Central America should not be satisfied until Nicaragua holds free elections and re-establishes a free press, democracy and human rights g...

Boeing's newest plane becomes its biggest headache

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boeing's newest version of its best-selling airliner ever was supposed to boost its fortunes for years to come. Instead it has turned into the company's biggest hea...

Washington state builds new bridge for migrating wildlife

SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. (AP) — Before descending the Cascade Mountains on its final stretch to Seattle, Interstate 90 cuts through a mountain pass of old growth forests and wetlands. ...

Salvadoran mother separated from son to remain in custody

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Salvadoran woman who was separated from her 8-year-old son when she entered the U.S. must remain in custody, prolonging her reunification wait, under a ruling Monday by an immig...