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Trump rally-goer arrested for assault in Washington state

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Police arrested a 27-year-old man participating in a rally in support of President Donald Trump after he allegedly fired a gun at counterprotesters during a violent clash near the Washington state Capitol. It was not immediately…

Surfer bitten by shark at popular Oregon surfing spot

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) - A surfer in Seaside, Oregon, was bitten by a shark and suffered non-life-threatening injuries to his lower leg. The incident took place about 3:20 p.m. Sunday in a popular surfing spot in South Seaside known as…

UK gears up to start COVID-19 vaccinations on Tuesday

LONDON (AP) — Shipments of the coronavirus vaccine developed by American drugmaker Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech were delivered Sunday in the U.K. in super-cold containers, two days before it goes public in an immunization program that is being closely watched…

More than 1 million sign up for COVID-19 exposure app

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — More than 1 million Washingtonians have enabled a coronavirus exposure app in the first four days of the technology going live statewide. Officials with the state Department of Health said that as of Friday, the number…

18th person with virus in Oregon Corrections custody dies

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A man who tested positive for the coronavirus while incarcerated at the Oregon State Correctional Institution in Salem has died, state officials said. NEW: ‘Families of the Incarcerated’ accuse Washington DOC of botching COVID-19 response The…

WSU launches life sciences incubator program in Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington State University is launching Spinout Space in Spokane, a new life sciences incubator designed to build and grow start-up companies. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation on Thursday pledged its support for the incubator with…

Union coalition urges state to approve methanol plant

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A coalition of about 25 national and international unions wants Washington state officials to approve plans for a $2 billion methanol refinery in Kalama, Washington. In a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee, North America’s Building Trades…

UN agency removes cannabis from strictest drug category

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted Wednesday to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from a category of the world’s most dangerous drugs, which could impact the global medical marijuana industry. The Vienna-based U.N. agency said in…

Koala sneaks into Australian home and climbs Christmas tree

(CNN) -- A woman in Australia came home this week to find a new, life-sized ornament on her Christmas tree. The Adelaide woman called a local rescue organization after spotting a koala that had crawled into her home and up her…

Singapore becomes first country to approve lab-grown meat

London (CNN Business) --Singapore has granted San Francisco start-up Eat Just Inc. regulatory approval to sell its laboratory-grown chicken in the city-state -- the world's first government to allow the sale of cultured meat. The product, created from cultured chicken…

Spotify releases top artists, songs streamed in 2020

NEW YORK -- The year isn't quite over, but Spotify has already released it's "2020 Wrapped" list of the world's top podcasts, artists, albums, songs, and playlists. Bad Bunny topped the list as the most-streamed artist of the year --…