Judge blocks Trump order to restrict funding for ‘sanctuary cities’
Seattle had filed a similar lawsuit challenging Trump's order to withhold funding from cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
Apr 25, 2017
Women may be less apt to get surgery in war-torn countries
More than 70 percent of care for nonviolent trauma, such as burns and vehicle accidents, were performed on men, Doctors Without Borders found.
Apr 18, 2017
Detained immigrants launch hunger strike at Northwest Detention Center
A group of about 400 detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma are participating in the hunger strike, activists say.
Apr 11, 2017
Russia warns of serious consequences from U.S. strike in Syria
Russia, which received warning ahead of the strike, has military advisers in Syria aiding its close ally Assad.
Apr 7, 2017
U.S. strikes airfield in Syria in response to chemical attack
President Trump ordered the strikes a day after he blamed Assad for a chemical attack that killed at least 70 Syrian civilians, including many children.
Apr 6, 2017
Detained Seattle-area ‘Dreamer’ released from ICE custody
A Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipient was released from federal custody while legal proceedings continue over his immigration status.
Mar 30, 2017
‘Umbrella movement’ activists charged after Hong Kong gets new leader
The move, a day after a new Beijing-backed leader was chosen, provoked anger among protesters and heightened political tension in the Chinese-ruled city.
Mar 27, 2017
Courts block revised Trump travel ban; president vows to appeal
A judge found "a reasonable, objective observer ... would conclude that the executive order was issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion."
Mar 16, 2017
Trump signs revised travel ban
Immigration advocates said the new ban still discriminated against Muslims and failed to address some of their key concerns with the previous order.
Mar 6, 2017
Immigrant in Deferred Action program arrested by ICE in Seattle
A 23-year-old man who had been protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was taken into custody by immigration officers on Friday.
Feb 14, 2017
Trump expected to order a temporary ban on refugees
Another executive order anticipated from Trump would block visas for anyone from Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan and Yemen.
Jan 25, 2017
Trump pulls US out of Trans-Pacific trade deal
Trump's executive order formally withdrew the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which had been criticized from both the left and the right.
Jan 23, 2017
Obama cuts short Chelsea Manning’s sentence
Chelsea Manning was convicted in connection with the release of documents, videos, diplomatic cables and battlefield accounts to WikiLeaks.
Jan 17, 2017
Trump transition memo offers glimpse into immigration, border plans
The request included assessment of the capacity to build a border wall and to expand immigrant detention.
Jan 3, 2017
Obama expels Russian diplomats for interference in U.S. election
Russian Foreign Ministry says sanctions will hurt restoration of ties. Moscow denies the allegations of hacking.
Dec 29, 2016
Syrian rebels surrender Aleppo; civilians fear aftermath
Rebels — those backed by the U.S., Turkey and Gulf monarchies, and others not supported by the West — face defeat in Aleppo, but the war is far from over.
Dec 13, 2016
Army denies Dakota pipeline permit, in victory for Native tribes
Native Americans and climate activists have protested against the oil pipeline project, saying it endangers tribal water sources and sacred sites.
Dec 4, 2016
Bannon role in Trump administration sets off critical firestorm
White supremacists and neo-Nazis have rarely been so enthusiastic about a presidential appointment.
Nov 16, 2016
Turkey arrests Kurdish lawmakers, draws condemnation
The action drew strong international condemnation of a widening crackdown on dissent under President Tayyip Erdogan.
Nov 4, 2016