Kenneth Bae in China before his arrest. (Photo courtesy FreeKenNow.com)

Former North Korea detainee Kenneth Bae speaks out on student’s death

Former Lynnwood missionary Kenneth Bae said the death of student Otto Warmbier, who was in a coma when he was freed by North Korea, was an "outrage."
Jun 20, 2017

Seattle police kill woman who called them for help

Seattle Police Department officers opened fire on Charleena Lyles inside her apartment building.
Jun 19, 2017

Man who accused Seattle mayor of sexual abuse drops lawsuit

The man who sued Seattle Mayor Ed Murray accusing him of paying him for sex when he was a teenager has dropped the lawsuit, his attorney said on Wednesday.
Jun 15, 2017

Trump abandons global climate pact; allies voice dismay

Supporters of the accord condemned Trump's move as an abdication of American leadership, an international disgrace and a monumental foreign policy blunder.
Jun 1, 2017

Taiwan first in Asia to clear way for same-sex marriage

The court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage is the first in Asia, where socially conservative attitudes largely hold sway.
May 24, 2017

Judges focus on discrimination, Trump’s powers in travel ban case

U.S. appeals court judges asked lawyers whether President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban discriminates against Muslims.
May 15, 2017

Macron wins French presidency, to European allies’ relief

Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist.
May 8, 2017

China urges all sides in North Korea standoff to “stop irritating” each other

China urged all parties in Korea standoff to stay calm, a day after North Korea said the United States was pushing the region to the brink of nuclear war.
May 3, 2017

May Day rallies around the world

People in Turkey, Chile, Ivory Coast, Cuba and more marked the international workers' day of May Day with an assortment of rallies and demonstrations.
May 2, 2017

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
Outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, where immigrants facing deportation are incarcerated, and immigration cases are heard by the Justice Department's Executive Office of Immigration Review. (Photo by Damme Getachew)

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