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Adult swaddling therapy fad hits Tokyo

TOKYO — Wrapped up from head to toe in a white bag and gently rocking from side to side, five Japanese mothers are hopeful Tokyo’s latest health trend can cure their post-pregnancy aches and pains.

Third migrant dies in a week in Greek camp

ATHENS — The third migrant to perish in a week was found dead in his tent on Monday on Greece’s Lesbos island, raising alarm about the grim winter conditions in overcrowded camps that critics have denounced as deplorable.

Washington state attorney general suing over Trump immigration order

SEATTLE — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said he will file a lawsuit Monday seeking to invalidate key provisions of President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily barring refugees and limiting travel by citizens of seven majority Muslim countries.

Hiring-freeze exemptions authorized at VA

SEATTLE — The Department of Veterans Affairs has authorized wide-ranging exemptions from a federal hiring freeze to enable many open health-care positions to be filled.

Documents reveal Spokane psychologists debate

A CIA official expressed concerns about the “arrogance and narcissism” of two Spokane psychologists who developed and helped implement the U.S. post-9-11 torture program, and said the men “have both shown a blatant disregard for the ethics shared by almost all of their colleagues,” according to internal agency documents.

Bails set in Sundberg case

GEORGE — Bails for the five men who were arrested in connection with the December murder of Jill Sundberg have been set.

Othello honors police, finance officer

OTHELLO — The Othello City Council honored several of its own Tuesday evening, bestowing awards upon uniformed and civilian police employees as well as the town's finance officer.

Two injured in shooting

WAPATO — Two people are recovering after authorities say they were shot at a Wapato area home following an argument with two men Sunday night.

Shooter sent message to speaker before gunfire

SEATTLE — The man who told police he shot and wounded another man during a violent demonstration over the appearance of Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of Washington sent a social-media message to the Breitbart News editor just an hour before the shooting.

Boise Cascade Mill site in Yakima may get new life

YAKIMA — The desolate-looking Boise Cascade Mill has stood vacant off Interstate 82 near North Eighth Street in Yakima for several years — largely unaltered from its former use.