LONDON — More than a half million people in the United States could die from COVID-19 by the end of February next year, but around 130,000 of those lives could be saved if everybody were to wear masks, according to estimates from a modeling study.

PARIS — The coronavirus is spreading even faster than it did during the first phase of the pandemic, a French government adviser said on Friday as authorities across Europe scrambled to try to contain the disease once again racing through the continent.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 50 million Americans have cast ballots in the presidential election, an early-voting expert said on Friday, signaling a potential record turnout out for a Nov. 3 matchup between President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump interrupted far less but told no fewer falsehoods in his second and final debate with former Vice President Joe Biden. The president shaded or mangled the truth on topics ranging from the coronavirus to North Korea. He also leveled baseless allegatio…

SPOKANE — The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating a growing trend of out-of-area buyers and remote workers moving to Spokane in search of a better quality of life and affordable housing, real estate experts said at the Association of Washington Business Housing Forum Virtual Series earlier …

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Supreme Court on Thursday turned away GOP-led efforts to shut down 10 drive-thru early voting sites in Harris County, quelling fears about the legality of 75,000 ballots already cast by voters in their vehicles.

Destiny Randolph, Wenatchee, right, tries to get smiles from her child in a cart, Ezra, in pink, and friend Moriah Marchand, while collecting pumpkins at Annie's Fun Farm at the intersection of Grant Road and Mary Avenue Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved President Donald Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to a lifetime Supreme Court seat despite a Democratic boycott, clearing the way for a full Senate vote on her confirmation planned for Monday.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said negotiators were making progress in talks with the Trump administration for another round of financial aid amid the COVID-19 pandemic and that legislation could be hammered out "pretty soon."

OLYMPIA — As pharmaceutical companies race to create, test and stockpile doses of vaccines to protect against the coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic, Washington state is contemplating a similarly daunting challenge: distributing those doses as quickly and effectively as possible.

WENATCHEE — Animal Care and Control authorities are seeking information related to a Monday morning dog attack in the Wenatchee foothills.

PHILADELPHIA — Former President Barack Obama hit the campaign trail for the first time in person Wednesday in Philadelphia to stump for his former vice president, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, and Biden’s running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The independent watchdog of the U.S. Postal Service has issued a report criticizing service reductions implemented in June and July under Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, asserting that there was no consideration of the effects the cutbacks would have before they were put i…

WENATCHEE — Enrollment is down at Wenatchee Valley College 7.8% for the fall quarter, which is not unexpected as college enrollment is down across the state as the pandemic continues to impact.

NEW YORK — Purdue Pharma LP agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges over the handling of its addictive prescription opioid OxyContin, in a deal with U.S. prosecutors that effectively sidestepped paying billions of dollars in penalties and stopped short of criminally charging its executive…