WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Joe Biden asked Congress on Thursday to extend a moratorium on evictions to protect millions of renters and their families that is set to expire this week amid a deadly rise in coronavirus infections, the White House said.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Tsunami warnings were lifted for Alaska and the rest of Pacific after a huge earthquake of 8.2 magnitude struck the seismically active state in the late hours on Wednesday.

SEATTLE — The party starts well before the first note is played. Starting today — a full day before Watershed Festival officially begins — cars and RVs start lining up to grab prime campsite real estate at the scenic Gorge Amphitheatre. Soon legions of koozie-clutchers will roam the fields l…

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. economy grew solidly in the second quarter, pulling the level of gross domestic product above its pre-pandemic peak, as massive government aid and vaccinations against COVID-19 fueled spending on goods and travel-related services.

YAKIMA — Campers in Central Washington and beyond have not been deterred by crowds and burn bans this summer — but they’re being asked to keep recreation spots clean and safe from wildfires, officials say.

SEATTLE — Boeing on Wednesday posted its first quarterly profit in almost two years, as deliveries of its best-selling 737 MAX jets to airlines gained traction amid a sharp rebound in travel bookings following an increase in global COVID-19 vaccinations.

EVERETT — Local startup Helion Energy said Tuesday it will build a facility in Everett to test the latest version of its “fusion energy” generator, a project it said has the potential to create electricity without producing any carbon emissions.

WENATCHEE — Following months of tension between long-term residents and rental owners near sought-after tourist spots east of the Cascades, new regulations will soon limit the number of rentals listed on sites like Airbnb in Chelan County.

CHELAN — Icicle Broadcasting Co. has sold three radio stations to Chelan Valley Media Group, a partnership of four former Seattle-area media professionals with ties to the Chelan Valley.

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PORT-AU-PRINCE — A top security official of slain Haitian President Jovenel Moise was arrested by police on suspicion of involvement in the assassination plot, his lawyer said on Tuesday, as another aide’s apparent account of the event was leaked on social media.

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Canadian border guards and customs officials voted on Tuesday to go on strike just days before fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents will be allowed into Canada, unions representing the workers said, a move that could potentially cause disruptions and hurt …

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 should go back to wearing masks in indoor public places in regions where the coronavirus and especially the Delta variant are spreading rapidly, authorities said on Tuesday.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Four police officers on Tuesday told lawmakers they were beaten, taunted with racial insults, heard threats including “kill him with his own gun” and thought they might die as they struggled to defend the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 against a mob of then-President Donald Trump’…

SEATTLE — Fresh off his trip to space, billionaire businessman Jeff Bezos on Monday offered to cover up to $2 billion in NASA costs if the U.S. space agency awards his company Blue Origin a contract to make a spacecraft designed to land astronauts back on the moon.