WINDSOR, England — Queen Elizabeth will bid a final farewell to Prince Philip, her husband of more than seven decades, at a ceremonial funeral on Saturday, with the nation set to fall silent to mark the passing of a pivotal figure in the British monarchy.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — NASA said on Friday it has awarded billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s private space company SpaceX a $2.9 billion contract to build a spacecraft to bring astronauts to the moon as early as 2024, picking it over Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and defense contractor Dynetics Inc.

HAVANA — Raul Castro confirmed he was handing over the leadership of the all-powerful Cuban Communist Party to a younger generation at its congress that kicked off on Friday, ending six decades of rule by himself and older brother Fidel.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Joe Biden signed an order on Friday to keep the U.S. refugee cap at a historically low 15,000, a senior administration official said, opting against a plan he had been considering to raise it to 62,500.

WENATCHEE — The Chelan County Fire Marshal is advising residents to take caution when burning debris.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A founding member of the right-wing Oath Keepers on Friday became the first person to plead guilty to taking part in the U.S. Capitol riot, signaling a new stage in the investigation of the deadly Jan. 6 assault on the seat of American democracy.

OLYMPIA — After an emotional debate that scrambled party lines and revealed deep divisions on how to treat substance use, the Washington Senate Thursday approved a bill to treat drug possession as a gross misdemeanor.

You have heard that some antibiotics have lost their efficiency because of overuse and misuse, and medical conditions that once were cured with these antibiotics no longer are. The pharmaceutical companies are scrambling to develop new antibiotics to be approved for use.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. homebuilding surged to nearly a 15-year high in March, but soaring lumber prices amid supply constraints could limit builders’ capacity to boost production and ease a shortage of homes that is threatening to slow housing market momentum.

INDIANAPOLIS — The 19-year-old gunman who opened fire at a FedEx site in Indianapolis, killing eight workers before taking his own life, was a former employee with a history of mental illness that led to his detention by law enforcement last year, police and FBI officials said on Friday.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The nation’s top infectious disease officials were hesitant during a House committee hearing Thursday to set a specific COVID-19 caseload threshold for rolling back public health guidelines meant to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

YAKIMA — State officials recommend planning early and developing alternatives for those wanting to join the crowds flocking to public camping sites as Washington’s weather warms up.

OLYMPIA — A tax credit for working families in Washington passed the Senate in a bipartisan vote April 11, with lawmakers on both sides saying the exemption for low-income earners was a long time coming.

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Health on Wednesday began reaching out to residents who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine between March 23 and April 14, the day the vaccine was paused across the U.S. after federal health officials said they are investigating a possible …

NCW — National, state and local agencies are coordinating one of the largest vaccination campaigns in history. This page will be updated with the latest information for North Central Washington as it becomes available. 

Typically known as "Tax Day," this year health officials have dubbed April 15 "Vax Day" in Washington as all residents 16 and older become eligible today for COVID-19 vaccination.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States on Thursday imposed a broad array of sanctions on Russia to punish it for alleged interference in the U.S. election, cyber-hacking, bullying Ukraine and other “malign” acts.

KENT — The city of Kent has agreed to pay $4.4 million to the family of Giovonn Joseph-McDade to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging police unnecessarily shot the unarmed 20-year-old Black man, killing him, following a brief chase and attempted traffic stop.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mere hours after he was sworn in, President Joe Biden signed an executive order committing the United States to rejoin the international accord designed to prevent the most catastrophic effects of climate change — the Paris climate agreement.