SEATTLE, WA — State health officials confirmed three new deaths linked to COVID-19 in Washington and 672 new confirmed cases of the disease Wednesday, marking the lowest number of new case counts the state has seen in days as it endures a surge of new infections. At the weekly Department […]

The U.S. government has placed an initial order for 100 million doses of a vaccine candidate being developed by Pfizer and a German firm, BioNTech, for $1.95 billion, the companies announced Wednesday. The U.S. can acquire up to 500 million additional doses, the statement said. Meanwhile, federal unemployment benefits are taking a hit […]