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BC-Washington News Coverage

February 15, 2019

Our news coverage plans for Washington today. If you have questions or suggestions about the report, please call the Seattle bureau at 206-682-1812 or 1-800-552-7694. The West Regional Desk can be reached at (602) 417-2400.

A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Washington at 4 p.m.

AMAZON-HQ

NEW YORK — Amazon abruptly abandoned plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and activists objected to the nearly $3 billion in tax breaks promised to what is already one of the world’s richest, most powerful companies. By Joseph Pisani. And Alexandra Olson. SENT: 970 words. AP Photos.

With AMAZON HQ-QUOTE BOX

NEW YORK — E-commerce giant Amazon scrapped plans to build a new headquarters in New York City, citing opposition from some state and local officials. SENT: 470 words.

MANSLAUGHTER CONVICTION OVERTURNED

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday overturned the manslaughter conviction of a Spokane man because the charges against him were amended near the end of the trial, violating the defendant’s constitutional rights. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 400 words. AP Photos.

OIL TRAIN ACCIDENTS-RESPONSE

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Federal transportation officials are requiring railroads to establish regional response teams along oil train routes following a series of fiery derailments. By John Raby. SENT: 350 words. With AP photos.

WWII SHIP FOUND

SEATTLE —A research vessel funded by the late Seattle billionaire Paul Allen has discovered the wreckage of an American aircraft carrier sunk in the South Pacific during World War II. It is the latest in an ongoing effort to discover sunken vessels. SENT: 280 words. AP Photos.

SPORTS

BKC--GONZAGA-LOYLA MARYMOUNT

LOS ANGELES _ No. 3 Gonzaga, which has won its West Coast Conference games by an average margin of 31.1 points, goes on the road to face Loyola Marymount. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos. Game starts at 11 p.m. EST.

IN BRIEF

_METAL RECYCLER FINE: Seattle metal recycler fined $98K for polluting Duwamish.

_MEASLES OUTBREAK: Southwestern Washington measles case count holding at 53.

_SHOOTING DEATH ARREST-SEATTLE: Man wanted in South Carolina shooting arrested in Seattle.

_CHOKING GAME-GIRL DIES: Family: Teen girl dies after playing dangerous choking game.

_JAIL DEPUTY-SEXUAL MISCONDUCT: Jail deputy sentenced for sex misconduct with 2 inmates.