Civil rights groups and lawmakers were demanding information from federal officials following reports that dozens of Iranian-Americans were held up and questioned at the border as they returned to the United States from Canada over the weekend.
Parts of Washington State welcomed 2020 with a "tumblegeddon", as workers had to dig out cars trapped underneath piles of tumbleweed that gathered on a highway.
A police officer was moved to tears after a family gifted him a tribute to his K-9 partner who recently died.
The turtles were spotted by park visitors near Seattle and believed to have been released into the area.
Authorities in Washington said they arrested an inmate who allegedly escaped work release and proceeded to post taunting images on his social media showing himself posing outside of a jail with his girlfriend.
Police in the southern Washington city of Vancouver say one person was killed and two others wounded in a shooting at an apartment building for senior citizens.
One person died and a suspect was taken into custody following a shooting at an apartment complex in Vancouver, Washington.