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AP Top Washington Headlines At 12:17 a.m. PST

Carroll, Belichick both have sons on Super Bowl staffs
PHOENIX (AP) -- Nate Carroll almost passed on the chance to own a Super Bowl ring....

Seattle police apologize for arresting man with golf club
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle police say they have apologized to a 69-year-old man arrested last summer after refusing an officer's commands to drop a golf club he was carrying on a city street....

Man says police pepper sprayed him as he left peaceful rally
SEATTLE (AP) -- A high school teacher says Seattle police unlawfully pepper sprayed him as he left a peaceful rally on Martin Luther King Jr. Day....

Man sentenced to nearly 70 years in fatal 2012 shooting
SEATTLE (AP) -- The King County prosecutor's office says a 23-year-old man has been sentenced to nearly 70 years in prison for a shooting outside a Federal Way bar in 2012 that killed one man and wounded four other people....

Deputy cleared in fatal shooting fired over vehicle use
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A Spokane County sheriff's deputy who was cleared in the fatal 2010 shooting of a Spokane Valley pastor has been fired for improperly using county-owned vehicles....

Wash. company recalls beef produced in 2012
SEATTLE (AP) -- A Toppenish, Washington, company is recalling 1,620 pounds of boneless beef-trim products produced in 2012 that may have been contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria....

Chemical leak at Port of Olympia leads to evacuations
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A hydrogen peroxide leak in a water treatment plant at the Port of Olympia caused the area to be evacuated for about three hours on Wednesday afternoon....

Plan to allow Shell oil drilling fleet in Seattle draws ire
SEATTLE (AP) -- A plan to allow Royal Dutch Shell PLC to use Seattle's waterfront as a homeport for its Arctic drilling fleet is drawing opposition from environmental groups that say it's not consistent with the region's environmental goals....

127,000 buy health insurance from Washington exchange
SEATTLE (AP) -- About 127,000 people have bought health insurance through Washington's exchange since open enrollment began in November....

Committee hears arguments on proposed WSU med school
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington State University can start its own medical school but not with $5.9 million set aside to expand medical programs in Spokane by the University of Washington, UW officials told legislators during a hearing in Olympia....