Here’s a rundown of headlines that have been floating around in the news-sphere today…
Trump to Announce Carrier Plant Will Keep Jobs in U.S. – On Thursday, Mr. Trump and Mike Pence, Indiana’s governor and the vice president-elect, plan to appear at Carrier’s Indianapolis factory to announce a deal with the company to keep roughly 1,000 jobs in the state, according to officials with the transition team as well as Carrier, the New York Times reports.
Robbery suspect surrenders after 11 hostages taken at Florida bank – A bank robbery suspect surrendered and released 11 hostages, ending a dramatic armed standoff that lasted hours Thursday morning in Jacksonville, Fla.
Tacoma police officer dies after shooting at East Side home – A Tacoma police officer was fatally shot Wednesday while responding to a domestic violence call on the city’s East Side, sparking an hourslong standoff with a volley of gunfire, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.
How Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers would be replaced if she joins Trump cabinet depends on timing – The length of time Eastern Washington’s congressional seat would remain empty if Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers resigns to take a job in the Trump administration depends on several things, state elections officials said. It could be empty until November, or it could be filled through a special election in late spring or the summer, the Spokesman-Review reports.
Body found under tarp in Deer Park – Detectives are investigating the death of a man found Wednesday afternoon under a tarp in a yard in Deer Park.
Washington hopes to ride Pac-12 title to playoff berth – Washington coach Chris Petersen is happy to let others do the politicking and lobbying when it comes to the College Football Playoff. He believes what the fourth-ranked Huskies do on the field will speak loud enough. Washington has its final chance to state its case Friday night in the Pac-12 championship game against No. 9 Colorado.
Seattle Sounders to face Toronto FC at BMO Field in MLS Cup Final on Dec. 10 – It took three extra days, but the Seattle Sounders finally know their opponent for the 2016 MLS Cup Final.
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