Ilays Aden  smiles and winces while getting her COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Bobbi Gant  at Lumen Field Event Center in Seattle on April 7.   (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)
Ilays Aden smiles and winces while getting her COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Bobbi Gant at Lumen Field Event Center in Seattle on April 7. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)
Health

After COVID shots, people in Seattle weep, rejoice and plan for the future

The vaccines are free and health insurance is not required. On Thursday, all Washington residents ages 16 and up are eligible to receive one. And vaccinations continue apace, despite a pause for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine while officials review safety data. VIEW

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Science

American, 2 Russians return to Earth from space station

MOSCOW (AP) — An American astronaut and two Russians have returned to Earth after six months aboard the International Space Station. A Soyuz space capsule carrying NASA’s Kate Rubins and Russians Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov landed at 0455 GMT (12:55 a.m. EDT) Saturday in the steppes of Kazakhstan. Dmitry Rogozin, head of the Russian... VIEW