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Gay Talese will promote new book, backs off earlier comments

NEW YORK – Gay Talese has disavowed his disavowal. A day after saying the credibility of his upcoming book, “The Voyeur’s Motel,” was “down the toilet” because he felt he had been deceived by the story’s primary source, the celebrated author and journalist said he will be promoting it.

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A one-fifth size  scale model  of NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft is displayed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. on Friday. (Richard Vogel / Associated Press)

Journey to Jupiter: NASA spacecraft nears planet rendezvous

LOS ANGELES – Jupiter takes center stage with the arrival next week of a NASA spacecraft built to peek through its thick, swirling clouds and map the planet from the inside out. The solar-powered Juno spacecraft is on the final leg of a five-year, 1.8 billion-mile voyage to the biggest planet in the solar system.

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California governor signs stringent gun bills, vetoes others

Gov. Jerry Brown signed six stringent gun-control measures Friday that will require people to turn in high-capacity magazines and mandate background checks for ammunition sales, as California Democrats seek to strengthen gun laws that are already among the strictest in the nation.

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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, right, talks during a conference at the Aspen Institute in Aspen, Colo., on Friday. (Jordan Curet / Associated Press)

Attorney general wishes she hadn’t met with Bill Clinton at Phoenix airport

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Loretta Lynch is expressing regret that she sat down with Bill Clinton while his wife is under federal criminal investigation, a chance encounter she acknowledges “cast a shadow” on the public’s perception of a case bound to influence the presidential campaign. “I certainly wouldn’t do it again,” Lynch said of the meeting. For Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, the episode raised the risk that voters will see her anew as half of a power couple that makes its own rules.

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New app lets users track sharks and report sightings

CHATHAM, Mass. – A Massachusetts nonprofit is launching a smartphone application so beachgoers along the East Coast can report their own shark sightings. The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy says users of Sharktivity will become “citizen scientists,” providing valuable tracking data ...

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Traffic deaths surged in 2015 as driving hit new record

WASHINGTON – The government says traffic deaths surged last year as drivers racked up more miles behind the wheel than ever before. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says preliminary estimates show fatalities rose 7.7 percent to about 35,200 in ...

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Lawsuit: Disabled woman injured by security at airport

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A disabled St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital patient was injured, and then arrested, by security workers at a Memphis International Airport checkpoint, a lawsuit alleges. News media outlets report that 19-year-old Hannah Cohen was flying home to ...

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Blogs

Marie Creek Trail volunteers needed

TRAILS -- The Spokane Mountaineers are looking for more hands for a trail-clearing work party on Monday, Aug. 1, at Marie Creek Trail just east of Coeur d' Alene. Sign-up ...


The Wednesday Slice question

Which of these movies did you like best? A) "The Searchers." B) "3:10 to Yuma." C) "Shane." D) "Red River." D) "Fort Apache." E) "Dances With Wolves." F) "High Noon." ...



Parting Shot: Dems nominate Hillary

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday became the first woman to be nominated for president by a major political party on an historic night that her campaign is hoping will reintroduce her ...




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