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MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016

In this Oct. 14, 2016, photo, a technician works to prepare voting machines to be used in the upcoming election in Philadelphia. These paperless digital voting machines, used by roughly one in five U.S. voters last month, present one of the most glaring dangers to the security of the rickety, underfunded U.S. election system. (Matt Rourke / Associated Press)

MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 2:16 P.M.

U.S. elections still vulnerable to rigging, vote stealing

Jill Stein’s bid to recount votes in Pennsylvania was in trouble even before a federal judge shot it down Dec. 12. That’s because the Green Party candidate’s effort stood almost no chance of detecting potential fraud or error in the vote – there was basically nothing to recount.

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MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 1:36 P.M.

Tainted alcohol kills 12 Christians in Pakistan

MULTAN, Pakistan – Pakistani police say 12 Christians died after drinking contaminated homemade alcohol during the Christmas holiday. Police officer Shahbaz Virk said Monday that a total of 34 people who consumed the alcohol were taken to hospitals in central ...

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Viewers keep an eye on the Atlanta Falcons vs. the New Orleans Saints NFL football game while watching the presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at the 24 Taps Burgers and Brews earlier this year  in downtown Spokane. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 12:41 P.M.

AP New Year’s poll: Americans hopeful for a better 2017

Emotionally wrenching politics, foreign conflicts and shootings at home took a toll on Americans in 2016, but they are entering 2017 on an optimistic note, according to a new poll that found that a majority believes things are going to get better for the country next year.

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President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington Nov. 10, 2016. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press)

MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 10:49 A.M.

President Obama says he would have beaten Donald Trump

President Barack Obama said in an interview released Monday that he would have beaten Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump “if I had run again,” delivering an implicit criticism of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, which he said acted too cautiously out of a mistaken belief that victory was all but certain.

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Poll: Press isn’t dishonest, out of control

Weekend Poll: A strong majority of Hucks Nation said the American media isn't dishonest or out of control. 196 of 336 respondents (58.33%) took that position. However, a strong plurality, ...

Spokane-area Safari Club plans 35th annual fundraiser

HUNTING – The Inland Empire Chapter of Safari Club International has scheduled a "Hunters First Banquet” next month to benefit local conservation, humanitarian and education projects, organizers say. The 35th ...

Girls’ Basketball Tournaments

In 1974 many schools were still in the process of starting their girls’ basketball programs. In spite of that, the very first WIAA girls’ state tournament was held. Central Washington ...