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Student sues WSU for alleged Title VI and IX violations

A student is suing Washington State University, claiming the university’s alleged negligence and violation of federal law resulted in a failure to protect her from a hostile campus environment in 2015.
In this May 12, 2014, file photo, Paul Singer, founder and CEO of hedge fund Elliott Management Corporation, speaks at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner in New York. (John Minchillo / Associated Press)

Big investor offers about $6.5 billion for athenahealth

UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 9:02 a.m.

Prominent athenahealth investor Elliott Management Corp. is offering about $6.5 billion to take the medical billing software maker private after saying it has grown frustrated with the company’s performance.

In this May 4, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump signals to the press that he will come over to talk, as he leaves the White House for Dallas to address the National Rifle Association in Washington. (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)

Trump: ‘13 angry Democrats’ on Mueller team should be wary

President Donald Trump said Monday he was “Fighting Back” against the Russia probe and warned the “13 Angry Democrats” on the special counsel’s team to “just wait ’till the Courts get to see your unrevealed Conflicts of Interest!”
From left to right: European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pose for a group picture at the United Nations building in Vienna, Austria, on July 14, 2015. (Joe Klamar / Associated Press)

Trump to announce decision on Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday

UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

President Donald Trump is set to reveal his decision on whether to keep the U.S. in the Iran deal on Tuesday, a move that could determine the fate of 2015 agreement that froze Iran’s nuclear program.
Katie Holley, 29, of Melbourne, Fla., said a palmetto bug crawled into her ear, and much of the insect’s remains stayed there for nine days. (Courtesy of Katie Holley)

A cockroach crawled into a Florida woman’s ear. It took nine days to get it out.

Melbourne, Florida – Katie Holley was jolted awake by a cold thing – what she had initially thought was a small piece of ice that somehow slid down her left ear. Still disoriented, she rushed to the bathroom, grabbed a cotton swab and slowly stuck it inside her ear. And then Holley felt something move. It was like a “rhythmic” movement, she recalled, as if whatever that thing was was trying to burrow deeper into her ear canal. She pulled out the cotton swab and saw small, dark brown pieces that looked like legs.
Joe Buster, 17, of Spokane Wash., says the best fishing is right in our own backyard, as he casts a line into the waters in Riverfront Park, May 4, 2011. New rules up for a vote by the Spokane City Council on Monday would allow fishing in city parks adjacent to rivers, but ban fishing in ponds. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Camping, marijuana and drone use to be restricted under new rules for Spokane’s parks

The Spokane City Council is scheduled to consider Monday a suite of laws that will alter how the enforcement arm of the city’s Parks Department may respond to people staying overnight on public property. The “cleanup” of the city’s laws governing parks also prohibits the consumption of marijuana and liquor, as well as addresses the use of drones.
2018: The concrete Monroe Street Bridge, built in 1910 and 1911, and last refurbished in 2005, came after a steel girder bridge built in 1892. People riding over the steel bridge on street cars complained that it vibrated and shuddered, so the city hired engineering experts, who said the bridge should be scrapped and replaced. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Then and Now: The steel Monroe Street Bridge, 1892-1909

The first Monroe Street bridge, built by Spokane Cable Railway and partners, cost $42,000 and opened in 1889. Two other iterations followed, the last being the concrete bridge we see today, with four small pavilions designed by Kirtland Cutter.

One out of 10 Social Security offices has closed since 2000

UPDATED: Sun., May 6, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

A series of shutdowns across the country by the Social Security Administration is causing major difficulties for the elderly, people with disabilities and other beneficiaries, activists and political leaders say. The agency has closed about 125 of its approximately 1,250 offices since 2000 – a 10 percent reduction, part of what officials describe as a shift to greater use of online services in an era of budget constraints and a growing population of senior citizens.