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FILE- In this April 16, 2009 file photo, the Kuwait city skyline is seen through the haze of a sand storm in Shuwaikh, Kuwait City. Kuwait on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, gave a one-week deadline for the Philippines ambassador to leave the small, oil-rich Gulf Arab nation over a growing diplomatic dispute regarding the abuse of Filipina housemaids and workers in the country. (AP)

Kuwait expels Philippines ambassador amid maid abuse dispute

Kuwait on Wednesday expelled the Philippines ambassador and recalled its own envoy from Manila over a growing diplomatic dispute sparked by complaints of the abuse of Filipina housemaids and workers in the country.

Home Depot employees comfort one another outside the store after two police officers and a civilian were shot by a man, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Dallas. The officers were critically wounded in the shooting, according to officials. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP) ORG XMIT: TXDAM104 (Tom Fox / AP)

One officer has died in Dallas Home Depot shooting

DALLAS – One police officer has died and another was critically wounded in a shooting Tuesday by a gunman inside a Home Depot store in northeast Dallas, which set off a five-hour manhunt that ended with the chase and arrest of the suspected shooter. On Wednesday morning, Dallas police identified the officers as Chrystal Almeida and Rogelio Santander, who have both worked in the Northeast Division for three years.
Brigitte Macron, wife of French President Emmanuel Macron, is greeted as she enters the chamber of the House of Representatives before a speech by her husband to a joint meeting of Congress at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (J. Scott Applewhite / AP)

Macron tells Congress of ‘special’ US-French bond

WASHINGTON – French President Emmanuel Macron drew Wednesday on the “shared bond” of U.S.-French relations to call for a rejection of isolationism and instead for the countries to bond together anew for a 21st century security. Macron opened a joint meeting of Congress, saying “the American and French people have had a rendezvous with freedom.”
FILE – In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, Arizona State Rep. and U.S. Representative candidate Debbie Lesko speaks with a constituent during the meeting of the state committee of the Arizona Republican Party in Phoenix. (Matt York / AP)

Despite win, GOP unsettled by narrow margin in U.S. House election in Arizona

UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 11:08 a.m.

GLENDALE, Ariz. – It took a big money push from the Republican Party, tweets by the president and the support of the state’s current and former governors, but the GOP held onto an Arizona U.S. House seat they would have never considered endangered in any other year. Tuesday’s narrow victory by Republican Debbie Lesko over a Democratic political newcomer sends a big message to Republicans nationwide: Even the reddest of districts in a red state can be in play this year. Early returns show Lesko winning by about 5 percentage points in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District where Donald Trump won by 21 percentage points.
FILE – This is a Monday Aug. 14, 2017 file photo of police technicians on board the home-made submarine UC3 Nautilus on a pier in Copenhagen harbour, Denmark to conduct forensic probes in connection with a missing journalist investigation. Peter Madsen was found guilty in the journalist’s murder. (Mogens Flindt / AP)

Danish submarine inventor convicted of reporter’s murder, gets life

UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 2:45 p.m.

A self-taught Danish engineer was convicted of murder Wednesday for luring a Swedish journalist on to his homemade submarine, then torturing and killing her before dismembering her body and dumping it at sea in a sensational case that has gripped Scandinavia.

Pedestrian killed when struck by car in east Spokane

A man was killed Tuesday evening when he was struck by a car in the East Central Neighborhood. Officers were called to Third Avenue and Perry Street about 9:30 p.m., Spokane police said in a news release. The pedestrian died at the scene. The woman driving the car was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

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Volunteers process 866 tax returns during tax season The United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site processed more than 1 million in tax refunds for low- and middle-income Spokanites during the recently concluded tax season.
People wait in line outside the Supreme Court on April 23, 2018, in Washington, to be in the gallery when the court hears arguments in on April 25, over President Donald Trumps ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries. (Jessica Gresko / AP)

Supreme Court’s last argument is over Trump travel ban

The Supreme Court is saving one of its biggest cases for last. The justices are hearing arguments Wednesday over President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries.