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Shooting of 8 Idaho cows prompts police investigation

Authorities in Idaho are investigating the shooting deaths of eight heads of cattle killed during the weekend in the Swan Valley area.

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 12:17 p.m.

Fox to air probe into ‘Who Shot Biggie & Tupac?’ next month

The Fox network next month will air an investigation into the shooting deaths of rap superstars Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 12:24 p.m.

Authorities identify 2 fatally shot at Seattle bowling alley

Kenneth Gantz, 59, and Dennis Robinson, 24, both died from multiple gunshot wounds Friday after a shooting in the bar area at Skyway Park Bowl.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:31 a.m.

Pentagon cites artillery “mishap” in 2 U.S. deaths in Iraq

A Pentagon spokesman says the two U.S. soldiers killed Sunday in Iraq were casualties of a U.S. artillery “mishap.”

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 11:14 a.m.

35 children die in north Indian hospital in 3 days

Parents of at least 35 children who have died in a state-run hospital in northern India over the past three days have alleged that the fatalities were due to the …

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:27 p.m.

Tribe chairman: Drugs, gang activity behind triple slayings

Drugs and gang activity were factors in a residential shooting that killed three people and injured two others on Montana’s Crow Indian Reservation, the tribe’s chairman said.

UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 10:19 p.m.

9 die in immigrant-smuggling attempt in sweltering truck

At least nine people died after being crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, victims of what authorities said on Sunday was …

Goodman: Health care is a life-or-death issue

Where are the protesters voices? Instead, the networks turn to the same circle of pundits who know so little about so much, focusing only on the Democratic/Republican divide in Congress.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 4:50 p.m.

2016 traffic deaths jump to highest level in nearly a decade

A jump in traffic fatalities last year pushed deaths on U.S. roads to their highest level in nearly a decade, erasing improvements made during the Great Recession and economic recovery, …

Nearly 50 people shot in Chicago over holiday weekend

Five people were wounded in shootings in Chicago early Monday, bringing to almost 50 the number of people shot in the city since Christmas weekend began Friday afternoon.

CDC: Deaths from major preventable killers are falling

The latest news about preventable deaths in the United States has some encouraging data and one sobering statistic.

Traffic deaths rose a whopping 7.2 percent in 2015

Government officials say traffic fatalities rose 7.2 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year. That’s the largest single-year increase in a half century.

Traffic fatalities continued to surge in first half of 2016

Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years …

Newfoundland death triggers air bag probes in US, Canada

Auto safety investigators in two countries may have a new air bag problem to deal with.

Juno halts midstage drug study over deaths

Shares of Juno Therapeutics plunged more than 27 percent Friday, a day after halting a midstage study on a potential leukemia treatment following two patient deaths.

5 dead in Romania heat wave, some in comas

Romanian authorities say five people have died in a heatwave that has swept the country in recent days, with reports of others who have fallen into comas.

Health officials say Idaho’s flu season is running late

Officials with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare say the state’s flu season is running later than normal and reports of flu-related deaths have gone up over the past …

Atlanta fire kills multiple victims, officials say

An Atlanta fire spokesman says a fire has killed multiple victims at a boarding house.

Traffic-death increase highest in 50 years in 2015

The number of traffic deaths in the United States rose 8 percent from 2014 to 2015, the largest year-to-year percentage increase in a half-century, according to preliminary estimates Wednesday by …

Memorial, funeral honoring firefighter set for Monday

A public memorial for Spokane firefighter John Knighten is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at the Convention Center. A procession to Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake will follow. …

Authorities identify two people found dead in Cheney

Spokane County’s medical examiner has released the identity of the two people found dead Saturday in a Cheney apartment. Erin (Roman) Michele Bailey, 46, died of gunshot wounds to the …

Homeless youth who died included four 17-year-olds

Community leaders clarified statistics released earlier this week indicating six homeless children had died in the Spokane area this year, now saying the youngest victims were in their late teens. …

3 dead, 2 missing after weekend on Everest

KATMANDU, Nepal — Three climbers died and two others were missing while descending from the summit of Mount Everest — a toll that raised concerns about overcrowding in the “death …

5 more bodies found in Concordia cruise wreck

GIGLIO, Italy — Search crews in Italy have found five more bodies in the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which struck a reef off an Italian island in …

Four more bodies found from capsized cruise ship

ROME — Divers searching the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship found four more bodies Wednesday, including that of a missing 5-year-old Italian girl, authorities said

Crowds honor soldiers as remains come home

More than 400 people lined the streets of Coeur d’Alene Friday afternoon to pay their respects to Spc. Nicholas W. Newby, one of two Coeur d’Alene soldiers killed recently in …

Hundreds view procession for fallen soldier

More than 400 people lined the streets of Coeur d’Alene on Friday afternoon to pay their respects to Spc. Nicholas W. Newby, one of two Coeur d’Alene soldiers killed recently …

CdA, Spokane processions to escort soldiers’ remains

Law enforcement representatives in Spokane and North Idaho will join members of the U.S. military in processionals today to deliver to funeral homes the remains of two Coeur d’Alene soldiers …

Funeral processions planned for two soldiers

Law enforcement in Spokane and North Idaho will join the U.S. military in processions today to deliver to funeral homes the remains of two Coeur d’Alene soldiers killed in Iraq

Man dies in walk-in cooler at Spokane Taco Bell

A man was found dead inside a walk-in cooler at a Spokane Taco Bell on Monday, police said today.