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UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 8:14 p.m.

Betsy DeVos’ family yacht untied, set adrift in Ohio

A luxury yacht owned by the family of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos suffered damage when someone untied it early Sunday in Ohio, sending it adrift on Lake Huron with the …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 3:06 p.m.

Conservative Jim Jordan’s speaker run boosts Trump allies

Hard-right Republican Rep. Jim Jordan said Thursday that he’s running to become House speaker next year, a long-shot bid underscoring conservatives’ frustration that party leaders haven’t aggressively pushed President Donald …


Backing off auto tariffs, U.S. and EU agree to more talks

President Donald Trump and European leaders pulled back from the brink of a trade war over autos Wednesday and agreed to open talks to tear down trade barriers between the …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

House backs defense bill with pay raise for troops

The House on Thursday approved a $716 billion defense policy bill that would give the military a 2.6 percent pay hike, the largest in nine years.


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Trump administration: 1,820 children reunited after border split

The Trump administration said Thursday that more than 1,800 children separated at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited with parents and sponsors but hundreds remain apart, signaling a potentially long …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

Ryan opposes Rosenstein impeachment try, dooming it for now

House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke out against an effort by a small group of conservatives to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Thursday, dooming the endeavor for now and …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 9:39 a.m.

Trump: U.S. to impose sanctions on Turkey over detained pastor

The United States threatened NATO ally Turkey with sanctions Thursday over a detained American pastor held on terror and espionage charges.


Arizona state trooper fatally shot in highway confrontation

A rookie state trooper still in training was fatally shot and a second trooper was wounded in a fight with a suspect who took one of the trooper’s guns in …


Tears, hugs and help: Church groups assist reunited families

The immigrant parents arrived at Catholic Charities in white vans with their children, their paperwork and almost nothing else.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Police arrest man suspected of starting California wildfire

Homes burned as a fast-moving wildfire forced an entire Southern California mountain town to evacuate Wednesday, while tourists emptied from the heart of Yosemite National Park so firefighters could battle …


Co-founders of self-help group plead not guilty

An heiress to the Seagram’s liquor fortune, a TV actress and the co-founders of a purported self-help group appeared in court together for the first time on Wednesday to face …


11-year-old girl catches piranha relative in Oklahoma lake

An 11-year-old girl has quite the fish tale: A rare pacu with human-like teeth chomped down on the worm at the end of her line while she was fishing with …


Trump delays proposed Putin meeting until 2019

The White House said Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s proposed Washington meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin had been delayed until 2019, citing the ongoing probe into Russian interference in …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 1:41 p.m.

Trump to EU leaders: We want a ‘fair trade deal’

President Donald Trump told European leaders Wednesday that the U.S. wants a “fair trade deal” with the European Union as both sides sought to defuse tensions in an escalating trade …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 11:59 a.m.

Researchers use leaf blower to see how lizards endure storms

Tropical lizards have a stick-to-itiveness in high wind that puts TV weather reporters to shame. Now we know why, thanks in part to a high-powered leaf blower.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 8:18 p.m.

Pompeo: U.S. will never recognize Russian annexation of Crimea

President Donald Trump’s top national security aides sought to fend off accusations the president is too soft on Russia by declaring Wednesday that the U.S. will never recognize the annexation …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

Pregnant again! April the giraffe’s calf is due in March

You don’t need to stick your neck out to predict that this bundle of joy is going to get some attention.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 4:12 p.m.

Trump recorded discussing paying for Playboy model’s story

Two months before the 2016 election, Donald Trump and his former lawyer discussed plans to pay for a former Playboy model’s story of alleged an affair, according to a secretly …


Eye on Boise: Risch has little to say about Trump, Putin

Idaho Sen. Jim Risch, in line to chair the Senate Foreign Relations Committee next year if Republicans hold the Senate, had little to say last week about President Trump’s much-criticized …


Woman gives birth in Chick-fil-A bathroom, baby gets perks

A baby girl is guaranteed food for life – and a job – after her mother gave birth in a Chick-fil-A bathroom.


Republicans pick Charlotte to host 2020 convention

Move over, Las Vegas. The Republican Party will host its 2020 presidential nominating convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 11:15 a.m.

Trump was taped talking of paying Playboy model, source says

President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a possible payment to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with him, a person familiar with …


A hairy issue: Sailors tell the US Navy, ‘We want beards’

Now that women in the Navy can wear ponytails, men want beards.


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 9:43 a.m.

Death toll in Missouri duck boat accident rises to 17

Divers found four more bodies Friday in a Missouri lake where a duck boat packed with tourists capsized and sank in high winds, bringing the death toll to 17 in …


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 9:53 a.m.

Local religious leaders say detaining children morally wrong

As President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday reversing his administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, local faith leaders said the policy of …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

Cantwell among senators urging President Trump to fight rising gasoline prices; Washington third highest in U.S.

With gas prices on the rise in the U.S., Sen. Maria Cantwell is urging President Trump to use all of his authority to stem the trend.


Pivoting toward millennials, RV sales surge in U.S., Spokane

The recreational vehicle industry is booming in Spokane and across the U.S.


Live long, live well: Do’s and don’ts to boost your health

We talked to primary care and public health doctors in Spokane and looked at recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, Choosing Wisely and other consumer-focused health care sites …


With passage of budget deal, bills sponsored by McMorris Rodgers become law

On a busy day in Congress Tuesday, three bills sponsored by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers won the support of the House. Friday morning, President Trump signed two of those bills …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 9:43 a.m.

As new Asia-Pacific trade pact nears, U.S. wheat growers fear competitive disadvantage

United States wheat exports could slow significantly because of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.