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UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Man in custody in Missoula after death at Spokane house

A 19-year-old man was jailed in Missoula after a suspected killing Wednesday afternoon in the Emerson-Garfield neighborhood.


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 5:06 p.m.

Fed-up Puerto Ricans march demanding governor resign

A feeling of outrage is rippling across Puerto Rico as people say they’re fed up with neglect from Washington and the U.S. territory’s own government.


Top diplomat: Iran must build missiles for defense

Iran’s foreign minister said Wednesday that his country has no choice but to manufacture missiles for defense purposes – comments that come after a remark by the top diplomat that …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 5 p.m.

Number of US overdose deaths appears to be falling

U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary statistics suggest.


Relatives of victims mark 5th anniversary of MH17 downing

With songs, speeches and solemn silence, relatives and friends on Wednesday commemorated the 298 passengers and crew killed five years ago when a missile blew Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 out …


Sudanese military, protesters sign power-sharing document

Sudan’s pro-democracy movement and the ruling military council signed a document early Wednesday that outlines a power-sharing deal, but the two sides are still at work on a more contentious …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 5:11 p.m.

GOP Sen. Rand Paul blocks bill to boost 9/11 victims fund

A Republican senator has blocked a bipartisan bill that would ensure a victims’ compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 12:28 p.m.

Confusion, fear spread on Mexico border with new US policy

Asylum-seekers gathered in Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Texas, grappled to understand what a new U.S. policy that all but eliminates refugee claims by Central Americans and many others …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 12:20 p.m.

French prosecutors want Air France tried for 2009 Rio crash

French prosecutors want Air France to stand trial for manslaughter in the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris that killed all 228 people aboard, a …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

Asylum ban may further strain immigrant detention facilities

A dramatic change to U.S. asylum policy may put additional strain on overcrowded detention facilities.


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 5:13 p.m.

Stevens to be 13th Supreme Court justice buried at Arlington

Arlington National Cemetery has long been planned as the final resting place of retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. His second wife Maryan died in 2015 and was buried …


Architect: Notre Dame far from safe for restoration work

A French architect says that Notre Dame Cathedral still isn’t safe enough for restoration work to begin, more than three months after a devastating fire nearly destroyed the monument.


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 4:48 p.m.

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman sentenced to life in prison

The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced Wednesday to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, a humbling end for a drug lord notorious for his ability …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 4:47 p.m.

House set to block maverick Dem’s Trump impeachment effort

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says her chamber will derail a maverick Democrat’s drive to impeach President Donald Trump.


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 4:46 p.m.

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency

The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced on Wednesday after the virus spread this week to a city of two …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 4:42 p.m.

Washington talks could soon yield spending, debt deal

Washington negotiators are closing in on a budget and debt deal that would stave off the chance of a government shutdown this fall and allow Congress to speed through legislation …


UK leader May slams populist politics, Brexit ‘absolutism’

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday criticized the increasing intolerance and absolutism of world politics, a message that many will see as aimed at her successor as Britain’s leader …


Trump v. Dems: ‘Racist’ and ‘socialist’ lines drawn for 2020

With tweets and a vote, President Donald Trump and House Democrats established the sharp and emotionally raw contours of the 2020 election campaigns.


City hopes ‘Baby Shark’ song will drive homeless away

Officials in West Palm Beach are hoping a continuous loop of children’s songs played throughout the night will keep homeless people from sleeping on the patio of a city-owned rental …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 5:28 p.m.

Dayton man killed in car crash near Tekoa

Washington State Patrol troopers responded to a one-car fatal crash on Wednesday two miles south of Tekoa.


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 7:34 p.m.

Train derails in Spokane Valley; tankers overturned but no leaks detected

Train crews are working Wednesday morning at the scene of a derailment where several train cars, including a couple tankers, came off the tracks in Spokane Valley.


100 years ago in Spokane: Rabbit roundup near Prosser

More than 100 people staged a massive jackrabbit drive – yes, a bunny roundup – near Prosser.


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 3:06 p.m.

3 new faces vie for seat on Spokane public school board

The job will last for only two years, but the winner of the Position 4 race has a chance to make a big impact on the Spokane Public Schools board …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 7:36 a.m.

Ben Stuckart’s not the mayor, but he and his opponents talk like he is

Voting in the primary election begins this week as five candidates seek to become Spokane’s next mayor.


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UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 10:22 p.m.

Vietnam veterans open national convention with wreath-laying ceremony at Riverfront Park

More than 700 Vietnam-era veterans are in Spokane this week for the Vietnam Veterans of America’s 19th biennial convention, but only a couple hundred made it up the hill for …


New measles case confirmed in Seattle nurse

Health officials say a new case of measles has been confirmed in a Seattle nurse.


Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

John Paul Stevens, who served on the Supreme Court for nearly 35 years and became its leading liberal, has died.


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 10:21 p.m.

Homeless family sues over handling of tent-city protest outside Spokane City Hall

The lawsuit, filed last week in U.S. District Court in Spokane, denounces the city’s handling of the encampment dubbed “Camp Hope,” where homeless people slept and demonstrated through late November …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 8:07 p.m.

Hotwire names Spokane as a top city for a quick getaway

Online travel website Hotwire has named Spokane as a top city for a quick getaway, based on affordability, proximity to larger destinations and tourist attractions.