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Home Depot roars back in the second quarter

Home Depot handily beat expectations during the second quarter, bouncing back from a slow start to the year when terrible weather cooled construction projects. The world’s biggest home improvement retailer …


Nebraska executes first inmate since 1997

Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with the lethal injection of a convicted murderer who had been on death row for nearly twice …


STEM majors way up, humanities down, among Washington college students, new data show

Students are continuing to flock to science, technology, engineering and math fields statewide in record numbers.


Spears’ future at UI hangs in balance

It appears the Idaho State Board of Education may decide the fate of University of Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear this week when it meets at Idaho State University.


Coca-Cola investing in sports drink maker BodyArmor

Coca-Cola is buying a minority ownership stake in sports drink maker BodyArmor, for an undisclosed amount, marking the latest move by the world’s biggest beverage maker to diversify its offerings.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 3:34 p.m.

UK police treat Parliament crash as terrorism, man arrested

A car plowed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London during the morning rush hour Tuesday, injuring three people in what police suspect is the latest …


Three men injured in eastern Idaho airplane crash

Eastern Idaho authorities say three men sustained serious injuries when their small plane crashed near the Idaho-Wyoming border.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 1:09 p.m.

‘Video games’? Pilots wonder how plane thief learned to do aerial acrobatics

Aviation instructors, pilots and safety experts suspect that Richard Russell had some sort of training, whether from a flight-simulator game or some form of lessons.


Texas man in 3D-printed firearms case welcomes legal battle

Wilson posted how-to plans for his gun online and said he wanted to do the same for future 3D-printed firearms, launching a national debate – and a still-raging legal battle …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 5 p.m.

WH insists Trump’s no racist as he vilifies another minority

President Donald Trump unloaded on former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman on Tuesday, calling her a “crazed, crying lowlife” and “that dog,” as a clash rooted in the reality star’s accusations …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

Spokane starts Tuesday morning with unhealthy air

Spokane woke up to unhealthy air for the second straight day on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 2:37 p.m.

Italian bridge collapse sends cars plunging, killing 26

A 51-year-old highway bridge in the Italian port city of Genoa collapsed in a driving rain Tuesday, killing at least 26 people and injuring 16 others as it sent dozens …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 2:42 p.m.

School nurses train to treat victims of mass shootings before school year starts

The overshadowing theme for the daylong conference before the new school year was dealing with mass shootings.


100 years ago near Metaline Falls: Club explores Gardner Cave

A group called the Spokane Research Club went on an excursion to Gardner’s Cave near Metaline Falls, “the miniature Mammoth Cave.” It was, said the Spokane Daily Chronicle, “one of …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 9:23 p.m.

Reality White House: Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges

President Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off Monday in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings, an ethnic slur and plenty of …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Democrat Kim Schrier advances in Washington’s 8th District

An open congressional seat in Washington state officially has its November matchup: Democrat Kim Schrier has advanced to the general election to face Republican Dino Rossi in the race for …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

Spokane City Council approves $300,000 road paving project with car tab fees

The work will be completed this fall to the Lower Crossing neighborhood, which has experienced washouts in recent years on the only road that leads to the small cluster of …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 7:44 p.m.

Soap Lake man dies in Grant County Jail

A 34-year-old man was found dead in his cell in the Grant County Jail on Sunday morning.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 6:17 p.m.

Wildfires spreading in North Idaho

Using firefighting airplanes, crews are working to suppress two of the biggest fires growing in North Idaho – Cougar Fire and Surprise Creek Fire.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 10 p.m.

Ad watch: Abortion rights group targets Cathy McMorris Rodgers on family separation policy

The ad charges that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers hasn’t stood up to the Trump administration on the divisive “zero tolerance” policy that has led to children being separated from their …


Methodology for setting 2016 Avista rates was flawed, court finds

Avista Corp.’s 2016 rates for electricity and natural gas may need to be recalculated, following a successful court challenge.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 5:22 p.m.

Assault suspect arrested after fleeing into river

An assault suspect waded into the Spokane River after assaulting two people and running from officers, police said in a news release.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 5:18 p.m.

Lori Isenberg arraignment on grand theft charge delayed until October

Laurcene “Lori” Isenberg, the Kootenai County woman in the center of a murder investigation ofi her husband who died in February, had her arraignment delayed until October on charges of …


Fairfield Inn & Suites opening this week in Spokane Valley

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott is to open a new location Thursday in Spokane Valley. The hotel at 8923 E. Mission Ave. features the chain’s new decor pallete with …


Paul Turner: Newbies were never promised clear skies

The Northwest didn’t give you any money-back guarantees before you moved here.


14-year-old boy uses legal quirk to run for Vermont governor

One of the four Vermont Democrats seeking the party nomination to run for governor in the fall election isn’t old enough to vote, let alone drive.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 5:24 p.m.

2,000 acre fire near Kettle Falls burns three homes, threatens another 120, as it continues to grow

A wildfire burning northwest of Kettle Falls has leveled at least three homes and threatens another 120.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 7:54 p.m.

Firefighter injured Saturday in Grass Valley fire in satisfactory condition

A firefighter injured Saturday in the Grass Valley fire near Grand Coulee Dam was a volunteer from Okanogan County.


Turkey tries to contain crisis but currency keeps falling

Turkey’s central bank took action Monday to free up cash for banks as the country grapples with a currency crisis sparked by concerns over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s economic policies …


Bank official recalls red flags on Manafort loan application

A bank executive said he found several red flags with Paul Manafort’s finances while the former Trump campaign chairman was being considered for $16.5 million in bank loans.