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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 1:12 p.m.

Ex-CDC director Thomas Frieden denies groping allegation

A former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was accused of grabbing a woman’s behind and was arrested Friday on a sex abuse charge but said …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 11:25 a.m.

Congressman charged with funds misuse suggests wife to blame

Indicted Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter is suggesting that his wife is to blame for misuse of campaign funds after the couple was indicted on using up to $250,000 in campaign …

Huge wildfire southwest of Berlin sets off WWII arms blasts

Firefighters struggled Friday to tame a wildfire southwest of Berlin but had to maneuver carefully as the blaze set off old World War II ammunition that is still buried in …

Migrants aboard Italian coast guard ship begin hunger strike

Many of the 150 migrants stranded aboard a coast guard ship for a ninth day began a hunger strike Friday out of frustration that Italy won’t let them disembark in …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 3:48 p.m.

Prosecutors grant immunity to longtime Trump finance chief

President Donald Trump’s bookkeeper for his personal and business affairs for decades has been granted immunity in the federal probe of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, media outlets reported Friday.

Hurricane Lane lumbers toward Hawaii with 120 mph winds

Hurricane Lane spun in a dangerously unpredictable path Friday as it lumbered toward Hawaii, dumping rain on the mostly rural Big Island and forcing more than 1,000 people to flee …

Idaho agencies finalize deal on recreation on state lands

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has agreed to pay about $360,000 a year to retain public recreation access to nearly 3,600 square miles of state land.

Zimbabwe court unanimously upholds president’s election win

Zimbabwe’s constitutional court on Friday unanimously upheld President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s narrow victory in last month’s historic election after the opposition alleged vote-rigging, saying “sufficient and credible evidence” had not been …

Dead humpback whale found on Washington coast

A dead humpback whale was discovered Thursday morning floating off shore near Sekiu, Washington.

Brazil health ministry says 4 million kids need vaccinations

Brazil’s health officials say more than 4 million children still need to be vaccinated against measles.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 5:01 p.m.

McCain stops cancer treatment as remarkable life nears end

John McCain, the six-term Arizona senator and the Republican presidential nominee in 2008, has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for his brain cancer, his family said Friday.

Why liars lie: What science tells us about deception

We all do it sometimes, even though we know it’s wrong. But here’s the problem with lying: Research shows that the more you lie, the easier it gets, and the …

Search underway for inmate mistakenly released from jail

Police are searching for an inmate who was mistakenly released from the King County Correctional Facility in downtown Seattle.

Black bear wanders lobby of hotel that inspired ‘The Shining’

A black bear wandered the lobby of the Colorado hotel that inspired Stephen King to write “The Shining.”

7.1-magnitude quake rattles Peru/Brazil border

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1-magnitude struck eastern Peru, close to its borders with Brazil and Bolivia, early Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 8:23 a.m.

Michael Cohen sets up GoFundMe page for legal costs

Michael Cohen is sticking his hand out and asking the public for help paying for his legal defense, and one anonymous donor already has ponied up $50,000.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 8:18 a.m.

Wake up and smell the moderately clean air

Spokane woke up on Friday to the cleanest air it’s had for days. Two of the four air quality monitors in Spokane County were registering “good” air at 7:35 a.m. …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 2:07 p.m.

Woman accused of drunken driving in north Spokane crash that injured 2

Two adults were seriously injured in a crash in north Spokane that investigators say involved drunken driving.

‘Straight, mean vandalism’: Grant Park’s community garden sustains about $2,500 in damage

About $2,500 worth of damage occurred at Grant Park’s community garden between 8 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday. “It was straight, mean vandalism,” said the garden’s volunteer manager.

100 years ago in Spokane: Reports of injuries trickle in from the Front

Two Spokane brothers, Lyman and Edwin J. Buzard, were both injured in the same battle in France.

School starts for most kids next week – here’s what to know for the transition

On a warm Wednesday afternoon at Riverfront Park, parents were soaking in the sun while their children were getting soaked in the Rotary Fountain. Just feet away at the Looff …

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Senate backs $854B bill to fund health, education, military

The Senate approved an $854 billion measure Thursday that funds much of the government, including $675 billion for the Defense Department.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 9:23 a.m.

Campa-Najjar: He’s 29, Mexican, Arab and suddenly relevant

Democratic congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar, a 29-year-old who’s never held elected office, was working on a TV advertisement to boost his exposure when news broke that his opponent, the heavily …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 11:19 p.m.

Lisa Brown addresses Social Security, debt, campaign ads at Spokane Valley Event Center

Democratic congressional candidate Lisa Brown made the case for her candidacy to an audience of about 300 potential voters Thursday night at the Spokane Valley Event Center, listening to audience …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers faces smaller, friendlier town hall crowd in downtown Spokane

A year removed from one of the most raucous town halls in her recent congressional career, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers faced a relatively calm – and sparse – gathering Thursday …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 9:16 p.m.

Two more mutilated cats found in Thurston County, deputies say

The number of mutilated cats found in Thurston County now stands at 11 after two more were found Wednesday, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office announced.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

Andrus daughter: Idaho should resist nuke waste shipments

BOISE – Nearly a year after the death of former U.S. Interior Secretary and Democratic Gov. Cecil Andrus, his eldest daughter stood outside the Idaho Capitol on Thursday determined to …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Bear attack injures 10-year-old boy in Yellowstone park

A bear charged a family hiking in Yellowstone National Park on Thursday, knocking down and injuring a 10-year-old boy before his parents were able to drive the animal off with …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

West Coast officials tell tourists not to worry about fires

Alarmed by as much as $20 million in lost tourism revenue in July due to visitors’ fear of wildfires, California’s state tourism agency said Thursday it is teaming up with …