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UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

Deputies shoot armed man after he walked away from car fire with body in trunk in Tonasket

Okanogan County Sheriff’s deputies shot an armed suspect on Monday after he aimed a gun at them. Hours earlier, about 2 miles away, the suspect was seen walking away from …


After massacre, Virginia governor demands action on guns

Four days after the deadly mass shooting in Virginia, the governor is calling on lawmakers to return this summer to take up gun-control legislation


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 6:48 p.m.

Burglars steal gun from nightstand as victim slept; deputies use stun gun to arrest suspect

Deputies tracked down a man and woman after they allegedly broke into a Spokane Valley home and stole a gun from a nightstand next to the sleeping victim.


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 6:02 p.m.

Man in Sunday motorcycle crash ID’d

The Spokane County Medical Examiner identified a man who died in a motorcycle crash Sunday as Christopher M. Prusch, 42.


Police investigating death of disabled man burned from bath

Boise police are investigating the death of a disabled man who died of severe burns after he was put in a bathtub of hot water.


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Pfizer had clues its blockbuster drug could prevent Alzheimer’s. Why didn’t it tell the world?

The results were from an analysis of hundreds of thousands of insurance claims. Verifying that the drug would actually have that effect in people would require a costly clinical trial …


Scandinavian Airlines stops duty free sales to cut emissions

Faced with growing consumer concern about the climate impact of flying, Scandinavian Airlines said Tuesday it will stop selling duty-free goods on planes to reduce weight and save fuel as …


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 9:49 p.m.

U.S. court weighs if climate change violates children’s rights

Federal judges are wrestling over whether climate change violates the rights of young people who have sued the U.S. government over the use of fossil fuels.


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 4:48 p.m.

Renault delays decision on Fiat Chrysler marriage proposal

Renault has delayed a decision on whether to merge with Fiat Chrysler, a deal that could reshape the global auto industry as carmakers race to make electric and autonomous vehicles …


Dow jumps over 500 points amid hopes of Fed rate cut

The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped more than 500 points Tuesday as investors welcomed signs that the Federal Reserve may cut interest rates to help buttress U.S. economic growth in …


Walmart extends debt-free college benefits to high schoolers

Walmart is extending its debt-free college benefits to high schoolers as a way to attract and retain workers in a tight labor market.


China handles Tiananmen anniversary with usual silence

China has gone into customary lockdown for the 30th anniversary of a crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in 1989, a reminder of the ruling Communist Party’s emphasis on stability above all


Congress launches Big Tech antitrust probe

The federal government may be warming up its antitrust enforcement machine and pointing it at Big Tech.


500,000-square-foot distribution, logistics center planned for Valley industrial park

Crown West Realty is planning to build a state-of-the-art distribution and logistics center spanning multiple buildings within the Spokane Business and Industrial Park in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 2:21 p.m.

Motorcyclist killed in crash near Kettle Falls

A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday morning after colliding with a dump truck northwest of Kettle Falls.


Sudanese forces clamp down in capital, clash with protesters

Pro-democracy protesters defied Sudan’s military rulers Tuesday, carrying out scattered demonstrations around the capital of Khartoum as security forces – including one of the most feared military units – fanned …


China issues US travel alert warning of official harassment

China issued a travel warning for the U.S. on Tuesday, saying Chinese visitors have been interrogated, interviewed and subjected to other forms of what it called harassment by U.S. law …


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 3:36 p.m.

Bill to legalize assisted suicide in Maine goes to governor

The Maine Legislature voted Tuesday to legalize assisted suicide, with supporters declaring it in line with the state’s tradition of individualism and opponents insisting the practice tempts fate.


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 4:01 p.m.

At stores and online, health care moves closer to customers

Health care is moving closer to patients. Drugstores are expanding the care and support they offer, and telemedicine is bringing doctors and therapists to the family room couch as the …


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 9:35 p.m.

Watchdog says FBI has access to about 640M photographs

A government watchdog says the FBI has access to about 640 million photographs – including from driver’s licenses, passports and mugshots – that can be searched using facial recognition technology.


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.

Powell hints Fed will cut rates if needed over trade wars

Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that the Federal Reserve is prepared to respond to the Trump administration’s trade conflicts to protect the U.S. economy, signaling that the Fed will cut …


Hong Kong activists hold Tiananmen candlelight vigil

Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong gathered Tuesday night to mark 30 years since China’s bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, underscoring continuing concern for Chinese human rights …


Poor Americans likely to be hit hardest by new US tariffs

The biggest victims of President Donald Trump’s tariffs won’t necessarily be Mexicans or Chinese or young urbanites who will have to pay more for avocado toast.


Trump baby blimp flies in London as protests greet president

Thousands of protesters greeted President Donald Trump’s U.K. visit with anger and British irony Tuesday, crowding London’s government district while the U.S. leader met Prime Minister Theresa May nearby.


Baghdad’s Green Zone reopens to the public after 16 years

Baghdad’s Green Zone area, the heavily fortified strip on the west bank of the Tigris River, reopened to the public Tuesday after 16 years – a move meant to portray …


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 3:58 p.m.

Trump eases up, makes nice with May before she steps down

Making nice at the end, President Donald Trump eased up Tuesday on his frequent criticism of outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May over her handling of the tortured Brexit deal, …


Agents shoot, kill man at California-Mexico border crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents fatally shot a motorist who refused to stop at California’s border with Mexico.


Actress Jenny Slate to address island graduating class of 1

The single graduating student on a tiny Massachusetts island is nonetheless receiving the star treatment.


Alarm as Ebola outbreak reaches 2,000 cases, picks up speed

The deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo has surpassed 2,000 cases and is picking up speed.


Virginia governor announces special session on gun control

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday he will summon lawmakers back to the state Capitol to consider a package of gun-control legislation, saying last week’s mass shooting in Virginia Beach …