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Sanders raised $18.2 million in campaign’s first quarter

Sen. Bernie Sanders raised $18.2 million for his presidential campaign during the first quarter of the year, a sizable sum that establishes him as an early pacesetter in the money …

GOP tries to push vote on bill on babies surviving abortions

Republicans started a long-shot drive Tuesday to force a House vote on a measure that could imprison doctors for five years if they don’t try saving the lives of infants …

Scam ads promoting fake tax breaks prosper on Facebook

Scam ads featuring state governor photos and fake solar energy tax breaks prospered on Facebook for more than a year.

UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 7:47 p.m.

India’s anti-satellite test endangers International Space Station, NASA says

One week after India became the fourth country in the world to target and shatter a satellite in low Earth orbit with a missile, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine condemned the …

IMF managing director says economy is at ‘delicate moment’

IMF managing director warns that global economy is at “delicate moment.”

UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 6:42 p.m.

Amazon to cut more prices at Whole Foods

Amazon’s move to cut prices by 20 percent on more than 500 products at Whole Foods on Wednesday is not its first attempt to purge the “whole paycheck” nickname. But …

Prosecutors drop all charges in deadly Waco biker shootout

No one will be convicted or otherwise held accountable for the 2015 shootout between rival biker gangs in Waco restaurant parking lot that left nine people dead and at least …

Embattled and ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika quit Tuesday

Embattled and ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika quit Tuesday in a statement read on national television after the country’s Defense Ministry aggressively called for Bouteflika to “immediately” vacate the office …

Mozambique cholera cases now above 1,400

Cholera cases in cyclone-hit Mozambique have risen above 1,400, government officials said Tuesday, as hundreds of thousands of vaccine doses arrived in an attempt to limit the rapid spread of …

Family behind OxyContin calls opioid suit false, misleading

The family that owns the company that makes OxyContin is calling a Massachusetts lawsuit false and misleading in its first court response to allegations that individual family members helped fuel …

UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 4:33 p.m.

May: UK to seek further Brexit delay, try to break logjam

With Britain racing toward a chaotic exit from the European Union within days, Prime Minister Theresa May veered away from the cliff-edge Tuesday, saying she would seek another Brexit delay …

UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 4:13 p.m.

Dead mayor on ballot for Oklahoma municipal election

Turnout appeared to be light Tuesday as voters in an Oklahoma City suburb choose a mayor from two men who held the job before, except that one of them is …

Japan gov’t says era name translates as ‘beautiful harmony’

Japan’s government said Tuesday that the official translation of the era name for the new emperor will be “Beautiful Harmony,” setting off confusion while offices rush to make changes before …

No kidding: Woman pulled over had baby goat in lap

Police in New Hampshire say they cited a driver who had a kid in her lap – the baby goat kind.

Trump meets with NATO leader as tensions test the alliance

President Donald Trump is meeting with the secretary-general of NATO, as tensions test the Western Alliance.

UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 12:52 p.m.

Pope: Women have ‘legitimate claims’ for justice, equality

Pope Francis said in a document released Tuesday that women have “legitimate claims” to seek more equality in the Catholic Church, but he stopped short of endorsing recent calls from …

UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 7:03 p.m.

McConnell shuts the door on Trump health care push

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’s told President Donald Trump that the Senate will not be taking up a rewrite of the nation’s health care laws now that Democrats control …

UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 12:59 p.m.

Another Texas chemical fire kills 1 worker, injures 2

A tank holding a flammable chemical caught fire at a Texas plant Tuesday, killing one worker, critically injuring two others and sending other panicked employees fleeing over a fence to …

UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 9:09 p.m.

Spokane sheriff’s deputy hit by SUV in north Spokane County while responding to 911 call

A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy, driving with his lights and siren on, was hit by an SUV at the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and Farwell Road on Tuesday morning.

Four taken to hospital after crash at Half Moon Road and U.S. Highway 395

Four people were injured Monday evening in a crash at Half Moon Road and U.S. Highway 395.

UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 9:49 p.m.

SCRAPS asks for donations to care for 43 cats that were ‘living in decrepit conditions’

Nearly four dozen cats “living in decrepit conditions” were seized Monday afternoon by Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service workers from a home in Spokane Valley.

UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 6:28 p.m.

Large fight prompts search of Spokane River

Police and fire personnel spent several hours Monday evening unsuccessfully searching for people who reportedly jumped into the Spokane River after a large fight broke out near Minnehaha Park.

UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 9:51 a.m.

Nadine Woodward running for Spokane mayor

Nadine Woodward, the recently retired Spokane news anchor, is running for Spokane mayor.

UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

‘Pretend you have a cold’: Pelosi advises Biden on women

As former Vice President Joe Biden’s camp scrambles to contain any political damage over his past behavior with women, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has some words of advice: Keep your …

Paul Turner: Readers weigh in on Marmot friendly neighborhood cats and Spokedonians

Reader feedback on a variety of topics - including cats.

UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 7:59 a.m.

Longer time limits for rape charges approved by Washington House committee

House committee supports longer statute of limitations to file charges in sexual assault cases.

Officials say opening City Hall to the public won’t change anything

A new law opening City Hall to the public without setting a time limit won’t change day-to-day operations or turn the building into a de facto daytime homeless shelter, officials …

UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 10:09 a.m.

City wrestles with whether helmet laws make Spokane safer

There’s a lot of discussion ahead as the Spokane City Council considers rescinding helmet laws by bicycle and scooter riders. But there is an unanswered question: Do helmets work?

UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 6:36 a.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Compromise raises streetcar fare to 6 cents; Minnehaha movie studio in trouble

The newest development in an ongoing problems with Spokane streetcar system was the approval of a temporary fare increase.

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