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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 4:41 p.m.

Global oil prices spike to four-year highs

Global oil prices on Monday topped $80 a barrel for the first time in four years as a confluence of world events, including the renewed sanctions against Iran, stifle global …


Apple, Salesforce teaming up on mobile apps for business

Customer relations software company Salesforce says it will join with Apple to create new business apps exclusively for iPhone and iPad.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 4:06 p.m.

Weight Watchers slims its name down to WW

Weight Watchers is its dropping its brand name in exchange for something slimmer: “WW.” The company says the new logo – coupled with the tagline “Wellness that Works” – puts …


Mandela’s widow urges world: put egos aside and end violence

Nelson Mandela’s widow challenged world leaders celebrating his life on Monday to put their egos and partisan politics aside and honor his legacy by ending the “senseless violence” plaguing too …


Oregon moves to protect wine from false out-of-state labels

Oregon pinot noir is so popular that some winemakers elsewhere are making false links to the state’s viticultural areas for their own wines, and might be breaking the law, experts …


Beer’s bitter delight is tasted in the gut

Hoppy beers are famous as a driver of craft brewing. But the challenging taste of hops goes far beyond the palate. According to a new study from Scripps Research scientists, …


U.S., China hike tariffs as trade row intensifies

China and the United States imposed new tariff hikes on each other’s goods Monday and Beijing accused Washington of bullying, giving no sign of compromise in an intensifying battle over …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 6:24 p.m.

Crews battled wildfires along I-90 on the West Plains

County fire crews are battling at least two brush fires along Interstate 90, near Medical Lake and Cheney.


Six Flags St. Louis offers perks for customer coffin time

Six contestants for a promotion at Six Flags St. Louis will compete for a $300 prize, season tickets and other perks, and all they have to do is spend 30 …


Murder of missionary student leads to new jail policy on reporting warrant information on suspects

A week after Saul Llamas Rios was sentenced to 27 years in prison for killing a Tieton missionary student, officials approved a new policy requiring the Yakima County jail to …


Sears’ CEO has come up with a last-minute plan to save it from bankruptcy

Sears could face bankruptcy if it doesn’t meet its next debt payment, due in the coming weeks. Now, the retailer’s chief executive has come up with a last-minute plan to …


Psychologist: Cosby a predator with uncontrollable urges

Bill Cosby’s sentencing hearing opened Monday with a debate over whether the 81-year-old comedian should be declared a “sexually violent predator” – a scarlet letter that would make him subject …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 7:07 a.m.

Police arrest woman suspected of setting fire to her Spokane apartment

Two units in a historic apartment building near downtown Spokane were damaged by flames Monday morning. Police arrested a woman on suspicion of arson following the fire that neighbors say …


Gourmet marshmallow business turns into successful ‘second act’ for Idaho family

If you told Stacy Nelson five years ago that she’d be betting her future on a 1.5-inch cube of fluffy sugar and air, she’d have told you that you were …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 11:23 a.m.

American Indian communities in Idaho awarded $1.8 million from Justice Department

Two American Indian tribes in Idaho on Wednesday were awarded $1.8 million from the U.S. Department of Justice in grants to improve public safety in their communities.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 10:32 a.m.

‘The Property’: A family’s getaway cabin defined its dreams, until a tragic Sunday morning

It was just a tiny cabin, a single loft room in the woods with minimal electricity and no running water, but it represented Jenny and Jerry Drake’s values – how …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 4:36 p.m.

Barrick buys Randgold to create world’s largest gold miner

Barrick Gold has agreed to buy Randgold Resources for $6.1 billion in stock to create the world’s largest gold miner, worth a combined $18 billion.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 11:51 a.m.

Rosenstein to meet Trump Thursday as job hangs in balance

The White House delayed until at least Thursday a decision on the fate of Rod Rosenstein, the Justice Department official overseeing the Trump-Russia investigation, following chaotic hours of breathless and …


More Idaho women start businesses. Fewer work part-time. But men are still paid more

The number of female entrepreneurs is on the rise in Idaho. Women’s wages are increasing at a faster rate than men’s are, and state labor officials say women are entering …


Seattle court agrees to vacate misdemeanor marijuana convictions prosecuted before legalization

Seattle Municipal Court judges have agreed to vacate convictions and dismiss charges for misdemeanor marijuana possession prosecuted before pot was legalized in Washington state.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 3:52 p.m.

SiriusXM presses play on deal with Pandora Media

Subscription radio company SiriusXM says it’s buying music streaming service Pandora Media Inc. in a stock deal valued at about $3.5 billion that’ll allow it to expand its service beyond …


Trump, at UN, says 2nd North Korea summit likely ‘soon’

Confronting the dangers of North Korea’s nuclear threat, President Donald Trump arrived at the United Nations on Monday striking a far less ominous tone than a year ago, announcing he …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 1:05 p.m.

Republicans launch full-scale save-Kavanaugh campaign

Republicans thundered into an all-out campaign to save Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination Monday as a second woman accused him of a long-ago sexual assault. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 9:39 a.m.

Michael Baumgartner, David Green differ on role of Spokane County treasurer

Both candidates for Spokane County treasurer have lots of experience. But they differ on the kind of experience that’s better suited for the job and how to use that experience.


100 years ago in Spokane: Bootlegger accuses police officer of taking a bribe

An expose of a bootlegging scheme resulted in the arrest of a prominent local barber and the suspension of Spokane police officer.


Then and Now: 1972 International House of Pancakes

Thing were changing quickly in the early 1970s in Spokane. Civic leaders were planning for Expo ’74, and businesses were changing the look of downtown Spokane. On the corner of …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

Getting There: How do we fix our crumbling roadways?

Every year, Washington’s vehicles get hit with $656 in needless damage due to poor road conditions. Since we’re not ponying up enough to pay for our roads, we instead are …


Tackling climate change to be key talking point at UN summit

BERLIN – With global temperatures rising, superstorms taking their deadly toll and a year-end deadline to firm up the Paris climate deal, leaders at this year’s U.N. General Assembly are …


Tiger Woods caps off amazing comeback with a win

Woods delivered the perfect ending to his amazing return from four back surgeries on Sunday with a performance that felt like the old days. He left the competition feeling hopeless …


Arizona congressman blasts siblings who endorsed opponent

Six siblings of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar have urged voters to cast their ballots against the Arizona Republican in November in an unusual political ad sponsored by the rival candidate.