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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

Testing finds flaws with autos’ electronic safety systems

Cars and trucks with electronic driver assist systems may not see stopped vehicles and could even steer you into a crash if you’re not paying attention, an insurance industry group …


Hail storm kills 2 birds at zoo, injures other animals

A Colorado zoo was cleaning up Tuesday after a hail storm that killed two birds and sent five people to the hospital.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 7:04 p.m.

Four cyclones are churning across the Pacific. Here’s what they look like from space.

Four tropical cyclones are swirling in the Pacific Ocean this week, at least one of which is a significant threat to land.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

After sports reporter takes new job, his former newspaper is suing over Twitter account

The Roanoke Times spells it out right in its handbook: Employees who have been issued “Company-owned information assets, keys or other access items must return them to the Company upon …


HGTV outbid Lance Bass for ‘Brady Bunch’ house, and the ’N Sync star is very sad

There are days when the news reads like Mad Libs. Today is one of those days: HGTV outbid Lance Bass for the “Brady Bunch” house.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 3:23 p.m.

Trump going ahead with taxes on $16B in Chinese imports

The Trump administration says it will go ahead with imposing 25 percent tariffs on $16 billion in Chinese imports.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

Idaho prisons mulling 20 percent budget boost

Top officials with the Idaho Department of Correction are considering telling state lawmakers they need a nearly 20 percent budget increase to fund beds, staff and services for the state’s …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 6:44 p.m.

John Richards, former Potlatch CEO, remembered for loyalty to workers

John Richards, 81, was part of a storied North Idaho timber family and also held the top job at Potlatch Corp. He died July 25.


Teen killed in head-on collision north of Bonners Ferry

An 18-year-old was killed Monday afternoon after striking another vehicle head-on north of Bonners Ferry.


Feeding a wild orca: Inside the practice run to save the ailing killer whale J50

The Lummi Nation launched a practice run to feed a starving young orca in the wild. The orca is in the same southern-resident orca pod as J35, or Tahlequa, the …


New U.S. slap against China: Tighter curbs on tech investment

Already threatened by escalating U.S. taxes on its goods, China is about to find it much harder to invest in U.S. companies or to buy American technology in such cutting-edge …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

Trump can keep legal reasons for shrinking monuments secret

The U.S. government does not have to turn over documents to an environmental law firm about the legal arguments for President Donald Trump’s decision to shrink national monuments, a judge …


Family of missing Idaho woman offers reward

The family of Shawnta Larae Pankey, a 25-year-old from Grangeville, Idaho, who went missing in April, is offering a $3,500 for information leading to her recovery, alive or dead, according …


After 5 weeks in a Seattle church, undocumented immigrant says he still has hope

For the past five and a half weeks, Jose Robles has been confined to Gethsemane Lutheran Church in downtown Seattle, where he sought sanctuary in late June to avoid deportation …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Gunman at large following deadly shooting in Sandpoint, Idaho motel

Sandpoint police officers are searching for a man suspected of shooting and killing a person in a downtown Sandpoint motel Monday evening.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 6:55 p.m.

Musk says he may take Tesla private and shares roar

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is gearing up to lead a buyout of the electric car maker in a stunning move that would end the maverick company’s eight-year history trading on …


Ex-Argentina VP Boudou sentenced to prison for corruption

A court in Argentina has sentenced former Vice President Amado Boudou to five years and 10 months in prison for bribery and conducting business incompatible with public office.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 11:12 p.m.

Silver Lake fire near Cheney enters mop-up stage

The worst of the Silver Lake fire burning along Interstate 90 near Cheney is likely over as residents return home and firefighters focus Tuesday on mopping up hotspots.


Delegation from tribe visits D.C. over EPA changes

The Nez Perce Tribe sent a delegation from its governing body to Washington, D.C., to discuss Idaho’s proposal to oversee water pollution.


A Prosser Chihuahua’s bite was worse than his bark, said the burglar

Prosser police alleged Luis Gonzalez-Fajardo, 29, kicked down the door of a Paterson Road home Saturday because he was after someone’s bicycle. The upset Chihuahua inside “fulfilled his puppy dreams …


Icahn warns Cigna investors on Express Scripts deal

Carl Icahn is urging Cigna shareholders to reject the health insurer’s attempted multi-billion dollar takeover of Express Scripts, saying it’s paying too much for a company with a shaky future.


Man receives concurrent 30-year sentences for role in murder

A man who pleaded guilty to robbing and murdering a Coeur d’Alene resident in October 2016 will spend at least 30 years in prison.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 11 a.m.

Still raging: Largest wildfire in California history grows

Wildfires tearing through trees and brush, rampaging up hillsides and incinerating neighborhoods: The places and names change, but the devastation is showing signs of becoming the new normal in California.


N. Idaho police search for suspect following fatal shooting

Police in northern Idaho are searching for a man following a fatal shooting at a motel.


EPA delists federal Superfund site in Washington state

The Frontier Hard Chrome Inc. Superfund Site has been officially deleted from the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Priorities List.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 6:59 p.m.

Experts question benefits of fluoride-free toothpaste

Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that skips the most important ingredient – fluoride – and leaves them at a greater risk of cavities.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 12:56 p.m.

Gates says he and Manafort disguised foreign income as loans

Paul Manafort’s longtime deputy told jurors Tuesday how he spent years disguising millions of dollars in foreign income as loans to lower the former Trump campaign chairman’s tax bill.


Paul Turner: Yearning for old-fashion polling place

When Washington switched to voting by mail we gained a bit of convenience. But we also lost something.


Spokane’s newest deputy fire chief ready to help

Coming from a county in Virginia whose eastern edge rubs against the nation’s capitol, Spokane Fire Department’s newest deputy fire chief is used to the rain. Lots of rain. And …


Spokane South Hill’s Cool Beans Coffee opening a cafe in Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley residents will soon have a new place to sit down, relax and enjoy a cup of coffee with the opening of Cool Beans Coffee near University Road and …