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100 years ago: Watch deflects German bullet, saves Spokane soldier’s life

Edwin Huhenthal, 25, of Spokane, owed his life to the silver “hunting case watch” he carried in his pocket.


Man shot by deputy near Deer Park identified

A man shot and killed by a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy last week near Deer Park is identified as 31-year-old Josh A. Martin.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 11:04 p.m.

Judge tightens release conditions of former Lewis and Clark student accused of threatening to shoot classmates

A Spokane judge tightened the restrictions on a former Lewis and Clark High School student who is accused of threatening to shoot his classmates after a witness reported they saw …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 12:10 a.m.

Cantwell tops U.S. Senate field, faces Hutchison in November

Three-term Sen. Maria Cantwell is headed for a general election showdown against former GOP State Chairwoman Susan Hutchison after the two finished far ahead of the field in Tuesday’s Washington …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

It’s unclear which Democrat will face Joel Kretz for Northeast Washington House seat

Whatever blue wave was seen in other parts of the state, it doesn’t look ready to wipe out long-time Republican state Rep. Joel Kretz, who easily topped three challengers in …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 11:04 p.m.

Dave Wilson, Jenny Graham advance in 6th District House race

Democrat Dave Wilson won 6th District primary with 42.7 percent of the votes, while Republican Jenny Graham came in second with 30.5 percent.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

Johnson, Brandt advance in race for Spokane County District Court Judge

Patrick Johnson emerged as front-runner in the race for Spokane County District Court Judge, securing 39.5 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s primary election. Johnson was one of three challengers …


Police: Gunman ambushes 2 officers sitting in vehicle

A gunman has opened fire on two New Jersey police officers who were sitting in their vehicle at a red light, wounding them in what authorities are calling an ambush.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 6:59 a.m.

Results point to real contest: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown nearly tied in primary

The contest between the high-ranking congressional Republican and the Democrat with years of experience in state political leadership has drawn national interest and big local spending as the parties vie …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 7:51 p.m.

Venezuela president ties opposition leader to drone attack

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused one of the country’s most prominent opposition leaders of being linked to the alleged assassination attempt using drones.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Ohio race too close to call – but Trump claims victory

A special congressional election that tested President Donald Trump’s clout and cost both parties millions of dollars in battleground Ohio was too close to call early Wednesday. Trump claimed victory …


Japan medical school confirms altering scores to limit women

A Tokyo medical school apologized Tuesday after an internal investigation confirmed that it altered entrance exam scores for years to limit the number of female students and ensure more men …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 7:51 p.m.

Chicago deploys 430 to 600 additional cops to violence-plagued neighborhoods

After the most violent weekend in Chicago in more than two years, Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced Tuesday afternoon that several hundred additional officers have been deployed to neighborhoods most …


Ebola vaccinations could start Wednesday in Congo outbreak

The deadly Ebola virus has killed at least nine people in Congo’s latest outbreak in North Kivu province, the country’s health ministry said Tuesday, while the World Health Organization said …


Oregon businesses hit hard by cancellations due to smoke

Wildfire smoke in southern Oregon is forcing organizations that are dependent on tourist dollars to scramble for other options.


‘Christopher Robin’ won’t play in China amid government censorship of Winnie the Pooh

For many, the name Winnie the Pooh recalls childhood bedtime stories and Saturday morning cartoons. But in China, the famous honey-hunting bear has become a symbol of resistance.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Driver flees after crashing into sedan in downtown Spokane

A woman was hospitalized and a driver is at large after a hit-and-run crash Tuesday afternoon in downtown Spokane.


Key Tronic reports flat income for its 4Q

Spokane Valley-based Key Tronic Corp. reported flat net income of $1.3 million during the company’s fourth quarter, which ended June 30.


Despite crackdown, immigrants flowing through Arizona border

Families are still coming into the U.S. even in the face of daily global headlines about the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policies. The flow of families from Central America is …


New search in Wyoming for suspect in Idaho triple killings

Searchers in northwest Wyoming are looking again for a Utah man who is missing but presumed dead after being suspected of killing his wife, another woman and a 14-year-old girl …


Papa John’s sales drop amid founder controversy

Papa John’s says a key sales figure dropped 10.5 percent in July, and that it can’t predict how long and badly it will be affected by the fallout with its …


Vets ready for rare efforts to save ailing endangered orca

Experts are preparing rare emergency efforts to administer antibiotics or feed live salmon to try to save a young emaciated orca that’s part of a critically endangered pod of killer …


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.