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Blackfoot woman charged for role in robberies with suspect who reportedly shot deputy

A Blackfoot woman who reportedly helped the man who shot a Bingham County Sheriff’s Office deputy last week was charged Monday.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 1:49 p.m.

This car-sized NASA spacecraft is hurtling closer to the sun than any mission before

In little more than a month, a NASA spacecraft will come closer to the sun than any mission before – more than three-quarters of the way there – and it …


U.S. lashes out at Iran as world leaders gather at UN

President Donald Trump and his top national security aides lashed out at Iran with unusual venom Tuesday, warning Tehran that it faced severe consequences if it defied the United States.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

Bill Cosby in cuffs: TV star gets 3 to 10 years for sex assault

His Hollywood career and good-guy image in ruins, an 81-year-old Bill Cosby was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years behind bars for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, becoming …


Michael Kors ups the glamour, buys Versace for $2 billion

Michael Kors is buying the Italian fashion house Versace in a deal worth more than $2 billion, continuing its hard charge into the world of high-end fashion.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

Trump says Dems using ‘con game’ to sink Kavanaugh court bid

President Donald Trump accused Democrats on Tuesday of using a “con game” to try scuttling Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination and disparaged the account of the second woman accusing Kavanaugh …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 6:31 p.m.

Just Dunkin’: Dunkin’ Donuts to change its name

Dunkin’ is dropping the donuts – from its name, anyway.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 7:47 p.m.

Trump: Venezuelan socialist president easily toppled

President Donald Trump suggested on Tuesday that Venezuela’s leader Nicolas Maduro could be easily toppled in military coup and the U.S stepped up financial pressure by slapping the socialist president’s …


Grizzlies get back U.S. protections, Rockies hunts blocked

The first public grizzly bear hunts in the Northern Rockies in almost three decades have been blocked by a U.S. judge who rejected government claims that the fearsome predators had …


Rep. Matt Manweller says he won’t serve another term if elected

Rep. Matt Manweller will not serve another term in the state House, he said Monday.


Inspire Brands buys Sonic burger chain for $2.3 billion

Arby’s owner Inspire Brands is buying the Sonic drive-in hamburger chain.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Trump boasts of America’s might, draws headshakes at UN

President Donald Trump poured scorn on the “ideology of globalism” and heaped praise on his own administration’s achievements Tuesday in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly that drew headshakes …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 6:05 p.m.

Mary Kay Letourneau interviewed with husband she was convicted of raping as a student

On Aug. 8, 1997, Mary Kay Letourneau plead guilty to rape of a child, Vili Fualaau, who is now her husband. The Fualaau family – including daughters 21-year-old Audrey and …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 10:13 a.m.

Washington and Idaho lawmakers remain unchanged on Kavanaugh

Following another allegation of sexual impropriety against President Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, members of Congress who represent the Inland Northwest haven’t budged on their respective positions.


Spokane Police Department could use drones in investigations

The Spokane Police Department could soon use drones to search for missing people and reconstruct crimes, if a resolution authorizing the use of unmanned aerial vehicles passes City Council next …


In 9th District, Schmick facing first Democratic opponent in a decade

For the first time in a decade, a Democrat is challenging state Rep. Joe Schmick for his seat representing southeastern Washington. Matthew Sutherland, a graduate student at Washington State University, …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 8:12 a.m.

Downtown Spokane businesses may seek more lights and video cameras to fight crime

In an effort to curtail petty property crimes such as larceny, vandalism and loitering, the city’s Business Improvement District is asking downtown business owners whether they’re interested in installing more …


For the restroom-wary among us, RVs can offer respite

Those who have road-tripped across the Inland Northwest know that public restrooms can make us wishful for an RV.


100 years ago in Spokane: Wolfhound, likely rabid, escapes movie studio and bites children, kills puppies

A large gray wolfhound belonging to movie actor William Cooper escaped from the Washington Motion Picture Corp. studios at Minnehaha Park. The actor put a “lost dog” ad in the …


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After the hurricane comes the deluge on South Carolina coast

GEORGETOWN, S.C. – Eleven days ago, Lee Gantt was at a Hurricane Florence party in her neighborhood in Georgetown, where the story goes that some houses haven’t flooded from the …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 7:24 p.m.

Inland Northwest Blood Center undergoing name change to Vitalant

The Inland Northwest Blood Center announced Monday it’s undergoing a name change to Vitalant in a rebranding effort by parent company Blood Systems, Inc. to unite its 10 blood centers, …


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.