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The Big Number: 23 percent lower risk of ovarian cancer with low-dose aspirin

Many people take a low-dose aspirin daily in hopes of preventing heart problems. Now, researchers have found that women who regularly took a low-dose aspirin – generally 81 milligrams – …

Boeing 737 flies into brick wall – and just keeps going

An Air India pilot flew a Boeing 737 through a brick wall Friday. Incredibly, that marked the beginning of its journey and not the end.

As Harvard’s admissions policy goes on trial, alleged victims of racial bias remain anonymous

Harvard University’s secretive admissions process will undergo a rare public dissection in a trial starting this week of allegations that the Ivy League school discriminates against Asian-Americans.

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

Senator snatches student’s phone while being asked about Georgia voter registration uproar

An attempted conversation between a Georgia Tech student and Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., ended abruptly with the lawmaker snatching the student’s cellphone away while he was being asked about possible …

Four men killed in shooting at child’s birthday party in Texas

An argument at a toddler’s birthday party in South Texas escalated into a shooting that left four men dead and a fifth man wounded, authorities said Sunday.

GOP pins hopes for keeping Ryan’s Wisconsin seat on Ryan 2.0

Ironworker Randy Bryce spent months gearing up to try to unseat House Speaker Paul Ryan in November’s election, cleverly cultivating an “Iron Stache” persona for a candidacy that was as …

Trump touts good relations with ‘sort of a Democrat’ Mattis

President Donald Trump says he has a “very good relationship” with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis even though he thinks the Pentagon chief is “sort of a Democrat.”

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018, 11:56 a.m.

Four days after storm, large swath of Panhandle suffering

Crews with backhoes and other heavy equipment scooped up splintered boards, broken glass, chunks of asphalt and other debris in hurricane-flattened Mexico Beach on Sunday as the mayor held out …

Two people hospitalized after their car hit a moose

Idaho State Police say two people were hospitalized after their car struck a moose on U.S. 95 south of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018, 6:27 p.m.

Lopsided I-1634 campaign, with millions from soda industry, blankets airwaves

The I-1634 campaign is blanketing the airwaves with advertisements that raise the specter of looming local grocery taxes, while making little or no mention of the sweetened beverages produced by …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018, 5:43 p.m.

How the tequila boom could go bust

Volatile agave prices have soared, thanks in part to high tequila demand. According to an industry survey, the plant can cost as much as 25 pesos ($1.31) per kilogram, up …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

Saudis reject threats as stocks plunge after Trump comments

Saudi Arabia on Sunday threatened to retaliate for any sanctions imposed against it after President Donald Trump said the oil-rich kingdom deserves “severe punishment” if it is responsible for the …

The Dirt: Transformation of historic Stowell Drug into mixed-use building underway

A major renovation of the historic Stowell Drug and Assay building on West Sprague Avenue in downtown Spokane has completely gutted the two-story building.

Transformation of historic Stowell Drug into mixed-use building underway

A major renovation of the historic Stowell Drug and Assay building on West Sprague Avenue in downtown Spokane has completely gutted the two-story building.

Washington’s capitol gets a clean dome

Capitol dome brightens in the midst of a $3.4 million cleaning.

BBB Tip of Week: October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

When shopping online, be careful where you spend your dollars.

Motley Fool: In your Face(book)

Facebook’s average revenue per user has room to grow, and the company is still early in the game in exploiting the fast-growing online advertising industry.

Nerd Wallet: How to fund college if you didn’t save enough

Here are some steps to take now to secure an affordable education – and avoid crushing debt.

Week Ahead

Conventions Annual Conference: North American Association for Environmental Education, Sunday, Spokane Convention Center, 1,300 attendees.

Business Beat

Banking Mountain West Bank’s digital learning initiatives have been honored with the Financial Capability Innovation Award by EVERFI Inc., an education technology innovator. Mountain West’s web-based course features programming on …

Paul Turner: This Halloween heed the advice of third-graders and forget the toothbrushes and dole out lots of candy

Third-graders offer suggestions to adults regarding Halloween.

Shawn Vestal: No special treatment deserved by Legislators when it comes to open records

It’s the hardest thing for any of us to hear, let alone believe: You just ain’t that special.

Lathered in profits: See how this 31-year-old makes millions selling soap online

Jack Haldrup, a 31-year-old San Diegan, epitomizes this shift to small business 2.0. He makes $6 million a year selling a product that’s been around since ancient times: plain and …

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 8:07 p.m.

City to vote on giving developers, non-profits land for affordable housing

The city may soon be able to give its unused properties to developers and non-profit organizations who agree to build affordable housing for Spokane’s low-income or elderly residents.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 9:34 a.m.

Ad watch: Nicaraguan visits 30 years ago continue to fuel misleading ads against Congress challenger Lisa Brown

Radio ads tie Brown to the Sandinistas, a group that seized power in the Central American country in 1979. They draw from a 1990 article written about Brown’s time in …

Early morning ‘zero hour’ classes give ambitious teens a boost, but is it costing them sleep?

Early classes are designed to give students taking a full-load of college preparatory classes, which includes two years of a foreign language, an extra period. But some administrators worry that …

100 years ago in Spokane: Flu cases continue to rise, but only two dead

Spokane’s Spanish flu cases jumped to 550 – but the city health officer continued to report that most of the cases were mild and the death rate “very low.”

Newspaper says Turkey has audio of Saudi writer’s slaying

Turkish officials claim to have an audio recording of the alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi from the Apple Watch he wore when he walked into the Saudi Consulate in …

Rob Curley: Ag series turns into more than we could’ve expected; book to be released in December

Like all places, there’s typically a big difference between how the locals view their communities versus how the rest of the world views them. It was that very idea that …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 3:47 p.m.

Spokane ranks as one of best American cities for families to visit, says TripAdvisor

Spokane has been ranked in the 25 best cities for families to visit in the country by popular travel website TripAdvisor.