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Justice Deptartment charges 9 Iranians in massive hacking scheme

The Justice Department on Friday announced charges against 9 Iranians in a government-sponsored hacking scheme that pilfered sensitive information from hundreds of universities, private companies and government agencies.


U.S. durable goods orders rise at fastest pace since June

Led by a surge in demand for commercial aircraft, U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in February, reversing a drop in January, to rise at the fastest pace since …


U.S. new-home sales dipped in February, but demand is solid

Sales of new U.S. homes slipped 0.6 percent in February, a third straight monthly decline. But year to date, sales are up 2.2 percent in a sign that buyer demand …


Kailer Yamamoto lost his groove, then he got it back for the Spokane Chiefs

There are a number of days in Kailer Yamamoto’s young career that have made a lasting impression on his memory.


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 7:22 p.m.

Worst of bad U.S. flu season finally over as illnesses decline

The worst of the nation’s nasty flu season is finally over.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

Russia and Syria clash with U.S. and West on Syria cease-fire

Russia and Syria clashed with the U.S. and its Western allies Wednesday over responsibility for the failure of a cease-fire to take hold in Syria as the U.N. said humanitarian …


Olympic buzz: The winners and losers of the Pyeongchang Games

Here, in the final Olympics Buzz of these Games, we take a look at some of the winners and losers.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

Poll: People feel better about economy, not country

A majority in a new poll, 52 percent, say they think the country’s direction has worsened over the past year, and only 28 percent are optimistic that things will get …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 12:34 p.m.

U.S. tightens sanctions on North Korean shipping

The Trump administration escalated pressure Friday on North Korea by slapping sanctions on scores of companies and ships accused of illicit trading with the pariah nation. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 6:13 p.m.

Commentary: How the U.S. women’s hockey team turned courage into gold

And that, as much as anything that happened between the blue lines late Wednesday night at Gangneung Hockey Center, is why the next time USA Hockey pays homage to Olympic …


Czechs eliminate United States in shootout in Olympic men’s hockey quarterfinals

Pavel Francouz stopped all five shooters and Petr Kouka scored the shootout winner as the Czech Republic eliminated the United States with a 3-2 victory in the quarterfinals Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

U.S. says North Korea canceled planned meeting with VP Pence

Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un’s government canceled at …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 4:30 p.m.

Ilya Kovalchuk scores twice; Russians outclass U.S. 4-0 at Olympics

The U.S. must now play in the qualification round Tuesday, while Russians finished first in the group and move on directly to the quarterfinals, hoping their dominance puts T.J. Oshie’s …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 4:40 p.m.

United States on track for lowest Winter Olympics medal total in 20 years

It’s the halfway point in these Winter Games and time to look at how the U.S. is doing. And the optics are not good. Based on expected results, the U.S. …


Puerto Rico suspends $133M post-hurricane housing contract

Puerto Rico’s Housing Department said Wednesday it will suspend a $133 million deal with a U.S. company hired to repair homes damaged by Hurricane Maria because a review board found …


Slovenia comes back to stun US 3-2 in OT in Olympic opener

Five practices were supposed to prepare the Americans for this, and they knew at the second intermission Slovenia was going to come out punching. The preparation and the knowledge were …


U.S. women’s hockey team routs Russians, prepares for Canada

The U.S. women’s 5-0 preliminary-round victory on Tuesday got the formalities out of the way and ensured that their final round-robin game against Canada on Thursday will have some significance.


U.S. women rally to beat Finland 3-1 in Olympics opener

Kendall Coyne scored the go-ahead goal at 11:29 of the second period on a one-timer and the United States rallied to beat Finland 3-1 to remain perfect when opening an …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 8:11 a.m.

Olympic roundup: Gerard wins United States’ 1st gold of games

A blustery morning wind had just about everyone scrambling in the men’s slopestyle event. Except for Red Gerard, who kept his footing all the way to the podium.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

Thousands march against election result in Honduras

Thousands of demonstrators led by opposition leader Salvador Nasralla gathered in Honduras’ second-largest city Saturday to protest the re-election of President Juan Orlando Hernandez in a vote they say was …


Sweden beats U.S. 4-2 in world junior hockey semifinals

Sweden reminded the United States how difficult it is to earn a medal at the world junior hockey championship. Filip Gustavsson made 29 saves and Sweden had a three-goal third …


U.S. home prices surge 6.2 percent, outpacing wage growth

U.S. home prices climbed a robust 6.2 percent from a year ago, amid strong demand from would-be buyers and a shrinking supply of properties for sale.


U.S. ups border training in Syria to prevent IS resurgence

The United States is developing an expanded training program for local Kurdish and Arab border guards in Syria, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East said, to help head …


U.S. recognizes disputed Honduras election results

The Trump administration on Friday recognized the results of Honduras’ disputed presidential election despite opposition complaints, irregularities found by poll observers and calls from Congress to back a new vote.


Past opinions provide perspective

Pearl Harbor Day is Thursday. The following are Spokesman-Review editorials on the attack. Don’t discriminate, Dec. 11, 1942


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 10:11 a.m.

U.S. joins trade fight against China at WTO

The United States is joining a fight against China at the World Trade Organization in a decision likely to ratchet up tensions between Washington and Beijing.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 8:37 a.m.

U.S. declares ‘ethnic cleansing’ against Rohingya in Myanmar

The United States declared the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be “ethnic cleansing” on Wednesday, threatening penalties for military officials engaged in a brutal crackdown that has …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

U.S., South Korea start drills in show of force against North Korea

The United States and South Korea on Saturday started joint naval exercises that will involve three U.S. aircraft carriers in what military officials describe as a clear warning to North …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 6:26 p.m.

Syria indicates it will join Paris climate accord

Syria plans to join the Paris climate accord, an official from the war-ravaged country said Tuesday, a move that leaves the United States as the only United Nations member state …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 1:37 p.m.

U.S. makes final finding on Canadian softwood lumber imports

The U.S. Department of Commerce issued its final finding Thursday on the softwood lumber duties Canadian producers must pay, escalating a trade dispute amid the renegotiation of the North American …