Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Sunday, December 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Night 28° Partly Cloudy

Nation


News >  Nation

Rapper Scarface in runoff for Houston City Council seat

As a member of Houston’s pioneering rap group The Geto Boyz, Brad Jordan co-wrote the early 1990s hip-hop anthem “Mind Playing Tricks on Me.” Now, the 49-year-old rapper better known as Scarface is working to ensure Houston voters that no, their minds are not playing tricks on them: He is running for City Council, and he’s a serious candidate.
News >  Nation

Trump calls impeachment vote ‘embarrassment’ to nation

President Donald Trump declared Friday’s House committee vote to impeach him ”an embarrassment to our country“ and refused to back away from the charge that first ensnared him in the scandal. Almost simultaneous to the vote, Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, turned up at the White House to discuss Ukraine.
News >  Nation

U.S. cancels planned tariffs on China

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. has canceled plans to impose new tariffs on $160 billion worth of Chinese imports Sunday as part of a modest interim agreement that de-escalates a 17-month trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.
News >  Nation

Lawmakers want former Ky. Gov. Bevin’s pardons investigated

Outrage over a spree of pardons by former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin spread to the state capitol Friday as two lawmakers asked the incoming attorney general to investigate the orders, including one for a convicted killer whose family contributed to the governor.
News >  Nation

Impeachment charges head to House; Trump cries anew: ‘Hoax’

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

Democrats propelled President Donald Trump’s impeachment toward a historic vote by the full U.S. House as the Judiciary Committee on Friday approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. It’s the latest major step in the constitutional and political storm that has divided Congress and the nation.
News >  Nation

Mother tells judge her daughter on life support is ‘sassy’

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

The mother of a 10-month-old girl on life support testified Thursday that her daughter is “sassy” and enjoys cartoons, as a Texas judge considered whether a Fort Worth hospital can remove life-sustaining treatment because doctors say the infant’s condition will never improve.
News >  Nation

Lonesome duck: Dating ad seeks match for man’s grieving bird

BLUE HILL, Maine – There’s no Tinder for waterfowl, but that didn’t stop a Maine bird owner from trying to find a match for a mourning duckling. One of Chris Morris’ ducks, Yellow Duck, lost its mate to a hungry bobcat a couple of weeks ago at Morris’ yard in Blue Hill. Morris, a 31-year-old special education teacher, drew up a singles ad for Yellow Duck and placed it on a community bulletin board at a local grocery store.