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4 killed in plane crash at Alaska military base

Four airmen were killed when a cargo plane crashed during a training run at an Alaska Air Force base, sending a fireball hundreds of feet into the air, military authorities and witnesses said.

Kennedy postpones tonight’s speech

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s scheduled fundraising speech tonight at Gonzaga University was indefinitely postponed Wednesday. Spokane Riverkeeper and Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper, the event sponsors, said in a news release that Kennedy requested the postponement to deal with a “private family matter,” which was not further explained. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that Kennedy’s wife, Mary Richardson Kennedy, was arrested Saturday for drunken driving after she ran over a curb at a suburban school in Bedford, N.Y.

Man says he killed in self-defense

A Spokane man accused of shooting two men to death over a vehicle trade says the slayings were in self-defense. Merle W. Harvey, 27, shot Jack T. Lamere, 41, and Jacob J. Potter, 45, after “three guys surrounded my truck with guns,” Harvey told a local TV station this week.

Man accused in two homicides claims self-defense

A Spokane man accused of shooting two men to death over a car trade says the slayings were in self-defense. Merle W. Harvey, 27, shot Jack T. Lamere, 41, and Jacob J. Potter, 45, after “three guys surrounded my truck with guns,” Harvey told a local TV station this week.

On the Wall Jennifer Zurlini

When you think of digital age fashion photography, you quickly conjure up beautiful women digitally enhanced to the hilt, post-perfected until every freckle and pore of character is concealed and they become an unbelievable ideal. In “Fusion: An Artistic Collaboration Between Hair, Makeup, Clothing and Photography,” photographer Carl Richardson uses his Canon EOS 50D to authenticate reality – a contrast to the fantastic visions he and his crew have fabricated.

Ski officials say actress’ death could spur helmet use

Every time a celebrity is fatally injured in a skiing accident, more people start wearing helmets on the slopes, say industry officials who expect the head injury sustained by Natasha Richardson to accelerate that shift. “Helmet use has been steadily going up, and these types of accidents tend to really draw attention to it and recalibrate people’s thinking,” said Bob Scales, who heads helmet production for manufacturer Giro. At the same time, manufacturers “continue to make helmets more comfortable” by reducing the weight and improving the fit.

Fraud trial of ex-courts figure starts

Rhonda Richardson treated the CASA bank account like it was "her personal piggy bank," federal prosecutors said in court Monday. As the federal trial for the former executive director of Court Appointed Special Advocates began Monday in Coeur d'Alene, Richardson's attorney argued she didn't intentionally commit fraud by spending money from the nonprofit's coffers.