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WSU study: Living to 100 requires more than heredity

When it comes to living for a century, good genes help. However, other influences to reach 100 such as environmental and socioeconomic factors weigh in more than previously thought, Spokane researchers say.

Federal, state courts ordered to halt in-person hearings through at least mid-April

The order from U.S. District Court Chief Judge Thomas O. Rice affects grand jury proceedings, civil and criminal cases, as well as naturalization ceremonies. At least one federal public defender in the region said the move could jeopardize the health of some criminal defendants imprisoned and awaiting trial or sentencing.

Trio sets record Cannonball Run from N.Y. to L.A.

A trio riding in a souped up to 800 horsepower Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG high-end sports sedan finished a record Cannonball Run from New York to L.A., averaging 103 mph. Here’s how.

Lindsey Graham says U.S. must sanction Turkey for testing Russian arms

WASHINGTON – Two leading senators pressed Secretary of State Michael Pompeo to comply with existing law and impose sanctions on Turkey for purchasing and testing a Russian-made missile system. South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham and Maryland Democrat Chris Van Hollen said in a letter dated Monday that Turkey’s acquisition of the S-400 anti-aircraft weapons should trigger sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act. The two senators cited Turkish and Russian officials who said Turkey isn’t only testing the systems but also has plans for further cooperation with Russia.

Then and Now: Federal courthouse in downtown Spokane

The Thomas S. Foley United States Courthouse was originally envisioned as a joint federal and municipal building, but voters failed to pass a $10.4 million bond to combine the two governmental buildings.

South Hill to gain 12-unit apartment complex

Thirty First Place Apartments, 2772 E. 31st Ave., will occupy a half-acre lot just west of Regal Street that is currently vacant. The project is valued at $1.3 million.

WSU College of Medicine eyes more instruction on medical cannabis as study suggests doctors reluctant to talk about it

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is looking to incorporate some instruction on the research into the potential medicinal uses of marijuana into their curriculum for the first time this fall, as research from the College of Nursing indicates health care providers may be reluctant to discuss the drug, and retail stores are relying more on personal experience than science when consulting patients.

Turkey calls on US to reverse decision on F-35 exclusion

The U.S. decision to exclude Turkey from an American-led fighter jet program goes against the “spirit of alliance,” the Turkish government said Thursday, and called on its NATO ally to reverse the decision.