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Man who pointed laser at helicopter agrees to plea deal; felony downgraded to misdemeanor

A man who directed a laser pointer at a Spokane County Sheriff’s helicopter was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day of time served.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 9:43 a.m.

Washington, Idaho lawmakers start formulating positions on immigration deal to avert shutdown

Under mounting pressure from his own party, President Donald Trump appeared to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement Tuesday that would head off a threatened second government shutdown but …

Trump tweets he’s alone at White House waiting for Dems deal

President Donald Trump was meeting with his Homeland Security secretary and other officials on Monday to discuss border security issues as a partial government shutdown over his U.S.-Mexico border wall …

Comey makes deal over House subpoena, backs off legal fight

Former FBI Director James Comey has reached a deal to testify privately to the House Judiciary Committee, backing off his legal fight for an open hearing, his attorney said Sunday.

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 6:23 p.m.

UK’s May fights to sell Brexit deal to a skeptical country

Prime Minister Theresa May made a blunt appeal to skeptical lawmakers on Monday to back her divorce deal with the European Union: It isn’t perfect, but it’s all there is, …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 7:25 p.m.

UK Cabinet to meet after Britain, EU reach draft Brexit deal

After months of stalled talks, false starts and setbacks, negotiators from Britain and the European Union struck a proposed divorce deal Tuesday to provide for the U.K.’s smooth exit from …

Evergreen reaches tentative deal with teachers

The teachers strike in Evergreen Public Schools could be over after a tentative agreement was reached at 2:57 a.m. today.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 7:05 p.m.

U.S., Mexico tentatively set to replace NAFTA with new deal

Snubbing Canada, the Trump administration reached a preliminary deal Monday with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement – a move that raised legal questions and threatened to …

UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 3:54 p.m.

Deal approves $216 million for Idaho utility’s expenses

Idaho officials have approved an agreement allowing a utility company’s $216.5 million in relicensing expenses for a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border.

UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 2:55 p.m.

Amazon cuts a deal with Best Buy, broadens global reach

Amazon is expanding its dominance globally by giving overseas customers access to more than 45 million items via its app.

Apple adds more ‘Texture’ to its services with magazine deal

Apple has bought digital magazine distributor Texture to extend its subscription services beyond music and online storage.

Investor group cancels deal to buy Weinstein Co.

A group of investors pulled out of a deal to buy the beleaguered Weinstein Co. on Tuesday after discovering tens of millions of dollars in undisclosed debt, according to people …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 5:39 p.m.

Trump reaches deal with Boeing on new presidential planes

President Donald Trump has reached an informal deal with Boeing to provide the next generation of presidential aircraft, the White House says.

American, Delta revive deal to handle stranded passengers

American Airlines and Delta are reviving a deal that lets them put passengers on each other’s planes when travelers are stranded by disruptions such as winter storms and computer outages.

Boeing, Brazil’s Embraer confirm talks over possible deal

Shares of the aircraft maker Embraer soared on Thursday after the Brazilian company confirmed media reports that it’s in talks with Boeing regarding a possible deal.

Possible deal for Flynn? Washington reading tea leaves

The few public signs emanating from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation increasingly raise the prospect that former national security adviser Michael Flynn is looking to cut a deal.

Boeing inks $1.3B Ethiopian Airlines deal for 777 freighters, Dubai Air Show

Boeing Co. inked a $1.3 billion deal on Tuesday to sell four 777 freighters to Ethiopian Airlines as an aircraft provider to a Kuwaiti carrier resuming operations tentatively agreed to …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 3:17 p.m.

AT&T exec says ‘uncertain’ when Time Warner deal will close

AT&T now says it’s “uncertain” when its $85 billion Time Warner purchase will close.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 8:22 p.m.

Spokane-based Potlatch moves to acquire rival Arkansas timber company

Potlatch Corp. plans to merge with a smaller rival, Deltic Timber Corp., in an all-stock deal that will create a company with 2 million acres of private timberland holdings.

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 8:07 p.m.

Islamic State fighters may have escaped to Iraq, despite U.S. promises to stop them

An Islamic State convoy stranded in the Syrian desert for five days has split up and some fighters may have found their way into Iraq, despite the U.S. military’s determination …

Alexa, Cortana talk to each other in Amazon-Microsoft deal

Both companies say that later this fall, users will be able to access Alexa using Cortana on Windows 10 computers and on Android and Apple devices. They’ll also be able …

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 9:20 p.m.

In a deal, remains of Lebanon soldiers kidnapped by IS located

The remains of eight Lebanese soldiers kidnapped by the Islamic State group three years ago were located Sunday, a senior Lebanese official said, in a negotiated deal that followed a …

UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

White House: Trump says U.S. will not withdraw from NAFTA

President Donald Trump on Wednesday told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, just hours after administration officials …

Tillerson declares the Iran nuclear deal a failure

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared the Iran nuclear deal a failure on Wednesday but left open the possibility the Trump administration will uphold it nonetheless.

Tesla seals $2 billion SolarCity deal set to test Musk’s vision

Tesla Motors Inc. and SolarCity Corp. shareholders approved the electric-car maker’s purchase of the solar installer in a deal that’s poised to test their shared Chairman Elon Musk’s vision for …

Smaller screens’ rise cues AT&T deal for Time Warner

AT&T and Time Warner, which both are laboring to hold on to customers, confront a similar challenge: how to deliver content to younger consumers who are turning away from traditional …

Pfizer on buying spree with AstraZeneca antibiotics deal

Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. is continuing its shopping spree with its fourth acquisition since the April collapse of its planned $160 billion megadeal to buy rival Allergan PLC and move its …