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UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 6:35 p.m.

For McCain, a cross-country farewell from public, presidents

Two former presidents are expected to speak at Sen. John McCain’s service and he will lie in state in both the nation’s capital and Arizona as part of a cross-country …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 7:48 a.m.

Seventh Spokane County Jail inmate dies in 14 months

A Spokane County Jail inmate died in his cell early Wednesday morning following a fight with another cellmate.


Helicopter crew responds to emergency beacon, lifts body out

The body of a 44-year-old hiker from the Seattle area was airlifted off Buck Mountain by a Navy helicopter rescue unit early Sunday morning, according to the Chelan County Sheriff’s …


Hiker dies in Mount Rainier National Park

A hiker has been killed in Mount Rainier National Park after being swept away by the swift waters of the West Fork of the White River.


Woman killed during Trader Joe’s standoff was shot by police, not the gunman, chief says

On Wednesday, Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore settled it: One of his officers fired the round that killed Corado.


Steven Powell, father-in-law of missing Utah woman, dies

Steven Powell, the father-in-law of a long-missing Utah woman whose husband was eyed in a police investigation and later killed himself and his two young children, has died in Washington …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

Three wolves killed in central Idaho after sheep attacks

Three wolves have been killed by federal authorities in central Idaho near Stanley, an action blasted by an environmental group.


Ford Idaho Center death highlights Hispanic community fears

Witnesses of a deadly fist fight at the Ford Idaho Center last month have been reluctant to share what they saw with Nampa Police. Some witnesses told the Idaho Press …


UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

YouTube daredevils filmed dangerous stunts for clicks – then died going over a waterfall

Megan Scraper was standing at the edge of the scenic but treacherous Shannon Falls when she slipped into a swift-moving current, authorities in British Columbia said. Her companions, Ryker Gamble …


Sprawling Penn State hazing death case grinds through courts

The sprawling criminal case against former members of a Penn State fraternity over the death of a pledge last year is about to pick up steam with yet another preliminary …


Bourdain leaves bulk of $1.2M estate to 11-year-old daughter

Globe-trotting chef, author and TV host Anthony Bourdain was worth $1.2 million when he died last month and left most of the estate to his 11-year-old daughter, according to court …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 10:42 p.m.

Woman who drowned in Spokane River identified; Medical Examiner rules incident accidental

The Spokane Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that the woman who was killed after her raft capsized on the Spokane River near the Bowl and Pitcher area of Riverside State Park …


Google is training machines to predict when a patient will die

Google had created a tool that could forecast a host of patient outcomes, including how long people may stay in hospitals, their odds of re-admission and chances they will soon …


Kent police investigate death of woman found near trail

Police say they’re investigating after a woman was found fatally injured along a wooded trail in Kent.


North Las Vegas man dies after raft overturns in Idaho

Authorities say a North Las Vegas man died during a rafting incident in the central Idaho wilderness.


Man dead after fight at Ford Idaho Center

A 24-year-old man died following a fight at the Ford Idaho Center early Saturday morning, according to Nampa Police.


Sheriff: Jailed immigrant killed self despite camera, checks

A Honduran man who entered the U.S. illegally killed himself in a Texas jail despite guards checking on him every half-hour and a camera in his padded cell, authorities say.


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 2:49 p.m.

Officials: Designer Kate Spade found dead in apartment

Law enforcement officials say New York fashion designer Kate Spade has been found dead in her apartment in an apparent suicide.


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 6:49 p.m.

Suspect in 6 Phoenix-area slayings targeted people connected to divorce

A hunch from a retired detective helped lead police to a man suspected of shooting six people to death in the Phoenix area, some of whom were connected to his …


Dog found dead in carrier during Delta layover near Detroit

Delta Air Lines is investigating the death of an 8-year-old pet dog during a layover at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, en route from Phoenix to Newark, New Jersey.


Autopsy report: Exploding vape pen killed Florida man

An exploding vape pen hurled fragments into a Florida man’s head, killing him and starting a fire that burned most of his body, an autopsy report said.


Photos of Kurt Cobain’s death scene will not be made public

The Washington State Court of Appeals has ruled that photographs from the scene of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s death will not be released publicly.


Idaho man pleads guilty in the death of 62-year-old woman

An eastern Idaho man has pleaded guilty to beating a 62-year-old woman to death with a baseball bat.


Salvador police say missing magazine journalist found slain

Authorities in El Salvador say a magazine journalist has been kidnapped and killed in the gang-plagued Central American nation.


UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

No place for a daughter: Spokane parents of homeless woman who died in RV speak out about Seattle ‘safe zone’

Spokane native Sabrina Tate died inside her RV on April 5, three weeks before her 28th birthday. A week later, the RV remained in the


A dead sperm whale was found with 64 pounds of trash in its digestive system

A young male sperm whale that was found dead off the coast of Spain had 64 pounds of garbage in its digestive system.


UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 6:41 p.m.

Designer of deadly waterslide charged along with park owner

A water park company co-owner accused of rushing the world’s tallest waterslide into service and a designer accused of shoddy planning were charged Tuesday in the decapitation of a 10-year-old …


Oregon medical students face tough test: Talking about dying

Oregon Health & Science University officials revamped the medical school curriculum to include new lessons in – and standards for – communication, ethics and professionalism woven through the coursework. The …


PBS film forces viewers to confront mortality

On its face, PBS has a huge challenge in promoting filmmaker Helen Whitney’s upcoming documentary on facing mortality. Most people want to avoid the subject of death, not see a …


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 3:57 p.m.

World’s last male northern white rhino, Sudan, dies

The death of the world’s last male northern white rhino, Sudan, doesn’t end efforts to save a subspecies of one of the world’s most recognizable animals. The focus now turns …