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Pete O’Brien: Boomers should think twice about trying today’s pot

The stereotype of baby boomers is that our youth was all about sex, drugs and rock ’n roll. The truth is that for many of us, it was more like …


SCRAPS asking for help in finding owner of a dog rescued from Newman Lake

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service is asking for the public’s help in locating the owner of a black Labrador retriever that nearly drowned in Newman Lake.


Rapper Snoop Dogg plans pot shop appearance in Spokane on Wednesday

Snoop Dogg, a longtime marijuana advocate and user, will meet and greet fans at Royal’s Cannabis in north Spokane on Wednesday ahead of concert appearances elsewhere in the state.


Lawsuit ‘likely’ amid new Texas rules over fetal remains

New Texas rules requiring the burial or cremation of fetal remains are likely to face a court challenge before taking effect, an abortion-rights attorney said Friday, months after the U.S. …


In Macedonia’s fake news hub, teen shows AP how it’s done

On the second floor of a noisy sports center in the Macedonian town of Veles, a teenage purveyor of fake news cracked open his laptop and laid out his case …


Mall of America welcomes its first black Santa

Dozens of Santas cycle through Twin Cities shopping centers each year, spreading joy to children who entrust them with their holiday wish lists. What has been missing from that experience, …


Next test for pipeline protesters: the North Dakota winter

So far, the hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures that have swirled around their large encampment on …


Trump’s pick of Mattis opens debate in Congress on ex-generals

President-elect Donald Trump’s pick of retired General James Mattis as defense secretary has some lawmakers warning that his Cabinet shouldn’t be stocked with military brass at the expense of civilian …


Next Starbucks CEO brings tech savvy

After turning Starbucks Corp. into the world’s largest coffee chain, Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz will hand the reins to a lieutenant who could solidify its role as a technology …


Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher welcome second child

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are parents for the second time.


Foreign spies ready to enact cyberattacks on Russia’s banks, nation says

Russia accused foreign spy agencies of preparing cyberattacks in dozens of cities to try to undermine its banking system.


Analysis: Trump’s announcements help him look good while distracting from controversies

Donald Trump arrived Thursday in Indiana to tout the saving of about 1,000 American jobs – and to add yet more positive shine to an image honed daily with his …


Fight brewing over how U.S. plans to use public lands in West

U.S. government officials on Thursday finalized an overhaul of how they plan for oil and gas drilling, mining, grazing and other activities across public lands in the West.


Obamacare poll: Only about 1 in 4 wants Trump to repeal health law

As Republicans start to make changes in health care, potentially revamping Medicare and Medicaid as well, the politics of the issue could turn against them. “They are going to go …


UN: World population grows, young girls struggle

The world’s population grew slightly to 7.4 billion in 2016, the U.N. said Thursday, with a substantial youth bulge challenging political and social systems across the planet.


Recalled Newsweek ‘Madam President’ Clinton issue hits eBay

Supporters of Hillary Clinton apparently still have a chance to get a since-recalled commemorative edition of Newsweek that was set to be released if the Democrat won the presidential election.


More than 500 show interest in caring for surrendered infant

More than 500 callers have expressed interest in caring for a newborn baby girl who was surrendered on Thanksgiving Day morning at a suburban New York fire station.


Wisconsin first state to start presidential election recount

The first candidate-driven statewide recount of a presidential election in 16 years began Thursday in Wisconsin, a state that Donald Trump won by less than a percentage point over Hillary …


Trump’s Cabinet: ‘Draining the swamp’ or diving right in?

Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp” in the nation’s capital. Instead, he’s diving right in.


Trump’s latest Cabinet nominees all major donors to his campaign

The three latest nominees tapped by President-elect Donald Trump were major financial backers of his White House campaign.


Huge unanswered questions about Trump’s deal with Carrier to save Indiana jobs

We don’t know yet, for certain, how Donald Trump and Mike Pence convinced Carrier to reverse course and decide not to ship close to 1,000 Indiana jobs to Mexico. What …


Apple wants everyone seeing RED for World AIDS Day

Apple fans, get ready to see red: Apple is using its ubiquitous presence to raise awareness and money for the AIDS awareness campaign Red on World AIDS Day.


Burlington’s Cascade Mall, site of fatal shooting, to honor first responders

A heavy police and fire presence is expected at Cascade Mall today, but people should not be alarmed, officials said. The mall, Macy’s and the city of Burlington are hosting …


Analysis: You can’t strip flag-burners of citizenship, even if flag-burning could be made a crime

Donald Trump tweet Tuesday: “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag — if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!”


Pipeline protest arrests strain North Dakota’s court system

The hundreds of arrests during the months of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota have created an unprecedented burden for the state’s court system, which faces …


Massive Chernobyl shelter safely put over exploded reactor

Workers completed a massive shelter over the Chernobyl nuclear plant’s exploded reactor on Tuesday, one of the most ambitious engineering projects in the world that one expert said had closed …


Cyber Monday barely hangs on as biggest online spending day

Cyber Monday barely retained its status as the biggest online spending day of the year after a surge of shoppers hit computers and phones instead of stores on Black Friday …


GOP eyes lightning strike on Obamacare to kick off Trump era

Congressional Republicans are considering a lightning-strike rollback of Obamacare early next year to kick off the Donald Trump era, but first they have to agree on a plan limited enough …


World’s oldest living person celebrates 117th birthday

Italy’s Emma Morano, the world’s oldest living person, marked her 117th birthday Tuesday, blowing out all the candles on her cake.


Analysis: Trump unwittingly makes strong case for a recount of his own 2016 election win

On Sunday morning, President-elect Donald Trump assured us all that a recount of the 2016 election wouldn’t change the outcome and was a waste of resources. In a tweetstorm, he …