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UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019, 7:57 a.m.

House Democrats call for investigation into Spokane Valley state Rep. Matt Shea

House Democrats call for investigation into Republican Rep. Matt Shea’s comments in online chat that called for violence against political opponents.


Extremists seize Nigerian town and key military base

Extremists have seized a Nigerian town and a key base for a multinational force fighting Boko Haram insurgents, raising their flag and sending many people fleeing, residents and military sources …


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 4:57 p.m.

Deadly attacks by extremists strike Burkina Faso capital

Islamic extremists struck the French Embassy and army headquarters in simultaneous attacks of gunfire and explosives Friday in Burkina Faso’s capital, killing eight people and wounding more than 80 others. …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 10:46 a.m.

U.S. attacks militants in Somalia and Libya

Reflecting stepped-up targeting of extremists in Africa, the U.S. military said airstrikes killed more than 100 militants in Somalia on Tuesday and hit Islamic State fighters in Libya days earlier.


U.S. rules out negotiated IS withdrawal from Syria’s Raqqa

The U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State group said Wednesday that it won’t accept a negotiated withdrawal for hundreds of IS militants holed up in the Syrian city of Raqqa, …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 7:09 p.m.

Tech companies banishing extremists after Charlottesville

In the wake of the deadly clash at a white-nationalist rally last weekend in Virginia, major companies such as Google, Facebook and PayPal are banishing a growing cadre of extremist …


U.S. intelligence indicates a weaker Islamic State

The Pentagon and U.S. intelligence agencies view Islamic State as a shrinking and increasingly demoralized military force, a sharp shift from the seemingly invincible extremist army that declared an Islamist …


Syrian forces enter IS-held Palmyra

Backed by Russian airstrikes, Syrian government forces on Thursday pushed into the ancient town of Palmyra that has been held by the Islamic State group since May, state TV reported, …


Extremist groups burgeon

The number of militias and other extremist movements in the Inland Northwest and across the country continues to rise, according to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center. …


Arrested felon posted to racist website

A Whitman County man who bragged online about being involved with racist taco-truck protests in Kootenai County was arrested on a federal gun charge Wednesday. Jeremiah Daniel “J.D.” Hop, who …