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Connecticut launches investigation into vaping health claims

Connecticut is joining other states in investigating vaping manufacturer Juul Labs


Jeffrey Epstein’s New Mexico ranch linked to investigation

Billionaire businessman Jeffrey Epstein’s secluded New Mexico ranch has become tied to an investigation opened by the state attorney general’s office


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 9:54 p.m.

Detectives suspect Spokane man shipped 16 packages of marijuana to buyers nationwide

Washington State Patrol troopers pulled over the 20-year-old man in May and allegedly found plastic food-saver rolls, a heat sealer, scissors, moving tape, shipping receipts, $5,854 in cash, 110.3 grams …


Family, police seek answers about the mysterious end of Richard Coffee’s complex life

Late Saturday, May 11 – a day before Mother’s Day – he departed the Walmart store on Colton Street in north Spokane headed somewhere. Perhaps headed home, or maybe to …


Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides

Increasingly, troubling questions are being raised about the treatment of mentally ill inmates in the nation’s 3,100 local jails, possible patterns of neglect — and whether better care could have …


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 3:37 p.m.

As bishops gather, prosecutors step up scrutiny of church

Hundreds of boxes. Millions of records. From Michigan to New Mexico, attorneys general are sifting through files on clergy sex abuse this month, seized through search warrants and subpoenas at …


Australian Broadcasting Corp. head concerned by police raid

The head of Australia’s public broadcaster said Friday she has “grave concern” about a recent police raid on the corporation’s headquarters in connection with a 2017 story based on leaked …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 2:45 p.m.

Report: FTC to lead possible Facebook antitrust probe

Facebook’s stock is plunging following a Wall Street Journal is report that the Federal Trade Commission will lead any antitrust investigation into the company as part of an arrangement that …


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 3:40 p.m.

Body pulled from Spokane River on Tuesday is young woman reported missing earlier this week

A young woman whose body was pulled from the Spokane River downtown early Tuesday morning was reported missing earlier this week by friends and family.


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 7:06 a.m.

Murray says Trump’s action on infrastructure shows he’s in midst of tantrum; Newhouse blames Democrats for ‘partisan attacks’

President Donald Trump halted infrastructure talks with congressional Democrats on Wednesday, asserting he would not return to the table until they dropped their probe in the wake of the Mueller …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 6:50 p.m.

Body pulled from Spokane River downtown Tuesday morning

Avista Utilities workers pulled a body from the Spokane River early Tuesday morning.


Ex-White House lawyer defies House subpoena for Mueller docs

WASHINGTON – A former White House lawyer defied a congressional subpoena Tuesday, setting the Trump administration on course for another collision with the Democratic-led House over its pursuit of documents …


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 5:36 p.m.

Canada privacy watchdog taking Facebook to court

Canada’s privacy czar is taking Facebook to court after finding that lax practices at the social media giant allowed personal information to be used for political purposes.


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 9:07 p.m.

Trump forms battle plan for post-Mueller probes: Just say no

As House Democrats ramp up their widespread investigations into President Donald Trump, the White House’s strategy for responding has been simple: just say no.


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 7:01 a.m.

Murder trial in Washington highlights growing use of genetic genealogy to solve cold cases

A cold case murder trial in Snohomish County will be the first to include genetic genealogy as an investigative tool as law enforcement embraces technology to solve crimes.


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 9:48 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers says full Mueller report should be published

Republicans said the letter from Attorney General William Barr released Sunday should signal an end to the investigations into the activities of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, as special counsel …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 11:10 p.m.

Investigation in mail theft, fraud checks leads to two arrests

Spokane County Sheriff’s Department investigators arrested two individuals Thursday on allegations they stole mail from 20 or more victims and attempted to use fake checks in local banks.


Lewiston airport board faces FBI investigation

The FBI is investigating the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport Authority Board for its handling of sensitive security information in the chaos immediately after the board fired Manager Stephanie Morgan …


Senate investigating allegations against Sen. Kevin Ranker

The state Senate is conducting an outside investigation into Democratic Sen. Kevin Ranker following allegations of improper conduct, the first test of the chamber’s new workplace policies adopted in the …


Sheriff’s Office investigating assault, death at jail as a homicide

The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Yakima County Jail inmate early Monday morning as a homicide, according to a news release.


Senate committee approves investigation into rape allegation

A Senate committee on Thursday approved a bipartisan recommendation for an outside investigation into a rape allegation made against state Sen. Joe Fain.


Virginia attorney general opens investigation into possible child sex abuse and coverup in the Catholic Church

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Wednesday that his office is running an “ongoing investigation” into the state’s two Catholic dioceses and whether there has been any sexual abuse and …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

U.S. to revoke visas of Saudis implicated in killing of writer

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Trump administration is revoking the visas of some Saudi officials implicated in the death of writer Jamal Khashoggi.


Mueller said ready to deliver key findings in his Trump probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the November midterm elections as he faces intensifying pressure to produce more …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 4:45 p.m.

MoviePass operations under investigation by New York AG

The company that runs the beleaguered MoviePass discount service for theater tickets is being investigated by the New York Attorney General on allegations that it misled investors.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 4:01 p.m.

FBI chief says ‘usual process met in Kavanaugh probe

FBI Director Chris Wray on Wednesday defended the FBI’s background investigation of new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, saying the work was limited in scope and that the “usual process” …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 8:52 a.m.

After rape allegation against Washington state Sen. Joe Fain, questions linger over who should investigate

A woman who publicly accused the Republican state senator of raping her in Washington D.C. in 2007 has said she won’t pursue a criminal or civil investigation, but would cooperate …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 3:19 p.m.

Trump says he supports ‘comprehensive’ FBI Kavanaugh probe

President Donald Trump said Monday he wants the FBI to do a “comprehensive” investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by Brett Kavanaugh. But he also said he stands by his …


Once the flames are out, Yakima County fire investigator Chris Pedersen gets busy figuring out why the fire started

Yakima County Fire Marshal Chris Pedersen is the local equivalent to Sherlock Holmes, with two key differences: She investigates fires, not crimes; and she doesn’t have a Watson – at …


Video of hippo spanking at L.A. Zoo sparks LAPD investigation

A video of a man climbing a barrier at the Los Angeles Zoo and then slapping a hippopotamus on its rear end has sparked a criminal investigation by the LAPD, …