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Taliban in Moscow just days after Trump says talks ‘dead’

A Taliban official says the insurgent group’s negotiating team has arrived in the Russian capital just days after U.S. President Donald Trump declared a deal that had been nearly a …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 7:53 p.m.

Pilot hailed as hero after bird strike disables Russian jet

A Russian pilot was hailed as a hero Thursday for safely landing his passenger jet in a cornfield after a collision with a flock of gulls seconds after takeoff crippled …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 10:19 p.m.

Moscow student, mother killed in crash

A Moscow High School student and her mother were killed Saturday in a head-on crash involving a semitrailer on Interstate 90 near Alberton, Montana.


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

Russian police arrest more than 1,000 in Moscow protest

Russian police cracked down fiercely Saturday on demonstrators in central Moscow, beating some people and arresting more than 1,000 who were protesting the exclusion of opposition candidates from the ballot …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 1:47 p.m.

Top US and Russian diplomats meet, make no visible progress

Senior diplomats from the United States and Russia met in Helsinki on Wednesday to search for ways to ease tensions between Moscow and Washington, but didn’t report any immediate progress, …


Moscow property taxes expected to rise 25 percent next year

Property owners in Moscow could pay 25 percent more in taxes next year, city officials say.


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 5:28 p.m.

Russian defense chief says there are survivors of navy fire

Some crew members have survived a fire that killed 14 sailors onboard one of the Russian navy’s deep-sea research submersibles, the nation’s defense minister said Wednesday.


Pullman-Moscow bus route pros, issues discussed

Washington State University and the University of Idaho dropped their intercampus commuter shuttle agreement with Wheatland Express in 2011, but talks of re-establishing the service between the two largest Palouse …


Putin fires police officers involved in journalist’s case

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday dismissed two senior police officers involved in the arrest of an investigative journalist on drug charges that were later dropped for lack of evidence, …


Hundreds detained in Moscow protest over journalist’s case

Hundreds of people were detained Wednesday as they marched in the Russian capital to protest what they called police fabrications in the wake of the arrest of an investigative journalist …


Second measles case confirmed in Idaho panhandle

Authorities have confirmed a second case of measles in the Idaho panhandle. The patient is a family member of a young child who was confirmed as the first case last …


Prominent investigative journalist detained in Russia

A prominent Russian investigative journalist has been charged with drug dealing after four grams of the synthetic stimulant mephedrone were found in his backpack, Moscow police said Friday.


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 8:24 p.m.

Suspicious device reported in Moscow; Spokane bomb squad deployed for third time in a week

A Spokane bomb squad was dispatched to Moscow on Tuesday after a suspicious device was found near a hospital and a Baptist church. Experts determined the device was not an …


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

Police investigating improvised bombs and an arson fire in Pullman, Moscow

Pullman police began searching for an arsonist after a fire destroyed a laser tag arena on Sunday, the same day a device resembling a pipe bomb was discovered in a …


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 7:18 p.m.

Plane was heavy with extra fuel before deadly crash landing

A Russian airliner that took off from Moscow was airborne for just 28 minutes before returning to make an emergency landing while still heavy with unburned fuel, which then ignited …


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 10:21 p.m.

Bomb found inside Moscow home, rendered safe

A Spokane bomb squad traveled to Moscow, Idaho on Wednesday to assist in deactivating a device found inside a home.


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 12:36 p.m.

Racist postcards distributed in Moscow

A pair of racist postcards appearing to mock a coming University of Idaho LGBTQA-hosted event and comparing the UI to Moscow, Russia, in 1912 were reportedly delivered this past week …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 8 p.m.

Moscow, Idaho, schools are full

For the third year in a row, Moscow schools are too full to allow admission of out-of-district students.


Weather Service says more rain coming to Palouse this week

City officials in Pullman say they usually have 12 to 24 hours to prepare for potential flooding.


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 9:51 p.m.

Bud Hut robbery suspect makes first court appearance

A Moscow man arrested Monday afternoon in connection with an armed robbery at the Bud Hut marijuana dispensary on the Moscow-Pullman highway is now being held at the Latah County …


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 9:15 p.m.

Paradise Creek floods homes on the Palouse

Paradise Creek has reached flood stage in Moscow and homes are beginning to flood.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 8:21 p.m.

Authorities search for suspect in armed robbery at Whitman County pot shop

Authorities were searching Monday for a man who entered a marijuana shop near Pullman, pointed a handgun at an employee and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.


Sojourners’ transitional housing program will close

Sojourners’ Alliance expects to shut down its transitional housing program in early May because of a nearly $150,000 shortfall.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 8:40 p.m.

Finalists for University of Idaho’s next president released

The Idaho State Board of Education named five finalists for the position of University of Idaho President on Wednesday morning.


Moscow court orders prominent U.S. investor to remain in jail

A Moscow court on Thursday rejected an appeal by a prominent U.S. foreign investment manager and ordered him to remain in jail for at least the next month-and-a-half in connection …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Idaho appeals court rejects murderer’s 4th try to clear name

An Idaho appeals court has rejected a convicted murderer’s fourth attempt to clear his name.


Moscow faces 300 bomb threats, up to 50,000 evacuated

Russian news reports say that a flurry of fake bomb calls has prompted the evacuation of tens of thousands.


U of Idaho professor placed on leave after speaking out

A University of Idaho professor has been placed on administrative leave after speaking out about the handling of University of Idaho grant funding.


Women’s March of the Palouse preaches equality for all

Inclusivity was one of the main themes of the Women’s March of the Palouse on Saturday as women, men and children marched to and gathered at Moscow’s East Side Park …


Bail sought for ex-Marine held in Moscow for alleged spying

A Russian lawyer representing a former U.S. Marine who was detained in Moscow for alleged spying says his client is enduring custody well but he is trying to get him …