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Scientists scour WWI shipwreck to solve military mystery

A hundred years ago, a mysterious explosion hit the only major U.S. warship to sink during World War I. Now the Navy believes it has the answer to what doomed …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018

Trump officials cry ‘Not me’ as he fumes over NYT column

One after another, President Donald Trump’s top lieutenants stepped forward Thursday to declare, “Not me.”


Couple inundated with mystery packages wants it to stop

A Massachusetts couple says it was fun at first when they started receiving free mystery packages from Amazon that they hadn’t ordered.


Experts say Chile poet Neruda did not die of cancer, deepen mystery

A team of international scientists said Friday that Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda did not die of cancer or malnutrition, rejecting the official cause of death but not laying to …


Cuban official: Still no clue on U.S. diplomat health mystery

Cuba so far hasn’t unearthed any information about who or what caused a mysterious series of health incidents that have affected U.S. and Canadian diplomats in Havana, its top diplomat …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017

Fox to air probe into ‘Who Shot Biggie & Tupac?’ next month

The Fox network next month will air an investigation into the shooting deaths of rap superstars Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.


Skeletal remains found in Idaho badger hole are hundreds of years old

Authorities say human bones found protruding from a badger hole in southwestern Idaho are hundreds of years old and not connected to a crime.


UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017

Document details death of lawman who killed Billy the Kid

A century-old document found inside a box of unarchived records in a southern New Mexico county is shedding a little more light on the shooting death of the Old West …


UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017

Skeletal remains in Oregon Trail badger den are from two young people

A fluke discovery of children’s bones protruding from a badger hole in southwestern Idaho has investigators trying to determine if they have discovered a double homicide or the disturbed grave …


Who stashed gold inside a British piano? It’s a mystery

British officials say they’ve been unable to trace the rightful heirs to a trove of gold coins found stashed inside a piano and worth a “life-changing” amount of money.


Who killed Lonnie Jones?

Now 65 years since the discovery of Lonnie Jones’ body, his death remains the only unsolved documented murder case in Clearwater County.


100 years ago in Spokane: Famous mystery author Mary Roberts Rinehart interviewed about interviewing

From our archives, 100 years ago Acclaimed mystery author Mary Roberts Rinehart was in Spokane, and was interviewed by a Spokane Daily Chronicle reporter on the subject of – being …


100 years ago in Spokane: City plans for visit by famous mystery writer Mary Roberts Rinehart

From our archives, 100 years ago Famous mystery author Mary Roberts Rinehart was planning a Spokane visit.


Arizona authorities say 3 missing women met same man online

The recent disappearance of Nancy Rae Hartz echoes that of two other women, one in Arizona and one in Nevada. The three women lived within a roughly 100-mile radius of …


Doug Clark: Darkness descends over the Lilac City in pulp mystery magazine

Steve Oliver’s “The Dark City” harkens back to classic gumshoe mysteries.


Bryant not lone guilty party in Campton death, officials believe

Potential jurors filed into a Stevens County courtroom earlier this month, expecting a lengthy trial in the brutal slaying of a 62-year-old Northport, Wash., woman in her home over the …


No answers on remains found in Priest Lake

The mystery of the remains at the bottom of Priest Lake will be left unsolved for now.