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Apple Watch alerts paramedics to Spokane man’s bike crash

As Bob Burdett coasted to the bottom of Doomsday Hill in Spokane, he approached a turn and crashed. While he was unconscious, his Apple Watch called 911 through the fall …

6.0 quake shakes Puerto Rico; no damage immediately reported

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Puerto Rico late Monday, rousing and scaring many from their sleep in the U.S. territory.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 11:12 p.m.

Council delays proposal to award $3 million contract for unknown homeless shelter services

The Spokane City Council refused to empower city administrators with the ability to enter into a contract with the Salvation Army until costs are clear.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 9:37 p.m.

Foley symposium with Matthews postponed

An upcoming symposium in Spokane on former U.S. House Speaker Tom Foley featuring MSNB host Chris Matthews will be rescheduled.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 9:32 p.m.

Council approves Browne’s Addition development rules

The Spokane City Council signed off on the new historic district overlay zone for Browne’s Addition.

Trump ordered hold on military aid days before calling Ukrainian president, officials say

President Donald Trump told his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, to hold back almost $400 million in military aid for Ukraine at least a week before a phone call …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 11:06 p.m.

Washington lawmakers want transcript of Trump call with Ukrainian president

President Donald Trump claimed innocence against a whistleblower complaint that he asked the president of Ukraine to investigate Vice President Joe Biden, as well as Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, the …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Spokane County helicopter crew rescues injured motorcyclist near Cusick

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said it received a request for assistance at about 5:30 p.m. after a man crashed his dirt bike on a mountainside in the Batey-Bould Off-Road …

Man arrested at Mexican border, will be extradited to Franklin County for allegedly killing mother

The Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office has started the process to extradite a man from California who is accused of killing his mother.

Truck windows broken, no one injured injured after report of gunshots in north Spokane

People said they saw multiple individuals shooting a gun and heard three to five gunshots near the 2100 block of West Houston Avenue, according to a news release. Officers were …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 6:17 p.m.

Comcast increasing internet speeds for Spokane customers

Comcast is increasing download speeds for its Xfinity Performance Plus, Performance Pro, Blast! Pro and Extreme Pro internet packages. The upgrade impacts 85% of customers statewide, according to a company …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

Forecast calls for freezing temperatures and a chance for snow in Spokane

An already cool month of September could give way to actual snow in Spokane this weekend with wind chills down into the 20s. It would be the first time Spokane …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 9:38 p.m.

Spokane Valley firefighters respond to separate fires at Oxford Suites, manufactured home Sunday night

More than 40 Spokane Valley Fire Department vehicles and a Spokane County Fire District 9 engine were dispatched between two full-response fires at a hotel and a manufactured home on …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 1:02 p.m.

Study: 78% of top Trump White House jobs have turned over at least once

Seventy-eight percent of the most influential jobs in President Donald Trump’s White House have turned over during his tenure, a figure higher than those for the entire first terms of …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

UK, France, Germany blame Iran for Saudi oil attacks

Britain, France and Germany joined the United States on Monday in blaming Iran for attacks on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, but the Iranian foreign minister pointed to claims …

Motown mogul Berry Gordy announces retirement at 89

The Motown mogul who launched the careers of numerous stars like Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and Michael Jackson has announced his retirement.

Vacations upended, jobs lost as UK’s Thomas Cook collapses

Hundreds of thousands of travelers were stranded across the world Monday after the British tour company Thomas Cook collapsed in the middle of the night, immediately halting almost all its …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

California utility cuts power to 21,000 customers amid fire danger

California’s largest utility began cutting power to 21,000 northern customers Monday evening as fall brings back dangerous weather conditions and the company tries to head off wildfires sparked by electrical …

5 EU nations reach temporary deal on rescued migrants

Five European Union nations agreed on Monday to a temporary arrangement for disembarkation and relocation of migrants rescued in the central Mediterranean from human traffickers’ unseaworthy boats, with officials pushing …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 10:09 p.m.

Climate change activists, demanding action, block Washington D.C. streets

Hundreds of activists blocked major intersections across the nation’s capital on Monday, demanding immediate government action on climate change.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 10:09 p.m.

‘You are failing us’: Plans, frustration at UN climate talks

Scolded for doing little, leader after leader promised the United Nations on Monday to do more to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous levels.

Lingering Pacific heat wave threatens Hawaii coral

Just four years after a major marine heat wave killed huge swaths of Hawaii’s fragile reefs, scientists are warning that a return of record-setting hot water in the Pacific will …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 7:14 p.m.

Afghan officials: 40 civilians killed in anti-Taliban raid

Anti-Taliban raids by Afghan forces backed by U.S. airstrikes killed at least 40 civilians attending a wedding party in the southern Helmand province, Afghan officials said.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 12:21 p.m.

At least 7 killed as school collapses in Kenya’s capital

A school collapsed in Kenya’s capital on Monday and killed at least seven children, officials said, while some outraged residents alleged shoddy construction. Two other children were in critical condition.

More cases of mysterious disease found in dogs in Norway

Norwegian authorities have recorded six new cases of a mysterious and potentially fatal canine disease that has now affected at least 173 dogs across the country, killing 43 of them.

US: Soldier talked of killing activists, bombing network

A U.S. Army soldier shared bomb-making instructions online and also discussed killing activists and bombing a news network, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 6:17 p.m.

Trump’s Fed tweets shown to have ‘significant’ effect on trading

President Donald Trump’s Twitter attacks on the Federal Reserve are prompting investors to bet the central bank will bow to political pressure and lower interest rates, according to a new …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 6:18 p.m.

Late burst of selling leaves U.S. stock indexes little changed

Stocks are edging higher on Wall Street in afternoon trading, placing the market on track to recoup some of its losses after snapping a three-week winning streak.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 6:18 p.m.

Boeing crash report faces pushback from Lion Air, regulator

Lion Air and Indonesia’s civil aviation authority are pushing back on conclusions reached by investigators probing last year’s deadly crash of a Boeing 737 Max amid concerns that too much …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 6:17 p.m.

Trump’s vaping crackdown could help Juul by ending the decade’s biggest small-business success story

Mom-and-pop vape shops are the fastest-growing retail segment of the past decade, as well as the one with the highest share of employees at small businesses. But a government ban …