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Holy anniversary! Displays of bat signal fete Batman at 80

The night is lighting up Saturday around the world with the famous bat signal to mark a special anniversary for Batman


Sheriff: 2 dead, 8 wounded in South Carolina bar shooting

The shooting occurred in Lancaster, a community about 45 miles south of Charlotte, North Carolina. Coroner Karla Deese told news outlets that the dead have been identified as Henry Lee …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019, 5:58 p.m.

Ocean robots take the pulse of our planet by measuring microbes

From diatoms encased in glass to dinoflagellates that can cause toxic algae blooms, phytoplankton are a diverse group of algae that live in the ocean. They serve as the base …


Hong Kong protesters, police face off in renewed clashes

Protesters in Hong Kong throw gasoline bombs, police fire tear gas in renewed clashes over anti-government grievances


Paris police repeatedly use tear gas on day of protests

Clusters of anti-government activists in Paris repeatedly scuffled with police who responded with tear gas Saturday as supporters of France’s yellow vest protests tried to revive the movement opposed to …


Iran’s Guard says ready for ‘any scenario’ amid US standoff

Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard says it is ready for combat and ‘any scenario’ as tensions with US soar.


Fifth death linked to storm that walloped Houston area

Authorities in Texas have attributed a fifth death to the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda, which caused widespread flooding in southeastern Texas and parts of Louisiana


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019, 9:54 p.m.

U.S. police assess rise in threat tips after 3 mass killings

A big rise in mass shooting tips poses challenge for police after gunmen kill 34 in California, Ohio and Texas.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019, 2:08 p.m.

Spokane tries new road preservation technique ‘to keep the good streets good for longer’

The city of Spokane is trying a new road preservation technique in a bid to prevent streets from developing cracks that eventually turn into potholes for cars to rattle and …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019, 2:01 p.m.

Biden: Trump `deserves’ to be investigated over Ukraine call

President Donald Trump urged the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, according to a person familiar with the matter.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019, 9:46 p.m.

UAW strike puts Trump, GOP in political bind in key states

President Donald Trump and other GOP officials have largely avoided taking sides in the GM strike that threatens to upend the economy in election battleground Michigan.


Gold Star mother turns son’s death into mission to help veterans

Theresa Hart’s grief still shuts her down some eight years since her son was killed in Iraq. Her outlet for all that pain is to make sure other veterans get …


Russian athletes visit Spokane area to learn about parasports

The athletes came to Spokane thanks to the Open World Program. Since its launch in 1999, nearly 23,000 individuals from a wide variety of professional fields have traveled to communities …


State lands commissioner talks conservation, climate change at Dishman Hills

Over 60 people crowded into a little log building at the Dishman Hills Natural Area on Friday night to hear Washington Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz layout her plan …


Sue Lani Madsen: Mandatory sex education should focus on reducing risks, not avoiding consequences

OSPI is pushing a curriculum standard focused on avoiding consequences rather than reducing risk, according to LeAnna Benn, director of Teen Aid. “Research for over 25 years has demonstrated the …


Katerra opens $150 million manufacturing facility in Spokane Valley

California-based Katerra opened its manufacturing facility in Spokane Valley to produce engineered wood products that could eventually replace concrete and steel high-rise buildings.


100 years ago in Spokane: Visit from late president’s son more awkward than exciting

The Spokane Daily Chronicle was excited about the visit to Spokane of Theodore Roosevelt Jr., the son of the late president. However, the populace in general did not seem quite …


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Gamer’s Haven owners preparing space near Kendall Yards to include bar, restaurant

The Gamer’s Haven, a tabletop gaming store, is relocating to Spokane’s West Central neighborhood and opening a bar and restaurant, according to permits issued by the city.


Thomas Hammer to open South Hill location near Washington Trust branch

Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters is opening a cafe on Spokane’s South Hill, continuing a partnership with Washington Trust Bank, according to permits issued by the city. The new location, 3173 …


Milwaukee zoo visitors get first glimpse of red panda cub

The public is getting its first glimpse of new red panda cub at the Milwaukee County Zoo.


SUV drives through Chicago-area mall and crashes into store

A man drove an SUV into a suburban Chicago mall on Friday, sending frightened shoppers scurrying and plowing over a kiosk before he crashed into a clothing store and was …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 8:41 p.m.

Teen arrested on suspicion of making threats to Reardan-Edwall School District, KHQ reports

A suspect was arrested Friday on suspicion of making threats to the Reardan-Edwall School District that prompted a lockout, KHQ reports. Braden Thorpe, 18, was taken into custody in Reardan …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 10:11 p.m.

Moscow climate strike draws some 200 protesting status quo

About 200 people, including students, professors and City Council members, rallied at Moscow’s East City Park Friday afternoon, joining millions of others around the world on international climate strike day.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 5:47 p.m.

Bus with Chinese-speaking tourists crashes in Utah; 4 dead

A bus carrying Chinese-speaking tourists crashed on the way to a national park in Utah, killing four people and critically injuring as many as 15 others when it rolled into …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 6:10 p.m.

Fresh U.S.-China trade worries erase early gains for stocks

Wall Street closed out a volatile week with losses Friday as investors worried that upcoming trade talks aimed at resolving the costly trade war between Washington and Beijing could be …


House votes to end forced arbitration in business disputes

The House approved a bill Friday to end forced arbitration clauses that prevent workers and consumers from filing lawsuits in disputes with companies over employment practices, billing or civil rights.


Facebook suspends thousands of apps but user impact unclear

Facebook said Friday that it has suspended “tens of thousands” of apps made by about 400 developers as part of an investigation following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 6:15 p.m.

Walmart to quit selling e-cigarettes amid vaping backlash

Walmart said Friday that it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at its namesake stores and Sam’s Clubs following a string of mysterious illnesses and deaths related to vaping.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

WSU eliminates $30 million deficit, but athletics department still overspends

The university said it closed the 2019 fiscal year, which ended June 30, with a balance of about $7.8 million, marking the first time it has broken even or had …