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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 …


Bahamians look for loved ones as 1,300 missing after Dorian

They scan social media, peer under rubble, or try to follow the smell of death in an attempt to find family and friends. They search amid alarming reports that 1,300 …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 2:21 p.m.

Paris sees biggest transport strike in decade over pensions

The biggest strike to hit Paris public transport since 2007 created major traffic jams Friday, disrupting tourists’ plans and forcing commuters to work from home or find alternative ways to …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 2:10 p.m.

Pig-headed pig’s escapades cause owner to face citations

For the fourth time, Leroy – a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig – wandered over to Brennan Elementary School in Columbia, South Carolina, leading officials to slap Mcgregor Wallace with citations for …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 1:56 p.m.

Snowden tells life story and why he leaked in new memoir

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has written a memoir, telling his life story in detail for the first time and explaining why he chose to risk his freedom …


Torrential rains pound southeastern Spain, death toll to 4

Rescue workers saved thousands of people from rising waters Friday as record rainfall pounded southeastern Spain, a deluge that authorities said killed at least four people and closed down airports, …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 1:32 p.m.

Appeals court revives suit against Trump over business ties

A lawsuit by restaurant workers and a prominent restaurateur and hotelier who say President Donald Trump has business conflicts that violate the Constitution was restored Friday by a federal appeals …


PG&E reaches $11B deal with California wildfire insurers

Pacific Gas & Electric has agreed to pay $11 billion to a group of insurance companies representing most of the claims from Northern California wildfires in 2017 and 2018 as …


Huffman gets 14 days behind bars in college scam

Actress Felicity Huffman has been sentenced to 14 days in prison for her role in the sweeping college admissions scandal.


Albuquerque police: 6 people dead after multiple shootings

Six people were killed, and five others wounded at three shooting scenes that occurred over a 90-minute span, Albuquerque police said Friday.


Liberty students protest in wake of reports about Falwell

Students at Liberty University in Virginia gathered Friday to protest in the wake of news reports containing allegations that school president Jerry Falwell Jr. improperly benefited from the institution and …


Lead pipes that tainted Newark’s water are found across US

A drinking water crisis in New Jersey’s biggest city is bringing new attention to an old problem: Millions of homes across the U.S. get their water through pipes made of …


Yak on ride to butcher shop escapes to Virginia mountains

Authorities in Virginia say a yak on its way to the butcher’s shop escaped to the nearby mountains avoiding animal control officers and treats trying to lure it back into …


New comet likely visitor from another solar system

The solar system may have another foreign guest. NASA and the European Space Agency say a newly discovered comet zooming toward the sun is likely from another star.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 10:27 a.m.

Small duplex development coming to East Central neighborhood

The $250,000 project at 1924 E. First Ave. will bring two, two-bedroom units to Spokane’s East Central neighborhood, replacing a home that was demolished in 2010.


McDonald’s in Spokane Valley undergoing renovations

A McDonald’s restaurant in Spokane Valley is undergoing renovations to add a new order counter, menu boards and dining-area decor.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 10:16 a.m.

$12 million apartment complex planned for Spokane Valley

Broadway Orchards LLC has filed plans with the city of Spokane Valley to build a more than $12 million apartment complex.


Retail development planned for Airway Heights

A new retail development could be coming to Airway Heights that could include a dental office, shopping center and restaurant.


Shawn Vestal: Matt Shea’s bad ideas aren’t the only bad ideas behind the bad idea of Liberty State

Don’t hold your breath waiting for bike lanes in the Liberty State.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 5:23 p.m.

100 years ago in Washington: After visit to Spokane, Woodrow Wilson makes stop in Cheney, Ritzville

Spokane was still buzzing about the previous day’s visit from President Woodrow Wilson.


City making changes to program that ties property development to traffic costs

The city of Spokane is updating its transportation impact fee program, the city initiative that ties land use decisions to transportation.


Women of the Year: Sandy Williams publishes black newspaper, eyes community center for African American community

Sandy Williams said her commitment to fairness started very young. Since 2015, she’s published the Black Lens newspaper, incorporating the work and ideas of black journalists and writers in Spokane …


Pair cited for campaign sign theft in Spokane Valley after numerous candidates report vandalism

Allegations that political signs in Spokane Valley have been stolen and damaged have flown back and forth this election season, and now two men have been cited for doing so.


High divers at Spokane County Interstate Fair have a healthy dose of respect for their daredevil routine

The high divers of the Sinbad the Pirate High Dive Show, which is at the fair this week, have a healthy dose of respect for the dangerousness that underlies their …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 1:21 p.m.

Mike Taylor, civil engineer with ties to health care and academic communities, dies at 75

Taylor continued working for the city up until his death, overseeing 13 construction projects at Spokane’s Riverside Water Reclamation Facility intended to drastically reduce pollutants flowing into the Spokane River.


Man accused of firing into crowd and at police after Coeur d’Alene Fourth of July fireworks display arrested Thursday

Seven officers reportedly chased Tyler Reece Rambo, 18, after a report of gunshots on the beach just after fireworks concluded and exchanged gunfire with Rambo near the basketball courts. Rambo …


A slowdown in U.S. business formation poses a risk to economy

The longest expansion on record, which began in mid-2009, has failed to restore entrepreneurship to its pre-recession levels, according to a Census Bureau report based on tax filings.


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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

Under U.S. pressure Mexico shifts immigration policy

Under pressure from the U.S. government, Mexico’s immigration policy has moved from one that promised to help migrants to one characterized by militarized enforcement under the growing influence of the …


New Zealand plans further restrictions to gun ownership

Six months after a gunman killed 51 people at two Christchurch mosques, New Zealand’s government is planning further restrictions to gun ownership