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UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 8:12 p.m.

Authorities: Wave of hoax bomb threats made across U.S., including Spokane

NEW YORK – A wave of bomb threats emailed Thursday to hundreds of schools, businesses and government buildings across the U.S. triggered searches, evacuations and fear – but there were …


Instacart will stop delivering groceries from Amazon’s whole foods

In 2014, when Instacart Inc. was a younger grocery-delivery startup, Whole Foods was its first major relationship-Instacart’s debut national retail partner and an investor as well. A lot has changed …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 7:39 p.m.

Metallica donates $100,000 to SCC for workforce education

The world-famous metal band Metallica donated $100,000 to Spokane Community College, the school announced Thursday, saying the money will bolster workforce education programs.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

Smaller Amazon Go store tested in Seattle as retailer eyes new venues

The company on Wednesday opened a 450-square-foot Amazon Go store – about a quarter the size of existing Go stores – on the sixth floor of the Macy’s department-store building …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

UI football player accused of raping another student in UI dorm

University of Idaho football player Kyree L. Curington is accused of raping another student in a residence hall.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 7:48 a.m.

Inslee task force would study possible dam breaching to help salmon, orcas

A task force to study possible removal of the Snake River dams could generate outsized controversy in Gov. Jay Inslee’s budget.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 9:55 p.m.

Drowning victim in car crash was 22-year-old University High School alumna

The woman who drowned after her car entered the Spokane River yesterday has been identified by Spokane County Medical Examiners as 22-year-old Rachel F. Bowles of Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 11:19 a.m.

Deadline for Spokane residents to sign up for public health care plans is Saturday

Statewide, enrollment numbers are surging in the final few days before the open enrollment period for public health options ends Saturday night. Spokane County residents may pick plans from among …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 8:49 p.m.

Starbucks to expand delivery in U.S., China

Starbucks is expanding delivery to more stores in the U.S. and China as it tries to accelerate growth in those two markets.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 8:44 p.m.

Hateful, violent videos are a sliver of the content YouTube removes

YouTube removed 7.8 million videos and 1.6 million channels in the third quarter of this year, mostly for spreading spam or posting inappropriate adult content, the company said in a …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 9:55 p.m.

Court: Trump can’t let companies deny birth control coverage

A divided U.S. appeals court Thursday blocked rules by the Trump administration that allowed more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Man rescued after two days stuck in grease vent of Chinese restaurant

Campos went to check out the restaurant he had assumed was empty. To his shock, he soon discovered the sounds had been coming from within the walls: There was a …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

Thursday morning sees wet, moderate temperatures in Spokane

On the third day of morning snow, our weather gave to thee: temperatures above freezing, slush on the sidewalks, and a car that drove over a tree.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Flu deaths down, influenza pandemic appears finally to be on the wane

For the first time in nearly three months, trends in the data seemed to show that the Spanish flu epidemic was truly waning.


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 …


Trump says he ‘never directed’ Cohen to break the law in payments to women

President Donald Trump denied Thursday that he had directed his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to break the law during the 2016 campaign by buying the silence of women who …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

U.S. Border Patrol arrests former student from Kenya at Spokane Intermodal Center

Despite a city ordinance that bars federal immigration agents from accessing nonpublic city property without a criminal warrant, U.S. Border Patrol arrested a former student from Kenya at the Spokane …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Backpack-wearing bumblebees could buzz fields, tell farmers how crops are doing

Now, a group of University of Washington researchers has figured out how to put a tiny tracking sensor on a bumblebee.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Senate rebukes Trump, Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

In back-to-back votes against Saudi Arabia, the Senate delivered an unusual rebuke of President Donald Trump’s response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and signaled new skepticism from Capitol …


Police respond to 3 reports of bomb threats at Boise and Garden City businesses

Police in Garden City and Boise are responding to bomb threats at three local businesses.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 2:06 p.m.

Burned bear Cinder shot and killed by hunter in Washington

A bear cub found badly burned in a massive 2014 Washington state wildfire has been killed by a hunter.


Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test

Virgin Galactic’s tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California’s Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers the boundary of space.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

Driver for Lakewood cop killer won’t face aggravated murder charge

The man who was the getaway driver for a gunman who killed four Washington state police officers in 2009 will not face aggravated murder charges at his second trial, the …


In plea deal, Russian woman admits to being a secret agent

A Russian woman accused of being a secret agent admitted Thursday that she conspired to infiltrate the American gun-rights movement to gather intelligence on conservative political groups as Donald Trump …


Congress passes overhaul of sexual harassment policies

Congress approved an overhaul Thursday of its process for handling sexual harassment claims, capping a tumultuous year that saw more than a half-dozen lawmakers resign amid allegations of sexual misconduct.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Gov. Inslee proposes major spending boost, new capital gains tax

Gov. Jay Inslee will ask the Legislature for an extra $9.7 billion in spending in the state’s main budget over the next two years to pay for improvements to public …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 1:36 p.m.

French police try to catch attack suspect, operation ongoing

A top French official says a man has been killed in a shootout with police in Strasbourg, but he has not been confirmed as the suspected gunman who killed three …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 8:47 p.m.

Seattle flight U-turns when human heart found onboard

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UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 8:43 p.m.

Apple to build new Austin hub, expand in other tech hotbeds

Apple will build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas,expand smaller locations in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, California, and over the next three years grown in Pittsburgh, New …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Court nixes pension law that prompted teacher protests

The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a law that made changes to the state’s struggling public pension system eight months after it prompted thousands of teachers to protest, …