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Seeking Brexit support, May offers vote on new referendum

In a major concession, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday offered U.K. lawmakers the chance to vote on whether to hold a new referendum on the country’s membership in …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019

Tornadoes flip campers, damage homes in Southern Plains

A tornado touched down Tuesday near Tulsa International Airport, injuring at least one person and damaging about a dozen homes, amid storms in the Southern Plains that brought a deluge …


WWII plane rescued from boneyard to join D-Day anniversary

Filled with paratroopers, a U.S. warplane lumbered down an English runway in 1944 to spearhead the World War II D-Day invasion with a message for Adolf Hitler painted in bright …


Probe done on blackface photo in Virginia gov’s yearbook

A law firm has completed its investigation into how a racist photo appeared on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s yearbook page 35 years ago, and is expected to release the results …


UN envoy warns Libya is on verge of descending to civil war

The U.N. envoy for Libya warned Tuesday that the oil-rich nation “is on the verge of descending into a civil war” that could divide the country and imperil the security …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019

Ukraine’s president calls new parliamentary election

Ukraine’s new president on Tuesday formally ordered Ukraine’s parliament to dissolve and called an early election for July, hoping to ride the wave of his electoral success to get his …


Prosecutors: Michael Cohen campaign finance probe is active

Prosecutors aren’t quite finished investigating campaign finance violations by President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019

San Francisco police chief: Journalist ‘crossed the line’

A San Francisco reporter is seeking the return of his property confiscated by police after officers with a sledgehammer raided his home and his office amid an investigation to determine …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019

Nike, Converse, Adidas among 170 shoe retailers warning Trump against trade war

More than 170 of the nation’s largest footwear companies have sent a clear message to President Donald Trump: A trade war with China will burn a hole in Americans’ soles.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019

Felon convicted of carrying gun detected by TSA screeners

A felon convicted of carrying a loaded gun in Juneau has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019

New laws bring confusion, uncertainty for abortion clinics

Abortion providers say they are reassuring confused patients that restrictive abortion laws passed by a number of states have yet to take effect.


J.C Penney and Kohl’s struggle in fiscal 1st quarter

J.C. Penney and Kohl’s struggled during the start of the year, raising concern about the challenges for the department store industry ahead.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019

McGahn defies subpoena for testimony, faces contempt vote

House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler gaveled open a Trump-Russia hearing Tuesday with an empty witness chair and a stern warning that former White House Counsel Don McGahn will be held …


Delays in Washington drug testing after death leaves some families without life insurance benefits

A process that used to take several weeks is now taking several months, due to a backlog of needed blood tests at the state’s lone laboratory in Seattle. While the …


School district making changes to ensure poor students have better chance at gifted school

Spokane schools are taking a closer look at disparitites in its gifted learning programs. Students from schools in poorer neighborhoods are far less likely to enroll in gifted programs than …


Paul Turner: Finding others who dislike camping is a secret – until now

Though it might seem disloyal to my closeted tribe, I thought I might take this opportunity to reveal a few of the ways we camping unenthusiasts make ourselves known to …


Investigators await toxicology results to help solve death of Dr. Rex Porter

Spokane County Sheriff’s detectives are awaiting toxicology results as they investigate the suspicious death of a Spokane doctor whose body was found dismembered and burned outside his Dishman Hills-area home …


Racist podcaster still sending hateful robocalls, this time in Georgia

A racist robocall that circulated last week in the Atlanta, Georgia, area appears to be the work of a white supremacist who recently moved from Sandpoint to Libby, Montana.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019

Spokane Public School students to get free bus passes this summer

Spokane Public School students will soon have a way to use many of the city’s free services, regardless of what neighborhood they live in after the Spokane City Council approved …


100 years ago in Spokane: Mayor warns veterans not to act as mob against radicals

Returning World War I soldiers warned the Spokane City Council that they would use violence to stop “the speeches of radicals in Spokane who are insulting the flag and American …


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Ford cuts 7,000 white-collar jobs

DETROIT — Ford revealed details of its long-awaited restructuring plan Monday as it prepared for a future of electric and autonomous vehicles by parting ways with 7,000 white-collar workers worldwide, …


Former White House lawyer won’t testify after Trump direction

President Donald Trump directed his former White House Counsel Donald McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena Monday. A lawyer for McGahn said he would follow the president’s wishes and skip …


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019

Spokane psychologists Mitchell and Jessen called to testify about ‘torture’ techniques in 9/11 tribunals

Two Spokane psychologists, who designed the “enhanced interrogation” techniques that a federal judge later said constituted torture, could publicly testify for the first time after they have been summoned before …


Judge upholds House subpoena demanding years of Trump’s financial records

President Donald Trump on Monday lost an early round of his court fight with Democrats when a federal judge ruled that the president’s accounting firm must turn over his financial …


Idaho prison leaders tighten public record exemptions

The Idaho Board of Correction has tightened and clarified some restrictions on what documents can be released under the Idaho Public Records Act, including security camera information and inmate visitor …


Bison help prairie get back to nature

Springtime on the prairie is loud. Streams splish and splash. Frogs peep and sing. Prairie dogs chirp. Greater sage-grouse and other birds such as short-eared owls and northern harriers return …


Gov. Inslee declares drought for nearly half of Washington state

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has expanded a drought emergency to nearly half the state because of worsened, poor water supply conditions and warmer and drier weather predicted throughout the summer.


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019

Impossible Foods debuts meatless sausage at Little Caesars

Impossible Foods debuts meatless sausage at Little Caesars, which will start testing it Monday at 58 restaurants.


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019

Idaho unemployment rate drops to 2.8% in April

Idaho added more than 1,900 nonfarm jobs in April as the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 2.8%, according to the Idaho Department of Labor.