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UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Mar-a-Lago infiltrator had hidden-camera detector, attorney says

Prosecutors say a Chinese woman arrested at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club lied repeatedly to Secret Service agents while carrying computer malware unlike anything a government analyst had ever seen.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Authorities search for suspect in armed robbery at Whitman County pot shop

Authorities were searching Monday for a man who entered a marijuana shop near Pullman, pointed a handgun at an employee and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019

‘It’s the law’ Inslee says of state patrol security on campaign trips

Gov. Jay Inslee defends having state patrol security for his presidential campaign trips because “it’s the law.”


John Oliver’s parody book among most ‘challenged’ works

Not everyone was amused by the John Oliver send-up of a picture book by the wife and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence.


Orphaned elephants need milk. These baby-mother pairs might have the formula.

SAN DIEGO – On a chilly, breezy morning at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, an African elephant named Umngani was ready to nurse her hungry calf, Mkhaya. But first …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Storm to hit Rockies before forming new ‘bomb cyclone’

Flood, snow, avalanche and fire alerts popped up Monday from Idaho to Colorado, as parts of the U.S. interior that were paralyzed by blizzards and floods last month braced for …


Netanyahu, Gantz make last pitches in tight Israeli election

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief challenger Benny Gantz made their final appeals to voters Monday on the eve of parliamentary elections that will determine whether the longtime Israeli …


Huffman, 12 other parents to plead guilty in college scheme

“Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman and a dozen other prominent parents have agreed to plead guilty in the college admissions bribery scam that ensnared wealthy families and athletic coaches at …


Trump administration ends MLB/Cuba baseball deal

The Trump administration is moving to end a deal allowing Cuban baseball players to sign contracts directly with Major League Baseball organizations. The change will once again require Cuban players …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Shake-up at Homeland Security goes beyond Nielsen’s exit

President Donald Trump and White House allies pressing for a harder line on immigration sped up their campaign Monday to clean house at the Department of Homeland Security with a …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Univision unloads Gizmodo, The Onion to private equity firm

Univision sells Gizmodo, The Onion and other English-language blogs to the private equity firm Great Hill Partners.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Leaking oil, impairment may have caused Spokane Valley motorcycle crash that sent two to hospital

A motorcyclist and a passenger remained hospitalized with serious injuries Monday after crashing their bike Saturday night in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Delta tops long-running ranking of U.S. airlines

Delta tops annual study that ranks U.S. airlines by on-time arrivals, complaint rates and other statistical measurements.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Fed puts forward proposals to modify bank regulations

The Federal Reserve on Monday put forward two proposals to modify regulations put in place after the 2008 financial crisis that the banking industry complained were too restrictive.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Facebook, Google face widening crackdown over online content

Social media giants like Facebook and Google came under increasing pressure in Europe on Monday when countries proposed stricter rules to force them to block extreme material such as terrorist …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Big Tech feels the heat as U.S. moves to protect consumer data

A national law, the first of its kind in the U.S., could allow people to see or prohibit the use of their data. Companies would need permission to release such …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Bush Foundation wants retired Air Force One plane in museum

The George and Barbara Bush Foundation has asked that an Air Force One plane set for retirement in 2025 be permanently exhibited at the late president’s museum at Texas A&M.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Actress Felicity Huffman has agreed to plead guilty in the college admissions cheating scandal

Actress Felicity Huffman has agreed to plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions cheating scam that has ensnared wealthy parents and athletic coaches at some of the nation’s most selective …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Spacewalking astronauts tackle battery, cable work

Spacewalking astronauts completed battery and cable work outside the International Space Station on Monday despite communication trouble that sometimes made it hard for them to hear.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

US forces: 3 American service members, 1 US contractor killed in roadside bombing near main US air base in Afghanistan

U.S. forces in Afghanistan say three U.S. service members and a contractor have been killed in a roadside bombing near the main American air base in the country. The Taliban …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Ford workers in Russia protest planned closure

Ford workers in Russia have started industrial action over plans to close a plant including stopping work if there are any equipment problems.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Dog abandoned in crate in Spokane Valley died from dehydration and starvation, SCRAPS says

A necropsy showed the dog’s cause of death was starvation and dehydration “attributable to abandonment in her crate.”


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Sheriff’s deputies say man stabbed himself in the chest to avoid jail

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies say a man with active arrest warrants repeatedly stabbed himself in the chest with a large knife to escape from going back to jail.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Lobbyist who cooperated in Russia probe asks for probation

A Washington lobbyist initially ensnared in the Russia investigation is asking a federal judge to spare him prison time for unregistered lobbying and participating in a foreign donation scheme involving …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Korean Air boss dies weeks after board removal over scandals

Korean Air’s chairman, whose leadership included scandals such as his daughter’s infamous incident of “nut rage,” has died due to illness, the company said Monday.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Rhino poacher killed by elephant, eaten by lions

A rhinoceros poacher was stomped to death by an elephant and eaten by lions in a South Africa wildlife preserve, and rangers found just his skull and trousers, authorities said.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

US measles tally hits 465, with most illnesses in kids

U.S. measles cases are continuing to jump, and most of the reported illnesses are in children.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Global warming is shrinking glaciers faster than thought

Earth’s glaciers are melting much faster than scientists thought. A new study shows they are losing 369 billion tons of snow and ice each year, more than half of that …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

More Indonesians join cases against Boeing after CEO apology

More families of victims of the Lion Air crash in Indonesia are suing Boeing Co. after its chief executive apologized and said a software update for the MAX 8 jet …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

For some river towns, flood protection is simply too costly

The window of the Bee Naturals bath-and-body shop offers a view out of a Mark Twain novel: The sprawling Mississippi River at one of its widest points lapping against a …