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Navy SEAL pleads guilty in hazing death of Green Beret

A U.S. Navy SEAL pleaded guilty Thursday to hazing and assault charges for his role in the 2017 strangulation of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa.

UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019

Thunderstorms drench Spokane and flood roads and businesses

A flood watch was in effect across Eastern Washington and North Idaho as heavy rain and thunderstorms began Thursday afternoon.

UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019

Congressional leaders get classified briefing on Iran

Congressional leaders are receiving a classified briefing on Iran as members of both parties demand more information on the White House’s claims of rising threats in the Middle East.

UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019

Saudis blame Iran for drone attack amid calls for US strikes

Saudi Arabia on Thursday blamed Tehran for a drone attack by Yemen’s rebels that knocked out a key oil pipeline and a newspaper close to the palace called for the …

UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019

NYC Mayor de Blasio announces candidacy, insults ‘Con Don’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president, adding his name to an already long list of candidates itching for …

Philippines recalls envoys in Canada over trash shipments

The Philippines is recalling its ambassador and consuls in Canada over Ottawa’s failure to comply with a deadline to take back truckloads of garbage that Filipino officials say were illegally …

Basque militant ETA chief arrested in France after 17 years

A longtime chief of the Basque militant separatist group ETA was arrested Thursday on the street of a French Alps town after being on the run for 17 years, Spain’s …

Florida lawmakers push FBI to name counties hacked by Russia

Members of Florida’s congressional delegation said Thursday it was unacceptable that the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security will not publicly identify the two counties where Russian hackers gained …

UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019

U.S. stock indexes extend winning streak to third day

Stocks marched higher for the third day in a row Thursday, erasing the big plunge they took on Monday on worries about the worsening trade fight between China and the …

Walmart warns that higher tariffs will mean higher prices

Walmart reports another quarter of strong sales but warns higher tariffs will mean higher prices.

China criticizes U.S. action against Huawei

China vows to ‘resolutely safeguard’ companies after Washington imposes export controls on tech giant Huawei.

UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019

Facebook busts Israel-based campaign to disrupt elections

Facebook says it has banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation.

UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019

Pregnant Chicago woman slain, baby cut from her womb

A pregnant woman who had gone to a Chicago home in response to a Facebook offer of free baby clothes was strangled and her baby cut from her womb, police …

Give a hoot for silent auction loot: West Valley Outdoor Learning Center to mark 18 years with fun day

The West Valley Outdoor Learning Center is throwing itself a birthday party Saturday to celebrate 18 years of providing education about raptors, owls and other wildlife to students in West …

UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019

NTSB: Autopilot was in use before Tesla hit semitrailer

A Tesla Model S involved in a fatal crash with a semitrailer in Florida March 1 was operating on the company’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system, federal investigators have determined.

UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019

Alabama Sen. Doug Jones calls new abortion ban ‘shameful’

Democratic U.S. Sen. Doug Jones condemned Alabama’s new abortion ban as “extreme” and “irresponsible” Thursday, a day after the state’s Republican governor signed the most restrictive abortion measure in the …

Mead grad Kennedy Finke accepted to fashion design school in Paris

Kennedy Finke knows how to stand out in a crowd.

Silent disco river cleanup strikes chord: Volunteers rewarded with tunes for effort

Gonzaga University students and others spent part of the day Friday picking up trash in Mission Park and the surrounding area long the Spokane River, but they listened to live …

Innovation Challenge Club – a WSU-tied program – shines with top national award

The Innovation Challenge Club at North Central High School was surprised to learn earlier this month that the group had taken first place in the nation in the Pharm4Me Innovation …

Gardening: Never underestimate Spokane’s fickle spring weather

Knowing when and what to plant in the Inland Northwest, Pat Munts relies on her 40 years of experience in Spokane’s fickle spring weather.

UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019

WSU, EWU, SCC students face growing dilemma: Pay for food or tuition?

Thousands of Washington college students are hungry. Washington State University, Eastern Washington University and the Spokane Community Colleges are are struggling with the problem, despite varied approaches to dealing with …

Education notebook: Cheney, EV, CV students qualify for national FBLA competition

Several students across the Spokane area are gearing up for the Washington Future Business Leaders of America Business Leadership Conference to be held in June in San Antonio.

UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019

Condon has issued more vetoes than the four previous Spokane mayors combined

Mayor David Condon’s veto of an ordinance to keep city hall open to the public will be one of a handful of instances the mayor objected to a council proposal, …

Feature creature: Bernadette needs a home

Bernadette, a brindled dog, was pregnant when she arrived at Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service in February and was put into foster care.

UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019

Waste Management employee fired after West Plains landfill fire

At the end of a shift on a Friday afternoon, Waste Management employees failed to fill up a water truck and didn’t put enough soil over a layer of industrial …

Spokane lays off 10 dispatchers as it considers joining new emergency communications center

The city of Spokane laid off more than half of its fire dispatchers Tuesday after many of the fire departments it provides services for said they would switch to a …

$415,000 in state funds will help Newman Lake water quality

Efforts to keep algae blooms from taking over Newman Lake took a big leap forward when the state Legislature approved $415,000 in the capital budget for the Newman Lake Flood …

Front Porch: Wedding dress to ease others’ grieving

Sarah Bain honors the memory of her infant by donating her wedding dress to the Angel Gown program.

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Spokane Valley Tech to hold annual tradeshow

The Spokane Valley Tech is holding its sixth annual Tradeshow of Innovation on May 23.