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Wonder Woman to the rescue: Gal Gadot takes on Netanyahu

Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot has come to the rescue of a fellow Israeli celebrity in a spat with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Indonesian woman freed 2 years after killing of Kim Jong Nam

One of two women accused of killing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother by smearing VX nerve agent on his face was freed after two years of detention …

UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

U.S. retail sales up just 0.2 pct. as consumers stay cautious

U.S. retail sales rose slightly in January after a sharp drop in December, reflecting caution taken by consumers amid a government shutdown and volatile stock market.

UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

Barrick Gold drops takeover bid for Newmont Mining

Barrick Gold is dropping its takeover bid for Newmont Mining, as the gold companies instead form a joint venture to combine their Nevada mining operations.

UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

UAW chief raises strike pay, issues warning to automakers

The president of the United Auto Workers union warned automakers that the union is prepared to strike if it doesn’t get its way in upcoming contract talks.

UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

In Dems’ ‘Medicare for All’ battle cry, GOP sees ‘20 weapon

“Medicare for All” has become catnip for Democratic presidential candidates and many lawmakers, yet Republicans prepping for next year’s congressional races are also flocking to it – for entirely different …

UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

Tunisia: 12 infants die of hospital-acquired infection

Tunisia’s interim health minister says 12 newborn babies have died while receiving care at a public maternity hospital.

UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

Boeing 737 Max 8s under scrutiny after Ethiopia crash as 157 victims are mourned

Airlines in Ethiopia, China, Indonesia and elsewhere grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 jetliner Monday after the second devastating crash of one of the planes in five months. But Boeing …

Three nations ground Boeing 737 Max 8s after Ethiopia crash

Authorities in Ethiopia, China and Indonesia grounded all Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft Monday following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner that killed 157 people, and investigators found the …

Rights group: terror watchlist shared with animal shelters

A Muslim civil-rights group says the FBI is letting animal shelters, private investigators and even a Midwestern megachurch have access to its watchlist of suspected terrorists.

Trump defends ‘Tim Apple’ comment, says he was saving time

President Donald Trump says he didn’t slip up when he referred to Apple CEO Tim Cook as “Tim Apple” at a White House meeting.

North Carolina sued again over transgender rights

North Carolina is being sued again over its treatment of transgender people, as state employees argue their health plan violated federal law by dropping coverage of medically necessary procedures.

Former school trainer in sex abuse case set to plead guilty

A former athletic trainer charged with abusing numerous Montana students over decades under the guise of improving their athletic performance is due to plead guilty to a federal coercion charge.

Evergreen Habitat for Humanity dedicates conjoined homes to single-mother friends

The conjoined homes are the seventh and eighth ones Evergreen Habitat for Humanity has built on Southeast 77th Court in the past two years. Both Leticia Robles and Paulie Villard …

UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

Trump’s record $4.7 trillion budget relies on strong growth

President Donald Trump is reviving his border wall fight, preparing a new budget that will seek $8.6 billion for his signature project, impose steep spending cuts to other domestic programs …

Tesla walks back its plan to close most showrooms

Tesla is walking back plans to close most of its showrooms worldwide and announced price hikes for most of its electric vehicles.

UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

Democrats: Milwaukee convention choice shows party values

lwaukee will host the 2020 Democratic National Convention, party leaders announced Monday, highlighting the battleground state of Wisconsin that helped elect President Donald Trump and now will launch an opponent …

UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019

EWU library dean killed in crash on Highway 904

An Eastern Washington University archivist who worked in his spare time as a regional rail historian and preservationist was killed Sunday night in a traffic collision west of Spokane.

UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

Then and Now: The Crest Hotel

The Crest Hotel was built in 1910 and boasted eight floors facing the river. Now the site of a high-rise condominium tower called Riverfalls Tower Apartments, the site was the …

Railroad enthusiasts reveal tiny world of their own

Hundreds of train enthusiasts, model train vendors and track builders came to the Spokane County Fairgrounds & Expo Center on Sunday for a model train show.

Rogers High School leadership club cooks up confidence

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a national career and technical student organization that attempts to provide personal growth, leadership development and career preparation opportunities for students. At …

UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

Getting There: Emissions tests will disappear, but accountability gains traction

Washington state lawmakers are considering new laws and taxes to lower pollution as vehicle emissions testing ends this year.

100 Years Ago in Spokane: Paper warns of revolutionaries’ gathering hall

The Spokane Daily Chronicle warns of a meeting hall attracting people with revolution on their minds. The paper made note of a “meeting of foreigners” the previous week at Socialist …

2013 Gonzaga grad Nick Brown finds his calling in Vegas as a UFC video producer

The connection doesn’t even seem real, let alone likely. How does the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the mixed martial arts juggernaut that is the face of the fastest growing sport in …

UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019

Senate approves guarantee, new name for state Need Grant

Senate votes to give state Need Grant program more money, change its name and its requirements.

2019 is shaping up to be the worst year for measles since ’90s

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 206 measles cases were confirmed in the United States in the first two months of this year, the highest year-to-date number …

Scientists see improved ocean conditions for young salmon

Ocean conditions are improving for salmon entering the ocean this year, several years after The Blob, an unusually warm water event that began forming in 2014, scientists announced Friday.

Woman trying to take a selfie with a jaguar when it attacks her, authorities say

A woman was attacked by a jaguar as she was apparently trying to get a photo outside the big cat’s enclosure at Wildlife World Zoo in Arizona, authorities said.

Indonesian freed after murder charge dropped in Kim killing

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia – An Indonesian woman held two years on suspicion of killing the North Korean leader’s half brother was freed from custody Monday after a Malaysian judge discharged …

UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

Spokane Valley firefighter places high in skyscraper “stair climb” fundraiser with personal meaning

Spokane Valley firefighter Joseph Connelly described his climb up 69 flights of stairs at the Columbia Center in Seattle as the 13 most “grueling minutes of his life.”