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Bus hit by roadside bomb in Afghanistan, 32 killed

A roadside bomb tore through a bus in western Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least 32 people, including children, a provincial official said.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019

National Cathedral condemns Trump’s ‘racialized rhetoric’

In unusually forceful language, the leadership of the Washington National Cathedral condemned what it called the “racialized rhetoric” of President Donald Trump and directly compared him to 1950s anti-Communist demagogue …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019

Puerto Rico braces for clashes over island’s next leader

Puerto Rico’s political crisis appeared to deepen on Wednesday as the island’s outgoing governor and legislators – including those from his own party – clashed over who should be the …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019

Fire breaks out at Houston-area Exxon Mobil refinery

A fire burning at an Exxon Mobil refinery in Texas is sending a large plume of smoke into the air, the latest in a series of fires in the Houston …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019

11 brothers from Alabama, 158 years of US military service

The sons of Ben and Hattie Davis give special meaning to the term “band of brothers.” Eleven in all, their combined 158 years of service to the U.S. military make …


Russian spaceship brings 3 tons of supplies to space station

An unmanned Russian spaceship carrying tons of supplies to the International Space Station has docked with the orbiting laboratory.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019

North Korea launches 2 short-range missiles, Seoul says

South Korea’s military said North Korea conducted its second weapons test in less than a week Wednesday, firing two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast in a move observers …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019

Impeachment watch: Nearly half of House Dems support inquiry

Nearly half the House Democrats now support an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump


Towering Broadway director and producer Hal Prince dead

Harold Prince, a Broadway director and producer who pushed the boundaries of musical theater with such groundbreaking shows as “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Cabaret,” “Company” and “Sweeney Todd” and …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019

Fed cuts key rate in its first reduction in more than decade

The Federal Reserve cut its key interest rate Wednesday for the first time in a decade to try to counter threats ranging from uncertainties caused by President Donald Trump’s trade …


Alleged Bigfoot sighting prompts gunfire at Kentucky park

Federal officials are investigating a report that a man fired a gunshot while camping at Mammoth Cave National Park, an incident that another camper says was prompted by an alleged …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019

Democrats’ divisions test Biden’s front-runner strength

The ideological divisions gripping the Democratic Party are intensifying as presidential candidates waged an acrimonious battle over health care, immigration and race that tested the strength of early front-runner Joe …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019

Four-vehicle crash including tractor north of Spokane sends four to the hospital

The crash, near Wild Rose Road, is under investigation, according to a news release from the Washington State Patrol.


Ponderosa Village development in Spokane Valley taking shape with two new tenants and plans for more

Construction was completed in May on two buildings, which now house The Mix Salon and Day Spa and Hello Sugar. Both businesses celebrated grand openings in earlier this month.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019

Spokane County Fire District 3 commissioner candidates take different positions on tax increase and serving Medical Lake

A longtime Fire District 3 commissioner says she brings valuable experience at a time of big change while her opponent hopes to bring a new perspective.


100 years ago in Spokane: ‘Fires and mayhem’ lead to proposed firecracker ban

Spokane’s fire chief made a controversial request: Ban firecrackers in the city, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019

Shawn Vestal: ‘Who, me?’ racist taints Coeur d’Alene’s Fourth of July celebration

Jim Valentine’s defense of the racist imagery he paraded through Coeur d’Alene’s Fourth of July celebration embodies the representative species of our racist moment – the “Who, me?” racist; the …


E. coli found in some contaminated Hillyard water this weekend

The testing of water samples in southeast Hillyard found no chemical contamination in water apparently contaminated with hydroseed, but three positive E. coli-contaminated sample spots did come back on Saturday. …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019

Executive chef hopes to provide budget experience to Fairfield Town Council

Steven Walk believes its time for change on the Fairfield Town Council.


Spokane men recognized for preserving automotive history

For John Clarizio and Jerry Click, their vintage trucks are more than the sum of their parts. They’re an important part of automobile history. And the two Spokane men aren’t …


Seoul: North Korea launches 2 short-range ballistic missiles

South Korea’s military says North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles in its second weapons test in less than a week


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019

Sanders, Warren clash with moderates over ‘Medicare for All’

Liberal firebrands Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are slapping back against moderate rivals who ridiculed “Medicare for All” during a Democratic presidential debate in which lesser-known pragmatists are warning against …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019

Highway 395 closed in both directions near Colbert due to 3-injury collision

A multi-vehicle collision closed Highway 395 in both directions 9 miles north of Spokane Tuesday evening.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019

Mead School District to float $14.6 million supplemental levy

According to the district, the money raised would reinstate some paraeducators lost in recent cuts, maintain nursing staff at current levels, increase safety and security personnel and expand learning opportunities …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019

Cougar Country in Pullman to reopen under new ownership

A Pullman couple has purchased Cougar Country Drive-In and aims to reopen the iconic restaurant in August.


Bridge over Sunset Boulevard closed for more than an hour as Spokane police negotiate with man on railing

The bridge over Sunset Boulevard was closed for about an hour and a half Tuesday afternoon as Spokane police negotiators talked to a man who was standing on the railing.


Spokane Valley homeowner fires gun to scare off knife-wielding man, sheriff’s office says

A Spokane Valley homeowner fired a two shots into the air and scared off a suspected burglar armed with a knife early Monday, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019

Medical examiner rules Richard Coffee died of drowning; family still seeks answers in mysterious death

A 56-year-old man whose body was found floating in the Spokane River near the Division Street Bridge after spending weeks in the water died of drowning, the Spokane County Medical …


Pakistani army plane crashes into homes, killing 19

A Pakistani military plane crashed into a residential area before dawn on Tuesday, killing at least 19 people, most of them in their homes on the outskirts of the city …


UN says Afghan forces, allies killed most civilians in 2019

More civilians were killed by Afghan and international coalition forces in Afghanistan in the first half of this year than by the Taliban and other militants, the U.N. mission said …