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Child with food allergy dies after inhaling fish fumes, father says

Cod was cooking on the stove when 11-year-old Cameron Jean-Pierre arrived at his grandmother’s home in New York.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

Abandoned house along Bloomsday route burns from suspected transient warming fire

A suspected transient lit a fire in an abandon house along the Bloomsday trail on Thursday. No one was injured.


Two officers face possible charges after two passengers drowned in van during Hurricane Florence

Charges are expected to be filed against two South Carolina law enforcement officers who were transporting two mental patients who drowned while locked in the back of a van during …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

Bristol-Myers Squibb buying Celgene in $74B deal

Bristol-Myers Squibb is spending $74 billion on fellow drugmaker Celgene in a deal aimed at stocking the combined company’s development pipeline with cancer, immunology and cardiovascular treatments.


Lewiston man gets probation on video voyeurism charge

A Lewiston man who reportedly raped an unconscious woman and posted a video of the incident online was sentenced Thursday to five years of probation.


Small business hiring surges at year-end, ADP reports

Small business hiring surged at year-end, with payroll company ADP counting 89,000 new jobs at its small business customers.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

U.S. factory gauge tumbles by most since 2008 as orders cool

The Institute for Supply Management index dropped to a two-year low of 54.1, missing all estimates in Bloomberg’s survey, data showed Thursday. All


Sandra Oh, Andy Samberg want lighter tone at Golden Globes

Actress Sandra Oh wants to bring a lighter tone to the Golden Globes after last year’s awards show took a much serious approach centered on the “MeToo” movement.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

Fight over rent prompted Wednesday shooting in north Spokane

An argument over about rent payments spiraled into violence that left one man hospitalized Wednesday with a gunshot wound to the chest.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

New WSU program opens college’s doors to those with developmental disabilities

Evan Henniger’s parents never thought college would be a possibility for their son. Evan, 20, was diagnosed with Down syndrome shortly after his birth, and the prospect of venturing away …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

GM now top automaker in Mexico as it idles U.S. factories

GM said its boost in production is to meet the strong demand for SUV and pickups, as sedans have fallen out of buyers’ favor.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

Former Saint Gleason’s Congressional Gold Medal official

President Donald Trump has signed legislation to award former New Orleans Saints and Washington State football player Steve Gleason the Congressional Gold Medal.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

Freeman shooting suspect has court hearing delayed again as judge declares: ‘This will be the last’

Caleb Sharpe turns 18 in October. But in July – 22 months after the then 15-year-old sophomore allegedly opened fire at Freeman High School – a court will decide whether …


Governor calls off planned shutdown of NYC subway line

Nearly a quarter million New Yorkers who for years dreaded “L-mageddon,” a planned 15-month shutdown of a key subway tunnel between Manhattan and Brooklyn, got a last-minute reprieve from the …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

Man gets 40 years in prison for killing Spokane cab driver in North Idaho

Shortly before Jacob Coleman was handed a four decade to life sentence for the murder of a Spokane cab driver, he tried to run out of a courtroom after shouting …


U.S. soldier charged in wife’s killing flees to Thailand

A 21-year-old U.S. soldier is accused of flying to Indianapolis from Colorado to kill his estranged wife, then dumping her body in a trash bin and fleeing to Thailand.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

With slump in iPhone sales, have we passed Peak Smartphone?

Behind Apple’s news of weak iPhone sales lies a sobering truth: The tech industry has hit Peak Smartphone, a tipping point when everyone who can already afford one owns one …


Thailand braces for powerful storm at southern beach towns

Thai authorities suspended ferry services and began evacuations Thursday ahead of a powerful tropical storm that is expected to pound the Southeast Asian nation’s famed southern beach resorts during a …


Sign-ups steady as health law case goes to appeals court

The government says 8.4 million Americans have signed up for coverage this year under the Obama health law, reflecting steady enrollment even as supporters of the law appeal a court …


Suspect in 24-year-old unsolved Boise homicide arrested for cold case homicide in Washington

A Boise man was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder Wednesday night in connection with a homicide in Washington from 1992.


Governor-elect commits to Medicaid expansion

Gov.-elect Brad Little said Thursday he’s committed to implementing a voter-approved expansion of Medicaid coverage but has concerns on the specifics of how it’s done.


Justice investigating whether Zinke lied to inspector general, sources say

The Justice Department’s public integrity section is examining whether newly departed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lied to his agency’s inspector general investigators, according to three people familiar with the matter, …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

Idaho regulators deny sale of Avista to Canadian utility

Avista Corp.’s proposed $5.3 billion sale to a Canadian utility took another hit Thursday, when a second state moved to block the sale.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

For-profit college owner agrees to end $500M in student debt

A company that owns two national for-profit college chains said Thursday that it will erase nearly $500 million in debt incurred by former students as part of a settlement with …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

Kaiser Permanente, unions set for court trial

Even though Kaiser Permanente settled contract negotiations with some labor unions in November, disagreement continues between Kaiser and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, which consists of 11 labor unions …


Congo’s Catholic church says data show clear election winner

The Catholic church in Congo announced Thursday its data show a clear winner in Sunday’s presidential election, and it called on the electoral commission to publish the true results in …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

The new Congress: Pelosi retakes House gavel as shutdown continues

The House of Representatives, which includes 63 new Democrats, on Thursday elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as speaker for a second time.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

Krispy Kreme delivers doughnuts to officers over pastry loss

Krispy Kreme has stepped in to comfort Kentucky police officers mourning the loss of a doughnut truck that caught fire.


After four inmate deaths, judge finds medical care at Virginia prison unconstitutional

All four were inmates at Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women. A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the state prison in central Virginia is failing to provide adequate medical care and …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

A new space power is born as China lands on the far side of the moon

When China announced on Thursday that it had successfully landed on the far side of the moon, it wasn’t just a scientific breakthrough. To Beijing, its expanding space mission also …