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Strong quake jolts northwest Japan; no major damage reported

A powerful earthquake jolted northwestern Japan late Tuesday, prompting officials to issue a tsunami warning along the coast which was lifted about 2

UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Jon Stewart keeping up pressure on Mitch McConnell

Comic Jon Stewart used his buddy Stephen Colbert’s late-night show to keep the heat on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for passage of legislation to replenish a victims’ fund for …

UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Newtown parents score a win in growing fight against hoaxers

The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened – …

UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Shanahan drops bid to lead Pentagon, citing ‘painful’ past

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is stepping down before his formal nomination ever went to the Senate

UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Spokane woman killed in crash north of Newport; husband faces charge of vehicular homicide

A woman from Spokane was killed Monday afternoon when a car she was in rolled down a steep embankment north of Newport in Pend Oreille County.

UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

IAAF argued in court that Semenya is ‘biologically male’

The governing body of track argued in court that Caster Semenya is “biologically male” and that is the reason she should reduce her natural testosterone to be allowed to compete …

UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Facebook plans its own currency for 2 billion-plus users

Facebook already rules daily communication for more than two billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too.

UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Trump could have tough time meeting his deportation threat

President Donald Trump says that next week U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will begin removing millions of people in the U.S. illegally.

Paul Turner: Doomsday secret didn’t spoil summer for the neighborhood kids

There’s something special about these longest days of summer.

UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Spokane City Council votes to explore suing opioid makers, distributors

Spokane City Council unanimously voted to ask the city’s legal department to explore suing opioid manufacturers and distributors for their role in the opioid epidemic.

UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Spokane City Council defers action on new cost-sharing agreement with Hoopfest

Spokane City Council indefinitely deferred a new cost-sharing agreement with famed 3-on-3 basketball tournament Hoopfest due to concerns that smaller events may not have access to the same type of …

Judge weighs whether to continue lawsuit regarding new Spokane Tribe casino

A lawsuit seeking to disrupt future plans of the Spokane Tribe Casino in Airway Heights went before a federal judge in Spokane Monday morning, just as dozens of tribal members …

UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Spokane ready to add electric buses to STA fleet

Two fully electric buses will be added to STA’s fleet, paid for with proceeds from Volkswagen’s diesel-vehicle scandal and subsequent financial settlements.

Spokanes, Kalispels each get $500,000 in HUD block grants

The Spokane and Kalispel tribes will each receive $500,000 in federal funding to improve housing conditions, build roads or fund other community development projects as part of a U.S. Department …

100 years ago in Spokane: Jury sides with black man who sued segregated theater

A Spokane jury a black man in Spokane a judgment of $200 after he sued the Pantages Theater for ordering him to sit in the second balcony.

Woman to be sentenced Tuesday in death of son

It was nearly two years ago that Rustin Atkerson suffered what would be a fatal head injury. On Tuesday, his mother, Elaine A. Hurd, will be sentenced to time in …

UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019

Post Falls police searching for missing 15-year-old

Post Falls police said Monday they were searching for a 15-year-old girl who went missing more than three weeks ago.

UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019

Stay Alfred’s founder, CEO named an EY Entrepreneur of Year for Pacific Northwest

Stay Alfred founder and CEO Jordan Allen has been named an EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the Pacific Northwest region.

UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019

Murder trial begins for third suspect in Bret Snow disappearance

Attorneys delivered opening statements Monday in the trial of the third of four suspects charged with killing a man over an alleged botched drug deal in 2015.

UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019

A teacher’s odyssey: Mandy Manning looks back on her tenure as Teacher of the Year

Last year, Mandy Manning was named the 2018 National Teacher of the Year. Sudden fame also meant the opportunity to make a difference beyond Spokane.“I don’t know how successful I’ve …

UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019

Judge: Work can continue on Central Idaho hiking-biking trail

A judge has ruled that work can go forward on a trail crossing private land that connects the popular tourist destinations of Redfish Lake and Stanley. U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy …

Police: 4 shot, 3 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto

Gunfire broke out and a stampede ensued as fans celebrated at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, leaving four people shot and thousands fleeing less than a block …

UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019

Suspicious package found near Kootenai County Courthouse contained no explosives

A bomb squad from Spokane was deployed to Coeur d’Alene on Monday afternoon after a suspicious device was found near the Kootenai County Courthouse. The package was later found to …

UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019

Idaho house prices are so high that this Wall Street firm warns of ‘sharp slowdown’


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019

Sotheby’s sold! French billionaire pays $3.7B

Auction house Sotheby’s is sold for $3.7 billion, will become private company again for first time in three decades.

Blackout in South America raises questions about power grid

The huge blackout that left tens of millions of people in the dark in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay over the weekend raised serious questions about the vulnerability of the power …

Rockets land in an Iraqi military post home to US personnel

The Iraqi military says three rockets have hit an installation north of Baghdad used by Iraqi troops and where American trainers are also present. There was no immediate word on …

Oregon Democrats advance sweeping climate policy

Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming.

Turkey: 12 dead, 31 rescued after migrant boat sinks

A boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off the Turkish coast on Monday, leaving at least 12 migrants dead, Turkey’s coast guard said.

State media say Chinese President Xi to visit North Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week, state media announced Monday, as U.S. talks with North Korea on its nuclear program are at …