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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 …

UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019

Attorney: Officer attacked without warning in Costco

The off-duty officer who shot and killed a man inside a Southern California Costco last week was attacked without warning as he held his toddler son, the policeman’s attorney said …

High court avoids new case over same-sex wedding cake

The Supreme Court decided Monday against a high-stakes, election-year case about the competing rights of gay and lesbian couples and merchants who refuse to provide services for same-sex weddings.

Huawei says US sanctions will cost it billions in revenue

Huawei’s founder said Monday that the Chinese telecom giant’s revenue will be $30 billion less than forecast over the next two years, as he compared the company to a “badly …

UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019

Airbus is ready for pilotless jets – are you?

The chief salesman for Airbus says his company already has the technology to fly passenger planes without pilots at all – and is working on winning over regulators and travelers …

Battleground Florida: Both parties prepare for 2020 fight

President Donald Trump’s early strength in Florida on the night of the 2016 election was the first sign that he was about to score an upset victory. In an otherwise …

UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019

50 years after Stonewall, LGBT rights are a work in progress

50 years after the 1969 Stonewall uprising in New York, the LGBT rights movement in the U.S. has made huge advances but still has unfinished business.

Supreme Court upholds rule allowing state, federal charges

The Supreme Court is upholding a constitutional rule that allows state and federal governments to prosecute someone for the same crime. The case was closely watched because a ruling the …

Egypt TV says ousted president Morsi dies in court

Egypt’s former president, Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood leader who rose to office in the country’s first free elections in 2012 and was ousted a year later by the military, …

UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019

Boeing apologizes for Max crashes as Airbus rakes in sales

Boeing executives apologized Monday to airlines and families of victims of 737 Max crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, as the U.S. plane maker struggles to regain the trust of regulators, …

British air force jets in Estonia intercept Russian jets

Britain’s Royal Air Force said Monday that two of its jets deployed in Estonia have been scrambled twice in recent days to intercept Russian aircraft.

UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019

Fed likely to leave rates alone but signal readiness to cut

Jerome Powell has tantalized the financial world with the prospect that the Federal Reserve he leads may soon cut interest rates for the first time in over a decade. Probably …

UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019

Tensions rise as Iran speeds up enrichment, U.S. sends troops

Iran will surpass the uranium-stockpile limit set by its nuclear deal in the next 10 days, an official said Monday, raising pressure on Europeans trying to save the accord a …

UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019

Masked gunman killed in shootout at Dallas courthouse

A masked 22-year-old man was killed in an exchange of gunfire with federal officers outside a federal courthouse in downtown Dallas Monday morning, an FBI official said.

UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019

Buttigieg returns to South Bend after man killed by police

A police officer fatally shot a black man in South Bend, Indiana, leading mayor Pete Buttigieg to return home early from a presidential campaign trip to address the public and …

UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019

High court lets Virginia voting go ahead under redrawn map

Virginians will elect members of the House of Delegates using a map seen as favorable to Democrats, according to ruling Monday by the Supreme Court.

UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019

Rent control in Spokane is idea gaining ground

Rent control has gained ground in New York, but less so in Spokane, where homelessness and rental scarcity are problems that lawmakers are now seeking to alleviate with different approaches.

100 Years Ago Today: Spokane likely on route of transcontinental flight

Spokane was anxious about its chances to be on the route of an exciting transcontinental airplane expedition, featuring four army airplanes of the Curtiss JN-4 type. They were scheduled to …

Air Force’s KC-46 tanker delays won’t affect Fairchild operations

A recent government report indicates that design problems with the Air Force’s new KC-46 Pegasus tanker could cost an additional $300 million and delay until next year the full delivery …

Then and Now: Old Union Stockyards Company

Established around 1915, the Spokane Union Stockyards was a key piece of the agriculture business in Spokane for more than 80 years.

UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019

Spokane City Council to consider suing opioid manufacturers, distributors

Spokane City Council members are considering suing opioid makers and distributors for allegedly lying about how addictive the drugs were and failing to contact law enforcement about thousands of suspicious …

Getting There: Spokane Valley to select design following $1.2 million federal grant for Pines Road rail project

Spokane Valley is planning to select a design for its $29 million project to separate road and rail traffic on Pines Road and Trent Avenue.

Meme about Muslims leads to important dialogue

A Facebook meme I received about the growing population of Muslims in the U.S. reinforces a valuable lesson about the importance of engaging with each other.

Israel moves to name Golan settlement after Trump

RAMAT TRUMP, Golan Heights – The Trump name graces apartment towers, hotels and golf courses. Now it is the namesake of a tiny Israeli settlement in the Israel-controlled Golan Heights. …

Hong Kong police begin to clear streets of protesters

Hong Kong police and protesters are facing off as authorities try to clear the streets of a few hundred people who stayed near the city government headquarters after massive demonstrations.

Costco shooting: Man killed by off-duty officer was nonverbal, had an intellectual disability

The 32-year-old California man shot and killed by an off-duty police officer in a Costco store on Friday night was nonverbal and had an intellectual disability, according to a family …

Boris Johnson skips debate as Tory rivals quizzed on Brexit

Candidates who hope to become Britain’s next prime minister have accused current front runner Boris Johnson of trying to avoid scrutiny after he refused to take part in a televised …

Massive blackout hits tens of millions in South America

A massive blackout left tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay after an unexplained failure in the neighboring countries’ interconnected power grid.

Meghan and Harry release Father’s Day photo of baby Archie

With AP Photos. Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex have released a photo of their baby son Archie to mark Father’s Day