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Walmart agrees to pay $65 million to settle lawsuit over seating for California cashiers

About 100,000 current and former Walmart cashiers in California might soon be eligible to receive slices of a $65 million settlement the retailer has agreed to pay after being accused …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018

Sears is hammering out deal to stay open in bankruptcy

Negotiations over the fate of Sears Holdings Corp. have moved away from a possible liquidation toward a plan that would keep some stores open through Christmas, according to a person …


Man run over by lawn mower while trying to kill son with chainsaw

A man who police say was run over with a lawn mower while trying to kill his son with a chain saw has had to have his leg amputated.


Lawsuit: Man convicted after mother rejected ‘dirty cop’

A Kansas man who spent 23 years in prison for a double murder he didn’t commit was targeted because his mother rebuffed a homicide detective’s sexual advances and was convicted …


Stocks post slight gains at end of an ugly week on Wall Street

U.S. markets rebounded Friday from a midweek scare, including a jarring two-day loss of nearly 1,400 points for the Dow Jones industrial average. Friday’s turnaround was led by solid third-quarter …


Pentagon reveals cyber breach of travel records

The Pentagon on Friday said there has been a cyber breach of Defense Department travel records that compromised the personal information and credit card data of U.S. military and civilian …


Remains of Bellingham snowboarders missing since 2017 found

The remains of two Bellingham snowboarders have been found after the men were reported missing near Mount Baker in November 2017.


Still no U.S. ambassadors in Saudi Arabia, Turkey amid crisis

The disappearance of journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi after visiting a Saudi consulate in Turkey has thrown the large number of diplomatic vacancies under President Donald Trump into the …


Officials consider asking parents to make dire border choice: detention or separation?

The White House is actively considering plans that could again separate parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border, hoping to reverse soaring numbers of families attempting to cross illegally into …


Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN worker infected

Congo is reporting five new confirmed Ebola deaths in its latest outbreak, while a worker with the United Nations peacekeeping mission is among several new cases under treatment.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018

Matthew Shepard’s murder still haunts Wyoming 20 years later

When two roofing workers beat a young gay man to death in Wyoming in 1998, the gruesome crime quickly reverberated around the U.S. and turned the sandy-haired college student into …


King County will open west wing of downtown Seattle jail as shelter

King County plans to turn a wing of the downtown Seattle jail into a shelter for homeless people, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced Thursday.


Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial candidate warns Democrat he’ll ‘stomp all over your face with golf spikes’

Amid calls from Republicans for more civility in politics, the party’s gubernatorial nominee in Pennsylvania posted a video Friday on Facebook in which he warns Gov. Tom Wolf, D, of …


Turkish court convicts U.S. pastor of terror yet frees him

A Turkish court on Friday convicted an American pastor of terror links but released him from house arrest and allowed him to leave the country, a move that’s likely to …


Purging long-forgotten online accounts: Worth the trouble?

The internet is riddled with long-forgotten accounts on social media, dating apps and various shopping sites used once or twice. Sure, you should delete all those unused logins and passwords. …


At least 34 die in Uganda mudslides triggered by heavy rains

At least 34 people died in mudslides triggered by torrential rains in a mountainous area of eastern Uganda that is prone to such disasters, a Red Cross official said Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018

Congress approves bill requiring tribal village to be built along Columbia River

U.S. officials support a plan to build a tribal village along the Columbia River for families who were not compensated for the loss of their homes when dams were constructed.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018

Facebook: Hackers accessed personal data from 29M accounts

Facebook says hackers accessed a wide swath of information – ranging from emails and phone numbers to more personal details like sites visited and places checked into – from millions …


Israeli fire kills 6 Palestinians at Gaza protest

Israeli forces shot dead six Palestinians on Friday in one of the deadliest days in months of mass protests along the security fence separating Gaza and Israel, Gaza’s Health Ministry …


Just in time for Halloween: Home of witch trials victim John Proctor for sale

A house where a victim of the Salem witch trials once lived is on the market for $600,000 just in time for Halloween.


Princess Eugenie weds her beau at Windsor Castle

Britain’s Princess Eugenie married tequila brand ambassador Jack Brooksbank in a star-studded royal wedding Friday at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle.


Trump defends Saudi arms sales amid fury over missing writer

President Donald Trump defended continuing huge sales of U.S. weapons to Saudi Arabia on Thursday despite rising pressure from lawmakers to punish the kingdom over the disappearance of a Saudi …


Appeal of U.S. student barred from entering Israel rejected

The lawyer for a U.S. student who has been barred from entering Israel because of alleged involvement in a Palestinian-led boycott movement says that her appeal to remain in the …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018

Retailers up their game after Toys R Us closures

When Toys R Us closed its doors, customers mourned the loss of a beloved brand that conjured memories of their own childhood.


Whitman County prosecutor details reasons behind not prosecuting rape case

Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy stood by his office’s decision not to prosecute a former Washington State University fraternity member accused of second-degree rape during an interview this week with …


6th child in Puget Sound may have nervous system disorder

State and local health officials on Thursday said they are investigating a possible sixth case of a rare nervous system disorder that causes sudden limb paralysis in children.


Pope accepts Washington cardinal’s resignation amid scandal

Pope Francis accepted the resignation Friday of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl after he became entangled in two major sexual abuse and cover-up scandals and lost the support of many in …


Independent women a key in outcome of Montana Senate race

A key factor in deciding the outcome of Montana’s high-profile Senate race will be whether independent women who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 will stick with the president and …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018

Official: Searchers find body in hurricane-stricken town

Search and rescue teams have found a body in the Florida Panhandle town nearly wiped out by Hurricane Michael, and authorities said there is little doubt the death toll will …


Capital punishment in Spokane: A history

If newspaper archives are any indication, race has long played a role in the most lethal sentence the justice system can impose.