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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018

Trump tells AP he’s not to blame if Republicans loses House

President Donald Trump says he won’t accept the blame if Republicans lose the House in November.


Head of firm behind Trump dossier won’t talk to House panel

The co-founder of a political research firm that was behind a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump’s connections to Russia refused to speak to two House committees during a …


Mysterious paralyzing illness found among kids in 22 states

U.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018

American Airlines sues over U.S. government’s refusal to copyright ‘garden-variety’ logo

American Airlines is taking the United States Copyright Office to court over the agency’s repeated refusal to grant copyright protections to the carrier’s logo that appears on everything from flight …


NASA astronaut describes close call following failed launch

The NASA astronaut who survived last week’s failed launch and emergency landing knew he needed to stay calm.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018

Hurricane is blamed for 16 deaths in Florida alone

Hurricane Michael killed at least 16 people in Florida, most of them in the coastal county that took a direct hit from the storm, state emergency authorities said Tuesday. That’s …


Trump lashes out at Warren over DNA test, calls her ‘phony!’

President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday over DNA test results she released that indicate she has some Native American heritage, saying she is “getting slammed” …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018

First child porn suspect on FBI list pleads guilty

The first-ever child pornography suspect named to the FBI’s Most Wanted list cashed out his life savings and was fleeing law enforcement on a bus traveling across Montana last year …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018

Sheriff: Missing Wisconsin teenager in danger, not a runaway

A Wisconsin teenager who has been missing since her parents were found dead in their home isn’t a runaway and investigators believe she’s in danger, a sheriff said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018

Trump calls Stormy Daniels ‘horseface,’ cheers judge’s dismissal of defamation suit

President Donald Trump is insulting the physical appearance of porn actress Stormy Daniels, calling her “Horseface” in a tweet about a recent legal ruling.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter says hunter ‘tainted’ Idaho’s reputation: ‘This is not us.’

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter said Tuesday that former Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer’s hunting photos “tainted” Idaho’s reputation as they drew criticism from around the world.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018

Sauna evangelists say steamy Finnish tradition saved their marriage

Christopher and Julie Rice sat naked in the sauna, sweating in its 180-degree heat. In the crisp air outside, they then played a few hands of cribbage and noshed on …


Orca survival may be impossible without Lower Snake River dam removal, scientists say

Leading killer-whale scientists and researchers are calling for removal of four dams on the Lower Snake River and a boost of water over the dams to save southern resident killer …


Prescription drugs, lower taxes, power J&J 3Q beat

A jump in prescription drug sales and a sharply reduced tax bill boosted Johnson & Johnson’s third-quarter sales and profit, which beat Wall Street expectations.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018

Turkish official: Police found evidence of Khashoggi slaying

Police searching the Saudi Consulate found evidence that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed there, a high-level Turkish official said Tuesday, and authorities appeared ready to also search the nearby …


Paul Allen backed initiatives and candidates

Paul G. Allen backed gun control and animal protection measures and was a bipartisan supporter of candidates


Avista spends $200,000 supporting county commissioners Kuney and French

Avista Corp. is spending heavily in the Spokane County commissioner races by dropping nearly $200,000 on re-election television advertisements for commissioners Mary Kuney and Al French. In Avista Corp.’s largest …


100 years in Spokane: City converts hotel to flu hospital as cases mount; both congressional candidates ill

City health officials were converting the Lion Hotel on South Lincoln Street in to a temporary Spanish flu hospital.


Paul Turner: It’s Tuesday, right?

Many people in Spokane don’t know what day of the week it is. And what’s more, many of them don’t really care.


Spokane County prosecutors demand raises, complain of unfair bargaining practices

The union representing Spokane County’s deputy prosecutors has launched a public pressure campaign in hopes of rebooting contract negotiations and obtaining wage increases. Mediated negotiations stalled in August when the …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018

Lisa Brown raises more campaign cash than Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in latest reports

Democrat Lisa Brown reported taking in $2.2 million in a feverish two months of campaigning following her second-place finish in August’s blanket primary. Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers added $1.4 million …


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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018

Court tosses DeLorean widow’s ‘Back to the Future’ lawsuit

A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the widow of automaker John DeLorean over royalties stemming from the “Back to the Future” movies.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018

City Council authorizes drone use by the Spokane Police Department

The Spokane Police Department is now authorized to use drones when investigating crimes and trying to locate missing or fleeing people after the City Council approved a resolution 5-2 Monday …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018

Spokane City Council votes to allow city to give property for affordable housing projects

The Spokane City Council voted to allow unused city properties to be transferred to developers and nonprofits who agree to build affordable housing on the sites.


Jurors: Don’t throw out $289M weed killer cancer verdict

Jurors who found that agribusiness giant Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer contributed to a school groundskeeper’s cancer are urging a San Francisco judge not to throw out the bulk of their …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018

Spokane County detectives say suspect posed as eBay car seller to scam Netherlands man out of $3,000

Spokane County sheriff’s detectives recently arrested a man suspected of scamming people by posing as the owner of a classic car on eBay. Samuel E. Richardson, 40, successfully ripped off …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018

Company defaults on lease for Bunker Hill Mine, future of restarting mine in doubt

The company that hoped to reopen the Bunker Hill Mine later this year has defaulted on its lease-purchase option payment.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018

Fatal shooting in Bonner County reported as self-defense

The Bonner County Sheriff’s Office said the fatal shooting of a 39-year-old man on Friday afternoon appears to have been an act of self-defense.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018

Judge orders Spokane killing suspect to undergo more psychological treatment

A judge ordered a man investigators say killed his ex-girlfriend outside of her Spokane Valley home late last year to undergo a third round of competency restoration treatment at Eastern …