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100 years ago in Spokane: ‘Dead’ World War I soldier declares himself alive; Spokane Club saves itself

A World War I soldier listed as dead by the war department showed up very much alive at Spokane’s Victory loan headquarters.

Storms damage Arkansas apartments, leave damage in South

Storms that caved in walls of apartment buildings in Arkansas are causing flooding and toppling trees in the Deep South

Conan O’Brien settles joke-theft lawsuit weeks before trial

Conan O’Brien has agreed to settle a lawsuit with a writer who says the talk-show host stole jokes from his Twitter feed and blog for O’Brien’s monologue on “Conan.”

Actress hopes to open more doors for more Native Americans

Newcomer Sivan Alyra Rose represents a rarity as one of the few people of Native American descent to star in a Netflix series

UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019

Amazon vows safety reforms after Washington state AG finds toxic lead and cadmium in children’s products

More than 15,000 people bought school supplies and jewelry geared for young children that contained dangerous levels of lead and cadmium on Amazon in 2017 and 2018, according to an …

Feds open foreign-money investigation into Trump donor Cindy Yang

The FBI has opened a public corruption investigation into Republican donor and South Florida massage-parlor entrepreneur Li “Cindy” Yang, focusing on whether she illegally funneled money from China into the …

Border Patrol will screen asylum requests in new push to restrict claims, memos show

Homeland Security officials are making it tougher for people seeking asylum to get over the first hurdle in the lengthy process of gaining U.S. protection, giving new power to Border …

UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019

South Korean military confirm N. Korea’s latest launches were missiles

North Korea fired two suspected short-range missiles in its second such launch in five days and a possible warning that nuclear disarmament talks could be in danger

Chevron bows out of fight for Anadarko Petroleum

Chevron on Thursday declined to improve on its offer for Anadarko, cutting short the potential for a rare bidding war in the oil patch and allowing Occidental Petroleum to take …

UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019

Sacred Heart nurses hold second rally as contract talks with Providence drag on

Nurses at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center held a second demonstration Thursday afternoon to keep pressure on the hospital system amid drawn-out contract negotiations.

UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019

Key witness to 2017 killing in Spokane contradicts taped statements to police

Summoned from prison to testify about his interactions with a man accused of gunning down a Spokane man in 2017, Christopher A. Burdick had several memory lapses on the witness …

UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019

U.S. hikes tariffs on Chinese goods, Beijing vows retaliation

President Donald Trump’s latest tariff hike on Chinese goods took effect Friday and Beijing said it would retaliate, escalating a battle over China’s technology ambitions and other trade strains.

Man arrested, released on bail after raid seizes over 1,000 guns in Los Angeles mansion

A 57-year-old man was released on $50,000 bond after his arrest during a law enforcement raid on a Los Angeles mansion that uncovered more than 1,000 guns

In Brief: Kitten Baby Shower Saturday will benefit Humane Society

The Spokane Humane Society;s Kitten Baby shower, SCOPE North’s open house and Silent Disco River Cleanup are coming up.

UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019

Red Robin names Spokane Valley location nation’s busiest

The restaurant drew an average of 8,300 customers and sold 4,500 to 5,000 pounds of french fries a week in 2018.

UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019

Police searching for Colville Chevron armed robbery suspect

Colville Police are searching for the suspect in an armed robbery at a Colville Chevron on Tuesday night.

UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019

Parents can’t delete what kids tell Amazon voice assistant

A kids’ version of Amazon’s Alexa won’t forget what children tell it, even after parents try to delete the conversations.

Sen. Burr takes GOP fire over Trump Jr subpoena

Republicans lashed out Thursday at fellow GOP Sen. Richard Burr for his committee’s subpoena of President Donald Trump’s son, a move that suggested the Russia investigation is not “case closed” …

UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019

Powell: Policies needed to address slowdown in income growth

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Thursday the United States needs to find ways to address a decades-long slowdown in income growth and upward economic mobility.

Board extends power to cover Puerto Rico’s 78 municipalities

A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances voted on Thursday to extend its power and bring all of the U.S. territory’s 78 municipalities under its supervision for the …

Pope requires sex abuse to be reported to church, not police

Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking new church law Thursday requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-up by their superiors to church …

Venezuela’s Maduro tightens pressure on opposition

European and Latin American countries that support Venezuela’s opposition condemned on Thursday the arrest of a top lawmaker as the government of President Nicolas Maduro intensified pressure on adversaries who …

UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019

Human rights group reports new wave of Chechnya gay abuse

More gay men are being detained and tortured in the Russian republic of Chechnya, according to an international human rights group.

One by one, D-Day memories fade as war’s witnesses die

One more funeral, one less witness to the world’s worst war. Bernard Dargols lived almost long enough to join the celebrations next month marking 75 years since the D-Day, 75 …

US seizes North Korean cargo ship for violating sanctions

The Trump administration has seized a North Korean cargo ship used to supply coal to the isolated nation in violation of international sanctions, law enforcement officials said Thursday.

EU urges Iran to respect nuclear deal, regrets US sanctions

The European Union on Thursday urged Iran to respect the international agreement curbing the Islamic Republic’s nuclear ambitions, and added that the bloc aims to continue trading with the country …

China Mobile blocked from offering phone service in US

U.S. communications regulators on Thursday rejected a Chinese telecom company’s application to provide service in the U.S. due to national security risks amid an escalation in tensions between the two …

US prosecutors add hate crime charges in synagogue shooting

Federal officials announced Thursday that they have filed 109 hate crime charges against the 19-year-old man accused of opening fire in a Southern California synagogue.

Descendants ensure Chinese rail workers aren’t forgotten

Michael Kwan can’t help but think about what life was like on a daily basis for his great-great-grandfather in the 1860s, working 12-hour days in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range …