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UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Tattooing eyeballs to be illegal

For Washington residents who want to turn the whites of their eyes a different color, or add an eye-catching design, time is running out. And that’s a good thing, according …

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Washington takes another step toward year-round daylight saving time

Year-round daylight savings time will happen in Washington, if Congress gives the OK.

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Excavator stolen over the weekend from Newport

Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a stolen excavator from Newport.

Pence slams district court rulings against Trump policies

Vice President Mike Pence has announced that the Trump administration intends to challenge the right of federal district courts to issue rulings blocking nationwide policies

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Sheriff’s office releases name of deputy who shot homeless man

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office identified a deputy who shot and killed a homeless man May 4 during a confrontation in Spokane Valley.

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Spokane Public Schools to hold three listening sessions next week on budget

Next week at three Spokane high schools, the district will hold open-house-style listening sessions with the community on all facets of the budget - and some hot-button issues.

Travel ban forces Americans to wait years for loved ones

The Trump administration’s travel ban has forced American citizens to live apart from their husbands, wives and children for years, and there’s no end in sight for many families

Oregon teachers walk out in red to press for school funding

Tens of thousands of Oregon teachers dressed in red have left their classrooms to rally for more money for schools

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Salt Lake Tribune announces plans to convert into nonprofit

The Salt Lake Tribune has announced plans to become a nonprofit as it moves toward a nontraditional model that it hopes will ensure long-term stability after years of financial struggles.

Marathon Petroleum combines midstream operations for $9B

Marathon Petroleum Corp. is merging two of its oil and gas pipeline, transportation and storage operations for $9 billion.

GM in talks to sell shuttered factory in Lordstown, Ohio

General Motors is negotiating the sale of its shuttered factory in Lordstown, Ohio, to a company that builds electric trucks.

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Senate intelligence committee subpoenas Donald Trump Jr.

The Senate intelligence committee has subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr., calling him in to answer questions about his 2017 testimony

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office investigating death of girl in Hayden

Kootenai County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a girl in Hayden.

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Man charged with attempted murder, first-degree arson for allegedly setting girlfriend’s house on fire

A man suspected of setting multiple fires at his girlfriend’s home while she was still inside has been charged with attempted murder and first-degree arson.

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Trump’s Iran policy put to test as end to nuclear deal looms

President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Iran Wednesday, just days after the U.S. dispatched an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf over what it described as …

Auschwitz Museum protests death camp images on skirts, bags

The Auschwitz Memorial and Museum has complained to an e-commerce site that was selling miniskirts, tote bags and other items printed with photos of the former Nazi German death camp …

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Syrian ground troops capture rebel enclave

Syrian troops pushed their way into a northwestern rebel-held enclave Wednesday, clashing with insurgents and capturing a strategically located village at the southern edge, widening an offensive that had previously …

Amanda Knox to return to Italy for 1st time since acquittal

Amanda Knox is returning to Italy for the first time since she was convicted and imprisoned, but ultimately acquitted, in the murder and sexual assault of her British roommate in …

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Can fines rein in Big Tech? Privacy regulators spur a debate

Federal privacy regulators got a sympathetic hearing from Congress on Wednesday for their request for greater powers and funding to police privacy, as lawmakers warned that fines against big companies …

Taliban attack aid group office in Afghan capital, kills 5

Taliban fighters attacked the offices of a U.S.-based aid organization in the Afghan capital on Wednesday, setting off a huge explosion and battling security forces in an assault that lasted …

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Uber, Lyft drivers protest across the U.S., overseas

Some drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft turned off their apps Wednesday to protest what they say are declining wages at a time when both companies are raking in …

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Harlem apartment fire claims 6 lives, including 4 children

Six family members, including four children, were killed early Wednesday when a fire that apparently started on a stove ravaged a Harlem apartment, authorities said.

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

New York Senate OKs giving US House Trump state tax return

New York’s Democrat-controlled Senate approved a bill easily Wednesday that would allow three congressional committees to get access to President Donald Trump’s state tax returns, giving Democrats a potential end-run …

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Three Mile Island nuclear plant to proceed with closure

Three Mile Island, site of the United States’ worst nuclear power accident, will begin a planned shutdown starting June 1 now that it is clear that it will not get …

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Iran threatens more uranium enrichment if no new nuke deal

Iran threatened Wednesday to enrich its uranium stockpile closer to weapons-grade levels in 60 days if world powers fail to negotiate new terms for its 2015 nuclear deal, raising regional …

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Hello, Archie! Meghan and Harry name son Archie Harrison

Tired but beaming, Meghan and Prince Harry showed the public their baby son’s face for the first time on Wednesday, and also revealed his name: Archie.

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Walmart raises minimum age to buy tobacco to 21

Walmart said Wednesday that it will raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products and e-cigarettes at its U.S. stores to 21 amid growing pressure from regulators to cut tobacco …

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

House panel votes Barr in contempt, escalating Trump dispute

The White House invoked executive privilege Wednesday, claiming the right to block lawmakers from the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller on his Trump-Russia probe and escalating the battle …

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Drugmakers will have to reveal medication prices in TV ads

Those ever-present TV ads for prescription drugs will soon carry prices, too, the nation’s top health official said Wednesday, responding to a public outcry for government action to restrain medication …

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Slain teen charged attacker in Colorado school shooting

Two high school students used at least two handguns in the shooting at a charter school that killed one of their classmates and injured eight others in a Colorado community …