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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 7:32 p.m.

Spokane doesn’t take it easy when it comes to the Eagles

Feelings about the Eagles divide Spokane more sharply than politics or opinions about bicyclists.


Lisa Brown to hold Spokane Valley community forum on Thursday

The event will compete with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ annual town hall, which is scheduled to begin a little bit later Thursday evening in downtown Spokane. Brown’s event will not …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

Bicyclist killed in collision with truck in north Spokane

A bicyclist was killed Tuesday in north Spokane after he collided with a freight truck that was turning into a parking lot.


Facebook is rating the trustworthiness of its users on a scale from zero to one

Facebook has begun to assign its users a reputation score, predicting their trustworthiness on a scale from zero to one.


Microsoft’s anti-hacking efforts make it an internet cop

Microsoft stands virtually alone among tech companies with its aggressive approach, which uses U.S. courts to fight computer fraud and seize hacked websites back from malicious perpetrators. In the process, …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 8:40 p.m.

Former Trump campaign chairman Manafort guilty of 8 charges; mistrial on 10 others

Paul Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald Trump’s winning presidential campaign, was found guilty of eight financial crimes Tuesday in the first trial victory of the …


Jet with 2 blown tires lands safely, Post Malone fans cheer

A private jet that blew two tires during takeoff at a small New Jersey airport Tuesday made a safe emergency landing hours later at an airport in New York.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 5:13 p.m.

Bill Gates directs U.S. education funding to local schools

Marking another phase in his education agenda, Bill Gates is now taking a more targeted approach to help struggling U.S. schools.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 4:59 p.m.

West Nile virus found in Spokane County mosquitoes

West Nile virus has been found in Spokane County mosquitoes, prompting warnings for residents to take precautions.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 4:51 p.m.

Smoking blamed for deadly Spokane Valley condo fire

A discarded cigarette is to blame for a deadly Spokane Valley condominium fire Sunday, according to fire investigators.


Search called off in Italy gorge flood that killed 10

Italy’s environmental minister on Tuesday urged prosecutors to look at possible criminal responsibility and administrative lapses that may have contributed to the deaths of 10 people swept away by a …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

Kavanaugh calls Roe V. Wade settled, but Dem critics unmoved

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday said he views Roe v. Wade as settled law, according to Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, but the answer did little to mollify …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 8:04 p.m.

Judge to Congress, executive branch: Face up to problems of 3-D printed guns

Federal judge urges Congress and the Trump administration to face up to the potential problems of untraceable guns that can be created from computer files and 3-D printers.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 4:59 p.m.

Michael Cohen pleads guilty, implicates Trump in hush-money scheme

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, pleaded guilty Tuesday to campaign-finance violations and other charges, saying Trump directed him to arrange the payment of hush money …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

Hurricane Lane, packing 150 mph winds, presents rare direct threat to Hawaii

Hurricane Lane, a Category 4 storm, is expected to make a dangerously close encounter with the Hawaiian Islands over the next several days.


With push from PETA, animal crackers bust out of their cages

After more than a century behind bars, the beasts on boxes of animal crackers are roaming free.


Idaho gets $3.2M in grant money for election security

Idaho is receiving $3.2 million from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to secure and modernize its elections systems.


Massachusetts zoo on lookout for stork that flew away

A Boston-area zoo is looking for a female stork that flew away last week and has evaded experts since.


Russia says Taliban plan to attend Afghan talks in Moscow

Russia said Tuesday that the Taliban have accepted an invitation for talks next month, in what promises to be one of the insurgent group’s biggest diplomatic forays since the 2001 …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 10:27 a.m.

Crews recover body of man swept away in Wisconsin flooding

Searchers on Tuesday recovered the body of a man who was wrenched away from would-be rescuers during flash flooding that forced evacuations around Wisconsin’s capital city and cut power to …


Idaho rejected for Women’s Business Center grant for third time

Idaho will continue to be one of the only states in the nation without a Women’s Business Center.


Teen who shot friend charged with manslaughter

A 16-year-old boy who accidentally shot and killed his 14-year-old friend near Seattle has been charged with manslaughter.


Top UNC leaders condemn Confederate statue toppling

Top leaders of the University of North Carolina system condemned the actions of protesters, who


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

U.S. deports former Nazi camp guard, 95, to Germany

The last Nazi war crimes suspect facing deportation from the U.S. was taken from his New York City home and spirited early Tuesday morning to Germany, following years of efforts …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 3:27 p.m.

Internet ‘fire challenge’ leaves 12-year-old Detroit girl severely burned

Sitting around the kitchen table, Brandi Owens waited until her daughter and her two friends finished eating their pancakes before leaving them to take a quick nap. About 10 to …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 5:34 p.m.

U.S. plan for coal power deregulation could cause more deaths

The Trump administration on Tuesday moved to prop up the declining coal industry with an overhaul of Obama-era pollution rules, acknowledging that the increased emissions from aging coal-fired plants could …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 5:15 p.m.

Missing hiker disoriented by smoke located

Authorities say an avid hiker who was missing in western Washington state after becoming disoriented by hazy wildfire smoke has been located.


Drought conditions begin to creep into Idaho

Idaho is seeing more hot, dry weather and with it some parts of the state are experiencing drought.


Woman uses Tinder to prank dozens of men into dating contest

A woman has used the Tinder dating app to prank more than 100 men into showing up for a date that turned out to be a “Hunger Games”-style competition.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

Authorities: Iowa student killed by Mexican in U.S. illegally

A man from Mexico living in the U.S. illegally has confessed to kidnapping college student Mollie Tibbetts while she was running in her small Iowa hometown, killing her and dumping …