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UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019

Federal judge in Yakima halts Trump administration rule barring abortion referrals

Prompted by a Washington attorney general lawsuit, a federal judge on Thursday blocked the Trump administration’s gag rule that would have barred providers, such as Planned Parenthood, from giving pregnant …


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019

Walmart experiments with AI to monitor stores in real time

Is that banana starting to bruise? Walmart uses thousands of cameras to track what’s going on in stores real time.


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019

8 displaced in apartment fire on Spokane’s South Hill

Eight people and several pets were displaced from their homes Wednesday night after a fire tore through two units of an upper South Hill apartment complex.


Police: Slain Illinois boy was beaten, put in cold shower

Police believe an Illinois couple who reported their 5-year-old son missing last week killed him days earlier by beating him and forcing him to stand in a cold shower for …


Monitors: US-led coalition killed 1,600 civilians in Raqqa

The U.S.-led coalition killed more than 1,600 civilians in the northern Syria city of Raqqa during months of bombardment that liberated it from the Islamic State group, far more than …


Sri Lanka Muslims, refugees fear backlash from Easter attack

After fleeing their homes in Pakistan over militant attacks and government persecution, hundreds of Ahmadi Muslims felt they finally found peace in Sri Lanka as they sought resettlement across the …


Food poisoning remains persistent problem, US report finds

As recent illnesses tied to raw turkey, ground beef, cut melon and romaine lettuce suggest, U.S. food poisoning cases don’t appear to be going away anytime soon.


Officials: Dozens missing after Venezuelan boat sinks

Dozens of Venezuelans were missing after a boat en route to the island of Trinidad sunk in the Caribbean Sea, authorities said Thursday.


Ammonia leak sends 37 to hospitals in Chicago suburb

Plumes of a toxic gas that leaked in a northern Chicago suburb Thursday morning sent at least 37 people to hospitals and prompted an order for residents to stay locked …


Some horse advocates buck at new plan to save wild mustangs

Animal welfare groups have reached a milestone agreement with ranching interests they say would save wild mustangs from slaughter but the compromise has opened a nasty split among horse protection …


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019

‘Devastation’ as tornado rips through Louisiana town

Two people were killed when a tornado tore through northern Louisiana


New cyclone begins to make landfall in northern Mozambique

A powerful tropical cyclone began to make landfall on Thursday in Mozambique, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated the central part of the country and left hundreds dead. Authorities …


Italy marks liberation anniversary as some glorify Mussolini

Italian leaders on Thursday marked Liberation Day, which celebrates the end of the country’s Fascist dictatorship during World War II, with appeals against glorifying dictator Benito Mussolini.


Macron offers tax cut to French workers to quell anger

French President Emmanuel Macron announced tax cuts for middle-class workers and a more representative parliament on Thursday to quell five months of yellow vest protests that have damaged his presidency. …


EU slams Russia citizenship move as new attack on Ukraine

The European Union hit out Thursday against Russia’s move to fast-track citizenship applications from people living in conflict areas in eastern Ukraine, slamming it as an attack on Ukraine’s sovereignty …


Veteran held on attempted murder counts after car hits crowd

A former Army sharpshooter with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in a Silicon Valley suburb, injuring eight people, …


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019

Biden launches 2020 bid warning ‘soul’ of America at stake

Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, declaring the “soul of this nation” at stake if President Donald Trump wins re-election.


FBI, IRS agents search Baltimore mayor’s homes, City Hall

Federal agents raided the homes and offices of Baltimore’s embattled mayor on Thursday amid widening probes to determine whether she used sales of her children’s books to disguise government kickbacks.


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019

Man accused of child rape arrested after standoff in Spokane Valley

Spokane County deputies arrested a man wanted on child rape charges after a standoff in Spokane Valley.


MAC tour of ‘ghost signs’ offers glimpse into Spokane’s past

The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture will host a historical “Ghost Signs” walking tour of Browne’s Addition and the west end of downtown Spokane on Saturday.


100 years ago in Spokane: Flying Circus brings high-flying stunts to town

The Flying Circus came to Spokane, thrilling 30,000 spectators with aerial stunts and mock bombing raids.


New Eastern Orthodox Christian Church will celebrate First Pascha (Easter) at midnight Saturday

St. Luke Orthodox Church in north Spokane will celebrate its first Pascha, or Easter, service at midnight Saturday, one week after western Easter.


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019

Legislature requires hospitals to give rest and meal breaks to nurses

Nurses and other hospital staff would get regular rest and meal breaks and other guarantees in their schedules under a bill that received final approval in both Legislature chambers Wednesday.


Front Porch: Puppy love through thick and thin

What do you do when you get a new puppy and things just don’t work out as wonderfully as you’d hoped?


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019

Hundreds attend event outside Spokane’s Planned Parenthood, and the service (or protest) is spreading to other cities

For months, a group called Church at Planned Parenthood has been meeting on the grassy area across from Planned Parenthood. They say these are church services, but Planned Parenthood said …


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019

Brooklyn Bergquist of East Valley High places third for artwork in Observance of Holocaust writing and art contests

Brooklyn Bergquist of East Valley High earns third place for her artwork in the Spokane Community Observance of Holocaust’s annual Eva Lassman Memorial Writing and Art Contests


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019

Vera Korchemnaya of East Valley High places second for artwork in Observance of Holocaust writing and art contests

Vera Korchemnaya of East Valley High School placed second for her artwork entry in the Spokane Community Observance of Holocaust’s annual Eva Lassman Memorial Writing and Art Contests


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019

Jessica Schueller of Gonzaga Prep places third for poem in Observance of Holocaust writing and art contests

Jessica Schueller of Gonzaga Preparatory School places third for poem in the high school division in the Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust’s annual Eva Lassman Memorial Writing and Art …


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019

Calvin Whybrew of Central Valley places second for essay in Observance of the Holocaust writing and art contests

Calvin Whybrew of Central Valley High School takes second place for his essay, “Lessons from the Holocaust,” in the high school division of the Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust’s …


Mead families urge board to save alternative programs and schools amid budget cuts

While students, parents and staff of Mead School District applauded efforts to deal with a $12 million budget deficit next year, they also urged the school board to spare their …