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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 8:12 p.m.

Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan as prime minister

Pakistani lawmakers on Friday elected former cricket star and longtime politician Imran Khan as the country’s next prime minister, in a step toward the country’s third civilian transfer of power.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 9:07 a.m.

Getting personal: U.S., Turkish leaders feud over arrest

A detained American pastor has become a symbol of a growing rift between Turkey and the United States, but problems in the Cold War-era alliance as well as Turkey’s own …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

U.S. ends Syria stabilization funding, cites more allied cash

The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate the U.S. from the conflict, citing increased contributions from anti-Islamic State coalition partners.


Trump nixes $92M military parade, blames D.C. for high cost

President Donald Trump said Friday he had canceled plans for a Veterans Day military parade, citing the “ridiculously high” price tag – a day after U.S. officials said the November …


Elon Musk tells newspaper he’s cracking under stress of Tesla job

What do you do when your CEO confesses that he’s cracking under the stress of his job? That’s the question that the nine board members of electric car and solar …


Trump blames DC officials for postponing his planned military parade

President Donald Trump on Friday blamed local officials for his decision to postpone a grand military parade in Washington this fall.


With air quality hovering at the unhealthy range, Spokane weighs its exercise options

The question hung as heavily as the air over Spokane on Thursday: Should I run outside or stay indoors?


100 years ago: Rabbit’s hole proves fatal

A young man’s rabbit hunting escapade ended in disaster.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 9:34 a.m.

Spokane police use ‘bait bike’ to arrest three people outside a Safeway store

Spokane police planted an expensive mountain bike to catch thieves Wednesday outside the Safeway grocery store at Mission Avenue and Hamilton Street, an area rife with property crime in recent …


Parks storage facility to get $1.1 million renovation

Walking through the Riverfront Park maintenance building is like passing through a cross section of history, with oddities from the park’s past tucked into every corner. Here, the Skyride gondolas …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 12:20 p.m.

Ferry County ballots left in drop boxes a week after election

Ferry County officials left ballots in drop boxes in four outlying communities for more than a week after the election.


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Trump’s veterans parade delayed until at least 2019

The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won’t happen in 2018.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 9:23 p.m.

Cougs on the move: Students converge on Pullman for move-in day

Pullman streets were noticeably more crowded Wednesday as students numbering in the thousands converged on the town for Washington State University’s official move-in day of the year.


City sewer fee case goes to Idaho’s highest court

Cities across Idaho are closely watching a lawsuit that seeks refunds of millions of dollars in sewer connection fees paid to the city of Hayden by everyone who built a …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10:24 p.m.

Bear captured after reportedly raiding chicken coops in North Idaho

Idaho Fish and Game captured a young grizzly bear that had raided chicken coops in North Idaho late Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 11:10 a.m.

CHAS Health opens Spokane Valley dental clinic

The East Mission Dental Clinic is an extension of the existing CHAS Health urgent-care facility at 1502 N. Vercler Road, which opened three years ago.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Police arrest Spokane man suspected of killing infant son

Police arrested a Spokane man accused of causing the death of his 3-week-old son by abusing him.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10:22 p.m.

Man who represented himself doesn’t deserve new trial after he lost, court says

A defendant who demanded to represent himself in a drug trial can’t get his conviction overturned because the judge agreed to let him, Supreme Court says.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Possible overnight dry lightning causes red flag warning in Spokane; smoke may lessen from nighttime winds

The possibility of lightning prompted a red flag warning Thursday and into Friday morning for Spokane and the Palouse region.


CEO pay jumps to $19 million annually, as fears mount over the wealthy pocketing gains

The top executives of America’s biggest companies saw their average annual pay surge to $18.9 million in 2017, according to a report released Thursday, fueling concerns about the gulf between …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 5:25 p.m.

‘Respect’ indeed: Aretha flipped man’s song into epic anthem

It’s easy to forget that “Respect” wasn’t originally Aretha Franklin’s song. But the Queen of Soul sang it like it was made for her, and for only her.


Authorities: Remains at New Mexico compound are missing boy

New Mexico forensic investigators announced Thursday that a highly decomposed body found at a desert compound in New Mexico has been identified as a missing Georgia boy whose father is …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 2:30 p.m.

Kudlow: China is sending team to Washington to talk trade

The United States and China are resuming trade talks, raising hopes for a way out of an intensifying dispute between the world’s two largest economies.


Montana governor touts ability to win in Trump country

Montana’s Democratic governor was in Iowa on Thursday railing against money’s corrupting influence in government and talking up his ability to win in Trump country, but he continued to deflect …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10 p.m.

Judge denies new rape trial for former Spokane police Sgt. Gordon Ennis

A judge rejected a new rape trial for a former Spokane police sergeant convicted of sexually assaulting another police officer during a heavy-drinking house party three years ago.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10 p.m.

Mountain West Bank invests $1 million in SNAP to assist homeowners, businesses

The partnership will add 20 percent of lending capacity to SNAP to assist those hoping to buy or renovate their home in the Inland Northwest. SNAP provided more than $758,000 …


Nordstrom 2Q beats Wall Street expectations

Nordstrom Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $162 million. On a per-share basis, the Seattle-based company said it had profit of 95 cents.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Union says STA report clearing HR director is ‘deeply troubling’

The president of the union representing workers at Spokane Transit Authority said a report clearing the agency’s human resources director of wrongdoing is “deeply troubling as an indication of STA’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 2:09 p.m.

Vatican condemns reported sex abuse by Pennsylvania priests

The Vatican expressed “shame and sorrow” on Thursday about a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children in six dioceses and decried the abuse as …