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UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019

Man arrested in 1994 strangling death of Vancouver woman

An Oregon man was arrested on suspicion of murder with sexual motivation in the death of a Vancouver woman found strangled in her bed nearly 25 years ago. Investigators have …

Woman under investigation in husband’s death sentenced to 5 years in prison for wire fraud

Lori Isenberg, who remains under investigation for the suspicious death of her husband in February 2018, was sentenced Tuesday to 5 years in federal prison after she pleaded guilty to …

ESPN the Magazine will cease print edition

ESPN the Magazine – at least the print version – will be canceled. ESPN announced an internal reorganization Tuesday under senior vice president of content Rob King, part of which …

UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019

Woman who successfully overturned vehicular homicide charge sues WSP, alleging false arrest and imprisonment

A woman who fought off felony vehicular homicide charges after successfully arguing that Washington State Patrol troopers made false statements to obtain search warrants is now suing the state agency …

Rural Catholic church defies Sri Lanka threats, holds Mass

Minor editing. With AP Photos. A small village in eastern Sri Lanka has held likely the first Mass since Catholic leaders closed their churches for fear of more attacks after …

UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019

Avista seeks Washington regulatory approval for rate increases over two years

Avista Corp. filed a request Tuesday with Washington regulators to raise electric and natural gas rates over the next two years.

UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019

Key Tronic Corp. reports income decline in third fiscal quarter

Key Tronic Corp. reported a decline in net income in the company’s third fiscal quarter, but expects a rebound later in the year.

U.S. sales OK’d for cigarette alternative that heats tobacco

U.S. health officials on Tuesday said Philip Morris can sell a cigarette alternative that heats tobacco without burning it, opening the door for the company’s effort to shift smokers toward …

UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019

Emperor Naruhito takes throne day after his father abdicates

Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito will perform his first ritual hours after succeeding his father on the Chrysanthemum Throne

UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019

Mueller frustrated with Barr over portrayal of findings

A Justice Department official says special counsel Robert Mueller expressed concern to Attorney General William Barr about how the findings of his Russia investigation were being portrayed

UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019

Going, going, almost gone: Fund fees drop to record low

The stock market keeps going higher, but fees to own funds keep going lower.

PotlatchDeltic Corp. reports decline in first-quarter earnings

PotlatchDeltic reported net income of $6.6 million – or 10 cents per share – for the first quarter of 2019, a steep decline compared with results from the first quarter …

UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019

North Carolina campus shooting leaves 2 dead, 4 injured

Two people have been killed and four others injured in a shooting on a North Carolina university campus

UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019

Bloomsday forecast is sunny and warm

Runners will be greeted by a warm and sunny Bloomsday weekend this year, with temperatures climbing up to 70 degrees by the end of Sunday.

Dems vow to enforce subpoenas as Trump resistance grows

Democrats are steeling for a no-holds-barred fight with President Donald Trump as the White House ignores subpoenas, denies access to witnesses and otherwise stonewalls congressional oversight in the aftermath of …

Enigmatic Beluga whale off Norway so tame people can pet it

A beluga whale found in Arctic Norway wearing a harness that suggests links to a military facility in Russia is so tame that residents can pet the mammal on its …

Emperor announces abdication as Japan marks end of era

Japanese Emperor Akihito announced his abdication at a palace ceremony Tuesday in his final address, as the nation embraced the end of his reign with reminiscence and hope for a …

Sundance Film Festival co-founder pleads guilty to sex abuse

A filmmaker who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival and produced an Oscar-winning movie in the mid-1980s pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexual abuse of a child.

Space rock left big crater on moon during full lunar eclipse

A space rock left a massive crater on the moon during January’s total lunar eclipse.

UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019

Racist postcards distributed in Moscow

A pair of racist postcards appearing to mock a coming University of Idaho LGBTQA-hosted event and comparing the UI to Moscow, Russia, in 1912 were reportedly delivered this past week …

UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019

Woman seeks $1.5M in damages from neo-Nazi website founder

The first black woman to serve as American University’s student government president is seeking more than $1.5 million in court-ordered damages against a neo-Nazi website operator who orchestrated an online …

UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019

Instagram story aims to engage new generation with Holocaust

Much as Anne Frank’s diary gripped the older generations, an Instagram account based on a true 13-year-old Jewish victim’s journal, called Eva.Stories, is generating buzz among the young.

Heavy rains disrupt aid for survivors of Mozambique cyclones

Rains pounded parts of northern Mozambique on Tuesday, several days after Cyclone Kenneth struck the southern African nation, while the U.N. said aid workers faced difficulties in reaching thousands of …

UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019

Ron Wells, prominent Spokane developer, pleads guilty to multiple felonies in federal insurance fraud case

Ron Wells, a Spokane developer and architect known for historic restoration, has pleaded guilty to nine felonies related to staging a car crash in 2016 in an attempt to defraud …

UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019

Congo Ebola cases hit record for most reported in single day

There is growing alarm about the Ebola virus outbreak in eastern Congo, with a record number of cases being reported for a single day. Congo’s health ministry says 27 cases …

UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019

Pair face trial in Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36

Two men charged in a fire that killed 36 concertgoers at a Northern California warehouse more than two years ago were going on trial Tuesday after a judge rejected their …

State allocates $750K to study removal of Snake River dams

The state budget approved this week includes $750,000 to study the impacts of the possible breaching of four Snake River dams to help salmon recovery.

North Dakota, Washington state at odds over oil train rules

North Dakota officials are pressuring Washington’s governor to veto legislation requiring oil shipped by rail to have more of its volatile gases removed.

Experts: Missing pins possibly caused Seattle crane collapse

It appears workers who were disassembling a construction crane had prematurely removed pins securing the sections of the crane’s mast to each other, and that could explain why it toppled …

Zuckerberg to explain how Facebook gets ‘privacy focused’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the company’s annual F8 developer conference Tuesday with more details about his new “privacy-focused” vision for the social network – including end-to-end encryption for …