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UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 7:39 p.m.

Officials: No decision yet on charges in campground death

Malheur County is still awaiting the results of a medical examiner’s report on an Orofino man who died at an Oregon campground earlier this month.


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

Two arrested after foot chase in north Spokane

Spokane Police arrested two felons and recovered a stolen weapon after a foot chase in north Spokane Saturday.


5 relatives dead in murder-suicide; 3 at Texas nursing home

Police were trying to determine a motive Saturday after they said a man fatally shot four family members at two locations, including his father and stepmother inside a Texas nursing …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Equipment dealer, farmer snap up fire trucks at Spokane Fire Department auction

The Spokane Fire Department sold six vehicles at an auction Saturday morning, with five going to Cheney man who intends to sell them for parts and one going to a …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 7:12 p.m.

Many rooting for inmates after credit bug exposed on devices

Officials say it was “intentional exploitation,” while some inmates’ families described it as more of a “glitch.” Either way, reports that 364 Idaho inmates had a quarter-million dollars in credits …


Vancouver schools helping families living in poverty

Since 2002, Vancouver Public Schools has “stepped out of its lane” – as many educators here say – to help children living in the city’s most impoverished neighborhoods.


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

Editor calls Capital Gazette victims ‘friends of the people’

The five Capital Gazette employees killed in an attack in their newsroom last month were “friends of the people,” and “not one of them deserved to be seen as an …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 6:09 p.m.

Central Americans seeking path to U.S. have few legal options

At a time when President Donald Trump and other conservatives are repeatedly calling on people to come here legally, most immigrants have few options to do so under the country’s …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Idaho State Police name man suspected in I-90 crash

Idaho State Police have named the man suspected of intentionally causing multiple crashes throughout Idaho and Washington, who was involved in a collision on I-90 near milepost 11.


Invasive weed found in Lake Coeur d’Alene

State officials said they’ve found an invasive, noxious weed in Lake Coeur d’Alene.


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Polar bear killed after attack on Arctic cruise ship guard

Norwegian authorities said a polar bear on Saturday attacked and injured a polar bear guard who was leading tourists off a cruise ship on an Arctic archipelago. The polar bear …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 4:29 p.m.

Return by North Korea of possible war remains stir relatives’ hopes

News that North Korea is sending home 55 sets of remains is being welcomed by relatives of those missing from the Korean War. But most know they still face long …


Washington state trooper stops stolen SUV with patrol car

A Washington State Patrol trooper stopped a stolen SUV by ramming it as it was going the wrong way on a state highway.


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 5:03 p.m.

Evacuations remain after rain slows down Chelan wildfire

A wildfire near Chelan has slowed down thanks to overnight rain, though officials warn that evacuation orders remain.


U.S., Turkey discuss detained pastor after Trump threat

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has spoken to his Turkish counterpart about an American pastor detained on terrorism and espionage charges.


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 4:18 p.m.

Black man accuses Sean Spicer of hurling racial slur at him

A black man yelled at former White House press secretary Sean Spicer in a bookstore and accused Spicer of calling him a racial slur when they were students at a …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Idaho man ‘loved every minute’ of 50-year logging career

Doug Cook was named this year’s Bull of the Woods by the Priest River Chamber of Commerce.


Egypt court sentences 75 to death over 2013 sit-in

An Egyptian court sentenced 75 people to death on Saturday, including top figures of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in, state media reported.


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 10:39 a.m.

On trade policy, Trump is turning GOP orthodoxy on its head

President Donald Trump’s trade policies are turning long-established Republican orthodoxy on its head, marked by tariff fights and now $12 billion in farm aid that represents the type of government …


Taliban official says group spoke with U.S. official

The Taliban held their first direct contact with a U.S. official in a preliminary discussion about future peace talks on Afghanistan, a senior official with the insurgent group said Saturday. …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 10:18 a.m.

Ex-Catalan chief Puigdemont returns to Belgium from Germany

Updates with quotes, details. With AP Photos. AP Photo FOS101, MSC102, MSC106


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 10:14 a.m.

Cambodian elections a choice between strongman or boycott

Cambodians voting in Sunday’s general election will have a nominal choice of 20 parties, but in reality, only two serious options: extend Prime Minister Hun Sen’s 33 years in power, …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 10:05 a.m.

Barcelona taxis strike to protest ride-hailing apps

Taxi drivers in Barcelona are blocking traffic on a major thoroughfare as part of an indefinite strike to protest the use of ride-hailing apps like Uber or Cabify.


Spain rescues nearly 1,000 migrants from the sea in 2 days

Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has saved nearly 1,000 migrants attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean to Europe from North Africa over the last two days.


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 9:57 a.m.

Hundreds of Syrian refugees return home from Lebanon

Hundreds of Syrian refugees started crossing the border from Lebanon on Saturday, the latest group to return to Syria from its western neighbor.


Somali leader makes 1st visit to Eritrea in diplomatic thaw

Another diplomatic thaw was underway Saturday in the restless Horn of Africa region as Somalia’s president visited Eritrea for the first time and years of tensions gave way to an …


No mystery to Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh’s gun views

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he recognizes that gun, drug and gang violence “has plagued all of us.” Still, he believes the Constitution limits how far government can go …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

Zimbabwe rallies one more time before historic election

Zimbabwe’s president promised a “thunderous victory” and his main challenger told him “bye-bye” as they rallied supporters one last time ahead of Monday’s election in a country seeking to move …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 5:03 p.m.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick after sex abuse claims

In a move described as unprecedented, Pope Francis has effectively stripped U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick of his cardinal’s title and rank following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an …


Thousands bury 11-year-old, 2 others killed by Israeli fire

Thousands attended funerals Saturday of three Palestinians killed by Israeli army fire in a border protest a day earlier, including an 11-year-old, a 17-year-old and a man on crutches.