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UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019

Embers like stars: Gonzaga student describes scene at Notre Dame

Shocked silence. That is how Winston Holyfield, a Gonzaga University student, described the scene at the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the most iconic structures in Paris. Holyfield …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019

Pulitzers honor coverage of 3 U.S. mass shootings in 2018

The South Florida Sun Sentinel and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette have won Pulitzer Prizes and have been recognized along with a Maryland newspaper for their coverage of three horrifying mass shootings …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019

Judge revokes water permit for mine under Montana wilderness

A state judge has revoked the water permit for a silver and copper mine proposed by Coeur d’Alene-based Hecla Mining Co. beneath a northwestern Montana wilderness area.


Microsoft overhauls how it investigates office misbehavior

Microsoft is revamping its practices for investigating workplace investigations after a group of women shared stories of discrimination and sexual harassment.


Former Volkswagen CEO charged with fraud in Germany

German prosecutors have indicted former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others on charges of fraud and unfair competition.


Russian company to invest in Kentucky aluminum mill

An aluminum company planning to build a $1.7 billion plant in Appalachia is forming a partnership with a Russian company that until recently faced U.S. sanctions.


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019

Starbucks turns to solar energy to power its Texas stores

Starbucks is investing in solar farms across Texas as part of an effort to annually save $50 million in utility costs over the next 10 years.


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019

U.K. proposes banning social media ‘likes’ for children

Britain’s privacy regulator wants to stop kids from being able to “like” posts on Facebook and other social media sites as part of tough new rules it’s proposing to protect …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019

EU moves to limit focus of trade talks with U.S.

The European Union has approved its terms for negotiating a limited trade deal with the United States, setting up a possible showdown with Washington by refusing to include agricultural products …


With billions to spend, feds unsure who lacks broadband

A $4.5 billion federal grant program to improve broadband internet access in rural America has been stymied by flawed maps, and a group of U.S. senators is pushing to make …


South Korean president calls for 4th summit with Kim Jong Un

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday he’s ready for a fourth summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to help salvage faltering nuclear negotiations between the North and …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019

Mnuchin says Fed independence is important globally

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday that the Federal Reserve’s independence is important globally, while refusing to comment on President Donald Trump’s latest attack on the Fed.


UN says 146 killed in Libya as Italy calls for cease-fire

At least 146 people have been killed since a Libyan military commander launched an offensive on the capital earlier this month, the U.N. said Monday, as Italy called for an …


Complaint: Man went to Mall of America intending to kill

The man charged with throwing a 5-year-old boy off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America told police he was angry at being rejected by women at the Minnesota …


Clandestine burial sites found as violence surges in Mexico

Mexican officials confirmed the discovery of up to 30 bodies in clandestine burial sites over the same weekend that they said some Red Cross ambulances will get armed escorts for …


Removal of fuel in pool at Fukushima’s melted reactor begins

The operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant began removing fuel Monday from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster, a milestone …


Greece looks to repay IMF early as bond yields tumble

The Greek government on Monday said it is in talks with European bailout lenders to repay its debts to the International Monetary Fund early as market borrowing rates have tumbled …


Dutch fertility doctor may have more than 49 children

A Dutch fertility doctor who used his own sperm to father 49 children, without telling their mothers he was the donor, may have even more children.


Sudan’s protesters optimistic after weekend talks with army

The Sudanese protest movement on Monday welcomed the “positive steps” taken by the ruling military council, which held talks with opposition leaders over the weekend and released some political prisoners.


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019

Storms leave deaths, damage and injuries in their wake

Strong storms, including at least one tornado, swept through parts of the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic region, damaging homes and businesses and causing injuries after storms in the South killed …


2020 Democrats raising less money as donors sit on sidelines

The crowded field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates is showing early signs of money trouble as donors sit on the sidelines to see how the contest unfolds, signaling a drawn-out …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Massive fire engulfs beloved Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

A catastrophic fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris’ soaring Notre Dame cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world …


White suspect in black church fires charged with hate crimes

Prosecutors have now added hate crime charges against the white suspect in three recent arson fires that destroyed African American churches in Louisiana.


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019

DOJ expects to make Mueller’s report public by Thursday morning

The Justice Department expects to make special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation public on Thursday morning.


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019

Musk tweets out another Tesla forecast in midst of SEC talks

Elon Musk, already in hot water over his Twitter use, posted another Tesla production forecast reminiscent of the one that landed him before a federal judge earlier this month.


U.S. measles count up to 555, with most new cases in New York

U.S. measles cases have surged again, and are on pace to set a record for most illnesses in 25 years.


Layoffs planned at Idaho nuclear waste processing project

A U.S. Department of Energy contractor in charge of cleaning up radioactive waste at a federal site in eastern Idaho says it will eliminate up to 190 jobs starting this …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019

Loughlin, Giannulli plead not guilty in college scam

Actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli and other prominent parents are pleading not guilty in the college admissions bribery scam.


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019

Suspect in Cowlitz County fatal deputy shooting is killed Sunday

Two police officers fatally shot the suspect in the killing of a Washington state sheriff’s deputy after the man was seen running out of the woods with a firearm, ending …


Genocide survivor, WSU crop scientist plants seeds of hope

Cedric Habiyaremye was 7 years old when his family fled their home in Gafunzo, Rwanda, in the spring of 1994. He remembers hiding, being chased, as his family headed toward …