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Idaho Court of Appeals justice Sergio Gutierrez to retire at end of year

Idaho Court of Appeals Judge Sergio Gutierrez, the state’s first and only Latino judge, will retire at the end of this year.

UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

Fuel stolen from Spokane Humane Society

The Spokane Humane Society was targeted early Thursday morning by a gasoline thief, who siphoned fuel out of two vehicles used to transport animals.

UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 1:20 p.m.

Science says record heat, fires worsened by climate change

Heat waves are setting all-time temperature records across the globe, again. Europe suffered its deadliest fire in more than a century, and one of nearly 90 large fires in the …

Senators spar on access to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s staff secretary work

More than a decade after he served as what’s been called the president’s “inbox and outbox,” Brett Kavanaugh’s role as White House staff secretary to President George W. Bush has …

Former New York Assembly Speaker gets 7 years in prison

Sheldon Silver, the former New York Assembly speaker who brokered legislative deals for two decades before corruption charges abruptly ended his career, was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison.

UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 3:46 p.m.

Complete lunar eclipse begins, the longest of this century

Skywatchers around much of the world have begun watching a complete lunar eclipse that is the longest of this century.

Judge: Gag order unlikely against porn star’s lawyer

A federal judge said Friday he is unlikely to issue a gag order stopping a lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels from discussing her lawsuit against President Donald Trump with …

Official: Russian hackers targeted 2016 Montana election

Montana’s top elections official said Friday that Russian hackers unsuccessfully probed the state’s election systems for weaknesses in 2016, an acknowledgment that contradicts his staff’s previous comments that Montana was …

UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 11:18 a.m.

Popular north-south Idaho travel route open despite wildfire

A wildfire in southwestern Idaho about 35 miles north of Boise has grown, but officials say a heavily-traveled north-south route that connects urban populations with outdoor recreation areas is open.

UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 7:38 p.m.

Judge credits, faults administration on family reunification

A federal judge commended the Trump administration for reunifying families in its custody with their children after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, while faulting it for leaving hundreds of …

UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:18 p.m.

Pressure mounting, former Trump ‘fixer’ turns aggressive

The hiring of a Washington insider to be a public attack dog. Tantalizing leaks to the media. Puzzling allegations of actions that could fell a president. Talk of more to …

UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

‘Terrifying’ tornadoes of flame burn 500-plus California structures

A wildfire that roared with little warning into a Northern California city claimed two lives as thousands of people scrambled to escape before the walls of flames descended from forested …

UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 6:12 p.m.

Bad week in social media gets worse; Twitter hammered

The company’s stock plunged Friday after it reported a decline in its monthly users and warned that the number could fall further in the coming months. The 20.5 percent plunge …

Syria revels in recapture of town near Israel-occupied Golan

Syrian government officials and lawmakers celebrated Friday with music and an official flag raising ceremony the recapture of this symbolic southern town adjacent to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from armed …

UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 4:21 p.m.

Troops sent to West Bank after Israeli killed in attack

Israel’s military on Friday searched the West Bank village of a Palestinian teenager who broke into a settlement home and stabbed three Israelis, including one who later died from his …

UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:28 a.m.

10 more ex-students sue Ohio State over sex abuse by doctor

Ten more former students are suing Ohio State University over alleged sexual misconduct by a now-dead team doctor, accusing the school of “institutional indifference” about students’ safety. The case filed …

Merck beats views on sales jumps for cancer drugs, vaccines

Soaring sales of cancer drugs, vaccines and veterinary medicines drove Merck & Co.’s 5 percent jump in second-quarter revenue and the company lifted its outlook for the year.

Legal implications on Trump or Cohen unclear on secret tape

A secret recording of Donald Trump discussing payments to a Playboy model has brought renewed attention to the question of whether and how he might have tried to block politically …

UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 6:10 p.m.

Shareholders approve Disney’s $73.1B acquisition of Fox entertainment

Disney’s $71.3 billion acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox’s entertainment division is one step closer after shareholders overwhelmingly approved the deal Friday.

UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

Woman stabbed during suspected robbery attempt at Thornton Murphy Park

A woman was stabbed during a possible attempted robbery Thursday evening at Thornton Murphy Park on the South Hill.

UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 12:32 p.m.

Extraordinary drug dog worries Colombian cartel

Sombra, a six-year-old German shepherd, has helped Colombia’s police detect more than 2,000 kilos of cocaine hidden in suitcases, boats and large shipments of fruit. But as the dog sniffs …

UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:30 a.m.

Trump open to visiting Moscow if Putin invites him

The White House says President Donald Trump is “open to visiting Moscow” once he receives a “formal invitation” from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

Return of possible remains marks first step in North Korea diplomacy

President Donald Trump thanked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday for “fulfilling a promise” to return the remains of U.S. soldiers missing from the Korean War, as a …

UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 10:34 a.m.

Ad watch: Latest attack ads against Brown make questionable claims

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the state Republican Party are stepping up attacks on Democratic challenger Lisa Brown with a mailer that suggests the former state legislator is soft on …

At 100, Orville Rogers misses world record chance in Spokane but hopes for strong weekend on track

World War II veteran Orville Rogers was sidelined Thursday in an attempt to set the world record for the fastest 800-meter race by a man over the age of 100. …

100 years ago: Church fire takes Idaho town by surprise

The choir was rehearsing in the First Methodist Church of Kendrick, Idaho (east of Moscow) when the members realized something was wrong.

Former Alaska Airlines pilot gets 1 year in prison for flying while drunk

A former Alaska Airlines pilot who flew a passenger plane while drunk has been sentenced in California to a year and a day in federal prison.

Shawn Vestal: As cities grow, our country towns are hollowing

Not long ago, I visited my family in the small southern Idaho town where they live. This town of about 2,700 people, Wendell, sits near the town of about 3,500 …

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Medical Examiner identifies man shot while trying to run over deputy

The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s office identified a man shot by a deputy after he allegedly attempted to run the deputy over with his van.