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Texas company cleared to put 3D-printed gun designs online

After spending years fighting the federal government for the right to do so, a Texas company was given the green light to post blueprints online showing people how to make …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 7:55 p.m.

White House: U.S. military takes possession of remains that North Korea says belong to Americans who died in Korean War

A U.S. Air Force plane carrying what are thought to be the remains of Americans killed during the Korean War arrived at Osan Air Base in South Korea on Friday …


Coke is hoping to turn free water machine into a cash stream

The world’s largest soda maker is testing a fountain that lets people fill reusable water bottles with free, filtered water – but also offers the option of paying to add …


Idaho prison officials: inmates hacked system to get credits

Idaho prison officials say 364 inmates hacked the JPay tablets they use for email, music and games and collectively transferred nearly a quarter million dollars into their own accounts.


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene officials investigating swastika on Lake City High School football field

The Coeur d’Alene School District is investigating vandalism at Lake City High School. Someone apparently used gasoline or herbicide to burn letters, a swastika and a depiction of male genitalia …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Owner of former Hemingway property in Asotin County ordered to pay for restoration after illegal dam breaks, killing endangered steelhead trout

The owner of an illegal dam that ruptured last year, damaging miles of habitat for endangered steelhead trout in Asotin County, has been slapped with fines and has agreed to …


Starbucks says key sales figure grew only modestly in U.S.

Starbucks says a key sales figure rose only modestly in the U.S. during the latest quarter, as it struggles to find drinks other than the Frappuccino to attract customers.


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

California fire burns homes, injures firefighters, civilians

Fire stoked by hot and windy weather raged through a forest in far northern California on Thursday. In mountain communities east of Los Angeles, calmer conditions aided firefighters on the …


Banner announces plans to merge with Skagit Bank

The parent company of Banner Bank has announced plans to merge with Skagit Bancorp. in an all-stock transaction valued at $191.1 million.


Arson linked to deaths in Greek town built like ‘fire trap’

Greek authorities said Thursday there were serious indications that a deadly wildfire that gutted a vacation resort near Athens was started deliberately, while experts warned that the devastated coastal town …


Emails: Lawyer who met Trump Jr. tied to Russian officials

The Moscow lawyer said to have promised Donald Trump’s presidential campaign dirt on his Democratic opponent worked more closely with senior Russian government officials than she previously let on, according …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

Spokane City Council, school board will meet Wednesday to discuss downtown stadium, bond projects

A public hearing on planned November bond measures will be held Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Elected officials are expected …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 5:50 p.m.

New evidence of prostitution, sex trafficking revealed after investigators search Spokane area massage parlors

Court records say authorities found more evidence of sex trafficking and prostitution after raiding a trio of Spokane massage parlors two weeks ago.


Avenatti to attend event frequented by presidential hopefuls

Michael Avenatti, who has gained national attention as the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, is scheduled to speak at an Iowa Democratic fundraiser that has been a frequent stop …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 6:33 p.m.

Water starts receding in Pennsylvania after days of floods

Floodwaters began to recede in central Pennsylvania on Thursday, leaving behind a film of mud and headaches for motorists trying navigate around dozens of roads closed to traffic.


Idaho environmental group appeals BNSF bridge permit

An environmental group is appealing an Idaho Department of Lands encroachment permit granted for a BNSF Railway Co. bridge.


Idaho seeing applications to change birth certificate gender

Idaho has received nearly 30 applications from people requesting changes to their birth certificates to properly reflect their identities since a federal judge ruled rejecting applications was illegal.


16-year-old charged with murder as community mourns Kent police officer

Emiliano Garcia, 16, was charged as an adult with second-degree felony murder, accused of causing the death of Kent Police Officer Diego Moreno, 35, by leading police on a dangerous, …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 8:31 p.m.

Trump administration backs Obama in national monument clash

A dispute over acts of Congress in 1906 and 1937 has put the Trump administration in court – and into the unusual position of supporting a proclamation by former President …


Girl revives toddler found in Washington state septic tank

Authorities say a 12-year-old girl revived her 2-year-old brother after he was found unresponsive in the Washington state family’s septic tank.


Papa John’s founder sues for corporate records

The founder of Papa John’s pizza is suing for access to the company’s books and records after he resigned this month amid reports he used a racial slur during a …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 8:14 p.m.

Betsy DeVos’ family yacht untied, set adrift in Ohio

A luxury yacht owned by the family of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos suffered damage when someone untied it early Sunday in Ohio, sending it adrift on Lake Huron with the …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Idaho woman knew of child sex abuse, police say. Could faith healing exemption free her?

Linda Martin isn’t surprised her second cousin, Lester Kester, is accused of sexually abusing four children or that his wife, Sarah Kester, is also accused of knowing about the abuse …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 3:06 p.m.

Conservative Jim Jordan’s speaker run boosts Trump allies

Hard-right Republican Rep. Jim Jordan said Thursday that he’s running to become House speaker next year, a long-shot bid underscoring conservatives’ frustration that party leaders haven’t aggressively pushed President Donald …


Photo of security guard with ICE card at Seattle light-rail station baffles Sound Transit, immigration agency

The Trump administration’s immigration policies have fueled rumors in recent weeks that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have been seen at Sound Transit stations, prompting Seattle officials to assure …


Tesla, others help Puerto Ricans go solar amid power turmoil

A scattering of hardware stores, barbershops and corner stores across Puerto Rico are embracing solar energy, trying to wean themselves off a state-owned power company that remains heavily dependent on …


Backing off auto tariffs, U.S. and EU agree to more talks

President Donald Trump and European leaders pulled back from the brink of a trade war over autos Wednesday and agreed to open talks to tear down trade barriers between the …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Kootenai County woman charged with embezzlement and facing questions into her husband’s death turns herself in

Lori Isenberg, the woman who was charged earlier this year on suspicion of embezzling $500,000 from a North Idaho nonprofit and is a suspect in her husband’s death, has been …


State officials say it would cost millions to keep the Naches fish hatchery open. The hatchery manager say that’s “bogus.”

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife budget director Nate Pamplin told media this week the need for “a fairly significant capital investment” played a role in the decision to close …


Lewiston man pleads guilty in deaths of ex-wife, daughter

The family of Richard A. Carlin’s victims took little comfort in his guilty pleas to two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder Tuesday, lamenting that they …