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Lawmaker sues Central Washington University, investigator, after firing

Republican Rep. Matt Manweller is suing Central Washington University and the investigator it hired to look into allegations of inappropriate conduct.


Kansas independent candidate wants to lure votes from Kobach

Kansas election officials certified independent Greg Orman as a candidate for Kansas governor on Friday, and the businessman immediately tried to appeal to disaffected Republicans, who he said view GOP …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 2:26 p.m.

Arrest made in more than 100 synthetic pot overdoses in Connecticut park

A 53-year-old man has been arrested in connection with more than 100 synthetic-marijuana overdoses, many of them in the same New Haven park, after authorities say they caught him with …


Anger engulfs families as Italy buries its bridge victims

With anger and grief, Italians began burying some of their dead Friday from the Genoa highway bridge collapse, holding funerals in the victims’ hometowns. Several angry families rebuffed the offer …


Sessions: Judges costing taxpayers with immigration rulings

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions told an audience of hundreds of judges and attorneys on Friday that “erroneous rulings” by federal judges have been costly to taxpayers, and he criticized …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

Court records detail days before infant’s death as parents waited to seek care

Before 3-week-old Emmett Sherman was taken to a hospital earlier this month due to troubled breathing, police say his parents “Googled” the injuries and found them to be minor.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 1:37 p.m.

Al-Qaida bomb master killed in U.S. strike, officials say

Al-Qaida’s chief bomb maker, Ibrahim al-Asiri, who was behind the 2009 Christmas Day plot to down an airliner over Detroit and other foiled aviation-related terror attacks, was killed in a …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 8:21 p.m.

The air in Spokane is the best it’s been in days

The air in Spokane is bad. But not as bad.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 2:39 p.m.

U.S. regulators target Facebook on discriminatory housing ads

Federal regulators have served Facebook with a complaint alleging the company’s advertising tools allow landlords and real estate brokers to engage in housing discrimination.


Synthetic pot seen as a public health danger

A decade after first appearing in the United States, synthetic marijuana is seen as a growing health danger.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 5:58 p.m.

Program combats ageism by having students live with seniors

There are dozens of programs across the nation that have opened assisted living facilities on campus or given senior citizens access to college classrooms. But only a few, such as …


Mali opposition leader rejects presidential runoff result

Mali’s opposition leader on Friday rejected the announcement that President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was the winner of a presidential runoff in this West African nation, saying he would be filing …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 2:35 p.m.

Manafort judge says he’s received threats, won’t name jurors

The judge in Paul Manafort’s financial fraud trial said Friday he has received threats and he fears for the “peace and safety” of the jurors deciding the fate of the …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.

Evacuations ordered at Rattlesnake Creek Fire

Residents along a 4-mile stretch of a heavily traveled north-south highway in west-central Idaho have been told to evacuate due to a wildfire.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 12:33 p.m.

Rights group, state reach settlement in competency lawsuit

The state of Washington has agreed to a plan to resolve a lawsuit filed on behalf of mentally ill people who’ve been warehoused in jails for weeks or months while …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Birth control app highlights emerging health tech market

Natural Cycles, a mobile fertility app, this month became the first ever digital contraceptive device to win FDA marketing approval. Women take their temperatures and track their menstrual cycle on …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 6:06 p.m.

Gun control initiative ordered off ballot

A gun-control initiative should not go on the November ballot because the petitions that some 378,000 voters signed were not readable, a Thurston County Superior Court judge said.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 2:12 p.m.

Boise State approved to use eminent domain for stadium plans

Boise State University has received approval to use eminent domain to acquire property where school officials want to build a baseball stadium.


Diocese holds forgiveness Mass in wake of grand jury report

A Pennsylvania bishop named in a grand jury report on rampant sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy is holding a Mass of forgiveness, as the Vatican expresses “shame and sorrow” …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 12:18 p.m.

‘Most ancient’ solid cheese found in dug up Egyptian jar

For thousands of years beneath Egypt’s desert sands a solidified whitish substance sat in a broken jar. Scientists now say it’s “probably the most ancient archaeological solid residue of cheese …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Church president: Use ‘Latter-day Saints’ not ‘Mormon’

Mormon church President Russell M. Nelson said he wants people to stop using “Mormon,” or “LDS” as substitutes for the full name of the religion: The Church of Jesus Christ …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 2:33 p.m.

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on his ‘inartful’ remark: ‘Of course America is great’

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, running for a third term and a potential candidate for president in 2020, acknowledged Friday that he was “inartful” when he said this week that America “was …


Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff gets a $550-an-hour coach

The taxpayer-funded transit authority for the Puget Sound region has hired a $550-an-hour management coach to help its chief executive get along better with employees.


Long-distance bus overturns on German highway, 22 hurt

A bus headed from Stockholm to Berlin came off a highway in northeastern Germany on Friday and overturned, injuring 22 people, authorities said.


Couple awarded $1 million in voyeurism lawsuit

A judge has awarded a couple $1 million in damages after they sued a former Bellingham lifeguard and city employee suspected of videotaping women while they used a staff changing …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 12:38 p.m.

Trump warns he’ll revoke clearance of Justice Department official

President Donald Trump said Friday that he suspects he’ll “very quickly” revoke the security clearance for a Justice Department official whose wife worked for the firm involved in producing a …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 11:01 a.m.

Slain Colorado mom painted happy picture of married life

Shanann Watts’ Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life – of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children. She called her husband “my …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 1:22 p.m.

Woman charged in Moulton Falls bridge push

A woman accused of injuring her 16-year-old friend when she pushed the teen off a bridge in Washington state has been charged with reckless endangerment following a shove captured on …


Alaska man gets life in prison for Florida airport shooting

An Alaska man will spend the rest of his life in prison for the January 2017 Florida airport shooting that left five people dead and six wounded, a federal judge …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 2:50 p.m.

Trump asks SEC to consider ending required quarterly reports

President Donald Trump is calling on federal regulators to consider scrapping the requirement for public companies to report quarterly results, after business executives told him twice-yearly reports would make better …