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Marie Kondo’s Netflix series inspires a national decluttering frenzy

Americans woke up on New Year’s Day, bloated in body and soul, and stumbled out of bed to survey their overstuffed post-holiday homes. It’s no accident that was the day …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

U.S. restaurant prices jump the most since 2011

Full-service restaurants, facing higher labor and food costs, raised prices the most in more than seven years in December, a Labor Department report released Friday shows.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

Google considers building $600M data center in Minnesota

Google is looking into building a $600 million data center in central Minnesota that would be powered by two wind farms.


Brazilian government approves Boeing’s acquisition of Embraer’s commercial jet operation

New Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his government have approved the terms of Boeing’s strategic move to acquire 80 percent ownership and full control of Embraer’s E-Jet commercial airplane and …


O’Rourke to do Oprah Winfrey interview amid 2020 speculation

Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke will head to New York next month for a live interview with Oprah Winfrey as he continues to mull a 2020 presidential run


Bud Light wants you to know how many calories are in each beer

Bud Light is adding prominent nutrition labels to its beer packaging in a bid to tap consumer demand for more information about what’s in their food and drinks.


Court: Lawsuit in death of Susan Powell’s sons can proceed

A federal appeals court has ruled that a lawsuit against Washington state brought by the family of a Utah woman who disappeared nine years ago can proceed.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

Rapper Nick Conrad fined for ‘Hang White People’ tune on YouTube, faces incitement to murder charges in Paris

A French rapper of Cameroonian descent who goes by the name Nick Conrad is being fined nearly $6,000 for a since-deleted YouTube video that depicts the torture and hanging of …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

Former Spokane chef sentenced to 20 years for enticing minors for sex acts

A longtime Spokane chef has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on federal charges that he enticed two girls, ages 13 and 15, into making explicit videos and tried …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear appeal from former Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub

The nation’s highest court denied a request to look at the case of Frank Straub, who alleged wrongful termination in his ouster from city employ in September 2015. Straub was …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

United flight out of Spokane strikes bird diverts to Seattle

A United Airlines jet that took off Friday morning from Spokane struck a bird and then faced visibility problems at the airport that prompted the pilots to divert to Seattle, …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

Truck crashes into ambulance south of Coeur d’Alene; DUI suspected

A truck crashed into an ambulance five miles south of Coeur d’Alene on Thursday night. Everyone in the ambulance was sent to the hospital, treated and released, according to a …


New Florida governor suspends sheriff over school massacre

New Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on Friday over his handling of February’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

Colville suspect James Gates pleads not guilty to second-degree murder

James C. Gates, who resides in Spokane, pleaded not guilty to a charge of second-degree murder in connection with the death of 51-year-old Mark Leland.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

New orca calf seen among Puget Sound’s critically endangered killer whales

A new calf has been born to the critically endangered southern resident killer whales, researchers confirmed.


Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home left Thailand on Friday night for Canada, which has …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

Suspect shot inside Oregon middle school, students safe

A suspect was shot Friday after an attack that occurred inside an Oregon middle school but did not injure any students or teachers, police said.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

Former Shilo Inn in Coeur d’Alene gets extensive remodel: Kootenai River Inn’s rooms updated

Two North Idaho hotels have wrapped up extensive renovations.


Police: Driver crashes trying ‘Bird Box’ blindfold challenge

Police say a Utah teenager crashed into another car when she covered her eyes as part of the so-called “Bird Box Challenge.”


Air traffic controllers sue Trump for being forced to work with no pay

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association filed a lawsuit Friday against President Donald Trump and other top federal officials, saying they are depriving controllers of their “hard-earned compensation without the …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

Florida pardons 4 black men accused of 1949 rape

After a dramatic, hourlong meeting that recalled events from nearly seven decades ago, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state’s three-member Cabinet granted posthumous pardons Friday to four African-American men …


Avalanche, accidents add snow-related deaths in Europe

Heavy snowfall this week in the Balkans has closed down schools, left some remote villages cut off and disrupted traffic and power supplies in the region, while authorities in Bulgaria …


Supreme Court says Justice Ginsburg’s recovery is ‘on track’

The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recovery from cancer surgery is “on track” and no further treatment is required. But the 85-year-old justice will miss court arguments next …


Greek state school teachers clash with riot police in Athens

Protesting Greek school teachers have clashed with police in central Athens during a demonstration against government plans for hiring new teachers.


Bill on federal workers’ back pay in shutdown heads to Trump

President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to pay for his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall as pressure mounts to end the three-week impasse that has closed …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

Seattle TV station employee fired after doctored footage of Trump’s Oval Office speech aired

On Tuesday night, an estimated 43.3 million Americans hunkered down to watch President Donald Trump make an Oval Office pitch for his border wall. But viewers in the Seattle area …


Seals on roads, seals in driveways, seals at front doors: A Canadian town faces a marine invasion

Roddickton-Bide Arm is a quaint coastal town on the northern peninsula of the island of Newfoundland, Canada.


There’s a tiny plastic enemy threatening the planet’s oceans

Environmentalists have identified another threat to the planet. It’s called a nurdle.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

Flu season appears milder, one year after brutal one

It’s early, but the current flu season is shaping up to be gentler than last winter’s unusually brutal one, U.S. health officials said.


EU offers UK helping hand, but no reopening of Brexit deal

European Union officials are working with Britain on ways to help Prime Minister Theresa May avoid a no-deal British departure from the bloc, although an EU leader insisted Friday that …