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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019

Strong economy does little to lift department store sales

Many investors had expected department stores to enjoy robust sales over the holidays in light of a U.S. economy buoyed by low unemployment, higher wages, strong consumer confidence and cheap …


Industrials lead U.S. stocks higher again; Macy’s nosedives

A day of back-and-forth trading Thursday ended with the fifth gain in a row for U.S. stocks. Industrial companies like Boeing and General Electric rose while retailers fell as Macy’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019

Federal Reserve’s Powell predicts no recession in 2019

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, one of the nation’s top economic policymakers, predicted the economy is not going to plunge into a deep downturn this year.


Documentary puts new attention on R. Kelly sex allegations

R. Kelly, one of the top-selling recording artists of all time, has been dogged for years by allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls – accusations he and …


Fiat Chrysler reaches settlement in emissions cheating cases

Fiat Chrysler will pay a $305 million fine to the U.S. government to settle allegations it cheated on emissions tests.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019

Eddie Lampert raises offer to keep Sears open to more than $5 billion

Eddie Lampert’s ESL Investments is sweetening its offer to keep Sears Holdings Corp. in business, outlining a $5 billion plan to buy the retailer out of bankruptcy.


Oregon begins killing sea lions after relocation fails

Oregon wildlife officials have started killing California sea lions that threaten a fragile run of winter steelhead in the Willamette River, a body of water that’s miles inland from the …


Spokane-based Inland Imaging merges with Columbia Basin Imaging

Inland Imaging has merged with another radiology group, Columbia Basin Imaging.


Senate president wants Montana to send $8 million for Trump’s border wall

Montana Senate President Scott Sales plans to introduce a bill that would have the state of Montana direct $8 million in funding to a wall along the U.S. southern border.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019

The Air Force finally takes ownership of its first Boeing tanker – with serious misgivings

The U.S. Air Force on Thursday finally accepted and took ownership from Boeing of its first KC-46A air-to-air refueling tanker, though it pointed to flaws in the aircraft’s refueling systems …


Bill by Oregon congressman would regulate weed like alcohol

A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, seeks to regulate marijuana like alcohol.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019

‘Captain Underpants’ tried to outrun Pasco police. The tale of the short chase is going viral.

A pantless man ended up in jail Wednesday after trying to run from Pasco police.


Liberals dare Trump to back their bills lowering drug prices

Challenging President Donald Trump to make good on his pledge to cut prescription drug prices, congressional liberals proposed legislation Thursday to bring U.S. prices in line with the much lower …


Trump: Didn’t know about allegations Manafort shared polling

President Donald Trump says he did not know anything about allegations his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, shared polling data during the 2016 presidential campaign with a business associate accused …


Detectives: Burglar in closed police substation left ID

To identify the burglary suspect who broke into a closed Florida police substation and ate an officer’s chicken dinner, detectives didn’t need to lift fingerprints or get DNA from the …


Attorney general pick Barr expresses confidence in Mueller

The new chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday that attorney general nominee William Barr has confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller and will let him complete his Russia …


Catholic Church challenges Congo’s surprise election result

Congo’s powerful Catholic church challenged the surprise win of opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi in the presidential election on Thursday, saying official results do not match the outcome compiled by its …


Brexit sparks showdown between UK Parliament and government

As Brexit enters its endgame, the big divide is not between the U.K. and the European Union, but between Britain’s government and its Parliament.


Physicians criticize state lawsuits over pelvic mesh

Doctors who specialize in female pelvic medicine say lawsuits by four states, including Washington and California, over products used to treat pelvic floor disorders and incontinence might scare patients away …


Jaguar Land Rover to cut 4,500 jobs, starting in Britain

Jaguar Land Rover said Thursday it will cut 4,500 jobs as the carmaker addresses slowing demand in China and growing uncertainty about the U.K.’s departure from the European Union.


Rebel drone bombs Yemen military parade, kills at least 6

A bomb-laden drone launched by Yemen’s Shiite rebels exploded over a military parade for the Saudi-led coalition and its allies on Thursday near the southern port city of Aden, killing …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019

Trump closer to declaring emergency; 800,000 won’t get paid

President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to fund his long-promised border wall, as pressure mounts to find an escape hatch from the three-week impasse that …


Learning forensic science at cellular level; Spokane County Library District offers classes for all ages

The forensics class being offered at Spokane County Library District branches this month is messy and some might consider it a little gross, so it’s sure to be a hit …


Heart to heart: Portable echocardiogram machine cuts commuting times for patients outside of Spokane

Adults and children with congenital heart disease depend on regular echocardiograms to track the health of their hearts and until now they had to travel to Providence Sacred Heart Medical …


Gardening: Tackle early garden chores amid mild winter

I can’t remember the last time I spent a whole weekend in January digging in the garden. But that’s what I did last weekend and it was wonderful!


Inland Northwest high school DECA students advance to state conference

The Washington DECA Area 11 Career Development Conference announced the results of the competition held December at Spokane Falls Community College. The top eight places qualified for the state conference …


Steve Christilaw: Pacific Northwest turns into recruiting hotbed

Another football season in the beautiful Pacific Northwest can be put to bed.


Remember virtual reality? Its buzz has faded at CES 2019

It’s a world away from the scene a few years ago, when VR products from Samsung, Oculus, HTC and Sony seemed omnipresent and unstoppable at CES 2019. These days, VR …


Spokane Valley City Council deletes open space requirement for mixed-use zone projects

Spokane Valley City Council approved an ordinance that removes open space requirements for residential properties in a mixed use zone.


Business focus: Popular Tacos el Sol food truck owners bring ‘magic spoon’ to new restaurant on North Division Street

Fans of Mexican food might have despaired when the bright yellow Tacos el Sol food truck, known for its tasty street tacos, disappeared from downtown Spokane this summer. But in …