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Pakistan’s Imran Khan sworn in as prime minister

Pakistan’s cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn in as prime minister on Saturday despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf in last …


Google refused order to release data. Will other companies bow under pressure?

Earlier this year, a federal judge signed a search warrant for a windfall of private information to help find the robber responsible for a string of crimes in southern Maine.


Ex-Skagit County sheriff’s deputy pleads not guilty to fraud

A former Skagit County sheriff’s deputy has pleaded not guilty to charges that he stole money from a fund for police dog training.


Ex-Bellevue cop arrested again in domestic violence case

A former Bellevue police officer has been arrested again in a domestic violence case.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018

Idaho woman gets probation in Montana sex trafficking case

A 38-year-old Idaho woman has been sentenced to five years on federal probation in a sex trafficking case.


Man gets 72 years in prison for killing grandmother, friend in suburban Seattle

A man has been sentenced to 72 years in prison for killing his grandmother and a friend of his ex-girlfriend in suburban Seattle.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018

E. Idaho man facing charges after men hit with bear spray

An eastern Idaho man police said doused two men on a Pocatello street with bear spray is facing charges.


Seattle police look for man cutting rental bike brake lines

Seattle police said they’re looking for a man caught on surveillance video cutting brake lines on bike-share bicycles in an act that could endanger riders.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018

Utah energy cooperative exploring nuclear power in Idaho

A small commercial nuclear reactor that a Utah energy cooperative wants to build in Idaho would be game-changing for energy customers if the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves the project, …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018

Washington retail sales up 10 percent this year; Spokane Valley ranks second in sales growth

A bump in construction, as well as sales of equipment, lawn and garden supplies boosted Washington state’s retail sales to more than $37 billion this year – a 10 percent …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018

Right-wing, left-wing protesters face off in Seattle

Right-wing demonstrators gathered Saturday in Seattle for a “Liberty or Death” rally that drew counter-protesters from the left while dozens of police kept the two sides separated.


Sex scandals fester at unhealthy organizations, experts say

When sex-abuse cases dominate headlines, a familiar pattern often emerges. If it took place at a large organization – be it a church, a large state university or a group …


New director named for Idaho agency that manages state land

Idaho officials have named a new director to lead a state agency that manages 2.4 million acres of state lands that generate money mostly for public schools.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018

Vancouver memory care facility using music therapy

Learning new music can strengthen connections in the brain and improve myelin, a covering around the nerve cells in brains, research shows. That can help conduct nerve impulses at higher …


Taliban say no peace with ‘occupation,’ want U.S. talks

The leader of the Taliban said Saturday there will be no peace in Afghanistan as long as the foreign “occupation” continues, reiterating the group’s position that the 17-year war can …


Turkey’s president says country will defy economic threats

Turkey’s president said Saturday his country will stand strong against an “attempted economic coup” amid heightened tensions with the United States.


Trump warnings grow from forgotten Republicans

The expanding list of marginalized GOP leaders underscores how thoroughly Donald Trump has dominated – and changed – the Republican Party in the nearly two years since he seized the …


Taiwan improves missiles to counter China military expansion

Taiwan is responding to China’s arms buildup by developing missiles and interceptors of its own that could reduce Beijing’s military advantage over the self-ruled island, defense experts say.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018

Another trial looms for ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort

As jurors weigh Paul Manafort’s fate in a sprawling financial fraud case, the former Trump campaign chairman still has another trial looming in the nation’s capital – and prosecutors there …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018

Somali-American candidate wants to ‘instill hope in people’

The past 10 weeks have been a whirl for Ilhan Omar, who suddenly went from being famous for becoming the country’s first Somali-American state legislator to being a likely shoo-in …


Trump says he ‘won’t let’ social media target conservatives

President Donald Trump is accusing social media companies of “totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices” and says “we won’t let that happen.”


Saudi Arabia prepares for annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage

Saudi Arabia is preparing to host the annual hajj pilgrimage beginning Sunday, as over 2 million Muslim faithful are ready to take part in the ultraconservative kingdom.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018

Italy’s leader demands safe roads; bridge toll rises to 43

Italy’s president demanded guarantees Saturday that all the nation’s roads are safe following the Genoa highway bridge collapse, after he hugged and comforted mourners at a state funeral for many …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018

Thousands await rescue amid deadly south Indian floods

Thousands of stranded people were waiting for rescue Saturday and officials pleaded for more help as relentless monsoon floods battered the south Indian state of Kerala, where more than 190 …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has …


Former Eagles Temple downtown to offer 21 residences, retail

Susannah Stoltz, the building’s owner and developer, said many historic elements will be preserved as she renovates its interior to include “premium spaces.”


Renewable energy goal creates familiar tension between business, environment concerns

The Spokane City Council will consider a law Monday that calls for the city to use 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2030. Spokane Mayor David Condon has expressed …


30 years running, Pizza Pipeline focuses on its local roots

On Monday, local chain Pizza Pipeline marks its 30th anniversary, and the dream has changed with age.


Downtown office building near county government campus purchased

The Monroe Court building, 901 N. Monroe St., has been sold to an unidentified buyer.


Faith and Values: Man up, Spokane

Four times a month, community columnists weigh in on matters of faith and values. The Faith and Values column appears Saturday and features retired Methodist minister Paul Graves, of Sandpoint; …