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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …


Handcuffed DUI suspect dies in jump from Highway 520 bridge

The Washington State Patrol said a handcuffed drunken-driving suspect is dead after jumping from the Highway 520 floating bridge into Lake Washington.


People plucked from rooftops as Indian floods kill 324

Rescuers used helicopters and boats on Friday to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed more than …


Plane skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheel

Passengers of a plane from China that veered off a runway at Manila’s airport and lost an engine and a wheel after landing hard in a rainstorm recalled Friday their …


Police probe whether beheaded cat related to other killings

Police say investigators are trying to determine whether a beheaded kitten’s head found this week is related to a series of cat killings in the area.


Indians gather as former premier Vajpayee is cremated

Thousands of Indians gathered Friday as the funeral pyre was lit for former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Hindu nationalist who was respected across the political spectrum.


Former comedian appointed Slovenia’s premier designate

A former comedian whose party finished second in Slovenia’s parliamentary election was appointed prime minister designate on Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018

Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan as prime minister

Pakistani lawmakers on Friday elected former cricket star and longtime politician Imran Khan as the country’s next prime minister, in a step toward the country’s third civilian transfer of power.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018

Getting personal: U.S., Turkish leaders feud over arrest

A detained American pastor has become a symbol of a growing rift between Turkey and the United States, but problems in the Cold War-era alliance as well as Turkey’s own …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018

U.S. ends Syria stabilization funding, cites more allied cash

The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate the U.S. from the conflict, citing increased contributions from anti-Islamic State coalition partners.


Trump nixes $92M military parade, blames D.C. for high cost

President Donald Trump said Friday he had canceled plans for a Veterans Day military parade, citing the “ridiculously high” price tag – a day after U.S. officials said the November …


Elon Musk tells newspaper he’s cracking under stress of Tesla job

What do you do when your CEO confesses that he’s cracking under the stress of his job? That’s the question that the nine board members of electric car and solar …


Trump blames DC officials for postponing his planned military parade

President Donald Trump on Friday blamed local officials for his decision to postpone a grand military parade in Washington this fall.


With air quality hovering at the unhealthy range, Spokane weighs its exercise options

The question hung as heavily as the air over Spokane on Thursday: Should I run outside or stay indoors?


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018

Ferry County ballots left in drop boxes a week after election

Ferry County officials left ballots in drop boxes in four outlying communities for more than a week after the election.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018

Spokane police use ‘bait bike’ to arrest three people outside a Safeway store

Spokane police planted an expensive mountain bike to catch thieves Wednesday outside the Safeway grocery store at Mission Avenue and Hamilton Street, an area rife with property crime in recent …


Parks storage facility to get $1.1 million renovation

Walking through the Riverfront Park maintenance building is like passing through a cross section of history, with oddities from the park’s past tucked into every corner. Here, the Skyride gondolas …