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UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

University of Phoenix agrees to settle FTC case alleging deceptive ad

The University of Phoenix and its parent company have agreed to pay $50 million in cash and cancel $141 million in student debt to settle allegations of deceptive advertisement brought …

Airline trade group predicts Christmas travel will rise 3%

Airlines are looking forward to another big Christmas and New Year’s season, with 3% more people flying in the U.S. than during last year’s holiday stretch.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

NorthWestern Energy seeks to buy more of Colstrip coal plant in Montana

NorthWestern Energy said Tuesday it will seek regulatory permission to acquire part of Puget Sound Energy’s share of the Colstrip Power Plant for $1 as some utilities look to unload …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

6 killed in New Jersey gunbattle, including police officer

Police officers were shot Tuesday in a standoff marked by heavy gunfire reverberating through a Jersey City neighborhood, authorities said.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

Exxon Mobil prevails in lawsuit over climate regulations

Exxon Mobil prevailed Tuesday in a lawsuit accusing the energy giant of downplaying the toll that climate change regulations could take on its business, with a judge saying the state …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

Bill Cosby loses appeal of sexual assault conviction

A Pennsylvania appeals court rejected Bill Cosby’s bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction Tuesday over issues including the trial judge’s decision to let five other accusers testify.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

Trump meets Russian official as impeachment charges unveiled

President Donald Trump met with the Russian foreign minister at the White House just hours after House Democrats announced articles of impeachment against him for his dealings with Ukraine, which …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

Holiday rom-com ‘Love, Actually’ inspires UK election memes

“Love, Actually” is all around this year in Britain’s pre-Christmas election. The 2003 romantic comedy about the love lives of assorted Londoners over the holiday season has played a surprisingly …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

Democrats, White House forge new North American trade deal

President Trump notched his

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

‘We must act;’ Democrats unveil Trump impeachment charges

House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment Tuesday against President Donald Trump – abuse of power and obstruction of Congress – pushing toward historic votes over charges he threatened the …

Christmas Bureau hopes to find sponsor to preserve the gift of a book for every child

Volunteers of America spends all year buying about 14,000 books to be given away to children during the Christmas Bureau. They’re for all ages and all tastes and parents are …

Operating in the red: Providence Sacred Heart has been losing money since 2016

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center is operating at a loss, and has been since 2016, and hospital leaders say this is largely due to expenses outpacing revenue.

Ryan Crocker’s reluctance to negotiate with Taliban recounted in Afghan report

Ryan Crocker, a Spokane native who served as ambassador in the Middle East during six presidential administrations, was interviewed in 2016 for “Lessons Learned,” a project conducted through the Special …

Shea calls investigation Marxist, Globalist tactic

The legislative investigation against him is political warfare being conducted by “Globalists, Marxists and Islamists” and is similar to efforts to impeach the president, Rep. Matt Shea said recently in …

Spokane Valley to spend more than $600,000 on new CenterPlace roof

Fourteen years after it opened to the public, the CenterPlace regional event center needs a new roof.

Fairfield election comes down to the first drop

After an initial tie of 78 votes to 78 votes in the general election in November, Steven Walk won the tiebreaker to serve on the Fairfield Town Council.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

Spokane-area families create tradition by hunting for their Christmas trees in the forest (and the price is right)

Though not the most popular way to obtain a tree, cut-your-own Christmas trees remain an important part of family traditions – old and new – for some Spokane families.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

City Council OKs negotiations with TDS, a cable provider that plans to compete with Comcast in Spokane

The city will negotiate an agreement with a new cable provider in Spokane, potentially offering residents an alternative to Comcast for their binge-watching and high-speed downloading needs.

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100 years ago in Spokane: Murder suspects, the McDonald siblings, pose outside courthouse

Spokane Daily Chronicle readers got their first glimpses of the infamous McDonald siblings, as photographers snapped their photos outside the Superior Court.

Nobel Prize winner Suu Kyi to defend Myanmar on genocide charges

When Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, she was hailed as an imprisoned martyr dedicated to bringing democracy and human rights to a country …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

In close 4-3 vote, Spokane Valley City Council funds Northwest Winterfest festival, other tourism events

After a 4-3 vote, Spokane Valley City Council funded Northwest Winterfest, a Christmas light and cultural festival planned for next year, and nine other community and tourism events.

Beyoncé, Swift, Elton John, J.Lo up for Globes

The Golden Globes are looking more like the Grammy Awards: Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Elton John are competing for best original song at the ceremony. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association …

Ex-White House doctor running for Congress in Texas

Ronny Jackson, the former Navy officer and White House physician once considered to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, filed Monday to run for a congressional seat in Texas, according …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Two guns stolen in Medical Lake vehicle prowlings

Stolen items have included spare change, clothes and paperwork, as well as knives, electronics and two handguns, the sheriff’s office said.

McMorris Rodgers an honorary chairwoman for Trump 2020

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers will serve as a state honorary co-chairwoman for President Donald Trump’s re-election bid, the campaign announced recently.

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Commissioners reject zoning change that would pave way for Newport silicon smelter

The Pend Oreille County commissioners voted unanimously Monday to shoot down the proposed comprehensive plan amendment, which would redesignate some 65% of land in the county from “public land” to …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Chile military plane with 38 is missing on way to Antarctica

Chile’s air force said it lost radio contact with a transport plane carrying 38 people on a flight Monday evening to the country’s base in Antarctica.

George Laurer, inventor of ubiquitous UPC, dies at 94

George J. Laurer, whose invention of the Universal Product Code at IBM transformed retail and other industries around the world, has died. He was 94.

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Steve Groene, whose family fell victim to a serial killer, dies of cancer at 62

Tragedy struck the Groene family in May 2005, when serial killer Joseph Duncan III broke into the Coeur d’Alene home where three of Groene’s children were living with their mother …