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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 5:58 p.m.

Oklahoma judge rules against drugmaker, orders $572M payment

An Oklahoma judge has found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state’s opioid drug crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million to help …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 12:40 p.m.

200 years ago, the Cherokee Nation was offered a seat in Congress. It just announced its chosen delegate.

The Cherokee Nation principal chief had an important announcement to make last week. Standing on a stage in the Cherokee capital, Chuck Hoskin Jr. told his people, and the United …


Lebanon: Israeli air force hits Palestinian base in Lebanon

Israeli drones bombed a Palestinian base in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria early Monday amid rising tensions in the Middle East, the Lebanese state-run National News Agency and …


In the face of death, the party of a lifetime

When Robert Fuller found out he had throat cancer, he decided to finish out his life and then end it with fatal drugs. That’s legal in Washington, one of nine …


Nuking hurricanes won’t work, but the U.S. government explored ideas to tame them after Katrina

While the prospect of dropping nuclear bombs into hurricanes to weaken or reroute them has been overwhelmingly rejected by the scientific community, other schemes to alter such storms have stayed …


Danish city puts Vikings at crossing signals

It’s safe to cross when the green Viking is walking, but stop when the red one is standing. That’s the message to pedestrians in Aarhus as it unveils new crossing …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 12:08 p.m.

3 charged in Florida nursing home deaths surrender

Three people, including two nurses, of a Florida nursing home where 12 people died in sweltering heat turned themselves in on Monday to face charges, their attorneys said.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 7:24 p.m.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro causes global outrage over Amazon fires

The Group of Seven nations on Monday pledged $20 million to help Amazon countries fight fires, even as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said rich countries were treating the region like …


Iran says oil on tanker pursued by US sold; buyer unnamed

Iran on Monday announced that the 2.1 million barrels of crude aboard an Iranian oil tanker pursued by the U.S. has been sold to an unnamed buyer as the ship, …


Trump on US-China trade: ‘Sorry, it’s the way I negotiate’

Brushing off concerns about global economic instability, President Donald Trump on Monday defended the way he is trying to squeeze a trade deal out of China, saying it’s what worked …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 11:51 a.m.

GOP Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin resigning from Congress

Republican Rep. Sean Duffy, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who was on the cast of MTV’s “The Real World” before he went into politics, announced Monday that he …


Ex-Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio running to try to get his job back

Nearly three years after he was voted out of office, the former metro Phoenix sheriff pardoned by President Donald Trump on a conviction related to rounding up immigrants in the …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 10:49 a.m.

Target teams up with Disney on interactive in-store shops

Target has had plenty of deals with other brands, but has not established minishops within its stores as have Best Buy and other retailers. However, the retailer has found a …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 4:50 p.m.

U.S. stocks rally on optimism for a U.S.-China trade war thaw

Stocks are marching broadly higher on Wall Street in early trading after President Donald Trump claimed China was willing to reopen talks on the costly trade war that has roiled …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 7:22 p.m.

Spokane police say five vehicles damaged, several officers injured in weekend pursuits

The first chase began at about 2 p.m. Saturday when a car salesman called to report that a woman was refusing to stop or let him out of a vehicle …


China lets yuan sink, Trump says serious talks to start

China allowed its yuan to sink Monday and U.S. President Donald Trump said the two sides will talk “very seriously” about their war over trade and technology following tit-for-tat tariff …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 11:26 a.m.

Trump claims G-7 ‘unity’ on Iran after unannounced invite

U.S. President Donald Trump said he gave his approval for Iran’s top diplomat to make an unannounced appearance on the margins of the G-7 summit, denying Monday that he was …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 11:28 a.m.

Weinstein pleads not guilty to new indictment, trial delayed

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty to a new indictment Monday that includes revised charges of predatory sexual assault, a development that caused the judge to delay the start …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 1, 2019, 10:27 p.m.

Faith and Values: Jesus didn’t play zero-sum games

Our religious doctrines are pockmarked with winner/loser theologies – zero-sum games on steroids. Yet along comes Jesus and effectively says, “God won’t play your zero-sum game of scarcity. Neither will …


Former Spokane resident reflects on Navy career, opportunity at new post

The U.S. Navy has taken Lance Denham far from the Spokane area, but his retains a fondness for his old stomping grounds, as well as an enthusiasm for military service, …


From cookies to recruiting, Girl Scouts thinks outside the box

Girl Scouts membership has has ticked up regionally, despite many challenges. New recruitment strategies may explain some of the success.


Getting There: Maze of North Side street closures eases a bit

Commuters in north Spokane have seen some major roadways choked by work this summer. From A Street to Strong Road, the patchwork of pavement-mending has a made a maze for …


100 Years Ago in Spokane: Schools brace for postwar enrollment; Tickets selling out for scenic plane rides

Back-to-school preparations were in high gear after the war. The now-defunct Spokane University expected its enrollment to double. Washington State college drew the largest crowd, followed by the University of …


Then and Now: Wilson’s Waffle House

Stuart Wilson isn’t only remembered for his string of waffle houses. He saw the value of bacon grease – enough to apply for a patent in 1932 that kept it …


Why is there a Braille message on my e-scooter?

No, blind people aren’t riding scooters. They do, however, need to know how to contact the scooter companies when they encounter the devices, which present a hazard when left lying …


U.S. exports to lobster-loving China go off cliff amid tariffs

America’s lobster exports to China have fallen off a cliff this year as new retaliatory tariffs shift seafood business north to Canada.


Hezbollah leader: Israeli drones over Lebanon will be downed

The leader of Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah says his group will confront and shoot down any Israeli drones that enter Lebanese airspace from now on, raising the potential for conflict amid …


Tensions escalate at Hong Kong protest with police weapon fired

Tensions flared again in Hong Kong as an effort to form a peaceful human chain across the city culminated in police clashes Sunday that led to the firing of a …


Doubts over China trade war and rifts over Iran dominate G-7 summit of world leaders

Mixed signals over the trade war with China and rifts over Iran dominated the opening of the annual G-7 summit.


Planned Parenthood asks judge to pause Missouri abortion law

Critics of a new Missouri ban on abortions at or after eight weeks of pregnancy are asking a judge to block the law from taking effect this week.