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Plea deal apparently reached in newlywed’s Caribbean sailing disappearance

Lewis Bennett has insisted he never knew what happened to his wife, who disappeared at sea last year during their sailing honeymoon. That is apparently about to change.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

‘We have to keep going:’ A day with the migrant caravan

On the 15th day of their journey, Joel Eduardo Espinar and his family were hurting. And they still had a country to traverse before they got to the United States.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

Congregations attacked at synagogue to hold joint service

The three congregations attacked at a Pittsburgh synagogue will gather for a joint service Saturday, while a prayer vigil is planned outside their desecrated worship space to mark the time …


With Trump in Montana, Sen. Jon Tester turns to ‘The Dude’

Montana Senate candidate Matt Rosendale may not be a household name, but he’s surrounded on the campaign trail by President Donald Trump and other big-name Republicans like Vice President Mike …


Python presents slithery situation at Texas Goodwill store

A Goodwill worker collecting clothes and other items at a Texas sorting center was surprised to find an albino python clinging to the side of a bin.


U.S. adds robust 250,000 jobs; pay growth fastest since 2009

The final major economic report before Tuesday’s congressional elections showed that U.S. employers added a stellar 250,000 jobs in October and raised average pay by the most in nearly a …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

It’s not your imagination: Phone battery life is getting worse

If you recently bought a new flagship phone, chances are its battery life is actually worse than an older model.


Russia and Cuba vow to expand their ‘strategic’ ties

The leaders of Russia and Cuba vowed Friday to expand what they called their “strategic” ties and urged the United States to lift its blockade of Cuba.


Police: Idaho child given rat poison while trick-or-treating

Police say the parents of a 7-year-old trick-or-treating in southwestern Idaho found rat poison among their child’s candy.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

Islamic State attack on Christian pilgrims in Egypt kills 7, wounds 19

Islamic militants on Friday ambushed three buses carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing seven and wounding 19, …


Time on retreat this weekend in U.S. with standard time return

Time marches ahead, usually. It’s in retreat this weekend in the United States.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

Trump pledges asylum crackdown and tent cities. Is it legal?

President Donald Trump says he plans to sign an order next week that could lead to the large-scale detention of migrants crossing the southern border and bar anyone caught crossing …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

US restores Iran sanctions lifted under Obama nuclear deal

The Trump administration on Friday restored U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, but carved out exemptions for eight countries that can still import …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

Feds say heroin, fentanyl remain biggest drug threat to U.S.

Drug overdose deaths hit the highest level ever recorded in the United States last year, with an estimated 200 people dying per day, according to a report by the U.S. …


Idaho man convicted in gruesome murder of friend

An Idaho man was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his friend.


Citing religious beliefs, Anchorage shelter seeks to exclude transgender people

A faith-based women’s homeless shelter in Anchorage is suing to block the city from requiring it to accept transgender women, which it said would violate its religious beliefs.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

Trump effect? Supporters of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown weigh in on president’s role in midterm contest

The party of the president rarely performs well in its first midterm after the election. With Republicans running behind President Donald Trump, supporters of both Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and …


One flu death reported in Spokane County

A woman’s death from the flu this week is the first in Spokane County this year, according to Spokane Regional Health District. She was in her 70s and had an …


100 years ago in Spokane: ‘Huns’ pushed back across the front, but tragedy for Spokane parents

The Germans and Austrians were in retreat across the war front, but the U.S. casualty reports were still pouring in.


Hard work and commitment: Westview Elementary wins School of Distinction award for second straight year

The building is a modern marvel, but success at Westview Elementary School is earned the old-fashioned way.


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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

Police seek jogger near Gonzaga after multiple reports of inappropriate touching

Spokane police are seeking a man who has been jogging near Gonzaga University and inappropriately touching women as he passes by.


Spokane man makes first appearance in alleged rape of Vancouver woman

A transient man who allegedly attacked and raped a woman who was walking to her mother’s residence in February 2017 made a first appearance Thursday in Clark County Superior Court.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018

Man smiles, says ‘Let’s rock’ before dying in electric chair

A Tennessee inmate grimaced and waved goodbye before saying “Let’s rock,” moments before he became the first man executed in the electric chair in that state since 2007, put to …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018

Former president of Freeman High fundraising group arrested on charges of theft

A former leader of a Freeman High School parent-teacher group was arrested Thursday for allegedly stealing over $6,000 from the group’s bank account for personal items.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

AT&T, Washington Realtors seek Shea campaign refunds over ‘Biblical Basis for War’ manifesto

Two more organizations demanded money back from state Rep. Matt Shea’s re-election campaign on Thursday, while others denounced his rhetoric and said they would not support him in future elections. …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018

Police arrest woman who slashed ex-boyfriend’s hand at Lincoln Park

Police arrested a woman Thursday after she stabbed her ex-boyfriend in his hand at Lincoln Park on the South Hill, according to Spokane police.


CNN not commenting on Lemon’s remark about white men

CNN isn’t commenting about Don Lemon’s statement that white men represent the biggest terrorist threat in the country.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

Spokane Valley store opens as Amy’s Donuts’ fourth location

Chin and Amy Kim launched Amy’s Donuts five years ago in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with a goal of building a small doughnut chain. On Thursday they opened their latest store …


Steve Christilaw: Cheerleaders necessary in all aspects of life

They may be maligned in some circles and treated as cliches in others, they may face unimaginable horrors in Halloween movies at a rate far greater than most and they …