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UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

NY Gov. Cuomo deems losing 2nd Amazon HQ ‘greatest tragedy’

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Amazon’s backing out of a deal to put one of its second headquarters in New York City is the “greatest tragedy” he has seen since he’s …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

Medellin razes Pablo Escobar’s home in symbol of rebirth

A six-floor apartment building in Medellin that Pablo Escobar once called home was demolished Friday in an emotional ceremony that officials hope will dampen some of the fervor for the …

German police say dead cow kicked slaughterhouse worker

Police in southern Germany say a slaughterhouse worker suffered serious injuries after being kicked in the face by a dead cow.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

Trump sets up abortion obstacles, barring clinic referrals

The Trump administration is setting up new obstacles for women seeking abortions, barring taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from making abortion referrals. The new policy is certain to be challenged in …

New attorney general in hot seat as Mueller report nears

William Barr has been attorney general for just one week but is on the cusp of staring down what will almost certainly be the most consequential decision of his long …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

California couple, charged with torture and abuse of most of their 13 children, plead guilty

A California couple who shackled some of their 13 children to beds and starved them in what was a dubbed a “house of horrors” pleaded guilty Friday to torture and …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

Venezuela opposition leader Guaido appears at aid concert

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido makes a surprise appearance at a star-studded aid concert in neighboring Colombia

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

Virgin Galactic: Rocket reaches space again in test flight

Virgin Galactic says its rocket plane has reached space for a second time in a test flight over California.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

Judge dismisses criminal charges against Kansas water park owner, designer of 17-story slide on which a 10-year-old boy was decapitated

A judge has dismissed criminal charges against a Kansas water park owner and the designer of a 17-story slide on which a 10-year-old boy was decapitated in 2016.

Stocks climb, putting S&P 500 on track for 4th weekly gain

Technology and health care companies led U.S. stocks higher in early afternoon trading Friday, erasing some of the market’s losses from a day earlier and placing the benchmark S&P 500 …

At Kraft Heinz, a fed investigation and a $15.4B write-down

Kraft Heinz disclosed an investigation by federal regulators and said it will slash the value of its Oscar Mayer and Kraft brands by $15.4 billion, major setbacks for a company …

Former Idaho Gov. Butch Otter joins cobalt mining company

Roughly seven weeks after leaving office, former Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has joined the board of a Canadian mining company that is expanding into Idaho.

Authorities arrest 22 in sting operation targeting predators

Authorities say they have arrested 22 people during an undercover sting operation targeting potential sexual predators in western Washington state.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

R. Kelly arrested, charged in Chicago with sexual abuse

R. Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, after being trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women and held some as …

Time’s Up CEO resigns after her son is accused of sexual assault

Just three months after she took the job, the inaugural chief executive of Time’s Up – an organization born of the #MeToo movement that advocates for safe and harassment-free workplaces …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

Trump vows veto as Democrats try to block emergency order

President Donald Trump faces another showdown with Congress next week over his proposed border wall.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

White House looking into Labor Secretary Acosta’s role in sex abuse plea deal

The White House says it’s “looking into” Labor Secretary Alex Acosta’s handling of a secret plea deal with a wealthy financier accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

‘Empire’ producers cut Smollett from season’s last episodes

Actor Jussie Smollett’s character on “Empire” will be removed from the final two episodes of this season in the wake of his arrest on charges that he staged a racist, …

Watchdog: Iran complying with the terms of 2015 deal

The U.N.’s nuclear watchdog says Iran still is complying with the terms of a 2015 deal that aims to keep Tehran from building atomic weapons in exchange for economic incentives.

Shawn Vestal: ‘Bribes’ to opt out of sex ed are a lousy use of federal dollars

Let me get this straight: Federal funding is being used to pay $20 “rewards” to Spokane teenagers who skip sex-ed courses and take an online abstinence course instead?

John Stockton’s bid to block development on Priest Lake wetlands falls short

Basketball legend John Stockton failed in a bid to block the development of 65 acres of wetlands near his Priest Lake residence.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers talks immigration and addresses concerns that sheriffs won’t enforce gun initiative

Republican Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers stuck to her positions on immigration, the border wall and President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency during a Medical Lake town hall, saying …

Senate leader proposes carbon tax with 15 cent per gallon hike to gasoline

A new carbon tax proposal would raise the price of gasoline 15 cents per gallon at the pump as part of a $17 billion package on transportation and environmental projects.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

Gonzaga University to host anti-porn conference on Saturday

“I am now convinced that pornography is a public health crisis,” said Dr. Alfonso Oliva, who organized the conference.

100 years ago in Spokane: Local leaders work to form ‘army of ideas’ against bolshevism

A group of 23 civic leaders met at the Davenport Hotel and vowed to form “a great army of ideas pitted against the spirit of unrest, disloyalty, revolution and bolshevism.”

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Mueller report looming, new attorney general in hot seat

William Barr is on the cusp of what will almost certainly be the most consequential decision of his long career: how much of the special counsel’s findings to make public.

Undocumented man sentenced to prison for organized cocaine trafficking in Eastern Washington

A man was sentenced in Spokane on Thursday to 19 years in federal prison for leading and organizing a years-long drug conspiracy.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019

Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch

Israel is on its way to the moon, following a dramatic nighttime launch by SpaceX.

White House says U.S. will keep 200 troops in Syria

The White House says the U.S. is keeping 200 American troops in Syria for now as part of a small peacekeeping force.