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In rural U.S., fears of virus seem far away as stores reopen

Traffic got a little busier along Main Street, but otherwise, it was hard to tell that coronavirus restrictions were ending in the tiny Montana town of Roundup.


UPDATED: Tue., April 28, 2020

European doctors warn rare kids’ syndrome may have virus tie

Doctors in Britain, Italy, and Spain have been warned to look out for a rare inflammatory condition in children that is possibly linked to the new coronavirus.


Asia Today: Surf’s up, coffee’s ready as New Zealand reopens

Surfers greeted a spectacular sunrise in Christchurch, construction workers purchased their favorite espresso coffees and some lawmakers returned to Parliament in New Zealand’s capital, Wellington, on Tuesday as some aspects …


UPDATED: Tue., April 28, 2020

Virus-ravaged Europe nudges some doors open, not others

Europeans are starting to venture outside after weeks of confinement, scarred by a virus that has overwhelmed some of the world’s best health care systems and killed more than 120,000, …


UPDATED: Tue., April 28, 2020

University of Michigan hopes to settle doctor abuse lawsuits

The University of Michigan hopes to settle lawsuits from hundreds of people who say they were sexually abused by a sports doctor who worked at the university for decades, officials …


Mail fraud suspect named Speedy Gonzalez arrested in Georgia

After months on the run, a mail fraud suspect who lived up to his legal name – Speedy Gonzalez – has been arrested in Georgia.


UPDATED: Tue., April 28, 2020

Hillary Clinton becomes latest Democrat to endorse Biden

Hillary Clinton, the first woman to become a major party’s presidential nominee, endorsed Joe Biden’s White House bid on Tuesday, continuing Democrats’ efforts to coalesce around the former vice president …


UPDATED: Tue., April 28, 2020

Companies seek to limit legal liability for virus infections

Business groups are pushing Congress to limit liability from potential lawsuits filed by workers and customers who were infected by the coronavirus.


Small business loan program restarts, runs into snags

The second round of loan applications for the government’s small business relief program has been slowed by computer issues at the Small Business Administration.


UPDATED: Tue., April 28, 2020

Slumping tech favorites pull major U.S. stock indexes lower

Major U.S. stock indexes gave up solid gains on Wall Street Tuesday in another day of sharp reversals for the market.


UPDATED: Tue., April 28, 2020

Consumer confidence plunges in April as millions lose jobs

U.S. consumer confidence plunged in April as millions lost their jobs, with an index that monitors attitudes about current business and work conditions dropping by the largest amount on record.


UPDATED: Tue., April 28, 2020

‘Crash course’: Med students in Detroit help test for virus

City employees make critical visits to the Detroit health department for a coronavirus test. On the other side of the long cotton swab: medical students in protective gear who have …


UPDATED: Tue., April 28, 2020

Easing up: U.S. and Europe grapple with when to reopen schools

The question of when to reopen schools looms large as European countries and U.S. states draw up plans to restart their battered economies.


UPDATED: Tue., April 28, 2020

Doubts about testing remain in spite of Trump’s assurances

The White House released new guidelines aimed at answering criticism that America’s coronavirus testing has been too slow, and President Donald Trump tried to pivot toward a focus on “reopening” …


UPDATED: Tue., April 28, 2020

Worried about virus, U.S. House won’t return – for now

Congress is plunging ahead on a new coronavirus relief package, but deepening partisan divide and uncertainty in the schedule could stall the federal response to the health crisis and deteriorating …


100 years ago in Spokane: Another wife of suspected serial killer ‘Bluebeard’ Huirt speaks out

Another Spokane woman, Mrs. James Craemer, came forward and claimed she was one of several dozen brides of “Bluebeard” Huirt.



UPDATED: Wed., April 29, 2020

Recycling project aims to help Spokane focus on putting right things in bins

People could soon receive a flyer or personalized feedback on what they’ve put into their recycling bin when the region launches a pilot program to reduce contamination at the curb.


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Virus outbreak alters food-delivery market as people seek essential work and consumers strive to support local restaurants

COVID-19 has changed the food delivery industry – both for the drivers who have flocked to the apps in search of essential work, and the restaurants dependent on the services …


Justices call for new briefs on Trump subpoenas

The Supreme Court called for additional briefing Monday on whether the court was authorized to settle a dispute about congressional subpoenas for President Donald Trump’s financial records.


Colorado, others ease restrictions on businesses

GREELEY, Colo. – Joe Ruzic was watching television this weekend when he saw that a county in northern Colorado would allow all businesses to open Monday, defying Gov. Jared Polis’ …


UPDATED: Mon., April 27, 2020

Idaho’s top school official sues lawmakers, education board

BOISE – Lawmakers violated the state constitution, Idaho’s top school official said in a lawsuit, by approving two laws that are an attack on her office by reducing her ability …


UPDATED: Mon., April 27, 2020

16 Idaho nursing homes hit by COVID-19, state mum on details

Idaho nursing homes have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with at least 150 cases reported at 16 different long-term care facilities in the state. So far, at least …


UPDATED: Mon., April 27, 2020

The Rev. Bill Ellis, former dean at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Spokane, dies at age 66

The Rev. William “Bill” Ellis moved from Spokane to Bend, Oregon, after he retired from the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in 2017, but still news of his death …


UPDATED: Mon., April 27, 2020

Shelter search under way in COVID-19 response

Regional leaders are hurriedly searching for temporary shelter space during the COVID-19 pandemic.


UPDATED: Mon., April 27, 2020

No orange crush: Dutch celebrate King’s Day at home

There was no orange crush as coronavirus restrictions reined in festivities marking the Dutch king’s birthday.


UPDATED: Mon., April 27, 2020

Pentagon releases 3 Navy videos showing UFOs

The Pentagon released three videos Monday that depict unexplained “unidentified aerial phenomena” which were recorded by pilots between 2004 and 2015.


UPDATED: Mon., April 27, 2020

Questions over Kim Jong Un’s health highlight intelligence limits

It’s still unclear whether something has happened to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whose prolonged absence from the public eye amid rumors of ill health has sent the outside …


UPDATED: Mon., April 27, 2020

Stocks up worldwide as governments eye reopening economies

Stocks rallied worldwide Monday as governments prepare to gradually lift restrictions they imposed on businesses to slow the sweep of the coronavirus pandemic.