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UN says Afghan forces, allies killed most civilians in 2019

More civilians were killed by Afghan and international coalition forces in Afghanistan in the first half of this year than by the Taliban and other militants, the U.N. mission said …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 6:14 p.m.

California governor signs bill on presidential tax returns

California’s Democratic governor signed a law Tuesday requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to appear on the state’s primary ballot, a move aimed squarely at Republican President Donald …


PotlatchDeltic reports increase in Q2 net income

PotlatchDeltic announced net income of $17.1 million, or 25 cents per share, for the quarter, compared to net income of $6.6 million and 10 cents per share during the first …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

China: Most people in Xinjiang camps reintegrated to society

Officials from China’s Xinjiang region say most of those detained in the area’s contentious re-education centers have been moved from the facilities, but those assertions have been challenged by accounts …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 6:17 p.m.

Pentagon nominee denies sexual misconduct allegations

The Air Force general nominated to be the nation’s number two military officer strongly denied allegations of sexual misconduct Tuesday, telling a Senate committee that he was falsely accused and …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 10:13 p.m.

Body of 1930s gangster John Dillinger to be exhumed

The body of notorious 1930s gangster John Dillinger is expected to be exhumed from an Indianapolis cemetery in September more than 85 years after he was killed by FBI agents …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

6 hurt by fireworks amid Hong Kong protests on riot charges

Protesters clashed with police again in Hong Kong on Tuesday night after reports that some of their detained colleagues would be charged with the relatively serious charge of rioting.


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 6:22 p.m.

Despite polls, Trump says blacks like his Baltimore remarks

President Donald Trump is claiming a groundswell of African American support in response to his comments denigrating Rep. Elijah Cummings and his majority-black Baltimore district, despite polling showing consistently negative …


Unoccupied car found in Spokane River near state line early Tuesday

Firefighters responded to a car in the Spokane River near the state line early Tuesday morning.


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 7:40 p.m.

Here’s what you need to know about the Capital One data breach

The alleged hacker, Paige A. Thompson, obtained Social Security and bank account numbers in some instances, as well other information such as names, birthdates, credit scores and self-reported income, the …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 12:37 p.m.

Trump sends Kim photos from DMZ visit; nuclear talks stalled

President Donald Trump has sent mementos from his brief visit to North Korea last month to Kim Jong Un, but substantive nuclear talks between the two countries have not yet …


Events look at balancing security, ambiance after shooting

Event organizers should review their emergency plans after a deadly shooting at a California food festival to see if they can make additional safety improvements as the peak of summer …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 8:45 p.m.

Medical examiner says woman died after taking fentanyl in Spokane County Jail

Sharona Carroll was the 13th person to die in the county’s custody since 2015, and at least the second inmate whose death was linked to contraband drugs.


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

Sheriff: Wisconsin gunman may have imitated Closs kidnapping

A Wisconsin man suspected of killing four people may have tried to imitate the abduction last year of teenager Jayme Closs by shooting his way into the home of a …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 8:44 p.m.

U.S. issues hacking security alert for small planes

The Department of Homeland Security issued a security alert Tuesday for small planes, warning that modern flight systems are vulnerable to hacking if someone manages to gain physical access to …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 8:53 p.m.

Study: Rising ocean temperatures killing Guam coral reefs

A third of Guam’s coral reefs have died because of rising ocean temperatures, researchers said.


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Rhinoceros conceived artificially born at California zoo

A conservation organization in San Diego says it has achieved the first successful artificial insemination birth of a southern white rhino in North America, an important step in saving another …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 6:39 p.m.

Holiday Inn owner to ditch mini shampoos to save seas

The fight to save the seas from plastic waste may mean the end for mini bottles of shampoo and other toiletries that hotel guests love to stuff into their luggage.


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 3:06 p.m.

Federal judge delays sentencing for Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels bookkeeper

A federal judge on Tuesday delayed the sentencing of a Spokane Valley woman who previously pleaded guilty to defrauding more than $88,000 from her former employer, Greater Spokane County Meals …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 11:49 p.m.

Spokane anesthesiologist’s death was accident from alcohol, drug complications, medical examiner says

A Spokane anesthesiologist who was found dismembered and burned in his backyard in the Dishman Hills area in April died as a result of an accident, according to the Spokane …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 6:32 p.m.

2 dead, 2 wounded in Mississippi Walmart shooting

Authorities say a disgruntled Walmart employee fatally shot two people and wounded a police officer before he was shot and arrested at a Walmart in northern Mississippi.


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

Opponent of nation’s public lands is picked to oversee them

A conservative lawyer and writer who argues for selling off the nation’s public lands is now in charge of a nearly quarter-billion acres in federally held rangeland and other wilderness.


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 6:29 p.m.

Trump hails ‘righteous cause of American self-government’

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that black legislators planning to boycott his appearance at a Virginia event commemorating the 400th anniversary of the rise of American democracy are going “against …


WSU College of Medicine eyes more instruction on medical cannabis as study suggests doctors reluctant to talk about it

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is looking to incorporate some instruction on the research into the potential medicinal uses of marijuana into their curriculum for the first time …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 9:25 a.m.

New leaders at Gonzaga University include three female deans and provost

This fall, Gonzaga University will debut four new deans, three of them women, and a female provost. That means three out of the school’s seven academic deans are women.


Computer program at Coeur d’Alene senior-living facility much more than fun and games

The system, known as “iN2L” or “It’s Never 2 Late,” is a picture-based, touch-screen interface with more than 4,000 pieces of easily accessible content geared toward seniors interested in using …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 6:50 p.m.

Richer U.S. households fueling a hot job sector: ‘wealth work’

A rising number of American workers may be feeling nearly as dazzled on the job. One of the fastest-growing job categories of the past decade has been in what David …


Johnson issues ultimatum to EU over Brexit talks as pound slumps

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not start talks with European Union leaders over Brexit unless they first agree to his demand to reopen the divorce deal they struck with his …


Senate doesn’t override Trump’s veto on Saudi measures, dimming chances of sanctions

WASHINGTON – The Senate failed Monday in a bid to override a trio of vetoes issued by President Donald Trump, allowing the administration to move forward with plans to sell …


Could Boris Johnson’s ‘no-deal’ Brexit break up the United Kingdom?

LONDON – Boris Johnson was jeered during his first trip as prime minister to Scotland on Monday. He didn’t get the warmest reception from the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola …