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Trump’s Year 3 aims for dramatic sequels to rival originals

As President Donald Trump prepares to meet North Korea’s leader for a second time, he’s out to replicate the suspenseful buildup, make-or-break stakes and far-flung rendezvous of their first encounter.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019

Woman acquitted of blasphemy still can’t leave Pakistan

A Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan has been transferred from a secret location near the capital to another in Karachi.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019

French ‘yellow vest’ anti-government protests turn violent in Paris

A French yellow vest protester’s hand was ripped apart during violent clashes in Paris as demonstrators tried to storm the French National Assembly in a 13th consecutive week of unrest.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019

Leader of new climate panel talks of need for ‘bold action’

Florida Rep. Kathy Castor says she’s confident that a special House committee on climate change will play a leading role on one the most daunting challenges facing the planet

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019

Gun-seizure laws grow in popularity since Parkland shooting

Last year’s mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, prompted a number of states to pass “red flag” laws that allow law enforcement or family members to seek …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019

Vatican tries to rein in expectations for sexual abuse summit

Pope Francis is preparing to convene an unprecedented summit on sex abuse this month, widely viewed as among the most pivotal moments of his papacy, but the Vatican is cautioning …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019

Ted Bundy’s murderous charm still polarizes, decades later

Thirty years after his death in Florida’s electric chair, serial killer Ted Bundy’s murderous charm continues to captivate and perplex

Virginia’s governor pledges to work toward racial healing

Virginia’s governor pledged to work at healing the state’s racial divide Saturday, even as calls mounted for the lieutenant governor to resign – capping an astonishing week that saw all …

U.S.-backed fighters launch final push to defeat IS in Syria

U.S.-backed and Kurdish-led Syrian forces said Saturday they have launched a final push to defeat the Islamic State group in the last tiny pocket the extremists hold in eastern Syria.

Snowstorm buries region from Seattle to Sierra Nevadas, with more on the way

A winter storm that blanketed Washington state with snow and forced the cancellation of about 200 flights moved south into Oregon as meteorologists warned Saturday that yet more was on …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019

Depression 101: Dallas schoolkids learn about mental health

Dozens of Dallas-area schools are among a growing number around the world that are teaching children how to spot the signs of depression in themselves and others. Government statistics show …

Elizabeth Warren makes presidential bid official with call for change

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren made her bid for the presidency official on Saturday in this working-class city, grounding her 2020 campaign in a populist call to fight economic inequality and …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019

Winds dying down today, a few inches more expected

Spokane will likely see another 2 to 3 inches of snow today amid calmer winds.

Deb Copenhaver’s legacy reached far beyond his heyday on the rodeo circuit

Talk all you want about Deb Copenhaver’s legacy as a rodeo cowboy, but it would be a mistake to overlook his long, rich life as a man of many parts. …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019

Bill to legalize hemp introduced in Idaho

An Idaho House of Representatives committee will introduce legislation to legalize the growth, transportation and sale of hemp throughout the state

100 years ago in Seattle: Mayor calls Seattle strikers ‘revolutionists’ as labor leaders consider calling off general strike

Labor leaders in Seattle were meeting to decide whether to call off the general strike, in which 30,000 workers had gone on strike in sympathy with 25,000 shipyard workers.

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Idaho gets ‘F’ on American Lung Association’s tobacco report

Idaho received an overall grade of “F” in a new tobacco control report from the American Lung Association.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019

Feds sue Hanford contractor, claiming kickbacks and lies defrauded taxpayers out of millions

The Department of Justice filed a civil lawsuit Friday against Hanford contractor Mission Support Alliance, accusing it of defrauding the federal government out of tens of millions of taxpayer dollars.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019

Investigation in mail theft, fraud checks leads to two arrests

Spokane County Sheriff’s Department investigators arrested two individuals Thursday on allegations they stole mail from 20 or more victims and attempted to use fake checks in local banks.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019

After wild police chase and nearly eluding police, suspect found day later hitching a ride

A man who fled from and escaped Sheriff’s deputies in his car Thursday night was found Friday morning and arrested.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019

Man in 2017 Cheney pot shop killing sentenced to prison after plea deal

A man who murdered a pot shop employee in Cheney in 2017 signed a plea deal last month and will serve 35 years to life in prison.

Apple releases update to prevent FaceTime eavesdropping

The bug enabled interlopers to turn an iPhone into a live microphone while using Group FaceTime. Callers were able to activate another person’s microphone remotely even before the person has …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019

College, high school students to compete in cybersecurity contest at Gonzaga

Area college and high school students will take on cybersecurity challenges Saturday during a compeition organized by Gonzaga University senior and computer science major, Max Dulin.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019

Facing opposition, Amazon reconsiders NY headquarters site, two officials say is reconsidering its plan to bring 25,000 jobs to a new campus in New York City, according to two people familiar with the company’s thinking, following a wave of …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019

AP sources: Prosecutors probing Enquirer after Bezos report

The National Enquirer’s alleged attempts to blackmail Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos could get the tabloid’s parent company and top editors in deep legal trouble.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019

Spokane Mayor David Condon keeps focus on the future in his final State of the City address

The mayor spoke about areas of agreement between the executive and legislative branches of government and how investments made now on streets, police and housing should pay dividends for generations.

Descendants from last U.S. slave ship gathering in Alabama

The years have been hard on Africatown USA. Established by the last boatload of Africans abducted into slavery and shipped to the United States just before the Civil War, the …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019

Winter storm pounds Seattle

A winter storm pounded Washington state Friday, forcing the cancellation of 200 flights in Seattle as officials worked to get people off the streets and into shelters.