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Hate crime considered in Kentucky grocery shooting

The fatal shooting death of two black grocery patrons by a white gunman is being investigated as a possible hate crime, a U.S. official said Friday.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018

Here’s what the proposed downtown stadium could look like

By no means is it official, but a local architecture firm released a sample rendering for what a $31 million downtown sports stadium might look like in Spokane.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018

Here’s why over 500 Hanford workers had to take cover Friday

More than 500 workers in the center of the Hanford nuclear reservation were ordered to take cover indoors Friday morning after steam was spotted rising from a radioactive waste storage …

U.S. sends aid to Pacific islands devastated by huge typhoon

The federal government sent supplies to a U.S. territory in the Pacific that was ravaged by a super typhoon as residents of the Northern Mariana Islands dug through crumbled houses, …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018

Eastern Washington University’s new student union opens

Eastern Washington University’s new Pence Union Building is the culmination of two years of construction and $47 million.

California temporarily agrees not to enforce its net neutrality law

The Justice Department has struck a temporary agreement with California officials not to move forward with a lawsuit challenging the state’s new net neutrality law, delaying a pivotal legal battle …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018

Former KREM reporter, Democratic strategist says she warned Twitter about Florida bomb suspect

A former KREM reporter-turned-Democratic strategist says she warned Twitter two weeks ago about Cesar Sayoc, the Florida man now accused of mailing pipe bombs to more than a dozen prominent …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018

House fire reported near Beacon Hill

A large house is burning in a wooded area near Beacon Hill.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018

Bomb suspect was cash-strapped ex-stripper devoted to Trump

Cesar Sayoc is an amateur body builder and former male stripper, a loner with a long arrest record who showed little interest in politics until Donald Trump came along.

Obama takes aim at Trump, GOP in fiery Milwaukee speech

Former President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump’s tenure in office Friday in a fiery speech in Milwaukee that took aim at him and other Republicans for “making stuff up.”

Tech meltdown pushes stocks to edge of correction

A rout in technology shares deepened Friday, threatening to push the S&P 500 Index into corrective territory along with the Nasdaq Composite Index, in one of the most volatile weeks …

Facebook removes Iran-linked accounts spreading false info

Facebook has purged 82 pages, accounts and groups tied to an Iranian effort to exploit its social network and Instagram service to provoke social strife in the U.S. and the …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018

Trump accuses media of trying ‘to score political points’

President Donald Trump lectured the media at length on Friday evening, accusing reporters of trying “to use the sinister actions of one individual to score political points” against him hours …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018

Microsoft to keep working with US military, despite concerns

Microsoft plans to continue to provide its technology to the U.S. military, despite worries among the software maker’s own employees that advances in the field of artificial intelligence could empower …

Deaf community rails against new downtown mural

Members of the deaf community are railing against a new mural in downtown Idaho Falls because the painting incorrectly uses American Sign Language.

Chicago gang charged for slayings, terrorizing neighborhood

Members of a Chicago street gang suspected of killing at least 11 people and terrorizing a South Side neighborhood for years have been charged as part of a joint federal …

Militia groups say they will help stop caravan at the border

Militia groups and far-right activists are raising money and announcing plans to head to the Mexican border to help stop the caravan of Central Americans, often echoing President Donald Trump’s …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018

Spokane County Bar Association ranks Spokane County judge candidates

The Spokane County Bar Association has released its ratings for four candidates running for county judge positions.

Unidentified person bought $1 million lottery ticket in Clarkston

A Clarkston Albertsons customer is in the happy predicament of figuring out what to do with $1 million.

Activists demand closure of Puerto Rico zoo after deaths

Animal rights activists demanded Friday that Puerto Rico permanently close its only zoo and relocate all animals to sanctuaries following reports of deaths and improper care.

Idaho man killed in rollover crash near Priest Lake

A 20-year-old from Dalton Gardens, Idaho, crashed his truck and died early Friday morning near Priest Lake.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018

Israeli forces kill 4 Palestinians in Gaza, 1 in West Bank

Israeli forces shot dead five Palestinian youths Friday, four in Gaza protests and one in the West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

Kelly’s ‘Blackface’ remarks amplify Halloween costume debate

NBC talk show host Megyn Kelly’s comments about blackface on Halloween have reinvigorated a debate over costumes that cross racial lines and what’s appropriate at a time when diverse movie …

Turkey seeks extradition of suspects in Khashoggi killing

Turkey on Friday intensified its demands for Saudi Arabia to extradite 18 suspects in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a call that is likely to be met with resistance …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018

NBC fires Megyn Kelly, cancels her show after blackface controversy

Megyn Kelly, the former Fox News Channel personality who made a rocky transition to softer morning news at NBC, has been ousted from her “Today” program after her controversial on-air …

State will kill remaining 2 wolves of pack killing cattle

The state has decided to kill the remaining two wolves from a pack that has repeatedly preyed on cattle in the Kettle River Range of Ferry County.

Lawmaker sued for banning 2 constituents from Facebook page

Rep. Jim Walsh has been sued by two constituents who argue their First Amendment rights are being violated because they’ve been banned from commenting on the state lawmaker’s Facebook page.

Two men sentenced for roles in three-state drug ring

Two area men have been sentenced to federal prison as part of a multi-state drug investigation.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018

Spending in Montana Senate race at record $60M

Spending in Montana’s U.S. Senate race has hit $60 million and shattered a state record as conservative groups funded by wealthy donors saturate the airwaves with ads attacking Democratic Sen. …