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UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 6:50 p.m.

Spokane police recommend charge of second-degree arson for man accused of setting downtown ATM on fire, returning to pee on it

A man accused of setting an ATM on fire – and then urinating on it – was arrested Friday on suspicion of second-degree arson.


Study suggests plan for Idaho education

Results from a new study focused on education and the economy in Idaho released in part on Thursday could be used as “a map” of sorts to guide policymakers as …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 5:41 p.m.

U.S. Senate confirms Bill Hyslop to return as U.S. attorney for Eastern Washington

With a voice votecs by the U.S. Senate on Thursday, former U.S. Attorney William “Bill” Hyslop has again been confirmed to become the top federal prosecutor for the Eastern District …


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 9:53 a.m.

Milford’s Fish House building to find new life as Irish pub

The 94-year-old structure sitting vacant north of the Monroe Street Bridge will soon start its next chapter when an Irish eatery based in the Seattle area moves in later this …


Dominican police arrest ‘mastermind’ in David Ortiz shooting

Authorities in the Dominican Republic announced Friday that they have arrested the man behind the shooting of baseball great David Ortiz in an apparent case of mistaken identity.


EU hails new trade deal with Mercosur

The European Union is hailing its new trade deal with the Mercosur trade bloc as “an ambitious, balanced and comprehensive agreement” that sends a strong positive signal amid global trade …


2 charged in massive international arms smuggling scheme

Two people have been charged in Florida with orchestrating a massive arms smuggling scheme involving thousands of weapons and parts sent to South America, federal officials said Friday.


Bikers bidding farewell to those killed in pickup collision

For the bikers killed in a collision in New Hampshire, their funerals Friday are being defined by lots of leather, the rumbling of their favorite bikes and plenty of stories …


Order: Abortions can continue at Missouri’s lone clinic

A Missouri commissioner on Friday ruled that the state’s only abortion clinic can continue providing the service at least until August as a fight over its license plays out, adding …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 8:20 p.m.

Thousands gather at Stonewall 50 years after gay community uprising

Thousands of people have converged on New York City’s Stonewall Inn for the 50th anniversary of the rebellion that catalyzed a movement for LGBTQ liberation


Dutch government presents measures to cut carbon emissions

The Dutch government presented Friday a wide-ranging raft of measures – from a carbon tax for business to more bicycle parking at railway stations – that aim to slash by …


Wildfire in Spain rages for third day amid heatwave

Firefighters and aircraft battled for a third straight day Friday to contain a major wildfire that started in a pile of chicken dung and raced across the hills of northeastern …


G-20 leaders clash over values, face calls to protect growth

World leaders attending a Group of 20 summit in Japan that began Friday are clashing over values that have served for decades as the foundation of their cooperation as they …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

40 tons of fishing nets retrieved in Pacific Ocean cleanup

In a mission to clean up trash floating in the ocean, environmentalists pulled 40 tons of abandoned fishing nets this month from an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 12:11 p.m.

Additional US fighter planes sent to Gulf amid Iran tensions

Nearly a dozen Air Force F-22 stealth fighters have deployed to the Persian Gulf state of Qatar, part of a force buildup requested by U.S. Central Command in May in …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

An avowed white supremacist sentenced to life in prison for hate crimes

James Alex Fields Jr., of Maumee, Ohio, will spend the rest of his life in prison for crashing his vehicle into a crowd of protesters, and killing a young woman …


Trump jokes about election meddling with Putin

With a smirk and a finger point, President Donald Trump dryly told Russia’s Vladimir Putin “Don’t meddle in the election” in their first meeting since the special counsel concluded that …


Plane crashes into North Carolina home, killing 2

A single-engine plane crashed into a North Carolina home, killing the pilot and someone inside the house, authorities said. Another person in the house was seriously hurt.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 12:51 p.m.

Jimmy Carter claims Russia won Trump the White House

Former President Jimmy Carter said Friday he believes President Donald Trump actually lost the 2016 election and is president only because of Russian interference.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 11:33 a.m.

Anytime Fitness plans to open a second gym in Spokane Valley

Anytime Fitness is planning to open a second gym in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 12:05 p.m.

Police arrest man suspected of killing Utah college student

A Utah college student last seen in a Salt Lake City park 11 days ago was abducted and killed and her remains burned in the yard of a man now …


Rockwood Clinic to upgrade neuroscience institute

Rockwood Clinic is spending $250,000 to update its MultiCare Neuroscience Institute in north Spokane, according to permits issued by the city.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 8:08 p.m.

Report: Apple to shift assembly of Mac Pro from U.S. to China

Apple will manufacture its new Mac Pro computer in China, shifting away from a U.S. assembly line it had been using for that product in recent years, according to a …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 5:57 p.m.

Fingernail DNA links Ponderay man with unsolved 1987 killing in Sandpoint

Investigators had no way of knowing 32 years ago that 18-year-old Tammy Bristow held the key, under her fingernails, to identifying the man who investigators believe put the rope around …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 11:19 a.m.

Krueger Sheet Metal has plans to build manufacturing facility, warehouse in Spokane Valley

Krueger Sheet Metal is planning to build a manufacturing facility and warehouse in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

Feds allocate $10M to combat violence in rural Alaska

Attorney General William Barr has declared a law enforcement emergency in Alaska, clearing the way for the Justice Department to award more than $10 million to combat crime in rural …


Charter school Pride Prep plans $750,000 expansion

Pride Prep, Spokane’s first charter school, will embark on a $750,000 expansion, according to city permit data.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 6:43 p.m.

Family displaced, firefighter injured when garage fire spreads to home in Hillyard

A garage fire in Spokane’s Hillyard neighborhood – with flames so hot it melted plastic on an RV parked on the street – spread to a century-old house Friday morning, …


Facebook’s digital currency may flourish in the analog world

Facebook’s new Libra digital currency is aimed at a huge potential market for financial services – the entire developing world, with billions of people in areas such as India and …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 11 a.m.

Iran sees some progress on nuclear deal, but not enough

A meeting of the remaining partners in the Iranian nuclear deal produced some progress but not enough to satisfy Tehran’s demands, a senior Iranian official said Friday, offering little prospect …