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UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 8:42 p.m.

Many schools in Washington at risk from earthquakes

Many of Washington’s public schools are at risk of serious damage in an earthquake, with the older buildings among the most vulnerable, a new study ordered by the Legislature said.


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 6:48 p.m.

Toyota expands Prius recall, reveals up to 20,000 hybrid inverters failed

As many as 20,000 Toyota Prius owners have had electric power system failures after the company recalled their vehicles in 2014 and attempted to remedy a safety defect by modifying …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 7:01 p.m.

Kaepernick stirs new controversy for Nike

Nike’s sales have only grown since it seized attention with its ad campaign featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. So the shoemaker deferred to its star endorser when he raised …


U.S. stocks rebound to nudge the S&P 500 to record high again

Stocks shook off an early wobble to eke out small gains Tuesday, nudging the S&P 500 index to an all-time high for the second straight day.


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.

Government photos show detained migrants pleading for help

A report from government auditors includes images of people penned into overcrowded Border Patrol facilities, including one man pressing a cardboard sign to a cell window with the word “help.”


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 10:24 a.m.

Rypien, wife say he didn’t commit domestic violence assault; CTE medication not to blame

Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien, who was arrested Sunday on suspicion of domestic violence, wrote in a joint statement with his wife that he didn’t commit a crime.


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 9:28 p.m.

Man’s body found near T.J. Meenach Bridge after report of missing tuber

The body of a man was found Tuesday afternoon on the bank of the Spokane River just south of the T.J. Meenach Bridge following reports of a missing inner-tuber. He …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 4:50 p.m.

Mexico buses home 70 asylum seekers who returned from US

MEXICO CITY – Dozens of Central Americans who had been returned to the border city of Juarez to await the outcome of their U.S. asylum claims were being bused back …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 5:44 p.m.

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UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Multiple-injury car crash on I-90 slows eastbound traffic into downtown

Collisions Tuesday afternoon involving multiple cars and a semitruck on eastbound Interstate 90 near the Latah Creek Bridge caused multiple injuries.


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 9:04 p.m.

Woman riding Lime scooter injured in north Spokane crash

Spokane police say a woman riding a Lime electric scooter was injured Tuesday afternoon in a collision with a vehicle.


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

Justice: Census to be printed without citizenship question

Days after the U.S. Supreme Court halted the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday started printing the questionnaire without the controversial …


Nevada trooper pulls over hearse traveling in HOV lane

Nevada Highway Patrol says passengers must be alive in order to be counted as occupants in cars using the high occupancy vehicle lane.


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 4:23 p.m.

Alert level increased at world’s largest volcano in Hawaii

Federal officials raised the alert level Tuesday for the world’s largest active volcano, Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, which last erupted in 1984.


California man returns Hawaii library book after 47 years

A California man who borrowed a cookbook from a Honolulu library has returned it after nearly five decades.


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 5:03 p.m.

NTSB: Crew spoke of engine trouble before deadly Texas crash

Seconds before a small plane crashed at a suburban Dallas airport, killing all 10 people on board, the crew commented on a problem with the left engine, federal officials said …


Heavy rainfall ends prolonged drought in Southern Plains

The heavy rains that caused severe flooding in the central U.S. this spring also had the positive effect of lifting the Southern Plains out of a prolonged drought.


China backs Hong Kong chief, slams protesters for violence

China’s government strongly backed Hong Kong’s embattled administration Tuesday, saying pro-democracy protesters who occupied and vandalized the city’s legislature committed “serious illegal acts” that endangered the social order.


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 11:58 a.m.

Multiple walls collapse in India monsoon rains, killing 31

Heavy monsoon rains in western India caused at least four walls to collapse onto huts and city shanties, killing at least 31 people and injuring dozens of others, officials said …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 4:59 p.m.

Navy SEAL acquitted of murder in killing of captive in Iraq

Military jury hands Navy SEAL Gallagher huge victory, finds him not guilty of murdering wounded Islamic State fighter in Iraq.


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 5 p.m.

Arctic fox walks more than 2,700 miles from Norway to Canada

Norwegian researchers say an arctic fox walked from northern Norway to Canada’s far north, a distance of 2,737 miles, in four months.


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 5:01 p.m.

Iranians say US sanctions hurt the people, not government

While opinions differ across Tehran’s Grand Bazaar about the ongoing tensions between the U.S. and Iran over its unraveling nuclear deal, there’s one thing those in the beating heart of …


NASA launches Orion crew capsule to test abort system

NASA conducted a full-stress launch abort test Tuesday for the Orion capsules designed to carry astronauts to the moon.


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 5:03 p.m.

Fire kills 14 sailors aboard Russian submarine

A fire on one of the Russian navy’s deep-sea submersibles killed 14 sailors, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday without giving the cause of the blaze or saying if there …


Pence abruptly cancels New Hampshire trip

Vice President Mike Pence has abruptly canceled a planned trip to New Hampshire, but the White House and his office refuse to say why.


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 6:16 p.m.

Chileans, Argentines gape at total solar eclipse

Tens of thousands of tourists and locals gaped skyward Tuesday as a total eclipse of the sun darkened the heavens over Chile and Argentina.


Graphic, sexually explicit Facebook posts roil Border Patrol

The head of the U.S. Border Patrol slammed as “completely inappropriate” sexually explicit posts about U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and comments questioning the authenticity of a photo of a drowned …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 6:22 p.m.

Trump touts July 4 military ‘salute’; critics see politics

President Donald Trump on Tuesday promised military tanks along with “Incredible Flyovers & biggest ever Fireworks!” for the Fourth of July in Washington. But the District of Columbia’s says “Tanks, …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

House committee files lawsuit for Trump tax returns

A House committee has sued the Trump administration in federal court for access to President Donald Trump’s tax returns.


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 7:03 p.m.

Defenders of vegan bacon sue Mississippi over labeling law

A federal lawsuit says Mississippi is violating free-speech rights by banning makers of plant-based foods from using terms such as “meatless meatballs” and “vegan bacon.”