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UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 6:02 p.m.

Report: Hackers using telecoms like ‘global spy system’

Boston-based cybersecurity firm Cybereason says in a report that hackers are breaking into telecoms firms to gain sweeping access to VIPs’ call records, location data and device information.


Powell says economy facing growing uncertainties

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday the outlook for the U.S. economy has become cloudier since early May, with rising uncertainties over trade and global growth causing the central …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

SpaceX launches hefty rocket with 24 satellites, experiments

SpaceX aces its ‘most difficult launch ever’ as it tries to impress the Air Force


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 8:28 p.m.

Man accused of bringing stun gun, rifle to fist fight involving teens, is charged with multiple counts of assault

A 20-year-old man was arrested over the weekend under suspicion of shocking a 16-year-old girl with a stun gun and pointing a gun at several people during a late-night brawl …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 5:42 p.m.

Forbes magazine ranks Horizon Credit Union as third best credit union in the state

Forbes magazine has named Horizon Credit Union as one of the top five credit unions in Washington. The Spokane Valley-based credit union is ranked third on Forbes’ list of America’s …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 6:49 p.m.

Possible outcome of Trump-Xi meeting: A truce in trade war

American businesses are bracing for a painful escalation in President Donald Trump’s trade war with China. Yet they might just get a reprieve.


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 6:15 p.m.

Spokane County unemployment rate drops to 5% in May

Spokane County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5% in May as seasonal construction employment picked up.


UN says thousands flee Congo violence, seek asylum in Uganda

About 7,500 Congolese fleeing violence have arrived in Uganda since the beginning of June, the United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday, urging the international community to give more toward humanitarian …


Boris Johnson fails to answer questions on private quarrel

Boris Johnson failed to shut down questions about his private life Tuesday as a round of media appearances served only to bog him down further in questions about character and …


Ethiopian leader sobs at service for slain military chief

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sobbed openly at a service Tuesday for the country’s military chief who was assassinated by his bodyguard over the weekend.


Girl Scout, 11, killed by falling tree at Indiana camp

An 11-year-old Girl Scout was fatally injured when a tree suddenly fell on her and three others as they hiked along a gravel road at a southern Indiana campground, authorities …


Postal service returning decade-old stolen Hawaii mail

The U.S. Postal Service says it has found mail stolen in Hawaii more than a decade ago.


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 6:10 p.m.

Feds: Rep. Duncan Hunter used campaign cash for affairs

Federal prosecutors say U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California illegally used campaign funds to finance romantic flings with a series of women, spending thousands of dollars on meals, drinks and …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 6:06 p.m.

Tributes to Michael Jackson flow on 10th death anniversary

Michael Jackson’s estate paid tribute to his artistry and charity Tuesday as fans began gathering to celebrate his memory on the 10th anniversary of the King of Pop’s death.


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 6:52 p.m.

Breakdancing takes step closer to Olympic debut in Paris

Breakdancing moved a step closer to the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday, and now organizers can look to book a street venue in Paris.


Pence launches ‘Latinos for Trump’ coalition

Vice President Mike Pence told a Latino crowd Tuesday that President Trump has been “a great champion of Latino and Hispanic Americans,” touting the president’s economic policies while warning Democrats …


Orangutans, polar bears make a splash as Europe swelters

Orangutans at a Vienna zoo got buckets of water, lemurs in Rome enjoyed fruit icicles and a polar bear took to a pool in Germany as much of Europe sweltered …


Scientists on Madeira see new ‘plasticrust’ sea pollution

Researchers say they may have identified a new kind of plastic pollution in the sea and they’re calling it “plasticrust.”


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 4:23 p.m.

Kushner tries to sell Mideast plan to skeptical audience

Kushner seeks support from absent and protesting Palestinians for $50 billion economic support plan.


NATO to endorse measures against Russia over missile treaty

NATO defense ministers are set to endorse a list of measures that could be used against Russia should it refuse to comply with a major Cold War-era missile treaty, the …


Flood damage at least $2 billion for Mississippi River towns

Repairs and cleanup following the prolonged flooding along the Mississippi River will cost more than $2 billion, an advocacy group for river communities said Tuesday.


US issues Turkey new warning over Russian missile purchase

The U.S. envoy to NATO said Tuesday that Turkey will be axed from the high-tech F-35 fighter jet program if it goes ahead with plans to buy Russian S-400 air …


Powell says economy facing growing uncertainties

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday the economic outlook has become cloudier since early May, with rising uncertainties over trade and global growth causing the central bank to reassess …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 4:28 p.m.

Illinois becomes 11th state to allow recreational marijuana

Illinois’ new governor delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation that makes the state the 11th to legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use and the …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 7:56 p.m.

Border official steps down as outrage grows over children

The acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection has resigned amid an uproar over the discovery of migrant children being held in appalling conditions at one of the agency’s …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

First lady’s spokeswoman to be White House press secretary

Melania Trump announced Tuesday that her longtime spokesman and confidante will succeed Sarah Sanders as White House press secretary.


UK to suspend crowd control supplies to Hong Kong

Britain’s foreign secretary says the country will refrain from issuing export licenses for crowd control equipment to Hong Kong unless it addresses human rights concerns.


’Baby Trump’ blimp now a world traveler, rallying point

He was born in a London pub and now his clones are floating all over the U.S. – quite literally. President Donald Trump increasingly is being tailed and trolled by …


Bombardier sells CRJ jet program to Mitsubishi for $550M

Canadian aerospace company Bombardier has announced the sale of its regional jet program to Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. for $550 million.


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 10:55 a.m.

Alexa, how many dogs come to work at Amazon Seattle? 7,000

Through it all weave hundreds of dogs, whose presence may be the ultimate workplace perk – especially in Seattle, where canines outnumber kids. More than 7,000 dogs are registered to …