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Polish leader resists view that he was disrespected by Trump

Poland’s president is fighting back against criticism at home over a photo posted by Donald Trump that some say shows the Polish leader in a subservient role during a White …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

DUI crash near Elk totals two vehicles, injures three people

A crash in northern Spokane County totaled two vehicles and sent three people to the hospital Thursday night, and one man was charged with driving under the influence.


Former Pasco pastor sentenced for attempted rape of a child

A Washington father and former pastor entangled in a child sex sting has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison.


Army misses 2018 recruiting goal

For the first time since 2005, the U.S. Army missed its recruiting goal this year, falling short by about 6,500 soldiers, despite pouring an extra $200 million into bonuses and …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Rising oil prices haven’t hurt the U.S. economy so far

America’s rediscovered prowess in oil production is shaking up old notions about the impact of higher crude prices on the U.S. economy.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Trump delays Russia probe document; allies voiced concerns

President Donald Trump on Friday delayed his own order to declassify and release documents from the FBI’s Russia investigation, saying the Justice Department and U.S. allies have raised security concerns …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Mother of suspected MS-13 victim remembered as ‘warrior’

A mother recognized by President Donald Trump for turning grief over her daughter’s suspected gang killing into a crusade against MS-13 was remembered at her funeral Friday as a hero …


Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang dies of illness at 61

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, the country’s No. 2 after the ruling Communist Party’s leader, died Friday after a serious illness, the government said. He was 61.


Philippine villages at risk of landslides forcibly evacuated

Philippine troops and police forcibly evacuated residents of five villages vulnerable to landslides after the collapse of a mountainside buried dozens of homes and killed at least 29 people in …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Woman stabs 5 – including newborns – at New York nursery

A woman stabbed five people – including three newborn babies – and then slashed her wrist early Friday inside a New York City home that was apparently being used as …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

More than 130 dead after Tanzania ferry sinks on Lake Victoria

Hundreds of solemn people watched Friday as body after body was pulled from a capsized ferry that Tanzanian authorities said was badly overcrowded and upended in the final stretch before …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Sheriff: Maryland warehouse shooter had mental illness but legally owned gun

Workers say they endured horrifying moments of wild gunfire and terror as a woman working a temporary job at a drugstore warehouse in Maryland fired on colleagues with a handgun, …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

U.K. leader Theresa May hits back after EU trashes her Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Theresa May challenged the European Union on Friday to break the “impasse” in Brexit negotiations, fighting back after the bloc threw divorce negotiations into doubt by labeling …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Trump drops civil tone, slams Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh accuser credibility

Abandoning his previous restraint, President Donald Trump challenged by name the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault on Friday, declaring that if the alleged attack was so …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Small North Carolina town latest to feel Florence’s fury

Benetta White and David Lloyd slogged through waist-deep water filling their yard to escape Hurricane Florence’s latest life-threatening punch to a town in the Carolinas.


Bigger, more extensive Spokane dog park planned for South Hill

The ongoing partnership between the city and Spokane Public Schools may produce a bigger and better dog park, with longer trails and less conflict with neighbors.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

100 years ago in Spokane: Peach pits pile up at Clemmer Theater in gas mask drive

The Clemmer Theater (today’s Bing Crosby Theater) held its first-ever “peach pit matinee” – and ended up collecting 2,500 pounds of peach pits.


I-1634 would ban new local taxes on all groceries, including soda

Soda industry backs an initiative that would keep local governments from putting taxes on soda or groceries.


Shawn Vestal: As federal government stalls, Spokane takes its place among localized climate actors

When the City Council overrode the mayor’s veto of new climate change standards for the city, it put Spokane into the right zone.


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U.S. sanctions China military agency for buying Russian arms

A Chinese military agency and its director are facing U.S. sanctions over the purchase of Russian weapons, the State Department announced Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018

Postal workers gather downtown to protest privatization of mail services

Nearly two dozen postal workers and local labor union members gathered on the steps of the downtown Post Office to protest privatizing mail services and demand Congressional action.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018

Survivors of sexual violence can find help through new Seek then Speak program

People who have experienced sexual violence in the Spokane area now have an anonymous, online way to access information and contact law enforcement through a new app, Seek then Speak.


Trade war may mean higher prices at Gap

Gap Inc. says it doesn’t want to raise the price of your sweaters but, thanks to the trade war, it may have no other option.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Inland Northwest Behavioral Health hospital opens; will begin receiving patients next month

Spokane’s newest psychiatric hospital was officially unveiled Thursday before a ceremony of about 50 people.


Wells Fargo to cut 10 percent of workforce over next three years

Wells Fargo plans to cut up to 10 percent of its workforce over the next three years, the bank announced Thursday, which will result in thousands of job losses for …


Report: Washington unemployment rate lowest in 42 years

A recent report shows Washington’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent last month – the lowest rate for August since 1976.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018

Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with song and sadness

Clapping and raising their hands to the sky, hundreds of people clad in white gathered at an 18th-century fort in the Puerto Rican capital on Thursday to remember the thousands …


Gen Z won’t kill brick-and-mortar, new surveys say

If millennials are killing brick-and-mortar stores, then their successors might save it, according to new surveys that say some young shoppers actually like to shop in person.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018

Woman found dead in Spokane River identified but name not released

According to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, a passerby spotted the woman and alerted authorities at about 11:20 a.m. Saturday. She was floating in the river about two blocks east …