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Ex-rap mogul ‘Suge’ Knight set to get 28 years in prison

Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight is expected to be sentenced Thursday to nearly three decades in prison at a Los Angeles court hearing that comes nearly four years after …

Transgender policy studied in Georgia school assault case

The Education Department said Wednesday that it is investigating whether a Georgia school district’s policy allowing transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice created a “hostile environment” for …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018

Veterans Affairs’ Wilkie coming to Spokane for family military summit

Fairchild Air Force Base will host Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie later this month as he takes part in the Congressional Military Family Summit.

Malaysia ex-PM’s wife pleads not guilty to money laundering

The detained wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najjib Razak pleaded not guilty Thursday to laundering illegal proceeds from a graft scandal involving the 1MDB state investment fund, five months …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018

Man faces charges of sex trafficking of a minor after federal and local investigation

A Spokane man is being charged with human trafficking a minor following a multi-agency investigation alleged he was prostituting an assaulting 17-year-old girl and attempting to lure other women on …

Judge blocks U.S. from ending protections for some immigrants

A judge on Wednesday blocked the Trump administration from ending protections that let immigrants from four countries live and work legally in the United States, saying the move would cause …

Volcano erupts on same Indonesian island as earlier earthquake

A volcano erupted Wednesday on the same central Indonesian island struck last week by a powerful earthquake and tsunami, but no evacuations were ordered.

New owner for Kimball dealer in Spokane’s University District

Contract Resource Group, which sells Kimball office products, has a new owner.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018

Spokane to host 2019 national roller championships

The 2019 USA Roller Sports National Championships will bring about 3,000 contestants to the Spokane Convention Center next summer for nearly a month of youth and adult competitions, generating about …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018

Spokane will likely pick up $20,000-plus tab for Pence security

The Spokane Police Department estimates that Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Spokane may cost the city between $20,000 and $25,000.

Amazon eliminating bonuses, stock awards to help pay for raises is eliminating monthly bonuses and stock awards for warehouse workers and other hourly employees after the company pledged this week to raise pay to at least $15 an hour.

Grizzly bear killed by hunting guide in northern Wyoming

Wildlife managers in Wyoming are investigating the shooting of a grizzly bear by a hunting guide as the animals become more active searching for food before the harsh winter sets …

Washington State Patrol troopers file carbon monoxide claims

Five Washington State Patrol troopers have filed tort claims against the agency, saying officials knew and didn’t do enough about the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning from faulty exhaust systems …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018

Electrical work prompts two-month narrowing of Monroe Street downtown

Two lanes of Monroe Street in downtown Spokane will be closed for almost two months while Avista works on its 100-year-old electrical system below the street.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018

County Commissioner Al French faces challenge from political newcomer Robbi Katherine Anthony

If you want experience, Al French is probably your pick for Spokane County Commission.

Track Palin to spend year in custody after assault arrest

The oldest son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will spend a year in custody after a judge ruled Wednesday that allegations of hitting a woman on the head disqualified …

Senate easily passes sweeping opioids’ legislation, sending to Trump

The Senate passed the final version of a sweeping opioids’ package Wednesday afternoon and will send it to the White House just in time for lawmakers to campaign on the …

Officials warn Arizona dam could fail and flood village

An earthen dam in Arizona’s southern desert could fail and flood a small village because the lake behind it is swollen with runoff from the remnants of Tropical Storm Rosa, …

Houston City Council short circuits proposed robot brothel

A Canadian company’s plan to open a so-called robot brothel in Houston has been short circuited by city leaders.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018

Chemistry Nobel for using evolution to create new proteins

Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for using a sped-up version of evolution to create new proteins that have led to a best-selling drug and other products.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018

Chronic Tacos is giving away tacos on Thursday for National Taco Day

The offer is valid from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at participating locations.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018

Officer killed, 6 other officers shot in South Carolina

Seven South Carolina law enforcement officers were shot Wednesday, one fatally, in a confrontation with a man who held children hostage as he fired on the officers, officials said.

Washington deemed fully compliant with REAL ID

Washington state is now in full compliance with federal requirements for state driver’s licenses and ID cards.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018

Chattaroy Cheese Co. hosts open creamery for last time

Chattaroy Cheese Co. is hosting its Fall Finale Open Creamery on Sunday. The theme is “To Everything There is a Season.” The event celebrates the winding down of the business …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018

Meet the farmers of the future: Robots

To Alexander, Angus and other robots are key to a new wave of local agriculture that aims to raise lettuce, basil and other produce in metropolitan areas while conserving water …

ATF: Hundreds of guns stolen in Memphis seized near Chicago

Most of the roughly 400 guns that were stolen from a United Parcel Service facility in Tennessee have been recovered in the Chicago area, federal authorities said.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018

Auto provisions were a major U.S. focus in revamping NAFTA, but analysts say the changes will have modest impact

Negotiators from the U.S. focused much of their effort in reworking the North American Free Trade Agreement on provisions affecting auto manufacturing, touting the final deal with Canada and Mexico …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018

Remains found in Lakeview identified as Mirissa Serrano; case ruled a homicide

The remains of a woman found last month near Lakeview, Idaho, have been identified as those of Mirissa Serrano, and the case has been labeled a homicide by the Bonner …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018

Bunker Hill Mining behind on payments to owners of historic Silver Valley property

Bunker Hill Mining Co. is behind on $400,000 in lease-purchase payments to the owner of the underground lead-zinc-silver property. The company has until Oct. 14 to make the outstanding payment.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018

100 years ago: Ton of salmon heisted from Spokane-bound rail car

Someone broke into a rail car bound for Spokane and stole 2,000 pounds of fresh salmon destined for the city’s municipal fish market.