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In Mississippi, Trump mocks Ford’s claims against Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in Mississippi on Tuesday by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Trump’s Supreme Court nominee …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018

Fire burns 35 acres near Cheney, evacuates trailer park

A fire sparked just outside of Cheney Tuesday afternoon, burning close to trailer parks at the edge of town.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018

Shawn Vestal: Trump Baby brings blast of hot air to Spokane

The Trump Baby was every bit as much the enormous gaseous windsack as the man who inspired him, tethered in the Spokane breeze at the corner of Division and MLK …


J.C. Penney names former Jo-Ann’s Stores exec as CEO

J.C. Penney is counting on a former CEO of the nation’s largest fabric and crafts chain to inject some energy into the struggling department store chain.


Suspicious envelopes sent to Trump, military officials

Authorities were investigating two envelopes suspected of containing a suspected poison that were addressed to top military chiefs and a third with unknown contents sent to President Donald Trump.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018

Tesla 3Q production numbers up but can they be sustained?

Tesla Motors successfully ramped up production of its pivotal Model 3 sedan during the summer, fulfilling CEO Elon Musk’s pledge to work out the manufacturing problems that had raised questions …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018

Probes of Trump taxes carry potential for millions in fines

Though President Donald Trump insists he did nothing wrong on his taxes, experts say he could be on the hook for tens of millions of dollars in civil fines if …


Fed Chair Powell says gradual rate hikes best approach

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that he sees no need to drop the central bank’s current gradual approach to raising interest rates.


Walmart to buy online plus-size women’s brand Eloquii

Walmart says it’s acquiring an online plus-size fashion brand called Eloquii Design Inc., extending its buying spree of niche brands as it tries to compete better with online leader Amazon.com


Scientists from U.S., Japan share Nobel Prize for cancer immunotherapy discoveries

Two scientists who first harnessed the power of the immune system to fight incurable cancers have won the 2018 Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology. The discoveries made by American …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018

Poll: U.S. Catholics fault pope’s handling of sex abuse crisis

As sex abuse scandals continue to buffet the Roman Catholic Church, Catholics in the U.S. are steadily losing confidence in Pope Francis’ handling of the crisis, according to a new …


Too hurt to work? Don’t get caught doing yoga on a paddle board, feds say

Paul D. LaMarche, 67, pleaded guilty to wire fraud and theft of government property in March, acknowledging that he took nearly $180,000 in disability benefits from BNSF Railway over 23 …


Idaho man sentenced to 30 to life in prison for sexual abuse

An Idaho man has been sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for sexually abusing girls and providing them with drugs, the Canyon County prosecutor’s office said.


Group cites Truimph Mine pollution in lawsuit

An environmental group has filed a lawsuit contending state officials are violating federal law by failing to prevent toxic discharge from the abandoned Triumph Mine in central Idaho.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018

Italy arrests mayor for allegedly aiding illegal immigration

The mayor of a small town in southern Italy that became a model for immigrant integration was placed under house arrest Tuesday for allegedly aiding illegal immigration, a move that …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018

Pence, on campaign stop in Spokane, says D.C. needs McMorris Rodgers

Vice President Mike Pence called U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers “one of the most important voices in Washington, D.C.” during a campaign luncheon for the Republican congresswoman Tuesday afternoon at …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018

Poll: Half of young Americans see better financial future

About half of young Americans expect to be financially better off than their parents, according to a new poll, a sign that the dream of upward mobility is alive but …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018

Protesters inflate Baby Trump balloon outside Spokane campaign fundraiser featuring Mike Pence

It was Vice President Mike Pence who visited Spokane on Tuesday. But the focus of protesters outside his campaign fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was his boss.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018

FDA seizes e-cigarette documents in surprise inspection of Juul Labs HQ

The Food and Drug Administration seized more than 1,000 pages of documents in a surprise inspection of e-cigarette maker Juul Labs, the latest indication of an intensifying crackdown on underage …


Lawmakers debate Cantwell fix after conservation fund lapses

A popular program that supports conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the country expired after Congress could not agree on language to extend it.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018

NRA’s spending is way down in the 2018 midterms. Does it have a popularity problem?

The National Rifle Association’s political spending is sharply down heading into the 2018 midterm elections, a shift that could reflect declining fundraising in the wake of a string of mass …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018

Whitworth professor Randy Michaelis challenges Rep. Jacqueline Maycumber in House race in 7th District

Longtime Whitworth University educator Randy Michaelis wants to represent northeast Washington in the state Legislature as a Democrat. But to do that, he will have to defeat Republican incumbent state …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018

Scientists from U.S., France, Canada win Nobel for laser work

Scientists from the United States, Canada and France won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for revolutionizing the use of lasers in research, finding ways to make them deliver more …


Packages with suspected ricin sent to Pentagon, Navy chiefs

Authorities at a Pentagon mail screening facility found two envelopes suspected of containing ricin, a poison made from castor beans, and turned them over to the FBI for further analysis, …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018

Nurse attacked at Western State Hospital psychiatric ward

A patient at Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital vaulted over a nurse’s station last weekend, knocked a nurse to the floor, choked her and bit part of her ear off. …


Arrested Audi CEO Rupert Stadler leaves company

Suspended Audi CEO Rupert Stadler is leaving the automaker, parent company Volkswagen said Tuesday, more than three months after he was arrested as part of a probe into the manipulation …


The cover-up uncovered: How Team Trump tried to bury or confuse the Stormy Daniels story

Trump, his campaign team, his administration and his private business all contributed to trying to bury the Daniels story. We keep learning new ways in which this coverup was constructed, …


Work advances on state government center in west Boise

Idaho state lawmakers decided two years ago to buy the former Hewlett-Packard campus in West Boise and make it a center for state offices, but so far no state agencies …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018

Washington students struggle without stable housing: ‘The problem is bigger than we thought’

Students living with all sorts of housing instability – no matter how and where they find a place to sleep – suffer academically, according to a new report. The report’s …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018

Amazon ups hourly wage to $15, will advocate for higher pay

Amazon, which has faced political and economic pressure to raise pay for thousands of employees, is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 per hour starting next …