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PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi latest high-profile female CEO to exit

With Indra Nooyi exiting PepsiCo as its longtime chief executive, the circle of CEOs in the Fortune 500 is losing one of its highest profile women.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018

A red tide ravaging Florida may have killed a whale shark for the first known time

A biologist from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission sampled a dead whale shark’s muscle, liver, intestines and stomach contents. The muscles and organs tested positive for brevetoxin, a …

BSU sinkhole causes flooding, closes streets

A water main break near the intersection of University Drive and Lincoln Avenue Sunday night at Boise State University caused flooding of streets and parking lots — and it’s expected …

Ridgefield poodle party fun for dogs, owners

Dozens of poodles converged at a home outside of Ridgefield Sunday for what might have been the best-groomed and fluffiest event of the summer: Poodle Palooza.

Facebook removes Alex Jones pages for hate, bullying

Facebook says it has taken down four pages belonging to rightwing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, including two featuring his “Infowars” show, for violating its hate speech and bullying policies.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018

Trump reimposes sanctions to levy economic pressure on Iran

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday reimposing many sanctions on Iran, three months after pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, saying the U.S. policy is to levy …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018

Getting There: There are more places to park than you probably think

Spokane parking by the numbers

100 years ago in Spokane: Draft age extended, and even politicians make the list

Even Spokane’s politicians seemed destined for war under proposed new draft rules which extended the draft age to 45.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018

55 years after war’s end, WWII flying ace returns flag to family of fallen Japanese soldier

In 2000, WWII flying ace Ralph Wandrey reached out to researcher Henry Sakaida. He was in possession, he told Sakaida, of a flag he had taken from Japanese barracks while …

Then and Now: Havermale Island

Havermale Island, in the middle of the Spokane River, makes up much of the area of today’s Riverfront Park. For early settlers, it was an important site and refuge.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018

Action over Papua New Guinea: At 96, WWII flying ace recalls time in the air

Ralph Wandrey joined the U.S. Army Air Corps at 20, about a month before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. At the time of his enlistment he was told he would …

Tribes join together to make second annual Remember the Water paddle

Last year, for the first time in about a century, tribal members paddled 51 miles from Sandpoint to their home, joined by neighboring tribes along the way. This year, they …

Saudi Arabia orders Canadian envoy to leave over criticism

Saudi Arabia on Monday ordered the Canadian ambassador to leave the ultraconservative kingdom within 24 hours after his nation criticized the recent arrest of women’s rights activists.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018

‘Facts of Life’ star Charlotte Rae dies at 92

Charlotte Rae, who played a wise and patient housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom “The Facts of Life” during a career that encompassed many other …

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018

Anime lovers gather for Spokane’s 10th annual KuroNekoCon

Now the region’s largest anime convention, KuroNekoCon started out small 10 years ago with roughly 300 people. Last year it had grown to 3,000, and though a count for the …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018

South Hill apartment building damaged by fire

A fire in the Cliff-Cannon neighborhood of the South Hill caused heavy damage to the upper floor of a multi-unit apartment building Sunday evening.

Witnesses describe drone attack in Venezuela; 6 arrested

Investigators searched a blackened apartment building Sunday where witnesses described seeing a drone and then hearing a thunderous explosion in what President Nicolas Maduro called an assassination attempt by the …

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018

Texas Republicans squelch ‘red flag’ gun law prospects

Texas schools have been adding metal detectors and armed personnel in an effort to improve campus security in response to the deadly May attack at a Houston-area high school that …

Message led to discovery of 11 kids in New Mexico compound

A message that people were starving, believed to come from someone inside a makeshift compound in rural northern New Mexico, led to the discovery of 11 children living in filthy …

Psychiatrist: Much is still hidden in theater shooter’s mind

A psychiatrist who spent hours talking with mass murderer James Holmes says that what led Holmes to open fire in a crowded Colorado movie theater was a one-of-a-kind vortex of …

Five killed when small plane crashes in California parking lot

Five people on board a small airplane were killed but nobody on the ground was hurt when the twin-engine Cessna crashed Sunday in a Southern California parking lot, authorities said.

European allies uneasy as U.S. restores Iran sanctions

As the Trump administration readies to re-impose sanctions on Iran that were lifted under the 2015 nuclear accord, America’s European allies fear greater regional instability.

Digging up Franco: Spain divided over dictator’s legacy

Spain’s new center-left government says removing the embalmed body of Gen. Francisco Franco from a glorifying mausoleum will be the first among many symbolic moves aimed at coming to terms …

Vintage plane crashes in Swiss Alps, killing 20 on board

Determining why a vintage plane crashed in the Swiss Alps will be challenging since the 79-year-old aircraft did not have black boxes and was traveling in an area without frequent …

Nampa woman injured in accidental shooting

A 45-year-old woman was seriously injured after what appears to be an accidental shooting in a Nampa neighborhood.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018

Oregon police chief orders review of use of force at protest

Portland police are accused of being heavy-handed and reportedly causing some injuries against people protesting a rally by extreme-right demonstrators.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018

Jobs boom favors Democratic counties, not Trump strongholds

The United States is on pace to add about 2.6 million jobs this year under President Donald Trump’s watch. Yet the bulk of the hiring has occurred in bastions of …

Amazon removes Nazi-themed items after complaints

Amazon says it has removed items with Nazi or white supremacist symbols from its website after criticism from advocacy groups.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018

Trump’s trade war is killing American blue jeans

Lytvinenko was in Manhattan in late July for an apparel trade show. The annual trip was usually a fun excuse to catch up with customers or play ping pong over …

A haven for white supremacists

The traffic sign that greets visitors on the south side of Ulysses, a tiny town in rural far north-central Pennsylvania, is suitably quaint – a silhouette of a horse-drawn cart …