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Fuel weighs on American Airlines, but it tops forecasts

American Airlines said Thursday that second-quarter profit plunged 34.5 percent on higher fuel costs, and it reduced its forecast for full-year earnings.


Man explodes small bomb outside U.S. Embassy in Beijing

A man exploded a small homemade bomb outside the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Thursday, injuring only himself, according to police and an embassy spokesperson.


Spokane Public Library secures grant for Kindles for Kids at Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital

Kids and technology go hand-in-hand, and thanks to a grant obtained by Spokane Public Library, children in the Andrew Rypien School Program at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, have their hands …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018

Spokane Valley senior community completes extensive expansion

Evergreen Fountains, a senior living community in Spokane Valley, recently completed a more than $12 million expansion project to add a three-story living facility, cottages, a skywalk and an outdoor …


Front Porch: It’s a date

Glancing at the clock, I fastened my earrings and scanned the room for my gold sandals. My date was on the way to pick me up and I didn’t want …


Two Women Vintage Goods closes downtown shop; to reopen September on East Sprague

The doors of Two Women Vintage Goods on the west end of downtown Spokane have closed, but they’ll swing open again in a bigger location on East Sprague in September.


Gonzaga grads provide app solution for a dinnertime problem as old as time

It is a problem we have all faced before … what do you want to eat tonight? Three Gonzaga graduates may have found an answer to this stomach-growling problem.


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018

Huckleberries: Livin’ large in Coeur d’Alene

Huckleberries enjoys eavesdropping on conversations along the Coeur d’Alene waterfront.


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018

A Spokane teen’s love for theater has him headed toward a bigger stage

At age 17, Brady Magruder has been a university professor, a high school basketball star, a con man and the president of Argentina. Magruder, an incoming senior at University High …


Randy Brandt, Patrick Johnson, Lynden Smithson vie for open district court seat

Judge Vance Peterson’s planned retirement at the end of the year has drawn three challengers vying to become Spokane County’s newest district court judge. All three have lived in Spokane …


Treaty negotiator: Canada could revisit salmon restoration to British Columbia spawning grounds

Salmon and steelhead migrated into Canada each year before the construction of Grand Coulee Dam blocked fish passage to the upper Columbia River basin. Getting salmon back to British Columbia …


UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018

Global Credit Union plans retail development at Walnut and Fourth

Global Credit Union has demolished a drive-through coffee stand at the intersection of Walnut Street and Fourth Avenue to make way for a three-unit retail building and new parking lot, …


Spokane Valley Fire Roundup: Brush fires and burn bans this week

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several brush fires during the week of July 16 to July 22.


100 years ago in Spokane: Home brewing rampant in homes, cellars

The Spokane Daily Chronicle ran a big headline which might apply to today: “Home Breweries Run Wide Open in City.”


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Paul Turner: Football season raises a few questions

Will you be a football fan this year or will you find some other seasonal diversions?


Japan hangs last 6 members of cult behind subway gas attack

The last six members of a Japanese doomsday cult who remained on death row were executed Thursday for a series of crimes in the 1990s including a sarin gas attack …


Tears, hugs and help: Church groups assist reunited families

The immigrant parents arrived at Catholic Charities in white vans with their children, their paperwork and almost nothing else.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

Spokane VA begins firing process for employee accused of sexually assaulting child

The Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center has begun the termination process for an employee charged with the sexual assault of a child in Montana.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

Hopes rise again for a drug to slow Alzheimer’s disease

Hopes are rising again for a drug to alter the course of Alzheimer’s disease after decades of failures. An experimental therapy slowed mental decline by 30 percent in patients who …


Cries for help at sea: Fisherman describes Greek fire rescue

The cries for help pierced the choking smoke. Dozens of people bobbed in the sea, forced by the vicious flames into the water. Children held onto adults, and people who …


South Sudan’s warring leaders agree to share power, again

South Sudan’s warring leaders have agreed to share power once again in the latest effort to end a five-year civil war, officials announced Wednesday, days after the United States said …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

Police arrest man suspected of starting California wildfire

Homes burned as a fast-moving wildfire forced an entire Southern California mountain town to evacuate Wednesday, while tourists emptied from the heart of Yosemite National Park so firefighters could battle …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

Jail inmate found dead in cell was 26-year-old Spokane woman

The medical examiner’s office on Wednesday identified a woman who died in the Spokane County Jail this month as Cambrea M. Bishop, 26, of Spokane.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

Extreme heat sizzles across the U.S. Southwest

Extreme heat sizzled across the U.S. Southwest again on Wednesday after ramping up electricity use so much in the Phoenix area that a major utility broke a record.


Co-founders of self-help group plead not guilty

An heiress to the Seagram’s liquor fortune, a TV actress and the co-founders of a purported self-help group appeared in court together for the first time on Wednesday to face …


Boeing 2Q profit and revenue top estimates

The strong air-travel business continues to give a lift to Boeing, as the aircraft maker reported Wednesday that second-quarter profit rose 26 percent to $2.2 billion.


IS fighters ambush city, villages in southern Syria

Islamic State fighters ambushed a city and several villages in southern Syria on Wednesday, triggering ferocious clashes between residents and the militants that provincial health officials said killed more than …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

Sea To Table defends actions but ex-employees raise concerns

A national seafood distributor is defending its reputation amid plummeting sales after the Associated Press found it was not living up to a guarantee that all catch was local, wild, …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

Colstrip power generating station shut down to address unsafe pollution issues, scheduled maintenance

Colstrip power plant, one of the largest electricity generators in the northwestern United States, has been shut down for at least a month because of air pollution problems.