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Citizen description helps police arrest suspected car thief

Spokane police arrested two people on outstanding warrants and suspicion of vehicle theft early Friday morning, after giving up a dangerous pursuit in downtown Spokane and receiving a report of …

Twitter labels Trump’s tweets with a fact-check for the first time

Twitter on Tuesday slapped a fact-check label on President Donald Trump’s tweets for the first time, a response to long-standing criticism that the company is too hands-off when it comes …

Riders injured in Fourth of July Pass motorcycle crash doing well

Two of the four people injured in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 90 east of Coeur d’Alene late Monday morning have been released from the hospital. The other two riders …

US couple waits 2 1/2 months in lockdown to visit Pompeii

An American couple waited a lifetime plus 2

UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020

6 Spokane police officers in quarantine after second DUI arrest of man with COVID-19

Six Spokane police officers are in coronavirus quarantine after twice arresting an infected man last week suspected of driving under the influence.

Under-fire UK government aide Cummings has Johnson’s loyalty

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is battling to hang onto his top adviser, who is under fire for allegedly breaching lockdown rules.

Pentagon’s No. 2 IG official resigns after being passed over

The No. 2 official in the Pentagon’s office of inspector general, Glenn Fine, resigned Tuesday, several weeks after he was effectively removed as head of a special board to oversee …

Most Medicare enrollees could get insulin for $35 a month

Medicare recipients will be able to get prescription plans that limit copays for insulin, a potential savings of hundreds of dollars, the White House announced Tuesday in a pivot to …

Pence aide who had COVID-19 returns to work

Vice President Mike Pence’s chief spokeswoman said Tuesday that she has recovered from coronavirus and is back at work.

UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020

Weather better for historic SpaceX launch of NASA astronauts

With the weather looking up, SpaceX and NASA officials vowed Tuesday to keep crew safety the top priority for the nation’s first astronaut launch to orbit in nearly a decade.

Hong Kong leader says security law not a threat to freedoms

Hong Kong’s leader said Tuesday that national security legislation proposed by China’s legislature will not threaten the semi-autonomous territory’s civil rights, despite widespread criticism of the move as an encroachment …

UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020

Four Minneapolis officers fired after death of black man

Four Minneapolis police officers who were involved in the arrest of a black man who died in police custody were fired Tuesday after a bystander’s video showed the man pleading …

Russia says US leaving overflight treaty will hurt security

Russia said Tuesday that the U.S. decision to withdraw from an international treaty allowing observation flights over military facilities would erode global security by making it more difficult for governments …

EU agency seeks airline, airport input on new virus guidance

Europe’s aviation safety agency called on airlines and airports Tuesday to participate in a program to help evaluate new coronavirus guidelines in real-life situations.

Judge strikes down US energy leasing rules in bird habitat

A U.S. judge has dealt another blow to the Trump administration’s efforts to increase domestic oil and gas output from public lands, saying officials failed to protect habitat for a …

UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020

A black birdwatcher asked a white woman to leash her dog in Central Park. She called the police instead.

Christian Cooper was birdwatching deep in the woods of Manhattan’s Central Park when he noticed a rogue cocker spaniel digging up the shrubbery around him. Many of the birds he …

U.S. new-home sales unexpectedly rose in April

New-home sales in the U.S. unexpectedly increased in April after swooning a month earlier, suggesting the housing market is starting to stabilize.

Fitness clubs facing $10 billion revenue hit as members flee

Fitness clubs rocked by covid-19 closures face a swell of bankruptcies with more than $10 billion of revenue wiped out as clients ditch memberships, according to investment bank Harrison Co.

UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020

U.S. consumer confidence stabilized in May on reopening optimism

U.S. consumer confidence stabilized in May, indicating Americans are optimistic that the economic drubbing from the coronavirus pandemic will be short-lived.

UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020

Georgia gov offers state as alternative GOP convention host

Georgia’s governor is offering his state and its “world-class facilities” as host of the Republican National Convention – a day after President Donald Trump threatened to pull the convention out …

UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020

New parent charged in admissions case, agrees to guilty plea

A Pennsylvania man has agreed to plead guilty to bribing Georgetown University’s former tennis coach to get his daughter admitted as a fake athletic recruit

UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020

Dangerous blood clots pose a perplexing coronavirus threat

First came a high fever, drenching sweats and muscle aches. Then, almost a month later, a weird numbness that spread down the right side of her body.

UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020

Transgender bathroom ban heard by federal appeals court

A Virginia school board defended its transgender bathroom ban before a federal appeals court Tuesday, as a transgender man who was barred as a student from using the boys’ bathrooms …

UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020

Congress weighs choice: ‘Go big’ on virus aid or hit ‘pause’

Congress is at a crossroads in the coronavirus crisis, wrestling over whether to “go big,” as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants for the next relief bill, or hit “pause,” as …

UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020

Widower: Delete Trump Tweets suggesting wife was murdered

The husband of a woman who died accidentally in an office of then-GOP Rep. Joe Scarborough two decades ago is demanding that Twitter remove President Donald Trump’s tweets suggesting Scarborough, …

UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020

Crash during police chase forces tempory closure of Trent in Spokane Valley

A police chase early Tuesday morning resulted in a crash that sent one perosn to the hospital.

Recovered COVID-19 patients may help treat it with plasma donations, but few have donated in Inland Northwest

Plasma donated from people recovered from COVID-19 is being used to treat those who are still suffering from the virus, in an effort to see if antibodies can help provide …

Enterprising Spirit: A simple decision to boost business may have saved Millwood Brewing Co.

As Millwood Brewing reopens its seating area, it’s also expanding its offerings.

Water Cooler: Give your ears, eyes a treat

With most everyone a little beyond stir-crazy, it’s always nice to get a taste of something fresh. This week has been full of notable music video releases, so if you …