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  • Philadelphia Zoo welcomes baby giraffe named Beau

    The Philadelphia Zoo has welcomed a baby giraffe .    Zoo officials announced Tuesday that Beau was born June 10 to parents Stella and Gus. Beau stands 5-foot-7-inches and weighs an estimated 125 pounds.    Beau has a 7-year-old sister Abigail. The four are the only giraffes at the zoo.    Zoo officials say Beau will be separated from his father, Gus, for a lengthy period of time, as male giraffes do not care for newborns.    Both Beau and his m...
  • Homeland Security drafts plan to end family separation; Trump to sign 'something'

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says he'll be signing something "in a little while" to address the spike in the number of migrant children being separated from their families at the border. Trump said during a White House meeting with members of Congress that, "We want to keep families together." 

  • Nickelodeon, HQ Trivia mark 'Double Dare' reboot's debut

    LOS ANGELES - Nickelodeon is joining with HQ Trivia to celebrate the "Double Dare" reboot.  A 1990s-themed trivia game will pair the Nickelodeon show's original host, Marc Summers, with HQ host Scott Rogowsky. The game will include "Double Dare" trivia questions and moments familiar to fans of the 1986 to 1993 series, including physical challenges and toss-ups. 

  • Kate Spade Foundation to donate $1M for suicide prevention

    Kate Spade New York has announced plans to donate $1 million to support suicide prevention and mental health awareness causes in tribute to the company's late founder.    To start, the company said Wednesday the Kate Spade New York Foundation is giving $250,000 to the Crisis Text Line , a free, 24-hour confidential text message service for people in crisis.    The company also said it will match public donations made to the service from June 20 through June 29, up ...
  • N. Idaho man sentenced for 'lie and buy' gun crime

    A 23-year-old northern Idaho man who lied about buying a gun for his own use but that instead was for someone else has been sentenced to 15 months in prison.    The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Idaho on Tuesday said Alex James Spooner of Coeur d'Alene received the sentence in U.S. District Court.    Spooner in March pleading guilty to one count of unlawful acquisition of a firearm, commonly called "lie and buy."    Court documents ...
  • Seattle ban on plastic straws, utensils begins in July

    SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle's ban on plastic straws and utensils goes into effect next month as part of the city's efforts to push business to use recyclable or compostable food service items.    KING-TV reports businesses that sell food or drinks will not be allowed to offer the plastic items starting in July.    The ban is part of a 2008 city ordinance requiring recyclable or compostable food service items. The Seattle Public Utilities has given a year-by-year exe...
  • EU says it will start to impose tariffs on US on Friday

    BRUSSELS - The European Union will start imposing duties on a list of U.S. products as of Friday in response to President Donald Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Europe. The 28-nation EU was first expected to do so only next month but EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said they would introduce "rebalancing" tariffs on about 2.8 billion euros' ($3.4 billion) worth of U.S. products this week.

  • AMC Theatres unveils $20-a-month rival to MoviePass

    NEW YORK - AMC Theatres, the world's largest movie theater chain, has unveiled a $20-a-month subscription service as a rival the flagging MoviePass.  The theater chain on Wednesday unveiled a new service to its loyalty program, AMC Stubs, allowing subscribers to see up to three movies a week for a monthly fee of $19.95. 

  • WATCH: Man steals 6-week-old puppy from California business

    Security camera footage shows the moment a six-week-old puppy was stolen from inside a California business.  It happened Monday in San Jose.  The suspect walks up to the husky-golden retriever mix and calls her over.  The man then picks her up and looks around before jumping into his car and taking off.  The suspect was driving a black Mercedes.  Police are searching for the suspect. 

  • Russia says US plans for space force herald new arms race

    MOSCOW - The Russian Foreign Ministry has expressed concern about U.S. plans to create a separate space force, saying that taking weapons into space could trigger a new arms race. President Donald Trump said Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as a separate branch of the military aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space. 

  • Kennewick man comes home to find coyote in kitchen

    KENNEWICK, Wash. - A Kennewick man got quite the shock Monday night after finding a startled coyote pup cowering in his home. Jake McChesney was just getting home from work when his dog started barking at something in the kitchen. Jake says he had left his back door open so that his dog could get in and out of the house and believes that's how the coyote got inside. 

  • Spokane family forced to move after racist threats left on their door

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been an incredibly difficult couple of months for Kaley Hilderbrand and her family. "We're in the middle of moving from an apartment to a house," Hilderbrand said.  It's not something the mom of a brand new baby girl though she would be doing. Back in April, the soon-to-be-married mother of three was living in a north Spokane apartment complex when she received an angry letter about doing laundry at night.

  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, June 19th

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, June 19th.

  • Man with gun tattoo on forehead arrested for illegally possessing a gun

    GREENVILLE, S.C. - Police in Greenville, South Carolina, arrested a man with a gun tattoo on his face on several charges Monday, including unlawful carrying of a firearm. The Greenville Police Department posted Michael Vines mugshot on Facebook Monday. Police say he allegedly tossed a fully loaded Smith & Wesson .38 caliber revolver into the grass after he was involved in a car crash.

  • Montana man accused of fatally beating 5-year-old girl

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A southern Montana man accused of beating a 5-year-old girl to death has been charged with deliberate homicide and aggravated assault.    The Billings Gazette reports 34-year-old Bridger Boyd was charged in Big Horn County District Court after the girl died Monday.

  • 27 cellphones stolen? Suspect learns there's an app for that

    DOVER, Del. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida man has been charged with stealing 27 cellphones during a Delaware music festival after an iPhone app led police to him.    The News Journal of Wilmington reported Monday that 34-year-old William Rodriguez, of Miami, has been charged with multiple counts of theft.

  • South Carolina city council OKs slavery apology resolution

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -  In Charleston, South Carolina, once a key slave trading port, the City Council has voted to apologize for slavery.    By voice vote, the Charleston City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution denouncing slavery, promising tolerance in the future and proposing an office of racial reconciliation.

  • Canadian senate passes weed bill but legalization delayed

    TORONTO (AP) - Canada's Senate has given final passage to the federal government's bill to legalize recreational cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a few months to legally buy marijuana.    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government had hoped to make pot legal by July 1, but the government has said provincial and territorial governments will need eight to 12 weeks following Senate passage and royal assent to prepare for retail sales. 

  • Viral video raises questions of life jacket safety

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Mulling over even the most minute detail,  a viral video shows a father inspecting his daughter's buoyancy vest. The parents even go as far as to weigh their daughter before putting it on and going for a swim. According to the video, the vest was Coast Guard certified and was made for toddlers 50 pounds and under.

  • Court docs: Spokane man charged in DV case could face arson charge

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police have filed new warrants that show Fabian Harper could soon be charged with arson for setting his home on fire Saturday afternoon. Investigators are working to determine whether or not he set the home on fire intentionally.

  • Man wanted on murder charge out of New York, arrested in Spokane

    SPOKANE, Wash.- WSP Troopers arrested a 32-year-old man in Spokane, who was wanted out of Rochester, New York on a murder charge.  According to court documents, Robert Norry is accused of murdering his girlfriend back on June 13. 

  • You’re Not Alone: Death of 13-year-old girl shocks Moses Lake community

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Blue balloons soared into the open skies of Moses Lake Tuesday afternoon; each one was inked with a message to Valerie Bashaw, the 13-year-old girl who recently took her own life. “We know she’s not physically here but in our hearts and minds and souls,” said one of Bashaw’s ballet instructors, Rian Miles. 

  • Thieves steal from Spokane mother's dream job

    SPOKANE, Wash.- A Spokane mother has a question for the thieves that targeted her business: why would you take my livelihood? She says it’s her dream job and her business is only a year old. It couldn't have happened at a worse time. It came as the family was moving into a new home. Jessica Stuart says she discovered nine pieces of equipment stolen, costing over $1,000. 

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  • Kennewick man comes home to find coyote in kitchen

    Kennewick man comes home to find coyote in kitchen

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:21 AM EDT2018-06-20 12:21:36 GMT

    KENNEWICK, Wash. - A Kennewick man got quite the shock Monday night after finding a startled coyote pup cowering in his home. Jake McChesney was just getting home from work when his dog started barking at something in the kitchen. Jake says he had left his back door open so that his dog could get in and out of the house and believes that's how the coyote got inside. 

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    KENNEWICK, Wash. - A Kennewick man got quite the shock Monday night after finding a startled coyote pup cowering in his home. Jake McChesney was just getting home from work when his dog started barking at something in the kitchen. Jake says he had left his back door open so that his dog could get in and out of the house and believes that's how the coyote got inside. 

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  • Grant County Sheriff's Office: Moses Lake Police investigating Frontier Middle School girl's suicide

    Grant County Sheriff's Office: Moses Lake Police investigating Frontier Middle School girl's suicide

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:31 PM EDT2018-06-20 01:31:40 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Frontier Middle School student took her own life this week and now the Moses Lake Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding her death, according to the Grant County Sheriff's Office. 

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Frontier Middle School student took her own life this week and now the Moses Lake Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding her death, according to the Grant County Sheriff's Office.  The Sheriff's Office posted a message from the Grant County Health District on Monday in an effort to spread the word about suicide prevention following the news of the girl's death.  

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  • Compulsive video-game playing now new mental health problem

    Compulsive video-game playing now new mental health problem

    Monday, June 18 2018 12:42 PM EDT2018-06-18 16:42:08 GMT

    GENEVA - The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players. In its latest revision to an international disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that classifying "Gaming Disorder" as a separate condition will "serve a public health.."

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    GENEVA - The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players. In its latest revision to an international disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that classifying "Gaming Disorder" as a separate condition will "serve a public health.."

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  • Maddow breaks down reading AP story on 'tender age' shelters

    Maddow breaks down reading AP story on 'tender age' shelters

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 1:31 AM EDT2018-06-20 05:31:17 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 12:33 PM EDT2018-06-20 16:33:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File). FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2017 file photo, MSNBC television anchor Rachel Maddow, host of the Rachel Maddow Show, moderates a panel, at a forum called "Perspectives on National Security," at the John F. Kennedy School of Go...(AP Photo/Steven Senne, File). FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2017 file photo, MSNBC television anchor Rachel Maddow, host of the Rachel Maddow Show, moderates a panel, at a forum called "Perspectives on National Security," at the John F. Kennedy School of Go...
    MSNBC political commentator Rachel Maddow broke down while trying to read an exclusive Associated Press story about babies and toddlers taken from their parents at the southern border and being sent to "tender age"...>>
    MSNBC political commentator Rachel Maddow broke down while trying to read an exclusive Associated Press story about babies and toddlers taken from their parents at the southern border and being sent to "tender age" shelters.>>
  • Fans grieve as detectives search for XXXTentacion's killers

    Fans grieve as detectives search for XXXTentacion's killers

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:31 PM EDT2018-06-20 03:31:28 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 12:33 PM EDT2018-06-20 16:33:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Terry Spencer). Fans and mourners of rap singer XXXTentacion pause by a memorial, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, outside Riva Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Fla., where the troubled rapper-singer was killed the day before. The 20-year-old rising st...(AP Photo/Terry Spencer). Fans and mourners of rap singer XXXTentacion pause by a memorial, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, outside Riva Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Fla., where the troubled rapper-singer was killed the day before. The 20-year-old rising st...
    A stream of mourners has been leaving mementos at the spot where rapper XXXTentacion was killed as he left a Florida motorcycle dealership.>>
    A stream of mourners has been leaving mementos at the spot where rapper XXXTentacion was killed as he left a Florida motorcycle dealership.>>
  • Trump postpones Thursday's annual congressional picnic

    Trump postpones Thursday's annual congressional picnic

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 12:22 PM EDT2018-06-20 16:22:01 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 12:27 PM EDT2018-06-20 16:27:47 GMT
    President Donald Trump says he's postponing this week's picnic for members of Congress, saying the timing "doesn't feel right.".>>
    President Donald Trump says he's postponing this week's picnic for members of Congress, saying the timing "doesn't feel right.".>>
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