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  • 22-year-old Sandpoint man dies in Clayton 395 crash

    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - Washington State Patrols responded to a fatal crash in Stevens County Friday evening. On SR-395 in Clayton near Mile Post 185, a vehicle crossed the center line and crashed head on with another car, killing the driver. The causing driver who was transported to the hospital is in custody for vehicular homicide. There were no other occupants of either vehicle. 

  • Buckshot fire near Mattawa now 50 percent contained

    MATTAWA, Wash. -Washington DNR now says the Buckshot fire burning near Mattawa is 20 percent contained Friday morning. The fire size remains at 1,000 acres as crews continue to work. 

  • Court docs: Kootenai Behavioral Health therapist charged with rape, abuse of underage patient

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A therapist at Kootenai Behavior Health is accused of having sex with an underage patient "hundreds of times" according to court documents. He's been charged with rape and sexual abuse, and is currently on administrative leave from the hospital during the investigation.

  • WWII hero's lost Purple Heart returned to his family

    NEW YORK (AP) - A lost Purple Heart medal has been returned to the family of a New York City sailor who died trying to rescue shipmates after his Navy vessel was attacked by a German submarine during World War II.    Ensign Rubin Keltch's medal was received by his niece during a ceremony Friday at a Bronx park named for him. The Vermont-based group Purple Hearts Reunited says a Vermont man found the medal in his father's collection of flea market purchases.    

  • Hawaii mayor: Wounded officer will survive

    HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim says a police officer wounded in a Friday shootout with a man suspected of killing another officer will survive. Kim says he received a call from the Big Island police chief telling him that the officer wounded Friday was wearing a protective vest and that none of his vital organs were struck in the exchange of gunfire. The mayor says the officer will be OK.

  • Update: Upriver Beacon Fire now at 90% containment

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Firefighters on the front lines of the Upriver Beacon fire are making progress on the 115-acre fire that started Tuesday evening.  Megan Hill, Public Information Officer for the fire, tells KHQ the fire is 20 percent contained as of Wednesday evening.

  • With Amazon Fulfillment Center opening in Spokane, online shoppers excited for possibility of same-day delivery

    SPOKANE, Wash. - When the new Amazon Fulfillment Center opens at the end of next summer, it will do a lot more than create jobs. For Prime members living in the Inland Northwest, some items will be available through same-day delivery. And that’s a huge help to Tiffany Pittman. “I have a 12-year-old and two twins,” said Tiffany Pittman. “Five-month-old twins.” 

  • Smoke from wildfires continues to impact Spokane air quality

    Spokane, Wash. The smoky air isn't stopping some people from enjoying the outdoors like Lynn Winkler ”I am not concerned right now. We don't have repertory problems, but I think if you did then you're in trouble. But right now I think it's fine. When the sky is brown I stay inside," said Winkler. In the wake of the Upriver Beacon fire and now the Boylston fire that 'brown sky' may come sooner rather than later. The fine microscopic particles left behind by a blaze can...

  • Police investigating RV vs. train crash in Rathdrum

    RATHDRUM, Idaho - Officers are investigating a motor home vs. train crash in Rathdrum Friday afternoon.  Rathdrum Police say no injuries were reported as a result of the crash, which happened in the area of Highway 53 and Mill St. just before 2 p.m. Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash, but say the scene should be cleared up in the next few hours.

  • Baby's missing gravesite found in Deer Park

    DEER PARK, Wash. - Two weeks after KHQ told you about a baby's missing gravesite, it has finally been found. The family reached out to us after searching for four hours with no luck. Lisa Duval lost her baby girl Amanda Boynton back in 1986. "She was a stillborn when I was 21 years old," Lisa said. "The cord was wrapped around her. It was horrible. Just horrible." 

  • Mother of victim killed in Lake Coeur d'Alene boat crash testifies at trial

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The trial of a well-known Spokane businessman accused of killing three people in a 2016 Lake Coeur d’Alene boating crash entered day two on Friday. Jessica Breeze, the mother of Caitlyn Breeze, took the stand first Friday morning. Breeze’s mother described to the jury that she and Caitlyn had met Justin Luhr and Justin Honken at a bar in Spokane a few days before the fatal crash.

  • Second fatality reported in Oregon wildfires

    CENTRAL POINT, Ore. (AP) - Authorities in Oregon say a second person has died in a wildfire there. The medical examiner's office in Jackson County said Friday that a man found dead Thursday inside the perimeter of a wildfire in southwestern Oregon died in the blaze. Authorities previously were not sure if 60-year-old Robert Lee Walker died before the fire near Central Point, Oregon, or during it.   

  • Amazon.com to bring more than 1,500 jobs to Spokane

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Seattle-based Amazon.com is opening a fulfillment center in Spokane, promising more than 1,500 full-time jobs.    The company announced on Friday that it was opening its first fulfillment center in eastern Washington.    The 600,000-square foot center will be built near the Spokane International Airport.

  • 2-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed by 4-year-old cousin in California

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a 4-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 2-year-old cousin at a home in Southern California. San Bernardino County sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Bachman says the shooting occurred Friday morning in the Muscoy area, east of Los Angeles. The girl died at a hospital. Bachman says adults were home at the time of the accident. Both children lived at the house.   

  • WTO to investigate restrictions on US wine to Canada

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Some good news for Washington's wine industry. The World Trade Organization on Friday agreed to investigate the U.S. Trade Representative's complaint over Canada's retail wine sale restrictions. U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., says regulations in Canada currently ban imported wines from store shelves in British Columbia. But if the U.S. prevails in this dispute, Canada will have to roll back its restrictions.  

  • Body found in Stevens County identified as West Virginia man

    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - The Steven's County Sheriff's Office has identified a male who was found deceased on Sunday in the Columbia River near Kettle Falls.  The man was identified by fingerprints as Leonard Tice of New Cumberland, West Virginia. His family has been notified and it is still unknown why Tice was in the Pacific Northwest. Tice's body was found floating in the middle of the Columbia River near Daisy Station on Hwy 25 South, south of Kettle Falls.

  • Boylston fire grows to 70,000 acres; One EB lane of I-90 has reopened with restrictions

    KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. - After some delay, Washington State Patrol reports one lane of Interstate 90 has reopened  at the Kittitas interchange at milepost 115 to the Vantage Bridge at milepost 136. Drivers must follow a pilot vehicle through the area and the speed limit is 40 mph. An alternate route is still available. The lane was originally supposed to open at 3 p.m.

  • NRA, others sue Seattle over gun-storage law

    SEATTLE (AP) - The National Rifle Association, Second Amendment Foundation and two Seattle residents are suing the city over its new gun-safety law. News outlets report the lawsuit filed Friday in King County Superior Court alleges that the "safe storage" requirement violates Washington state law, which prevents cities from regulating guns. Earlier this month the Seattle City Council unanimously passed the legislation proposed by Mayor Jenny Durkan.

  • Trump says NFL protesters should be suspended

    (AP) - President Donald Trump is once again inserting himself into the culture war over protests by NFL athletes during the national anthem. Trump tweeted on Friday that he "can't believe" the debate has reignited after The Associated Press reported on the Miami Dolphins formally telling players they could be punished for protesting on the field. 

  • Crews nearing containment of Old CC Fire near Colville

    COLVILLE, Wash. - The Old CC Fire is nearing full containment, reaching 80 percent in the Northeast Washington Interagency's final update on the fire southwest of Colville. Crews are working towards 100% containment, planning to mop up and patrol the fire through Saturday. There are approximately 150 personnel assigned to the fire. The fire began Wednesday evening and has grown to 29 acres. The cause is under investigation.

  • Duck boats linked to more than 40 deaths since 1999

    (AP) - Duck boats like the one that sank in Branson, Missouri, killing 17 people, have a long history of safety problems and have been linked to the deaths of more than 40 people since 1999. The deadly sinking in Missouri brought back painful memories of a similar accident nearly two decades ago in Arkansas. 

  • US Labor chief stresses training during Boeing SC visit

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The United States' top labor official has visited South Carolina's Boeing facilities to highlight a new Trump administration commitment to workforce development. President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday asking companies to pledge to invest in work-based education and training like apprenticeships.

  • Mad Minute stories from Friday, July 20th

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Friday, July 20th.

  • Post Falls warns of cougar sighting near Black Bay Park

    POST FALLS, Idaho - The City of Post Falls want people to be aware of a cougar sighting in the area of Black Bay park Friday.  The City says one cougar was reported in the area of the park near a river where marmots had been seen so it's possible the cougar was hunting in the area. City officials also say they are investigating whether the cougar had a cub with it.

  • Death toll from Missouri duck boat accident climbs to 17

    BRANSON, Mo. - Divers found four more bodies Friday in a Missouri lake where a duck boat packed with tourists capsized and sank in high winds, bringing the death toll to 17 in the country-and-western town of Branson, authorities said.

  • Woman gives birth in Chick-fil-A bathroom, baby gets perks

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AP) - A baby girl is guaranteed food for life - and a job - after her mother gave birth in a Chick-fil-A bathroom.    Falon Griffin was having contractions when she and her husband stopped at the fast-food restaurant in San Antonio to drop off their daughters with a family friend. She had to use the bathroom, but the restaurant was closed.

  • Nampa day care forgets girl at a park, loses license

    NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - Authorities have suspended a southwestern Idaho day care's state license after workers left a 3-year-old behind at a local park.    Little Angeles operator Angelina Diordyuk told the Idaho Press Thursday that staff didn't realize that the child was missing until an employee saw a social media post from Nampa police about the girl found alone at the park.

  • Oregon State research targets embers in fight against fires

    CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon State University professor is using federal funding to conduct research on how embers form and spread during devastating wildfires.    The Statesman Journal reports Friday that assistant professor David Blunck's team is testing variables such as temperature, wind speed, timber species and branch diameter to figure out how to predict when embers will form.

  • Washington deputy fired because of Proud Boys apparel

    VANCOUVER, Wash. - The Clark County Sheriff's Office has fired a deputy who was photographed wearing apparel affiliated with the Proud Boys, a far-right group known for white nationalist rhetoric. 

  • Small brush fire spreads to home near Francis and Sutherlin

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Firefighters responded to a small brush fire behind a home near the intersection of Francis and Sutherlin Friday morning. Francis was closed eastbound at Sutherlin while fire crews worked. There was a large response from firefighters since the brush fire was reported in a residential area. Responding crews were able to get the fire under control quickly, but flames did damage the side of a house in the area.

  • Lewiston police arrest drunk man passed out in stolen car

    LEWISTON, Idaho - Lewiston Police say a report of an intoxicated driver led to a man in handcuffs Thursday afternoon. Officers were called to a gas station just before 4 p.m. Thursday after the clerk reported a man was passed out behind the wheel at one of the gas pumps. While the officers were responding, it was discovered that the vehicle, a 2017 Jeep Renegade, had been confirmed stolen out of the Lapwai area.

  • What you need to know about wildfire smoke and air quality

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The Spokane Regional Health District says smoke from local and regional wildfires will continue to impact our area on Wednesday with air quality approaching the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range on the Air Quality Index. Depending on the winds and fire activity, Thursday should bring improved air quality. Officials from the health district and Spokane Clean Air want residents to take the necessary precautions during wildfire season.

  • Police: Memphis man steals date's car, goes on another date

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Police in Memphis say a man stole his date's car and drove it to a date with another woman. Police say a woman reported her car stolen after Kelton Griffin went to her house to take her on a date. WMC-TV reports that Griffin stopped at a gas station and asked the woman to get him some cigars. A police report says while she was gone, he drove off in her Volvo. 

  • Man who forced toddler to stab woman sentenced to prison

    BURLEY, Idaho - A south-central Idaho man who beat a woman and forced the woman's toddler son to help stab her with a knife on Thanksgiving has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.  The Times-News reports that David James Gifford received the sentence Wednesday in 5th District Court and must serve three years before becoming eligible for parole. 

  • 3 arrested after drugs, weapons found at North Carolina daycare

    A drug bust in North Carolina led police to a day care center, where they found not only a half-dozen guns but also cookies and gummy bears laced with marijuana.    Fayetteville Police Sgt. Shawn Strepay said in a news release that officers waited until the children had left the facility before raiding "Tori's Playhouse" on Tuesday.    Once inside, officers found marijuana-laced gummies and cookies and six firearms.    

  • NFL anthem policy suspended while league and players work on resolution

    NEW YORK - The NFL and National Football League Players Association released a joint statement, saying: "The NFL and NFLPA, through recent discussions, have been working on a resolution to the anthem issue. In order to allow this constructive dialogue to continue, we have come to a standstill agreement on the NFLPA's grievance and on the NFL's anthem policy. 

  • Hayden man arrested for hate crime following fight with youth pastor

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - On July 12, officers responded to a large fight at a Coeur d'Alene McDonald's. Court documents say a Hayden man was charged with battery and malicious harassment, which is considered a hate crime in Idaho, following an investigation by police.  When officers arrived on scene, the fight had broken up, but witnesses were interviewed at the scene.

  • Woman reunited with dog who went missing after husband's fatal crash

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Having already experienced enough tragedy this week, a Post Falls woman avoided some more when her beloved dog was found Thursday. Pamela Luton has had an unimaginably difficult week, having lost her husband Michael Arnold in a motorcycle-semi crash near Trent and Evergreen on Tuesday. 

  • Sheriff: At least 11 people dead after Missouri tourist boat accident

    BRANSON, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri sheriff says at least 11 people have now been confirmed dead after a boat carrying tourists on a lake in a popular vacation city capsized and sank. Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader says seven people have been hospitalized and five others remain missing. He says divers have ended their search of Table Rock Lake in Branson for the night. The National Transportation Safety Board said on Twitter that investigators will arrive on the scene Friday morning.

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    Yellowstone boss to leave post in September

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The Yellowstone National Park superintendent who said he was being forced out by the Trump administration will leave his post in late September. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the park announced Thursday that Dan Wenk, who has been superintendent since 2011, will retire from the National Park Service on September 29. Wenk will be replaced by Cameron "Cam" Sholly, the current director of the park service's Midwest Region. 

  • Big move for Big Bird: Sesame Street moving into classrooms

    SEATTLE (AP) - The Sesame Street company is taking its beloved, critically acclaimed brand of educational television into the highly profitable world of classroom curriculum. It's a move that experts say could open the door for other companies to move into the sensitive learning space with possible influence on children. Sesame Workshop and McGraw-Hill Education announced their new partnership Thursday.

  • Cleveland Browns spoof "The Office" intro

    CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Browns haven’t had a lot to celebrate in the win department as of late, but they got one on social media Thursday. The Browns are coming off an infamous 0-16 season and a 1-31 stretch over the past two years. Throw in LeBron James once again leaving the Cavaliers in NBA free agency recently, and Cleveland as a whole is really in need of some positivity. 

  • Cold Case: Newport man's disappearance still a mystery one year later

    NEWPORT, Wash. - It's been exactly one year this July since Marty Lange vanished. His family believes he was murdered. Lang, 50 at the time of his disappearance had picked up his dogs from his estranged girlfriend Lori Witten shortly before he disappeared. He took them back to his rural home off of Scotia Road outside of Newport. "He happy out there," Whitten said. "He enjoyed being out there in the woods, in the peace, in the quiet." 

  • Homeowner thankful to firefighters for protecting home from Upriver Beacon fire

    Spokane Valley, Wash. On Tuesday afternoon Kyle Matson was working from home when he noticed something wasn’t right "I saw some smoke and not more than a half hour later I was evacuated," said Kyle Matson That’s when the Upriver Beacon Fire started to approach his father's house and the new one he and his wife were building right next door. Grabbing their kids, their dogs and some essentials they left and feared the worse as they saw the fire spread...

  • Roundabout by new Costco aims to improve safety

    Spokane County, Wash. Roundabouts are becoming the norm when it comes to the flow of traffic. According to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. The goal of the roundabout is to reduce the number of crashes where people are either seriously hurt or even killed By about 80 % when compared to a typical intersection with a stop light. Roundabouts move traffic through an intersection more quickly because they promote continuous flows of traffic....

  • Two dead in crash after motorcyclist flees in Tacoma

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say two people riding a motorcycle died in a crash after Pierce County Sheriff's deputies tried to pull them over and the motorcyclist fled. The sheriff's office says deputies signaled the motorcyclist to pull over Thursday afternoon in Tacoma for reckless driving.    The sheriff's office says the motorcyclist instead accelerated, drove through several intersections and hit two vehicles. 

  • Community replaces memorial bench stolen from Spokane County Raceway

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A memorial bench for a late icon at the Spokane County Raceway was stolen earlier this month. The family said it felt like someone stole directly from their loved one's gravesite. "When he was in the hospital getting ready to pass away, all he could talk about was getting ready to go back to the racetrack," daughter Jenny Jones said.

  • Trial begins for man accused of killing 3 in 2016 Lake Coeur d'Alene boat crash

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The trial of a well-known Spokane businessman is underway in Coeur d’Alene. Dennis Magner is charged in the deaths of three people who died in a 2016 boat crash on Lake Coeur d’Alene. It'll be two years at the end of July since the crash. Justin Luhr, Justin Honken, and Caitlyn Breeze were killed that night.

  • Giant statue of bare-chested Jeff Goldblum pops up in London

    LONDON (AP) - Londoners and tourists alike have been bemused to find a giant statue of a bare-chested Jeff Goldblum next to the city's iconic Tower Bridge. The 25-foot (7.6-meter) statue, depicting the actor in the reclining pose he made famous in "Jurassic Park," is meant to mark that film's 25th anniversary. Sky's subscription service Now TV installed the temporary "Jurassic Jeff" statue on the south bank of the Thames Wednesday. 

  • Spokane man sentenced to 14 years for meth possession

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man from Spokane was sentenced to 14 years for possessing four pounds of methamphetamine on Thursday. Joey Yamada, 55, was sentenced Thursday after having pleaded guilty back in April, to possessing with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Joseph H. Harrington, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, made the announcement.

  • UPDATE: Multiple Spokane County massage parlors under investigation for sex trafficking

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - According to the Washington State Patrol, three massage parlors in Spokane County are being investigated for promoting prostitution, human trafficking, and money laundering. 

  • Canada threatens to retaliate if Trump imposes auto tariffs

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Canada's government is warning the Trump administration that it will hit back if the U.S. imposes tariffs on imports of Canadian automotive products.    Kirsten Hillman is Canada's deputy ambassador to the U.S. and she says Canada will be "forced to respond in a proportional manner" if the U.S. imposes auto levies.   

  • US may pick Western headquarters for land agency in 8 months

    DENVER (AP) - The Trump administration says it may pick a new Western headquarters for the nation's largest land management agency in the next six to eight months. Susan Combs, a senior adviser to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, told a Senate committee Thursday that Zinke is committed to moving the Bureau of Land Management headquarters from Washington to the West. The bureau is part of Zinke's department. Combs offered no hints about where the new headquarters will be. 

  • Police: Man suspected of burglaries in 9 states arrested

    AUBURN, Maine (AP) - A man suspected in a series of burglaries and thefts and wanted in nine states has been arrested by police in Maine. York County Sheriff William King Jr. says an investigation by his department and other law enforcement agencies led to the arrest of 55-year-old Joseph Hodge of Jacksonville, Florida. The Portland Press Herald reports Hodge was taken into custody early Wednesday at an Auburn motel.   

  • WATCH: Goliath grouper gobbles reef shark in one bite

    PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. - Sometimes the prey becomes the predator. In a battle between a grouper and a shark, you might be surprised who the victor was. A video out of Everglades City in Florida captured a 500-pound grouper eating a 3-foot reef shark in one bite near a fishing boat. The video was posted by Everglades Fishing Company last week. The shark was hooked on a fishing lane belly up in the water, and the fisherman was reeling it in when a shadow approached.

  • Coeur d'Alene officers justified in deadly February shootout with suspect

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Officials with the Coeur d'Alene Police Department told KHQ Thursday that the officers involved in a shootout with a suspect in February were justified in their use of deadly force to stop the man.  Following an investigation by Idaho State Police and an independent review by the Bonner County Prosecutor's Office, all three officers involved in February 27 shooting of suspect Curtis Ware.

  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, July 19th

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

  • APNewsBreak: Dolphins anthem punishment includes suspensions

    Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the national anthem could be suspended for up to four games under a team policy issued this week.    The "Proper Anthem Conduct" section is just one sentence in a nine-page discipline document provided to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the policy who insisted on anonymity because the document is not public.

  • Watchdog urges EPA to bolster oversight after Flint crisis

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal watchdog is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water systems in the wake of the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan.    The EPA's Office of Inspector General says in a report that the agency must take steps now to be able to react more quickly in times of public health emergencies. 

  • Premature baby penguin recovers after parents broke her egg

    LONDON (AP) - London Zoo says a premature baby penguin has been nursed back to health after her parents accidentally stepped on her egg and broke it.    The zoo says keepers were astonished to find that the female Humboldt penguin chick, nicknamed Rainbow, was still alive inside the broken egg.

  • Selfies snapped on stolen cellphone used to ID thief

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A robbery suspect used a stolen cellphone to snap a selfie and, in the process, gave authorities his identity.    That's according to police in Shreveport, Louisiana.    The Shreveport Times reports the victim of a July 10 robbery told police he was held up at gunpoint as he exited his car.

  • Canadian marijuana company Tilray has first US pot IPO

    SEATTLE (AP) - Another big first for the marijuana industry is in the books: A major Canadian grower, processor and distributor has completed an initial public stock offering in the United States, raising $153 million, just as Canada prepares to legalize the drug nationwide.    British Columbia-based Tilray Inc.'s shares began trading Thursday on the Nasdaq stock exchange, initially priced at $17.

  • 'Brady Bunch' house for sale for nearly $1.9M

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The home featured in the opening and closing scenes of "The Brady Bunch" is for sale for $1.885 million.    Records show George and Violet McCallister bought the two-bedroom, three-bathroom split-level home in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles in 1973 for $61,000.

  • Dog missing after fatal Spokane Valley crash has been found

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - UPDATE: Pamela called KHQ this morning to let us know her beloved dog Pearl has been found after our story aired Wednesday night. She tells us she's going to pick Pearl up from SCRAPS Thursday.

  • UPDATE: Spokane mother's stolen van recovered, but not in working order

    SPOKANE, Wash.- Nicole Workman says her stolen van was recovered by Spokane Police but is not in working order. On top of damaging her van's ignition, Workman says the thieves stole her daughter's car seat, stroller, and toys. Additional items including phone chargers and floor mats were also taken. 

  • Kentucky church revokes memberships for nonattendance

    A Kentucky pastor is drawing criticism for kicking out members of his congregation who failed to attend church regularly and contribute.    The Rev. Ryan Broers of Cave City Baptist Church told the Lexington Herald-Leader that he notified 70 people by letter that their church membership had been revoked.    The letter said members are expected to attend church regularly and to "give regularly" to its support.    

  • UPDATE: Missing 62-year-old man found

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say Mr. Mosley was found at around 5;30 a.m. and has been returned home. Thanks to everyone who helped spread the word. 

  • Whale-shaped airbus launches in France

    The world's newest massive cargo plane took to the skies Thursday for the first time.  It looks like a whale that can fly, so its manufacturer named it Beluga XL.  The plane's design was selected in a poll by 20,000 people.  It's the latest version of a super transporter about 20 feet longer and 3 feet wider than its predecessor, making it one of the largest aircraft in the world.  The plane circled the skies over Southwest France on its maiden flight.  

  • 5-year-old New Hampshire girl found asleep with loaded gun on chest

    Police in New Hampshire say they found a 5-year-old girl sleeping with a loaded handgun on her chest as they investigated a report of shots fired in the apartment.    Manchester police say 29-year-old Thomas Gulledge gave police permission to go inside his apartment Wednesday night. Police said they found deplorable conditions, including dog feces, trash, rotten food and flies.    They found the child sleeping on a bed filled with trash and rotting food. 

  • Carnival workers arrested in deaths of Kansas fair vendors

    Authorities have arrested three carnival workers in the deaths of two vendors who disappeared from a fair in Kansas and were found in a shallow grave in an Arkansas forest.    Police Cpl. Jonathan Wear says the three are jailed without bond in Van Buren, Arkansas, on suspicion of abuse of a corpse, felony theft and tampering with physical evidence in the deaths of Sonny and Pauline Carpenter of Wichita, Kansas.    No charges have been filed.

  • Trump on EU's $5B fine against Google: 'I told you so!'

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says the European Union's record $5 billion fine against tech giant Google proves his point that the EU is taking advantage of the U.S. Trump is engaged in a running dispute with the EU over trade. Trump has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the EU and is considering levies against European automobiles sold in the U.S. 

  • Pennsylvania woman drives drunk hits, injures teen sister

    Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman was driving drunk when she struck and seriously injured her 15-year-old sister, who had apparently jumped on the hood of the moving vehicle and was hit after falling off.    Pittsburgh police responded to the scene around 10 p.m. Wednesday.    The teen remained hospitalized Thursday in serious condition. Her name has not been released.    

  • Ohio pup with terminal cancer gets free cheeseburgers for the rest of his life

    TOLEDO, Ohio - An Ohio Burger King wants a dying dog to have it "his way." 10-year-old Cody only has a few months to live after being diagnosed with terminal bone cancer. Heartbroken by the news, Cody's family decided to keep him comfortable and happy by filling his belly with daily cheeseburgers from Burger King. When employees found out about Cody's cancer, they decided to grant him free cheeseburgers for the rest of his life. 

  • After rescue, Thai soccer boys pray for fortune at temple

    CHIANG RAI, Thailand (AP) - The Thai soccer boys and their coach have attended a Buddhist ceremony at a temple to protect them against misfortunes, a day after they were discharged from a hospital following their rescue from a flooded cave. The 11 boys and the coach - the remaining team member is reportedly a Muslim - were joined by relatives and friends at the temple in the northern province of Chiang Rai, where they sat and put their hands together to the tune of chanting monks.

  • Washington man sentenced for Manchester shooting

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting a man while he was sleeping.    The Kitsap Sun reports 22-year-old Robert Hackett was sentenced last week after pleading guilty to attempted first-degree murder. The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office says Hackett, a woman and the victim were inside a house in Manchester in January after spending the day together. Hackett later shot the victim in the arm while he slept. 

  • Illinois man stabs himself after jury's guilty verdict

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say a central Illinois man stabbed himself in a courtroom shortly after a jury found him guilty in a sexual assault case. The Pantagraph reports 78-year-old Johnny Icard was sitting alone Wednesday at a defense table in Bloomington where he had represented himself at trial. When the judge said he was revoking Icard's bond, the Bloomington man said he had family affairs to attend to and wasn't expecting the verdict.   

  • Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse at the hands of a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University joined hands on stage to be honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs. The women who spoke out against the abuse by Larry Nassar stood together Wednesday night in a powerful and solemn closing to the show that honors the past year's top athletes and moments in sports.  

  • Bill Clinton: Leaders must remember 'our common humanity'

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton says the key to political leadership is remembering "our common humanity." Clinton's comments came Wednesday night during the NAACP Convention in San Antonio, where he presented Willie Brown with the 2018 NAACP Springarn Medal for outstanding achievement by an African-American. Brown is the former California House speaker and former San Francisco mayor. Clinton said political leaders need to keep humanity in mind. 

  • Spokane man facing involuntary manslaughter charges

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A judge has picked the jury for the trial of a man charged in the deaths of three people who died in a 2016 boat crash on Lake Coeur d'Alene, but the start has been delayed. Wednesday, both the prosecutors and the defense were hoping to begin opening arguments, but they are still tied up in motions that have delayed the start. The jury was selected in the case for Dennis Magner, but they were asked to leave while both sides continue their motions. 

  • Update: Highway 95 fire nears containment

    BOUNDARY COUNTY, Idaho - Firefighters in Boundary County are responding to a fire at milepost 517.5 on Highway 95 Wednesday afternoon. Authorities ask that you avoid the area to help first responders on the scene. A unified command has been established at the scene including Boundary County fire agencies and Idaho Lands. Members of every agency in Boundary County are also involved, lending support where needed.

  • Coast Guard rescues 5 capsized kayakers near Cape Disappointment

    WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say three children and two adults who capsized while kayaking near Cape Disappointment State Park were rescued. The U.S. Coast Guard says their Columbia River command center received a call reporting at least one person in the water Wednesday afternoon near Waikiki Beach. The Coast Guard says a boat crew rescued two children and two adults while a helicopter crew rescued one child.    

  • One found dead in Oregon wildfire

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - One person has been found dead near a tractor in a field that was consumed by a wildfire in Oregon. The Wasco County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday the body was found a short distance from the burned tractor. The person's identity has not been released. It's believed the person was trying to use the tractor to create a fire line to stop the blaze. 

  • Austin firefighters respond to spontaneously combusting tortilla chips

    AUSTIN, Texas - Firefighters responded to two fires last week that were reportedly sparked by spontaneous combustion of tortilla chips. You read that right. The Austin Fire Department posted about the incidents on its Facebook page Wednesday.

  • Spokane man sentenced for meth distribution, court supervision violation

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane man who was formerly accused of second-degree murder last year has now been sentenced to over 10 years in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine and violating court supervision. Jason Obermiller, 34, was sentenced to 126 months after having plead guilty in April 2018 to distributing 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, and admitting to violations of court supervision.

  • Victims in Stevens County plane crash were husbands, fathers

    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - The Stevens County Coroner has identified all three people involved in a deadly plane crash near Deer Park last week. The two students killed in the crash were identified as 30-year-old Andrew Trouten and 24-year-old Joo Chan Lee. The instructor was identified as 30-year-old Diego Senn. 

  • Court blocks measure asking voters to split California in 3

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The California Supreme Court has blocked a measure that would divide the state in three from appearing on the November ballot. The justices on Wednesday ordered the secretary of state not to put the initiative before voters, saying significant questions have been raised about its validity. The court will now consider the merits of a challenge brought by the Planning and Conservation League. 

  • Oxygen tanker truck crashes, causes explosion in California

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say an oxygen tanker truck has crashed and caused an explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area, closing a key highway and forcing evacuations at a medical clinic.    However, no injuries are reported.    California Highway Patrol Officer John Sloat says 911 callers reported a blast Wednesday that caused buildings to shake at the Kaiser outpatient clinic in Santa Rosa

  • One dead in three-vehicle I-5 crash near Conway

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - Authorities closed Interstate 5 south of Mount Vernon near Conway because of a three-vehicle crash that killed one person and injured others. The Skagit Valley Herald reports the collision occurred at about 1:15 p.m. when a semi-truck failed to stop for traffic that had backed up near a construction zone. Washington State Patrol Trooper Heather Axtman says the truck rear-ended a passenger vehicle, causing it to crash into the vehicle in front of it.

  • Health advisory issued for Fernan Lake

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Panhandle Health District (PHD) and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) have issued a health advisory for Fernan Lake. PHD is urging the public to use caution when recreating in or near the water. Water quality monitoring confirmed the presence of cyanobacteria, commonly known as blue-green algae. Blue-green algal blooms have the potential to produce dangerous toxins in areas of the lake. 

  • Spokane espresso bar offers free drinks for firefighters

    SPOKANE, Wash. - As fire crews have stepped up big in battling the Upriver Beacon fire, a local espresso bar is showing them gratitude with free drinks on Wednesday. Bigalow Gulp Espresso posted on Facebook showing a picture that reads "All Fire Fighters Drink Free, Thank You". 

  • Zuckerberg: Holocaust deniers won't be banned from Facebook

    NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook. Speaking with Recode's Kara Swisher, Zuckerberg, who is Jewish, said in an interview published Wednesday that he thinks there are things "that different people get wrong." He added that he doesn't think they are "intentionally" getting it wrong.

  • Spokane police need help finding robbery suspect

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public's help locating 53-year-old Timothy J. Lamere, who has a warrant for first degree robbery. The warrant is the result of the Washington Trust Bank robbery investigation that happened back on July 6. Police released a photo of Lamere Wednesday, but say he may or may not have facial hair and his hair length could be different than what's seen in the photo. 

  • Astronomers spy nearby star that could be chomping a planet

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Astronomers may have caught a relatively nearby star munching on a planet or mini-planets. A NASA space telescope noticed that the star suddenly started looking a bit strange last year. The Chandra X-Ray Observatory spotted a 30-fold increase in iron on the edge of the star, which is 10 million years old, along with pronounced dimming. MIT scientist Hans Moritz Guenther says he's never seen anything quite like this before.

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  • Detroit man gets probation in livestreamed killing of friend

    DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit man has been sentenced to three years of probation for accidentally shooting and killing a friend while they were streaming live on Instagram.    Dawone Cook was sentenced Wednesday. In addition to the probation, he must complete 100 hours of community service, which includes speaking to schoolchildren about the dangers of playing with guns and gun violence. 

  • Trump asserts Russia not targeting US, contradicting intel

    WASHINGTON (AP) - In an instantly controversial new comment on Russia, President Donald Trump on Wednesday appeared to deny the longtime U.S. foe was still targeting American elections, a claim sharply at odds with recent public warnings from his top intelligence chief. The White House quickly said that wasn’t what Trump was saying.

  • Report: Weather was deteriorating before Alaska plane crash

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Investigators say a pilot who crashed a charter plane on a mountain in Alaska initially confused the snow-covered slopes with a body of water in deteriorating weather conditions.    In a preliminary report released Wednesday, the National Transportation Safety Board said the 72-year-old pilot initiated a steep, emergency climb but the airplane struck rising terrain.

  • Police: 2 children suffer bites in possible shark attacks

    ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say two children have been bitten in waters off New York's Fire Island in possible shark attacks, prompting beach closings.    Newsday reports police are investigating the incidents Wednesday off Sailors Haven and Atlantique beaches.    Town of Islip spokeswoman Caroline Smith says a 13-year-old boy was treated at a hospital for a bite on his leg.

  • Study links air pollution to drop in national park visitors

    DENVER (AP) - A new study says visitors may be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting their visits short because of air pollution.    Researchers at Iowa State and Cornell universities looked at more than two decades of data on ozone pollution at 33 parks - from Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon. 

  • Idaho officials approve auctions for remaining cottage sites

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho officials have approved auctioning 128 residential lake lots in northern Idaho and west-central Idaho over the next six years as the state aims to wrap up efforts to get out of the residential-leasing business.    The Idaho Land Board on Tuesday approved the auctions for 102 lots on Priest Lake and 26 on Payette Lake..

  • Fire lined vs. fire containment: What's the difference?

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  • BOLO issued for armed man, woman believed to be in danger

    MISSOULA, Mont. - The United States Marshals Service issued a Be On the Lookout for a man charged with aggravated assault and tampering with a witness. According to the US Marshals, Marco Antonio Guzman fled the Libby, MT area with Sandra Carris. Guzman is believed to be armed and dangerous. Carris is not believed to be a willing participant in the travel and has been listed as a missing endangered person. 

  • Car slams into South Carolina apartment complex, bicyclist

    A car slammed into an apartment complex early Wednesday morning after a police chase that started in Greenville, South Carolina.  Greenville police began chasing the vehicle after it was reported stolen.  The car sped down a hill, lost control and hit the apartment building.  Police say the driver also hit a bicyclist who was taken to the hospital after losing a leg.  A resident inside the apartment suffered serious injuries. 

  • South Dakota mom sentenced for killing son who wet the bed

    A South Dakota woman accused of beating her 2-year-old son to death after he wet his bed has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison.    Thirty-year-old Katrina Shangreaux, of Porcupine on the Pine Ridge Reservation, pleaded guilty in March to second-degree murder in the July 2016 death of 2-year-old Kylen Shangreaux. She was sentenced Tuesday.                 

  • Connecticut woman finds deadly spider in grocery store grapes

    A Connecticut woman says she found a black widow spider in a package of grapes from the grocery store.    The woman says she bought the organic grapes from a Stop & Shop in Branford on Monday morning, and she and her 11-year-old son were eating the grapes together when they found the spider.    The woman says the venomous spider didn't bite, and the store offered her a full refund. She declined to give her name.    

  • Ford recalls 550K vehicles for gearshift issue

    Ford is recalling about 550,000 cars and SUVs in North America to fix a gearshift problem that could cause the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly.    The recall covers certain 2013 through 2016 Fusion sedans and some 2013 and 2014 Escape small SUVs.    Ford says a bushing that attaches the shifter cable to the transmission can fall off. If this happens, the driver could shift into park but the vehicle could be in another gear. 

  • Post Falls man dies in Spokane Valley crash

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A Post Falls man died in a collision involving a motorcycle and semi truck Tuesday afternoon in Spokane Valley. Around 3:53 p.m., a Peterbilt semi-truck was heading westbound on Trent turning north into a private parking lot from the second lane when a Suzuki motorcycle in the first lane turned in front of the semi and collided. The driver of the motorcycle, 65-year-old Michael Arnold of Post Falls, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

  • Death of Spokane County Jail inmate being investigated

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Detectives are investigating the in-custody death of an inmate at the Spokane County Jail. Deputies were called to the jail Tuesday afternoon regarding an inmate who was found deceased in a cell while inmates were being released for "out time" for that floor. Major Crimes Detectives are processing the scene and conducting interviews of inmates and correction staff. 

  • JBS USA suspends shipments from Kentucky farm after video

    DENVER (AP) - JBS USA, the U.S. branch of the world's largest meat producer, says it has suspended shipments from a pig farm where workers were shown hitting, kicking and throwing pigs on undercover video. The Colorado-based company said it made the decision based on an initial review of the Mercy for Animals video at a Tosh Farms site in Simpson County, Kentucky, and will investigate the allegations.   

  • Medicaid expansion initiative qualifies for Idaho ballot

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A Medicaid expansion proposal has received enough signatures and will be on the November ballot. Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney on Tuesday said more than 56,000 valid signatures have been counted. The signatures include at least 6 percent of the registered voters in at least 18 of Idaho's 35 legislative districts.    

  • Primary voters in Ferry County will not have to pay postage

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - It turns out that voters in Washington state's Ferry County will not have to buy their own stamps to mail in their primary ballots this year. Ferry County Auditor Dianna Galvan said Tuesday that she had overcome budget concerns that had prompted her to conclude the small county could not afford prepaid postage on ballot return envelopes.

  • Police investigating Downtown Spokane hit-and-run incident

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A female pedestrian was struck by a truck in a hit-and-run incident Tuesday afternoon in downtown Spokane. Around noon Tuesday, the pedestrian was crossing at S Monroe St at W Sprague Ave. when she was hit by a truck turning from Sprague onto Monroe. The truck stopped initially, but then sped off southbound on Monroe. The victim was left lying in the street, where several citizens stopped to provide aid and call 911.

  • Feds arrest 11 in alleged heroin, meth trafficking ring

    SEATTLE (AP) - Officials say 11 people have been arrested on federal charges in connection with heroin and methamphetamine trafficking in the north Puget Sound region. U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes says the arrests happened Tuesday after a six-month investigation. She says search warrants also were served Tuesday at 30 locations which netted 18 firearms, 10 pounds of heroin, 20 pounds of meth and over $500,000 in cash.    

  • Robin Williams speaks for himself in new film on late comic

    NEW YORK (AP) - A new documentary on Robin Williams tells the late comedian's story mostly using his voice. "Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind" uses a wealth of archival footage to put viewers inside his thought process. Director Marina Zenovich notes that Williams had a routine in the 1970s that invited people into his mind. The film charts Williams' rise in comedy up until his death in August 2014. 

  • Bear tranquilized after taking dip in Los Angeles pool

    A large bear was hit with a tranquilizer dart after spending a few hours roaming a Los Angeles neighborhood and taking a dip in a backyard pool.    Police warned residents to stay indoors after the bear was spotted Tuesday in Granada Hills, along the foothills of the Santa Susana Mountains.    The bear cooled off in a pool for several minutes, then climbed a wall and explored suburban backyards in the San Fernando Valley.   

  • 3 killed in midair crash of 2 small planes in Florida

    Officials say three people died after two planes crashed above the Florida Everglades.    Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez told the Miami Herald that the planes collided in midair Tuesday afternoon.    Miami-Dade Fire Rescue was responding to an area south of Tamiami Trail, which runs through the Everglades connecting South Florida to the Gulf Coast. Florida Highway Patrol closed the road, though Alligator Alley to the north remained open.    

  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, July 17th

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  • Denver widow penalized for late husband's legal marijuana use

    The state of Colorado is denying half the workers' compensation death benefits to a woman whose husband died while working on a ski lift because he had marijuana in his system.    KMGH-TV reports Erika Lee's husband, Adam Lee, was crushed to death in December underneath a ski escalator in Loveland.    

  • Jaguar escapes New Orleans zoo enclosure, believed to have bitten through steel cable

    A zoo official in New Orleans says a jaguar that killed nine other animals during a weekend escape is believed to have bitten through a steel-cable barrier that forms the roof of its habitat.    Kyle Burks of the Audubon Zoo told reporters Tuesday that the jaguar apparently slipped through the resulting small gap in the barrier.    No people were hurt. 

  • Planned Parenthood sues Idaho over abortion reporting law

    Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands is suing the state of Idaho in federal court over new abortion reporting requirements that critics say are unconstitutional and intended to stigmatize women seeking medical care. Planned Parenthood filed the lawsuit in Idaho's U.S. District Court on Tuesday, asking a judge to declare the reporting law void.    The law, which went into effect on July 1, created a list of what lawmakers deemed to be complicati...
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    SPOKANE, Wash.- Spokane Police officers, and other first responders were called to a hit and run crash at Sprague and Monroe in downtown Spokane.  

  • Georgia paraplegic man assaults exotic dancers after refusal of sexual advances

    A Georgia paraplegic man is accused of assaulting at least two exotic dancers.    Police told WSB-TV that 31-year-old Johnnie Thompson paid exotic dancers to perform in his Decatur home last week. After one woman refused his sexual advances, police said he shocked her with a stun gun and restrained her with zip ties. When she fought back, he fired a handgun at her twice.    The woman freed herself and escaped. 

  • Alabama man sentenced in kidnapping of woman who escaped from car trunk

    A man has been sentenced to life without parole after being convicted of kidnapping an Alabama woman who later escaped by jumping from the trunk of a moving car.    Al.com reports 29-year-old Manuel Ali Towns was sentenced Monday after being found guilty of first-degree kidnapping and other charges. The sentence was handed down because of Towns' prior felony convictions.    

  • Twitter suspends 58 million accounts in final months of 2017

    Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press.    The figure highlights the company's newly aggressive stance against malicious or suspicious accounts in the wake of Russian disinformation efforts during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.    The number of suspended accounts originated with Twitter's "firehose," a data stream it makes available to academics, compa...
  • Trump says he misspoke on Russia meddling

    WASHINGTON (AP) -   President Donald Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsinki that he doesn't see why Russia would have interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections.  Back at the White House on Tuesday, the president told reporters that he said he meant he doesn't see why Russia "wouldn't" be responsible. 

  • MGM sues Vegas mass shooting victims, argues it isn't liable

    MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas.    The company argues in lawsuits filed Friday in Nevada and California that it has "no liability of any kind" to survivors or families of slain victims under a federal law enacted after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.   

  • Stray bullet strikes, kills 9-year-old girl inside her New Jersey home

    Authorities say a stray bullet struck and killed a 9-year-old girl inside her southern New Jersey home.    Bridgeton police say the shooting was reported around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. They say relatives drove the girl to a hospital but she was pronounced dead there a short time later.    The girl's name has not been released.    The shooting occurred about a block away from the girl's home. 

  • Texas woman accused of biting, swallowing part of another woman's nose

    A woman is accused of biting off and swallowing part of another woman's nose after being asked to leave the victim's home in Southeast Texas.    Station KTRK-TV reports that 41-year-old Jessica Collins of Conroe, Texas, has been arrested and charged with assault-bodily injury in the July 11 attack.    The victim says she went out drinking with her neighbor and Collins then all three returned to her home. Collins demanded more cigarettes and alcohol. 

  • Florida mom blames teen's death on confusing packaging for peanut cookies

    A Florida mother blames the death of her 15-year-old daughter on what she calls confusing packaging for Reese's Chips Ahoy cookies.    Kelli Travers-Stafford says her daughter Alexi mistakenly ate one of the cookies at a friend's house despite her peanut allergy, because the top of the familiar red packaging was peeled back, hiding the Reese's label.  

  • New Hampshire woman suffers head injuries after bear encounter inside her home

    New Hampshire's Fish and Game Department says a 71-year-old woman suffered serious head injuries from an encounter with a bear in her home.    The department says the bear somehow got inside the woman's home about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday in Groton, a rural community in the central part of the state. The woman, who uses a wheelchair, was hospitalized. Authorities haven't been able to talk to her yet.   

  • Schumer wants hearings on what Trump told Putin

    WASHINGTON (AP) -  Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer is calling for immediate hearings with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other top officials to learn more about President Donald Trump's private meeting on Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin (POO'-tihn).    Schumer says the American people deserve to know what, if anything, Trump...

  • WATCH: Wisconsin bicyclist falls through gap as drawbridge is opening

    MENASHA, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has released some jaw-dropping video showing a bicyclist who fell through a gap of a drawbridge as it was being raised to let a boat through.  The incident happened on July 4 after a fireworks show in Menasha, Wisconsin. The video shows the warning gates closed with lights flashing on the Racine Street Bridge as a woman on a bicycle rode past the gates and then fell through the gap.

  • Texas fisherman catches hammerhead shark with intentions to release it, dies before it's released

    A fisherman in Corpus Christi, Texas caught a very large shark, he says with the intentions of returning it to the ocean. However, it didn't work out as planned.  The giant hammerhead shark began dying before the catch and release effort was complete.  The fisherman, reeled in the 14-foot shark, measure it, and took photos.  The photos he posted on social media sparked controversy.  He says the sharks health began to fail when he tried to release it. 

  • Astronomers discover a dozen new moons around Jupiter

    It's getting more crowded around Jupiter. A team of astronomers is reporting the discovery of a dozen new moons circling the giant gas planet.    That brings the number of moons at Jupiter to 79, the most of any planet. Saturn is next with 61.    The astronomers were looking for objects on the fringes of the solar system when they spotted the Jupiter moons. They found a dozen small moons. The confirmation of 10 was announced Tuesday; two were confirmed earlier.

  • Nickelodeon announces new 'Rugrats' episodes, movie

    Tommy, Chuckie and the gang have a new TV and movie deal.    Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures have announced the animated children's series "Rugrats" is returning to the network with 26 episodes. The creators of the series will be executive producers.    A live-action movie, written by David Goodman, featuring computer generated characters is slated to hit theaters in November 2020.

  • Investigation into deadly plane crash near Deer Park continues

    DEER PARK, Wash. - In a statement on its Facebook page Friday evening, Moody Aviation in Spokane confirmed that three people died in a plane crash near Deer Park Friday morning.

  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, July 16th


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  • WATCH: Intense body cam video shows Las Vegas police in chase, shootout with suspects

    LAS VEGAS - Body camera footage released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Monday shows an intense pursuit from the front seat of a patrol car. It happened Wednesday morning in downtown Las Vegas. For roughly four minutes, Officer William Umana was trying to stop two shooting suspects, identified as Fidel Miranda and Rene Nunez.

  • Officials: In policy shift, US open to meeting with Taliban

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration appears to be shifting tactics in Afghanistan, saying it's open to holding direct talks with the Taliban as a way of encouraging negotiations between the militant group and the Afghan government.    U.S. officials say that an Afghan-to-Afghan negotiation remains the goal of any engagement with the Taliban.

  • Employees attack, subdue would-be robber armed with box cutter

    TUCSON, Ariz. - A man armed with a box cutter got more than he bargained for when he tried to rob a Tucson, Arizona, restaurant last week.  Security shows the man, identified as 20-year-old Jerry Evans Madril, enter the Mi Nidito restaurant and demand money from employees. But the workers weren't having any of it.  At least six workers attacked Madril.

  • FCC head has 'serious concerns' with Sinclair-Tribune deal

    NEW YORK (AP) - The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is raising "serious concerns" about Sinclair's $3.9 billion deal for Tribune's television stations.    Sinclair wants to buy Tribune Media and its 42 TV stations, including KTLA in Los Angeles and WPIX in New York. To address potential antitrust concerns, Sinclair has said it would sell stations to several buyers.

  • Russian hackers used US online infrastructure against itself

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Exactly seven months before the 2016 presidential election, Russian government hackers made it onto a Democratic committee’s network. One of their carefully crafted fraudulent emails had hit pay dirt, enticing an employee to click a link and enter her password.

  • Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23

    HONOLULU (AP) - An explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean sent molten rock crashing through the roof of a sightseeing boat off Hawaii’s Big Island, injuring 23 people Monday, officials said. A woman in her 20s was in serious condition with a broken thigh bone, the Hawaii County Fire Department said. Three others were in stable condition at a hospital with unspecified injuries. 

  • Tips for staying hydrated on hot days

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - It’s hot. And while water may feel refreshing hitting your skin, drinking it in will help cool you off. “If you can find like a big flask or a gallon jug or something that's going to hold you accountable to drink water throughout the day,” Chris Buskirk said. Buskirk, a fitness professional at Peak Fitness in Coeur d’Alene, says kids and adults often forget to drink water when they are playing outside.

  • Meals on Wheels needs fan donations for seniors

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Meals on Wheels Spokane normally gives out fans with their food to elderly families who desperately need it, but they have not been able to give out fans due to lack of donations. Mollie Dalpae, the executive director for Meals On Wheels Spokane, says they were able to give out fans earlier this summer but they’ve run out.

  • Spokane Valley firefighters rescue man clinging to rock in Spokane River

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley firefighters responded to a report of a man yelling for help in the Spokane River near the Barker Road bridge Monday afternoon. The caller said the man said he was too tired to swim and was holding onto a rock. He was not wearing a life jacket. Firefighters found the man, who was clinging to the rock about 20 feet from the north bank of the river and about 100 yards west of the bridge. 

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    A Honduran man who was separated from his baby son at the Texas border and then deported without him soon will hold the boy again.>>
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