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  • Megyn Kelly apologizes for suggesting blackface OK

    NEW YORK (AP) - Megyn Kelly is apologizing to her NBC News colleagues for questioning why dressing up in blackface for a Halloween costume is wrong.    She faced a swift backlash for her morning show segment on Tuesday and wrote later that she realized that such behavior is wrong. She says she's never been a "PC" kind of person, but does understand that she needs to be more sensitive on issues of race and ethnicity.

  • Man alleged to be behind racist robocalls moves out of Sandpoint home

    SANDPOINT, Idaho - Off a quiet back road in unincorporated Bonner County sits a home that was once occupied by Scott Rhodes. We're concealing the address due to privacy concerns, but KHQ was there as new tenants claim they just moved in a few days ago. The tenants also showed us magazines that were addressed to Rhodes, some under different aliases including "Jewman Rhodes."

  • Suspected driver in fatal Liberty Lake hit-and-run crash held on $200K bond

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - The suspected driver in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Liberty Lake last week made his first appearance in court on Tuesday. A judge ordered 21-year-old Pavel Kanyushkin held on $200,000 bond. Police say Kanyushkin drove from the scene of the crash Thursday morning. Officers arrived on scene at the intersection of E. Mission Ave and E. Country Vista Drive for a report of a woman lying in the road.

  • Pullman woman identified as victim in University of Utah shooting; Suspect is dead

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - KSL in Salt Lake City has identified the victim in Monday's night's shooting on the campus of the University of Utah as Lauren McCluskey from Pullman.  According to KSL, McCluskey was a student-athlete from Pullman and was on the track and field team. She was a senior at the university majoring in Communications.  

  • Arrest made in deadly stabbing in downtown Spokane at 2nd and Division 7-Eleven

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Detectives say a suspect has been taken into custody after an early morning stabbing at 2nd Avenue and Division Street. Just after 2:30 a.m., a man died in the parking the parking lot of 177 S. Division Street. Officers were in the area on an unrelated call and became aware of a large group gathered in the lot and a possible fight.

  • Bonsai tree stolen in Hawaii after owner raised it for decades

    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) - Hawaii police are trying to find a rare bonsai tree that was stolen from a nursery owner who says he spent nearly 60 years caring for it.    The tree was taken in September from a nursery owned by David Fukumoto in the Big Island community of Mountain View.    The 78-year-old Fukumoto says it was his first bonsai tree and it's as if someone kidnapped his child.

  • Escaped inmate claiming to be twin headed back to prison

    MIAMI (AP) - An escaped Georgia inmate who claimed to be his twin brother when he was arrested in Florida is heading back to prison.    The Miami Herald reports that a Miami-Dade circuit judge ordered 63-year-old Raul Prado be returned to Georgia.    Prado was arrested in Miami in May, a day after authorities say he fled from a work detail at an Augusta, Georgia, water treatment plant.

  • Police: Man pointed gun at girlfriend over late baby shower

    HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas man has been arrested after police say he pointed a loaded gun at his pregnant girlfriend when her baby shower at their home went longer than planned.    Bell County Jail records show 42-year-old Raymond Allen Strange of Harker Heights was jailed Tuesday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

  • Tracy Chapman sues Nicki Minaj for copyright infringement

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rapper Nicki Minaj is being sued for sampling a Tracy Chapman song without permission.    Chapman filed a copyright infringement lawsuit Monday in a Los Angeles federal court. The Grammy-winning singer says Minaj's unreleased track "Sorry" incorporates the lyrics and vocal melody from her 1988 single "Baby Can I Hold You."

  • Canadian rapper dies in stunt while rapping on plane wing

    VERNON, British Columbia (AP) - A Canadian rapper died while performing a stunt that involved rapping while walking on the wing of a plane.    British Columbia's Coroners Service says 34-four-year-old Jon James McMurray died while working with a team making videos of airplane stunts and parachuting in that province Saturday.

  • Complaints made over misleading political mailers

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington's Public Disclosure Commission has received several complaints about misleading mailers sent to voters in four competitive legislative districts across the state.    The mailers, which were also sent to voters deciding a Thurston County Commission race, suggest the Democrats in those races are too conservative and urge voters to write-in a "real progressive" candidate instead.

  • Idaho GOP takes down social media posts mocking Democrat

    NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Republican Party has removed social media posts that added a mocking laugh track aimed at a Democratic candidate.    The Idaho Press-Tribune reports the party on Monday removed a post from its Twitter and Instagram accounts that contained a copyrighted clip from Idaho Public Television's "Idaho Debates," augmented with a mocking laugh track pointed at Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan.

  • Spokane City Council approves restrictions on Border Patrol

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Spokane City Council has approved an ordinance restricting the U.S. Border Patrol's ability to search city property that is not open to the public.    The new law would require the Border Patrol to obtain written permission from the mayor before searching the Spokane Intermodal Center and other city property where people are required to purchase a ticket or obtain permission to enter.

  • 2 arrested after home invasion at marijuana grow house

    SEATAC, Wash. (AP) -Two people have been arrested and a third remains on the run after an armed home invasion robbery at a home in SeaTac, Washington.    The robbery happened sometime just after 4 a.m. Tuesday at a home that contained a large illegal marijuana grow, said Sgt. Michael Starrett with the King County Sheriff's Office

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  • Idaho fire season will cost about $20 million, set to end below average

    Idaho fire season will cost about $20 million, set to end below average

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-10-16 22:13:37 GMT

    Idaho will owe about $20 million in firefighting costs for the 2018 wildfire season. Officials with the Idaho Department of Lands told the Idaho Land Board on Tuesday that this year's wildfire season is below the 20-year-average for acres burned and number of fires. But officials say 202 wildfires in Idaho were caused by humans, while just 56 were caused by lighting. 

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    Idaho will owe about $20 million in firefighting costs for the 2018 wildfire season. Officials with the Idaho Department of Lands told the Idaho Land Board on Tuesday that this year's wildfire season is below the 20-year-average for acres burned and number of fires. But officials say 202 wildfires in Idaho were caused by humans, while just 56 were caused by lighting. 

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  • Study shows health, reaction-time declines in firefighters

    Study shows health, reaction-time declines in firefighters

    Monday, September 3 2018 9:39 PM EDT2018-09-04 01:39:59 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Randy Brooks’ son had a request three years ago: What could his dad do to make wildland firefighting safer? To Brooks, a professor at the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources who deals with wildland firefighting, it was more of a command. His son, Bo Brooks, is a wildland firefighter who a few days earlier during that 2015 fire season fled a wall of flames that killed three of his fellow firefighters in eastern Washington.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Randy Brooks’ son had a request three years ago: What could his dad do to make wildland firefighting safer? To Brooks, a professor at the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources who deals with wildland firefighting, it was more of a command. His son, Bo Brooks, is a wildland firefighter who a few days earlier during that 2015 fire season fled a wall of flames that killed three of his fellow firefighters in eastern Washington.

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  • Crystal fire near Wenatchee now 30 percent contained

    Crystal fire near Wenatchee now 30 percent contained

    Sunday, September 2 2018 11:46 AM EDT2018-09-02 15:46:29 GMT

    EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. - A fire burning on the north edge of East Wenatchee, Washington, in Douglas County is 30 percent contained according to crews on the front line. The Crystal Fire started just after midnight on September 1. Strong winds accelerated the spread of the blaze through dry brush and grass through the night, threatening nearby homes and orchards. 

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    EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. - A fire burning on the north edge of East Wenatchee, Washington, in Douglas County is 30 percent contained according to crews on the front line. The Crystal Fire started just after midnight on September 1. Strong winds accelerated the spread of the blaze through dry brush and grass through the night, threatening nearby homes and orchards. 

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  • Pullman woman identified as victim in University of Utah shooting; Suspect is dead

    Pullman woman identified as victim in University of Utah shooting; Suspect is dead

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 8:01 PM EDT2018-10-24 00:01:15 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - KSL in Salt Lake City has identified the victim in Monday's night's shooting on the campus of the University of Utah as Lauren McCluskey from Pullman.  According to KSL, McCluskey was a student-athlete from Pullman and was on the track and field team. She was a senior at the university majoring in Communications.  

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    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - KSL in Salt Lake City has identified the victim in Monday's night's shooting on the campus of the University of Utah as Lauren McCluskey from Pullman.  According to KSL, McCluskey was a student-athlete from Pullman and was on the track and field team. She was a senior at the university majoring in Communications.  

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  • Honey Smacks returns to shelves with new recipe after recall

    Honey Smacks returns to shelves with new recipe after recall

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 10:33 AM EDT2018-10-23 14:33:29 GMT

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. - Kellogg's Honey Smacks is returning to shelves following a voluntarily recall after salmonella infected 100 people in 33 states. The company announced on Monday the cereal will return next month in limited quantities with "a simpler, updated recipe." The company says production was moved to a "trusted and tested Kellogg-owned facility that has been reliably producing cereal for decades."  

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    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. - Kellogg's Honey Smacks is returning to shelves following a voluntarily recall after salmonella infected 100 people in 33 states. The company announced on Monday the cereal will return next month in limited quantities with "a simpler, updated recipe." The company says production was moved to a "trusted and tested Kellogg-owned facility that has been reliably producing cereal for decades."  

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  • BMW to recall 1.6 million vehicles worldwide over fire risk

    BMW to recall 1.6 million vehicles worldwide over fire risk

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 10:33 AM EDT2018-10-23 14:33:00 GMT

    FRANKFURT, Germany - Automaker BMW says it is expanding a recall to cover 1.6 million vehicles worldwide due to possible fluid leaks that could result in a fire.  BMW said Tuesday that in some diesel vehicles coolant could leak from the exhaust gas recirculation module, part of the emissions reduction system. The leaks could combine with soot at high temperatures and lead to a fire.  

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    FRANKFURT, Germany - Automaker BMW says it is expanding a recall to cover 1.6 million vehicles worldwide due to possible fluid leaks that could result in a fire.  BMW said Tuesday that in some diesel vehicles coolant could leak from the exhaust gas recirculation module, part of the emissions reduction system. The leaks could combine with soot at high temperatures and lead to a fire.  

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  • Migrants pause to honor dead man, rest, still far from US

    Migrants pause to honor dead man, rest, still far from US

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 9:05 AM EDT2018-10-23 13:05:46 GMT
    Tuesday, October 23 2018 9:47 PM EDT2018-10-24 01:47:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Moises Castillo). Central American migrants making their way to the U.S. rest in a park after arriving to Huixtla, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants resumed an arduous trek toward the U.S. border Monday, wi...(AP Photo/Moises Castillo). Central American migrants making their way to the U.S. rest in a park after arriving to Huixtla, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants resumed an arduous trek toward the U.S. border Monday, wi...
    Thousands of Central American migrants have awakened in a makeshift encampment in a rain-soaked town square in far-southern Mexico, still distant from their goal of reaching the U.S. border.>>
    Thousands of Central American migrants have awakened in a makeshift encampment in a rain-soaked town square in far-southern Mexico, still distant from their goal of reaching the U.S. border.>>
  • Records: Suspect in Utah university killing was sex offender

    Records: Suspect in Utah university killing was sex offender

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 1:15 AM EDT2018-10-23 05:15:37 GMT
    Tuesday, October 23 2018 9:47 PM EDT2018-10-24 01:47:23 GMT
    The University of Utah campus is on lockdown after a shooting.>>
    The University of Utah campus is on lockdown after a shooting.>>
  • Lottery office pools increase odds and possibly headaches

    Lottery office pools increase odds and possibly headaches

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 5:05 PM EDT2018-10-23 21:05:47 GMT
    Tuesday, October 23 2018 9:47 PM EDT2018-10-24 01:47:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). A customer buys a Mega Millions lottery ticket at a local grocery store, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa. Lottery players will have a chance at winning an estimated $1.6 billion jackpot in Tuesday night's Mega...(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). A customer buys a Mega Millions lottery ticket at a local grocery store, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa. Lottery players will have a chance at winning an estimated $1.6 billion jackpot in Tuesday night's Mega...
    With the record Mega Millions jackpot at $1.6 billion, it can seem like perfect sense to pool your money with co-workers and increase your chance of winning a giant payday.>>
    With the record Mega Millions jackpot at $1.6 billion, it can seem like perfect sense to pool your money with co-workers and increase your chance of winning a giant payday.>>

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