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  • Firefighter shot while responding to senior home dies

    LONG BEACH, Calif. - A firefighter who was shot while responding to an explosion and fire at a Southern California retirement home has died. Long Beach Fire Chief Mike DuRee announced that the firefighter had died about four hours after the shooting before dawn Monday. DuRee says the 45-year-old firefighter was a 17-year veteran of the department and leaves behind a wife and two children.

  • 'The Old Man' from 'Pawn Stars', Richard Harrison, dies at the age of 77

    LAS VEGAS - Richard Benjamin Harrison, known as "The Old Man" on The History Channel's "Pawn Stars" passed away Monday morning at the age of 77.  A cause is not known at this time, but Harrison's son, Rick, said he was "surrounded by loving family this past weekend and went peacefully."  

  • Supreme Court declines to hear 'Making a Murderer' case

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is declining to weigh in on the case of a teenager convicted of rape and murder and featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer."  The Supreme Court's decision Monday not to take the case leaves in place a lower court ruling against Brendan Dassey.    Dassey was 16 years old when he confessed to Wisconsin authorities that he'd joined his uncle in raping and murdering photographer Teresa Halbach.

  • Pharmacist denies woman miscarriage drug on moral grounds

    PEORIA, Ariz. - A woman says a pharmacist denied her doctor's prescription for miscarriage medications to end her 10-week-old pregnancy based on moral grounds. Nicole Artega posted on Facebook what happened when she walked into a Walgreens pharmacy in Peoria, Arizona, on Thursday. Her baby's development had stopped, and her doctor had told her the pregnancy would end in a miscarriage.  

  • Trump trash talks restaurant that booted Sanders

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is trash-talking a restaurant that refused to serve his press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.  Trump said in a tweet Monday morning that The Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia "should focus more on cleaning its filthy canopies, doors and windows (badly needs a paint job) rather than refusing to serve a fine person like Sarah Huckabee Sanders."   

  • Gun industry sees banks as new threat to 2nd Amendment

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - In the wake of high-profile mass shootings, corporate America has been taking a stand against the firearms industry amid a lack of action by lawmakers on gun control. Payment processing firms are limiting transactions, Bank of America stopped providing financing to companies that make AR-style guns, and retailers like Walmart and Dick's Sporting Goods imposed age restrictions on gun purchases. 

  • People angry over Sanders slam the wrong Red Hen

    SWEDESBORO, N.J. (AP) - People have been flooding a Red Hen restaurant with angry calls and negative reviews since White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was told to leave - but they've got the wrong Red Hen. Restaurant managing partner Elizabeth Pope tells The Philadelphia Inquirer the New Jersey eatery has received at least 600 phone calls from people mistaking it with another similarly named one in Virginia.  

  • English bulldog Zsa Zsa wins Ugliest Dog contest

    PETALUMA, Calif (AP) - A 9-year-old English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Zsa Zsa won the title Saturday in the competition where dogs with hairless bodies and lolling tongues flaunt their imperfections. The dogs walk down a red carpet and are evaluated by a panel of judges. 

  • Trump lobs new threats against countries trading with US

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is lobbing new threats against U.S. trade partners. Trump says Sunday on Twitter that the U.S. is "insisting" that countries remove "artificial" trade barriers and tariffs on U.S. imports to their countries "or be met with more than Reciprocity by the U.S.A." He says "Trade must be fair and no longer a one way street!"    

  • Roseanne Barr: 'I made myself a hate magnet'

    NEW YORK (AP) - In an emotional interview, Roseanne Barr says she definitely feels remorse for the racist tweet that prompted ABC to cancel the revival of "Roseanne." Barr recorded a podcast interview with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who on Sunday published an edited transcript and recording of the conversation.

  • About 30 parents separated from kids released

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) - An El Paso, Texas-based organization that assists immigrants says it's receiving about 30 parents who have been separated from their children after they were apprehended entering the country illegally and will work to reunite the families.

  • Man charged with attempted murder says he was baptizing family in bathtub

    CHAPMANVILLE, W. Va. (AP) - Police in West Virginia say a man who said he was trying to baptize his wife and children in a bathtub has been charged with trying to drown them. News outlets report 36-year-old Leslie Kelly of Chapmanville was charged last week with attempted murder, domestic battery and child abuse creating the risk of serious injury.   

  • New Mexico residents to testify on atomic bomb fallout

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Residents of a New Mexico Hispanic village near the site of the world's first atomic bomb test are expected to share their stories with Congress. The Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium is scheduled to travel to Washington, D.C., this week and testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee about the effects of the Trinity Test on generations of Tularosa residents.

  • Woman fends off attacker near TJ Meenach bridge

    Spokane Police responded to a 911 call early Sunday morning after a woman near the TJ Meenach Bridge defended herself from a male attacker. Around 2:30 a.m., the woman reported that 28-year-old Atif Ado accosted her as she walked home. Despite her protests, Ado continued following her and ultimately held her at gunpoint while trying to drag her to a secluded location. 

  • 'Jurassic World' sequel stomps its way to $150M debut

    NEW YORK (AP) - The dinosaurs still rule the box office. "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" surpassed expectations to open with an estimated $150 million in ticket sales in U.S. and Canada theaters over the weekend. While that total didn't approach the record-breaking debut of 2015's "Jurassic" reboot, it proved the franchise still roars loudly among moviegoers.  

  • San Francisco restaurants open kitchens to refugee chefs

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Five restaurants in San Francisco have opened their kitchens for the first time to a program that allows refugees aspiring to be chefs to showcase their cuisines and culinary skills. The Refugee Food Festival kicked off in the city Tuesday with a woman who fled Myanmar presenting dishes from her homeland at the popular Hog Island Oyster Co. restaurant.

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  • Delta bans pit bulls as service dogs due to safety concerns

    Delta bans pit bulls as service dogs due to safety concerns

    Friday, June 22 2018 8:55 AM EDT2018-06-22 12:55:46 GMT

    ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines says it's no longer allowing passengers to fly with "pit bull type" dogs as service or support animals.    The Atlanta-based airline describes its ban announced this week as an "enhancement" to its policy on animals in passenger areas. Delta also says it's limiting travelers to a single emotional support animal per flight. The changes take effect July 10. 

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    ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines says it's no longer allowing passengers to fly with "pit bull type" dogs as service or support animals.    The Atlanta-based airline describes its ban announced this week as an "enhancement" to its policy on animals in passenger areas. Delta also says it's limiting travelers to a single emotional support animal per flight. The changes take effect July 10. 

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  • Inquest finds officers justified in killing Montana man

    Inquest finds officers justified in killing Montana man

    Thursday, June 21 2018 4:11 PM EDT2018-06-21 20:11:27 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - An inquest has found officers were justified in shooting and killing a Montana man who was high on methamphetamine and had barricaded himself inside a sporting goods store with a cache of weapons and shot at officers.    Jurors said Thursday there was no criminal conduct on behalf of the Billings police officers who shot and killed Frank Joey Half, Jr. last November.

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - An inquest has found officers were justified in shooting and killing a Montana man who was high on methamphetamine and had barricaded himself inside a sporting goods store with a cache of weapons and shot at officers.    Jurors said Thursday there was no criminal conduct on behalf of the Billings police officers who shot and killed Frank Joey Half, Jr. last November.

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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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  • Five seniors selected as Co-Captains for the 2018 football season

    Five seniors selected as Co-Captains for the 2018 football season

    Photo: EWU AthleticsPhoto: EWU Athletics
    Photo: EWU AthleticsPhoto: EWU Athletics

    The five seniors represent a total of 148 games worth of experience for the Eagles, including 92 starts. They are among the 28 seniors playing under second-year head coach Aaron Best.

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    The five seniors represent a total of 148 games worth of experience for the Eagles, including 92 starts. They are among the 28 seniors playing under second-year head coach Aaron Best.

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  • Indians snap losing streak, beating Canadians 4-3

    Indians snap losing streak, beating Canadians 4-3

    Indians snap four-game losing streakIndians snap four-game losing streak
    Indians snap four-game losing streakIndians snap four-game losing streak

    The Spokane pitching staff shut the door from there. Seth Nordlin (W, 1-0) followed up his excellent first start of the season by twirling 5.2 innings.

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    The Spokane pitching staff shut the door from there. Seth Nordlin (W, 1-0) followed up his excellent first start of the season by twirling 5.2 innings.

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  • Bogdan Bliznyuk signs Summer League deal with LA Clippers

    Bogdan Bliznyuk signs Summer League deal with LA Clippers

    Courtesy: EWU AthleticsCourtesy: EWU Athletics
    Courtesy: EWU AthleticsCourtesy: EWU Athletics
    EWU Athletics The path to the National Basketball Association begins in Las Vegas for former Eastern Washington University basketball player Bogdan Bliznyuk, Eastern head coach Shantay Legans said Saturday (June 23).   The Big Sky Conference all-time leading scorer has agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Clippers, and will represent the team in the NBA's Summer League in Las Vegas from July 6-13. All five of their games will be broadcast on either ESPN or NBATV.   Since en...>>
    EWU Athletics The path to the National Basketball Association begins in Las Vegas for former Eastern Washington University basketball player Bogdan Bliznyuk, Eastern head coach Shantay Legans said Saturday (June 23).   The Big Sky Conference all-time leading scorer has agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Clippers, and will represent the team in the NBA's Summer League in Las Vegas from July 6-13. All five of their games will be broadcast on either ESPN or NBATV.   Since en...>>
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  • Northern California wildfires prompt evacuations, burn homes

    Northern California wildfires prompt evacuations, burn homes

    Monday, June 25 2018 10:16 AM EDT2018-06-25 14:16:35 GMT
    Monday, June 25 2018 12:09 PM EDT2018-06-25 16:09:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Noah Berger). An air tanker drops retardant on a wildfire burning above the Spring Lakes community on Sunday, June 24, 2018, near Clearlake Oaks, Calif. Wind-driven wildfires destroyed buildings and threatened hundreds of others Sunday as the...(AP Photo/Noah Berger). An air tanker drops retardant on a wildfire burning above the Spring Lakes community on Sunday, June 24, 2018, near Clearlake Oaks, Calif. Wind-driven wildfires destroyed buildings and threatened hundreds of others Sunday as the...
    Wind-driven wildfires breaking out across Northern California forced thousands of residents to flee their homes and destroyed at least a dozen buildings.>>
    Wind-driven wildfires breaking out across Northern California forced thousands of residents to flee their homes and destroyed at least a dozen buildings.>>
  • Science Says: What makes something truly addictive

    Science Says: What makes something truly addictive

    Thursday, June 21 2018 2:51 AM EDT2018-06-21 06:51:48 GMT
    Monday, June 25 2018 12:09 PM EDT2018-06-25 16:09:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 file photo, a college student plays a computer game at an Internet cafe in Seoul, South Korea. On Monday, 18, 2018, the World Health Organization said that compulsively playing video ga...(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 file photo, a college student plays a computer game at an Internet cafe in Seoul, South Korea. On Monday, 18, 2018, the World Health Organization said that compulsively playing video ga...
    Video game "addiction" decision renews debate over whether behaviors can cause same kind of illness as drugs.>>
    Video game "addiction" decision renews debate over whether behaviors can cause same kind of illness as drugs.>>
  • Koko the gorilla used smarts, empathy to help change views

    Koko the gorilla used smarts, empathy to help change views

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:41 AM EDT2018-06-21 10:41:47 GMT
    Monday, June 25 2018 12:08 PM EDT2018-06-25 16:08:23 GMT
    Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died in her sleep at the foundation's preserve in California's Sana Cruz mountains on Tuesday.>>
    Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died in her sleep at the foundation's preserve in California's Sana Cruz mountains on Tuesday.>>
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