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    • Teacher who fired gun apologizes to California community

      SEASIDE, Calif. (AP) - A teacher at a Northern California high school has apologized for accidentally firing a gun inside his classroom, injuring three students.    The Monterey Herald reports Saturday that teacher and reserve police officer Dennis Alexander apologized and thanked community members for their support at a city council meeting Thursday night in Seaside. 

    • School-walkout unity also lays bare division among students

      The walkouts to protest gun violence that mobilized students nationwide also created tensions in hallways and classrooms.    In some cases, personal relationships have been strained as classmates take different views of the protests and calls for tighter gun restrictions.

    • Police find suspicious device

      Police: Man shot, killed trying to get into patrol vehicle

      GRAHAM, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in western Washington say a sheriff's deputy shot and killed a 28-year-old Spanaway man attempting to get into the deputy's patrol car.    The Pierce County Sheriff's Department says the shooting took place not long after a woman called at about 9:30 p.m. Friday to report her friend was having a mental breakdown in the middle of the road in an area called Elk Plain.

    • State: Voicemail about cracking in bridge wasn’t picked up

      MIAMI (AP) - An engineer left a voicemail two days before a catastrophic bridge failure in Miami to say some cracking had been found at one end of the concrete span, but the voicemail wasn’t picked up until after the collapse, Florida Department of Transportation officials said Friday.

    • Facebook says it's cracking down on online gun sales, with a new policy that bars private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world's largest social network.

      Facebook bans Trump-affiliated data firm Cambridge Analytica

      Facebook suspended Cambridge Analytica, a data-analysis firm that worked for President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, over allegations that it held onto improperly obtained user data after telling Facebook it had deleted the information. The social network issued a blog post explaining its decision, although the tale is convoluted.

    • US probes 4 deaths in Hyundai-Kia cars when air bags failed

      DETROIT (AP) - Air bags in some Hyundai and Kia cars failed to inflate in crashes and four people are dead. Now the U.S. government’s road safety agency wants to know why. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it’s investigating problems that affect an estimated 425,000 cars made by the Korean automakers. 

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    • Photo: Spokane Chiefs

      Chiefs drop home finale to Americans, 2-1

      The Spokane Chiefs dropped their fourth game in a row in their regular season home finale on Friday night, 2-1 to the visiting Tri-City Americans.

    • Photo: Spokane Chiefs

      Chiefs fall to Seattle, 6-3

      The Thunderbirds responded in force with three more unanswered goals, taking the final 6-3 lead into the second intermission.

    • Gonzaga gets #4 seed; Will play #13 UNC Greensboro in first round

      SPOKANE, Wash. - The Gonzaga Bulldogs snagged a #4 seed in the NCAA tournament and will play #13 seeded UNC Greensboro in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Boise, ID. This is Gonzaga's 20th consecutive appearance in the tournament, which ranks 6th in current active streaks, with Kansas at the top of the list, making their 29th appearance this year. 

    • Photo: Larry Brunt

      Chiefs Edged Out in 6-5 Shootout Loss to Vancouver

      SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs came out on the losing end of a tightly contested battle Saturday night, falling 6-5 in a shootout in front of a sell out crowd at Spokane Arena. Both teams traded scoring chances early before Jake McGrew broke through the Giants' defense and cashed in for an unassisted goal on a backhanded shot at 11:43 to put the Chiefs ahead 1-0. Vancouver's Aidan Barfoot responded at 12:16 to tie things up before Spokane struck again, ...

    • Photo: Spokane Chiefs

      Ty Smith posts record night as Chiefs rout Cougars

      Smith, a 2018 NHL Entry Draft top prospect who was the first overall pick in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft, piled up two goals and five assists, breaking a 32-year-old record.

    • Everett snaps Spokane's win streak winning, 4-1

      The Spokane Chiefs lost for the first time in over a week on Tuesday night at Spokane Arena, falling to the division-leading Everett Silvertips, 4-1.