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  • Birth control pill for males found safe and effective

    KHQ.COM - There could soon be an oral contraceptive for men that is safe and effective. A study led by researchers at University of Washington was presented at the meeting of the Endocrine Society. Scientists say the daily pill, called DMAU, works by *blocking* sperm production. Initial studies show it is both safe and effective. Some men did have small fluctuations in cholesterol and minor weight gain.

  • Philippine bus careens into ravine, killing 19, injuring 17

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Police say at least 19 people were killed when a passenger bus careened off a road and fell into a ravine south of the Philippine capital.   Police investigator Alexis Go tells The Associated Press that a mechanical problem may have caused the driver to lose control.   Seventeen other people were injured in the crash Tuesday night in Sablayan town in Occidental Mindoro province.

  • Order pizza with Pizza Hut's Pie Top shoes

    KHQ.COM - In honor of March Madness, Pizza Hut Pie Tops are back! The Pie Tops II sneakers order pizza with the push of a button and pause the game at the same time. That way you won't miss a minute of the tournament action when your pizza is delivered.

  • Man dies after getting head stuck in a cinema seat

    LONDON (AP) - A British movie chain is investigating the death of a moviegoer who reportedly became trapped under a footrest while trying to retrieve a dropped mobile phone.   British media say the man suffered a heart attack in a cinema in Birmingham on March 9 after his head became trapped while he was trying to find his phone. Witnesses said he panicked and had trouble breathing after his head became stuck.

  • White House: Leaking Trump's notes is 'fireable'

    WASHINGTON - The White House says it's a "fireable offense and likely illegal" to leak President Donald Trump's briefing papers. The warning came after several news outlets including The Associated Press reported that aides had included a warning in Trump's briefing papers advising him not to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election win, but he did so anyway.

  • Austin bomb suspect blows himself up as SWAT team approaches

    NBC NEWS - Austin's mayor is urging residents to remain vigilant, despite the death of a man suspected in this month's string of bombings in Texas' capital city. Mayor Steve Adler said Wednesday on NBC's "Today" show that: "We're just really relieved and just incredibly thankful for this army of law enforcement that has been in our community here for the last week or so."

  • Dead infant found in crawl space of Pennsylvania home, parents charged

    SINKING SPRING, Pa. - A Pennsylvania couple is facing criminal charges after police found the body of an infant believed to be their 6-month-old daughter in a crawl space at their apartment. Police went to their apartment complex in Springfield Township late Monday on a tip from a relative who had heard stories from the father about the couple's child having died. 

  • 13 killed, most of them children, in airstrike in rebel-held Syrian province

    BEIRUT (AP) - The Latest on developments related to Syria (all times local):   2:55 p.m.   Syrian rescuers and a war monitor say an airstrike in the rebel-held province of Idlib in northwestern Syria has killed at least 13 people, most of them children.   The Syrian Civil Defense in Idlib says the airstrike hit children running from their school in Kafr Batikh village because of the jets flying overhead, killing 11 of them.

  • Documents: Major design change changed bridge cost, schedule

    MIAMI (AP) - Construction of the pedestrian bridge that collapsed and killed six people in the Miami area was behind schedule and millions over budget, in part because of a key change in the design and placement of one of its support towers.

  • Officer's response praised as school shooting ends quickly

     GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) - In the latest school shooting in America, the gunfire was over and done with in less than a minute.    This time, the shooter, a 17-year-old student, was killed. A 16-year-old girl, who authorities said had some type of relationship with the shooter, was critically injured. A 14-year-old boy was also wounded.

  • Artillery simulator caused Austin Goodwill blast

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Police say someone dropped off a box containing an artillery simulator at an Austin Goodwill that detonated, injuring an employee and triggering a bomb scare. Austin assistance police chief Ely Reyes says Tuesday night's blast wasn't related to bombings that have killed two people and severely wounded four others since March 2.

  • Drumroll please: It's Sir Ringo as ex-Beatle knighted

    LONDON (AP) - Call him Sir Ringo now, or Sir Richard to be more precise. Either way, it's a fitting honor for the former Beatles drummer, who has waited decades for the recognition. The 77-year-old Ringo Starr received his long-awaited knighthood from Prince William Tuesday. He used his real name Richard Starkey for the big event.

  • Small plane crashes into Columbia River, no injuries

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say a pilot was not injured when his small plane crashed into the Columbia River.    The Oregon State Police says the crash happened Tuesday afternoon on Wallace Island near Clatskanie.    The Coast Guard rescued the pilot identified by police as 67-year-old Douglas Pflugradt of Mattawa, Washington. 

  • Dog wanders into Charlotte school and bites seven children

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Seven children were bitten by a stray dog at a Charlotte, North Carolina school on Monday.  Police say 10-month old "Bro" the pitbull wandered onto the school's playground and made it inside the building. While inside, "Bro" became overly excited and began jumping and biting the children. 

  • Cops: Police kill restaurant gunman after 5-hour standoff

    PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Authorities in New Jersey say an armed man is holed up in a restaurant across the street from Princeton University's campus.   Police say there are "no known hostages" in the Panera Bread, but it's not clear what sparked the standoff that began around 10 a.m. Tuesday.

  • Orbitz: legacy travel booking platform likely hacked

    CHICAGO (AP) - Orbitz says a legacy travel booking platform may have been hacked, potentially exposing the personal information of people that made purchases between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 22, 2017.  

  • Can Austin stay weird despite the bombs that keep exploding?

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Suddenly, the "Keep Austin Weird" slogan doesn't feel so fun anymore.    The beloved local motto - repeated with equal pride by college students, self-proclaimed slackers, 20-something tech hotshots and high-priced lobbyists - isn't supposed to apply to something as sinister as the string of deadly recent bombings.

  • Deceased Maryland school shooter had prior relationship with girl who was shot and in critical condition

    GREAT MILLS, Md. - A sheriff says the shooter at a Maryland high school has died after a school resource officer fired at him. St. Mary's County Tim Cameron told a news conference Tuesday morning that the shooter and the officer both fired a round and it wasn't known if the officer's bullet killed the suspect.

  • President Trump sending 500 federal agents to Austin to find package bomb suspect

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Latest on serial bombings in Texas (all times local):   3:25 p.m. The chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security committee says he thinks the latest package explosion in Texas will lead to more evidence, "hopefully fingerprints and surveillance photos."   Congressman Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, made the comments Tuesday at a White House roundtable discussion on so-called sanctuary cities.

  • New survey says best burger in Idaho comes from this Coeur d'Alene gas station

    KHQ.COM - A new survey from OnlyInYourState.com says the best burgers in the entire state of Idaho come from a gas station in Coeur d'Alene. Have you ever been to the surf shack? It's a little burger joint inside the A & D Mini Mart on North 4th St. Most people don't expect much from gas station food but these burgers seem to impress for their flavor and their price. Most of the burgers on the menu are under $5.

  • Utah governor signs law legalizing ‘free-range parenting’

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. - So-called free-range parenting will soon be the law of the land in Utah after the governor signed what appears to be the country's first measure to formally legalize allowing kids to do things on their own to foster self-sufficiency. The bill, which Gov. Gary Herbert announced Friday that he'd signed, specifies that it isn't neglectful to let kids do things alone like travel to school, explore a playground or stay in the car. 

  • Storms leave trail of damage across South with tornadoes and baseball sized hail

    JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Daybreak Tuesday revealed widespread damage after a night of violent weather in the Deep South, with a college campus shattered by an apparent tornado and thousands of buildings and vehicles battered by hail as large as baseballs. Selina Harris Quintero The area around Jacksonville State University was among the hardest hit as storms swept across the South, part of a large system that prompted tornado warnings Monday in Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia...

  • Brother of Parkland gunman arrested for allegedly trespassing at Stoneman Douglas

    MIAMI (AP) - The brother of the 19-year-old who confessed to gunning down 17 people at a Florida high school spent the night in jail after he was arrested for trespassing on the campus.   Broward Sheriff's deputies arrested 18-year-old Zachary Cruz on Monday afternoon, saying he rode his skateboard onto the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School campus after being warned to stay away.

  • World's last male Northern White Rhino dies

    KHQ.COM - The world's last male Northern White Rhino, Sudan, has died after "age-related complications," researchers announced on Tuesday, saying he "stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength." The 45-year-old rhino was euthanized on Monday after his condition "worsened significantly" and he was no longer able to stand. His muscles and bones had degenerated and his skin had extensive wounds. 

  • Treehouse cabin found filled with child pornography east of Seattle

    KHQ.COM - A Washington man is behind bars after investigators found images of child pornography in a remote, fairy tale-like treehouse.     According to FBI documents, a Department of Natural Resources employee found this cabin in the Snoqualmie National Forest in 2016. That discovery led federal investigators to 56-year-old Daniel Wood.

  • United suspends new reservations for pets in cargo hold

    KHQ.COM - United Airlines is pausing its pet-shipping business after mishaps that include a dog winding up in Japan instead of Kansas. United said Tuesday that it will halt PetSafe reservations while it reviews the service, which lets customers ship pets as cargo. Fees can run several hundred dollars for a medium-size or big dog. 

  • 2-year-old boy dies after wandering away and falling into culvert on Yakima River

    KENNEWICK, Wash. - Authorities say a 2-year-old boy died after he wandered into the Yakima River while his father was asleep. The Tri-City Herald reports the boy died Monday at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland. Benton County Sheriff Jerry Hatcher says the child's father took a nap with the boy and his 3-year-old brother around 12:30 p.m. inside the family's trailer.

  • FBI probes package bomb blast at FedEx in Texas

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Latest on serial bombings in Texas (all times local):   5:30 a.m.   Federal agents tell The Washington Post that a package bomb exploded shortly after midnight Tuesday inside a FedEx distribution center in Schertz, Texas.   Spokeswomen for the FBI and the ATF say both agencies are at the scene.   The explosion happened at the facility just northeast of San Antonio sometime around 1 a.m., said FBI Special Agent Michelle Lee.

  • Authorities appear no closer to finding Austin bomber

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Four explosions have rocked Texas' capital in less than three weeks and authorities say a serial bomber is likely to blame. But they don't appear closer to making any arrests.    Three package bombs left on doorsteps over 10 days starting on March 2 killed two people and injured two others. 

  • Authorities: Brother of Florida shooting suspect arrested at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say the brother of the teen charged with killing 17 people at a Florida school has been arrested for trespassing at the same school.    A Broward Sheriff's Office report says 18-year-old Zachary Cruz was arrested Monday afternoon at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and charged with trespassing.

  • Supreme Court leaves in place ruling reviving Flint lawsuits

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is leaving in place a ruling that revived two federal lawsuits stemming from the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan.    The Supreme Court declined Monday to get involved in the cases, leaving in place a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

  • Police assemble patchwork of clues in hunt for Austin bomber

    NEW YORK (AP) - A frenzied search for clues in the case of four bombings in Austin, Texas, has authorities pleading for whoever's behind the blasts to talk to them.    The police chief's direct appeal, complete with promises to listen to the bomber and try to understand the reasons, reflects the stubborn progress of the investigation in which there's no known motivation.

  • Deputies: Car crashes into sheriff's office substation

    PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. (AP) - Florida deputies didn't have far to travel when responding to a car wreck because it crashed into a sheriff's office substation.    A Broward Sheriff's Office news release says the crash occurred shortly before noon Monday at the agency's South Broward district office in Pembroke Park.

  • Blink-182 agrees to residency at Palms casino in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Blink-182 will have regularly scheduled shows in Las Vegas starting in May after agreeing to a residency at a theater at the Palms casino-resort.    The "pop-punk" band and the parent company of the casino-resort, Station Casinos, on Monday announced the series of shows.    Palms general manager Jon Gray says the band is the "perfect fit for a true rock residency" at the property's Pearl Concert Theater.

  • Central Indiana woman gets 120 years for killing 2 children

    CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A judge has sentenced a central Indiana woman to 120 years in prison for fatally stabbing her young children hours after her husband filed for divorce.    Thirty-one-year-old Brandi Worley learned her sentence Monday after she pleaded guilty in January to two counts of murder for killing her son, 7-year-old Tyler Worley, and her daughter, 3-year-old Charlee Worley, in November 2016.

  • The Latest: NAACP calls Austin bombings act of terrorism

    AUSTIN (AP) - The NAACP is calling the four bombings that have hit Austin in less than three weeks acts of domestic terrorism. In a statement Monday, NAACP President Derrick Johnson said, "We are asking our membership to be vigilant and to pay attention to anything out of the ordinary in their communities and avoiding picking up any unexpected packages left at their homes."

  • Woman hit by Uber SUV was walking bicycle

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - A woman who was hit and killed by an Uber self-driving vehicle was walking a bicycle across a suburban Phoenix street.    Television video footage showed a bicycle with a twisted front wheel lying on a Tempe sidewalk, with the Uber vehicle nearby.

  • 13-year-old Mississippi girl dies after shooting over video game controller

    ABERDEEN, Miss. - A Mississippi girl has died after her brother allegedly shot her in the head because she wouldn't hand over the controller of a video game. WCBI-TV reported Sunday that Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell says the girl is dead. Cantrell told local news outlets that the 9-year-old boy shot his 13-year-old sister in the back of the head. She was rushed to Le Bonheur's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, but didn't survive.

  • Jim Carrey criticized for portrait believed to be Sanders

    LOS ANGELES - Jim Carrey is being criticized on social media for a portrait he painted that is believed to be White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.The actor and comedian on Saturday tweeted the painting with the caption: "This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked. Monstrous!"    

  • Sheriff: Boy shoots sister in video game controller dispute

    Authorities in Mississippi say a 9-year-old boy has shot his 13-year-old sister in the head and wounded her after an argument over a video game controller.    Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell told local news outlets that the girl wouldn't give up the video game controller when her brother wanted it on Saturday. He says the boy shot the girl in the back of the head and that the bullet entered her brain.

  • Death penalty for drug traffickers part of Trump opioid plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid drug addiction calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where it's appropriate under current law.    Administration officials say Trump also wants Congress to pass legislation reducing the amount of drugs necessary to trigger mandatory minimum sentences on traffickers who knowingly distribute certain illicit opioids.

  • Police ID woman shot dead by ex-husband at California mall

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have released the names of the woman and the ex-husband who shot her to death at a busy Southern California mall.    The Ventura County Sheriff's Office identified the victim in Saturday's shooting as 29-year-old Parisa Siddiqi and the suspect as 33-year-old Kevin Crane.

  • Teen, man who often got her out of school located in Mexico

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - The mother of a Pennsylvania teenager says she went from not eating or sleeping to crying tears of relief when her missing daughter was located in a popular Mexican resort city.    Miu Luu tells The (Allentown) Morning Call she's happy 16-year-old Amy Yu has been found.    Federal agents and Mexican authorities found Amy and 45-year-old Kevin Esterly Saturday in Playa del Carmen.

  • Police: Car with baby inside stolen; baby found unharmed

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP)  - Police in Tennessee say a teenager has been charged with kidnapping after a car with a baby girl inside was stolen outside a Memphis restaurant.    Memphis police said on its Facebook page that 18-year-old James Williams was charged Sunday with kidnapping and theft of property.

  • 3 killed in Massachusetts residential building blaze

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Three people have died in a residential building fire that caused residents to jump from windows.    MassLive.com reports the fire broke out shortly before 7:30 a.m. Sunday. They found residents jumping out of second- and third-story windows to escape the flames. High winds caused the fire to spread.

  • APNewsBreak: Some wanted Florida suspect committed in 2016

    MIAMI (AP) - Officials were so concerned about the mental stability of the student accused of last month's Florida school massacre that they decided to have him forcibly committed more than a year before the shootings.

  • Cirque du Soleil performer dies after fall at Florida show

    TAMPA. Fla. (AP) - A Cirque du Soleil performer has died after falling during a show in Tampa.    The theatrical company announced on Twitter Sunday that Yann Arnaud fell Saturday night while performing an aerial straps number during the show VOLTA.

  • Police find nearly 300 bunnies hopping in California home

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A Sacramento animal shelter is seeking supplies and cash donations to care for nearly 300 rabbits taken from a single property.    KTXL-TV reports the bunnies are of varying ages and not available for adoption because they are part of an investigation.

  • Colorado firefighters pluck baby foxes from storm drain

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters in Colorado plucked eight animals they thought were puppies from a storm drain, only to find out later they were young red foxes.    Video of the would-be rescue showed a Colorado Springs firefighter lifting the squirming foxes one by one from the storm drain and placing them on a sheet.

  • Pub in Detroit refuses Irish people to make a point about immigration

    DETROIT - The No Irish Pub opened Saturday in Corktown during Detroit's St. Patrick's Day Parade. The pub raised eyebrows and turned heads for refusing to serve Irish people, specifically on a day when "everyone's a little bit Irish." Those behind the idea say they want people to experience how Irish people used to be treated in America.

  • Man kills person at California mall, wounds self

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a man shot and killed someone at a Southern California mall and then turned the gun on himself.    Ventura County fire Capt. Steve Swindle says the shooter was wounded Saturday and taken to a hospital.    Swindle says there's no threat to the public, but firefighters opened up a nearby fire station as a safety zone for shoppers. 

  • Texas authorities: At least 12 arrested for animal ritual

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Authorities in Texas have arrested at least a dozen people for animal cruelty after interrupting what they believe was ritual sacrifice.    The San Antonio Express-News reports that Bexar County sheriff's deputies found dead and dismembered animals in a San Antonio-area home Friday night after receiving calls that animals were being sacrificed.

  • Boulder pushed off California overpass kills car passenger

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - The pregnant wife of a man killed by a boulder that crashed through the window of their car near Los Angeles is pleading for information that leads to the arrest of the person responsible for pushing the rock off an overpass.

  • 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: 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 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. 

  • Russia boots 23 UK diplomats in spy-poisoning tit for tat

    MOSCOW (AP) - Russia on Saturday announced it is expelling 23 British diplomats and threatened further measures in retaliation in a growing diplomatic dispute over a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain. Britain’s government said the move was expected, and that it doesn’t change the British conviction that Russia was behind the poisoning of ex-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the British city of Salisbury.

  • Trump lauds firing of ex-top FBI official as ‘great day’

    WASHINGTON (AP) - In what President Donald Trump called “a great day for Democracy,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired Andrew McCabe, a former FBI deputy director long scorned by Trump, two days before McCabe’s scheduled retirement date, acting on the recommendation of bureau disciplinary officials.

  • SEE INSIDE: The Ridpath apartments are now leasing after full renovation

    KHQ.COM - The Ridpath Club Apartments are now available for lease. All of the rooms that used to be part of the historic Ridpath Hotel have been fully renovated and are ready for tenants who can start moving in next month. The historic Ridpath Hotel is a landmark of Spokane. It was once a prime spot for dances, social gatherings, political gatherings and was even visited by A-list celebrities including Elvis and Michael Jackson.

  • Vanessa Trump files for divorce from Donald Trump Jr.

    NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on the divorce filing by Donald Trump Jr.'s wife, Vanessa Trump (all times local):   8 p.m.   Donald Trump Jr. and his wife, Vanessa Trump, say in a joint statement issued after an uncontested New York divorce filing they've decided to go their separate ways.   The couple said Thursday they "will always have tremendous respect for each other" and their families.

  • Tripp Halstead, Georgia boy whose story touched millions after hit by falling tree branch in 2012, has died

    ATLANTA (AP) - The parents of a Georgia boy who was struck by a falling tree branch outside his day care five years ago say he has died.   Bill Halstead, the father of 7-year-old Tripp Halstead, tells WSB-TV that his son died Thursday. Stacy Halstead, Tripp's mother, says in a Facebook post that he died at a hospital after fighting an infection.Tripp was 2 years old when the branch fell and hit him while he was at the playground of his day care.

  • Following an active shooter threat, 6th grade boys write out will

    KHQ.COM - After learning of a threat at their school, two Alabama 6th graders wrote out wills. Mariama Davies, the boy's mother,was in disbelief when her 12-year-old son Javon came home from school and told her what he did. She says Javon and his friend both voluntarily wrote wills at school after an active shooter drill. The sixth graders exchanged notes to give to each other's parents in case they die in a school shooting.

  • Democratic Representative Louise Slaughter of New York dies

    WASHINGTON (AP) - An aide to Rep. Louise Slaughter says the 88-year old Democratic congresswoman from upstate New York has died.   Slaughter was serving her 16th term in Congress and was the top Democrat on the House Rules Committee. She was the first woman to chair that committee when she led it from 2007 through 2010. Liam Fitzsimmons is her chief of staff. In a statement, he says Slaughter died early Friday at George Washington University Hospital after injuring herself.

  • Mom says Mississippi 6th grader hanged self over bullying

    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - The parents of a 6th grade-boy in Mississippi who hanged himself in the family garage say he was bullied at school after saying he might be bisexual. WREG-TV reports that 12-year-old Andy Leach left a note for his family before killing himself on March 6. His parents, Cheryl Hudson and Matt Leach, say they learned after his death that other Southaven Middle School students called their son worthless and ugly and threatened to beat him up.

  • Authorities searching for suspect who fled on foot after police chase and car crash in Airway Heights

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Authorities in Airway Heights are searching for a suspect after a police chase with a stolen vehicle ended in a car crash near Sunset Highway and Flint Rd.  Washington State Patrol attempted to stop the suspect vehicle for a traffic violation and that's when a police chase ensued, but it was short lived. Authorities say within 10 seconds the vehicle did a 180 and crashed.

  • Romanian man officially listed as dead even though he's alive

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - A Romanian court has rejected a man's claim that he's alive, after he was officially registered as deceased.    A court spokeswoman said Friday that 63-year-old Constantin Reliu lost his case in the northeast city of Vasului because he appealed too late. The ruling is final.  Media reported Reliu went to Turkey in 1992 for work and lost contact with his Romanian family.

  • U.S. Military helicopter crash in Iraq kills all 7 service members on board

    BAGHDAD (NBC NEWS)- A military helicopter with U.S. service members aboard crashed in Iraq late Thursday, U.S. Central Command and military officials said. All seven service members aboard American helicopter that crashed in Iraq were killed. "A U.S. military aircraft has crashed in western Iraq with U.S. service members aboard," CENTCOM said in a statement. Rescue teams were sent to the scene soon after the crash.

  • 6 dead in pedestrian bridge collapse in Florida

    MIAMI (AP) - Miami-Dade Police say the death toll is up to six people in the collapse of a pedestrian bridge to Florida International University. Det. Alvaro Alvaro Zabaleta says the operation has turned from rescue to recovery. He says they can't yet release any information about the victims. He says 10 people were initially hospitalized.

  • Afghanistan couple names their baby named 'Donald Trump'

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - When Asadullah Poya's wife gave birth to their third child in a tiny village in rural Afghanistan, he immediately thought of Donald Trump.   He had just read a Dari translation of what appears to be "Trump: How to Get Rich," published in 2004 by the then-star of "The Apprentice."   "I thought, 'This is a great man,'" Poya said.

  • Several killed and at least 5 vehicles crushed in pedestrian bridge collapse in south Florida

    NBC NEWS - A pedestrian walkway in Miami collapsed on Thursday, killing several people. The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed the fatalities after multiple vehicles were crushed by the span near Florida International University's campus. The bridge was scheduled to open early next year and was designed to withstand hurricane-force winds.

  • Study finds that 90% of bottled water contains tiny plastic particles

    KHQ.COM - Your favorite brand of bottled water is likely contaminated with tiny plastic pieces.  According to investigative research from experts at Orb Media, tests revealed that nearly all major bottled water brands are contaminated with micro-plastic particles. The study observed 250 bottles from 11 brands in nine different countries, including India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico and the United States.

  • Toys R Us says they will sell or close all U.S. stores

    NEW YORK (AP) - Toys R Us's management has told its employees that it will sell or close all of its U.S. stores. That's according to a toy industry analyst who spoke to several employees who were on the call Wednesday. Jim Silver, a toy industry expert, says Toys R Us's CEO told employees the plan is to liquidate all of its U.S. stores and after that, it could do a deal with its Canadian operation to run some of its U.S. stores.

  • $368M in gold, platinum and diamonds falls out of plane taking off from Russian airport

    KHQ.COM - A plane with ten tons of gold, platinum and diamonds lost some of its cargo after taking off from an airport in Russia. The precious cargo had a total value of $368 million! Details are a little scare but the plane reportedly had some problems during takeoff causing the treasures to fall out of the hold all over the runway. An investigation is still underway. 

  • Coyote attacks a 5-year-old child on Cal State campus

    KHQ.COM - A southern California college campus is on edge after a coyote attacked a young child.  California State University Los Angeles Police say one of their officers fired at the coyote that was attacking a five-year-old Wednesday night. The coyote may have been struck, but it ran off, according to a report from the scene. The 5-year-old boy is in the hospital but is expected to be okay.  Update: The coyote bit a 5-year-old boy, and it also tried to attack a woman,...
  • Dylann Roof's sister accused of bringing weapons to school

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Deputies say the sister of church shooter Dylann Roof has been arrested for bringing drugs, pepper spray and a knife to her South Carolina school.  The Richland County Sheriff's Department tells WIS-TV 18-year-old Morgan Roof was arrested Wednesday after an administrator at A.C. Flora High School had contacted a school resource officer.

  • Idaho governor signs roadkill bill into law

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has signed into law a roadkill bill that would allow motorists or passers-by to humanely dispatch a badly injured animal unintentionally hit by a vehicle.  Currently, Idaho law says only law enforcement officers can dispatch such animals.    Otter gave his signature to the proposal on Wednesday while signing more than 20 other bills into law.  The bill was backed by House Majority Leader Mike Moyle...

  • Preschool director accused of pulling knife on 4-year-olds

    PLAINFIELD, N.J. - A New Jersey preschool administrator accused of threatening two misbehaving students with a knife is facing charges. Union County prosecutors say 64-year-old Adetokunbo Akinnaso, of Sicklerville, is charged with two counts of cruelty or neglect of children. She has been removed from her post and could face up to three years in prison if convicted on both counts. 

  • 'Willy Wonka' star appears as contestant on 'Jeopardy'

    LOS ANGELES - He played a boy who does nothing but watch TV and wears cowboy clothing in the 1971 movie "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." Who is "Jeopardy" contestant Paris Themmen. Themmen appeared on the game show on Tuesday. But he didn't tell Alex Trebek about his role as Mike Teevee when the host asked him about himself. 

  • United to use special tags for pet carriers after dog death

    CHICAGO - United Airlines plans to issue bright colored bag tags to people traveling with pets to prevent animal carriers from being placed in overhead bins following the death of a puppy on one of its flights. The Chicago-based airline says a flight attendant who ordered the passenger to put her pet carrier in the overhead bin aboard a Houston-to-New York flight Monday didn't know there was a dog inside. 

  • Nearly 150 animals rescued after found living in horrific conditions in Thurston County

    THURSTON COUNTY, Wash. - Authorities say it's one of the worst cases of animal abuse they've ever seen and now, almost 150 animals have been rescued from a backyard farm in Tenino, WA.  The animals were found living in horrific conditions and included 23 miniature horses, 10 goats, eight dogs, cats, rabbits, pet birds and more than 100 chickens. One dog was even found lying dead on the property. 

  • Trump admits making up trade claim in Trudeau talk

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump free-styled with the facts when talking trade with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Republican described the discussion during a fundraising speech in St. Louis on Wednesday. According to audio obtained by The Washington Post , Trump insisted that the United States runs a trade deficit with Canada.  

  • Man suspected of fatally shooting parents shot by Thurston County sergeant

    THURSTON COUNTY, Wash. - A double homicide suspect is recovering in a hospital after being shot by a Thurston County sergeant early Thursday morning.  Investigators with the Pierce County Sheriff's Office believe the man fatally shot his parents at their home in Buckley sometime before 7 p.m. Wednesday and then fled to a hotel in Tumwater, WA. Pierce County authorities alerted Thurston County that the suspect could be headed their way. 

  • Navy jet crashes off Key West, killing 2 crew members

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed Wednesday off the coast of Key West, Florida, killing its two crew members.    The F/A-18 Super Hornet was on approach to land at the naval air station around 4:30 p.m. EDT, and crashed into the water about a mile east of the runway.    The pilot and weapons system officer ejected and were recovered, but U.S. Naval Air Forces reported late Wednesday night that both had died.

  • Surge in airline hiring boosts interest in aspiring pilots

    DALLAS (AP) - Major U.S. airlines are hiring pilots at a rate not seen since before 9/11, and that is encouraging more young people to consider a career in the cockpit.    Hiring is likely to remain brisk for years. Smaller airlines in the U.S. are struggling with a shortage that will continue as they lose pilots to the bigger carriers, which in turn will need to replace thousands of retiring pilots over the next few years.

  • Viral wrong number text ends up raising money for a good cause

    KHQ.com - When Tony Wood got a text from a wrong number, he decided to be a little creative with his response, and the text message set off a chain of events that ended up helping Wood's family in a big way. A woman accidentally sent a picture of herself in an evening gown to the wrong number. 

  • Thousands of Snuggie owners get refund in settlement over misleading TV ads

    A company that promised “buy one, get one free” deals to entice people to buy Snuggies on TV commercials is now paying out refunds to customers. And it's not because the full-length, wearable blankets were faulty.

  • Officials: California man shot 130 hawks, birds of prey

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wildlife officers say a Northern California man shot more than 130 hawks and other protected birds of prey.    California fish and wildlife spokesman Capt. Patrick Foy said Wednesday that officers found hawks heaped in piles on the man's property in rural Lassen County, which borders Nevada.

  • Despite woes, Wells Fargo gives CEO Sloan $4.6 million raise

    NEW YORK (AP) - Well Fargo's board of directors has given CEO Tim Sloan a $4.6 million raise, despite the bank continuing to face the fallout of its sales-practices scandal and other issues.    In its annual proxy to shareholders, Wells Fargo said Wednesday that Sloan made $17.6 million last year, up from $13 million in 2016.

  • Viacom suspends programming in support of student walk outs

    Viacom suspended all programming on its networks for 17 minutes as students across the nation walked out of school Wednesday to protest gun violence.    The suspension coincides with the National School Walkout, which started at 10 a.m. The company's networks include MTV, BET, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, among others.

  • Ex-Equifax executive charged with insider trading

    ATLANTA (AP) - A former Equifax executive who sold stock for nearly $1 million before the company's massive data breach was publicly announced faces insider trading charges.    Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that a grand jury indicted Jun Ying, the former chief information officer of Equifax's U.S. Information Solutions.

  • Police say 2 shot at Alabama hospital, gunman subdued

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Police responded to reports of someone firing shots at a hospital in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, before issuing an alert that the situation was over and the shooter had been subdued.    Local media reported that two people were shot at UAB Highlands, and a gunman had turned a gun on himself Wednesday night.

  • Dog death on United raises questions about its track record

    United Airlines says the flight attendant who ordered a passenger to put her pet carrier in the overhead bin didn't know there was a puppy inside.    The airline's account is being contradicted by the family that owned the French bulldog, and also by other passengers on Monday night's flight.    United said Wednesday that the customer did mention the dog, but the flight attendant didn't hear or understand her.

  • Senate passes bill easing Dodd-Frank rules for banks

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has passed bipartisan legislation easing bank rules that were enacted after the financial crisis to prevent a relapse.    The Senate voted 67-31 for a bill from Republican Senator Mike Crapo of Idaho that would scale back provisions of the law known as Dodd-Frank.    The bill is particularly aimed at helping small and medium-sized banks, but critics argue that the likelihood of future taxpayer bailouts will increase if it becomes law.

  • Toys R Us said to be planning to liquidate its US operations

    NEW YORK (AP) - Toys R Us's management has told its employees that it will sell or close all of its U.S. stores.    That's according to a toy industry analyst who spoke to several employees who were on the call Wednesday.    Jim Silver, a toy industry expert, says Toys R Us's CEO told employees the plan is to liquidate all of its U.S. stores and after that, it could do a deal with its Canadian operation to run some of its U.S. stores.

  • Northwestern University says report of person with gun on campus was hoax

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Update: Northwestern University have given people on campus there the all clear after police determined an earlier report of a person with a gun on campus was a hoax. 

  • Father, mother and children in murder-suicide identified

    SPANAWAY, Wash. (AP) - The Latest on a U.S. Airman in Washington state that allegedly fatally shot his two young children, their mother and himself (all times local):   5:09 p.m.   Authorities have identified a family involved in a murder-suicide in Washington state.   The Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victims as 33-year-old Samantha Field and her children, 4-year-old Ava and 2-year-old Ashen.

  • Idaho man burned in propane explosion treated in Seattle

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - An Idaho man who was burned in an explosion north of Helena was airlifted to a burn unit in Seattle for treatment.   Lewis and Clark County Undersheriff Jason Grimmis says the 40-year-old man from Boise had burns over about 45 percent of his body after the explosion Tuesday morning.   His name and condition were not released.

  • Unsealed court documents show Microsoft confirmed only 1 of 118 gender bias complaints

    SEATTLE (AP) - Unsealed court documents from an on-going gender discrimination lawsuit against Microsoft claims that the tech giant confirmed only one of 118 complaints made by female employees was "founded."   The Seattle Times reports that the records made public Monday illustrated the scope of complaints from female employees in technical jobs in the U.S. between 2010 and 2016.

  • Injury crash closes one eastbound lane of I-90 near Sunset Hill

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A crash involving two semis and one car has closed the left lane in the eastbound lanes of I-90 near Sunset Hill and Garden Springs Rd.  This is an injury collision but injuries are said to be minor. Still, authorities say it could take a little while to clear the scene.  Expect delays if you are headed in that direction and take an alternate route if possible.  BREAKING: Eastbound lanes of I-90 are closed at Sunset Hill due to a...
  • Married couple discovers they appeared in same photo 11 years before they met

    KHQ.COM - Have you ever looked at  your significant other and wondered, "did our paths ever cross before we met?" Or, "were we ever in the same place, at the same time before we knew each other?" It's likely that for many couples, that definitely is the case but very few can prove it.  However, a married couple in China have discovered all the proof they need thanks to old photographs stashed away in a family photo album. 

  • Ford recalls almost 1.4M cars; steering wheel can come loose

    DETROIT - Ford is recalling nearly 1.4 million midsize cars in North America because the steering wheel can detach from the steering column and drivers could lose control. The recall covers certain Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ cars from the 2014 through 2018 model years.    Ford says steering wheel bolts can loosen over time. 

  • Norwegian musher wins Iditarod sled dog race in Alaska

     ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Joar Ulsom of Norway has won the world's most famous sled dog race after a grueling dash across Alaska's rough terrain.  After nearly 1,000 miles (1,609 kilometers), Ulsom came off the Bering Sea ice just outside Nome and ran the last few blocks as a crowd cheered him on. He becomes the third person born outside the U.S. to claim the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

  • Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has died at 76

    LONDON (AP) - Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, has died, a family spokesman said.    "He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years," his children Lucy, Robert and Tim said in a statement. 

  • California man finds loaded, illegal rifles while walking dog

    HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. - A Northern California resident found five loaded rifles while walking his dog in Humboldt County. Now, police say they’re trying to determine where the weapons came from. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office said the illegal guns were found along the Van Duzen River Bar south of Old State Highway 36. Ammunition and several high-capacity magazines were found with the rifles.

  • Video released of Oklahoma bond agent fatally shooting man

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Prosecutors have released video of the fatal shooting of an Oklahoma man by his bond agent - who was acquitted in the case - that shows the man asking why he was being arrested before he's shot.    A jury found Chasity Carey not guilty Friday of first-degree murder in the Aug. 9 death of Brandon Williams. Jurors were shown the video in court.  

  • Trump envisions space force someday in military

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - President Donald Trump says there may someday be a "space force" fighting alongside the Air Force, Army and other branches of the military. Trump was speaking Tuesday about his administration's investments in space exploration to members of the military when he said that space is becoming a "war-fighting domain."

  • Pompeo, a hawkish pick, could give State Department new life

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Mike Pompeo's hawkish instincts may seem at odds with traditional diplomatic norms.    But after 14 demoralizing months of budget cuts and staffing reductions for the State Department, his conservative political bent and closeness to President Donald Trump could breathe new vigor into an agency all too often sidelined on many of the nation's most pressing national security matters under Rex Tillerson.

  • Dog dies on United Airlines flight after attendant orders passenger to put him in overhead bin

    NEW YORK - United Airlines is accepting responsibility for a dog's in-flight death after a flight attendant ordered its owner put the pup in the overhead compartment.  According to NBC 5, the passenger boarded the flight from Houston to New York with a french bulldog inside a TSA-approved carrier.  Aviation website "The Points Guy" reported on Tuesday that passengers heard barking for part of the flight, but by the end of the trip, the dog was dead.

  • President Trump inspects border wall prototypes in southern California

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - President Donald Trump says he has a "great relationship" with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. Trump calls Pena Nieto a "wonderful guy" and says they're trying to work things out. Trump adds: "We'll see whether or not it happens." Relations between the U.S. and Mexico have been deeply strained since Trump took office vowing to build a Southern border wall to stop illegal immigration.

  • House nears vote on bill giving terminal patients "Right to Try" experimental drugs

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The House is nearing a vote on a Republican bill easing how experimental drugs are provided to people with terminal illnesses. Its fate is uncertain because it's opposed by top Democrats and scores of patients' groups.  The "Right to Try" legislation is backed by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

  • Youth basketball coach arrested on child porn charges in Iowa

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A prominent youth basketball coach in Iowa has been arrested and charged in federal court with knowingly transporting child pornography.   Greg Stephen, the co-founder of the Iowa Barnstormers of the Amateur Athletic Union, is expected to make his initial appearance on Tuesday afternoon in Cedar Rapids.

  • Florida prosecutors seeking death penalty in school shooting

    MIAMI (AP) - Florida prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz in the fatal shooting of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.   The office of Broward County State Attorney Michael Satz filed the formal notice Tuesday. The 19-year-old Cruz is scheduled for formal arraignment Wednesday on a 34-count indictment, including 17 first-degree murder charges.

  • FREE active shooter survival training offered by Spokane County Sheriff's Office

    KHQ.COM - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office and Spokane Valley Police Department are offering a FREE Active Shooter Survival Training on Tuesday, April 10th. Do you and your loved ones know what to do if ever confronted with an active shooter? This class will teach you the skills you need to be prepared. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Who is the training for? Adults and children ages 12+ who are accompanied by an adult.

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    N. Idaho autism therapist accused of defrauding clients

    SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho autism therapist from Naples that authorities say defrauded clients is facing four felony charges.    The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that Krista Louise Kreiger-Hurst of Imagine Behavioral & Development Services in Sandpoint was arrested Thursday and is charged with two counts of grand theft and two counts of financial transaction card fraud. 

  • Navy considers expanding state park use for training

    SEATTLE (AP) - The Navy is considering using more Washington state parks along the coastline for training its special operations forces.  The Seattle Times reports a draft proposal calls for the possible use of 29 parks in the state for stealth training exercises for Navy SEALs. The Navy currently has a permit to conduct training exercises at five state parks. 

  • ICE spokesman quits, disputes claims 800 eluded arrest

    SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman in San Francisco has resigned after becoming frustrated by Trump administration statements about a recent sweep targeting illegal immigration. James Schwab told the San Francisco Chronicle on Monday that top officials repeatedly said roughly 800 immigrants escaped arrest because Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff's Feb. 24 warning about the four-day operation. 

  • Former Russian spy and daughter presumed poisoned by Russia

    LONDON (AP) - The Latest on the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain (all times local):   2:15 p.m.   Germany's foreign minister says Berlin is "very concerned" about the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in England and is voicing solidarity with Britain.   Sigmar Gabriel said in a statement that he spoke by phone Tuesday with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

  • Video shows New York police running over possibly rabid raccoon

    COEYMANS, N.Y. - Video of upstate New York police running over a raccoon that was believed to be rabid is being investigated by the state's environmental conservation agency. Two videos posted to Facebook show a marked Town of Coeymans Police Department SUV and an unmarked vehicle running down the animal on Monday in a shopping plaza parking lot near Albany, New York. 

  • Western State Hospital worker pleads guilty to molesting female patients

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A former employee of Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital has been sentenced to two years in prison for molesting female patients.   The News Tribune reports 49-year-old Christopher Conley was sentenced Monday after he pleaded guilty in August to indecent liberties and third-degree assault.

  • Boy taken into custody after students report gun in class

    BURIEN, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a 15-year-old boy was taken into custody after he brought a handgun to his Seattle-area school and hid it in a classroom.   The King County Sheriff's office said students on Monday morning at Sylvester Middle School in Burien reported to the principal that they saw the boy with the weapon in class. That prompted a lock down as authorities responded.

  • Swimming pool bursts, washing woman down ravine in Tacoma

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state woman had to be rescued after her above-ground swimming pool burst and washed her down a ravine.   The News Tribune reports that the woman had been working on the pool on Monday when it suddenly burst. The water swept the woman about 30 feet (9 meters) down the gully.   Tacoma Fire spokesman Joe Meinecke said the tree-filled ravine abuts the home's backyard.

  • At least 37 kid-on-kid sex assault cases on Washington bases

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) - A decade after the Pentagon began confronting rape in the ranks, the U.S. military frequently fails to provide justice to the children of service members when they are sexually assaulted by other kids on base.   An Associated Press investigation finds that sex assault cases occurring where military kids live and learn often die on the desks of prosecutors.

  • Tillerson ousted as Secretary of State, to be replaced by CIA chief Pompeo

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Rex Tillerson is out as secretary of state. President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday morning that he's naming CIA director Mike Pompeo to replace Tillerson.   Pompeo is to be replaced at CIA by Gina Haspel, Pompeo's deputy at CIA. She would be the first woman in that role.   Tillerson had just returned from a shortened trip to Africa hours before Trump's announcement.

  • Bus carrying Texas students plunges into Alabama ravine

    LOXLEY, Ala. (AP) - Authorities in Alabama say a charter tour bus carrying students on a school trip from Houston, Texas, has plunged into a ravine, with multiple injuries reported.   Baldwin County Sheriff's Office Major Anthony Lowery said the bus plunged off Interstate 10 into a deep ravine Tuesday morning, and multiple helicopters are responding.

  • Triple homicide-suicide involving children in Pierce County

    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - Authorities are investigating a tragedy in Pierce County. Two toddlers under the age of 5 and their mother are the victims in a triple homicide-suicide in the 5700 block of 209th ST E. Authorities say the suspect is the father who committed suicide after calling 911 and stating he was responsible for homicides.  The toddlers involved include one male and one female under 5-years-old.

  • Texas bombs likely connected; no obvious links among sites

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Three package bombs left on doorsteps in suburban neighborhoods have exploded in less than two weeks in Texas' capital city, killing two people and wounding two others.    Police say the bombings in eastern Austin are likely linked. Two occurred Monday and one on March 2.

  • House panel's initial report says no collusion with Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A draft report from the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee concludes there was no collusion or coordination between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia.    Texas congressman Mike Conaway says the committee has finished interviewing witnesses and will share the report with Democrats on Tuesday.

  • Tillerson casts poisoning as sign of more aggressive Russia

    ABOARD A U.S. GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cast the poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain as part of a "certain unleashing of activity" by Russia that the United States is struggling to understand. He warned that the poisoning would "certainly trigger a response."

  • 49 dead from plane that crashed while landing in Nepal

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Nepal officials say the plane crash at Kathmandu's airport a day earlier killed 49 people among the 71 on board.    The plane coming from Bangladesh swerved erratically and flew dangerously low before crashing and erupting in flames Monday. US-Bangla Airlines flight BS211 from Dhaka to Kathmandu was carrying 67 passengers and four crew members.

  • Minnesota sheriff: 8 injured when school van, semi collide

    BENSON, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota sheriff says eight people have been injured in a crash involving a school van and a semitrailer in western Minnesota.    Swift County Sheriff John Holtz says seven schoolchildren have been injured along with the woman who was driving the van they were in. He says all eight have been taken to hospitals but details about their injuries are not clear.

  • 2 accused of waterboarding child could be reunited with her

    ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) - A prosecutor says a Pennsylvania couple could be reunited with the 12-year-old daughter they are accused of waterboarding if a judge approves a tentative plea deal.    Beaver County District Attorney David Lozier says the deal calls for guilty pleas from Malisa and Dion Stevens to child endangerment and sentences of seven years' probation that could eventually be reduced to five years.

  • Sno-Cat resembling 'Dukes of Hazzard' car stolen in Colorado

    MINTURN, Colo (AP) - "Yeee Haaa!"    Authorities in Colorado are looking for a man suspected of stealing a Sno-Cat fitted out to look like the "General Lee," the famous car featured in the classic television series "The Dukes of Hazzard."

  • Kidnapping suspect arrested after pursuit with Idaho State Police and Shoshone Co. deputies

    KELLOGG, Idaho - Sheriff's deputies with Shoshone County say they were requested to assist Idaho State Police in a pursuit just before noon Monday. The pursuit was headed eastbound from Kootenai County toward Shoshone County. ISP advised that the driver of the vehicle was the suspect in an active kidnapping. Additional information given was that one adult and two children were also in the vehicle in addition to the suspect.

  • Police say impaired bride crashes on her way to her wedding

    MARANA, Ariz. (AP) - Police say a bride in southern Arizona was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving after she was involved in a car crash on the way to her wedding.    Amber Young was wearing an open-back dress when she was handcuffed and put into a police cruiser Monday in Marana, 30 miles north of Tucson.

  • Bystanders in Miami band together to try to stop hit-and-run driver

    MIAMI - Cell phone video captured a driver's almost miraculous escape after an alleged hit-and-run crash in Miami on Sunday. At one point someone bashed in several of the car's windows with a mallet. In the video, the driver of a badly damaged silver Infiniti sport-utility vehicle reversed the car out of the scene of the crash, trying to leave.

  • IHOP server tells black teenagers to pay up before they eat

    AUBURN, Maine (AP) - A server at an Auburn, Maine, IHOP restaurant has asked a group of black teenagers to pay upfront for their meal, prompting the manager to issue a public apology.    Manager Melvin Escobar told the Sun Journal newspaper "this is the first time it happened, and that will be the last time."

  • Portland scrap fire spreads to apartments; cats killed

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A large fire at a Portland scrap yard has spread to an apartment building and a duplex, burning some units.    The wind-driven fire began Monday morning and fire officials say it will burn for hours. No injuries have been reported, though more than dozen cats have died.

  • Police say bombs caused both Austin blasts

    AUSTIN, Texas - Austin's police chief says package bombs caused both explosions in Texas' capital city on Monday, making it three this month. Police Chief Brian Manley said at a news conference that the latest bombing injured a 75-year-old Hispanic woman.

  • Trump getting Washington military parade, but without tanks

    WASHINGTON - It looks like President Donald Trump is getting the military parade he wants in Washington - though he may have to settle for no tanks. A Pentagon memo released Friday says the parade will only include wheeled vehicles to minimize damage to District of Columbia streets. But it will end with a "heavy air component," meaning lots of airplanes flying overhead.

  • Girl Scouts victims of crimes during cookie sale season

    SEATTLE, Wash. - Several Washington Girl Scouts troops have been targets of crime during this cookie sale season including an attempted armed robbery. Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool says two men with a gun tried to rob Girl Scouts selling cookies in front of a Tacoma store on Saturday evening. 

  • Disarmed Tacoma School District security guards want guns back

    WASHINGTON - A Washington school district took away the handguns of nine security guards before the start of the school year. Those guards now want their weapons back. The News Tribune reports a hearing next month may decide whether the patrol guards who work for Tacoma Public Schools get their 9 mm Glocks.

  • Tim McGraw collapses on stage during Ireland performance

    DUBLIN - Country music star Tim McGraw collapsed on stage during a performance in Ireland. Rolling Stone magazine reports McGraw collapsed while performing Sunday night in Dublin. McGraw's wife, singer Faith Hill, can be seen in a video on a fan's Instagram page saying, "He's been super dehydrated. I apologize, but I made the decision that he cannot come back out on stage."

  • FAA: Helicopter crashes in New York City's East River

    NEW YORK (AP) - A helicopter has crashed in New York City's East River.    A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman says the Eurocopter AS350 went down just after 7 p.m. Sunday in the waterway just north of Roosevelt Island and is "reportedly inverted in the water."    It was not immediately known how many people were aboard the aircraft at the time. 

  • Eggs, embryos possibly damaged at California clinic

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco fertility clinic says thousands of frozen eggs and embryos may have been damaged after a liquid nitrogen failure in a storage tank.    Dr. Carl Herbert, president of Pacific Fertility Clinic, told the Washington Post on Sunday that officials have informed some 400 patients of the failure that occurred March 4.

  • Rally shows free-wheeling, media-bashing Trump here to stay

    WASHINGTON (AP) - He urged his audience not to jeer North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un while goading the crowd to boo the press. He called an African-American congresswoman a “very low-IQ individual” and bashed the moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press” as a “sleeping son of a bitch.”

  • Gun background check system riddled with flaws

    SEATTLE (AP) - Recent mass shootings have spurred Congress to try to improve the nation’s gun background check system that has failed on numerous occasions to keep weapons out of the hands of dangerous people.

  • ‘Fake news’ smear takes hold among politicians at all levels

    An Idaho state lawmaker urges her constituents to submit entries for her “fake news awards.” The Kentucky governor tweets #FAKENEWS to dismiss questions about his purchase of a home from a supporter. An aide to the Texas land commissioner uses the phrase to downplay the significance of his boss receiving donations from employees of a company that landed a multimillion-dollar contract.

  • Police: 9-year-old Milwaukee girl fatally shot by brother

    MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee police say a 9-year-old girl is dead after she was accidentally shot by her brother.    The girl was shot inside a home on Milwaukee's north side on Saturday. Police say the brother is a minor and was taken to Milwaukee County Children's Court Center.

  • 'Mr. Records' keeps Kenya's last vinyl music shop alive

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Tucked into a busy market in Kenya's capital is arguably the country's last record store.    "Real Vinyl Guru" has been open for 28 years and now enjoys the growing interest of music lovers who want to look beyond sleek digital offerings and return to the pleasure of browsing for a classic African vinyl find.

  • Trump's plan will seek to 'harden' schools against shootings

    WASHINGTON (AP) - White House spokesman Raj Shah says President Donald Trump's plan to combat school shootings will include an effort to "harden" schools so they're less vulnerable to attacks.    Shah says Trump will be reiterating his call for improvements to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in the wake of a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 students and staff last month.

  • Schools brace for massive student walkouts over gun violence

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - As schools around the country brace for student walkouts following the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, principals and superintendents are scrambling to perform a delicate balancing act: How to let thousands of students exercise their First Amendment rights while not disrupting school and not pulling administrators into the raging debate over gun control.

  • China makes historic move to allow Xi to rule indefinitely

    BEIJING (AP) - China’s rubber-stamp lawmakers on Sunday passed a historic constitutional amendment abolishing a presidential two-term limit that will enable Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely. The amendment upends a system enacted by former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in 1982 to prevent a return to the bloody excesses of a lifelong dictatorship typified by Mao Zedong’s chaotic 1966-1976 Cultural Revolution.

  • Florida's new gun law beset by critics across partisan lines

    TALLAHASSEE (AP) - The political and legal fallout from Florida Gov. Rick Scott's decision to sign a sweeping gun bill into law in the wake of a school massacre was nearly immediate.    The National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit to stop it and political candidates in both parties criticized it.

  • Reward posted for Picasso print taken from Milwaukee gallery

    MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee police are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of stolen artwork by Pablo Picasso.    The original 1949 print was stolen last month from a downtown Milwaukee art gallery. It is worth up to an estimated $50,000.    Picasso did only 30 of the prints and signed each with a green crayon in the lower right corner. 

  • Food stamp administrators worry about food box proposal

    WASHINGTON (AP) - State directors in charge of administering food stamp programs worry that the U.S. Agriculture Department's proposal to replace some cash benefits with a pre-assembled box of goods will impede their ability to provide assistance to needy families in their areas.

  • Army vet gunned down women who devoted lives to veterans

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Three women, including one who was pregnant, who devoted their lives to helping traumatized veterans were killed by a patient who had been kicked out of their Northern California treatment program, authorities and a relative of a victim said.    A daylong siege at The Pathway Home ended Friday evening with the discovery of four bodies, including the gunman.

  • Police arrest teen mom after 9-month-old baby found in road

    UTICA, N.Y. (AP) - Police in upstate New York have arrested a teenage mom after her nine-month-old baby was found crawling in a busy roadway.    Utica Police Department Lt. Bryan Coromato tells the Observer-Dispatch on Saturday officers saw a video on Facebook of the infant alone in the street Friday night. 

  • Hippo roaming loose for months in southern Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Authorities say they're worried about a hippopotamus that is roaming loose in a swampy area of southern Mexico.    Nobody knows where the animal came from, but hippos are not native to the country. The hippo appears to have been living in a pair of ponds near Las Chopas, in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz. 

  • 14-year-old boy arrested for impersonating California officer

    VICTORVILLE, Calif. - Police in Victorville, California, say a 14-year-old boy has been arrested for impersonating an officer after he was caught on camera pulling into the driveway of a home with lights flashing.  Investigators say the teen pulled into the driveway in a white Ford Explorer with red and blue emergency lights flashing on Monday evening..

  • Police: Girl, 10, mistakenly pins mom under car, killing her

    TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) - Police say a 10-year-old girl accidentally ran over her mom and killed her as they attempted to dislodge their car from a snowbank in western New York.    The Buffalo News reports Saturday that Thursday's tragic accident occurred in the town of Tonawanda, near Niagara Falls.

  • Texas woman sentenced for mistreating special needs teens

    RICHMOND, Texas (AP) - A Houston-area woman has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for the mistreatment of seven special needs teenagers found in 2016 locked in a room strewn with human waste.    Fifty-five-year-old Paula Sinclair was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to several counts of causing serious bodily injury to a child.

  • Suspect shot 2 California officers after chase

    A man who led police on a chase in Southern California barricaded himself in an apartment and fired through a door, fatally shooting one officer and wounding another.    Los Angeles County sheriff's Capt. Christopher Bergner says the suspect remained barricaded Saturday morning in an apartment building in Pomona, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of Los Angeles.

  • Sessions: US prosecutors won't take on small-time pot cases

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions says federal prosecutors won't take on small-time marijuana cases, despite his move to lift an Obama-era Justice Department policy that discouraged U.S. authorities from cracking down on the pot trade in states where the drug is legal.

  • 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli sentenced to 7 years in prison

    NEW YORK - The attorney for convicted fraudster Martin Shkreli says his client is doing "fine" after he was sentenced to seven years in prison. Ben Brafman had asked the judge for a sentence of 18 months or less because his investors in two failed hedge funds got all of their money back. Prosecutors recommended 15 years. 

  • Oakland coffee shop won't serve cops

    OAKLAND - Controversy is brewing at a coffee shop in Oakland, California. Hasta Muerte Coffee, an employee owned co-op, refuses to serve police officers in uniform. In fact, a police sergeant was turned away from the shop a few weeks ago. He says he was surprised, but walked away without incident, and without any coffee.  

  • Trump hails 'great progress' with North Korea: 'Meeting being planned!'

    SEOUL, South Korea - China's foreign ministry says it hopes all parties to the North Korean nuclear dispute will "show their political courage" in restarting negotiations, and pledges its support in working toward that goal. Spokesman Geng Shuang on Friday said China welcomes and supports the "positive inter-Korean and U.S.-North Korea interactions."

  • WATCH: Man tries to steal truck with 2-year-old inside, mother fights him off

    BREMERTON, Wash. - A man was arrested in Bremerton, Washington Wednesday after police say he tried to steal a truck with a 2-year-old inside, punched the owner of the truck in the face, led police on a lengthy chase and even kicked a medic tending to him in the face.  Video shows the suspect running to the truck and getting inside. 

  • Tennessee shop clerk shoots suspected shoplifter in foot

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Authorities have arrested a shop clerk who they say shot a suspected shoplifter. News outlets cite a Metro Nashville police affidavit that says 32-year-old Devereaux Evans told police he chased a man who stole two lighters from a Family Dollar store, and shot him in the foot. Authorities say Evans initially denied shooting the man, but police say they found security footage that showed Evans appearing to hide a handgun that they later recovered. 

  • Level III sex offender living in north Spokane

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office released a notification on Thursday advising citizens of a Level III sex offender in our area.  38-year-old Joshua C. Epperson was convicted of 3rd Degree Rape in 2003 and now resides near Division and Longfellow.  The Sheriff's Office says Epperson has served his sentence and wants to stress he is not wanted at this time. 

  • Women's Day: McDonald's flips its arches to "W"

    KHQ.COM - McDonald's has temporarily flipped its famous Golden Arches to look like a "W'' - a move it says it made to recognize International Women's Day. The upside-down logo appeared Thursday on the fast-food giant's website and social media accounts. 

  • Fatal hit-and-run crash closes Interstate 5 near Lakewood

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. - Authorities say a hit-and-run crash that killed three people has closed all lanes of Interstate 5 southbound and three lanes northbound near Lakewood. The Washington State Patrol says a 23-year-old man was swerving across the southbound lanes when he struck a car at about 2:15 a.m. Thursday. 

  • Hyundai recalls Sonatas; air bags may not inflate in crash

    DETROIT - Hyundai is recalling nearly 155,000 Sonata midsize cars in the U.S. because the air bags may not inflate in a crash. The recall covers cars from the 2011 model year. Hyundai says a short circuit in the air bag control computer can stop the seat belts from tightening before a crash as well as prevent the air bags from deploying. 

  • Police: Hartford man drove stolen car to court for stolen car charge

    HARFORD, Conn. - Police say a man answering to a stolen car charge drove a stolen car to court in Connecticut. Authorities say 25-year-old Jonathan Rivera was at the Hartford Superior Court on Wednesday to appear before a judge on a charge of first-degree larceny and tampering with a motor vehicle from February. 

  • Neighbor: Police begged to tend to dying Missouri officer

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man suspected of fatally shooting one Missouri officer and wounding two others refused to let officers tend to the dying officer for hours.  The Kansas City Star reports that a dispatcher can be heard talking to Clinton Officer Christopher Ryan Morton soon after he was wounded Tuesday night. Morton says on the radio traffic that he'd been hit "multiple times" and that he doesn't think he can make it out of a window.

  • Florida's school safety bill now in hands of Gov. Rick Scott

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - All eyes now turn to Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who has declined to say if he will sign a school safety bill with new restrictions on rifle sales and a program to arm some teachers.    The state House narrowly passed it Wednesday after a narrow Senate vote on Monday.    The 67-50 House vote reflected a mix of Republicans and Democrats in support and opposition. 

  • Manning sold Papa John's stores 2 days before NFL cut chain

    DENVER (AP) - Peyton Manning sold 31 Denver-area Papa John's stores last week, two days before the NFL dropped the chain as its official pizza sponsor.    The Denver Post reported Wednesday that Papa John's spokesman Peter Collins confirmed the former NFL quarterback sold his stake to an existing Papa John's franchisee.

  • Four-legged fugitive: Big lizard escapes California pet shop

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Residents near San Diego are warned to watch out for a four-legged fugitive: a 5 ½-foot monitor lizard that wriggled out of its cage.    Mike Estevez tells KGTV that a 35-pound reptile named Bubbles was last seen on Sunday at his store, Mike's Pets in Spring Valley.    Estevez says the carnivorous critter probably managed to escape through a tiny crevice at the bottom of a cage. 

  • NBA reviewing sexual assault allegations against Mark Cuban

    DALLAS (AP) - The NBA says it is reviewing 2011 allegations of sexual assault against Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and the decision by prosecutors not to pursue the case.    League spokesman Mike Bass said Wednesday the NBA was looking into the matter after a weekly alternative newspaper in Portland, Oregon, reported a woman's claim that Cuban put his hands down her pants and touched her inappropriately while they were taking a photo at a Portland nightclub.

  • Alabama police: Teen killed in accidental school shooting

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Police say a 17-year-old girl has been killed in a shooting at a Birmingham, Alabama, high school that has left another student injured. Birmingham Police Chief Orlando Wilson said at a news conference after the shooting Wednesday afternoon at Huffman High School that authorities are seeking to determine whether the shooting was accidental.

  • Reports: Several people injured in knife attack in Vienna

    BERLIN (AP) - Austrian media report that several people have been injured in a knife attack on the streets of Vienna.    News website heute.at reports that the attack happened Wednesday evening, when a man with a knife randomly attacked pedestrians near the capital's famous Prater park. Citing a police spokesman, the Austria Press Agency reports that three people were seriously injured and that police are still searching for the attacker.

  • Amazon working to fix creepy Alexa laughter

    KHQ.com - I for one welcome our new robot overlords. But some users of Amazon's digital assistant Alexa on devices like the Echo and Dot are freaking out over a bug that causes Alexa to creepily laugh, unprompted. Twitter user @CaptHandlebar first noticed the odd issue last month and took video to prove it.

  • NASA will fly you to the sun -- or at least your name

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA will fly you to the sun - or at least your name.    Now until April 27, NASA is accepting online submissions for this hottest ticket in town. The names will be sent on the Parker Solar Probe all the way to the sun. 

  • Man who misspelled robbery notes to tellers gets sentenced

    BOSTON - A Massachusetts man authorities dubbed the "spelling bee bandit" because the notes he passed to tellers during multiple bank robberies in the Boston area contained the same spelling error has been sentenced. Federal prosecutors say 34-year-old Jason Englen was sentenced to seven years of prison and three years of supervised release. He pleaded guilty in November to four counts of bank robbery.

  • New Jersey company will pay man's drunken $1,600 Uber fare

    GLOUCESTER COUNTY, N.J. - A New Jersey man who got drunk in West Virginia and mistakenly ordered a $1,635 Uber ride to his home state will be reimbursed by a food delivery company. Jamie Giovinazzo, founder of Eat Clean Bro in Freehold, New Jersey, says his company will pay the fare to thank Kenny Bachman for choosing not to drive while drunk

  • DACA supporters rally outside Rep. McMorris Rodgers' office

    SPOKANE, Wash. - This week a group of student DACA supporters rallied outside the office of Washington representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers. The rally was held on the date that DACA was proposed to have been terminated. The Supreme Court has instead given the program temporary survival by overruling the appeal. This comes as no comfort to the 700,000 undocumented people enrolled in the program as their fate remains uncertain. 

  • Lawmakers ask for new special counsel to probe DOJ "bias"

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Republican House committee chairmen are calling for a new special counsel to take a broad look at whether Justice Department or FBI employees were biased as they began investigating President Donald Trump's ties to Russia in 2016 and whether there were surveillance abuses as part of that probe. 

  • Trump says more staff will leave as he seeks 'perfection'

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is denying his White House is chaotic but says more staff will leave as he seeks "perfection."    Trump tweets Tuesday: "The new Fake News narrative is that there is CHAOS in the White House. Wrong! People will always come & go, and I want strong dialogue before making a final decision." 

  • Judge orders 'Pharma Bro' to forfeit $7.3M in fraud case

    NEW YORK (AP) - A judge has ordered "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli to forfeit more than $7.3 million in assets in his securities fraud case.    The order issued Monday would allow the government to go after personal property prosecutors say includes a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album and other valuable collectables owned by the quirky former pharmaceutical CEO.

  • Trump says lawmakers need to buck NRA every once in a while

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says political leaders sometimes need to buck the National Rifle Association.    Republicans controlling Congress are less sure of that approach, keeping largely quiet amid public calls for stricter gun laws.    In the Senate, a bipartisan bill seeks to strengthen the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

  • NRA lashes out at boycott in wake of shooting

    NEW YORK (AP) - The National Rifle Association says companies that are severing ties with the gun rights group and its members are wrongly punishing them for a shooting at a Florida high school that claimed 17 lives.    In a statement sent Saturday, NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker said the group's 5 million members have long enjoyed discounts and benefits from many American corporations. 

  • Trump talks new gun measures, gun owners talk ‘betrayal’

    WASHINGTON (AP) - As President Donald Trump talked this week about banning “bump stocks” and curbing young people’s access to guns, the gun owners and advocates who helped propel his political rise talked about desertion and betrayal.

  • Severed foot found on beach belonged to Washington man

    SEATTLE (AP) - Authorities say a severed foot in a running shoe found on a Vancouver Island beach belonged to a Washington man. The Seattle Times reports Kitsap County authorities reported 79-year-old Stanley Okumoto missing Sept. 19. His partial remains were found in November along a beach near Neah Bay, about a mile from where his car was found by authorities.

  • Regional News

    • Getting more robocalls lately? Here's what you can do

      KHQ.COM - Have you gotten one of those annoying robo-calls recently?  Despite regulations put in place to curb the telemarketers from reaching out, not everyone is following the rules.   Whether it's a home phone or a smart phone, chances are a robocaller has your number. So how can you stop them? First, join the "Do Not Call" registry at donotcall.gov. 


      2-year-old boy dies after wandering away and falling into culvert on Yakima River

      KENNEWICK, Wash. - Authorities say a 2-year-old boy died after he wandered into the Yakima River while his father was asleep. The Tri-City Herald reports the boy died Monday at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland. Benton County Sheriff Jerry Hatcher says the child's father took a nap with the boy and his 3-year-old brother around 12:30 p.m. inside the family's trailer.

    • Suspect arrested in drive by shooting.

      Grant Co. deputy charged with reckless endangerment after accidentally shooting wife back on duty

      GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones says a deputy who plead guilty to reckless endangerment after accidentally shooting his wife last August is back on duty. The Franklin County Prosecutor initially filed felony charges against Deputy Jose Rivera following the shooting, which injured his wife. Those charges were later amended to a gross misdemeanor of reckless endangerment.

    • Little Caesars to give out free lunch on April 2 after 'crazy' NCAA upset

      KHQ.COM - Pull out your calendar and mark out April 2 as "Free Lunch!" After #16 University of Maryland-Baltimore County knocked off #1 Virginia, Little Caesars is making good on their promise to give everyone a free lunch.  The pizza chain is going to be providing a free, $5-dollar lunch box on Monday, April 2nd, between 11:30 am and 1 pm local time. 

    • Local teens talk about what it's like living in fear of school shootings

      Benjamin Ullman and Graysen Rhoten are students at Southridge High School. They say they think about the possibility of a school shooting every day. 

    • WATCH @ 7pm TONIGHT: Gov. Inslee participating in town hall about guns

      SEATTLE, Wash. - At 7 o'clock tonight, KIRO 7 is televising a one hour live town hall on the issue of guns. Governor Jay Inslee will be among those participating in the panel discussion at Seattle University.  Also participating in the panel will be teachers, students, policymakers, experts and advocates. 

  • More Local News

    • Spokane mom searching for teens who may have thrown tires in street

      SPOKANE, Wash. - Last Saturday, Larissa Warren and her 8-year-old son were driving home along Southeast Boulevard on the south hill when something strange coming at them caught her attention. "I noticed two tires in the opposite lane of traffic," Warren said. 

    • The Spokane Fire Department is still looking into the cause of a fire Monday.

      Bremerton man accused of kidnapping woman in her own house

      PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state woman says she was kidnapped in her own house and assaulted for two days by a man who police have arrested.    The Kitsap Sun reports that Bremerton resident John Charles Troiano Jr. was charged on Monday with first-degree kidnapping.

    • Eight Coeur d'Alene School resource officers protect schools

      COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d’Alene Police Officer Tom Sparks walks almost the same, identical route everyday through the halls of Woodland Middle School. He’s not just an armed officer; he’s the school resource officer, someone that kids look up to.

    • Spokane's Fish Lake Trail littered with garbage

      Spokane, Wash. Dan Malone has been using fish lake trail for many years for running and biking. But over the winter the path has been littered with trash.Hillsides with abandoned wheelchairs to crates even entire couches.Ditched and destroyed “It's kind of a shame," said Malone. But this pile of garbage right off Fish Lake Trail, Malone thinks this is bad “This is the biggest pile I've seen. But there are spots where you can find its an obvious campsite,”  

    • Spokane friends have been playing the same game of tag for 30 years

      Spokane, Wash. The game of tag which the movie is based on started in the hallways of Gonzaga Prep in Spokane in 1982. Now nearly 30 years later, that game is being turned into a movie  "I think somebody turned around at the end of one class and said tag you're it. And you don't want to be it, so we took off running down the halls, and we started doing it between class," said one of the players Mike Konesky.  Not only did they play this game in between class

    • Spokane businesses prepare for NCAA women's tournament

      SPOKANE, Wash.- Spokane is gearing up for the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship happening this weekend, where the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 rounds will be taking place. The Gonzaga women are unfortunately out of the tournament but it's still estimated that the championship will pump $5 million into Spokane's economy.

  • National

    • (Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP). Officials work at a blocked off area near where a suspect in a series of bombing attacks in Austin blew himself up as authorities closed in, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Round Rock, Texas.

      Austin bombing suspect was unemployed college dropout

      The Austin bombing suspect doesn't appear to have left much of a trail on social media, but in 2012 posts on what appears to be his personal blog he expressed opinions about a range of topics, including gay marriage.
    • (Courtesy of the Willey family via AP). This undated photo provided by the Willey family shows Jaelynn Willey. A teenager armed with a handgun shot and critically wounded Willey inside a Maryland school on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, and the shooter was k...

      Officer's response praised as school shooting ends quickly

      In the latest school shooting in America, the gunfire was over and done with in less than a minute.
    • (Pedro Portal/ The Miami Herald via AP). FILE- This March 10, 2018 file photo shows the main span of the a pedestrian bridge being positioned to connect the City of Sweetwater to Florida International University near Miami. The 950- ton new bridge coll...

      Vigil for Florida bridge-collapse victims draws tears, gasps

      Documents show construction of Miami area pedestrian bridge that collapsed and killed six people was behind schedule and millions over budget amid a key design change involving the placement of one of its support...
    • (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast). Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker, left, addresses the crowd with lieutenant governor candidate Juliana Stratton after winning the Democratic gubernatorial primary over a field of five others, Tuesday, Ma...

      Rauner, Pritzker attacks started long before matchup was set

      Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and billionaire Democratic businessman J.B. Pritzker spent millions attacking each other even before their 2018 matchup was set.
    • Hawaii lawmaker is latest to resign after misconduct probe

      A former speaker of the Hawaii House of Representatives will resign by next week to resolve sexual harassment allegations brought by several women, the latest case of an elected official being forced from office...
    • (AP Photo/Eric Gay). Members of law enforcement stage near the area where a suspect in a series of bombing attacks in Austin blew himself up as authorities closed in, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Round Rock, Texas.

      The Latest: Bombing suspect and sisters were homeschooled

      Austin's mayor is urging residents to remain vigilant, despite the death of a man suspected in this month's string of bombings in Texas' capital.
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