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  • WATCH: Man plucked from raging California river in dramatic video

    RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada man is safe after helicopter rescuers plucked him from a rock surrounded by swift-moving water above a nearly 50-foot waterfall in California.      California Highway Patrol Officer David White said Tuesday that 25-year-old Kalani Tuiono escaped from the frigid, snowmelt-choked Yuba River with minor scratches and scrapes on Saturday, an outcome that amazed rescuers.

  • Montana woman on life support after she was mauled by 2 dogs

    BOZEMAN, Mont. - A 65-year-old Montana woman is on life support after she was mauled by two dogs over the weekend. Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin said Monday that Melissa Barnes was doing yard work Saturday at a residence west of Bozeman when she was attacked, first by a pit bull, followed by another dog. The breed of the second dog hasn't been confirmed. Barnes was declared brain dead Sunday.

  • 'John Wick,' 'Dragon Tattoo' star Michael Nyqvist dies at 56

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the original "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" films and often played villains in Hollywood movies like "John Wick" has died. Nyqvist's representative Jenny Tversky said Tuesday that he died after a year-long battle with lung cancer. He was 56.

  • Altercation over dead raccoon prompted shooting near Allyn, Washington

    ALLYN, Wash. - Authorities say an altercation over a dead raccoon led to a shooting in rural Washington state. Mason County sheriff's Lt. Travis Adams says that a man was walking along a highway Sunday dragging the roadkill behind him with a rope. The animal had been hit by a car, and he wanted to use it as crab bait

  • Senate health bill would cut taxes for wealthy

    WASHINGTON - New analysis shows that millionaires would get tax cuts averaging $52,000 a year from the Senate Republicans' health bill. Middle-income families would get about $260. The analysis was done by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. It found that half of the tax cuts would go to families making more than $500,000 a year.

  • Widespread cyberattack hits major companies across Europe

    KIEV, Ukraine - The second-largest drugmaker in the United States is confirming it's been affected by a cyberattack. In a message sent using its verified Twitter account, Merck confirmed Tuesday that its computer network was "compromised" as part of a global attack.

  • Ten Commandments monument installed at Arkansas Capitol

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Workers have installed a Ten Commandments monument outside Arkansas' Capitol, two years after lawmakers approved a measure permitting the statue on state grounds. The 6-foot-tall (1.8-meter-tall) monument was placed on the Capitol grounds early Tuesday. Opponents of the monument have said it amounts to an unconstitutional endorsement of religion and have threatened to sue.

  • Police: Man allegedly used his prosthetic leg to hit wife

    An Ohio man accused of using one of his prosthetic legs to hit his wife has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence.      Sandusky police say 63-year-old Richard T. Wilson Sr. was arrested Saturday.

  • Man accused of driving car onto Missouri basketball court

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A 23-year-old man has been arrested after smashing through two gates and driving onto the basketball court at the University of Missouri over the weekend, causing an estimated $100,000 in damage.      Police were called early Sunday after a Volkswagen Passat was driven through a closed gate on the south side of Mizzou Arena.

  • Boston visitors hurt in New Orleans attack; 1 hospitalized

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say they've arrested a 21-year-old man in an attack that hospitalized two Boston-area men.      Police say Dejuan Paul is accused of being one of four robbers who knocked the men to the ground, then took their wallets and cellphones Saturday in the French Quarter. Paul was arrested on a second-degree robbery charge.

  • White House questions report on Senate bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says the Congressional Budget Office's projection that 22 million more people will be uninsured in 2026 "must not be trusted blindly."      The White House is again trying to undermine the analysis of the CBO, questioning the office's predictions that millions of more Americans would be uninsured under a Senate health care proposal compared with President Barack Obama's health care law.

  • Cold chicken complaint leads to attack on restaurant owner

    BAXLEY, Ga. (AP) - Police say they are looking for a couple who were caught on surveillance video attacking the owner of restaurant and her 15-year-old daughter because they said their chicken was cold.      Jeanette Norris owns the Qwik Chick takeout stand in the southeast Georgia town of Baxley. She says she and her daughter were punched by customers Thursday.

  • Spokeswoman: Cosby town hall's about education, not assault

     LOS ANGELES (AP) - A spokeswoman for Bill Cosby says the outcry over his plan to hold town hall meetings is misguided.      In a CNN interview, Ebonee Benson said the meetings are intended to restore Cosby's legacy, not discuss sexual assault.      Benson's remarks contrasted with comments she and colleague Andrew Wyatt made last week in another TV interview with an Alabama TV station. 

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    Georgia police pull over car for speeding and find alien passenger riding shotgun

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Technically it was M.I.B. jurisdiction, but police in Apharetta took the lead on an extraterrestrial encounter on Sunday.  Officers pulled over a car for speeding and as they approached the car they noticed a little something out of place in the passenger seat: An alien.  Officers got a laugh and snapped some photos when they saw the big, black-eyed and pale passenger (who was even wearing his seatbelt). 

  • JK Rowling marks 20 years since Harry Potter appeared

    LONDON (AP) - Wizarding legend Harry Potter's tale has turned 20.      Author J.K. Rowling's first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was published in Britain on June 26, 1997.  Since then, it has sold more than 450 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 79 languages.  The books' magical world has inspired multiple films, spinoffs, memorabilia and amusement park attractions.

  • The Latest: Audit says Senate bill would leave 22m uninsured

    WASHINGTON - The Senate health care bill would result in 22 million more uninsured Americans over the next decade compared to current law. That's according to an analysis Monday from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

  • President's media strategy creating friction

    WASHINGTON - White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's briefing with reporters created friction on Monday, with CNN's Jim Acosta interrupting President Donald Trump's chief spokesman to demand he explain why television cameras were ordered off. Spicer said the White House will have a mix of different ways to deal with media questions.

  • New study of Seattle's $15 minimum wage says it costs jobs

    SEATTLE, Wash. - A new study of Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law says it costs jobs, contrary to another new study released last week. The Seattle Times reports a University of Washington team found the law boosted pay in low-wage jobs since 2014  but that it also caused a 9 percent reduction in hours worked. For an average low-wage Seattle worker, that's a loss of about $125 per month.

  • Southwest flight diverted after woman attempts to open door while plane was in the air

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex. - Authorities say a Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Houston was diverted after a passenger became disruptive and attempted to open an exterior door while the plane was in the air. Southwest Flight 4519 was diverted Sunday to the Texas Gulf coast city of Corpus Christi where the passenger was removed. 

  • Supreme Court will review Trump travel ban, allows it to take effect in most instances

    WASHINGTON - Supreme Court will review Trump travel ban, allows it to take effect in most instances.

  • An Arkansas prison inmate recaptured after 32 years

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas prison escapee who had been on the run for more than three decades has been recaptured.      The state Department of Corrections says 60-year-old Steven Dishman was arrested Sunday at a home in Springdale in northwest Arkansas by local law enforcement and state troopers. The department initially spelled Dishman's first name as Stephen.

  • Options for Supreme Court on Trump travel ban

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is expected to decide within days whether the Trump administration can enforce a ban on visitors to the U.S. from six mostly Muslim countries. The high-stakes legal fight has been going on since President Donald Trump rolled out a travel ban just a week after his inauguration. He casts it as critical to deterring terror attacks in the United States.

  • California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California man who thought his son had died has learned he buried the wrong man.  Eighty-two-year-old Frank J. Kerrigan of Wildomar says the Orange County coroner's office mistakenly identified a body found dead on May 6 as that of his son.  Kerrigan says he was told fingerprints were used to ID 57-year-old Frank M. Kerrigan, who is mentally ill and homeless.

  • NY officer attends graduation of girl he rescued in 2011

    NORTH BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) - A Long Island police officer has attended the high school graduation of a teen he rescued from icy waters more than six years ago.      Newsday reports that Suffolk County Police Officer Matthew DeMatteo watched Sarah Thalhammer graduate from North Babylon High School on Saturday. 

  • Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance - and face some

    NEW YORK (AP) - Pride parades in New York, San Francisco and other cities are spotlighting resistance to what participants see as new pressure on gay rights. But the events are also contending with the prospect of protests over their own diversity and direction.

  • Dakota Access review to re-examine impact on tribe

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered another review of whether the already-operating Dakota Access pipeline might unfairly affect the Standing Rock Sioux.      It's uncertain how the process will unfold, but there are two main possibilities. Federal officials who permitted the project to move North Dakota oil to Illinois could revise their analysis, or they could conduct a full environmental study. 

  • Air bag maker Takata bankruptcy expected Monday in Japan, US

    DETROIT (AP) - Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is expected to file for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. and Tokyo on Monday.      Two people briefed on the matter say most of Takata's assets will be sold to rival Key Safety Systems for $1.6 billion.      Takata, which was founded in 1933, couldn't withstand expected hefty lawsuit verdicts and penalties it must pay for making faulty air bag inflators.

  • Professor to student mom: Just bring your baby to class

    A professor in Tennessee has a solution for a student who missed class after she couldn't find someone to babysit her 3-month-old girl: Just bring the child to class.      The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Professor Sally Hunter at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville emailed Morgan King that she would be "absolutely delighted" to hold King's daughter, Korbin, while teaching class.

  • Small Kentucky town elects dog as mayor

    RABBIT HASH, Ky. - The newest mayor of the small town of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, is a Pitbull named Brynneth Pawltro. And surprisingly, it's not the first time the town has elected a K9 to office. The town isn't big enough to have a real mayor, so instead, they hold a fundraiser to pick their mayor.

  • WATCH: Car kick sparks chain-reaction crash on California highway

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - A case of road rage caused a chain-reaction crash on a California freeway on Wednesday and a driver caught the whole thing on video. It happened around 6 a.m. on the southbound 14 Freeway near Newhall in Santa Clarita. Witness Chris Traber started recording when he saw a gray sedan cut off the motorcyclist.

  • UK Parliament investigating cyberattack on user accounts

    LONDON (AP) - British officials are investigating a cyberattack on the country's Parliament after discovering "unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts."      A spokeswoman for the House of Commons said Saturday that officials are working with the National Cyber Security Center to secure the computer network. She added that remote email access for members has been disabled to protect the network.

  • Professor says N. Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The University of Delaware is distancing itself from comments made by an adjunct professor after she said a college student who died after being held by North Korea "got exactly what he deserved."

  • CIA chief: Intel leaks on the rise, cites leaker 'worship'

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The CIA director says he thinks the disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise - partly due to what he calls the "worship" of leakers such as Edward Snowden.      That's what Mike Pompeo says in a TV interview as he expresses his belief that there seems to be an increase in the theft of U.S. secrets "'for the purpose of self-aggrandizement or money or for whatever their motivation may be." 

  • Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

    WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a Texas woman told investigators that she left her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son in the hot car where they died last month to teach the girl a lesson, and that they didn't lock themselves in, as she initially said.      Twenty-four-year-old Cynthia Marie Randolph was jailed Friday on two counts of causing serious bodily harm to a child. 

  • 5 people electrocuted in pool at water park in Turkey

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkish media reports say five people - three of them children - were electrocuted at a water park pool in northwest Turkey and have died.      The private Dogan news agency reported Friday that the three children were caught up in an electrical current in the pool at the park in the town of Akyazi, in Sakarya province. The park's manager and his son dived into the pool to try and save them.

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    California woman finds dead frog in salad

    A woman ordering a side salad at BJ's in West Covina got a little more than she asked for. After about 4 bites into her salad, Shawna Cepeda discovered a small frog in her salad. After informing the manager of her discovery, he comped her meal but still made her family pay for their drinks. Cepeda later received a $50 gift certificate from the corporate office.

  • Coroner identifies person who died in house fire near Moses Lake Golf Course

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - One person is dead following an early morning house fire near Moses Lake. Grant County Fire District #5 was called to the home at around 7:30 a.m. on Fairway Drive Northeast near the Moses Lake Golf Course. The home was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived, and firefighters say while battling the blaze they found the body of a person inside the home. 

  • 5 people electrocuted in pool at water park in Turkey

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish media reports say five people - three of them children - were electrocuted at a water park pool in northwest Turkey and have died. The private Dogan news agency reported Friday that the three children were caught up in an electrical current in the pool at the park in the town of Akyazi, in Sakarya province. The park's manager and his son dived into the pool to try and save them.

  • Disneyland devotee visits park for 2,000 days in a row

    ANAHEIM, Calif. - If Disneyland is "The Happiest Place on Earth," Jeff Reitz may be its happiest citizen. As of Thursday, Reitz had visited the park for 2,000 days in a row - every day for 5½ years. The Huntington Beach man tells the Orange County Register he began visiting with his ex-girlfriend in 2012 when both were jobless and wanted to keep up their spirits.

  • Accident reported involving military plane at Ohio air show

    DAYTON, Ohio - Authorities say a military jet apparently practicing for an Ohio air show has been involved in an accident. Penelope Reed of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in Dayton says a report was received at 12:31 p.m. Friday of a jet off the end of a runway and on its top. She says Wright-Patterson Air Force Base dispatched a crash team and heavy rescue crew.

  • At Glastonbury, Depp asks about assassinating the president

    LOS ANGELES - Johnny Depp has asked a crowd at the Glastonbury Festival when was the last time an actor assassinated a president. The remarks came during a segment Thursday in which Depp was speaking about President Donald Trump. He asked the question at the annual festival that celebrates the performing arts.

  • German parliament backs annulment of gay men's convictions

    BERLIN - German lawmakers have approved a plan to annul the convictions of thousands of gay men under a law criminalizing homosexuality that was enforced enthusiastically in post-World War II West Germany.  Parliament's lower house voted unanimously Thursday in favor of the bill. The legislation criminalizing homosexuality was introduced in the 19th century.

  • Psychologist suffered 'torment' designing CIA interrogations

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A psychologist who helped design the CIA's harsh interrogation methods in the war on terror says his participation in the program that involved torturing suspects caused him "great, soulful torment." The comments are in videotaped depositions of Bruce Jessen ahead of a Sept. 5 trial.

  • Fitness model killed by exploding whipped cream canister

    PARIS (AP) - French authorities are investigating the death of a fashion blogger reportedly hit by an exploding whipped cream canister. The prosecutor's office in the eastern city of Mulhouse said Thursday that an investigation is underway into Saturday's death of Rebecca Burger and whether a faulty canister was at fault. The prosecutor would not comment pending further investigation.

  • Sheriff: Inmates who helped deputy to get shorter sentences

    CEDARTOWN, Ga. - A Georgia sheriff says he will shorten the sentences of inmates who stepped in to help a deputy when he collapsed on the job. Polk County Sheriff Johnny Moats told news outlets the deputy suddenly collapsed while overseeing inmates on a work-release detail. The six inmates opened the deputy's shirt, removed his bulletproof vest and began performing CPR.

  • Public memorial service help for U.S. student detained in N. Korea

    WYOMING, Ohio (AP) - U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says North Korea must be held accountable for what happened to an American college student who was detained there for over a year and died after being returned home to Ohio in a coma. Ohio's Republican senator calls Otto Warmbier "an amazing young man" who shouldn't have been detained.

  • Man repossess minivan with sleeping child inside

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia police say a man repossessing a minivan towed it with a sleeping child in the back. It happened around 2:30 a.m. Thursday when the man used GPS to track the vehicle after the 7-year-old's mother said she had stopped to run into work. The woman and bystanders screamed as the tow truck drove off with her child and the vehicle, which had tinted windows. 

  • Ruling on Dakota Access pipeline shutdown months away

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A federal judge won't decide until later this year whether to shut down the Dakota Access oil pipeline while federal officials do more environmental review.      Judge James Boasberg on Wednesday approved a schedule under which both sides in an ongoing lawsuit over the pipeline will submit written arguments on the matter in July and August.

  • Canadian man charged in stabbing of airport officer

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say the police officer injured at a Flint, Michigan, airport is in critical condition. Michigan State Police said the officer was critically hurt Wednesday morning at Bishop International Airport. Airport officials posted on Facebook that the officer was hurt but offered no further details about the incident. A witness tells The Flint Journal he saw the officer bleeding form his neck.

  • Teacher alerted drug dealers as revenge on cheating husband

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida teacher tipped off drug dealers that her detective husband was investigating them in order to get revenge for his alleged infidelity.      The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Wednesday that federal prosecutors want an eight-year sentence for 31-year-old Porsha Session, who pleaded guilty earlier this year to obstruction.

  • Goodwill returns $97K to Ohio couple in mistaken donation

    ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) - A couple has gotten back nearly $100,000 they mistakenly donated to Goodwill Industries in Ohio. The (Zanesville) Times Recorder reports (http://ohne.ws/2rQhMrB ) two Goodwill employees in Zanesville initially thought it was play money or counterfeit cash after finding $97,000 in hundred dollar bills in a duffel bag inside a box of clothes last week.  

  • Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

    NEW YORK (AP) - The flu vaccine was ineffective in protecting older Americans last winter against the illness, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around. U.S. health officials on Wednesday released new vaccine data. They showed the vaccine did a so-so job overall- it was about 42 percent effective in preventing illness severe enough to send a patient to a doctor's office.

  • F-16 jet catches fire at Houston airport; pilot ejects

    HOUSTON (AP) - Officials say an F-16 fighter jet caught fire while attempting to take off at Ellington Airport in Houston and the pilot ejected.   The Houston Fire Department says in a statement that crews were dispatched to assist with a "downed plane" late Wednesday morning.  The statement says the F-16 was on fire on the ground after the pilot ejected. The pilot was transported to a hospital.

  • Man dangles infant out of 15-story window for Facebook 'likes'

    KHQ.COM - An unidentified man in Alergia will be spenging two years behind bars after risking an infant boy's life, all to try and get 'likes' on Facebook. According to BBC, the man posted a horrifying photo of him dangling a baby boy by his shirt out the window of a 15-story high rise apartment building. The caption read, "1,000 likes or I will drop him."

  • Steam pipe explosion buckles street in downtown Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (AP) - Firefighters in Baltimore say an underground steam pipe explosion has blown a huge hole in a downtown street just a few blocks from a major league baseball stadium.      Fire officials say two people were injured.

  • Settlement reached in lawsuit over Michael Brown's death

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A federal judge has approved a settlement in the wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the parents of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.      Details of the settlement approved Tuesday by U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber were not disclosed.

  • Brussels train station blast being treated as terror attack

    BRUSSELS (AP) - Belgian authorities said they foiled a "terror attack" Tuesday when soldiers shot a suspect after a small explosion at a busy Brussels train station that continued a week of attacks in the capitals of Europe.

  • New Chris Cornell music video, filmed before death, released

    NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Cornell's final music video, filmed before the singer died in May, was released Tuesday.      The video for "The Promise" was released to coincide with World Refugee Day. The clip was filmed in Brooklyn, New York.      Eric Esrailian, who produced the video, said Cornell filmed the video shortly before he died. Esrailian added that the rock singer wanted the video to be released on World Refugee Day. 

  • Woman accused of faking cancer pleads not guilty to theft

    PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine woman accused of accepting thousands of dollars in donations after duping friends and colleagues into thinking she had cancer has pleaded not guilty. Twenty-five-year-old Hillary McLellan, of Sebago, was indicted last month on a felony theft charge. She is accused of taking $10,500 raised to pay for her cancer-related expenses.

  • Phoenix flights canceled because of heat

    PHOENIX - American Airlines says seven regional flights have been delayed and 43 have been canceled because of a heat wave threatening to bring 120 degrees to Phoenix. The disruptions came Tuesday. The airline says it doesn't expect any more issues Wednesday but officials will re-evaluate.

  • Grizzlies approaching humans in Glacier National Park force closure of popular trail

    WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) - A popular trail in Montana's Glacier National Park is closed temporarily because of grizzly bears frequenting the area.  The Hungry Horse News reported Monday the Avalanche Creek Trail is temporarily closed after the park received reports of up to six different grizzly bears in the Avalanche area.

  • Uber adds option to tip drivers as it heads in new direction

    Uber is enabling passengers to tip its U.S. drivers with a tap on its ride-hailing app for the first time, part of a push to recast itself as a company with a conscience and a heart.
    Besides the built-in tipping option announced Tuesday, Uber is giving drivers an opportunity to make more money when passengers keep them waiting or don't cancel rides within two minutes.

  • Amazon is moving into your dressing room

    NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is increasingly claiming territory once held exclusively by department stores and it's doing so again, essentially placing a dressing room in your house. Amazon is testing a new service for Prime members that allows them to try on the latest styles before they buy at no upfront charge. Customers have seven days to decide what they like and only pay for what they keep.

  • Ford to import Focus small car from China in 2019

    DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. will export vehicles from China to the U.S. for the first time starting in 2019. Ford will move production of its Ford Focus small car from the U.S. to China, where it already makes the Focus for Chinese buyers. Ford's president of global operations Joe Hinrichs says the move will save Ford $1 billion, including $500 million from canceling a new plant in Mexico that was intended to build the Focus.

  • NASA telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life

    WASHINGTON (AP) - NASA says its planet-hunting telescope has found 10 new planets outside our solar system that are likely the right size and temperature to potentially have life on them.      As the Kepler telescope finished its main mission, NASA announced Monday that it has seen a total of 49 planets in the Goldilocks zone for possible life. And it only looked in a tiny part of the galaxy. 

  • Georgia sheriff: Burglar accidentally killed by his partner

    MACON, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia sheriff says a burglar accidentally shot and killed his partner when they got caught in the middle of the crime.      WMAZ-TV reports that Bibb County Sheriff David Davis says a woman woke up Monday morning to find the two men having broken into her East Macon home, 88 miles (141.62 kilometers) southeast of metro Atlanta. When she yelled, the men ran out. 

  • US student freed by North Korea in a coma has died at 22

    CINCINNATI - An American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma has died in Ohio. Otto Warmbier was 22. His family said in a statement released by a hospital that Warmbier died Monday afternoon. The family thanked the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treating him but said, "Unfortunately, the awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible.

  • Grant County man finds note from deputy on his windshield

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Property crimes are known to spike in the warmer months. The weather is nicer and thieves are out later scoping out things they can steal. I'll admit sometimes in the summer months, it's easy to forget you left your garage open. That's a jackpot for thieves and exactly the kind of thing they look for. Thankfully for one Grant County resident, a deputy had his back.

  • PHOTOS: 84 neglected Great Danes seized from New Hampshire mansion

    WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) - Police and animal welfare workers in New Hampshire say they've seized 84 neglected Great Danes, most of them from an eight-bedroom mansion that had floors covered with feces. They say at least some of the dogs and puppies had eye and skin problems, and infections. An emergency shelter was set up for the animals.

  • Former Trump campaign chair mulling Idaho congressional run

    The former director of President Donald Trump's election campaign in Idaho says he is seriously considering running for the state's open U.S. House seat.


  • Illinois man stomps kitten to death because it can't ride train

    BELLEVILLE, Mo. (AP) - A southern Illinois man accused of stomping a kitten to death because he wasn't allowed to take it on a light rail train has been charged with felony animal cruelty.  The suspect, 23-year-old DeCarlos Johnson-Foston, is jailed on $75,000 bond. St. Clair County Sheriff's Capt. Bruce Fleshren says Johnson-Foston was at a Belleville MetroLink station Friday with a kitten on his shoulder.

  • UPS adds new fee up to $1 for holiday-season deliveries

    ATLANTA - UPS is adding a new charge of under $1 for shipments to residential customers during peak delivery periods in November and December. United Parcel Service Inc. said Monday it will add 27 cents for residential deliveries from Nov. 19 to Dec. 2 and Dec. 17-23. UPS will add a fee of between 81 cents and 97 cents to overnight, second- or third-day deliveries for residential deliveries Dec. 17-23.

  • Megyn Kelly interviewing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones draws 3.5 million viewers and some critics

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The Latest on Megyn Kelly's Sunday night interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones (all times local):      11:51 a.m.      Megyn Kelly's interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was seen by 3.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen.      Much criticized ahead of time, the report filled roughly one-third of NBC's hour-long "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly," whose audience was dwarfed by CBS rival "...
  • Autopsy shows Carrie Fisher had cocaine, heroin and ecstasy in her system

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Carrie Fisher's autopsy report shows the actress had cocaine in her system when she fell ill on a plane last year, but investigators could not determine what impact the cocaine and other drugs found in her system had on her death.  The report released Monday states Fisher may have taken cocaine three days before the Dec. 23 flight on which she became ill. She died four days later.

  • Police: Vehicle strikes several pedestrians on London road

    LONDON (AP) - Police say a vehicle struck pedestrians on a road in north London, leaving several casualties and one person has been arrested.      Metropolitan Police said officers were called to the scene on Seven Sisters Road at 12:20 a.m. Monday. The London Ambulance Service said it was responding to the incident. 

  • Police: California mom attacked child in attempted exorcism

    EUREKA, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California woman is being held on suspicion of beating, biting and choking her 11-year-old daughter in an attempt to perform an exorcism on the child. Humboldt County Sheriff's officials say 45-year-old Kimberly Felder stripped her daughter naked and shoved sand into her mouth before a witness tried to stop the attack at a secluded beach Friday.

  • US shoots down Syrian Air Force fighter

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. military says it has shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in the fight against Islamic State militants.      The U.S.-led coalition headquarters in Iraq said in a written statement Sunday that a U.S. F-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian government SU-22 after it dropped bombs near the U.S. partner forces, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces.  

  • Gunfire heard at Mali resort area popular with foreigners

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - A security official says suspected jihadists in Mali's capital have attacked a resort that is popular with foreigners on the weekends.      The official with the U.N. mission known as MINUSMA, said people had been killed and wounded but gave no immediate toll. There also were believed to be hostages in the luxury Campement de Kangaba resort area Sunday.

  • UK official: Fire building materials broke rules

    LONDON (AP) - Britain's trade minister says the exterior paneling used on the exterior of the London high-rise, in which dozens were killed in a fire, appears to have violated building rules. Greg Hands told Sky News that "my understanding is that the cladding that was reported was not in accordance with U.K. building regulations. We need to find out precisely what cladding was used and how it was attached."

  • The Latest: Portugal lowers forest fire death toll to 61

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Portugal's prime minister says the death toll has been lowered in the country's deadly forest fire to 61. Prime Minister Antonio Costa said Sunday that death toll was reduced from the previously reported 62 people because one victim had been counted twice by authorities. He said "the dimension of this fire has caused a human tragedy beyond any in our memory."

  • Cosby lawyers fighting civil suits by 10 women

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A judge has declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case in Pennsylvania, but the comedian's civil lawyers are still fighting lawsuits against him by 10 women around the country.      Seven women currently have defamation suits pending against him in Massachusetts. Three more have defamation or sexual battery suits pending in California. 

  • Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke rejects Homeland Security position

    MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Department of Homeland Security says Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is no longer a candidate for a position in the agency.  The conservative firebrand said last month he was taking a job as an assistant secretary at the DHS.

  • Rubio says best to let Russia probe proceed

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Marco Rubio says it's best for the country to let the FBI's investigation into Russia meddling in the 2016 presidential election take its course, and the Florida Republican tells CNN's "State of the Union" that's what he'd advise President Donald Trump..

  • Justices could take up high-stakes fight over electoral maps

    WASHINGTON (AP) - In an era of deep partisan division, the Supreme Court could soon decide whether the drawing of electoral districts can be too political.      A dispute over Wisconsin's Republican-drawn boundaries for the state legislature offers Democrats some hope of cutting into GOP electoral majorities across the United States.

  • PHOTOS: Happy Father's Day to all of your dads

    We would like to wish a very happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there! Here are just a small portion of the hundreds of photos we had submitted on our Facebook page celebrating your fathers! Thank you to everyone who shared a special photo and message for your dads. As you click through the photos, enjoy some of our favorite father's day songs:

  • Scalise on the mend, now in 'serious' condition

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Louisiana congressman Steve Scalise has been upgraded from "critical" to "serious condition."      Scalise continues to show signs of improvement after he was wounded in a shooting at a Republican baseball practice outside Washington.      Medstar Washington Hospital Center released the update Saturday on behalf of the Scalise family.

  • Grand theft avocado: 3 arrested in $300K California theft

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Police are calling it grand theft avocado.      Southern California authorities say three produce company workers have been arrested in the theft of up to $300,000 worth of avocados.      The Ventura County Sheriff's Department says they were arrested Wednesday, charged with grand theft of fruit and are jailed for lack of $250,000 bail each. 

  • Aircraft, vessels search for missing US sailors

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) - Aircraft and vessels are searching for seven missing American sailors in the sea off Japan after a pre-dawn collision between a Navy destroyer and a huge cargo ship.      Investigators now face trying to determine how a sophisticated U.S. warship collided with a container ship four times its size.

  • Police: 58 missing, presumed dead in London fire

    LONDON (AP) - London police say 58 people who were in Grenfell Tower are still missing and assumed to be dead.      Police Commander Stuart Cundy said Saturday that this number, which was based on reports from the public, may rise. He says it will take weeks or longer to recover and identify all the dead in the public housing block that was devastated by a fire early Wednesday.

  • Another police shooting acquittal worries black gun owners

    The acquittal of an officer in the death of a Minnesota motorist who volunteered that he had a gun during a traffic stop adds to the worries of African-American gun owners.      Gerry Martin is a licensed gun owner in Glenside, Pennsylvania. He says he's not sure he will ever tell an officer that he has a concealed weapon permit - and possibly a weapon - because it's too risky.

  • Cosby accuser thanks prosecutors after mistrial

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Bill Cosby's chief accuser is thanking prosecutors for taking her case after a jury failed to agree on a verdict.      Lawyers for Andrea Constand issued a statement on her behalf Saturday.

  • 9/11 Memorial designer to create church shooting memorial

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The architect who designed the 9/11 Memorial in New York has been chosen to create a memorial to honor the nine worshippers who died in a racist attack on a Charleston church.      The planners of the memorial announced their choice of Michael Arad on Saturday, the second anniversary of the massacre at Emanuel AME church.

  • Trump keeps much of Obama's Cuba policy

    HAVANA - President Donald Trump has declared that he's "cancelling the previous administration's" Cuba policy, which he calls "one-sided" in favor of Havana. An AP Fact Check finds Trump actually is preserving most of the important elements of Barack Obama's opening with the island.      Trump's policy keeps a U.S. Embassy open and allows U.S. airlines and cruise ships to continue service to Cuba. 

  • Minnesota officer acquitted in motorist shooting

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -  A Minnesota police officer has been acquitted of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a black motorist. Jeronimo Yanez was also cleared Friday of two lesser charges in the July traffic stop in a St. Paul suburb. Yanez shot Philando Castile five times just seconds after Castile informed him he was carrying a gun. Yanez testified that Castile was pulling his gun out of his pocket despite his commands not to do so.

  • Shoshone Co. Sheriff's Office investigating battery incident near Kellogg

    SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho - A 34-year-old woman says she was battered by an unknown man on Thursday evening in the area between Moon Gulch and the City of Kellogg. The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office says they are investigating the case as an attempted robbery in addition to a battery. The Sheriff's Office says there have been no other attacks on the Rails to Trails reported to any local law enforcement agencies. 

  • Woman who sent boyfriend dozens of text messages urging him to kill himself is convicted of involuntary manslaughter

    TAUNTON, Mass. - The American Civil Liberties Union has denounced as unconstitutional the manslaughter conviction of a woman who sent her suicidal boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself. The ACLU's Massachusetts chapter says in a statement that the conviction "exceeds the limits of our criminal laws and violates free speech protections guaranteed by the Massachusetts and U.S. Constitutions."

  • Walmart to acquire online men's clothing retailer Bonobos

    NEW YORK (AP) - Walmart says it's buying online men's clothing retailer Bonobos for $310 million in cash, showing that its appetite for hip clothing brands shows no sign of abating as it looks for ways to gain on Amazon. Bonobos, which started out selling pants online, caters to male shoppers looking for help putting together a wardrobe.

  • Rip currents leave 1 dead, 2 missing at Jersey shore

    BELMAR, N.J. (AP) - Rip currents have left one girl dead and two teenagers missing on two different New Jersey beaches where lifeguards were not on duty. Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty says a 13-year-old died and her 12-year-old cousin is on life-support after they were found floating face-down on Thursday night. Both attended the town's elementary school, where grief counselors are on hand Friday for the last day of classes.

  • Amazon is buying Whole Foods in $13.7B deal

    NEW YORK (AP) - Online juggernaut Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion, including debt. Amazon.com Inc. will pay $42 per share of Whole Foods Market Inc. The deal is targeted to close in the second half of the year.

  • Woman smuggles grandma's dog disguised as baby into hospital

    KHQ.COM - A 21-year-old California woman's Twitter post has gone viral after she successfully smuggled her grandmother's dog into the hospital to see her.  Shelby Hennick posted the tweet with three pictures and said, "My grandma is in the hospital right now and wanted to see her dog. So I made it look like I was carrying a baby and we made it." 

  • Doctors: American student released from N. Korea in coma suffered 'severe neurological injury'

    WYOMING, Ohio (AP) - WYOMING, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio hospital spokeswoman says the American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma suffered a "severe neurological injury."  Kelly Martin of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center said Thursday that Otto Warmbier (WORM'-bir) is in stable condition after arriving at the hospital two days ago.

  • Blimp goes down at US Open

    ERIN, Wis. - A blimp flying over the U.S. Open has gone down and the aircraft's operator says he doesn't know if the pilot is alive. Justin Maynard is a sales manager for AirSign, the advertising company that operates the blimp. Maynard says only the pilot was on board the craft. He says the company's operations team on the ground confirmed citizen video on social media showing the blimp going down. 

  • Whopping $100 million water bill shocks North Carolina man

    HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. - The water bill wasn't so bad, but the service charge was eye-popping.The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that Kieran Healy of Orange County in central North Carolina got a water bill for $189.92. The service charge was a dollar shy of $100 million. Healy said he asked Orange Water and Sewer Authority on Twitter on Wednesday if he could make installment payments.

  • $130,000 reward now offered for escaped inmates who killed two Georgia prison guards

    ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia sheriff says the reward for escaped inmates who killed two prison guards during a bus transport is now up to $130,000 and the FBI says they are expanding their search as it stretches into a third day. Authorities have said 43-year-old Donnie Russell Rowe and 24-year-old Ricky Dubose overpowered and killed 42-year-old Sgt. Christopher Monica and 58-year-old Sgt. Curtis Billue while escaping from the bus Tuesday.

  • Bill Cosby jury says they're deadlocked after 30 hours debating sexual assault charges

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -  Jurors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial have told a judge they're deadlocked on charges the comedian drugged and molested a woman in 2004. The panel deliberated about 30 hours over four days before telling Judge Steven O'Neill on Thursday they couldn't reach a unanimous verdict on any of the charges.

  • Agents arrest man at airport after finding nearly 4 pounds of meth found in underwear

    LOS ANGELES - Federal agents have arrested a man in Los Angeles for allegedly trying to smuggle nearly four pounds of crystal methamphetamine in his underwear. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the drugs were seized Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport.

  • Attacked while running, woman drowns rabid raccoon in puddle

    HOPE, Maine - A Maine woman says a rabid raccoon attacked her while she was out for a run, so she drowned it in a puddle. Rachel Borch, of Hope, says she was running in woods near her home June 2 when she saw the raccoon charging with its teeth bared. She says she knew the animal was going to bite her, so she held out her hands so it would bite her there. 

  • Explosion at kindergarten in China kills 7

    BEIJING (AP) - A city government says seven people were killed and 59 injured in an explosion at the front gate of a kindergarten in eastern China as relatives were picking up their children at the end of the school day. The Xuzhou city government in Jiangsu province said the blast at the Chuangxin Kindergarten in Fengxian, which struck at 4:50 p.m. Thursday, was under investigation.

  • Spokane Valley home is unlivable after house fire

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A home is Spokane Valley is completely unlivable and will have to be bulldozed after an early morning house fire.  The fire broke out just before 2am Thursday morning in the 12000 block of E. 12th Avenue. When fire crews arrived on scene the home was already fully engulfed with flames visible from over a 1/2 mile away. Immediately firefighters took a defensive mode to fight the fire.

  • KHQ GUIDE: Complete list of area summer camps!

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Are you a parent looking for something fun for your child to do this summer (or just looking to get rid of them for a couple of days? :) )  We've compiled this list of local summer camps you can use to find the right one for your child! Have fun this summer! 

  • Spokane Police detain man after hostage situation involving young child in north Spokane

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police have detained a man who barricaded himself inside a north Spokane apartment with a young child. Police say the man called in and indicated he was armed, suicidal and had a hostage inside his apartment in the 9700 block of North Morton near Nevada and Westview Court.

  • Unknown child found in 1976 may have spent time in Washington state

    GREECE, NY - Investigators with the Greece Police Department in Greece, New York, are asking for your help to identify an unknown child found in 1976. On March 9, 1976, the skeletal remains of a young child were found inside a blue metal storage trunk in the basement of an apartment complex in Greece, NY. Greece is a neighborhood just outside of Rochester.

  • Witness: Fleeing UPS workers board bus to escape

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco woman said she was riding a bus to work when she saw a group of workers streaming out of a UPS facility where an employee opened fire. Jessica Franklin said the workers started banging on the bus when it made a stop Wednesday. She said they ducked as they boarded and told the driver to "go, go, go." And the driver did.

  • Georgia authorities find Honda inmates carjacked

    A Georgia sheriff says a green Honda stolen by two inmates who killed their guards before escaping from a prison bus has been located.      Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said the "grass green" Honda Civic was found Wednesday in a wooded area in Madison not far from a house that the pair had burglarized.

  • Stolen flatbed, slow chase: Driver couldn't shift gears

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama authorities say a thief who couldn't figure out how to shift out of first gear led a slow-speed chase in a flatbed truck.      Jefferson County Chief Deputy Randy Christian tells AL.com the 16-mile (26 kilometer) chase never topped 30 mph (48 kph). It ended when the transmission seized, stopping the truck.

  • Kansas husband who robbed bank to avoid wife given probation

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A 70-year-old man who said he robbed a Kansas City, Kansas, bank so he could get away from his wife blamed his actions on depression. A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced Lawrence John Ripple to probation. Ripple went to the Bank of Labor - a block from police headquarters - last September. He gave a note to a teller saying he had a gun and was demanding money. After he was given it, Ripple waited for police.

  • PHOTOS: Management says too early to say cause of London apartment fire

    LONDON - The manager of the 24-story, 120-unit public housing complex devastated by fire in west London says it is too early to speculate what caused the inferno and what contributed to its spread. The Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organization says it will cooperate fully "with all the relevant authorities in order to ascertain the cause of this tragedy," in which at least 12 people died.

  • 14-year-old Texas boy accidentally shoots and kills twin brother while aiming for snake

    DAYTON, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a 14-year-old boy accidentally shot his twin brother to death when he fired at a snake in Southeast Texas.      The Liberty County Sheriff's Office says they don't anticipate any charges being filed in the shooting Monday afternoon. Sheriff's officials said one twin died Tuesday night at a Houston hospital. The boys' names have not been released.

  • Nurse stabbed by ER patient at Massachusetts hospital

    SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Officials say a nurse was stabbed by an emergency room patient at a Massachusetts hospital and suffered serious injuries. Harrington Hospital spokesman Joseph Klimavich tells the Telegram & Gazette that the nurse was attacked around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday by a patient who had been through the registration process and was being directed for care.

  • NY authorities arrest 45 suspected gang members following 20 murders in the last 18 months

    NEW YORK (AP) - Law enforcement officials say they have arrested 45 suspected gang members or affiliates during a recent crackdown in the metropolitan New York area. They say the joint initiative by federal and local law enforcement included 39 linked to the MS-13 gang. Authorities say the gang has been responsible for nearly 20 killings on Long Island in the past 18 months.

  • President Trump says assailant in Scalise shooting has died, congressman in stable condition

    ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - In a statement to the country, Trump said Wednesday morning that the gunman who shot Rep. Steve Scalise, of Louisiana, had died. The assailant has been identified as James T. Hodgkinson. Scalise was shot at a congressional baseball practice just outside of Washington. Officials said several other people were also wounded. Trump said Scalise "was badly wounded and is now in stable condition."

  • Border officers find more than 53 pounds of meth in vehicle

    Authorities say U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered seven packages of methamphetamine weighing more than 53 pounds at the border in Blaine, Washington.


  • Spokane Valley man killed in motorcyclist crash at I-90 and Highway 2

    KHQ.COM - A Spokane Valley man has died after crashing his motorcycle Tuesday night at I-90 and Highway 2. According to Washington State Patrol, 49-year-old David Keith McClave was traveling westbound on I-90 and while trying to take the Highway 2 exit in lane two, he struck the guardrail and was ejected. McClave was wearing a helmet. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

  • Father sentenced after allowing teen daughter to drink vodka

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania father has been sentenced to a maximum of four years in state prison after his 13-year-old daughter was hospitalized after drinking 17 shots of vodka.      Charles Younger had previously pleaded guilty to child endangerment. The 39-year-old was sentenced Monday.

  • Investigators recommend arson charges for armed man shot by deputies at Motel 6 in Spokane Valley

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Detectives with the Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team have forwarded charges of 1st Degree Arson against 41-year-old Michael Kruse, the man who was shot by deputies during a fire at Motel 6 in Spokane Valley last week.  When firefighters arrived to the motel on June 7, there was heavy smoke coming out of the 2nd floor of the motel and evacuations were issued. 

  • The Latest: Sessions denies 3rd meeting with Russians

    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he did not have third meeting with the Russian ambassador to the United States. His impassioned response came after Senate Democrats raised questions about whether Sessions privately met with Sergey Kislyak at an April 2016 foreign policy event at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington. 

  • Stephen King says President Trump blocked him on Twitter

    BANGOR, Maine - Horror author Stephen King says his frequent criticism of President Donald Trump has gotten him blocked on Twitter. The author of "Firestarter" and "It" tweeted Tuesday the Republican president has blocked him on the social media website. He says, "I may have to kill myself." King lives in Bangor, Maine, and uses his Twitter account to criticize Trump regularly. 

  • Mariners announce Safeco will get new name

    SEATTLE, Wash. - The 20 year partnership between the Seattle Mariners and Safeco Insurance will come to an end next year.  The Mariners announced on Tuesday the naming rights will not be extended past 2018. The Mariners and Safeco reach the naming agree back in 1998 before the stadium opened in 1999.  

  • 2 suspects in "attempted thrill kill" make court appearances

    KENT, Wash. (AP) - Two of three suspects, accused in what prosecutors described as "an attempted thrill kill" have made their first court appearances.      KOMO-TV reports that a 17-year-old male and 23-year-old Melissa Langi appeared in court Monday.      Prosecutors say they used high-powered rifles to unleash a torrent of gunfire on unsuspecting victims.     

  • Prison guards shot and killed by two escaped Georgia inmates

    EATONTON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say inmates killed two prison guards during a bus transport in Georgia and are now being sought by law enforcement. Putnam County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Teresa Slade says authorities are searching for two men after the incident, which occurred about 7:23 a.m. Tuesday, southeast of Atlanta. She says a witness saw the men escape in a dark green Honda.

  • Ants in your house? Get rid of them without toxic chemicals

    KHQ.COM - Forget harmful, toxic chemicals that are dangerous for you pets, children and the environment. There are simple solutions you can make using everyday household products to drive ants out of your home and ensure they don't come back .  Here's what you will need to kill the ants:  Baking Soda OR Borax Sugar Water Container with holes for ants to crawl into 

  • House 'covfefe' bill would save presidential tweets

    WASHINGTON - A Democratic congressman from Illinois has introduced a bill named for President Donald Trump's infamous "covfefe" tweet with the goal of ensuring presidential social media posts are archived.  U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley introduced the Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement or COVFEFE act Monday.

  • Seattle's Space Needle to undergo $100 million renovation

    SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle's Space Needle will undergo a multi-million dollar and multi-year renovation that officials hope will give visitors even more wide-ranging views of the city.      KING-TV reported Monday one of the biggest changes will be to the observation deck. It will become floor-to-ceiling glass and the SkyCity Restaurant will have the first-ever rotating glass floor to provide a view straight to the ground. 

  • American college student released from N. Korean prison is in a coma

    WASHINGTON (AP) -  The parents of the 22-year old American college student freed by North Korea say he is in a coma.  They say that Otto Warmbier is on a Medivac flight on his way home. He had been serving a 15-year prison term with hard labor for alleged anti-state acts.  Fred and Cindy Warmbier said they have been told their son has been in a coma since March 2016, and they had learned of this only one week ago.

  • Smoldering backyard bonfire lights Post Falls home on fire

    POST FALLS, Idaho - What started as a bonfire in the backyard of a Post Falls home turned into an alarming house fire that has done substantial damage. Early Tuesday morning, the occupants inside the home off Greensferry Rd. awoke to smoke and flames in the back of the house. The homeowner says they went to bed thinking the fire had been extinguished but as it turns out, it was still smoldering.

  • Woman caught shoplifting said she was studying kleptomania

    GILLETTE, Wyo. - A Wyoming college student who told officers she was working on a term paper on kleptomania after she was caught shoplifting faces three felony charges. The Gillette News Record reports 23-year-old Lydia Marie Cormaney was arrested on June 5 after trying to leave Walmart with nearly $1,900 worth of merchandise.

  • Boy, 5, dies after being left in Arkansas day care vehicle

    WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) - Police say a 5-year-old boy died after he was left in a day care vehicle all day in eastern Arkansas. The West Memphis Police Department says the boy was picked up by the day care at 6:40 a.m. Monday but was never taken inside Ascent Children's Health Services, which serves children with development disabilities. 

  • The Latest: Sessions says travel ban needed for security

    SEATTLE (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he disagrees with a U.S. appeals court's decision to keep blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban.      Sessions said Monday that the ban is necessary to protect national security. He says the president was within his lawful authority to enact the temporary ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority nations.

  • Secret Service says it doesn't have any Trump tapes

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Secret Service says it doesn't have any recordings or transcripts of any tapes recorded within President Donald Trump's White House.      The agency's response comes as Trump has been coy about whether any tapes exist of his private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey.

  • California couple pleads guilty to hoarding 170 Yorkies

    POWAY, Calif. (AP) - A San Diego County couple has pleaded guilty to hoarding more than 170 Yorkshire terriers and Yorkie mixes in filthy conditions.      Authorities say Christine Calvert and Mark Vattimo entered pleas Monday to animal neglect. They face probation and counseling and can't own pets for a decade. 

  • Man charged in Oakland warehouse fire appears in court

    OAKLAND CALIF. (AP) - A man charged in a December fire that killed 36 concertgoers at an illegally converted Oakland warehouse appeared briefly in court for the first time.      Max Harris didn't enter a plea Monday on 36 charges of involuntary manslaughter. He was ordered back to court Thursday, when warehouse operator Derick Almena is scheduled to be arraigned on the same charges.

  • Principal challenges students to stay off screens for $100

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A Washington school principal is offering students $100 each if they turn off their electronics for one day a week during summer break. Washington Latin Public Charter School principal Diana Smith tells local media outlets that she will pay every rising eighth- and ninth-grader who spends Tuesdays screen-free. Smith's challenge covers all electronics, including television, video games and cellphones.

  • 5th grader offered football scholarship by University of Hawaii

    HAWAII - Recruitment for college football programs appears to be getting a little out of hand.  Last week, it was announced that Florida Atlantic University coach Lane Kiffin offered a scholarship to a 6th grader.  Probable conversation last week between FAU Coach Kiffin and the University of Hawaii: Lane Kiffin: 

  • Portland woman arrested on suspicion of setting sidewalk on fire

    PORTLAND, Ore. A Portland woman is facing reckless burning charges after fire officials say she started multiple fires on the sidewalks of downtown Portland Sunday afternoon.  Police were called after someone reported seeing a woman trying to light something on fire near S.W. 3rd Avenue and Oak Street (that's about 3 blocks south of Voodoo Donuts

  • Montana's Gianforte avoids jail time for reporter assault

    Montana's next congressman, Greg Gianforte, has been given a 180-day deferred jail sentence after the Republican technology entrepreneur pleaded guilty to assaulting a reporter on the eve of his election last month.      Justice of the Peace Rick West sentenced Gianforte on Monday for the misdemeanor, ordering him to complete 40 hours of community service, 20 hours of anger management counseling and pay a $385 fine.     

  • Man who text $750,000 offer to have wife and daughter killed will not face charges

    MONROE, Wash. (AP) - A Washington man won't face charges for a text message he sent offering to pay someone $750,000 to kill his wife and the couple's daughter. The Everett Herald reported (http://bit.ly/2rjcmtJ ) Monday prosecutors say an investigation did not turn up any evidence the man took legitimate steps to hire someone to kill his family.

  • FBI investigates gruesome Mississippi murders, including severed head found on front porch

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A police chief says the slaying of a barber in front of customers and the discovery of a severed head on the porch of a home the next day have left "gaping wounds in the psyche" of Mississippi's capital city.   Jackson Chief Lee Vance said Monday that authorities don't know if the two crimes are related, but he calls them both "shocking, bizarre, brutal, unacceptable."  

  • Montana officer who punched motorists loses certification

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana police officer who punched a man after an off-duty traffic collision has lost his certification and can no longer work as a law enforcement officer in the state.      The Independent Record reports the Public Safety Officer Standards and Training Council on Thursday revoked the certification of East Helena police officer Robert Gutowski, who has changed his last name to Durrant.   

  • Bellingham man sentenced after girlfriend paralyzed

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - A Bellingham man who assaulted his girlfriend and paralyzed her from the neck down has been sentenced to a year and nine months in prison. The Bellingham Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2sp8C9I) that 58-year-old Terry Lynn Haskett received the sentence Thursday after pleading guilty to second-degree domestic violence assault and felony harassment.

  • Suspect arrested in unrelated shooting, assault cases

     A shooting outside a Marysville, Washington apartment complex left a 59-year-old man dead.
    The Everett Herald reports the shooting occurred at about 5:45 p.m. Sunday.


  • World's biggest brain freeze can't stop this kid from winning

    KHQ.COM - A boy at the Memphis Redbirds game on Saturday was not about to let anyone beat him at an icee chugging contest... even if it meant enduring a brain freeze so painful, it's hard to watch. This is how you give every last brain cell you have. Every. Last. One. The Memphis Redbirds tweeted out the video. Take note at what it really takes to be a champion:   

  • VIDEO: Former President Jimmy Carter shakes hands with every passenger on flight

    ATLANTA - The nation's 39th president is going viral after a video surfaced of the former Commander in Chief on a Delta Airlines flight. On Thursday, Twitter user James Sheffield tweeted the video of Carter on the flight, shaking hands with every single passenger. "Jimmy Carter is on my plane to DC from ATL and just shook every hand of every passenger," Sheffield tweeted.

  • Services to mark 1 year since 49 killed in Orlando gay club

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Church bells will toll throughout the Orlando area as residents reflect on the 49 patrons killed during a massacre at the gay nightclub Pulse in the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history.   Starting in the wee hours Monday, and continuing almost 24 hours later, survivors, victims' families, city officials and central Florida residents will remember the victims with four services.

  • UK says Trump trip invite still stands after report of delay

    LONDON (AP) - The British prime minister's office says the state visit invitation to U.S. President Donald Trump still stands, after a newspaper reported that Trump wants to postpone the trip.

  • Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex jailed on domestic battery charges

    SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - Nick Gordon, the ex-partner of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown, was arrested Saturday after allegedly beating up his new girlfriend in a jealous rage.      A Sanford Police report says a heated argument early Saturday between Gordon and his girlfriend, Laura Leal, "became physical and lasted through the night."

  • Powerball winner sold at California retailer

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - California lottery officials say the sole winning ticket for the $447.8 million Powerball jackpot was sold in Sun City.      The Lottery says on its website Sunday morning that the winning ticket was sold at Marietta Liquor & Deli in southern California's Riverside County, about 80 miles  (128.74 kilometers) south of Los Angeles.

  • Texas mom charged after leaving toddlers to die in hot car

    KERRVILLE, Texas (AP) - A 19-year-old Texas mother whose two toddlers died when she left them for hours inside a hot vehicle while she visited friends has been charged with child endangerment.      Kerr County Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer says Amanda Hawkins was arrested in San Antonio Thursday and is being held on $70,000 bond.

  • Sinkhole swallows car in Florida restaurant parking lot

    OCALA, Fla. (AP) - A sinkhole that opened up in a restaurant parking lot during a spring storm in north Florida swallowed a car and ruptured a gas line.      The Ocala Star-Banner reports that the sinkhole opened up on Saturday around 5 p.m. after a strong rainstorm that caused flash flooding and the closure of multiple roads. 

  • Police: Suspects in Manchester bombing freed without charge

    LONDON (AP) - British police say everyone arrested over the Manchester concert bombing has been released without charge, but detectives are still not sure whether the attacker had accomplices.      Salman Abedi detonated a knapsack bomb as crowds were leaving an Ariana Grande concert on May 22, killing 22 people. He also died.

  • Sessions to appear before Senate intelligence committee

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions has agreed to appear before the Senate intelligence committee as it investigates alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election.      In a letter Saturday to Sen. Richard Shelby, Sessions writes that his decision to appear comes in light of last week's testimony by fired FBI Director James Comey

  • Geese dump droppings on Disneyland guests, hitting 17 people

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Disneyland visitors got more adventure than they bargained for when a flock of geese let go in flight, fouling the guests.      Anaheim police and fire officials say 17 people, including six children, were hit by bird droppings just before 9 p.m. Friday. A hazardous materials team was sent to Main Street near the Sleeping Beauty Castle after a report that feces had been thrown on people.

  • Authorities: Driver flees crash with hydrant stuck to car

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey authorities say a driver fled the scene of an accident with a fire hydrant stuck to his car and then tossed it in the trash. Parsippany police say the motorist drove off after his car struck the hydrant and a mailbox Tuesday. Police followed a trail of water from the scene to a township home, where they found the car and the hydrant. The driver was found in a nearby diner.

  • School probing why pro-Trump yearbook photos were altered

    WALL, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey school district is investigating why the yearbook photos of two high school students were altered to remove President Donald Trump's name on clothing they wore.  The Wall Township district also is probing why a Trump quote submitted by the freshman class president wasn't included under her photo while a quote by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt appeared under the senior class president's photo.

  • 'The Grand Tour' host Richard Hammond injured in car crash

    GENEVA (AP) - The makers of Amazon's car-themed TV show "The Grand Tour" say presenter Richard Hammond has been in a serious crash while filming in Switzerland, but has escaped serious injury.

  • Piano-playing bear strikes viral chord at Colorado apartment

    VAIL, Colo. (AP) - Police say it wasn't a burglary - just a black bear that stomped, briefly, on piano keys while rummaging through an apartment in Colorado. The revelation came after Katie Hawley reported her Vail apartment had been disturbed while she was away on May 31.      She later checked security camera footage and saw the bear roaming the apartment and pouncing on piano keys.

  • First Amendment lawyer defending neo-Nazi website publisher

    A Las Vegas lawyer specializing in free-speech cases is representing the publisher of a leading neo-Nazi website who has been sued for orchestrating an anti-Semitic online trolling campaign against a Montana family.      Marc Randazza told The Associated Press on Friday that his firm is defending Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin against a federal lawsuit that real estate agent Tanya Gersh filed against him in April.      Gersh is represented by attorne...
  • Powerball jackpot up to $435M, 10th largest in US history

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Powerball players apparently will have a chance to win the 10th largest lottery prize in U.S. history.      Saturday night's drawing will be for the estimated $435 million jackpot. It costs $2 for a Powerball ticket and a chance to dream of instant riches, but the odds of winning are incredibly small, at one in 292.2 million.

  • Pullman hospital accepting public comment on performance of gender reassignment surgeries

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Dr. Geoff Stiller, a board certified surgeon who has staff privileges at Pullman Regional Hospital, is advancing his surgical training to include gender reassignment surgeries and the hospital is accepting public comment from June 12 to July 3, 2017.  As part of the process, the hospital says Dr. Stiller will be performing the procedures at Pullman Regional Hospital under the personal instruction and supervision of a preceptor.

  • 12-year-old girl helps deliver baby brother in Mississippi

    JACKSON, Miss. - A 12-year-old girl who had cried because she thought she was too short to see her baby brother born got to help deliver him at a Mississippi hospital.  WLBT-TV reports Jacee Dellapena helped deliver 7-pound, 6-ounce Cayson Carraway on Tuesday. 

  • Gianforte to plead guilty to assault charge

    HELENA, Mont. - A Montana prosecutor says Greg Gianforte will plead guilty to assaulting a reporter the day before he was elected last month the state's only congressman. Gianforte will appear Monday in Gallatin County Justice Court to be arraigned and sentenced on the misdemeanor charge.

  • Hot Clicks: Dogs banned from New York subway unless kept "in a bag"

    KHQ.COM - Back in October of 2016, dogs were banned on the New York Subway, unless they fit in a bag, or more specifically, "enclosed in a container and carried in a manner which would not annoy other passengers.” You would think this rule would force owners of large breed dogs to leave their dogs at home, but New Yorkers are far too resourceful to let man's best friend be excluded so easily.

  • Escaped patient with psychotic disorder located at Greyhound bus station

    UPDATE: 39-year-old Dustin P. Leeds has been located and is in custody. Spokane Police Officers located Leeds at the Spokane Intermodal Center Station where he was safely taken into custody.  Spokane County Sheriff's Officer would like to thank you to everyone who called in and assisted with his capture.

  • Idaho lawyer suspended for evidence tampering in Alaska

     An Idaho lawyer's license to practice law has been suspended for a year after he pleaded guilty to evidence tampering in a 2014 drug case in Alaska.      The Bonner County Daily Bee reports the Idaho Supreme Court found Jeremy Featherston had violated the bar's rules of professional conduct by committing a criminal act that reflects poorly on a lawyer.      

  • Suspects arrested in Seattle "thrill shootings" targeting children, a teacher and newspaper carrier

    SEATTLE (AP) - Three people have been arrested and charged in what police describe as a series of thrill-shootings in the Seattle area, including one that left a newspaper carrier with life-threatening injuries. Investigators say the first shooting was on April 24, when two defendants - a 23-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy - tested out a AK-47 by firing about 19 bullets at a couple and their young daughters as they walked to the front door.

  • Extension sought for Idaho storing nuclear meltdown debris

    Federal officials are requesting a 20-year extension involving the storage at an Idaho facility of reactor core debris from the partial meltdown at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant.
    The U.S. Department of Energy in a document made public Friday is asking the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to renew a license for the storage to 2039 at its 890-sqaure-mile site in eastern Idaho that includes the Idaho National Laboratory.

  • 2 students arrested after attack on middle school principal

    COLLEGE PLACE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say two high school students have been arrested in southeastern Washington after an attack on a middle school principal.Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Shanda Zessin says police were called Thursday afternoon to John Sager Middle School in College Place. Zessin says authorities responded and found Principal Dale Stopperan with injuries to his face.

  • Two women charged with stealing $1M from largest apple & cherry operation in Eastern WA

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - Two bookkeepers and nine of their family and friends have been charged with stealing almost $1 million from one of the largest apple and cherry operations in Eastern Washington. The Tri-City Herald reports 52-year-old Norma Garza and 38-year-old Maria Galarza allegedly organized the theft ring by giving paychecks to false employees whose names were on the payroll list although they never worked for Zirkle.

  • Twitter latches on to Comey's 'lordy' quote during hearing

         WASHINGTON (AP) - Twitter users have latched on to former FBI director James Comey's use of "lordy" during his Capitol Hill testimony about his interaction with President Donald Trump.      Comey told senators Thursday morning, "Lordy, I hope there are tapes," in referring to his meetings with Trump.      The term quickly became a trending topic on Twitter. Former New York City U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was a...
  • Trump: Democratic 'obstructionists' are stalling my agenda

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says congressional Democrats are "obstructionists" who are stalling his agenda. In a speech to evangelical supporters Thursday, Trump said the "level of hatred" between the political parties is "beyond anything that I've ever seen." Trump urged the audience to help send more Republicans to Congress in next year's elections. 

  • Comey testifies; Senate committee says more work ahead in probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the Senate Intelligence committee says there's more work ahead in the committee's investigation after hearing testimony from former FBI Director James Comey. Sen. Richard Burr says the committee plans to get together next week with the special counsel who's leading an investigation into Russian activities during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

  • Firefighters find body in trunk of burning car in Alabama

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Police in Alabama say a body has been found in the trunk of a burning car. Birmingham police Sgt. Bryan Shelton says firefighters were called to extinguish a car fire in the Ensley neighborhood before dawn Thursday, and found the body in the trunk of what appears to be a four-door sedan. Police are investigating the death as a homicide. Al.com reports that the car was so heavily damaged that inves...

  • Make the most of Summer: Best campgrounds in the Inland Northwest

    To get the most out of your summer, we are compiling some of the best campgrounds in the Inland NW. Check back weekly for new campgrounds added to the list: 

  • Gianforte apologizes to reporter for assault before election

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - U.S. Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte of Montana says in an apology letter that he "had no right to assault" a reporter.      Gianforte's letter to reporter Ben Jacobs of The Guardian dated Wednesday is part of a settlement with Jacobs in which the reporter agrees not to object to Gianforte entering a plea of "no contest" to a misdemeanor assault charge.

  • Massachusetts medical pot dispensary selling marijuana pizza

    QUINCY, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts medical marijuana dispensary has created a culinary delight for patients who don't want to smoke their pot or eat it in the form of sweets.

  • Spokane mom fed up with squatters

    SPOKANE, Wash. - As the weather warms up, police say crime starts picking up as well, and criminals looking for a base of operations often don't have to look far. There are more than 500 abandoned homes in Spokane according to the city's foreclosure registry, and you may not want to think about it but there could be one in your neighborhood.

  • Deputies shoot man armed with knife at Motel 6 in Spokane Valley during fire

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A man is in the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds after barricading himself in a hotel room at the Motel 6 in Spokane Valley despite an intense fire burning that evacuated everyone inside. Authorities tell us the man was armed and refused to come out, during the fire which broke out at the Motel 6 on Argonne and Hutchinson Rd just after 3:30am Wednesday morning. 

  • Regional News

    • BOZEMAN, Mont. - A 65-year-old Montana woman is on life support after she was mauled by two dogs over the weekend. Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin said Monday that Melissa Barnes was doing yard work Saturday at a residence west of Bozeman when she was attacked, first by a pit bull, followed by another dog. The breed of the second dog hasn't been confirmed.

    • Altercation over dead raccoon prompted shooting near Allyn, Washington

      ALLYN, Wash. - Authorities say an altercation over a dead raccoon led to a shooting in rural Washington state. Mason County sheriff's Lt. Travis Adams says that a man was walking along a highway Sunday dragging the roadkill behind him with a rope. The animal had been hit by a car, and he wanted to use it as crab bait

    • Strawberry season is here!

      SPOKANE, Wash. - It is strawberry season in the Inland Northwest which means summer is officially here! The first day of summer is traditionally the first day Siemers Farm at Greenbluff opens.  A long-time farmer and owner Byron Siemers says this year is a great crop. "They are a bit smaller, but that means they are also sweeter," Siemers says.

    • Coroner identifies person who died in house fire near Moses Lake Golf Course

      MOSES LAKE, Wash. - One person is dead following an early morning house fire near Moses Lake. Grant County Fire District #5 was called to the home at around 7:30 a.m. on Fairway Drive Northeast near the Moses Lake Golf Course. 

    • Trios Health celebrates second graduating class of residents

      Young doctors in training like McDannel can work up to 90 hours a week and spend more than a decade learning their trade.

    • KENNEWICK, Wash. - Officials say Palouse Falls State Park in eastern Washington was temporarily closed during a fire that burned through wild lands north of the park. 

  • More Local News

    • Firefighters knock down fuel tanker fire in Eagle Ridge neighborhood

      SPOKANE, Wash - Spokane firefighters knocked down a fuel tanker fire in the Eagle Ridge neighborhood near S Skylark Drive and S. Forest Ridge Drive late Tuesday night. Neighbors in the area reported hearing an explosion that rattled windows of nearby homes just before 11 o'clock.

    • Body found in SUV in downtown Spokane

      SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating Tuesday after a body was found inside an SUV in a parking lot near 2nd and Division.  Details are limited, but heavy police activity was reported around 4 p.m.  KHQ's Patrick Erickson reports that people inside the SUV spotted an ambulance in the parking lot of the 7-11 store and asked for help. Paramedics found a man dead inside.

    • Firefighters contain brush fire near Sullivan Road in Spokane Valley

      SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley firefighters say a fire near Sullivan Road and Marietta Avenue is contained Tuesday night. The fire is about 100 feet by 100 feet burning in brush and trees. Three units responded to bring the fire under control. Investigators were on scene Tuesday night to figure out what caused the fire.

    • Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery searching for new home

      SPOKANE, Wash. - The Vanessa Behan Crisis Emergency Nursery has outgrown its space and is looking for a new home. After two failed attempts to purchase property, the nursery is reaching out to the public for help find a new location to serve neglected and abused children, as well as offer several other services for the community.

    • Water rescue crews respond to man who refuses help

      SPOKANE, Wash. - A 9-1-1 call triggered a massive emergency response to the Spokane River Tuesday afternoon, but the man rescue crews were trying to save said he didn’t want their help. Spokane police officers and firefighters responded just downstream of the Green Street Bridge shortly after noon. Our crews were on scene and heard the man tell firefighters and police that he was just swimming.

    • Idaho mom concerned about healthcare plan

      COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Rebecca Schoreder spent last week in Washington D.C. speaking with Idaho and other lawmakers across the country about the newly proposed Healthcare Bill. She says she brought her sons medical expenses with her to give them an idea just how much it costs to keep her son, Brady, healthy.

  • National

    • Michael Moore donates $10,000 to Shakespeare in the Park

      Filmmaker Michael Moore, who is making his Broadway debut this summer in a solo show, will donate $10,000 to Shakespeare in the Park after it lost funding from sponsors due to the controversial "Julius Caesar"...
    • Utah officials blame lack of logging for major wildfire

      The nation's largest wildfire has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a southern Utah mountain area home to a ski town and popular fishing lake. Crews in California, meanwhile, are dealing...
    • Sarah Palin sues paper for tying her PAC ad to mass shooting

      Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is accusing The New York Times of defamation over an editorial that linked one of her political action committee ads to the mass shooting that severely wounded then-Arizona...
    • Utah lawsuits to test president's power to shrink monuments

      Native American tribes and environmental groups preparing a legal battle to stop President Donald Trump from dismantling Utah's new national monument will face a tougher challenge than anticipated.
    • 3 Chicago officers accused of lying about teen's shooting

      Three Chicago police officers have been indicted on felony charges alleging they conspired to cover up the fatal shooting of black teen Laquan McDonald by a white officer.
    • Skyscraper lit in Qatar Airways' colors amid dispute

      The Empire State Building in New York City is lit up in burgundy and white for Qatar Airways amid a diplomatic dispute with Qatar.
  • SWX Right Now.com

    • Mariners drop below .500 after falling to Phillies 8-2

      SEATTLE (AP) - Maikel Franco and Arron Altherr homered and Aaron Nola allowed two runs over seven innings as the Philadelphia Phillies overcame an early deficit for an 8-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. Franco opened the seventh with his 10th home run, sending a 1-0 pitch from James Paxton over the wall in left-center to put the Phillies up 3-2.

    • Indians drop their 8th straight game, falling to Dust Devils 4-3

      SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Emmanuel Ramirez allowed just five hits over seven innings, leading the Tri-City Dust Devils over the Spokane Indians in a 4-3 win on Tuesday. Ramirez (2-0) picked up the win after he struck out four and walked two while allowing two runs. Tri-City took the lead in the first when Tre Carter hit an RBI single and then scored on a two-run double by Chris Mattison.

    • Seahawks place league-high eight players on NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2017

      The NFL Network finished announcing its Top 100 Players of 2017 Monday night with the final 10 players, and while no Seahawks cracked that Top 10, Seattle did finish with a league-best eight players on the Top 100 list:

    • Mariners' Nelson Cruz in tight race for MLB All-Star game

      SEATTLE -- Nelson Cruz has anchored the middle of the Mariners lineup in impressive fashion again this season, but now he needs Seattle fans to go to bat for their big designated hitter as he enters the final days of voting with a narrow margin for a starting spot on the American League team for the MLB All-Star Game

    • Spokane Chiefs' 2017-18 regular season schedule unveiled

      SPOKANE, Wash. / CALGARY – The Spokane Chiefs’ 2017-18 regular season schedule was announced by the Western Hockey League on Tuesday afternoon, including all 36 home games to be played at Spokane Arena, beginning with Bud Light Opening Night on Saturday, September 30 versus Kootenay.

    • Indians move to 3-9 on season after loss to Dust Devils

      SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Luis Asuncion hit a solo home run in the top of the 10th inning to lead the Tri-City Dust Devils to a 5-4 win over the Spokane Indians on Monday. The Indians tied the game 4-4 in the ninth when Yohel Pozo hit a two-run home run.

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