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  • Suspect identified in fatal downtown Spokane shooting

    Suspect identified in fatal downtown Spokane shooting

    Thursday, October 18 2018 2:26 AM EDT2018-10-18 06:26:17 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane Police Department SWAT Team officers took a homicide suspect into custody following an afternoon shooting in downtown Spokane. That suspect was identified as 27-year-old Joel C. Taitch. He was found blocks away from the crime scene and booked for 2nd degree murder. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane Police Department SWAT Team officers took a homicide suspect into custody following an afternoon shooting in downtown Spokane. That suspect was identified as 27-year-old Joel C. Taitch. He was found blocks away from the crime scene and booked for 2nd degree murder. 

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  • Spokane dealing with blue ash aphid invasion

    Spokane dealing with blue ash aphid invasion

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 9:43 PM EDT2018-10-18 01:43:56 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Feel like you have to keep swatting bugs away when you've been walking outside this week? What you might be calling gnats, are really blue ash aphids. And right now they are more active than ever, because it's mating season. KHQ met a couple who noticed the blue ash aphids right when they started their walk in the park. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Feel like you have to keep swatting bugs away when you've been walking outside this week? What you might be calling gnats, are really blue ash aphids. And right now they are more active than ever, because it's mating season. KHQ met a couple who noticed the blue ash aphids right when they started their walk in the park. 

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  • Reward offered for information in attack on trucker

    Reward offered for information in attack on trucker

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 11:16 PM EDT2018-10-18 03:16:43 GMT
    Courtesy Amos PhilipsCourtesy Amos Philips

    FORT HALL, Idaho (AP) - A trucker from Missouri who was beaten at an Idaho truck stop last month is still recovering from his injuries, and his employer has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of his attacker.

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    FORT HALL, Idaho (AP) - A trucker from Missouri who was beaten at an Idaho truck stop last month is still recovering from his injuries, and his employer has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of his attacker.

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  • "To Kill a Mockingbird" canceled in Wisconsin

    "To Kill a Mockingbird" canceled in Wisconsin

    Friday, October 12 2018 8:35 PM EDT2018-10-13 00:35:55 GMT

    Just hours before opening night, Wisconsin's Shorewood High School canceled the play "To Kill a Mockingbird." 

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    Just hours before opening night, Wisconsin's Shorewood High School canceled the play "To Kill a Mockingbird." 

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  • Tesla outsells Mercedes-Benz for first time in US

    Tesla outsells Mercedes-Benz for first time in US

    Thursday, October 11 2018 11:28 PM EDT2018-10-12 03:28:53 GMT

    Tesla has outsold Mercedes-Benz in the United States for the first time ever from July to September according to forbes.com. 

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    Tesla has outsold Mercedes-Benz in the United States for the first time ever from July to September according to forbes.com. 

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  • Social Security cost-of-living increase

    Social Security cost-of-living increase

    Thursday, October 11 2018 11:16 PM EDT2018-10-12 03:16:49 GMT

    Social Security recipients will see a little extra in their checks next year. Social Security benefits will rise 2.8% next year under a cost-of-living adjustment announced this morning.  

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    Social Security recipients will see a little extra in their checks next year. Social Security benefits will rise 2.8% next year under a cost-of-living adjustment announced this morning.  

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  • Kanye visits Trump

    Kanye visits Trump

    Thursday, October 11 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-10-12 00:49:52 GMT

    Rapper Kanye West and football legend Jim Brown visited the White House Thursday for lunch with President Trump. 

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    Rapper Kanye West and football legend Jim Brown visited the White House Thursday for lunch with President Trump. 

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  • Pistol-pointing selfie earns men lifetime ban from gun range

    Pistol-pointing selfie earns men lifetime ban from gun range

    Thursday, October 11 2018 5:56 PM EDT2018-10-11 21:56:35 GMT

    Two men have been banned from a Houston, Texas gun range after they tried to take a selfie with one of the men holding a gun to his friend's head.

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    Two men have been banned from a Houston, Texas gun range after they tried to take a selfie with one of the men holding a gun to his friend's head.

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  • Dow sinks 800 as tech companies swoon

    Dow sinks 800 as tech companies swoon

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 6:33 PM EDT2018-10-10 22:33:07 GMT

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 800 points, its worst drop in eight months, led by sharp declines in technology stocks.

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    The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 800 points, its worst drop in eight months, led by sharp declines in technology stocks.

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  • Watch: Deer hit by car narrowly misses passing cyclists

    Watch: Deer hit by car narrowly misses passing cyclists

    Tuesday, October 9 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-10-09 17:22:30 GMT

    A group of cyclists in North Carolina got the shock of a lifetime when a deer jumped out in front of a car.

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    A group of cyclists in North Carolina got the shock of a lifetime when a deer jumped out in front of a car.

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  • UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announces resignation

    UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announces resignation

    Tuesday, October 9 2018 11:06 AM EDT2018-10-09 15:06:15 GMT

    President Donald Trump says U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley will be "leaving" his administration "at the end of the year." 

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    President Donald Trump says U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley will be "leaving" his administration "at the end of the year." 

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  • Kavanaugh confirmed to U.S. Supreme Court

    Kavanaugh confirmed to U.S. Supreme Court

    Saturday, October 6 2018 4:09 PM EDT2018-10-06 20:09:01 GMT

    The Senate on Saturday afternoon narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice, 50-48.

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    The Senate on Saturday afternoon narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice, 50-48.

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  • Florida mom charged in pepper attack

    Florida mom charged in pepper attack

    Thursday, October 4 2018 6:01 PM EDT2018-10-04 22:01:36 GMT

    A Florida mother was jailed Monday, charged with throwing cayenne pepper powder into the faces of two girls who she said were bullying her daughter. 

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    A Florida mother was jailed Monday, charged with throwing cayenne pepper powder into the faces of two girls who she said were bullying her daughter. 

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  • Applebee's serving up $1 Zombie drink in October

    Applebee's serving up $1 Zombie drink in October

    Tuesday, October 2 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-10-02 22:59:31 GMT

    Halloween is 29 days away and Applebee's is getting into the spirit of things with $1 cocktail known as the "Zombie." 

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    Halloween is 29 days away and Applebee's is getting into the spirit of things with $1 cocktail known as the "Zombie." 

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  • Michigan oral surgeon offering opioid alternative to fight drug abuse

    Michigan oral surgeon offering opioid alternative to fight drug abuse

    Monday, October 1 2018 1:58 PM EDT2018-10-01 17:58:07 GMT

    Opioid addiction can often start in a surprising place: the dentist's chair. One Michigan doctor is working to change that.

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    Opioid addiction can often start in a surprising place: the dentist's chair. One Michigan doctor is working to change that.

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  • Bus rollover in Texas

    Bus rollover in Texas

    Saturday, September 29 2018 10:15 PM EDT2018-09-30 02:15:08 GMT

    Authorities are investigating the cause of a bus rollover crash on a Texas highway.  It happened this afternoon, northwest of Austin. There were dozens of people onboard the school bus, including 24 girls, ages 10 and 11.  Two teachers, a principal, and the driver were also onboard. The bus was headed for a visit to Sea World in San Antonio when the driver lost control. 

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    Authorities are investigating the cause of a bus rollover crash on a Texas highway.  It happened this afternoon, northwest of Austin. There were dozens of people onboard the school bus, including 24 girls, ages 10 and 11.  Two teachers, a principal, and the driver were also onboard. The bus was headed for a visit to Sea World in San Antonio when the driver lost control. 

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  • Crosses memorial for Vegas shooting victims

    Crosses memorial for Vegas shooting victims

    Saturday, September 29 2018 6:28 PM EDT2018-09-29 22:28:16 GMT

    Monday marks the one year anniversary of the mass shooting in Las Vegas that took 58 lives. One man wants to make sure everybody remembers. Greg Zanis made a cross for each victim shortly after the shooting. He put them out at the iconic "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign, which is close to Mandalay Bay, where the tragic event took place. Now he's bringing them back to help people cope with the somber anniversary. 

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    Monday marks the one year anniversary of the mass shooting in Las Vegas that took 58 lives. One man wants to make sure everybody remembers. Greg Zanis made a cross for each victim shortly after the shooting. He put them out at the iconic "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign, which is close to Mandalay Bay, where the tragic event took place. Now he's bringing them back to help people cope with the somber anniversary. 

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  • Teen marijuana use

    Teen marijuana use

    Friday, September 28 2018 10:26 PM EDT2018-09-29 02:26:33 GMT

    New research from the University of Southern California the majority of teens who have ever used marijuana have used more than one type of the drug.

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    New research from the University of Southern California the majority of teens who have ever used marijuana have used more than one type of the drug.

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  • Trump signs bill to avoid government shutdown

    Trump signs bill to avoid government shutdown

    Friday, September 28 2018 5:38 PM EDT2018-09-28 21:38:01 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has signed an $854 billion spending bill to keep the federal government open through Dec. 7, averting a government shutdown in the weeks leading up to the November midterm elections.    That's according to a White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the action.    Trump signed the legislation to fund the military and several civilian agencies without journalists present at the White House. The presi...>>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has signed an $854 billion spending bill to keep the federal government open through Dec. 7, averting a government shutdown in the weeks leading up to the November midterm elections.    That's according to a White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the action.    Trump signed the legislation to fund the military and several civilian agencies without journalists present at the White House. The presi...>>
  • Facebook says 50-million user accounts affected by security breach

    Facebook says 50-million user accounts affected by security breach

    Friday, September 28 2018 2:09 PM EDT2018-09-28 18:09:17 GMT

    Facebook says it recently discovered a security breach affecting nearly 50 million user accounts. 

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    Facebook says it recently discovered a security breach affecting nearly 50 million user accounts. 

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  • Deadly Flu: 80,000 killed last year

    Deadly Flu: 80,000 killed last year

    Thursday, September 27 2018 4:39 PM EDT2018-09-27 20:39:34 GMT

    A new report from the CDC reveals that 80,000 people died from influenza in 2018, the most in 40 years.

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    A new report from the CDC reveals that 80,000 people died from influenza in 2018, the most in 40 years.

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  • Wendy's offers free burgers with purchases for rest of September

    Wendy's offers free burgers with purchases for rest of September

    Thursday, September 13 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-09-13 23:34:25 GMT
    Cropped Photo: Mike Mozart / CC BY 2.0Cropped Photo: Mike Mozart / CC BY 2.0

    Where's the free beef? Waiting for you at Wendy's pending a few simple steps. For the rest of September, Wendy's is offering a free Dave's Single burger with any purchase. So where do you sign up? First, download the Wendy's app where you can customize an order ahead of time and pay from your phone. Second, that's it! 

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    Where's the free beef? Waiting for you at Wendy's pending a few simple steps. For the rest of September, Wendy's is offering a free Dave's Single burger with any purchase. So where do you sign up? First, download the Wendy's app where you can customize an order ahead of time and pay from your phone. Second, that's it! 

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  • DREAM JOB: Live on a Greek island and take care of 55 cats

    DREAM JOB: Live on a Greek island and take care of 55 cats

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:48 AM EDT2018-08-14 15:48:20 GMT

    I'm more of a dog person, but if there is a place that is willing to pay me to live on an island in Greece and take care of cats, I'll become a feline fanatic.  Well, there is someone offering such a job right now and they claim it's a real opening.  God's Little People Cat Rescue posted on Facebook that they are looking for someone who can look after 55 cats on a little Greek island paradise called Syros. 

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    I'm more of a dog person, but if there is a place that is willing to pay me to live on an island in Greece and take care of cats, I'll become a feline fanatic.  Well, there is someone offering such a job right now and they claim it's a real opening.  God's Little People Cat Rescue posted on Facebook that they are looking for someone who can look after 55 cats on a little Greek island paradise called Syros. 

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  • Only 3 known to have survived Boeing 737 crash in Cuba

    Only 3 known to have survived Boeing 737 crash in Cuba

    Friday, May 18 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-05-18 22:11:37 GMT
    AP photo/Ramon EspinozaAP photo/Ramon Espinoza

    By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated Press    HAVANA (AP) - A 39-year-old airliner with 110 people aboard crashed and burned in a cassava field just after taking off from the Havana airport Friday, leaving three survivors in Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades, officials said.    The Boeing 737 went down just after noon a short distance from the end of the runway at Jose Marti International Airport while on a short-hop flight to the ...

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    By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated Press    HAVANA (AP) - A 39-year-old airliner with 110 people aboard crashed and burned in a cassava field just after taking off from the Havana airport Friday, leaving three survivors in Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades, officials said.    The Boeing 737 went down just after noon a short distance from the end of the runway at Jose Marti International Airport while on a short-hop flight to the ...

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  • Kidde recalls 37.8 million fire extinguishers, one death reported

    Kidde recalls 37.8 million fire extinguishers, one death reported

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 5:56 PM EDT2018-05-16 21:56:57 GMT
    Kidde is recalling approximately 37.8 million fire extinguishers over failure to activate during an emergency. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.  The recall involves 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017, including models that were previously recall...>>
    Kidde is recalling approximately 37.8 million fire extinguishers over failure to activate during an emergency. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.  The recall involves 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017, including models that were previously recall...>>
  • US gymnasts say sport is rife with verbal and emotional abuse

    US gymnasts say sport is rife with verbal and emotional abuse

    Friday, February 23 2018 7:00 PM EST2018-02-24 00:00:53 GMT
    Stock photo of USA Gymnastics teamStock photo of USA Gymnastics team
    Stock photo of USA Gymnastics teamStock photo of USA Gymnastics team

    (AP) - They were little girls with dreams of Olympic gold when they started in gymnastics. Now they're women with lifelong injuries, anxiety and eating disorders. Former U.S. gymnasts and coaches interviewed by The Associated Press described a culture rife with verbal and emotional abuse. They say girls were forced to train with injuries and broken bones. They say the culture was tacitly endorsed by USA Gymnastics and institutionalized by former star coaches ...

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    (AP) - They were little girls with dreams of Olympic gold when they started in gymnastics. Now they're women with lifelong injuries, anxiety and eating disorders. Former U.S. gymnasts and coaches interviewed by The Associated Press described a culture rife with verbal and emotional abuse. They say girls were forced to train with injuries and broken bones. They say the culture was tacitly endorsed by USA Gymnastics and institutionalized by former star coaches ...

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  • FBI: Gun background checks hit single-day record on Black Friday

    FBI: Gun background checks hit single-day record on Black Friday

    Monday, November 27 2017 1:02 PM EST2017-11-27 18:02:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON - Gun background checks hit another single-day record on Black Friday. The FBI says it fielded 203,086 background check requests for gun buyers on Black Friday alone. That's up from the two previous single-day highs., both of which were recorded on Black Friday in 2016 (185,713) and Black Friday in 2015 (185,345).

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    WASHINGTON - Gun background checks hit another single-day record on Black Friday. The FBI says it fielded 203,086 background check requests for gun buyers on Black Friday alone. That's up from the two previous single-day highs., both of which were recorded on Black Friday in 2016 (185,713) and Black Friday in 2015 (185,345).

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