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  • For one Denver-area school district, every weekend will now be a long weekend!

    KHQ.COM - According to the Denver Post, the district is adopting a four-day school week that goes Tuesday through Friday. To make up for lost time, the classes will be longer each day. Middle and high schoolers will be in class from 8:30 a.m. to 4:32 p.m., and elementary students will go from 7:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Day care will also be available on Mondays for a cost of $30 a day.

  • San Francisco becomes largest US city to ban fur sales

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Latest on fur sales ban in San Francisco (all times local):   2:25 p.m.   San Francisco supervisors have unanimously approved a ban on fur sales, making San Francisco the largest city in the country to have the prohibition.   The legislation voted on Tuesday goes into effect January 1, but retailers have until January 2020 to sell off existing inventory.

  • Canadian who ran drug-smuggling ring with helicopter pleads guilty

    SEATTLE (AP) - A Canadian man who spent nearly a decade fighting his extradition to the U.S. for running a helicopter-based drug-smuggling ring has pleaded guilty.   Colin Hugh Martin, formerly of Malakwa, British Columbia, entered the plea Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle to a conspiracy charge. The U.S. Attorney's Office said it would recommend no more than 10 years when he is sentenced in June.

  • Police: Austin Bomber recorded 25-minute 'confession'

    ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) - The Latest on the Austin bombings (all times local): UPDATE:  According to Austin Police Department Chief Brian Manley, serial-bombing suspect Mark Conditt recorded a 25-minute video on his cell phone before he was killed by his own explosive on Wednesday. Manley says that Conditt "does not at all mention anything about terrorism nor does he mention anything about hate."

  • Police release videos of fatal shooting of unarmed man

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Video footage released by Sacramento police shows two officers yelling that a man had a gun before they fatally shot him.   The man was unarmed and holding a cellphone in the backyard of his grandparents' home.   The Sacramento Police Department has released two body camera videos, a sheriff's department helicopter video and audio of the 911 call that preceded the Sunday night shooting.

  • Dash cam video shows woman getting hit by driverless Uber in fatal crash

    KHQ.COM - Police in Arizona released the video of the only driverless Uber fatal accident in the country. Just a warning, though... this video might be shocking and hard for some to watch. The Tempe Police Department released the dash cam video from inside and outside the vehicle which was driving in autonomous mode. From the inside you can see the safety driver behind the wheel but the video shows the driver is highly distracted.

  • North Carolina mother arrested after video shows her giving her joint to smoke

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A North Carolina woman faces numerous criminal charges after video of her toddler smoking pot showed up on Facebook. The video was shot in December or January. In it you see 20-year-old Brianna Ashanti Lofton giving her one year old a joint to smoke. The video was widely shared with comments admonishing the mother and urging law enforcement to get involved.

  • Man sentenced to death for dropping 3 nursing home residents off balcony in Japan

    KHQ.COM - Japan's Yokohama district court sentenced a 25-year-old man to death Thursday for killing three residents of a nursing home four years ago. Hayato Imai, who worked at the nursing home then, dropped the three victims from a balcony of the facility, located southwest of tokyo. The prosecution demanded the death penalty, while defense lawyers asserted he was not guilty as investigators initially forced him to confess untruthfully.

  • Police recover explosives from suspect's home

    AUSTIN - Authorities say they've recovered homemade explosives from inside the home of the man responsible for planting a series of bombs around Austin. The Austin Police Department and federal authorities said in a statement Wednesday afternoon that they were "working to safely remove and dispose of" the explosives at a home on Second Street in Pflugerville, just north of Austin.

  • Birth control pill for males found safe and effective

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

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

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

  • Man dies after getting head stuck in a cinema seat

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Treehouse cabin found filled with child pornography east of Seattle

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

  • FBI probes package bomb blast at FedEx in Texas

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

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

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

  • Vanessa Trump files for divorce from Donald Trump Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Democratic Representative Louise Slaughter of New York dies

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

  • Mom says Mississippi 6th grader hanged self over bullying

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 6 dead in pedestrian bridge collapse in Florida

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

  • Afghanistan couple names their baby named 'Donald Trump'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Idaho governor signs roadkill bill into law

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

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

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

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

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

  • Father, mother and children in murder-suicide identified

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

  • Idaho man burned in propane explosion treated in Seattle

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Norwegian musher wins Iditarod sled dog race in Alaska

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

  • President Trump inspects border wall prototypes in southern California

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

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

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

  • Youth basketball coach arrested on child porn charges in Iowa

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

  • Florida prosecutors seeking death penalty in school shooting

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

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

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

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    N. Idaho autism therapist accused of defrauding clients

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

  • Navy considers expanding state park use for training

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

  • Former Russian spy and daughter presumed poisoned by Russia

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

  • Western State Hospital worker pleads guilty to molesting female patients

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

  • Boy taken into custody after students report gun in class

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

  • Swimming pool bursts, washing woman down ravine in Tacoma

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bus carrying Texas students plunges into Alabama ravine

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

  • Triple homicide-suicide involving children in Pierce County

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

  • Woman accused of poisoning her look-alike with a cheesecake

    NEW YORK (AP) - A Russian native from Brooklyn has been accused of poisoning her look-alike with a cheesecake and then stealing her identity and other property.   Forty-two-year-old Viktoria Nasyrova was arraigned Tuesday on attempted murder, burglary, assault and other charges. She was arrested in March last year. Her lawyer declined to comment. Prosecutors say Nasyrova visited the Queens home of the fellow Russian speaking victim in 2016 bearing a cheesecake tainted with...

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    Prosecutors seeking death penalty in cab driver's murder

    SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho prosecutor is seeking the death penalty in a case involving a Washington state man suspected of repeatedly stabbing a cab driver and letting him slowly bleed to death.  The Bonner County Daily Bee reports Bonner County Prosecutor Louis Marshall filed the notice on Tuesday, making Jacob Corban Coleman's defense aware of the state's plans to prove aggravating factors in the killing of 22-year-old Gagandeep Singh.

  • Georgia governor signs bill used to punish Delta for cutting ties with NRA

    ATLANTA (AP) - The Latest on Georgia lawmakers' decision to punish Delta Air Lines for cutting ties with the National Rifle Association (all times local):   1:45 p.m.   A Delta Air Lines spokesman confirms only 13 members of the National Rifle Association bought discounted tickets using a perk later withdrawn by the airline following the school massacre in Florida.

  • Coeur d'Alene Police Officer released from hospital after being shot in the line of duty

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Coeur d'Alene Police Department is pleased to announce that Officer Charles Hatley was released from Kootenai Health this morning at about 10:15 a.m. Officer Hatley is doing well and will be able to continue his recovery with his family. We would like to thank the citizens of Coeur d'Alene along with the greater Inland Northwest Community for the continued support Officer Hatley and the Coeur d'Alene Police Department has received.

  • Idaho Senate advances stand-your-ground law to expand definition of justifiable homicide

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho's Senate has approved legislation that would codify existing case law surrounding protections for a person who uses deadly force under a serious threat of harm.   All of the Senate's Republican members agreed on Friday to send SB 1313 to the House with just six Democratic members voting against.

  • Idaho lawmakers declare pornography a public health risk

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A group of Idaho lawmakers has signed off on a proposal declaring pornography a public health risk.   The House State Affairs Committee advanced the resolution on Friday. The bill now goes to the House floor for debate. The resolution does not call for a ban but rather urges state agencies and local officials to recognize the need for education, research and possible policy changes to protect Idahoans - particularly teenagers - from pornography.

  • Shoshone County Sheriff's Office investigate "disturbance" at Wallace High School

    KHQ.COM - A juvenile has been detained after authorities responded to Wallace High School this morning. Information is still limited but the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office tells us they responded to Wallace High School this morning for a "disturbance in progress." Upon arrival a juvenile was detained while law enforcement investigated the situation.

  • Police: Suspect in Central Michigan University shooting is believed to have killed his parents

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) - School officials say police are responding to a report of shots fired at a residence hall at Central Michigan University.    The university said Friday morning that the report concerns Campbell Hall on its campus in Mount Pleasant. The university says the suspect is still at large, and police are urging students to take shelter.

  • Modified lockdown lifted at West Valley High School following social media threat

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - West Valley High School is on a modified lockdown. School District officials tell us they are investigating a threat made on social media.  They want to be clear there is no immediate threat to students. The modified lockdown is just a precautionary measure. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.  

  • REI halts future orders from big brands associated with assault-style rifle company

    SEATTLE (AP) - The Latest on tension between corporate America and the gun lobby (all times local):   5:20 p.m.   Outdoor retailer REI says it's halting future orders of some popular brands - including CamelBak water carriers, Giro helmets and Camp Chef stoves - whose parent company also makes ammunition and assault-style rifles.

  • Wife suspected of shooting husband found unconscious in car

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state woman suspected of shooting her husband was found unconscious in a vehicle parked at a cemetery.   The News Tribune reports that the 59-year-old woman was taken to a hospital Thursday morning after a passerby spotted her.   Police say it appeared she had taken several pills. She is expected to recover.

  • Man killed in overnight shooting in N. Spokane

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man is dead after an overnight shooting in N. Spokane. Spokane Police responded to the scene late Thursday evening in the 200 block of E. Wedgewood Ave. after receiving reports of multiple shots fired around 11:40pm. Once on the scene they found an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in a parking lot.

  • Montana elementary student child dies of influenza

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - An elementary school student from Billings has died of complications due to influenza, the first child death due to the flu in Montana since the 2015-16 flu season.   Billings Catholic Schools President Shaun Harrington says Chloe Lai was a student at St. Francis School. She fell ill and was hospitalized Sunday and died Tuesday afternoon. Harrington says her parents confirmed her death was flu-related.

  • Washington state is second to California for premium wine production

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The wine grape harvest in Washington state last year totaled 227,000 tons, down 16 percent from 2016.   Washington State Wine's annual Grape Crush Report showed that the 2017 harvest was slightly larger than the 2015 harvest. Cabernet Sauvignon was the top producing variety at 62,200 tons, or 27 percent of the total. Chardonnay was at 39,300 tons, or 17 percent of the total.

  • Jury duty anyone? North Carolina court forgets to send 1,700 juror notifications

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - When the judges, deputies and clerks showed up for court, they were missing one key element - the jurors.   The Winston-Salem Journal reports that North Carolina's fourth-largest county failed to mail notices to the 1,700 or so prospective jurors needed to hear cases this week. 

  • Man who bought gun for planned church attack pleads guilty

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - A white supremacist faces up to 10 years in prison for illegally buying a gun authorities say he planned to use in an attack similar to the South Carolina church shootings.   News outlets report 30-year-old Benjamin McDowell pleaded guilty Monday to being a felon in possession of a weapon.   The FBI says McDowell told an undercover agent he wanted to buy a gun for an attack in "the spirit of Dylann Roof."

  • Rescuers save 2 eagles with talons locked in frigid river

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Two bald eagles with their talons locked were rescued from a Pennsylvania river. Pennsylvania Game Commission says in a Wednesday Facebook post a woman and her 11-year-old daughter saw the two mature, male eagles floating along the banks of the Susquehanna River near Bloomsburg and contacted police.

  • Equifax finds additional 2.4 million impacted by 2017 breach

    NEW YORK (AP) - Equifax is saying that an additional 2.4 million Americans were impacted by last year's data breach, however these newly disclosed consumers had much less personal information stolen. The company says the 2.4 million additional consumers only had their names and a partial driver's license number stolen by the attackers, unlike the original 145.5 million Americans who had their Social Security numbers impacted.

  • Miami boy, 1, dies after being left in hot car outside mother's work

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  • Georgia teacher accused of firing gun in classroom had history of odd behavior

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  • Putin boasts of new Russian nuclear weapons

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  • Convicted felon arrested with stolen handgun & methamphetamine in possession

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  • Astronomers glimpse cosmic dawn, when the stars switched on

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  • Despite permission to build border wall, Trump needs money for it

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  • $31,561 spent on dining set by HUD agency for Ben Carson's office

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  • Bonner County Sheriff's Office ask for help locating missing 16-year-old believed to be runaway

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  • Uber imposter suspected of raping at least 8 women

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  • After her husband lost his eyesight in Iraq, Tiffany Smiley is on a quest for all veterans who have sacrificed

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  • Trump names campaign manger for re-election bid

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  • Woman tells police she had child with Steve Wynn after he raped her

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  • Japan police find body parts in murder linked to US suspect

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  • Alabama man gets 40 years for dismembering girlfriend with chainsaw

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for dismembering his girlfriend with a chain saw and dumping her body parts in bags and boxes behind a Target store in Alabama.   William Lewis Paton was convicted of corpse abuse after charges of murder were dropped for lack of evidence. According to a report in Birmingham News, the cause of her death in 2015 couldn't be determined.

  • Backcountry skier missing for 21 hours found alive in Mount Baker wilderness

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  • Wife of missing CdA boater arrested on suspicion of grand theft, forgery

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  • Trump reaches deal with Boeing on new presidential planes

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has reached an informal deal with Boeing to provide the next generation presidential aircraft.    Deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley says the $3.9 billion "fixed price contract" for the new planes, known as Air Force One when the president is on board, "will save the taxpayers more than $1.4 Billion."  Boeing, in a statement, said it is 'is proud to build the next generation of Air Force One."

  • US home prices jump in 2017 at fastest pace in 3 ½ years

    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices rose last year at the fastest 12-month pace in more than three years, as potential home buyers fought over a limited number of available properties. Standard & Poor's said that its S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index jumped 6.3 percent in 2017, the most since June 2014. Home prices are rising much faster than wages and overall measure of inflation.

  • Hearing on Cruz canceled after agreement reached

    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on the aftermath of the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida (all times local):    9:35 a.m.    Prosecutors and defense lawyers for Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz have reached an agreement on DNA and other samples he'll provide. The Broward State Attorney's office says a court hearing on the matter scheduled for Tuesday was canceled because of the agreement. 

  • State officials on $100K bathroom: We should be more careful

    BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts transportation secretary has issued a statement saying they will be "more careful" in the future after an investigation revealed transportation officials authorized a no-bid contract for a small $100,000 bathroom.  The 115-square-foot bathroom and adjoining kitchenette was installed last year at the State Transportation Building inside the new state Transportation Department and MBTA board room.

  • California OKs driverless car testing without backup drivers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Driverless cars will be tested on California roads for the first time without a human being behind a steering wheel under new rules for the fast-developing technology.   The regulations approved Monday are a major step toward getting autonomous vehicles onto the streets of California, the nation's self-driving car hub.

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  • North Carolina man shot to death while live on Facebook

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  • Man says he kicked Chevy Chase in self-defense in dispute

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  • President Trump opens up and jokes about his bald spot: "I try like hell to hide it"

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  • Gucci turns heads for severed head replicas of models on runway

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  • Former elementary teacher aide sentenced after molesting 10 girls

    PERRY, Okla. (AP) - A former teaching assistant who pleaded guilty to molesting 10 girls at an Oklahoma elementary school has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.   The Oklahoman reports that 86-year-old Arnold Cowen pleaded guilty Thursday to 21 felony counts in a deal with prosecutors. Under the agreement, Cowen will serve at least 8 ½ years in prison with 10 years' probation.

  • Canadian women's hockey player apologizes for removing medal

    KHQ.COM - The Canadian women's hockey team wept on the ice as they accepted their silver medals after losing to the Americans at the Pyeongchang Olympics.   One Canadian player, Jocelyne Larocque, took her medal off immediately and held it in her hands as the Americans stood nearby awaiting their gold Thursday.   Larocque says, "It's just so hard."

  • Germany knocks Canada out of men's hockey in semifinal upset

    GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - Germany has knocked Canada out of the men's hockey tournament at the Olympics with a shocking 4-3 upset in the semifinals.   Brooks Macek, Matthias Plachta, Frank Mauer and Patrick Hager scored as Germany got off to a fast start. Canada trailed 3-0 and 4-1 before battling back to cut the deficit to one in the third period.

  • 2 injured in shooting at Southern Louisiana University

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Southeastern Louisiana University says two people have suffered non-life threatening injuries after gunshots were fired on campus.   In a Friday morning tweet, the school says there's no current threat to campus and university police are investigating the incident.   No other details were immediately available. (Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

  • Fatal apartment fire at Hartson and Perry on Spokane's lower south hill

    SPOKANE, Wash.- One person is dead in a fatal fire at the Liberty Park Terrace Apartments on the lower South Hill. The fire was confined to one apartment. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The building was evacuated but everyone has returned back inside. No roads blocked at this time. BREAKING: Fatal Apartment Fire at Hartson and Perry
  • Trump calls on Mexico to block MS-13 gang members

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is calling on Mexico to block MS-13 gang members from traveling through their country on the way to the U.S.   Trump tweets that gang members are being removed "by the thousands" by federal law enforcement agents, "but these killers come back in from El Salvador, and through Mexico, like water."

  • Russian bobsledder fails doping test at Olympics

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - The president of the Russian Bobsled Federation says a bobsledder whose crew finished 12th in the women's competition has tested positive for a banned substance.   Alexander Zubkov says a drug-test sample that pilot Nadezhda Sergeeva gave Sunday was positive for a banned heart medication.   The women's race was Wednesday.

  • Florida doctor gets 17 years for one of history's largest Medicare frauds, stealing $73 million

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a politically prominent Florida eye doctor to 17 years in prison for stealing $73 million in one of history's largest Medicare frauds.   U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra sentenced Dr. Salomon Melgen on Thursday for 67 crimes including health care fraud, submitting false claims and falsifying records in patients' files. He could have given Melgen a life sentence.

  • Bomb squad called to Naval Base Kitsap for suspicious person with package

    BANGOR, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State Patrol says the Navy's nuclear submarine base and its undersea warfare center in Kitsap County were closed due to a potential threat. KOMO-TV reports that Lt. Robert Brazas says a suspect in a vehicle Thursday tried to enter the Naval Base Kitsap at Bangor, which is home to the Navy's Trident submarine fleet and strategic nuclear weapons facility.

  • Severed foot found on beach belonged to Washington man

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is pledging action after students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump to set politics aside and protect America's school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump says that could include the possibility of arming teachers. The president largely listened during the session Wednesday at the White House, but he also came equipped with a note card of five talking points written in black marker.

  • California school guard acted on student's shooting threat

    WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) - Southern California authorities say they took action immediately on a student's threat to open fire at his high school even though he claimed it was a joke. Security officer Marino Chavez told reporters Wednesday that when he overheard the threat last week, he asked the student about it and the teen confirmed that he threatened a shooting within three weeks.

  • Jay-Z reportedly spent over $91,000 at one bar in one night

    KHQ.COM - When you party with Jay-Z, just make sure you don't get stuck with the bill.  During a night out in Manhattan, he reportedly racked up a tab totaling $91,135 (tip included) at one bar! How much of that was a tip?  $11,100! Which means his server Dayhana is probably the most grateful the rapper chose to celebrate at the Playroom Lounge in NYC.

  • Billings Police evidence tech fired after drugs disappear from evidence storage involving 138 cases

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Billings Police Department evidence technician has been fired after drug evidence went missing from the department's evidence storage.   Police Chief Rich St. John said Tuesday that 38-year-old Rawlin Strizich told her supervisor that she had been taking prescription opiates, including oxycodone, from case evidence for her own use.

  • Spokane almost dead last on Washington's safest cities list

    KHQ.COM - The National Council for Home Safety and Security has released the safest cities in Washington for 2018... and Spokane did not impress. To determine the order of the ranking the Council used data on the number of reported violent crimes and property crimes for every thousand people and also reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime report. Spokane ranked almost dead last coming in at number 79 (there were only 80 cities on the list).

  • Authorities: Student shoots self at Ohio middle school

    MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) - A school official in Ohio says a middle school student apparently shot himself after bringing a gun to school. Police say Jackson Middle School, near Massillon, is on lockdown Tuesday and that the students and staff are safe. The school official tells The Independent newspaper that the student is being treated at a hospital.   Authorities and school officials haven't released any other details about the shooting.  

  • French ice dancer has wardrobe malfunction nightmare when top comes unhooked

    KHQ.COM - French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis' costume has come unhooked at the neckline, exposing her breast, during her performance at the Pyeongchang Olympics.   The first notes of Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" had just played Monday when Papadakis suddenly became aware that people were about to see a whole lot more of her shape than she had planned.   She calls it her "worst nightmare happening at the Olympics."

  • Man tries to convince women to date him with power point presentation

    KHQ.COM - You see a lot of things when you're trying to find that special person. One woman was impressed when she stumbled across a Tinder profile of a 21-year-old named Sam. Alongside his profile picture were some words that struck up some curiosity saying, "Why you should SWIPE RIGHT. A presentation by Sam. Please refer to the power point above." Those who did swipe right would learn all the best things about Sam.

  • FBI failed to investigate tip on school shooter

    PARKLAND, Fla. - The FBI says it failed to investigate a specific report in January that Nikolas Cruz could be plotting a school shooting. The agency said Friday that the tip should've been investigated thoroughly because it was a potential threat to life. On Jan. 5, a tipster who was close to Cruz called the FBI and provided information about Cruz's guns, desire to kill people, erratic behavior and disturbing social media posts.

  • Mass shooters use loopholes, lapses in checks to get guns

    KHQ.COM - Nikolas Cruz is just the latest U.S. mass shooter to legally obtain and own weapons because of limited weapons laws, lapses in the background check process or law enforcement's failure to heed warnings of concerning behavior. The 19-year-old had made threats and was expelled from school, bragged about killing animals, posed with guns on social media and went to a clinic for mental health treatment before took an AR-15-style rifle he had bought legally to a Florida high school.

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    ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - A boy who was 14 when he was charged in the shooting death of his father at their home and a first-grader on a South Carolina elementary school playground will be tried as an adult, a judge ruled Friday.   The decision from Family Court Judge Edgar Long means Jesse Osborne, now 15, could face decades in prison if convicted of murder. If he had been tried as a juvenile, he could have been kept behind bars only until his 21st birthday.

  • Republican senator arrested & charged with video voyeurism, extortion

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island state senator has been arrested on charges of video voyeurism and extortion. State police say Republican Sen. Nicholas Kettle was arrested Friday and was being taken to their headquarters to be processed. They say they're unsure when Kettle will appear in court. 

  • Juvenile arrested on felony charges for threatening students at Trentwood & South Pines Elementary

    KHQ.COM - Modified lockdowns at Trentwood Elementary and East Valley Midle School has been lifted after authorities say they've made in arrest in an investigation into threats made against students on social media.  The Spokane County Sheriff's Office tells us a juvenile has been arrested for making threats to two juvenile students who attend Trentwood Elementary and South Pines Elementary.

  • 13 Russian nationals charged in Mueller investigation

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The office of special counsel Robert Mueller says a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities.   The defendants are accused of violating U.S. criminal laws to interfere with American elections and the political process.   Charges include conspiracy, wire fraud, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.

  • Father of Florida shooting victim speaks out against gun violence: "I sent her to school! She was supposed to be safe!"

    KHQ.COM - Ninth grader Jaime Guttenberg, 14, loved to dance and hoped to become an occupational therapist and mother. Her father also spoke out against gun violence during a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the victims.  "My girl! My 14-year-old baby!... I sent her to school yesterday. She was supposed to be safe! My job is to protect my children and I sent my kid to school!"

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  • Restaurant owner admits to bringing 4 Thai nationalists into U.S. for cheap labor

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon man originally from Thailand has admitted bringing four Thai nationals into the United States to provide cheap labor at his restaurants. Paul Jumroon pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges of forced labor, visa fraud conspiracy and filing a false income tax return. Prosecutors say Jumroon, of Depoe Bay, used threats of deportation, control over identification documents and other methods to force the victims to work about 80 hours a week.

  • Washington Senate votes to abolish death penalty

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  • Lawsuits challenge U.S. cuts to anti-teen pregnancy grants

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Nine organizations covering several states have filed lawsuits seeking to reverse a decision by President Donald Trump's administration to cut short funding for teen pregnancy prevention programs. The lawsuits were filed Thursday on behalf of three Planned Parenthood affiliates, including those covering Alaska, Idaho, Iowa, Hawaii, Nebraska and Washington state, as well as organizations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Texas and Maryland.

  • Level 3 sex offender with multiple convictions living as transient in Spokane

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  • Spokane Lowe's looking to hire 235 employees

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say a climber who fell up to 1,000 feet (305) meters and was airlifted off Mount Hood has died. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says the male climber was pronounced dead upon arrival at a Portland, Oregon, hospital Tuesday afternoon.

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  • Chicago news station confuses PyeongChang with restaurant chain PF Chang's

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  • Man on bicycle shot outside KHQ; Suspect(s) on the loose

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man is in the hospital recovering from serious injuries after being shot on the corner of Sprague and Jefferson right outside KHQ in downtown Spokane early Tuesday morning. The shooting was actually captured on KHQ's security cameras. Around 12:30 Tuesday morning, video shows a car driving north on Jefferson, turn west on Sprague, stop at the corner and shoot a man on a bicycle.

  • Matt's Action Cam

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      Every year around this time, the Historic Davenport Hotel and Riverpark Square come alive for the holidays with Christmas Tree Elegance.  18 trees in all, each with a different theme, there for your viewing pleasure!  This year Matt Rogers got a behind the scenes pass where all the magic comes to life with the Action Cam!

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      Matt Rogers takes you on a tour of The Fox Theater! 

    • Action Cam: Bible Truck Mobile Exhibit in Spokane!

      Nearly a year ago a mobile exhibit showing the history of the Bible started its travels across the country.  Right now it's in Spokane and Matt Rogers went to check it out with the action cam.

    •  About an hour drive west of Spokane, near the small town of Creston, lies the "Down the Stretch Ranch."  It's home to nearly 30 retired thoroughbred race horses, with combined winnings of over five million dollars in their careers.  But as Matt Rogers shows us this morning with the Action Cam, what these horses are doing in their "golden years" is actually much more impressive.

    • Action Cam: Golf Teaches Integrity

      2 years ago an Otis Orchards man and his wife wanted to give back to Spokane area kids.  After a lot of work, determination, and perseverance… their vision has finally come to life.  This morning Matt Rogers takes us to a real-life "field of dreams" with his Action Cam. You can visit for more information!

    • Action Cam: Transforming Manito Park's Duncan Garden!

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