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

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

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 5:01 PM EST2018-02-20 22:01:32 GMT

    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.

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    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.

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

    Spokane almost dead last on Washington's safest cities list

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 1:27 PM EST2018-02-20 18:27:47 GMT

    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).

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    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).

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  • Authorities: Student shoots self at Ohio middle school

    Authorities: Student shoots self at Ohio middle school

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 9:48 AM EST2018-02-20 14:48:40 GMT

    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.  

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    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.  

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

    French ice dancer has wardrobe malfunction nightmare when top comes unhooked

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 8:39 AM EST2018-02-20 13:39:26 GMT

    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."

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    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."

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

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

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 8:28 AM EST2018-02-20 13:28:25 GMT

    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.

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    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.

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  • FBI failed to investigate tip on school shooter

    FBI failed to investigate tip on school shooter

    Friday, February 16 2018 4:30 PM EST2018-02-16 21:30:44 GMT

    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.

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    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.

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

    Mass shooters use loopholes, lapses in checks to get guns

    Friday, February 16 2018 4:26 PM EST2018-02-16 21:26:37 GMT

    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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    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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  • Teen charged with killing first-grader at elementary school playground to be tried as adult

    Teen charged with killing first-grader at elementary school playground to be tried as adult

    Friday, February 16 2018 4:12 PM EST2018-02-16 21:12:01 GMT

    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.

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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.

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  • Republican senator arrested & charged with video voyeurism, extortion

    Republican senator arrested & charged with video voyeurism, extortion

    Friday, February 16 2018 4:06 PM EST2018-02-16 21:06:41 GMT

    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. 

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    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. 

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

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

    Friday, February 16 2018 3:53 PM EST2018-02-16 20:53:09 GMT

    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.

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    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.

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  • 13 Russian nationals charged in Mueller investigation

    13 Russian nationals charged in Mueller investigation

    Friday, February 16 2018 1:17 PM EST2018-02-16 18:17:55 GMT

    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.

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    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.

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

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

    Friday, February 16 2018 10:12 AM EST2018-02-16 15:12:27 GMT

    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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    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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  • Russell Wilson and Ciara reveal first images of baby Sienna

    Russell Wilson and Ciara reveal first images of baby Sienna

    Friday, February 16 2018 8:47 AM EST2018-02-16 13:47:41 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Has anyone else been wondering... didn't Russel Wilson and Ciara have a baby recently? Where are the photos of their beautiful baby girl?  Well the reason no one has seen their baby girl Sienna, is because no photos of their daughter have been released, until now.  For the first time Ciara shared photos of their brown-eyed, curly haired little girl saying, "Today is just the beginning, I’m sharing something near and dear to my heart with you..."

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    KHQ.COM - Has anyone else been wondering... didn't Russel Wilson and Ciara have a baby recently? Where are the photos of their beautiful baby girl?  Well the reason no one has seen their baby girl Sienna, is because no photos of their daughter have been released, until now.  For the first time Ciara shared photos of their brown-eyed, curly haired little girl saying, "Today is just the beginning, I’m sharing something near and dear to my heart with you..."

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

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

    Thursday, February 15 2018 4:54 PM EST2018-02-15 21:54:13 GMT

    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.

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    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.

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  • Washington Senate votes to abolish death penalty

    Washington Senate votes to abolish death penalty

    Thursday, February 15 2018 4:53 PM EST2018-02-15 21:53:30 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington Senate has passed a measure to abolish the state's death penalty.    Senate Bill 6052 passed on 26-22 bipartisan vote and now heads to the House for consideration. This comes after controversy caused by multiple failed attempts to abolish it in recent years, despite a moratorium put in place by Governor Jay Inslee in 2014. 

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington Senate has passed a measure to abolish the state's death penalty.    Senate Bill 6052 passed on 26-22 bipartisan vote and now heads to the House for consideration. This comes after controversy caused by multiple failed attempts to abolish it in recent years, despite a moratorium put in place by Governor Jay Inslee in 2014. 

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

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

    Thursday, February 15 2018 4:37 PM EST2018-02-15 21:37:35 GMT

    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.

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    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.

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

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

    Thursday, February 15 2018 3:49 PM EST2018-02-15 20:49:46 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Office would like to alert the public that there is a level 3 sex offender living as a transient in Spokane.  Grady L. Jackson has multiple offenses on his record. In January of 1994 he was charged with child molestation in the 2nd degree and in March of 2007, he was charged with 3rd degree assault with sexual motivation.  Jackson is described as 41-years-old, brown hair and blue eyes. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Office would like to alert the public that there is a level 3 sex offender living as a transient in Spokane.  Grady L. Jackson has multiple offenses on his record. In January of 1994 he was charged with child molestation in the 2nd degree and in March of 2007, he was charged with 3rd degree assault with sexual motivation.  Jackson is described as 41-years-old, brown hair and blue eyes. 

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  • Spokane Lowe's looking to hire 235 employees

    Spokane Lowe's looking to hire 235 employees

    Thursday, February 15 2018 10:23 AM EST2018-02-15 15:23:34 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Lowe’s is getting ready to help customers with their spring projects, and could use a hand. Lowe’s stores in Spokane will hold open interviews and make on-the-spot job offers from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 21 as part of the company’s first National Hiring Day. Lowe’s is hiring more than 53,000 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees nation-wide to help customers this spring – the busiest time of year for home improvement projects.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Lowe’s is getting ready to help customers with their spring projects, and could use a hand. Lowe’s stores in Spokane will hold open interviews and make on-the-spot job offers from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 21 as part of the company’s first National Hiring Day. Lowe’s is hiring more than 53,000 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees nation-wide to help customers this spring – the busiest time of year for home improvement projects.

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  • Climber airlifted off Oregon mountain dies

    Climber airlifted off Oregon mountain dies

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 7:45 PM EST2018-02-14 00:45:09 GMT

    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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    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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  • LeBron James to produce new "House Party" movie

    LeBron James to produce new "House Party" movie

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 4:54 PM EST2018-02-13 21:54:55 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James is going old school to make a new movie.   The Cavaliers star and business partner Maverick Carter are producing a new version of "House Party," the comedy featuring hip-hop duo Kid 'N Play that debuted in 1990.   James' SpringHill Entertainment production company described the project as a "fresh re-imagining" of the original.

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    CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James is going old school to make a new movie.   The Cavaliers star and business partner Maverick Carter are producing a new version of "House Party," the comedy featuring hip-hop duo Kid 'N Play that debuted in 1990.   James' SpringHill Entertainment production company described the project as a "fresh re-imagining" of the original.

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

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 4:37 PM EST2018-02-13 21:37:11 GMT

    KHQ.COM - An ABC affiliate in Chicago accidentally broadcast a report about the Winter Olympics illustrated with a graphic that read “P.F. Chang 2018” on Saturday morning. Unfortunately the mistake did not go unnoticed. They've since said the mistake was a "graphics mix-up." P.F. Chang's even took notice of the blunder and responded on their Twitter account saying, "contrary to this broadcast, we’re not hosting the games."

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    KHQ.COM - An ABC affiliate in Chicago accidentally broadcast a report about the Winter Olympics illustrated with a graphic that read “P.F. Chang 2018” on Saturday morning. Unfortunately the mistake did not go unnoticed. They've since said the mistake was a "graphics mix-up." P.F. Chang's even took notice of the blunder and responded on their Twitter account saying, "contrary to this broadcast, we’re not hosting the games."

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

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

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 10:18 AM EST2018-02-13 15:18:00 GMT

    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.

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    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.

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  • UPDATE: Sandpoint Police find missing woman

    UPDATE: Sandpoint Police find missing woman

    Friday, February 9 2018 5:59 PM EST2018-02-09 22:59:15 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Sandpoint Police are asking for your help locating an elderly female who has been missing from her residence in the Westwood Dr area for almost two hours. DESCRIPTION: Karen "Patsy" Moore, Gray hair, 5'1, slight build, wearing gray fleece leggings, a navy blue sweater and a pink and black plaid hat with flaps over the ears, and wearing boots.

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    KHQ.COM - Sandpoint Police are asking for your help locating an elderly female who has been missing from her residence in the Westwood Dr area for almost two hours. DESCRIPTION: Karen "Patsy" Moore, Gray hair, 5'1, slight build, wearing gray fleece leggings, a navy blue sweater and a pink and black plaid hat with flaps over the ears, and wearing boots.

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  • Man fatally shot in road rage incident on Interstate 5

    Man fatally shot in road rage incident on Interstate 5

    Friday, February 9 2018 1:39 PM EST2018-02-09 18:39:46 GMT

    MILTON, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a 60-year-old man was shot and killed in a road-rage altercation with a female motorcyclist on Interstate 5 south of Seattle.   Washington State Patrol spokeswoman Brooke Bova says the incident happened Thursday afternoon on I-5 south in Milton.   Bova told The News Tribune that the 23-year-old motorcyclist and man in a car stopped in the left lane of the freeway after a dispute on the road.  

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    MILTON, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a 60-year-old man was shot and killed in a road-rage altercation with a female motorcyclist on Interstate 5 south of Seattle.   Washington State Patrol spokeswoman Brooke Bova says the incident happened Thursday afternoon on I-5 south in Milton.   Bova told The News Tribune that the 23-year-old motorcyclist and man in a car stopped in the left lane of the freeway after a dispute on the road.  

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  • Pastor pleads guilty to trying to smuggle 280 pounds of pot

    Pastor pleads guilty to trying to smuggle 280 pounds of pot

    Friday, February 9 2018 1:32 PM EST2018-02-09 18:32:32 GMT

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A former church pastor in Vancouver has pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge for trying to smuggle more than 280 pounds of pot into the country from Mexico. The Columbian reports 54-year-old John Bishop, who led the Living Hope Church for nearly 20 years, pleaded guilty to unlawful importation of a controlled substance Thursday in U.S. District Court in Southern California.

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    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A former church pastor in Vancouver has pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge for trying to smuggle more than 280 pounds of pot into the country from Mexico. The Columbian reports 54-year-old John Bishop, who led the Living Hope Church for nearly 20 years, pleaded guilty to unlawful importation of a controlled substance Thursday in U.S. District Court in Southern California.

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  • Two men impersonating Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump get kicked out of the Olympics

    Two men impersonating Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump get kicked out of the Olympics

    Friday, February 9 2018 12:54 PM EST2018-02-09 17:54:17 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Two men impersonating President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were thrown out of the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Friday night after causing a scene at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium. Heads were turning and cell phones in the hands of hundreds were snapping photos and videos as the two paraded around together.

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    KHQ.COM - Two men impersonating President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were thrown out of the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Friday night after causing a scene at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium. Heads were turning and cell phones in the hands of hundreds were snapping photos and videos as the two paraded around together.

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  • FDA to investigate after report exposes euthanasia drug in dog food

    FDA to investigate after report exposes euthanasia drug in dog food

    Friday, February 9 2018 12:17 PM EST2018-02-09 17:17:23 GMT

    KHQ.COM - An investigative report from WJLA news in Washington D.C. has found traces of a euthanasia drug in dog food. The station spoke with a family who say their five dogs had almost instantaneous reactions to eating a can of Evanger’s pet food they later learned was contaminated with pentobarbital, a lethal drug, most commonly used to euthanize dogs, cats and some horses. One of the dogs ended up dying.

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    KHQ.COM - An investigative report from WJLA news in Washington D.C. has found traces of a euthanasia drug in dog food. The station spoke with a family who say their five dogs had almost instantaneous reactions to eating a can of Evanger’s pet food they later learned was contaminated with pentobarbital, a lethal drug, most commonly used to euthanize dogs, cats and some horses. One of the dogs ended up dying.

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  • White House pushing for restaurant owners to have control over tips

    White House pushing for restaurant owners to have control over tips

    Friday, February 9 2018 9:22 AM EST2018-02-09 14:22:13 GMT

    KHQ.COM - The White House is proposing a change in the way servers' tips are handled in restaurants and bars. The Trump administration is trying to make a change that would give restaurant and bar owners more control over servers' tips. The proposal would allow owners to distribute tips to a larger pool of workers. Some restaurants already require waiters to tip out the hostess and busboys, but they are not allowed to force servers to share their tips with those working in the kitchen.

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    KHQ.COM - The White House is proposing a change in the way servers' tips are handled in restaurants and bars. The Trump administration is trying to make a change that would give restaurant and bar owners more control over servers' tips. The proposal would allow owners to distribute tips to a larger pool of workers. Some restaurants already require waiters to tip out the hostess and busboys, but they are not allowed to force servers to share their tips with those working in the kitchen.

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  • Fraternity under fire for sex contest that encouraged members to sleep with heaviest women

    Fraternity under fire for sex contest that encouraged members to sleep with heaviest women

    Thursday, February 8 2018 2:41 PM EST2018-02-08 19:41:56 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Greek life at one of the nation's most prestigious universities is once again under the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Members of the Zeta Beta Tau  fraternity at Cornell University are being investigated for having a sex contest which they called a "pig roast," referring to the fact that participants were ranked by the weight of the women they slept with.

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    KHQ.COM - Greek life at one of the nation's most prestigious universities is once again under the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Members of the Zeta Beta Tau  fraternity at Cornell University are being investigated for having a sex contest which they called a "pig roast," referring to the fact that participants were ranked by the weight of the women they slept with.

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  • North Korea stages military parade on eve of Olympics

    North Korea stages military parade on eve of Olympics

    Thursday, February 8 2018 11:11 AM EST2018-02-08 16:11:58 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea has held a military parade and rally on Kim Il Sung Square a day before South Korea holds the opening ceremony for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.   More than 10,000 troops had trained for the parade in advance. Residents practiced in plazas around the North Korean capital with bouquets of plastic flowers to be used to spell out slogans during the parade.

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    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea has held a military parade and rally on Kim Il Sung Square a day before South Korea holds the opening ceremony for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.   More than 10,000 troops had trained for the parade in advance. Residents practiced in plazas around the North Korean capital with bouquets of plastic flowers to be used to spell out slogans during the parade.

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  • Senate leaders announce 2-year budget deal

    Senate leaders announce 2-year budget deal

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 1:31 PM EST2018-02-07 18:31:37 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Congress and spending legislation (all times local):   1:12 p.m.   Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is celebrating a new a budget agreement as providing needed funding for health, drug abuse and social service programs.   But the New York Democrat made little mention about what isn't coming with the new two-year agreement - a plan to protect the "Dreamer" immigrants.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Congress and spending legislation (all times local):   1:12 p.m.   Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is celebrating a new a budget agreement as providing needed funding for health, drug abuse and social service programs.   But the New York Democrat made little mention about what isn't coming with the new two-year agreement - a plan to protect the "Dreamer" immigrants.

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  • 2018 Gerber baby is the first Gerber baby with down syndrome

    2018 Gerber baby is the first Gerber baby with down syndrome

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 10:19 AM EST2018-02-07 15:19:10 GMT

    TODAY.COM - The 2018 Gerber baby is Lucas Warren, a 1-year-old from Dalton, Georgia who is the first child with Down syndrome to be named a Gerber baby since the contest's start more than ninety years ago. "He's very outgoing and never meets a stranger," Lucas's mom, Cortney, told TODAY Parents. "He loves to play, loves to laugh and loves to make other people laugh."

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    TODAY.COM - The 2018 Gerber baby is Lucas Warren, a 1-year-old from Dalton, Georgia who is the first child with Down syndrome to be named a Gerber baby since the contest's start more than ninety years ago. "He's very outgoing and never meets a stranger," Lucas's mom, Cortney, told TODAY Parents. "He loves to play, loves to laugh and loves to make other people laugh."

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  • Girl Scout sells 312 boxes of cookies outside San Diego pot shop

    Girl Scout sells 312 boxes of cookies outside San Diego pot shop

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 9:24 AM EST2018-02-07 14:24:45 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Girl Scout council says it is looking into whether one of its troops photographed selling cookies outside a marijuana dispensary broke any rules. Spokeswoman Mary Doyle says the unidentified girl scout was in a commercial area, which is not allowed.   The owner of Urbn Leaf says the girl and her parents were just passing by with her wagon.

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    SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Girl Scout council says it is looking into whether one of its troops photographed selling cookies outside a marijuana dispensary broke any rules. Spokeswoman Mary Doyle says the unidentified girl scout was in a commercial area, which is not allowed.   The owner of Urbn Leaf says the girl and her parents were just passing by with her wagon.

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  • SpaceX launches world's most powerful rocket on test flight expected to reach Mars

    SpaceX launches world's most powerful rocket on test flight expected to reach Mars

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 4:52 PM EST2018-02-06 21:52:23 GMT

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on SpaceX rocket launch (all times local):   4 p.m.   SpaceX has hit a rocket straight out of the park on the first test flight of its big new rocket.   The Falcon Heavy rocket blasted off Tuesday afternoon from the same Florida launch pad used by NASA nearly 50 years ago to send men to the moon. With liftoff, the Heavy became the most powerful rocket in use today.

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    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on SpaceX rocket launch (all times local):   4 p.m.   SpaceX has hit a rocket straight out of the park on the first test flight of its big new rocket.   The Falcon Heavy rocket blasted off Tuesday afternoon from the same Florida launch pad used by NASA nearly 50 years ago to send men to the moon. With liftoff, the Heavy became the most powerful rocket in use today.

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  • Smoke, blood, chaos: Passengers call 911 after train crash

    Smoke, blood, chaos: Passengers call 911 after train crash

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 4:23 PM EST2018-02-06 21:23:35 GMT

    CAYCE, S.C. (AP) - Passengers on a train that slammed into an empty freight train over the weekend in South Carolina, killing two Amtrak employees, described a smoky, bloody scene in 911 calls released to the news media.   "There's babies with their heads busted wide open, bleeding," one woman said to a dispatcher in a call released Tuesday to local news outlets. "Everybody flew to the front of the train...

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    CAYCE, S.C. (AP) - Passengers on a train that slammed into an empty freight train over the weekend in South Carolina, killing two Amtrak employees, described a smoky, bloody scene in 911 calls released to the news media.   "There's babies with their heads busted wide open, bleeding," one woman said to a dispatcher in a call released Tuesday to local news outlets. "Everybody flew to the front of the train...

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  • President Trump: Death of Colts linebacker by person 'illegally in our country' was a 'preventable tragedy'

    President Trump: Death of Colts linebacker by person 'illegally in our country' was a 'preventable tragedy'

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 11:29 AM EST2018-02-06 16:29:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says it's "so disgraceful" that Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was killed by a person who is in the U.S. illegally.   Trump is also prodding Democrats to work with him on illegal immigration and border security. Trump tweeted Tuesday: "So disgraceful that a person illegally in our country killed Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson. This is just one of many such preventable tragedies.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says it's "so disgraceful" that Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was killed by a person who is in the U.S. illegally.   Trump is also prodding Democrats to work with him on illegal immigration and border security. Trump tweeted Tuesday: "So disgraceful that a person illegally in our country killed Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson. This is just one of many such preventable tragedies.

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  • Coeur d'Alene School District bans cell phone use in the classroom

    Coeur d'Alene School District bans cell phone use in the classroom

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 10:48 AM EST2018-02-06 15:48:58 GMT

    KHQ.COM - The cell phone policy is changing for Coeur d'Alene Public Schools. Students will no longer be allowed to use their cell phone in the classroom except in case of an emergency. Coeur d'Alene Public Schools authorities want to be clear, they understand some parents might be uneasy about their child not having access to their cell phone at all times.

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    KHQ.COM - The cell phone policy is changing for Coeur d'Alene Public Schools. Students will no longer be allowed to use their cell phone in the classroom except in case of an emergency. Coeur d'Alene Public Schools authorities want to be clear, they understand some parents might be uneasy about their child not having access to their cell phone at all times.

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  • Detectives search for suspects involved in Coeur d'Alene Casino robbery

    Detectives search for suspects involved in Coeur d'Alene Casino robbery

    Friday, February 2 2018 3:54 PM EST2018-02-02 20:54:37 GMT
    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are asking you to please look at these photos. These individuals and this vehicle were involved in a Robbery that took place at the CDA Casino on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 between 9am and 10am. If you are able to identify these individuals please contact Deputy LaBelle at 208-446-2112 Ext 6209. RE:Case 18-03435>>
    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are asking you to please look at these photos. These individuals and this vehicle were involved in a Robbery that took place at the CDA Casino on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 between 9am and 10am. If you are able to identify these individuals please contact Deputy LaBelle at 208-446-2112 Ext 6209. RE:Case 18-03435>>
  • GOP lawmakers release memo showing FBI was bias against Trump campaign

    GOP lawmakers release memo showing FBI was bias against Trump campaign

    Friday, February 2 2018 1:22 PM EST2018-02-02 18:22:08 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and the FBI (all times local): The top Leadership and Investigators of the FBI and the Justice Department have politicized the sacred investigative process in favor of Democrats and against Republicans - something which would have been unthinkable just a short time ago. Rank & File are great people! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2018   “You had Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Par...>>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and the FBI (all times local): The top Leadership and Investigators of the FBI and the Justice Department have politicized the sacred investigative process in favor of Democrats and against Republicans - something which would have been unthinkable just a short time ago. Rank & File are great people! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2018   “You had Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Par...>>
  • Judge won't punish dad who charged at Nassar

    Judge won't punish dad who charged at Nassar

    Friday, February 2 2018 12:52 PM EST2018-02-02 17:52:36 GMT

    CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) -  A judge says there's "no way" she'll punish a father of three victims of Larry Nassar after the dad tried to attack the former sports doctor in a Michigan courtroom. Randall Margraves apologized Friday, a few hours after he charged toward Nassar during a sentencing hearing in Eaton County, Michigan. Judge Janice Cunningham says a punishment isn't appropriate based on the crimes committed by Nassar and the anguish felt by families.

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    CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) -  A judge says there's "no way" she'll punish a father of three victims of Larry Nassar after the dad tried to attack the former sports doctor in a Michigan courtroom. Randall Margraves apologized Friday, a few hours after he charged toward Nassar during a sentencing hearing in Eaton County, Michigan. Judge Janice Cunningham says a punishment isn't appropriate based on the crimes committed by Nassar and the anguish felt by families.

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  • Evacuation ends for residents near Rattlesnake Ridge slide

    Evacuation ends for residents near Rattlesnake Ridge slide

    Friday, February 2 2018 11:40 AM EST2018-02-02 16:40:09 GMT
    Civil Patrol via Yakima Valley Office of Emergency ManagementCivil Patrol via Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A month-long evacuation prompted by a slow-moving landslide on Rattlesnake Ridge has been lifted.   KOMO-TV reports dozens of families received notice on Thursday that they could head home.  Residents had been evacuated in early January when concerns grew about the landslide. At that time, geologists felt a sudden failure of the land might send rocks tumbling onto Interstate 82 or the small group of houses below the ridge.

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    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A month-long evacuation prompted by a slow-moving landslide on Rattlesnake Ridge has been lifted.   KOMO-TV reports dozens of families received notice on Thursday that they could head home.  Residents had been evacuated in early January when concerns grew about the landslide. At that time, geologists felt a sudden failure of the land might send rocks tumbling onto Interstate 82 or the small group of houses below the ridge.

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  • Kootenai County K9 finds 58 pounds of marijuana on I-90

    Friday, February 2 2018 11:17 AM EST2018-02-02 16:17:40 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Kootenai County K9 "Pogo" deserves a long belly rub for this one. The German Shepherd located 58 pounds of marijuana, cash, methamphetamine and a firearm in a traffic stop on I-90 near Highway 3. 70-year-old Michael A. Campbell of Yakima, WA has been arrested. He was pulled over for a traffic infraction around 11:30am Thursday and told deputies he was a retired school teacher on his way from Yakima, WA to Chicago, IL.

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Kootenai County K9 "Pogo" deserves a long belly rub for this one. The German Shepherd located 58 pounds of marijuana, cash, methamphetamine and a firearm in a traffic stop on I-90 near Highway 3. 70-year-old Michael A. Campbell of Yakima, WA has been arrested. He was pulled over for a traffic infraction around 11:30am Thursday and told deputies he was a retired school teacher on his way from Yakima, WA to Chicago, IL.

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  • French army: 2 military helicopters crash, at least 3 dead

    French army: 2 military helicopters crash, at least 3 dead

    Friday, February 2 2018 8:23 AM EST2018-02-02 13:23:29 GMT

    PARIS (AP) - The French army says that two military training helicopters have crashed in southern France, killing at least three people.   A spokeswoman for the French army said the crash occurred Friday near the town of Brignoles, in the Var region between Marseilles and Cannes.   The spokeswoman said that a search and rescue operation is underway, but couldn't say how many people were aboard the helicopters or provide other details.

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    PARIS (AP) - The French army says that two military training helicopters have crashed in southern France, killing at least three people.   A spokeswoman for the French army said the crash occurred Friday near the town of Brignoles, in the Var region between Marseilles and Cannes.   The spokeswoman said that a search and rescue operation is underway, but couldn't say how many people were aboard the helicopters or provide other details.

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  • YouTube star Logan Paul went skydiving and his main parachute didn't open

    YouTube star Logan Paul went skydiving and his main parachute didn't open

    Friday, February 2 2018 8:18 AM EST2018-02-02 13:18:21 GMT

    KHQ.COM - YouTube star Logan Paul who caused a lot of controversy and was suspended from YouTube after posting a video of a man who appeared to have just committed suicide, is making headlines again. This time, for a near death experience he says happened to him while skydiving. While parachuting, he says his main parachute didn't open, but he was saved by a reserve chute.

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    KHQ.COM - YouTube star Logan Paul who caused a lot of controversy and was suspended from YouTube after posting a video of a man who appeared to have just committed suicide, is making headlines again. This time, for a near death experience he says happened to him while skydiving. While parachuting, he says his main parachute didn't open, but he was saved by a reserve chute.

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  • Monopoly launches new game that encourages cheating

    Monopoly launches new game that encourages cheating

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 3:25 PM EST2018-01-31 20:25:20 GMT

    KHQ.COM - How many of you know someone who just can't help but cheat when you play a board game? We have just the game for them! The latest Monopoly game actually encourages cheating! It's called "Monopoly: The Cheaters Edition" and it basically rewards those who get away with cheating by giving the biggest cheaters extra cash and free properties.

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    KHQ.COM - How many of you know someone who just can't help but cheat when you play a board game? We have just the game for them! The latest Monopoly game actually encourages cheating! It's called "Monopoly: The Cheaters Edition" and it basically rewards those who get away with cheating by giving the biggest cheaters extra cash and free properties.

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  • Avista Stadium named in top 100 stadium experiences

    Avista Stadium named in top 100 stadium experiences

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 11:02 AM EST2018-01-31 16:02:35 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. – Avista Stadium is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2018–and the venerable ballpark is better than ever. Spokane's friendly confines checked in at No. 31 on Stadium Journey's list of the top 100 stadium experiences in the United States and Canada for 2017. The Indians' home field was the second-highest rated Minor League Baseball stadium.

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    Spokane, Wash. – Avista Stadium is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2018–and the venerable ballpark is better than ever. Spokane's friendly confines checked in at No. 31 on Stadium Journey's list of the top 100 stadium experiences in the United States and Canada for 2017. The Indians' home field was the second-highest rated Minor League Baseball stadium.

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  • CDC director resigns over financial conflicts

    CDC director resigns over financial conflicts

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 10:44 AM EST2018-01-31 15:44:39 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. officials have announced that the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has resigned because of financial conflicts of interest.   Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald had been in the job since July.   A statement Wednesday from the Department of Health and Human Services said Fitzgerald's complex financial interests had caused conflicts of interest that made it difficult to do her job.

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    NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. officials have announced that the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has resigned because of financial conflicts of interest.   Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald had been in the job since July.   A statement Wednesday from the Department of Health and Human Services said Fitzgerald's complex financial interests had caused conflicts of interest that made it difficult to do her job.

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  • Nassar to face another sentence, victims in return to court

    Nassar to face another sentence, victims in return to court

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 9:06 AM EST2018-01-31 14:06:00 GMT

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Sports doctor Larry Nassar's return to court to face another prison sentence for molesting gymnasts could unfold much the same as a hearing last week in another Michigan county.   Judge Janice Cunningham has set aside several days for roughly 60 people who want to confront Nassar or have their statement read in court.

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    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Sports doctor Larry Nassar's return to court to face another prison sentence for molesting gymnasts could unfold much the same as a hearing last week in another Michigan county.   Judge Janice Cunningham has set aside several days for roughly 60 people who want to confront Nassar or have their statement read in court.

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  • WATCH: Leaked Super Bowl Commercials For 2018

    WATCH: Leaked Super Bowl Commercials For 2018

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 9:00 AM EST2018-01-31 14:00:34 GMT

    KHQ.COM - So many people watch the Super Bowl not for the football but for the commercials. Some of the commercials have already leaked. Here's a sneak peak at the ads you will see as the Philadelphia Eagles take on the New England Patriots February 3rd.
    Which commercial is your favorite?

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    KHQ.COM - So many people watch the Super Bowl not for the football but for the commercials. Some of the commercials have already leaked. Here's a sneak peak at the ads you will see as the Philadelphia Eagles take on the New England Patriots February 3rd.
    Which commercial is your favorite?

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  • Glee actor dead from apparent suicide

    Tuesday, January 30 2018 1:34 PM EST2018-01-30 18:34:52 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Glee actor, Mark Salling has died from an apparent suicide according to TMZ. TMZ reports they confirmed the death with law enforcement and that Salling's body was found near a riverbed in Sunland, CA which is close to his home. The manner of death has not yet been released. Salling was awaiting his sentencing trial after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography involving prepubescent minors.

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    KHQ.COM - Glee actor, Mark Salling has died from an apparent suicide according to TMZ. TMZ reports they confirmed the death with law enforcement and that Salling's body was found near a riverbed in Sunland, CA which is close to his home. The manner of death has not yet been released. Salling was awaiting his sentencing trial after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography involving prepubescent minors.

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  • Footprints in snow connect burglary suspect to string of crimes

    Footprints in snow connect burglary suspect to string of crimes

    Friday, January 26 2018 5:30 PM EST2018-01-26 22:30:25 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Authorities have had a busy Friday morning. What started as a home burglary and vehicle theft on Spokane's lower S. Hill, ended in a crash, K9 pursuit and another home burglary in the Spokane Valley. Spokane Police tell us a home in the 2500 block of E. 8th on Spokane's lower south hill was burglarized this morning. The suspect then stole a vehicle from that home and took off.

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    KHQ.COM - Authorities have had a busy Friday morning. What started as a home burglary and vehicle theft on Spokane's lower S. Hill, ended in a crash, K9 pursuit and another home burglary in the Spokane Valley. Spokane Police tell us a home in the 2500 block of E. 8th on Spokane's lower south hill was burglarized this morning. The suspect then stole a vehicle from that home and took off.

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  • Level 3 sex offender moves near two Spokane parks

    Level 3 sex offender moves near two Spokane parks

    Friday, January 26 2018 4:55 PM EST2018-01-26 21:55:42 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office would like to alert the public that a level III sex offender has moved in the area of Mission Park and Chief Gary Park. Randi Daniel Raney Hobbs just moved to the 1800 block of E. Desmet Ave. in Spokane near Mission and Chief Garry Parks. Hobbs was charged with Rape of a child in the first degree in 2004. Hobbs also goes by Randall Stewart Wagar and Randall S. Wager.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office would like to alert the public that a level III sex offender has moved in the area of Mission Park and Chief Gary Park. Randi Daniel Raney Hobbs just moved to the 1800 block of E. Desmet Ave. in Spokane near Mission and Chief Garry Parks. Hobbs was charged with Rape of a child in the first degree in 2004. Hobbs also goes by Randall Stewart Wagar and Randall S. Wager.

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  • Google honors Spokane native and brain surgeon credited with redrawing the map of the brain

    Google honors Spokane native and brain surgeon credited with redrawing the map of the brain

    Friday, January 26 2018 12:35 PM EST2018-01-26 17:35:03 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Today Google is honoring a world renowned brain surgeon, known expanding brain surgery methods and techniques, who also happened to be born in Spokane, WA in the late 1800's. When you go to the Google home page today, you will see the page is dedicated to him today. Wilder Penfield’s 127th birthday Wilder Graves Penfield was born in Spokane on January 26, 1891 and today, is credited with redrawing the map of the brain..

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Today Google is honoring a world renowned brain surgeon, known expanding brain surgery methods and techniques, who also happened to be born in Spokane, WA in the late 1800's. When you go to the Google home page today, you will see the page is dedicated to him today. Wilder Penfield’s 127th birthday Wilder Graves Penfield was born in Spokane on January 26, 1891 and today, is credited with redrawing the map of the brain..

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  • Photoshop fail? Reese Witherspoon appear to have 3 legs and Oprah has 3 hands in Vanity Fair

    Photoshop fail? Reese Witherspoon appear to have 3 legs and Oprah has 3 hands in Vanity Fair

    Friday, January 26 2018 9:18 AM EST2018-01-26 14:18:45 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Want to play a little game of I-Spy? Look at this cover of Vanity Fair... can you spot any problems with it? Take a close look at Reese Witherspoon. The internet is going crazy over the image, assuming it was a case of photoshop gone wrong. It appears that Reese Witherspoon has three legs.

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    KHQ.COM - Want to play a little game of I-Spy? Look at this cover of Vanity Fair... can you spot any problems with it? Take a close look at Reese Witherspoon. The internet is going crazy over the image, assuming it was a case of photoshop gone wrong. It appears that Reese Witherspoon has three legs.

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  • President Trump calls report he ordered firing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, 'fake news'

    President Trump calls report he ordered firing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, 'fake news'

    Friday, January 26 2018 7:49 AM EST2018-01-26 12:49:19 GMT

    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) - President Trump is firing back at a report by the New York Times that he ordered the firing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, calling the report 'fake news.' However, NBC News has confirmed that last June President Trump ordered the firing of Mueller, but later backed down. According to the report, only after the President's White House counsel threatened to resign -  he changed his mind.

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    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) - President Trump is firing back at a report by the New York Times that he ordered the firing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, calling the report 'fake news.' However, NBC News has confirmed that last June President Trump ordered the firing of Mueller, but later backed down. According to the report, only after the President's White House counsel threatened to resign -  he changed his mind.

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  • Grumpy Cat snatches wins $700,000 in copyright lawsuit

    Grumpy Cat snatches wins $700,000 in copyright lawsuit

    Thursday, January 25 2018 10:37 AM EST2018-01-25 15:37:10 GMT

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - It still won't make her smile, but Grumpy Cat has won some scratch.   A California jury gave the furry frown queen more than $700,000 this week in a federal lawsuit over the use of her identity.   According to documents obtained by The Washington Post, owner Tabatha Bundesen of Morristown, Arizona, won the lawsuit first filed three years ago against the Grenade beverage company.

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    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - It still won't make her smile, but Grumpy Cat has won some scratch.   A California jury gave the furry frown queen more than $700,000 this week in a federal lawsuit over the use of her identity.   According to documents obtained by The Washington Post, owner Tabatha Bundesen of Morristown, Arizona, won the lawsuit first filed three years ago against the Grenade beverage company.

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  • Police identify the two students killed in Kentucky high school shooting, both 15-years-old

    Police identify the two students killed in Kentucky high school shooting, both 15-years-old

    Thursday, January 25 2018 9:56 AM EST2018-01-25 14:56:00 GMT

    BENTON, Ky. (AP) - Police have released the names of the two students killed in a shooting at a Kentucky high school.   Kentucky State Police Commissioner Richard Sanders on Tuesday evening identified the dead students as Bailey Nicole Holt and Preston Ryan Cope. Both were 15 years old. Sanders says the gunman walked into Marshall County High School with a pistol Tuesday morning and immediately opened fire.

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    BENTON, Ky. (AP) - Police have released the names of the two students killed in a shooting at a Kentucky high school.   Kentucky State Police Commissioner Richard Sanders on Tuesday evening identified the dead students as Bailey Nicole Holt and Preston Ryan Cope. Both were 15 years old. Sanders says the gunman walked into Marshall County High School with a pistol Tuesday morning and immediately opened fire.

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  • Italian train derails near Milan, 3 dead, many injured

    Italian train derails near Milan, 3 dead, many injured

    Thursday, January 25 2018 9:14 AM EST2018-01-25 14:14:53 GMT

    MILAN (AP) - A commuter train derailed Thursday in northern Italy, killing at least three people, seriously injuring 10 and trapping others heading into Milan at the start of the work day, officials said.  The Trenord train derailed at a switch track near the Pioltello Limito station on the outskirts of the city, halting train traffic into and out of Italy's financial capital for hours.

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    MILAN (AP) - A commuter train derailed Thursday in northern Italy, killing at least three people, seriously injuring 10 and trapping others heading into Milan at the start of the work day, officials said.  The Trenord train derailed at a switch track near the Pioltello Limito station on the outskirts of the city, halting train traffic into and out of Italy's financial capital for hours.

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  • Justice Dept ramps up pressure on so-called sanctuary cities

    Justice Dept ramps up pressure on so-called sanctuary cities

    Thursday, January 25 2018 7:58 AM EST2018-01-25 12:58:18 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and sanctuary cities (all times local):   3:55 p.m.   President Donald Trump says mayors who boycotted a White House event over an administration crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities are placing the needs of illegal immigrants above citizens.   "We can't have it," Trump says. "We want a safe country."

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and sanctuary cities (all times local):   3:55 p.m.   President Donald Trump says mayors who boycotted a White House event over an administration crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities are placing the needs of illegal immigrants above citizens.   "We can't have it," Trump says. "We want a safe country."

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  • Scientists successfully clone two monkeys, getting one step closer to cloning humans

    Scientists successfully clone two monkeys, getting one step closer to cloning humans

    Thursday, January 25 2018 7:27 AM EST2018-01-25 12:27:22 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - For the first time, researchers have used the cloning method that produced Dolly the sheep to create two healthy monkeys. That brings science an important step closer to being able to do the same with humans.   But the researchers, from China, say they don't want to clone people. Instead, they want to use the technique to create genetically identical monkeys for medical research.

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    NEW YORK (AP) - For the first time, researchers have used the cloning method that produced Dolly the sheep to create two healthy monkeys. That brings science an important step closer to being able to do the same with humans.   But the researchers, from China, say they don't want to clone people. Instead, they want to use the technique to create genetically identical monkeys for medical research.

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  • Post Falls man killed in Highway 95 crash identified

    Post Falls man killed in Highway 95 crash identified

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 10:19 PM EST2018-01-25 03:19:32 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Idaho State Police released more details following a crash that left one person dead Wednesday. Police responded to a fatal crash on southbound Highway 95 near Mica Grade. According to investigators, 58-year-old Michael D. Pitts of Coeur d'Alene was driving northbound in a blue 1989 Toyota pickup.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Idaho State Police released more details following a crash that left one person dead Wednesday. Police responded to a fatal crash on southbound Highway 95 near Mica Grade. According to investigators, 58-year-old Michael D. Pitts of Coeur d'Alene was driving northbound in a blue 1989 Toyota pickup.

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  • Sex offender moves into Logan neighborhood near Gonzaga University

    Sex offender moves into Logan neighborhood near Gonzaga University

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 4:22 PM EST2018-01-24 21:22:07 GMT

    KHQ.COM - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office would like to inform the public that a level II sex offender has moved into the Logan neighborhood near Gonzaga University. 48-year-old John D. Anderson has moved to the 1400 block of N. Lidgerwood St. in Spokane. Anderson was convicted on an indecent liberties charge involving a 14-year-old known boy in December of 1994.

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    KHQ.COM - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office would like to inform the public that a level II sex offender has moved into the Logan neighborhood near Gonzaga University. 48-year-old John D. Anderson has moved to the 1400 block of N. Lidgerwood St. in Spokane. Anderson was convicted on an indecent liberties charge involving a 14-year-old known boy in December of 1994.

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  • Elton John says upcoming tour will be his last

    Elton John says upcoming tour will be his last

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 1:14 PM EST2018-01-24 18:14:13 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Elton John is reportedly set to quit touring after 50 years on-stage amid claims he will make an official announcement at a press conference today. Reports indicate the 70-year-old star is bowing out of stage performances following a battle of poor health. Insiders claim the news will be announced "imminently" after last year he was left in intensive care when he was struck with a "potentially deadly" bacterial infection.

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    KHQ.COM - Elton John is reportedly set to quit touring after 50 years on-stage amid claims he will make an official announcement at a press conference today. Reports indicate the 70-year-old star is bowing out of stage performances following a battle of poor health. Insiders claim the news will be announced "imminently" after last year he was left in intensive care when he was struck with a "potentially deadly" bacterial infection.

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  • Team USA parade uniforms include touch of American frontier

    Team USA parade uniforms include touch of American frontier

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 8:14 AM EST2018-01-24 13:14:00 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Polo Ralph Lauren unveiled Team USA's Olympic uniforms Monday for opening and closing ceremonies in Pyeongchang, South Korea.   The brand went classic in red, white and blue. It built technology into parkas that offers extra heat and allows athletes to use cellphones to adjust the temperature.   On their hands will be rawhide brown suede gloves straight out of the America frontier.

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    NEW YORK (AP) - Polo Ralph Lauren unveiled Team USA's Olympic uniforms Monday for opening and closing ceremonies in Pyeongchang, South Korea.   The brand went classic in red, white and blue. It built technology into parkas that offers extra heat and allows athletes to use cellphones to adjust the temperature.   On their hands will be rawhide brown suede gloves straight out of the America frontier.

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  • Starbucks announces pay raises and stock grants for employees because of Republican tax plan

    Starbucks announces pay raises and stock grants for employees because of Republican tax plan

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 7:27 AM EST2018-01-24 12:27:58 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks is giving its U.S. workers pay raises and stock grants this year, citing recent changes to the tax law.   All employees will soon be able to earn paid sick time off, and the company's parental leave benefits will include all non-birth parents. Starbucks Corp. said Wednesday the changes affect about 150,000 full-time, part-time, hourly and salaried employees, most of whom work as baristas or shop managers.

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    NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks is giving its U.S. workers pay raises and stock grants this year, citing recent changes to the tax law.   All employees will soon be able to earn paid sick time off, and the company's parental leave benefits will include all non-birth parents. Starbucks Corp. said Wednesday the changes affect about 150,000 full-time, part-time, hourly and salaried employees, most of whom work as baristas or shop managers.

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  • Vehicle thief booked into Kootenai County Jail for 34th time

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 8:15 PM EST2018-01-24 01:15:30 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Thirty-eight-year-old John Wayne Holley is on his way to the Kootenai County Jail... again. Holley, of Hayden, Idaho was arrested Tuesday for driving a stolen vehicle out of Bonner County. This will be Holley's 34th time in the slammer since 2004. Deputies were alerted to Holley when they noticed a stolen black Subaru Outback in the parking lot of Holiday Gas Station on Prairie Ave. at Hwy 95.

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Thirty-eight-year-old John Wayne Holley is on his way to the Kootenai County Jail... again. Holley, of Hayden, Idaho was arrested Tuesday for driving a stolen vehicle out of Bonner County. This will be Holley's 34th time in the slammer since 2004. Deputies were alerted to Holley when they noticed a stolen black Subaru Outback in the parking lot of Holiday Gas Station on Prairie Ave. at Hwy 95.

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  • CAUGHT ON CAMERA: School bus can't stop sliding down icy road, slams into car

    CAUGHT ON CAMERA: School bus can't stop sliding down icy road, slams into car

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 5:00 PM EST2018-01-23 22:00:02 GMT

    KHQ.COM - A school bus driver lost control of his vehicle on an icy road in Massachusetts Tuesday, which made for a scary few moments caught on camera. A woman in a nearby window was recording when a full sized school bus in Sutton slid backwards on a narrow icy street. Officials say the bus driver was picking up students when a flash freeze created slippery conditions.

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    KHQ.COM - A school bus driver lost control of his vehicle on an icy road in Massachusetts Tuesday, which made for a scary few moments caught on camera. A woman in a nearby window was recording when a full sized school bus in Sutton slid backwards on a narrow icy street. Officials say the bus driver was picking up students when a flash freeze created slippery conditions.

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  • Deadly volcanic eruption and avalanche kills 1, injures 11 near Japanese ski resport

    Deadly volcanic eruption and avalanche kills 1, injures 11 near Japanese ski resport

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 4:58 PM EST2018-01-23 21:58:12 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) - A disaster official says eleven people have been injured by an apparent volcanic eruption and avalanche near a ski resort in central Japan. Eighty other skiers were left temporarily stranded near the summit.   Injuries were caused by flying rocks, broken glass or the avalanche and sadly, one member of Japan's Self-Defense Forces has died.

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    TOKYO (AP) - A disaster official says eleven people have been injured by an apparent volcanic eruption and avalanche near a ski resort in central Japan. Eighty other skiers were left temporarily stranded near the summit.   Injuries were caused by flying rocks, broken glass or the avalanche and sadly, one member of Japan's Self-Defense Forces has died.

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  • Ulta accused of reselling used beauty products

    Ulta accused of reselling used beauty products

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 12:20 PM EST2018-01-23 17:20:52 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Beauty superstore Ulta is facing accusations of unsanitary business practices. A woman claiming to be a former employee took to twitter saying the company re-packages and re-sells used makeup. She also posted images to her account, showing what she says is returned merchandise which is then cleaned and put back on the shelves.

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    KHQ.COM - Beauty superstore Ulta is facing accusations of unsanitary business practices. A woman claiming to be a former employee took to twitter saying the company re-packages and re-sells used makeup. She also posted images to her account, showing what she says is returned merchandise which is then cleaned and put back on the shelves.

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  • Tsunami warning withdrawn for West Coast after 8.2 magnitude quake hits Alaska

    Tsunami warning withdrawn for West Coast after 8.2 magnitude quake hits Alaska

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 10:37 AM EST2018-01-23 15:37:25 GMT

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The Latest on an Alaska earthquake that prompted a tsunami warning for coastal Alaska, Canada's British Columbia and the West Coast of the U.S. (all times local):   2:45 a.m.   Larry LeDoux, superintendent of the Kodiak Island Borough School District, says schools were open as shelters and estimated there were about 500 people at the high school.

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    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The Latest on an Alaska earthquake that prompted a tsunami warning for coastal Alaska, Canada's British Columbia and the West Coast of the U.S. (all times local):   2:45 a.m.   Larry LeDoux, superintendent of the Kodiak Island Borough School District, says schools were open as shelters and estimated there were about 500 people at the high school.

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  • Trump casts doubt on reaching immigration deal by Feb. 8

    Trump casts doubt on reaching immigration deal by Feb. 8

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 9:49 AM EST2018-01-23 14:49:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says "nobody knows" whether Republicans and Democrats can reach an immigration deal by a new Feb. 8 deadline.  He says Democrats learned that shutting down the government won't work. Trump tweeted Tuesday: "Nobody knows for sure that the Republicans & Democrats will be able to reach a deal on DACA by February 8, but everyone will be trying.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says "nobody knows" whether Republicans and Democrats can reach an immigration deal by a new Feb. 8 deadline.  He says Democrats learned that shutting down the government won't work. Trump tweeted Tuesday: "Nobody knows for sure that the Republicans & Democrats will be able to reach a deal on DACA by February 8, but everyone will be trying.

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  • President Trump says FBI is missing "perhaps 50,000" text messages from FBI lovers

    President Trump says FBI is missing "perhaps 50,000" text messages from FBI lovers

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 9:46 AM EST2018-01-23 14:46:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is tweeting about missing text messages involving an FBI agent reassigned from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. But he's overstating the number of missing texts.    Trump on Tuesday called news the FBI was missing five months' worth of texts from the agent, Peter Strzok, "one of the biggest stories in a long time."

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is tweeting about missing text messages involving an FBI agent reassigned from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. But he's overstating the number of missing texts.    Trump on Tuesday called news the FBI was missing five months' worth of texts from the agent, Peter Strzok, "one of the biggest stories in a long time."

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  • Spirit Lake FedEx driver arrested on the job for DUI charges

    Spirit Lake FedEx driver arrested on the job for DUI charges

    Friday, January 19 2018 5:00 PM EST2018-01-19 22:00:22 GMT

    KHQ.COM - A FedEx delivery driver has been arrested in Spirit Lake for driving under the influence. Thursday evening just before 7pm, Spirit Lake officers were advised of a white van that had been reported driving erratically westbound on Highway 54 towards Spirit Lake. The reporting party indicated that the vehicle entered Spirit Lake and parked at the Idaho Transportation Department Depot where officers located a FedEx delivery van and were able to contact the driver.

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    KHQ.COM - A FedEx delivery driver has been arrested in Spirit Lake for driving under the influence. Thursday evening just before 7pm, Spirit Lake officers were advised of a white van that had been reported driving erratically westbound on Highway 54 towards Spirit Lake. The reporting party indicated that the vehicle entered Spirit Lake and parked at the Idaho Transportation Department Depot where officers located a FedEx delivery van and were able to contact the driver.

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  • Water contamination area expanded in Airway Heights

    Water contamination area expanded in Airway Heights

    Friday, January 19 2018 4:22 PM EST2018-01-19 21:22:18 GMT

    FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center has expanded the current sampling area for Perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) to include more private well owners. The new area was expanded to include some of the residents living north of Deno Road and south of Euclid Road.

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    FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center has expanded the current sampling area for Perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) to include more private well owners. The new area was expanded to include some of the residents living north of Deno Road and south of Euclid Road.

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  • State Senate passes bill protecting students' free speech

    State Senate passes bill protecting students' free speech

    Friday, January 19 2018 4:12 PM EST2018-01-19 21:12:00 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A bill to protect high school and college students' rights to publish and speak freely in school-sponsored media has passed the Washington Senate.   Senate Bill 5064, which also passed the Senate last year, passed on a 43-5 vote Friday and now heads to the House, where it failed to gain traction last year.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A bill to protect high school and college students' rights to publish and speak freely in school-sponsored media has passed the Washington Senate.   Senate Bill 5064, which also passed the Senate last year, passed on a 43-5 vote Friday and now heads to the House, where it failed to gain traction last year.

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  • Judge rules records of Washington state lawmakers are subject to public disclosure

    Judge rules records of Washington state lawmakers are subject to public disclosure

    Friday, January 19 2018 12:43 PM EST2018-01-19 17:43:17 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A judge in Washington state has ruled that the records of state lawmakers are subject to public disclosure. Thurston County Superior Court Judge Chris Lanese ruled Friday in favor of a media coalition, led by The Associated Press, that sued in September. The group challenged the Washington Legislature's assertion that lawmakers are excluded from stricter disclosure rules that apply to other elected officials and agencies.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A judge in Washington state has ruled that the records of state lawmakers are subject to public disclosure. Thurston County Superior Court Judge Chris Lanese ruled Friday in favor of a media coalition, led by The Associated Press, that sued in September. The group challenged the Washington Legislature's assertion that lawmakers are excluded from stricter disclosure rules that apply to other elected officials and agencies.

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  • Truck slams into parked train near Reardan

    Truck slams into parked train near Reardan

    Friday, January 19 2018 10:11 AM EST2018-01-19 15:11:16 GMT

    REARDAN, Wash. - Two people have been transported to the hospital after a truck slammed into a parked train near Reardan, WA. The crash happened around 5:15am Friday in the 700 block of N. Coulee Hite. A Ford F-250 pickup truck pulling a boat slammed into the parked train. Authorities say dense fog and slick roads could have played a factor in this crash.

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    REARDAN, Wash. - Two people have been transported to the hospital after a truck slammed into a parked train near Reardan, WA. The crash happened around 5:15am Friday in the 700 block of N. Coulee Hite. A Ford F-250 pickup truck pulling a boat slammed into the parked train. Authorities say dense fog and slick roads could have played a factor in this crash.

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  • City of Spokane looks to install more speed cameras in school zones

    City of Spokane looks to install more speed cameras in school zones

    Friday, January 19 2018 9:59 AM EST2018-01-19 14:59:20 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane says speed cameras in school zones have worked so well that they are looking to add more. Right now there are only two speed cameras in school zones, but the city wants to double that number to four. The current cameras are installed at Longfellow and Finch Elementary schools. The new cameras will target two schools in the north hills area,  Ridgeview and Willard elementary.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane says speed cameras in school zones have worked so well that they are looking to add more. Right now there are only two speed cameras in school zones, but the city wants to double that number to four. The current cameras are installed at Longfellow and Finch Elementary schools. The new cameras will target two schools in the north hills area,  Ridgeview and Willard elementary.

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  • Spokane Police searching for Rite Aid theft suspect who knocked employee unconscious with bottle of alcohol

    Spokane Police searching for Rite Aid theft suspect who knocked employee unconscious with bottle of alcohol

    Friday, January 19 2018 7:46 AM EST2018-01-19 12:46:42 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are searching for the last of three suspects in a alcohol theft at Rite Aid that ended with two employees being assaulted before the suspects made their getaway. The incident happened Wednesday night at the Rite Aid in the 800 block of east 29th on Spokane's South Hill. Two of the suspects, an adult female and a juvenile male, have already been identified and booked into jail and juvenile detention.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are searching for the last of three suspects in a alcohol theft at Rite Aid that ended with two employees being assaulted before the suspects made their getaway. The incident happened Wednesday night at the Rite Aid in the 800 block of east 29th on Spokane's South Hill. Two of the suspects, an adult female and a juvenile male, have already been identified and booked into jail and juvenile detention.

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  • Apple to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000 in $350B pledge

    Apple to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000 in $350B pledge

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 4:05 PM EST2018-01-17 21:05:44 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. economy.   The pledge announced Wednesday is an offshoot from the sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code championed by President Donald Trump and approved by Congress last month.

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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. economy.   The pledge announced Wednesday is an offshoot from the sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code championed by President Donald Trump and approved by Congress last month.

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