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  • Alaska troopers use battering ram to arrest Idaho fugitive

    Alaska troopers use battering ram to arrest Idaho fugitive

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 3:02 PM EDT2017-08-23 19:02:33 GMT
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    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Alaska State Troopers used a battering ram mounted on an armored vehicle to break into a Fairbanks home and arrest a man wanted in Idaho. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the tactical vehicle took out the front door and several trees in front of the house. A police dog eventually found 41-year-old Kelo Smoke hiding in a crawl space under bats of insulation. Troopers went to Smoke's home Tuesday as 

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    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Alaska State Troopers used a battering ram mounted on an armored vehicle to break into a Fairbanks home and arrest a man wanted in Idaho. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the tactical vehicle took out the front door and several trees in front of the house. A police dog eventually found 41-year-old Kelo Smoke hiding in a crawl space under bats of insulation. Troopers went to Smoke's home Tuesday as 

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  • Man arrested for indecent exposure spits in deputy's face

    Man arrested for indecent exposure spits in deputy's face

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 2:46 PM EDT2017-08-23 18:46:46 GMT
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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - On  the morning of August 19, Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the area of Mansfield and Mirabeau Parkway to investigate a report of a male exposing himself to a female while masturbating in front of her.  The woman told deputies that she was walking her dog when she heard a noise.  She noticed a bald male with a large build and only wearing a pair of shorts standing by a tree staring at her.  As she moved 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - On  the morning of August 19, Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the area of Mansfield and Mirabeau Parkway to investigate a report of a male exposing himself to a female while masturbating in front of her.  The woman told deputies that she was walking her dog when she heard a noise.  She noticed a bald male with a large build and only wearing a pair of shorts standing by a tree staring at her.  As she moved 

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  • Washington state woman killed in E. Idaho sand dunes crash

    Washington state woman killed in E. Idaho sand dunes crash

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 2:31 PM EDT2017-08-23 18:31:51 GMT
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    ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (AP) - A 58-year-old Washington state woman died and a 67-year-old Washington state man was injured when their utility-terrain vehicle rolled over at the St. Anthony Sand Dunes in eastern Idaho. Authorities say Kimberly Bailey died in the crash on Monday and Allen Connelly sustained injuries after both were thrown from the vehicle during the rollover. Both are from Vancouver, Washington. Fremont County Sheriff 

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    ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (AP) - A 58-year-old Washington state woman died and a 67-year-old Washington state man was injured when their utility-terrain vehicle rolled over at the St. Anthony Sand Dunes in eastern Idaho. Authorities say Kimberly Bailey died in the crash on Monday and Allen Connelly sustained injuries after both were thrown from the vehicle during the rollover. Both are from Vancouver, Washington. Fremont County Sheriff 

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  • State patrol studies policy after body not found for 3 days

    State patrol studies policy after body not found for 3 days

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 1:54 PM EDT2017-08-23 17:54:17 GMT
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    RIDGEFIELD, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State Patrol is re-evaluating procedures after a trooper responded to what seemed to be an abandoned motorcycle crash but turned out to be a fatal crash scene. The Columbian reports state patrol spokesman Trooper Will Finn said Tuesday the patrol doesn't want to be in that situation again. The ordeal led the family of Travis Williams of Ridgefield to search the crash area near Interstate 5 in 

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    RIDGEFIELD, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State Patrol is re-evaluating procedures after a trooper responded to what seemed to be an abandoned motorcycle crash but turned out to be a fatal crash scene. The Columbian reports state patrol spokesman Trooper Will Finn said Tuesday the patrol doesn't want to be in that situation again. The ordeal led the family of Travis Williams of Ridgefield to search the crash area near Interstate 5 in 

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  • Small population of grizzlies in Montana and Idaho listed as endangered

    Small population of grizzlies in Montana and Idaho listed as endangered

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 12:21 PM EDT2017-08-23 16:21:02 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A judge has ruled a small population of grizzly bears in Montana and Idaho near the Canadian border can be considered endangered even if they are not on the brink of extinction. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen's order Monday reversed the 2014 re-classification by U.S. wildlife officials for the 40-50 bears of the Cabinet-Yaak bear population under the federal Endangered Species Act.

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A judge has ruled a small population of grizzly bears in Montana and Idaho near the Canadian border can be considered endangered even if they are not on the brink of extinction. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen's order Monday reversed the 2014 re-classification by U.S. wildlife officials for the 40-50 bears of the Cabinet-Yaak bear population under the federal Endangered Species Act.

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  • Russian official says US and Russia aren't in new Cold War

    Russian official says US and Russia aren't in new Cold War

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 12:18 PM EDT2017-08-23 16:18:09 GMT

    MOSCOW - A senior Russian official says that Russia and the United States aren't in a new Cold War despite spiraling tensions. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov denounced the U.S. sanctions against Russia, but emphasized that the current tension "isn't equivalent to confrontation that may spill into open conflict."

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    MOSCOW - A senior Russian official says that Russia and the United States aren't in a new Cold War despite spiraling tensions. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov denounced the U.S. sanctions against Russia, but emphasized that the current tension "isn't equivalent to confrontation that may spill into open conflict."

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  • High speed chase with stolen vehicle ends in crash near Rosalia

    High speed chase with stolen vehicle ends in crash near Rosalia

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 10:41 AM EDT2017-08-23 14:41:41 GMT

    ROSALIA, Wash. - A high speed chase with a stolen vehicle ended in a crash Wednesday morning near Rosalia. Authorities tell us they initially responded to a call for vehicle prowlers in the Spangle area just before 5am. When they made contact with the stolen vehicle, the driver refused to stop and a high speed chase ensued with maximum speeds reaching more than 100mph.

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    ROSALIA, Wash. - A high speed chase with a stolen vehicle ended in a crash Wednesday morning near Rosalia. Authorities tell us they initially responded to a call for vehicle prowlers in the Spangle area just before 5am. When they made contact with the stolen vehicle, the driver refused to stop and a high speed chase ensued with maximum speeds reaching more than 100mph.

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  • Boy suffocated by weighted mattress on crib to stop escapes

    Boy suffocated by weighted mattress on crib to stop escapes

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 10:21 AM EDT2017-08-23 14:21:41 GMT

    MYERSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania couple accused of tying and weighting down a mattress on top of their toddler son's crib so he couldn't climb out have been charged in his suffocation death. WGAL-TV reports 29-year-old Justin Dwyer and 28-year-old Courtney Stash were charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter and other crimes in the April death of their 2-year-old son.

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    MYERSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania couple accused of tying and weighting down a mattress on top of their toddler son's crib so he couldn't climb out have been charged in his suffocation death. WGAL-TV reports 29-year-old Justin Dwyer and 28-year-old Courtney Stash were charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter and other crimes in the April death of their 2-year-old son.

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  • Well-known dine and dasher targets Spokane restaurants

    Well-known dine and dasher targets Spokane restaurants

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 2:47 AM EDT2017-08-23 06:47:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane restaurant owners say they're frustrated that a well-known dine and dasher who was arrested earlier this year for the same thing is once again back at it. Jason Ferraro, the owner of Ferraro's on north Division, says his restaurant was the latest victim in a string of eat and runs. Last week he says a woman came into his restaurant and took off without paying.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane restaurant owners say they're frustrated that a well-known dine and dasher who was arrested earlier this year for the same thing is once again back at it. Jason Ferraro, the owner of Ferraro's on north Division, says his restaurant was the latest victim in a string of eat and runs. Last week he says a woman came into his restaurant and took off without paying.

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  • Verizon tweaks prices, cuts video quality on unlimited plans

    Verizon tweaks prices, cuts video quality on unlimited plans

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 2:39 AM EDT2017-08-23 06:39:12 GMT

    NEW YORK - Verizon is raising the price of its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version as wireless carriers battle each other for customers. All major carriers now offer unlimited plans after years of steering people toward paying extra for using more data. Verizon, like its rivals, will start charging more for higher-quality video while hoping to attract cost-conscious customers with a cheaper plan. 

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    NEW YORK - Verizon is raising the price of its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version as wireless carriers battle each other for customers. All major carriers now offer unlimited plans after years of steering people toward paying extra for using more data. Verizon, like its rivals, will start charging more for higher-quality video while hoping to attract cost-conscious customers with a cheaper plan. 

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  • US officials: Navy 7th Fleet commander to be removed

    US officials: Navy 7th Fleet commander to be removed

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 1:35 AM EDT2017-08-23 05:35:54 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) - U.S. officials confirm the commander of the Navy's 7th Fleet will be removed after a series of warship accidents in the Pacific. One official said Wednesday that Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin was being removed due to the leadership's loss of confidence in his ability to command. The two officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the decision.

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    TOKYO (AP) - U.S. officials confirm the commander of the Navy's 7th Fleet will be removed after a series of warship accidents in the Pacific. One official said Wednesday that Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin was being removed due to the leadership's loss of confidence in his ability to command. The two officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the decision.

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  • Police investigating crash near Division Denny's

    Police investigating crash near Division Denny's

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 1:10 AM EDT2017-08-23 05:10:56 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police are investigating after a crash near the intersection Division and Gordon Tuesday night. Officers on scene say a BMW was headed southbound on Division while another car was headed northbound, tried turning and got hit by the BMW. Witnesses say speed may have been a factor in the crash.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police are investigating after a crash near the intersection Division and Gordon Tuesday night. Officers on scene say a BMW was headed southbound on Division while another car was headed northbound, tried turning and got hit by the BMW. Witnesses say speed may have been a factor in the crash.

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  • Illinois dad warns of hidden messaging feature in music app

    Illinois dad warns of hidden messaging feature in music app

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 12:46 AM EDT2017-08-23 04:46:54 GMT

    BATAVIA, Ill. - A father in Illinois is taking to social media to warn parents about a hidden messaging feature in an app popular with kids. In a Facebook post Brad Summer said his  7-year-old daughter used an app called Musical.ly to record videos with her cousins, but when she started getting messages from strangers, her parents grew concerned.

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    BATAVIA, Ill. - A father in Illinois is taking to social media to warn parents about a hidden messaging feature in an app popular with kids. In a Facebook post Brad Summer said his  7-year-old daughter used an app called Musical.ly to record videos with her cousins, but when she started getting messages from strangers, her parents grew concerned. 

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  • 8-year-old boy reported missing found safe by Spokane Police

    8-year-old boy reported missing found safe by Spokane Police

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-08-23 04:17:33 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane Police say 8-year-old Austin Cottrill has been found and is home safely. Police thank everyone for keeping an eye out.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane Police say 8-year-old Austin Cottrill has been found and is home safely. Police thank everyone for keeping an eye out.

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  • WSU dorm evacuated after swastikas and bomb threat found

    WSU dorm evacuated after swastikas and bomb threat found

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 10:32 PM EDT2017-08-23 02:32:46 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - A WSU dorm was vandalized and evacuated early Tuesday morning following a bomb threat. Police say someone found two swastikas etched into the walls in two different stairwells at Stimson Hall. When police were called, two more swastikas were found carved into the basement of the dorm. 

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - A WSU dorm was vandalized and evacuated early Tuesday morning following a bomb threat. Police say someone found two swastikas etched into the walls in two different stairwells at Stimson Hall. When police were called, two more swastikas were found carved into the basement of the dorm. 

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  • What to do with your eclipse glasses

    What to do with your eclipse glasses

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 10:21 PM EDT2017-08-23 02:21:44 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you're like millions of others, you bought a pair of eclipse glasses to watch the big event. But now that it's over, what do you do with those weird paper specs? If your glasses are made by one of the 12 eclipse glasses makers that meet the requirements of NASA and American Astrological Society standards, they're good forever.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you're like millions of others, you bought a pair of eclipse glasses to watch the big event. But now that it's over, what do you do with those weird paper specs? If your glasses are made by one of the 12 eclipse glasses makers that meet the requirements of NASA and American Astrological Society standards, they're good forever.

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  • Reflecting on Ruby Ridge 25 years on

    Reflecting on Ruby Ridge 25 years on

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 10:18 PM EDT2017-08-23 02:18:44 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - "This region was really rich with extremism and hate in the early '80s. Fiery crosses and clan gatherings were occurring in North Idaho." Former Spokesman-Review reporter Bill Morlin remembers it was a heavy layer of racism that may have attracted white separatist Randy Weaver to Ruby Ridge in the first place. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - "This region was really rich with extremism and hate in the early '80s. Fiery crosses and clan gatherings were occurring in North Idaho." Former Spokesman-Review reporter Bill Morlin remembers it was a heavy layer of racism that may have attracted white separatist Randy Weaver to Ruby Ridge in the first place. 

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  • Hayden family searches for missing father

    Hayden family searches for missing father

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 10:09 PM EDT2017-08-23 02:09:02 GMT

    HAYDEN, Idaho - Covering every inch, Shannon Sullivan and her family search tirelessly for her father, Tim Sullivan. "This picture was actually taken one week ago today, it was his birthday, he went out to lunch with me which was a huge deal for him. It was the first time we had lunch together out of the house in two years," she said showing her father's missing flier.

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    HAYDEN, Idaho - Covering every inch, Shannon Sullivan and her family search tirelessly for her father, Tim Sullivan. "This picture was actually taken one week ago today, it was his birthday, he went out to lunch with me which was a huge deal for him. It was the first time we had lunch together out of the house in two years," she said showing her father's missing flier.

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  • Swipe right for danger: Smart phone apps, upgrades parents need to know

    Swipe right for danger: Smart phone apps, upgrades parents need to know

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 9:34 PM EDT2017-08-23 01:34:11 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's a new school year, and that means new updates on your kids' favorite apps. They seem to always be changing, but are some recent supposed upgrades taking things too far? We went to the experts themselves, your teens, to find out. "I can watch whatever I want on it, send messages to whoever I want," said one teen about his phone.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's a new school year, and that means new updates on your kids' favorite apps. They seem to always be changing, but are some recent supposed upgrades taking things too far? We went to the experts themselves, your teens, to find out. "I can watch whatever I want on it, send messages to whoever I want," said one teen about his phone.

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  • Clearing up murky Mirror Pond in Manito Park

    Clearing up murky Mirror Pond in Manito Park

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-08-23 01:00:54 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - If you’ve been to Manito Park on a regular basis, you may have noticed the Mirror Pond has been quite murky. The city of Spokane is well aware of this issue. Garrett Jones, parks planning and development director, says that green hue comes from algae blooms. The bloom happens with the water is too warm, and it also forms from duck feces.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - If you’ve been to Manito Park on a regular basis, you may have noticed the Mirror Pond has been quite murky. The city of Spokane is well aware of this issue. Garrett Jones, parks planning and development director, says that green hue comes from algae blooms. The bloom happens with the water is too warm, and it also forms from duck feces.

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  • Rejected panhandler attacks Spokane woman's car with hammer

    Rejected panhandler attacks Spokane woman's car with hammer

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 8:56 PM EDT2017-08-23 00:56:03 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman said her car sustained about $1,000 worth of damage from a hammer Monday night. Court documents identify the aggressor as a man she rejected as he was panhandling. It happened outside a Shadle grocery store. The victim said the whole thing was bizarre. "There was someone just right outside the door asking for spare change," Jennifer Semenza said. "I simply said nope."

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman said her car sustained about $1,000 worth of damage from a hammer Monday night. Court documents identify the aggressor as a man she rejected as he was panhandling. It happened outside a Shadle grocery store. The victim said the whole thing was bizarre. "There was someone just right outside the door asking for spare change," Jennifer Semenza said. "I simply said nope."

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  • Coast Guard airlifts teenager from Washington beach

    Coast Guard airlifts teenager from Washington beach

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 8:10 PM EDT2017-08-23 00:10:11 GMT

    LA PUSH, Wash. (AP) - A Coast Guard helicopter airlifted a Washington boy off of a beach after the teenager began shaking with abdominal pain. The Peninsula Daily News reports the 17-year-old boy's friends contacted rangers Sunday morning after he became unable to communicate, was sweating and nauseous from abdominal pain. Park rangers requested the Coast Guard's help due to the challenging terrain at Third Beach near La Push.

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    LA PUSH, Wash. (AP) - A Coast Guard helicopter airlifted a Washington boy off of a beach after the teenager began shaking with abdominal pain. The Peninsula Daily News reports the 17-year-old boy's friends contacted rangers Sunday morning after he became unable to communicate, was sweating and nauseous from abdominal pain. Park rangers requested the Coast Guard's help due to the challenging terrain at Third Beach near La Push.

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  • Bourbon, pizzas and now spaghetti sauce cover Arkansas roads

    Bourbon, pizzas and now spaghetti sauce cover Arkansas roads

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 7:56 PM EDT2017-08-22 23:56:28 GMT

    CAMDEN, Ark. (AP) - It's a smorgasbord on Arkansas highways, with the third food spill in as many weeks. A truck driver distracted by a GPS unit crashed near the intersection of U.S. 278 and Arkansas 24 at Camden early Monday and spilled a truckload of spaghetti sauce.

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    CAMDEN, Ark. (AP) - It's a smorgasbord on Arkansas highways, with the third food spill in as many weeks. A truck driver distracted by a GPS unit crashed near the intersection of U.S. 278 and Arkansas 24 at Camden early Monday and spilled a truckload of spaghetti sauce.

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  • Grant County K9 Edo nabs two home burglary suspects

    Grant County K9 Edo nabs two home burglary suspects

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 6:46 PM EDT2017-08-22 22:46:50 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Two Grant County women are in jail Tuesday after Sheriff's K-9 Edo and partner Deputy Tyson Voss helped catch them after an early morning burglary south of Moses Lake. A homeowner in the 4600 block of Road M-Southeast called 911 about 4:45 a.m. Tuesday morning reporting someone was trying to break into their home.

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Two Grant County women are in jail Tuesday after Sheriff's K-9 Edo and partner Deputy Tyson Voss helped catch them after an early morning burglary south of Moses Lake. A homeowner in the 4600 block of Road M-Southeast called 911 about 4:45 a.m. Tuesday morning reporting someone was trying to break into their home.

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  • Dad creates new app that makes it impossible to ignore texts

    Dad creates new app that makes it impossible to ignore texts

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-08-22 22:20:56 GMT

    A father who was fed up with his kids ignoring his texts created a new app that makes it impossible for them to do that anymore. The ReplyASAP app takes over the recipient's phone's screen and makes noise until the message is read, even if the phone is on silent. You'll then get a notification once the person reads the text.

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    A father who was fed up with his kids ignoring his texts created a new app that makes it impossible for them to do that anymore. The ReplyASAP app takes over the recipient's phone's screen and makes noise until the message is read, even if the phone is on silent. You'll then get a notification once the person reads the text.

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  • PHOTOS: Spokane County Detectives search for armed robber who demanded money and cigars

    PHOTOS: Spokane County Detectives search for armed robber who demanded money and cigars

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-08-22 21:06:02 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Detectives with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office are asking for your help identifying an armed robbery suspect.  Deputies responded to an armed robbery at a gas station on W. Hastings on August 12, 2017 just after 3:00 a.m. The clerk said the man pulled a black semi-automatic handgun on him and demanded money and cigars. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Detectives with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office are asking for your help identifying an armed robbery suspect.  Deputies responded to an armed robbery at a gas station on W. Hastings on August 12, 2017 just after 3:00 a.m. The clerk said the man pulled a black semi-automatic handgun on him and demanded money and cigars. 

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  • Deputies searching for missing Hayden man

    Deputies searching for missing Hayden man

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 4:51 PM EDT2017-08-22 20:51:01 GMT

    HAYDEN, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help locating 59-year-old Timothy P. Sullivan of Hayden. Sullivan, who may be suffering a medical condition was last seen at about 3:30 p.m. on August 19 in the area of Lacey Ave. walking toward highway 95 in Hayden. Sullivan is about 6 feet all and 155 lbs, balding with grey hair and hazel eyes.

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    HAYDEN, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help locating 59-year-old Timothy P. Sullivan of Hayden. Sullivan, who may be suffering a medical condition was last seen at about 3:30 p.m. on August 19 in the area of Lacey Ave. walking toward highway 95 in Hayden. Sullivan is about 6 feet all and 155 lbs, balding with grey hair and hazel eyes.

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  • 50 million could watch Mayweather-McGregor in the US alone

    50 million could watch Mayweather-McGregor in the US alone

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 4:20 PM EDT2017-08-22 20:20:45 GMT

    LAS VEGAS - Combat sports and TV experts say the Connor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather fight should be the biggest pay-per-view event in history with more than 50 million watching in the U.S. Saturday night's fight threatens the pay-per-view revenue record set by Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao two years ago. 

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    LAS VEGAS - Combat sports and TV experts say the Connor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather fight should be the biggest pay-per-view event in history with more than 50 million watching in the U.S. Saturday night's fight threatens the pay-per-view revenue record set by Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao two years ago. 

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  • Labrador blasts BSU president following rally criticism

    Labrador blasts BSU president following rally criticism

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 3:25 PM EDT2017-08-22 19:25:29 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho - Idaho's U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador says maybe it's time for Boise State University President Bob Kustra to resign after Kustra criticized the Republican congressman's response to a recent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

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    BOISE, Idaho - Idaho's U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador says maybe it's time for Boise State University President Bob Kustra to resign after Kustra criticized the Republican congressman's response to a recent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Labrador spoke out against Kustra during a Monday interview with 670 KBOI. Labrador, a 49-year-old Hispanic three-term congressman who is running for governor, said he does not want to be lectured by a 74-year-old white man 

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  • Tillerson commends North Korea for restraint

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 3:17 PM EDT2017-08-22 19:17:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has commended North Korea for recent restraint in provocations that he said could point the way to possible dialogue with the U.S. Tillerson said North Korea has not launched missiles or other provocations since the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution against weapons development on Aug. 5. 

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    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has commended North Korea for recent restraint in provocations that he said could point the way to possible dialogue with the U.S. Tillerson said North Korea has not launched missiles or other provocations since the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution against weapons development on Aug. 5. 

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  • Powerball jackpot climbs to $700 million

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 11:38 AM EDT2017-08-22 15:38:03 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The Powerball jackpot has increased to $700 million, making it the second largest in U.S. history. Lottery officials raised the expected jackpot Tuesday, pushing it past a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot won in 2012 by three people. The prize for Wednesday's drawing has grown so massive because it's been more than two months since a jackpot winner, on June 10.

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    DES MOINES, Iowa - The Powerball jackpot has increased to $700 million, making it the second largest in U.S. history. Lottery officials raised the expected jackpot Tuesday, pushing it past a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot won in 2012 by three people. The prize for Wednesday's drawing has grown so massive because it's been more than two months since a jackpot winner, on June 10.

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  • WATCH: High-speed chase ends in crash on California highway

    WATCH: High-speed chase ends in crash on California highway

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 11:18 AM EDT2017-08-22 15:18:21 GMT

    ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. - Two people were arrested, but lucky to be alive, after a high-speed pursuit ended in a spectacular crash Monday night in Orange County, California.  The chase started when officers identified the vehicle as stolen and the driver reached speeds up to 100 miles per hours as he weaved though highway traffic. 

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    ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. - Two people were arrested, but lucky to be alive, after a high-speed pursuit ended in a spectacular crash Monday night in Orange County, California.  The chase started when officers identified the vehicle as stolen and the driver reached speeds up to 100 miles per hours as he weaved though highway traffic. 

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  • Sheriff: 4 killed in NC were playing cards when shot during home invasion

    Sheriff: 4 killed in NC were playing cards when shot during home invasion

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 10:59 AM EDT2017-08-22 14:59:20 GMT

    ENFIELD, N.C. - Authorities say four elderly North Carolina people found dead after an apparent home invasion were shot while playing cards. News outlets quote Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp as saying the two married couples had been sitting around a kitchen table when they were killed sometime between Sunday and Monday morning. 

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    ENFIELD, N.C. - Authorities say four elderly North Carolina people found dead after an apparent home invasion were shot while playing cards. News outlets quote Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp as saying the two married couples had been sitting around a kitchen table when they were killed sometime between Sunday and Monday morning. 

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  • Attempted copper theft leads to damage at Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels

    Attempted copper theft leads to damage at Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 2:04 AM EDT2017-08-22 06:04:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A local organization on a mission to do good was hit with some pretty bad damage. The assistant director of Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels says he woke up to a security alert early Sunday morning and what he found baffled him. "Somebody had attempted to steal some copper piping by ripping the spigot out of the side of the wall," said Mark Laskowski, the Assistant Director with Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A local organization on a mission to do good was hit with some pretty bad damage. The assistant director of Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels says he woke up to a security alert early Sunday morning and what he found baffled him. "Somebody had attempted to steal some copper piping by ripping the spigot out of the side of the wall," said Mark Laskowski, the Assistant Director with Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels.

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  • PHOTOS: Eclipse 2017!

    PHOTOS: Eclipse 2017!

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 1:52 AM EDT2017-08-22 05:52:49 GMT

    Everyone is talking about the eclipse, and we want to see your pictures!  Send us your photos by posting them on our Facebook page!  MOBILE USERS CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

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    Everyone is talking about the eclipse, and we want to see your pictures!  Send us your photos by posting them on our Facebook page!  MOBILE USERS CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

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  • Florida man busted for stealing a car while watching eclipse

    Florida man busted for stealing a car while watching eclipse

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 12:47 AM EDT2017-08-22 04:47:40 GMT

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Orange County Sheriff's Office in Florida reports a man got busted for stealing a vehicle Monday and was taken into custody while he was watching the solar eclipse.  Officers say 22-year-old Jocsan Feliciano Rosado stole a car Monday and was being followed by deputies when he stopped at a store to buy a welder's helmet in order to safely view the eclipse.

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    KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Orange County Sheriff's Office in Florida reports a man got busted for stealing a vehicle Monday and was taken into custody while he was watching the solar eclipse.  Officers say 22-year-old Jocsan Feliciano Rosado stole a car Monday and was being followed by deputies when he stopped at a store to buy a welder's helmet in order to safely view the eclipse.

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  • Ruby Ridge standoff remembered 25 years later

    Ruby Ridge standoff remembered 25 years later

    Monday, August 21 2017 10:19 PM EDT2017-08-22 02:19:09 GMT

    HAYDEN, Idaho - Barely a sound, just the occasional train or a passing car about every five minutes. A far cry from 25 years ago when protestors, supporters of the Weaver and Harris family, and media from across the country stood at the road block at the entrance of Ruby Creek Road. As the water flows in the creek next to the road, so do people trying to come up and see the cabin.

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    HAYDEN, Idaho - Barely a sound, just the occasional train or a passing car about every five minutes. A far cry from 25 years ago when protestors, supporters of the Weaver and Harris family, and media from across the country stood at the road block at the entrance of Ruby Creek Road. As the water flows in the creek next to the road, so do people trying to come up and see the cabin.

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  • Solar eclipse responsible for big loss in work productivity

    Solar eclipse responsible for big loss in work productivity

    Monday, August 21 2017 10:14 PM EDT2017-08-22 02:14:18 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A lot of us were at work on Monday as the solar eclipse passed through the skies of the Inland Northwest. It’s only natural for a lot of us to look, especially if you had solar eclipse glasses. But a study suggests that the eclipse could cost of nearly $700 million in lost work productivity across the nation.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A lot of us were at work on Monday as the solar eclipse passed through the skies of the Inland Northwest. It’s only natural for a lot of us to look, especially if you had solar eclipse glasses. But a study suggests that the eclipse could cost of nearly $700 million in lost work productivity across the nation.

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  • The Latest: Trump says Pakistan must end terrorist havens

    The Latest: Trump says Pakistan must end terrorist havens

    Monday, August 21 2017 9:48 PM EDT2017-08-22 01:48:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says the U.S. "can no longer be silent" about terrorist safe havens in Pakistan. He says Pakistan often gives sanctuary to "agents of chaos, violence and terror," and says the Taliban and other groups there pose a threat to the region and beyond.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says the U.S. "can no longer be silent" about terrorist safe havens in Pakistan. He says Pakistan often gives sanctuary to "agents of chaos, violence and terror," and says the Taliban and other groups there pose a threat to the region and beyond.

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  • Whitman County deputies investigating after man falls from moving car

    Whitman County deputies investigating after man falls from moving car

    Monday, August 21 2017 8:22 PM EDT2017-08-22 00:22:00 GMT

    COLFAX, Wash. - Whitman County deputies are investigating an accidental death near Granite Point after a man fell from a moving car over the weekend. Just after midnight on Sunday morning, deputies and medics responded to a report of an injured man who had reportedly fallen from the car near Blyton Landing. 

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    COLFAX, Wash. - Whitman County deputies are investigating an accidental death near Granite Point after a man fell from a moving car over the weekend. Just after midnight on Sunday morning, deputies and medics responded to a report of an injured man who had reportedly fallen from the car near Blyton Landing. 

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  • What Spokane Valley K-8 students think the solar eclipse looked like

    What Spokane Valley K-8 students think the solar eclipse looked like

    Monday, August 21 2017 7:35 PM EDT2017-08-21 23:35:38 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Students at Continuous Curriculum School in Spokane Valley took science class outside during Monday’s solar eclipse. So we took the opportunity to as them, what does the eclipse look like? Here are some of their answers.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Students at Continuous Curriculum School in Spokane Valley took science class outside during Monday’s solar eclipse. So we took the opportunity to as them, what does the eclipse look like? Here are some of their answers.

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  • Woman raped by stranger found in her Bothell home

    Woman raped by stranger found in her Bothell home

    Monday, August 21 2017 7:30 PM EDT2017-08-21 23:30:12 GMT

    BOTHELL, Wash. (AP) - Bothell police are investigating reports that a woman was assaulted during a break-in at her house. The Everett Daily Herald reports the incident on Woodinville Drive was reported about 10:40 a.m. Sunday. The woman told police she came home and found a man inside. She reported being sexually assaulted before the suspect fled the house.

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    BOTHELL, Wash. (AP) - Bothell police are investigating reports that a woman was assaulted during a break-in at her house. The Everett Daily Herald reports the incident on Woodinville Drive was reported about 10:40 a.m. Sunday. The woman told police she came home and found a man inside. She reported being sexually assaulted before the suspect fled the house.

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  • E. Idaho lawmaker boasts of donations after conspiracy post

    E. Idaho lawmaker boasts of donations after conspiracy post

    Monday, August 21 2017 6:45 PM EDT2017-08-21 22:45:54 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An eastern Idaho lawmaker says donors are offering him contributions for every scolding comment he receives for posting a link to a conspiracy theory suggesting the recent tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia might have been organized to undermine President Donald Trump.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An eastern Idaho lawmaker says donors are offering him contributions for every scolding comment he receives for posting a link to a conspiracy theory suggesting the recent tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia might have been organized to undermine President Donald Trump.

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  • Man rescued after falling down embankment at Elwha River

    Man rescued after falling down embankment at Elwha River

    Monday, August 21 2017 6:36 PM EDT2017-08-21 22:36:11 GMT

    PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) - First responders from several Clallam agencies took part in a rescue of a man who fell over an embankment at the Elwha River on the Olympic Peninsula. The Peninsula Daily News reports a fire agency was called at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday to help a man who fell about 20 feet down an embankment at the former Elwha Dam site.

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    PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) - First responders from several Clallam agencies took part in a rescue of a man who fell over an embankment at the Elwha River on the Olympic Peninsula. The Peninsula Daily News reports a fire agency was called at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday to help a man who fell about 20 feet down an embankment at the former Elwha Dam site.

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  • The Latest: Burnout likely led to loss of 2 Montana homes

    The Latest: Burnout likely led to loss of 2 Montana homes

    Monday, August 21 2017 5:46 PM EDT2017-08-21 21:46:12 GMT

    LOLO, Mont. (AP) - Fire managers say a burnout set by firefighters is most likely what led to the loss of two homes and eight outbuildings in a western Montana fire. Fire information officer Mike Cole says the loss of the homes near the town of Lolo last week is unfortunate. However, he says more homes could have been lost if crews hadn't set the fire to reduce fuel as strong winds pushed the flames.

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    LOLO, Mont. (AP) - Fire managers say a burnout set by firefighters is most likely what led to the loss of two homes and eight outbuildings in a western Montana fire. Fire information officer Mike Cole says the loss of the homes near the town of Lolo last week is unfortunate. However, he says more homes could have been lost if crews hadn't set the fire to reduce fuel as strong winds pushed the flames.

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  • Judge orders Montana congressman photographed, fingerprinted

    Judge orders Montana congressman photographed, fingerprinted

    Monday, August 21 2017 5:33 PM EDT2017-08-21 21:33:52 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte has lost his bid to avoid being booked, photographed and fingerprinted for assaulting a reporter the day before he was elected in May. Judge Rick West ordered the Republican to report to the Gallatin County Detention Center to be booked for the assault charge by Sept. 15. Gianforte was never arrested and booked for the assault against Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs on May 24.

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte has lost his bid to avoid being booked, photographed and fingerprinted for assaulting a reporter the day before he was elected in May. Judge Rick West ordered the Republican to report to the Gallatin County Detention Center to be booked for the assault charge by Sept. 15. Gianforte was never arrested and booked for the assault against Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs on May 24.

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  • Man who shot Ohio Judge is dad of player convicted of rape

    Man who shot Ohio Judge is dad of player convicted of rape

    Monday, August 21 2017 5:05 PM EDT2017-08-21 21:05:52 GMT

    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - A prosecutor says the man who shot and wounded an Ohio judge was the father of a Steubenville High School football player convicted of rape in 2012. Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin on Monday identified the shooter as Nathaniel Richmond, the father of Ma'Lik Richmond.

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    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - A prosecutor says the man who shot and wounded an Ohio judge was the father of a Steubenville High School football player convicted of rape in 2012. Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin on Monday identified the shooter as Nathaniel Richmond, the father of Ma'Lik Richmond. Ma'Lik Richmond served about 10 months in a juvenile lockup after being convicted with another Steubenville High School football player of raping a 16-year-old girl.

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  • Police hunt suspected TV thief in 'I'm Broke Baby' T-shirt

    Police hunt suspected TV thief in 'I'm Broke Baby' T-shirt

    Monday, August 21 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-08-21 19:56:20 GMT

    LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - Police in suburban Kansas City are on the hunt for a man accused of stealing a TV while wearing a T-shirt with the phrase "I'm Broke Baby" on it. The Lee's Summit Police Department says on its Facebook page Monday that "yes, we realize his shirt is ironic!" A photo on the page shows the man wearing the black and white shirt, a matching ball cap and sunglasses. 

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    LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - Police in suburban Kansas City are on the hunt for a man accused of stealing a TV while wearing a T-shirt with the phrase "I'm Broke Baby" on it. The Lee's Summit Police Department says on its Facebook page Monday that "yes, we realize his shirt is ironic!" A photo on the page shows the man wearing the black and white shirt, a matching ball cap and sunglasses. 

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  • WATCH: Eclipse 2017! Your guide to Eclipse watch parties in the Inland Northwest

    WATCH: Eclipse 2017! Your guide to Eclipse watch parties in the Inland Northwest

    Monday, August 21 2017 11:52 AM EDT2017-08-21 15:52:37 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Your guide to all the eclipse viewing parties in the Inland Northwest from Spokane to North Idaho to the Tri-cities, we have you covered! If you haven't been able to snag a pair of eclipse glasses, you may be in luck. Many of the places offering eclipse viewing glasses are also handing out FREE eclipse glasses on a first come, first serve basis.

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    KHQ.COM - Your guide to all the eclipse viewing parties in the Inland Northwest from Spokane to North Idaho to the Tri-cities, we have you covered! If you haven't been able to snag a pair of eclipse glasses, you may be in luck. Many of the places offering eclipse viewing glasses are also handing out FREE eclipse glasses on a first come, first serve basis.

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  • Dutch Bros. recalls eclipse glasses

    Dutch Bros. recalls eclipse glasses

    Monday, August 21 2017 9:50 AM EDT2017-08-21 13:50:39 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Dutch Bros is recalling solar eclipse glasses recently given away at their coffee stands.  Late Sunday night the company posted the recall on their Facebook page, citing the certification of the glasses as the reason. The company said they purchased the glasses after receiving ISO compliance from the manufacturer, but later decided to issue the recall.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Dutch Bros is recalling solar eclipse glasses recently given away at their coffee stands.  Late Sunday night the company posted the recall on their Facebook page, citing the certification of the glasses as the reason. The company said they purchased the glasses after receiving ISO compliance from the manufacturer, but later decided to issue the recall.

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  • Security cameras catch stranger touching himself in Spokane woman's backyard

    Security cameras catch stranger touching himself in Spokane woman's backyard

    Sunday, August 20 2017 8:27 PM EDT2017-08-21 00:27:40 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One family is absolutely shocked after what they found a man doing in their backyard. Denise says she was at home doing her nails, when her daughter Jenay took the dog outside to go to the bathroom. “The dog charged and chased something out of the yard,” she says. They noticed a shadow so they went to review the surveillance video. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - One family is absolutely shocked after what they found a man doing in their backyard. Denise says she was at home doing her nails, when her daughter Jenay took the dog outside to go to the bathroom. “The dog charged and chased something out of the yard,” she says. They noticed a shadow so they went to review the surveillance video. 

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  • One couple's special eclipse plan in Spokane

    One couple's special eclipse plan in Spokane

    Sunday, August 20 2017 7:05 PM EDT2017-08-20 23:05:21 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - What are you doing on the day of the eclipse? Most are probably just going to view it, but one couple wanted to make it extra special. They’re getting married in Spokane on Monday. Ralph Fishburn is the officiant of the wedding. He’s done unique weddings before, including one at the start line of Bloomsday.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - What are you doing on the day of the eclipse? Most are probably just going to view it, but one couple wanted to make it extra special. They’re getting married in Spokane on Monday. Ralph Fishburn is the officiant of the wedding. He’s done unique weddings before, including one at the start line of Bloomsday.

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  • US, Canada, Mexico pledge quick work to update NAFTA

    US, Canada, Mexico pledge quick work to update NAFTA

    Sunday, August 20 2017 4:48 PM EDT2017-08-20 20:48:37 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S., Canadian and Mexican negotiators are pledging to work quickly to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, a 23-year-old pact that President Donald Trump has called the worst trade deal in history. Wrapping up the first round of NAFTA renegotiation talks Sunday, the three countries said they planned to meet again in Mexico Sept. 1-5, in Canada in late September and back in the United States in October.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S., Canadian and Mexican negotiators are pledging to work quickly to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, a 23-year-old pact that President Donald Trump has called the worst trade deal in history. Wrapping up the first round of NAFTA renegotiation talks Sunday, the three countries said they planned to meet again in Mexico Sept. 1-5, in Canada in late September and back in the United States in October.

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  • Prosecutors: Chicago slaying was part of sexual fantasy

    Prosecutors: Chicago slaying was part of sexual fantasy

    Sunday, August 20 2017 4:38 PM EDT2017-08-20 20:38:17 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) - Prosecutors say the fatal stabbing of a hairstylist in Chicago was part of a sexual fantasy hatched online between a professor and university employee. An Illinois state prosecutor told an initial court hearing Sunday in Chicago that the plan was to kill someone and then for the two men to kill themselves.

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    CHICAGO (AP) - Prosecutors say the fatal stabbing of a hairstylist in Chicago was part of a sexual fantasy hatched online between a professor and university employee. An Illinois state prosecutor told an initial court hearing Sunday in Chicago that the plan was to kill someone and then for the two men to kill themselves.

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  • Remembering the events of Ruby Ridge 25 years later

    Remembering the events of Ruby Ridge 25 years later

    Sunday, August 20 2017 4:12 PM EDT2017-08-20 20:12:22 GMT

    HAYDEN, Idaho - Ruby Ridge, nestled in the Selkirk Mountains was a place Randy Weaver, his wife Vicki, and their four children: Sammi, Sara, Rachael and Elishaba, called home. It was miles from society and a life they one knew in Iowa. But little did they know the federal government watched their every step. Federal agents kept a close eye on Randy and his family after they went to an Aryan Nations camp near Hayden Lake run by Richard Butler several times.

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    HAYDEN, Idaho - Ruby Ridge, nestled in the Selkirk Mountains was a place Randy Weaver, his wife Vicki, and their four children: Sammi, Sara, Rachael and Elishaba, called home. It was miles from society and a life they one knew in Iowa. But little did they know the federal government watched their every step. Federal agents kept a close eye on Randy and his family after they went to an Aryan Nations camp near Hayden Lake run by Richard Butler several times.

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  • Police: 26 taken to hospitals after bus crash on Pennsylvania interstate

    Police: 26 taken to hospitals after bus crash on Pennsylvania interstate

    Sunday, August 20 2017 2:57 PM EDT2017-08-20 18:57:55 GMT

    EASTON, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a bus flipped over after colliding with a tractor-trailer on a Pennsylvania interstate, sending more than two dozen people to hospitals. State police say the rig's front end collided with the rear of the bus around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 78 in Williams Township, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) north of Philadelphia.

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    EASTON, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a bus flipped over after colliding with a tractor-trailer on a Pennsylvania interstate, sending more than two dozen people to hospitals. State police say the rig's front end collided with the rear of the bus around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 78 in Williams Township, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) north of Philadelphia.

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  • Publicist: Jerry Lewis, comedian , telethon host, dies at 91

    Publicist: Jerry Lewis, comedian , telethon host, dies at 91

    Sunday, August 20 2017 2:23 PM EDT2017-08-20 18:23:06 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died. Publicist Candi Cazau says Lewis passed away Sunday morning of natural causes at age 91 in Las Vegas with his family by his side. Lewis first became a star in a duo with Dean Martin, entertaining audiences in nightclubs, on television and in the movies.

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    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died. Publicist Candi Cazau says Lewis passed away Sunday morning of natural causes at age 91 in Las Vegas with his family by his side. Lewis first became a star in a duo with Dean Martin, entertaining audiences in nightclubs, on television and in the movies.

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  • Officials: 26 bulldog puppies found in hot van at store

    Officials: 26 bulldog puppies found in hot van at store

    Sunday, August 20 2017 2:04 PM EDT2017-08-20 18:04:46 GMT

    Animal welfare officials say more than two dozen puppies were found inside a hot van parked at a New Jersey store. Officials say the 26 English and French bulldogs appeared to be dehydrated when they were found Saturday outside Walmart in Garfield.

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    Animal welfare officials say more than two dozen puppies were found inside a hot van parked at a New Jersey store. Officials say the 26 English and French bulldogs appeared to be dehydrated when they were found Saturday outside Walmart in Garfield.

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  • Eclipse eve: Millions converge across US to see sun go dark

    Eclipse eve: Millions converge across US to see sun go dark

    Sunday, August 20 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-08-20 17:32:17 GMT

    Millions of Americans are converging on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday. It will be the first total solar eclipse to sweep coast-to-coast across the U.S. in 99 years. With 200 million people within a day's drive of the path of totality, towns and parks are bracing for monumental crowds. It's expected to be the most observed, most studied and most photographed eclipse ever.

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    Millions of Americans are converging on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday. It will be the first total solar eclipse to sweep coast-to-coast across the U.S. in 99 years. With 200 million people within a day's drive of the path of totality, towns and parks are bracing for monumental crowds. It's expected to be the most observed, most studied and most photographed eclipse ever.

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  • After months of hype, Northwest braces for solar eclipse

    After months of hype, Northwest braces for solar eclipse

    Sunday, August 20 2017 1:21 PM EDT2017-08-20 17:21:33 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - After months of hype, it's almost here. The first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in the United States since 1918 is expected to draw up to a million people to Oregon, where the moon's shadow will first make landfall. Crowds have already begun clogging roadways, campgrounds and hotels for hundreds of miles, and a wildfire has forced evacuations in prime viewing areas.

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - After months of hype, it's almost here. The first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in the United States since 1918 is expected to draw up to a million people to Oregon, where the moon's shadow will first make landfall. Crowds have already begun clogging roadways, campgrounds and hotels for hundreds of miles, and a wildfire has forced evacuations in prime viewing areas.

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  • National Guard arrives at fast-growing Montana wildfire

    National Guard arrives at fast-growing Montana wildfire

    Sunday, August 20 2017 1:15 PM EDT2017-08-20 17:15:40 GMT

    LOLO, Mont. (AP) - National Guard troops are now helping out at a rapidly growing wildfire in western Montana. The 155 soldiers who arrived Saturday will monitor 35 security checkpoints south of Missoula where an evacuation order is in place. The troops will relieve law enforcement officers, freeing them up so they can return to other duties.

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    LOLO, Mont. (AP) - National Guard troops are now helping out at a rapidly growing wildfire in western Montana. The 155 soldiers who arrived Saturday will monitor 35 security checkpoints south of Missoula where an evacuation order is in place. The troops will relieve law enforcement officers, freeing them up so they can return to other duties.

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  • Washington State University hosts anti-racism rally

    Washington State University hosts anti-racism rally

    Saturday, August 19 2017 9:21 PM EDT2017-08-20 01:21:25 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University hosted a rally against racism Saturday on their campus in Pullman. It was one of several rallies across the nation held over the weekend in response to violent clashes between white nationalists groups and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend. One person died in those protests after a car slammed into a crowd of demonstrators.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University hosted a rally against racism Saturday on their campus in Pullman. It was one of several rallies across the nation held over the weekend in response to violent clashes between white nationalists groups and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend. One person died in those protests after a car slammed into a crowd of demonstrators.

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  • Local Craigslist ad offers 'free Cadillac with purchase' of $2,500 eclipse glasses

    Local Craigslist ad offers 'free Cadillac with purchase' of $2,500 eclipse glasses

    Saturday, August 19 2017 8:58 PM EDT2017-08-20 00:58:37 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - As you may have heard, eclipse glasses are getting harder and harder to come by. As we get closer and closer to Monday's total solar eclipse, demand for solar eclipse glasses has skyrocketed in stores and online. Most stores we've contacted have reported being sold out of the eclipse glasses, so your best bet now is to grab a pair at a local viewing party.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - As you may have heard, eclipse glasses are getting harder and harder to come by. As we get closer and closer to Monday's total solar eclipse, demand for solar eclipse glasses has skyrocketed in stores and online. Most stores we've contacted have reported being sold out of the eclipse glasses, so your best bet now is to grab a pair at a local viewing party.

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  • 2 dead in small plane crash near Oregon eclipse viewing site

    2 dead in small plane crash near Oregon eclipse viewing site

    Saturday, August 19 2017 8:49 PM EDT2017-08-20 00:49:06 GMT

    MADRAS, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say two people died in a small plane crash near a central Oregon airport where people are gathering to view the solar eclipse. The Central Oregon Emergency Information Network says the pilot and a passenger were killed in the crash about 2 p.m. Saturday about a mile south of Madras Municipal Airport.

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    MADRAS, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say two people died in a small plane crash near a central Oregon airport where people are gathering to view the solar eclipse. The Central Oregon Emergency Information Network says the pilot and a passenger were killed in the crash about 2 p.m. Saturday about a mile south of Madras Municipal Airport.

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  • Police: Officer opens fire after driver rams cruiser

    Police: Officer opens fire after driver rams cruiser

    Saturday, August 19 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-08-19 23:27:35 GMT

    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) - Officials say a western Washington state police officer opened fire after the driver of a stolen vehicle rammed the officer's cruiser, and police later arrested a male with a possible gunshot wound to the arm. Police in Federal Way say the incident began late Friday night when an officer noticed an occupied, suspicious car in a parking lot.

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    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) - Officials say a western Washington state police officer opened fire after the driver of a stolen vehicle rammed the officer's cruiser, and police later arrested a male with a possible gunshot wound to the arm. Police in Federal Way say the incident began late Friday night when an officer noticed an occupied, suspicious car in a parking lot.

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  • Idaho auctions 59 Priest Lake lots for $29 million

    Idaho auctions 59 Priest Lake lots for $29 million

    Saturday, August 19 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-08-19 22:52:54 GMT

    PRIEST LAKE, Idaho - The Idaho Department of Lands reports it auctioned 59 state-owned lakefront lots on Priest Lake on Friday and Saturday in Coeur d'Alene. The land sales generated $29,066,040 for the endowment funds that support public schools.

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    PRIEST LAKE, Idaho - The Idaho Department of Lands reports it auctioned 59 state-owned lakefront lots on Priest Lake on Friday and Saturday in Coeur d'Alene. The land sales generated $29,066,040 for the endowment funds that support public schools.

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  • Washington state waitress confesses to skimming $30,000

    Washington state waitress confesses to skimming $30,000

    Saturday, August 19 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-08-19 21:29:11 GMT

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash (AP) - A Washington state waitress has confessed to skimming about $30,000 from a restaurant throughout the course of nine years. The Kitsap Sun reports  the Madison Diner waitress was caught after new restaurant owners installed sales software on the registers. The 26-year-old told a Bainbridge Island Police detective the money helped fuel a gambling addiction.

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    PORT ORCHARD, Wash (AP) - A Washington state waitress has confessed to skimming about $30,000 from a restaurant throughout the course of nine years. The Kitsap Sun reports  the Madison Diner waitress was caught after new restaurant owners installed sales software on the registers. The 26-year-old told a Bainbridge Island Police detective the money helped fuel a gambling addiction.

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  • Firefighters extinguish suspicious brush fire behind Spokane apartment complex

    Firefighters extinguish suspicious brush fire behind Spokane apartment complex

    Saturday, August 19 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-08-19 21:00:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Firefighter were investigating the cause of a small brush fire behind a Spokane apartment complex Saturday afternoon.  Crews were called to a brush fire behind the Deer Run Apartment complex Nevada and Westview Ct. around 12:30 p.m. Responding firefighters were able to get the fire knocked down quickly and keep it from spreading to the nearby apartment building.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Firefighter were investigating the cause of a small brush fire behind a Spokane apartment complex Saturday afternoon.  Crews were called to a brush fire behind the Deer Run Apartment complex Nevada and Westview Ct. around 12:30 p.m. Responding firefighters were able to get the fire knocked down quickly and keep it from spreading to the nearby apartment building.

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  • Monument Hill Fire burning northeast of Quincy now fully contained

    Monument Hill Fire burning northeast of Quincy now fully contained

    Saturday, August 19 2017 3:32 PM EDT2017-08-19 19:32:24 GMT

    QUINCY, Wash. - Firefighters say the Monument Hill Fire, which burned about 6,000 northeast of Quincy is fully contained as of Saturday morning, but fire crews will remain fire lines all day Saturday checking for hot spots. Local fire crews will monitor the area in the days to come. The Monument Hill Fire broke out Wednesday evening about 6 miles northeast of the town of Quincy in Grant County.

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    QUINCY, Wash. - Firefighters say the Monument Hill Fire, which burned about 6,000 northeast of Quincy is fully contained as of Saturday morning, but fire crews will remain fire lines all day Saturday checking for hot spots. Local fire crews will monitor the area in the days to come. The Monument Hill Fire broke out Wednesday evening about 6 miles northeast of the town of Quincy in Grant County.

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  • Coeur d'Alene Police investigating after dead man found on Potlatch Hill Road near overpass

    Coeur d'Alene Police investigating after dead man found on Potlatch Hill Road near overpass

    Saturday, August 19 2017 2:39 PM EDT2017-08-19 18:39:19 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Police are investigating after a 38-year-old man was  found near the Interstate 90 overpass on Potlatch Hill Road early Saturday morning. Officers responded to the report of a dead man lying in the road around 1:40 a.m. The man, later identified as Dennis Michael Williams, appeared to have fallen from I-90 onto Potlatch Hill Road below.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Police are investigating after a 38-year-old man was  found near the Interstate 90 overpass on Potlatch Hill Road early Saturday morning. Officers responded to the report of a dead man lying in the road around 1:40 a.m. The man, later identified as Dennis Michael Williams, appeared to have fallen from I-90 onto Potlatch Hill Road below.

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  • After near head-on crash, Spokane driver tells Kootenai County deputies he's 'too drunk'

    After near head-on crash, Spokane driver tells Kootenai County deputies he's 'too drunk'

    Saturday, August 19 2017 2:20 PM EDT2017-08-19 18:20:19 GMT

    Early Saturday morning, just after 2 a.m., Kootenai County deputies and Idaho State Police troopers were notified of a wrong way driver on I-90, near milepost 10. An ISP trooper with a prisoner in custody traveling to the jail reported he had nearly been hit head on by a car headed the wrong way on the interstate, going westbound in eastbound lanes.

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    Early Saturday morning, just after 2 a.m., Kootenai County deputies and Idaho State Police troopers were notified of a wrong way driver on I-90, near milepost 10. An ISP trooper with a prisoner in custody traveling to the jail reported he had nearly been hit head on by a car headed the wrong way on the interstate, going westbound in eastbound lanes.

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  • Tribes hope for renewal in solar eclipse; not all will watch

    Tribes hope for renewal in solar eclipse; not all will watch

    Saturday, August 19 2017 2:04 PM EDT2017-08-19 18:04:50 GMT

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - American Indian tribes nationwide will be observing the eclipse in similar and not-so-similar ways. Some will ignore Monday's passing of the moon over the sun. Others might watch while praying for an anticipated renewal. Those in prime viewing spots are welcoming visitors with storytelling, food and celebration.

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    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - American Indian tribes nationwide will be observing the eclipse in similar and not-so-similar ways. Some will ignore Monday's passing of the moon over the sun. Others might watch while praying for an anticipated renewal. Those in prime viewing spots are welcoming visitors with storytelling, food and celebration.

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  • Woman stuck in swimming pool turns to Facebook for help

    Woman stuck in swimming pool turns to Facebook for help

    Saturday, August 19 2017 1:59 PM EDT2017-08-19 17:59:35 GMT

    EPPING, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire woman who became stuck in a swimming pool after the ladder broke turned to Facebook to ask for help getting out. Sixty-one-year-old Leslie Kahn was swimming in her pool Aug. 11 when the ladder broke, leaving her stranded. She said she didn't have the strength to pull herself. No one else was home and her cellphone was inside.

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    EPPING, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire woman who became stuck in a swimming pool after the ladder broke turned to Facebook to ask for help getting out. Sixty-one-year-old Leslie Kahn was swimming in her pool Aug. 11 when the ladder broke, leaving her stranded. She said she didn't have the strength to pull herself. No one else was home and her cellphone was inside.

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  • Schools in eclipse's path seize on ready-made science lesson

    Schools in eclipse's path seize on ready-made science lesson

    Saturday, August 19 2017 1:54 PM EDT2017-08-19 17:54:09 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - In towns and cities along the path of the solar eclipse, some school districts are seizing the opportunity for ready-made science lessons while others chose to take the day off. The North Kansas City school district will experience a total blackout during Monday's eclipse. It's planning age-specific activities for its 20,000 students and staff.

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - In towns and cities along the path of the solar eclipse, some school districts are seizing the opportunity for ready-made science lessons while others chose to take the day off. The North Kansas City school district will experience a total blackout during Monday's eclipse. It's planning age-specific activities for its 20,000 students and staff.

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  • The Latest: Conservative activists leave Boston Common rally

    The Latest: Conservative activists leave Boston Common rally

    Saturday, August 19 2017 1:50 PM EDT2017-08-19 17:50:56 GMT

    Participants have left the location of a conservative activist rally, leaving behind thousands of counterprotesters. Dozens of rallygoers had gathered on the Boston Common on Saturday, but then left shortly after the event was getting underway.

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    Participants have left the location of a conservative activist rally, leaving behind thousands of counterprotesters. Dozens of rallygoers had gathered on the Boston Common on Saturday, but then left shortly after the event was getting underway.

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  • Powerball players have chance at $535 million jackpot

    Powerball players have chance at $535 million jackpot

    Saturday, August 19 2017 1:47 PM EDT2017-08-19 17:47:49 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Powerball players will hold their breath as numbers are drawn for one of the nation's biggest lottery jackpots. The numbers for an estimated $535 million jackpot will be drawn Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time. The prize has grown so large because no one has matched all six balls in more than two months, so the jackpot has grown after every drawing.

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    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Powerball players will hold their breath as numbers are drawn for one of the nation's biggest lottery jackpots. The numbers for an estimated $535 million jackpot will be drawn Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time. The prize has grown so large because no one has matched all six balls in more than two months, so the jackpot has grown after every drawing.

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  • Former soldier sentenced for videotaping rape of 2-year-old

    Former soldier sentenced for videotaping rape of 2-year-old

    Saturday, August 19 2017 1:28 PM EDT2017-08-19 17:28:26 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A former Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier was sentenced to 20 years in prison for videotaping himself raping a 2-year-old child with autism.

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A former Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier was sentenced to 20 years in prison for videotaping himself raping a 2-year-old child with autism.

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  • Thief steals 30k worth of jewelry while family is away on vacation

    Thief steals 30k worth of jewelry while family is away on vacation

    Saturday, August 19 2017 1:46 AM EDT2017-08-19 05:46:51 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Matthew Kelly and his family were on vacation last week. But it was cut short after they got a phone call that no homeowner wants to get when they were away. "He said that the doors were open to the house and we immediately told them to call the police," said Kelly. Kelly's girlfriend's father did just that, having deputies clear the house to see if anyone was inside. Thankfully there wasn't, but a lot of personal items were 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Matthew Kelly and his family were on vacation last week. But it was cut short after they got a phone call that no homeowner wants to get when they were away. "He said that the doors were open to the house and we immediately told them to call the police," said Kelly. Kelly's girlfriend's father did just that, having deputies clear the house to see if anyone was inside. Thankfully there wasn't, but a lot of personal items were 

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  • The Latest: Florida authorities say 2 police officers shot

    The Latest: Florida authorities say 2 police officers shot

    Saturday, August 19 2017 12:39 AM EDT2017-08-19 04:39:16 GMT

     KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on police officers shot in Florida (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Authorities in northern Florida say two police officers have been shot in Jacksonsville. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said on its official Twitter site that two police officers were shot in the west side of the city. The Sheriff's Office later tweeted: "Two police officers shot: If you are inclined to do so, say a prayer for our two #JSO officers that have been 

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     KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on police officers shot in Florida (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Authorities in northern Florida say two police officers have been shot in Jacksonsville. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said on its official Twitter site that two police officers were shot in the west side of the city. The Sheriff's Office later tweeted: "Two police officers shot: If you are inclined to do so, say a prayer for our two #JSO officers that have been 

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  • Seahawks DE Bennett sits again during national anthem

    Seahawks DE Bennett sits again during national anthem

    Friday, August 18 2017 11:51 PM EDT2017-08-19 03:51:37 GMT
    Seahawks DE Bennett sits again during national anthemSeahawks DE Bennett sits again during national anthem

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett sat during the national anthem for the second straight game of the preseason. Bennett was alone sitting on the Seahawks bench during the "Star-Spangled Banner" before Friday night's preseason game against Minnesota. But teammates showed support for Bennett with center Justin Britt standing alongside with his hand on Bennett's shoulder. Defensive back Jeremy Lane 

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett sat during the national anthem for the second straight game of the preseason. Bennett was alone sitting on the Seahawks bench during the "Star-Spangled Banner" before Friday night's preseason game against Minnesota. But teammates showed support for Bennett with center Justin Britt standing alongside with his hand on Bennett's shoulder. Defensive back Jeremy Lane 

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  • KHQ gets results after mother of boy with leukemia's returns are rejected

    KHQ gets results after mother of boy with leukemia's returns are rejected

    Friday, August 18 2017 9:56 PM EDT2017-08-19 01:56:31 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Back to school shopping can be difficult for any mom but one Spokane Valley mom is having a real problem. Kim Rehkow's 11-year-old son Cameron has leukemia and is constantly changing clothing size. Recently, she bought clothes at the Spokane Valley JCPenney, got the receipt and ultimately had to return the items. The two shirts she wanted to return are worth about $40.    She's made JCPenney .

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Back to school shopping can be difficult for any mom but one Spokane Valley mom is having a real problem. Kim Rehkow's 11-year-old son Cameron has leukemia and is constantly changing clothing size. Recently, she bought clothes at the Spokane Valley JCPenney, got the receipt and ultimately had to return the items. The two shirts she wanted to return are worth about $40.    She's made JCPenney .

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  • How to get free eclipse glasses

    How to get free eclipse glasses

    Friday, August 18 2017 9:43 PM EDT2017-08-19 01:43:18 GMT

    ATHOL, Idaho - With the total solar eclipse just days away, many people are scrambling to find a pair of glasses to safely watch the once-in-a-lifetime event. But the hot commodity is almost nowhere to be found in the Inland Northwest, except at Silverwood Theme Park. Silverwood has 3,000 pairs of glasses. The first 200 people in the park get a free pair, the remaining 2,800 will be sold for $6 each. Glasses are only given to people who buy an admission ticket. 

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    ATHOL, Idaho - With the total solar eclipse just days away, many people are scrambling to find a pair of glasses to safely watch the once-in-a-lifetime event. But the hot commodity is almost nowhere to be found in the Inland Northwest, except at Silverwood Theme Park. Silverwood has 3,000 pairs of glasses. The first 200 people in the park get a free pair, the remaining 2,800 will be sold for $6 each. Glasses are only given to people who buy an admission ticket. 

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  • Confederate monuments defaced near Vancouver, Washington

    Confederate monuments defaced near Vancouver, Washington

    Friday, August 18 2017 9:34 PM EDT2017-08-19 01:34:30 GMT
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    RIDGEFIELD, Wash. (AP) - Former highway markers honoring Confederate President Jefferson Davis were defaced at a park named for Davis north of Vancouver, Washington. The Columbian reported Friday one of the two markers on private land near Ridgefield was covered with black tar or paint and the other was covered in a red substance sometime in the overnight hours Thursday. Jefferson Davis Park is maintained by the Sons of 

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    RIDGEFIELD, Wash. (AP) - Former highway markers honoring Confederate President Jefferson Davis were defaced at a park named for Davis north of Vancouver, Washington. The Columbian reported Friday one of the two markers on private land near Ridgefield was covered with black tar or paint and the other was covered in a red substance sometime in the overnight hours Thursday. Jefferson Davis Park is maintained by the Sons of 

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  • Coeur d'Alene Police shut down neighborhood problem house

    Coeur d'Alene Police shut down neighborhood problem house

    Friday, August 18 2017 9:10 PM EDT2017-08-19 01:10:16 GMT
    Coeur d'Alene Police shut down neighborhood problem houseCoeur d'Alene Police shut down neighborhood problem house

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Members of the Coeur d'Alene Police Department's Community Action Team served a search warrant Friday to a residence located on East Foster Avenue after receiving complaints from neighbors about suspected drug use, drug sales, thefts in the area, suspicious people, and constant stop-and-go traffic.  Law enforcement arrested the man living at the home for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Members of the Coeur d'Alene Police Department's Community Action Team served a search warrant Friday to a residence located on East Foster Avenue after receiving complaints from neighbors about suspected drug use, drug sales, thefts in the area, suspicious people, and constant stop-and-go traffic.  Law enforcement arrested the man living at the home for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

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  • Monument Hill Fire now 85% contained

    Monument Hill Fire now 85% contained

    Friday, August 18 2017 8:58 PM EDT2017-08-19 00:58:32 GMT

    QUINCY, Wash. - UPDATE: One home has been lost along with several other outbuilding in the Monument Hill Fire. The good news is that all evacuations have been downgraded to level 1.

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    QUINCY, Wash. - UPDATE: One home has been lost along with several other outbuilding in the Monument Hill Fire. The good news is that all evacuations have been downgraded to level 1.

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  • Motorcyclist shot driving on Highway 395 near Pasco

    Motorcyclist shot driving on Highway 395 near Pasco

    Friday, August 18 2017 8:52 PM EDT2017-08-19 00:52:19 GMT
    Motorcyclist shot driving on Highway 395 near PascoMotorcyclist shot driving on Highway 395 near Pasco

    PASCO, Wash. - Police are investigating a shooting on State Route 395 north of Pasco involving a motorcycle rider. Officers say it happened around 1 p.m. Friday afternoon. Police say they got a call about man on a motorcycle who had been shot in the leg on 395 near the King City truck stop.  Paramedics took him to Lourdes in Pasco to be treated. There is no information on his condition at this hour. Three other men who were also riding 

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    PASCO, Wash. - Police are investigating a shooting on State Route 395 north of Pasco involving a motorcycle rider. Officers say it happened around 1 p.m. Friday afternoon. Police say they got a call about man on a motorcycle who had been shot in the leg on 395 near the King City truck stop.  Paramedics took him to Lourdes in Pasco to be treated. There is no information on his condition at this hour. Three other men who were also riding 

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  • Police dog finds escaped inmate who buried himself in sand

    Police dog finds escaped inmate who buried himself in sand

    Friday, August 18 2017 8:17 PM EDT2017-08-19 00:17:04 GMT
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    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Officials say a police dog tracked down an escaped Clark County inmate who buried himself in sand. Clark County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Dave Nelson says police dog Apollo tracked 44-year-old Cory Cunningham after he climbed over the Clark County Jail's work center fence in Vancouver, Washington Thursday afternoon. Nelson says Apollo and a Clark County sheriff's deputy tracked Cunningham 

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    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Officials say a police dog tracked down an escaped Clark County inmate who buried himself in sand. Clark County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Dave Nelson says police dog Apollo tracked 44-year-old Cory Cunningham after he climbed over the Clark County Jail's work center fence in Vancouver, Washington Thursday afternoon. Nelson says Apollo and a Clark County sheriff's deputy tracked Cunningham 

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  • S. Idaho man gets 10 years for felony aggravated assault

    S. Idaho man gets 10 years for felony aggravated assault

    Friday, August 18 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-08-19 00:11:51 GMT

    RUPERT, Idaho (AP) - A south-central Idaho man police say locked a woman and her children in a bedroom and monitored them while at work by using a cellphone application has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The Times-News reports that 25-year-old Joshua Brock Winmill received the sentence earlier this week in 5th District Court. Winmill must serve five years before becoming eligible for parole. He's been in custody for about a year.

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    RUPERT, Idaho (AP) - A south-central Idaho man police say locked a woman and her children in a bedroom and monitored them while at work by using a cellphone application has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The Times-News reports that 25-year-old Joshua Brock Winmill received the sentence earlier this week in 5th District Court. Winmill must serve five years before becoming eligible for parole. He's been in custody for about a year.

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  • What's a total solar eclipse and why this one is so unusual

    What's a total solar eclipse and why this one is so unusual

    Friday, August 18 2017 8:03 PM EDT2017-08-19 00:03:23 GMT

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere like the South Pacific or Antarctic. What makes Monday's eclipse so special is that it will cut diagonally across the entire United States. The path of totality - where day briefly becomes night - will pass over Oregon, continuing through the heartland all the way to Charleston, South Carolina. 

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    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere like the South Pacific or Antarctic. What makes Monday's eclipse so special is that it will cut diagonally across the entire United States. The path of totality - where day briefly becomes night - will pass over Oregon, continuing through the heartland all the way to Charleston, South Carolina. 

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  • Health advisory issued for Spicer Pond

    Health advisory issued for Spicer Pond

    Friday, August 18 2017 7:01 PM EDT2017-08-18 23:01:47 GMT

    ST. MARIES, Idaho - Panhandle Health District and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality have issued a health advisory for Spicer Pond in Benewah County.  Water quality monitoring confirmed the presence of blue-green algae, which has the potential to produce dangerous toxins.  Pets, children, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems are most at risk of harmful exposure to the cyanobacteria.  Spicer Pond is a 

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    ST. MARIES, Idaho - Panhandle Health District and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality have issued a health advisory for Spicer Pond in Benewah County.  Water quality monitoring confirmed the presence of blue-green algae, which has the potential to produce dangerous toxins.  Pets, children, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems are most at risk of harmful exposure to the cyanobacteria.  Spicer Pond is a 

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  • Former Valhalla Bar & Grill employee arrested for suspicion of burglarizing restaurant

    Former Valhalla Bar & Grill employee arrested for suspicion of burglarizing restaurant

    Friday, August 18 2017 6:29 PM EDT2017-08-18 22:29:02 GMT
    Courtesy Valhalla Bar & Grill's Facebook pageCourtesy Valhalla Bar & Grill's Facebook page

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Pullman Police say 22-year-old Stuart H Schmidtke was arrested Friday on suspicion of burglarizing Valhalla Bar and Grill in Pullman over two weeks ago.  Officers were called to the restaurant July 30th after receiving a call that someone had broken the glass door of the business and stole money and a cash box.  Employees at Mr. Z's Casino later reported a man gambling with money bundled 'in a unique way,' identical to the money stolen from Valhalla. 

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - Pullman Police say 22-year-old Stuart H Schmidtke was arrested Friday on suspicion of burglarizing Valhalla Bar and Grill in Pullman over two weeks ago.  Officers were called to the restaurant July 30th after receiving a call that someone had broken the glass door of the business and stole money and a cash box.  Employees at Mr. Z's Casino later reported a man gambling with money bundled 'in a unique way,' identical to the money stolen from Valhalla. 

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  • Evacuations ordered for growing fire in Stevens County near Colville

    Evacuations ordered for growing fire in Stevens County near Colville

    Friday, August 18 2017 6:24 PM EDT2017-08-18 22:24:44 GMT
    Evacuations ordered for growing fire in Stevens County near ColvilleEvacuations ordered for growing fire in Stevens County near Colville

    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - Evacuations are being ordered for a fast moving wildfire 4 mile west of Colville in the Gold Creek Loop area.  According to Stevens County Sheriff's Office, the fire is currently 20 acres in size.  If you are in an evacuation area, you will be notified via the 911 mass notification system called HyperReach.  Fire Districts 3, 6, 5 and Department of Natural Resources are attacking the fire with manpower, dozers and 

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    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - Evacuations are being ordered for a fast moving wildfire 4 mile west of Colville in the Gold Creek Loop area.  According to Stevens County Sheriff's Office, the fire is currently 20 acres in size.  If you are in an evacuation area, you will be notified via the 911 mass notification system called HyperReach.  Fire Districts 3, 6, 5 and Department of Natural Resources are attacking the fire with manpower, dozers and 

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  • More charges for man accused of ramming crowd in Charlottesville

    More charges for man accused of ramming crowd in Charlottesville

    Friday, August 18 2017 6:11 PM EDT2017-08-18 22:11:35 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -  Charlottesville police have added charges against the man authorities say drove his car into a group of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally. Police said Friday that they'd charged James Alex Fields Jr. with five additional felony charges - two counts of malicious wounding and three counts of aggravated malicious wou...

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    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -  Charlottesville police have added charges against the man authorities say drove his car into a group of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally. Police said Friday that they'd charged James Alex Fields Jr. with five additional felony charges - two counts of malicious wounding and three counts of aggravated malicious wou...

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  • Montana wildfire grows, destroys buildings

    Montana wildfire grows, destroys buildings

    Friday, August 18 2017 5:55 PM EDT2017-08-18 21:55:28 GMT
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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A wildfire that forced the evacuation of nearly 750 homes in Montana has moved past control lines and burned some buildings in an evacuation zone. Fire information officer Mike Cole said Missoula County deputies were determining whether the buildings that burned Thursday evening were homes. Firefighters were preparing for another difficult day of high temperatures, gusty winds and low humidity. The fire was 

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A wildfire that forced the evacuation of nearly 750 homes in Montana has moved past control lines and burned some buildings in an evacuation zone. Fire information officer Mike Cole said Missoula County deputies were determining whether the buildings that burned Thursday evening were homes. Firefighters were preparing for another difficult day of high temperatures, gusty winds and low humidity. The fire was 

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  • 'Predator' actor Sonny Landham dead at 76

    'Predator' actor Sonny Landham dead at 76

    Friday, August 18 2017 5:44 PM EDT2017-08-18 21:44:28 GMT

    NEW YORK - Sonny Landham, the muscular action-movie actor who co-starred in "Predator" and "48 Hrs," has died. He was 76. Landham's sister, Dawn Boehler, said the actor died from congestive heart failure Thursday at a Lexington, Kentucky, hospital. Landham was a brawny, deep-voiced actor and stunt man who played a bit part in Walter Hill's 1979 street-gang thriller "The Warriors."

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    NEW YORK - Sonny Landham, the muscular action-movie actor who co-starred in "Predator" and "48 Hrs," has died. He was 76. Landham's sister, Dawn Boehler, said the actor died from congestive heart failure Thursday at a Lexington, Kentucky, hospital. Landham was a brawny, deep-voiced actor and stunt man who played a bit part in Walter Hill's 1979 street-gang thriller "The Warriors."

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  • Arpaio pardon would refute key theme in immigration debate

    Arpaio pardon would refute key theme in immigration debate

    Friday, August 18 2017 4:29 PM EDT2017-08-18 20:29:13 GMT

    PHOENIX - The possibility of President Donald Trump pardoning former Sheriff Joe Arpaio has led to criticism that absolving his conviction would contradict a key theme in the immigration debate. "The rule of law" has been invoked by politicians as they pushed for tougher immigration measures and argued that no one - no matter who you are - is above the law. 

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    PHOENIX - The possibility of President Donald Trump pardoning former Sheriff Joe Arpaio has led to criticism that absolving his conviction would contradict a key theme in the immigration debate. "The rule of law" has been invoked by politicians as they pushed for tougher immigration measures and argued that no one - no matter who you are - is above the law. 

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  • Bikini baristas outlawed in Everett, WA

    Bikini baristas outlawed in Everett, WA

    Friday, August 18 2017 1:50 PM EDT2017-08-18 17:50:28 GMT
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    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - The City Council in Everett, Washington has voted to require employees at coffee stands to wear a minimum of tank tops and shorts, in response to businesses where woman often wear bikinis. The Daily Herald reports (https://goo.gl/GA7rc8 ) the proposal was unanimously approved Wednesday,

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    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - The City Council in Everett, Washington has voted to require employees at coffee stands to wear a minimum of tank tops and shorts, in response to businesses where woman often wear bikinis. The Daily Herald reports (https://goo.gl/GA7rc8 ) the proposal was unanimously approved Wednesday,

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  • Golden retriever digs up heroin in Oregon backyard

    Golden retriever digs up heroin in Oregon backyard

    Friday, August 18 2017 1:41 PM EDT2017-08-18 17:41:23 GMT

    MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon family's golden retriever has been honored by a sheriff for digging up $85,000 worth of black tar heroin in a family's backyard.KATU-TV reported (http://bit.ly/2xb1MmW ) Friday that the owners of the 18-month-old dog named Kenyon thought he had dug up a time capsule in their backyard, so they decided to film themselves opening it. As they did, they realized Kenyon had found drugs.

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    MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon family's golden retriever has been honored by a sheriff for digging up $85,000 worth of black tar heroin in a family's backyard.KATU-TV reported (http://bit.ly/2xb1MmW ) Friday that the owners of the 18-month-old dog named Kenyon thought he had dug up a time capsule in their backyard, so they decided to film themselves opening it. As they did, they realized Kenyon had found drugs.

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  • Trump adviser Steve Bannon is leaving White House post

    Trump adviser Steve Bannon is leaving White House post

    Friday, August 18 2017 1:05 PM EDT2017-08-18 17:05:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post. That's according to two people familiar with the decision who demanded anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss private conversations. Bannon was a key adviser to President Donald Trump's general election campaign and has been a forceful but contentious presence in a divided White House.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post. That's according to two people familiar with the decision who demanded anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss private conversations. Bannon was a key adviser to President Donald Trump's general election campaign and has been a forceful but contentious presence in a divided White House.

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  • A cure for peanut allergy?

    A cure for peanut allergy?

    Friday, August 18 2017 12:31 PM EDT2017-08-18 16:31:56 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Scientists may have found a cure for the peanut allergy. The experimental treatment combines a probiotic with small daily doses of peanut protein. It was tested on a group of Australian children four years ago, and after 18 months, more than 80 percent no longer showed symptoms of peanut allergy. Now a follow up study finds the majority of these children are still able to eat peanuts without an allergic reaction.

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    KHQ.COM - Scientists may have found a cure for the peanut allergy. The experimental treatment combines a probiotic with small daily doses of peanut protein. It was tested on a group of Australian children four years ago, and after 18 months, more than 80 percent no longer showed symptoms of peanut allergy. Now a follow up study finds the majority of these children are still able to eat peanuts without an allergic reaction.

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  • 1 American killed, 1 injured in Spain attacks

    Friday, August 18 2017 11:13 AM EDT2017-08-18 15:13:52 GMT

    WASHINGTON - The State Department says at least one American was killed and one injured in the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, Spain. In remarks to State Department staff on Friday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed the death and expressed condolences to the victim's family. He said diplomats from the U.S. consulate in Barcelona are working with local authorities to identify victims and provide assistance to other Americans in need. 

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    WASHINGTON - The State Department says at least one American was killed and one injured in the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, Spain. In remarks to State Department staff on Friday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed the death and expressed condolences to the victim's family. He said diplomats from the U.S. consulate in Barcelona are working with local authorities to identify victims and provide assistance to other Americans in need. 

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  • How many nukes does North Korea really have?

    How many nukes does North Korea really have?

    Friday, August 18 2017 7:51 AM EDT2017-08-18 11:51:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. assessments of the size of North Korea's nuclear arsenal vary wildly.  Some conclude North Korea has or can make 30 to 60 nuclear weapons. Estimates by civilian experts cloud the picture. They guess North Korea has just a dozen to about 30 weapons. Size matters and not knowing makes it harder to develop a policy for deterrence and for the U.S. to defend itself and allies in the region.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. assessments of the size of North Korea's nuclear arsenal vary wildly.  Some conclude North Korea has or can make 30 to 60 nuclear weapons. Estimates by civilian experts cloud the picture. They guess North Korea has just a dozen to about 30 weapons. Size matters and not knowing makes it harder to develop a policy for deterrence and for the U.S. to defend itself and allies in the region.

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  • The latest on Oregon eclipse traffic

    The latest on Oregon eclipse traffic

    Friday, August 18 2017 7:35 AM EDT2017-08-18 11:35:59 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Latest on traffic in Oregon in preparation for the total solar eclipse (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Authorities have reopened a central Oregon highway after motorists heading to a solar eclipse festival jammed the road, leading to a partial closing and rerouting of traffic.      Prineville police tweeted that U.S. Highway 26 near Prineville was back open to traffic just after 8 p.m.

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Latest on traffic in Oregon in preparation for the total solar eclipse (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Authorities have reopened a central Oregon highway after motorists heading to a solar eclipse festival jammed the road, leading to a partial closing and rerouting of traffic.      Prineville police tweeted that U.S. Highway 26 near Prineville was back open to traffic just after 8 p.m.

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  • Grand Teton park to outshine bigger Yellowstone for eclipse

    Grand Teton park to outshine bigger Yellowstone for eclipse

    Friday, August 18 2017 7:27 AM EDT2017-08-18 11:27:05 GMT

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Grand Teton National Park sits in the shadow of its world-renowned neighbor, Yellowstone National Park. But thanks to Monday's solar eclipse, it's expected to outshine even Yellowstone for at least a day. Grand Teton is directly in the path of the total solar eclipse - where the sun is completely blocked by the moon.   

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    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Grand Teton National Park sits in the shadow of its world-renowned neighbor, Yellowstone National Park. But thanks to Monday's solar eclipse, it's expected to outshine even Yellowstone for at least a day. Grand Teton is directly in the path of the total solar eclipse - where the sun is completely blocked by the moon.   

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  • Good Samaritans save woman from verbal attack on Centennial Trail

    Good Samaritans save woman from verbal attack on Centennial Trail

    Friday, August 18 2017 2:37 AM EDT2017-08-18 06:37:45 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Evanlene Melting Tallow wanted to hit the centennial trail for a bike ride and train for her next cycling event. When she got to the end of the trail near Argonne road in Spokane Valley, what happened next left her in shock.   "He looked up and as soon as he seen me oh my gosh he started yelling at me started calling me a C*** and telling me to learn English and go back where I came from and a piece of dirt and all this other 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Evanlene Melting Tallow wanted to hit the centennial trail for a bike ride and train for her next cycling event. When she got to the end of the trail near Argonne road in Spokane Valley, what happened next left her in shock.   "He looked up and as soon as he seen me oh my gosh he started yelling at me started calling me a C*** and telling me to learn English and go back where I came from and a piece of dirt and all this other 

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  • “What are you grateful for today?” sign evokes positive thinking in Spokane

    “What are you grateful for today?” sign evokes positive thinking in Spokane

    Thursday, August 17 2017 9:53 PM EDT2017-08-18 01:53:28 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you’ve driven down 37th Avenue between Grand and Perry on Spokane’s South Hill, you’ve probably seen a sign that reads “What are you grateful for today?” Trevor Finchamp hung the sign on his tree in his front yard earlier this summer. “I think when someone drives by they get a quick glimpse of it on this street,” said Finchamp. “But maybe that thought sticks in their heads for a couple minutes and gives them 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you’ve driven down 37th Avenue between Grand and Perry on Spokane’s South Hill, you’ve probably seen a sign that reads “What are you grateful for today?” Trevor Finchamp hung the sign on his tree in his front yard earlier this summer. “I think when someone drives by they get a quick glimpse of it on this street,” said Finchamp. “But maybe that thought sticks in their heads for a couple minutes and gives them 

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  • Parking lot safety: what to look for

    Parking lot safety: what to look for

    Thursday, August 17 2017 9:27 PM EDT2017-08-18 01:27:59 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman and her child are continuing to recover after being sent to the hospital Wednesday night when they got hit by a car in a Costco parking lot. The two were initially trapped under the vehicle. Though the case is still under investigation, we wanted to know, what makes a parking lot safe? Gordon Meth, a transportation Engineer with Robson Forensic says the bigger the shopping center, the greater the risks. Consider 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman and her child are continuing to recover after being sent to the hospital Wednesday night when they got hit by a car in a Costco parking lot. The two were initially trapped under the vehicle. Though the case is still under investigation, we wanted to know, what makes a parking lot safe? Gordon Meth, a transportation Engineer with Robson Forensic says the bigger the shopping center, the greater the risks. Consider 

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  • Spokane Street Department works to finalize Snow Response Plan ahead of winter

    Spokane Street Department works to finalize Snow Response Plan ahead of winter

    Thursday, August 17 2017 8:54 PM EDT2017-08-18 00:54:07 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - While summer is still surrounding us, the inevitable changing of the seasons isn't too far away. The City of Spokane Street Department is working to finalize updates to its Snow Response Plan ahead of the first snowfall. The city says it's committed to making changes to the plan following last year's heavy snowfall and the concerns about how it addressed the snow. According to the city, citizens will see:  More plowing, 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - While summer is still surrounding us, the inevitable changing of the seasons isn't too far away. The City of Spokane Street Department is working to finalize updates to its Snow Response Plan ahead of the first snowfall. The city says it's committed to making changes to the plan following last year's heavy snowfall and the concerns about how it addressed the snow. According to the city, citizens will see:  More plowing, 

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  • Using a pinhole projector to view the eclipse

    Using a pinhole projector to view the eclipse

    Thursday, August 17 2017 7:33 PM EDT2017-08-17 23:33:11 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you didn't get a chance to snag a pair of eclipse glasses, there's a different way you can still view the eclipse. It's called a pinhole projector, and it's a fun arts and crafts project you can do with your kids at home. All you need is an old cereal box, scissors, a white sheet of paper, tape and aluminum foil. Here's more information here: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/how-make-pinhole-projector-view-solar-eclipse 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you didn't get a chance to snag a pair of eclipse glasses, there's a different way you can still view the eclipse. It's called a pinhole projector, and it's a fun arts and crafts project you can do with your kids at home. All you need is an old cereal box, scissors, a white sheet of paper, tape and aluminum foil. Here's more information here: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/how-make-pinhole-projector-view-solar-eclipse 

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  • NASA debunks myths about the total solar eclipse

    NASA debunks myths about the total solar eclipse

    Thursday, August 17 2017 7:31 PM EDT2017-08-17 23:31:53 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - As we all know, solar eclipses have been going on since the beginning of time. Naturally, some myths formed to make sense of some things that may have happened. But NASA wants to correct these misconceptions using science. The first myth is that "if you're pregnant, you shouldn't watch the eclipse because it could harm your baby." NASA says there's no truth to that. This is related to the idea that there is harmful radiation emitted during an eclipse. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - As we all know, solar eclipses have been going on since the beginning of time. Naturally, some myths formed to make sense of some things that may have happened. But NASA wants to correct these misconceptions using science. The first myth is that "if you're pregnant, you shouldn't watch the eclipse because it could harm your baby." NASA says there's no truth to that. This is related to the idea that there is harmful radiation emitted during an eclipse. 

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  • Victim of downtown Spokane shooting identified

    Victim of downtown Spokane shooting identified

    Thursday, August 17 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-08-17 23:00:32 GMT
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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed the identity of the man who died in a downtown Spokane shooting Tuesday afternoon.  The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Jose Mayel Hernandez.  Spokane Police arrested a juvenile Wednesday  in connection to the fatal shooting. The boy is facing a charge of 2nd Degree Manslaughter.  Police believe the juvenile shot and killed a man inside a 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed the identity of the man who died in a downtown Spokane shooting Tuesday afternoon.  The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Jose Mayel Hernandez.  Spokane Police arrested a juvenile Wednesday  in connection to the fatal shooting. The boy is facing a charge of 2nd Degree Manslaughter.  Police believe the juvenile shot and killed a man inside a 

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  • Places in our region to watch the solar eclipse

    Places in our region to watch the solar eclipse

    Thursday, August 17 2017 6:56 PM EDT2017-08-17 22:56:36 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - We are officially 4 days away from the  EASTERN WASHINGTON: Mobius Children's Museum - Solar Eclipse Viewing Party - 9am - event details - LIMITED SUPPLY OF GLASSES Spokane County Libraries (7 locations) - Solar Eclipse Day - 10am - event details - LIMITED SUPPLY OF GLASSES Rocky Hill Park - Watch the Solar Eclipse - 9:15am - event details - PINHOLE CAMERAS AVAILABLE EWU - Eclipse Club Stare Into the Sun Party - 9am -  event details - LIMITED SUPPLY O...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - We are officially 4 days away from the  EASTERN WASHINGTON: Mobius Children's Museum - Solar Eclipse Viewing Party - 9am - event details - LIMITED SUPPLY OF GLASSES Spokane County Libraries (7 locations) - Solar Eclipse Day - 10am - event details - LIMITED SUPPLY OF GLASSES Rocky Hill Park - Watch the Solar Eclipse - 9:15am - event details - PINHOLE CAMERAS AVAILABLE EWU - Eclipse Club Stare Into the Sun Party - 9am -  event details - LIMITED SUPPLY O...

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  • The Latest: Suspects ID'd as Moroccan, Spanish nationals

    The Latest: Suspects ID'd as Moroccan, Spanish nationals

    Thursday, August 17 2017 5:59 PM EDT2017-08-17 21:59:00 GMT

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - The Latest on the Barcelona attack (all times local): 10:10 p.m. A senior police official in Spain's Catalonia region says the van attack that killed 13 people in Barcelona is "connected" to an explosion the night before in a town south of the city in which one person died and injured several more. Police Major Josep Lluis Trapero also gave the nationalities of the two suspects detained Thursday. He said during a news 

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    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - The Latest on the Barcelona attack (all times local): 10:10 p.m. A senior police official in Spain's Catalonia region says the van attack that killed 13 people in Barcelona is "connected" to an explosion the night before in a town south of the city in which one person died and injured several more. Police Major Josep Lluis Trapero also gave the nationalities of the two suspects detained Thursday. He said during a news 

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  • Local actor charged with attempted murder after baseball bat attack

    Local actor charged with attempted murder after baseball bat attack

    Thursday, August 17 2017 5:38 PM EDT2017-08-17 21:38:52 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man accused of Attempted Murder after Spokane Police say he beat a woman with a baseball bat Wednesday night made his first court appearance on Thursday.  41-year-old Jeremy Lindholm showed no emotion as a judge handed down a $100,000 bond on Thursday. Lindholm is a local actor whose most recent work includes a role in the Twin Peaks reboot. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man accused of Attempted Murder after Spokane Police say he beat a woman with a baseball bat Wednesday night made his first court appearance on Thursday.  41-year-old Jeremy Lindholm showed no emotion as a judge handed down a $100,000 bond on Thursday. Lindholm is a local actor whose most recent work includes a role in the Twin Peaks reboot. 

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  • Police say death toll in Barcelona now at 13

    Police say death toll in Barcelona now at 13

    Thursday, August 17 2017 4:10 PM EDT2017-08-17 20:10:05 GMT

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Spain's royal palace has condemned the deadly van attack in Barcelona, calling the perpetrators "assassins, simply criminals who will not terrorize us." A speeding van struck pedestrians in Barcelona's Las Ramblas district, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 50 others.

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    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Spain's royal palace has condemned the deadly van attack in Barcelona, calling the perpetrators "assassins, simply criminals who will not terrorize us." A speeding van struck pedestrians in Barcelona's Las Ramblas district, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 50 others.

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  • GOP senator says Trump hasn't shown stability, competence

    GOP senator says Trump hasn't shown stability, competence

    Thursday, August 17 2017 4:08 PM EDT2017-08-17 20:08:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON - A leading Republican senator says Donald Trump has not yet shown the stability or competence required for an American president to succeed. Bob Corker of Tennessee, who chairs the Foreign Relations Committee, called for "radical changes" in how the Trump White House operates.  He spoke Thursday to local reporters in Chattanooga.

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    WASHINGTON - A leading Republican senator says Donald Trump has not yet shown the stability or competence required for an American president to succeed. Bob Corker of Tennessee, who chairs the Foreign Relations Committee, called for "radical changes" in how the Trump White House operates.  He spoke Thursday to local reporters in Chattanooga.

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  • Court documents in fatal downtown Spokane shooting: 'Oh my God, I thought the safety was on'

    Court documents in fatal downtown Spokane shooting: 'Oh my God, I thought the safety was on'

    Thursday, August 17 2017 1:59 PM EDT2017-08-17 17:59:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The 16-year-old boy who shot and killed a man inside a car in downtown Spokane this week thought the safety of the gun was on, according to newly released court documents.  Spokane Police were called to a reported shooting in downtown on Tuesday near Washington and Spokane Falls Boulevard. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The 16-year-old boy who police believe shot and killed a man inside a car in downtown Spokane this week thought the safety of the gun was on, according to newly released court documents.  Spokane Police were called to a reported shooting in downtown on Tuesday near Washington and Spokane Falls Boulevard. 

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  • Settlement reached in ACLU lawsuit against CIA interrogation

    Thursday, August 17 2017 11:44 AM EDT2017-08-17 15:44:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against two psychologists involved in designing the CIA's harsh interrogation program used in the war on terror. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed Thursday. Trial had been scheduled for Sept. 5 in federal court in Spokane, Washington. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against two psychologists involved in designing the CIA's harsh interrogation program used in the war on terror. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed Thursday. Trial had been scheduled for Sept. 5 in federal court in Spokane, Washington. 

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  • Stonewall Jackson descendants call for monument's removal

    Stonewall Jackson descendants call for monument's removal

    Thursday, August 17 2017 10:34 AM EDT2017-08-17 14:34:59 GMT

    RICHMOND, Va. - Two men who identify themselves as the great-great-grandsons of Stonewall Jackson are calling for the removal of the statue of the Confederate general in Virginia's capital city.

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    RICHMOND, Va. - Two men who identify themselves as the great-great-grandsons of Stonewall Jackson are calling for the removal of the statue of the Confederate general in Virginia's capital city. Jack and Warren Christian say in a letter published by Slate late Wednesday that the removal of the Jackson statue and other Confederate monuments on Richmond's famed Monument Avenue will "necessarily further difficult conversations about racial justice."

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  • Bannon contradicts Trump on North Korea

    Bannon contradicts Trump on North Korea

    Thursday, August 17 2017 10:31 AM EDT2017-08-17 14:31:18 GMT

    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. - President Donald Trump's chief strategist is contradicting his boss on strategy toward North Korea. Steve Bannon says there's no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions.

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    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. - President Donald Trump's chief strategist is contradicting his boss on strategy toward North Korea. Steve Bannon says there's no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions. Just last week, Trump pledged to answer North Korean aggression with "fire and fury." Trump is already facing renewed pressure to fire Bannon, and the unusual interview with The American Prospect could complicate matters.

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  • Woman attacked by coyote while walking on upstate NY trail

    Woman attacked by coyote while walking on upstate NY trail

    Thursday, August 17 2017 9:11 AM EDT2017-08-17 13:11:20 GMT

    KINGSBURY, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a woman has suffered serious injuries after she was attacked by a coyote while walking on a trail in a rural upstate New York town.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the woman encountered the animal on a trail along a canal in the town of Kingsbury on Wednesday.

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    KINGSBURY, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a woman has suffered serious injuries after she was attacked by a coyote while walking on a trail in a rural upstate New York town.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the woman encountered the animal on a trail along a canal in the town of Kingsbury on Wednesday.

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  • Man charged with attempted murder in baseball bat assault at local business

    Man charged with attempted murder in baseball bat assault at local business

    Thursday, August 17 2017 7:26 AM EDT2017-08-17 11:26:52 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman is recovering at a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being assaulted by a man with a baseball bat at a local business Wednesday evening. The suspect, 41-year-old Jeremy Lindholm, has been charged with 2nd degree attempted murder among other charges. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman is recovering at a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being assaulted by a man with a baseball bat at a local business Wednesday evening. The suspect, 41-year-old Jeremy Lindholm, has been charged with 2nd degree attempted murder among other charges. 

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  • Dog lost during windstorm returns home 2 years later

    Dog lost during windstorm returns home 2 years later

    Thursday, August 17 2017 1:39 AM EDT2017-08-17 05:39:49 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - When Spokane was hit by a massive windstorm back in 2015, it took its toll on many people. But one family was hit extra hard. During the storm Shanley Heinsma's son let her dog Shadow out of the house, that was the last time she saw her.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - When Spokane was hit by a massive windstorm back in 2015, it took its toll on many people. But one family was hit extra hard. During the storm Shanley Heinsma's son let her dog Shadow out of the house, that was the last time she saw her.

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  • Woman, child hospitalized in auto vs pedestrian crash near Division and Cozza

    Woman, child hospitalized in auto vs pedestrian crash near Division and Cozza

    Thursday, August 17 2017 12:06 AM EDT2017-08-17 04:06:06 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. -  Update: Police say a woman is in very critical condition after she and her child were hit by a car around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The two pedestrians were initially trapped under the vehicle. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. -  Update: Police say a woman is in very critical condition after she and her child were hit by a car around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The two pedestrians were initially trapped under the vehicle. 

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  • How will pets react to solar eclipse?

    How will pets react to solar eclipse?

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 10:36 PM EDT2017-08-17 02:36:36 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - As many of us look forward to next week's eclipse, it could bring some unexpected reactions from certain furry members of your family. The thing is, there's not a lot of research about how pets or even wild animals react to solar eclipses, simply because they don't happen that often. Unlike fireworks, the eclipse won't make noise, so your pets probably won't be scared of it, but every animal is different.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - As many of us look forward to next week's eclipse, it could bring some unexpected reactions from certain furry members of your family. The thing is, there's not a lot of research about how pets or even wild animals react to solar eclipses, simply because they don't happen that often. Unlike fireworks, the eclipse won't make noise, so your pets probably won't be scared of it, but every animal is different.

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  • Heroin kit found behind west central Spokane home

    Heroin kit found behind west central Spokane home

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-08-17 02:12:30 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Heroin use and drug use in Spokane has gone up exponentially in the last few years. In 2010 there were 30 overdose deaths in Spokane County. Last year, there were 81. Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer tells us emergency responders are called to 20 overdose situations per day. One man living in west central Spokane says he found a heroin kit behind a neighbor's house.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Heroin use and drug use in Spokane has gone up exponentially in the last few years. In 2010 there were 30 overdose deaths in Spokane County. Last year, there were 81. Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer tells us emergency responders are called to 20 overdose situations per day. One man living in west central Spokane says he found a heroin kit behind a neighbor's house.

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  • Despite eviction notice from City, Blessings Under the Bridge says it’s not going anywhere

    Despite eviction notice from City, Blessings Under the Bridge says it’s not going anywhere

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 9:59 PM EDT2017-08-17 01:59:08 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Every Wednesday, Blessings Under the Bridge serves a hot meal to nearly 400 people who gather underneath Interstate 90 at 4th Avenue and McClellan Street. But in a few weeks, the non-profit organization won’t be allowed to meet there, at least according to the City of Spokane, who gave them an eviction notice in May.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Every Wednesday, Blessings Under the Bridge serves a hot meal to nearly 400 people who gather underneath Interstate 90 at 4th Avenue and McClellan Street. But in a few weeks, the non-profit organization won’t be allowed to meet there, at least according to the City of Spokane, who gave them an eviction notice in May.

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  • Confederate memorial in Helena ordered removed

    Confederate memorial in Helena ordered removed

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 9:45 PM EDT2017-08-17 01:45:25 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Helena City Commission has ordered the removal of a Confederate memorial from a city park. Mayor Jim Smith said during an administrative meeting Wednesday evening that he believes the memorial poses a safety concern following a weekend of violence, including a death, at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Helena City Commission has ordered the removal of a Confederate memorial from a city park. Mayor Jim Smith said during an administrative meeting Wednesday evening that he believes the memorial poses a safety concern following a weekend of violence, including a death, at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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  • New Washington State Univ. medical school welcomes 1st class

    New Washington State Univ. medical school welcomes 1st class

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-08-17 00:21:36 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The new Washington State University medical school is welcoming its first class of students. The students arrive Wednesday at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in Spokane. Officials for the medical school say it will focus on training doctors to work in underserved areas of the state. The state keeps a list of medically underserved areas, based on the number of providers, the number of elderly residents and infant mortality rates.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The new Washington State University medical school is welcoming its first class of students. The students arrive Wednesday at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in Spokane. Officials for the medical school say it will focus on training doctors to work in underserved areas of the state. The state keeps a list of medically underserved areas, based on the number of providers, the number of elderly residents and infant mortality rates.

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  • Driver of Texas trailer indicted for 10 passengers' deaths

    Driver of Texas trailer indicted for 10 passengers' deaths

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 8:18 PM EDT2017-08-17 00:18:32 GMT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted the driver of a tractor-trailer crammed with people illegally entering the United States in an alleged human smuggling operation that led to the deaths of 10 people. James Matthew Bradley Jr. was charged Wednesday with five separate counts, including conspiracy to transport immigrants for financial gain resulting in death.

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    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted the driver of a tractor-trailer crammed with people illegally entering the United States in an alleged human smuggling operation that led to the deaths of 10 people. James Matthew Bradley Jr. was charged Wednesday with five separate counts, including conspiracy to transport immigrants for financial gain resulting in death.

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  • Neo-Nazi site sued for defamation, struggles to stay online

    Neo-Nazi site sued for defamation, struggles to stay online

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 6:51 PM EDT2017-08-16 22:51:26 GMT

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Muslim-American radio host is accusing the publisher of a notorious neo-Nazi website of defaming him by falsely labeling him the "mastermind" of a deadly concert bombing in England, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday

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    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Muslim-American radio host is accusing the publisher of a notorious neo-Nazi website of defaming him by falsely labeling him the "mastermind" of a deadly concert bombing in England, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday

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  • Juvenile arrested in downtown Spokane shooting

    Juvenile arrested in downtown Spokane shooting

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 6:23 PM EDT2017-08-16 22:23:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police have arrested a juvenile in connection to a fatal shooting in downtown Spokane on Tuesday, according to our partners at The Spokesman Review.  The boy, whose name and age have not been released, is facing a charge of 2nd Degree Manslaughter.  Police believe the juvenile shot and killed a man inside a parked car near Washington and Spokane Falls Blvd.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police have arrested a juvenile in connection to a fatal shooting in downtown Spokane on Tuesday, according to our partners at The Spokesman Review.  The boy, whose name and age have not been released, is facing a charge of 2nd Degree Manslaughter.  Police believe the juvenile shot and killed a man inside a parked car near Washington and Spokane Falls Blvd.

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  • NYPD: Teen chokes mom's ex-boyfriend to death after seeing him beat her

    NYPD: Teen chokes mom's ex-boyfriend to death after seeing him beat her

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 6:22 PM EDT2017-08-16 22:22:37 GMT

    NEW YORK - An 18-year-old New York boy has been charged after police say he choked his mom's ex-boyfriend to death after witnessing the man beat her. Luis Moux has been charged with manslaughter. Police say the mother's ex-boyfriend showed up at the family apartment to speak to the boy's mother and the two began arguing in the hallway. 

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    NEW YORK - An 18-year-old New York boy has been charged after police say he choked his mom's ex-boyfriend to death after witnessing the man beat her. Luis Moux has been charged with manslaughter. Police say the mother's ex-boyfriend showed up at the family apartment to speak to the boy's mother and the two began arguing in the hallway. 

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  • Registered sex offender caught filming girl at library

    Registered sex offender caught filming girl at library

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 6:17 PM EDT2017-08-16 22:17:08 GMT

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A registered sex offender caught filming a 13-year-old girl at a Washington library was charged with first-degree voyeurism. The Kitsap Sun reports 44-year-old Travis Wade Moore was confronted in the children's section of the Poulsbo Library on Friday by a Poulsbo Police sergeant.

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    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A registered sex offender caught filming a 13-year-old girl at a Washington library was charged with first-degree voyeurism. The Kitsap Sun reports 44-year-old Travis Wade Moore was confronted in the children's section of the Poulsbo Library on Friday by a Poulsbo Police sergeant.

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  • Deputy charged with leaking airport shooting video to TMZ

    Deputy charged with leaking airport shooting video to TMZ

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 5:55 PM EDT2017-08-16 21:55:06 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida sheriff's deputy has been charged with copying a videotape of a mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale's airport and leaking it to the website TMZ. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Deputy Michael Dingman "chose to tarnish the badge."

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    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida sheriff's deputy has been charged with copying a videotape of a mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale's airport and leaking it to the website TMZ. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Deputy Michael Dingman "chose to tarnish the badge."

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  • Facebook bans white nationalist's accounts over hate speech

    Facebook bans white nationalist's accounts over hate speech

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 5:52 PM EDT2017-08-16 21:52:50 GMT

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Facebook has banned the Facebook and Instagram accounts of a white nationalist who attended the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in deadly violence. Facebook spokeswoman Ruchika Budhraja tells The Associated Press that the profile pages of Christopher Cantwell have been removed as well as a page connected to his podcast. 

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    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Facebook has banned the Facebook and Instagram accounts of a white nationalist who attended the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in deadly violence. Facebook spokeswoman Ruchika Budhraja tells The Associated Press that the profile pages of Christopher Cantwell have been removed as well as a page connected to his podcast. 

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  • Trump authorizes expanded college assistance for veterans

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 5:46 PM EDT2017-08-16 21:46:20 GMT

    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. - President Donald Trump has authorized the largest expansion of college assistance for military veterans in a decade. Trump signed a veterans' education bill into law Wednesday at his golf club in central New Jersey. The law removes a 15-year time limit on using GI benefits and increases money for thousands serving in the National Guard and Reserve.

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    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. - President Donald Trump has authorized the largest expansion of college assistance for military veterans in a decade. Trump signed a veterans' education bill into law Wednesday at his golf club in central New Jersey. The law removes a 15-year time limit on using GI benefits and increases money for thousands serving in the National Guard and Reserve.

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  • Governors Inslee and Walker push back on Trump administration regarding legalized marijuana

    Governors Inslee and Walker push back on Trump administration regarding legalized marijuana

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 5:12 PM EDT2017-08-16 21:12:37 GMT

    JUNEAU, Alaska - Governors in at least two states that have legalized recreational marijuana are pushing back against the Trump administration and defending their efforts to regulate the industry. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week, asking the Department of Justice to maintain the Obama administration's more hands-off enforcement approach to states that have legalized the drug. 

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    JUNEAU, Alaska - Governors in at least two states that have legalized recreational marijuana are pushing back against the Trump administration and defending their efforts to regulate the industry. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week, asking the Department of Justice to maintain the Obama administration's more hands-off enforcement approach to states that have legalized the drug. 

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  • If you received an annoying robocall offering a free cruise, you might be entitled to at least $300, possibly $900

    If you received an annoying robocall offering a free cruise, you might be entitled to at least $300, possibly $900

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 4:18 PM EDT2017-08-16 20:18:16 GMT

    NEW YORK - Have you received an annoying robocall saying you won a free cruise? That phone call could get you up to $900 thanks for a recent class action lawsuit.  The lawsuit claims Resort Marketing Group (RMG), a third-party travel agency, made pre-recorded robocalls from July 2009 to March 2014 offering free cruises with Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian Cruise Line.

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    NEW YORK - Have you received an annoying robocall saying you won a free cruise? That phone call could get you up to $900 thanks for a recent class action lawsuit.  The lawsuit claims Resort Marketing Group (RMG), a third-party travel agency, made pre-recorded robocalls from July 2009 to March 2014 offering free cruises with Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian Cruise Line.

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  • Pelosi blames GOP for "deafening silence"

    Pelosi blames GOP for "deafening silence"

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 3:14 PM EDT2017-08-16 19:14:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is criticizing Republicans who haven't spoken out against President Donald Trump's comments on white supremacists. Speaking in Los Angeles Wednesday, the Democratic leader said there is a "deafening silence" from most of her Republican colleagues. She says: "I hope that we will hear more from them."

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    WASHINGTON - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is criticizing Republicans who haven't spoken out against President Donald Trump's comments on white supremacists. Speaking in Los Angeles Wednesday, the Democratic leader said there is a "deafening silence" from most of her Republican colleagues. She says: "I hope that we will hear more from them."

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  • 20 tons of Nutella, 30 tons of juice stolen in Germany

    20 tons of Nutella, 30 tons of juice stolen in Germany

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 1:58 PM EDT2017-08-16 17:58:49 GMT

    GERMANY - We love Nutella as much as the next person, but we're not sure what we'd do with $82,000 worth of the stuff.  Police in Germany say 20 tons of the hazelnut spread with cocoa were recently stolen. For reference, 20 tons of Nutella equals about 1,000 jars of the delicious concoction. Police also say some Kinder Surprise eggs and other chocolate items were also taken in the heist. 

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    GERMANY - We love Nutella as much as the next person, but we're not sure what we'd do with $82,000 worth of the stuff.  Police in Germany say 20 tons of the hazelnut spread with cocoa were recently stolen. For reference, 20 tons of Nutella equals about 1,000 jars of the delicious concoction. Police also say some Kinder Surprise eggs and other chocolate items were also taken in the heist. 

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  • Campbell Soup CEO resigns from White House jobs panel over Trump's comments on racism

    Campbell Soup CEO resigns from White House jobs panel over Trump's comments on racism

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-08-16 17:32:18 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The CEO of Campbell Soup is resigning from a White House jobs panel over comments about racism made by President Donald Trump. Campbell CEO Denise Morrison said in a company release Wednesday, "Racism and murder are unequivocally reprehensible and are not morally equivalent to anything else that happened in Charlottesville.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The CEO of Campbell Soup is resigning from a White House jobs panel over comments about racism made by President Donald Trump. Campbell CEO Denise Morrison said in a company release Wednesday, "Racism and murder are unequivocally reprehensible and are not morally equivalent to anything else that happened in Charlottesville.

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  • 1 of 2 escaped inmates captured in Portland

    1 of 2 escaped inmates captured in Portland

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 11:58 AM EDT2017-08-16 15:58:00 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. - One of two inmates who escaped while assigned to a firefighting crew in south-central Washington state was arrested in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday morning. KATU-TV reports that the other escaped inmate is still at large. Police say Tyray Munter and Maksim Petrovskiy escaped from the Goldendale Department of Natural Resources fire crew at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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    PORTLAND, Ore. - One of two inmates who escaped while assigned to a firefighting crew in south-central Washington state was arrested in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday morning. KATU-TV reports that the other escaped inmate is still at large. Police say Tyray Munter and Maksim Petrovskiy escaped from the Goldendale Department of Natural Resources fire crew at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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  • U.S. Coast Guard reports downed Army helicopter with 5 crew aboard off coast of Oahu

    U.S. Coast Guard reports downed Army helicopter with 5 crew aboard off coast of Oahu

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 10:54 AM EDT2017-08-16 14:54:30 GMT

    HONOLULU - Coast Guard and Army personnel are responding to a report of a downed Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with five crew aboard approximately two miles west of Kaena Point, Oahu. Just after 10pm Tuesday night, watchstanders at the Coast Guard Joint Rescue Command Center in Honolulu received a call from personnel at Wheeler Army Airfield stating they lost communications with one of their UH-60 Black Hawk aircrews.

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    HONOLULU - Coast Guard and Army personnel are responding to a report of a downed Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with five crew aboard approximately two miles west of Kaena Point, Oahu. Just after 10pm Tuesday night, watchstanders at the Coast Guard Joint Rescue Command Center in Honolulu received a call from personnel at Wheeler Army Airfield stating they lost communications with one of their UH-60 Black Hawk aircrews.

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  • FREE backpacks and supplies given out TODAY at the Salvation Army

    FREE backpacks and supplies given out TODAY at the Salvation Army

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 10:12 AM EDT2017-08-16 14:12:09 GMT

    KHQ.COM - The Salvation Army in Spokane will be handing out 5,000 FREE backpacks filled with supplies TODAY ONLY! WHERE: 204 E Indiana Ave, Spokane, WA 99207 WHEN: Wednesday, August 16th from 8am - 6pm All backpacks and supplies are distributed according to student grade level (K through 12), on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

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    KHQ.COM - The Salvation Army in Spokane will be handing out 5,000 FREE backpacks filled with supplies TODAY ONLY! WHERE: 204 E Indiana Ave, Spokane, WA 99207 WHEN: Wednesday, August 16th from 8am - 6pm All backpacks and supplies are distributed according to student grade level (K through 12), on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

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  • Multiple Confederate monuments covered up or removed

    Multiple Confederate monuments covered up or removed

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 8:55 AM EDT2017-08-16 12:55:25 GMT

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's largest city has used a wooden structure to cover up a Confederate monument in a downtown park.  Legislators passed a law earlier this year prohibiting the removal of structures including rebel memorials. So Birmingham Mayor William Bell ordered the city's 52-foot-tall Confederate obelisk covered with wooden panels.

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's largest city has used a wooden structure to cover up a Confederate monument in a downtown park.  Legislators passed a law earlier this year prohibiting the removal of structures including rebel memorials. So Birmingham Mayor William Bell ordered the city's 52-foot-tall Confederate obelisk covered with wooden panels.

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  • Vandals scrawl anti-law message on Lincoln Memorial

    Vandals scrawl anti-law message on Lincoln Memorial

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 8:06 AM EDT2017-08-16 12:06:59 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Park Service says someone used red spray paint to scrawl an anti-law message on the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. The Park Service says the vandalism took place early Tuesday morning. A photo released by the service shows an expletive followed by the word "law" scrawled on the inside of one of the memorial's columns.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Park Service says someone used red spray paint to scrawl an anti-law message on the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. The Park Service says the vandalism took place early Tuesday morning. A photo released by the service shows an expletive followed by the word "law" scrawled on the inside of one of the memorial's columns.

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  • SCRAPS investigating after cat shot with pellet gun

    SCRAPS investigating after cat shot with pellet gun

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 2:23 AM EDT2017-08-16 06:23:16 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - SCRAPS is now investigating the latest in an ongoing string of attacks against cats.      This time, a cat in Northwest Spokane got shot with a pellet gun, and his owner wants answers. Sir Gobbles is now hooked up to a chest tube at the pet emergency clinic, draining fluids to make sure he doesn't get an infection.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - SCRAPS is now investigating the latest in an ongoing string of attacks against cats.      This time, a cat in Northwest Spokane got shot with a pellet gun, and his owner wants answers. Sir Gobbles is now hooked up to a chest tube at the pet emergency clinic, draining fluids to make sure he doesn't get an infection.

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  • Ione man hit by car says vehicle may have been targeting his dog

    Ione man hit by car says vehicle may have been targeting his dog

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 1:42 AM EDT2017-08-16 05:42:14 GMT

    IONE, Wash. - Pend Oreille County Sheriff's deputies are investigating after a hit-and-run crash in Ione Tuesday afternoon. Law enforcement and medics responded to the victim's home near Ione Park, while U.S. Border Patrol Agents checked the area for the suspect vehicle. First responders spoke to the 58-year-old victim who had injuries consistent with being hit by a car.

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    IONE, Wash. - Pend Oreille County Sheriff's deputies are investigating after a hit-and-run crash in Ione Tuesday afternoon. Law enforcement and medics responded to the victim's home near Ione Park, while U.S. Border Patrol Agents checked the area for the suspect vehicle. First responders spoke to the 58-year-old victim who had injuries consistent with being hit by a car.

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  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell holds town hall meeting in Spokane

    U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell holds town hall meeting in Spokane

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 12:35 AM EDT2017-08-16 04:35:40 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Democratic U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell held a town hall meeting in Spokane Tuesday night.  The 90 minute discussion at Gonzaga University touched on topics ranging from climate change to health care and included several questions from the public about white nationalists, following the violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend and President Donald Trump's response to them.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Democratic U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell held a town hall meeting in Spokane Tuesday night.  The 90 minute discussion at Gonzaga University touched on topics ranging from climate change to health care and included several questions from the public about white nationalists, following the violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend and President Donald Trump's response to them.

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  • Are your eclipse glasses real?

    Are your eclipse glasses real?

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 11:30 PM EDT2017-08-16 03:30:51 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - We’re just days away from one of the most anticipated solar eclipses of our lifetime, and people want to know how to stay safe while looking straight into the sun. But after Amazon issued refunds for possibly fake eclipse glasses, some are questioning if their pair is safe or not. “I think all consumers just took for granted that they were safe,” said Dwayne Brecto, who bought 50 pairs on Amazon.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - We’re just days away from one of the most anticipated solar eclipses of our lifetime, and people want to know how to stay safe while looking straight into the sun. But after Amazon issued refunds for possibly fake eclipse glasses, some are questioning if their pair is safe or not. “I think all consumers just took for granted that they were safe,” said Dwayne Brecto, who bought 50 pairs on Amazon.

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  • Family searches for hit-and-run driver who crashed through yard, into car

    Family searches for hit-and-run driver who crashed through yard, into car

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 10:45 PM EDT2017-08-16 02:45:25 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A family is searching for answers after a hit and run driver slammed into their parked car. But that’s not all that was damaged. The car went off the road and drove through their front yard. Crystal Kleist says you can still see the tire tracks in their yard. “I was really baffled,” she says.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A family is searching for answers after a hit and run driver slammed into their parked car. But that’s not all that was damaged. The car went off the road and drove through their front yard. Crystal Kleist says you can still see the tire tracks in their yard. “I was really baffled,” she says.

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  • Can an unmarked police car pull you over?

    Can an unmarked police car pull you over?

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 10:30 PM EDT2017-08-16 02:30:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Following our report about a potential police impersonator pulling people over in Spokane Monday, we received a photo of what appears to be a person wearing civilian clothes, using an unmarked car to pull someone over. The Spokane Police Department says the picture is actually a police officer working undercover.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Following our report about a potential police impersonator pulling people over in Spokane Monday, we received a photo of what appears to be a person wearing civilian clothes, using an unmarked car to pull someone over. The Spokane Police Department says the picture is actually a police officer working undercover.

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  • Coeur d'Alene celebrates City Hall Selfie Day

    Coeur d'Alene celebrates City Hall Selfie Day

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 10:14 PM EDT2017-08-16 02:14:30 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Normally, you’ll find people taking selfies at famous landmarks, breathtaking views, or at sporting events. City Hall might be one of the last spots you would think to snap a pic. “We're trying to go around and get a little bit more before 6 o'clock tonight and get a few more selfies,” Jacki Swift said.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Normally, you’ll find people taking selfies at famous landmarks, breathtaking views, or at sporting events. City Hall might be one of the last spots you would think to snap a pic. “We're trying to go around and get a little bit more before 6 o'clock tonight and get a few more selfies,” Jacki Swift said.

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  • Spokane Valley SWAT standoff ends in arrests; drugs, weapons recovered

    Spokane Valley SWAT standoff ends in arrests; drugs, weapons recovered

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 8:28 PM EDT2017-08-16 00:28:02 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - At around 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, the Spokane Valley SWAT team arrived at a house in the 10900 block of East Grace to assist detectives in serving a search warrant connected to a drugs and weapons investigation. Detectives received information that the people inside the house may be armed. Initially one man and a woman followed SWAT Team commands, exited the house and were detained.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - At around 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, the Spokane Valley SWAT team arrived at a house in the 10900 block of East Grace to assist detectives in serving a search warrant connected to a drugs and weapons investigation. Detectives received information that the people inside the house may be armed. Initially one man and a woman followed SWAT Team commands, exited the house and were detained.

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  • One person dead after shooting in downtown Spokane

    One person dead after shooting in downtown Spokane

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 8:01 PM EDT2017-08-16 00:01:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Police say one person is dead after a shooting Tuesday afternoon in downtown Spokane. It happened near W. Main Ave. and N. Washington St around 3:45 p.m. Police say a person was found with a gunshot wound in the area and was pronounced dead shortly after.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Police say one person is dead after a shooting Tuesday afternoon in downtown Spokane. It happened near W. Main Ave. and N. Washington St around 3:45 p.m. Police say a person was found with a gunshot wound in the area and was pronounced dead shortly after.

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  • Trump blames 'both sides' for Charlottesville

    Trump blames 'both sides' for Charlottesville

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 6:55 PM EDT2017-08-15 22:55:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says the groups protesting against white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, were "also very violent." Trump is calling those protesters the "alt-left." He says there is "blame on both sides" after the deadly violence over the weekend. After his initial statement on the Charlottesville violence, Trump was ...

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says the groups protesting against white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, were "also very violent." Trump is calling those protesters the "alt-left." He says there is "blame on both sides" after the deadly violence over the weekend. After his initial statement on the Charlottesville violence, Trump was ...

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  • 2 ex-guards in KKK convicted of plot to kill black inmate

    2 ex-guards in KKK convicted of plot to kill black inmate

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 6:53 PM EDT2017-08-15 22:53:34 GMT

    Two former Florida prison guards who were members of the Ku Klux Klan have been convicted of plotting to kill a black inmate after his release. Attorney General Pam Bondi's office said Tuesday that a Columbia County jury found 49-year-old David Elliot Moran and 45-year-old Charles Thomas Newcomb guilty of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

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    Two former Florida prison guards who were members of the Ku Klux Klan have been convicted of plotting to kill a black inmate after his release. Attorney General Pam Bondi's office said Tuesday that a Columbia County jury found 49-year-old David Elliot Moran and 45-year-old Charles Thomas Newcomb guilty of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

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  • Dangerously cheesy? Cheetos pop-up restaurant opens in NYC

    Dangerously cheesy? Cheetos pop-up restaurant opens in NYC

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 6:51 PM EDT2017-08-15 22:51:13 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - The company behind Fritos and Tostitos is celebrating its Cheetos brand with a three-day pop-up restaurant devoted to the cheesy puffed cornmeal snack that coats your hands with orange dust. The Spotted Cheetah opened Tuesday in New York's Tribeca neighborhood with an all-Cheetos menu developed by Food Network personality Anne Burrell (bur-EHL'). Ryan Matiyow (ma-tih-YOW').

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    NEW YORK (AP) - The company behind Fritos and Tostitos is celebrating its Cheetos brand with a three-day pop-up restaurant devoted to the cheesy puffed cornmeal snack that coats your hands with orange dust. The Spotted Cheetah opened Tuesday in New York's Tribeca neighborhood with an all-Cheetos menu developed by Food Network personality Anne Burrell (bur-EHL'). Ryan Matiyow (ma-tih-YOW').

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  • Texas mother charged after newborn found covered with ants

    Texas mother charged after newborn found covered with ants

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-08-15 22:39:45 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston-area woman has been charged with felony child abandonment after officials say her newborn daughter was found covered with ants in an apartment complex flower bed. Harris County jail records show 21-year-old Sidney Woytasczyk (WOY'-tah-chik) of Spring was being held Tuesday on $20,000 bond.

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    HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston-area woman has been charged with felony child abandonment after officials say her newborn daughter was found covered with ants in an apartment complex flower bed. Harris County jail records show 21-year-old Sidney Woytasczyk (WOY'-tah-chik) of Spring was being held Tuesday on $20,000 bond.

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  • Manchester bombing 'hero' charged with stealing credit card

    Manchester bombing 'hero' charged with stealing credit card

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 6:03 PM EDT2017-08-15 22:03:51 GMT

    LONDON (AP) - A homeless man who was praised for helping victims of the Manchester concert bombing has been charged with stealing a bank card from someone caught up in the attack. Chris Parker made headlines around the world after describing how he helped comfort people wounded in the May 22 bombing. A fundraising page set up to help him raised more than 50,000 pounds ($64,000).

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    LONDON (AP) - A homeless man who was praised for helping victims of the Manchester concert bombing has been charged with stealing a bank card from someone caught up in the attack. Chris Parker made headlines around the world after describing how he helped comfort people wounded in the May 22 bombing. A fundraising page set up to help him raised more than 50,000 pounds ($64,000).

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  • Report: Higher premiums if Trump halts 'Obamacare' subsidies

    Report: Higher premiums if Trump halts 'Obamacare' subsidies

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 5:51 PM EDT2017-08-15 21:51:10 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - People buying individual health care policies would face higher premiums, and some may be left with no insurance options if President Donald Trump makes good on his threat to stop "Obamacare" payments to insurers. That's the conclusion of a new report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - People buying individual health care policies would face higher premiums, and some may be left with no insurance options if President Donald Trump makes good on his threat to stop "Obamacare" payments to insurers. That's the conclusion of a new report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

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  • Woman goes viral for adopting 'oldest, hardest to adopt' dog in California shelter

    Woman goes viral for adopting 'oldest, hardest to adopt' dog in California shelter

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 5:34 PM EDT2017-08-15 21:34:27 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Jake the dog has finally found his human.  Her name is Melani and she adopted the dog after she reportedly walked into Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento and asked staff there who the oldest and hardest to adopt dog was. In a post shared Friday on Facebook by the animal shelter, staff told Jake's story.

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    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Jake the dog has finally found his human.  Her name is Melani and she adopted the dog after she reportedly walked into Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento and asked staff there who the oldest and hardest to adopt dog was. In a post shared Friday on Facebook by the animal shelter, staff told Jake's story.

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  • ACLU: Police can't ticket drivers for giving the finger

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 5:27 PM EDT2017-08-15 21:27:16 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State Police say a trooper's decision to ticket a driver who gave him the middle finger was "an unfortunate incident which will be used as a training opportunity."The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana says the ticket was illegal retaliation for protected free speech. Executive Director Marjorie Esman says the ticket alleged public intimidation, a felony.

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    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State Police say a trooper's decision to ticket a driver who gave him the middle finger was "an unfortunate incident which will be used as a training opportunity."The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana says the ticket was illegal retaliation for protected free speech. Executive Director Marjorie Esman says the ticket alleged public intimidation, a felony.

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  • Prayer service set for women who died in Oregon fall

    Prayer service set for women who died in Oregon fall

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-08-15 21:03:48 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Portland school is remembering two 19-year-old women who died in an apparent fall along the Pacific Crest Trail. Emily Lang and Emma Place graduated from St. Mary's Academy in 2016, and the school planned a community prayer service for Tuesday night. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says the bodies were found Saturday at the base of a waterfall on Mount Hood.

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Portland school is remembering two 19-year-old women who died in an apparent fall along the Pacific Crest Trail. Emily Lang and Emma Place graduated from St. Mary's Academy in 2016, and the school planned a community prayer service for Tuesday night. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says the bodies were found Saturday at the base of a waterfall on Mount Hood.

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  • Inmates escape while working on fire crew

    Inmates escape while working on fire crew

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 4:11 PM EDT2017-08-15 20:11:02 GMT

    GOLDENDALE, Wash. (AP) - Two inmates escaped while working on a fire crew in southcentral Washington state.  The News Tribune reports That Tyray Munter and Maksim Petrovskiy were part of a Department of Natural Resources fire crew battling a blaze in Goldendale that broke out Saturday.

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    GOLDENDALE, Wash. (AP) - Two inmates escaped while working on a fire crew in southcentral Washington state.  The News Tribune reports That Tyray Munter and Maksim Petrovskiy were part of a Department of Natural Resources fire crew battling a blaze in Goldendale that broke out Saturday.

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  • Grandmother credits two pit bulls with saving her grandchildren from dangerous snake

    Grandmother credits two pit bulls with saving her grandchildren from dangerous snake

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 3:02 PM EDT2017-08-15 19:02:43 GMT

    BRANDON, Fla. - When a poisonous snake slithered into a yard where two young Florida children were playing, the family dogs came to the rescue, but they paid a price. One of the heroes, a pit bull named "Slayer". really lived up to his name, but is now recovering in a veterinary hospital in Hillsborough County, Florida.

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    BRANDON, Fla. - When a poisonous snake slithered into a yard where two young Florida children were playing, the family dogs came to the rescue, but they paid a price. One of the heroes, a pit bull named "Slayer". really lived up to his name, but is now recovering in a veterinary hospital in Hillsborough County, Florida.

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  • Viral Father & Son: From the first day of kindergarten to college

    Viral Father & Son: From the first day of kindergarten to college

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 1:48 PM EDT2017-08-15 17:48:32 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Two photos on Twitter have gone viral showing a father's yearly tradition of walking his son to his first day of school. Charles Brockman III shared a photo of his dad walking him to school on the first day of kindergarten next to another photo of his dad walking next to him for his first day of college. In less than two days the photos have had more than 220,000 likes.

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    KHQ.COM - Two photos on Twitter have gone viral showing a father's yearly tradition of walking his son to his first day of school. Charles Brockman III shared a photo of his dad walking him to school on the first day of kindergarten next to another photo of his dad walking next to him for his first day of college. In less than two days the photos have had more than 220,000 likes.

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  • US decries Islamic State 'genocide' of Christians, others

    US decries Islamic State 'genocide' of Christians, others

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 12:21 PM EDT2017-08-15 16:21:37 GMT

    WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is denouncing the Islamic State group for carrying out "genocide" against Christians and other religious minorities in areas under its control. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the group is "clearly responsible for genocide" against Christians, Yazidis and Shiite Muslims in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere.

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    WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is denouncing the Islamic State group for carrying out "genocide" against Christians and other religious minorities in areas under its control. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the group is "clearly responsible for genocide" against Christians, Yazidis and Shiite Muslims in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere.

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  • High school teen killed with log used in football training exercise

    High school teen killed with log used in football training exercise

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 11:59 AM EDT2017-08-15 15:59:56 GMT

    LAKE RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) - A New York community is remembering a popular high school football player who died last week during a pre-season conditioning camp. The funeral for Joshua Mileto was held Tuesday in Lake Ronkonkoma (rahn-KAHN'-kuh-muh), Long Island. Newsday says young men wearing football jerseys lined the steps as the teen's family followed the black coffin into the church.  

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    LAKE RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) - A New York community is remembering a popular high school football player who died last week during a pre-season conditioning camp. The funeral for Joshua Mileto was held Tuesday in Lake Ronkonkoma (rahn-KAHN'-kuh-muh), Long Island. Newsday says young men wearing football jerseys lined the steps as the teen's family followed the black coffin into the church.  

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  • Forget Sunglasses: How to keep your eyes safe during the solar eclipse

    Forget Sunglasses: How to keep your eyes safe during the solar eclipse

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 10:31 AM EDT2017-08-15 14:31:34 GMT

    NBCNEWS.COM - The total solar eclipse is coming, and as the excitement builds, so does the worry that it will leave behind a nation of eye problems. On Aug. 21, the spectacular sight of the moon covering the sun will be visible across North America for the first time in almost a century. We’ll all be tempted to gaze up at the sky, but many people don’t realize they can get hurt by staring directly at the sun without the proper protection.

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    NBCNEWS.COM - The total solar eclipse is coming, and as the excitement builds, so does the worry that it will leave behind a nation of eye problems. On Aug. 21, the spectacular sight of the moon covering the sun will be visible across North America for the first time in almost a century. We’ll all be tempted to gaze up at the sky, but many people don’t realize they can get hurt by staring directly at the sun without the proper protection.

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  • David Crosby: Talent, not politics, behind Nugent's Rock Hall snub

    David Crosby: Talent, not politics, behind Nugent's Rock Hall snub

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 10:30 AM EDT2017-08-15 14:30:55 GMT

    NEW YORK - David Crosby says fellow rocker Ted Nugent has been kept out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because he's not good enough, not because of his politics. Crosby responded to a fan's question about whether political correctness kept Nugent out of the Hall by saying that Nugent "just isn't good enough." 

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    NEW YORK - David Crosby says fellow rocker Ted Nugent has been kept out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because he's not good enough, not because of his politics. Crosby responded to a fan's question about whether political correctness kept Nugent out of the Hall by saying that Nugent "just isn't good enough." 

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  • FREE food distributed to Stevens County families in need from Second Harvest

    FREE food distributed to Stevens County families in need from Second Harvest

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 9:36 AM EDT2017-08-15 13:36:33 GMT

    TODAY ONLY, Second Harvest Food Bank will be distributing FREE food to families in need in Stevens County.  Second Harvest will be distributing food with their Mobile Market which has a refrigerated truck and serves as a temporary food bank. The truck will be filled with thousands of pounds of donated fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products, meat, bread, cereal and other staples.

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    TODAY ONLY, Second Harvest Food Bank will be distributing FREE food to families in need in Stevens County.  Second Harvest will be distributing food with their Mobile Market which has a refrigerated truck and serves as a temporary food bank. The truck will be filled with thousands of pounds of donated fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products, meat, bread, cereal and other staples.

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  • Fatal motorcycle crash at 29th and Lloyd

    Fatal motorcycle crash at 29th and Lloyd

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 9:27 AM EDT2017-08-15 13:27:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One man is dead after a motorcycle crash at 29th and Lloyd in Spokane. According to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office, the crash happened Tuesday morning just before 3:30 a.m.  When deputies arrived on scene the adult male was severely injured and when fire and medical personnel arrived, that man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - One man is dead after a motorcycle crash at 29th and Lloyd in Spokane. According to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office, the crash happened Tuesday morning just before 3:30 a.m.  When deputies arrived on scene the adult male was severely injured and when fire and medical personnel arrived, that man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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  • Jimmy Fallon fights back tears addressing events in Charlottesville

    Jimmy Fallon fights back tears addressing events in Charlottesville

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 9:05 AM EDT2017-08-15 13:05:28 GMT

    KHQ.COM - During Monday's episode of the Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon took a couple minutes to address the fatal attack in Charlottesville that took the life of one 32-year-old woman, Heather Heyer. "Even thought the Tonight Show isn't a political show, it's my responsibility to stand up against intolerance and extremism as a human being. What happened over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia was just disgusting.

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    KHQ.COM - During Monday's episode of the Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon took a couple minutes to address the fatal attack in Charlottesville that took the life of one 32-year-old woman, Heather Heyer. "Even thought the Tonight Show isn't a political show, it's my responsibility to stand up against intolerance and extremism as a human being. What happened over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia was just disgusting.

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  • Cheney woman says she was pulled over by fake officer

    Cheney woman says she was pulled over by fake officer

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 2:03 AM EDT2017-08-15 06:03:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It all started in downtown Spokane and police say they are looking for that driver. Police say they take situations like this very seriously. It raises a red flag. The woman from Cheney does not want to be identified after what happen but says she doesn't want this to happen to anyone else. "I was so shaken up at that point," she said.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It all started in downtown Spokane and police say they are looking for that driver. Police say they take situations like this very seriously. It raises a red flag. The woman from Cheney does not want to be identified after what happen but says she doesn't want this to happen to anyone else. "I was so shaken up at that point," she said.

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  • Amazon issues refunds for possibly fake eclipse glasses

    Amazon issues refunds for possibly fake eclipse glasses

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 1:17 AM EDT2017-08-15 05:17:38 GMT

    In a statement Sunday, Amazon said it had issued some customers who purchased eclipse glasses that "may not comply with industry standards." Amazon said it had also removed some glasses from its site out of an abundance of caution. To safely view Monday's eclipse, you need special glasses that are in high demand, leading to a flood of knock-off glasses that could damage people's eyesight.

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    In a statement Sunday, Amazon said it had issued some customers who purchased eclipse glasses that "may not comply with industry standards." Amazon said it had also removed some glasses from its site out of an abundance of caution. To safely view Monday's eclipse, you need special glasses that are in high demand, leading to a flood of knock-off glasses that could damage people's eyesight.

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  • Three pulled to safety after crashing down embankment in Athol

    Three pulled to safety after crashing down embankment in Athol

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 12:54 AM EDT2017-08-15 04:54:31 GMT

    ATHOL, Idaho - Three people are recovering from a crash in Athol, Idaho that landed them in Granite Lake. Firefighters say they drove off the road and went 100 feet down a steep embankment into the water. They were able to climb out of the car on their own. One of the passengers, who happens to be pregnant, walked up the hill to get help.

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    ATHOL, Idaho - Three people are recovering from a crash in Athol, Idaho that landed them in Granite Lake. Firefighters say they drove off the road and went 100 feet down a steep embankment into the water. They were able to climb out of the car on their own. One of the passengers, who happens to be pregnant, walked up the hill to get help.

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  • Tyson's eclipse tip: Don't video it, experience it

    Tyson's eclipse tip: Don't video it, experience it

    Monday, August 14 2017 11:05 PM EDT2017-08-15 03:05:25 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a suggestion for anyone with a view of next week's solar eclipse: Put down your smartphones and take in the phenomenon yourself. He told an audience Monday at the American Museum of Natural History: "Experience this one emotionally, psychologically, physically."

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    NEW YORK (AP) - Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a suggestion for anyone with a view of next week's solar eclipse: Put down your smartphones and take in the phenomenon yourself. He told an audience Monday at the American Museum of Natural History: "Experience this one emotionally, psychologically, physically."

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  • Police make arrest in Kent transient camp shootings

    Police make arrest in Kent transient camp shootings

    Monday, August 14 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-08-15 03:00:43 GMT

    KENT, Wash (AP) - Authorities have made an arrest in the shooting deaths of a man and woman in a transient camp in Kent, Washington, a year ago. KOMO reports Kent police arrested a 30-year-old Covington man Saturday. He has been booked into the King County Jail. Police did not provide more details. On Aug. 12, 2016, Kent police found Louisa Campos, 31, dead.

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    KENT, Wash (AP) - Authorities have made an arrest in the shooting deaths of a man and woman in a transient camp in Kent, Washington, a year ago. KOMO reports Kent police arrested a 30-year-old Covington man Saturday. He has been booked into the King County Jail. Police did not provide more details. On Aug. 12, 2016, Kent police found Louisa Campos, 31, dead.

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  • Spokane family plans solar eclipse road trip

    Spokane family plans solar eclipse road trip

    Monday, August 14 2017 10:03 PM EDT2017-08-15 02:03:41 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The eclipse is just one week away. How far would you go to see it at its fullest? Lots of people are traveling to do so, including one Spokane family. “I heard about the eclipse two years ago,” says Pam Lake. “And we're always looking for fun different things to do."

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The eclipse is just one week away. How far would you go to see it at its fullest? Lots of people are traveling to do so, including one Spokane family. “I heard about the eclipse two years ago,” says Pam Lake. “And we're always looking for fun different things to do."

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  • Family upset by 'slap on the wrist' charges in animal cruelty case that killed dog

    Family upset by 'slap on the wrist' charges in animal cruelty case that killed dog

    Monday, August 14 2017 9:51 PM EDT2017-08-15 01:51:09 GMT

    HAUSER, Idaho - “Nothing is going to undo the damage that was done." A family grieving over the loss of their beloved dog, Hank. "He passed away in Dakota's arms,” Jennifer Cook said. This story starts back in late July. Cook says her daughter, Dakota, and her boyfriend went to watch a softball game in Spokane and that Dakota had asked her boyfriend’s roommate, Austin Matott, to watch their dog.

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    HAUSER, Idaho - “Nothing is going to undo the damage that was done." A family grieving over the loss of their beloved dog, Hank. "He passed away in Dakota's arms,” Jennifer Cook said. This story starts back in late July. Cook says her daughter, Dakota, and her boyfriend went to watch a softball game in Spokane and that Dakota had asked her boyfriend’s roommate, Austin Matott, to watch their dog.

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  • Internet-famous pig visits Coeur d'Alene

    Internet-famous pig visits Coeur d'Alene

    Monday, August 14 2017 9:38 PM EDT2017-08-15 01:38:55 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Move over Wilbur and Babe. Instead, meet Boomer. “He loves to cuddle when we watch TV and he comes up and sits in our lap,” Glenda Underwood, Boomer’s owner, said. Boomer is a Juliana Mini Pig who loves his Cheerios and…. “He loves to be forked,” Underwood said.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Move over Wilbur and Babe. Instead, meet Boomer. “He loves to cuddle when we watch TV and he comes up and sits in our lap,” Glenda Underwood, Boomer’s owner, said. Boomer is a Juliana Mini Pig who loves his Cheerios and…. “He loves to be forked,” Underwood said.

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  • Neighbor feud escalates to weed whacker attack

    Neighbor feud escalates to weed whacker attack

    Monday, August 14 2017 9:25 PM EDT2017-08-15 01:25:44 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - So many of us have feuded with our neighbors. From playing music too loudly, to poor property maintenance, it can be easier than you think to make an enemy next door. One situation is proof it's better to nip issues in the bud before they explode. Eighty-two-year-old Gordon Mann can't help but fight back tears when he describes what happened to him Saturday afternoon.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - So many of us have feuded with our neighbors. From playing music too loudly, to poor property maintenance, it can be easier than you think to make an enemy next door. One situation is proof it's better to nip issues in the bud before they explode. Eighty-two-year-old Gordon Mann can't help but fight back tears when he describes what happened to him Saturday afternoon.

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  • Federal resources helping with south Spokane arson investigation

    Federal resources helping with south Spokane arson investigation

    Monday, August 14 2017 9:14 PM EDT2017-08-15 01:14:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Officials are now calling a fire at a dry cleaning business arson. One of the responding fire fighters was badly hurt on the scene. It happened late Friday night near 32nd and Grand in south Spokane. "They started the fires in three locations in the back of the building," said Beacon Cleaners' co-owner Rodney Johnson.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Officials are now calling a fire at a dry cleaning business arson. One of the responding fire fighters was badly hurt on the scene. It happened late Friday night near 32nd and Grand in south Spokane. "They started the fires in three locations in the back of the building," said Beacon Cleaners' co-owner Rodney Johnson.

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  • 'Great Outdoors Bandit', who robbed several banks in Idaho, arrested boarding plane in Los Angeles

    'Great Outdoors Bandit', who robbed several banks in Idaho, arrested boarding plane in Los Angeles

    Monday, August 14 2017 8:09 PM EDT2017-08-15 00:09:26 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Department of Justice reported Monday that a serial bank robber known as the 'Great Outdoors Bandit' was arrested on Sunday on a warrant for bank robbery at the Los Angeles International Airport. Authorities say he was attempting to board a flight to Brussels, Belgium.

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Department of Justice reported Monday that a serial bank robber known as the 'Great Outdoors Bandit' was arrested on Sunday on a warrant for bank robbery at the Los Angeles International Airport. Authorities say he was attempting to board a flight to Brussels, Belgium.

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  • Washington State College Republicans announce new president following Allsup resignation

    Washington State College Republicans announce new president following Allsup resignation

    Monday, August 14 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-08-14 23:18:34 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University College Republicans have a new president. Amir Rezamand, formerly the Vice President of the organization at WSU, told KHQ he is now the President. KHQ spoke with Rezamend by phone on Monday He confirmed that former president James Allsup has resigned his position.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University College Republicans have a new president. Amir Rezamand, formerly the Vice President of the organization at WSU, told KHQ he is now the President. KHQ spoke with Rezamend by phone on Monday He confirmed that former president James Allsup has resigned his position.

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  • Jury sides with Taylor Swift in groping lawsuit

    Jury sides with Taylor Swift in groping lawsuit

    Monday, August 14 2017 7:01 PM EDT2017-08-14 23:01:45 GMT

    DENVER (AP) - Taylor Swift has won long-awaited vindication after a jury decided that a radio host groped her during a pre-concert photo op four years ago. After a weeklong trial over dueling lawsuits, jurors determined Monday that fired Denver DJ David Mueller assaulted the pop star by grabbing her backside during a backstage meet-and-greet. 

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    DENVER (AP) - Taylor Swift has won long-awaited vindication after a jury decided that a radio host groped her during a pre-concert photo op four years ago. After a weeklong trial over dueling lawsuits, jurors determined Monday that fired Denver DJ David Mueller assaulted the pop star by grabbing her backside during a backstage meet-and-greet. 

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  • Coal cars derail in northwest Montana

    Coal cars derail in northwest Montana

    Monday, August 14 2017 6:28 PM EDT2017-08-14 22:28:39 GMT

    NOXON, Mont. - Montana Rail Link confirmed approximately 30 coal cars derailed Sunday night in northwest Montana.  Bonner County Emergency Management says MRL told them the derailment happened at around 11:00 p.m. near Noxon, Montana. There were no injuries and the train was not hauling hazardous material, according to Jim Lewis with MRL.  

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    NOXON, Mont. - Montana Rail Link confirmed approximately 30 coal cars derailed Sunday night in northwest Montana.  Bonner County Emergency Management says MRL told them the derailment happened at around 11:00 p.m. near Noxon, Montana. There were no injuries and the train was not hauling hazardous material, according to Jim Lewis with MRL.  

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  • Hate-watch groups agree rally was largest in decade or more

    Hate-watch groups agree rally was largest in decade or more

    Monday, August 14 2017 6:01 PM EDT2017-08-14 22:01:55 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Authorities have not provided a crowd estimate for the Saturday rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville that descended into chaos. But two organizations that track hate groups said it was the largest white supremacist gathering in a decade or more.

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    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Authorities have not provided a crowd estimate for the Saturday rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville that descended into chaos. But two organizations that track hate groups said it was the largest white supremacist gathering in a decade or more.

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  • Mattis: US would 'take out' any NKorean missile aimed at US

    Mattis: US would 'take out' any NKorean missile aimed at US

    Monday, August 14 2017 5:55 PM EDT2017-08-14 21:55:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. will "take out" any North Korean missile it detects is heading for American soil, including the Pacific island of Guam. Mattis says a North Korean missile strike on the U.S. would mean war. North Korea has said it is considering a plan to launch four ballistic missiles to land in the sea just short of Guam. Asked how the U.S. would respond, Mattis initially declined to say.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. will "take out" any North Korean missile it detects is heading for American soil, including the Pacific island of Guam. Mattis says a North Korean missile strike on the U.S. would mean war. North Korea has said it is considering a plan to launch four ballistic missiles to land in the sea just short of Guam. Asked how the U.S. would respond, Mattis initially declined to say.

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  • As Trump considers Arpaio pardon, critics call out president

    As Trump considers Arpaio pardon, critics call out president

    Monday, August 14 2017 5:46 PM EDT2017-08-14 21:46:36 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) - President Donald Trump says he may grant a pardon to former Sheriff Joe Arpaio following his recent conviction in federal court, prompting outrage among critics who say the move would amount to an endorsement of racism.

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    PHOENIX (AP) - President Donald Trump says he may grant a pardon to former Sheriff Joe Arpaio following his recent conviction in federal court, prompting outrage among critics who say the move would amount to an endorsement of racism.

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  • Trump condemns KKK, neo-Nazis as 'thugs'

    Trump condemns KKK, neo-Nazis as 'thugs'

    Monday, August 14 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-08-14 21:43:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is saying that "racism is evil" as he condemns the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists as "criminals and thugs." He is speaking in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House after meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI director Christopher Wray about the race-fueled violence Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is saying that "racism is evil" as he condemns the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists as "criminals and thugs." He is speaking in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House after meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI director Christopher Wray about the race-fueled violence Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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  • Pro wrestler Ric Flair grappling 'tough medical issues'

    Pro wrestler Ric Flair grappling 'tough medical issues'

    Monday, August 14 2017 5:42 PM EDT2017-08-14 21:42:40 GMT

    ATLANTA - World Wrestling Entertainment says pro wrestling legend Ric Flair is out of surgery and resting after being hospitalized. The statement Monday did not give details about the nature of the surgery.A representative for the showman known as "Nature Boy" says the 68-year-old wrestler was admitted to the hospital for routine monitoring. 

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    ATLANTA - World Wrestling Entertainment says pro wrestling legend Ric Flair is out of surgery and resting after being hospitalized. The statement Monday did not give details about the nature of the surgery.A representative for the showman known as "Nature Boy" says the 68-year-old wrestler was admitted to the hospital for routine monitoring. 

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  • Police: Alaska man made fake 911 call to divert pursuit

    Police: Alaska man made fake 911 call to divert pursuit

    Monday, August 14 2017 5:36 PM EDT2017-08-14 21:36:27 GMT

    KASILOF, Alaska (AP) - Alaska State Troopers say a man made a fake 911 call about shots fired to try to divert a trooper who was pursuing his pickup truck. Clayton Nelson of Kasilof (kah-SEE-lawf) is charged with felony eluding, reckless driving, terroristic threatening and other charges. Troopers say Nelson was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant.

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    KASILOF, Alaska (AP) - Alaska State Troopers say a man made a fake 911 call about shots fired to try to divert a trooper who was pursuing his pickup truck. Clayton Nelson of Kasilof (kah-SEE-lawf) is charged with felony eluding, reckless driving, terroristic threatening and other charges. Troopers say Nelson was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant.

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  • Man falls into 10-foot sinkhole while trying to block it off

    Man falls into 10-foot sinkhole while trying to block it off

    Monday, August 14 2017 5:27 PM EDT2017-08-14 21:27:49 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia man who fell into a sinkhole says he was putting traffic cones around it because he was worried about the safety of children playing outside. Eugene Clarke tells WCAU-TV he was near the sinkhole Saturday night when the asphalt gave way and he tumbled 10 feet  into it. The 58-year-old calls it a "shocking situation to be in."

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    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia man who fell into a sinkhole says he was putting traffic cones around it because he was worried about the safety of children playing outside. Eugene Clarke tells WCAU-TV he was near the sinkhole Saturday night when the asphalt gave way and he tumbled 10 feet  into it. The 58-year-old calls it a "shocking situation to be in."

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  • Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers pictured with Charlottesville rally attendee, and WSU College Republican President, James Allsup

    Monday, August 14 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-08-14 20:58:35 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- A picture of Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers is getting a lot of attention on social media. The picture shows the the 5th District representative with a large group of students at Washington State University. But one student in particular is the reason that the picture is going viral. James Allsup is in the picture.

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- A picture of Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers is getting a lot of attention on social media. The picture shows the the 5th District representative with a large group of students at Washington State University. But one student in particular is the reason that the picture is going viral. James Allsup is in the picture.

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  • The Latest: Officials: Car drove into patrons intentionally

    The Latest: Officials: Car drove into patrons intentionally

    Monday, August 14 2017 4:35 PM EDT2017-08-14 20:35:23 GMT

    (AP) - The Latest on the car that drove into the sidewalk outside a pizza restaurant in France (all times local): 10:11 p.m. French officials say the driver who steered into patrons of a pizza restaurant east of Paris clearly acted intentionally, but they have no reason so far to suspect a terrorist motive.

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    (AP) - The Latest on the car that drove into the sidewalk outside a pizza restaurant in France (all times local): 10:11 p.m. French officials say the driver who steered into patrons of a pizza restaurant east of Paris clearly acted intentionally, but they have no reason so far to suspect a terrorist motive.

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  • Pantone creates shade of purple named for Prince symbol

    Pantone creates shade of purple named for Prince symbol

    Monday, August 14 2017 4:08 PM EDT2017-08-14 20:08:33 GMT

    (AP) - A shade of purple inspired by the late superstar Prince and his custom-made Yamaha piano was announced Monday by the icon's estate.      The royal hue created by the Pantone Color Institute was dubbed "Love Symbol #2," paying tribute to the graphic Prince began using as his name in 1993 in a testy battle with Warner Bros. Records over ownership of the master recordings of some of his biggest hits. 

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    (AP) - A shade of purple inspired by the late superstar Prince and his custom-made Yamaha piano was announced Monday by the icon's estate.      The royal hue created by the Pantone Color Institute was dubbed "Love Symbol #2," paying tribute to the graphic Prince began using as his name in 1993 in a testy battle with Warner Bros. Records over ownership of the master recordings of some of his biggest hits. 

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  • The Latest: Trump condemns KKK, neo-Nazis as 'thugs'

    The Latest: Trump condemns KKK, neo-Nazis as 'thugs'

    Monday, August 14 2017 1:53 PM EDT2017-08-14 17:53:28 GMT

    (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and the weekend's violence and death in Charlottesville, Virginia (all times local): 12:45 p.m.      President Donald Trump is saying that "racism is evil" as he condemns the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists as "criminals and thugs."

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    (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and the weekend's violence and death in Charlottesville, Virginia (all times local): 12:45 p.m.      President Donald Trump is saying that "racism is evil" as he condemns the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists as "criminals and thugs."

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