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  • What you should do if you have the flu

    What you should do if you have the flu

    Thursday, January 18 2018 1:36 AM EST2018-01-18 06:36:55 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The number of flu cases continue to rise. In Spokane County, more than 300 people have been hospitalized because of it and 14 of them have died. So how do you know you have the flu? KHQ met with Dr. Bob Lutz, Spokane County health officer. He says that the flu is a respiratory illness and if you have it, you’ll know it’s more than a cold. “You have the body aches. Everything hurts. I’ve had people tell me their eyes hurt, their hair hu...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The number of flu cases continue to rise. In Spokane County, more than 300 people have been hospitalized because of it and 14 of them have died. So how do you know you have the flu? KHQ met with Dr. Bob Lutz, Spokane County health officer. He says that the flu is a respiratory illness and if you have it, you’ll know it’s more than a cold. “You have the body aches. Everything hurts. I’ve had people tell me their eyes hurt, their hair hu...

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  • WATCH: Oregon fisherman sues after insane boat crash caught on camera

    WATCH: Oregon fisherman sues after insane boat crash caught on camera

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 6:12 PM EST2018-01-17 23:12:55 GMT

    CLATSOP COUNTY, Ore. - A salmon fisherman who abandoned ship by leaping into the Columbia river last summer, right before another boat crashed into his, is suing the other boat driver for $372,000. The Oregonian reports that the Clatsop County sheriff's office accused Marlin Lee Larson of several crimes after the boater told investigators he couldn't see where he was driving because the dash of his boat was blocking his view when he was sitting down.

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    CLATSOP COUNTY, Ore. - A salmon fisherman who abandoned ship by leaping into the Columbia river last summer, right before another boat crashed into his, is suing the other boat driver for $372,000. The Oregonian reports that the Clatsop County sheriff's office accused Marlin Lee Larson of several crimes after the boater told investigators he couldn't see where he was driving because the dash of his boat was blocking his view when he was sitting down.

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  • Amazon announces 20 finalists for its second headquarters

    Amazon announces 20 finalists for its second headquarters

    Thursday, January 18 2018 10:06 AM EST2018-01-18 15:06:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - We didn't make the cut. But we knew that was coming, right?  Amazon released a "short" list of cities it's considering for its second headquarters and although we made a good case (IMO), Spokane did not make the cut.  So who did make the cut?  The 20 potential cities include...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - We didn't make the cut. But we knew that was coming, right?  Amazon released a "short" list of cities it's considering for its second headquarters and although we made a good case (IMO), Spokane did not make the cut.  So who did make the cut?  The 20 potential cities include...

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  • House passes bill to keep government open

    House passes bill to keep government open

    Thursday, January 18 2018 7:57 PM EST2018-01-19 00:57:39 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the debate over immigration and the budget (all times local): 7:38 p.m.The House has passed a temporary government-wide funding bill that would avert a government shutdown this weekend. The measure still faces iffy prospects in the Senate, where Democrats are poised to block it in hopes of spurring slow-moving talks on immigration. The measure would keep the government running through Feb. 16. The governme...

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the debate over immigration and the budget (all times local): 7:38 p.m.The House has passed a temporary government-wide funding bill that would avert a government shutdown this weekend. The measure still faces iffy prospects in the Senate, where Democrats are poised to block it in hopes of spurring slow-moving talks on immigration. The measure would keep the government running through Feb. 16. The governme...

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  • Idaho deputy involved in rollover crash while responding to call

    Idaho deputy involved in rollover crash while responding to call

    Thursday, January 18 2018 7:47 PM EST2018-01-19 00:47:51 GMT
    Lincoln County Sheriff's OfficeLincoln County Sheriff's Office
    On Tuesday, a Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputy was involved in a roll-over crash approximately three miles north of the City of Richfield, Idaho. The deputy received very minor injuries and was not transported to a medical facility. The deputy was responding to a call at the school when the crash occurred. The deputy was driving “code-3” which means the lights and sirens were activated and functioning. The deputy was wearing a seat belt and the air bags were deployed a...>>
    On Tuesday, a Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputy was involved in a roll-over crash approximately three miles north of the City of Richfield, Idaho. The deputy received very minor injuries and was not transported to a medical facility. The deputy was responding to a call at the school when the crash occurred. The deputy was driving “code-3” which means the lights and sirens were activated and functioning. The deputy was wearing a seat belt and the air bags were deployed a...>>
  • Felon faces federal charges after Moses Lake Police find him with three illegal guns

    Felon faces federal charges after Moses Lake Police find him with three illegal guns

    Thursday, January 18 2018 7:32 PM EST2018-01-19 00:32:40 GMT
    Moses Lake Police Dept.Moses Lake Police Dept.

    Last week, Moses Lake Police officers teamed up with members of the Northwest Violent Offender’s Task Force to locate a wanted felon and confiscate his illegally-possessed guns. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office and Department of Corrections were also involved in tracking this guy down. Task force officers found 24-year-old Isaac Bruno Avila and take him down on a traffic stop. While Avila was being arrested, officers found evidence of firearms and ammunition inside ...

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    Last week, Moses Lake Police officers teamed up with members of the Northwest Violent Offender’s Task Force to locate a wanted felon and confiscate his illegally-possessed guns. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office and Department of Corrections were also involved in tracking this guy down. Task force officers found 24-year-old Isaac Bruno Avila and take him down on a traffic stop. While Avila was being arrested, officers found evidence of firearms and ammunition inside ...

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  • $2,000 reward offered for information on who shot, killed eagle near Snohomish

    $2,000 reward offered for information on who shot, killed eagle near Snohomish

    Thursday, January 18 2018 7:22 PM EST2018-01-19 00:22:44 GMT
    Sarvey Wildlife Care CenterSarvey Wildlife Care Center

    ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) - A wildlife center north of Seattle is offering a $1,000 reward for information about who shot a bald eagle. The Daily Herald reports the Sarvey Wildlife Center got a call Wednesday from someone who said they heard gunshots and saw an eagle fall to the ground near Snohomish. Wildlife center staff brought the eagle estimated to be about a year old to the center for medical care. Officials said Thursday that the eagle died overnight.  &n...

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    ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) - A wildlife center north of Seattle is offering a $1,000 reward for information about who shot a bald eagle. The Daily Herald reports the Sarvey Wildlife Center got a call Wednesday from someone who said they heard gunshots and saw an eagle fall to the ground near Snohomish. Wildlife center staff brought the eagle estimated to be about a year old to the center for medical care. Officials said Thursday that the eagle died overnight.  &n...

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  • Alert Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy intervenes to stop suicide attempt

    Alert Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy intervenes to stop suicide attempt

    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:59 PM EST2018-01-18 23:59:45 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Sunday evening, Grant County Sheriff's Deputy Brad Humphrey was driving through the parking lot of the Airway Heights Walmart when his attention was drawn to a vehicle parked on the far west side.  As he drove toward the vehicle, he noticed a dryer hose attached to the exhaust pipe which ran into the open trunk.  Deputy Humphrey parked, approached the vehicle and saw a man covered with a blanket, reclined back in the driver’s seat.

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Sunday evening, Grant County Sheriff's Deputy Brad Humphrey was driving through the parking lot of the Airway Heights Walmart when his attention was drawn to a vehicle parked on the far west side.  As he drove toward the vehicle, he noticed a dryer hose attached to the exhaust pipe which ran into the open trunk.  Deputy Humphrey parked, approached the vehicle and saw a man covered with a blanket, reclined back in the driver’s seat.

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  • Moses Lake man arrested for sixth time after off duty Othello police officer spots stolen car

    Moses Lake man arrested for sixth time after off duty Othello police officer spots stolen car

    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:46 PM EST2018-01-18 23:46:47 GMT
    Moses Lake Police Dept.Moses Lake Police Dept.

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - All he was trying to do was get a workout in. About 1 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, an off-duty Othello Police officer headed to the gym when he spotted a vehicle he knew to be stolen out of Othello. The officer called Moses Lake officers who responded, and were able to locate and stop the vehicle on North Stratford Road. Because there was firearm in the vehicle when it was stolen, officers took all four occupants in 

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - All he was trying to do was get a workout in. About 1 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, an off-duty Othello Police officer headed to the gym when he spotted a vehicle he knew to be stolen out of Othello. The officer called Moses Lake officers who responded, and were able to locate and stop the vehicle on North Stratford Road. Because there was firearm in the vehicle when it was stolen, officers took all four occupants in 

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  • Yakima approves emergency proclamation ahead of landslide

    Yakima approves emergency proclamation ahead of landslide

    Thursday, January 18 2018 5:58 PM EST2018-01-18 22:58:42 GMT
    Civil Patrol via Yakima Valley Office of Emergency ManagementCivil Patrol via Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A city in central Washington state issued an emergency proclamation in response to a mass of rock and soil crawling down a ridge that officials say could turn into a landslide. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the Yakima City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution for city officials to request state or federal assistance should the city require help in responding to the effects of about 4 million cubic yards (3 million cubic meters) of material inching down 

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    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A city in central Washington state issued an emergency proclamation in response to a mass of rock and soil crawling down a ridge that officials say could turn into a landslide. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the Yakima City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution for city officials to request state or federal assistance should the city require help in responding to the effects of about 4 million cubic yards (3 million cubic meters) of material inching down 

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  • Bill would require emergency train-stopping technology

    Bill would require emergency train-stopping technology

    Thursday, January 18 2018 5:51 PM EST2018-01-18 22:51:51 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - A new bill in the U.S. House would require railroads to have emergency train-stopping technology in the wake of the Washington Amtrak derailment that killed three passengers and injured dozens of others. The Seattle Times reports the Positive Train Control Implementation and Financing Act, sponsored by Democratic State Rep. Peter DeFazio, would prohibit railroads from launching new passenger routes until the technologies are installed. The deadli...

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - A new bill in the U.S. House would require railroads to have emergency train-stopping technology in the wake of the Washington Amtrak derailment that killed three passengers and injured dozens of others. The Seattle Times reports the Positive Train Control Implementation and Financing Act, sponsored by Democratic State Rep. Peter DeFazio, would prohibit railroads from launching new passenger routes until the technologies are installed. The deadli...

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  • Spokane Police asks for the public's help finding missing vulnerable woman

    Spokane Police asks for the public's help finding missing vulnerable woman

    Thursday, January 18 2018 5:40 PM EST2018-01-18 22:40:07 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police Department is asking for the public's help finding a missing vulnerable woman. Officers say Natalie Collier walked away from her home Thursday morning. She is 22 years old, but officers say she functions at a younger age. Due to the age Natalie functions at, the weather, and some other medical issues, police are concerned about her well being. Natalie is 5’7, 125 lbs. She has brown hair and was last 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police Department is asking for the public's help finding a missing vulnerable woman. Officers say Natalie Collier walked away from her home Thursday morning. She is 22 years old, but officers say she functions at a younger age. Due to the age Natalie functions at, the weather, and some other medical issues, police are concerned about her well being. Natalie is 5’7, 125 lbs. She has brown hair and was last 

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  • Court Docs: Blood possibly found in rape suspect's car as detectives still search for missing woman

    Court Docs: Blood possibly found in rape suspect's car as detectives still search for missing woman

    Thursday, January 18 2018 5:21 PM EST2018-01-18 22:21:42 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Detectives continue to investigate the brutal beating and rape of an employee at a Spokane Valley gas station. They arrested a level three sex offender for the crime. The victim had serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Detectives arrested 36-year-old Michael Rush near the gas station bathroom where the victim was found inside raped, strangled and beaten. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Detectives continue to investigate the brutal beating and rape of an employee at a Spokane Valley gas station. They arrested a level three sex offender for the crime. The victim had serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Detectives arrested 36-year-old Michael Rush near the gas station bathroom where the victim was found inside raped, strangled and beaten. 

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  • California captive plotted escape for 2 years

    California captive plotted escape for 2 years

    Thursday, January 18 2018 4:05 PM EST2018-01-18 21:05:26 GMT

    LOS ANGELES - The father of the man accused by California authorities of abusing his 13 children says he doesn't believe reports that his son and his son's wife chained their children for long periods and let them shower only once a year.

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    LOS ANGELES - The father of the man accused by California authorities of abusing his 13 children says he doesn't believe reports that his son and his son's wife chained their children for long periods and let them shower only once a year. James Turpin of Princeton, West Virginia, told The Associated Press he's going to talk to his son's children to "find out the real story" as soon as he can get a call through to them. 

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  • Drone helps save teenage swimmers in a 'world first'

    Drone helps save teenage swimmers in a 'world first'

    Thursday, January 18 2018 3:42 PM EST2018-01-18 20:42:08 GMT

    LENNOX HEAD, Australia - A drone helped save two teenage swimmers struggling in powerful surf on the Australian coastline on Thursday, in what the local authorities called a "world first."

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    LENNOX HEAD, Australia - A drone helped save two teenage swimmers struggling in powerful surf on the Australian coastline on Thursday, in what the local authorities called a "world first." Just before midday local time, a member of the public spotted the 16 and 17-year-old boys caught in a rip current in rough seas off Lennox Head, a beach popular with surfers.

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  • Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

    Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:05 PM EST2018-01-18 17:05:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON - Scientists say last year wasn't quite as hot as 2016's record-shattering mark, but it ranked either second or third, depending on who was counting. Either way, scientists say it showed a clear signal of man-made global warming because it was the hottest year they've seen without an El Nino boosting temperatures naturally.

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    WASHINGTON - Scientists say last year wasn't quite as hot as 2016's record-shattering mark, but it ranked either second or third, depending on who was counting. Either way, scientists say it showed a clear signal of man-made global warming because it was the hottest year they've seen without an El Nino boosting temperatures naturally.

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  • US marshal shot, killed while serving warrant in Pennsylvania

    US marshal shot, killed while serving warrant in Pennsylvania

    Thursday, January 18 2018 11:30 AM EST2018-01-18 16:30:34 GMT

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - The mayor of Harrisburg says a U.S. marshal is dead after being shot while serving an arrest warrant in Pennsylvania's capital city. Mayor Eric Papenfuse says two other officers were wounded in the Thursday morning shooting, including one from Harrisburg. The York City Police Department says one of its officers had non-life threatening injuries.

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    HARRISBURG, Pa. - The mayor of Harrisburg says a U.S. marshal is dead after being shot while serving an arrest warrant in Pennsylvania's capital city. Mayor Eric Papenfuse says two other officers were wounded in the Thursday morning shooting, including one from Harrisburg. The York City Police Department says one of its officers had non-life threatening injuries.

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  • Officials: Thousands of skilled jobs are going unfilled

    Officials: Thousands of skilled jobs are going unfilled

    Thursday, January 18 2018 11:26 AM EST2018-01-18 16:26:29 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho - Education officials say thousands of science, technology, engineering and math jobs are going unfilled each year in Idaho due to a lack of skilled workers. The Lewiston Tribune reports that education officials told the state Legislature's joint budget committee last week that 7,000 STEM jobs went unfilled in Idaho last year - double the number from the prior year.

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    BOISE, Idaho - Education officials say thousands of science, technology, engineering and math jobs are going unfilled each year in Idaho due to a lack of skilled workers. The Lewiston Tribune reports that education officials told the state Legislature's joint budget committee last week that 7,000 STEM jobs went unfilled in Idaho last year - double the number from the prior year.

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  • Amazon announces 20 finalists for its second headquarters

    Amazon announces 20 finalists for its second headquarters

    Thursday, January 18 2018 10:06 AM EST2018-01-18 15:06:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - We didn't make the cut. But we knew that was coming, right?  Amazon released a "short" list of cities it's considering for its second headquarters and although we made a good case (IMO), Spokane did not make the cut.  So who did make the cut?  The 20 potential cities include...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - We didn't make the cut. But we knew that was coming, right?  Amazon released a "short" list of cities it's considering for its second headquarters and although we made a good case (IMO), Spokane did not make the cut.  So who did make the cut?  The 20 potential cities include...

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  • Police: Someone stole a car, dumped 2 girls on roadways

    Police: Someone stole a car, dumped 2 girls on roadways

    Thursday, January 18 2018 9:40 AM EST2018-01-18 14:40:09 GMT
    Police find suspicious devicePolice find suspicious device

    ATLANTA - Authorities are looking for someone they say stole an SUV with two children inside and left them on major roadways. Clayton County police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury tells news outlets that 1-month-old Ava Wilmer and 4-year-old Arya Davenport were found after their mother's vehicle was stolen from a QuikTrip. 

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    ATLANTA - Authorities are looking for someone they say stole an SUV with two children inside and left them on major roadways. Clayton County police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury tells news outlets that 1-month-old Ava Wilmer and 4-year-old Arya Davenport were found after their mother's vehicle was stolen from a QuikTrip. 

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  • Yakima approves emergency proclamation ahead of landslide

    Yakima approves emergency proclamation ahead of landslide

    Thursday, January 18 2018 9:08 AM EST2018-01-18 14:08:43 GMT

    YAKIMA, Wash. - A city in central Washington state issued an emergency proclamation in response to a mass of rock and soil crawling down a ridge that officials say could turn into a landslide. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the Yakima City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution for city officials to request state or federal assistance should the city require help in responding to the effects of about 4 million cubic yards.

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    YAKIMA, Wash. - A city in central Washington state issued an emergency proclamation in response to a mass of rock and soil crawling down a ridge that officials say could turn into a landslide. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the Yakima City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution for city officials to request state or federal assistance should the city require help in responding to the effects of about 4 million cubic yards.

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  • Headless chickens found in Connecticut courtroom

    Headless chickens found in Connecticut courtroom

    Thursday, January 18 2018 8:20 AM EST2018-01-18 13:20:02 GMT

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Authorities in Connecticut are investigating the discovery of two decapitated chickens inside a courtroom.    Judicial marshals and maintenance staff investigating a putrid smell made the grisly discovery Wednesday morning in the public seating area of a courtroom in a state courthouse in Bridgeport. 

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    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Authorities in Connecticut are investigating the discovery of two decapitated chickens inside a courtroom.    Judicial marshals and maintenance staff investigating a putrid smell made the grisly discovery Wednesday morning in the public seating area of a courtroom in a state courthouse in Bridgeport. 

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  • Discussing mental health in the wake of tragedy

    Discussing mental health in the wake of tragedy

    Thursday, January 18 2018 2:14 AM EST2018-01-18 07:14:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The WSU community is trying to come to terms with the death of one of their own, Cougar quarterback Tyler Hilinski, who took his own life Tuesday afternoon. Now the question so many people are asking is why. While that answer won't be cut and dry, but what is clear is that there are always lifelines available and that you are not alone.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The WSU community is trying to come to terms with the death of one of their own, Cougar quarterback Tyler Hilinski, who took his own life Tuesday afternoon. Now the question so many people are asking is why. While that answer won't be cut and dry, but what is clear is that there are always lifelines available and that you are not alone.

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  • What you should do if you have the flu

    What you should do if you have the flu

    Thursday, January 18 2018 1:36 AM EST2018-01-18 06:36:55 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The number of flu cases continue to rise. In Spokane County, more than 300 people have been hospitalized because of it and 14 of them have died. So how do you know you have the flu? KHQ met with Dr. Bob Lutz, Spokane County health officer. He says that the flu is a respiratory illness and if you have it, you’ll know it’s more than a cold. “You have the body aches. Everything hurts. I’ve had people tell me their eyes hurt, their hair hu...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The number of flu cases continue to rise. In Spokane County, more than 300 people have been hospitalized because of it and 14 of them have died. So how do you know you have the flu? KHQ met with Dr. Bob Lutz, Spokane County health officer. He says that the flu is a respiratory illness and if you have it, you’ll know it’s more than a cold. “You have the body aches. Everything hurts. I’ve had people tell me their eyes hurt, their hair hu...

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  • UPDATE: Man turns himself in to Adams County Jail

    UPDATE: Man turns himself in to Adams County Jail

    Thursday, January 18 2018 1:23 AM EST2018-01-18 06:23:20 GMT
    Adams County Sheriff Department FacebookAdams County Sheriff Department Facebook

    ADAMS COUNTY, Wash. - The Adams County Sheriff’s Office is actively looking for 32-year-old Jonny Nava.  Nava is wanted and suspected of several charges stemming from an incident Tuesday evening. According to deputies, the incident involves the unlawful discharge of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, and other driving offenses. Nava also has several outstanding warrants for 

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    ADAMS COUNTY, Wash. - The Adams County Sheriff’s Office is actively looking for 32-year-old Jonny Nava.  Nava is wanted and suspected of several charges stemming from an incident Tuesday evening. According to deputies, the incident involves the unlawful discharge of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, and other driving offenses. Nava also has several outstanding warrants for 

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  • Aziz Ansari story sparks heated debate over #MeToo Movement

    Aziz Ansari story sparks heated debate over #MeToo Movement

    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:40 AM EST2018-01-18 05:40:03 GMT

    The #MeToo movement has been embraced by legions of women as a vital step toward countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct. This week, more so than at any point in the movement's brief history, there's visceral discussion about its potential for causing harm.    The catalyst was the publication by Babe.net of an account by a woman identified only as "Grace" detailing her 2017 encounter with comedian Aziz Ansari.

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    The #MeToo movement has been embraced by legions of women as a vital step toward countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct. This week, more so than at any point in the movement's brief history, there's visceral discussion about its potential for causing harm.    The catalyst was the publication by Babe.net of an account by a woman identified only as "Grace" detailing her 2017 encounter with comedian Aziz Ansari.

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  • Suit: Gay couple gets 'hateful' flyers, not wedding programs

    Suit: Gay couple gets 'hateful' flyers, not wedding programs

    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:28 AM EST2018-01-18 05:28:57 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) - A printing company accused of sending discriminatory pamphlets to a gay couple who ordered wedding programs says it has learned the pamphlets were intended to be printed for another customer.

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    BOSTON (AP) - A printing company accused of sending discriminatory pamphlets to a gay couple who ordered wedding programs says it has learned the pamphlets were intended to be printed for another customer.

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  • Police: Yakima man sets house on fire; blames it on brother's decade-old fart prank

    Police: Yakima man sets house on fire; blames it on brother's decade-old fart prank

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 11:57 PM EST2018-01-18 04:57:16 GMT
    Police: Yakima man sets house on fire; blames it on brother's decade-old fart prankPolice: Yakima man sets house on fire; blames it on brother's decade-old fart prank

    YAKIMA, Wash. - Yakima Police say a man burnt down his parents' home Tuesday because of a prank his brother pulled on him over a decade ago.  According to KIMA, 29-year-old Joel Cruz was home alone, and got angry because of a time his brother farted in his face nearly 10 years ago.  That's when police say Cruz put a pot of vegetable oil on the stove, turned it on high, and ran out of the home.  KIMA says that Cruz told officers he heard 

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    YAKIMA, Wash. - Yakima Police say a man burnt down his parents' home Tuesday because of a prank his brother pulled on him over a decade ago.  According to KIMA, 29-year-old Joel Cruz was home alone, and got angry because of a time his brother farted in his face nearly 10 years ago.  That's when police say Cruz put a pot of vegetable oil on the stove, turned it on high, and ran out of the home.  KIMA says that Cruz told officers he heard 

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  • Police: Man stabs himself in the neck while running through Moses Lake Walmart

    Police: Man stabs himself in the neck while running through Moses Lake Walmart

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 11:43 PM EST2018-01-18 04:43:37 GMT
    A man reportedly stabbed himself in the neck at the Moses Lake Walmart Tuesday morning. According to iFIBER One News, Moses Lake police were called the store on North Stratford Road for reports of a distraught 26-year-old man. Employees told officers that the man was yelling that his family was being murdered. When police arrived to the store, the man began running through the aisles with a large kitchen knife in hand. Police tell iFIBER One that eventually the man began stabbing hi...>>
    A man reportedly stabbed himself in the neck at the Moses Lake Walmart Tuesday morning. According to iFIBER One News, Moses Lake police were called the store on North Stratford Road for reports of a distraught 26-year-old man. Employees told officers that the man was yelling that his family was being murdered. When police arrived to the store, the man began running through the aisles with a large kitchen knife in hand. Police tell iFIBER One that eventually the man began stabbing hi...>>
  • Spain, Portugal seize cocaine smuggled inside pineapples

    Spain, Portugal seize cocaine smuggled inside pineapples

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 11:31 PM EST2018-01-18 04:31:35 GMT
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    LISBON, Portugal - Spanish and Portuguese police say a joint operation resulted in the seizure of hundreds of pounds of cocaine concealed inside crates of fresh pineapples. According to News 24, The Iberian police forces arrested nine members of an international smuggling ring that transported the drug from South America. The seizure was part of an ongoing investigation across both countries that began in April of 2017.  Aside from the more 

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    LISBON, Portugal - Spanish and Portuguese police say a joint operation resulted in the seizure of hundreds of pounds of cocaine concealed inside crates of fresh pineapples. According to News 24, The Iberian police forces arrested nine members of an international smuggling ring that transported the drug from South America. The seizure was part of an ongoing investigation across both countries that began in April of 2017.  Aside from the more 

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  • Amazon is offering a subscription box for Oreos

    Amazon is offering a subscription box for Oreos

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 11:24 PM EST2018-01-18 04:24:20 GMT

    KHQ.com - In 2018, subscription boxes are everywhere. You pay a flat fee, and every month you get a curated box of goodies. There are book boxes, food boxes, makeup boxes, boxes for shaving and boxes for clothes. But Amazon just rolled a subscription box for milk's favorite cookie.

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    KHQ.com - In 2018, subscription boxes are everywhere. You pay a flat fee, and every month you get a curated box of goodies. There are book boxes, food boxes, makeup boxes, boxes for shaving and boxes for clothes. But Amazon just rolled a subscription box for milk's favorite cookie.

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  • Ex-Ataris bassist indicted, accused of telemarketing fraud

    Ex-Ataris bassist indicted, accused of telemarketing fraud

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 10:40 PM EST2018-01-18 03:40:15 GMT

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The former bassist of the rock band The Ataris awaits arraignment after he and a woman were indicted on federal conspiracy and fraud charges.    Michael Sean Davenport was arrested last month at a Little Rock, Arkansas, airport on a warrant issued by a southern Illinois federal court accusing him of running a telemarketing business in Santa Barbara, California, for eight years.

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The former bassist of the rock band The Ataris awaits arraignment after he and a woman were indicted on federal conspiracy and fraud charges.    Michael Sean Davenport was arrested last month at a Little Rock, Arkansas, airport on a warrant issued by a southern Illinois federal court accusing him of running a telemarketing business in Santa Barbara, California, for eight years.

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  • No luck in search for escaped Yellowstone bison

    No luck in search for escaped Yellowstone bison

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 10:31 PM EST2018-01-18 03:31:31 GMT

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo (AP) - Yellowstone National Park hasn't found any of the more than 50 bison that escaped through a cut fence at a containment area where they were being prepared for transfer to the Fort Peck Tribes. Park staff discovered Tuesday that 52 of the animals had escaped the Stephens Creek facility near Gardiner, and the National Park Service has begun a criminal investigation.

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    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo (AP) - Yellowstone National Park hasn't found any of the more than 50 bison that escaped through a cut fence at a containment area where they were being prepared for transfer to the Fort Peck Tribes. Park staff discovered Tuesday that 52 of the animals had escaped the Stephens Creek facility near Gardiner, and the National Park Service has begun a criminal investigation.

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  • Court documents: Lewiston man arrested for rape, posting videos online

    Court documents: Lewiston man arrested for rape, posting videos online

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 10:14 PM EST2018-01-18 03:14:21 GMT

    LEWISTON, Idaho - A Lewiston man is facing multiple charges after investigators say he raped an unconscious woman and posted videos online. According to court documents, the victim contacted Nez Perce County deputies on January 12, and said a video of her having sex without her consent was posted online.

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    LEWISTON, Idaho - A Lewiston man is facing multiple charges after investigators say he raped an unconscious woman and posted videos online. According to court documents, the victim contacted Nez Perce County deputies on January 12, and said a video of her having sex without her consent was posted online.

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  • VA Medical Center in Spokane plans to return to 24-hour emergency care

    VA Medical Center in Spokane plans to return to 24-hour emergency care

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:54 PM EST2018-01-18 02:54:51 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Nearly 30 years after serving in the Gulf War, 61-year-old Lee LeTeff is fighting a different battle: She wants better access to health care. “My back, my neck, my hips, my knees, my ankles, my elbows, and my wrist,” said LeTeff. “Every joint hurt if I move it past a certain point.” LeTeff is one of the countless veterans whose health needs require care from a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Nearly 30 years after serving in the Gulf War, 61-year-old Lee LeTeff is fighting a different battle: She wants better access to health care. “My back, my neck, my hips, my knees, my ankles, my elbows, and my wrist,” said LeTeff. “Every joint hurt if I move it past a certain point.” LeTeff is one of the countless veterans whose health needs require care from a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. 

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  • Neighbors on the South Hill warn of coyotes in the area

    Neighbors on the South Hill warn of coyotes in the area

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:51 PM EST2018-01-18 02:51:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Neighbors on the South Hill are warning each other to keep an eye on their pets after hearing coyotes howling on their street. One neighbor snapped these photos near 53rd and Crestline of some prints they found on their property. She says the prints went up to her doorstep and then eventually met up with another set of prints. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says the most important thing to do is don’t approach a coyote if you see them. They say there...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Neighbors on the South Hill are warning each other to keep an eye on their pets after hearing coyotes howling on their street. One neighbor snapped these photos near 53rd and Crestline of some prints they found on their property. She says the prints went up to her doorstep and then eventually met up with another set of prints. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says the most important thing to do is don’t approach a coyote if you see them. They say there...

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  • Former Coug Drew Bledsoe urges discussion of mental health

    Former Coug Drew Bledsoe urges discussion of mental health

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:48 PM EST2018-01-18 02:48:36 GMT

    Following the unexpected death of Washington State University quarterback Tyler Hilinski on Wednesday, the Cougar community continues to mourn the loss and look for ways to prevent tragedy in the future. In an emotional post to his Instagram on Wednesday, former NFL quarterback and WSU alum, Drew Bledsoe told followers that talking about your struggles is not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength.

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    Following the unexpected death of Washington State University quarterback Tyler Hilinski on Wednesday, the Cougar community continues to mourn the loss and look for ways to prevent tragedy in the future. In an emotional post to his Instagram on Wednesday, former NFL quarterback and WSU alum, Drew Bledsoe told followers that talking about your struggles is not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength.

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  • Tukwila man charged with killing cousin, putting remains in suitcase

    Tukwila man charged with killing cousin, putting remains in suitcase

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:27 PM EST2018-01-18 02:27:12 GMT

    TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) - A 37-year-old Tukwila man has been charged with murder after his cousin's remains were found in a suitcase outside a Tukwila apartment complex on Jan. 11. The SeattlePI reports Rosalio Ramos-Ramos was charged Wednesday in the death of Pedro Venegas-Ramos. The brother of Rosalio Ramos-Ramos called 911 before the remains were discovered, claiming his brother was suffering mental health difficulties and may have killed someone.

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    TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) - A 37-year-old Tukwila man has been charged with murder after his cousin's remains were found in a suitcase outside a Tukwila apartment complex on Jan. 11. The SeattlePI reports Rosalio Ramos-Ramos was charged Wednesday in the death of Pedro Venegas-Ramos. The brother of Rosalio Ramos-Ramos called 911 before the remains were discovered, claiming his brother was suffering mental health difficulties and may have killed someone.

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  • WSU police urge those struggling to get help before it's too late

    WSU police urge those struggling to get help before it's too late

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:26 PM EST2018-01-18 02:26:23 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Law enforcement on the Palouse said Wednesday suicide may be more common than many believe on college campuses. They said they hope the tragedy at Washington State University will motivate others to seek help. "There are people who are always there, willing to be there and talk to someone" said Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - Law enforcement on the Palouse said Wednesday suicide may be more common than many believe on college campuses. They said they hope the tragedy at Washington State University will motivate others to seek help. "There are people who are always there, willing to be there and talk to someone" said Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins.

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  • Car crashes into two Spokane businesses

    Car crashes into two Spokane businesses

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:23 PM EST2018-01-18 02:23:06 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Employees at two Spokane businesses were trapped Wednesday afternoon after a car drove through the front doors. The crash happened at a professional building on N. Division St. and Magnesium Rd., shortly after 1:30 p.m. Investigators say the driver was parked in front of the building and thought she put her car in reverse, but when she tried to back up she drove through the glass doors. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Employees at two Spokane businesses were trapped Wednesday afternoon after a car drove through the front doors. The crash happened at a professional building on N. Division St. and Magnesium Rd., shortly after 1:30 p.m. Investigators say the driver was parked in front of the building and thought she put her car in reverse, but when she tried to back up she drove through the glass doors. 

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  • Indiana mom leaves kids alone in freezing car during lengthy job interview

    Indiana mom leaves kids alone in freezing car during lengthy job interview

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:18 PM EST2018-01-18 02:18:37 GMT

    INDIANAPOLIS - Despite the dangerously cold temperatures, Indianapolis Police say a mother left her two young children alone in a car for over an hour. According to FOX 59, the 26-year-old mother allegedly went into the Community Hospital North for a job interview, leaving behind her 4-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter until the two sought help.  According to a police report obtained by FOX 59, the temperature at the time was just 5 

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    INDIANAPOLIS - Despite the dangerously cold temperatures, Indianapolis Police say a mother left her two young children alone in a car for over an hour. According to FOX 59, the 26-year-old mother allegedly went into the Community Hospital North for a job interview, leaving behind her 4-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter until the two sought help.  According to a police report obtained by FOX 59, the temperature at the time was just 5 

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  • Minnesota man charged with killing teen in clash over crash

    Minnesota man charged with killing teen in clash over crash

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 8:51 PM EST2018-01-18 01:51:55 GMT

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a Minnesota man with fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy in a confrontation over a traffic accident.    Twenty-five-year-old Alexander Weiss of Rochester was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder. Weiss is accused of shooting 17-year-old Muhammed Rahim at point-blank range Sunday. Weiss says he was acting in self-defense after Rahim confronted him following the collision.

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    ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a Minnesota man with fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy in a confrontation over a traffic accident.    Twenty-five-year-old Alexander Weiss of Rochester was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder. Weiss is accused of shooting 17-year-old Muhammed Rahim at point-blank range Sunday. Weiss says he was acting in self-defense after Rahim confronted him following the collision.

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  • Colorado man's body found encased in concrete inside his own home, daughter charged

    Colorado man's body found encased in concrete inside his own home, daughter charged

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 8:33 PM EST2018-01-18 01:33:56 GMT
    Federal Heights PoliceFederal Heights Police

    FEDERAL HEIGHTS, Colo. - Prosecutors charged a Colorado woman with the father's murder this week after 9 News says police investigating his disappearance found his body encased in concrete inside the crawl space under his home.  45-year-old Dayna Jennings was arrested Jan. 10 after police searched her 69-year-old William Mussack's home and found his remains, approximately one month after friends and family members say they stopped hearing from him.

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    FEDERAL HEIGHTS, Colo. - Prosecutors charged a Colorado woman with the father's murder this week after 9 News says police investigating his disappearance found his body encased in concrete inside the crawl space under his home.  45-year-old Dayna Jennings was arrested Jan. 10 after police searched her 69-year-old William Mussack's home and found his remains, approximately one month after friends and family members say they stopped hearing from him.

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  • Ohio police warn of 'Rizzy powder' after man's skin eaten away

    Ohio police warn of 'Rizzy powder' after man's skin eaten away

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 8:27 PM EST2018-01-18 01:27:37 GMT

    Police in Stark County, Ohio have sent a warning to other departments after the skin on a man's arms was eaten away, possibly by a new heroin combination.  WCMH-TV in Columbus reported that the man was possibly injured by heroin laced with Rizzy powder. The man's arms were blackened, and some of his skin was eaten away. "It's very, very disturbing," Alliance Police Sgt. Michael Yarian said.

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    Police in Stark County, Ohio have sent a warning to other departments after the skin on a man's arms was eaten away, possibly by a new heroin combination.  WCMH-TV in Columbus reported that the man was possibly injured by heroin laced with Rizzy powder. The man's arms were blackened, and some of his skin was eaten away. "It's very, very disturbing," Alliance Police Sgt. Michael Yarian said.

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  • Dog recovering after falling through icy water in Sandpoint

    Dog recovering after falling through icy water in Sandpoint

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 8:10 PM EST2018-01-18 01:10:46 GMT

    SANDPOINT, Idaho - A dog is recovering after she fell through the ice on Chuck Slough in Sandpoint. Rescuers with Selkirk Fire and Rescue retrieved the retriever, and the kayaker who went out on the ice to save her and got stuck. on Monday. The 2-year-old golden retriever named Bailey is calm now, but it happened in a matter of minutes. 

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    SANDPOINT, Idaho - A dog is recovering after she fell through the ice on Chuck Slough in Sandpoint. Rescuers with Selkirk Fire and Rescue retrieved the retriever, and the kayaker who went out on the ice to save her and got stuck. on Monday. The 2-year-old golden retriever named Bailey is calm now, but it happened in a matter of minutes. 

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  • Photos: Deputies search for woman seen with man arrested for gas station rape

    Photos: Deputies search for woman seen with man arrested for gas station rape

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 7:50 PM EST2018-01-18 00:50:28 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley police and deputies continue to investigate the beating and sexual assault of a woman in a Spokane Valley gas station near Trent and Vista over the weekend. Investigators say responding deputies detained and arrested registered sex offender Michael Rush as he was seen leaving the bathroom, where a woman in her 40s was found beaten and strangled.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley police and deputies continue to investigate the beating and sexual assault of a woman in a Spokane Valley gas station near Trent and Vista over the weekend. Investigators say responding deputies detained and arrested registered sex offender Michael Rush as he was seen leaving the bathroom, where a woman in her 40s was found beaten and strangled.

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  • The Latest: 911 callers asked for shelters after Hawaii's false missile alert

    The Latest: 911 callers asked for shelters after Hawaii's false missile alert

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 7:42 PM EST2018-01-18 00:42:57 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on a missile warning alert mistakenly sent in Hawaii (all times local): 2:35 p.m. In the confusion over a false missile warning, police in Hawaii say 911 dispatchers told callers it was real and they didn't have information about shelters. Big Island police spokesman Alan Richmond says the 911 line exploded with too many calls to count after state emergency management officials sent the alert by mistake Saturday.

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    HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on a missile warning alert mistakenly sent in Hawaii (all times local): 2:35 p.m. In the confusion over a false missile warning, police in Hawaii say 911 dispatchers told callers it was real and they didn't have information about shelters. Big Island police spokesman Alan Richmond says the 911 line exploded with too many calls to count after state emergency management officials sent the alert by mistake Saturday.

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  • House passes bill aimed at lowering gender wage gap

    House passes bill aimed at lowering gender wage gap

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 6:13 PM EST2018-01-17 23:13:52 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington House passed a measure that seeks to reduce the wage gap between men and women and provide equal growth opportunities and fair treatment in the workplace. The Democratic-controlled House passed the measure on a bipartisan 69-28 vote Wednesday. The bill has passed the House in previous years but always died in the Senate, which was controlled by Republicans for the past five years. Democrats regained control of the chamber in November. Ho...

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington House passed a measure that seeks to reduce the wage gap between men and women and provide equal growth opportunities and fair treatment in the workplace. The Democratic-controlled House passed the measure on a bipartisan 69-28 vote Wednesday. The bill has passed the House in previous years but always died in the Senate, which was controlled by Republicans for the past five years. Democrats regained control of the chamber in November. Ho...

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  • WATCH: Oregon fisherman sues after insane boat crash caught on camera

    WATCH: Oregon fisherman sues after insane boat crash caught on camera

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 6:12 PM EST2018-01-17 23:12:55 GMT

    CLATSOP COUNTY, Ore. - A salmon fisherman who abandoned ship by leaping into the Columbia river last summer, right before another boat crashed into his, is suing the other boat driver for $372,000. The Oregonian reports that the Clatsop County sheriff's office accused Marlin Lee Larson of several crimes after the boater told investigators he couldn't see where he was driving because the dash of his boat was blocking his view when he was sitting down.

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    CLATSOP COUNTY, Ore. - A salmon fisherman who abandoned ship by leaping into the Columbia river last summer, right before another boat crashed into his, is suing the other boat driver for $372,000. The Oregonian reports that the Clatsop County sheriff's office accused Marlin Lee Larson of several crimes after the boater told investigators he couldn't see where he was driving because the dash of his boat was blocking his view when he was sitting down.

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  • N. Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force needs your help finding this man

    N. Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force needs your help finding this man

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 6:08 PM EST2018-01-17 23:08:43 GMT
    Kootenai County Sheriff's OfficeKootenai County Sheriff's Office

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office and North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force are asking for the public's help locating Everett William Scovel. He is being sought on charges for Resisting, Obstructing and Eluding on original charges of assaulting a Peace Officer. This warrant has a full United States extradition. Scovel, 40, is a 6'01, 175 lb man with hazel eyes and brown hair. Scovel was last known to be living in Post Falls, Idaho. 

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office and North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force are asking for the public's help locating Everett William Scovel. He is being sought on charges for Resisting, Obstructing and Eluding on original charges of assaulting a Peace Officer. This warrant has a full United States extradition. Scovel, 40, is a 6'01, 175 lb man with hazel eyes and brown hair. Scovel was last known to be living in Post Falls, Idaho. 

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  • Uber close to scrapping human backups in self-driving cars

    Uber close to scrapping human backups in self-driving cars

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 5:59 PM EST2018-01-17 22:59:06 GMT

     DETROIT, Mich. (AP) - Uber's autonomous-vehicle chief says the service will carry passengers without human backup drivers in about the same time frame as competitors, which are expecting to be on the road at the latest sometime next year.  Advanced Technology Group leader Eric Meyhofer wouldn't give a specific start date but says the ride-hailing company won't deploy the vehicles without human backups unless they are proved safe.    

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     DETROIT, Mich. (AP) - Uber's autonomous-vehicle chief says the service will carry passengers without human backup drivers in about the same time frame as competitors, which are expecting to be on the road at the latest sometime next year.  Advanced Technology Group leader Eric Meyhofer wouldn't give a specific start date but says the ride-hailing company won't deploy the vehicles without human backups unless they are proved safe.    

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  • Teen charged in Idaho shooting death pleads guilty

    Teen charged in Idaho shooting death pleads guilty

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 5:55 PM EST2018-01-17 22:55:57 GMT

    MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - An eastern Washington state teen has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for the shooting death of man during a camping trip in northern Idaho. The Lewiston Tribune reports 17-year-old Keagan Tennant on Tuesday also pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, principal to destruction, concealment of evidence and robbery after reaching an agreement with Latah County prosecutors. The Pullman teen was arrested in July and charged for the death of 18-year...

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    MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - An eastern Washington state teen has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for the shooting death of man during a camping trip in northern Idaho. The Lewiston Tribune reports 17-year-old Keagan Tennant on Tuesday also pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, principal to destruction, concealment of evidence and robbery after reaching an agreement with Latah County prosecutors. The Pullman teen was arrested in July and charged for the death of 18-year...

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  • 2nd case of measles confirmed in person who was at O'Hare

    2nd case of measles confirmed in person who was at O'Hare

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 5:42 PM EST2018-01-17 22:42:52 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) - Public health officials are reporting a second case of measles in a person who was at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, the nation's third-largest airport by passenger volume.    The Illinois Department of Public Health said Wednesday that the case is unrelated to one reported last week. The department says there's no measles outbreak at O'Hare, which served 78 million passengers in 2016.

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    CHICAGO (AP) - Public health officials are reporting a second case of measles in a person who was at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, the nation's third-largest airport by passenger volume.    The Illinois Department of Public Health said Wednesday that the case is unrelated to one reported last week. The department says there's no measles outbreak at O'Hare, which served 78 million passengers in 2016.

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  • Big freeze: Russia's Yakutia sees near-record cold spell

    Big freeze: Russia's Yakutia sees near-record cold spell

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 5:38 PM EST2018-01-17 22:38:57 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) - Temperatures in the remote, diamond-rich Russian region of Yakutia have dropped to near-record lows, plunging to -67 degrees Centigrade (-88.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in some areas. In Yakutia - about 3,300 miles (5,311 kilometers) east of Moscow - where students routinely go to school in -40 degrees, school was cancelled throughout the region.

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    MOSCOW (AP) - Temperatures in the remote, diamond-rich Russian region of Yakutia have dropped to near-record lows, plunging to -67 degrees Centigrade (-88.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in some areas. In Yakutia - about 3,300 miles (5,311 kilometers) east of Moscow - where students routinely go to school in -40 degrees, school was cancelled throughout the region.

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  • Procession, memorial held to honor slain deputy

    Procession, memorial held to honor slain deputy

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 5:33 PM EST2018-01-17 22:33:36 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Crowds lined streets and filled an auditorium to honor a Washington state sheriff's deputy who was slain during a home invasion.    The Pierce County Sheriff's Department says about 1,500 law enforcement personnel and 650 patrol vehicles participated in a procession to the Wednesday memorial for Deputy Daniel McCartney at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma.

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Crowds lined streets and filled an auditorium to honor a Washington state sheriff's deputy who was slain during a home invasion.    The Pierce County Sheriff's Department says about 1,500 law enforcement personnel and 650 patrol vehicles participated in a procession to the Wednesday memorial for Deputy Daniel McCartney at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma.

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  • Bump stock ban passes Washington state legislative committee

    Bump stock ban passes Washington state legislative committee

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 5:27 PM EST2018-01-17 22:27:05 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state Senate panel has approved a bill that would ban trigger devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to fire more rapidly, similar to the ones used in the Las Vegas mass shooting.    The Spokesman-Review reports the Law and Justice Committee approved the bill after rejecting a Republican bid to allow them to be sold if the purchaser passes a federal firearms background check.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state Senate panel has approved a bill that would ban trigger devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to fire more rapidly, similar to the ones used in the Las Vegas mass shooting.    The Spokesman-Review reports the Law and Justice Committee approved the bill after rejecting a Republican bid to allow them to be sold if the purchaser passes a federal firearms background check.

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  • Umbrella mistaken for rifle sends hospital into lockdown

    Umbrella mistaken for rifle sends hospital into lockdown

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 4:40 PM EST2018-01-17 21:40:33 GMT

    KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) - An umbrella sparked a scare at a Seattle-area hospital after it was mistaken for a rifle.   KOMO reports an employee of Evergreen Medical Center in Kirkland, Washington, noticed a visitor Wednesday morning carrying a backpack that had a long-handled item sticking from the top of it.   Evergreen Health spokeswoman Kay Taylor said surveillance video was reviewed but it wasn't clear what the object was.

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    KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) - An umbrella sparked a scare at a Seattle-area hospital after it was mistaken for a rifle.   KOMO reports an employee of Evergreen Medical Center in Kirkland, Washington, noticed a visitor Wednesday morning carrying a backpack that had a long-handled item sticking from the top of it.   Evergreen Health spokeswoman Kay Taylor said surveillance video was reviewed but it wasn't clear what the object was.

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Detroit man awarded $1 million for wrongful conviction after 25 years in prison

    Detroit man awarded $1 million for wrongful conviction after 25 years in prison

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 3:48 PM EST2018-01-17 20:48:52 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) - A judge has awarded $1 million to a Detroit man who spent 25 years in prison before proving that his mother's gun wasn't the murder weapon.   Desmond Ricks is benefiting from a Michigan law that compensates people who are wrongly convicted. Tests last year showed that bullets recovered from the victim didn't match the gun that was presented at trial in 1992.

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    DETROIT (AP) - A judge has awarded $1 million to a Detroit man who spent 25 years in prison before proving that his mother's gun wasn't the murder weapon.   Desmond Ricks is benefiting from a Michigan law that compensates people who are wrongly convicted. Tests last year showed that bullets recovered from the victim didn't match the gun that was presented at trial in 1992.

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  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump's alternate reality marks presidency

    AP FACT CHECK: Trump's alternate reality marks presidency

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 2:25 PM EST2018-01-17 19:25:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON - For all his errant swings at the facts, President Donald Trump sometimes gets it just right. "There's been no first year like this," he told a Florida rally last month. Were truer words ever spoken? This Department of Corrections has certainly never seen a first year like this.

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    WASHINGTON - For all his errant swings at the facts, President Donald Trump sometimes gets it just right. "There's been no first year like this," he told a Florida rally last month. Were truer words ever spoken? This Department of Corrections has certainly never seen a first year like this. Falsehoods and exaggerations have tumbled relentlessly out of Trump's Twitter account, speeches and interviews, the vast majority in service of his ego. 

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  • Following controversial suicide video, YouTube will now have humans review videos from most popular creators

    Following controversial suicide video, YouTube will now have humans review videos from most popular creators

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:21 PM EST2018-01-17 17:21:23 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Google says humans will now review video from its most popular YouTube creators after recent complaints.   The videos being targeted are ones Google packages to advertisers as "preferred" content. While Google has had human reviewers before, it relies heavily on software to flag potential problems. YouTube was criticized for moving too slowly after one of its stars, Logan Paul, posted video of what appears to be a suicide victim.

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    NEW YORK (AP) - Google says humans will now review video from its most popular YouTube creators after recent complaints.   The videos being targeted are ones Google packages to advertisers as "preferred" content. While Google has had human reviewers before, it relies heavily on software to flag potential problems. YouTube was criticized for moving too slowly after one of its stars, Logan Paul, posted video of what appears to be a suicide victim.

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  • Divers discover possibly largest flooded cave on planet

    Divers discover possibly largest flooded cave on planet

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:07 PM EST2018-01-17 17:07:30 GMT

    KHQ.COM - A group of divers have connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet. The discovery could help shed new light on the ancient Maya civilization. The project dedicated to the study and preservation of the subterranean waters of the Yucatan Peninsula, said the 216-mile cave was identified after months of exploring a maze of underwater channels.

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    KHQ.COM - A group of divers have connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet. The discovery could help shed new light on the ancient Maya civilization. The project dedicated to the study and preservation of the subterranean waters of the Yucatan Peninsula, said the 216-mile cave was identified after months of exploring a maze of underwater channels.

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  • Teeth grinders and jaw clenchers may just need botox

    Teeth grinders and jaw clenchers may just need botox

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 11:20 AM EST2018-01-17 16:20:22 GMT

    KHQ.COM - People who clench or grind their teeth at night could get relief from botox! that's according to a small new study from Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas. Researchers injected either botox or a placebo, into the chewing muscles of 22 people with bruxism, which is excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching.

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    KHQ.COM - People who clench or grind their teeth at night could get relief from botox! that's according to a small new study from Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas. Researchers injected either botox or a placebo, into the chewing muscles of 22 people with bruxism, which is excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching.

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  • Christie ends term unpopular, but with legs left unbroken

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 10:50 AM EST2018-01-17 15:50:16 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. - Republican Chris Christie left the New Jersey governor's office with his popularity in tatters, but at least he didn't break a leg.    Christie is the first elected New Jersey governor in nearly 25 years to serve without suffering a broken leg.

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    TRENTON, N.J. - Republican Chris Christie left the New Jersey governor's office with his popularity in tatters, but at least he didn't break a leg.    Christie is the first elected New Jersey governor in nearly 25 years to serve without suffering a broken leg. Christie's predecessor, Democrat Jon Corzine, broke his leg during a serious vehicle accident on the Garden State Parkway in 2007  

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  • Disabled family says they're trapped at home after only car stolen

    Disabled family says they're trapped at home after only car stolen

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 2:08 AM EST2018-01-17 07:08:16 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane family is left disabled and distressed after someone took off with their only mode of transportation early Tuesday morning. It happened in north Spokane off N. Maple. Gayle Session and Jack Fruin are both disabled and say multiple people depend on that car to get to appointments.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane family is left disabled and distressed after someone took off with their only mode of transportation early Tuesday morning. It happened in north Spokane off N. Maple. Gayle Session and Jack Fruin are both disabled and say multiple people depend on that car to get to appointments.

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  • Police: Washington State University QB Tyler Hilinski dead from apparent suicide

    Police: Washington State University QB Tyler Hilinski dead from apparent suicide

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 2:05 AM EST2018-01-17 07:05:06 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Pullman Police say at around 4:30 pm, officers responded to the Aspen Village Apartments to check on the welfare of Washington State University football player Tyler Hilinski after he did not show up for practice earlier in the day. Officers arrived and found 21-year-old Hilinski deceased in the apartment with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - Pullman Police say at around 4:30 pm, officers responded to the Aspen Village Apartments to check on the welfare of Washington State University football player Tyler Hilinski after he did not show up for practice earlier in the day. Officers arrived and found 21-year-old Hilinski deceased in the apartment with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

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  • Walmart offers way to turn leftover opioids into useless gel

    Walmart offers way to turn leftover opioids into useless gel

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 1:49 AM EST2018-01-17 06:49:49 GMT

    Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel.    The retail giant announced Wednesday that it will provide the packets free with opioid prescriptions filled at its 4,700 U.S. pharmacies.

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    Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel.    The retail giant announced Wednesday that it will provide the packets free with opioid prescriptions filled at its 4,700 U.S. pharmacies.

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  • Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

    Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 1:36 AM EST2018-01-17 06:36:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Hard-line conservatives are threatening to scuttle Republican leaders' plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown, saying GOP leaders now lack the votes to push their proposal through the House.    The setback comes as a deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation also remains distant.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Hard-line conservatives are threatening to scuttle Republican leaders' plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown, saying GOP leaders now lack the votes to push their proposal through the House.    The setback comes as a deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation also remains distant.

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  • Coug nation reacts to death of WSU QB Tyler Hilinski

    Coug nation reacts to death of WSU QB Tyler Hilinski

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 1:09 AM EST2018-01-17 06:09:22 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University community and Coug fans everywhere continue to mourn after news broke that 21-year-old quarterback Tyler Hilinski took his own life Tuesday afternoon. Friends, fans and family took to social media with the hashtag #RIP3 to discuss the loss of a special young man and a talented athlete.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University community and Coug fans everywhere continue to mourn after news broke that 21-year-old quarterback Tyler Hilinski took his own life Tuesday afternoon. Friends, fans and family took to social media with the hashtag #RIP3 to discuss the loss of a special young man and a talented athlete.

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  • Meteor?: Bright light, loud noise rattle Michigan residents

    Meteor?: Bright light, loud noise rattle Michigan residents

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:47 AM EST2018-01-17 05:47:54 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) - The National Weather Service says the bright light and what sounded like thunder in the sky across the Detroit metropolitan area may have been a meteor.    Meteorologist Jordan Dale says the weather service hasn't been able to confirm that it was a meteor despite reports and videos received by the agency late Tuesday. But he says "it was not thunder or lightning or weather-related."

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    DETROIT (AP) - The National Weather Service says the bright light and what sounded like thunder in the sky across the Detroit metropolitan area may have been a meteor.    Meteorologist Jordan Dale says the weather service hasn't been able to confirm that it was a meteor despite reports and videos received by the agency late Tuesday. But he says "it was not thunder or lightning or weather-related."

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  • One person arrested in Moses Lake park shooting

    One person arrested in Moses Lake park shooting

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:01 PM EST2018-01-17 04:01:05 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Moses Lake Police say an arrest has been made following a shooting Sunday night near Montlake Park. A male victim was taken by private vehicle to Samaritan Hospital just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday with a gunshot wound to the chest. He remains in serious condition.  Police say the victim was contacted prior to the shooting and told to meet near Montlake Park, where a gunman opened fire.

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Moses Lake Police say an arrest has been made following a shooting Sunday night near Montlake Park. A male victim was taken by private vehicle to Samaritan Hospital just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday with a gunshot wound to the chest. He remains in serious condition.  Police say the victim was contacted prior to the shooting and told to meet near Montlake Park, where a gunman opened fire.

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  • Brother of Spokane Valley man who drove into Hayden Lake speaks

    Brother of Spokane Valley man who drove into Hayden Lake speaks

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:59 PM EST2018-01-17 02:59:29 GMT

    HAYDEN, Idaho - He was a brother, son, father and loved by many. 34-year-old Christopher Lancaster lost his life tragically after crashing his car into Hayden Lake over the weekend. Now his family wants his memory to live on. Chris' brother, Dustin, say Chris had just gotten a new IT job on Friday. Now he leaves behind two sons.

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    HAYDEN, Idaho - He was a brother, son, father and loved by many. 34-year-old Christopher Lancaster lost his life tragically after crashing his car into Hayden Lake over the weekend. Now his family wants his memory to live on. Chris' brother, Dustin, say Chris had just gotten a new IT job on Friday. Now he leaves behind two sons.

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  • Potholes damage your car? You can file a claim but you probably won’t collect

    Potholes damage your car? You can file a claim but you probably won’t collect

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:21 PM EST2018-01-17 02:21:32 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Brenna Meredith described the feeling like being in a car accident. “I couldn’t avoid it and my car just thumped on the ground,” said Meredith. “And I was like oh my gosh that’s not good.” Meredith wasn’t in a car accident, she ran over a massive pothole on Regal St. near 57th Ave. “I broke my rim, I broke a piece of my bumper off, all the air was instantly gone out of my tire,” 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Brenna Meredith described the feeling like being in a car accident. “I couldn’t avoid it and my car just thumped on the ground,” said Meredith. “And I was like oh my gosh that’s not good.” Meredith wasn’t in a car accident, she ran over a massive pothole on Regal St. near 57th Ave. “I broke my rim, I broke a piece of my bumper off, all the air was instantly gone out of my tire,” 

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  • New California? Longshot bid would split state in 2

    New California? Longshot bid would split state in 2

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:12 PM EST2018-01-17 02:12:10 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A fresh effort is underway to split California into multiple states, one including its coastal cities and the other its rural and inland areas.    "New California" is just the latest proposal to divvy up the nation's most populous state. But like efforts before it, it's highly unlikely to gain significant traction.

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    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A fresh effort is underway to split California into multiple states, one including its coastal cities and the other its rural and inland areas.    "New California" is just the latest proposal to divvy up the nation's most populous state. But like efforts before it, it's highly unlikely to gain significant traction.

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  • Brother of murder victim asks Spokane area to keep an eye out

    Brother of murder victim asks Spokane area to keep an eye out

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 8:37 PM EST2018-01-17 01:37:16 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The family of a Denver murder victim is urging those in the Spokane area to keep an eye out since authorities say the suspect could be here.  Jacob Reed spoke with KHQ over video from Iowa about his brother Joshua. His brother was killed on January 4 in Denver, and Denver police say the suspect is Deven Tomasso. Reed says his brother and Tomasso were friends, which makes this whole thing even more confusing. Reed says his brother was a leader, a poet, and a fathe...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The family of a Denver murder victim is urging those in the Spokane area to keep an eye out since authorities say the suspect could be here.  Jacob Reed spoke with KHQ over video from Iowa about his brother Joshua. His brother was killed on January 4 in Denver, and Denver police say the suspect is Deven Tomasso. Reed says his brother and Tomasso were friends, which makes this whole thing even more confusing. Reed says his brother was a leader, a poet, and a fathe...

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  • No rules for California home schools, where 13 found captive

    No rules for California home schools, where 13 found captive

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 8:22 PM EST2018-01-17 01:22:05 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California home where authorities say two parents tortured their 13 children had doubled as a private school.    But it was not subject to government oversight because no state agency regulates or oversees private schools in California.    David Allen Turpin and his wife, Louise Anna Turpin, were arrested Sunday after authorities found the malnourished children in their home in a Los Angeles suburb.

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California home where authorities say two parents tortured their 13 children had doubled as a private school.    But it was not subject to government oversight because no state agency regulates or oversees private schools in California.    David Allen Turpin and his wife, Louise Anna Turpin, were arrested Sunday after authorities found the malnourished children in their home in a Los Angeles suburb.

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  • Bannon's refusal to answer Intelligence Committee questions leads to subpoena

    Bannon's refusal to answer Intelligence Committee questions leads to subpoena

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 8:12 PM EST2018-01-17 01:12:39 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is refusing to answer questions from a House committee about his work during the presidential transition or his time working in President Donald Trump's White House.    That's according to Jack Langer, a spokesman for Rep. Devin Nunes of California, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is refusing to answer questions from a House committee about his work during the presidential transition or his time working in President Donald Trump's White House.    That's according to Jack Langer, a spokesman for Rep. Devin Nunes of California, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

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  • Mom-daughter duo show 2 carjackers crime and cocoa don't mix

    Mom-daughter duo show 2 carjackers crime and cocoa don't mix

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 8:01 PM EST2018-01-17 01:01:59 GMT

    Police in the Virginia suburbs of the nation's capital say two would-be carjackers fled from their intended victims when a splash of hot cocoa and a dash of resourcefulness entered the mix.    Police in Prince William County, Virginia, said in a statement that a 50-year-old woman exited a 7-Eleven convenience store on Saturday night with some purchased items when two men, one with a handgun, approached and demanded her vehicle.

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    Police in the Virginia suburbs of the nation's capital say two would-be carjackers fled from their intended victims when a splash of hot cocoa and a dash of resourcefulness entered the mix.    Police in Prince William County, Virginia, said in a statement that a 50-year-old woman exited a 7-Eleven convenience store on Saturday night with some purchased items when two men, one with a handgun, approached and demanded her vehicle.

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  • Businesses join support for Washington carbon tax measure

    Businesses join support for Washington carbon tax measure

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:37 PM EST2018-01-17 00:37:04 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Microsoft Corp., REI, environmental groups and others are backing efforts by Gov. Jay Inslee to tax fossil fuel emissions to fight climate change.    Inslee has proposed a new tax of $20 per metric ton of carbon emissions that would start in 2019 and increase annually by 3.5 percent over inflation.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Microsoft Corp., REI, environmental groups and others are backing efforts by Gov. Jay Inslee to tax fossil fuel emissions to fight climate change.    Inslee has proposed a new tax of $20 per metric ton of carbon emissions that would start in 2019 and increase annually by 3.5 percent over inflation.

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  • Navy filing homicide charges against 2 ship commanders

    Navy filing homicide charges against 2 ship commanders

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:29 PM EST2018-01-17 00:29:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Navy says it is filing negligent homicide charges against the commanders of two ships involved in fatal collisions last year.    The charges are to be presented at what the military calls an Article 32 hearing, which will determine whether the accused are court-martialed.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Navy says it is filing negligent homicide charges against the commanders of two ships involved in fatal collisions last year.    The charges are to be presented at what the military calls an Article 32 hearing, which will determine whether the accused are court-martialed.

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  • Court docs: Sex offender arrested for Spokane Valley rape was released from jail two days earlier

    Court docs: Sex offender arrested for Spokane Valley rape was released from jail two days earlier

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:14 PM EST2018-01-17 00:14:25 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Court documents released Tuesday are offering more details about an early morning assault that happened at a Spokane Valley gas station early Saturday morning. Registered sex offender Michael Rush was arrested at the gas station near Trent and Vista. Responding deputies saw Rush leaving the gas station bathroom, where a woman in her early 40s was found partially undressed.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Court documents released Tuesday are offering more details about an early morning assault that happened at a Spokane Valley gas station early Saturday morning. Registered sex offender Michael Rush was arrested at the gas station near Trent and Vista. Responding deputies saw Rush leaving the gas station bathroom, where a woman in her early 40s was found partially undressed.

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  • Semi crashes through elementary school wall in Minnesota

    Semi crashes through elementary school wall in Minnesota

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:24 PM EST2018-01-16 23:24:57 GMT

    LYLE, Minn. (AP) - A semitrailer truck veered off a highway and crashed through the wall of an elementary school in southern Minnesota, injuring four people including two children in a classroom.    School officials in Lyle, next to the Iowa border, say the semi rear-ended another vehicle on Highway 218 about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, then careered off the highway and crashed into the school with its cab landing inside the walls.

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    LYLE, Minn. (AP) - A semitrailer truck veered off a highway and crashed through the wall of an elementary school in southern Minnesota, injuring four people including two children in a classroom.    School officials in Lyle, next to the Iowa border, say the semi rear-ended another vehicle on Highway 218 about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, then careered off the highway and crashed into the school with its cab landing inside the walls.

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  • K9 Bane helps arrest uncooperative, armed passenger during traffic stop

    K9 Bane helps arrest uncooperative, armed passenger during traffic stop

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:20 PM EST2018-01-16 23:20:14 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - During a traffic stop on Sunday night, deputies and K9 Bane worked together to arrest an uncooperative passenger during a stop for a minor traffic violation. Around 8:45 p.m., Deputy Krystal Bitzer noticed a red Chevy Cavalier didn't use its turn signal as it turned south on S. Thomas Mallen Rd. from W. 57th Ave.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - During a traffic stop on Sunday night, deputies and K9 Bane worked together to arrest an uncooperative passenger during a stop for a minor traffic violation. Around 8:45 p.m., Deputy Krystal Bitzer noticed a red Chevy Cavalier didn't use its turn signal as it turned south on S. Thomas Mallen Rd. from W. 57th Ave.

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  • Business group asks Congress for protection for marijuana

    Business group asks Congress for protection for marijuana

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:02 PM EST2018-01-16 23:02:09 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - A group representing marijuana business owners in the West is urging Congress to include language in a government spending bill that would protect pot operations.    The Western Regional Cannabis Business Alliance said Tuesday it is asking for legislative protection after Attorney General Jeff Sessions' signaled a tougher approach to federal pot enforcement.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - A group representing marijuana business owners in the West is urging Congress to include language in a government spending bill that would protect pot operations.    The Western Regional Cannabis Business Alliance said Tuesday it is asking for legislative protection after Attorney General Jeff Sessions' signaled a tougher approach to federal pot enforcement.

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  • Ex-CIA officer arrested, charged with keeping documents

    Ex-CIA officer arrested, charged with keeping documents

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:58 PM EST2018-01-16 22:58:45 GMT

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A former CIA officer has been arrested and charged with illegally retaining classified records, including names and phone numbers of covert CIA assets.    Fifty-three-year-old Jerry Chun Shing Lee was arrested Monday night after arriving at JFK International Airport. He made an initial appearance Tuesday in federal court in New York, but will face charges in northern Virginia, where the CIA is located.

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    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A former CIA officer has been arrested and charged with illegally retaining classified records, including names and phone numbers of covert CIA assets.    Fifty-three-year-old Jerry Chun Shing Lee was arrested Monday night after arriving at JFK International Airport. He made an initial appearance Tuesday in federal court in New York, but will face charges in northern Virginia, where the CIA is located.

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  • Spokane fire crews extinguish early morning kitchen fire

    Spokane fire crews extinguish early morning kitchen fire

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:54 PM EST2018-01-16 22:54:56 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane firefighters responded to a kitchen fire in a basement apartment early Tuesday morning. Crews were called to the 1000 block of E. Dalton Ave. around 5 a.m. Two people were home at the time of the fire and escaped without any injuries. Due to a quick response and aggressive attack, firefighters were able to put the fire out within minutes.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane firefighters responded to a kitchen fire in a basement apartment early Tuesday morning. Crews were called to the 1000 block of E. Dalton Ave. around 5 a.m. Two people were home at the time of the fire and escaped without any injuries. Due to a quick response and aggressive attack, firefighters were able to put the fire out within minutes.

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  • National Geographic Travel names Spokane one of the best small cities in the U.S.

    National Geographic Travel names Spokane one of the best small cities in the U.S.

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:44 PM EST2018-01-16 22:44:13 GMT

    National Geographic Traveler named Spokane in their list of 29 "Cities on the Rise." They drew from statistics and social media mentions to determine which cities rank highest in a variety of fun categories including green spaces, coffee shops, live music, and even Instagrammable moments. The list includes Honolulu, Hawaii, Boulder, Colorado, and Olympia, Washington.

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    National Geographic Traveler named Spokane in their list of 29 "Cities on the Rise." They drew from statistics and social media mentions to determine which cities rank highest in a variety of fun categories including green spaces, coffee shops, live music, and even Instagrammable moments. The list includes Honolulu, Hawaii, Boulder, Colorado, and Olympia, Washington.

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  • Trump ends 1st year with lowest average approval rating

    Trump ends 1st year with lowest average approval rating

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:38 PM EST2018-01-16 22:38:33 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump is wrapping up a year in office with the lowest average approval rating of any elected president in his first year.    That's according to polling by Gallup, which shows that Trump has averaged just a 39 percent approval rating since his inauguration. The previous low was held by Bill Clinton, whose first-year average stood 10 points higher than Trump's, at 49 percent.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump is wrapping up a year in office with the lowest average approval rating of any elected president in his first year.    That's according to polling by Gallup, which shows that Trump has averaged just a 39 percent approval rating since his inauguration. The previous low was held by Bill Clinton, whose first-year average stood 10 points higher than Trump's, at 49 percent.

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  • Children escape Kelso home fire by jumping out window

    Children escape Kelso home fire by jumping out window

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:30 PM EST2018-01-16 22:30:00 GMT

    KELSO, Wash. (AP) - Two children escaped a Kelso house fire by jumping through a window, while a black terrier survived by hiding under a couch.    The Daily News reports that five others, including four adults and one teenager, also fled the Monday morning fire, which gutted a one-story home.    Longview Fire Battalion Chief Troy Buzalsky says two occupants were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, but no one was seriously injured.

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    KELSO, Wash. (AP) - Two children escaped a Kelso house fire by jumping through a window, while a black terrier survived by hiding under a couch.    The Daily News reports that five others, including four adults and one teenager, also fled the Monday morning fire, which gutted a one-story home.    Longview Fire Battalion Chief Troy Buzalsky says two occupants were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, but no one was seriously injured.

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  • Plan to close Idaho health coverage gap moves forward

    Plan to close Idaho health coverage gap moves forward

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:21 PM EST2018-01-16 22:21:58 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - State lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to reduce Idaho's health coverage gap.    A house committee introduced legislation on Monday that would allow the state to seek two federal waivers to the Affordable Care Act.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - State lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to reduce Idaho's health coverage gap.    A house committee introduced legislation on Monday that would allow the state to seek two federal waivers to the Affordable Care Act.

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  • State attorneys general sue to block net-neutrality repeal

    State attorneys general sue to block net-neutrality repeal

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:19 PM EST2018-01-16 22:19:25 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - A group of attorneys general for 21 states and the District of Columbia has sued to block the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net-neutrality rules. These rules barred companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from interfering with internet traffic and favoring their own sites and apps. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's push to undo them inspired both street and online protests in defense of the Obama-era rules.

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    NEW YORK (AP) - A group of attorneys general for 21 states and the District of Columbia has sued to block the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net-neutrality rules. These rules barred companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from interfering with internet traffic and favoring their own sites and apps. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's push to undo them inspired both street and online protests in defense of the Obama-era rules.

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  • Man ejected from Eagles game is charged with punching horse

    Man ejected from Eagles game is charged with punching horse

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 4:51 PM EST2018-01-16 21:51:15 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA - A man accused of being ejected from a Philadelphia Eagles playoff game because he was intoxicated and didn't have a ticket and then punching a police horse in the face has been charged with assault.

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    PHILADELPHIA - A man accused of being ejected from a Philadelphia Eagles playoff game because he was intoxicated and didn't have a ticket and then punching a police horse in the face has been charged with assault. Police say 22-year-old Taylor Hendricks was turned away from Saturday's game between the Eagles and the Atlanta Falcons and then approached a mounted police officer and started punching a horse named Nicky in the face, neck and shoulder. 

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  • Professional boxer Luis Rosa Jr. killed in car crash

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 3:49 PM EST2018-01-16 20:49:30 GMT

    WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Authorities say 26-year-old professional boxer Luis Rosa Jr. has been killed in a car crash in Connecticut. Police in West Haven say Rosa was driving south in a Honda that crossed the center line and collided with an Acura traveling in the opposite direction around 2 a.m. Sunday. Two other people suffered serious injuries.

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    WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Authorities say 26-year-old professional boxer Luis Rosa Jr. has been killed in a car crash in Connecticut. Police in West Haven say Rosa was driving south in a Honda that crossed the center line and collided with an Acura traveling in the opposite direction around 2 a.m. Sunday. Two other people suffered serious injuries.

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  • Mormon church appoints 93-year-old ex-surgeon as president

    Mormon church appoints 93-year-old ex-surgeon as president

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:33 AM EST2018-01-16 16:33:33 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. - A 93-year-old former heart surgeon with three decades of experience with the Mormon church's top leadership panel has been officially named the faith's president. High-ranking Mormon D. Todd Christofferson announced the selection of Russell M. Nelson as president Tuesday in an address from Salt Lake City that broadcast to Mormons around the world. 

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    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. - A 93-year-old former heart surgeon with three decades of experience with the Mormon church's top leadership panel has been officially named the faith's president. High-ranking Mormon D. Todd Christofferson announced the selection of Russell M. Nelson as president Tuesday in an address from Salt Lake City that broadcast to Mormons around the world. 

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  • North Korea scoffs at Trump's 'nuclear button' tweet

    North Korea scoffs at Trump's 'nuclear button' tweet

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 10:14 AM EST2018-01-16 15:14:16 GMT

    TOYKO - North Korea's state-run media say U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than leader Kim Jong Un's is the "spasm of a lunatic."  

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    TOYKO - North Korea's state-run media say U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than leader Kim Jong Un's is the "spasm of a lunatic."  Rodong Sinmun, the ruling party newspaper, lashed out at Trump in a commentary on Tuesday that took issue with the U.S. commander in chief's Jan. 3 tweet that "I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!"    

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  • White House says Trump won't apologize

    White House says Trump won't apologize

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:50 AM EST2018-01-16 14:50:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON - White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says President Donald Trump is "not going to apologize for trying to fix our immigration system," as the fall-out continues from Trump's reported use of a vulgarity to describe some African countries. Sanders tells reporters that Trump "hasn't said he didn't use strong language" in the meeting with bipartisan in the heated immigration debate last week. 

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    WASHINGTON - White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says President Donald Trump is "not going to apologize for trying to fix our immigration system," as the fall-out continues from Trump's reported use of a vulgarity to describe some African countries. Sanders tells reporters that Trump "hasn't said he didn't use strong language" in the meeting with bipartisan in the heated immigration debate last week. 

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  • Japan public TV sends mistaken North Korean missile alert

    Japan public TV sends mistaken North Korean missile alert

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:08 AM EST2018-01-16 14:08:13 GMT

    TOKYO - Japan's public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then retracted it minutes later, days after a similar error in Hawaii. NHK television issued the message Tuesday on its internet and mobile news sites as well as on Twitter, saying North Korea appeared to have fired a missile at Japan. It said the government was telling people to take shelter.

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    TOKYO - Japan's public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then retracted it minutes later, days after a similar error in Hawaii. NHK television issued the message Tuesday on its internet and mobile news sites as well as on Twitter, saying North Korea appeared to have fired a missile at Japan. It said the government was telling people to take shelter.

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  • 4 officers hurt in shooting in South Carolina

    4 officers hurt in shooting in South Carolina

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 8:57 AM EST2018-01-16 13:57:55 GMT

    YORK, S.C. (AP) - Four officers have been wounded in a shooting in South Carolina and state police say a suspect was also wounded. State Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry said York County sheriff's deputies responded to a domestic call near York late Monday. Berry said deputies said the suspect was gone when officers arrived. A York police officer was shot and wounded during the search. 

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    YORK, S.C. (AP) - Four officers have been wounded in a shooting in South Carolina and state police say a suspect was also wounded. State Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry said York County sheriff's deputies responded to a domestic call near York late Monday. Berry said deputies said the suspect was gone when officers arrived. A York police officer was shot and wounded during the search. 

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  • 3 churches firebombed in Chile during pope visit

    3 churches firebombed in Chile during pope visit

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:47 AM EST2018-01-16 12:47:00 GMT

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - Three churches have been firebombed in Chile on the first full day of Pope Francis' visit to the Andean nation.   Authorities say two churches were burned in the early hours of Tuesday in the southern Araucania region. The pope is set to visit with indigenous Mapuches Wednesday in Temuco, the capital of Araucania.

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    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - Three churches have been firebombed in Chile on the first full day of Pope Francis' visit to the Andean nation.   Authorities say two churches were burned in the early hours of Tuesday in the southern Araucania region. The pope is set to visit with indigenous Mapuches Wednesday in Temuco, the capital of Araucania.

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  • Spokane Valley firefighters meet someone they saved using pit crew CPR

    Spokane Valley firefighters meet someone they saved using pit crew CPR

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 2:27 AM EST2018-01-16 07:27:14 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Everyday, firefighters respond to many different calls. But it’s not everyday that they get to reunite with the people they help. On Sunday, Matt Kovich, a firefighter with Spokane Valley Fire Department, was at a fundraiser for the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb. The event takes place in March and raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. While there, Matt met someone who had a story he didn’t expect to hear. “We normally don't get to...

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Everyday, firefighters respond to many different calls. But it’s not everyday that they get to reunite with the people they help. On Sunday, Matt Kovich, a firefighter with Spokane Valley Fire Department, was at a fundraiser for the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb. The event takes place in March and raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. While there, Matt met someone who had a story he didn’t expect to hear. “We normally don't get to...

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  • Parents arrested after 13 victims, ages 2 to 29, discovered held captive in California home

    Parents arrested after 13 victims, ages 2 to 29, discovered held captive in California home

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 2:09 AM EST2018-01-16 07:09:07 GMT

    PERRIS, California - Two parents are being held on $9 million bail each after a horrific discovery at a home in Perris, California Sunday.  The Riverside County Sheriff's Department says a 17-year-old girl escaped from her house in the 100 block of Muir Woods Road, in Perris and managed to call 911 from a cell phone she found inside the house.

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    PERRIS, California - Two parents are being held on $9 million bail each after a horrific discovery at a home in Perris, California Sunday.  The Riverside County Sheriff's Department says a 17-year-old girl escaped from her house in the 100 block of Muir Woods Road, in Perris and managed to call 911 from a cell phone she found inside the house.

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  • Aussie dad with a hunch hired copter that found injured son

    Aussie dad with a hunch hired copter that found injured son

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 1:42 AM EST2018-01-16 06:42:13 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) - The father of a teenager who spent 30 hours trapped in a car wreck in Australian woods says he followed his intuition by hiring the helicopter that found his seriously injured son.    Samuel Lethbridge remains in a hospital in serious condition with multiple fractures on Tuesday following the crash on Sunday.

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    SYDNEY (AP) - The father of a teenager who spent 30 hours trapped in a car wreck in Australian woods says he followed his intuition by hiring the helicopter that found his seriously injured son.    Samuel Lethbridge remains in a hospital in serious condition with multiple fractures on Tuesday following the crash on Sunday.

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  • House panel interviewing Bannon after his fall from power

    House panel interviewing Bannon after his fall from power

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 1:34 AM EST2018-01-16 06:34:39 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Intelligence Committee is poised to question Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's onetime confidant, following his spectacular fall from power after accusing the president's son and others of "treasonous" behavior for taking a meeting with Russians during the 2016 campaign.    Bannon is scheduled to testify on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the committee's plans.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Intelligence Committee is poised to question Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's onetime confidant, following his spectacular fall from power after accusing the president's son and others of "treasonous" behavior for taking a meeting with Russians during the 2016 campaign.    Bannon is scheduled to testify on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the committee's plans.

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  • A pet translator could be available in the next 10 years

    A pet translator could be available in the next 10 years

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 12:24 AM EST2018-01-16 05:24:08 GMT

    What's the first thing you would do if you had a pet translator and you could understand your dog or cat? I'd probably immediately let my cat know how sorry I am for stepping on her tail all those times. Recent advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning suggest the dream of communicating with your pets could become a reality.

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    What's the first thing you would do if you had a pet translator and you could understand your dog or cat? I'd probably immediately let my cat know how sorry I am for stepping on her tail all those times. Recent advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning suggest the dream of communicating with your pets could become a reality.

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  • Olympic champ Simone Biles says she was abused by doctor

    Olympic champ Simone Biles says she was abused by doctor

    Monday, January 15 2018 11:04 PM EST2018-01-16 04:04:16 GMT

    Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles says she is among the athletes sexually abused by a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor.    Biles, who won four gold medals and five overall at the 2016 Olympics, released a statement via Twitter on Monday saying she is one of the "many survivors" that were abused by Larry Nassar.

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    Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles says she is among the athletes sexually abused by a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor.    Biles, who won four gold medals and five overall at the 2016 Olympics, released a statement via Twitter on Monday saying she is one of the "many survivors" that were abused by Larry Nassar.

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  • U Penn student reportedly stabbed more than 20 times

    U Penn student reportedly stabbed more than 20 times

    Monday, January 15 2018 10:27 PM EST2018-01-16 03:27:30 GMT

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The Orange County Register reports that a 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student whose body was found buried in a shallow grave at a California park had been stabbed more than 20 times. No weapon has been found.    The Register reports that authorities are investigating whether the killing was an act of rage.

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    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The Orange County Register reports that a 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student whose body was found buried in a shallow grave at a California park had been stabbed more than 20 times. No weapon has been found.    The Register reports that authorities are investigating whether the killing was an act of rage.

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  • Spokane man uses acts of kindness to bring change

    Spokane man uses acts of kindness to bring change

    Monday, January 15 2018 10:14 PM EST2018-01-16 03:14:09 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A lot of people say they want to make the world a better place, but Sather Gowdy is letting his actions speak for themselves. Gowdy has performed an act of kindness for someone every day for the last 90 days. “To say I’m going to step up and make a little difference for the person who lives next door to me, the person down the street,” said Gowdy. “I think if everyone did that we can go pretty far.” 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A lot of people say they want to make the world a better place, but Sather Gowdy is letting his actions speak for themselves. Gowdy has performed an act of kindness for someone every day for the last 90 days. “To say I’m going to step up and make a little difference for the person who lives next door to me, the person down the street,” said Gowdy. “I think if everyone did that we can go pretty far.” 

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  • Patient's stifled sneeze leads to ruptured throat, hospital

    Patient's stifled sneeze leads to ruptured throat, hospital

    Monday, January 15 2018 9:55 PM EST2018-01-16 02:55:03 GMT

    LONDON (AP) - Doctors in England say stifling a big sneeze can be hazardous for your health in rare cases, based on the very unusual experience of a man who ruptured the back of his throat when he tried to stop a sneeze.

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    LONDON (AP) - Doctors in England say stifling a big sneeze can be hazardous for your health in rare cases, based on the very unusual experience of a man who ruptured the back of his throat when he tried to stop a sneeze.

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  • Thousands attend MLK Day March in Spokane

    Thousands attend MLK Day March in Spokane

    Monday, January 15 2018 9:44 PM EST2018-01-16 02:44:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Thousands of people took to the streets of downtown Spokane Monday, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. According to Executive Director of the MLK Family Outreach Center, Freda Gandy, 3,100 people attended the annual march. “You use and exercise your rights and your time and talents to bring about change,” said Gandy. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Thousands of people took to the streets of downtown Spokane Monday, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. According to Executive Director of the MLK Family Outreach Center, Freda Gandy, 3,100 people attended the annual march. “You use and exercise your rights and your time and talents to bring about change,” said Gandy. 

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  • Wal-Mart apologizes for labeling professor toilet cleaner

    Wal-Mart apologizes for labeling professor toilet cleaner

    Monday, January 15 2018 9:23 PM EST2018-01-16 02:23:32 GMT

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A Wal-Mart manager has apologized to a Montana State University professor who says an employee at the store listed his occupation on a fishing license as a toilet cleaner.    The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the apology comes as part of a settlement of a complaint Gilbert Kalonde filed with the Montana Human Rights Bureau after an employee wrote "clean toilets" on the fishing license in 2015.

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    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A Wal-Mart manager has apologized to a Montana State University professor who says an employee at the store listed his occupation on a fishing license as a toilet cleaner.    The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the apology comes as part of a settlement of a complaint Gilbert Kalonde filed with the Montana Human Rights Bureau after an employee wrote "clean toilets" on the fishing license in 2015.

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  • Police confront man accused of spreading racist fliers, CDs across Sandpoint

    Police confront man accused of spreading racist fliers, CDs across Sandpoint

    Monday, January 15 2018 9:02 PM EST2018-01-16 02:02:34 GMT

    SANDPOINT, Idaho - It's a story we've covered multiple times in the past year: A string of hateful fliers circulating, not only through North Idaho, but across the country. Now police in Sandpoint, Idaho, and West Virginia say they have found the man behind them. In a video from the Sandpoint Police Department, officers confront Scott Rhodes about allegedly placing audio CDs on cars at Sandpoint High School.

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    SANDPOINT, Idaho - It's a story we've covered multiple times in the past year: A string of hateful fliers circulating, not only through North Idaho, but across the country. Now police in Sandpoint, Idaho, and West Virginia say they have found the man behind them. In a video from the Sandpoint Police Department, officers confront Scott Rhodes about allegedly placing audio CDs on cars at Sandpoint High School.

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  • Intoxicated driver ditches stolen car after crashing into 6 vehicles downtown

    Intoxicated driver ditches stolen car after crashing into 6 vehicles downtown

    Monday, January 15 2018 8:25 PM EST2018-01-16 01:25:56 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police responded to downtown Spokane Monday afternoon for a reported crash. The crash involved several vehicles and a drunk man taking off on foot, leaving his stolen vehicle behind. It happened around 1 p.m. Officers responded to the area of Main and Lincoln for a crash. As officers started to arrive in the area, they learned that the man who caused the crash was leaving the scene on foot.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police responded to downtown Spokane Monday afternoon for a reported crash. The crash involved several vehicles and a drunk man taking off on foot, leaving his stolen vehicle behind. It happened around 1 p.m. Officers responded to the area of Main and Lincoln for a crash. As officers started to arrive in the area, they learned that the man who caused the crash was leaving the scene on foot.

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  • 64 degrees at SeaTac ties record high for January

    64 degrees at SeaTac ties record high for January

    Monday, January 15 2018 8:02 PM EST2018-01-16 01:02:55 GMT

    SEATAC, Wash. (AP) - Officials say the temperature in SeaTac Monday has tied a record for highest temperature in January.    The National Weather Service in Seattle said on Twitter that at 2 p.m. Monday, it was 64 degrees at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.    The weather service says that ties the record high for the month of January.

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    SEATAC, Wash. (AP) - Officials say the temperature in SeaTac Monday has tied a record for highest temperature in January.    The National Weather Service in Seattle said on Twitter that at 2 p.m. Monday, it was 64 degrees at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.    The weather service says that ties the record high for the month of January.

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  • Rescuers save kayaker, dog from ice in Sandpoint

    Rescuers save kayaker, dog from ice in Sandpoint

    Monday, January 15 2018 7:57 PM EST2018-01-16 00:57:13 GMT

    SANDPOINT, Idaho - Fire crews with Selkirk Fire and Rescue responded to an ice rescue call at Chuck Slough in Sandpoint Monday afternoon. Firefighters say a dog fell through the ice and a good Samaritan was in the process of trying to rescue the dog with a kayak. When crews arrived the kayaker was holding the dog up by its caller to keep it from drowning, but was unable to lift the dog into the kayak without tipping over.

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    SANDPOINT, Idaho - Fire crews with Selkirk Fire and Rescue responded to an ice rescue call at Chuck Slough in Sandpoint Monday afternoon. Firefighters say a dog fell through the ice and a good Samaritan was in the process of trying to rescue the dog with a kayak. When crews arrived the kayaker was holding the dog up by its caller to keep it from drowning, but was unable to lift the dog into the kayak without tipping over.

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  • Citigroup says it will use raises to narrow pay gap

    Citigroup says it will use raises to narrow pay gap

    Monday, January 15 2018 6:08 PM EST2018-01-15 23:08:14 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Citigroup says it will slightly raise pay for women and minorities to close a gap with men and whites.    The big bank says an internal survey shows women get 99 percent as much as men in similar jobs and minorities in the U.S. get 99 percent as much as whites. Those are smaller gaps than in the overall work force.

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    NEW YORK (AP) - Citigroup says it will slightly raise pay for women and minorities to close a gap with men and whites.    The big bank says an internal survey shows women get 99 percent as much as men in similar jobs and minorities in the U.S. get 99 percent as much as whites. Those are smaller gaps than in the overall work force.

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  • Trump honors King's legacy in weekly address to nation

    Trump honors King's legacy in weekly address to nation

    Monday, January 15 2018 5:59 PM EST2018-01-15 22:59:19 GMT

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump says the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of a colorblind society is the American dream.    Trump dedicated his weekly address to King, the civil rights leader who was assassinated 50 years ago in April.

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    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump says the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of a colorblind society is the American dream.    Trump dedicated his weekly address to King, the civil rights leader who was assassinated 50 years ago in April.

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  • Suspect in Wichita hoax call expresses remorse for death

    Suspect in Wichita hoax call expresses remorse for death

    Monday, January 15 2018 5:51 PM EST2018-01-15 22:51:23 GMT

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A California man accused of making a hoax emergency call that resulted in the fatal police shooting of a Kansas man says he regrets the man's death but he wouldn't say whether he made the call.

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    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A California man accused of making a hoax emergency call that resulted in the fatal police shooting of a Kansas man says he regrets the man's death but he wouldn't say whether he made the call.

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  • CVS Pharmacy promises to end touch ups of its beauty images

    CVS Pharmacy promises to end touch ups of its beauty images

    Monday, January 15 2018 5:46 PM EST2018-01-15 22:46:01 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health Corp., wants to end touch ups of its beauty images in its marketing campaigns by the end of 2020.    The plan, announced Monday, affects the marketing materials CVS produces, but it also says it will work with key brand partners and industry experts to develop specific guidelines in an effort to ensure transparency.

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    NEW YORK (AP) - CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health Corp., wants to end touch ups of its beauty images in its marketing campaigns by the end of 2020.    The plan, announced Monday, affects the marketing materials CVS produces, but it also says it will work with key brand partners and industry experts to develop specific guidelines in an effort to ensure transparency.

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  • Army vet sues VA over scalpel left in body after surgery

    Army vet sues VA over scalpel left in body after surgery

    Monday, January 15 2018 5:36 PM EST2018-01-15 22:36:05 GMT

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - An Army veteran who says someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery is suing a Connecticut veterans affairs hospital.    Bridgeport resident Glenford Turner says the scalpel was only discovered years later, after he suffered from long-term abdominal pain. He sued the VA in U.S. District Court last week, seeking unspecified compensatory damages.

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    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - An Army veteran who says someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery is suing a Connecticut veterans affairs hospital.    Bridgeport resident Glenford Turner says the scalpel was only discovered years later, after he suffered from long-term abdominal pain. He sued the VA in U.S. District Court last week, seeking unspecified compensatory damages.

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  • 6-year-old Florida boy dies of rabies contracted from a bat

    6-year-old Florida boy dies of rabies contracted from a bat

    Monday, January 15 2018 5:30 PM EST2018-01-15 22:30:10 GMT

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A 6-year-old Florida boy has died from rabies he contracted after being scratched by an infected bat.    The father of Ryker Roque told NBC that the boy died Sunday at an Orlando hospital.    Father Henry Roque said he had found a sick bat, put it in a bucket and told his son not to touch it, but he did and was scratched.

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    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A 6-year-old Florida boy has died from rabies he contracted after being scratched by an infected bat.    The father of Ryker Roque told NBC that the boy died Sunday at an Orlando hospital.    Father Henry Roque said he had found a sick bat, put it in a bucket and told his son not to touch it, but he did and was scratched.

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  • Spike in Nez Perce County overdose deaths

    Spike in Nez Perce County overdose deaths

    Monday, January 15 2018 5:25 PM EST2018-01-15 22:25:56 GMT

    LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say thirteen people died of a drug overdose in Nez Perce County in northern Idaho, at least double the number of any single year in the past nine years.    The Lewiston Morning Tribune reports the county coroner's office compiled the figures, finding that overdose deaths spiked last year compared to the three overdose deaths recorded in 2016.

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    LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say thirteen people died of a drug overdose in Nez Perce County in northern Idaho, at least double the number of any single year in the past nine years.    The Lewiston Morning Tribune reports the county coroner's office compiled the figures, finding that overdose deaths spiked last year compared to the three overdose deaths recorded in 2016.

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  • Senate committee hears testimony on gun control bills

    Senate committee hears testimony on gun control bills

    Monday, January 15 2018 5:15 PM EST2018-01-15 22:15:07 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A couple who survived last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas were among those asking a Senate panel to pass a slate of gun control bills that include measures to prohibit high capacity magazines and to ban so-called bump stocks, trigger modification devices designed to accelerate the rate of fire of a firearm.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A couple who survived last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas were among those asking a Senate panel to pass a slate of gun control bills that include measures to prohibit high capacity magazines and to ban so-called bump stocks, trigger modification devices designed to accelerate the rate of fire of a firearm.

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  • Trump says Sen. Durbin misrepresented discussion

    Trump says Sen. Durbin misrepresented discussion

    Monday, January 15 2018 4:52 PM EST2018-01-15 21:52:05 GMT

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - President Donald Trump is accusing Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of misrepresenting the discussion on immigration during a recent meeting at the White House. And he says the Illinois senator is threatening prospects for a deal to protect certain immigrants. Trump tweets Monday: "Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting. 

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    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - President Donald Trump is accusing Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of misrepresenting the discussion on immigration during a recent meeting at the White House. And he says the Illinois senator is threatening prospects for a deal to protect certain immigrants. Trump tweets Monday: "Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting. 

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  • Arizona police arrest 80-year-old man in armed bank robbery

    Arizona police arrest 80-year-old man in armed bank robbery

    Monday, January 15 2018 4:24 PM EST2018-01-15 21:24:20 GMT

    TUCSON - Police in Arizona have arrested an 80-year-old man they say robbed a credit union at gunpoint. Tucson police said Sunday that a tip led to the arrest of Robert Francis Krebs after authorities circulated surveillance photos of him entering the Pyramid Credit Union and at a teller's window. They say Krebs had a handgun, demanded money from the teller and was given cash before running out of the bank. 

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    TUCSON - Police in Arizona have arrested an 80-year-old man they say robbed a credit union at gunpoint. Tucson police said Sunday that a tip led to the arrest of Robert Francis Krebs after authorities circulated surveillance photos of him entering the Pyramid Credit Union and at a teller's window. They say Krebs had a handgun, demanded money from the teller and was given cash before running out of the bank. 

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  • Worker who hit false missile alert is reassigned

    Worker who hit false missile alert is reassigned

    Monday, January 15 2018 3:52 PM EST2018-01-15 20:52:18 GMT

    HONOLULU - Hawaii officials say an employee has been reassigned after mistakenly hitting the live alert button of the state's missile warning system, creating a wave of panic. 

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    HONOLULU - Hawaii officials say an employee has been reassigned after mistakenly hitting the live alert button of the state's missile warning system, creating a wave of panic. Hawaii Emergency Management Agency spokesman Richard Rapoza said in an email Monday that the worker has been temporarily moved to a job without access to the system amid an internal investigation.

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  • Image problem? Some cities end their role in A&E's 'Live PD'

    Image problem? Some cities end their role in A&E's 'Live PD'

    Monday, January 15 2018 12:32 PM EST2018-01-15 17:32:58 GMT

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Some law enforcement agencies have ended their agreements to be on A&E Network's real-time police show "Live PD" as local government leaders concluded the program was making their communities look bad. Those agencies include police departments in Bridgeport, Connecticut; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Streetsboro, Ohio. 

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    HARTFORD, Conn. - Some law enforcement agencies have ended their agreements to be on A&E Network's real-time police show "Live PD" as local government leaders concluded the program was making their communities look bad. Those agencies include police departments in Bridgeport, Connecticut; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Streetsboro, Ohio. 

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  • Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dead at 46

    Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dead at 46

    Monday, January 15 2018 12:32 PM EST2018-01-15 17:32:40 GMT

    LONDON - Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries, has died. She was 46. Publicist Lindsey Holmes says O'Riordan died suddenly Monday in London, where she was recording. The cause of death wasn't immediately available.

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    LONDON - Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries, has died. She was 46. Publicist Lindsey Holmes says O'Riordan died suddenly Monday in London, where she was recording. The cause of death wasn't immediately available.  Holmes says the singer's family is "devastated" by the news.    

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  • Washington won't release driver's license info without order

    Washington won't release driver's license info without order

    Monday, January 15 2018 12:08 PM EST2018-01-15 17:08:42 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Licensing says it will no longer release personal information to federal immigration authorities without a court order unless required by law. The agency announced the change Monday following a report in The Seattle Times last week that showed the Department of Licensing was handing over personal information to federal authorities 20 to 30 times a month. 

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Licensing says it will no longer release personal information to federal immigration authorities without a court order unless required by law. The agency announced the change Monday following a report in The Seattle Times last week that showed the Department of Licensing was handing over personal information to federal authorities 20 to 30 times a month. 

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  • US Army hero dog during WWII receives posthumous medal

    US Army hero dog during WWII receives posthumous medal

    Monday, January 15 2018 10:48 AM EST2018-01-15 15:48:33 GMT

    LONDON - A U.S. Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II has been posthumously awarded Britain's highest honor for animal bravery.

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    LONDON - A U.S. Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II has been posthumously awarded Britain's highest honor for animal bravery. Chips, a German shepherd-husky cross, was awarded the Dickin Medal for actions during a 1943 beach landing in Sicily. According to the soldiers, Chips raced into an Italian machine-gun nest, attacking an enemy soldier and pulling the gun from its mount. 

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  • Trump promises involvement after Hawaii alert

    Trump promises involvement after Hawaii alert

    Monday, January 15 2018 9:04 AM EST2018-01-15 14:04:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says the federal government will "get involved" with Hawaii following the false alarm about an incoming missile strike on the island state.

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    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says the federal government will "get involved" with Hawaii following the false alarm about an incoming missile strike on the island state. Trump says what happened Saturday "was a state thing." He did not describe the level of federal involvement he envisions, but the Federal Communications Commission has opened an investigation. 

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  • Australian dictionary picks 'Milkshake duck' as word for 2017

    Australian dictionary picks 'Milkshake duck' as word for 2017

    Monday, January 15 2018 8:57 AM EST2018-01-15 13:57:19 GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia - An Australian dictionary has chosen "milkshake duck" as its word of 2017, though after the announcement most people said they had never heard of the term. Milkshake duck is a term born in the twittersphere that describes an overnight social media sensation whose viral support rapidly dissolves with closer scrutiny. 

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    CANBERRA, Australia - An Australian dictionary has chosen "milkshake duck" as its word of 2017, though after the announcement most people said they had never heard of the term. Milkshake duck is a term born in the twittersphere that describes an overnight social media sensation whose viral support rapidly dissolves with closer scrutiny. 

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  • Woman searching for driver who hit her parked car downtown

    Woman searching for driver who hit her parked car downtown

    Sunday, January 14 2018 9:30 PM EST2018-01-15 02:30:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One woman is frustrated and angry after returning to her parked car and finding that it had been hit and she says no note was left. Danielle Collinson says her car was parked at a meter along Browne near Main in downtown Spokane Thursday morning. She went back to her car around 8 a.m. and saw that it had been sideswiped. “I noticed my tire was popped. It wasn't driveable and there was no information left,” she says. The side mirror and some other debris we...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - One woman is frustrated and angry after returning to her parked car and finding that it had been hit and she says no note was left. Danielle Collinson says her car was parked at a meter along Browne near Main in downtown Spokane Thursday morning. She went back to her car around 8 a.m. and saw that it had been sideswiped. “I noticed my tire was popped. It wasn't driveable and there was no information left,” she says. The side mirror and some other debris we...

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  • Neighbors on alert after finding suspicious footprints leading from house to house

    Neighbors on alert after finding suspicious footprints leading from house to house

    Sunday, January 14 2018 9:20 PM EST2018-01-15 02:20:41 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A South Hill neighborhood remains on edge after finding fresh footprints in the snow on Thursday. The reason why those prints are suspicious is because they led from house to house to house in the cul-de-sac they live on. Neighbors took photos of all the steps. They originally thought the prints might be from a meter reader. But first of all, none of the footprints led to the home’s meters and Avista told them none of their employees were or had been in the neig...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A South Hill neighborhood remains on edge after finding fresh footprints in the snow on Thursday. The reason why those prints are suspicious is because they led from house to house to house in the cul-de-sac they live on. Neighbors took photos of all the steps. They originally thought the prints might be from a meter reader. But first of all, none of the footprints led to the home’s meters and Avista told them none of their employees were or had been in the neig...

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  • Stunner: Keenum-Diggs TD on last play; Vikes win 29-24

    Stunner: Keenum-Diggs TD on last play; Vikes win 29-24

    Sunday, January 14 2018 8:56 PM EST2018-01-15 01:56:35 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Case Keenum completed a last-ditch heave near the sideline Sunday on the game's final play, as Stefon Diggs slithered away for a 61-yard touchdown to give Minnesota a 29-24 victory over New Orleans and send the Vikings to the NFC championship game with one more win needed to become a first-time Super Bowl host.

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    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Case Keenum completed a last-ditch heave near the sideline Sunday on the game's final play, as Stefon Diggs slithered away for a 61-yard touchdown to give Minnesota a 29-24 victory over New Orleans and send the Vikings to the NFC championship game with one more win needed to become a first-time Super Bowl host.

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  • Sheriff: Casino shuttle boat ablaze, all 50 passengers safe

    Sheriff: Casino shuttle boat ablaze, all 50 passengers safe

    Sunday, January 14 2018 8:23 PM EST2018-01-15 01:23:40 GMT

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Florida authorities say a casino venture's shuttle boat caught fire and all 50 passengers safely made it to the nearby shore after a rescue operation in the Tampa Bay area.    Port Richey Chief of Police Gerard DeCanio says all passengers and crew were able to reach safety in Port Richie after the fire erupted Sunday afternoon.

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    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Florida authorities say a casino venture's shuttle boat caught fire and all 50 passengers safely made it to the nearby shore after a rescue operation in the Tampa Bay area.    Port Richey Chief of Police Gerard DeCanio says all passengers and crew were able to reach safety in Port Richie after the fire erupted Sunday afternoon.

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  • Trump disputes newspaper quote attributed to him on NKorea

    Trump disputes newspaper quote attributed to him on NKorea

    Sunday, January 14 2018 7:09 PM EST2018-01-15 00:09:19 GMT

    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump is disputing a quote attributed to him during a newspaper interview about relations with North Korea's leader.    The Wall Street Journal on Thursday quoted Trump as saying: "I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un."

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    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump is disputing a quote attributed to him during a newspaper interview about relations with North Korea's leader.    The Wall Street Journal on Thursday quoted Trump as saying: "I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un."

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  • Idaho governor offers limited support for residency plan

    Idaho governor offers limited support for residency plan

    Sunday, January 14 2018 6:02 PM EST2018-01-14 23:02:26 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is offering limited support for a 10-year plan that proponents say could increase the number of doctors practicing in the state.    Proponents of the $16.3 million plan to fund additional medical residencies say it will help pull Idaho out of its 49th-in-the-nation ranking for the number of physicians per 100,000 residents.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is offering limited support for a 10-year plan that proponents say could increase the number of doctors practicing in the state.    Proponents of the $16.3 million plan to fund additional medical residencies say it will help pull Idaho out of its 49th-in-the-nation ranking for the number of physicians per 100,000 residents.

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  • Iran official: 'No hope' sailors alive on burning oil tanker

    Iran official: 'No hope' sailors alive on burning oil tanker

    Sunday, January 14 2018 5:56 PM EST2018-01-14 22:56:55 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iranian state TV is quoting an official as saying there's "no hope" of survival for missing sailors on burning oil tanker off China.    A report Sunday quoted Mahmoud Rastad, the chief of Iran's maritime agency, as saying: "There is no hope of finding survivors among the (missing) 29 members of the crew."

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    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iranian state TV is quoting an official as saying there's "no hope" of survival for missing sailors on burning oil tanker off China.    A report Sunday quoted Mahmoud Rastad, the chief of Iran's maritime agency, as saying: "There is no hope of finding survivors among the (missing) 29 members of the crew."

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  • Dennis Rodman arrested on suspicion of DUI in California

    Dennis Rodman arrested on suspicion of DUI in California

    Sunday, January 14 2018 5:27 PM EST2018-01-14 22:27:38 GMT

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Police say former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been arrested on suspicion of DUI in Southern California.    Lt. Rachel Johnson of the Newport Beach Police Department says Rodman was pulled over late Saturday for a traffic violation.    Johnson says officers administered a field sobriety test, which Rodman failed.

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    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Police say former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been arrested on suspicion of DUI in Southern California.    Lt. Rachel Johnson of the Newport Beach Police Department says Rodman was pulled over late Saturday for a traffic violation.    Johnson says officers administered a field sobriety test, which Rodman failed.

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  • 2 people hospitalized after car slides off road, down embankment near Reardan

    2 people hospitalized after car slides off road, down embankment near Reardan

    Sunday, January 14 2018 5:12 PM EST2018-01-14 22:12:24 GMT

    REARDAN, Wash. - Washington State Patrol reports two people were taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center Sunday morning after the car they were in slid on an icy road and down a 100-foot embankment about five miles north of Reardan in Lincoln County.

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    REARDAN, Wash. - Washington State Patrol reports two people were taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center Sunday morning after the car they were in slid on an icy road and down a 100-foot embankment about five miles north of Reardan in Lincoln County.

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  • Police say man charged with kidnapping after holding boy hostage for 30 hours

    Police say man charged with kidnapping after holding boy hostage for 30 hours

    Sunday, January 14 2018 4:46 PM EST2018-01-14 21:46:13 GMT

    WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) - Authorities outside Cincinnati have jailed a 31-year-old man after they say he surrendered to end a hostage standoff of around 30 hours.    Butler County authorities say a 10-year-old boy was taken to a hospital Sunday morning as a precaution, but no injuries were reported.

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    WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) - Authorities outside Cincinnati have jailed a 31-year-old man after they say he surrendered to end a hostage standoff of around 30 hours.    Butler County authorities say a 10-year-old boy was taken to a hospital Sunday morning as a precaution, but no injuries were reported.

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  • Bellingham city officials settle excessive force lawsuit

    Bellingham city officials settle excessive force lawsuit

    Sunday, January 14 2018 4:26 PM EST2018-01-14 21:26:47 GMT

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - Officials in the western Washington city of Bellingham have agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that two police officers used excessive force during a 2015 arrest. 

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    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - Officials in the western Washington city of Bellingham have agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that two police officers used excessive force during a 2015 arrest. 

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  • Corrections officer, wife charged with luring teen for sex

    Corrections officer, wife charged with luring teen for sex

    Sunday, January 14 2018 4:11 PM EST2018-01-14 21:11:22 GMT

    KENNEWICK, Wash. - An Oregon corrections officer and his wife, a teacher, have been charged with crimes after prosecutors say they tried to lure a teen girl into a sexual relationship.

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    KENNEWICK, Wash. - An Oregon corrections officer and his wife, a teacher, have been charged with crimes after prosecutors say they tried to lure a teen girl into a sexual relationship.

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  • Officials say salvaging roadkill makes a lot of sense

    Officials say salvaging roadkill makes a lot of sense

    Sunday, January 14 2018 3:46 PM EST2018-01-14 20:46:08 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Idaho and Washington have passed laws allowing people to salvage roadkill, provided they fill out a short form with the state wildlife agency to get a permit.    The Spokesman-Review reports Washington's law, which took effect July 1, 2016, allows for deer and elk only. Between then and the end of 2017, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says 3,099 animals were salvaged off Washington roads.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Idaho and Washington have passed laws allowing people to salvage roadkill, provided they fill out a short form with the state wildlife agency to get a permit.    The Spokesman-Review reports Washington's law, which took effect July 1, 2016, allows for deer and elk only. Between then and the end of 2017, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says 3,099 animals were salvaged off Washington roads.

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  • Fancy London restaurant experiments with surge pricing

    Fancy London restaurant experiments with surge pricing

    Sunday, January 14 2018 3:15 PM EST2018-01-14 20:15:09 GMT

    LONDON - A fancy restaurant in London is taking a new approach to menu pricing. You may already be familiar with the concept of surge pricing because of ride-sharing applications like Uber or Lyft. During particularly busy days and times, rides to the airport could cost you more than if you take your ride at non-peak times. Now a top London restaurant, called Bob Bob Ricard, is testing that same concept in its dining room.

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    LONDON - A fancy restaurant in London is taking a new approach to menu pricing. You may already be familiar with the concept of surge pricing because of ride-sharing applications like Uber or Lyft. During particularly busy days and times, rides to the airport could cost you more than if you take your ride at non-peak times. Now a top London restaurant, called Bob Bob Ricard, is testing that same concept in its dining room.

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  • Spokane fire department helps woman save roommate with CPR

    Spokane fire department helps woman save roommate with CPR

    Sunday, January 14 2018 2:43 PM EST2018-01-14 19:43:29 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Fire Department says a woman with no medical experience helped save her roommate early Saturday morning by getting instructions on how to perform CPR over the phone from the Spokane Fire Department. Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer says they received a call from a woman who was in her bedroom when she heard her roommate fall in the living room.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Fire Department says a woman with no medical experience helped save her roommate early Saturday morning by getting instructions on how to perform CPR over the phone from the Spokane Fire Department. Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer says they received a call from a woman who was in her bedroom when she heard her roommate fall in the living room.

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  • Body discovered on Honolulu airport runway

    Body discovered on Honolulu airport runway

    Sunday, January 14 2018 2:04 PM EST2018-01-14 19:04:52 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii officials say a body was discovered near a runway at Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.    The runway was closed Saturday as authorities investigated. It reopened several hours later and Hawaii Department of Transportation spokesman Tim Sakahara said the incident didn't lead to any delays.

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    HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii officials say a body was discovered near a runway at Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.    The runway was closed Saturday as authorities investigated. It reopened several hours later and Hawaii Department of Transportation spokesman Tim Sakahara said the incident didn't lead to any delays.

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  • Federal probe under way of Hawaii alert mistake

    Federal probe under way of Hawaii alert mistake

    Sunday, January 14 2018 1:40 PM EST2018-01-14 18:40:15 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) - The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission says it appears the government of Hawaii didn't have reasonable safeguards in place that would have prevented the transmission of a false alert about an imminent missile strike.

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    HONOLULU (AP) - The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission says it appears the government of Hawaii didn't have reasonable safeguards in place that would have prevented the transmission of a false alert about an imminent missile strike.

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  • Firefighters rescue two people after car crashes into second story of California building

    Firefighters rescue two people after car crashes into second story of California building

    Sunday, January 14 2018 1:35 PM EST2018-01-14 18:35:28 GMT

    Fire crews worked early Sunday morning to rescue two people after they crashed their car into the second story of a small office building. Officials say the vehicle hit the center divider and went airborne, landing in the building. One person was able to get out of the car themselves, another person had to be rescued by firefighters. Both victims had minor injuries according to firefighters.

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    Fire crews worked early Sunday morning to rescue two people after they crashed their car into the second story of a small office building. Officials say the vehicle hit the center divider and went airborne, landing in the building. One person was able to get out of the car themselves, another person had to be rescued by firefighters. Both victims had minor injuries according to firefighters.

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  • Missouri students offer candy 'bribes' in exchange for snow day

    Missouri students offer candy 'bribes' in exchange for snow day

    Sunday, January 14 2018 12:35 PM EST2018-01-14 17:35:34 GMT

    HILLSBORO, MO. - Winter weather in the St. Louis area had students hoping for a snow day on Friday, but rather than just crossing their fingers, some students took matters into their own hands. Superintendent Doc Cornman of Hillsboro Schools tweeted Friday that someone was offering him candy bribes to call off school Friday. A note with an assortment of Reese's peanut butter cups read, "You know what to do."

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    HILLSBORO, MO. - Winter weather in the St. Louis area had students hoping for a snow day on Friday, but rather than just crossing their fingers, some students took matters into their own hands. Superintendent Doc Cornman of Hillsboro Schools tweeted Friday that someone was offering him candy bribes to call off school Friday. A note with an assortment of Reese's peanut butter cups read, "You know what to do."

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  • Facebook edits feeds to bring less news, more sharing

    Facebook edits feeds to bring less news, more sharing

    Sunday, January 14 2018 11:00 AM EST2018-01-14 16:00:06 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook is changing what its users will see to highlight posts they are most likely to engage with and make time spent on social media more “meaningful.” By cutting back on items that Facebook users tend to passively consume, the change could hurt news organizations and other businesses that rely on Facebook to share their content.

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    NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook is changing what its users will see to highlight posts they are most likely to engage with and make time spent on social media more “meaningful.” By cutting back on items that Facebook users tend to passively consume, the change could hurt news organizations and other businesses that rely on Facebook to share their content.

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  • Plane dangles off cliff after skidding off runway in Turkey

    Plane dangles off cliff after skidding off runway in Turkey

    Sunday, January 14 2018 10:55 AM EST2018-01-14 15:55:15 GMT

    ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) - A commercial plane that skidded off a runway after landing in northern Turkey dangled precariously off a muddy cliff with its nose only a few feet from the sea. Some of the 168 people on board the Boeing 737-800 described it as a “miracle” that everyone was evacuated safely.

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    ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) - A commercial plane that skidded off a runway after landing in northern Turkey dangled precariously off a muddy cliff with its nose only a few feet from the sea. Some of the 168 people on board the Boeing 737-800 described it as a “miracle” that everyone was evacuated safely.

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  • Magnitude 7.1 quake hits off Peru, killing at least 1

    Magnitude 7.1 quake hits off Peru, killing at least 1

    Sunday, January 14 2018 10:42 AM EST2018-01-14 15:42:09 GMT

    LIMA, Peru (AP) - A powerful earthquake struck off Peru’s coast early Sunday, tumbling adobe homes in small, rural towns, killing at least one person and leaving dozens injured, officials said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the early morning quake had a magnitude of 7.1 and was centered 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Acari in the Arequipa department of southwestern Peru. 

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    LIMA, Peru (AP) - A powerful earthquake struck off Peru’s coast early Sunday, tumbling adobe homes in small, rural towns, killing at least one person and leaving dozens injured, officials said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the early morning quake had a magnitude of 7.1 and was centered 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Acari in the Arequipa department of southwestern Peru. 

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  • Crews slowly making progress removing debris after mudslides

    Crews slowly making progress removing debris after mudslides

    Sunday, January 14 2018 10:35 AM EST2018-01-14 15:35:51 GMT

    MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) - Recovery crews are slowly making progress digging away masses of mud, boulders and toppled trees in a California community that was ravaged by deadly mudslides, but officials said they’ve removed enough debris from creek canals to prevent another potential disaster when the next rainstorm hits.

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    MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) - Recovery crews are slowly making progress digging away masses of mud, boulders and toppled trees in a California community that was ravaged by deadly mudslides, but officials said they’ve removed enough debris from creek canals to prevent another potential disaster when the next rainstorm hits.

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  • Deputies arrest registered sex offender in Spokane Valley gas station assault

    Deputies arrest registered sex offender in Spokane Valley gas station assault

    Saturday, January 13 2018 9:16 PM EST2018-01-14 02:16:09 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley deputies responding to an alarm at the Cenex Zip Trip gas station near Trent and Vista arrested 36-year-old Michael D. Rush who was still inside the store. Deputies say the clerk had been viciously beaten and sexually assaulted. She was found inside the bathroom of the store.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley deputies responding to an alarm at the Cenex Zip Trip gas station near Trent and Vista arrested 36-year-old Michael D. Rush who was still inside the store. Deputies say the clerk had been viciously beaten and sexually assaulted. She was found inside the bathroom of the store.

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  • California mudslide death toll rises to 19

    California mudslide death toll rises to 19

    Saturday, January 13 2018 8:14 PM EST2018-01-14 01:14:38 GMT

    MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) - The death toll in the Montecito, California, mudslides has risen by one to 19 and the number of remaining missing has decreased to five.    Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown says the body of missing 25-year-old Morgan Christine Corey woman was found Saturday. Her 12-year-old sister, Sawyer Corey, was found dead earlier.

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    MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) - The death toll in the Montecito, California, mudslides has risen by one to 19 and the number of remaining missing has decreased to five.    Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown says the body of missing 25-year-old Morgan Christine Corey woman was found Saturday. Her 12-year-old sister, Sawyer Corey, was found dead earlier.

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  • Illinois AG says 11-year-old girl can use medical marijuana at school

    Illinois AG says 11-year-old girl can use medical marijuana at school

    Saturday, January 13 2018 8:05 PM EST2018-01-14 01:05:31 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois attorney general's office has told a federal court it will allow a suburban Chicago school district to administer medical marijuana to an 11-year-old leukemia patient to treat her for seizure disorders.

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    CHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois attorney general's office has told a federal court it will allow a suburban Chicago school district to administer medical marijuana to an 11-year-old leukemia patient to treat her for seizure disorders.

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  • Police: California man kills mom over broken video game headset

    Police: California man kills mom over broken video game headset

    Saturday, January 13 2018 7:40 PM EST2018-01-14 00:40:14 GMT

    CERES, Calif. - A Northern California man has been arrested on suspicion of homicide after police say he killed his mom during an argument over a broken video game headset Thursday night. Police responded to the home in Ceres, California, just before 10 p.m. They found a woman shot in the head. That 68-year-old woman was taken to the hospital where she later died. 

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    CERES, Calif. - A Northern California man has been arrested on suspicion of homicide after police say he killed his mom during an argument over a broken video game headset Thursday night. Police responded to the home in Ceres, California, just before 10 p.m. They found a woman shot in the head. That 68-year-old woman was taken to the hospital where she later died. 

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  • Second arrest made in shooting death of former Spokane Empire player

    Second arrest made in shooting death of former Spokane Empire player

    Saturday, January 13 2018 6:58 PM EST2018-01-13 23:58:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say a second person has been arrested in the shooting death of former Spokane Empire player Carl Sims.  Just before 1:00 a.m. on October 8th, an argument broke out outside businesses in the area of Sprague Avenue and Washington Street. During the confrontation a man displayed a knife, another grabbed a handgun and fired a shot. Sims was struck by the bullet.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say a second person has been arrested in the shooting death of former Spokane Empire player Carl Sims.  Just before 1:00 a.m. on October 8th, an argument broke out outside businesses in the area of Sprague Avenue and Washington Street. During the confrontation a man displayed a knife, another grabbed a handgun and fired a shot. Sims was struck by the bullet.

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  • Hawaii governor apologizes for false alert

    Hawaii governor apologizes for false alert

    Saturday, January 13 2018 6:29 PM EST2018-01-13 23:29:04 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii Gov. David Ige is apologizing for the "pain and confusion" caused by false ballistic missile attack alert.    In a conciliatory news conference Saturday, Ige promised to evaluate the testing system to ensure such a mistake would never happen again.

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    HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii Gov. David Ige is apologizing for the "pain and confusion" caused by false ballistic missile attack alert.    In a conciliatory news conference Saturday, Ige promised to evaluate the testing system to ensure such a mistake would never happen again.

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  • Hawaii officials mistakenly warn of inbound missile

    Hawaii officials mistakenly warn of inbound missile

    Saturday, January 13 2018 6:13 PM EST2018-01-13 23:13:52 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) - A false alarm that warned of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii sent the islands into a panic Saturday, with people abandoning cars in a highway and preparing to flee their homes until officials said the cellphone alert was a mistake.

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    HONOLULU (AP) - A false alarm that warned of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii sent the islands into a panic Saturday, with people abandoning cars in a highway and preparing to flee their homes until officials said the cellphone alert was a mistake.

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  • Bipartisan deal would create 12-year citizenship pathway

    Bipartisan deal would create 12-year citizenship pathway

    Saturday, January 13 2018 6:09 PM EST2018-01-13 23:09:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan agreement among a handful of senators to prevent deportation of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants includes a pathway to citizenship that would take up to 12 years. The Associated Press on Saturday obtained details of the deal that includes $1.6 billion for structures including a wall for border security.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan agreement among a handful of senators to prevent deportation of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants includes a pathway to citizenship that would take up to 12 years. The Associated Press on Saturday obtained details of the deal that includes $1.6 billion for structures including a wall for border security.

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  • S. Idaho school district sued after reported student rape

    S. Idaho school district sued after reported student rape

    Saturday, January 13 2018 5:56 PM EST2018-01-13 22:56:51 GMT

    SHOSHONE, Idaho (AP) - The family of a 13-year-old girl has filed a federal lawsuit against a south-central Idaho school district that says school officials told the girl she couldn't remain at the school after she was violently raped by an older student in a computer lab.

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    SHOSHONE, Idaho (AP) - The family of a 13-year-old girl has filed a federal lawsuit against a south-central Idaho school district that says school officials told the girl she couldn't remain at the school after she was violently raped by an older student in a computer lab.

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  • 20-year-old jackpot winner hopes to do 'good for humanity'

    20-year-old jackpot winner hopes to do 'good for humanity'

    Saturday, January 13 2018 4:32 PM EST2018-01-13 21:32:03 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A 20-year-old Florida man has claimed the $451 million Mega Millions jackpot, choosing to get $282 million at once instead of more in annual installments.    A Florida Lottery news release said Friday that 20-year-old Shane Missler, of Port Richey, had claimed the jackpot from the multistate game's Jan. 5 drawing.

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    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A 20-year-old Florida man has claimed the $451 million Mega Millions jackpot, choosing to get $282 million at once instead of more in annual installments.    A Florida Lottery news release said Friday that 20-year-old Shane Missler, of Port Richey, had claimed the jackpot from the multistate game's Jan. 5 drawing.

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  • Police chase Greyhound bus after passenger reports threats

    Police chase Greyhound bus after passenger reports threats

    Saturday, January 13 2018 3:53 PM EST2018-01-13 20:53:44 GMT

    WADSWORTH, Ill. (AP) - Authorities arrested a man aboard a Greyhound bus after a police chase that began when a passenger called to say a man claiming to have a gun was threatening to kill people.    WISN television in Wisconsin reports that authorities had to use spike strips on the roadway to get the bus to stop on Interstate 94 near the Illinois community of Wadsworth.

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    WADSWORTH, Ill. (AP) - Authorities arrested a man aboard a Greyhound bus after a police chase that began when a passenger called to say a man claiming to have a gun was threatening to kill people.    WISN television in Wisconsin reports that authorities had to use spike strips on the roadway to get the bus to stop on Interstate 94 near the Illinois community of Wadsworth.

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  • Authorities: wrong woman killed in botched murder-for-hire

    Authorities: wrong woman killed in botched murder-for-hire

    Saturday, January 13 2018 3:37 PM EST2018-01-13 20:37:38 GMT

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in Florida say the wrong person was killed in a botched murder-for-hire plot set up by a scorned woman.    Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson tells news outlets that Ishnar Marie Lopez was upset that a man she loved was in a relationship with another woman. She hired 22-year-old Alexis Ramos and his girlfriend, Glorianmarie Quinones Montes, to kill the woman.

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    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in Florida say the wrong person was killed in a botched murder-for-hire plot set up by a scorned woman.    Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson tells news outlets that Ishnar Marie Lopez was upset that a man she loved was in a relationship with another woman. She hired 22-year-old Alexis Ramos and his girlfriend, Glorianmarie Quinones Montes, to kill the woman.

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  • Police: Bar employee kills patron who opened fire in lot

    Police: Bar employee kills patron who opened fire in lot

    Saturday, January 13 2018 3:15 PM EST2018-01-13 20:15:53 GMT

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in western Washington state say they're investigating after a bar patron opened fire in the parking lot Saturday morning and injured a man before being shot and killed by a bar employee. 

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    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in western Washington state say they're investigating after a bar patron opened fire in the parking lot Saturday morning and injured a man before being shot and killed by a bar employee. 

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  • Chelsea Manning files for US Senate bid in Maryland

    Chelsea Manning files for US Senate bid in Maryland

    Saturday, January 13 2018 3:06 PM EST2018-01-13 20:06:13 GMT

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Chelsea Manning will run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland.    The transgender former Army officer who was convicted of leaking classified documents filed her statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday.    The Washington Post reported Saturday that Manning will challenge Democrat Ben Cardin. He has served two terms and is an overwhelming favorite to win.

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    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Chelsea Manning will run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland.    The transgender former Army officer who was convicted of leaking classified documents filed her statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday.    The Washington Post reported Saturday that Manning will challenge Democrat Ben Cardin. He has served two terms and is an overwhelming favorite to win.

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  • New high-speed train making preview run hits and kills woman

    New high-speed train making preview run hits and kills woman

    Saturday, January 13 2018 2:16 PM EST2018-01-13 19:16:36 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) - A high-speed train that was offering preview runs in Florida a day before its debut has struck and killed a woman.    Boynton Beach police say 31-year-old Melissa Lavell was struck by the Brightline train after the sun set on Friday. Witnesses tell police the woman was crossing the tracks after the guard rails were down, attempting to beat the train. No one on the train was injured.

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    MIAMI (AP) - A high-speed train that was offering preview runs in Florida a day before its debut has struck and killed a woman.    Boynton Beach police say 31-year-old Melissa Lavell was struck by the Brightline train after the sun set on Friday. Witnesses tell police the woman was crossing the tracks after the guard rails were down, attempting to beat the train. No one on the train was injured.

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  • Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly!' call, dies

    Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly!' call, dies

    Saturday, January 13 2018 1:08 PM EST2018-01-13 18:08:10 GMT

    SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football during more than five decades as a broadcaster, has died. He was 89.    He died Friday and no cause was given in a statement Saturday by ESPN. Jackson's longtime employer was ABC Sports.

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    SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football during more than five decades as a broadcaster, has died. He was 89.    He died Friday and no cause was given in a statement Saturday by ESPN. Jackson's longtime employer was ABC Sports.

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  • Polson mail carriers arrested for suspected meth trafficking

    Polson mail carriers arrested for suspected meth trafficking

    Saturday, January 13 2018 12:45 PM EST2018-01-13 17:45:42 GMT

    POLSON, Mont. (AP) - Montana authorities have arrested two U.S. Postal Service carriers on suspicion of trafficking methamphetamine on their mail routes.    Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says 62-year-old Anthony Friscia and 47-year-old Mary Friscia were booked on charges of felony intent to distribute the drug.

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    POLSON, Mont. (AP) - Montana authorities have arrested two U.S. Postal Service carriers on suspicion of trafficking methamphetamine on their mail routes.    Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says 62-year-old Anthony Friscia and 47-year-old Mary Friscia were booked on charges of felony intent to distribute the drug.

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  • Pet raccoon can't go home, Washington state judge rules

    Pet raccoon can't go home, Washington state judge rules

    Saturday, January 13 2018 12:37 PM EST2018-01-13 17:37:13 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - A western Washington state court judge has rejected a family's request to return their pet raccoon named Mae.    Thurston County Superior Court Judge Carol Murphy on Friday ruled that Mae must remain in the possession of state wildlife officials until the court can address the merits of the family's lawsuit against the state.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - A western Washington state court judge has rejected a family's request to return their pet raccoon named Mae.    Thurston County Superior Court Judge Carol Murphy on Friday ruled that Mae must remain in the possession of state wildlife officials until the court can address the merits of the family's lawsuit against the state.

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  • Police called after bank worker wrote 'HELP' on door as joke

    Police called after bank worker wrote 'HELP' on door as joke

    Saturday, January 13 2018 12:24 PM EST2018-01-13 17:24:27 GMT

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Police say a bank employee was cited after writing "HELP" on fogged-up glass on the front door as a joke.    The Hartford Courant reports police were called to the Wells Fargo Bank in Newtown, Connecticut, Friday morning after a customer saw the message and called 911.    Police say officers who responded saw nothing unusual as employees prepared to open the bank.

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    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Police say a bank employee was cited after writing "HELP" on fogged-up glass on the front door as a joke.    The Hartford Courant reports police were called to the Wells Fargo Bank in Newtown, Connecticut, Friday morning after a customer saw the message and called 911.    Police say officers who responded saw nothing unusual as employees prepared to open the bank.

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  • Spokane Valley man killed after driving into Hayden Lake

    Spokane Valley man killed after driving into Hayden Lake

    Saturday, January 13 2018 11:17 AM EST2018-01-13 16:17:55 GMT

    HAYDEN LAKE, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate Saturday after a car crashed into Hayden Lake with two people inside. Both were taken to the hospital, where the driver was pronounced dead. Deputies received a call that a car was sinking at the Honeysuckle Boat Launch on Hayden Lake around 2:30 a.m.

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    HAYDEN LAKE, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate Saturday after a car crashed into Hayden Lake with two people inside. Both were taken to the hospital, where the driver was pronounced dead. Deputies received a call that a car was sinking at the Honeysuckle Boat Launch on Hayden Lake around 2:30 a.m.

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  • Frustrations, tragedy mount for California mudslide town

    Frustrations, tragedy mount for California mudslide town

    Saturday, January 13 2018 10:59 AM EST2018-01-13 15:59:00 GMT

    MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) - Frustrations and dark discoveries mounted for a California town ravaged by a deadly and destructive mudslide. Most of the people of Montecito, a town usually known for its serenity and luxury, were under orders to stay out of town as gas and power were expected to be shut off Saturday for repairs.

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    MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) - Frustrations and dark discoveries mounted for a California town ravaged by a deadly and destructive mudslide. Most of the people of Montecito, a town usually known for its serenity and luxury, were under orders to stay out of town as gas and power were expected to be shut off Saturday for repairs.

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  • Butcher trapped in freezer uses sausage to bash his way out

    Butcher trapped in freezer uses sausage to bash his way out

    Saturday, January 13 2018 10:42 AM EST2018-01-13 15:42:17 GMT

    LONDON (AP) - A British butcher who got locked in a freezer says he was saved by a frozen sausage that he used as a battering ram. Chris McCabe says he became trapped in the walk-in freezer at his shop in Totnes, southwest England, last month when wind blew the door shut.

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    LONDON (AP) - A British butcher who got locked in a freezer says he was saved by a frozen sausage that he used as a battering ram. Chris McCabe says he became trapped in the walk-in freezer at his shop in Totnes, southwest England, last month when wind blew the door shut.

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  • Records: FBI knew Las Vegas gunman had big gun stashes

    Records: FBI knew Las Vegas gunman had big gun stashes

    Saturday, January 13 2018 10:34 AM EST2018-01-13 15:34:22 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - FBI agents knew the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history left behind big caches of guns, ammunition and explosives when they sought warrants to search his properties and online accounts, according to court documents released Friday.

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    LAS VEGAS (AP) - FBI agents knew the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history left behind big caches of guns, ammunition and explosives when they sought warrants to search his properties and online accounts, according to court documents released Friday.

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  • Picture not so perfect: Family shares results of 'professional' photo shoot online

    Picture not so perfect: Family shares results of 'professional' photo shoot online

    Saturday, January 13 2018 12:53 AM EST2018-01-13 05:53:21 GMT
    Pam and Dave ZaringPam and Dave Zaring

    ST. LOUIS, M.O. - Photogenic or not, this certainly isn't what the Zaring family was expecting when they saw the results of their 'professional' photo shoot.  The St. Louis family says they paid $250 to the photographer, who claimed to be a professional. What they got in return was...unique.  "Ok. This is NOT a joke," Pam and Dave Zaring wrote on Facebook. According to the couple's post, their photographer said 'the shadows were really bad ' 

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    ST. LOUIS, M.O. - Photogenic or not, this certainly isn't what the Zaring family was expecting when they saw the results of their 'professional' photo shoot.  The St. Louis family says they paid $250 to the photographer, who claimed to be a professional. What they got in return was...unique.  "Ok. This is NOT a joke," Pam and Dave Zaring wrote on Facebook. According to the couple's post, their photographer said 'the shadows were really bad ' 

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  • Airport: Stowing cat in checked luggage 'not recommended way' to travel

    Airport: Stowing cat in checked luggage 'not recommended way' to travel

    Friday, January 12 2018 11:53 PM EST2018-01-13 04:53:41 GMT
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    ERIE, Pa. - Erie Regional Airport Transportation Security Administration let the cat out of the bag this week. Literally.  A 6-month-old female kitten named "Slim" was spotted curled up among clothing inside a checked bag.  According to the Erie Times-News, 21-year-old Olivia Sari and 21-year-old Nicholas Larrison were flying from Erie, Pennsylvania to Tampa, Florida on New Year's Day when TSA officials were alerted to something peculiar 

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    ERIE, Pa. - Erie Regional Airport Transportation Security Administration let the cat out of the bag this week. Literally.  A 6-month-old female kitten named "Slim" was spotted curled up among clothing inside a checked bag.  According to the Erie Times-News, 21-year-old Olivia Sari and 21-year-old Nicholas Larrison were flying from Erie, Pennsylvania to Tampa, Florida on New Year's Day when TSA officials were alerted to something peculiar 

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  • Spokane school bus almost slides into vehicle full of kids

    Spokane school bus almost slides into vehicle full of kids

    Friday, January 12 2018 10:01 PM EST2018-01-13 03:01:31 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Scary video taken Thursday near Hatch Rd, just south of 57th Ave., shows a Spokane School bus sliding toward a vehicle full of kids. The driver of this vehicle was pinned between a line of cars and the guardrail, so there was nowhere to go. The bus driver eventually got out, put chains on, and was able to drive away. No one was hurt and the driver was not the one recording this video. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Scary video taken Thursday near Hatch Rd, just south of 57th Ave., shows a Spokane School bus sliding toward a vehicle full of kids. The driver of this vehicle was pinned between a line of cars and the guardrail, so there was nowhere to go. The bus driver eventually got out, put chains on, and was able to drive away. No one was hurt and the driver was not the one recording this video. 

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  • How to increase your odds of survival in the wilderness

    How to increase your odds of survival in the wilderness

    Friday, January 12 2018 10:01 PM EST2018-01-13 03:01:22 GMT

    NORTH IDAHO - A Rathdrum man survives a night alone in the frigid wilderness. He was found miles from where he vanished; cold, exhausted, but alive. What if you were stranded with no way to call for help? The sheriff's office says they encourage people to take advantage of what nature has to offer, but that comes with risks. Deputies say people should carry some from of a g-p-s device. In the mountains of north Idaho, beauty surrounds with it’s snow capped trees and hills.

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    NORTH IDAHO - A Rathdrum man survives a night alone in the frigid wilderness. He was found miles from where he vanished; cold, exhausted, but alive. What if you were stranded with no way to call for help? The sheriff's office says they encourage people to take advantage of what nature has to offer, but that comes with risks. Deputies say people should carry some from of a g-p-s device. In the mountains of north Idaho, beauty surrounds with it’s snow capped trees and hills.

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  • Spokane woman runs after stolen car, thief apologizes

    Spokane woman runs after stolen car, thief apologizes

    Friday, January 12 2018 9:55 PM EST2018-01-13 02:55:13 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman who saw her car being stolen refused to let it go. She ran after the car, grabbed her passenger mirror until the suspect finally stopped. She said he actually apologized. "I was just in the moment," said Isabella Trujillo. "I was determined to get my car back." She said she left the car warming up for less than a minute when the thief swooped in. It's a mistake she said she regretted instantly. "I was just in the moment," 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman who saw her car being stolen refused to let it go. She ran after the car, grabbed her passenger mirror until the suspect finally stopped. She said he actually apologized. "I was just in the moment," said Isabella Trujillo. "I was determined to get my car back." She said she left the car warming up for less than a minute when the thief swooped in. It's a mistake she said she regretted instantly. "I was just in the moment," 

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  • Montana prosecutor plans crackdown on drug-addicted pregnant women

    Montana prosecutor plans crackdown on drug-addicted pregnant women

    Friday, January 12 2018 9:09 PM EST2018-01-13 02:09:23 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana prosecutor says he wants to prevent babies from being born addicted to drugs and alcohol by using the threat of jail time as a deterrent for pregnant women. Big Horn County Attorney Jay Harris says he plans to seek civil orders restraining pregnant women from using drugs or alcohol. He said he will seek to have violators held in contempt of court and jailed so the woman does not have access to alcohol or drugs. Caitlin Borgmann, executive dir...

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana prosecutor says he wants to prevent babies from being born addicted to drugs and alcohol by using the threat of jail time as a deterrent for pregnant women. Big Horn County Attorney Jay Harris says he plans to seek civil orders restraining pregnant women from using drugs or alcohol. He said he will seek to have violators held in contempt of court and jailed so the woman does not have access to alcohol or drugs. Caitlin Borgmann, executive dir...

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  • The Latest: Vegas gunman had emailed about bump stocks

    The Latest: Vegas gunman had emailed about bump stocks

    Friday, January 12 2018 8:43 PM EST2018-01-13 01:43:12 GMT
    (AP Photo) Paddock's Home(AP Photo) Paddock's Home

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - The Latest on a documents related to the Las Vegas shooting (all times local): 4 p.m. FBI agents knew the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history left behind big caches of guns, ammunition and explosives when they sought warrants to search his properties and online accounts. A U.S. judge in Nevada unsealed documents Friday showing some of what federal agents learned about Stephen Paddock in the week after the Las V...

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    LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - The Latest on a documents related to the Las Vegas shooting (all times local): 4 p.m. FBI agents knew the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history left behind big caches of guns, ammunition and explosives when they sought warrants to search his properties and online accounts. A U.S. judge in Nevada unsealed documents Friday showing some of what federal agents learned about Stephen Paddock in the week after the Las V...

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  • Suspect charged in Cheney pot shop murder found with 'shank' inside jail

    Suspect charged in Cheney pot shop murder found with 'shank' inside jail

    Friday, January 12 2018 8:39 PM EST2018-01-13 01:39:35 GMT
    The man who admitted to murdering a Cheney pot shop employee is facing new charges after deputies say Donovan Culp was found with a five inch 'shank' in his cell at the Spokane County Jail.  According to court documents, Thursday morning a correctional officer received information about a shank being found on his assigned floor. The officer then began searching inmates to find the weapon. During the search, court documents say the officer found a five-inch metal shank with white...>>
    The man who admitted to murdering a Cheney pot shop employee is facing new charges after deputies say Donovan Culp was found with a five inch 'shank' in his cell at the Spokane County Jail.  According to court documents, Thursday morning a correctional officer received information about a shank being found on his assigned floor. The officer then began searching inmates to find the weapon. During the search, court documents say the officer found a five-inch metal shank with white...>>
  • Man arrested in connection with ongoing shootings in Shoshone County

    Man arrested in connection with ongoing shootings in Shoshone County

    Friday, January 12 2018 8:23 PM EST2018-01-13 01:23:47 GMT
    Man arrested in connection with ongoing shootings in Shoshone CountyMan arrested in connection with ongoing shootings in Shoshone County
    On January 11th 2018 at approximately 4:00 pm, the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Osburn Police Department, executed a search warrant on 502 Pine Street in Mullan, Idaho. The search warrant was a result of an ongoing investigation pertaining to shots being fired in the direction of homes in the Pine Street area of Mullan. According to the sheriff's office, this had been ongoing since December. Deputies detained Kurt A. Morozko and he was later char...>>
    On January 11th 2018 at approximately 4:00 pm, the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Osburn Police Department, executed a search warrant on 502 Pine Street in Mullan, Idaho. The search warrant was a result of an ongoing investigation pertaining to shots being fired in the direction of homes in the Pine Street area of Mullan. According to the sheriff's office, this had been ongoing since December. Deputies detained Kurt A. Morozko and he was later char...>>
  • Idaho Department of Correction looking to open re-entry center

    Idaho Department of Correction looking to open re-entry center

    Friday, January 12 2018 7:53 PM EST2018-01-13 00:53:38 GMT
    Idaho Department of Correction looking to open re-entry centerIdaho Department of Correction looking to open re-entry center

    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Department of Correction is looking to open a re-entry center in the Twin Falls area where as many as 120 minimum-security state prisoners could live and work. Department Director Henry Atencio confirmed the plans Tuesday. The Times-News reports the proposed re-entry center would be similar to one that closed in 2011. Gov. Butch Otter is backing the idea and has recommended funding for the center in his fiscal year 2019 budget. &...

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    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Department of Correction is looking to open a re-entry center in the Twin Falls area where as many as 120 minimum-security state prisoners could live and work. Department Director Henry Atencio confirmed the plans Tuesday. The Times-News reports the proposed re-entry center would be similar to one that closed in 2011. Gov. Butch Otter is backing the idea and has recommended funding for the center in his fiscal year 2019 budget. &...

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  • WATCH: Spokane Police use special equipment to stop man trying to commit suicide by cop

    WATCH: Spokane Police use special equipment to stop man trying to commit suicide by cop

    Friday, January 12 2018 7:48 PM EST2018-01-13 00:48:30 GMT
    Courtesy City of SpokaneCourtesy City of Spokane

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Recently released body cam video demonstrates how Spokane Police were able to sue their training and special equipment to avoid shooting a man trying to commit "suicide by cop." According to the City of Spokane, the Dec. 8 incident occurred at a downtown apartment building when a man by the name of Robert allegedly began breaking windows while brandishing a knife. Officers and neighbors tried talking to Robert on the phone to calm him

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Recently released body cam video demonstrates how Spokane Police were able to sue their training and special equipment to avoid shooting a man trying to commit "suicide by cop." According to the City of Spokane, the Dec. 8 incident occurred at a downtown apartment building when a man by the name of Robert allegedly began breaking windows while brandishing a knife. Officers and neighbors tried talking to Robert on the phone to calm him

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  • Florida police officer wrangles 12 foot python

    Florida police officer wrangles 12 foot python

    Friday, January 12 2018 7:38 PM EST2018-01-13 00:38:02 GMT
    Pembroke Pines Police Dept.Pembroke Pines Police Dept.

    PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. - A police officer in Pembroke Pines, Florida got a little more than he bargained for Thursday night while responding to a call. Officer Joey Cabrera responded to a call of a 12 and a half foot Burmese python in the middle of a street. He quickly and bravely jumped into action, wrangling the giant snake under control. Officer Cabrera then took the python to police headquarters where a licensed python remover took 

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    PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. - A police officer in Pembroke Pines, Florida got a little more than he bargained for Thursday night while responding to a call. Officer Joey Cabrera responded to a call of a 12 and a half foot Burmese python in the middle of a street. He quickly and bravely jumped into action, wrangling the giant snake under control. Officer Cabrera then took the python to police headquarters where a licensed python remover took 

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  • WATCH: Prius takes wild ride on mudslide in California

    WATCH: Prius takes wild ride on mudslide in California

    Friday, January 12 2018 7:26 PM EST2018-01-13 00:26:50 GMT
    Courtesy Burbank Firefighters Local 778Courtesy Burbank Firefighters Local 778

    BURBANK, Calif - The driver of a Prius went for a wild ride Wednesday, sliding on top of a wave of mud down a Burbank, California street. Video captured by Burbank Firefighters Local 778 has since gone viral, reaching over 73,000 views in just two days.  A post shared by Burbank Firefighters (@burbankfirefighters) on Jan 9, 2018 at 6:32pm PST The driver of the Prius spoke to KTLA News, telling them that he and his girlfriend weren't sure they would survive the wild ride.

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    BURBANK, Calif - The driver of a Prius went for a wild ride Wednesday, sliding on top of a wave of mud down a Burbank, California street. Video captured by Burbank Firefighters Local 778 has since gone viral, reaching over 73,000 views in just two days.  A post shared by Burbank Firefighters (@burbankfirefighters) on Jan 9, 2018 at 6:32pm PST The driver of the Prius spoke to KTLA News, telling them that he and his girlfriend weren't sure they would survive the wild ride.

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  • Human remains found in container in Tukwila, man arrested

    Human remains found in container in Tukwila, man arrested

    Friday, January 12 2018 7:01 PM EST2018-01-13 00:01:21 GMT

    TUKWILA, Wash. - (AP) - Police have arrested a man south of Seattle on investigation of homicide after someone found human remains in a container.  The Tukwila Police Department said Friday that a resident called police Thursday afternoon after discovering the remains in a container outside.  Police say the King County Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the person's cause of death.  Police say detectives with the department's major crimes...

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    TUKWILA, Wash. - (AP) - Police have arrested a man south of Seattle on investigation of homicide after someone found human remains in a container.  The Tukwila Police Department said Friday that a resident called police Thursday afternoon after discovering the remains in a container outside.  Police say the King County Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the person's cause of death.  Police say detectives with the department's major crimes...

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  • Officers seize $700k in cocaine during Mississippi drug bust

    Officers seize $700k in cocaine during Mississippi drug bust

    Friday, January 12 2018 6:24 PM EST2018-01-12 23:24:49 GMT
    Hancock County Sheriff's OfficeHancock County Sheriff's Office

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Miss. - Officers found large bundles of cocaine during a traffic stop earlier this week in south Mississippi. According to WTVA, Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) officers found approximately $700,000 worth of cocaine during a safety inspection Tuesday afternoon in Hancock County. Officers stopped a 2000 Freightliner tractor/van trailer on Interstate 10 for a fuel, weight, safety and paperwork 

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    HANCOCK COUNTY, Miss. - Officers found large bundles of cocaine during a traffic stop earlier this week in south Mississippi. According to WTVA, Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) officers found approximately $700,000 worth of cocaine during a safety inspection Tuesday afternoon in Hancock County. Officers stopped a 2000 Freightliner tractor/van trailer on Interstate 10 for a fuel, weight, safety and paperwork 

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  • State of Montana starting new effort to reduce child abuse, deaths

    State of Montana starting new effort to reduce child abuse, deaths

    Friday, January 12 2018 6:08 PM EST2018-01-12 23:08:12 GMT
    (AP) - Montana's health department has announced a new effort aimed at reducing deaths due to child abuse and neglect.    Director Sheila Hogan says the agency is expanding a home visiting program for expectant mothers and young families to add five "home visitors" who will work exclusively with families involved in the child protection system.    The visitors and state child abuse caseworkers will work to arrange increased services to at-risk families in...>>
    (AP) - Montana's health department has announced a new effort aimed at reducing deaths due to child abuse and neglect.    Director Sheila Hogan says the agency is expanding a home visiting program for expectant mothers and young families to add five "home visitors" who will work exclusively with families involved in the child protection system.    The visitors and state child abuse caseworkers will work to arrange increased services to at-risk families in...>>
  • K-9 Halo nabs suspects in Coeur d'Alene burglary

    K-9 Halo nabs suspects in Coeur d'Alene burglary

    Friday, January 12 2018 5:58 PM EST2018-01-12 22:58:51 GMT
    Coeur d'Alene Police Dept.Coeur d'Alene Police Dept.

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police Department K-9 Halo nabbed two suspects in a Coeur d'Alene burglary Thursday night.  According to police, the homeowner came home and found two men stealing items from inside his house. As police arrived, a third man was found a block away in a running vehicle set up as a getaway driver.  With the help of K-9 Halo, officers found the other two men. One was found hiding in a tree on a nearby 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police Department K-9 Halo nabbed two suspects in a Coeur d'Alene burglary Thursday night.  According to police, the homeowner came home and found two men stealing items from inside his house. As police arrived, a third man was found a block away in a running vehicle set up as a getaway driver.  With the help of K-9 Halo, officers found the other two men. One was found hiding in a tree on a nearby 

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  • Missing snowmobiler found alive in Panhandle National Forest

    Missing snowmobiler found alive in Panhandle National Forest

    Friday, January 12 2018 5:51 PM EST2018-01-12 22:51:58 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - UPDATE: Kootenai County Sheriff's tell us missing snowmobiler, Frederick Goodwin of Rathdrum, Idaho has been found alive in Panhandle National Forest.

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - UPDATE: Kootenai County Sheriff's tell us missing snowmobiler, Frederick Goodwin of Rathdrum, Idaho has been found alive in Panhandle National Forest.

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  • Judge refuses to reduce $8.1M verdict against Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor

    Judge refuses to reduce $8.1M verdict against Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor

    Friday, January 12 2018 5:44 PM EST2018-01-12 22:44:19 GMT

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - A judge is refusing to reduce the $8.1 million verdict against a Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor and one of its employees.  Mission Support Alliance and manager Steve Young also had asked for a new trial, but were denied. The Tri-City Herald reported that Judge Doug Federspiel on Wednesday declined to reduce the $2.1 million award for lost wages, and the $6 million award for emotional harm in the civil case.  Julie Atwood, a former ma...

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    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - A judge is refusing to reduce the $8.1 million verdict against a Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor and one of its employees.  Mission Support Alliance and manager Steve Young also had asked for a new trial, but were denied. The Tri-City Herald reported that Judge Doug Federspiel on Wednesday declined to reduce the $2.1 million award for lost wages, and the $6 million award for emotional harm in the civil case.  Julie Atwood, a former ma...

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  • Authorities say Yakima landslide at Rattlesnake Ridge could go any day

    Authorities say Yakima landslide at Rattlesnake Ridge could go any day

    Friday, January 12 2018 5:26 PM EST2018-01-12 22:26:44 GMT

    LIVE: Geologists, Emergency Management and the Washington State... Officials in Yakima held a press conference today as the concern over an impending landslide continues for those in the area. Here are some of the takeaways and latest information on the growing crack along Rattlesnake Ridge:

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    LIVE: Geologists, Emergency Management and the Washington State... Officials in Yakima held a press conference today as the concern over an impending landslide continues for those in the area. Here are some of the takeaways and latest information on the growing crack along Rattlesnake Ridge:

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  • Fiat Chrysler recalls minivans for engine stalling problem

    Fiat Chrysler recalls minivans for engine stalling problem

    Friday, January 12 2018 5:00 PM EST2018-01-12 22:00:59 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) - Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 160,000 minivans mainly in North America to fix a software problem that can make engines stall.   The recall covers certain Chrysler Pacifica vans from the 2017 model year with gasoline engines.   The company says under rare conditions, the engine control computer can incorrectly determine the operating status and cause the engine to shut off.

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    DETROIT (AP) - Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 160,000 minivans mainly in North America to fix a software problem that can make engines stall.   The recall covers certain Chrysler Pacifica vans from the 2017 model year with gasoline engines.   The company says under rare conditions, the engine control computer can incorrectly determine the operating status and cause the engine to shut off.

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  • Former Russian policeman charged with murder of 60 people

    Former Russian policeman charged with murder of 60 people

    Friday, January 12 2018 4:34 PM EST2018-01-12 21:34:22 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) - A court in Siberia has opened hearings in the trial of a former policeman who is charged with the murder of 60 people.   Mikhail Popkov, from the eastern Siberian city of Angarsk, was first arrested in 2012 and sentenced to life in prison for the murder of 22 women. While in custody, Popkov confessed to 20 more. 

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    MOSCOW (AP) - A court in Siberia has opened hearings in the trial of a former policeman who is charged with the murder of 60 people.   Mikhail Popkov, from the eastern Siberian city of Angarsk, was first arrested in 2012 and sentenced to life in prison for the murder of 22 women. While in custody, Popkov confessed to 20 more. 

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  • Facebook is changing news feeds to be more "meaningful"

    Facebook is changing news feeds to be more "meaningful"

    Friday, January 12 2018 12:37 PM EST2018-01-12 17:37:26 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook is tweaking what people see to make their time on the site more "meaningful."   The company says people will likely spend less time on Facebook as a result. The changes come as critics say social media can make people feel depressed and isolated.   Facebook has said before that it will emphasize personal connections over business pages and the celebrities people follow.

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    NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook is tweaking what people see to make their time on the site more "meaningful."   The company says people will likely spend less time on Facebook as a result. The changes come as critics say social media can make people feel depressed and isolated.   Facebook has said before that it will emphasize personal connections over business pages and the celebrities people follow.

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  • School closures, delays, and activity cancellations for our region

    School closures, delays, and activity cancellations for our region

    Friday, January 12 2018 11:10 AM EST2018-01-12 16:10:47 GMT
    Closures and delaysClosures and delays

    School Closures/Delays Pateros School District - 2 hour delay for Friday Orient School District - 2 hour delay for Friday After School Activity Cancellations Coeur d'Alene Tribal School -No after school program and no basketba...

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    School Closures/Delays Pateros School District - 2 hour delay for Friday Orient School District - 2 hour delay for Friday After School Activity Cancellations Coeur d'Alene Tribal School -No after school program and no basketba...

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  • Doctors warning for latest teen social media challenge - Eating laundry pods

    Doctors warning for latest teen social media challenge - Eating laundry pods

    Friday, January 12 2018 10:20 AM EST2018-01-12 15:20:08 GMT

    KHQ.COM - A concerning trend to share with about a disturbing social media challenge becoming popular with teens for more clicks online. It's called the laundry pod challenge and doctors are warning of the dangerous side effects. Just a simple search on YouTube brings up dozens of videos with teens actually attempting to eat the toxic laundry detergent pods.

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    KHQ.COM - A concerning trend to share with about a disturbing social media challenge becoming popular with teens for more clicks online. It's called the laundry pod challenge and doctors are warning of the dangerous side effects. Just a simple search on YouTube brings up dozens of videos with teens actually attempting to eat the toxic laundry detergent pods.

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  • Trump denies he used vulgarity about Africa in morning tweets about DACA & immigration reform

    Trump denies he used vulgarity about Africa in morning tweets about DACA & immigration reform

    Friday, January 12 2018 8:29 AM EST2018-01-12 13:29:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says "this was not the language used" after reports that he referred to "shithole" African nations in a meeting.   Trump tweeted Friday amid criticism over his comments during a White House meeting Wednesday. The White House has not denied the language, nor have the several Republican lawmakers in the meeting.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says "this was not the language used" after reports that he referred to "shithole" African nations in a meeting.   Trump tweeted Friday amid criticism over his comments during a White House meeting Wednesday. The White House has not denied the language, nor have the several Republican lawmakers in the meeting.

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