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  • New York State illegally moving convicted sex offenders from prisons into group homes with the developmentally disabled

    New York State illegally moving convicted sex offenders from prisons into group homes with the developmentally disabled

    Thursday, September 20 2018 9:14 AM EDT2018-09-20 13:14:31 GMT
    Three State agencies are involved in placing convicted sex offenders in group homes or hiding this information from the families and the general public>>
    Three State agencies are involved in placing convicted sex offenders in group homes or hiding this information from the families and the general public>>
  • Psychiatric hospital coming to Spokane

    Psychiatric hospital coming to Spokane

    Friday, September 21 2018 12:17 PM EDT2018-09-21 16:17:08 GMT
    The three finalists bidding for the Riverfront Park project visited Spokane todayThe three finalists bidding for the Riverfront Park project visited Spokane today

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A new 100-bed psychiatric hospital is coming to Spokane.    The Inland Northwest Behavioral Health hospital, which opens to patients in October, will have about 200 employees.    The Spokesman-Review says the $33 million facility will be split into four units, each with 25 beds for inpatient services. One unit will be reserved for adolescent patients between the ages of 13 and 17.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A new 100-bed psychiatric hospital is coming to Spokane.    The Inland Northwest Behavioral Health hospital, which opens to patients in October, will have about 200 employees.    The Spokesman-Review says the $33 million facility will be split into four units, each with 25 beds for inpatient services. One unit will be reserved for adolescent patients between the ages of 13 and 17.

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  • DVR cuts ties with contractor, leaving hundreds of disabled people hanging in Spokane

    DVR cuts ties with contractor, leaving hundreds of disabled people hanging in Spokane

    Saturday, September 22 2018 1:30 AM EDT2018-09-22 05:30:53 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) is a life-changing resource for hundreds of disabled people in Spokane. Finding them jobs, counseling and places to live. A big part of the agency's mission is at a standstill after DVR cut ties with one of it's major contractors without warning. For twenty-seven years, Compass has been a one-stop shop for launching disabled and disadvantaged residents on a path to a better, independent life. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) is a life-changing resource for hundreds of disabled people in Spokane. Finding them jobs, counseling and places to live. A big part of the agency's mission is at a standstill after DVR cut ties with one of it's major contractors without warning. For twenty-seven years, Compass has been a one-stop shop for launching disabled and disadvantaged residents on a path to a better, independent life. 

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  • Opponents and activists for I-1639 sound off

    Opponents and activists for I-1639 sound off

    Saturday, September 22 2018 9:16 PM EDT2018-09-23 01:16:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Initiative-1639 has been the root of controversy ever since supporters began asking for signatures. It became even more complicated when the Washington Supreme Court overturned a Thurston County judges decision after the judge initially threw out over 300,000 signatures saying the petition didn't follow election law claiming it was unreadable. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Initiative-1639 has been the root of controversy ever since supporters began asking for signatures. It became even more complicated when the Washington Supreme Court overturned a Thurston County judges decision after the judge initially threw out over 300,000 signatures saying the petition didn't follow election law claiming it was unreadable. 

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  • Thieves try to break into Mead cemetery again

    Thieves try to break into Mead cemetery again

    Saturday, September 22 2018 8:32 PM EDT2018-09-23 00:32:15 GMT

    MEAD Wash. - Dale Baker takes time out of his busy schedule to make sure the Peone Cemetery in Mead right off of North Bruce Road is well cared for "It's a personal thing to me to volunteer here to keep something up that’s important to everybody in this community," said Volunteer Dale Baker Baker has relatives and friends who are buried in the over 100-year-old cemetery. 

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    MEAD Wash. - Dale Baker takes time out of his busy schedule to make sure the Peone Cemetery in Mead right off of North Bruce Road is well cared for "It's a personal thing to me to volunteer here to keep something up that’s important to everybody in this community," said Volunteer Dale Baker Baker has relatives and friends who are buried in the over 100-year-old cemetery. 

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  • Columbia Gas to cover losses related to gas disaster

    Columbia Gas to cover losses related to gas disaster

    Saturday, September 22 2018 6:50 PM EDT2018-09-22 22:50:32 GMT

    LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) -  Authorities say Columbia Gas has agreed to compensate its customers for all losses related to a series of gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts' Merrimack Valley.  Town officials in Andover announced Saturday that the utility company will pay claims related to bodily injury, property damage, disruption of business and other inconveniences caused by loss of gas service.  

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    LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) -  Authorities say Columbia Gas has agreed to compensate its customers for all losses related to a series of gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts' Merrimack Valley.  Town officials in Andover announced Saturday that the utility company will pay claims related to bodily injury, property damage, disruption of business and other inconveniences caused by loss of gas service.  

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  • US lawmakers scuttle plan to limit airline change fees

    US lawmakers scuttle plan to limit airline change fees

    Saturday, September 22 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-09-22 21:58:24 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers have scuttled a plan to prohibit airlines from charging "unreasonable" fees for changing or canceling tickets. But U.S. House and Senate leaders say they will direct the Federal Aviation Administration to set minimum dimensions for passenger seats as part of a new spending bill. The bill also prohibits airlines from removing passengers against their will from overbooked flights. 

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers have scuttled a plan to prohibit airlines from charging "unreasonable" fees for changing or canceling tickets. But U.S. House and Senate leaders say they will direct the Federal Aviation Administration to set minimum dimensions for passenger seats as part of a new spending bill. The bill also prohibits airlines from removing passengers against their will from overbooked flights. 

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  • Deputies: Florida man threatened to shoot helicopter flying overhead

    Deputies: Florida man threatened to shoot helicopter flying overhead

    Saturday, September 22 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-09-22 21:48:09 GMT

    DELAND, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man is facing a felony charge after authorities say he told a television station and sheriff's deputies that he was going to shoot down the sheriff's helicopter if it didn't stop flying over his house. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported Saturday that 54-year-old Robert Moni is charged with making a false report of a bomb, arson or weapon of mass destruction.

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    DELAND, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man is facing a felony charge after authorities say he told a television station and sheriff's deputies that he was going to shoot down the sheriff's helicopter if it didn't stop flying over his house. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported Saturday that 54-year-old Robert Moni is charged with making a false report of a bomb, arson or weapon of mass destruction.

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  • Comcast beats Fox in Sky auction with $39B bid

    Comcast beats Fox in Sky auction with $39B bid

    Saturday, September 22 2018 3:25 PM EDT2018-09-22 19:25:43 GMT

    LONDON (AP) - British regulators say Comcast has beat 21st Century Fox in a rare auction that allowed both sides to bid for European broadcaster Sky. After three rounds of bidding behind closed doors, Comcast offered the higher price of 17.28 pounds ($22.58) per share, the equivalent of nearly 30 billion pounds ($39 billion). Fox offered 15.67 ($20.47) per share.

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    LONDON (AP) - British regulators say Comcast has beat 21st Century Fox in a rare auction that allowed both sides to bid for European broadcaster Sky. After three rounds of bidding behind closed doors, Comcast offered the higher price of 17.28 pounds ($22.58) per share, the equivalent of nearly 30 billion pounds ($39 billion). Fox offered 15.67 ($20.47) per share.

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  • Danny DeVito receives lifetime achievement award in Spain

    Danny DeVito receives lifetime achievement award in Spain

    Saturday, September 22 2018 3:14 PM EDT2018-09-22 19:14:58 GMT

    SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) - Actor Danny DeVito has been honored with a lifetime achievement award at Spain's most prestigious film festival in the northern coastal city of San Sebastian. DeVito, 73, received the award from the San Sebastian International Film Festival during Saturday's gala. The American comic film star is promoting the animated children's film "Smallfoot" at the festival.  

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    SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) - Actor Danny DeVito has been honored with a lifetime achievement award at Spain's most prestigious film festival in the northern coastal city of San Sebastian. DeVito, 73, received the award from the San Sebastian International Film Festival during Saturday's gala. The American comic film star is promoting the animated children's film "Smallfoot" at the festival.  

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  • Kavanaugh accuser to tell her side to Senate

    Kavanaugh accuser to tell her side to Senate

    Saturday, September 22 2018 3:09 PM EDT2018-09-22 19:09:39 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawyers for the woman who's accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a sexual assault decades ago when they were teenagers say they've accepted the Senate Judiciary Committee's request for her to tell her story.   But attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford say in a letter to the committee's Republican majority that they want to set up a time later Saturday to keep discussing terms of Ford's appearance.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawyers for the woman who's accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a sexual assault decades ago when they were teenagers say they've accepted the Senate Judiciary Committee's request for her to tell her story.   But attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford say in a letter to the committee's Republican majority that they want to set up a time later Saturday to keep discussing terms of Ford's appearance.

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  • Billionaires buying up media: Savior complex or civic duty?

    Billionaires buying up media: Savior complex or civic duty?

    Saturday, September 22 2018 3:06 PM EDT2018-09-22 19:06:17 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - The Washington Post. Time Magazine. The Atlantic. The Village Voice. The Los Angeles Times. All American media icons, all bought by billionaires in the past half decade. Some are thriving. One died. On the rest, the jury's still out. Still, for beleaguered news organizations the prospect of a deep-pocketed savior - even from the very same tech industry that has kneecapped the media's traditional business model - is all but irresistible.   

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    NEW YORK (AP) - The Washington Post. Time Magazine. The Atlantic. The Village Voice. The Los Angeles Times. All American media icons, all bought by billionaires in the past half decade. Some are thriving. One died. On the rest, the jury's still out. Still, for beleaguered news organizations the prospect of a deep-pocketed savior - even from the very same tech industry that has kneecapped the media's traditional business model - is all but irresistible.   

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  • Nanny cam catches contractor creeping through children's underwear

    Nanny cam catches contractor creeping through children's underwear

    Saturday, September 22 2018 2:56 PM EDT2018-09-22 18:56:43 GMT

    PLAYA VISTA, Calif. - A contractor was caught on camera creeping through children's clothing at a home in Playa Vista, California. According to NBC Los Angeles, the repairman came to Jason Cooper's condo to fix several scratches in the hardwood floors. But Cooper could never fathom what he would later find on his security camera, which is positioned in clear view on his daughter's crib. 

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    PLAYA VISTA, Calif. - A contractor was caught on camera creeping through children's clothing at a home in Playa Vista, California. According to NBC Los Angeles, the repairman came to Jason Cooper's condo to fix several scratches in the hardwood floors. But Cooper could never fathom what he would later find on his security camera, which is positioned in clear view on his daughter's crib. 

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  • Raccoon scales N.J. building, jumps off, acts like it was nothing

    Raccoon scales N.J. building, jumps off, acts like it was nothing

    Saturday, September 22 2018 2:16 PM EDT2018-09-22 18:16:24 GMT

    OCEAN CITY, N.J. - A raccoon in New Jersey appears to have one-upped the infamous #MPRRaccoon. According to Fox 29, a South Carolina man caught video of a raccoon scaling the wall up about nine stories of an apartment building in Ocean City. Onlookers in the video gasp as the raccoon decides to abruptly end his ascent and dismounts, executing a sweet spinning back-flip before landing in some sand. 

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    OCEAN CITY, N.J. - A raccoon in New Jersey appears to have one-upped the infamous #MPRRaccoon. According to Fox 29, a South Carolina man caught video of a raccoon scaling the wall up about nine stories of an apartment building in Ocean City. Onlookers in the video gasp as the raccoon decides to abruptly end his ascent and dismounts, executing a sweet spinning back-flip before landing in some sand. 

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  • Retired Montana athletic trainer admits to sexual abuse of student-athletes

    Retired Montana athletic trainer admits to sexual abuse of student-athletes

    Saturday, September 22 2018 1:06 PM EDT2018-09-22 17:06:11 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on a former Montana high school athletic trainer being sued for sexually abusing athletes (all times local):    2:50 p.m. A former Montana high school athletic trainer has apologized to student-athletes via media interviews after they accused him of sexual abuse in the community of Miles City that lasted for decades.  

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on a former Montana high school athletic trainer being sued for sexually abusing athletes (all times local):    2:50 p.m. A former Montana high school athletic trainer has apologized to student-athletes via media interviews after they accused him of sexual abuse in the community of Miles City that lasted for decades.  

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  • California man arrested in 10 'horrific' cold-case rapes

    California man arrested in 10 'horrific' cold-case rapes

    Saturday, September 22 2018 1:20 AM EDT2018-09-22 05:20:28 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento police have arrested a married 58-year-old man in connection with at least 10 rapes across Northern California between 1991 and 2006. Sacramento police say they arrested Roy Charles Waller of Benicia on Thursday in the NorCal Rapist case. He was arrested at the University of California in Berkeley, where he worked as a safety specialist in the office of environment, health and safety.   

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    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento police have arrested a married 58-year-old man in connection with at least 10 rapes across Northern California between 1991 and 2006. Sacramento police say they arrested Roy Charles Waller of Benicia on Thursday in the NorCal Rapist case. He was arrested at the University of California in Berkeley, where he worked as a safety specialist in the office of environment, health and safety.   

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  • Ford granted another day to consider testifying

    Ford granted another day to consider testifying

    Saturday, September 22 2018 12:59 AM EDT2018-09-22 04:59:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Judiciary Committee is giving Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide on the terms for her to testify about allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party when they were teens. That's according to a late-night tweet from Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa. Grassley said he "just granted another extension" to Ford.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Judiciary Committee is giving Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide on the terms for her to testify about allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party when they were teens. That's according to a late-night tweet from Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa. Grassley said he "just granted another extension" to Ford.

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  • Man sentenced for bat attack on Special Olympics athlete

    Man sentenced for bat attack on Special Olympics athlete

    Saturday, September 22 2018 12:50 AM EDT2018-09-22 04:50:57 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A Missoula man who attacked a Special Olympics athlete with a baseball bat, causing a severe head injury, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison with eight years suspended. KTMF-TV reports Paul Ekstedt was sentenced Friday for the June 14 attack on Gary Fuller.   

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A Missoula man who attacked a Special Olympics athlete with a baseball bat, causing a severe head injury, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison with eight years suspended. KTMF-TV reports Paul Ekstedt was sentenced Friday for the June 14 attack on Gary Fuller.   

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  • Coeur d'Alene woman's quick thinking saves her from identity theft

    Coeur d'Alene woman's quick thinking saves her from identity theft

    Friday, September 21 2018 10:12 PM EDT2018-09-22 02:12:34 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Surveillance video obtained by KHQ from the McDonald’s in Spokane Valley shows an alleged thief who Krystalynn Tekancic says broke into her home while she was moving. "We're pretty sure that the person who broke in my house while I was home and they took my laptop and my phone and a few personal items,” Tekancic said.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Surveillance video obtained by KHQ from the McDonald’s in Spokane Valley shows an alleged thief who Krystalynn Tekancic says broke into her home while she was moving. "We're pretty sure that the person who broke in my house while I was home and they took my laptop and my phone and a few personal items,” Tekancic said.

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  • Panhandle Health District prepares for flu season in Idaho

    Panhandle Health District prepares for flu season in Idaho

    Friday, September 21 2018 10:11 PM EDT2018-09-22 02:11:21 GMT

    HAYDEN, Idaho - It’s already been a busy few weeks for staff at the Panhandle Health District. Doctors say in the last two weeks, over 100 people have come to get their flu shots, and that’s just at the Hayden office. This comes after one of the worst flu seasons in recent memory. According to the Panhandle Health District, 37 people died from the flu last year in north Idaho alone, which makes it the deadliest flu season in a decade.

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    HAYDEN, Idaho - It’s already been a busy few weeks for staff at the Panhandle Health District. Doctors say in the last two weeks, over 100 people have come to get their flu shots, and that’s just at the Hayden office. This comes after one of the worst flu seasons in recent memory. According to the Panhandle Health District, 37 people died from the flu last year in north Idaho alone, which makes it the deadliest flu season in a decade.

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  • Highway 520 bridge reopens after police activity

    Highway 520 bridge reopens after police activity

    Friday, September 21 2018 9:24 PM EDT2018-09-22 01:24:00 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Authorities say the Highway 520 floating bridge has reopened between Seattle and the eastern suburbs after a possibly armed person in a pickup truck was taken into custody. The Washington State Department of Transportation said on Twitter at about 5 p.m. that the bridge was closed to all traffic because of police activity.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Authorities say the Highway 520 floating bridge has reopened between Seattle and the eastern suburbs after a possibly armed person in a pickup truck was taken into custody. The Washington State Department of Transportation said on Twitter at about 5 p.m. that the bridge was closed to all traffic because of police activity.

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  • Death toll rises to 43 in aftermath of Florence

    Death toll rises to 43 in aftermath of Florence

    Friday, September 21 2018 9:02 PM EDT2018-09-22 01:02:08 GMT

    (AP) - Authorities say the death toll has now risen to 43 dead in the aftermath of former Hurricane Florence. A statement released by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's office said Friday evening that there are now 32 confirmed dead in that state. The statement says a 46-year-old man in Brunswick County died when a tree he was cutting feel on him. 

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    (AP) - Authorities say the death toll has now risen to 43 dead in the aftermath of former Hurricane Florence. A statement released by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's office said Friday evening that there are now 32 confirmed dead in that state. The statement says a 46-year-old man in Brunswick County died when a tree he was cutting feel on him. 

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  • Lawmaker accused of underage relationship with ex-student

    Lawmaker accused of underage relationship with ex-student

    Friday, September 21 2018 8:54 PM EDT2018-09-22 00:54:00 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A former Idaho high school student of embattled Washington lawmaker Rep. Matt Manweller says she had a sexual relationship with him in the 1990s, when she was 17 and he was 27. Under Idaho state law at the time, sex between an adult male and a female younger than 18 constituted statutory rape.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A former Idaho high school student of embattled Washington lawmaker Rep. Matt Manweller says she had a sexual relationship with him in the 1990s, when she was 17 and he was 27. Under Idaho state law at the time, sex between an adult male and a female younger than 18 constituted statutory rape.

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  • Harvard black culture awards to honor Kaepernick, Chappelle

    Harvard black culture awards to honor Kaepernick, Chappelle

    Friday, September 21 2018 7:50 PM EDT2018-09-21 23:50:49 GMT

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle are among eight people being honored by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture. All eight recipients of the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal will be honored Oct. 11 by the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard.

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    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle are among eight people being honored by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture. All eight recipients of the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal will be honored Oct. 11 by the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard.

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  • Sheriff's office confirms no stolen dogs in Stevens County puppy mills

    Sheriff's office confirms no stolen dogs in Stevens County puppy mills

    Friday, September 21 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-09-21 23:29:16 GMT

    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - The Stevens County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate dog breeding operations in Suncrest and Ford.  Deputies reported Friday that they have taken every photo they have received of people's lost or stolen pets and compared them to the 255 dogs recovered from the two puppy mills. No photos matched. They also checked every dog for microchips and have confirmed there are no stolen chipped dogs.

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    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - The Stevens County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate dog breeding operations in Suncrest and Ford.  Deputies reported Friday that they have taken every photo they have received of people's lost or stolen pets and compared them to the 255 dogs recovered from the two puppy mills. No photos matched. They also checked every dog for microchips and have confirmed there are no stolen chipped dogs.

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  • PayPal is the latest platform to ditch Alex Jones, Infowars

    PayPal is the latest platform to ditch Alex Jones, Infowars

    Friday, September 21 2018 7:13 PM EDT2018-09-21 23:13:50 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - You won't be able use PayPal anymore to buy fluoride-free toothpaste or a bottle of The Real Red Pill Plus from right-wing conspiracy promulgator Alex Jones. The digital payments company is the latest platform to ditch Jones and his Infowars site, which along with conspiracy theories peddles "I Stand With Trump" T-shirts, Wake Up America coffee, dietary supplements and survival food.  

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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - You won't be able use PayPal anymore to buy fluoride-free toothpaste or a bottle of The Real Red Pill Plus from right-wing conspiracy promulgator Alex Jones. The digital payments company is the latest platform to ditch Jones and his Infowars site, which along with conspiracy theories peddles "I Stand With Trump" T-shirts, Wake Up America coffee, dietary supplements and survival food.  

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  • Jordan, Hornets pack food boxes for hurricane relief

    Jordan, Hornets pack food boxes for hurricane relief

    Friday, September 21 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-09-21 23:08:50 GMT

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Michael Jordan, Charlotte Hornets players and members of the organization spent the day packing 5,000 food boxes that will be sent to those impacted by Hurricane Florence. Jordan said the food boxes will be shipped to Wilmington and Fayetteville, North Carolina and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - three areas hit hardest by the hurricane. 

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Michael Jordan, Charlotte Hornets players and members of the organization spent the day packing 5,000 food boxes that will be sent to those impacted by Hurricane Florence. Jordan said the food boxes will be shipped to Wilmington and Fayetteville, North Carolina and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - three areas hit hardest by the hurricane. 

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  • Oregon officials call off cougar hunt after hiker's death

    Oregon officials call off cougar hunt after hiker's death

    Friday, September 21 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-09-21 22:57:01 GMT
    Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on UnsplashPhoto by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities in Oregon are ending a cougar hunt that was prompted by the fatal mauling of a hiker by one of the large cats earlier this month. Hunters killed a roughly 3-year-old female cougar on Sept. 14 after its image was captured on a remote camera set up at the spot where 55-year-old Diana Bober's body had been found four days earlier. 

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities in Oregon are ending a cougar hunt that was prompted by the fatal mauling of a hiker by one of the large cats earlier this month. Hunters killed a roughly 3-year-old female cougar on Sept. 14 after its image was captured on a remote camera set up at the spot where 55-year-old Diana Bober's body had been found four days earlier. 

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  • Investigation finds Maryland culpable in death of player

    Investigation finds Maryland culpable in death of player

    Friday, September 21 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-09-21 22:49:44 GMT

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) - An independent investigation into the death of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair has determined that trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after he collapsed on the field. McNair was hospitalized on May 29 after a team workout and died June 13. The family attorney said the cause of death was heatstroke. 

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    TOWSON, Md. (AP) - An independent investigation into the death of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair has determined that trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after he collapsed on the field. McNair was hospitalized on May 29 after a team workout and died June 13. The family attorney said the cause of death was heatstroke. 

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  • Sheriff: Boy found naked, chained in Alabama home; 3 charged

    Sheriff: Boy found naked, chained in Alabama home; 3 charged

    Friday, September 21 2018 5:03 PM EDT2018-09-21 21:03:28 GMT

    PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a 13-year-old boy has been found naked and chained at an Alabama home.    Autauga County Sheriff Joe Sedinger tells news outlets authorities responded to an anonymous call of child abuse Thursday afternoon. Deputies found the child naked with chains padlocked around his ankles. The chains were attached to a door, preventing the boy's normal movement.

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    PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a 13-year-old boy has been found naked and chained at an Alabama home.    Autauga County Sheriff Joe Sedinger tells news outlets authorities responded to an anonymous call of child abuse Thursday afternoon. Deputies found the child naked with chains padlocked around his ankles. The chains were attached to a door, preventing the boy's normal movement.

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  • Spokane deputies searching for driver who seriously injured man in crash

    Spokane deputies searching for driver who seriously injured man in crash

    Friday, September 21 2018 4:41 PM EDT2018-09-21 20:41:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County deputies are searching for a driver who they believe caused a crash on Market Thursday evening, then careened into a parking lot, striking a man and seriously injuring him. Deputies first responded to the hit-and-run call around 5:40 p.m. in the 7200 block of N. Market St.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County deputies are searching for a driver who they believe caused a crash on Market Thursday evening, then careened into a parking lot, striking a man and seriously injuring him. Deputies first responded to the hit-and-run call around 5:40 p.m. in the 7200 block of N. Market St.

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  • Bear sleeping off honey binge removed from Montana yard

    Bear sleeping off honey binge removed from Montana yard

    Friday, September 21 2018 3:32 PM EDT2018-09-21 19:32:03 GMT

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A black bear, apparently sleeping off a honey binge, was removed from a Bozeman yard and released out of town.    Police say a Bozeman resident called Thursday morning after being unable to rouse the 25-year-old female bear from her slumber and scare her away.    Police reported on Facebook that it appeared the bear "partook" in the neighbor's honey bee hives before lying down to rest. 

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    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A black bear, apparently sleeping off a honey binge, was removed from a Bozeman yard and released out of town.    Police say a Bozeman resident called Thursday morning after being unable to rouse the 25-year-old female bear from her slumber and scare her away.    Police reported on Facebook that it appeared the bear "partook" in the neighbor's honey bee hives before lying down to rest. 

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  • Idaho prison officials send more inmates out of state

    Idaho prison officials send more inmates out of state

    Friday, September 21 2018 3:24 PM EDT2018-09-21 19:24:16 GMT
    Escape attempt by convicted Idaho killer fails.Escape attempt by convicted Idaho killer fails.

    BOISE, Idaho - Idaho Department of Correction officials say they have moved another 150 inmates to a prison in Texas because there aren't enough prison beds in Idaho. 

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    BOISE, Idaho - Idaho Department of Correction officials say they have moved another 150 inmates to a prison in Texas because there aren't enough prison beds in Idaho. 

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  • Rosenstein denies that he proposed secretly taping Trump

    Rosenstein denies that he proposed secretly taping Trump

    Friday, September 21 2018 3:01 PM EDT2018-09-21 19:01:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is denying a report in The New York Times that he suggested last year he secretly record President Donald Trump in the White House to expose chaos in the administration.    Rosenstein says the story is "inaccurate and factually incorrect."

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is denying a report in The New York Times that he suggested last year he secretly record President Donald Trump in the White House to expose chaos in the administration.    Rosenstein says the story is "inaccurate and factually incorrect."

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  • Teens accused of cutting Christmas decorations for ill boy

    Teens accused of cutting Christmas decorations for ill boy

    Friday, September 21 2018 2:36 PM EDT2018-09-21 18:36:25 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) - Police say two teens accused of slashing Christmas decorations set up in an Ohio neighborhood to help a child diagnosed with terminal cancer celebrate the holiday early have been arrested.    Police in the Cincinnati suburb of Colerain Township said Thursday the juveniles were caught after a neighbor saw them slashing a decoration late Wednesday.

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    CINCINNATI (AP) - Police say two teens accused of slashing Christmas decorations set up in an Ohio neighborhood to help a child diagnosed with terminal cancer celebrate the holiday early have been arrested.    Police in the Cincinnati suburb of Colerain Township said Thursday the juveniles were caught after a neighbor saw them slashing a decoration late Wednesday.

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  • Scientists confirm mysterious fossils belong to Earth's earliest animal

    Scientists confirm mysterious fossils belong to Earth's earliest animal

    Friday, September 21 2018 2:06 PM EDT2018-09-21 18:06:38 GMT
    The Australian National UniversityThe Australian National University

    NEW YORK (AP) - Scientists say they've confirmed that puzzling fossils from more than 500 million years ago are traces of an animal.    That would make it one of the earliest known creatures.    The fossils are impressions in rock: oval shapes with internal lines, looking somewhat like a leaf imprint densely packed with veins.  First described in 1947, they are found in Australia and Russia. 

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    NEW YORK (AP) - Scientists say they've confirmed that puzzling fossils from more than 500 million years ago are traces of an animal.    That would make it one of the earliest known creatures.    The fossils are impressions in rock: oval shapes with internal lines, looking somewhat like a leaf imprint densely packed with veins.  First described in 1947, they are found in Australia and Russia. 

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  • Sheriff: Maryland shooter had mental illness but legally owned gun

    Sheriff: Maryland shooter had mental illness but legally owned gun

    Friday, September 21 2018 1:44 PM EDT2018-09-21 17:44:12 GMT

    ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) - The woman who killed three people and wounded others before shooting herself to death at a Maryland drugstore warehouse had been diagnosed with a mental illness and used a legally purchased gun in the rampage, a law enforcement official said Friday.

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    ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) - The woman who killed three people and wounded others before shooting herself to death at a Maryland drugstore warehouse had been diagnosed with a mental illness and used a legally purchased gun in the rampage, a law enforcement official said Friday.

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  • Trump drops civil tone, slams Kavanaugh accuser credibility

    Trump drops civil tone, slams Kavanaugh accuser credibility

    Friday, September 21 2018 1:32 PM EDT2018-09-21 17:32:18 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Abandoning his previous restraint, President Donald Trump challenged the credibility of the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault on Friday, declaring that if the alleged attack was so terrible she would have reported it to law enforcement.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Abandoning his previous restraint, President Donald Trump challenged the credibility of the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault on Friday, declaring that if the alleged attack was so terrible she would have reported it to law enforcement.

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  • Walk into my parlor: Greek spiders spin giant web over shore

    Walk into my parlor: Greek spiders spin giant web over shore

    Friday, September 21 2018 12:57 PM EDT2018-09-21 16:57:40 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece - It’s not quite the World Wide Web — but the spiders of Aitoliko in Greece have made a good start. Spurred into overdrive by an explosion in the populations of insects they eat, thousands of little spiders in the western Greek town have shrouded coastal trees, bushes and low vegetation in thick webs.

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    ATHENS, Greece - It’s not quite the World Wide Web — but the spiders of Aitoliko in Greece have made a good start. Spurred into overdrive by an explosion in the populations of insects they eat, thousands of little spiders in the western Greek town have shrouded coastal trees, bushes and low vegetation in thick webs.

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  • State troopers go after carpool-lane violators

    State troopers go after carpool-lane violators

    Friday, September 21 2018 12:50 PM EDT2018-09-21 16:50:15 GMT
    Spokane man dead after rollover crash in OregonSpokane man dead after rollover crash in Oregon

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State Patrol had a busy week catching carpool lane violators.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State Patrol had a busy week catching carpool lane violators.

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  • US slashes number of refugees to 30,000 for next year

    US slashes number of refugees to 30,000 for next year

    Friday, September 21 2018 12:45 PM EDT2018-09-21 16:45:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is cutting the number of refugees allowed into the United States next year to 30,000.    The announcement comes despite calls from global humanitarian groups that this year's cap of 45,000 was too low. 

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is cutting the number of refugees allowed into the United States next year to 30,000.    The announcement comes despite calls from global humanitarian groups that this year's cap of 45,000 was too low. 

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  • Hiker injured after fall from Mt. Stuart

    Hiker injured after fall from Mt. Stuart

    Friday, September 21 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-09-21 16:36:05 GMT

    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. - The Chelan County Sheriff's Office reports a hiker was injured in the Mt. Stuart area Thursday night. Deputies got the call right after 8 p.m. The initial investigation showed a 21-year-old man was repelling the west side of Mt. Stuart when he suffered equipment failure, causing him to fall about 30 yards.The sheriff's office says the man suffered substantial injuries and was airlifted by helicopter for medical treatment.

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    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. - The Chelan County Sheriff's Office reports a hiker was injured in the Mt. Stuart area Thursday night. Deputies got the call right after 8 p.m. The initial investigation showed a 21-year-old man was repelling the west side of Mt. Stuart when he suffered equipment failure, causing him to fall about 30 yards.The sheriff's office says the man suffered substantial injuries and was airlifted by helicopter for medical treatment.

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  • Psychiatric hospital coming to Spokane

    Psychiatric hospital coming to Spokane

    Friday, September 21 2018 12:17 PM EDT2018-09-21 16:17:08 GMT
    The three finalists bidding for the Riverfront Park project visited Spokane todayThe three finalists bidding for the Riverfront Park project visited Spokane today

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A new 100-bed psychiatric hospital is coming to Spokane.    The Inland Northwest Behavioral Health hospital, which opens to patients in October, will have about 200 employees.    The Spokesman-Review says the $33 million facility will be split into four units, each with 25 beds for inpatient services. One unit will be reserved for adolescent patients between the ages of 13 and 17.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A new 100-bed psychiatric hospital is coming to Spokane.    The Inland Northwest Behavioral Health hospital, which opens to patients in October, will have about 200 employees.    The Spokesman-Review says the $33 million facility will be split into four units, each with 25 beds for inpatient services. One unit will be reserved for adolescent patients between the ages of 13 and 17.

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  • 5 people, 3 of them infants, stabbed at home day care center

    5 people, 3 of them infants, stabbed at home day care center

    Friday, September 21 2018 10:49 AM EDT2018-09-21 14:49:32 GMT

    Police say three infants and two adults were stabbed at an overnight day care center in New York City. All are in critical but stable condition.    Authorities say the stabbings happened just before 4 a.m. Friday at a home in Queens.    They say a 3-day-old girl and a 1-month-old girl were stabbed in the abdomen, and a 20-day-old girl suffered cuts to her ear, chin and lip.  

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    Police say three infants and two adults were stabbed at an overnight day care center in New York City. All are in critical but stable condition.    Authorities say the stabbings happened just before 4 a.m. Friday at a home in Queens.    They say a 3-day-old girl and a 1-month-old girl were stabbed in the abdomen, and a 20-day-old girl suffered cuts to her ear, chin and lip.  

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  • Train deliberately derails in Tasmania

    Train deliberately derails in Tasmania

    Friday, September 21 2018 10:42 AM EDT2018-09-21 14:42:38 GMT
    Two people were hurt after authorities purposely derailed an out-of-control driverless freight train in Tasmania. The automated train was going about 31 miles per hour when it derailed and crashed through a fence, sending debris flying that injured two people. The debris hit a 20-year-old woman on the head.  A 40-year-old man also suffered broken elbow and cuts.  Police described the pair's injuries as minor. Both were taken to the hospital. The compa...>>
    Two people were hurt after authorities purposely derailed an out-of-control driverless freight train in Tasmania. The automated train was going about 31 miles per hour when it derailed and crashed through a fence, sending debris flying that injured two people. The debris hit a 20-year-old woman on the head.  A 40-year-old man also suffered broken elbow and cuts.  Police described the pair's injuries as minor. Both were taken to the hospital. The compa...>>
  • Uber driver accused of kidnapping after rider jumps from car

    Uber driver accused of kidnapping after rider jumps from car

    Friday, September 21 2018 10:33 AM EDT2018-09-21 14:33:31 GMT

    An Uber driver is accused of kidnapping and false imprisonment after a passenger told investigators she jumped from the window of a moving vehicle.    Police in Tallahassee said they found the intoxicated victim at a Walgreens on Wednesday night. She told them she'd ordered an Uber to take her home. Officers arrested 30-year-old Destiny Green, who's being held without bail.    

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    An Uber driver is accused of kidnapping and false imprisonment after a passenger told investigators she jumped from the window of a moving vehicle.    Police in Tallahassee said they found the intoxicated victim at a Walgreens on Wednesday night. She told them she'd ordered an Uber to take her home. Officers arrested 30-year-old Destiny Green, who's being held without bail.    

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  • Tacoma soldier charged with accidentally shooting girlfriend

    Tacoma soldier charged with accidentally shooting girlfriend

    Friday, September 21 2018 10:17 AM EDT2018-09-21 14:17:01 GMT

    Prosecutors say a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier playing with his pistol shot and wounded his girlfriend in Lakewood.    Pierce County prosecutors say the 21-year-old man was charged Thursday with one count of assault and was released on his own recognizance with orders to live on base.    The News Tribune reports Division spokesman Lt. Col. Roger Cabiness says the soldier is a specialist within the 7th Infantry Division.  

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    Prosecutors say a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier playing with his pistol shot and wounded his girlfriend in Lakewood.    Pierce County prosecutors say the 21-year-old man was charged Thursday with one count of assault and was released on his own recognizance with orders to live on base.    The News Tribune reports Division spokesman Lt. Col. Roger Cabiness says the soldier is a specialist within the 7th Infantry Division.  

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  • Police say girl, 8, among 5 shot during memorial in upstate New York

    Police say girl, 8, among 5 shot during memorial in upstate New York

    Friday, September 21 2018 10:11 AM EDT2018-09-21 14:11:20 GMT

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Police say five people, including an 8-year-old girl, have been shot during a memorial service in upstate New York.    Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler says the shooting happened about 9 p.m. Thursday on Midland Avenue. He says ages of the male and female victims range between 8 and 35 years old.  

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    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Police say five people, including an 8-year-old girl, have been shot during a memorial service in upstate New York.    Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler says the shooting happened about 9 p.m. Thursday on Midland Avenue. He says ages of the male and female victims range between 8 and 35 years old.  

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  • Unreleased Chris Cornell songs to be released in November

    Unreleased Chris Cornell songs to be released in November

    Friday, September 21 2018 12:29 AM EDT2018-09-21 04:29:16 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - New Chris Cornell music is being released more than a year after his death. Cornell's widow Vicky is behind the new album "Chris Cornell," as well as a four-disc box set. Both will be released November 16. The first track from both projects is titled "When Bad Does Good ." Vicky Cornell says it came from her husband's archives.    

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    NEW YORK (AP) - New Chris Cornell music is being released more than a year after his death. Cornell's widow Vicky is behind the new album "Chris Cornell," as well as a four-disc box set. Both will be released November 16. The first track from both projects is titled "When Bad Does Good ." Vicky Cornell says it came from her husband's archives.    

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  • Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence, immigration in videos

    Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence, immigration in videos

    Friday, September 21 2018 12:20 AM EDT2018-09-21 04:20:33 GMT
    Black Eyed Peas - FacebookBlack Eyed Peas - Facebook

    NEW YORK (AP) - The Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence at schools and immigration in two new music videos for their song, "Big Love." The trio released the videos Friday. Proceeds from the song will benefit the student-led March for Our Lives organization, calling for stricter gun laws, and Families Belong Together, a protest against the Trump administration policy of separating children from families after they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border.   

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    NEW YORK (AP) - The Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence at schools and immigration in two new music videos for their song, "Big Love." The trio released the videos Friday. Proceeds from the song will benefit the student-led March for Our Lives organization, calling for stricter gun laws, and Families Belong Together, a protest against the Trump administration policy of separating children from families after they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border.   

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  • Police: Suspect dead after shootout near Miami airport

    Police: Suspect dead after shootout near Miami airport

    Thursday, September 20 2018 11:54 PM EDT2018-09-21 03:54:05 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) - Authorities in Florida say a wanted suspect is dead after he used an assault rifle to fire upon officers near Miami International Airport.    News outlets report the suspect was fatally shot a few blocks away from the airport Thursday night. Officials did not immediately release the identity of the man. It is unclear why the suspect was wanted.    

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    MIAMI (AP) - Authorities in Florida say a wanted suspect is dead after he used an assault rifle to fire upon officers near Miami International Airport.    News outlets report the suspect was fatally shot a few blocks away from the airport Thursday night. Officials did not immediately release the identity of the man. It is unclear why the suspect was wanted.    

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  • U.S. Army vet, Spokane firefighter running for mayor

    U.S. Army vet, Spokane firefighter running for mayor

    Thursday, September 20 2018 9:24 PM EDT2018-09-21 01:24:17 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Shawn Poole isn't a career politician. In fact, he calls himself a "working class, knuckle-dragging firefighter," who has spent his entire life as a public servant. "Civil servitude is about giving back to the community," said Poole. "And my entire adult life I've been a servant." Poole is running for mayor of Spokane. The 54-year-old believes voters will relate to his working class attitude. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Shawn Poole isn't a career politician. In fact, he calls himself a "working class, knuckle-dragging firefighter," who has spent his entire life as a public servant. "Civil servitude is about giving back to the community," said Poole. "And my entire adult life I've been a servant." Poole is running for mayor of Spokane. The 54-year-old believes voters will relate to his working class attitude. 

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  • Detectives identify woman found in Spokane River

    Detectives identify woman found in Spokane River

    Thursday, September 20 2018 8:35 PM EDT2018-09-21 00:35:31 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Detectives have identified the woman found in the Spokane River September 15 just hours after releasing a rending of what she may have looked like. Detectives continue to work to determine what occurred prior to her death.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Detectives have identified the woman found in the Spokane River September 15 just hours after releasing a rending of what she may have looked like. Detectives continue to work to determine what occurred prior to her death.

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  • Hayden students go viral for patriotic flag photo

    Hayden students go viral for patriotic flag photo

    Thursday, September 20 2018 8:04 PM EDT2018-09-21 00:04:30 GMT

    HAYDEN, Idaho - Old Glory flies triumphantly above Hayden Meadows Elementary. But, every day at the end of school, three keepers of the flag make sure she’s in safe hands. Fifth graders Naylan Tuttle, Jack LeBreck, and Casey Dolan go through the steps necessary to make sure the U.S. flag is properly folded and stored without it ever touching the ground.

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    HAYDEN, Idaho - Old Glory flies triumphantly above Hayden Meadows Elementary. But, every day at the end of school, three keepers of the flag make sure she’s in safe hands. Fifth graders Naylan Tuttle, Jack LeBreck, and Casey Dolan go through the steps necessary to make sure the U.S. flag is properly folded and stored without it ever touching the ground.

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  • Second arrest made in shooting near LA school

    Second arrest made in shooting near LA school

    Thursday, September 20 2018 7:59 PM EDT2018-09-20 23:59:44 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police say a second suspect has been arrested and a gun has been recovered near the scene of a Los Angeles shooting that wounded a high school student and a school employee. Officials say the victims - a teenage boy and a woman - were shot Thursday at a Jack in the Box restaurant across the street from a charter school.   

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police say a second suspect has been arrested and a gun has been recovered near the scene of a Los Angeles shooting that wounded a high school student and a school employee. Officials say the victims - a teenage boy and a woman - were shot Thursday at a Jack in the Box restaurant across the street from a charter school.   

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  • Reward offered for information on North Monroe vandalism

    Reward offered for information on North Monroe vandalism

    Thursday, September 20 2018 7:52 PM EDT2018-09-20 23:52:26 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Within 24 hours of its completion, a community mural in the North Monroe Business District was vandalized with graffiti. Spokane Police are seeking information related to the tagging of the mural, located on North Monroe Street, just north of W. Cora Ave. Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a cash reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Within 24 hours of its completion, a community mural in the North Monroe Business District was vandalized with graffiti. Spokane Police are seeking information related to the tagging of the mural, located on North Monroe Street, just north of W. Cora Ave. Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a cash reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest.

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  • WATCH: Town hall event with McMorris Rodgers, Brown

    WATCH: Town hall event with McMorris Rodgers, Brown

    Thursday, September 20 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-09-20 23:46:36 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Wednesday night KHQ and the Spokesman Review will hosted a town hall candidate forum with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the top ranking female GOP member in the house, and her democratic rival, former state Sen. Lisa Brown. You can rewatch our coverage of the debate below:

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Wednesday night KHQ and the Spokesman Review will hosted a town hall candidate forum with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the top ranking female GOP member in the house, and her democratic rival, former state Sen. Lisa Brown. You can rewatch our coverage of the debate below:

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  • Dad accused of putting girl in game machine, stealing prizes

    Dad accused of putting girl in game machine, stealing prizes

    Thursday, September 20 2018 6:46 PM EDT2018-09-20 22:46:53 GMT

    SALEM, N.H. (AP) - A Massachusetts teacher has been charged with putting his toddler into a game machine at a New Hampshire shopping mall and using her to steal prizes.    Police in Salem say 34-year-old Anthony Helinski, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, turned himself in Wednesday, five days after witnesses at the Mall at Rockingham Park recorded video of a man encouraging the girl to hand out prizes from within the KeyMaster game.

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    SALEM, N.H. (AP) - A Massachusetts teacher has been charged with putting his toddler into a game machine at a New Hampshire shopping mall and using her to steal prizes.    Police in Salem say 34-year-old Anthony Helinski, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, turned himself in Wednesday, five days after witnesses at the Mall at Rockingham Park recorded video of a man encouraging the girl to hand out prizes from within the KeyMaster game.

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  • Fresno man bitten by lion after breaking into zoo

    Fresno man bitten by lion after breaking into zoo

    Thursday, September 20 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-09-20 22:43:07 GMT

    FRESNO, Calif. - A California man is recovering after being bitten by a lion overnight at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo. Zoo officials are saying the intruder went through various fences before he was bitten.  Police say they got a call shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday. The man had climbed onto the zoo property and was bitten by a lion on a toe on his left foot through the fence.

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    FRESNO, Calif. - A California man is recovering after being bitten by a lion overnight at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo. Zoo officials are saying the intruder went through various fences before he was bitten.  Police say they got a call shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday. The man had climbed onto the zoo property and was bitten by a lion on a toe on his left foot through the fence.

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  • American joins Delta, United in raising checked-bag fees

    American joins Delta, United in raising checked-bag fees

    Thursday, September 20 2018 6:23 PM EDT2018-09-20 22:23:08 GMT

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - It's official: It will cost you more to check a bag on any of the three biggest U.S. airlines. American Airlines said Thursday that it is raising fees for checking bags by $5 apiece each way, matching Delta and United. The first bag is now $30 and the second is $40. Those are each way, so checking two bags on a round trip will cost $140. 

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    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - It's official: It will cost you more to check a bag on any of the three biggest U.S. airlines. American Airlines said Thursday that it is raising fees for checking bags by $5 apiece each way, matching Delta and United. The first bag is now $30 and the second is $40. Those are each way, so checking two bags on a round trip will cost $140. 

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  • Yellowstone geyser-walk suspect arrested again, in Cheyenne

    Yellowstone geyser-walk suspect arrested again, in Cheyenne

    Thursday, September 20 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-09-20 22:18:42 GMT

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A man accused of walking dangerously close to Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park faces additional charges after a police chase in Cheyenne. Police said Thursday they arrested 27-year-old Gabriel Villalva, of Greeley, Colorado, after he drove recklessly around Wyoming's capital city. Cheyenne is a 7-hour drive from Yellowstone.    

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    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A man accused of walking dangerously close to Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park faces additional charges after a police chase in Cheyenne. Police said Thursday they arrested 27-year-old Gabriel Villalva, of Greeley, Colorado, after he drove recklessly around Wyoming's capital city. Cheyenne is a 7-hour drive from Yellowstone.    

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  • Suge Knight pleads to manslaughter over fatal confrontation

    Suge Knight pleads to manslaughter over fatal confrontation

    Thursday, September 20 2018 5:16 PM EDT2018-09-20 21:16:55 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter and after he ran over two men, killing one, nearly four years ago.    The Death Row Records co-founder entered the plea Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court and has agreed to serve 28 years in prison.

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter and after he ran over two men, killing one, nearly four years ago.    The Death Row Records co-founder entered the plea Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court and has agreed to serve 28 years in prison.

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  • New California law to limit plastic straws in restaurants

    New California law to limit plastic straws in restaurants

    Thursday, September 20 2018 5:05 PM EDT2018-09-20 21:05:16 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - People who want straws with their drinks at California restaurants will have to ask for them under a new state law.    The law signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically giving out single-use plastic straws. It takes effect next year.

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    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - People who want straws with their drinks at California restaurants will have to ask for them under a new state law.    The law signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically giving out single-use plastic straws. It takes effect next year.

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  • Woman assaults security guard with fanny pack with pigeon inside

    Woman assaults security guard with fanny pack with pigeon inside

    Thursday, September 20 2018 4:44 PM EDT2018-09-20 20:44:41 GMT

    FAIRFAX, Va. - Police in Fairfax County, Virginia, arrested a woman Tuesday after she yelled at a security guard and hit him with a fanny pack, and threatened him with a knife. Following her arrest, police searched the fanny pack and found a pigeon inside. The pigeon was not hurt. Police say they were called to the Social Security Administration building around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday for a report of the woman yelling at employees.

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    FAIRFAX, Va. - Police in Fairfax County, Virginia, arrested a woman Tuesday after she yelled at a security guard and hit him with a fanny pack, and threatened him with a knife. Following her arrest, police searched the fanny pack and found a pigeon inside. The pigeon was not hurt. Police say they were called to the Social Security Administration building around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday for a report of the woman yelling at employees.

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  • This company is hiring professional pizza taste testers

    This company is hiring professional pizza taste testers

    Thursday, September 20 2018 4:00 PM EDT2018-09-20 20:00:51 GMT
    Courtesy: OoniCourtesy: Ooni

    There's a new best job in the world, thanks to a small company called Ooni, that makes small portable pizza ovens. The company, which started on Kickstarter back in 2012, is hiring pizza taste testers. You'll get paid between $300 and $1,000 a day to make and eat pizza with the Ooni oven.

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    There's a new best job in the world, thanks to a small company called Ooni, that makes small portable pizza ovens. The company, which started on Kickstarter back in 2012, is hiring pizza taste testers. You'll get paid between $300 and $1,000 a day to make and eat pizza with the Ooni oven.

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  • 4 dead in Maryland shooting, including suspect

    4 dead in Maryland shooting, including suspect

    Thursday, September 20 2018 3:27 PM EDT2018-09-20 19:27:39 GMT

    ABERDEEN, Md. - A Maryland sheriff says the 26-year-old female suspect in a shooting at a Rite Aid distribution center shot herself in the head and is dead. Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey R. Gahler said Thursday the woman was a temporary employee there and was from Baltimore, but he did not immediately release her name.

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    ABERDEEN, Md. - A Maryland sheriff says the 26-year-old female suspect in a shooting at a Rite Aid distribution center shot herself in the head and is dead. Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey R. Gahler said Thursday the woman was a temporary employee there and was from Baltimore, but he did not immediately release her name.

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  • Police: Cocaine, heroin found hidden inside onions in truck

    Police: Cocaine, heroin found hidden inside onions in truck

    Thursday, September 20 2018 3:06 PM EDT2018-09-20 19:06:57 GMT

    NETCONG, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey authorities have seized 44 pounds (20 kilograms) of cocaine and heroin they say was hidden inside a shipment of onions in a tractor-trailer.    Morris County prosecutors say the drugs and more than $100,000 in cash were found during a traffic stop Tuesday night in Netcong.    They say the truck driver, 44-year-old Vantwuan Williams of Victorville, California, gave the officer multiple fake names.

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    NETCONG, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey authorities have seized 44 pounds (20 kilograms) of cocaine and heroin they say was hidden inside a shipment of onions in a tractor-trailer.    Morris County prosecutors say the drugs and more than $100,000 in cash were found during a traffic stop Tuesday night in Netcong.    They say the truck driver, 44-year-old Vantwuan Williams of Victorville, California, gave the officer multiple fake names.

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  • 9 people, including 7 in US illegally, die in Arizona crash

    9 people, including 7 in US illegally, die in Arizona crash

    Thursday, September 20 2018 2:46 PM EDT2018-09-20 18:46:34 GMT

    FLORENCE, Ariz. - Authorities say nine people, including seven who were in the U.S. illegally, were killed in a head-on collision on an Arizona highway.    The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the crash occurred late Wednesday when a vehicle struck an SUV carrying nine people on State Route 79 near Florence, about 60 miles southeast of Phoenix.

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    FLORENCE, Ariz. - Authorities say nine people, including seven who were in the U.S. illegally, were killed in a head-on collision on an Arizona highway.    The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the crash occurred late Wednesday when a vehicle struck an SUV carrying nine people on State Route 79 near Florence, about 60 miles southeast of Phoenix.

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  • Level III sex offender moving to Spokane area

    Level III sex offender moving to Spokane area

    Thursday, September 20 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-09-20 18:40:59 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office wants the public to be aware that a level 3 sex offender is being released in the Spokane area. John M. Rupert, 46,  was convicted in January 1990 of indecent liberties.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office wants the public to be aware that a level 3 sex offender is being released in the Spokane area. John M. Rupert, 46,  was convicted in January 1990 of indecent liberties.

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  • GOP pushing forward for Kavanaugh, accuser wants ‘fairness’

    GOP pushing forward for Kavanaugh, accuser wants ‘fairness’

    Thursday, September 20 2018 2:26 PM EDT2018-09-20 18:26:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans say they’re forging ahead in their drive to push Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination through the Senate, even as the woman accusing him of a decades-old sexual attack is threatening to boycott a committee hearing and suggesting she’s not being treated with “fairness and respect.”

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans say they’re forging ahead in their drive to push Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination through the Senate, even as the woman accusing him of a decades-old sexual attack is threatening to boycott a committee hearing and suggesting she’s not being treated with “fairness and respect.”

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  • Jordan staffer left over campaign's ties to tribal PAC

    Jordan staffer left over campaign's ties to tribal PAC

    Thursday, September 20 2018 2:21 PM EDT2018-09-20 18:21:19 GMT
    Courtesy: Jordan for Governor - FacebookCourtesy: Jordan for Governor - Facebook

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan's campaign has been fundraising for a new federal political action committee known as a "super PAC" since May, prompting the resignation of a top campaign staffer.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan's campaign has been fundraising for a new federal political action committee known as a "super PAC" since May, prompting the resignation of a top campaign staffer.

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  • Moon to carry private message from Kim Jong Un to Trump

    Moon to carry private message from Kim Jong Un to Trump

    Thursday, September 20 2018 2:16 PM EDT2018-09-20 18:16:14 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A beaming South Korean President Moon Jae-in, freshly returned home Thursday from a whirlwind three-day summit with Kim Jong Un, said the North Korean leader wants the U.S. secretary of state to visit Pyongyang soon for nuclear talks, and also hopes for a quick follow-up to his June summit with President Donald Trump.

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    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A beaming South Korean President Moon Jae-in, freshly returned home Thursday from a whirlwind three-day summit with Kim Jong Un, said the North Korean leader wants the U.S. secretary of state to visit Pyongyang soon for nuclear talks, and also hopes for a quick follow-up to his June summit with President Donald Trump.

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  • Canada police chase man bypassing US border crossing

    Canada police chase man bypassing US border crossing

    Thursday, September 20 2018 1:57 PM EDT2018-09-20 17:57:49 GMT

    BLAINE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a police chase ensued at the northern U.S. border crossing after a man in a truck fled from Washington state to Vancouver, B.C. without stopping for international travel processing.    The Bellingham Herald reports that the unidentified man in his 20s in a blue Ford pickup truck with Oregon plates bypassed the Peace Arch border crossing Saturday morning.

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    BLAINE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a police chase ensued at the northern U.S. border crossing after a man in a truck fled from Washington state to Vancouver, B.C. without stopping for international travel processing.    The Bellingham Herald reports that the unidentified man in his 20s in a blue Ford pickup truck with Oregon plates bypassed the Peace Arch border crossing Saturday morning.

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  • Report: Washington unemployment rate lowest in 42 years

    Report: Washington unemployment rate lowest in 42 years

    Thursday, September 20 2018 1:55 PM EDT2018-09-20 17:55:34 GMT
    The jobless rate in Washington rose slightly in December to 6.3 percentThe jobless rate in Washington rose slightly in December to 6.3 percent

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A recent report shows Washington's unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent last month - the lowest rate for August since 1976.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A recent report shows Washington's unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent last month - the lowest rate for August since 1976.

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  • Spokane man booked into Kooenai County Jail for 21st time

    Spokane man booked into Kooenai County Jail for 21st time

    Thursday, September 20 2018 1:51 PM EDT2018-09-20 17:51:49 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office reports a 39-year-old man from Spokane was booked into the Kootenai County Jail for the 21st time on Wednesday. Deputies arrested Anthony K. Thompson for a felony escape from community custody warrant and possession of stolen property.

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office reports a 39-year-old man from Spokane was booked into the Kootenai County Jail for the 21st time on Wednesday. Deputies arrested Anthony K. Thompson for a felony escape from community custody warrant and possession of stolen property.

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  • Tossed net captures space junk in orbit-cleanup experiment

    Tossed net captures space junk in orbit-cleanup experiment

    Thursday, September 20 2018 1:14 PM EDT2018-09-20 17:14:50 GMT
    Photo: University of SurreyPhoto: University of Surrey

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A tossed net has managed to capture space junk in a demonstration of ways to clean up orbit.    In the British-led experiment , a big net was cast from a mini satellite Sunday. The net successfully wrapped around its target, an inflated structure that had just been deployed as part of the test. The distance covered nearly 20 feet (6 meters).

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    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A tossed net has managed to capture space junk in a demonstration of ways to clean up orbit.    In the British-led experiment , a big net was cast from a mini satellite Sunday. The net successfully wrapped around its target, an inflated structure that had just been deployed as part of the test. The distance covered nearly 20 feet (6 meters).

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  • Trump blasts GOP spending plan that lacks money for wall

    Trump blasts GOP spending plan that lacks money for wall

    Thursday, September 20 2018 1:10 PM EDT2018-09-20 17:10:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says a spending plan pushed by congressional Republicans is "ridiculous" because funding for a border wall with Mexico that Trump has promised is not included.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says a spending plan pushed by congressional Republicans is "ridiculous" because funding for a border wall with Mexico that Trump has promised is not included.

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  • Spokane Valley man tries to run from deputies on bike, doesn't get far

    Spokane Valley man tries to run from deputies on bike, doesn't get far

    Thursday, September 20 2018 12:59 PM EDT2018-09-20 16:59:31 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - You should never run from deputies, but it's an especially bad idea to do it on a bicycle. Just after 10 p.m., Spokane Valley Deputy Chris Giacomini tried to stop a man on a bike for an equipment violation near Sprague and Locust. Instead of stopping for the fully marked patrol car with lights activated, the man, later identified as 41-year-old Victor L. Oles, continued on his way.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - You should never run from deputies, but it's an especially bad idea to do it on a bicycle. Just after 10 p.m., Spokane Valley Deputy Chris Giacomini tried to stop a man on a bike for an equipment violation near Sprague and Locust. Instead of stopping for the fully marked patrol car with lights activated, the man, later identified as 41-year-old Victor L. Oles, continued on his way.

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  • Texas great-grandmother shoots 12-foot gator as revenge for killing mini-horse

    Texas great-grandmother shoots 12-foot gator as revenge for killing mini-horse

    Thursday, September 20 2018 12:48 PM EDT2018-09-20 16:48:10 GMT

    LIVINGSTON, Texas - A great-grandmother from Texas has finally gotten revenge by killing the 12-foot, 580-pound alligator she believes ate one of her miniature horses years ago. Judy B. Cochran is the mayor of Livingston, Texas, She says she's not 100 percent sure the gator was the one who ate her horse, but she has a hunch.

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    LIVINGSTON, Texas - A great-grandmother from Texas has finally gotten revenge by killing the 12-foot, 580-pound alligator she believes ate one of her miniature horses years ago. Judy B. Cochran is the mayor of Livingston, Texas, She says she's not 100 percent sure the gator was the one who ate her horse, but she has a hunch.

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  • Nike selling out of merchandise since Colin Kaepernick ad

    Nike selling out of merchandise since Colin Kaepernick ad

    Thursday, September 20 2018 11:50 AM EDT2018-09-20 15:50:25 GMT

    Nike is reaping the benefits from the controversial ad featuring former NFL player Colin Kaepernick.  Products are in demand since the ad campaign kicked off earlier this month.  According to the company data, Nike has sold 61-percent more merchandise over Nike's "Just Do It" ad.  Kaepernick sparked a national controversy for kneeling during the national anthem.  

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    Nike is reaping the benefits from the controversial ad featuring former NFL player Colin Kaepernick.  Products are in demand since the ad campaign kicked off earlier this month.  According to the company data, Nike has sold 61-percent more merchandise over Nike's "Just Do It" ad.  Kaepernick sparked a national controversy for kneeling during the national anthem.  

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  • Official says multiple people killed in Harford County, Maryland shooting

    Official says multiple people killed in Harford County, Maryland shooting

    Thursday, September 20 2018 11:31 AM EDT2018-09-20 15:31:08 GMT

    An official says multiple people have been killed in a shooting Harford County, Maryland.    The law enforcement official has knowledge of the shooting but wasn't authorized to discuss details by name and spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press.    The Harford County Sheriff's Office tweeted that there was a shooting Thursday morning in the Perryman area that involves "multiple victims." 

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    An official says multiple people have been killed in a shooting Harford County, Maryland.    The law enforcement official has knowledge of the shooting but wasn't authorized to discuss details by name and spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press.    The Harford County Sheriff's Office tweeted that there was a shooting Thursday morning in the Perryman area that involves "multiple victims." 

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  • Average US mortgage rates rise for fourth consecutive week

    Average US mortgage rates rise for fourth consecutive week

    Thursday, September 20 2018 11:10 AM EDT2018-09-20 15:10:31 GMT
    Long-term U.S. mortgage rates are up for the fourth consecutive week, with the key 30-year rate reaching its highest level since May.    Costs for would-be homebuyers continue to climb. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages jumped to 4.65 percent, from 4.60 percent last week. The average rate has increased from 3.83 percent a year ago.    The average rate on 15-year, fixed-rate loans rose to 4.11 percent thi...>>
    Long-term U.S. mortgage rates are up for the fourth consecutive week, with the key 30-year rate reaching its highest level since May.    Costs for would-be homebuyers continue to climb. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages jumped to 4.65 percent, from 4.60 percent last week. The average rate has increased from 3.83 percent a year ago.    The average rate on 15-year, fixed-rate loans rose to 4.11 percent thi...>>
  • Teen accused of stabbing grandmother pleads not guilty

    Teen accused of stabbing grandmother pleads not guilty

    Thursday, September 20 2018 11:08 AM EDT2018-09-20 15:08:03 GMT

    A Kentucky teenager accused of slashing his grandmother's throat and repeatedly stabbing her before calling authorities has pleaded not guilty.    The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Wednesday that 18-year-old Douglas R. Barton enter the plea last week to attempted murder and tampering with physical evidence.   

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    A Kentucky teenager accused of slashing his grandmother's throat and repeatedly stabbing her before calling authorities has pleaded not guilty.    The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Wednesday that 18-year-old Douglas R. Barton enter the plea last week to attempted murder and tampering with physical evidence.   

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  • Family of student killed by Georgia Tech campus police to sue university

    Family of student killed by Georgia Tech campus police to sue university

    Thursday, September 20 2018 10:39 AM EDT2018-09-20 14:39:32 GMT

    The family of a Georgia Tech student killed by a campus police officer last year says it's going to sue the university.    WSB-TV reports Scout Schultz's father, Bill, says the family has waited long enough since the September shooting. The 21-year-old Schultz called 911 last year to report an armed suspicious person and was then killed by Officer Tyler Beck.    Beck has been on paid administrative leave since the shooting. 

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    The family of a Georgia Tech student killed by a campus police officer last year says it's going to sue the university.    WSB-TV reports Scout Schultz's father, Bill, says the family has waited long enough since the September shooting. The 21-year-old Schultz called 911 last year to report an armed suspicious person and was then killed by Officer Tyler Beck.    Beck has been on paid administrative leave since the shooting. 

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  • Florida man charged with setting woman on fire after fight

    Florida man charged with setting woman on fire after fight

    Thursday, September 20 2018 10:18 AM EDT2018-09-20 14:18:32 GMT

    Authorities say a Florida man set a woman on fire, leaving her in critical condition.    A Fort Myers police news release says officers arrested 39-year-old Terry Palmer on Tuesday and charged him with arson in the first degree and arson causing great bodily harm.    The victim's daughter told investigators Palmer and the woman had argued. Police say Palmer left and returned with flammable liquid to try to set the woman's house ablaze. 

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    Authorities say a Florida man set a woman on fire, leaving her in critical condition.    A Fort Myers police news release says officers arrested 39-year-old Terry Palmer on Tuesday and charged him with arson in the first degree and arson causing great bodily harm.    The victim's daughter told investigators Palmer and the woman had argued. Police say Palmer left and returned with flammable liquid to try to set the woman's house ablaze. 

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  • Marijuana museum opens in Vegas

    Marijuana museum opens in Vegas

    Thursday, September 20 2018 10:16 AM EDT2018-09-20 14:16:18 GMT

    A museum celebrating all things cannabis with displays that include a glass bong taller than a giraffe and huggable faux marijuana buds is the newest tourist attraction in Las Vegas.    Nobody will be allowed to light up at Cannabition when it opens Thursday because of a Nevada ban on public consumption of marijuana. But visitors can learn more about the drug and take endless selfies at the made-for-social-media facility.    

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    A museum celebrating all things cannabis with displays that include a glass bong taller than a giraffe and huggable faux marijuana buds is the newest tourist attraction in Las Vegas.    Nobody will be allowed to light up at Cannabition when it opens Thursday because of a Nevada ban on public consumption of marijuana. But visitors can learn more about the drug and take endless selfies at the made-for-social-media facility.    

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  • Elementary school kids go to great lengths to protect flag in Hayden

    Elementary school kids go to great lengths to protect flag in Hayden

    Thursday, September 20 2018 2:12 AM EDT2018-09-20 06:12:50 GMT

    HAYDEN, Idaho - An act of patriotism is going viral online after a Hayden mom caught it on camera. Our viewer Amanda sent us the photo she took at Hayden Meadows Elementary School. She says while she was waiting to pick up her children from school, she saw the trio of kids taking down the flag.

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    HAYDEN, Idaho - An act of patriotism is going viral online after a Hayden mom caught it on camera. Our viewer Amanda sent us the photo she took at Hayden Meadows Elementary School. She says while she was waiting to pick up her children from school, she saw the trio of kids taking down the flag.

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  • Honda Accord, Civic top list of most-stolen cars in Washington

    Honda Accord, Civic top list of most-stolen cars in Washington

    Thursday, September 20 2018 2:12 AM EDT2018-09-20 06:12:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Is your car at a greater risk of being stolen? A new report shows the top ten cars in Washington that owners need to start taking extra precautions tonight. Washington may have dropped 6 percent in auto thefts this year, but from last September, to right now, over 1,200 cars have been reported stolen.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Is your car at a greater risk of being stolen? A new report shows the top ten cars in Washington that owners need to start taking extra precautions tonight. Washington may have dropped 6 percent in auto thefts this year, but from last September, to right now, over 1,200 cars have been reported stolen.

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  • Cover-up in Pullman? Documents allege concerns about Gesser were known more than a month prior to investigation

    Cover-up in Pullman? Documents allege concerns about Gesser were known more than a month prior to investigation

    Thursday, September 20 2018 2:11 AM EDT2018-09-20 06:11:27 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Following a sexual misconduct investigation centered on former WSU quarterback, Jason Gesser, there are questions about who knew what and when. According to documents obtained by KHQ, legendary Cougs quarterback, Jack Thompson, told a WSU employee to "stay in your lane" when concerns about Gesser were brought forward. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Following a sexual misconduct investigation centered on former WSU quarterback, Jason Gesser, there are questions about who knew what and when. According to documents obtained by KHQ, legendary Cougs quarterback, Jack Thompson, told a WSU employee to "stay in your lane" when concerns about Gesser were brought forward. 

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  • Compost company agrees to $785K settlement in odor lawsuit

    Compost company agrees to $785K settlement in odor lawsuit

    Thursday, September 20 2018 1:25 AM EDT2018-09-20 05:25:55 GMT

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state composting company has agreed to pay more than $785,000 to settle a class-action lawsuit over bad smells from its plant. The Daily Herald reports Cedar Grove Composting agreed to the settlement with Marysville residents, saying it would also spend $1.45 million to reduce the potential for malodorous emissions.    

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    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state composting company has agreed to pay more than $785,000 to settle a class-action lawsuit over bad smells from its plant. The Daily Herald reports Cedar Grove Composting agreed to the settlement with Marysville residents, saying it would also spend $1.45 million to reduce the potential for malodorous emissions.    

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  • $46M complex plans to house 94 Seattle families

    $46M complex plans to house 94 Seattle families

    Thursday, September 20 2018 1:09 AM EDT2018-09-20 05:09:22 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - An eight-story complex primarily funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen plans to house 94 Seattle families. The Seattle Times reports half of the units of the $46 million complex to be built in south Seattle will be reserved for homeless families, with the remaining units reserved for low-income families.    

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    SEATTLE (AP) - An eight-story complex primarily funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen plans to house 94 Seattle families. The Seattle Times reports half of the units of the $46 million complex to be built in south Seattle will be reserved for homeless families, with the remaining units reserved for low-income families.    

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  • Smart won't live in fear after kidnapper release

    Smart won't live in fear after kidnapper release

    Thursday, September 20 2018 12:24 AM EDT2018-09-20 04:24:27 GMT
    Photo: Veneta Rizvic / KOMU / CC BY 2.0Photo: Veneta Rizvic / KOMU / CC BY 2.0

    DRAPER, Utah (AP) - Elizabeth Smart says she's moving forward with her life and trying not to live in fear now that one of her kidnappers has been released from prison.  Smart gave a speech Wednesday at Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania, telling reporters beforehand that it was "a statement in my moving forward" that she was able to come to the school to speak about sexual violence.

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    DRAPER, Utah (AP) - Elizabeth Smart says she's moving forward with her life and trying not to live in fear now that one of her kidnappers has been released from prison.  Smart gave a speech Wednesday at Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania, telling reporters beforehand that it was "a statement in my moving forward" that she was able to come to the school to speak about sexual violence.

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  • Council member calls women's deaths a hate crime

    Council member calls women's deaths a hate crime

    Thursday, September 20 2018 12:20 AM EDT2018-09-20 04:20:25 GMT

    LAREDO, Texas (AP) -  An elected leader in a South Texas city rocked by a string of brutal killings says the deaths of four women is a hate crime and that the case should be a call to action for the community. Laredo City Councilwoman Nelly Vielma, the only woman on the governing panel, helped to organize a prayer vigil for the victims' family members, friends and others Wednesday at an arts complex in the city.

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    LAREDO, Texas (AP) -  An elected leader in a South Texas city rocked by a string of brutal killings says the deaths of four women is a hate crime and that the case should be a call to action for the community. Laredo City Councilwoman Nelly Vielma, the only woman on the governing panel, helped to organize a prayer vigil for the victims' family members, friends and others Wednesday at an arts complex in the city.

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  • Judge nixes Cosby request to step down; sentencing Monday

    Judge nixes Cosby request to step down; sentencing Monday

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-09-19 23:34:56 GMT

    (AP) - Days before sentencing, Bill Cosby's trial judge denied a defense motion to step down from the sex assault case because of what Cosby's team called a long-ago grudge with a pretrial witness. Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill has seen the case through two trials, hard-fought pretrial hearings and 15 defense lawyers since Cosby's arrest on Dec. 30, 2015.    

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    (AP) - Days before sentencing, Bill Cosby's trial judge denied a defense motion to step down from the sex assault case because of what Cosby's team called a long-ago grudge with a pretrial witness. Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill has seen the case through two trials, hard-fought pretrial hearings and 15 defense lawyers since Cosby's arrest on Dec. 30, 2015.    

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  • Ryan Coogler to produce LeBron James' 'Space Jam 2'

    Ryan Coogler to produce LeBron James' 'Space Jam 2'

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-09-19 23:34:44 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler is joining LeBron James and the "Space Jam 2" team.    James' production company SpringHill Entertainment tweeted Wednesday that Coogler will produce the sequel to the 1996 movie that featured Michael Jordan alongside Warner Bros.' animated characters,

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler is joining LeBron James and the "Space Jam 2" team.    James' production company SpringHill Entertainment tweeted Wednesday that Coogler will produce the sequel to the 1996 movie that featured Michael Jordan alongside Warner Bros.' animated characters,

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  • Police kill gunman who shot at them, others in Pennsylvania

    Police kill gunman who shot at them, others in Pennsylvania

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-09-19 23:29:42 GMT

    MASONTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Fayette County officials say police shot and killed a gunman who opened fire in the lobby of the Masontown Borough Center.  Fayette County District Attorney Richard Bower confirmed Wednesday that a German Township police officer shot the gunman multiple times, killing him. 

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    MASONTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Fayette County officials say police shot and killed a gunman who opened fire in the lobby of the Masontown Borough Center.  Fayette County District Attorney Richard Bower confirmed Wednesday that a German Township police officer shot the gunman multiple times, killing him. 

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  • Seattle University to divest endowment from fossil fuels

    Seattle University to divest endowment from fossil fuels

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 6:28 PM EDT2018-09-19 22:28:38 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle University says it will become the first university in Washington state to completely divest its endowment from fossil fuels.    The Seattle Times reports that within the next five years, the school will no longer have any of its $230 million endowment in the funds and securities of fossil-fuel companies.    

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle University says it will become the first university in Washington state to completely divest its endowment from fossil fuels.    The Seattle Times reports that within the next five years, the school will no longer have any of its $230 million endowment in the funds and securities of fossil-fuel companies.    

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  • Retailer Big 5 to pay $165K to employee over racial slurs

    Retailer Big 5 to pay $165K to employee over racial slurs

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 6:15 PM EDT2018-09-19 22:15:44 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - A man who endured death threats and racial slurs while working in a Big 5 store in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island will receive $165,000 in a settlement that also requires the sporting goods chain to train employees on preventing racial harassment and retaliation.    The Seattle Times reports the settlement was announced Tuesday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  

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    SEATTLE (AP) - A man who endured death threats and racial slurs while working in a Big 5 store in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island will receive $165,000 in a settlement that also requires the sporting goods chain to train employees on preventing racial harassment and retaliation.    The Seattle Times reports the settlement was announced Tuesday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  

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  • Biggest wildfire on record in California is fully contained

    Biggest wildfire on record in California is fully contained

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 4:07 PM EDT2018-09-19 20:07:42 GMT

    LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service says the largest wildfire on record in California is 100 percent contained.    The agency made the announcement Wednesday about the so-called Mendocino Complex of twin fires that erupted in July.    The fires north of San Francisco killed a firefighter, destroyed 157 homes and scorched 720 square miles (1,865 square kilometers).

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    LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service says the largest wildfire on record in California is 100 percent contained.    The agency made the announcement Wednesday about the so-called Mendocino Complex of twin fires that erupted in July.    The fires north of San Francisco killed a firefighter, destroyed 157 homes and scorched 720 square miles (1,865 square kilometers).

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  • Settlement reached over worker safety at Hanford site

    Settlement reached over worker safety at Hanford site

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 3:17 PM EDT2018-09-19 19:17:38 GMT

    RICHLAND, Wash. - The federal government will pay $925,000 and improve worker safety to settle a lawsuit over exposure to chemical vapors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Energy will test new technology to capture and destroy dangerous vapors that escape from nuclear waste storage tanks.

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    RICHLAND, Wash. - The federal government will pay $925,000 and improve worker safety to settle a lawsuit over exposure to chemical vapors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Energy will test new technology to capture and destroy dangerous vapors that escape from nuclear waste storage tanks.

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  • Rare, mummified Ice Age wolf pup, caribou unearthed in Canada

    Rare, mummified Ice Age wolf pup, caribou unearthed in Canada

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 2:33 PM EDT2018-09-19 18:33:28 GMT

    DAWSON, Yukon - A mummified wolf pup and caribou thought to be 50,000 years old were discovered by Canadian gold miners, with tissue and hair intact.  The caribou was found at the site of an 80,000-year-old volcanic ash bed. Officials believe it's among the oldest mummified mammal tissue in the world, Canadian authorities said.

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    DAWSON, Yukon - A mummified wolf pup and caribou thought to be 50,000 years old were discovered by Canadian gold miners, with tissue and hair intact.  The caribou was found at the site of an 80,000-year-old volcanic ash bed. Officials believe it's among the oldest mummified mammal tissue in the world, Canadian authorities said.

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  • Woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart released from prison

    Woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart released from prison

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 2:10 PM EDT2018-09-19 18:10:03 GMT

    DRAPER, Utah (AP) - A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart when she was a teenager and stood by as the Utah girl was sexually assaulted was released Wednesday after spending 15 years in prison. Wanda Barzee, 72, quietly left the state prison in the Salt Lake City suburb of Draper, avoiding a throng of reporters gathered outside, spokeswoman Kaitlin Felsted said.

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    DRAPER, Utah (AP) - A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart when she was a teenager and stood by as the Utah girl was sexually assaulted was released Wednesday after spending 15 years in prison. Wanda Barzee, 72, quietly left the state prison in the Salt Lake City suburb of Draper, avoiding a throng of reporters gathered outside, spokeswoman Kaitlin Felsted said.

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  • ‘Sesame Street’ wants to clarify: Bert and Ernie aren’t gay

    ‘Sesame Street’ wants to clarify: Bert and Ernie aren’t gay

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 2:04 PM EDT2018-09-19 18:04:54 GMT

    NEW YORK - The producers of “Sesame Street” want you to know that Bert and Ernie are not, in fact, gay. Sesame Workshop tweeted Tuesday the characters have many human traits but “remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation.” The workshop did not answer questions about why some puppets have been given girlfriends. In a second tweet, the workshop says,

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    NEW YORK - The producers of “Sesame Street” want you to know that Bert and Ernie are not, in fact, gay. Sesame Workshop tweeted Tuesday the characters have many human traits but “remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation.” The workshop did not answer questions about why some puppets have been given girlfriends. In a second tweet, the workshop says,

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  • SUV serves to avoid deer, shears Clarkston power pole in half

    SUV serves to avoid deer, shears Clarkston power pole in half

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 2:02 PM EDT2018-09-19 18:02:11 GMT

    CLARKSTON, Wash. - Early Wednesday morning, a small SUV swerved to avoid a deer in Clarkston and hit a power pole, shearing it in half and knocking out power for many residents. Asotin County firefighters responded to the scene around 3:20 a.m. The two people inside the SUV were not injured in the wreck.

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    CLARKSTON, Wash. - Early Wednesday morning, a small SUV swerved to avoid a deer in Clarkston and hit a power pole, shearing it in half and knocking out power for many residents. Asotin County firefighters responded to the scene around 3:20 a.m. The two people inside the SUV were not injured in the wreck.

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  • Deputies search for Lind man who hit nephew in head with stick

    Deputies search for Lind man who hit nephew in head with stick

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 1:47 PM EDT2018-09-19 17:47:58 GMT

    LIND, Wash. - Adams County deputies are searching for a man who assaulted his nephew Tuesday night. Just after 7 p.m., deputies responded to 305 E. 5th Street in Lind for an assault report. Investigators learned that Charles Russel Erdman had left the scene after hitting his 25-year-old nephew over the head with a large wooden stick, causing swelling and bruising.

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    LIND, Wash. - Adams County deputies are searching for a man who assaulted his nephew Tuesday night. Just after 7 p.m., deputies responded to 305 E. 5th Street in Lind for an assault report. Investigators learned that Charles Russel Erdman had left the scene after hitting his 25-year-old nephew over the head with a large wooden stick, causing swelling and bruising.

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  • 4 injured, shooter down in Wisconsin shooting

    4 injured, shooter down in Wisconsin shooting

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 1:28 PM EDT2018-09-19 17:28:27 GMT

    MIDDLETON, Wis. - A city official says four people have been shot, but none fatally, during shooting at software company near Madison, Wisconsin.    The shooting occurred Wednesday morning in Middleton. City Administrator Mike Davis says the suspected shooter was also injured. Their conditions weren't immediately known.

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    MIDDLETON, Wis. - A city official says four people have been shot, but none fatally, during shooting at software company near Madison, Wisconsin.    The shooting occurred Wednesday morning in Middleton. City Administrator Mike Davis says the suspected shooter was also injured. Their conditions weren't immediately known.

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  • Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken area

    Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken area

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-09-19 17:25:18 GMT

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - The death toll from Hurricane Florence climbed to at least 37, including two women who drowned when a sheriff’s van taking them to a mental health facility was swept away by floodwaters, and North Carolina’s governor pleaded with thousands of evacuees not to return home just yet.

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    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - The death toll from Hurricane Florence climbed to at least 37, including two women who drowned when a sheriff’s van taking them to a mental health facility was swept away by floodwaters, and North Carolina’s governor pleaded with thousands of evacuees not to return home just yet.

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  • Idaho regulators set new timeline for Avista-Hydro One deal

    Idaho regulators set new timeline for Avista-Hydro One deal

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 12:43 PM EDT2018-09-19 16:43:18 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Idaho utility regulators have set a new schedule for a hearing on the proposed $5.3 billion sale of Avista Corp. to Hydro One.    The Idaho Public Utilities Commission approved the new schedule for deliberations on Tuesday, saying they may not be ready to make a decision on the sale by mid-December.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Idaho utility regulators have set a new schedule for a hearing on the proposed $5.3 billion sale of Avista Corp. to Hydro One.    The Idaho Public Utilities Commission approved the new schedule for deliberations on Tuesday, saying they may not be ready to make a decision on the sale by mid-December.

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  • WATCH: Mountain lion goes inside hotel

    WATCH: Mountain lion goes inside hotel

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 12:07 PM EDT2018-09-19 16:07:55 GMT

    A mountain lion in Boulder, Colorado, may have been looking for a place to lay down.  Surveillance video captured the feline going into a motel on September 9th.  The big cat entering the motel before quickly leaving.  It's the third mountain lion incident in Boulder in the last month and a half.  In August, a lion killed a house cat inside a home.  A second lion was tranquilized and moved from under a porch.  Thankfully, no one was injured. Moun...

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    A mountain lion in Boulder, Colorado, may have been looking for a place to lay down.  Surveillance video captured the feline going into a motel on September 9th.  The big cat entering the motel before quickly leaving.  It's the third mountain lion incident in Boulder in the last month and a half.  In August, a lion killed a house cat inside a home.  A second lion was tranquilized and moved from under a porch.  Thankfully, no one was injured. Moun...

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  • Trump: Not concerned about Manafort cooperation

    Trump: Not concerned about Manafort cooperation

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 11:29 AM EDT2018-09-19 15:29:18 GMT

    President Donald Trump says he's not concerned about what his former campaign chairman is telling investigators in the Russia probe.    Trump says that if Paul Manafort tells the truth to special counsel Robert Mueller's team then he doesn't see a problem. Trump also batted away a question about whether he was considering a pardon for Manafort, saying he didn't want to talk about it now.   

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    President Donald Trump says he's not concerned about what his former campaign chairman is telling investigators in the Russia probe.    Trump says that if Paul Manafort tells the truth to special counsel Robert Mueller's team then he doesn't see a problem. Trump also batted away a question about whether he was considering a pardon for Manafort, saying he didn't want to talk about it now.   

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  • Mollie Tibbetts accused killer pleads not guilty to murder charges

    Mollie Tibbetts accused killer pleads not guilty to murder charges

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 11:00 AM EDT2018-09-19 15:00:29 GMT

    The farmhand charged in the abduction and stabbing death of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.    Cristhian Bahena Rivera entered his plea Wednesday at the Poweshiek County Courthouse in Montezuma, Iowa.    Rivera is charged in the killing of Tibbetts, a University of Iowa student who disappeared while out for a run July 18 in Brooklyn, Iowa.  

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    The farmhand charged in the abduction and stabbing death of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.    Cristhian Bahena Rivera entered his plea Wednesday at the Poweshiek County Courthouse in Montezuma, Iowa.    Rivera is charged in the killing of Tibbetts, a University of Iowa student who disappeared while out for a run July 18 in Brooklyn, Iowa.  

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  • Tennessee boy shoots, kills mom's husband during fight

    Tennessee boy shoots, kills mom's husband during fight

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 10:52 AM EDT2018-09-19 14:52:53 GMT

    Authorities in eastern Tennessee say a 12-year-old boy shot and killed his mother's husband during a domestic dispute.    News outlets report 56-year-old Kevron Thomas "Tommy" Durham was shot twice with a rifle Saturday night. A release from District Attorney General Russell Johnson says authorities had received at least five previous calls from the home for domestic violence, although none resulted in criminal charges. 

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    Authorities in eastern Tennessee say a 12-year-old boy shot and killed his mother's husband during a domestic dispute.    News outlets report 56-year-old Kevron Thomas "Tommy" Durham was shot twice with a rifle Saturday night. A release from District Attorney General Russell Johnson says authorities had received at least five previous calls from the home for domestic violence, although none resulted in criminal charges. 

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  • Thousands of fans request grand jury probe in Prince's death

    Thousands of fans request grand jury probe in Prince's death

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 10:50 AM EDT2018-09-19 14:50:23 GMT

    Thousands of Prince fans are asking federal authorities to open a grand jury investigation into his death.    The petition to the U.S. Attorney's Office has been signed by more than 6,000 people. One of the petition's organizers, Nicole Welage, says more answers are needed about the rock star's accidental fentanyl overdose in 2016. Welage tells the Star Tribune that the person who supplied the drug must be held accountable.   

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    Thousands of Prince fans are asking federal authorities to open a grand jury investigation into his death.    The petition to the U.S. Attorney's Office has been signed by more than 6,000 people. One of the petition's organizers, Nicole Welage, says more answers are needed about the rock star's accidental fentanyl overdose in 2016. Welage tells the Star Tribune that the person who supplied the drug must be held accountable.   

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  • US housing construction up 9.2 percent in August

    US housing construction up 9.2 percent in August

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 10:45 AM EDT2018-09-19 14:45:22 GMT
    U.S. home construction rebounded in August at the fastest pace in seven months, a hopeful sign for a housing industry that has been struggling with rising lumber costs.    The Commerce Department said Wednesday that housing starts increased 9.2 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.28 million units. Housing starts had declined 0.3 percent in July and 11.4 percent in June. The increase was the biggest since a 10.2 percent advance in January.   ...>>
    U.S. home construction rebounded in August at the fastest pace in seven months, a hopeful sign for a housing industry that has been struggling with rising lumber costs.    The Commerce Department said Wednesday that housing starts increased 9.2 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.28 million units. Housing starts had declined 0.3 percent in July and 11.4 percent in June. The increase was the biggest since a 10.2 percent advance in January.   ...>>
  • Iowa man pleads guilty to vandalizing famous 'Field of Dreams' movie site

    Iowa man pleads guilty to vandalizing famous 'Field of Dreams' movie site

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 10:43 AM EDT2018-09-19 14:43:28 GMT

    A man accused of driving onto and damaging the eastern Iowa baseball field made famous by the 1989 movie "Field of Dreams" has changed his plea to guilty.    Dubuque County court records say 21-year-old Austin Pape, of Dyersville, entered the plea Monday, the day his trial was to begin on a felony charge of criminal mischief. His sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 13.    

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    A man accused of driving onto and damaging the eastern Iowa baseball field made famous by the 1989 movie "Field of Dreams" has changed his plea to guilty.    Dubuque County court records say 21-year-old Austin Pape, of Dyersville, entered the plea Monday, the day his trial was to begin on a felony charge of criminal mischief. His sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 13.    

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  • 2-year-old kills self with gun left on counter in Louisiana

    2-year-old kills self with gun left on counter in Louisiana

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 10:29 AM EDT2018-09-19 14:29:22 GMT

    A Louisiana sheriff says a 2-year-old has fatally shot himself with a handgun that was left on a counter in a Livingston Parish home.    The Advocate quotes Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard as saying the boy was found with a gunshot wound to the face Monday and declared dead at a hospital. Ard says in a release that a preliminary investigation indicates the toddler climbed onto a stool, grabbed the handgun off the counter and pulled the trigger.    

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    A Louisiana sheriff says a 2-year-old has fatally shot himself with a handgun that was left on a counter in a Livingston Parish home.    The Advocate quotes Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard as saying the boy was found with a gunshot wound to the face Monday and declared dead at a hospital. Ard says in a release that a preliminary investigation indicates the toddler climbed onto a stool, grabbed the handgun off the counter and pulled the trigger.    

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  • Uber driver suing Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston over groping incident

    Uber driver suing Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston over groping incident

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 10:26 AM EDT2018-09-19 14:26:00 GMT

    A female Uber driver in Arizona is suing Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, accusing him of sexual assault.    Court documents say the woman filed the suit in Arizona on Tuesday and is seeking more than $75,000 in damages. She said Winston grabbed her crotch in the drive-thru of a Mexican restaurant in the Phoenix area in March 2016.   

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    A female Uber driver in Arizona is suing Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, accusing him of sexual assault.    Court documents say the woman filed the suit in Arizona on Tuesday and is seeking more than $75,000 in damages. She said Winston grabbed her crotch in the drive-thru of a Mexican restaurant in the Phoenix area in March 2016.   

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  • Public weighs in on smelter proposal near Newport

    Public weighs in on smelter proposal near Newport

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 1:51 AM EDT2018-09-19 05:51:35 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The first of four public meetings on the potential construction of a smelter near Newport began Tuesday. About a hundred people filed into the Spokane Convention Center for a multi-part forum that began with a brief presentation by Grant Pfifer, the director of Spokane's Department of Ecology, followed by an opportunity for public comments.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The first of four public meetings on the potential construction of a smelter near Newport began Tuesday. About a hundred people filed into the Spokane Convention Center for a multi-part forum that began with a brief presentation by Grant Pfifer, the director of Spokane's Department of Ecology, followed by an opportunity for public comments.

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  • Council overturns veto of Spokane sustainable energy measure

    Council overturns veto of Spokane sustainable energy measure

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 1:32 AM EDT2018-09-19 05:32:24 GMT
    The three finalists bidding for the Riverfront Park project visited Spokane todayThe three finalists bidding for the Riverfront Park project visited Spokane today

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane City Council has quashed the mayor's veto of an ordinance that would push the city to reach fully sustainable energy by 2030.    The Spokesman-Review reports the council overturned Mayor David Condon's veto Monday by a vote of 6 to 1.    The ordinance would create a sustainability committee to develop a plan with local utilities to achieve the energy goal.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane City Council has quashed the mayor's veto of an ordinance that would push the city to reach fully sustainable energy by 2030.    The Spokesman-Review reports the council overturned Mayor David Condon's veto Monday by a vote of 6 to 1.    The ordinance would create a sustainability committee to develop a plan with local utilities to achieve the energy goal.

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  • Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

    Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 12:01 AM EDT2018-09-19 04:01:47 GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to permanently dismantle his main nuclear complex at Nyongbyon if the United States takes corresponding measures, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday after the two leaders held summit talks in Pyongyang to try to sustain nuclear diplomacy with Washington, which has been pushing hard for stronger disarmament moves from the North.

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    PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to permanently dismantle his main nuclear complex at Nyongbyon if the United States takes corresponding measures, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday after the two leaders held summit talks in Pyongyang to try to sustain nuclear diplomacy with Washington, which has been pushing hard for stronger disarmament moves from the North.

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  • Trump: Declassified Russia probe papers expose ‘bad things’

    Trump: Declassified Russia probe papers expose ‘bad things’

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 10:56 PM EDT2018-09-19 02:56:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is flexing his executive power to declassify secret documents in the Russia investigation, an extraordinary move he says will ensure that “really bad things” at the FBI are exposed.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is flexing his executive power to declassify secret documents in the Russia investigation, an extraordinary move he says will ensure that “really bad things” at the FBI are exposed.

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  • North Carolina gov pleads with storm evacuees to be patient

    North Carolina gov pleads with storm evacuees to be patient

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 10:50 PM EDT2018-09-19 02:50:40 GMT

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's governor is pleading with thousands of Hurricane Florence evacuees to be patient and not return home just yet.    Wilmington is still mostly an island surrounded by floodwaters, and people are waiting for hours for handouts of necessities like food.    Gov. Roy Cooper told a news conference Tuesday is was hard for residents to leave home, and it's even harder for them to wait to go back.

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    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's governor is pleading with thousands of Hurricane Florence evacuees to be patient and not return home just yet.    Wilmington is still mostly an island surrounded by floodwaters, and people are waiting for hours for handouts of necessities like food.    Gov. Roy Cooper told a news conference Tuesday is was hard for residents to leave home, and it's even harder for them to wait to go back.

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  • Former WSU Volleyball player files official complaint against Jason Gesser

    Former WSU Volleyball player files official complaint against Jason Gesser

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 9:59 PM EDT2018-09-19 01:59:44 GMT

    A former volleyball player for Washington State University says Jason Gesser made sexual advances toward her during a charity event for the athletic department. "I thought I did something wrong, I thought that I could hurt their family," said Alyssa Wold-Bodeau. "So I chose to hide it, I chose to bury it, and I thought if it was just me and I only knew about it I could just deal with it and move on to protect them." Wold- Bodeau told the Spokesman-Review that Ges...

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    A former volleyball player for Washington State University says Jason Gesser made sexual advances toward her during a charity event for the athletic department. "I thought I did something wrong, I thought that I could hurt their family," said Alyssa Wold-Bodeau. "So I chose to hide it, I chose to bury it, and I thought if it was just me and I only knew about it I could just deal with it and move on to protect them." Wold- Bodeau told the Spokesman-Review that Ges...

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  • Democratic candidate Lisa Brown kicks off college campus tour

    Democratic candidate Lisa Brown kicks off college campus tour

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 9:16 PM EDT2018-09-19 01:16:36 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - With just one day before Wednesday's town hall with Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Democratic candidate Lisa Brown spent Tuesday studying with staff and preparing. But she's also going back to school, quite literally, in search of new supporters at our area's college campuses.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - With just one day before Wednesday's town hall with Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Democratic candidate Lisa Brown spent Tuesday studying with staff and preparing. But she's also going back to school, quite literally, in search of new supporters at our area's college campuses.

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  • Spokane Police say missing 12-year-old girl has been found safe

    Spokane Police say missing 12-year-old girl has been found safe

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 8:43 PM EDT2018-09-19 00:43:59 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Police say Rebeka Foubert has been found and is safe Tuesday evening.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Police say Rebeka Foubert has been found and is safe Tuesday evening.

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  • Spokane sex trafficking victim gets second chance as shop owner

    Spokane sex trafficking victim gets second chance as shop owner

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 8:42 PM EDT2018-09-19 00:42:17 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - From the outside, the Repeat Boutique looks like a lot of other thrift shops in Spokane.  Inside, some might describe the stuff for sale as old, used, discarded garbage -- but store manager CJ Curtis sees its potential. And just like the goods in her shop, CJ is on her way to a new life, one far from the one she once lived. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - From the outside, the Repeat Boutique looks like a lot of other thrift shops in Spokane.  Inside, some might describe the stuff for sale as old, used, discarded garbage -- but store manager CJ Curtis sees its potential. And just like the goods in her shop, CJ is on her way to a new life, one far from the one she once lived. 

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  • Another video shows man dangerously near Yellowstone spring

    Another video shows man dangerously near Yellowstone spring

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 8:18 PM EDT2018-09-19 00:18:17 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. - A man accused of walking dangerously close to Old Faithful Geyser may also have broken the rules by sitting next to a different thermal feature in Yellowstone National Park.    Video taken by Kelly Kosciuk, of Savannah, Georgia, and shared by ABC FOX Montana , appears to show the same man taking a shoe off next to Beryl Spring, one of Yellowstone's hottest springs.

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    BILLINGS, Mont. - A man accused of walking dangerously close to Old Faithful Geyser may also have broken the rules by sitting next to a different thermal feature in Yellowstone National Park.    Video taken by Kelly Kosciuk, of Savannah, Georgia, and shared by ABC FOX Montana , appears to show the same man taking a shoe off next to Beryl Spring, one of Yellowstone's hottest springs.

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  • Amid sexual misconduct allegations, Gesser resigns as Assistant Athletic Director at WSU

    Amid sexual misconduct allegations, Gesser resigns as Assistant Athletic Director at WSU

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 7:59 PM EDT2018-09-18 23:59:44 GMT
    A 21-year-old WSu student was found dead outside of a fraternity.A 21-year-old WSu student was found dead outside of a fraternity.

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Amid sexual misconduct allegations, Assistant Athletic Director and former Washington State University quarterback has resigned from the university. Gesser forwarded his letter of resignation to KHQ. You can read it below: Effective immediately, please accept my resignation as Assistant Athletic Director at Washington State University.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - Amid sexual misconduct allegations, Assistant Athletic Director and former Washington State University quarterback has resigned from the university. Gesser forwarded his letter of resignation to KHQ. You can read it below: Effective immediately, please accept my resignation as Assistant Athletic Director at Washington State University.

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  • Local veterans lend a helping hand after Hurricane Florence

    Local veterans lend a helping hand after Hurricane Florence

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-09-18 23:24:17 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - When disaster strikes, the Veterans Community Response Team is there to help. For Andy Hail and Matthew Litten, disaster zones are where they feel most at home. "It gives men like us the opportunity and the hope in life that there is something more we can do," Litten said. They are part of a team of four that are packing their bags, and heading to Hurricane Florence Wednesday.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - When disaster strikes, the Veterans Community Response Team is there to help. For Andy Hail and Matthew Litten, disaster zones are where they feel most at home. "It gives men like us the opportunity and the hope in life that there is something more we can do," Litten said. They are part of a team of four that are packing their bags, and heading to Hurricane Florence Wednesday.

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  • Dine for a Difference event offers lunch for a good cause

    Dine for a Difference event offers lunch for a good cause

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-09-18 23:05:19 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Dining for a difference -- Tuesday at the River Park Square Mall, Twigs and Tortilla Union held a special event to give back to our community. During their Dine for a Difference lunch, the restaurants donated 100 percent of the proceeds to the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery and the Spokane Humane Society.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Dining for a difference -- Tuesday at the River Park Square Mall, Twigs and Tortilla Union held a special event to give back to our community. During their Dine for a Difference lunch, the restaurants donated 100 percent of the proceeds to the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery and the Spokane Humane Society.

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  • Trump says he feels ‘so badly’ for Kavanaugh

    Trump says he feels ‘so badly’ for Kavanaugh

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-09-18 22:41:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Trading accusations, Democratic and Republican senators quarreled Tuesday over who will testify at what promises to be a dramatic and emotional hearing next Monday with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who says he sexually assaulted her when they were in high school.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Trading accusations, Democratic and Republican senators quarreled Tuesday over who will testify at what promises to be a dramatic and emotional hearing next Monday with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who says he sexually assaulted her when they were in high school.

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  • Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on US imports

    Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on US imports

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 6:37 PM EDT2018-09-18 22:37:38 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) - The U.S.-China trade war escalated further Tuesday, with China announcing retaliatory tax increases on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals. The increases are in response to the U.S. announcing it will impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese-made goods starting next week.

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    BEIJING (AP) - The U.S.-China trade war escalated further Tuesday, with China announcing retaliatory tax increases on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals. The increases are in response to the U.S. announcing it will impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese-made goods starting next week.

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  • Residents, businesses willing to help Post Falls families affected by pond prank

    Residents, businesses willing to help Post Falls families affected by pond prank

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 6:34 PM EDT2018-09-18 22:34:17 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - When you walk around the Koi Gardens, you feel like you’re in a sanctuary. It’s lunchtime and the supple fish swim around a little slower when the weather gets colder. “They are so social and friendly,” Jennifer Vue said. Vue, the sales manager at Koi Gardens, couldn't believe what happened to Ethan Litz and his neighbors.

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - When you walk around the Koi Gardens, you feel like you’re in a sanctuary. It’s lunchtime and the supple fish swim around a little slower when the weather gets colder. “They are so social and friendly,” Jennifer Vue said. Vue, the sales manager at Koi Gardens, couldn't believe what happened to Ethan Litz and his neighbors.

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  • Kootenai County deputies searching people of interest in Hayden Walmart theft

    Kootenai County deputies searching people of interest in Hayden Walmart theft

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 6:01 PM EDT2018-09-18 22:01:51 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying two people seen on surveillance video. Deputies say the two people are persons of interest in a theft that happened at the Hayden Walmart on September 1. Both left in a white Ford pickup with a toolbox and a cab protector.

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying two people seen on surveillance video. Deputies say the two people are persons of interest in a theft that happened at the Hayden Walmart on September 1. Both left in a white Ford pickup with a toolbox and a cab protector.

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  • Mountain lion visits Colorado motel but doesn't stay long

    Mountain lion visits Colorado motel but doesn't stay long

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-09-18 21:54:02 GMT

    BOULDER, Colo. - A mountain lion has been caught on surveillance camera dashing to the doorstep of a Colorado motel office, venturing toward the open doorway and then wandering away.    Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Jason Clay says nobody was hurt in the Sept. 9 encounter.    The Boulder Daily Camera reported Tuesday the lion approached the Foot of the Mountain Motel on Boulder's west side.

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    BOULDER, Colo. - A mountain lion has been caught on surveillance camera dashing to the doorstep of a Colorado motel office, venturing toward the open doorway and then wandering away.    Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Jason Clay says nobody was hurt in the Sept. 9 encounter.    The Boulder Daily Camera reported Tuesday the lion approached the Foot of the Mountain Motel on Boulder's west side.

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  • Woman shot while serving eviction notice in Renton; suspect in custody

    Woman shot while serving eviction notice in Renton; suspect in custody

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-09-18 21:49:10 GMT

    RENTON, Wash. - Authorities say a woman who was serving an eviction notice in the Seattle suburb of Renton was shot.    The Renton Police Department said on Twitter Tuesday afternoon that officers responded to a shooting near Highlands Elementary School.    Renton Fire officials say the 40-year-old woman was at an apartment complex serving an eviction notice when the home's occupant began firing at her.

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    RENTON, Wash. - Authorities say a woman who was serving an eviction notice in the Seattle suburb of Renton was shot.    The Renton Police Department said on Twitter Tuesday afternoon that officers responded to a shooting near Highlands Elementary School.    Renton Fire officials say the 40-year-old woman was at an apartment complex serving an eviction notice when the home's occupant began firing at her.

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  • $135M in funding OK'd for Seattle Mariners ballpark

    $135M in funding OK'd for Seattle Mariners ballpark

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-09-18 21:41:43 GMT

    SEATTLE - Washington state's King County Council has approved $135 million in public funding for improvements at Safeco Field where the Seattle Mariners play.    The funding package narrowly passed in a 5-4 vote on Monday.

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    SEATTLE - Washington state's King County Council has approved $135 million in public funding for improvements at Safeco Field where the Seattle Mariners play.    The funding package narrowly passed in a 5-4 vote on Monday.

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  • State marksman kills wolf from pack in northeast Washington

    State marksman kills wolf from pack in northeast Washington

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 5:31 PM EDT2018-09-18 21:31:32 GMT
    One wolf killed so farOne wolf killed so far

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - A marksman with Washington state has shot and killed a young member of a wolf pack that was targeted because it attacked cattle in northeast Washington.    The state Department of Fish and Wildlife said Tuesday that a wolf from the so-called Old Profanity Territory was shot from a helicopter Sunday.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - A marksman with Washington state has shot and killed a young member of a wolf pack that was targeted because it attacked cattle in northeast Washington.    The state Department of Fish and Wildlife said Tuesday that a wolf from the so-called Old Profanity Territory was shot from a helicopter Sunday.

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  • Improperly discarded cigarette caused fatal Spokane apartment fire

    Improperly discarded cigarette caused fatal Spokane apartment fire

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 5:26 PM EDT2018-09-18 21:26:21 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Investigators with the Spokane Fire Department say improperly discarded smoking materials caused last week's fatal apartment fire. Just after 1 a.m. on Friday, September 14, the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 4100 block of N. Cook St. and found flames coming from a second story window.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Investigators with the Spokane Fire Department say improperly discarded smoking materials caused last week's fatal apartment fire. Just after 1 a.m. on Friday, September 14, the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 4100 block of N. Cook St. and found flames coming from a second story window.

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  • Spokane looking for woman who used stolen debit card

    Spokane looking for woman who used stolen debit card

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-09-18 21:17:46 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a woman involved in an attempted forgery. The woman is believed to have tried to use the victim's debit card in late June after a burglary at the victim's home. Just after 5 a.m. on June 29, officers responded to a house in the 100 block of east Wedgewood for a report of a burglary.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a woman involved in an attempted forgery. The woman is believed to have tried to use the victim's debit card in late June after a burglary at the victim's home. Just after 5 a.m. on June 29, officers responded to a house in the 100 block of east Wedgewood for a report of a burglary.

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  • Construction on High Drive to be completed in early October

    Construction on High Drive to be completed in early October

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-09-18 20:54:43 GMT

    Construction is continuing on high drive.  High Drive is closed from 29th to 21st Avenue.  The purpose of all this work is to replace the old sewer line with a new one. Other improvements include infiltration swales, drainage structures, landscaping and irrigation, curb and sidewalk improvements as well as walkway for pedestrians. Officials say the project is going well and is on time.

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    Construction is continuing on high drive.  High Drive is closed from 29th to 21st Avenue.  The purpose of all this work is to replace the old sewer line with a new one. Other improvements include infiltration swales, drainage structures, landscaping and irrigation, curb and sidewalk improvements as well as walkway for pedestrians. Officials say the project is going well and is on time.

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  • CBS' Julie Chen leaves daytime's 'The Talk' after husband Les Moonves was ousted from network over sexual misconduct charges

    CBS' Julie Chen leaves daytime's 'The Talk' after husband Les Moonves was ousted from network over sexual misconduct charges

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 3:21 PM EDT2018-09-18 19:21:42 GMT

    Julie Chen has left the cast of the CBS daytime show "The Talk" a week after her husband, CBS Corp. boss Leslie Moonves, was ousted from the company due to sexual misconduct charges.    Chen announced her decision via a taped message on the show Tuesday, saying she needed to spend more time at home with her husband and their son. She appeared from the set of "Big Brother," the prime-time CBS show where she is the host.    

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    Julie Chen has left the cast of the CBS daytime show "The Talk" a week after her husband, CBS Corp. boss Leslie Moonves, was ousted from the company due to sexual misconduct charges.    Chen announced her decision via a taped message on the show Tuesday, saying she needed to spend more time at home with her husband and their son. She appeared from the set of "Big Brother," the prime-time CBS show where she is the host.    

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  • WATCH: Volunteer rescues dog tied to semi-truck pulling out of gas station

    WATCH: Volunteer rescues dog tied to semi-truck pulling out of gas station

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 2:35 PM EDT2018-09-18 18:35:45 GMT

    Talk about being at the right place at the right time. A volunteer with an Arizona Sheriff's Office helps rescue a dog attached to a moving semi-truck. The Yavapai County "volunteer in protection" officer pulling out of a gas station during his break at the same time tractor trailer heads up the interstate with forgotten cargo.  The patrol notices the dog running as the pet's leash remains attached to the rig.  

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    Talk about being at the right place at the right time. A volunteer with an Arizona Sheriff's Office helps rescue a dog attached to a moving semi-truck. The Yavapai County "volunteer in protection" officer pulling out of a gas station during his break at the same time tractor trailer heads up the interstate with forgotten cargo.  The patrol notices the dog running as the pet's leash remains attached to the rig.  

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  • Cop, firefighter among 24 charged in child luring sting in New Jersey

    Cop, firefighter among 24 charged in child luring sting in New Jersey

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 1:42 PM EDT2018-09-18 17:42:14 GMT

    New Jersey authorities say a police officer and a firefighter were among 24 men who tried to lure teenagers for sexual activity.    Attorney General Gurbir Grewal says the men charged in the statewide sting used social media and chat apps to communicate with people they thought were teenage boys and girls. But they were actually talking with undercover officers.   

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    New Jersey authorities say a police officer and a firefighter were among 24 men who tried to lure teenagers for sexual activity.    Attorney General Gurbir Grewal says the men charged in the statewide sting used social media and chat apps to communicate with people they thought were teenage boys and girls. But they were actually talking with undercover officers.   

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  • Middle schoolers hospitalized after being exposed to drugs on the playground in California

    Middle schoolers hospitalized after being exposed to drugs on the playground in California

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 1:34 PM EDT2018-09-18 17:34:18 GMT

    Police say a 13-year-old boy brought two balloons filled with cocaine to his school in Terra Bella, California.  Two students found the balloons and immediately notified teachers once seeing they contained a white powdery substance. Police responded to the scene determining the balloons were filled with cocaine.  A total of 13 kids were evaluated for exposure to the drug.  

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    Police say a 13-year-old boy brought two balloons filled with cocaine to his school in Terra Bella, California.  Two students found the balloons and immediately notified teachers once seeing they contained a white powdery substance. Police responded to the scene determining the balloons were filled with cocaine.  A total of 13 kids were evaluated for exposure to the drug.  

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  • Arizona police seize 225 pounds of meth during traffic stops

    Arizona police seize 225 pounds of meth during traffic stops

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 12:01 PM EDT2018-09-18 16:01:19 GMT

    Three major traffic stops in Arizona lead to a drug bust of over 200 pounds of meth.  Arizona's Governor Doug Doucy announced the seizure of more then $10 million worth of methamphetamine in just one week.  The Arizona border strike force arrested three men on separate occasions.  Police also found one pound of Fentanyl.  

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    Three major traffic stops in Arizona lead to a drug bust of over 200 pounds of meth.  Arizona's Governor Doug Doucy announced the seizure of more then $10 million worth of methamphetamine in just one week.  The Arizona border strike force arrested three men on separate occasions.  Police also found one pound of Fentanyl.  

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  • Texas day care owner arrested after tying kids to car seats for hours

    Texas day care owner arrested after tying kids to car seats for hours

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 11:46 AM EDT2018-09-18 15:46:49 GMT

    The owner of a Dallas-area in-home day care accused of keeping infants and toddlers tied to their car seats for hours has been jailed on child endangerment charges.    An affidavit says Rebecca Anderson also yanked a 6-month-old child by the bib around his neck, tied laces around the children's necks to limit their movement and gave them the painkiller acetaminophen to quiet them.   

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    The owner of a Dallas-area in-home day care accused of keeping infants and toddlers tied to their car seats for hours has been jailed on child endangerment charges.    An affidavit says Rebecca Anderson also yanked a 6-month-old child by the bib around his neck, tied laces around the children's necks to limit their movement and gave them the painkiller acetaminophen to quiet them.   

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  • King County Council approves $135M in funding for Safeco Field improvements

    King County Council approves $135M in funding for Safeco Field improvements

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 11:39 AM EDT2018-09-18 15:39:38 GMT

    Washington state's King County Council has approved $135 million in public funding for improvements at Safeco Field where the Seattle Mariners play.    The funding package narrowly passed in a 5-4 vote on Monday.    The Mariners initially asked for $180 million in funding to fix wear and tear at the 19-year-old stadium as part of a long-term, 25-year extension with the Public Facilities District that oversees the ballpark.    

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    Washington state's King County Council has approved $135 million in public funding for improvements at Safeco Field where the Seattle Mariners play.    The funding package narrowly passed in a 5-4 vote on Monday.    The Mariners initially asked for $180 million in funding to fix wear and tear at the 19-year-old stadium as part of a long-term, 25-year extension with the Public Facilities District that oversees the ballpark.    

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  • WATCH: 85-year-old goes viral after fighting off would-be robbers in Ireland

    WATCH: 85-year-old goes viral after fighting off would-be robbers in Ireland

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 11:35 AM EDT2018-09-18 15:35:29 GMT

    An 85-year-old great grandfather who tackled would-be robbers wielding a sawn-off shotgun and hammers has become an internet it.  Denis O'Connor was at a Bar One Racing office in Southern Ireland over the weekend when three robbers burst through the door.  In the video you can see one man jump the counter and threaten the manager, while another pointed a shotgun at O'Connor, but he refused to back down. 

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    An 85-year-old great grandfather who tackled would-be robbers wielding a sawn-off shotgun and hammers has become an internet it.  Denis O'Connor was at a Bar One Racing office in Southern Ireland over the weekend when three robbers burst through the door.  In the video you can see one man jump the counter and threaten the manager, while another pointed a shotgun at O'Connor, but he refused to back down. 

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  • 15-year-old taken into custody after driving drunk with baby in car

    15-year-old taken into custody after driving drunk with baby in car

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 10:50 AM EDT2018-09-18 14:50:39 GMT

    Police in Wisconsin say they pulled a 15-year-old boy over for reckless driving and discovered the teen was drunk and had a baby in the back seat.    Mount Pleasant police say the baby's mother and another teen in the car were also intoxicated. Sgt. Eric Relich says police responded to a report of a reckless driver about 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Relich says someone saw the driver swerving and driving into oncoming traffic.

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    Police in Wisconsin say they pulled a 15-year-old boy over for reckless driving and discovered the teen was drunk and had a baby in the back seat.    Mount Pleasant police say the baby's mother and another teen in the car were also intoxicated. Sgt. Eric Relich says police responded to a report of a reckless driver about 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Relich says someone saw the driver swerving and driving into oncoming traffic.

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  • ACLU accusing Facebook of gender discrimination in ads

    ACLU accusing Facebook of gender discrimination in ads

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 10:46 AM EDT2018-09-18 14:46:15 GMT

    The ACLU is accusing Facebook of discrimination, saying the company violated federal and state laws prohibiting businesses from excluding women from job ads.    In a complaint filed Tuesday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the ACLU also lists 10 employers that it claims have placed discriminatory ads.

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    The ACLU is accusing Facebook of discrimination, saying the company violated federal and state laws prohibiting businesses from excluding women from job ads.    In a complaint filed Tuesday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the ACLU also lists 10 employers that it claims have placed discriminatory ads.

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  • Man accused of assault after putting wife with dementia on leash

    Man accused of assault after putting wife with dementia on leash

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 10:40 AM EDT2018-09-18 14:40:20 GMT

    A Maryland man is facing a simple assault charge after using a dog leash to lead his wife around a Pennsylvania fair because she has late-stage dementia.    West Manchester police say Walter Wolford yanked the 8-inch long red nylon leash, causing his wife's head to jerk back and leave red marks around her throat. But the 66-year-old Hagerstown man says he only gently tugged on the leash, which he uses to keep his wife from getting lost.    

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    A Maryland man is facing a simple assault charge after using a dog leash to lead his wife around a Pennsylvania fair because she has late-stage dementia.    West Manchester police say Walter Wolford yanked the 8-inch long red nylon leash, causing his wife's head to jerk back and leave red marks around her throat. But the 66-year-old Hagerstown man says he only gently tugged on the leash, which he uses to keep his wife from getting lost.    

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  • Trump praises Kavanaugh, says everyone will be heard out

    Trump praises Kavanaugh, says everyone will be heard out

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 1:18 AM EDT2018-09-18 05:18:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is dismissing any notion that Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court should be withdrawn. Trump is also accusing Democrats of playing politics by not bringing up until the last minute the allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a fellow teenager more than 30 years ago. Kavanaugh denies anything like that ever happened.  

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is dismissing any notion that Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court should be withdrawn. Trump is also accusing Democrats of playing politics by not bringing up until the last minute the allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a fellow teenager more than 30 years ago. Kavanaugh denies anything like that ever happened.  

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  • 2018 Emmy Awards - Complete Winners List

    2018 Emmy Awards - Complete Winners List

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 12:56 AM EDT2018-09-18 04:56:51 GMT

    LOS ANGELES - Here is a list of tonight's Emmy Award Winners (nominees follow bold winner in each category). Outstanding Drama Series Game of Thrones The Americans The Crown The Handmaid’s Tale Stranger Things This Is Us Westworld Outstanding Comedy Series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Atlanta Barry Black-ish Curb Your Enthusiasm Glow Silicon Valley Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 

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    LOS ANGELES - Here is a list of tonight's Emmy Award Winners (nominees follow bold winner in each category). Outstanding Drama Series Game of Thrones The Americans The Crown The Handmaid’s Tale Stranger Things This Is Us Westworld Outstanding Comedy Series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Atlanta Barry Black-ish Curb Your Enthusiasm Glow Silicon Valley Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 

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  • Rams practice squad, former EWU center Neary arrested on DUI suspicion

    Rams practice squad, former EWU center Neary arrested on DUI suspicion

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 12:16 AM EDT2018-09-18 04:16:34 GMT

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Former Eastern Washington standout Aaron Neary, a center on the Los Angeles Rams’ practice squad, has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and damaging property. The Simi Valley Police Department says it received several calls about an erratic driver who had hit a bus stop sign and mailboxes and trash cans on Sunday night, about two hours after the Rams' victory over the Arizona Cardinals.  

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    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Former Eastern Washington standout Aaron Neary, a center on the Los Angeles Rams’ practice squad, has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and damaging property. The Simi Valley Police Department says it received several calls about an erratic driver who had hit a bus stop sign and mailboxes and trash cans on Sunday night, about two hours after the Rams' victory over the Arizona Cardinals.  

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  • Bobcat spotted in Nine Mile Falls neighborhood

    Bobcat spotted in Nine Mile Falls neighborhood

    Monday, September 17 2018 11:52 PM EDT2018-09-18 03:52:08 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - A bobcat sighting has startled neighbors in Nine Mile Falls. Matt Fetcho, however, was not startled – he’s the man who took video of the large cat which was sitting about 30 feet from his back door Sunday morning. The Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed the video is indeed showing a bobcat. It was spotted on Rutter Pkwy just north of Riverside State Park. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - A bobcat sighting has startled neighbors in Nine Mile Falls. Matt Fetcho, however, was not startled – he’s the man who took video of the large cat which was sitting about 30 feet from his back door Sunday morning. The Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed the video is indeed showing a bobcat. It was spotted on Rutter Pkwy just north of Riverside State Park. 

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  • A green beer that looks like algae? It's all for clean water

    A green beer that looks like algae? It's all for clean water

    Monday, September 17 2018 11:34 PM EDT2018-09-18 03:34:35 GMT

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Craft brewery operators whose most important ingredient comes from the nation's lakes and rivers are becoming a strong voice for clean water. Dozens are teaming up to push the federal government to keep a rule that protects small waterways under the Clean Water Act.    Some beer makers are putting money into preserving rivers and streams while others are selling special batches to promote water protection.   

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    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Craft brewery operators whose most important ingredient comes from the nation's lakes and rivers are becoming a strong voice for clean water. Dozens are teaming up to push the federal government to keep a rule that protects small waterways under the Clean Water Act.    Some beer makers are putting money into preserving rivers and streams while others are selling special batches to promote water protection.   

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  • Japanese man to be 1st private moon flight passenger

    Japanese man to be 1st private moon flight passenger

    Monday, September 17 2018 9:53 PM EDT2018-09-18 01:53:07 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - SpaceX says Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be first private passenger on a solo rocket trip around the moon. The 42-year-old entrepreneur appeared at an event Monday evening at the space launch company's headquarters of the space launch company near Los Angeles. He says it's been his lifelong dream to go into space. 

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - SpaceX says Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be first private passenger on a solo rocket trip around the moon. The 42-year-old entrepreneur appeared at an event Monday evening at the space launch company's headquarters of the space launch company near Los Angeles. He says it's been his lifelong dream to go into space. 

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  • Northern California deputy killed by gunfire

    Northern California deputy killed by gunfire

    Monday, September 17 2018 9:10 PM EDT2018-09-18 01:10:26 GMT
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    RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. (AP) - A Sacramento County sheriff's deputy has been killed and another wounded after exchanging gunfire with a suspect. Sheriff Scott Jones says 27-year-old Mark Stasyuk died Monday from gunshot wounds. Deputy Julie Robertson was shot in the arm and is expected to recover.    

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    RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. (AP) - A Sacramento County sheriff's deputy has been killed and another wounded after exchanging gunfire with a suspect. Sheriff Scott Jones says 27-year-old Mark Stasyuk died Monday from gunshot wounds. Deputy Julie Robertson was shot in the arm and is expected to recover.    

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  • At least 32 dead as a result of Florence

    At least 32 dead as a result of Florence

    Monday, September 17 2018 8:51 PM EDT2018-09-18 00:51:18 GMT

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say the number of deaths tied to Florence has risen to at least 32, the bulk of them in North Carolina. Officials say the latest deaths include a person who died in an apparent tornado near Richmond, Virginia, as remnants from the once-powerful hurricane swept northward from the Carolinas.  

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    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say the number of deaths tied to Florence has risen to at least 32, the bulk of them in North Carolina. Officials say the latest deaths include a person who died in an apparent tornado near Richmond, Virginia, as remnants from the once-powerful hurricane swept northward from the Carolinas.  

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  • Robbery suspect identified by Spokane County detectives; already incarcerated

    Robbery suspect identified by Spokane County detectives; already incarcerated

    Monday, September 17 2018 8:19 PM EDT2018-09-18 00:19:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. -  Spokane County Sheriff's Office Investigative Task Force Detectives have identified the suspect from a robbery of a North Point Mini-Storage in July. Scott Huston, 38, is already being held in the Spokane County Jail for several unrelated felony charges, and now faces several additional felony charges in connection with the robbery investigation.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. -  Spokane County Sheriff's Office Investigative Task Force Detectives have identified the suspect from a robbery of a North Point Mini-Storage in July. Scott Huston, 38, is already being held in the Spokane County Jail for several unrelated felony charges, and now faces several additional felony charges in connection with the robbery investigation.

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  • Detectives working to identify body found in Spokane River

    Detectives working to identify body found in Spokane River

    Monday, September 17 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-09-17 23:01:33 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Major Crimes Detectives and the Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office are working together to try to identify the dead woman found in the Spokane River over the weekend. They're asking for the public's help.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Major Crimes Detectives and the Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office are working together to try to identify the dead woman found in the Spokane River over the weekend. They're asking for the public's help.

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  • Trump imposes tariffs on $200B more of Chinese goods

    Trump imposes tariffs on $200B more of Chinese goods

    Monday, September 17 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-09-17 22:55:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is imposing tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, escalating a trade war between the world's two biggest economies and raising prices on consumer goods ranging from handbags to bicycle tires.    The tariffs will start at 10 percent and rise to 25 percent starting Jan. 1.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is imposing tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, escalating a trade war between the world's two biggest economies and raising prices on consumer goods ranging from handbags to bicycle tires.    The tariffs will start at 10 percent and rise to 25 percent starting Jan. 1.

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  • Idaho judge: Lethal injection drug source is secret for now

    Idaho judge: Lethal injection drug source is secret for now

    Monday, September 17 2018 6:36 PM EDT2018-09-17 22:36:52 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho judge now says state prison officials can hold off on identifying where they obtain the drugs used in executions until a trial is held on the matter. Fourth District Judge Lynn Norton ruled in May that the state had to turn over nearly all of its execution records, including those identifying the source of the execution drugs, to a University of Idaho professor who sued for access to the documents under the Idaho Public Records Act.    

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho judge now says state prison officials can hold off on identifying where they obtain the drugs used in executions until a trial is held on the matter. Fourth District Judge Lynn Norton ruled in May that the state had to turn over nearly all of its execution records, including those identifying the source of the execution drugs, to a University of Idaho professor who sued for access to the documents under the Idaho Public Records Act.    

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  • Man who walked near Old Faithful geyser ticketed

    Man who walked near Old Faithful geyser ticketed

    Monday, September 17 2018 6:22 PM EDT2018-09-17 22:22:19 GMT

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park officials say they've ticketed a man caught on video walking dangerously close to Old Faithful geyser. The man's actions startled several people in a crowd of a couple hundred at the park's most famous attraction. Some wondered if he planned to jump into the steaming hole known for erupting boiling-hot water every hour or so.  

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    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park officials say they've ticketed a man caught on video walking dangerously close to Old Faithful geyser. The man's actions startled several people in a crowd of a couple hundred at the park's most famous attraction. Some wondered if he planned to jump into the steaming hole known for erupting boiling-hot water every hour or so.  

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  • Missoula school resource officer on leave, left gun in bathroom

    Missoula school resource officer on leave, left gun in bathroom

    Monday, September 17 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-09-17 22:11:35 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A school resource officer is on administrative leave after she reportedly briefly left her duty weapon in the faculty bathroom at an elementary school in Missoula County. The Missoula County sheriff's office announced the leave on Monday. Undersheriff Rich Maricelli declined to name the officer or the school involved in Friday's incident.    

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A school resource officer is on administrative leave after she reportedly briefly left her duty weapon in the faculty bathroom at an elementary school in Missoula County. The Missoula County sheriff's office announced the leave on Monday. Undersheriff Rich Maricelli declined to name the officer or the school involved in Friday's incident.    

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  • Trump declassifies documents related to Russia probe

    Trump declassifies documents related to Russia probe

    Monday, September 17 2018 6:01 PM EDT2018-09-17 22:01:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is declassifying a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation, including portions of a secret surveillance warrant and former FBI Director James Comey's text messages.    That's according to a statement from press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is declassifying a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation, including portions of a secret surveillance warrant and former FBI Director James Comey's text messages.    That's according to a statement from press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

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  • Glacier park re-opens scenic roadway to private vehicles

    Glacier park re-opens scenic roadway to private vehicles

    Monday, September 17 2018 6:00 PM EDT2018-09-17 22:00:51 GMT
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    WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) - Glacier National Park officials have re-opened the full length of the Going-to-the-Sun Road to private vehicle traffic as crews work to contain the fire that closed it. The National Park Service closed the west side of the scenic highway on Aug. 12 due to a lightning-caused fire on the northwest side of Lake McDonald.    

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    WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) - Glacier National Park officials have re-opened the full length of the Going-to-the-Sun Road to private vehicle traffic as crews work to contain the fire that closed it. The National Park Service closed the west side of the scenic highway on Aug. 12 due to a lightning-caused fire on the northwest side of Lake McDonald.    

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  • WSU investigating formal complaint of sexual misconduct against former QB Jason Gesser

    WSU investigating formal complaint of sexual misconduct against former QB Jason Gesser

    Monday, September 17 2018 5:30 PM EDT2018-09-17 21:30:30 GMT
    A 21-year-old WSu student was found dead outside of a fraternity.A 21-year-old WSu student was found dead outside of a fraternity.

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University says it is investigating after it received a new complaint about former quarterback Jason Gesser from an employee of the WSU Athletics Department. President Kirk Schulz, Director of Athletics Pat Chun and Kimberly Anderson, Executive Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity issued the following statement on Monday.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University says it is investigating after it received a new complaint about former quarterback Jason Gesser from an employee of the WSU Athletics Department. President Kirk Schulz, Director of Athletics Pat Chun and Kimberly Anderson, Executive Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity issued the following statement on Monday.

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  • Coca-Cola 'closely watching' cannabis in wellness drinks

    Coca-Cola 'closely watching' cannabis in wellness drinks

    Monday, September 17 2018 4:36 PM EDT2018-09-17 20:36:53 GMT

    The Coca-Cola Company says that it's "closely watching" the growth of the use of a non-psychoactive element of cannabis in wellness drinks.    The statement Monday came after reports that the beverage giant was in talks with a Canadian cannabis company to create a cannabidiol-infused infused beverage.

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    The Coca-Cola Company says that it's "closely watching" the growth of the use of a non-psychoactive element of cannabis in wellness drinks.    The statement Monday came after reports that the beverage giant was in talks with a Canadian cannabis company to create a cannabidiol-infused infused beverage.

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  • Diver who helped with Thai cave rescue sues Elon Musk

    Diver who helped with Thai cave rescue sues Elon Musk

    Monday, September 17 2018 4:14 PM EDT2018-09-17 20:14:47 GMT

    A British diver who helped rescue youth soccer players trapped in a Thai cave is suing Tesla CEO Elon Musk.    Vernon Unsworth alleges that Musk falsely accused him on Twitter of being a pedophile.    The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles federal court seeks more than $75,000 in damages and a court order stopping Musk from making further allegations.

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    A British diver who helped rescue youth soccer players trapped in a Thai cave is suing Tesla CEO Elon Musk.    Vernon Unsworth alleges that Musk falsely accused him on Twitter of being a pedophile.    The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles federal court seeks more than $75,000 in damages and a court order stopping Musk from making further allegations.

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  • MoviePass rival offers unlimited movie-going at theaters

    MoviePass rival offers unlimited movie-going at theaters

    Monday, September 17 2018 4:08 PM EDT2018-09-17 20:08:30 GMT

    NEW YORK - A Turkish startup is offering a movie a day in theaters for $30 a month.    It's three times what MoviePass had charged for a similar plan. But that was financially unsustainable, as it typically had to pay theaters the full ticket price. MoviePass now offers just three movies for $10 a month and limits which titles can be watched on any given day.

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    NEW YORK - A Turkish startup is offering a movie a day in theaters for $30 a month.    It's three times what MoviePass had charged for a similar plan. But that was financially unsustainable, as it typically had to pay theaters the full ticket price. MoviePass now offers just three movies for $10 a month and limits which titles can be watched on any given day.

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  • Trump says 'little delay' possible on Kavanaugh

    Trump says 'little delay' possible on Kavanaugh

    Monday, September 17 2018 3:53 PM EDT2018-09-17 19:53:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says "a little delay" may be needed on an upcoming Senate Judiciary Committee vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. But the president is predicting that it will "work out very well."    The president is facing questions about Kavanaugh amid scrutiny of a woman's claim that the judge sexually assaulted her at a party when they were both in high school.

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    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says "a little delay" may be needed on an upcoming Senate Judiciary Committee vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. But the president is predicting that it will "work out very well."    The president is facing questions about Kavanaugh amid scrutiny of a woman's claim that the judge sexually assaulted her at a party when they were both in high school.

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  • Montana photographer sues Netflix over copyright law

    Montana photographer sues Netflix over copyright law

    Monday, September 17 2018 2:34 PM EDT2018-09-17 18:34:34 GMT

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana photographer is suing Netflix, alleging the company violated copyright law by using one of his photos without permission to create storm images for the series "Stranger Things" and the movie "How It Ends."    The Great Falls Tribune reported Friday Sean R. Heavey of Glasgow filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Great Falls.

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    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana photographer is suing Netflix, alleging the company violated copyright law by using one of his photos without permission to create storm images for the series "Stranger Things" and the movie "How It Ends."    The Great Falls Tribune reported Friday Sean R. Heavey of Glasgow filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Great Falls.

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  • Job alert: Spokane International Airport is hiring winter workers

    Job alert: Spokane International Airport is hiring winter workers

    Monday, September 17 2018 2:29 PM EDT2018-09-17 18:29:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you are looking for a job this winter, the Spokane International Airport has multiple openings for winter overhires to help out when inclement weather impacts the airport.  They are looking for candidates who have a high school diploma or GED, and have two years of experience operating heavy equipment.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you are looking for a job this winter, the Spokane International Airport has multiple openings for winter overhires to help out when inclement weather impacts the airport.  They are looking for candidates who have a high school diploma or GED, and have two years of experience operating heavy equipment.

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  • Police: 2 held for selling pot edibles on church grounds

    Police: 2 held for selling pot edibles on church grounds

    Monday, September 17 2018 1:57 PM EDT2018-09-17 17:57:27 GMT
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    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Police say a woman was openly selling marijuana products during an event at a Georgia church.    The Savannah Morning News reports two arrests were made Friday during an event in which entrepreneurs were invited to set up booths and sell various items.    Authorities in Savannah said all the booths appeared to be operating legally - except one.

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    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Police say a woman was openly selling marijuana products during an event at a Georgia church.    The Savannah Morning News reports two arrests were made Friday during an event in which entrepreneurs were invited to set up booths and sell various items.    Authorities in Savannah said all the booths appeared to be operating legally - except one.

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  • Report: Olympia woman refuses to pull over for WSP trooper because she drives a Prius

    Report: Olympia woman refuses to pull over for WSP trooper because she drives a Prius

    Monday, September 17 2018 1:45 PM EDT2018-09-17 17:45:44 GMT

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. - An Olympia woman wouldn't pull over for a Washington State Patrol trooper because she drives a Prius, according to an arrest report.

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    MARYSVILLE, Wash. - An Olympia woman wouldn't pull over for a Washington State Patrol trooper because she drives a Prius, according to an arrest report.

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  • Tennessee trucker rescues animals from Hurricane Florence with school bus

    Tennessee trucker rescues animals from Hurricane Florence with school bus

    Monday, September 17 2018 1:28 PM EDT2018-09-17 17:28:37 GMT
    Photo: Tony Alsup/FacebookPhoto: Tony Alsup/Facebook

    GREENVILLE, S.C. - A 51-year-old trucker for Tennessee is doing all he can to rescue animals in the path of Hurricane Florence. Tony Alsup drives a school bus that's like a makeshift Noah's Ark. The words "Emergency Animal Rescue" are written across the side of the yellow bus.

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    GREENVILLE, S.C. - A 51-year-old trucker for Tennessee is doing all he can to rescue animals in the path of Hurricane Florence. Tony Alsup drives a school bus that's like a makeshift Noah's Ark. The words "Emergency Animal Rescue" are written across the side of the yellow bus.

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  • WSU making good progress is reducing budget deficit

    WSU making good progress is reducing budget deficit

    Monday, September 17 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-09-17 16:36:22 GMT
    A 21-year-old WSu student was found dead outside of a fraternity.A 21-year-old WSu student was found dead outside of a fraternity.

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University is making a good start on its three-year plan to erase a $30 million annual operating deficit.    The school said Monday that it reduced is deficit by $22 million in fiscal 2018, surpassing its goal by $12 million.    The school had planned to cut its operating deficit by more than $10 million per year.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University is making a good start on its three-year plan to erase a $30 million annual operating deficit.    The school said Monday that it reduced is deficit by $22 million in fiscal 2018, surpassing its goal by $12 million.    The school had planned to cut its operating deficit by more than $10 million per year.

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  • Spooked camel bucks while being ridden at circus, injuring 7

    Spooked camel bucks while being ridden at circus, injuring 7

    Monday, September 17 2018 11:59 AM EDT2018-09-17 15:59:56 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Seven people, most of them children, are recovering after a camel started bucking during a Pittsburgh circus.    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that two children and an adult were riding the camel during an intermission Sunday at the Shrine Circus at PPG Paints Arena when it got spooked. The newspaper says one child's arm was broken.

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    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Seven people, most of them children, are recovering after a camel started bucking during a Pittsburgh circus.    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that two children and an adult were riding the camel during an intermission Sunday at the Shrine Circus at PPG Paints Arena when it got spooked. The newspaper says one child's arm was broken.

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  • Survey finds 2M US teens are vaping marijuana

    Survey finds 2M US teens are vaping marijuana

    Monday, September 17 2018 11:49 AM EDT2018-09-17 15:49:23 GMT
    Snohomish health officials have detailed regulations to go along with a proposed ban on vaping brought forth earlier this year.Snohomish health officials have detailed regulations to go along with a proposed ban on vaping brought forth earlier this year.

    A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening concern about the new popularity of vaping among teens.    E-cigarettes typically contain nicotine, but results published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics mean a little more than 2 million middle and high school students have used the devices for pot.

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    A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening concern about the new popularity of vaping among teens.    E-cigarettes typically contain nicotine, but results published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics mean a little more than 2 million middle and high school students have used the devices for pot.

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  • SpaceX to announce private moon flight passenger

    SpaceX to announce private moon flight passenger

    Monday, September 17 2018 11:45 AM EDT2018-09-17 15:45:37 GMT

    HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) - SpaceX is on the verge of announcing the name of person who would be the first private passenger on a trip around the moon.    The identity of the traveler will be released at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, during an event Monday evening.

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    HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) - SpaceX is on the verge of announcing the name of person who would be the first private passenger on a trip around the moon.    The identity of the traveler will be released at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, during an event Monday evening.

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  • Strike ending for last Washington teachers still picketing

    Strike ending for last Washington teachers still picketing

    Monday, September 17 2018 11:26 AM EDT2018-09-17 15:26:19 GMT

    TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) - The widespread district-level teacher strikes in Washington state may be coming to an end.    Tumwater School District teachers said on Sunday that they have reached a tentative agreement with the school system.    A vote to confirm will be held Monday morning with school expected to resume as early as Tuesday for most students.

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    TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) - The widespread district-level teacher strikes in Washington state may be coming to an end.    Tumwater School District teachers said on Sunday that they have reached a tentative agreement with the school system.    A vote to confirm will be held Monday morning with school expected to resume as early as Tuesday for most students.

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  • 1 person dead after officer-involved shooting in Walla Walla

    1 person dead after officer-involved shooting in Walla Walla

    Monday, September 17 2018 11:22 AM EDT2018-09-17 15:22:36 GMT

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. - Police say one person is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Walla Walla.    Three Walla Walla Police Department officers were placed on administrative leave after the fatal officer-involved shooting Sunday night.    The Walla Walla Police Department says the officers were responding to a report of a suicidal person armed with a firearm.  

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    WALLA WALLA, Wash. - Police say one person is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Walla Walla.    Three Walla Walla Police Department officers were placed on administrative leave after the fatal officer-involved shooting Sunday night.    The Walla Walla Police Department says the officers were responding to a report of a suicidal person armed with a firearm.  

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  • Trial set for teacher accused of feeding puppy to turtle

    Trial set for teacher accused of feeding puppy to turtle

    Monday, September 17 2018 10:38 AM EDT2018-09-17 14:38:16 GMT

    PRESTON, Idaho - A southeast Idaho teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students will be tried in his own community next month.    The Idaho State Journal reports that prosecutors unsuccessfully sought to move the trial of science teacher Robert Crosland outside of Franklin County.

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    PRESTON, Idaho - A southeast Idaho teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students will be tried in his own community next month.    The Idaho State Journal reports that prosecutors unsuccessfully sought to move the trial of science teacher Robert Crosland outside of Franklin County.

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  • Needle-in-strawberry scare spreads across Australia

    Needle-in-strawberry scare spreads across Australia

    Monday, September 17 2018 10:24 AM EDT2018-09-17 14:24:57 GMT
    Photo: Joshua GanePhoto: Joshua Gane

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Public fears about sewing needles concealed inside strawberries on supermarket shelves have spread across Australia and New Zealand as growers turn to metal detectors and the Australian government launches an investigation to restore confidence in the popular fruit. 

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    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Public fears about sewing needles concealed inside strawberries on supermarket shelves have spread across Australia and New Zealand as growers turn to metal detectors and the Australian government launches an investigation to restore confidence in the popular fruit. 

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  • Kavanaugh’s accuser willing to talk to Congress, lawyer says

    Kavanaugh’s accuser willing to talk to Congress, lawyer says

    Monday, September 17 2018 10:19 AM EDT2018-09-17 14:19:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The woman accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her is willing to tell her story in public to a Senate panel considering his nomination to the Supreme Court, her lawyer said Monday. Kavanaugh had been on a smooth confirmation track, but the new allegations have roiled that process.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The woman accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her is willing to tell her story in public to a Senate panel considering his nomination to the Supreme Court, her lawyer said Monday. Kavanaugh had been on a smooth confirmation track, but the new allegations have roiled that process.

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  • Florence flooding spreads as storm heads northeast

    Florence flooding spreads as storm heads northeast

    Monday, September 17 2018 10:16 AM EDT2018-09-17 14:16:00 GMT

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - With Wilmington cut off from the rest of North Carolina by still-rising floodwaters from Florence, officials plan to airlift food and water to the city of nearly 120,000 people as rescuers elsewhere pull inland residents from homes swamped by swollen rivers.

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    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - With Wilmington cut off from the rest of North Carolina by still-rising floodwaters from Florence, officials plan to airlift food and water to the city of nearly 120,000 people as rescuers elsewhere pull inland residents from homes swamped by swollen rivers.

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  • 2 men drown trying to rescue swimmer later saved by police

    2 men drown trying to rescue swimmer later saved by police

    Monday, September 17 2018 10:12 AM EDT2018-09-17 14:12:54 GMT

    HAZLET, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say two swimmers drowned in New Jersey while trying to rescue another man who was later saved by police.    The men were all swimming in the Thornes Creek in Hazlet when one of them started yelling for help around 2:40 p.m. Sunday. The two other men went to help the one who was struggling, but they soon went under and didn't surface.

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    HAZLET, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say two swimmers drowned in New Jersey while trying to rescue another man who was later saved by police.    The men were all swimming in the Thornes Creek in Hazlet when one of them started yelling for help around 2:40 p.m. Sunday. The two other men went to help the one who was struggling, but they soon went under and didn't surface.

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  • Driving lesson ends with car landing in a swimming pool

    Driving lesson ends with car landing in a swimming pool

    Monday, September 17 2018 10:06 AM EDT2018-09-17 14:06:28 GMT

    MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md. (AP) - A driving lesson went off the deep end in Maryland when authorities say the car jumped a curb, crashed through a fence and landed in a swimming pool.    Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer tells The Washington Post the driver and passenger were uninjured Saturday, albeit soaking wet..

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    MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md. (AP) - A driving lesson went off the deep end in Maryland when authorities say the car jumped a curb, crashed through a fence and landed in a swimming pool.    Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer tells The Washington Post the driver and passenger were uninjured Saturday, albeit soaking wet..

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  • One person dead after officer involved shooting in Walla Walla

    One person dead after officer involved shooting in Walla Walla

    Monday, September 17 2018 1:57 AM EDT2018-09-17 05:57:45 GMT

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. - At 7:15 pm on September 16, 2018 Walla Walla Police Officers were dispatched to the 1400 blk of W Pine in response to the report of a suicidal person, armed with a firearm.  When officers arrived, they found the individual inside a vehicle.  After a short pursuit the individual stopped the vehicle on Myra Road.  The person was armed and exited the vehicle.  The armed individual refused commands provided by the officers, 

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    WALLA WALLA, Wash. - At 7:15 pm on September 16, 2018 Walla Walla Police Officers were dispatched to the 1400 blk of W Pine in response to the report of a suicidal person, armed with a firearm.  When officers arrived, they found the individual inside a vehicle.  After a short pursuit the individual stopped the vehicle on Myra Road.  The person was armed and exited the vehicle.  The armed individual refused commands provided by the officers, 

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  • Video captures trespasser stepping into Old Faithful

    Video captures trespasser stepping into Old Faithful

    Sunday, September 16 2018 9:24 PM EDT2018-09-17 01:24:36 GMT

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - Tourists visiting Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park were beside themselves as they observed what appears to be an adult man dressed in black leave the boardwalk and stand on the geyser.  Ashley Lemanski captures the incident on her mobile phone and shared it on her Facebook Saturday night.

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    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - Tourists visiting Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park were beside themselves as they observed what appears to be an adult man dressed in black leave the boardwalk and stand on the geyser.  Ashley Lemanski captures the incident on her mobile phone and shared it on her Facebook Saturday night.

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  • 3-month-old dies when tree falls on home during Florence

    3-month-old dies when tree falls on home during Florence

    Sunday, September 16 2018 7:21 PM EDT2018-09-16 23:21:41 GMT

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - The death toll from Hurricane Florence and its remnants has risen to 17 as officials say a 3-month-old died in North Carolina when a tree landed on a mobile home. Gaston County manager Earl Mathers said in an email to commissioners the tree fell on a mobile home Sunday in Dallas, about 240 miles (386 kilometers) west of where Hurricane Florence made landfall Friday in Wrightsville Beach.   

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    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - The death toll from Hurricane Florence and its remnants has risen to 17 as officials say a 3-month-old died in North Carolina when a tree landed on a mobile home. Gaston County manager Earl Mathers said in an email to commissioners the tree fell on a mobile home Sunday in Dallas, about 240 miles (386 kilometers) west of where Hurricane Florence made landfall Friday in Wrightsville Beach.   

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  • Affidavits: Border agent shot 4 women in head

    Affidavits: Border agent shot 4 women in head

    Sunday, September 16 2018 7:15 PM EDT2018-09-16 23:15:20 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) - Authorities in Texas say a U.S. Border Patrol agent fatally shot four female sex workers in the head. Juan David Ortiz of Laredo is being held Sunday on four murder counts, plus aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful restraint. Bond is $2.5 million. 

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    HOUSTON (AP) - Authorities in Texas say a U.S. Border Patrol agent fatally shot four female sex workers in the head. Juan David Ortiz of Laredo is being held Sunday on four murder counts, plus aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful restraint. Bond is $2.5 million. 

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  • Mood electric as Seattle Storm, fans celebrate third title

    Mood electric as Seattle Storm, fans celebrate third title

    Sunday, September 16 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-09-16 21:32:17 GMT
    King 5 NewsKing 5 News

    SEATTLE (AP) - Fans are whooping and cheering as they celebrate the Seattle Storm's third WNBA championship during a parade and rally Sunday afternoon. The mood was electric as trolleys carried players and coaches on a route that began at the Space Needle and arrived at KeyArena just as the rain fell.    

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Fans are whooping and cheering as they celebrate the Seattle Storm's third WNBA championship during a parade and rally Sunday afternoon. The mood was electric as trolleys carried players and coaches on a route that began at the Space Needle and arrived at KeyArena just as the rain fell.    

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  • Grizzlies suspected in fatal Wyoming attack trapped, killed

    Grizzlies suspected in fatal Wyoming attack trapped, killed

    Sunday, September 16 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-09-16 21:24:33 GMT

    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming officials have trapped and killed two grizzly bears they believe killed a hunting outfitter and injured his client.    Wyoming Game and Fish Department regional supervisor Brad Hovinga said Sunday the grizzlies that were killed matched the description of those that killed 37-year-old outfitter Mark Uptain.    

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    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming officials have trapped and killed two grizzly bears they believe killed a hunting outfitter and injured his client.    Wyoming Game and Fish Department regional supervisor Brad Hovinga said Sunday the grizzlies that were killed matched the description of those that killed 37-year-old outfitter Mark Uptain.    

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  • Montana justices side with university in professor sex case

    Montana justices side with university in professor sex case

    Sunday, September 16 2018 5:20 PM EDT2018-09-16 21:20:39 GMT
    MSU photo by Kelly GorhamMSU photo by Kelly Gorham

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a university accused of hiring and supervising a music professor despite sexual-misconduct allegations. The high court ruled Tuesday that a lower court erred by saying a former student should win her case without trial because Montana State University destroyed email evidence.   

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    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a university accused of hiring and supervising a music professor despite sexual-misconduct allegations. The high court ruled Tuesday that a lower court erred by saying a former student should win her case without trial because Montana State University destroyed email evidence.   

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  • Kavanaugh accuser speaks to newspaper on record

    Kavanaugh accuser speaks to newspaper on record

    Sunday, September 16 2018 5:16 PM EDT2018-09-16 21:16:59 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers has come forward to The Washington Post.    California professor Christine Blasey Ford tells the newspaper that Kavanaugh and a friend corralled her in a bedroom during a gathering at a house in Maryland in the early 1980s.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers has come forward to The Washington Post.    California professor Christine Blasey Ford tells the newspaper that Kavanaugh and a friend corralled her in a bedroom during a gathering at a house in Maryland in the early 1980s.

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  • Mayer sets decathlon WR after Kipchoge runs fastest marathon

    Mayer sets decathlon WR after Kipchoge runs fastest marathon

    Sunday, September 16 2018 4:30 PM EDT2018-09-16 20:30:46 GMT

    PARIS (AP) - On a spectacular day for track and field fans, Kevin Mayer of France set a decathlon world record in front of a home crowd, just hours after Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record in Berlin. Competing at the Decastar event in southwestern France, world champion Mayer amassed a total of 9,126 points, improving on the previous record of 9,045 set by American athlete Ashton Eaton at the 2015 world championships in Beijing.
      

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    PARIS (AP) - On a spectacular day for track and field fans, Kevin Mayer of France set a decathlon world record in front of a home crowd, just hours after Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record in Berlin. Competing at the Decastar event in southwestern France, world champion Mayer amassed a total of 9,126 points, improving on the previous record of 9,045 set by American athlete Ashton Eaton at the 2015 world championships in Beijing.
      

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  • Mom of teens who got presidential selfies runs for office

    Mom of teens who got presidential selfies runs for office

    Sunday, September 16 2018 3:19 PM EDT2018-09-16 19:19:13 GMT

    MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire woman whose daughters snagged selfies with every candidate in the 2016 presidential campaign is now running her own campaign for state office. Wendy Thomas, a Democrat from Merrimack, is running for a seat in the New Hampshire House. The town is currently represented by seven Republicans.    

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    MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire woman whose daughters snagged selfies with every candidate in the 2016 presidential campaign is now running her own campaign for state office. Wendy Thomas, a Democrat from Merrimack, is running for a seat in the New Hampshire House. The town is currently represented by seven Republicans.    

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  • Florence claims 14th victim, in South Carolina

    Florence claims 14th victim, in South Carolina

    Sunday, September 16 2018 1:46 PM EDT2018-09-16 17:46:44 GMT

    NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) - Former hurricane-turned-Tropical Storm Florence has claimed a 14th victim: a man who drowned when a pickup truck flipped into a drainage ditch in South Carolina.  Georgetown County Coroner Kenny Johnson says 23-year-old Michael Dalton Prince was a passenger in the truck, which lost control on a flooded two-lane road early Sunday.    

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    NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) - Former hurricane-turned-Tropical Storm Florence has claimed a 14th victim: a man who drowned when a pickup truck flipped into a drainage ditch in South Carolina.  Georgetown County Coroner Kenny Johnson says 23-year-old Michael Dalton Prince was a passenger in the truck, which lost control on a flooded two-lane road early Sunday.    

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  • NFL Foundation contributes $1 million to hurricane relief

    NFL Foundation contributes $1 million to hurricane relief

    Sunday, September 16 2018 1:33 PM EDT2018-09-16 17:33:48 GMT

    (AP) - The NFL Foundation will contribute $1 million to Hurricane Florence relief efforts. That contribution will be distributed to organizations that will address the immediate needs of those impacted throughout the Carolinas and other areas.   

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    (AP) - The NFL Foundation will contribute $1 million to Hurricane Florence relief efforts. That contribution will be distributed to organizations that will address the immediate needs of those impacted throughout the Carolinas and other areas.   

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  • Trial set for Idaho teacher accused of feeding puppy to turtle

    Trial set for Idaho teacher accused of feeding puppy to turtle

    Sunday, September 16 2018 1:28 PM EDT2018-09-16 17:28:33 GMT

    PRESTON, Idaho (AP) - A southeast Idaho teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students will be tried in his own community next month. The Idaho State Journal reports that prosecutors unsuccessfully sought to move the trial of science teacher Robert Crosland outside of Franklin County.    

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    PRESTON, Idaho (AP) - A southeast Idaho teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students will be tried in his own community next month. The Idaho State Journal reports that prosecutors unsuccessfully sought to move the trial of science teacher Robert Crosland outside of Franklin County.    

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