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Horse found dead and tied to fence with tail chopped off in N. Spokane County Video included

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Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call Monday morning on E. Woolard Rd. in North Spokane County after being informed a male had made threats to kill one of his horses if his ex-girlfriend didn’t get back together with him. Deputies were extremely disturbed when they found a deceased horse on the property. One of the horse’s front ankles was tied to the fence with a short rope and another rope was cinched around its neck.

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Armed and dangerous felon arrested after days-long manhunt

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Police say an armed and dangerous man wanted for a shooting in West Central Spokane last week has been located and arrested Tuesday following a days-long manhunt. Police say Christopher T. Felch, 47, ran from the scene after firing at two men at an apartment complex, hitting one in the foot.

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Man pleads no contest in horrific abuse of boy who lost toes after being bound in closet for weeks

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) - A 36-year-old man has pleaded no contest in the abuse of a 4-year-old Michigan boy who was locked in a closet for weeks, had lost several toes to gangrene and was near death when doctors examined him.   The Battle Creek Enquirer reports that Isaac Miller's sentencing is July 2. Miller appeared Monday in a Calhoun County court.

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Professional soccer player slaps opponent in head, then tries to act like he got hurt too

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KHQ.COM - Zlatan Ibrahimovic should have been auditioning to be an actor during Monday's Major League Soccer match between the L.A. Galaxy and Montreal Impact. Ibrahimovic's drama queen antics didn't go unnoticed by referees though. After slapping opponent, Michael Petrasso, in the head, Ibrahimovic tried to act like he had been injured as well.

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Man shows up to deadly Texas school shooting with flag and pistol saying 'Make America great again'

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KHQ.COM - A man carrying a U.S. flag with a handgun strapped to his waist, showed up at Santa Fe High School shortly after authorities responded to the deadly school shooting, that so far, has claimed the lives of 10 people.  The man told news reporters on scene that he wanted to "make America great again" and that he showed up to "offer support."  He also said "God bless you all would go a long ways right now for a lot of people."  

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Boeing 737 crashes with 104 passengers aboard

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HAVANA (AP) - A Boeing 737 operated by state airline Cubana crashed on takeoff from Jose Marti International Airport in Havana on Friday with 104 passengers and nine crew aboard, coming to rest in a farm field where firefighters sprayed the charred fuselage with hoses. There was no immediate word on casualties.    Officials said the plane was headed to the eastern city of Holguin when it crashed.

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Up to 10 fatalities in Texas high school shooting; 1 suspect in custody, another suspect detained

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SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - The local sheriff says as many as 10 people may have been killed during a shooting at a high school near Houston, most of them students. Harris County Sherriff Ed Gonzalez Harris County said there "could be 8 to 10 fatalities" from the shooting Friday morning at Santa Fe High School, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of Houston. Gonzalez says the majority of the dead are students.

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Mom apparently jumps to death with 7-year-old son

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NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a woman apparently jumped with her 7-year-old son from a window of a boutique hotel in New York City and both died. It's not clear how high up the pair were at the Gotham Hotel when they fell, but the 46-year-old woman and the boy were found on a lower roof or landing at about 8:15 a.m. on Friday. The victims were not immediately identified.   Hotel staff said they had no information.

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Barber throws angry customer through the window when he complains about haircut

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NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a stylist at a Brooklyn barbershop threw a client through the front window after he complained about his haircut.   According to the Daily News of New York, the 33-year-old victim was at the Levels Barbershop in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, on Thursday afternoon. Police say he threatened to withhold payment for the cut because he didn't like it.

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Man arrested after firing shots at Trump golf club

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DORAL, Fla. (AP) - A police chief says the shooting suspect at the Trump National Doral resort in south Florida tried to "ambush" officers, but lost a gunfight with them. Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez told news reporters Friday morning that the man who entered a lobby at the resort draped a flag over the counter fired shots upward at the ceiling and waited for police to arrive.

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Two dead in New Jersey school bus crash with 45 on board, multiple injuries

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MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. (AP) - The Latest on a school bus crash with a dump truck in New Jersey (all times local):   4:40 p.m.   Authorities say 45 people were on a school bus that collided with a dump truck on a New Jersey highway, killing a student and a teacher.   The yellow school bus was carrying 38 students and seven adults Thursday when it crashed, leaving it on the median of Interstate 80 in Mount Olive with its front end shattered.   A boy who was on the bus say... More>>

Things are not always how they seem... especially on the internet

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KHQ.COM - A woman who booked a hotel in Vietnam using the website Booking.com, was a little surprised to see what the hotel swimming pool looked like in real life. Jenny Kershaw tweeted out the two photos saying, "Our hotel pool in Vietnam...booking.com VS reality. We’ve been done there." The photo has had more than 76,000 retweets and 154,000 likes. Booking.com actually reached out to her to apologize for the misunderstanding and encouraged her to file a complaint.

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Study finds high uranium levels in some NE Washington wells

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The federal government says some water wells in northeastern Washington have high uranium concentrations, sometimes as much as 40 times the level considered safe for drinking water.   That's according to a new study from the U.S. Geological Survey, which sampled water from 13 wells and looked at historical data on uranium concentrations.

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Hawaii volcano erupts from summit, shooting ash plume 30,000 feet into sky

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PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) - The Latest on the volcano erupting in Hawaii (all times local):   6:17 a.m.   Residents who live in a nearby town are reporting light amounts of ash after an eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano.   The volcano on the Big Island exploded at about 6 a.m. Mike Poland, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey, says the explosion likely only lasted a few minutes.

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UPDATE: Elderly woman found wandering Spokane Valley identified and reunited with family

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - UPDATE: Spokane Valley Police say the woman has been identified and reunited with her family. Thanks to everyone who helped spread the word! 

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Oklahoma woman killed by pack of 7 small dogs

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ARDMORE, Okla. (AP) - Authorities are investigating whether criminal charges should be filed after an Oklahoma woman was mauled to death by seven small dogs, most of them possibly a dachshund-terrier mix. Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant says 52-year-old Tracy Garcia was killed last week near her home outside Ardmore, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) south of Oklahoma City. 

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Kindergartner finds bag of cocaine in classmate's backpack, puts it in her mouth

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Authorities say a kindergarten student found a bag of cocaine in another student's backpack at a Philadelphia charter school.    Police say the 6-year-old girl who found the cocaine Wednesday thought it was sugar and put the packet in her mouth. She started chewing on it, but didn't break the seal.    A teacher saw her with the bag and, suspecting it was drugs, took it away. The school then alerted authorities.

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Baby switch at Montenegro hospital under investigation

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PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) - A hospital in Montenegro has launched an investigation after a family went home from the maternity ward with the wrong baby.    The Medical Center in Podgorica, the capital, on Thursday blamed the incident on a nurse who didn't follow procedure. The statement says doctors and nurses who were on duty Wednesday have been replaced and are facing disciplinary measures.

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Crocs sends graduation class signature foam shoes for 2,018 retweets

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - On a whim, a Florida high school senior asked the Crocs shoe company to supply its foam shoes for her and all of her female classmates to wear to graduation, and the company said OK - if her request could get 2,018 retweets.  Sarah Agee tells the Tampa Bay Times that she and other classmates were concerned about wearing high heels, so she suggested Crocs.

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25-year-old homeless man poses as high school student to play basketball again

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KHQ.COM - A high school student who says he loves basketball is behind bars, not for fighting, not for stealing, but for being 25-years-old. The Dallas man said he was made homeless by Hurricane Harvey last summer. So the Dallas Independent School District enrolled Sidney Bouvier Ggilstrap-Portley last August as a freshman at a high school under the name Rashun Richardson.

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Mining industry backs Trump over pollution rule

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on a legal challenge to the Trump administration's reversal of a proposal to make mining companies prove they can pay for future pollution cleanups (all times local):    11:45 a.m.    The mining industry says it will intervene on behalf of the Trump administration in a lawsuit that seeks to revive an Obama-era rule requiring companies to prove they can clean up their pollution. 

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Lt. Gov. Brad Little wins GOP gubernatorial primary to replace Otter

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Lt. Gov. Brad Little has won the hotly contested GOP primary in the race to replace Idaho Republican Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter.    Little secured the nomination Tuesday against top opponents U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador and Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist. The gubernatorial seat became a top political race when Otter announced he wouldn't seek a fourth term - marking the first time in 12 years the top statewide office would be open.

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Michigan State and Nassar victims reach $500M settlement

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State University has reached a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who say they were sexually assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history. The deal was announced Wednesday by Michigan State and lawyers for 332 victims. Nassar pleaded guilty to assaulting victims with his hands under the guise of treatment.

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Pet dog raised by family for two years turns out to be black bear

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KHQ.COM - Do you think you can tell the difference between a dog and a bear? Well one couple in China could not. After purchasing what they thought was a Tibetan Mastiff while on vacation, it wasn't until two years later that the couple realized they had actually purchased a bear, according to the newspaper, The Independent.

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Nanny cam captures intruder in same room as sleeping infant

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - A family in the Salt Lake City area made a shocking discovery that's going to make it hard for them to sleep at night. While playing back footage on the nanny cam they had recently installed in their room, they realized that while they were sleeping, an unknown man had come into their home and was walking around their bedroom while their infant son was sleeping.

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Mariners' star Robinson Cano suspended 80 games for violating joint drug agreement

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KHQ.COM - Mariners' star Robinson Cano has been suspended 80 games for violating baseball’s joint drug agreement. Cano, a staple at second base, was set to miss an extended period anyway after he broke a bone in his hand Sunday, when he got struck by a pitch. Cano has played at least 150 games each season since 2007. He was batting .287 with four home runs and 23 RBIs this year. More>>

Mexican radio journalist killed bringing number of journalists killed since 2012 to 32

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MEXICO CITY (AP) - A radio news host has been killed in southern Mexico, bringing to at least 32 the number of journalists killed during the administration of President Enrique Pena Nieto, which began in December 2012.   The governor of the Gulf coast state of Tabasco says radio host Juan Carlos Huerta was shot to death by assailants travelling in a vehicle.

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Washington woman who killed son on Halloween was legally insane at time of his death

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PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - The attorney of a Washington woman accused of killing her 9-year-old son on Halloween is asking that his client be acquitted of murder charges after a psychologist working for prosecutors found she was legally insane at the time of the boy's death. The Kitsap Sun reports Amber Lynn James is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Ryan Rosales, who she told Kitsap County sheriff's investigators she killed to "save" and "protect" him.

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Memorial honoring Sgt. Greg Moore's service and ultimate sacrifice open to public Video included

The Kootenai County Police & Fire Memorial Foundation has established a charitable fund to benefit Sergeant Greg Moore and his wife Lindy Moore. The Kootenai County Police & Fire Memorial Foundation has established a charitable fund to benefit Sergeant Greg Moore and his wife Lindy Moore.
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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - In honor of Peace Officer Memorial Day and National Police Week, the Coeur d'Alene Police Department will honor one of their men killed in the line of duty. Tuesday evening, the Coeur d'Alene Police Department will unveiling the K-27 Forever Memorial in McEuen Park. The memorial will in part, honor the sacrifice of Sergeant Greg Moore. Moore was killed in the line of duty 3 years ago.

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Puppies rescued from hot trunk during Oregon traffic stop

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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon State Police trooper rescued 10 German shepherd Husky puppies from a hot car trunk during a traffic stop.   Oregon State Police say the trooper stopped a car Monday afternoon on Interstate 5 just south of Medford, Oregon. Police say the trooper noticed signs of suspicious activity which led to a search of the car and the discovery of the dogs.

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Co-pilot 'sucked halfway out' plane when windshield blows out at 32,000 feet

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KHQ.COM - A Sichuan Airlines co-pilot was 'sucked halfway out' of a plane when the front windshield blew out Tuesday. Incredibly, the man was able to be pulled back into the plane and the captain was able to land safely without harming the 119 passengers on board. An investigation is underway into what caused the incident. The plane's captain, Liu Chuanjian, is being hailed a hero for landing the plane manually.

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VIRAL VIDEO: Little boy drops pants and starts peeing during proposal

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KHQ.COM - A Michigan man thought he had the perfect proposal planned out but he didn't factor in shenanigans from his 3-year-old son, Owen. Kevin Przytula popped the question to his girlfriend Alyssa in Bay City, Michigan and even had a friend on hand to caputre the moment on video. While the couple was enthralled in the moment that seemed to be perfect from their little world, what they didn't see was that Owen decided he had to use the bathroom.

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Wisconsin senior class pull off epic senior prank that earns praise of local police

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KHQ.COM - Some senior pranks can end with police being called to press charges against unruly students desperately trying to impress with the best class prank ever, but one class of seniors in Wisconsin is actually being praised by police for an epic senior prank. The seniors at Cumberland High School staged a car crash that looks like a car plowed through the wall of the school... but it's all fake.

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10 kids removed from California home; mom, dad deny torture

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FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A California woman denies her husband abused their 10 children, who were removed from the home after authorities said the kids suffered puncture wounds, burns and other injuries.   Ina Rogers of Fairfield told reporters Monday that she called authorities in March after her 12-year-old son didn't come home. Nine other children were found living in what police call squalid and unsafe conditions.

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Idaho firefighters save pet cow stuck between two trees

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MIDDLETON, Idaho (AP) - Idaho firefighters say they had to think outside the box during a recent assignment: getting a pet cow out of two trees.   The Idaho Statesman reports the Middleton Rural Fire District crew found Dixie the cow wedged between two tall trees in rural Canyon County in western Idaho on Sunday.

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Man chases down, savagely beats 13-year-old boy for doorbell prank

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KHQ.COM - A 13-year-old Arizona boy is recovering from a concussion and a broken bone in his face after being savagely beaten by a 22-year-old 6ft. 4in. man who was apparently upset that a group of teens had played "ding-dong ditch" at his home. Johnathan Larocque was arrested for assaulting not just one, but two teens. In addition to the teen already mentioned, Larocque also punched another boy in the face.

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Firefighter gets creative with marriage proposal

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Firefighters helped one of their own pull off a marriage proposal. Fayetteville, North Carolina, firefighter Ashton Hanway asked Lauren Wood to visit Station 17 on Friday to take some pictures. His captain suggested they stand on top of a truck.   An alarm sounded and two firefighters got into an adjacent truck. When they pulled out, they revealed a fire hose on the floor that spelled out: "Will you marry me?"

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Deputy responds to groundhog blocking traffic by fatally shooting it when it refuses to run off

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KHQ.COM - A Deputy in Carroll County, Maryland is drawing a lot of criticism for the way he responded to a groundhog blocking traffic Monday morning. He fatally shot the groundhog and it was all captured on video posted to Facebook.  The video on Facebook shows traffic stopped in both directions. The woman recording is initially laughing at the hilarity of the situation as she watches the deputy try to usher the groundhog off the roadway.

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Idaho teen in recovery after skull fracture at ball practice

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PAYETTE, Idaho (AP) - Family members say a 15-year-old Idaho baseball player is recovering quickly after an accident at practice fractured his skull.  Kodee Bennett was flown to a Boise hospital for emergency brain surgery Friday night after the Payette High School freshman dove for a ball and collided with a teammate.   Coaches say the second baseman's head hit a teammate's knee.

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Medical Miracle: Boy wakes up after mom signs over his organs for donation Video included

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KHQ.COM - An incredible medical miracle has left doctors scratching their heads after an Alabama boy on the brink of death wakes up right before his organs are harvested for donation.  13-year-old Trenton McKinley was involved in a freak utility vehicle crash that left him lifeless with a brain injury. His mother, Jennifer Nicole Reindl describes in a Facebook post that after having 2 brain surgeries, Trenton died 4 times and one of those times he was dead for 15 minutes.

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Washington State University increases undergraduate tuition

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RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - Washington State University officials have increased undergraduate in-state tuition for the 2018-19 school year.   The Tri-City Herald reports that the university Board of Regents increased the rate by 2 percent, from $9,530 to $9,720, at its meeting on Friday.   It's the second year in a row that Washington State University has increased its tuition for students pursuing a bachelor's degree.

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4.5 earthquake hits Southern California

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A small earthquake rattled a large swath of Southern California.   The quake measured with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 struck just before 5 a.m. Tuesday near the rural area of Cabazon, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) east of Los Angeles. Quakes of that size generally don't cause any serious damage and there were no immediate reports of any problems related to it.

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Report: Legal marijuana boosts government revenue but not by much

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KHQ.COM - A new report finds that legalizing and taxing marijuana boosts revenue for state and local governments, but not by much.   The credit rating agency Moody's Investor Service says in a study released Tuesday that legalizing recreational use of marijuana brings governments more money than it costs.   Despite high taxes on the drug, it accounts for just a small portion of government budgets.

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Spokane teen ends prom night convincing suicidal woman on bridge to choose life Video included

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Sometimes life puts us in situations where there's no time to think through the proper choice to make; situations where our body springs into action before our mind really knows why we're doing it.  Christopher Regalado, a 17-year-old North Central High School student, had one of those moments early Sunday morning as his prom night was coming to an end. Around 2:30 am he found himself face-to-face with a suicidal woman about to take her own life.

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Woman cited after urine sample blows up in 7-Eleven microwave

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DENVER (AP) - A Colorado woman has been cited by police after a container of what appeared to be urine blew up as she was heating it up in a microwave at a 7-Eleven. Police say the incident occurred in the convenience store chain's Aurora location last week when the clerk heard a loud bang and saw 26-year-old Angelique Sanchez take a white plastic bottle out of the microwave.

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Wisconsin man eats 30,000th Big Mac hamburger

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FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) - A retired Wisconsin prison guard has eaten his 30,000th Big Mac, nearly 46 years after eating his first. WBAY-TV reports that 64-year-old Don Gorske of Fond du Lac recorded the milestone at a local McDonald's on Friday. Gorske says he's eaten at least one Big Mac almost every day since May 17, 1972. He has kept most of the boxes or receipts or has made specific notes in calendars that he's kept.

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Water line break floods 50 staterooms on Carnival cruise

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MIAMI (AP) - A water line break flooded 50 staterooms aboard a Carnival Cruise Line ship as it sailed through the Caribbean. In a video recorded Thursday by a Carnival Dream passenger, crew members formed a bucket brigade and waded through ankle-deep water in one soaked hallway. In an emailed statement, cruise line spokeswoman Annemarie Mathews said it took six hours for the crew to replace or dry out the carpeting in the hallway and 50 staterooms.

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Mother fatally drops infant over balcony after tripping in high heels

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KHQ.COM - A complete tragedy occurred at a wedding in Kalyan, near Mumbai, India when a mother accidentally dropped her 6-month-old baby over a balcony, killing the infant, when she tripped in her high heels.  Femida Shaikh, 23, was reportedly having a hard time walking in the shoes she had worn to the wedding. While walking near a balcony, her baby slipped from her grasp when she tripped. 

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Nestle to sell Starbucks products in $7B deal

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SEATTLE (AP) - Nestle has entered into an agreement to bring Starbucks products to millions of homes worldwide. The Swiss-based company announced Monday that Starbucks will receive an up-front cash payment of $7.15 billion for a business which generated annual sales of $2 billion. Approximately 500 Starbucks employees will join Nestle, and operations will continue to be located in Seattle.

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Trump defends CIA pick as 'tough on terror'

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency (all times local):   7:20 a.m.   President Donald Trump is defending Gina Haspel, his nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency, who has come under fire because of her involvement in detaining and brutally interrogating terror suspects after 9/11.

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2018 Bloomsday Elite Runners: Who they are and where they're from

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KHQ.COM - To qualify for elite seeding runners be at least 13 years of age and have a reasonable chance of finishing in the top 50 overall which is a mile pace of 5:15 for males or 6:30 for females. Here is the line-up of elite runners for 2018:

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Man pretends to be former classmate to trick woman into having sex with him

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld the felony conviction of a man who tricked a woman into having sex with him by claiming he was an old high school classmate.   Investigators say 23-year-old Michael Kelso-Christy set up a Facebook account in April 2015 under the name of the woman's classmate. Through messages, he convinced her to agree to a sexual encounter while blindfolded and restrained.

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Moses Lake Police search for female passenger released in early morning traffic stop arrest

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MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Police in Moses Lake have arrested a convicted felon and are searching for another convicted felon who they mistakenly released from the scene after making a traffic stop early Friday morning for a traffic violation. The driver, Giovanni Powell, 27 of Moses Lake, was arrested for driving while suspended. The arresting officer was able to see the butt of a handgun protruding from under the driver’s seat of the vehicle.

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Trump tells NRA supporters he's got their backs

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is telling the National Rifle Association convention that his administration is fighting to protect their constitutional right to bear arms.   Trump told attendees on Friday in Dallas that they have an administration in Washington that is "fighting to protect your Second Amendment, and we will protect your Second Amendment rights.

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Kootenai County man arrested for murder of 7-month-old baby

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KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - An arrest has been made in murder of a 7-month-old baby in Kootenai County Kootenai County Sheriff's Deputies served Cody Hull, 24, of Rathdrum, ID an arrest warrant on May 3, 2018 and charged him with first degree murder in the death of a 7-month-old infant. Hull was taken into custody without incident at his current residence in Post Falls, ID.

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Would you like some pork with that ice cream? NJ creamery launches new flavor

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FREDON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey dairy farm says it hopes customers will like its new ice cream flavor incorporating another regional favorite food - pork roll. Windy Brow Farms, in Fredon Township, says it has introduced the state's first "Taylor ham ice cream," referring to the specific brand of pork roll famous to New Jersey residents.

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Want to be a zombie? Z Nation auditions are here!

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KHQ.COM - The time has come! Auditions to be a zombie for season 5 of Z Nation are happening Saturday, May 5, 2018. AUDITIONS ARE ONE DAY ONLY! So here's what you need to know: You MUST be 18 years of age or older You MUST be a Washington or Idaho State resident You MUST have an agent prior to auditions.

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Houston father of triplets killed at gun range when employee accidentally discharges gun

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CYPRESS, Texas (AP) - Authorities say an employee of a Houston-area gun range discharged a customer's rifle without checking if it was loaded, sending a bullet into the head of another customer who died. The Harris County district attorney's office said in a statement Friday that 21-year-old Tyler Sutton has been indicted on a count of manslaughter.

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Harvard forum examining safety of self-driving vehicles

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BOSTON (AP) - A Harvard University forum is examining how a recent death linked to self-driving technology is causing concern about safety.   Friday's panel discussion at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health is exploring whether the field is advancing too quickly.   Some experts are pointing to the March death of a pedestrian struck by a self-driving Uber vehicle in Tempe, Arizona, as cause for serious safety concern.

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Heroin dealers who hid stash near Seattle parks sentenced

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SEATTLE (AP) - The leader of a heroin ring that stashed the drug in or near public parks in North Seattle has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison.   Federal prosecutors say 26-year-old Fredy Ramon Gutama-Gutama, of Lynnwood, conspired with his brother and other people to make the drug deals and sent the proceeds back to his native Ecuador. He was sentenced in U.S. District Court on Thursday.

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DREAM JOB ALERT: Get paid $10,000 to take photos of sunsets on all-expense-paid trip Video included

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KHQ.COM - Last week we told you about a dream job where you basically get paid to travel around the world and document all the food you eat and wonderful places you stay. Well, there's another dream position accepting applications. The Day's Inn is hiring for a "sun-ternship" position where they send you on an all-expense-paid trip around the country, have you capture beautiful photos of sunrises and sunsets, AND they pay you $10,000 for the month-long excursion.

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Truck crashes through brick wall, into elementary school

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a pickup truck crashed through a brick wall and into a Washington elementary school.  Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool says no one was seriously injured when the vehicle crashed at 8 p.m. Wednesday into Sheridan Elementary School in Tacoma. The driver of the truck was arrested for driving with a suspended license.

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Trump reimbursed his lawyer $130,000 for Stormy Daniels hush money, Giuliani says

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and money paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels (all times local):   7:58 a.m.   An attorney for President Donald Trump says the president didn't know the full details of his personal lawyer's arrangement with a porn actress until "maybe 10 days ago."

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More women accuse Rose; some say they alerted CBS managers

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NEW YORK (AP) - More than two dozen additional women have come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against former CBS News anchor Charlie Rose, and the Washington Post says managers were alerted about his questionable behavior on at least three occasions. Rose was fired as "CBS This Morning" anchor and his PBS interview show cancelled after the Post reported in November about women who said Rose groped them, made lewd remarks or walked around naked in front of them.

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Washington school district teachers get bats for security Video included

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DAYTON, Wash. (AP) - A rural school district in Eastern Washington is arming its teachers and staff with tee-ball bats in case of an active shooter.   KING TV reports that Dayton School District teachers practiced swinging last week as part of the new program, which also includes other preparedness training such as taking cover in the classroom and blocking the doorway with desks.

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Cosby's wife says his conviction is a "tragedy" that must be undone

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Bill Cosby's wife is calling for a criminal investigation into the prosecutor behind his sexual assault conviction, saying the case was "mob justice, not real justice" and a "tragedy" that must be undone.   Camille Cosby commented on the case for the first time on Thursday in a statement issued through a spokesman a week after her husband of 54 years was convicted of aggravated indecent assault.

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Mysterious car found suspended underneath Toronto bridge

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KHQ.COM - Toronto Police have launched an investigation after a car was suspended from a bridge that connects to one of the city's busiest highways. A blue sedan was spotted dangling from a rope underneath the bridge. The inside of the car appeared to be burned out and the windows were missing. Helicopter video shows the car slowly spinning in the wind with the rope tied to only two bridge beams.

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With girls joining the ranks, Boy Scouts plan a name change

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NEW YORK (AP) - The Boy Scouts are getting a name change. The Boy Scouts of America says the program for 11- to 17-year-old boys will become Scouts: BSA starting next year. The new name was meant to be a welcoming sign to girls who will start joining the program next year. Girls are already allowed to be in the Cub Scouts. Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh predicted that both boys and girls in Scouts BSA would refer to themselves simply as scouts.

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2 charged in shooting of 5-month-old puppy at park

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PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - Two men have been charged with animal cruelty in the shooting of a 5-month-old labradoodle that survived its injuries.   The Kitsap Sun reports that the puppy named Audrey was found Monday in a park after a neighbor heard a gunshot and a whimpering dog.   A Facebook post Monday night from the Humane Society said the dog had been shot in the abdomen.

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Facebook announces they are launching dating feature

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KHQ.COM - Move over Match.com. Facebook is launching a dating feature. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said to laughs at Facebook's f8 developer conference Tuesday that the new tool is "not just for hookups" but to build "meaningful, long-term relationships." That is, if you want. The feature will be opt-in, meaning you have to choose to use it. Zuckerberg also stressed that the feature was built with privacy and security in mind from the start.

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Vet implanted heroin in puppies for Colombia drug ring

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NEW YORK (AP) - A veterinarian accused of implanting liquid heroin in puppies for a Colombian drug trafficking ring is now in custody in New York.   The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said on Tuesday that Andres Lopez Elorza was awaiting a court appearance in Brooklyn.   Lopez, who is Venezuelan, was arrested in 2015 in Spain. He was extradicted to the U.S. on Monday.

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Three young children found drinking vodka while left at home; Mother charged

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GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) - Police in North Carolina say officers found three children age 7 and younger drinking vodka while their mother was away from the home for at least seven hours.   Gastonia police tell news outlets 26-year-old Tyeisha Coneisha Streater is charged with misdemeanor child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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Western Washington student arrested for alleged rape on campus

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BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a student at Western Washington University in Bellingham was arrested in connection with the on-campus rape of another student.   The Bellingham Herald reports 18-year-old Isaiah Dowding-Albrecht was arrested Saturday and booked into Whatcom County Jail on suspicion of rape.   Jail records show Dowding-Albrecht was released on $20,000 bail Sunday.

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Amazon expansion includes new office, 2K jobs in Boston

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BOSTON (AP) - Amazon has unveiled plans for a major expansion in Boston's Seaport District.   The Seattle-based company announced Tuesday that it will bring 2,000 new technology jobs into the city in fields that include robotics, cloud computing and machine learning. The expansion would more than double the current number of workers it has in Boston.

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Seattle man charged with murder in death of roommate

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SEATTLE (AP) - A Seattle man has been charged in the death of his roommate who authorities say was stabbed 60 to 70 times in the city's Wallingford neighborhood.   KCPQ-TV reports 25-year-old Ian Flaherty was charged Monday with first-degree murder in the March death of 38-year-old Lalita Byrnes. His bail was raised to $10 million.

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Trump to welcome Southwest Airlines flight crew, passengers

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is meeting the crew and passengers of a Southwest Airlines flight forced into an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine exploded, damaging the fuselage and critically injuring a passenger who was partially sucked out of a window broken by shrapnel.   The White House says Trump wants to thank the crew for safely landing the damaged airplane.

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100+ salons in Washington state have license, sanitation or safety violations

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KHQ.COM - More than 100 nail salons in Washington state recently failed safety and sanitation inspections from the Washington State Department of Licensing. If you think these salons are required to post these violations publicly, think again. Unlike restaurants, there's no letter grade at the door that can tell you if the services inside have been deemed safe.

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GUILTY: Cosby lashes out at prosecutors after being convicted of sexually assaulting woman

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Bill Cosby has been convicted of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.   A jury outside Philadelphia convicted the "Cosby Show" star of three counts of aggravated indecent assault on Thursday. The guilty verdict came less than a year after another jury deadlocked on the charges.

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11 hurt in explosion at Wisconsin refinery

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SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) - The number of people injured in a refinery explosion in Wisconsin has grown to at least 11. Essentia Health spokeswoman Maureen Talarico says five patients are being treated at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minnesota.

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Driver accused of killing Idaho newlyweds pleads not guilty

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NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - A driver accused of intentionally hitting and killing young Idaho newlyweds holding hands on a sidewalk has pleaded not guilty.   The Idaho Press-Tribune reports 37-year-old Jason Verwer entered his not guilty plea Friday to two counts of second-degree murder.   Authorities say 22-year-old Matthew Parkinson and 17-year-old Amelia Parkinson were killed in late January while walking along a road in Fruitland.

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WSU ending development of marijuana breath test

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PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Washington State University researchers are halting their development of a marijuana breath test for fear of backlash from the federal government.   Researchers hoped the breathalyzer would help law enforcement officers detect THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, in motorists.

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Texas man sentenced to life in prison for stomping death of toddler

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A Texas man convicted of beating and stomping his girlfriend's baby daughter to death then burying her body has been sentenced to life in prison.   A Tarrant County jury sentenced 24-year-old Joshua Beard of Arlington on Monday. Beard was convicted of murder on Saturday in the 2014 death of 18-month-old Tylea Moore.

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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Boy survives after getting held underwater for 9 minutes in lazy river

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KHQ.COM - New surveillance video is an important reminder for kids and parents about water safety after a young boy got stuck in the suction pipe of a lazy river and was held under water for 9 minutes.  The incident happened back in March at a resort near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. In the video you can see two boys playing in a resort pool when one of the boys appears to pry open a safety grate.

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Video of President Trump awkwardly trying to hold Melania's hand goes viral

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KHQ.COM - An awkward moment between President Trump and his wife Melania is going viral. During a state visit with French President, Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte, the four are standing outside of the White House when President Trump makes multiple advances to hold his wife's hand and she remains completely unresponsive to his attempts until finally giving in.

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2,300 pound rhino at Illinois zoo undergoes CT scan

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BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A rhinoceros at a suburban Chicago zoo has undergone what's believed to be the first CT scan performed on the species. It was no easy task. Layla is seven and a half years old and 2,300 pounds and lives at Brookfield Zoo. Zoo officials say the scan was needed to diagnose an obstruction in Layla's nasal passageway that made it difficult for her to breathe.

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World's only polar bear born in the tropics gets put down in Singapore

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SINGAPORE (AP) - Inuka, the world's first polar bear born in the tropics, has been put down by the Singapore Zoo. The 27-year-old bear suffered from age-related ailments including arthritis. Its limbs were too weak to support an over 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) frame. The zoo said this resulted in injuries to Inuka's abdomen and paws which did not respond well to weeks of intensive treatment.

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Danish inventor sentenced to life in prison for torturing, murdering, dismembering journalist on private submarine

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - The lawyer for Danish inventor Peter Madsen says she will appeal his murder conviction and life sentence. Betina Hald Engmark told a Copenhagen court she would appeal Wednesday's sentence, the longest possible against her client. Madsen was convicted of murder for the slaying and dismemberment of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, 30, aboard his hand-built submarine in August.

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Ex-Seattle teacher pleads guilty to possessing child porn

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SEATTLE (AP) - A former science teacher at a Seattle private school has pleaded guilty in federal court to possessing child pornography.   The Seattle Times reports 42-year-old Gabriel Cronin pleaded guilty Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge James P. Donohue.   Cronin was fired from the Seattle Academy after his arrest in November that came when a cousin notified the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that Cronin said he had been addicted to child pornography.

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Fun Family Event: Sheriff's Deputies compete in donkey basketball for North Pines Middle School

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KHQ.COM - Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies are participating in a fun event tonight to raise money for North Pines Middle School. It's sure to be an event the whole family will enjoy... it's donkey basketball! Deputies will compete in a basketball game against the school's staff and teachers... all while riding donkeys! All proceeds will go to the North Pines Booster Club.

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Ohio teen fatally shoots 11-year-old brother in 'premeditated act'

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STREETSBORO, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a 13-year-old boy has fatally shot his 11-year-old brother in suburban Cleveland, and police are describing the shooting as an apparent "premeditated act."   Streetsboro police say officers were called to a home around 9:30 p.m. Monday. The 11-year-old died at a hospital.   Police say the 13-year-old has been charged with aggravated murder in Portage County Juvenile Court.

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Florida photojournalist finds kidnapped 8-month-old baby

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KHQ.COM - A photojournalist in Florida found an eight-month-old baby boy who was kidnapped during a carjacking. WFLA's Michael Egger found the infant in a condo parking lot Monday while working on an unrelated story with a reporter. The baby was alone in his car seat with a bottle tucked underneath his arm. The reporter called 9-1-1, and police showed up 30-seconds later.

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Toronto police say 9 dead, 16 injured by van

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TORONTO (AP) - A Toronto police official says nine people have been killed and 16 injured from a van that jumped onto a sidewalk and struck pedestrians in the north part of the city.

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Police terminated stolen vehicle chase with Waffle House suspect 5 days before fatal shooting

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BRENTWOOD, Tennessee - We now know the suspect in the deadly waffle house shooting was pursued by police a few days earlier. Police in Brentwood, Tennessee released this dash cam video Monday showing the pursuit of a stolen vehicle from a BMW dealership on April 17th. Police believe that suspect is Travis Reinking, the suspected gunman in Sunday's Waffle House mass shooting in Antioch.

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Waffle House suspect arrested

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -  Authorities say they have arrested a man suspected of storming a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville and fatally shooting four people with an assault rifle.   Authorities announced that 29-year-old Travis Reinking, was taken into custody Monday. Other details were not immediately available. 

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The Royal Baby Is Here! William and Kate welcome a baby boy

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LONDON (AP) - The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William have left a London hospital and headed home with their newborn son. The duchess, who gave birth Monday morning, emerged from St. Mary's Hospital about seven hours later alongside her husband, holding the baby wrapped in a white blanket. The trio posed for photographers before going back inside. The royals emerged a few minutes later with their infant in a carrier and got into a waiting car.

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Ex-NFL kicker says prom photo with gun was 'joke'

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NEW YORK (AP) - Former NFL kicker Jay Feely says a photo of him holding a pistol while standing between his daughter and her prom date was intended to be a joke. Feely posted the photo on Twitter Saturday. The photo shows him standing with his arm around his daughter and with the gun in his other hand, next to his daughter's date. But, some people thought he crossed a line.

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9-year-old boy dies in ATV crash near Boulder

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A 9-year-old boy died in an all-terrain vehicle crash on a rural road north of Boulder over the weekend.   The Montana Highway Patrol says the ATV went off Sloans Lane early Sunday afternoon and tipped onto its side. The boy was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.   His name has not been released.

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Body found in Yellowstone River near Billings park

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Police in Billings are investigating after a man walking along the Yellowstone River spotted a body in the water near Two Moon Park.   Sgt. Ryan Taylor says officers were not immediately able to identify the body or provide the age or gender of the person. There was no indication how the person died. An autopsy is planned Monday.

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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: 7-year-old boy get dragged off bus by his feet

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KHQ.COM - Shocking footage is making its way around the internet showing a seven-year-old boy getting dragged by his feet on a Memphis school bus. The incident was captured on a cell phone by another student aboard the bus and shows the young boy, a student at Robert R. Church Elementary School, getting forcibly removed from the bus by an unidentified male employee.

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Sam Strahan's mother set to speak at Art 4 Reform, an event showcasing paintings of school shooting victims Video included

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Two Spokane mothers are launching a non-profit to inspire common sense gun laws and legislative reform for safer schools.  Carolina Johnson and her friend, Janelle Carney have started Art4Reform and hope powerful displays of art will move people to get involved with their local government and advocate for safer communities.

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Prince's doctor fined for illegal prescription

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid for Prince a week before the musician died has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil claim. The settlement comes as state prosecutors are planning to announce whether anyone will be charged in the two-year investigation into Prince's death. Prince died on April 21, 2016, from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid. No one has been criminally charged.

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Jury rejects insanity plea, convicts nanny of stabbing 2 kids to death

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NEW YORK (AP) - A nanny who argued she was too mentally ill to be held responsible for stabbing two children to death at their New York home has been convicted.   Jurors on Wednesday found Yoselyn Ortega (YOH'-sih-lihn ohr-TAY'-guh) guilty of murder in the October 2012 deaths of 6-year-old Lucia Krim and her brother, 2-year-old Leo Krim.

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Oregon officials kill 2 wolves in effort to save cattle

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon wildlife officials have shot and killed two wolves from a helicopter, in an attempt to reduce killings of cattle by the predators.   The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said two of its staffers killed the wolves Wednesday. The so-called Pine Creek Pack had been attacking calves in eastern Oregon's Baker County.

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Toddler shoots pregnant mom outside Indiana thrift store

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MERRILVILLE, Indiana - An Indiana woman is in critical but stable condition after her 3-year-old daughter accidentally shot her with a gun her father left in the car. Police in Merrillville say two small children were waiting in the car with their mother while their father shopped inside a thrift store when the shooting happened Tuesday afternoon.

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Signature gathering approved for Montana tobacco tax

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - An initiative that would raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes by $2 in Montana has been cleared to gather signatures to place it on the November ballot.   Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton approved the petition for signature gathering Monday, allowing supporters to begin collecting the nearly 25,500 signatures required by June to move it to the ballot.

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Baby sitter gets 8 years in Lakewood boy's death

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A 31-year-old baby sitter has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the death of a Lakewood toddler she was watching last year.   A Pierce County Superior Court judge sentenced Atalani Tili to 8 ½ years in prison at her plea hearing Tuesday.   The News Tribune reports that Keanu Perpetua-Prescott died in the hospital 10 days after he hit his head on a dresser.

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USS Helena wreckage located 75 years sinking

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Nearly 75 years after the USS Helena was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the waters off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, an expedition backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen reported finding its wreckage.   The March 23 discovery revives stories of the battle-tested ship's endurance and the nearly unbelievable survival story of 165 of its crewmen. In all, 732 of the 900 crew survived the July 5, 1943, sinking.

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Stormy Daniels releases sketch of man she says threatened her to keep quiet about alleged Trump affair

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and adult film star Stormy Daniels (all times local): 11:35 a.m. The porn actress alleging a sexual affair with President Donald Trump has released a composite sketch of the man she says threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot to stay quiet about the relationship. Stormy Daniels unveiled the picture on ABC's "The View" Tuesday.

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Woman killed in Southwest Airlines emergency landing identified

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A bank executive and mother of two from New Mexico has been identified as the woman who died after a Southwest Airlines jet plane blew an engine and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window. News of Jennifer Riordan's death was first shared by the assistant principal of the Albuquerque Catholic school attended by her two children.

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Distracted driver sentenced to 7 ½ years in fatal crash

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FLORENCE, Ky. (AP) - A driver who admitted using her cellphone when she struck and killed two toddlers and their grandfather in Kentucky has been sentenced to 7 ½ years in prison.   Media report Boone County Circuit Court Judge James R. Schrand sentenced Jessica Hood on Monday. Hood was accused of killing 49-year-old Charles Napier and his twin 13-month-old grandchildren as he pulled them in a wagon in Florence.

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Starbucks to close ALL stores nationwide May 29th for racial-bias training

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KHQ.COM - Starbucks has announced they will be closing all stores nationwide on May 29th for racial-bias training. In a news release sent out Tuesday, the company says it will be closing its more than 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States on the afternoon of May 29 and give racial-bias education training to its nearly 175,000 employees.

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IRS online payment site fails on tax day

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KHQ.COM - Just in time for tax day: the IRS website to make payments is down.   The IRS did not have an immediate explanation for the failure. But it said on its website that its online payment system became unavailable at 2:50 A.M. ET on Tuesday.   IRS Acting Commissioner David Kautter testified during a House Oversight Hearing Tuesday that a number of systems are down at the moment and that they are working to resolve the issue.

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Lawyer for Mexican drug lord, El Chapo, says his mental health is deteriorating

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NEW YORK (AP) - The lawyer for notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (wah-KEEN' ehl CHAH'-poh gooz-MAHN') says his client's mental health is deteriorating.   Eduardo Balarezo told reporters on Tuesday that he's seeking a psychological evaluation for Guzman before he goes to trial later this year in federal court in New York City. The lawyer spoke outside court following a pretrial hearing.

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Vermont teenager accused of planning a school shooting could be released

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont's top public defender says he thinks the teenager accused of planning a school shooting that led to changes in the state's gun laws should be released following a bail hearing.   Jack Sawyer is due in court Tuesday.   The 18-year-old Sawyer has been held without bail since being arrested in February on charges that include attempted aggravated murder.

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Areas of Montana YMCA test positive for meth after daycare worker is accused of smoking on job

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The classrooms at a Montana YMCA learning center where a former employee is accused of having smoked methamphetamine on the job have been tested for drug residue.   The Missoulian reported Monday that the full laboratory tests deemed the classrooms to be clean of drug residue, but YMCA executive director Heather Foster said other areas at the facility did test positive.

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Boat, tools go missing from former Washington prison island

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SEATTLE (AP) - Authorities say tools and a boat were stolen from a Washington prison island that's home to the state Special Commitment Center.   KOMO-TV reports a 20-foot (6-meter) boat belonging to the state Department of Social and Health Services was discovered to be missing from McNeil Island on Friday.   The Washington State Patrol says a small boat without a hull number was found abandoned on the island.

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7 inmates dead, 17 injured in South Carolina prison fighting

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina prisons director says a riot that led to the deaths of seven inmates was a fight over money, territory and contraband. Corrections Director Bryan Stirling said cellphones helped stir up trouble Sunday night at the Lee Correctional Institute in Bishopville. He says the fights started in one unit and appeared to be contained before suddenly starting in two more units.

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Firefighters save dog in fire that completely destroyed Colbert home

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COLBERT, Wash. - A dog has been saved in a house fire that completely destroyed a home in Colbert just north of Spokane. The fire broke out in the 2000 block of E. Forest Lane around 10am. Fire crews tell us no one was home at the time of the fire, but there was a dog trapped inside. Thankfully a neighbor behind the home saw the flames and called 911.

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Shark mauls surfer off southwest Australia, injuring legs

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PERTH, Australia (AP) - An official says a shark mauled a surfer off the southwest Australian coast, inflicting serious injuries to both legs. St. John Ambulance spokesman Dennis Bertoldo said the man, aged in his 30s, was surfing at Gracetown on Monday when he was attacked. Bertoldo says the man was treated on the beach by paramedics before he was flown by helicopter 250 kilometers (160 miles) to a hospital in the city of Perth.

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Judge rejects retired Boise priest's request for lower bail

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A judge has refused to reduce the $1 million bail set for a retired Boise priest facing child pornography charges.   The Idaho Statesman reports that the judge on Friday made the decision after hearing arguments that Rev. W. Thomas Faucher was role-playing with a fellow author in an online chatroom conversation.

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Bounty hunters broke in, handcuffed Lolo man over $115

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Unlike some states, Montana has no regulations concerning bounty hunters. They are not licensed, trained, or overseen by any state agency, and there are no laws expressly allowing their existence or governing their limits. The Missoulian reports that the issue has come to light in the case of a group of armed bounty hunters who kicked in the door of a Lolo man's home and took him away in front of his family because the man owed $115 to a bondsman.

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A look at claims of racial bias in US restaurants

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KHQ.COM - Starbucks is only the latest U.S. food chain to come under scrutiny because of the way black people were treated at one of its locations. Some companies have been accused of systemic racism; others have faced complaints about isolated occurrences. Allegations of discrimination against minorities go back decades and include:

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4-year-old girl returns from Kansas daycare with three missing teeth

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KHQ.COM - A mother in Kansas says she plans to contact an attorney after her 4-year-old daughter returned from daycare with three missing teeth, a busted lip, and a bloody, swollen face. Donisha Franklin of Leavenworth, Kansas says on March 1st, her daughter Heaven came home from Kingdom Christian Academy Daycare saying she was "beat up by a boy."

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Examiners find bullet wound on body found in Seattle camper

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SEATTLE (AP) - Police have opened a homicide investigation into a body found in a camper van with a single bullet wound.   Police said the 79-year-old man was found Friday night and officers initially assumed he had died several days prior of natural causes. But Seattle Police Detective Mark Jamieson said staff from the King County Medical Examiner's Office came to the scene and determined the man had been shot.

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Trial on hold for Ohio cheerleader suspected of burying her newborn baby

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LEBANON, Ohio (AP) - A former high school cheerleader's trial on charges she killed and buried her newborn baby near her family's house in an Ohio village is on hold as intense attention and speculation swirl around the case. Attorneys for Brooke Skylar Richardson want a ruling to bar prosecutors from presenting testimony from an obstetrics-gynecology practice's medical staff, citing physician-patient privilege that she won't give up.

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U.S. to hit Russia with new sanctions for aiding Syria's Assad

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WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has indicated new economic sanctions will be announced Monday against Russia for enabling the government of Syrian leader Bashar Assad in its use of chemical weapons. The ambassador to the U.N. said Russia has blocked six attempts by the U.N. Security Council to make it easier to investigate the use of chemical weapons.

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Rosauers Family Restaurant closing its doors after 36 years

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SPOKANE, Wash. - The Rosauers Restaurant on N. Division at the "Y" is shutting its doors. The restaurant has been in offering delicious and affordable meals to its customers for 36 years. A sign posted outside the entrance states that the last day of operation will be April 17th.   KHQ Local News More>>

BLOOMSDAY DEADLINES APPROACHING FAST! April 17th for $20 mail-in entries

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Runners, joggers and walkers planning to use the US Postal Service to mail in their Bloomsday entries have just a few more days to do so. Entries must be postmarked by Tuesday, April 17th to take advantage of the low $20.00 entry fee. Online entrants will have until April 22nd.

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Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart announces his run for Spokane Mayor 2019 Video included

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart has announced he's running for Spokane Mayor 2019. Stuckart made the the announcement Friday at McKinley School. He said he loves working for the city of Spokane and wants to make Spokane the best city that it can be. "I wake up every morning trying to make Spokane a better city, not a new Boise, not a new Portland, or the next Seattle.

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Federal agency monitoring death of teen trapped by van seat Video included

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CINCINNATI (AP) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it's monitoring what happened to a teenage boy in Ohio who became trapped by a Honda minivan rear bench seat and died. The agency said Friday it's been in contact with local authorities and Honda "to understand all of the facts related to this tragic incident."

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Trump pardons Cheney aide Scooter Libby

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump's pardon of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney (all times local):   1:25 a.m.   President Donald Trump has issued a full pardon to I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney.   White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says in a statement Friday that Trump has issued the pardon.   Libby is Cheney's former chief of sta... More>>

Will Ferrell hospitalized following serious crash in Orange County

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KHQ.COM - Will Ferrell has been hospitalized following a serious car crash in Orange County Thursday night according to the Hollywood Reporter. The crash happened around 11pm and involved two vehicles on I-5. The car Ferrell was in flipped after it was hit by another car. All four people in Ferrell's car at the time were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Trump lawyers tell judge material seized from Michael Cohen is protected by attorney-client privilege

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NEW YORK (AP) - President Trump's lawyers have told a judge that the material seized in the raid on Michael Cohen's property is protected by attorney-client privilege. In a hearing on Friday in Manhattan a federal judge heard arguments as Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen seeks a temporary restraining order to block federal investigators from using the records seized during the raid of his office Monday.

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Oops! Florida man tells police to search his dashcam footage, forgetting it will incriminate him in burglary

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ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man ended up in jail after his dashboard camera showed police more than he intended.   The Palm Beach Post reports that after 25-year-old Xavier Moran was involved in a crash on April 5, he told a sheriff's deputy he had been cut off by another driver and could prove it with his dashboard camera. He then signed a consent waiver to search the camera.

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Trump and White House aides fire back at Comey on Twitter following new book release

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey (all times local):   8:40 a.m.   Top White House aides are pushing back on a new book from former FBI director James Comey that depicts President Donald Trump as unethical and "untethered to the truth."   White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Twitter Friday:

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Photo of Venezuela unrest wins World Press Photo contest

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AMSTERDAM (AP) - A spine-tingling photo of a young man on fire during clashes in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas during the protest against President Nicolas Maduro has won the World Press Photo of the Year. The photo by Agence France-Presse journalist Ronaldo Schemidt won both the overall honors and the category for Spot News Single on Thursday in Amsterdam. 

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Study shows bathroom hand dryers spray fecal particles onto hands

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KHQ.COM - When using a public bathroom the goal for the germ-conscious people is usually to touch as few surfaces as possible. For this reason, many opt to use hand dryers to dry their hands, especially if the dryers are touchless.  However, a new study shows this may not be a sanitary option at all.  The study findings were published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology and show hand dryers can actually be major germ spreaders.  

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Emergency Operations activation at Idaho nuclear plant caused by rupture of barrel with radioactive sludge

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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Federal officials say the first known rupture of a barrel containing radioactive sludge at an eastern Idaho nuclear site might not be the last. That's because secretive record keeping during the Cold War makes it hard for officials to now know the exact contents of similar barrels.

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7 arrested, including correctional officers, in drug and contraband smuggling scheme at Idaho prisons

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Seven people, including several correctional officers, are facing federal charges after prosecutors said they conspired to traffic drugs and smuggle contraband into Idaho prisons.   U.S. Attorney Bart Davis announced the indictments made by two separate grand juries on Thursday morning. 

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Idaho to set guidelines for adult scholarship fund for undergraduate degrees

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho State Board of Education is preparing to set new eligibility guidelines for scholarship funds designed to help working adults finish their undergraduate degrees.   Officials announced Thursday that the board will finalize eligibility and award details when board members meet next week in Moscow.

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Puppy nearly dies after eating marijuana left in park

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SEATTLE (AP) - A Washington woman is warning others after her puppy nearly died after eating marijuana in a public park. KOMO-TV reports Hannah Puzas, of Seattle, on Monday took her French Bulldog, Jacques, to the Woodland off-leash area near Green Lake. Puzas says all of sudden the puppy became lethargic and shaky, acting as though he were drunk. Eventually he started leaking urine.

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Uber to up its background checks for drivers

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DETROIT (AP) - Uber will start doing annual criminal background checks on U.S. drivers and hire a company that constantly monitors criminal arrests as it tries to do a better job of keeping riders safe. The move announced Thursday is one of several actions taken by the ride-hailing company under new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi (Cause-row-SHA-hee).

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VIDEO: Firefighters rescue puppy with heads stuck in wheel of car

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BASTROP COUNTY, Texas - A puppy in Texas was rescued after getting its tiny head stuck in the wheel of a car. It happened Friday in the city of Bastrop, southeast of Austin. Firefighters first attempted to free the dog using oil and the jaws of life before eventually twisting it out safely. It's unclear how the puppy got stuck in the first place. Once freed it was reunited with its mother after the firefighters saved the day. More>>

$30,000 rumor? Tabloid paid for, spiked, salacious Trump tip

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NEW YORK (AP) - The company that publishes the National Enquirer paid a former doorman at one of Donald Trump's New York skyscrapers $30,000 during the presidential campaign for a tip about Trump it never ran. Dino Sajudin (saw-JOO-dihn) signed a contract with American Media Inc. that barred him from discussing his tip with anyone.

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Feds want to protect butterfly found only on San Juan Island

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SEATTLE (AP) - Federal wildlife officials want to protect a rare white and green butterfly found only on Washington's San Juan Island. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the island marble butterfly has been declining since it was rediscovered on the island in 1998. The agency is proposing to list the butterfly as endangered and to designate about 813 acres of mostly public land on San Juan Island as critical habitat for them.

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Michigan woman wins lottery after listening to dream that told her she would

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MACOMB COUNTY, Michigan - Do you take your dreams seriously? Do you think your dreams are ever trying to tell you something? After reading this story, maybe you will. A Michigan woman who recently won more than $220,000 playing the lottery, is giving all the credit to a dream she had. The Michigan Lottery Connect, says the woman is choosing to remain anonymous, but in a news release, they explain how the woman says she's always paid close attention to her dreams.

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Montana man thrown from mobile home during propane explosion

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, Mont. (AP) - A central Montana man escaped serious injury when he was thrown from his mobile home in a propane explosion that destroyed the house.   Meagher County Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator Rick Seidlitz says the man reported waking up in a snow bank Wednesday.

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Highway 195 partially blocked after injury rollover crash near Colfax

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WHITMAN COUNTY, Wash. - Two vehicles have been involved in an injury rollover crash near Colfax. The crash happened in the southbound lane of highway 195 at milepost 43 in Whitman County which is about 5 miles north of Colfax. The road is partially blocked. Avoid the area if possible or take an alternate route. No word on specific injuries. More>>

Bank of America no longer loaning money to makers of military-style guns for civilian use

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KHQ.COM - According to the New York Times, Bank of America will no longer loan money to companies who manufacture military-inspired firearms for civilian use like the AR-15. Anne M. Finucane, vice chairwoman at the Bank of America, said on Bloomberg TV, "“We want to contribute in any way we can to reduce these mass shootings.”

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Dead baby found in suitcase on New Jersey train tracks

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A deceased baby was found on the PATH train tracks in Jersey City, New Jersey today. The baby did not appear to be a newborn, but under a year old. Investigators gathered on the tracks underneath an overpass and appeared to be focused on a flipped-open suitcase on the side of the tracks.

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Broadcast commentator loses 2nd job after Parkland survivor tweet

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NEW YORK (AP) - A conservative commentator who tweeted about using "a hot poker" to sexually assault a 17-year-old survivor of the Florida high school shooting has lost a second St. Louis broadcast job.   The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Esther-Mireya Tejeda of Entercom Communications said Tuesday night that KFTK-FM has "parted ways" with Jamie Allman.

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Texas nurse arrested and held on murder charges after patient dies

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DALLAS (AP) - A former nurse who was fired last month from a Texas hospital is being held on a murder charge after one patient died and two others slipped into vegetative states.   The Texas Board of Nursing in March suspended William George Davis' license after determining he entered three patients' rooms at Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital in Tyler and "performed an intervention" that either killed or critically harmed them.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan's decision not run for re-election (all times local):   9:40 a.m.   A spokesman for Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan says he will serve out his term before retiring in January.   Brendan Buck, counselor to the speaker, says the "the speaker is proud of all that has been accomplished. He said Ryan is ready to devote more of his time to being a husband and a father."

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Braless teen told to put bandages on nipples to stop 'distracting' boys

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BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - A Florida high-school student who didn't wear a bra one day this week says a school administrators told her to cover her nipples because they were distracting her classmates. The Bradenton Herald reported 17-year-old Lizzy Martinez decided not to wear a bra under her gray long-sleeve shirt last Monday, and school officials in Bradenton felt she became a target of other students' stares.

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257 dead in military plane crashes in Algeria

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ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - The Latest on the crash of a military plane in Algeria (all times local):   12:20 p.m.   Algeria's defense ministry says 257 people have died when a military plane carrying soldiers and their families crashed soon after takeoff in a farm field in northern Algeria.   The ministry said in a statement that 247 passengers and 10 crew members were killed. It said most of the victims are soldiers and their relatives.

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Trump says missiles 'will be coming' to Syria

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump's response to Syria's suspected chemical attack on civilians (all times local):   7:10 a.m.   After Russia warned the United States against military strikes in Syria, President Donald Trump says missiles "will be coming."   Trump says on Twitter Wednesday: "Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria.

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Deputy released from hospital with broken neck, man charged

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A Pierce County sheriff's deputy who was hit by a suspected impaired driver last week has been released from the hospital after receiving treatment for a broken neck.   KCPQ-TV reports 25-year-old Daniel Munguia was charged Monday with vehicular assault for allegedly causing a collision with Deputy Sydney Davis in Parkland.

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Wildlife officials seek new garbage cans after bear deaths

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SEATTLE (AP) - State wildlife officials are asking for cities in Washington to transition to bear-proof garbage cans as more bears are dying in communities along Interstate 90.   KOMO-TV reports that research from an ongoing Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife study shows bears in communities like Issaquah, North Bend and Snoqualmie are sometimes twice their average weight and are dying early.

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Idaho's math and reading scores remain flat in US test

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho students made no significant improvements in math and reading scores on the latest Nation's Report Card.   Fourth-graders showed no improvements in math or reading, while eighth-graders' scores stayed flat in math but slightly improved in reading.   The results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress were released Tuesday.

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New rule bans vessels from releasing sewage into Puget Sound

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SEATTLE (AP) - Recreational and commercial vessels will not be able to release treated or untreated sewage into Puget Sound waters under new rules approved by the state.   The Department of Ecology on Monday officially designated a new "no discharge zone" in Puget Sound to improve water quality and protect shellfish beds and swimming beaches from harmful bacteria.

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Trump's homeland security adviser, Thomas Bossert, resigns

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's homeland security adviser is resigning in the latest White House departure.   White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement Tuesday that Thomas Bossert would be leaving his post. She said that Trump was "grateful for Tom's commitment to the safety and security of our great country."

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Trump to skip South America summit to "oversee the American response to Syria"

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Donald Trump will skip an upcoming summit in South America and will remain in the United States to "oversee the American response to Syria and to monitor developments around the world."   White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement Tuesday that Trump will not attend the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru or travel to Bogota, Colombia as planned.

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Houston police search for man seen in Snapchat video randomly firing gun out vehicle window

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HOUSTON, Texas - Police in Houston are looking for the person who can be seen on video firing a gun out of a vehicle window. Authorities were made aware of the incident after someone posted this video on the social media app snapchat. Police believe the shooting took place in northwest Houston, in the last week of March or first week of April. Nine rounds can be heard in the video but it is unclear from the video if anyone was injured.

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Federal agents raid office of Trump's personal attorney

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal agents have raided the office of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing records on topics including a $130,000 payment made to porn actress Stormy Daniels.   The raid infuriated the president, who said publicly it was a "disgrace" that the FBI "broke into" his lawyer's office.

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The Latest: UFC star McGregor arraigned in melee

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NEW YORK (AP) - Ultimate fighting star Conor McGregor is facing criminal charges in the wake of a backstage melee he allegedly instigated that has forced the removal of three fights from UFC's biggest card of the year.   Video footage appears to show the promotion's most bankable star throwing a hand truck at a bus full of fighters after a Thursday news conference for UFC 223 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

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Court allows Seattle law school graduate with crime and substance abuse history to take state bar exam

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SEATTLE (AP) - The state Supreme Court says it allowed a Seattle law school graduate to take the state bar exam despite her history of crime and substance abuse because it recognizes that her future isn't defined by her past.   The Seattle Times reports the state Supreme Court released its opinion on Thursday detailing how it reached the decision on the case involving 40-year-old Tarra Simmons, five months after its ruling.

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Hunger Run: Fight hunger in the Inland NW with this family friendly walk/run

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SPOKANE, Wash. - The Union Gospel Mission and Second Harvest are partnering to fight hunger in the Inland NW with the Inland NW Hunger Run! The Hunger Run is a family friend walk/run with two distance options, a 5k and a 10k. By registering for the run you can help fight hunger every step of the race! Here's all the info: When: Saturday, April 7, 9 a.m.

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Hundred of copies of SFCC's student newspaper stolen amid school sex scandal

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Officials from a Washington student publication say copies of their newspaper containing coverage about a sex scandal involve a college administrator have been stolen.   The Spokesman-Review reports the editor and the adviser for the Communicator student newspaper at Spokane Falls Community College say 400 copies of the paper were stolen from the racks this week.

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Spokane church burglarized and vandalized overnight; Youth Pastor's guitar stolen

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Bethel Church of the Nazarene on Spokane’s south hill was broken in the overnight hours of Thursday into early Friday morning. The church is located at in the 1100 block of south Thor. Thousands of dollars in damage was done inside, and the youth pastor’s guitar was stolen. Entry was gained through a basement window sometime overnight.

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India police arrest man for keeping mother's body in freezer

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KOLKATA, India (AP) - Indian police have arrested a 46-year-old man for allegedly keeping his mother's body in a freezer for almost three years while collecting her monthly pension payments.   Subhabrata Majumdar was arrested after his mother's body was found in the large freezer during a Thursday police raid on their home in the city of Kolkata, police officer Nilanjan Biswas said.

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Bernie Sanders considers another presidential run

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JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) - Bernie Sanders is still trying to find the right message to connect with black voters who helped block his path to the White House in 2016.   Sanders honored slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King in Mississippi. But Sanders also was seemingly critical of how former President Barack Obama led the Democratic Party.

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China vows 'counterattack' on Trump tariffs

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WASHINGTON (AP) - China's government says it will "counterattack with great strength" if President Donald Trump goes ahead with plans to raise U.S. tariffs on an additional $100 billion worth of Chinese goods. A Commerce Ministry spokesman said Friday that negotiations were impossible after Trump responded to Beijing's protests about his earlier plan to raise duties on $50 billion of Chinese goods by announcing still more possible tariff hikes.

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Day care video of girl terrified by Easter bunny upsets mom Video included

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida mother says a day care center didn't have her permission to share a video on social media of her 2-year-old's terrified reaction to an Easter bunny's visit.   Cassandra Bryson tells WESH-TV that she signed a waiver that prohibits officials at the Kissimmee day care from taking photos or video of her child.

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Teenagers in love found slain at bottom of old mine shaft

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The desperate search for a teenage couple who disappeared after Christmas is over, but their families are only beginning to comprehend the horror of what police say happened before their bodies were found months later inside an abandoned Utah mine shaft.   Relatives say 17-year-old Brelynne "Breezy" Otteson and 18-year-old Riley Powell were in love and dreamed of starting a family.

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For $9.5 million you can stay at the first-ever luxury hotel in space

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KHQ.COM - Blueprints for the world's first luxury hotel in space are in the making. Houston-based startup Orion Span announced that wait-list reservations are now open. It aims to launch the station in late 2021, with guests expected to stay the following year. You'll need close to two weeks of vacation time and and deep pockets for the hotel stay. The vacation package is a 12-day adventure costing  $9.5 million per person.

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Woman suing Mormon church speaks out about alleged rape

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Latest on a woman suing the Mormon church over alleged sexual abuse (all times local):   1:25 p.m.   A woman suing the Mormon church alleging she was raped by a former Mormon leader in the 1980s says she's seeking justice and wants the church to change how it handles sexual abuse reporting.

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Man uses butter knife to fatally stab father and take out his eyeball

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LANSDALE, Pa. (AP) - A man is accused of fatally stabbing his father in the Philadelphia suburbs and taking out one of the 74-year-old victim's eyeballs.   Montgomery County prosecutors allege 30-year-old Preston Lonnberg-Lane used a butter knife to stab Thomas Lane in the head, neck and arm in their Lansdale home on March 27.   Officers recovered his father's eyeball from the floor.

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Spokane International Airport dealing with fast growth

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Leaders of Spokane International Airport are moving forward with a $130 million reconstruction project to meet passenger growth by expanding terminals, remodeling security checkpoints and adding a central baggage claim hall.   Last week, the airport board approved a $2.8 million design contract for the work.

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Magnitude 5.3 quake strikes off Southern California coast

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 has struck off the coast of Southern California.   The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake occurred at 12:29 p.m. in the Channel Islands region, about 38 miles (61 kilometers) southwest of the mainland city of Ventura.   There are no immediate reports of damage.

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WATCH: Jack Nicklaus' 15-year-old grandson hits hole-in-one

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KHQ.COM - The Masters golf tournament kicks off Thursday morning with the first group getting ready to tee off at 5:30am PT. But an incredible moment played out Wednesday on the golf course during the par three contest that has Jack Nicklaus saying will go down as the most special day he's ever had on the golf course.

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Suit accuses Idaho doctor of impregnating patient with his own sperm

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NBC NEWS - A Washington state woman and her parents are suing an Idaho obstetrics clinic and one of its former doctors, alleging that the doctor used his own sperm to impregnate the woman's mother. The suit, filed last week in U.S. District Court in Pocatello, Idaho, and made public on Tuesday, seeks a jury trial and $10 million in damages from Dr. Gerald E. Mortimer, his wife and Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates of Idaho Falls, alleging medical malpractice.

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Astronomers discover center of Milky Way is teeming with black holes

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Astronomers have discovered that the center of our galaxy is teeming with black holes, sort of like a Times Square for strange super gravity objects.   For decades, scientists theorized that circling in the center of galaxies were lots of stellar black holes . Those are collapsed giant stars where the gravity is so strong even light doesn't get out.

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Facebook revamps privacy tools as tighter EU rules draw near

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KHQ.COM - Facebook is giving its privacy tools a makeover as it reels from criticisms over its data practices and faces tighter European regulations in the coming months.   The changes won't affect Facebook's privacy policies or the types of data it gathers about its users. But the company hopes its 2.2 billion users will have an easier time navigating its complex and often confusing privacy and security settings.

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

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

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N. Idaho autism therapist accused of defrauding clients

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

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Triple homicide-suicide involving children in Pierce County

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

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Severed foot found on beach belonged to Washington man

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SEATTLE (AP) - Authorities say a severed foot in a running shoe found on a Vancouver Island beach belonged to a Washington man. The Seattle Times reports Kitsap County authorities reported 79-year-old Stanley Okumoto missing Sept. 19. His partial remains were found in November along a beach near Neah Bay, about a mile from where his car was found by authorities.

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