Fourth of July – Riverfront Park – Independence Day festival. Spokane Jazz Orchestra, free Children's Meadow by Numerica Credit Union, First Night Rising Stars Stage, fireworks display at dusk by Larry H. Miller dealerships. Nonsmoking event, except in designated areas; no
By CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Chuck E. Cheese has been given the pink slip.
The company that operates the chain of children's pizza restaurants is retiring the giant rodent's outdated image - and the man who voiced its character
By MATTHEW PERRONEAP Health Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans will soon be able to test themselves in the privacy of their own homes for the virus that causes AIDS, now that the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first rapid, over-the-counter HIV test
By MIKE STOBBEAP Medical Writer
ATLANTA (AP) - Overdose deaths from powerful painkillers have been surging at an alarming rate in the U.S., but here's a sliver of good news: The number blamed on methadone appears to have peaked.
Still, methadone accounts
By DAVID STRINGERAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - Vital computer systems for London's 2012 Olympic Games have come under repeated cyber-attacks - but only from hackers who were invited to join in thousands of hours of security tests.
Atos, the lead technology
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Companies placed more orders with U.S. factories in May from April, demanding more computers, machinery and other equipment that signal investment plans.
The increase is a welcome sign after two months
By ERIC TUCKER and MATTHEW BARAKATAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Utility crews struggled to catch up with a backlog of millions of people without electricity for a fourth hot day Tuesday as frustration grew and authorities feared the toll of 24 storm deaths could rise
By ALEX KATZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Ready, set, eat!
The two defending champion eaters and their challengers gathered with Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday for an official weigh-in ahead of New York's annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest
By MIKE HOUSEHOLDERAssociated Press
VASSAR, Mich. (AP) - Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills served two deployments to Afghanistan without suffering anything close to a major injury. Then, in a second, everything changed.
On patrol during his third tour in April,
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A man on parole for trying to infect children with HIV nearly 20 years ago pulled a boy into a Portland restaurant bathroom over the weekend, attempted to sexually assault him and then stabbed him several times, police said.