Monday, November 7, 2011

MORNING BRIEFING: Thompson out of custody?

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Headlines

A hearing is set for Karl Thompson today as his defense team tries to get him out of custody before his sentencing. Last week, Thompson was convicted of using excessive force and lying to investigators after the 2006 beating of Otto Zehm. (KREM)

Two trains collided in Pasco early today. Two locomotives and a bunch of cars were derailed — including a tanker containing 2,000 gallons of ethanol, which is now leaking. (KREM)

Dropping temperatures don't just mean we have to bundle up. They also mean that air pollution is pretty high today. (SR)

Out There

Analysis of census data released today shows the wealth gap between older and younger Americans is the widest it's ever been. Thank you, housing and college debt. (Seattle Times)

Yet another woman is coming forward with claims that Herman Cain sexually harassed her. She plans to detail her accusations in a news conference today in New York. (LA Times)

Is Greece finally calming down? After a week of political drama, the embattled prime minister is stepping down and has agreed to form an interim government to ensure the country’s new European debt deal and oversee early elections. (SR and CNN)

People are say Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is about to resign. Berlusconi is saying he's not. Since he denied it on Facebook, it must be true. (NY Mag)

Music of the Morning

An acoustic version of indie pop band fun.'s latest single “We Are Young,” featuring Janelle Monáe

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