Friday, November 11, 2011

MORNING BRIEFING: Extinct rhino and lying bird

Posted By on Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 9:19 AM

Headlines

Not unexpectedly, David Condon is now being called Spokane's mayor-elect. (SR)

Jurors in the Karl Thompson trial may have seen a ticker on Northwest Cable News describing Zehm as mentally ill. (KREM)

A federal judge has accepted the guilty plea of MLK Day bomber Kevin Harpham. Sentencing is set for Nov. 30. (SR)

Wind/rain/snow is coming this weekend, especially tomorrow. Higher elevations will probably get the snow, but Spokane could see a dusting too. (SR)

Out There

Today is Veterans Day, coinciding with Armistice Day elsewhere in the world which marks the anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.Yesterday, the US Senate approved a bill that would give tax credits to people who employ veterans. There are nearly 240,000 unemployed Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and thousands more on the way home. (NPR)

A decision about the controversial pipeline that would carry oil from western Canada to refineries in Texas has been delayed until after the 2012 elections because of concerns about its environmental impact. The State Department says its looking for alternative routes. (LA Times) 

A US military court has convicted Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs of murder, conspiracy and other charges in the slaughter of three Afghan civilians. (Washington Post) 

And the news that you may not have heard today is that the Western Black Rhino of Africa has been officially declared extinct. (Huffington Post) 

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